Ontario Paint Horse Club
Looks like winter is trying hard to hang on this year! Spring is slowly but surely winning the battle though, isn't it? I like to use some of my time in this "between season" season to get all my memberships and cards up to date so I'm ready for the first show. It's just one of those things I can get done on my first show checklist. All of your APHA memberships, amateur cards included, can now be done online. They'll send you your card information via email. When you receive it, I highly suggest doing a screenshot or saving it to a file so it can easily be included with your horse show entry packages.
There are lots of fun events coming up for this year's season. From a strawberry social to a Versatility class, I'm looking forward to all of it! That versatility may be a bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm diving in anyway! All of the information regarding our special events is available on our website and our Facebook page.
Once again, I'd like to take the time to thank all of our sponsors. With their help, OPHC is able to offer great prizes and awards at every show, including our year end high points. Please check out the full list of sponsors on our website and support them whenever you can! OPHC is always open to new sponsorships. From your feed suppliers and veterinarians to your car and truck dealerships, every bit is appreciated. Please contact Maegan Hollinshead if you or someone you know is interested in helping out.
Lastly, please come on out to the Can Am Equine Expo March 31 - April 2. OPHC will be set up in the breeds area. You can get tickets on our Yeti prize pack and get your membership up to date. Plus, it looks like a great time!
See you all soon,
- CW Saddle Blanket Company Horsemanship Challenge - WIN A CUSTOM SADDLE BLANKET!
- Home Hardware Disciplined Rail Class - $200 ADDED!
- Winning Strides Versatility - $200 ADDED!
- Non-Pro All-Breed classes
- Ontario Provincial Paint Horse Showdown - WIN A KATHY'S HALTER/BRIDLE BUCKLE SET!
- Rick Fleetwood Trail Clinic - FREE!
- All-Breed Stakes Classes - $250 ADDED TO EACH CLASS!
- THE ANCASTER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY HAS PURCHASED A NEW ARENA GROOMER WITH WATERER! SAY GOODBYE TO DUSTY FOOTING!
- WE'RE GROWING! DEDICATED WARM UP/LONGING PENS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR ALL 2023 OPHC SHOWS!
- CO-POINTING WITH EOPHC! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
To all exhibitors: please read this Open Letter from our Show Secretary Team.
SPONSORS NEEDED! We need your help to offer great awards and fun classes. All members who bring in a cash sponsor of $250 or more will receive a free stall for 1 weekend at the OPHC show of their choice. Members who bring in a cash sponsor of $500 or more will receive a free stall for 2 weekends at the OPHC shows of their choice. The 2023 sponsorship form can be found here
OPHC has adopted a new Drug Testing Policy which is effective immediately. All exhibitors are encouraged to review this policy before entering an OPHC show.
- Dogs are NOT permitted in the show arena while a show is in progress. Please keep all dogs away from the rail while a show is in progress. Dogs MUST be leashed at all times while on the show grounds.