About

Founded in 1960, The Ontario Quarter Horse Association is the AQHA Affiliate for the Province of Ontario, Canada.  It includes seven separate regions within the Province,  four of which are currently active promotional clubs; Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, and Eastern Ontario.  Each zone offers its own membership to its residents

The Ontario Quarter Horse Association Inc. is an affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and is the official liaison between AQHA and the quarter horse industry in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Quarter Horse Association Inc. is the official liaison between the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) and the quarter horse industry in the province of Ontario. The OQHA recognizes the Area Quarter Horse Promotional Clubs in Ontario as associates that support the growth and development of the Ontario quarter horse industry

 

VISION:  

A viable and dynamic quarter horse industry in the province of Ontario 

MISSION:

To support the growth and development of the Ontario quarter horse industry 

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • To act as the official liaison between AQHA and Ontario quarter horse industry 
  • To provide beneficial services for its members that enhance and encourage quarter horse ownership and participation in OQHA events e.g. Breeders’ Futurity, OQHA year-end awards, etc. 
  • To generate growth in the OQHA membership through the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the events and activities of Ontario quarter horse industry 
  • To provide diverse education programs/events, as well as networking opportunities, to quarter horse enthusiasts 
  • To ensure that the quarter horse is treated humanely and with dignity, respect, and compassion at all times 
  • To encourage activities which promote the interests of equestrian business owners and of recreational riders 
  • To collaborate with other equine organizations to achieve shared goals and ideals 
  • To be fiscally responsible, and to maintain accurate and up-to date records of OQHA’s business as well as archives of all OQHA activities
OQHA Executive/Board of Directors

Leadership

Shari Irwin

President

Sherrill Tisdale

Past President

Klaus Zabel

1st Vice President

Andrew Dewar

2nd Vice President

Carrie Farr

Treasurer/Director at Large

Haley Clark

Recording Secretary/Director at Large

Mallory McKewen

Webmaster/Area 2 Director

Todd Laidlaw

Area 1 Director/Executive

Holly Robinson

Area 2 Director

Kelly Sparks

Area 2 Director

Jessica Lange

Area 2 Director

Corey Taylor

Area 3 Director/Executive

Janna MacMullin

Area 3 Director

Cale Thompson

Area 3 Director

Sheryl Chillson

Area 5 Director/Executive

Val Love

Director at Large

Constitution

Read the OQHA Constitution

Contacts

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Membership

Aside from supporting the organization, OQHA membership comes with many benefits including the ability to compete for Year End Awards

Forms & Downloads

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Areas

OQHA is broken down into 7 different Promotional clubs by geography