Hello OCHA Members!

I would like to take a moment to congratulate the OCHA members who competed at the 2019 All-American Quarter Horse Congress. Once again, OCHA proved that we are nationally competitive. I am very proud of our small club.

I hope everyone enjoyed the 2019 show season. Our final show was a big success with the Bridleless Calcutta class sponsored by MadBarn, as well as the BBQ steak dinner sponsored by Venture Gate Farms. We had close to 400 spectators! This was an excellent promotion of the sport of cutting. Thank you to all who supported the event.

Your elected Directors made some significant changes this season. The 50K Amateur class was moved up in the class order and included not only FRESH cattle but ADDED MONEY as well! The Amateur Saddle Series encouraged fierce but friendly competition amongst members - congratulations to Lynne Purdie on winning the saddle sponsored by Irvine Tack/OCHA.

Additional fresh cattle were added to the Open, NonPro, 50K Am, 25K Novice and 25K Novice NonPro classes.

Two clinics were offered this year, one being the Trey Wilson clinic sponsored by Reed Farm, as well as the Tyler Delange cutting clinic sponsored by Gallagher Stables/Venture Gate Farms/Reed Farm. These clinics were PRIVATELY funded, so a big thank-you to those sponsors for their generosity.

Please remember to return any unsold tickets and monies from the sale of raffle tickets by January 25, 2020. Raffle prizes include a quarter of beef, a gyclee-on-canvas equine print by cowboy artist Tim Cox, as well as a MadBarn gift package. Thank you to Reed Farm, Van Boekel Hog Farms and MadBarn for their generous donations.

The 2019 OCHA Banquet will be held:

Saturday, January 25, 2020
at the Holiday Inn,
601 Scottsdale Drive,

The Annual General Meeting will begin at 5:00 pm followed by dinner at approximately 7:15 pm. (Directors' Meeting to be held at 2:30 pm).

Cost: $60.00 (adult)
$30.00 (children 12 and under)

Rooms may be reserved for OCHA members - more information to come!

TICKETS MUST BE ORDERED AND PAID FOR BY JANUARY 19, 2020. You are encouraged to purchase your 2020 OCHA Membership at the same time, in order to avoid possible delays at the door on the night of the banquet.

You can pay via e-transfer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via check to OCHA c/o Laurie Reed, 1642 Concession 5, Waterford, Ontario N0E1Y0.
For further information, contact Laurie Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 416-420-9147.

Lastly, I would like to hear from YOU, the OCHA member. What did you like about the 2019 show season? Did you enjoy the different venues? What would you like to see for the 2020 show season? Would you be interested in another clinic? Do you have any suggestions or comments that would help us to improve shows for next year? Please e-mail me with your idea and comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I look forward to your input and welcome any and all ideas.

I hope to see you at the OCHA Banquet.


Scott Reed,
OCHA President