About Area 3

We are an affiliate of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association which is the official Provincial affiliate to the American Quarter Horse Association.

Area 3 hosts three of the largest horse shows in Ontario, as well as offering some of the best awards and prizes in the industry!

Our shows are Area 3, OQHA and AQHA point approved and offer several dual approved NSBA classes.

We host an AQHA all Rookie/Level 1 Novice Show to allow grass roots competitors an opportunity to try their hand at AQHA showing. We also offer entry level divisions for both Youth & Adults in Walk Jog/Trot classes and an entire division of classes Small Fry exhibitors aged 11 & under.

We have a variety of classes for competitors – from Halter, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Trail, Horsemanship, Western Riding, Reining and the very popular Ranch Riding – there is something for everyone!

Ontario Quarter Horse Association
National Snaffle Bit Association
American Quarter Horse Association

Contact Area 3

Mailing Address

Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club
2494 Taunton Road
Hampton, ON LOB 1JO
Valerie Love (905) 263-8158


Club Information

Board of Directors, Membership & Boundaries, Volunteer and Helping Hands Award

The Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who give up their time to keep the association running as a thriving organization. We are always looking for a helping hand and would love to hear from you. Find out how just a small amount of your time can make a difference.

President – Corey Taylor
Vice President – Cheri Woodrow
2nd Vice President – Jodi Mallette
Secretary – Kathryn Stanton
Treasurer – Val Love

Wendy Cairncross
Karen McDonald
Dave Aitchison
Sarah Black
Jessica Mosley-Cairncross
Patti-Lynn Clayton

You’ve heard the phrase “membership has its benefits” and membership with the Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club has its benefits too!

A prominent member of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association called Area 3 “very progressive” and “innovative”. The Area 3 executive works very hard to try to ensure that statement is true! Here are some of the ways we keep working for you:

Area 3 year-end awards are considered to be some of the best in the industry. To ensure your Area 3 points for year-end awards are calculated for the entire show season, send in your membership form prior to the first Area 3 shows. Points towards year-end awards are calculated once your membership is received by Area 3. For more information on Area 3 points check out our Point & Trophy Rules on the Forms page.

The Area 3 website continues to be one of the most informative websites available in the equine community. It is being designed and managed by Acappella Information Systems (owned by Mike & Jodi Mallette). The site is updated regularly with all of the latest information and details Area 3 shows and various equine events in Ontario.

Area 3 hosts three of the largest quarter horse shows inside the province each season. Summerama has consistently been the top show in Ontario for many years and boasts entries from all across the United States and Canada. We are fortunate to have fantastic facilities where we hold our shows, with stabling on the grounds and multiple rings to keep the shows running smoothly.

You can see by this impressive list that Area 3 offers many benefits to its members – we encourage you to get involved in the association and support this club with your membership, sponsorship and feedback!

Download the Area 3 Membership application on our Forms page.

The Ontario Quarter Horse Association designates the boundaries for each Promotional Club. Area 3’s boundary is described as ~ From the Highway 6 in the east (eastern boundary of Area 2), easterly to Hwy. #11 at the north county line of Muskoka county – following Hwy. #11 south to Hwy. #12 to Lake Ontario. The northern boundary shall be the county line of Muskoka.

If you live within the boundaries as shown in the Area 3 Boundaries tab above or you reside within Ontario Promotional Clubs defined as Areas 4 or 6 you are welcome to join the Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club.

You can read all about what a membership gives you in the Area 3 Membership tab above.

Download the Area 3 Membership application on our Forms page.

Please contact us if you would be interested in offering some time as a volunteer – we always have jobs both at the shows and away from the shows that need attention!

The Area 3 Helping Hands Award is given each year in honour of one of our very own special members.

Read more and see past recipients on the Helping Hands Award page.

Due to the popularity of Facebook classifieds (horse, tack, services, etc.) we have decided to retire our Area 3 Classifieds page at the end of 2017.

If you wish to still have your company present on Area 3’s website please consider becoming a sponsor.