Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention
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Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention

American Quarter Horse Association, January 29, 2018 Find out why you need to make reservations to attend the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. All American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association members are invited to attend the AQHA convention each year as a way to stay involved with the horse industry, have an impact on decisions, voice opinions and learn new things.  While more than 1,000 members converge on  AQHA convention  each year, AQHA leadership would love to see an even larger number of members take part in this important event. After all, it’s AQHA members who lead the charge toward changes that make our Association – and our industry – better.  Watch
2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules
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2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules

American Quarter Horse Association, January 11, 2018 The tentative schedules are available online for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships. The American Quarter Horse Association has released the tentative schedules for the  2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships . View the AQHA  Central Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the AQHA  West Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the Nutrena  East AQHA Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. New this year, the AQHA Level 1 cattle classes have moved to the 2018 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships June 13-17 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The schedule for those
Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook
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Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook

The 2018 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online and in print. The American Quarter Horse Association - November 6, 2017 The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online in PDF format and in print. AQHA members can download the rulebook or request a printed copy at  www.aqha.com/rulebook . The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of shows, amateur and youth division rules and regulations, and the constitution of AQHYA. The rulebook also answers all your questions regarding AQHA rules, show patterns, horse markings, equipment guidelines and
30-Year Show Record Smashed
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30-Year Show Record Smashed

The American Quarter Horse Association, October 24, 2017  Zips Bossy Chip has smashed through American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Van Decka’s 30-year record for the all-time leading youth horse by points. The record was set 30 years ago. In 1987, at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Van Decka earned his last point, ending his Hall of Fame show career with 4,270 youth points. In September, Zips Bossy Chip topped that record with 17-year-old owner Ellexxah Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio. Zips Bossy Chip has amassed 4,280 youth points. “I bought her in 2011, and the first year was a bit of a struggle,” Maxwell said. “I was a green rider, and she was a green horse. It was difficult. I think, since then, we’ve learned
Ohio NYATT team comes out on top
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Ohio NYATT team comes out on top

The Ohio NYATT team came out on top in Sunday’s competition at the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Finishing with 132 total points, the team walked away with its fair share of awards in all disciplines. Congratulations to the entire team on a successful Congress! Barrels: Colin Robinson - Champion Maggie Cain – Fifth Place Reining: Isabella Tesmer – Third Place Hunter Under Saddle: Olivia Tordoff – Champion Ashton Krutulis – Third Showmanship: Ellexxah Maxwell – Reserve Champion Cora Wyers – 10 th Place Hunt Seat Equitation: Lauren Carnahan – Fifth Place Horsemanship: Marley Mainwaring – Champion Emma Brown – Sixth Place Western Pleasure: Gavin Patterson – Seventh Place Congratulations also to
Congress Classroom
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Congress Classroom

  In alignment with our mission,  The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation  is proud to offer “The Congress Classroom” to all exhibitors again this year at the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress ! Thanks to our generous donors, the Classroom will be equipped with WiFi, printers, random giveaways, snacks, and even tutors at no cost to you! The Classroom will be open 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Oct. 4 th -25 th  in the Congress Hall Annex the side closest to the Gilligan (West side) and on the second floor. Above Cashmans. Please text Shari Tordoff @ 614-571-3872 if you have special tutoring requests, questions or want to volunteer as a tutor. Follow us on  Facebook  for regular updates on hours, tutors and more. #CongressClassroom
Attention Teachers & Tutors
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Attention Teachers & Tutors

OQHF is seeking your help! We are looking for 4-5 teachers/tutors who will be willing to be available to donate 4-5 hours of their time to tutor youth during the All American Quarter Horse Congress. To show our appreciations we may have a small gift for your generous donation. TEXT: Shari Tordoff | 614-571-3872  
OQHA Fall News
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OQHA Fall News

Congress is coming... Entry deadlines have passed and each September day inches closer to the first day of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Entries are being processed and the Ohio Expo Center is preparing to welcome more than 650,000 people from around the world as they watch exhibitors compete for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion. It may be hard to top last year’s Golden Anniversary celebration, but the Ohio Quarter Horse Association will surely try as they introduce new classes and events this year including the addition of two days to the beginning of the show. For 51 years OQHA has made it a priority to combine the world’s top tier single-breed horse show with educational and
OQHYA officer opportunities
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OQHYA officer opportunities

Interested in becoming more involved with the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association?  Any youth interested in becoming an officer (candidates must have completed a minimum of 12 months of service as a director or officer of OQHYA) or director should contact Valerie Sturgeon at 330-651-6107 or vsturgeon@zoominternet.net by September 1st.
Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show
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Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show

Last week, several Ohio exhibitors made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) World Championship Show and returned home as champions.  For a few Ohio youth the show continued a winning streak from the AQHYA Ford World Youth Show the week prior.  Below are a listing of all Ohio finalists who placed out of 6700 entries during the 12th annual show.  NSBA 4550 Green Working Hunter 5 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Inescapable  14 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Shock N Yall AQHA 150004 L1 Working Hunter - 1st Yr (Level 1) 4th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse – Traded Coats NSBA 5104 Youth Working Hunter 1 st place: Abigail