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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.

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

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Memberships - The show year has started, did you renew your membership and nominate your horse or pony? Easy online JOIN on OPHA home page or print out form from Docs & Forms.
Membership and nomination forms cannot be given at horse shows to the secretary. They must be mailed in or done online.

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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