Ontario Quarter Horse Association

How To Become Involved

by Taylor Longhouse & Hannah Buijs
OQHA Youth Reporters

article-pic2Becoming involved is a great way to prepare and set up your future in the horse showing industry. For example, it is a great way to prepare for future applications for the NYATT Congress Team, Team Canada for the Youth World Cup, and other events. One question you may asks is how? Here are a few tips to help you.

First of all, participating in youth fundraisers and events is an excellent way to get involved. There often is at least one youth fundraiser at every show and there is always room for more volunteers. It doesn’t matter whether you are on a team or not, participating in these events are still a great idea. Some upcoming fundraisers that the OQHYA will be having include: the Area 2 Fundraising Lasagne Dinner on May 2nd, and the OQHYA Pasta Dinner on May 17th at the Area 3 Spring Classic Horse Show. New youth are always welcome to participate in these fundraisers and if you are interested in participating, contact Marie Muir so she can give you further details.

article-pic1  Another important way to become involved is by attending meetings. The annual meeting that is usually before the OQHA Banquet is a very important meeting and we are always encouraging more youth to come and share their ideas.  There are also multiple conference calls that go on throughout the year, discussing upcoming events. It is always a good thing to participate in these so that you know what is going on.

Sharing your ideas is important as well. We are always thinking of new fundraisers that we could do and so your input would be excellent. We are always open to ideas to improve and are open to any suggestions.

These are all good ways to set up a good future for your horse showing career and to meet new friends. We hope that these suggestions helped and we hope to see you volunteering at some fundraisers!

May 22nd, 2015|News 2015, Youth|

Novice Show Wrap Up

The OQHA Novice show was a weekend tremendous success with many new faces. What a great weekend! The clinic day was very well attended as was the OQHA Rookie/Level 1 (novice) Show. Thanks to everyone who came out for the weekend. Special thanks to all our volunteers who helped make the show such a success. Seeing all the smiles and hearing all the positive comments proves that we were successful in reaching out to new people by offering a fun filled, affordable and less intimidating venue for novice exhibitors. Feel free to send in comments and suggestions for next year while they are fresh in your mind. Would also to love hearing from anyone who participated this weekend in either the clinics or show. Please email Shawna Crawford




May 22nd, 2015|News 2015, Novice Show|

Summer Finale / Breeders Show Info

August 19-23, 2015 – Breeders/OQHA & Summer Finale Show

2015 Summer Finale Show Bill

2015 Summer Finale Entry Form

2015 Summer Finale Slot Form

2015 Summer Finale Stall Form

May 6th, 2015|Futurity, News 2015|

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