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AQHA Announces 2020 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2020 Dates

The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2020. Mark your calendars today with the tentative dates. AQHA Convention March 13-16  –  2020 AQHA Convention  at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas AQHA World Championship Shows June 23-28 –    AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, AQHA Cattle Level 1   Championships, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show in Guthrie, Oklahoma July 30 - August 8 –  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  in Oklahoma City September 1-6 –  AQHA Select World Championship Show ,  presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan),
2020 Official Handbook is Now Online
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2020 Official Handbook is Now Online

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association Official Handbook of By-Laws, Rules and Regulations is updated yearly. To view the handbook, click the image below.   
10 Reasons to Enter the 2020 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships
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10 Reasons to Enter the 2020 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships

Enter the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships using the new online entry form! New this year, Nutrena Central, West and East AQHA Level 1 Championships exhibitors can enter the 2020 shows online! Simply fill out your entry form and submit it electronically for the opportunity to compete at one of the most pinnacle events in the world for Level 1, Rookie and walk-trot exhibitors. Exhibitors can compete at only one of the Nutrena Level 1 Championships each year. Entries are due: March 15 for the   Nutrena Central AQHA Level 1 Championships ; the show is April 8-11 in Oklahoma City.  Enter the Nutrena Central. March 15 for the   Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships ;   the show is April 15-19 in Las Vegas.  Enter the Nutrena
Deadline Reminder - OQHF Scholarship Applications Due
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Deadline Reminder - OQHF Scholarship Applications Due

Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship Applications are due February 15, 2020. Be sure to check out all the requires and read over the process here
Book Your Hotel for Convention
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Book Your Hotel for Convention

Book your hotel room prior to February 20 for the 2020 AQHA Convention to receive a special rate. The   American Quarter Horse Association  is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and elect the AQHA Executive Committee. The  2020 AQHA Convention  is March 13-16 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Register for Convention Register for convention by January 31 to avoid late fees. Attendees also have the option to purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction and the Fabulous Foundation Party, hosted by the American Quarter Horse
New AQHA Chief Show Officer
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New AQHA Chief Show Officer

Pete Kyle announces resignation from AQHA, and Justin Billings takes the reins as AQHA chief show officer. Pete Kyle announced his resignation as chief show officer from the American Quarter Horse Association on Friday, January 3. “Pete has brought years of experience and knowledge to the Association, and we are grateful for his service to AQHA,” said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “We wish Pete the best of luck in his future endeavors.” “With this announcement, AQHA has promoted Justin Billings to AQHA chief show officer,” said Huffhines. Billings joined AQHA in April 2017 as the manager of shows and was promoted to director of shows in January 2019. Billings formulates policies/procedures
Interested in becoming the 2020 OQHA Queen?
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Interested in becoming the 2020 OQHA Queen?

  Accepting Applications for 2020 Ohio Quarter Horse Association Queen The  OQHA Queen contest consists of three things: a horsemanship test, a written test and a personal interview.  Interested Queen candidates should contact Tammy Gagliardo | 585.356.1630    
2019 OQHA Annual Picnic
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2019 OQHA Annual Picnic

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) held its annual picnic Monday, June 17th. Some 150 people were in attendance for some home made pork and bratwursts prepared by the OQHA staff as well as many delightful side dishes brought by fellow members. The Ohio  Quarter Horse Youth Association (OQHYA), Ohio Amateur Horse Association (OAQHA) and OQHA board members gathered for a picnic style meal and yard games at 5:30 p.m. followed by the individual monthy board meetings at 7 p.m. Thank you to Kyle Flatter and Matt Claypool for manning the grill throughout the hot night! OQHYA Advisor Tammy Gagliardo guided AQHA Youth World Show attendees through their paperwork and project preparations for the upcoming
Zips Bossy Chip
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Zips Bossy Chip

An 11-year-old American Quarter Horse mare has earned the most points in American Quarter Horse Association history. Zips Bossy Chip has earned 6,039.5 points in AQHA youth and open competition combined through May 2019. She continues to accrue points with her owner, 18-year-old Ellexxah Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio. The record previously had been held by Harley D Zip, a 1995 bay gelding with 5,906.5 points in open, amateur, Select amateur and youth competition. Harley D Zip, owned by Highview Ranch Quarter Horses Inc. of Rapid City, South Dakota, is now retired from competition. In September 2017,  Zips Bossy Chip and Maxwell broke the 30-year record for youth points  with 4,846. At that time, they were
NOQHA Spring Extravaganza - Sold Out Success
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NOQHA Spring Extravaganza - Sold Out Success

The Spring Extravaganza 4 judged show was up 860 entries from last year! The Level 1 Extravaganza Show on Monday was also up 75 entries. NOQHA sold out of stalls in February. The exhibitors enjoyed an Ice Cream Social on Sunday. Buckeye Feed provided bagels on Monday for the exhibitors. Coffee and donuts were available all mornings in the office. Chris Darnell and her staff at Simply Show Services managed the successful show. Results are available on their website at noqha.com. NOQHA would like to thank all of the sponsors, owners, trainers, and exhibitors for their support of the show. When asked how she felt the show went, long-time Quarter Horse lover, exhibitor, and show mom Jennifer D’Onofrio said, “The Spring