Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association was started in 1963 and has been an active and progressive organization since then. The object of SOQHA is to promote in all ways the interests of Southern Ohio Quarter Horse owners, to increase the number of Southern Ohio breeders and owners of quarter horses registered by the American Quarter Horse Association and to help advance Ohio to the position of the leading quarter horse state. All the proceedings of this Association shall be in harmony with the policies and activities of the American Quarter Horse Association.
We put on three very successful shows each year. All managed by An Equine Production. Our shows all offer dual approved classes for NSBA members.
The Challenge Show in early spring, is the main fundraiser for our Youth Association. It also hosts the Youth Scholarship Challenge, giving away $10,000 in cash & prizes to the youth. The monies from this this three judge, three day show support our Youth Association, for the NYATT team and the youth year end awards and other activities.
The Madness Showheld in the Spring at the World Equestrian Center each year.
This ten judge show is one of AQHA's Top Ten Horse shows. Several added money classes, exhibitor parties and exhibitors from all over the country, make this show one not to miss.
The Summer Finale at the end of August. This three judge, two day show wraps up the SOQHA show season.
We have a very active youth organization. SOQHA sends a team each year to compete in the NYATT competition at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. In addition SOQHYA hosts several fun activities and fundraiser through out each year.
A scholarship program is also available to both youth and adults furthering their education. SOQHA contributes $10,000 annually to continuing education.