General Entry Information
All Congress horse show entries must be postmarked by August 25, 2017.
If the 25th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, entries must be postmarked by the next business day. The only exceptions are intercollegiate/junior judging, horse bowl, hippology and communications entries.
It is recommended that horse show entries be sent certified mail. The show secretary is not responsible for lost or late entries. The show secretary sends a receipt of entries to all Congress horse show agents.
Horse show entries should be mailed to:
PO Box 209/101 Tawa Rd
Richwood, OH 43344-0209
Questions should be directed to:
OQHA at email@example.com or (740) 943-2346 ext. 125.
Late entries will only be accepted at the Entry Office in Congress Hall during the show and cannot be mailed to the Richwood office after the August 25th deadline. The late entry penalty for all AQHA-approved, NSBA dual-approved, NRHA-approved and Small Fry classes is $300 per class, plus all regular fees.
The late entry penalty for all stakes classes is double the entry fee.
All late fees must be received no later than 2:00 pm the day before the class is scheduled.
Refunds of entry and stall fees will be given only in the event of death of the horse entered. A signed and dated vet certificate must be presented at the Entry Office no later than 2:00 pm the day before the class is scheduled.
Refunds will be mailed after the Congress to the owner. (Does not apply to classes 9900-9969).
OQHA will no longer require one payment per agent packet. Agents can submit multiple checks, money orders or credit cards from individual clients. HOWEVER, entries must be submitted in same envelope for stalling purposes. A $35 check processing fee will be charged for any NSF check. An additional 3% convenience fee will be assessed to all credit card charges. Entries are not officially made and will be considered late until payment clears the bank.
Entries will not be processed without a copy of horse’s current registration papers . If the papers are currently being transferred, etc., during time of entry, you must bring the updated papers to the Congress Entry Office to receive your back number.
NSBA Certificate of Eligibility:
All futurity and stakes entries will require a Certificate of Eligibility. Horse holding a current BCF or SIF certificate will satisfy this requirement. For more information please contact the NSBA office.
Level 1 (Green) horses, please include a print out of your eligibility from the AQHA website. Any horse that has not earned more than 25 points or more than $1,000 in earnings as of January 1 of the current show year are eligible to show. Eligibility of the horse is on the honor system and can be subject to verification through NSBA records, Equistat, and/or recognized breed associations.
Entries will not be processed without a copy of all owners’ (NSBA or NRHA)and exhibitors’ (AQHA, NRHA or NSBA) (all that apply) current membership cards. Level 1 (Novice) exhibitors, please include a copy of your eligibility from the AQHA website. If you do not have the current cards at entry time, you must bring them to the Congress Entry Office to receive your back number.
All horses entered in Performance Halter classes must send a copy of the horse’s AQHA Register of Merit or a copy of the horse’s official points from the official AQHA website with entries.
AQHA medication rules will be enforced. Horses may be subjected to laboratory testing. Any owner or handler refusing testing will be disqualified and subject to disciplinary action.
AQHA rules pertaining to animal welfare will be strictly enforced. Anyone found in violations of these rules may be subject to disqualification and/or penalties and fines as defined by AQHA rules.
Health Paper Requirements
A negative EIA (Coggins) test, within the past 12 months, is required for all Ohio horses. (ORC 901:1-18-08).
Horses Entering Ohio
A current Veterinary Certificate, within the past 30 days, is required for all horses entering the grounds. A negative EIA (Coggins) test, within the past 12 months is required for all out-of-state horses 12 months of age or older. The EIA test results shall be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or on an EIA Test Form (ORC 901:1-18-08).
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