Ohio Quarter Horse July/August 2012
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OHIO QUARTER HORSE NEWS — JULY/AUGUST 2012 — VOLUME 54 — ISSUE 4
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[ COVER PHOTO ] JoAnn Marsinek of Ravenna snapped this adorable shot of this 2008 unnamed colt (Artful Investment x Gambler’s Grey (TB)) owned by Julie O’Brien.
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[ FEATURES ] 14 19-26 27 30-31
Congress Entry Books Mail Region Four Recap Youth Spotlight: Madison Thiel OQHA Photo Contest Results
[ DEPARTMENTS ]
3 OQHA Officers 4 OQHA Directors 6 Past Presidents & Honorary Directors 8 Editor’s Letter 10-11 Forum 12 Podium 13-14 OQHA News 17-18 Around Ohio 25 OQHYA Officers & Directors 26 Youth Headlines 28 2012 Show Schedule 32 OAQHA Officers & Directors 33, 36 Amateur Update 40-44 Meeting Minutes 45 Stallion Directory 46-47 Business Card Directory 47 Ad Index
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2012 OQHA Officers Hank Clason
David McDonald, DVM
Task Force, Finance, Grievance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Rules, Congress Futurities, Reining, Riding Areas 6259 Ryan Rd. Medina, OH 44256 Cell: 330-461-1925 email@example.com
Task Force, Finance, Research, Vet Coordinator
2nd Vice President (2/13), Drug
Executive Committee (2/13) Finance, Grievance, Hall of Fame,
Chris Cecil Darnell
President (2/13), Annual Awards,
Finance, Horse Show Advisory, Rules, Commercial Exhibitors, Hall of Fame, Stall Assignments, Treasurerâ€™s Office
111 Sharon Copley Rd. Wadsworth, OH 44281 Cell: 330-697-6353 Lannings72@aol.com
Roping 28881 St Rt 83 N Coshocton, OH 43812 740-622-5611 firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Committee (2/14),
Finance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail
24400 State Route 47 West Mansfield, OH 43358 Home: 937-355-9957 Cell: 614-264-8864 MilMax@earthlink.net
Executive Committee (2/15), Drug 2159 Sharon Copley Rd. Medina, OH 44256 Cell: 330-351-0196 DaveMcDVM@roadrunner.com
Congress Tri-Chair (9/14),
Finance, Public Policy, Trail Ride, Food and Beverage, Grounds Security, Hall of Fame, Stall Assignments
1005 W. Main St. Newark, OH 43055 Cell: 740-404-4521 email@example.com
Congress Tri-Chair (9/13), Drug Task Force, Finance, Hall of Fame, Stall Assignments, Move-In
8154 Garmon Rd. Burbank, OH 44214 Home: 330-624-7205 Cell: 216-214-0003 DennyThorsell@hotmail.com
Note: Terms expire on the annual meeting date of the year indicated unless otherwise noted. OQHA and Congress committee appointments are noted in italics. Madeline Graves 2012 OQHA Queen
AQHA National Officers & Directors Clark Bradley
Dr. Scott Myers
AQHA Director Emeritus 12297 TR 168 Findlay, OH 45840 Home: 419-420-0016 Cell: 419-348-7768 Bradley@findlay.edu
AQHA Director at Large 13900 Kimmens Rd. Massilon, OH 44647 Home: 330-837-8505 SnazStory@aol.com
AQHA Honorary Vice President 9184 Wellbaum Rd. Brookville, OH 45309 Cell: 937-604-1443 CMenker@gmail.com
P.O. Box 330 Sharon Center, OH 44275 Office: 740-943-2346 Cell: 330-388-9907 SMyers@oqha.com
AQHA Director Emeritus 1005 W. Main St. Newark, OH 43055 Home: 740-344-1084
6006 Greenwich Rd. Seville, OH 44273 Cell: 330-607-4988 DanTrein@frontier.com
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2012 OQHA Directors Lisa Alley (2/13)
Annual Banquet, Ohio Queen, Rules, Awards Office, Commercial Exhibitors, Hunter/Jumpers, Morning Refreshments, VIP/Awards Ceremony 11620 Market Ave. Uniontown, OH 44685 Cell: 330-575-3399 LAlley@neo.rr.com
Breeders Incentive, Grounds Security, Overflow Trailers, Move-In 410 County Line Rd. Hopewell, OH 43746 740-819-7805 Jamesqtrhrs@columbus.rr.com
Todd Salome (2/13)
Annual Banquet, Trail Ride, VIP/ Awards Ceremony
1180 Debolt Rd. Utica, OH 43080 Cell: 740-485-8017 TSalome3@gmail.com
Rod Atherton (2/13)
Roger Landis (2/13)
Chuck Smith (2/13)
Kelli Diaz (2/14)
Brent Maxwell (2/13)
Denny Thorsell (2/14)
Candi Fites (2/13)
Ron McCarty (2/14)
Brent Tincher (2/15)
Bill Flarida (2/15)
Cindy Morehead (2/14)
Mike Vargo (2/13)
Elizabeth Gorski (2/15)
Judd Paul (2/15)
Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Riding Areas, Move-In, Trail 3555 Eleazer Rd. Xenia, OH 45385 Cell: 614-205-8056 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane Watson (2/15)
Annual Banquet, Judging Tournament, Public Service Announcements 2443 Gibbs Rd. Goshen, OH 45122 Cell: 513-543-3313 Shane@watsonqh.com
Bob Hexter (2/14)
John Pickersgill (2/13)
Randy Wilson (2/15)
Randy Jacobs (2/14)
Donald Recchiuti (2/13)
Trail Ride, Congress Program, MoveIn 16535 Kirkpatrick Rd. Utica, OH 43080 Cell: 614-206-5307 RAtherton@visohio.com
Trail Ride, Youth Advisor, Congress Queen, Youth Activities 2252 Seminary Rd. Heath, OH 43056 740-404-7930 CongressQueenTeam@yahoo.com
Annual Awards, Breeders Incentive, Horse Show Advisory, Congress Program 17590 Courtney Rd. Beloit, OH 44609 Cell: 330-257-3881 email@example.com Horse Show Advisory, Information Booth, Reining 16275 Buckland Holden Rd. Wapakoneta, OH 45895 Cell: 419-303-0592
Drug Task Force, Grievance, Public Policy, Rules, Scholarship 16559 King Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402 Cell: 419-494-1611 JEGorski@frontier.com
Trail Ride, Animal Protection/Fire Safety, Congress Program, Food and Beverage 1785 Bunty Station Rd. Delaware, OH 43015 Cell: 614-402-6266 Bob.Hexter@gmail.com Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities 6700 Old Rt 39 NW Dover, OH 44622 Cell: 330-204-0345 Randy@feeddac.com
Jeff James (2/13)
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Drug Task Force, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Reining, Riding Areas 4502 Butterbridge Rd. North Lawrence, OH 44666 330-352-1178 Finance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail 24400 State Route 47 West Mansfield, OH 43358 Cell: 614-264-8864 MilMax@earthlink.net Trail Ride, Food and Beverage, Grounds Security 4459 W. National Rd. Spingfield, OH 45504 Home/Work: 937-323-7867 McCartyPump@yahoo.com
Judging Team, Scholarship, Animal Protection/Fire Safety, Hunter/ Jumpers, VIP/Awards Ceremony, Youth Speaking Contest 828 Bright Rd., Finday, OH 45840 Cell: 419-306-6128 Morehead@findlay.edu
Membership, Rules, Overflow Trailers, Move-In 7608 Lewis Rd. Olmstead Falls, OH 44138 440-552-4769
Judging Team, Hunter/Jumpers, NYATT, VIP/Awards Ceremony 2816 Tabor Ridge Rd. NE Mineral City, OH 44656 Cell: 330-204-6116 Chiuti@roadrunner.com
Scholarship, Congress Futurities, Cutting P.O. Box 23 Canal Winchester, OH 43110 614-402-3189 CSmithCH@gmail.com
Drug Task Force, Finance, Hall of Fame, Stall Assignments, Move-In 8154 Garmon Rd. Burbank, OH 44214 330-624-3006; 330-624-7205 DennyThorsell@hotmail.com
Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail P.O. Box 94 Oxford, OH 45056 513-523-5440
Drug Task Force, Grievance, Membership, Animal Protection/ Fire Safety, Grounds Security, Riding Areas, Vet Coordinator 137766 Taylor Rd., Plain City, OH 43064 Cell: 614-205-8045 MVargo@vargomail.com
Drug Task Force, Grievance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Riding Areas 5100 Manchester Dr. Zanesville, OH 43701 Cell: 740-819-0257 Wilsonqhs@hotmail.com
Note: Terms expire on the annual meeting date of the year indicated, unless otherwise noted.
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Past Presidents & Honorary Directors Clark Bradley
Past President, 1999-2000 Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Hall of Fame, Reining, Roping 12297 TR 168 Findlay, OH 45840 Home: 419-420-0016 Office: 419-424-4656 Cell: 419-348-7768 Bradley@findlay.edu
Past President, 1979 Dayton, OH 937-434-3665
Past President, 1997-1998 Finance, Public Policy, Treasurerâ€™s Office 2177 Rock Rd. Shelby, OH 44875 Home: 419-529-8993 Cell: 419-565-3837 VicClark@neo.rr.com
Past President, 1976-1977 Sarasota, FL 941-346-1731
Honorary Director Professional Horsemen Ashland, OH 419-281-3380 Cell: 567-203-2219 EDingledine@gmail.com
Honorary Director Futurities, Judging Team, Hall of Fame, Scholarship, Professional Horsemen 3091 Parcher Rd. Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-569-0205 WErwin9612@yahoo.com
Honorary Director Fairlawn, OH Cell: 330-800-6741 Cell: 330-388-9989
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Past President, 1984-1986 Medina, OH 330-725-7024 Past President, 1990-1992 Public Policy, Finance 13900 Kimmens Rd. Massilon, OH 44647 330-837-8505 SnazStory@aol.com Honorary Director Mogadore, OH 330-628-1646
Binnie Ann Masters
Honorary Director Breeders Incentive, Judging Team, Membership, Rules, Scholarship, Trail Ride, Animal Protection/Fire Safety, Hunter/ Jumpers, NYATT, VIP/Awards Ceremony, Youth Speaking Contest McConnelsville, OH 614-314-8592
David McDonald, DVM Past President, 1989 2159 Sharon Copley Rd. Medina, OH 44256 Home: 330-239-2451 Cell: 330-351-0196 DaveMcDVM@roadrunner.com
Past President, 1987-1988 Medina, OH 330-725-7024
Past President, 1960 Finance, Grievance, Rules, Hall of Fame, Reining, Roping 28881 St Rt 83 N Coshocton, OH 43812 740-622-5611
Honorary Director Montgomery, TX 936-582-6956
Past President, 1993-1994, 2005-2006, 2009-2010 1005 W. Main St. Newark, OH 43055 Home: 740-344-1084
Honorary Director Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail, Youth Activities 6006 Greenwich Rd. Seville, OH 44273 Cell: 330-607-4988 DanTrein@frontier.com
Past President, 2003-2004, 2011 Roping 9184 Wellbaum Rd. Brookville, OH 45309 Home: 937-884-7079 CMenker@gmail.com
Dr. Scott Myers
Past President, 2007-2008 P.O. Box 330 Sharon Center, OH 44274 Office: 740-943-2346 Cell: 330-388-9907 SMyers@oqha.com
Please Note: Each past OQHA president and honorary director retains his or her board seat and voting privileges for the remainder of his or her lifetime, providing they meet the attendance requirements. Current officer and committee seats are listed in italics.
Empire Fall Show September 19-23, 2012
New York State Fairgrounds
Syracuse, New York
THE 8TH LARGEST SHOW IN THE NATION IN 2011
2,909 AQHA Points Awarded in the Show 40 Points Awarded in Both Open and Amateur Performance Geldings
SHOW IN THE COLISEUM WITH CONGRESS JUDGES $7,650 in Total Cash and Prizes JUDGES: ● ●
Wednesday, Thursday and Halter on Friday: John Boxell and Benny Sargent Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Tanya Green, Jeff Allen and Lee Ann Demars
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5 Judges for Halter on Friday $4,500 total added money in NSBA Dual Approved Classes: $1,000 added Senior Western Pleasure $1,000 added Senior Trail $1,000 added Senior Hunter Under Saddle $1,000 added Senior Working Hunter $500 added Green Western Pleasure $1,000 Hadfield’s Saddlery Gift Certificate to Youth Working Hunter Winner $2,150 in American Roan Horse Association paybacks One Fee Package Deal $349 — covers box stall, unlimited entries for 5 judges, (all riders, all divisions) grounds fee, warm-up fees, must show in a halter class. Fee must be paid by September 1. $399 after Sept. 1.
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by Tracy Bidwell
t’s the height of the show season and there is excitement in the air! This is one of my favorite times of year as everyone looks forward to finishing out the show season strong. While some of us are beginning to tire from so many long weekends, I am just gearing up. The Region Four Championships were a huge success this year. Despite a train derailment the day before exhibitors were scheduled to begin arriving, the show went off without a hitch. Congratulations to all our winners, allarounds and high-points. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting Region Four! Right after that is the AQHYA Youth World Show, which is the premier event for our youth. As always, Ohio sends numerous representatives who qualify both nationally and in-state. I want to wish each exhibitor good luck and happy showing! Make sure to check out page 29 for details on the 2012 OQHYA World Show Team! Finally, even though October seems like such a long way off, it’s time to start thinking about the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Entry books have been mailed and are available online. Additionally, OQHA will be accepting entries online again this year. For all the details, check out our website: www.oqha.com/aaqhc. See you in October!
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Forum Dear Ohio Quarter Horse Association,
Dear Ohio Quarter Horse Association,
am honored to be one of the recipients of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. I just wanted to thank OQHA, board members and the scholarship judges for their generosity. I am very excited to be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall! Thanks again for your help and support. Sincerely, Jessica LaVoie Dear OQHA,
hank you for your continued support of my educational and career goals. With this scholarship, I will continue to grow and expand my knowledge. Thank you, Melanie Lowers OQHA,
hank you very much for renewing my scholarship. I am very thankful for the extra money to put toward my education. I am loving school at Ohio Northern University and I believe I am learning the skills that it takes to be a sucessful engineer. Thanks again! Cam Brown OQHA Scholarship Committee,
hank you so much for the scholarship! I am entering my last year of nursing school and will have my RN when I finish. Your support has been a great help in my education. Thanks again, Chelsea McIntire
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am writing to thank you for your generous $500 scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I will be a freshman at The Ohio State University this fall, majoring in Biochemistry Pre-Med. During my four years there I will be riding for Ohio Stateâ€™s equestrian team. Following my graduation in 2016, I plan on attending medical school. Ultimately, I plan on becoming a surgeon. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal. By awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals, just as you have helped me. Sincerely, Maggie K Sturm Dear OQHA,
hank you for granting me a renewal scholarship. Because of your generosity, I am able to continue the pursuit of my career goals. I am about to start my second of six years of pharmacy school, and I have many great opportunities lying ahead of me. In the upcoming school year, in addition to my studies, I will be on the fundraising committee of Kappa Epsilon, a professional pharmacy fraternity, participating as a volunteer for an equine assisted therapy program and doing cancer research with a biology professor. Thank you for helping me meet my goals. Melanie Lowers
Forum Dear OQHA,
Dear OQHA and Scholarship Committee,
hank you so much for sponsoring at our 2012 show. The vouchers were very much appreciated by the exhibitors, as well as show management. Once again, thank you for supporting OMIQHA and helping make out show a success. Sincerely, Shannon Novin and the rest of OMI Dear OQHA Scholarship Committee Members,
feels so fortunate to have been chosen again as a recipient of one of the OQHA Scholarships. Thank you so much for your generosity in funding these scholarships. This will certainly help purchase my text books. I have truly enjoyed my agricultural classes and I am looking forward to my sophomore year at Wilmington College. I hope to some day help others as you have helped me with financial support. Once again, I want to thank you for making the scholarship possible and for your generosity. Sincerely, Alyssa Justus Grove City, Ohio Dear Ohio Quarter Horse Association,
hank you so much for sponsoring a trophy for the State Fair horse show! This is my third year showing at the state fair and I am so happy showing at the fair and to win reserve in driving reinsmanship. This year I also got Grand Champion in driving pleasure. This is my third year shgowing at fair and two years ago I got reserve in driving pleasure. My miniature horse, Icy, and I thank you for your participation. It helps alot. Again, thank you!
hank you very much for the scholarship renewal and your continued support! I will be attending Central Ohio Technical College to further my nursing education, pursuing a bachelorâ€™s degree as a registered nurse. I truly appreciate this scholarship, and the support you have given to help me achieve my educational goal. Sincerely, Cody Napier Wooster, Ohio Dear OQHA and Scholarship Committee,
â€™d like to thank you very much for the scholarship renewal and your assistance in my college education. I will be continuing my education at Lorain County Community College in radiology technology and allied health. I have been fortunate and proud to be part of OQHA for several years and I appreciate your continued support. Sincerely, Brandy Napier Wooster, Ohio Dear Ohio Quarter Horse Association,
hank you for sponsoring a trophy for the keyhole race.
Sincerely, Hannah Goings New Concord, Ohio
Clara Sizemore Farmersville, Ohio
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e are very excited to have a new Executive Director of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Dr. Scott Myers has stepped down as President, as of August 1st, and will fill the Executive Director position. I am honored to serve the Ohio Quarter Horse Association as itâ€™s 26th President. I look forward to the opportunity to serve this organization. This time of year, in the show industry, everyone is on the go. With so many options for shows, I want to take a moment to stop and thank those who choose to support our local show industry. The shows in Ohio have seen an increase in entries and we appreciate your participation. Here in Columbus, the Region Four Championships have just finished and I want to thank each and every volunteer who came to the Ohio Expo Center to help make this show a success, especially our affiliates in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ontario and West Virginia. Everyone worked hard, but all in all it was a very fun show. I want to also thank all of our exhibitors who showed at Region Four this year; without you this show would not be possible and I thank you very much for your support as well. Soon after Regionals is the AQHYA Youth World Show in Oklahoma and we have quite a group of youth who will be attending from Ohio. We wish them all the best of luck! By now you have also received your entry book for the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress. The OQHA Officers, Board of Directors and TriChairmen have worked exceptionally hard to make this yearâ€™s Congress a huge success, including adding nearly 50 new classes, revised the show schedule and added the Cowboy Mounted Shooting to our event. Make sure to get your entries postmarked by August 25th to avoid late fees and visit www.oqha.com/ aaqhc for all the details. I hope to see you in October!
by Chris Cecil Darnell
Run for 2013 Ohio Quarter Horse Queen! The Ohio Quarter Horse Queen Contest is open to young ladies between the ages of 18 and 24, who have never been married or a single parent. Candidates must be a current member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
The Ohio Quarter Horse Queen travels to shows around Ohio and represents OQHA at major functions, including competing for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen.
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OQHA News Scott Myers hired as new OQHA Executive Director
he Ohio Quarter Horse Association has named Scott Myers of Sharon Center, Ohio as its new Executive Director after conducting a five-month nationwide search which reviewed 14 highly qualified candidates. “I look forward to serving the Ohio Quarter Horse Association as the Executive Director,” said Dr. Scott Myers. “The Ohio Quarter Horse Association has a rich heritage and I will work to maintain OQHA’s prominence within the industry. The board of directors is united and focused on both promoting the American Quarter Horse within the state of Ohio and ensuring that our signature event, the All American Quarter Horse Congress, remains the most innovative and successful equine event in the world. I am honored and privileged to work with such a diversely talented and dedicated board of directors. This is a unique time for OQHA and I am excited about the opportunity to be part of the future success of this great association.” Myers has been a member of the OQHA Board of Directors for 13 years, including holding the association’s highest office of president in 2007, 2008 and 2012. In addition to his service to OQHA, Myers is a National Director for the National Snaffle Bit Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. “After reviewing numerous resumes and conducting several interviews, it became apparent that Dr. Scott
Myers would be a great fit for this position,” said Elizabeth Gorski, chair of the OQHA Executive Vice President Search Committee. “From years of involvement in our association, he is very knowledgeable on all matters regarding OQHA and the Quarter Horse industry, and will be able to be productive in his new role immediately. Scott’s background as a veterinarian, and his show experience at the highest levels in our industry, give him a unique perspective to understand the needs of today’s exhibitor. In sum, Scott is articulate and very approachable, and will work hard to promote the interests of OQHA and the Congress. He earned the overwhelming support of the OQHA Board of Directors, and we look forward to many productive years with Dr. Myers as our Executive Director.” Myers, his wife Leslie and two daughters, Taylor and Mallory, are all avid competitors on the Quarter Horse circuit, and their accomplishments are numerous, including five Congress champions and nine World Champion titles between them. Aside from his involvement with the Quarter Horse industry, Myers has spent the last 22 years as the owner and manager of Hunting Ridge Animal Hospital. Myers also owns and operates Ridgewood Stables, a large Hunter/Jumper training facility. Myers received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1985. He practiced veterinary medicine, with a special interest in equine medicine, in Ohio for 24 years before moving to the management side of the practice. Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1981.
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OQHA News Upcoming Meetings
he next OQHA Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, August 20th, beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. The September board of director’s meeting will be held Monday, September 17th, beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.
As usual, due to the All American Quarter Horse Congress, there will be no meeting in October. In November, board meetings will resume as normal, on Monday, November 19th beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.
Chris Cecil Darnell steps up as OQHA President With Dr. Scott Myers taking on the role as the Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s new Executive Director, he has stepped down as the association’s president, a position he began in February after OQHA’s annual elections. According to OQHA’s bylaws, if the office of President becomes vacant, for whatever reason, the First Vice President will succeed to the presidency for the rest of the term. Thus, Chris Cecil Darnell has assumed the role of OQHA President. “I am honored to serve the Ohio Quarter Horse Association as it’s 26th President and I look forward
2013 OQHA Nominating Committee Named
t OQHA’s June board meeting, during the Annual Picnic, the 2013 Nominating Committee was selected. Mike Vargo, Vic Clark, Hank Clason, Don Recchiuti, Todd Salome, Elizabeth Gorski and Roger Landis were chosen to serve on the committee, with Mike Vargo selected as the committee chair.. The nominating committee will review candidates for the following positions within OQHA: president, first vice president, second vice president and three-
to the opportunity to serve this organization,” Darnell said. Aside from her eight years serving on the OQHA Board of Directors, Chris Darnell is also a past president of the Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, where she continues to serve as treasurer, sits on the NSBA Board of Directors and serves on the AQHA Shows and Professional Horsemen Committees. Her family owns and operates Cecil Breeding Farm and a fine dining restaurant, Lanning’s Restaurant in Akron, Ohio. Darnell herself owns Simply Show Services LLC, a show management company used by numerous shows, including the Reichert Celebration, NSBA Show Your Colors, the Southern Belle Invitation and many local shows in Ohio.
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year term OQHA directors. The committee will present its reccomended candidates at the September OQHA Board of Directors meeting. In addition to the presented slate, board members may nominate additional candidates from the floor. Any OQHA member who is interested in being considered for a position on OQHA’s Board of Directors should contact a member of the Nominating Committee.
Quarter Horse Congress Entry Book Released E
ntry materials for the 46th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 5-28, 2012 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio have been mailed.
Entries Entries for the 2012 Quarter Horse Congress must be postmarked no later than August 25th to avoid late fees. Entries may either be completed online at www.oqha.com/aaqhc or mailed to: OQHA PO Box 209 (UPS/FedEx â€“ 101 Tawa Rd) Richwood, OH 43344 Again this year, OQHA will be accepting entries for the All American Quarter Horse Congress online. Participants will be required to register, providing your name and a valid e-mail address to begin the process. Payment will be accepted online via a secure, third party vendor. For more information, please visit www. oqha.com/aaqhc. Horse Health Requirements All horses entering the grounds for the 2012 Quarter Horse Congress must have a negative EIA
(Coggins) test within the last twelve months. Horses that originate from outside the state of Ohio must also provide a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection made out within the past 30 days before the opening date of the Congress (October 5, 2012). OQHA is NOT requiring a negative blood test for Equine Piroplasmosis for the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress. New Classes A total of 43 classes have been added to the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress, including several stakes and numerous NSBA dual-approved classes. New stakes classes include NSBA Non-Pro Western Yearling Longe Line, NSBA Non-Pro English Yearling Longe Line, Open Yearling Halter Stallions Stakes (open and limited divisions), Open Yearling Halter Geldings Stakes (open and limited divisions) and Open Yearling Halter Fillies Stakes (open and limited divisions). In addition, the Southern Belle Breederâ€™s has added limited divisions to all of their stakes classes. The final day of the Congress, Sunday, October 28th, will feature a brand new event: Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Events will be held in both the Celeste Center and Buckeye Arena and are expected to be a large draw for both exhibitors and spectators. Finally, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation classes in novice youth, youth, novice amateur and amateur divisions will be dual-approved by NSBA, along with all classes in the National Youth Activity Team Tournament (except Barrel Racing and Reining). For more information, please visit www.oqha.com or call the OQHA office at 740-943-2346.
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OQHA Sponsors Free Clinic at Autumn Rose Farm
he Ohio Quarter Horse Association partnered with the Ohio State University and Autumn Rose Farm to offer a free clinic, featuring opportunities to test drive a finished Reining horse. Held Sunday, July 15th from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, middle school, high school and college student visited Autumn Rose Farm for a free clinic with sessions on Reining, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation. Participants learned about student showing opportunities, and had the chance to ride a finished Reining horse. All levels of ability are showed up, from no experience to seasoned exhibitors. Professional instructors were on-hand, and all horses were be supplied by Autumn Rose Farm, located on the northwest side of Columbus. Clinicians Roger Landis serves as an Ohio Quarter Horse Association Director, and is a certified NRHA, AQHA, NSBA and APHA judge.
Ollie Griffith, owner of Autmn Rose Farm, has showed Reining horses for many years, and is currently the head of the NRHA Teaching Panel. He also serves on the board of directors for IEA and IHSA as an exeuctive committee member. Griffith also holds NRHA, AQHA and FEI judge’s cards. Dr. Kimberly Cole is a faculty member at the Ohio State University in the Department of Animal Sciences. She coordinates the state’s 4-H Equine Program, including running several Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl contests throughout the year.
Clinician Ollie Griffith, in the middle of the arena, demonstrates a spin on reining horse. Photo courtesy Connie Lechleitner.
Keith Bradley, the Voice of Congress, Passes
eith Bradley, the Voice of the Congress, passed away July 20, 2012 from complications of pneumonia, diabetes and heart disease. Bradley, of Bowling Green, Ohio, announced thousands of All American Quarter Horse Congress Champions over the years, and is so well known to workers, exhibitors, and spectators that he is fondly known as the “Voice of the Congress.” Aside from Quarter Horse Congress, Bradley was a staple at the Wood County Fair, serving as the announcer for most events since 1958, including livestock, quilt, pie, baked goods and chain saw auctions. For 19 years, he has won the honor of “Wood County’s Favorite Auctioneer.” In addition to auction services, Bradley has been
a licensed real estate broker since 1978, when he opened Bradley Real Estate and Auction Service in his hometown of Bowling Green. He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated in 1974 from the Superior School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Illinois. Bradley then attended the Certified Auctioneer’s Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received his C.A.I. designation. Bradley has won numerous awards for not only his distinctive voice, but also for his service to the equine, real estate and auction industries. He has been inducted into four hall of fames, including the All American Quarter Horse Congress (1996), Wood County Board of Realtors (2004), Ohio Auctioneers’ Association (2006) and National Reining Horse Association (2007). Memorial contributions may be gifted in Keith Bradley’s honor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences, as well as fond memories, may be shared at www.hannemanfh.com. Ohio Quarter Horse News
Around Ohio Spooks Gotta Whiz and Flarida Win NRHA Open Derby Championship NRHA Press Release
he 2012 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $435,000-added* Open Derby finals on Saturday, June 30 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby Show is NRHA’s premiere event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses and hosts to two slates Photo courtesy NRHA/Waltenberry. of ancillary classes. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying out approximately $885,000* to owners and nominators of open and non pro finalists. During the go-round, more than 500 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 76 of the topscoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event. NRHA Professional Shawn Flarida (Springfield, Ohio) rode Spooks Gotta Whiz to a 226.5 to win the Level 4 Derby Open Championship and $60,000 (95% to owner and 5% nominator incentive). Spooks Gotta Whiz (Spooks Gotta Gun x Prettywhizasprettydoes, bred by Clint Haverty) is a 5-year-old stallion owned by Michell Anne Kimball of Encinita, Calif. Prior to the Derby, Spooks Gotta Whiz earned nearly $260,000 in NRHA competition including level 4 open championship titles at the 2010 NRHA Futurity and 2012 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC). Spooks Gotta Whiz won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $300 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair 18 Ohio Quarter Horse News
of Rios of Mercedes boots, Assure Guard, Platinum Performance CJ, a Classic Equine pad, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop and a Shorty’s Caboy Hattery 100x hat. As the sire of the NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion, Spooks Gotta Gun won the NRHA Sire & Dam award including $1,500 and a Sire & Dam Bronze trophy. Spooks Gotta Gun is owned by Silver Spurs Equine of Cave Creek, Ariz. The race for the Level 4 Open Reserve Championship ended in a two-way tie with matching scores of 226: Xtra Quarter Horses, LLC’s Shiners Voodoo Dr (Shining Spark x Voodoo Chic, bred by Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch) and Todd Bergen (Eagle Point, Ore.) tied with Rancho Oso Rio, LLC’s Tinker With Guns (Gunner x Tinker Nic, bred by Rancho Oso Rio, LLC) and NRHA Professional Andrea Fappani (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Each horse won nearly $40,000 for the reserve co-championship. To relive the highlights of the NRHA Derby Show, check out nrhaderby.com and visit NRHA on Facebook and Twitter. NRHA posted the top three runs of each day from the NRHA Open Derby and NRHA Non Pro Derby go-rounds and finals. Complete results for the NRHA Derby and ancillary classes can also be found at nrhaderby.com. * - Estimates based on NRHA Nomination Program and 2011 NRHA Derby entries
2012 Region FOUR Championships a Success
he 2012 Region Four Championships were held July 13-15 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Despite a train that derailed near the facility early on Wednesday, July 11th, the show went off without a hitch. Competitors from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada travelled to Columbus for the chance to win prizes donated by AQHA’s Corporate Sponsors and to qualify for the 2013 AQHA Novice Championships. All in all, the show had a total of 2,034 entries, which is a 4.6 percent increase from last year. The show’s largest class, Novice Youth Western Horsemanship 14-18, saw 56 shown. Several other classes also boasted more than 50 horses shown, all of which were in the novice division, including: Novice Youth Western Pleasure 14-18, Novice Youth Showmanship 14-18, Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14-18, Novice Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Novice Amateur Showmanship. All-Around Awards Top exhibitors also competed for five all-around and two high-point awards. At the top of the list in the Novice Youth division, Kiley Marschand of Atlanta, Indiana and Zips Last Copy took home the Novice Youth AllAround award with 36 points. Also of Indiana, Kelsey Schmucker and Oh So Shadowy from Cromwell earned 36 points to clinch the Youth All-Around title. In the Novice Amateur division, it was Katherine Draughon of Evansville, Indiana abord Absolutely Im Sure that received 16 points to win the All-Around award. Catherine Chovance and So Simple Im Good travelled all the way from Smithville, Ontario to compete, but it was well worth it when the duo earned the Amateur Select All-Around title with 31 points. Finally, from Copley, Ohio, Shannon Call and Blue Moon Fizz earned the Amateur division All-Around title in a close race with 26 points. The Region Four Championship also awards two high-point titles to new Novice Youth and Novice Amateur exhibitors, who have never competed at the show before. Madalyn Allen and Heza Celebrite of Grass Lake, Michigan and Kinsley Mitchell with Ty Dyed of Zanesville, Ohio each received a show headstall for winning Novice Youth and Novice Amateur New Exhibitors awards, respectively. Social Event On Friday evening exhibitors and their family and friends were invited to attend a barbeque, sponsored by Lee’s Chick and Heritage Catering. More than 500 people came out to meet new people and enjoyed a complimentary meal with barbeque, baked beans, potato salad and a variety of drinks. After the meal, Region Four held a silent auction. Nearly 20 items were auctioned off, including packages for the Kentucky Futurity show and the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association would like to thank all those who spent their time to volunteer at the show, as well as all exhibitors who attended to support Region Four. Below is a listing of all Ohio members who placed at this year’s Region Four Championship. All photos are courtesy of Eric Hardesty Excalibur Photography. Congratulations! Yearling Halter Stallions 2 - Seal Team Six and Paula Buehrer of Wauseon Yealing Halter Mares 2 - Isnt She Cool and Ben Bradley of New Concord 3 - Sheza Cool Look and Tammy Meeks of Butler
Two-Year-Old Halter Mares 1 - Supergold Centerfold and Paula Buehrer of Wauseon Three-Year-Old Halter Geldings 2 - My Kinda Paradise and Debra Mills of Perrysville Ohio Quarter Horse News
Aged Halter Geldings 1 - Ima Security Risk and Ed Rohr of Massillon
Ed Rohr and Ima Security Risk.
Kimberly Adams of Toledo
Western Riding 1 - Hes Platinum and Brent Tincher of Oxford 2 - Clothing Optional and
Green Western Riding 1 - Hes Invited and Brent Tincher of Oxford 2 - RR Future Version and Amy Watkins of Canfield Trail 1 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley 2 - Hes Invited amd Brent Tincher of Oxford 8 - Itsa Good Investment and Hes Invited and owner Pamela Young. Karen Carter of Plain City
5 - Heza Slyscraper and Kristen Sorrell of Utica 10 - MWS Flashy Pine Chex and Amy Watkins of Canfield Green Hunter Under Saddle 1 - Movin My Assets and Molly Rice of Galena 3 - Skys Blue Louie and Marty Jo Hays of Eaton 7 - Heza Slyscraper and Kristen Sorrell of Utica
Pole Bending 1 - Rocky Dan Jet and Kristine Nagy of Doylestown Barrel Racing 3 - Rocky Dan Jet and Kristine Nagy of Doylestown 4 - Lightning Starsnbars and Kristine Nagy of Doylestown Performance Halter Geldings 3 - A Vested Asset and Julie Oâ€™Connor of Grafton Performance Halter Mares 1 - Toosleepytocertify and Mariah Sherer of Hudson 4 - Itsa Good Investment and Karen Carter of Plain City
Green Trail 2 - Hes Platinum and Brent Tincher of Oxford Junior Western Pleasure 1 - Ty Tyed and Brian Cox of Mt. Perry 7 - Like Nothing Else and Mark Watkins of Canfield Senior Western Pleasure 1 - Only Version and Brent Tincher of Oxford 5 - Godiva By Image and Mark Watkins of Canfield Green Western Pleasure 1 - Hot Little Machine and Brent Tincher of Oxford 3 - Too Lazy To Zip and Brad Luebben of Orient 8 - Occasion For Certain and Kara Beth Mitchell of Zansville Junior Hunter Under Saddle 5 - Just My Holiday and Stephanie Griffith of Richwood Senior Hunter Under Saddle 4 - The Kat Tails and Darian Renner of Vincent 20
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Molly Rice and Movin My Assets.
Toosleepytocertify and Mariah Sherer.
Paula Buehrer of Wauseon
Amateur Halter Stallions, Two and Under 1 - Seal Team Six and
Amateur Halter Mares, Two and Under 1 - Supergold Centerfold and Paula Buehrer of Wauseon 3 - Image Tradition and Robert Eurez of Pataskala 4 - Sheza Cool Look and Tammy Meeks of Butler 5 - Isnt She Cool and Sara Ann Bradley of New Concord Amateur Halter Mares, Three and Over 5 - Caught With Invy and Lindsey Steyer of Trimble Amateur Halter Geldings, Three and Over 1 - Ima Security Risk and Ed Rhor of Massillon 5 - Passing With A Sigh and Sara Ann Bradley of New Concord
Amateur Showmanship 1 - Sunday Tee Time and Megan McCulloch of Grove City 2 - Counts Tinkertownbay and Kara Beth Mitchell of Zanesville Sunday Tee Time and Megan 3 - A Vested Asset McCulloch. and Julie O’Connor of Grafton 4 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley 5 - Somewhat Inhibited and Kaitlin Riker of Bowling Green 10 - A Southern Goodbar and Audra Kaser of Galena Amateur Select Showmanship 6 - Deal Me A Poker Chip and Valerie Heydinger of Bloomville 10 - Krymsun Hot Koko and Cathy Leuszler of London Amateur Western Pleasure 1 - Only Version and Kate Zachrich of Delaware 4 - Myveryspecialcareer and Christopher Wallace of Coshocton 6 - Krymsun N Gold and Erin DiGiacomo of Newark 7 - Interesting Venture and Sarah Longworth of Delaware 9 - Occasion For Certain and Kara Beth Mitchell of Zanesville Amateur Select Western Pleasure 1 - Hes Invited and Pamela Young of Fostoria Amateur Western Riding 1 - Clothing Optional and Kimberly Adams of Toledo 3 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley 4 - Equitable Asset and Terribeth Gordon of Toledo Amateur Western Horsemanship 2 - Interesting Venture and Sarah Longworth of Delaware 3 - A Vested Asset and Julie O’Connor of Grafton 7 - Ima Good Color and Adrian Boudinot of Centerburg 9 - Heavenleague and Sarah Garner of Oak Harbor 10 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley Amateur Select Western Horsemanship 4 - Deal Me A Poker Chip and Valerie Heydinger of
Bloomville 6 - Radical Rerun and Mindy Lamontagne of Galion Amateur Trail 1 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley 8 - Ima Good Color and Adrian Boudinot Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call. of Centerburg Amateur Select Trail 1 - Deal Me A Poker Chip and Valerie Heydinger of Bloomville 4 - Equitable Asset and Terribeth Gordon of Toledo Amateur Hunter Under Saddle 2 - Movin My Assets and Molly Rice of Galena 5 - Counts Tinkertownbay and Kara Beth Mitchell of Zanesville Amateur Select Hunter Under Saddle 3 - BMQ Southern Accent and Valerie Heydinger of Bloomville 8 - Daddy Knows Beau and Marianne Weber of Centerburg 9 - Krymsun Hot Koko and Cathy Leuszler of London Deal Me A Poker Chip and Valerie Heydinger.
Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation 2 - Ima Good Color and Adrian Boudinot of Centerburg 3 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley 4 - Sunday Tee Time and Megan McCulloch of Grove City 7 - Counts Tinkertownbay and Kara Beth Mitchell of Zanesville Amateur Select Hunt Seat Equitation 1 - BMQ Southern Accent and Valerie Heydinger of Bloomville 6 - Krymsun Hot Koko and Cathy Leuszler of London BMQ Southern Accent and Valerie Heydinger.
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Amateur Reining 2 - Big Show Stopper and Marla Atherton of Utica Amateur Pole Bending 1 - Rocky Dan Jet and Kristine Nagy of Doylestown Amateur Barrel Racing 3 - Lightning Starsnbars and Kristine Nagy of Doylestown 4 - Rocky Dan Jet and Kristine Nagy of Doylestown Amateur Performance Halter Mares 6 - Itsa Good Investment and Karen Carter of Plain City Amateur Performance Halter Geldings 3 - Ima Good Color and Adrian Boudinot of Centerburg 6 - Counts Tinkertownbay and Kara Beth Mitchell of Zanesville 8 - Sunday Tee Time and Megan McCulloch of Grove City 9 - Blue Moon Fizz and Shannon Call of Copley Novice Amateur Showmanship 4 - A Vested Asset and Julie O’Connor of Grafton Novice Amateur Western Pleasure 1 - Ty Dyed and Kinsley Mitchell of Zanesville 3 - Caught With Invy and Lindsey Steyer of Trimble Novice Amateur Western Riding 1 - Equitable Asset and Terribeth Gordon of Toledo Novice Amateur Western Horsemanship 1 - Caught With Invy and Lindsey Steyer of Trimble 2 - Only Version and Kate Zachrich of Delaware Equitable Asset and Terribeth 5 - A Vested Asset and Julie O’Connor of Grafton Gordon. 10 - Ima Good Color and Adrian Boudinot of Centerburg Novice Amateur Trail 1 - Deal Me A Poker Chip and Valerie Heydinger of Bloomville 4 - Equitable Asset and Terribeth Gordon of Toledo 22
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5 - Lucky Lopin Louie and Audra Kaser of Galena 9 - Itsa Good Investment and Karen Carter of Plain City Novice Amateur Hunter Under Saddle 1 - Movin My Assets and Molly Rice of Galena 2 - Heza Skyscraper and Pamula Lillie of Sunbury 3 - Just My Holiday and Rene Stover of Marysville 7 - Rockin B Scotch and Amanda Thompson of Sullivan Novice Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation 4 - Ima Good Color and Adrian Boudinot of Centerburg 8 - A Vested Asset and Julie O’Connor of Grafton 9 - Tee J Skipping Jack and Lisa Alley of Uniontown 10 - Somewhat Inhibited and Kaitlin Riker of Bowling Green Novice Amateur Reining 2 - Big Show Stopper and Marla Atherton of Utica Youth Halter Mares, Two and Under 1 - Isnt She Cool and Hannah Bradley of New Concord Youth Halter Mares, Three and Over 1 - Artfully Graceful and Kalee Lohr of Bucyrus 2 - Atruleekoolookinkc and Allie Atkinson of Ontario Youth Halter Geldings, Kalee Lohr and Artfully Graceful. Three and Over 3 - Good And Red and Mindy Barr of Circleville 4 - MWS Makemineadouble and Lindsay Brush of New Albany 7 - Passing With A Sigh and Hannah Bradley of New Concord 10 - Chips Radically Sheik and Lindsey Arns of Maumee Youth Showmanship, 13 and Under 1 - RR Future Version and Lauren Hull of Canfield 3 - Sterling Version and Olivia Tordoff of Powell 4 - Good And Red and Mindy Barr of Circleville RR Future Version and Lauren Hull.
7 - Pretty Copy and Hallie McClintock of Galena 10 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick Youth Showmanship, 14-18 4 - Atruleekoolookinkc and Allie Atkinson of Ontario 8 - Hes Platinum and Jessica LaVoie of Beavercreek 9 - Virtual Chocolate and Allison Dusha of Batavia Youth Western Riding 1 - Hes Platinum and Jessica LaVoie of Beavercreek Youth Western Pleasure, 13 and Under 1 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick 5 - Only Dreamin N Lopin and Bradyn Burke of Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta. Mt. Vernon 7 - Godiva By Image and Mark Watkins, Jr. of Canfield
Kalee Lohr of Bucyrus Youth Hunter Under Saddle, 14-18 8 - Toosleepytocertify and Mariah Sherer of Hudson Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, 13 and Under 1 - A Complete Repeat and Kaylyn Gimbel of Galion 3 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick 7 - Limited Version and Ashton Krutulis of Orient 8 - RR Future Version and Lauren Hull of Canfield Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, 14-18 2 - Dont Zip Around and Taylor Overmier of Liberty Center 7 - Virtual Chocolate and Allison Dusha of Batavia Youth Hunter Hack 4 - Poverty Blues and Veronica Woodson of Mason Youth Working Hunter 2 - Poverty Blues and Veronica Woodson of Mason Youth Equitation Over Fences 3 - Poverty Blues and Veronica Woodson of Mason
Youth Western Pleasure, 14-18 4 - Willa Be Invited and Rebecca Johnson of Columbus 8 - The Kat Tails and Darian Renner of Vincent Youth Reining 10 - Good Hot Gossip and McKenzie Severance of 1 - Einsteins Genius and Danielle Shively of Westerville Uhrichsville Youth Trail, 13 and Under 6 - Winning Good Reviews and Kalee Lohr of Bucyrus 8 - Daring Heart and Erica Snook of Caldwell Youth Trail, 14-18 6 - Sonny Par Black and Kyle Grose of Marysville 10 - Dont Zip Around and Taylor Overmier of Liberty Center Youth Hunter Under Saddle, 13 and Under 1 - A Complete Repeat and Kaylyn Gimbel of Galion 2 - Its Skyline Time and Tara Lawless of Salem 5 - Red Hot N Dangerous and Marley Vieta of Blacklick A Complete Repeat and Kaylyn 6 - Artfully Graceful and Gimbel.
Youth Pole Bending 3 - Poco Jacko Express and Trey Schwab of Hamilton Youth Barrel Racing 2 - Poco Jacko Express and Trey Schwab of Hamilton Youth Performance Halter Mares 1 - Huntin For Daisies and Olivia Tordoff of Powell 2 - Toosleepytocertify and Mariah Sherer of Hudson 3 - Godiva By Image and Mark Watkins, Jr. of Canfield 6 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick Youth Performance Halter Geldings 4 - The Kat Tails and Darian Renner of Vincent 6 - Valentine Version and Natalie Vargo of Plain City Novice Youth Showmanship, 13 and Under 2 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick 6 - Sterling Version and Olivia Tordoff of Powell 9 - Winning Good Reviews and Kalee Lohr of Bucyrus Ohio Quarter Horse News
Novice Youth Showmanship, 14-18 3 - Sonny Par Black and Kyle Grose of Marysville 4 - Atruleekoolookinkc and Allie Atkinson of Ontario 6 - Dont Zip Around and Taylor Overmier of Liberty Center Novice Youth Western Riding 8 - RR Future Version and Lauren Hull of Canfield Novice Youth Western Horsemanship, 13 and Under 2 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick 4 - A Complete Repeat and Kaylyn Gimbel of Galion 5 - Limited Version and Ashton Krutulis of Orient Novice Youth Western Horsemanship, 14-18 4 - Dont Zip Around and Taylor Overmier of Liberty Center 7 - Virtual Chocolate and Allison Dusha of Batavia 9 - Sonny Par Black and Kyle Grose of Marysville Novice Youth Western Pleasure, 13 and Under 1 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick 4 - Only Dreamin N Lopin and Bradyn Burke of Mt. Vernon 6 - A Tempting Vantage and Madisyn Foster of Ashville 8 - RR Future Version and Lauren Hull of Canfield 10 - Good Night Saturday and Madison King of Bellefontaine
Center Novice Youth Hunter Hack 7 - Poverty Blues and Veronica Woodson of Mason Novice Youth Working Hunter 4 - Poverty Blues and Veronica Woodson of Mason Novice Youth Equitation Over Fences 6 - Poverty Blues and Veronica Woodson of Mason Novice Youth Reining 1 - Einsteins Genius and Danielle Shively of Uhrichsville Novice Youth Pole Bending 4 - Poco Jacko Express and Trey Schwab of Hamilton Novice Youth Barrel Racing 3 - Poco Jacko Express and Trey Schwab of Hamilton Small Fry Showmanship 4 - Pressurized Gold Bar and Macey Gage of Fredericktown 7 - Bossy Commander and Alexia Tordoff of Powell 9 - RR Just Plain Pretty and Gabriel Sorrell of Utica Youth Western Walk/ Trot, 13 and Under 1 - RR Just Plain Pretty and Gabriel Sorrell of Utica 2 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick
Novice Youth Trail 9 - Dont Zip Around and Taylor Overmier of Liberty Center Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle, 13 and Under 1 - A Complete Repeat and Kaylyn Gimbel of Galion 2 - Its Skyline Time and Tara Lawless of Salem 6 - Artfully Graceful and Kalee Lohr of Bucyrus 9 - Pretty Copy and Hallie McClintock of Galena 10 - Tuff Version and Ashton Krutulis of Orient Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle, 14-18 7 - Virtual Chocolate and Allison Dusha of Batavia Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, 13 and Under 3 - RR Future Version and Lauren Hull of Canfield 5 - A Complete Repeat and Kaylyn Gimbel of Galion 10 - Pinely Impulsed and Marley Vieta of Blacklick Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, 14-18 2 - Virtual Chocolate and Allison Dusha of Batavia 9 - Dont Zip Around and Taylor Overmier of Liberty 24
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Youth Western Walk/ Trot, 14-18 10 - MWS Makemineadouble and Lindsay Brush of New Albany Gabriel Sorrell and RR Just Plain Pretty.
Amateur Western Walk/Trot 8 - Its Fun To Be Good and Karen Carter of Plain City 9 - Interesting Venture and Sarah Longworth of Delaware Amateur Select Western Walk/Trot 9 - Radical Rerun and Mindy Lamontagne of Galion
2012 OQHYA Officers & Directors Officers
Paul â€œTreyâ€? Schwab III
Director 4128 Oxford-Middletown Rd Trenton, OH 45067 513-680-2377 LilCowgirl795@aol.com
Director 5544 Fawnbrook Lane Dublin, OH 43017 Home: 614-374-4073 email@example.com
President 16255 State Route 207 Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 Home: 330-204-5826 TackRoomTalk@yahoo.com
Vice President 2443 Gibbs Rd. Goshen, OH 45122 Home: 513-646-5192 Lopin4Fun@yahoo.com
Secretary 2252 Seminary Rd. Heath, OH 43056 Home: 740-644-0484 LaurenND13@yahoo.com
Treasurer 85 Limetree Dr. Delaware, OH 43015 Home: 740-972-8544 BrittanyHarter28@gmail.com
Resporter 5544 Fawnbrook Lane Dublin, OH 43017 Home: 614-718-9144 CharleyThiel@yahoo.com
Director 15720 W. Smith Rd. Elmore, OH 43416 Home: 419-862-2137 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director 2121 Pinkerton Rd. Zanesville, OH 43701 Home: 740-453-3247 JulieB3879@yahoo.com
Director 1175 Harrison Pond Dr. New Albany, OH 43054 Home: 614-855-2103 SBrush@insight.rr.com
Director 2180 New London Rd. Hamilton, OH 45013 Home: 513-868-6900 Schwab2180@fuse.net
Director 7709 Allen Rd. Canal Winchester, OH 43110 Home: 614-915-7354 DWhite90@insight.rr.com
Director 24400 State Route 47 West Mansfield, OH 43358 Home: 937-869-2467 MilMax@earthlink.com
Director 9311 Degood Rd. Marysville, OH 43040 Home: 740-513-6976 JMelvin62@aim.com
Advisor: Kelli Diaz 2252 Seminary Rd. Heath, OH 43056 Cell: 740-404-7930 CongressQueenTeam@yahoo.com
Upcoming OQHYA Meetings
he next OQHYA Youth Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, September 17th, beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. As usual, due to the All American Quarter Horse Congress, there will be no meeting in October. In November, board meetings will resume as normal, on Monday, November 19th beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.
August No Meeting September Sept. 17th @ 7 pm November Sept. 19th @ 7 pm
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Youth Headlines OQHYA Sends 76 Youth to AQHYA World Show
entries from Ohio are booming for the 2012 AQHYA Youth World Show, held August 3-11 in Oklahoma City. The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association has sent in a record-breaking 198 entries for the show, which includes 76 youth and 98 horses.
For the first time, OQHYA will have team members competing in cattle classes: Tristen Rowland will compete in Working Cow Horse and Ranch Sorting, and Caitlyn Colvin will also compete in Ranch Sorting. The theme for this year’s show is “Find Your Inner Rockstar,” and OQHYA intends to take full advantage with guitars adorning their stall decorations and flash mob performance planned for their walk-in during the opening ceremonies. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association would like to wish each and every youth good luck at this year’s AQHYA World Show!
Two Ohio Youth Elected to National Office at YES
ach year youth from across the county gather at the Bank of America AQHYA Youth Excellence Seminar to participate in conferences, leadership exercises and politiking. The 2012 YES convention saw 161 AQHA youth members and 43 advisers converge on Amarillo, Texas from June 21-23. Activities for the weekend included an ice cream social; a great session with motivational speaker Aric Bostick of San Antonio, Texas; youth-led breakout sessions; a dance and a rousing round of the second annual “Ag Olympics” on Saturday afternoon. In addition to many organized events, youth also campaign for spots as officers on the American Quarter Horse Youth Association Board of Directors. This year, two youth from Ohio were elected: Bailey Mierzejewski of Mount Sterling as Secretary and Lauren Diaz of
Heath as Sentinel. Other AQHYA Officers include: Mark Mowbray of Maryland as President, From left, Bailey Mierzejewski and Lauren Diaz Jordan campaigning at the 2012 AQHYA YES Convention. Boyd of Florida as Vice President and Austin Halvorson of Oklahoma as Treasurer.
Join the OQHA Youth Judging Team! The OQHA Youth Judging Team participates in horse judging contests at some of the biggest shows in the country, including the AQHYA World Show and the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Contact: Jessica Daniels, OQHA Youth Judging Team Coach 740-361-9411 or email@example.com 26
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OQHYA Spotlight On: Madison Thiel
Submitted by: Charley Thiel, OQHYA Reporter Age: 15 Hometown: Dublin, Ohio Current Horse: KM Sudden Lil Zip AKA Jackie O. She is a three-year-old mare by RL Best of Sudden and I just got her. She is three years old, which is what I wanted. I am excited to teach her a lot of things and to grow up with her. Shows In: Western Pleasure (for now). We will do more classes, as she gets older. Years Riding: 10 years. Favorite Class: Western Pleasure, Trail and Showmanship. Favorite Show: The Congress. Being from Columbus, itâ€™s impossible to say anything but The Congress. Other Interests: Music, friends and softball. Greatest Accomplishment: Thatâ€™s hard. I would say that placing in trail at Congress two years in a row is one. I would also say that getting good grades, especially in my AP classes, is another one. I miss a lot of school because of my show schedule. It has been a challenge to do both, but I have managed it well so far. Favorite Movie: The Notebook and Eight Seconds.
Favorite Type of Music: Hip-Hop, Rap and Rock. Interesting Fact: I am allergic to chocolate. Every time I eat it I sneeze. Who is your hero and why? Allie Kasten was my hero in a lot of ways. She had a lot going for her. It was very hard on me when she passed away. I learned a lot through her death though. I know I will never drink and drive. She was such a giving person that maybe she knew she would teach a lot of people a lesson and save a lot of lives. I also look up to my parents for giving me so many opportunities. I have learned a lot through horses and one of them is that family is the most important thing in life. What is one area you feel OQHYA could improve in and why? Getting more people involved. It seems like it is the same 5-10 people that are the most involved. I think others would get more involved if they knew what all we offered. I would also like for us to do more fund raising for charities and for people that are less fortunate then we are. Ohio Quarter Horse News
2012 Show Schedule March 22 - 23, SOQHA Winter Circuit // 3-Judge Champions Center in Springfield Not Approved
May 28, NOQHA All-Novice Findlay Western Farm in Findlay Approved
July 13 - 15, Region 4 Championships Ohio Expo Center in Columbus Not Approved
March 24 - 25, SOQHA Winter Circuit // 3-Judge Champions Center in Springfield Approved
June 2, Fulton County Saddle Club Introductory Show Fulton Fairgrounds in Wauseon Approved
July 19 - 20, BWHA 2-Judge Findlay Western Farm in Findlay Not Approved
April 7 - 8, SOQHA 4-Judge Roberts Arena in Wilmington Approved
June 3, Fulton County Saddle Club Introductory Show Fulton Fairgrounds in Wauseon Approved
July 21 - 22, BWHA 2-Judge Findlay Western Farm in Findlay Approved
April 12 - 13, Rolling Acres Farm 3-Judge Champions Center in Springfield Not Approved
June 14 - 15, NOQHA 2-Judge Mahoning Fairgrounds in Canfield Not Approved
August 25 - 26, SOQHA Futurity 3-Judge Champions Center in Springfield Approved
April 14 - 15, Rolling Acres Farm Champions Center in Springfield Approved
June 16 - 17, NOQHA 4-Judge Mahoning Fairgrounds in Canfield Approved
September 8 - 9, EOQHA Futurity 4-Judge Ohio Expo Center in Columbus Approved
June 23 - 24, OMIQHA 2-Judge Findlay Western Farm in Findlay Approved
September 21, NOQHA Futurity Mahoning Fairgrounds in Canfield Approved - Longe Line Only
May 5 - 6, EOQHA 4-Judge Ohio Expo Center in Columbus Approved May 11, OAQHA Eden Park in Sunbury Not Approved May 12-13, The Buckeye Classic by OAQHA // 2-Judge Eden Park in Sunbury Approved May 26 - 27, NOQHA 2-Judge Findlay Western Farm in Findlay Approved
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July 5 - 6, Rolling Acres Farm 3-Judge Roberts Arena in Wilmington Not Approved July 7 - 8, Rolling Acres Farm 3-Judge Roberts Arena in Wilmington Not Approved
September 22 - 23, NOQHA Futurity // 2-Judge Mahoning Fairgrounds in Canfield Approved November 24 - 25, SOQHA Turkey Circuit // 3-Judge Champions Center in Springfield Not Approved
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Photo Contest Results T
his year’s winning photo was taken by Pam BucklewWilder of Springfield, Ohio. This adorable filly “Cassie” (JMK In Reality x Sierras Allure) was bred by BucklewWilder, who still owns her. Bucklew-Wilder takes home $100 for first place, and her photo will be used on the cover of an upcoming Ohio Quarter Horse News issue. Congratulations!
econd place goes to Marj Shockley of Wilmingtons, Ohio for her photo entitled “A Tender Moment.” At just 32 years old, “Cookie” (bred by Linda Pape) bonds with her mom, TMF One Sweet Trip, owned by Mark Shockley. Marj Shockley will receive $75 for her second place effort. Congratulations!
raci Naples of Wheeling, West Virginia takes third place with this photo of Roger Ferguson, owner and breeder of Cashs Black Coal and Alleys Special Chick. Naples receives $50 for her third place photo. Congratulations!
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The Ohio Quarter Horse Association thanks everyone who participated in this year’s photo contest! Judging was done by Tracy Bidwell, OQHA Marketing an Communications Coordinator and Ohio Quarter Horse News Editor. Judging was based on basic elements of photography, as well as how well each photograph fit the style and overall theme of the Ohio Quarter Horse News.
he first of our four honorable mentions goes to Larry Krieger of Sodus, Michigan for this shot of Casinospreciousangel (pending), born April 1st, 2012. For this honorable mention, Krieger will receive $10. Congratulations!
he next honorable mention goes to Jon Melvin of Marysville, Ohio. RL Eyes on Sudden, owned by Jordan Melegari is ready for the show pen. For this honorable mention, Krieger will receive $10. Congratulations!
obert D’Andrea takes home our third honorable mention for this photo of Megan D’Andrea and NHF Peppermint Shine, bred by Gary Northup. For this honorable mention, Robert D’Andrea will receive $10. Congratulations!
ur last honorable mention goes to Shannon Miller for this shot of Julie O’Brien’s Lenox and Dante. For this honorable mention, Miller will receive $10. Congratulations! Ohio Quarter Horse News
2012 OAQHA Officers & Directors Officers Patrick Murty
Director (2/15) 260 Spry Rd. Zanesville, OH 43701 740-607-3493 SGuins2@hotmail.com
Director (2/15) 215 Thurman Ave. Columbus, OH 43206
President (2/13), Executive Board 6685 S. Raneline Rd. West Milton, OH 45383 937-604-8408 Patrick.Murty@Company7BBQ.com
First Vice President (2/13), Executive Board 16535 Kitpatrick Rd. Utica, OH 43080 740-627-0885 firstname.lastname@example.org Second Vice President (2/13), Executive Board 9755 State Route 752 Ashville, OH 43103 800-467-3152 Justin@billingsquarterhorses.com
Treasurer (2/13) Executive Board 1260 Riley Road Newark, OH 43055 740-975-1209 email@example.com
Secretary (2/13) 1299 Steamboat Springs Ct. Blacklick, OH 43004 614-205-1395 CMartz.firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporter (2/13) 800 Blackstone St Washington C.H., OH 43160 614-419-6210 JSigman89@yahoo.com
Past President 1180 Debolt Rd. Utica, OH 43080 740-607-7755 LSalome37@hotmail.com
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Director (2/14) 7756 Ridge Rd. Wadsworth, OH 44281 Cell: 216-346-0142 email@example.com
Director (2/15) 1663 Olympus Dr. Kent, OH 44240 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director (2/14) 10514 Winchester Road Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Director (2/13) 10555 Swamp Rd. Hebron, OH 43025 740-929-4606 Cell: 614-805-2460 JCMartin@avolve.net
Director (2/15) 10514 Winchester Road Canal Winchester, OH 43110 614-323-3384 Kristin@certifiedimages.com
Director (2/15) 7025 SR 383 NE Somerset, OH 43783 740-405-4236 meganemasterson@gmail. com
Director (2/13) 3130 Nob Hill Rd Zanesville, OH 43701 740-872-3011 KB_Mitchell@hotmail.com
Director (2/13) 1469 E. Chestnut St. Lancaster, OH 43130
Director (2/14) 223 Elwood Ave. Marysville, OH 43040 419-651-8119 email@example.com
Director (2/15) 523 Kingbury Rd. Delaware, OH 43015 419-438-2219 Kate@cuttingedgesupplyco.com
OAQHA Meeting Schedule
he next OAQHA Amateur Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, August 20th, beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. The September board of directorâ€™s meeting will be held Monday, September 17th, beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. As usual, due to the All American Quarter Horse Congress, there will be no meeting in October. In November, board meetings will resume as normal, on Monday, November 19th beginning at 7 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.
August August 20 @ 7 pm September September 17 @ 7 pm November November 19 @ 7 pm
Buckeye Classic OAQHA Show a Success
Submitted by: Jennifer Sigman, OAQHA Reporter
he Buckeye Classic was held May 11th through the 13th at the Eden Park Equestrian Center in Sunbury, Ohio. The show was approved by AQHA, OQHA, NOQHA and EOQHA and was managed by Rock Star Horse Shows. The judges included Mark DeFreece and John and Betsy Tuckey. Big show winners for the stakes classes are as followed: Marissa Dalton won $1000 Horsemanship Stakes with her horse RL Best of Faith, trainer: Dan and Darlene Trein
Riley Herman won $1000 Showmanship Stakes with his horse Just Good Enough, trainer: Missy Thyfault Lacy Watson won $1000 Trail Stakes with her horse HF Tahnee Too, trainer: Shane and Jamie Watson Melanie Lowers won $1000 HUS Stakes with her horse Art of Course, trainer: Missy Thyfault Erica Miller won Super Horse Winner and received the crystal trophy from Tiffanyâ€™s with her horse Pines Royalty, trainer: Judd and Jennifer Paul.
2012 Service Trainer Auction Purchase 1 month for $550 with participating trainers Visit OQHA.com for a full list of trainers!
For more information contact: Abby Pound (740) 975-1209 firstname.lastname@example.org Ohio Quarter Horse News
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Ohio Futurity Bonus
Incentive Fund $35,000 BONUS MONEY ADDED
Halter Open Weanling Colts - All Ages - $500 Non-Pro Weanling Colts - All Ages* - $125, $100, $50 Open Weanling Fillies - All Ages - $500 Non-Pro Weanling Fillies - All Ages* - $125, $100, $50 Open Yearling Stallions/Geldings - All Ages - $500 Non-Pro Yearling Stallions/Geldings - All Ages* - $125, $100, $50 Open Yearling Mares - All Ages - $500 Non-Pro Yearling Mares - All Ages* - $125, $100, $50 Longe Line Open English Longe Line - $500 Open Western Longe Line - $750 Non-Pro Longe Line - $750
Hunter Under Saddle Open Two and Three Year Old Hunter Under Saddle - $1,000 Non-Pro Two and Three Year Old Hunter Under Saddle - $1,000 Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Maturity - $500 Western Pleasure Open Two Year Old Western Pleasure - $1,000 Non-Pro Two Year Old Western Pleasure - $500 Open Three Year Old Western Pleasure - $1,000 Non-Pro Three Year Old Western Pleasure - $1,000 Non-Pro Western Pleasure Maturity - $500 *Non-Pro Halter classes will run concurrently with the corresponding open class and will pay an additional purse to the top three non-pro exhibitors.
1. There is no separate entry fee to enter OFBIF classes date, all entries are subject to late fees, per each regional and horses are eligible with no restrictions. association rules. 2. Members must submit a nomination form, along 6. All bonus money is in addition to regional with a copy of horsesâ€™s registration papers to the OQHA associationâ€™s purse. office by August 15th to be eligible for bonus incentive fund monies. Please note that entries WILL NOT be 7. Longe Line classes will be run according to NSBA accepted at any of the regional futurities. rules. All other classes will be judged in accordance with AQHA rules. 3. Participants in the OFBIF must enter the EOQHA, NOQHA, and/or SOQHA open futurity classes to 8. All OFBIF classes will be according to NSBA participate. Participants are not required to participate percentages. in all three futurities, but can earn bonus money at one, two, or three shows. 9. All OFBIF classes will pay back in each class as follows: 6 pay backs if 10 or less show, 8 pay backs if 11 4. A current membership in OQHA is required for both to 20 show, 10 pay backs if 21 to 30 show, 12 pay backs owner and exhibitor prior to the show. if 31 to 40 show and 14 pay backs if 41 and up show. 5. In addition to nomination, all membership, entry For a complete list of guidelines, visit www.oqha.com. forms, papers and payment must be submitted to each regional association, per their guidelines to be eligible for bonus money. If these are not submitted by the due 34 Ohio Quarter Horse News
Ohio Futurity Bonus Incentive Fund 2012 NOMINATION FORM Please check the classes below that you plan to show: Halter ___ Open Weanling Colts - $500 ___ Non-Pro Weanling Colts* - $125, $100, $50 ___ Open Weanling Fillies - $500 ___ Non-Pro Weanling Fillies * - $125, $100, $50 ___ Open Yearling Stallions/Geldings - $500 ___ Non-Pro Yearling Stallions/Geldings* - $125, $100, $50 ___ Open Yearling Mare - $500 ___ Non-Pro Yearling Mares* - $125, $100, $50
Longe Line ___ Open English Longe Line - $500 ___ Open Western Longe Line - $750 ___ Non-Pro Longe Line - $750 Hunter Under Saddle ___ Open Two and Three Year Old Hunter Under Saddle - $1,000 ___ Non-Pro Two and Three Year Old Hunter Under Saddle - $1,000 ___ Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Maturity - $500
*Non-Pro Halter classes will run concurrently with the corresponding open class and will pay an additional purse Western Pleasure to the top three non-pro exhibitors. ___ Open Two Year Old Western Pleasure - $1,000 ___ Non-Pro Two Year Old Western Pleasure - $500 • Owners AND Exhibitors must be current OQHA ___ Open Three Year Old Western Pleasure - $1,000 members. ___ Non-Pro Three Year Old Western Pleasure - $1,000 • No Nomination Fee ___ Non-Pro Western Pleasure Maturity - $500
OWNER: ________________________________________________________ SSN: ____________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: _________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________________ PHONE: ____________________________ REGISTERED NAME: _______________________________________________ REG #: ________________ SEX: ______________ SIRE: ______________________________ DAM: ____________________________ EXHIBITOR: ______________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: _________________ In addition all membership, entry forms, papers, and payment must be submitted to each regional association per their guidelines to be eligible for added money.
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Ohio Quarter Horse Assocation Attn: Barb Benedum PO Box 209 Richwood, OH 43344-0209 Fax: 740-943-3752 • E-mail: BBenedum@oqha.com
NOMINATIONS DUE AUGUST 15, 2012 Ohio Quarter Horse News
Amateur Update Amateurs Lend a Helping Hand
Submitted by: Justin Billings, OAQHA Second Vice President
ithout a scheduled meeting in July, the Amateurs decided to take advantage of the opportunity and get together for dinner at the new Buckeye Hall of Fame in Grandview. There was much to discuss about some exciting ideas to grow our annual horse show, The Buckeye Classic. This year’s show saw large increases over the last Amateur show, selling 400 stalls. The Amateurs also discussed their outreach efforts and for the month of July, collecting donations for the Franklin County Animal Shelter. (as seen in the photo) Their service project for August will benefit the Buckeye Ranch and all they do to help children dealing with mental health, behavioral and substance abuse issues. The Amateurs are collecting gently used horse items to donate for use at the ranch. The Amateurs will be busy making a difference in the month of September as well with two charity projects in the works. We will be participating in the New Vocations’ exciting Little Brown Jug event on the 19th at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The event generates much needed funds for the care and retraining of retired racehorses, many of which arrive at New Vocations injured and thin. The program has benefited some 4,000 horses since being founded in 1992. The second event planned for the month will take place at Flying Horse Farms, known for providing
OAQHA met at the Buckeye Hall of Fame in Gradview for a meeting in July.
magical, transforming experiences for children with serious illnesses. The Amateurs will be taking part in the Camp Creators project designed to prepare the farm for the families and their seriously ill children. December marks the Amateur’s annual Christmas party and plans are being made to team back up with Toys for Tots again this year. We will be working with the Marines to ensure that the spirit of Christmas lives on for the under privileged children of central Ohio. Like the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association page on Facebook and check out our webpage at www. thebuckeyeclassic.com. We cordially invite you to join one of the most active, caring Amateur associations in the country!
Ohio Futurity Bonus Incentive Fund $35,000 BONUS MONEY ADDED Halter, Longe Line, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure!
Earn money at each Ohio futurity you show at! See pages 30-31 for guidelines, details and a nomination form.
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Club Updates Ohio Quarter Horse Racing Association Submitted by: Tamie Grandstaff, OQHRA Secretary
ew for 2012! The AQHA Q-Racing Aces will present an educational lecture and demonstration on Quarter Horse racing that will include handicapping, racing handouts, paddock previews, tip sheets, giveaway items, betting vouchers and one-on-one handicapping help. The Lecture/Demonstration will be presented on the Congress grounds October 27th at 11:30 am, and continue at Beulah Park where the Aces will give you tips and inside handicapping information for the All American Quarter Horse Race Finals. Transportation will be available to and from the Ohio Expo Center and Beulah Park on the day of the finals, Saturday, October 29th. Visit the OQHRA booth on Friday, October 26th, before finals day and sign up for transportation. ATTENTION OHIO YOUTH! OQHRA extends an open invitation to all Ohio youth to participate in The Ohio Quarter Horse Racing Youth Experience to be held Saturday October 27th during The All American Quarter Horse Congress Race finals. Youth are treated to a day at the races and have the opportunity to visit the barn areas, meet trainers and jockeys, observe preparation for the races, and experience the behind the scenes aspect of owning
and racing an American Quarter Horse. For more information, contact Tammy Cain at (740) 524-0205 or email@example.com. Youth need not be a Quarter Horse member to apply. Congratulations to our 2012 OQHRA Queen, Adrianna Childress of Coshocton, Ohio. We look forward to having Adrianna represent us at various racing functions during her reign. Be sure to stop in the Congress Raffle booth and give her a big welcome! Nominations to enter the All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity and Derby are underway with final payments due September 1st. Nominations to enter the Congress Maturity Bonus Challenge Stake are due to Beulah Park by Wednesday, October 17th. Plans for the Congress 2012 OQHRA raffle have been finalized. The raffle will include a 2011 bay gelding; Box C Wimpy Dude by Vernons Flash Bar X Box C Wimpy Wynona and a round pen will the second raffle prize. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Contact any OQHRA member for tickets. Please check out the OQHRA Website, www.ohioquarterhorseracing.com You can pull the latest updates and forms from the site. Be sure to Like us on Face Book and share with your friends!
OMI Quarter Horse Association Submitted by: Olga Kipp, OMIQHA Secretary
MIQHA would like to thank all of our sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, judges, ring stewards, members and everyone else involved for helping make our show a huge success. The class sizes were great and
the show seemed to move along smoothly. Everyone seemed to have a good time and the kids all seemed to enjoy the fun time together. We look forward to next year; and if anyone has any suggestions, to help us better the show, be sure to contact any officer.
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Club Updates Ohio State Buckskin Association Submitted by: Brianne Mathews, OSBA Reporter
espite the extreme heat, the annual Red, White, and Buckskin Circuit was a success! OSBA thanks the following sponsors: Scott and Tracy Flick, Mike and Deb Mathews, S & G Stables - Home of Dynamic Breeze (Ben and Tamie Grandstaff), Mike and Ava Tillinghast, Rockin’ D Tack (Denny and Jean DeLong), Suzanne Fischer Photography, All Around Equine (Ann Montgomery), George and Marilyn Anders, Western Accents (Todd and Jan Gates), Clair and Dorothy Flick, and Jack Bohannon! And of course, thank you to the Miami Valley Horse Show Association for partnering with us again to help make a great show! Thanks to all who came for the hog roast (thank you to grand master chef Tim Coudret) and potluck, dog races, boot race, and showing of the movie “Secretariat” - great memories with great friends. Congrats to the following high point winners: IBHA Youth Walk-Trot High Point: Lauren Montgomery and Tardees Cali Leaguer IBHA Youth Walk-Trot Reserve: Kendra Courtock and Whodunit at the Bar IBHA Youth High Point: Kaleigh Courtock and Whodunit at the Bar IBHA Youth Reserve: Lauren Bishop and Dun N Style IBHA Amateur High Point: Patty McKinley and Handy Little Bug IBHA Amateur Reserve: Ken Flick and Emeralds Ann Wilson IBHA Open High Point: Ken Flick and Emeralds Ann Wilson
IBHA Open Reserve: Ann Montgomery and Tardees Cali Leaguer MVHSA Small Fry High Point: Delaney Martin MVHSA Small Fry Reserve: Kori Moore MVHSA Youth 10-13 High Point: Kelsey Riley MVHSA Youth 10-13 Reserve: Allison Gentry and Maleah Nigg MVHSA Youth 14-18: Samantha Mehl MVHSA Youth 14-18 Reserve: Anneleise Ritzi Next up - OSBA Futurity and Open Show on September 8th and 9th at Circle G Arena - IBHA, MVHSA, and PAC Approved. Featuring $100 classes and $50 added classes, and all-breed classes with 50 percent payback! IBHA horses five and under and weanlings (of any color) with at least one IBHA parent are eligible to enter in OSBA Futurity classes. IBHAeligible horses can also be registered on-site! Entry forms are available online at www.ohiobuckskins.org and are due on August 31st. Entries for futurity classes are $60/class; they place to 10th place and awards include money, embroidered awards, and various products from our generous sponsors! Thank you to those already committed as futurity sponsors - S & G Stables, Scott and Tracy Flick, Mike and Deb Mathews, Tillinghast Farms, Merial Animal Health, Platinum Performance, Rockin’ D Tack, Mrs. Pastures Cookies For Horses, HorseTech, Leather Therapy, and Western Accents! If you would like to be a futurity sponsor, there is still time! Contact Brianne Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Congratulations to all owners/exhibitors that won gas cards at the hog roast!
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Club Updates Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Submitted by: Bill Kelly, NOQHA News Reporter
he Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association has had a great year so far. The NOQHA Extravaganza in Findlay over Memorial Day weekend kicked off the year with sold out stalls and fantastic weather. The ice cream social was another hit with the exhibitors and a great time was had with the addition of egg and spoon class sponsored by the NOQHYA – congratulations to Valerie Fites Sturgeon on winning this class. Photos can be seen on the website at www.noqha.com and facebook (NOQHA). There was no time to breath with the final preparations for the Summer Six Pack. The Summer Six Pack was a huge success with sold out stalls and entries like this had not been seen since the early 90’s - 1,816 entries for the double judged show and 3,792 entries for the quad judged show. Complimentary water was provided Trainer showmanship at the NOQHA throughout the show Summer Six Pack provided a ton of laughs! to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Fun, food and entertainment was enjoyed by all starting with a welcoming pizza party Wednesday night for our exhibitors. Friday evening provided a ton of laughs again this year with the NOQHYA sponsored Trainer Showmanship class, thank you to everyone who supported and participated in this event – our youth our truly appreciative of your support. Congratulations to this years champion Darlene Trien showing Dan’s Bad Investment (Lucy Igoe), priceless pictures can be seen on our facebook page. A hog roast was held on Saturday evening with pork, chicken, sausage and all the fixings. We look forward to seeing new and old faces at next year’s show!
NOQHYA Congress raffle tickets can be purchased from any youth member or contact the youth advisors Liz Bernard or Lilly Ehrman. The drawing will be held at the September (21st thru the 23rd) show in Canfield – winner does not have to be present. Congress youth team results will be announced after the final qualifying show in Findlay July 19th thru the 22nd, good luck to everyone making a run for the team. The NOQHA Futurity entries were due by July 1st, late entries are accepted up to the day of the show with a $50penalty per class. Entry forms and a list of eligible stallions are available at www.noqha.com. The futurity is held September 21st thru September 23rd in conjunction with the split/combined double judged show. Don’t forget about the Ohio Breeders Incentive Fund – there is no charge to enroll in this program! In order to be eligible, owners AND exhibitors must both be current members of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. A nomination form and a copy of the horse’s registration papers must be submitted to the OQHA office no later than August 15th. Owners do not need to be classified as breeders by AQHA and horses do not need to be bred or born in Ohio to qualify. Forms can be downloaded at www.oqha.com. Also, for the stallion owners who would like there foals eligible for the closed futurity classes, it is not too late! Please contact Bill Kelly at 330-814-3080 or email@example.com for details. We invite you to attend our meetings which are held the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. The meetings are held at the Holiday Inn - Akron West, 4073 Medina Road - Akron, Ohio 44333. The Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors this year, your support is invaluable. Good luck to all of the youth who will be heading to the Youth World Show! We look forward to seeing everyone in September at the futurity show!
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Minutes Ohio Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors Meeting - April 16, 2012 Submitted by: Barb Benedum, Accountant
irectors present: Lisa Alley, Rod Atherton, Clark Bradley, Hank Clason, Chris Darnell, Kelli Diaz, Ed Dingledine, Wayne Erwin, Candi Fites, Randy Jacobs, Jeff James, Roger Landis, Binnie Ann Masters, Brent Maxwell, Dr. Dave McDonald, Charlie Menker, Dr. Scott Myers, Cindy Morehead, Judd Paul, Don Recchiuti, Alan Potts, Skip Salome, Todd Salome, Chuck Smith, Denny Thorsell, Brent Tincher, Dan Trein, Mike Vargo, Shane Watson and Randy Wilson.
Alan Potts made a motion to begin accepting American Express. Second by Todd Salome. Motion carried.
Tri-Chairmen Report – • Chris Darnell reported after negotiations, the judges will be staying at the Embassy Suites at Port Columbus. • Chris also reported that the Tri-Chairmen discussed AQHA leases and permits for the 2012 Congress. It was determined that we would accept Excused Directors: Vic Clark, Bill Flarida, Elizabeth leases but not permits. Gorski, Bob Hexter, Fritz Leeman and John Pickersgill. • Denny Thorsell discussed the procedures for selecting paddock judges and stewards. He stated that President Scott Myers called the meeting to order at the personnel selected have experience in the various 7:10 pm. World Shows. Denny also stated that the Tri-Chairmen selected Orin Barnes as the night arena supervisor Introduction of Guests – again for this Congress. • Ted Handel, George Seanor, Kristine Nagy, Matt • Skip Salome stated that the Tri-Chairmen will be Claypool and Kyle Flatter were introduced as guests. meeting with Cowboy Mounted Shooting organization within the next week. Minutes – • Scott Myers reported on Don Bell’s progress on the • Alan Potts made a motion to approve the March redesign of the Congress trophy. Don is meeting with 2011 Minutes. Second by Lisa Alley. Motion carried. other foundries to explore our options for the final production of the trophies. Treasurer’s Report – • Scott Myers stated that the Tri-Chairmen had a • Barb Benedum reported on the March 2012 detailed meeting with Chuck Smith to finalize the financial statements. Barb reviewed the balance sheet, cutting events for the Congress. The Tri-Chairmen stating that the total cash available is just over $366,000 support using the new Turn Back wireless scoring which includes the life membership account. Accounts system. Chuck also requested that we improve our receivable is $539,539.69, which is mostly commercial panels over the next three years. The proposal would be exhibitor contracts. The profit and loss statement is for Chuck to purchase the panels and our rent would comparable to the previous year. We have collected increase by $5,000 over the next three years. more in commercial exhibitor fees year to date, however that is strictly a timing issue. Dave McDonald made a motion to accept the TriChairmen’s report. Second by Todd Salome. Motion Chris Darnell made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s carried. report. second by Hank Clason. Motion carried. • Barb presented a proposal to begin accepting Grievance Committee – American Express, along with the other current credit • Hank Clason reported that a grievance was cards. filed over the discrepancy on the website versus the rulebook over when memberships were due for the 40
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Minutes year-end points. Matt Claypool had clients that he Trail Ride is done and distributed. advised their memberships were not due until April 1st as stated on the website. Therefore the points from the Trail – Winter Circuit did not count. • Dan Trein reported that contracts for Congress Trail have been sent. The board discussed the issued and Hank made a motion to retroactively count the points from the Reining & Roping – Springfield show. Second by Judd Paul. Motion carried. • Clark Bradley reported that the cattle contract has been renewed for a one-year basis. Horse Show Advisory – • Dan Trein discussed approving the Fulton County Youth Committee – Introductory Saddle Club show for year-end points. • There were 56 youth at the meeting. Bailey Mierzejewski stated that there will be a flash mob Denny Thorsell made a motion to approve the show. during the walk in at the World Show. Second by Ed Dingledine. Motion passed. • The youth also decided to make a $500 donation to the Priest family after the tragic fire destroyed their Racing – home. • Ben Grandstaff reported that the first payment for the Congress races is due May 1st. He also stated that Amateur – they have submitted three grant proposals through • Kristen Martin reported that the Amateur show has AQHA. Two of the grants have been approved and one is moving along. There are already 450 stalls sold. is still pending. NOQHA – Membership – • Chris Darnell reported that the NOQHA • Binnie Ann Masters reported the current Scholarship deadline is May 1, 2012. membership numbers: 1465 total members versus 1455 • Chris also reported that the first show is scheduled total members in 2011. The total is as follows: Amateur on Memorial Day weekend at Findlay. – 263, Regular – 224, Youth – 195 and Life – 783. SOQHA – Policies & Procedures – • Judd Paul reported that the Winter Circuit had • Lisa Alley stated that the committee has forms for between 4,200 – 4,300 entries. each committee chairmen to outline their committee’s function. The forms will be distributed and Lisa asked Ohio Cutting – that the chairs return the forms to her at the next • Chuck Smith reported that entries are up 12 meeting. percent so far this year. The next show is scheduled for May 5, 2012. Rules – • Lisa Alley reported that the committee has met and Old Business – have discussed the following possible changes to begin • Brent Maxwell made the motion to finalize the overhauling the rule book: 1) Change fiscal year to schedule as reported on the website. Second by Dan coincide with the officer’s term, 2) Change the timeline Trein. Motion carried. of the election to coincide with the fiscal year or 3) The title for the Executive Vice President. New Business – • Dan Trein made a motion to add a Speed & Trail Ride – Contest Committee and name Kristine Nagy as the • Todd Salome reported that the advertising for the chair. Second by Shane Watson. Motion carried. Ohio Quarter Horse News
Minutes • Chris Darnell discussed having the annual picnic on June 18th, 2012. Rhonda Harter is to check availability with Ohio Expo Center. Ed Dingledine made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session. Second by Charlie Menker. Motion carried.
Ohio Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors Meeting - May 21, 2012 Submitted by: Barb Benedum, Accountant
irectors present: Lisa Alley, Rod Atherton, Hank Clason, Chris Darnell, Kelli Diaz, Ed Dingledine, Wayne Erwin, Candi Fites, Bill Flarida, Elizabeth Gorski, Bob Hexter, Randy Jacobs, Jeff James, Roger Landis, Fritz Leeman, Binnie Ann Masters, Brent Maxwell, Dr. Dave McDonald, Charlie Menker, Dr. Scott Myers, Judd Paul, Don Recchiuti, John Pickersgill Alan Potts, Skip Salome, Todd Salome, Chuck Smith, Denny Thorsell, Dan Trein, Mike Vargo, and Shane Watson.
net profit for the year of $825,691.35, which is in line compared to the previous year. • Barb also discussed the additional report that was sent to the directors outlining our annual budget. This report still needs some fine tuning, but will hopefully be a good financial tool for the future. Skip Salome made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Second by Alan Potts. Motion carried.
Tri-Chairmen Report – Excused Directors: Clark Bradley, Vic Clark, Cindy • Scott Myers reported the Tri-Chairmen have met Morehead, Brent Tincher and Randy Wilson. with Top Shelf, a new videographer for the Congress. The Tri-Chairmen are still negotiating the contract, President Scott Myers called the meeting to order at but this videographer will offer a lot of new features 7:10 p.m. in addition to the live stream. Some of the ideas were to offer an affordable DVD for purchase at the Introduction of Guests – Congress and a Congress video archive with purchased • Ted Handel, Mike Harter, Mark Watkins, Kristine membership. There will be no out of pocket expense Nagy and Tammy Lichleitner were introduced as for OQHA, with a possibility to make money in guests. conjunction with Top Shelf. There was discussion on the quality of the live stream. Scott explained that most Minutes – of the problems come from the lines running through • Judd Paul made a motion to accept the April 2012 out the fairgrounds and not something we could minutes as written. Binnie Ann Masters requested that necessarily control. the new Speed and Contest Committee be considered • Scott also discussed creating an advertising paper only a Congress Steering Committee. Alan Potts that could distributed to surrounding areas. This would seconded the motion with the correction. Motion be a publication that would have articles, specifically passed. about sponsors, vendors or commercial exhibitors. The Tri-Chairmen are investigating the possibility Treasurer’s Report – of working with other publications to distribute this • Barb Benedum reported on the April 2012 financial paper. statements. The profit and loss statement is showing a • Chris Darnell reported that the 2012 theme will be 42
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Minutes “Still the One.” • Chris also reported that an e-mail list has been created from all the e-mails collected at last year’s Congress Corporate Sponsor Raffle. • Chris discussed that the Tri-Chairmen have been working on updating our marketing efforts, including using social media and collecting e-mails. The TriChairmen met with Experience Columbus to discuss ideas to improve our exposure with the hotels. • Lastly, Chris reported that the Tri-Chairmen approved the purchase of a fourth and fifth tack stall at $375.00 to discourage scratches. • Skip Salome discussed a request for hot water in the wash racks. That is being investigated. • Skip also reported that the Super Sale will now be on a Sunday rather than Saturday. • Denny Thorsell reported that the belt buckles have been approved with the exception of NYATT. The TriChairmen are asking for other suggestions for NYATT awards. • Denny also reported that there have been meetings with PBR with the idea of bringing the event back to the Congress. That is still being investigated and the Tri -Chairmen will report back on the findings. • Scott presented a power point presentation on the various revenue sources and expense categories for all sections of OQHA, including Congress. Brent Maxwell made a motion to accept the TriChairmen report. Second by Bob Hexter. Motion carried. Membership – • John Pickersgill reported the following membership totals: Amateur – 274, Regular – 232, Youth – 214 and Life – 785. Policy & Procedure – • Lisa Alley reported that they are continuing to collect operation manuals from the various committees. Commercial Exhibitors – • Chris Darnell reported that the Tri-Chairmen are continuing to review proposals from new vendors.
Speed & Contest – • Kristine Nagy reported after conversations with exhibitors, the primary concerns are the dirt for the events and feeling “welcomed” at the Congress. Rules – • Lisa Alley discussed changing the election process and timeline. This will enable us to follow the rulebook and begin a fiscal year with the new officers and committee members. Scott asked that Lisa e-mail the new timelines to the board members for their review before a vote is taken. Amateurs – • Patrick Murty discussed the OAHQA show held at Eden Park. The show was very well attended. The Amateurs recognized that there were some problems with RockStar Show Management and they will be working those issues out for the future. Youth – Bailey Mierzejewski reported on the meeting held earlier: • $2,310 was collected for Harley raffle tickets. • The t-shirt design and stall fronts have been determined for the upcoming AQHA Youth World Show. • OQHYA members presented awards at the All American Youth Show. • The Youth will be serving dinner at the Rolling Acres Show and donating a basket for the auction at the Dare to Wear Pink show. • Charlie Thiel was chosen as one of five non-riding team members to represent the United States at the 2012 Youth World Cup in Germany. NOQHA – • Chris Darnell announced that the show scheduled on Memorial Day weekend at Findlay is filling up quickly. Ohio Cutting – • Chuck Smith reported that the last show was up exactly 100 entries.
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Minutes Old Business – • Tammy Lichleitner discussed the Fallen Horseman Show and how monies are spent and purses are divided. The finance committee will discuss whether to make a donation to the show. • Scott Myers reported that the art work is done for the trophy and the Tri-Chairmen are now shopping foundries.
• Jeff James announced that the trail equipment that we store at the fairgrounds needs painting and asked for volunteers. Ed Dingledine made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session. Second by Jeff James. Meeting adjourned at 8:54 pm.
New Business – • Denny Thorsell reported that the wife of Congress judge, John Boxell will have a horse in the Super Sale.
To all who made this year’s Region Four Championship Show a huge success!
We hope to see you in 2013! 44
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1. Desensitize Your Horse
10. Always Wear a Helmet
2. Introduce Your Horse to Traffic
11. Be Seen
3. Basic Horsemanship
12. Check Your Tack
4. Practice Riding Along
13. Keep up on Fitness
Expose your horse to scary situations you may encounter on the trail in a safe environment, before hitting the trails. Gradually introduce your horse to traffic where you can control the situation. Before going on a trail ride, you and your horse should have mastery of basic skills in the arena: steering, whoa, go and control at all four gaits. If your horse isn’t used to riding alone, build up his confidence by going out for short jaunts frequently, working up to longer rides as his confidence grows.
5. Maintain a Safe Distance
Don’t tailgate! Maintain one horse length between horses.
6. Stay Together
Horses feel safest in a herd, and some may panic if they feel deserted. It’s best to keep all riders in your group together.
7. Keep Focused
You never know what a horse is thinking or what might be ahead on the trail, so be smart and always wear a helmet! If you ride out at night, reflective tack and clothing is a must. Wear dayglo orange in hunting territory. Keep your tack in good repair and double it check it before you leave. You don’t want a cinch or bridle to break out on the trail. Just because you aren’t galloping the entire way, doesn’t mean you and your horse don’t need a certain level of fitness to ride on the trails. Make sure to condition at home so you are ready for anything!
14. Tell Someone
When you set out, always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back.
15. Keep your Cellphone Handy
Carry a cell phone on your body, rather than in a saddlebag, in the event that you and your horse part company. Attach an ID tag somewhere on your horse’s gear as well.
If your horse tries to hurry home, refocus his attention by asking him to ride in serpentines along the trail, or flex to give his shoulder.
16. Be Prepared
8. Go Slow
17. Be Ready to Face the Elements
Approach slippery, slick or rocky trail conditions slowly. Keep yourself centered in the saddle, so you don’t throw your horse off balance.
9. Clean Up
Don’t forget to clean up after yourself: If you parked your rig at a trailhead, don’t leave piles of manure and other mess behind.
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Pack a basic first-aid kit for horses and humans. Insect populations can increase on the trails. Protect yourself and your horse from pests, including gnats and ticks. Carry sunscreen and a water-proof jacket, just in case.
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