In 1980 a group of trainers and riders from northeast Ohio founded the Ohio
Professional Horsemen’s Association, dedicated to serving the needs of
professional horsemen in their area. Gabor Francia-Kiss, Laddie F. Andahazy,
Hugh Kincannon, Arsia Ardalan, and Howard Lewis are among the professionals
instrumental in establishing the association.
Today the OPHA has more than 430 members consisting of professionals, amateurs, and juniors.
The association puts on two triple point horse shows, one in the spring and one in the fall,
and also sanctions more than 85 other shows in Ohio and the surrounding states. Members
competing in these shows can earn points toward year-end awards in 34 different divisions,
which are presented at the annual fall banquet. The association also publishes two issues
of the OPHA News Magazine every year.
The OPHA is proud to support the charity Horses for Heroes at Fieldstone Farm, Petie the
Pony at Victory Gallop, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center and the Chagrin Valley
PHA Horse Show Endowment Fund. Read more...
18 Feb 17
OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show will be held May 4-7 at Chagrin Valley Farms
We have added OPPORTUNITY CLASSES on Sunday, they will be held in the indoor ring.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Trainers, riders, owners please remember to join the OPHA for this show season. Nominate your horse or pony. Easy, just click Join at the top of the page or print out a form under Docs & Forms.