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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!!!
2019 OQHA Annual Picnic
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2019 OQHA Annual Picnic

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) held its annual picnic Monday, June 17th. Some 150 people were in attendance for some home made pork 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 5:30 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 Tammy Gagliardo guided AQHA Youth World Show attendees through their paperwork and project preparations for the upcoming
Zips Bossy Chip
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Zips Bossy Chip

An 11-year-old American Quarter Horse mare has earned the most points in American Quarter Horse Association history. Zips Bossy Chip has earned 6,039.5 points in AQHA youth and open competition combined through May 2019. She continues to accrue points with her owner, 18-year-old Ellexxah Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio. The record previously had been held by Harley D Zip, a 1995 bay gelding with 5,906.5 points in open, amateur, Select amateur and youth competition. Harley D Zip, owned by Highview Ranch Quarter Horses Inc. of Rapid City, South Dakota, is now retired from competition. In September 2017,  Zips Bossy Chip and Maxwell broke the 30-year record for youth points  with 4,846. At that time, they were
NOQHA Spring Extravaganza - Sold Out Success
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NOQHA Spring Extravaganza - Sold Out Success

The Spring Extravaganza 4 judged show was up 860 entries from last year! The Level 1 Extravaganza Show on Monday was also up 75 entries. NOQHA sold out of stalls in February. The exhibitors enjoyed an Ice Cream Social on Sunday. Buckeye Feed provided bagels on Monday for the exhibitors. Coffee and donuts were available all mornings in the office. Chris Darnell and her staff at Simply Show Services managed the successful show. Results are available on their website at noqha.com. NOQHA would like to thank all of the sponsors, owners, trainers, and exhibitors for their support of the show. When asked how she felt the show went, long-time Quarter Horse lover, exhibitor, and show mom Jennifer D’Onofrio said, “The Spring
SOQHA The Madness is a wrap
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SOQHA The Madness is a wrap

Excitement filled the air the second week of May as exhibitors, trainers, family, and spectators gathered at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. The Madness, presented by Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, was in full swing and saw an increase of 500 entries this year. This brought their total AQHA entries to over 12,500 for the 2019 show. The sold out event consisted of two parts: the Pre-Madness, held May 10-12, and the Madness, held May 14-19. The popular show featured 10 judges and over 100 classes, including large-purse slot classes, pleasure driving, trail, showmanship, and pleasure and equitation classes. Managed by An Equine Production , exhibitors report that the show ran smoothly,
Go-To Place for AQHA Level 1 East Championships
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Go-To Place for AQHA Level 1 East Championships

From The American Quarter Horse Association Exhibitors at the Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships saddled up their American Quarter Horses on May 1 for the opening day of competition at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. The show kicked off at 8 a.m. with Rookie youth ranch riding in the R+L Arena West and Rookie amateur ranch riding in the R+L Arena East. The Nutrena East Level 1, running May 1-5, features walk-trot, Rookie and Level 1 classes. These three levels of AQHA competition are designed for everyone from the beginner to the minimally accomplished competitors in AQHA events, respectively. The Nutrena East Level 1 offers a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family