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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
The Warm Up Show - OMIQHA
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The Warm Up Show - OMIQHA

This was their biggest show to date! They would like to Congratulate the High Point & Reserve All-Around Winners. Small Fry All Around – High Point - Consider Him Sheik & Adeline Gabor                                         Res. HP - Annie Lost Her Socks & Skylar Herrnstein L1 Amateur All Around – High Point - Hot N Sleepy & Alexis Ziemak                                              Res. HP – Ill Sleep Ina Minute & Kari Linn Amateur All Around – High Point - Mr Class Action & Brittany Urwin                                             Res. HP – Heza Celebrite & Jann Ahlberg L1 Youth All Around – High Point – Cowboy Causin Mayhew & Jillian Jefferson                                         
DO YOU WANT BETTER STALLS AT THE LITTLE BUCKEYE 2019?
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DO YOU WANT BETTER STALLS AT THE LITTLE BUCKEYE 2019?

Take a moment to read this... In an effort to accommodate stall preferences in the most fair and affordable way possible, we are offering priority stalling as an option at this year's show. With priority stalling, we will assign stalls next to the arena first, then barn A (North), then barn B (South). If your reservation includes 10 stalls or less the cost is $300, and for more than 10 stalls the cost is $500 (in addition to stall reservation). For reservations already sent: First choice of priority stalls will be offered until May 1 for those who have already sent their reservation forms . Stalls will be assigned by when payment is received. If you have already sent your reservation, and would like priority stalls,
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
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
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