Youth Dates & Deadlines

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The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association is a division of OQHA just for members 18 years old and under. OQHYA members can participate in shows and compete for a spot on Ohio’s AQHYA World Championship Show Team and Congress National Youth Activity Team Tournament team, as well as earn points toward year-end awards. OQHYA offers Judging, Hippology, Horse Bowl, and Speech teams for Youth members that look to broaden their skills and knowledge. Youth members are even eligible to receive scholarships!

The OQHYA encourages its members to be active both in the show pen and outside of it through numerous fundraisers and volunteer efforts held each year. Ohio youth are encouraged to try out for the World Show Team and Congress NYATT team, as well as get involved by attending meetings and running for office.

For more information about the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association contact:

6325 Quarter Horse Drive
Columbus, OH 43229

OQHA Scholarships

The OQHA Scholarship Committee was established to provide opportunities for deserving OQHA or OQHYA members who wish to further their education in a college, university, or other institute of higher learning. For more information, click here

Important Youth Deadlines

2018 OQHA Youth Timeline 


  • Announce World Show team
  • June 9-10 – Fulton County Saddle Club Horse Show – Wauseon
  • June 15th – Deadline for AQHYA World Show Contests
  • June 18th - Annual Picnic @ 6pm - 6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH 43229
  • June Picnic: World Show entries, outfits, stalls, permission slips, etc.
  • June 21-24 – NOQHA Horse Show – Findlay
  • June 28-30 - Y.E.S in College Station, TX
  • June 29th – Deadline for AQHYA World Show entries to AQHA
  • June 29-July 1 – OMI Horse Show - Sunbury


  • July 13-15 – OAQHA Little Buckeye Horse Show – Wilmington
  • July 17-22 – BWHA/OAQHA Buckeye Classic Horse Show- Wilmington
  • July 31st - Qualifying period for NYATT Congress Team ends


  • August 3–11 - AQHYA World Show
  • Announce OQHYA NYATT Congress Team
  • August 25th - NYATT Congress Team Entries due
  • August 16-19 - Buckeye Reining Series Horse Show (only Reining & Ranch Riding) - Springfield
  • August 25-26 – SOQHA Futurity Horse Show


  • September 1-2 – NOQHA Futurity Horse Show – Sunbury
  • September 7-9 – EOQHA Futurity Horse Show - Columbus
  • September 17th - Youth Meeting @ 7pm – OQHA Office
  • Nominations for OQHYA Officers and Directors
  • Congress Team outfits


  • October 2–28 – All American Quarter Horse Congress
  • October 20 - Congress Youth Bash
  • Deadline for election biographies