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OQHA News

2019 OQHA Queen - Alexis Taylor
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2019 OQHA Queen - Alexis Taylor

Alexis is a 22-year-old Graduate from Stautzenberger College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She is currently employed as a Research Technician at Charles River Laboratories, where she plays a part in life saving medical advances daily. Alexis grew up on the back of quarter horses and has been riding since before she could walk, passed from one parent to the next in between western classes. Alexis has Two Appendix Quarter horses Ain’t Life Sweet, and Forgot My Coat, who she enjoys showing in the All-around hunter events. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association has been and continues to be a focal point in her life. A big Thank you to OQHA for the opportunity to be a representative to the organization that has impacted
Quarter Horse Congress stays on same dates for 2019; Moves up one week in 2020
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Quarter Horse Congress stays on same dates for 2019; Moves up one week in 2020

Quarter Horse Congress stays on same dates for 2019; Moves up one week in 2020 October 1 – 27, 2019 September 22 – October 18, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH - The dates for the 53rd annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 1 – 27, 2019, have been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. The dates for the 2020 Congress have moved up one week to take place from September 22 – October 18, 2020. The decision is based in large part on increasing the window between the Congress and the AQHA World Show. In the past, these shows have been back-to-back with very few days in between to recover and prepare for the Open/Amateur AQHA World Show. In 2018, there were three days in between the shows. The new date implementation will
2018 Awards Banquet In the Books
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2018 Awards Banquet In the Books

The 2018 Ohio Quarter Horse Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus was bigger than ever!  The banquet room was packed with more than 460 in attendance and awards presented to the 2018 OQHA award winners. OQHA Director and co-host for the night, Justin Billings, kicked off the night by inviting the 2018 Congress Queen, Taylor Foster, to lead the attendees in an invocation before dinner. The 2018 OQHA President, Chris Cecil Darnell followed the three course meal by reflecting on her year in office and presenting Valerie Sturgeon an appreciation award for her years of service as the OQHYA Advisor. She also presented Kyle Flatter and Candi Fites with President’s Awards.
Show Coordinator Chosen for SOQHA Pre-Madness and Madness
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Show Coordinator Chosen for SOQHA Pre-Madness and Madness

LAFAYETTE, IN – John Boxell has been named Pre-Madness and Madness Show Circuit onsite Coordinator, it was announced by Judd Paul, President, Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association (SOQHA). In his new role, Boxell will serve as the onsite show coordinator for SOQHA by representing the organization at the Pre-Madness and Madness Show circuits and liaison with An Equine Production who manages the shows. “John is a well-respected trainer and judge throughout the industry with an impressive track record,” said Paul. “By adding John as the primary onsite representative of SOQHA, the organization’s board of directors will step back from the daily operation of the circuits while continuing to focus on enhancing