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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.

27 June 18

The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic, Opening weekend starts July 5. Join the OPHA at the Breakfast Tent July 5, 6 & 7.

Educational Program at the CHJC Saturday, July 7 at 10:30. Meet us at the Breakfast Tent.
We will be visiting tack shops where you can ask about tack, dressing yourself or your pony & horse for a show, horse related products and more. Hope to see you there!

1 Feb 18

Public lesson programs information has been listed under the directory, if you would like your program listed please contact us.

17 Jan 18

The Bit Box: Our new monthly online newsletter. News, updates, photos, interesting facts, short articles from veterinarians, stewards, advertising opportunities. Join by clicking on the link in the right side banner of the web site.

November 17
    OPHA Annual Awards Banquet

OPHA Mission Statement

This organization is formed for the following purposes which include; to promote good sportsmanship and ethical conduct among all members of the organization; to create a healthy environment for young people with emphasis on learning responsibility, self-discipline and self-initiative; to encourage all members to play an active role in the association and to promote a feeling of comradery among all equestrians; to sponsor such educational activities such as forums, clinics, movies, and other informative publications and news-articles; to raise the quality of local horse shows; and to improve the local caliber of horses and riders to promote competition at the highest levels.

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