Ontario Quarter Horse Association

Don’t miss out…

This weekend is the Ontario Amateur Association’s fundraising clinic with World Champion Trainer Bruce Vickery. Be sure to plan to attend!


March 3rd, 2015|News 2015|

Good time to get ready…

With all of the busy holidays behind us, we can now look forward to the upcoming show season! Some things you can do well in advance of spring are complete your OQHA memberships and Reserve Back Numbers. Below you will find quick links to those forms. Just a note that all forms for OQHA can be found on the page entitled Documents. We also have numerous other items on that page – be sure to book mark that as a resource for fact finding info.

While you are taking care of these – don’t forget your AQHA, NSBA & Area Promotional Club memberships as well. And your AQHA Incentive Fund License!

2015 Reserve Back Number Form

2014 Reserved Numbers List

2015 Membership Form

2015 Tentative OQHA Show Dates

February 4th, 2015|News 2015|

AQHA Eligibility

How to find your eligibility for AQHA Rookie and/or Novice Classes…

AQHA-levelingFor Rookie eligibility both the Horse and the Exhibitor need to be Rookie, meaning as a team you can not have more than 10 lifetime points in that class. Example: Joe Exhibitor has 5 Showmanship points and Horse has 3 Showmanship points = 8 points total, that team is eligible for the Rookie Showmanship Class. Click on the link below to look up eligibility for you and your horse. Find-Your-Level

2015 AQHA Level 1 Championships Qualification Period

Be sure to know the qualifications – visit www.aqha.com/novicequalifying for details. And here is the Provincial Qualification Guidelines Qualifying for Novice Championship Show

Please note, Level 1 eligibility is based on a calendar year, meaning January 1 to December 31; the AQHA Level 1 Championships qualifying period is July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Level 1-eligible exhibitors who nationally qualify before December 31, then graduate out of Level 1 on January 1 would still earn an invitation to the appropriate year’s Level 1 Championships for which they qualified.

Leveling Eligibility Remember, it is the show secretary’s responsibility to verify exhibitor eligibility. When an exhibitor and horse enter Rookie, Level 1 or Level 2 in any division, the exhibitor needs to supply a copy of their leveling eligibility to the secretary. Level eligibility can be verified at www.aqha.com/findyourlevel. If exhibitors do not provide their eligibility, help us educate our exhibitors and encourage them go to www.aqha.com/findyourlevel to check and print their proof of eligibility. Beginning January 2016, if an exhibitor does not provide their proof of eligibility, they will be allowed to only enter Level 3.

AQHA Rule SHW130. Show Secretary: must accurately maintain and record both entries and show results, including verifying exhibitor eligibility, current membership and horse eligibility.

Exhibitors ~ New For 2015!

To enter the Green (L1) Open, Novice (L1) and
Rookie Youth/Amateur Classes you must show your eligibility sheet printed from the AQHA Website.

New for 2015: Helmets

As of January 1, 2015, all youth (18 and under) at all AQHA-sanctioned events, when riding in an English hunt saddle, must wear properly fastened protective headgear that meets ASTM/SEI standards or equivalent international standards for equestrian use. The helmet must also be properly fitted with harness secured.

January 25th, 2015|Association, News 2015|

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