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Deadline Reminder - OQHF Scholarship Applications Due
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Deadline Reminder - OQHF Scholarship Applications Due

Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship Applications are due February 15, 2020. Be sure to check out all the requires and read over the process here
Book Your Hotel for Convention
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Book Your Hotel for Convention

Book your hotel room prior to February 20 for the 2020 AQHA Convention to receive a special rate. The   American Quarter Horse Association  is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to 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. The  2020 AQHA Convention  is March 13-16 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Register for Convention Register for convention by January 31 to avoid late fees. Attendees also have the option to purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction and the Fabulous Foundation Party, hosted by the American Quarter Horse
OQHA NYATT TAKES HOME THE WIN
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OQHA NYATT TAKES HOME THE WIN

The National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) brings together youth equestrians from Quarter Horse affiliates across the United States and Canada. Divided into two divisions, this year’s Congress tournament hosted 52 teams. The tournament allows a team to send two exhibitors in each of the offered classes: Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Reining, and Barrels. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association team placed very well, taking home 1 st place in Division I! Individual placings include: Barrels: Maggie Cain and WESTWARD MEMORIES, 4 th Place. Steven Beiser and DODGE A BULLETT, 5 th Place.   Hunt Seat Equitation: Alexa Black and BIG COUNTRY
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