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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.

28 Aug 18

We are very excited to report that the OPHA is now an official 501(c)(3) Federal Non- Profit Organization. We will be sending out more information soon.

NO Triple Point Horse Show: There will be NO Triple Point Show this year for 2017-2018 season. The last week for points to count this year, will be October 20-21, 2018. Please check your OPHA point on the web site. If you see any discrepancies, please e-mail Heather at hflampman@gmail.com or click on Report Issues on the web site.

Silent Auction: If you have an item you or a business would like to donate to our Silent Auction at our Banquet November 16 please let us know. Go to, Contact Us above and let us know what you would like to donate.

The Bit Box comes out every month, make sure you subscribe to the newsletter, great way to keep up on what is happening with the OPHA. Encourage others to subscribe too, if you have a Facebook page please post The Bit Box

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.

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