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MAY 2011 THE RIDER /31 Eastern Ontario Quarter Horse Association

2011s Executive & Board of Directors President: Cheryl Norris, 613-284-1566, Vice President: Gilles Seguin, 613-488-2300, Secretary: Sheryl Chillson (613) 348-3906, Past President: Shawna Crawford, 613-913-7262, Treasurer: Dianne Runtz (613) 623-3540,


Bill & Cathy Cox


President Message for April 2011

Spring has finally sprung and the show sea- son is fast approaching. Our first shows are May 26, 27, 28 and 29, starting at 8am. Stalls will be allotted on a first-come/ first-served basis, so book early to avoid disappoint- ment.

say “Hello” and make them feel welcome.

Sincerely, Cheryl Norris

Directors: Mary Lou Spaull, 613-623-7608, Debbie Haughton, 613-488-2300 Barb Downer,

Doug MacDougall, 819-647-5373, Jane MacDougall, 819-647-5373, Len Hitsman, 613-258-2890, Sheila Rondeau Erica Neville

Stephanie Burns Leslie Uens

Laurie Haughton Tracey Pierce

Embroid-Me Scott & Linda Berwick

has turned out to be a great celebration of our exhibitors and will again feature individ- uals being inducted into the EOQHA Hall of Fame. Please join us in what will be another memorable event at EOQHA.

On behalf of the Eastern Ontario Quarter Horse Association, we are pleased to announce our new AQHA Pilot Rookie Show to be held on July 27, 2011. We are currently finalizing the new format to our show day – information will follow as soon as available.

We would greatly appre- ciate receiving Youth or Ama- teur spotlights, as well as any interesting news items you would like to share. Please email them to Your continued support of EOQHA is greatly appreci- ated – without it we could not have had the successful shows we all enjoy. We are in need of sponsors for 2011. If you are interested in sponsoring, or know someone who would be, please contact Cheryl Norris at I would like to wish everyone the best of luck in the upcoming show season. If you see a new member at the shows, please take the time to


**An Amazing Night Celebrating 30yrs of EOQHA with Good Friends**

We would like to wel- come everyone to join us for our 2010 Year End Awards banquet to be held on Satur- day, May 28 at the Spring Fling circuit. This is a special year for EOQHA as we cele- brate our 30th anniversary. The evening will be kicked off with a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, CD slide show and finally the awards ceremony. Tickets can be purchased at the show but RSVPs would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to Sheryl Chillson at or Cheryl Norris at snappys- This event

EOQHA Silent Auction EOQHA will be holding our annual silent auction at the Awards banquet on Saturday, May 28. We look for assistance from our membership to make this event a success. It is an excellent way for exhibitors to bid on great products and services. Show your support by donating any product or service, items can be brought to the show that weekend and given to Cheryl Norris. For any further infor- mation please contact Cheryl at

What class are you sponsor- ing in 2011?

Would you like to see your name or business adver- tised on our website, announced throughout the show and listed on the show bill? Then you need to become a sponsor for one of the great classes being held at the Summer Sizzler. To find out how to become a sole or co-sponsor for any of our great events please contact Cheryl Norris at snappysdev-

EOQHA Congress Youth Team

The All American Quar-

AQHA Pilot Rookie Classes AQHA is offering new

pilot rookie classes at nine shows this year

The American Quarter Horse Journal - This year, the Ameri- can Quarter Horse Association is introducing a trial run of rookie classes created by the AQHA Blue-Ribbon Task Force to make the transition from 4-H, open showing or no show experience at all less intimidating and more comfortable for exhibitors. The goal of these classes is to reach AQHA members of all ages and riding levels. By developing true entry-level classes, AQHA plans to introduce new AQHA mem- bers, as well as members who have never shown, to the AQHA show scene.

To compete in these class- es, you must be an AQHA mem- ber. However, AQHA is offering a free 90-day trial membership to all rookie competitors provid- ed they have not been an AQHA member in the last three years. If you are planning to show, please

fill out the novice application and bring it to your show. The rookie classes will be offered for youth-, amateur- and open-division classes. Horse and rider combinations that have earned less than 10 AQHA points in that particular class can compete in that rookie class, as well as the corresponding novice class. Horse and rider combina- tions that have earned more than 10 AQHA points in a class will no longer be able to enter that rookie class but can continue to compete in the corresponding novice class until they reach a total of 25 AQHA novice points. The AQHA rookie classes will tentatively be available at nine AQHA shows for the 2011 show season:

May 21 in Caseyville, Illinois June 17 in Columbus, Montana July16 in Colfax, North Carolina

July 27 in Carp, Ontario August 13 in Colfax, North Car- olina

August 27 in Augusta, New Jer- sey

November 5 in Williamston, North Carolina

November 25 in Perry, Georgia The first show to test-pilot rookie classes was April 2 in Colfax, North Carolina, at the “No Bling” Novice/Rookie Show and Instructional Clinic. The show, which went very well, offered rookie classes in both youth and amateur showman- ship, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation, western pleasure and horsemanship.

AQHA news and informa- tion is a service of AQHA publi- cations. For more information on The American Quarter Horse Journal or America’s Horse, visit AQHA Publications.

ter Horse Congress hosts the National Youth Association Team Tournament (NYATT) in Columbus, Ohio. EOQHA is now accepting applications for 2011 EOQHA Congress Youth Team. Interested indi- viduals can find the Youth team guidelines and applica- tion form on the EOQHA website If you are interested in partici- pating in a once in a lifetime experience be sure to have your application submitted by Saturday, June 11, 2011.

EOQHA Welcomes New Additions to the Workforce EOQHA is very pleased to welcome two new members to our team who help host three great circuits. Kristy Rinzema, who has been a familiar face to the Ontario show circuit, will be the new Ring Steward and Dave Roberts, a returning past EOQHA exhibitor, will take on the role of Whipper In. The EOQHA Executive would

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like to say thank you and wel- come aboard.

EOQHA to Host AQHA Pilot Rookie Show

EOQHA is very excited to partner with AQHA and OQHA in hosting the only Canadian Pilot Rookie Show to be held on Wednesday July 27th, at the Carp Fairgrounds, in Carp Ontario. The Pilot Rookie show is targeted towards individuals who do not show at AQHA approved events, but has an interest in competing at the AQHA level against competitors with simi- lar experience. It is also for current AQHA exhibitors who wish to try a new AQHA event. AQHA Professional Horsemen will be offering informative clinics throughout the show day to assist exhibitors with the upcoming classes. The Pilot Rookie show brochure, class lists and more information will soon be posted on and

Show Dates & Judges

Our 2011 show dates and judges are as follows;

Spring Fling – May 26-29 • May 26 & 27: Dave Whitak- er, TN & Rick Bailey, IA • May 28 & 29: Nancy Wilde, TX & Brad Luebben, OH June Classic – June 10-12 • June 10: David Denniston, CO

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• June 11 & 12: Patrick Kayser, TN & Clint Fullerton, MO

Summer Sizzler - July 26-31 • July 26: Special Event: Spike Holmes, NY • July 27: EOQHA All Novice/Pilot Rookie Show: Susan Howe, NY • July 28 & 29: Michael Colvin, GA & Betsy Tuckey, KY

• July 30 & 31: Vicki Radtke, NE & Jill Newcomb, CA

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