Founded in 1960, The Ontario Quarter Horse Association is the AQHA Affiliate for the Province of Ontario, Canada. It includes seven separate regions within the Province, four of which are currently active promotional clubs; Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, and Eastern Ontario. Each zone offers its own membership to its residents
The Ontario Quarter Horse Association Inc. is an affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and is the official liaison between AQHA and the quarter horse industry in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Quarter Horse Association Inc. is the official liaison between the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) and the quarter horse industry in the province of Ontario. The OQHA recognizes the Area Quarter Horse Promotional Clubs in Ontario as associates that support the growth and development of the Ontario quarter horse industry
VISION: A viable and dynamic quarter horse industry in the province of Ontario
MISSION: To support the growth and development of the Ontario quarter horse industry
• To act as the official liaison between AQHA and Ontario quarter horse industry
• To provide beneficial services for its members that enhance and encourage quarter horse ownership and participation in OQHA events e.g. Breeders’ Futurity, OQHA year-end awards, etc.
• To generate growth in the OQHA membership through the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the events and activities of Ontario quarter horse industry
• To provide diverse education programs/events, as well as networking opportunities, to quarter horse enthusiasts
• To ensure that the quarter horse is treated humanely and with dignity, respect, and compassion at all times
• To encourage activities which promote the interests of equestrian business owners and of recreational riders
• To collaborate with other equine organizations to achieve shared goals and ideals
• To be fiscally responsible, and to maintain accurate and up-todate records of OQHA’s business as well as archives of all OQHA activities.
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OQHA PROMOTIONAL CLUBS Preamble: The cost and time required for hauling horses is making it more and more difficult for the small horse owner to travel the OQHA show circuit.
The Promotional Club concept will offer to all registered Quarter Horse owners the opportunity to show within their area of residence and once again enjoy showing their horses with a minimum of expense and travel time.
The OQHA formally recognizes the following Promotional Clubs in Ontario:
Area #l Quarter Horse Promotional Association OQHA
Area #2 Promotional Club OQHA
Area #3 Promotional Club OQHA
Area #4 Promotional Club OQHA
Area #5 Promotional Club OQHA
Area #6 Promotional Club OQHA
Area #7 Promotional Club
Area boundary lines are to be as established by the current OQHA Constitution. Members of Promotional Clubs shall be encouraged to be members of the OQHA, however, they shall not be required to be members. Directors of Promotional Clubs must be members of the OQHA. To be recognized, each Promotional Club must abide by the Constitution of the OQHA (where applicable). Any OQHA show may be approved for points by two Promotional Clubs providing approval is granted by both Promotional clubs involved. Each Promotional Club is responsible for acquiring and tabulating its own points. It is recommended that should the exhibitor and/or owner of a horse reside in an area where the Promotional Club is not active with a Year End Awards Program, that they apply to a bordering Promotional Club in order to be eligible to receive year end awards of that club.
The BOUNDARIES of Areas #1– #7 shall be as described below:
Area #1: the entire southwestern tip of Ontario eastward to Highway #4, Highway #4 from Lake Erie north to Highway #8 northwest along Highway #8 to Lake Huron. The city of London and all addresses therein shall be included in Area #1.
Area #2: From the eastern boundary of Area #1, as described above, easterly to Highway #6, from the north boundary of Owen Sound and south to Lake Ontario. All addresses east of Highway #6 will be considered in Area #3 and all addresses west and southeast of Highway #6 will now be considered to be in Area #2. The Queen Elizabeth Way south of Hamilton and easterly encompassing the Niagara Peninsula. The city 42 Ontario Quarter Horse News, March 2017 of Guelph and all addresses therein shall be included in Area #2. The downtown core of Hamilton is now in Area #2.
Area #3: From the eastern boundary of Area #2, as described above, easterly to Highway #11 at the northern county line of Muskoka county – following Highway #11 south to Highway #12 to Lake Ontario. The northern boundary shall be the county line of Muskoka.
Area #4: The eastern boundary of Area #3, as described above, easterly to Highway #41 from Pembroke south to Highway #2, west on Highway #2 to Highway #49, south on Highway #49 to Highway #33, east on Highway #33 to Lake Ontario. The county of Prince Edward shall be encompassed in Area #4. the northern boundary shall be the north county lines of Muskoka, Haliburton, Hastings and Renfrew Counties, between Highway #11 and that point where the Renfrew County border angles sharply north to meet the Quebec border.
Area #5: The eastern boundary of Area #4, as described above, easterly to the Quebec border. The northern boundary shall be the point formed by the northwest border of Renfrew County on the west and the border of Quebec on the east. The city of Pembroke and all addresses therein shall be included in Area #5.
Area #6: The northern portion of Ontario bordered west by Manitoba, west to the communities of Marathon, Longlac and strait North, east by Quebec and south by Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the northern county lines of Muskoka, Haliburton, Hastings and Renfrew Counties (where Renfrew County line touches the Quebec border above Deep River).
Area #7: The Northern portion of Ontario bordered West by Manitoba, East to Marathon, Longlac and strait North, South by Lake Superior and the Ontario, United States border, namely the state of Minnesota. NOTE: Members living in towns or cities located on the boundary lines shall be responsible for informing the membership chairperson of the area in which they reside. Failure to do so shall be considered permission for the membership chairperson to locate that member in either of the areas divided by this boundary line, at his /her discretion.