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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
FAQ - 2019 AQHA Rule Book
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FAQ - 2019 AQHA Rule Book

An Equine Production created this quick reference guide so that you can download it, save it to your phone or tablet, etc. They hope that it will help you find some of the quick rules that they are often asked in the office or at the gate. Please note, at NO times, should this replace the AQHA Rule Book. And NEVER feel like you are ‘bothering’ show management with a rule question. An Equine Production wants you to ask, understand, and know. If you are more comfortable with the rules, you will show more often! 
OQHYA Blanket community service video
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OQHYA Blanket community service video

    Video by Addison Nalle-Icenhour
Annual OQHYA Meeting
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Annual OQHYA Meeting

The annual OQHYA meeting held a community service project for children in need. The group of more than thiry youth created colorful tied knot blankets. In the first youth meeting, OQHYA wrapped up the year with final reports from the officer team. OQHYA President Olivia Tordoff said her final goodbyes as she finished up her two year term. In the second meeting, the new officers were introduced. The youth started off the year by sharing expectations for each job and all were very excited to be working together. OQHYA added Carolyn Craddock, Abby Wirick, Maryn Klaus and Jessica Garvin as four new directors.
2018 Awards Banquet In the Books
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2018 Awards Banquet In the Books

The 2018 Ohio Quarter Horse Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus was bigger than ever!  The banquet room was packed with more than 460 in attendance and awards presented to the 2018 OQHA award winners. OQHA Director and co-host for the night, Justin Billings, kicked off the night by inviting the 2018 Congress Queen, Taylor Foster, to lead the attendees in an invocation before dinner. The 2018 OQHA President, Chris Cecil Darnell followed the three course meal by reflecting on her year in office and presenting Valerie Sturgeon an appreciation award for her years of service as the OQHYA Advisor. She also presented Kyle Flatter and Candi Fites with President’s Awards.
The new AQHA.com will be custom built with members and visitors in mind.
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The new AQHA.com will be custom built with members and visitors in mind.

The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce that, coming soon, AQHA members and visitors will enjoy a new website experience, backed by a brand-new AQHA database system. The AQHA website will offer a refreshed and personalized experience, complete with enhanced features to better meet the needs of the American Quarter Horse community worldwide. Behind the scenes, a new database system will allow the website to provide more online interaction with members and customers. Online access to information in addition to online transactions, will be made simpler with this new technology. The updated system will also allow AQHA employees faster and easier access to information, assisting with