Let us introduce ourselves
ABOUT OUR CLUB
Chartered in 1971, the Ontario Paint Horse Club offers something for everyone!
The aim of the Ontario Paint Horse Club is to promote and enjoy the American Paint Horse, whether in the show ring, on the trails, or simply at home in the backyard. We strive to maintain an enthusiastic, family-oriented club atmosphere suitable to encourage high moral character and sportsmanship among our members, and to develop the capabilities of our Youth and Amateurs in the breeding, raising and exhibiting of Paint Horses.
In 2023, the OPHC looks forward to hosting a wide range of APHA-approved classes at 4 multi-judged, multi-day shows. We offer APHA-approved classes in the Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth 18 & Under, Youth 13 & Under, Youth Walk Trot and Amateur Walk Trot. For our Solid Paint Bred exhibitors, we also offer Open, Amateur and Youth classes. High Point All-Around Day Awards are offered in each of our 10 divisions.
As well as earning APHA points, OPHC members can earn club points and are eligible for Year End class & High Point awards that are presented at our annual banquet.
All shows will be held at the world-class indoor facility at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Ancaster, ON.
The OPHC will be offering a range of All-Breed classes at our June 2023 show and All-Breed Stakes classes in September 2023. In July 2023, we will be hosting the inaugural Ontario Provincial Paint Horse Showdown - come out & win a buckle! There are special events at every show! We invite all new & returning members to join us for another exciting, fun & rewarding year with the Ontario Paint Horse Club!
Meet our Board of Directors
2023 OPHC Committee Assignments
Memberships - Victoria (chair)
Club Show & Promotion - Donna (chair), Amanda, Marsha
Special Events - Maegan (chair), Sarah, Amanda
Show Points - Leanne (chair)
Horse Shows - Mike (chair), Jodi, Donna, Dallice
Awards Ceremony/AGM - Carol (chair), Kim, Sarah, Amanda, Marsha
Youth/Am - Liz (chair), Amanda
Constitution - Leanne (chair)
Website/Newsletter -Maegan (chair), Leanne, Dallice
Conflict Resolution - Liz (chair), Jodi, Victoria, Leanne
Drug Testing - Liz (chair), Jodi, Victoria, Leanne
Sponsorships - Maegan (chair), Amanda, all other Board members