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NOQHA FALL EXTRAVAGANZA IS IN THE BOOKS
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NOQHA FALL EXTRAVAGANZA IS IN THE BOOKS

            It was a warm weekend, but that didn’t slow down exhibitors at the Fall Extravaganza this past holiday weekend! Hosted by the Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, this show was a hit with sold out camping spots and tons of competitors! Held at Eden Park in Sunbury, the Fall Extravaganza featured 3 judges and multiple money classes in various disciplines. The show also featured exhibitor’s breakfast from Buckeye Nutrition and a coloring contest and raffle hosted by the NOQHA Queen Jessica Crozier. The judges for the show were Brendan Brown, Lisa Ligon, and Daren Wright, and the show photographer was ForeverWorks Photography. The Fall Extravaganza rounds out a great year of shows for NOQHA! Check
SOQHA Summer Finale is a Hit!
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SOQHA Summer Finale is a Hit!

The weather really held out for the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, as they hosted their Summer Finale 3 judge show this past weekend. SOQHA shared the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH with the American Paint Horse Association’s Buckeye Bonanza, which worked flawlessly! Exhibitors registered with both associations were able to load up on those double points! The show featured over 100 classes and the show was AQHA, NSBA, OQHA, and SOQHA approved. The 3-judge panel included Liz Baker, Jessica Gilliam, and Curtis Reynolds. Stall reservations were up by about 50 this year and entries were up by 150 entries per judge. The weather was beautiful and the show, managed by An Equine Production, moved
OQHYA August 19th Meeting Cancelled
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OQHYA August 19th Meeting Cancelled

The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association meeting for Monday, August 19th has been CANCELLED. Please share to help spread the word!
Ohio Youth "Rise to the Challenge" at Worlds!
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Ohio Youth "Rise to the Challenge" at Worlds!

Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association was well-represented in Oklahoma City this year, with 56 youth exhibitors  and 74 horses making the trip to compete at the AQHYA Youth World Championships. Several youth members took home world champion, reserve champion, and bronze champion honors. These honors went too: Audrey Cole and DMM SECRET SINSATION, Reserve Champion in Aged Geldings. Audrey Cole and MISS LADY ELUSIVE, Reserve Champion in 3-Year-Old Mares.   Emma Grace Gore and ASSETS AGENDA, Bronze Champion in Hunter Under Saddle 13&Under. Emma Grace Gore and MY ONLY GOOD SHOES,  World Champion in Western Horsemanship 13&Under.   Abigail Hardy and MY SECRET PAST,  World Champion  in Equitation Over
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    
OQHA Is Proud to Announce the 2019 OQHA Congress NYATT Team
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OQHA Is Proud to Announce the 2019 OQHA Congress NYATT Team

Ohio Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the 2019 OQHA Congress NYATT Team   Showmanship Ellexxah Maxwell and Zips Bossy Chip Ryan Flowers and Formal I Will Be   Barrels Steven Beiser and Dodge A Bullett Maggie Cain and Westward Memories   Reining McKenna Ivey and Guns Fortunate Son   Western Horsemanship Clara Nemeth and Jacks Are Sleepy Too Brianna Merklin and I Am Worth The Wait   Western Pleasure Kylee Wiseman and Bestseatinthehouse Kathleen Spencer and Batmans Loping Lady   Hunter Under Saddle Madison Burlett and Im Too Sleepy Isabella D’Onofrio and N A Heartbeat   Hunt Seat Equitation Alexa Black and Big Country Kruzer Jessica Garvin and One Hot Kuervo
OQHYA Members, Parents and Trainers Heading to Youth World
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OQHYA Members, Parents and Trainers Heading to Youth World

Porta-Cools and Stall Mats It is certain to be a warm one in Oklahoma this year so we encourage everyone to plan ahead.   If you are wanting to rent a Porta-Cool or stall mats we suggest you do so by July 24 th . We have arranged for a discount for Ohio Youth only if you order through Shari Tordoff by July 24 th .   Email her at: stordoff@cmeoutfitters.com   All expenses for porta-cools and stalls mats MUST be paid by the exhibitor. OQHA will NOT be able to cover these expenses.   Good luck at the 2019 Youth World Show. Have fun and stay cool!!!
Annual Foundation Golf Outing
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Annual Foundation Golf Outing

It was a steamy day but everyone had a great day of golf.  The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation thanks all of our sponsors for making it our most successful golf outing on record.  It was great to have some of our scholarship recipients represented yesterday; a huge shout out to Cora Wyers, Olivia Tordoff, Tori Kendle, and Alexia Tordoff! Thank you also to DKM Construction - Dennis and Debbie Martin and Kylee Wiseman for being the event sponsor.  Irongate Quarter Horses generously sponsored the refreshment carts and Buckeye Nutrition stepped up again as a sponsor for the golf outing and sponsored the lunches for all of the golfers.  Jet Inc. Wastewater Treatment Solutions is a new sponsor this year and graciously came
First-Ever Little Buckeye and YEDA Classic a Success
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First-Ever Little Buckeye and YEDA Classic a Success

Many people have attended the Little Buckeye in years past, enjoying the weekend show in Wilmington, OH. This year, the iconic show made some changes that made for a great experience and lots of fun for exhibitors! The Little Buckeye and YEDA Classic was held July 11-15 at Eden Park in Sunbury, OH. The Little Buckeye is facilitated by the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association and for the 2019 show, they partnered with the Youth Equestrian Development Association to create a three-day horse show that was approved for AQHA, OQHA, EOQHA, OMIQHA, NOQHA, NSBA, and YEDA points. The show featured both AQHA and YEDA classes, including the very popular lead line class! Some other fun features of the show were the Dog Race,