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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.  Read more...

14 July 17

Fall Festival Horse Show: We would like to inform you that the OPHA will not be holding its Fall Festival Horse Show this year. We are in the middle of some very exciting changes in our organization.

First we would like to introduce our new Board of Directors. President of the OPHA, Susan Bernstein, Vice President Sharon Allison, Margaret Kruse, Alex Shokat and Cody Shultz.

We are also very pleased to announce that we are now working on becoming a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization. We feel this will benefit our organization for the years to come.

Mark your calendar for our Awards Banquet for Friday November 17 held at Landerhaven. We look forward to seeing you at our OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show.

November 17
    OPHA Annual Awards Banquet
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