Submitted by: The OAQHA
The OAQHA Challenge gives all Non-Pro exhibitors an opportunity to ride in a unique format for payback, prizes, and recognition.
In 2022, we are offering Showmanship, Horsemanship, and Hunt Seat Equitation. Exhibitors have an opportunity to earn an invitation to the Finals at their local Area/Promotional club shows – the Top 5 average scores from the Youth/Amateur/Select (combined) from one show in each of Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, and EOQHA qualify for a spot in the Finals, as well as a few Level 1 Wild Card qualification opportunities.
The Challenge will culminate in an exciting Finals event at the OQHA Summer Finale over Labour Day Weekend. During the Finals the qualifiers will ride/lead off in the ultimate showdown with the Top 10 exhibitors being recognized. With the support of CQHA and various product sponsors we are able to offer exciting cash prizes and awards. Not only does this event offer exhibitors an opportunity to compete for prizes and cash, it’s an opportunity for Non-Pros to compete against different exhibitors than they do most weekends and challenge themselves with a competitive environment and challenging patterns in preparation for the Fall majors.
There will be one more opportunity to qualify at the EOQHA Hot Hot Sizzler!
More details and Finalist spotlights can be found here: https://oqha.on.ca/pages/amateur
Qualifiers to date:
Showmanship: Sonia Vilandre & Best To Be Slow, Sarah Donaldson & Crossin The Line, Rob Rivait & Shez Paid To Be Sleepy, Mallory McKewen & OneGoodHotPine, Cynthia Glover & Lazy N Shy, Lindsay McDougall & One Fine Suggestion, Tracy Beck & Betty The Battcatcher, Taylor Carney & John EB Good, Cale Thompson & WhereIComeFrom, Jody O’Neill & Lite Sleeper, Jodi Pearce & Simple Kinda Cowgirl, Darcy Woods & VS Shes A Flatliner, Kharli Friske & Her Final Secret, Katie Thompson & Gettin Bizy, Taiya Parry & Justa Lady Star, Madison Glover & Lazy N Shy
Equitation: Sarah Black & Made To Sizzle, Lisa Black & Select This Chip, Mallory McKewen & OneGoodHotPine, Leslie Riley & Mymommadontdance, Kharli Friske & Her Final Secret, Holly Robinson & Sweet Mambo Jambo, Cale Thompson & Huckleberry Cowboy, Danielle Bannerman & Keeping Sundi, Good Jodi Pearce & Outlaw For Hire, Cale Thompson & WhereIComeFrom, Amber Zabel & Sleepy Monn, Sadie MacPhail & Sheza Chocolate Kat, Darcy Woods & VS Shes A Flatliner, Jackie Ruccollo & Batt Man Legacy, Gillian Merkley & RW Get It On
Horsemanship: Sarah Donaldson & Crossin The Line, Ben DeBrouwer & Good To Be Macho, Cynthia Glover & Lazy N Shy, Kharli Friske & Her Final Secret, Holly Robinson & Sweet Mambo Jambo, Jody O’Neill & Lite Sleeper, Cale Thompson & Huckleberry Cowboy, Ashley Caris & JustAWalkInThePark, Rob Rivait & Shez Paid To Be Sleepy, Jodi Pearce & Simple Kinda Cowgirl, Amber Zabel & Sleepy Monn, Katie Thompson & Gettin Bizy, Tracy Beck & Betty The Battcatcher, Lisa Black & Select This Chip, Sadie MacPhail & Sheza Chocolate Kat