Our mission is to provide racing opportunities for all quarter horse owners, breeders, stallion owners and trainers participating in the state of Oregon.
To communicate and represent quarter horse interest before the Oregon Racing Commission and the Oregon Legislature.
To cooperate and work directly with commercial race tracks and county fair association to enhance racing opportunities for all quarter horses.
To promote racing opportunities for quarter horses, participating in Oregon, to the fans, current owners, new owners, breeders, the media and the general public.
Oregon Quarter Horse Racing Association is a tax exempt, non profit corporation, registered with the State of Oregon, made up of people who have a common interest in Quarter Horse racing in Oregon and the Northwest.The Association represents the membership and those involved in Quarter Horse racing at tracks in Oregon, it also represents the membership before the Oregon Racing Commission, and to the Oregon Legislature.
Membership in the OQHRA is generally from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California. It also includes people from other states and provinces in Canada.
1)represents the interest of Quarter Horses at various race tracks around the state of Oregon,
2)represents the interest of Quarter Horse owners, breeders and trainers before the Oregon Racing Commission and the Oregon Legislature,
3)OQHRA sponsors all Quarter Horse Stakes races other than the MBNA Challenge races,
4)OQHRA tabulates all points earned by horses, trainers and jockeys on all Quarter Horse races in the state of Oregon, for the purpose of determining year end award winners.OQHRA uses the AQHA point system,
5)Using its data base, OQHRA calculates and pays breeder awards to breeders of Oregon Bred Quarter Horses.Breeder awards are paid twice a year, after the Portland Meadows meet and after the summer meets.Breeders awards are paid to breeders of Oregon bred horses and are calculated on wins only.
6)Using the data base, OQHRA calculates and pays Owners bonuses to owners of Oregon breds.Owner’s awards are paid once a year, after the Portland Meadows meet.Owner’s bonuses are calculated on all money earned.To be registered as an Oregon bred Quarter Horse the horse must be foaled in the state of Oregon and the AQHA Certificate of Registration must indicate the horse was foaled in Oregon.
7)OQHRA maintains all corporate and financial records of the Association.The Association’s fiscal year is November 1 to October 31st.The annual meeting of OQHRA is usually held in March each year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OREGON QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSOCIATION