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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.

18 Jan 19

If you haven't read it yet, enjoy the 2018 Year-End Championship Issue of OPHA Magazine. Flip through, download, share, and save this new online version! Click here to read it.

12 Dec 18

We want to congratulate Laila Latifi for being honored with the Mike Rheinheimer OPHA Scholarship and also winning the Laddie G. Andahazy Horsemen's Cup.

The Benedejic Family, Kris Kurta, Dana Miller and Stephen Comunale were most generous in their donations to the Mike Rheinheimer OPHA Scholarship.
It is very much appreciated and we hope to grow the Scholarship next year.

Our new show year has begun, make sure all of you trainers, exhibitors and horses and ponies renew or join for your first time. Its easy, just click JOIN above or you can print off form and mail in. Any questions please let us know, we are here to help you.

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The OPHA wishes you all a fun and safe show season

November 16
    OPHA Annual Awards Banquet
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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.

The Ohio Professional Horseman's Association is a Federal 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, Federal ID number: 82-2935302, effective as of May 4, 2017. Contributions made to the OPHA are tax deductible. Our Letter of Determination from the IRS was received on August 13, 2018. Contact us regarding any inquiries and for a receipt for your donation(s). Thank you for supporting the OPHA!

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