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~ NEW FOR 2014 OQHA Novice Show ~
   
   
Posted: April 4, 2014
 
The Ontario Quarter Horse Association is in the process of planning a learning opportunity for horse enthusiasts in 2014!  Whether you are looking to attend your first horse show, want to polish your skills for the upcoming show season, or simply interested in learning more about the quarter horse breed, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Plans are underway to offer a weekend of fun, learning and excitement for novice horse owners.  The tentative date is July 12th and 13th, 2014 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds (pending AQHA approval).  Saturday will host a number of demonstrations, clinics and a mock show.  This is open to all horse owners, and breeds, but our focus will be quarter horse related.  Individuals are welcomed to bring their horses and get assistance with anything related to showing and training, (halter, western and English disciplines).  We will be offering a number of demonstrations; from clipping, banding and braiding to proper saddle fit and even hat shaping!   There will be a number of clinics offered by AQHA professional Horsemen and women, as well as a mock show to assist novice exhibitors prepare for open/breed shows.

An OQHA/AQHA All Novice Youth and Amateur show will follow on the Sunday, July 13th.  This show is opened to anyone wishing to show their registered quarter horse and will be an excellent opportunity for novice exhibitors wishing to try their hand at the AQHA level; while competing against exhibitors with similar skill levels.

For more information, contact Shawna Crawford by email or 613-301-4103.
 

thank you to Two Tone Studios for these photos!
 
 
Can Am
Posted April 2, 2014
     
OQHA was pleased to represent the Quarter Horse at the 2014 Can Am Expo March 28-30 at the Orangeville Fairgrounds.  We had a booth set up with OQHA and AQHA promotional materials and logo clothing and saw many familiar faces and lots of new people stopping by! Thank you to the OQHA Directors who volunteered their time at the booth answering questions about the Association and all we have to offer.

Part of the Can Am experience is a demo of breeds and we were fortunate to have 2 representatives of the Quarter Horse. Andrew Dewar with MNZ Lil Heartbreaker (owned by Catherine Aloe) and Becky Ros with her reining gelding Chrome Okie did several demos each day to packed stands. Becky also participated in the Extravaganza each night running poles and barrels.  Thank you both for your time and talents!

The OQHYA were also on hand fundraising with popcorn sales and there was always a crowd around them! Thanks to Home Hardware for the popcorn machine and location in the commercial exhibit hall.

Can Am had lots of shopping and informative clinics, lectures and demos. If you missed it this year, plan to attend in 2015 as its quickly becoming a premier horse event in Ontario!
 
     

Becky Ros and Andrew Dewar demonstrating the talent and versatility of the Quarter Horse!
 
the OQHA booth with OQHA Directors Andrew Dewar, Jodi Mallette, Kathy Patterson & Val Love
     

MNZ Lil Heartbreaker with Andrew Dewar riding, owner Catherine Aloe and OQHA Queen Mallory McKewen
 
OQHYA youth Becca Diebel, Tiana Domingos & Hannah Buijs selling popcorn as a fundraiser. Thanks to Home Hardware for your support!
     
 
~ NEW FOR 2014 Futurity and AQHA shows ~
Posted February 17, 2014
     
OQHA is pleased to announce the 2014 plans for the Breeders Futurity and AQHA shows is underway! Watch for details as they are released...but for now, save the dates:

OQHA (formerly) Teen Show - August 20 & 21
OQHBF August 22 evening trail
&  August 23 & 24
~ NEW LOCATION ~
Ancaster Fairgrounds
 
There is a lot of stuff being planned for this show -  BBQ’s, Slot Classes, Showmanship Challenge etc. You don’t want to miss this show!  Come out and support the Ontario Quarter Horse Association!
 
Posted March 10, 2014
 
Ontario Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity Mare & Foal Nominations – OPEN TO ALL BREEDS Many of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of new foals.  We wish everyone safe deliveries this spring and remember that it is easy to make your foals eligible for the OQHBF.  A simple mare and foal nomination is all that is needed and remember, our futurity is open to all breeds.  Paints, Quarters and Appaloosas!  For full rules see our FUTURITY page
 
 
Here are some quick links to the latest forms & info:

All Novice Show bill

NYATT Guidelines

NYATT Application

Novice Championship Qualifying

Futurity Trophy Saddle Eligible Horses

OQHA Show Schedule

Membership form

Reserve Back Number

Mare & Foal Nomination

BF Transfers & Fees
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