SOQHA's The Madness Show Breaks Records

The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association's April 6-10 show ended with more than 12,600 total entries.

Special to The American Quarter Horse Journal

Olivia Tordoff and Sterling Version at the 2016 SOQHA Madness show in Wilmington, Ohio.

The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association held their Madness show April 6-10 at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio. The show ended with more 12,600 total entries! Everything about the show made us #AQHAProud. The classes averaged more than 40 entries, a live auction raised more than $20,000 to help with medical expenses for Allie Paul, there were simple random acts of kindness, the Mark Harrell Horse Show Management team made sure the show ran smoothly, and it was so fun to see fellow AQHA exhibitors from around the country. Despite a little unexpected snow, construction and lots of trailers, people were happy to be showing and rolled with it all. SOQHA made sure to make it enjoyable for the exhibitors with special futurity events, dinners every night, donuts and even our personal favorites, Sweet Nays Horse Treats from the Sweet Shop!

Congrats go to Casey Willis, who won the Equine Chronicle Novice Horse Western Pleasure title on KM Weknowsheshot from Masterson Farms, and to Bret Parrish, who grabbed the champion title in the Coughlin Maiden Western Pleasure class aboard This Girlz On Fire, owned by K&L Quarter Horses. They each received a check for $15,000, which made our dad ask how long it would be before we could be open exhibitors.  

With more than $150,000 paid out in cash, prizes and food, and more improvements coming to Roberts Arena, this is a show you won’t want to miss in 2017! Thank you to SOQHA and to all who worked so hard to make this a fantastic horse show, and a special thank you to Judd Paul, who worked tirelessly at the show while we know Allie was always on your mind. We are so happy she is home and we can’t wait until she is back at the horse shows bossing us around! 

Stay #SOQHYAstrong and #AQHAProud!

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