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UPDATE REGARDING THE MADNESS
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EOQHA April Show has been Canceled
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AQHA Waives 2020 World Show Qualification
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AQHA Waives 2020 World Show Qualification

The AQHA Executive Committee waives world show qualification for upcoming 2020 AQHA world championship shows. The American Quarter Horse Association world championship shows are the most prestigious events in the equine industry. Due to the rapidly evolving pandemic worldwide, exhibitors are facing several challenges to get qualified for the 2020 AQHA world championship shows. The safety of AQHA exhibitors, spectators and staff is the Association’s top priority. Therefore, the AQHA Executive Committee has waived qualification for the following 2020 world championship shows: Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  July 30 - August 8 in Oklahoma City AQHA Select World Championship Show ,
AQHA Cancels Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships
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AQHA Cancels Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships

AQHA cancels the three Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships set for this spring for the safety of exhibitors, spectators and AQHA staff. The American Quarter Horse Association has made the decision to cancel the three Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships, which were scheduled for April and May, and will not reschedule the shows. The shows are the Nutrena Central AQHA Level 1 Championships, April 8-11, at OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City; Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships, April 15-19, at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center in Las Vegas; and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships, April 29 - May 3, at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Exhibitors who were entered to compete at the shows
OMIQHA Spring Warm Up Show Recap
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OMIQHA Spring Warm Up Show Recap

After 3 years of having Youth and Amateur classes only, OMIQHA was able to obtain a full complete showbill for our first show of the year. We had an awesome first show of the year despite lower that normal stall sales, but those that came really came to show with just about a thousand entries for the weekend. We had alot of new individuals showing at this show, we had a couple groups come down from New York state and several from Michigan, a few from Indiana, Pennsylvania, and from all corners of Ohio.  I want to thank all those that make our show what it is, we had a great arena crew, announcer, and show office crew. With our first show at a new facility and date for us, this gave us a few growing pains, but we overcame them and moved
SOQHA The Challenge Kicks Off the 2020 Season
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SOQHA The Challenge Kicks Off the 2020 Season

A great show ended with kids winning MONEY! Total entries were up more than 130 PER judge over last year. Finishing with nearly 2600 AQHA entries and very strong NSBA. Your complete results along with the scribe sheets are posted to  https://www.anequineproduction.com/soqha-challenge . OQHA Points will be posted at  http://www.oqha.com/points SOQHA would like to thank everyone that attended their show, the judges, An Equine Production, and everyone working behind the scenes to make their show a success! More photos on  SOQHYA Facebook page  The Challenge (Show) High Points Small Fry Champion – Annie Lost Her Socks & Skylar Herrnstein Reserve – Good Old Gold & Meghan Kaser L1 Amateur WT Champion
OQHYA ANNUAL MEETING
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OQHYA ANNUAL MEETING

    The OQHYA annual meeting took place this past Saturday. A group of more than 50 youth members joined to recap this past years accomplishments, plan for future events and work on community service projects. New OQHYA officers and directors were introduced. Members brainstormed potential fundraising opportunities and community service events, as well as discussing the new AQHA theme. Important dates involving OQHA, NYATT, and Youth World were noted. Before the meeting adjourned, members assembled twelve blankets to be sent to a local children's hospital.  Ten new members were welcomed to the meeting. 52 total youth members were in attendance.          
2019 Awards Banquet In the Books
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2019 Awards Banquet In the Books

The 2019 Ohio Quarter Horse Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus was bigger than ever!  The banquet room was packed with more than 480 in attendance and awards presented to the 2019 OQHA award winners. Alexis Taylor, 2019 OQHA Queen, kicked off the night welcoming guests and inviting OQHA Director, Justin Billings and the 2019 Congress Queen, Mariah Sherer, to the stage  lead the attendees in an invocation before dinner. The 2019 OQHA President, Brent Maxwell followed the three course meal by reflecting on his year in office and presenting Kelli Diaz, Kristine Nagy, and Ron Kendle with President’s Awards.     The 2019 OQHYA President, Ellexxah Maxwell gave an emotional
AQHA Announces 2020 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2020 Dates

The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2020. Mark your calendars today with the tentative dates. AQHA Convention March 13-16  –  2020 AQHA Convention  at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas AQHA World Championship Shows June 23-28 –    AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, AQHA Cattle Level 1   Championships, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show in Guthrie, Oklahoma July 30 - August 8 –  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  in Oklahoma City September 1-6 –  AQHA Select World Championship Show ,  presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan),
2020 Official Handbook is Now Online
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2020 Official Handbook is Now Online

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association Official Handbook of By-Laws, Rules and Regulations is updated yearly. To view the handbook, click the image below.