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EOQHA hosts a successful show
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EOQHA hosts a successful show

Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association would like to thank all the trainers, exhibitors, judges, ring stewards, staff and EOQHA board for making their April 6-7 show successful. With nearly 4800 total entries we saw 175 trail runs, an 8 point amateur showmanship class and many classes split. They are looking forward to seeing everyone again in Springfield, Ohio on April 27 and 28. It will be a great warm up for the Novice Championships! Find more photos on  EOQHA's Facebook page
Affiliate News
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Affiliate News

  EOQHA held their annual year end awards banquet on January 12th at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. Due to the weather we had a smaller event than we have had in past years but would like to thank everyone who was able to attend for making it a great evening. In 2019 EOQHA will be hosting 3 shows again. April 6 & 7 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, April 27 & 28 at the Champions Center in Springfield, and September 6-8 back at the Ohio Expo Center. Due to limited number of stalls available in Springfield we do ask that you get those stalls reserved ASAP, the stall form can be found on the EOQHA website. Also, this year the EOQHA youth will be participating in the Tribute Feed program and will be collecting the
AQHA Announces 2019 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2019 Dates

Mark your calendar with the tentative dates for these 2019 AQHA events. From The American Quarter Horse Association The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for this spring, summer and fall. Mark your calendars today with these tentative dates. 2019 AQHA Convention The 2019 AQHA Convention was held March 8-11 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit  www.aqha.com/convention   for more information about the convention and coverage from this year’s event.  AQHA World Championship Shows March 1-3 – 2018 Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships, Reliant Center Arena NRG Park, Houston; view coverage of the AQHA CMS World at  www.aqha.com/cmsworld
The event totals are in – these were the top AQHA shows and circuits in 2018.
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The event totals are in – these were the top AQHA shows and circuits in 2018.

From The American Quarter Horse Association From February in Las Vegas to the tail end of the year in Florida, AQHA members turned out in droves to support shows, circuits and special events across the United States. Combined, the overall Top-10 AQHA shows saw entries totaling 93,992 in 2018. Rankings were calculated by dividing the total number of entries for each event by the event’s total number of show numbers.            “Congratulations to the show management teams behind these top shows. It’s exciting to look at this list of shows and see both the East and West coasts represented, with shows from up north and down south, spanning spring, summer, fall and winter,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle.  “These
2019 AQHA Convention Wrap Up
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2019 AQHA Convention Wrap Up

The American Quarter Horse Association held its annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and elect the AQHA Executive Committee March 8-11 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the board of directors. The 2019-20 AQHA Executive Committee is President Stan Weaver of Big Sandy, Montana; First Vice President F.E. Butch Wise of El Reno, Oklahoma; Second Vice President Norman Luba of Louisville, Kentucky; member Dr. Scott Myers of Sharon Center, Ohio; and member Kenneth Banks of Schulenburg,
The Challenge Kicked Off the 2019 Season
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The Challenge Kicked Off the 2019 Season

The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s first show of the 2019 season is a wrap. The CHALLENGE was a great show. Despite the cold and a few snow flurries, they had record entries. The show offered a flat fee of $180 per horse and was run by An Equine Production. They also provided a Leveled 14-18 Showmanship and Horsemanship class. “We love the Challenge because it’s a great opportunity for the kids to earn some money for a change,” says Ohio Trainer Missy Thyfault. “The kids love picking their best three classes which makes it a little different than the normal High Point awards typically offered. If someone has an off day in that class they picked, the race can get shaken up some. It keeps it fun for them, and the
FAQ - 2019 AQHA Rule Book
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FAQ - 2019 AQHA Rule Book

An Equine Production created this quick reference guide so that you can download it, save it to your phone or tablet, etc. They hope that it will help you find some of the quick rules that they are often asked in the office or at the gate. Please note, at NO times, should this replace the AQHA Rule Book. And NEVER feel like you are ‘bothering’ show management with a rule question. An Equine Production wants you to ask, understand, and know. If you are more comfortable with the rules, you will show more often! 
AQHA is Coming to Cowtown
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AQHA is Coming to Cowtown

Join AQHA in Fort Worth, March 8-11 for the AQHA Convention . During convention, they will 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. There is a lot of business to take care of, but a little fun to be had as well. Purchase tickets to the much anticipated Hall of Fame Induction and the Boot Scootin' Foundation, featuring Asleep at the Wheel, hosted by the American Quarter Horse Foundation.  Don't forget to sign-up for the guided Horse Farm Tour on Thursday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m for $45 per person or the Wine Tasting happening Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. for $40 per person.
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