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Spring 2021 Affiliate News
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Spring 2021 Affiliate News

Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association What a year so far! The SOQHA kicked off the 2021 show season with the SOQHA Challenge, held February 26-28 in Springfield, Ohio. This three-day show provided top-tier AQHA competition and awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to the youth. We finished the show with more than 2,800 entries! All the typical classes were hosted, with a few fun classes that consisted of the Youth/Trainer Boot Scramble, Youth Egg and Spoon Race, and Youth Three-Legged Race. The fun classes were limited to only those entered in the SOQHA Scholarship Challenge. Thank you to our exhibitors, judges, volunteers, and An Equine Production for a great show! SOQHA is looking forward to seeing
OMIQHA Spring Warmup Show Recap
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OMIQHA Spring Warmup Show Recap

The first OMIQHA show is in the books. It was an amazing sold out show with 1349 entries per judge. OMIQHA had an arena full of participants for an Easter Egg Toss, with the winners receiving $250. They are looking forward to their next show June 11-13 at Springfield, and are currently working on revising the showbill to try and make it more streamline to lessen the show times on our participants. Thank you all for a great show, it should be a great show season!   Hi-Point and Reserve Hi-Point March show award winners: Select: Hi-Point- Terri Tish, after reviewing of the halter, Martha Fabry should have won Hi-Point, a Buckle will be ordered for Martha. Reserve: Lisa Scott-Reiss Amateur: Hi- Hailey Flatter Reserve-
2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

The  All American Quarter Horse Congress  is an unmatched destination for equestrians from across the globe. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) has created a legacy by maintaining the largest single-breed horse show in the world, the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress schedule is released for September 28 - October 24 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit http://www.quarterhorsecongress.com/horse-show-schedule to view or download a complete schedule.   N ew Classes for 2021 Open Ranch Rail Stakes     Presented by Headley Quarter Horses Non Pro Ranch Rail Stakes    Presented by Headley Quarter Horses Amateur Select Ranch Riding    Presented
OQHYA Educational Event
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OQHYA Educational Event

Come join OQHYA for an educational event with Kelly Richmond Pope , the creator of the film All The Queens Horses . April 12 7:00 PM  -  OQHYA Youth Meeting  7:30 PM  -  Guest Speaker - Kelly Pope     *youth must be present to see Dr. Pope's presentation, it will NOT be streamed 8:00 PM  -  Games 8:00 PM  -  Meet & Greet - Parents & OQHYA Advisors Location: Ohio Quarter Horse Association Office 6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH 43299   Please let us know whether you'll be able to join us for the event. Pre-register so we can meet safely and order pizzas and pop.
2021 AQHA Executive Committee
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2021 AQHA Executive Committee

  The 2021-2022 AQHA Executive Committee was elected during the 2021 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. The 2021-22 AQHA Executive Committee (from left to right): James Hunt, Dr. Scott Myers, Norman K. Luba, Kenneth Banks, and Jeff Tebow. The 2021-2022 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2021 AQHA Convention  in San Antonio. Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. The Executive Committee convenes throughout the year to conduct and manage the
OQHYA March Virtual Meeting - Monday, March 15 @ 7 PM
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OQHYA March Virtual Meeting - Monday, March 15 @ 7 PM

  Mark your calendars for the OQHA Youth March meeting!   Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM   Be sure to join or renew your membership for your meeting attendance to count.   We look forward to seeing you all Monday night! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5168677216   Meeting ID: 516 867 7216 One tap mobile +19292056099,,5168677216# US (New York)
Make Your Mark at YES
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Make Your Mark at YES

AQHYA members from around the world are invited to make their mark at the 2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, slated for July 12-14, in Amarillo, Texas! Youth interested in attending the  2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar , scheduled for July 12-14 in Amarillo, Texas, can  register now . “The Youth Excellence Seminar is the event to be at this summer. With AQHYA members and horse enthusiasts from around the country coming together, there is not a more exhilarating or fun-filled event out there,” said current AQHYA President Justin Eddy. “From leadership workshops, keynote speakers and days filled with excitement, everyone can find something for them in Amarillo this summer. I hope to
2021 SOQHA Challenge
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2021 SOQHA Challenge

The SOQHA Challenge held in Springfield, OH kicked off the 2021 Ohio Quarter Horse Association point season this past weekend, February 26-28, 2021. The show finished with more than 2,800 entries and more than $10,000 awarded to kids! Your complete results ,  high point awards , and  scribe sheets are posted to our website. Thank you to all that came & showed & kicked off the SOQHA show season. Stay tuned to  oqha.com/points  for OQHA Point Standings.   Show High Points Division Champion Reserve L1/Green Open KM Good To Be Best – Chelsea Martz-Churches owner Huntin A Hot Cowgirl – Alexa Black owner Open Mo Money – Stephanie Janis owner KM Good To Be Best – Chelsea Martz-Churches owner L1/Novice Amateur
2020 OQHA Award Winners
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2020 OQHA Award Winners

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association might not have had a banquet this year, however, we still awarded our 2020 membership with over $85,000 in awards. Congratulations to all those who competed in the 2020 show season earning OQHA year-end points. For the full list of point standings, visit  oqha.com/points . Year-end awards are distributed placing 1-6 in each class and division. For further details on points, please refer to the Ohio Quarter Horse Association Handbook . The first show of the 2021 season, the SOQHA The Challenge, will kick off February 26 in Springfield, OH, be sure to renew your membership to earn your points. Renew your membership at  oqha.com/join .     2020 ALL AROUND & HIGH POINT WINNERS
Buckeye Reining Series Announce A Tentative Schedule for Show in May
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Buckeye Reining Series Announce A Tentative Schedule for Show in May

More smiles will be made May 20-23, 2021 ... don’t miss your chance to smile with us!   -Tentative schedule- Thursday Indoor Open Non Pro/NP 7 and up/RFM qualifier   Thursday Covered Novice NP Green Reiner/ Green Horse Novice Open   Friday Indoor Rookie/Novice Am/RFM qualifier OPEN FOR NP DERBY horse warm-up   Friday Covered AQHA Open Ranch Riding Jackpot Ranch Riding MCGEE FARMS NP Derby/NP/ RFM qualifier   Saturday indoor Youth Short stirrup OPEN for open derby warm-up   Saturday Covered AQHA Youth Ranch Riding AQHA Amateur Ranch Riding MCGEE FARMS Open Derby/Open   Sunday Indoor Short stirrup Novice Non Pro Novice Open Rookie/Nov Am/ RFM qualifier   Sunday Covered Youth Green Reiner/Green Horse