Ocala Show is a HUGE Success!!!

Ocala Arabian Horse Association’s 20th Annual Amateur Show

OAHA was established in 1994 and since that time the club has directed its shows, clinics, and other related activities for the amateur riders and handlers.  In 2007 OAHA added a full slate of open classes to our show to encourage trainers to also participate and have an opportunity to bring their young horses out in early spring to get experience and also qualify for Regionals.

In 2013 OAHA was faced with a difficult decision one week before their show. Fearing a poor turn out and devastating financial impact due to a looming equine virus that had several facilities in the area quarantined, the club made the decision to cancel the show.

 

OAHA show committee got back to work for our 2014 and made the decision to move the show from Ocala to a larger facility called Canterbury Showplace located in Newberry Fl.  Unfortunately with this move came another conflict as it was the same weekend as a national drag car event that complicated hotel availability and very high rates which in turn impacted our attendance and caused the club to lose money for the first time in its history.

 

We wanted to get back to our roots promoting the amateur horseman and decided to put it all on the line by changing or dates one week earlier, and offering $10,000.00 in prize monies in the amateur divisions.

In addition we wanted our exhibitors and friends to have fun and feel welcome so OAHA sponsored a welcome pizza party on Friday evening and Saturday night several farms got together and put on a fantastic BBQ dinner for all to enjoy.

 

OAHA also provided the best possible nationally accredited judging panel constructed of Martha Rattner and Janet Barber for our Main Ring exhibitors then Dressage & Sport horse had Fran Kehr and Jodi Ely.

 

We thank you judges for your dedication and integrity in making our show so successful.
In closing we want to thank those that did attend and hope that you enjoyed the beautiful Florida sunshine, competition and great camaraderie, and we look forward to seeing you back next year!

 

 

Thank you,

OAHA Show Committee

 

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