Buckeye Southern Quarter Horse group lends hand to Ohio Horse Park
Published 12:00 am Friday, December 3, 2004
A growing partnership between the Buckeye Southern Quarter Horse Association and Ohio University Southern has taken on a whole new dimension with a gift of $6,700 to the university's Equine Studies Program.
The association is a recent recipient of a grant from the Tri-State Anti Drug Air show.
The association voted unanimously
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to give the entire amount of the grant to the Ohio Horse Park for the expressed purpose of building a new covered arena.
The new arena will be used by equine studies students, multiple organizations for open horse shows and the Therapeutic Riding Program for mentally and physically challenged children, youth, and adults.
The BSQHA, is challenging area businesses, industry, government and individuals to match their gift.
It will take $300 thousand to build the new arena.
Prospective donors are urged to be in touch with Bob Smith, Assistant Dean for Development at the Southern Campus.
The membership of BSQHA is currently comprised of twenty-four children whose average age is 13. The group was established 15 years ago to promote the quarter horse industry in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress has grown to be the largest single breed horse show in the world.
It is held annually in October in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and attracts 8 thousand horses and 15 thousand exhibitors during a three week period.
The BSQHA has been proud to send a team to Columbus from the beginning of its organization and has achieved much success.