The Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club is an affiliate of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association which is the official Provincial affiliate to the American Quarter Horse Association.
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.
For the complete boundaries see the Ontario Quarter Horse Association website.
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 new class Ranch Riding – there is something for everyone!
Our Board of Directors
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. Email
2017 Area 3 Board of Directors:
President – Corey Taylor
Vice President – Cheri Woodrow
2nd Vice President – Jodi Mallette
Secretary – Kathryn Stanton
Treasurer – Val Love
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 Year-End Rules here.
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. Classified ads are free and are a very popular area on the site – so please check them out!
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 & support this club with your membership, sponsorship, & feedback! For more information, please contact us.
Invitation to Join
You may not know that if you live in the Ontario Promotional Clubs defined as Areas 4, 5 or 6 you are welcome to join the Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club. As an Area 3 member – you are eligible to win Area 3 year-end awards, have a vote at the Annual General Meeting and can advertise free of charge on the informative and frequently visited Area 3 website.