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Riding in the SummerFest Parade

Photo Credits:
Parade: Carrie Schmidt

About the OHA...

     The Oregon Horse Association (OHA) was formed in the early 1970s with about 10 founding members.  The meetings were first held at Triple K Stables and owner, Keith Kramer, is an honorary member to this day. Other honorary members include: Caines Saddle Shop, who sponsors the traveling high point trophy each year at our Memorial Day Horse Show; and Country View Veterinary Service.

     The OHA of today is a diverse group of people all dedicated to one thing, the horse.

Who We Are Trail ride scene
          We are a nonprofit organization based in Oregon, WI but our members come from many communities in south central WI but mostly from the Oregon/Stoughton/ Belleville area.   We have interests in many equine-related activities including english/western styles of riding, open horse shows, breed shows, trail riding, dressage, jumping, driving, breeding, training and parades.

     We span a great age range too.  We have toddlers as well as "mature" folks.  People of all ages and interests in all types of equines are welcome to join.

Our Goals and Activities
      Generally, we promote and support responsible horsemanship, good sportsmanship, and equine education, but we also like to have fun with horses.  Our activities include monthly Members who attended a fall trail ride meetings, held the first Tuesday of each month, an educational clinic in support of our local 4-H'ers, an annual Memorial Day open horse show, Oregon Summerfest parade in June, a spring and fall trail ride, a summer pizza party, highway litter clean-up on our very own Adapt-a-Highway, a holiday fun get together, and a winter pot luck party in January to start it all over again.  Many of our members get together for road trips to attend clinics or tack sales.

     We are members of the Wisconsin State Horse Council and the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. We try to support other equine programs in our area via donations of time and/or money.  Most recently we have volunteered hours at the Midwest Horse Fair and trail clearing for a new horse trail in Dane County at Donald Park near Mt. Vernon.

     OHA also publishes a quarterly newsletter which includes summaries of past meeting minutes, news about club events and what members have been doing with their equines.

     The club accepts either family or individual memberships.  A membership form is found when you click the Join Us tab. Fall trail ride scene

     So if you love horses, or any equine, and want to meet new friends then consider joining OHA.  Owning/leasing a horse is not necessary to join.  We can find many opportunities for you to be close to your equine dreams.

     Please contact OHA President, Barb Waters, at 608-455-1001 or OHA Secretary, Carrie Waters-Schmidt, at 608-206-5676.

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