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All points issues should be reported to Heather Lampman using the link below. The points issue form provides the information required to properly address an issue.

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Thank you to Ron Schwane for providing the photography used to create this web site!
ronschwane@gmail.com      330-421-6795
www.ronschwane.com

Featured in the photography at the top of this site is our 2015 Laddie G. Andahazy Horseman's Cup Recipient Ellie Meil and her trainer Shirley Kopas.


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.


6 Jan 17

Ellie Meil is our 2016 Laddie G. Andahazy Horsemen's Cup Award winner. We congratulate Ellie and her trainer Shirley Kopas!


21 Dec 16

We want to wish all a fun and safe show year!

Our new show year has begun, please make sure you are a member of the OPHA and your horse is nominated. You can do that on line, or you can print a membership form on the Docs and Forms page.

Rule changes for 2017 have been posted on the docs page.


30 Oct 15

CVPHA Benefit - "Harry & Snowman" movie. A documentary featuring footage of Harry deLeyer, his family and Snowman. Only one showing in our area! Sunday Nov. 6 at 4 pm, Chagrin Cinema, 8200 E. Washington St, Chargin Fall. It's easy to buy tickets on the homepage of the CVPHA website. Click the button and it will take you to paypal and a menu of ticket choices. www.chagrinhunterjumperclassic.org.


5 Oct 16 Last Chance Horse show is now on www.horseshowing.com, to make your entries. The entry form that was sent in the mail with the prize list says Spring Festival Horse Show across the top, it should read Last Chance Horse Show. The entry form itself is correct, sorry for the slight error. Remember Triple Points for Hunters & Jumpers, Double Points for Equitation & Breeding. See you at the show!

You must call Susan Bernstein for your stall reservations @ 440-343-3945.

Advertising for the Championship Issue of the OPHA News Magazine is Monday November 7th. You can find advertising information under Docs & Forms.

Monday October 10 is our OPHA meeting at TRC. Professional meeting is at 6 pm and open meeting is at 7 pm.

Schneiders Saddlery, Big Dee's Tack and Chagrin Saddlery again this year will sponsor our Exhibitors Parties! We thank them for their continued generous support to our OPHA. We encourage you to shop local and support these wonderful businesses.


29 Sep 16 Silent Auction - Please contact Elisabeth Weinstock @ ElizJo@aol.com if you have an item you would like to donate to the auction at our banquet November 11. Support Horses for Heroes. USHJA - check the new rules coming for 2017 and 2018, www.ushja.org

4 Dec 15 Membership & Nominations – We will not be accepting memberships or nominations at the horse show office or given to a secretary at a horse show. If you have not renewed your Membership & Nomination for 2016, these must be done either online (which we prefer) or by mail to the P.O. Box . See above and click on “Join”; activation is complete when credit card payment is received. By mail, click on “Docs & Forms”, mail to P.O. Box 23421, Chagrin Falls, Oh 44023. You are activated on the date postmarked.

4 Dec 15 Rachel McMullen was the winner of the 2015 Laddie G. Andahazy Horsemen's Cup. Congratulations to Rachel, her trainers Jeff and Keeley Gogul and Rachel's parents.

6 Nov 15 Congratulation to Lilly French, Rachel McMullen, Madison Oliver, Ava Rosenberry and Susan Smith on being nominated for the 2015 Laddie G. Andahazy Horsemen's Cup.

25 Oct 15 OPHA News Magazine Championship Issue - closing date for advertising is Friday November 20.

13 Aug 15 Our Banquet will be held Friday November 13 at Landerhaven. No reservation will be accepted without full payment.

Silent Auction - If you have an item for our silent auction that is held at the banquet please contact Liz Weinstock at ElizJo@aol.com.

29 Dec 14 We need your help. Freddy Duarte and his family lost their home and all items in the home.
Schneider Saddlery has graciously offered their store in Bainbridge to be the drop off center for any donations that friends would like to make, materially or financially to the Duarte Family. Remember that gift cards are welcome and checks should be made out to Freddy Duarte. Any questions please call Wendy at Schneiders Saddlery at 440-543-2700 ext. 101
You may send gift cards or checks made out to Freddy Duarte to: OPHA, PO Box 23421, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 44023
Or go to www.gofundme.com to show your support. The web site takes 8% of the donation.

20 Nov 14 December 1 is the start of the new year for OPHA, so make sure you JOIN now and nominate your pony or horse! Easy on line JOIN or copy your membership form off Docs & Forms and send.
Four trophies were given this year for the Year End Awards. A special thank you to the following for their donation of those trophies.The Family of Betsy Holmes for donating the new Pony Hunter Champion Trophy in memory of Betsy Holmes, Judy Murch for the Hunter Breeding - Yearling, Chante Lamont Owen for the High Performance Champion and Lewis & Lewis Inc. for the Performance Hunter Champion in memory of Howard Lewis.
Congratulations to Lou Duloisy for winning the Laddie G. Andahazy Horsemen's Cup.

22 Oct 14 Click here for the OPHA Banquet Invitation.
Click here for the advertising rate page.

13 Oct 14 The 3'3" to 3'6" PERFORMANCE HUNTER was mistakenly left out of the OPHA Last Chance Horse Show Prize List & Schedule. We will be holding that division on Friday. Please check with the horse show office for when those classes will be held. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

08 Oct 14 Rule Changes: there will be no rule changes for the 2014-2015year for the OPHA.
We would like to thank those professionals who took the time out of their evening to come to the September meeting.

19 Sept 14 Attention 2013 Championship Winners. Please return your trophy's to the horse show office at the OPHA Last Chance Horse Show at CV Farms Oct. 17-19.

5 Sept 14 The OPHA Meeting will be held on Monday, September 29th at Fieldstone Farm. The professional meeting starts at 6 pm and the open meeting starts at 7 pm.

16 May 14 Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center’s popular annual tack sale is moving to Lake Metroparks Farmpark on May 17-18, 2014 during HorseFest.
Although the annual Ride-a-Thon at the Polo Field has been discontinued, the sale will go on to raise important funds for Fieldstone Farm. The tack sale will carry a wide range of horse and riding equipment and supplies. If you would like to donate items to be sold call 440-708-0013. Click here for the flyer.

15 May 14 Online Join - you may now do your membership and nomination online with your credit card. Easy to use, we encourage everyone to use this new tool.

15 May 14 Thank you to all the trainers and exhibitors that joined us at our OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show.

15 Mar 14 Spring/Summer OPHA News Magazine new closing date is April 15.

15 Mar 14 Schneider's & Chagrin Saddlery are graciously donating prizes for our Spring Horse Show Championships and Classics again this year. Please support these businesses that so kindly support our OPHA.

15 Mar 14 Site Design Pros will bring trees, bushes, flowers again this year to our show, all will available for purchasing at the end of the show. Think of purchasing something this year for your home, farm or tack rooms. They are kind in donating the use of all of the materials that are brought to our show.

14 Mar 14 Big Dee's - club code OPHA, please use this code and your purchase will count towards OPHA's bonus buck program.

27 Feb 14 OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show - Jumps By Fuzzy. There will be 2 Hunter Rings and 1 Jumper Ring. Jumps By Fuzzy will be supplying jumps for all 3 Rings. We will again be sending out a booklet with the show schedule, the full prize list will be on line and will be able to be down loaded. The horse show will be held at Chagrin Valley Farms May 1 - 4. The closing date is April 16th.


6 Feb 14 2013 Member's Choice Award Winner - The OPHA is pleased to announce our OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show has received the 2013 Member's Choice Award from the United States Hunter Jumper Association. According to information released by USHJA, "this award provides exhibitors and participants the opportunity to reward excellence at USEF- licensed hunter/jumper competitions through their feedback relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, competition personnel and hospitality." Thank you to all of you who participated in the nomination process that let to the honor of this award.

2 Jan 14 Chuck Kinney - a memorial for Chuck will be held on Jan.17 from 4 - 7 pm. It will be at the home of Sam E. Kinney, 60 Pebblebrook Ln., Moreland Hills.

20 Dec 13 Chuck Kinney sadly passed away on December 11th. If you would like to make a donation in his memory you can do so to Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show. P.O. Box 23552 - Chagrin Falls Ohio 44023.

14 Oct 13 We are adding Open Jumpers to the Last Chance Horse Show! OPEN JUMPER - Fences 3’9” - 4’ Min. speed 360 yds/min. Classes – 33, 34.

Other additions:
Doggie Costume Class, Saturday October 19, before Class #61 Gascoigne Pony Medal.

14 Oct 13 Due to postal delays, we are extending the deadline for pre-entries for the Last Chance Horse Show! Mailed entries postmarked by Monday, October 14 and On-Line entries (see www.horseshowing.com) sent by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 will not be subject to the late fee. Remember to call Susan Bernstein at (440-343-3945) for your stall reservations.

24 Sep 13 Lori Proch and Betty Weibel, each have kindly donated a trophy for the end of year awards that were needed. We thank both of these ladies for their support of the OPHA.

4 Sep 13 September 23, Monday, OPHA Meeting 6 PM Professional Meeting, 7:30 PM Open Meeting Professional Meeting, agenda: election of officers, rule changes, nomination for sportsmanship award, fall horse show. Meeting will be held at TRC.

4 Sep 13 Last Chance Horse Show, our Last Chance Horse Show will be held at Chagrin Valley Farms again this year, October 18-20. Exhibitors party on Friday night will be sponsored by Schneiders Saddlery and Saturday and Sunday parties will be sponsored by Chagrin Saddlery. We thank both Schneiders and Chagrin Saddlery for their on going support to our organization.

4 Sep 13 Year End Trophies need to be returned No Later than October 22. They may be returned at the Last Chance Horse Show at Chagrin Valley Farms October 18-19-20. If you need other arrangements please email Lori Proch at lproch@dawsoncompanies.com

4 Sep 13 November 1 is the closing date for advertising in the Championship Issue of the OPHA News. You can find our advertising information on this web site under Docs and Forms. The back cover, inside front and back covers are spoken for.

20 Mar 13 Monday April 22 at 6pm OPHA Professional Meeting This meeting is for professionals only. It will be held at TRC. TRC, 16497 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls Ohio 44023.

20 Mar 13 April 1, Closing date for Advertising in the Spring Issue of the OPHA NEWS. Please read the Advertising Information under Docs and Forms.

20 Mar 13 Spring Festival Horse Show: you will be receiving a Small Book in the mail, same as last year, with the show schedule and entry form. The full book with specs and entry form are now on line.

31 Oct 12
We would like to thank the trainers and exhibitors who supported the Last Chance Horse Show. We hope that everyone had a great weekend. Thank you to Chagrin Saddlery for sponsoring our Friday and Saturday exhibitor partys and Schneiders for their support in sponsoring the party on Sunday.

4 Oct 12 The OPHA 2012 Banquet Invitation/RSVP Form has been posted to the Downloads page.

4 Oct 12 Last Chance Horse Show is on www.horseshowing.com.

4 Oct 12 RETURN YOUR

CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHES FOR YEAR END AWARDS


Please contact Lori Proch at lproch@DawsonCompanies.com or call her on her cell phone 330-348-9297. You must return your trophy at the OPHA Last Chance Horse Show or before by contacting Lori to make "special arrangements".


28 Sep 12 The prize list and entry form for the OPHA Last Chance Horse Show has been posted to the Docs & Forms page.

26 Sep 12 October 8 there will be an OPHA Meeting at Fieldstone Farm, TRC. Professional Meeting at 6 PM, Open Meeting at 7 PM. We will have the election of officers & proposed rule changes TRC (Fieldstone Farm) 16497 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023

26 Sep 12 OPHA Last Chance Horse Show will be held at Chagrin Valley Farms, October 19,20, & 21. Entries Close October 12. Any questions contact Susan Welsh Bernstein at 440-343-3945

29 Jun 12 Notice regarding the Short Stirrup division at the Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic shows:

The Short Stirrup divisions, Opening weekend division #660 and Rated Week 2 division #2700 will conform to the OPHA specifications and will be open to all riders 12 years of age and under.

16 Jun 12 The OPHA Last Chance Horse Show will be held at Chagrin Valley Farms, October 19,20 & 21, 2012. Our fall horse show has outgrown the facility at Andrews Osborne Academy. With great debate we came to the decision to move to Chagrin Valley Farms. We want to thank everyone at Andrews Osborne Academy for having us at their facility the last several years.

24 May 12 Outstanding support at Spring Festival Horse Show...
Thanks again to The Greenfield Family Foundation, The Buschor Family, Zeppes Pizza of Bainbridge and Site Design Pros, LLC for their generous support to our spring horse show. We are so fortunate to have their continued support which makes our horse show extra special.

24 May 12 Silent Auction...
It is not to early to start thinking about our silent auction at our Banquet this year. Call Liz Weinstock at 216-956-1028 if you or someone you know would like to donate an item. The banquet will be November 9, 2012 at Landerhaven.

24 Mar 12 Monday April 16 OPHA Meeting...
The Professional Meeting starts at 6:00 pm and the Open Meeting starts at 7:00 pm The meeting will be held at Fieldstone Farm TRC, 16497 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls Ohio 44023

28 Feb 12 The OPHA Spring Festival Prize List has been posted to the Docs & Forms page.

25 Feb 12 Help for doing On line Entries...

On line entries may be created by going to www.horseshowing.com You will need to create an account and activate it. Once it is activated you will need to create your people and horses in your account, don't forget to include your trainer as a person and anyone else that may ride or otherwise be associated with your horse. Now you are ready to create your entry in the show. It's simple and fun and no need to fill out an entry form, ever, it is submitted directly to the show and prints out on the shows computer. There is a short tutorial on the web site that is worth reading.

25 Feb 12 Available at OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show - Express Checkout

Express Checkout will also be available. All you need to do is print your statement at the Exhibitors Terminal and write your entry number/s on the memo line of your check and drop it in the box, no waiting to see a secretary. If we have an “Open Check” on file, it will be destroyed as soon as we verify that your account is paid in full. No standing in line necessary! If you need a statement showing you are paid in full, please feel free to email me after the show and I will email a pdf statement to you within 24 hours. dawn.james1111@gmail.com

25 Feb 12 2012 OPHA Spring Festival Horse Show Prize List...

We will be sending out a condensed prize list for this years horse show. It will contain the 4 day schedule, judges names and a few advertisements. The entire prize list will be available to you on line and will be down load capable. For the first time we are also offering Entries On Line.

2 Feb 12 Click here to read the OPHA 2012 Sponsor Letter.

29 Nov 11 Remember to join now for 2012 the OPHA Horse Show Season, December 1 is our start of the season

4 Nov 11 Click here for the 2012 OPHA Rule Changes & Additions.

9 Sep 11 Saturday October 15 at Our Last Chance Horse Show we will be having a chili pot luck. Call Sharon for details at 440-552-1545.

2 Sep 11 2011 Silent Auction and Annual Awards Banquet. Any one wanting to donate an item please contact Elizabeth at ElizJo@aol.com or 216-956-1028.

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