SOQHA The Madness show concludes
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SOQHA The Madness show concludes

By: Natalie Hilty And the Madness is a wrap! A big shoutout goes out to the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association for their dedication and commitment to making the 2018 Madness horse show one to remember. The Madness is a top ten horse show in the nation that is thrown every May, bringing in exhibitors from all over the country. This year, the SOQHA hosted many exhibitors at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Below are your two questions for several youth exhibitors here at The Madness followed by their responses. 1. What is your favorite horse show clothing brand? Emily Ambrose - My showmanship jacket is by Stella Show Clothing and I absolutely love it. It is so comfortable, relatively lightweight,
SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!
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SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!

By: Brittany Bevis,  The Equine Chronicle A  challenge  of sorts was presented to the show management team of the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Challenge. How many entries can one show hold in just two days? The answer may surprise you… The two-day event that took place at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio over the weekend recorded almost 1,200 AQHA entries per judge. With four judges, that added up to nearly 4,700 AQHA entries alone! And that number doesn’t include NSBA entries. Judges for the show were Jeff Mellott, Ryan Kail, Brad Kearns, Curtis Reynolds, John Boxell, Allen Mitchels, TW Grose, and Steve Meadows. One of the highlights of the show each year is the SOQHYA Scholarship Challenge.
Ohio Youth take top honors at Level 1 East Championship
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Ohio Youth take top honors at Level 1 East Championship

Article by Natalie Hilty The Nutrena East Novice Championship Show was a success! Held here in Wilmington, Ohio at the World Equestrian Center, the entries more than doubled from 2017 to make for a spectacularly large and exciting show. The biggest class of the show was the Novice Youth 14-18 Showmanship with a whopping 115 entries. Because of the huge gain in entries this year in 2018, the Ohio youth have decided to provide you with 11 different perspectives from this show. We had youth from way down south, over in Pennsylvania, New York, and even up north in Canada who chose to show at the Novice Championships in Ohio this year! Youth media committee members Marina Marotto and Kori Kile as well as the youth reporter
Ohio Amateurs represented well during Level 1 East Championship
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Ohio Amateurs represented well during Level 1 East Championship

AMATEUR AGED GELDINGS 5. GRACE TACHIKAWA, COLUMBUS  |  COUNTS IRON KNIGHT, BROWN GELDING  (IRON AGE x COUNT EVERY KNIGHT) 6. LISA GREENWOOD, DAYTON, OH  |  AL SING THE BLUES, SORREL GELDING  (ALLOCATE YOUR ASSETS x CAMEO BLUES) 8. MALINDA SHIPMAN, CENTERBURG, OH  |  LAZY HOLIDAY, BAY GELDING  (NO DOUBT IM LAZY x HOLIDAY CHIPS) 10. JANICE HRBAC, HINCKLEY, OH  |  YOU CAN KISS THIS, CHESTNUT GELDING  (A DREAM REMEMBERED x KISS MY IMPULSE)   AMATEUR AGED MARES 3. SUE S ROGOWSKI, CINCINNATI, OH  |  SHE SURE IS GOOD, BAY MARE  (KEEPING IT GOOD x PRESENTED BY PRO) 6. HELEN E ROSE, UNIONVILLE, OH  |  GOODBARS INTUITION, BAY MARE  (ONLY INTUITION x THIS CHICS A GOODBAR) 7. LISA SCOTT-REISS, MARYSVILLE,
2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule The schedule for the 52nd annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 2-28, 2018, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Visit  www.quarterhorsecongress.com/horse-show-schedule  to view or download a complete schedule. New Classes for 2018 Level 1 Ranch Riding & NSBA  All Performance Halter classes are now NSBA dual approved Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5 Year Old Open Trail Stakes NSBA & Limited Southern Belle Breeders 3 Year Old Open Trail Stakes NSBA & Limited 4 & 5 Year Old Non Pro Trail Stakes NSBA  Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5 Year Old Non Pro Trail Stakes NSBA 3 Year Old & Over $2,500
OMIQHA show a success!
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OMIQHA show a success!

By Natalie Hilty A HUGE thank you to the Ohio Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association for hosting a certainly exciting show this past weekend (April 14-15) and to Eden Park Equestrian Center for providing the facility in which the exhibitors showed!   “The OMIQHA Warm Up Show” had every youth and amateur class, excluding open classes, available to exhibitors both Saturday and Sunday to make for a lengthy show that was definitely worth it as everyone had a chance to accumulate several points along the way. Class numbers were outstanding- around 20-30 entries per class and even over 40 entries in Novice Youth showmanship for both days.   Listed below are two questions answered by a few youth who showed in Sunbury
Reach Out and Amplify at YES
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Reach Out and Amplify at YES

Reach Out with youth members from around the world to amplify AQHYA at the 2018 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, slated for June 28-30 in College Station, Texas. Youth interested in attending the  2018 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar , scheduled for June 28-30 in College Station, Texas, can now download the registration form. "I have attended the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar for many years as a youth adviser and parent,” said Kathleen Ralls, AQHYA mother and past Virginia Quarter Horse Youth Association Adviser. “YES has been the highlight of our children’s AQHYA careers.” YES welcomes  American Quarter Horse Youth Association  members and non-members, ages 10 to 18, to experience
2019-21 Adequan® Select World Shows Move to Fort Worth
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2019-21 Adequan® Select World Shows Move to Fort Worth

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 10, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association has named  Will Rogers Memorial Center  in Fort Worth, Texas, as the new location for the 2019, 2020 and 2021  Adequan® Select World Championship Show.   The tentative dates for the 2019 Adequan® Select World are August 21-31. The show's qualifying period is June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019. “AQHA is very grateful to the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, and the hospitality that has been shown to AQHA and AQHA members since the inception of the Adequan® Select World in 2003,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “We are looking forward to building a relationship with the Will Rogers Memorial Center to provide a more
EOQHA show held at Columbus Fairgrounds
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EOQHA show held at Columbus Fairgrounds

The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association media committee and reporter are working to provide you with a few questions answered by several youth who show their horse(s) at the Ohio circuit shows throughout the year. We hope you gain some insight on the latest trends, favorite memories, favorite things do at shows, and much more all according to some of Ohio’s very own youth organization.   This past weekend EOQHA hosted a horse show at the Columbus fairgrounds where youth media committee member Marina Marotto and reporter Natalie Hilty asked six different youth two questions and received these responses: 1. What is your favorite fashion trend in the show pen? (i.e. outfits, styles, brands, etc.) Claire Hickman-