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4/8/2015 - Deadline
Volunteer at OHC Equine Affaire® 2015 booths.
4/8/2015 - Deadline
Youth Group Photo Contest - Get your photo's in.

4/9/2015 - Notice
OHC at Equine Affaire® 2015

4/11/2015 - Deadline
Sign up to get a space for the tack swap

4/18/2015 - Notice
Tack Swap

4/25/2015 - Notice
Adams County OHC Horse Show
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4/30/2015 - Deadline
$750 Regional Grants applications due!

See the calendar for more details.

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The Ohio Horseman's Council Inc. (OHC) is a non-profit corporation organized in the state of Ohio to provide a vehicle for equine owners and supporters to share ideas and suggestions for all horse related issues, through education, organized trail rides, and other social and service functions. We provide resources to promote the building and maintenance of bridle trails throughout the state of Ohio and provide financial resources and volunteer services to fellow organizations that support equine related activities.

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$750.00 Regional Grants

The $750.00  Regional Grants are back! One chapter from each five regions will receive $750.00.  The new form will be posted shortly. For More information call Don Wagner (740-984-4145

Volunteers needed at All American Youth Show

We are once again running gates at the show.  Please sign up to help!

By Law Changes

OHC State By-Laws Committee Notice
Proposed amendments to the OHC By-Laws will be presented at the March 22, 2015 General Meeting at the Eagles Lodge in Delaware OH.
Eric Estill, By-Laws Committee Chairman

Bob Baumann, OHC Life Member passed away 1/16/2015

Our condolences go to the family of Bob Baumann, Life Member, and also a member of Hamilton County who passed away Jan 16, 2015. 

2015 State Trail Ride Schedule

The 2015 OHC State Trail Ride Schedule has been posted - check it out and mark your calendars for FUN!
Youth Group Photo Contest

The Youth group’s Photo Contest is back by popular demand!  This year, we need action shots for the photo contest. Please note that eligible contestants must be OHC members up to 18 years of age. The contest will still be held at the OHC Equine Affaire Youth booth.
  • Picture size 8 x 11
  • Picture of a child with a horse
  • Age groups will be 11 and under and 12 to 18 years old
  • Pictures are non-returnable
  • Cash prizes are for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Pictures can be sent to Libby Fitzwater or turned in Wednesday, April 8th 2015 at setup of the OHC Equine Affaire booth.

Please contact Libby Fitzwater at libby_fitzwater@yahoo.com or 740-794-0960 for more details. 

OHC Youth Program being REENERGIZED

The OHC Youth Program is designed to empower and educate you, in addition to allowing you the opportunity to communicate with OHCYP members throughout the state. In this program, you will be able to:
  • Volunteer for the OHC at the horse events and at other OHC activities.
  • Share your accomplishments and adventures. 
  • Participate in OHCYP shows, regional events, horse camp and more.
  • Learn about Ohio’s Equine Industry and the issues that affect it. 
  • Find out how these issues will affect you as a future industry leader and an adult member of the equine community.
  • Discuss these issues with other Youth horse lovers throughout the state.
The OHC program will offer recognition based on a point system. Points will be awarded for OHC sponsored activities as well as appropriate equine and leadership activities offered by other organizations which shall include, but not be limited to, 4-H, FFA, equine breed or performance associations, etc

OHCYP Chairperson
Jackie Romaker

Volunteers Needed

OHC Volunteers needed at Equine Affaire® 2015

Volunteers are needed to represent OHC at Equine Affaire April 8th - 12th 2015.

Incentive to volunteer more
1 - 8hr shift - one ticket to enter FREE
1 - 4hr shift on 2 days - one ticket to enter on second day FREE
1 - 4hr shift on 3 or more days - tickets to enter each day FREE
While supplies last contact Tina for details.

This is a great opportunity to talk to potential new members about OHC and what we do.  Sign up on the volunteer webpage for as many time slots as you are available.  http://www.ohiohorsemanscouncil.com/volunteersignup.aspx. We will be located in the Bricker building in booth 800-803.  On the day of the event volunteers please sign in at the Bricker building booth.

I want to thank all of you for volunteering and helping out at Equine Affaire this year.  Without your help we wouldn't be able to pull this all together.  Take a look at the Volunteer webpage on the State OHC website to see when you have signed up.  You can see there are many slots still open so if you have only signed up for 4 hours could you please sign up for another four hours so we know that the booths will be covered.
  • Wednesday, April 8th SETUP
    • We'll start setup at Equine Affaire at 10am.  So you can sleep in a little.  Take a look at the attachment you can see where our booths are and what doors we are to use for setup and breakdown.  In the Bricker building we will use door F and we are in booth 800 - 803.  Come to the Bricker building OHC booth for setup and for signing in during the whole event.  You will need to sign in every day you volunteer.  If you are working multiple days you have a chance to get free tickets into the trade show.
  • Thursday, April 9th 9am - 7pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
  • Friday, April 10th 9am - 7pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
  • Saturday, April 11th 9am - 7pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
  • Sunday, April 12th 9am - 5pm,  BREAK DOWN BOOTHS at 5pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
    • At 5pm we break down the booth and pack up.  We will use the same doors as we used for setup.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.
Contact: Tina Maruffi-Reid | 740-505-3267 | equineaffaire@ohiohorsemanscouncil.com

Advertise your CHAPTER at Equine Affaire 2015

We're asking every chapter to submit a flyer to display at Equine Affaire. They are due Friday, March 27th.  What we would like is a one page double sided flyer. The flier should be 1, 8.5" x 11" page (front and back) including but not limited to the following: Chapter Name and logo, Officers (Name/Phone/Email), Website/Facebook address, Meeting place and time, calendar of events (Rides, Trail Maintenance, Youth Activities, Social Events, or any other activities that you'll be participating in), recognition for chapter members such as top three mileage and saddle hour people from your chapter. You can include photos on your flyer.  Email your flyer document to Tina at equineaffaire@ohiohorsemanscouncil.com. We will make the copies for the trade show.  Please have them to us by March 27th, 2015.  You can take a look at some samples on the links below.  If you don't have a OHC chapter website you can always refer to the State OHC website, chapter page for people to reference to see the activities your chapter has scheduled.

Contact: Tina Maruffi-Reid | 740-505-3267 | equineaffaire@ohiohorsemanscouncil.com

Hunting Season has started.

Hunting season has started and you need to be aware and alert while trail riding.  Here is a link to the Ohio hunting season schedule.

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