OFQHA (Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association) Club Updates
By Deb Earnest
OFQHA’s 20 Year Celebration Coming in September 2017!!
What a milestone ….. 20 year anniversary!!!
We are a club that was started to help all level of riders be successful. The OFQHA club rules are very close to AQHA rules. One major difference is we allow riders to ride two handed on older horses as long as they use a snaffle bit. Our goal is to give our riders a place to teach their horses how to be successful at working cows, running patterns, and working rail classes. Many of our riders do show one-handed but for those that need that extra contact, to help build confidence in their horse, our club supports those riders as well.
We have a great setup to enjoy a full weekend of ‘horsing around’. Full electric hookups, stalls, shower house, and an onsite food truck make getting away comfortable and lets you focus on riding. We usually have a club meeting (typically on Friday nights) so start your weekend early and get to know the club officers and club members. We have many members that come on Friday nights so they can setup and take advantage of practicing in the grounds huge arena; we also have a smaller indoor arena.
Our website provides a ton of information on the club. Our patterns, rule book, points so far this year, and officer/director contacts are available. If you have always wanted to show but did not know where to start this is a great club for both beginners and the seasoned show person. The diversity of our classes will keep the seasoned horse from getting bored and will challenge the beginner to understand what is needed to have an engaged, athletic, and safe horse.
All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day. ~Author Unknown
Congratulations to Deb Earnest on PopRox
on winning the Green Ranch Rider Buckle for the 2017 Season!!!
Green Ranch Rider:
Must compete in 4 classes
Must do all 4 classes in 4 out of 5 shows
Can not have placed in top 3 in the past in any class for OFQHA end of year awards.
Must be at least 3 riders competing for award.
Must declare that they are competing for this award before the classes begin.
Individual membership $20, Family membership $30 per season.
YOU MUST BE AN OFQHA MEMBER TO SHOW.
A copy of our Rule Book will be at the office to view. Please print a copy of the Rule Book from our website if you wish your own copy.
Adult Non-Cattle Classes $10
Adult Cattle Classes $30
Youth Non-Cattle Classes $5
Youth Cattle Classes $15
The club will offer paid warm-ups with the cows on Friday night. It will be $20 for one 2 1/2 minute run. Friday night cow work will be cash only, 6-8pm, first come first serve, $20 and your membership # must be given to the office before your run. You must also have a signed membership/release form on file!
Camping fee is $30 for the weekend.
Stalls are $30 for the weekend. First come, first serve.The show office gives you a $10 refund when you show your clean stall before leaving.
No holes may be put into the new barn for any reason (hardware, fans, hooks...)
Jump out fee (no stall) is $10 per horse.
No refunds for scratches.
Pay in cash or check made payable to OFQHA.
If applying for PAC points be sure and bring a copy of your PAC form, APHA registration # and PAC exhibitor number.
Anyone under 18 MUST wear a helmet while riding!
Lunch and dinner provded at the show food truck at all shows.
Like our club on Facebook for another source of updates and photos.
Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association
to join the fun!
Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association PO Box 2506 Zanesville, OH 43702