USA TEAM wins youth world cup
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USA TEAM wins youth world cup

By AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines | July 9, 2018 It was a thrill to host the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar and the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in my old stomping grounds of Bryan-College Station, Texas. YES was June 28-30 and had an outstanding crowd of 198, including youth and adult leaders. You know how we all get excited about AQHA’s annual convention? YES is our youth members’ convention, where they participate in leadership development activities, elect their national directors and the AQHYA Executive Committee, get motivated by dynamic keynote speakers, have fun at a few social activities, and make new friends from all over the world. The outstanding AQHYA members
Vic Clark, OQHA Past President & Congress Super Sale Committee Chair passes
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Vic Clark, OQHA Past President & Congress Super Sale Committee Chair passes

We are so sad to hear of the passing of Ohio Quarter Horse Association Past President and Congress Super Sale Committee Chair Vic Clark. Vic was a great man with a wealth of knowledge not only pertaining to OQHA and the Congress, but to all horses in general. He was the master of horse pedigrees and had a genuine love for good horses. We cannot begin to imagine not having Vic at our OQHA events and board meetings or the All American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with his devoted wife Libby and all of Vic’s friends and family as they navigate this heartbreaking journey without him.   Philip "Vic" Clark November 9, 1952 - July 8, 2018 Philip “Vic” Clark, 65, of Shelby, passed away Sunday
Ohio youth named AQHYA president
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Ohio youth named AQHYA president

New AQHYA officers and directors for 2018-19 were named June 30 during the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Bryan, Texas. Candidates went through an interview process, gave speeches and were asked questions throughout the seminar. After the extensive process, these are the new officers and directors: President : Olivia Tordoff of Powell, Ohio First Vice President: Kylie Good of East Berlin, Pennsylvania Second Vice President: Charles Lee of McAllen, Texas Executive Member: Caleb Sturgeon of Beloit, Ohio Executive Member: Sierra Walter of Hydro, Oklahoma AQHYA directors for 2018-19 are: Region 1 Isabella Laguna of Snoqualmie, Washington Jacqueline Potwora of Eugene, Oregon Samantha Pratt
Foundation benefits big during 2018 Golf Outing
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Foundation benefits big during 2018 Golf Outing

The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation held another successful annual golf outing on Monday, June 25.  The new location and date worked well for the outing which had 17 teams turn out. Held at Moundbuilders Country Club, the outing raised $12,500 in net proceeds to benefit the Foundation's work providing scholarships, promoting equine welfare and lending a helping hand to those in crisis. In addition to the 17 teams,  proceeds were generated from the outing's two Premier sponsors, 10 Corporate sponsors, four event hole sponsors and 32 hole sponsors. Congratulations to the following winners: Longest drive - trophy Zack Thompson Longest putt - Roy Atherton Winning Team -  Pappy’s Grill on 79:  Eric Mason, Jeff
OQHA Annual Picnic held at new headquarters
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OQHA Annual Picnic held at new headquarters

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) held its annual picnic at the new headquarters Monday evening on Quarter Horse Drive in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 200 people were in attendance for some home made beef brisket 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 6 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 Valerie Sturgeon guided AQHA Youth World Show attendees
OQHA Trail Ride Kicks Off
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OQHA Trail Ride Kicks Off

New place. More space. And you still have time to go check it out this weekend! Go to  www.oqha.com/trail-ride  for more details.
OQHA mourns the loss of Clint Collingsworth
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OQHA mourns the loss of Clint Collingsworth

CLINT Tyler COLLINGSWORTH Clint Tyler Collingsworth, 27, of Wheelersburg passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his residence. Clint was born January 22, 1991 in Portsmouth to Jerry Lee Collingsworth, Jr. and Tami Woosley Collingsworth. Clint was a high school graduate and a self-employed horse trainer. Clint was a lifetime horseman who owned and operated Collingsworth Quarter Horses. He was a former NSBA World Champion and placed in the Top Ten several times at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clayton Woosley. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Alana Brown Collingsworth whom he married December 1, 2012 in Alexander City, AL; his mother
NOQHA Spring Extravaganza comes in Hot!
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NOQHA Spring Extravaganza comes in Hot!

 The NOQHA Spring Extravaganza and Level 1 Novice show was well attended with stalls and RV hook-ups sold out.  A pizza party sponsored by OQHA was held on Thursday evening for all exhibitors and an ice cream social sponsored by NOQHA was held on Saturday afternoon for all.   The competition was as hot as the weather as this was the last week-end for Youth World in-state qualifying. The temperatures soared into the 90’s for the first time this season. Prizes for all exhibitors placing 1 st – 6 th under all 4 judges were available along with special prizes for the small fry and lead-liners.  Hundred dollar incentive vouchers donated by OQHA, Gut Health products donated by Tom Hall, and random prize drawings were also
2018 OQHF Golf Outing - June 25th
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2018 OQHF Golf Outing - June 25th

Golf for a cause at the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation's Golf Outing Monday, June 25, 2018 at Moundbuilders Country Club. Find out more details at  www.oqha.com/oqhf-golf-outing