A Royal Redhawk
MUET senior, Leah Moore, earned the title of Ohio Quarter Horse Association Queen. The OQHA has selected one young woman to represent the association throughout the state in equine functions each year since 1961. She serves as an ambassador not only to the OQHA, but the Quarter Horse breed, making appearances at state and regional Quarter Horse and open shows. As OQHA Queen, Leah is also eligible to compete in the 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen contest in October.
The OQHA queen contest consists of three parts: a horsemanship test, an interview, and a written test. The horsemanship test judges the candidate’s skill in the saddle while the written test challenges both general horse knowledge and AQHA rules. The 15 minute interview judges the candidate’s appearance, personality, and ability to present herself. Leah came in first in both the horsemanship and interview portions.
Leah is an Early Childhood Education major from Farmersville, Ohio. She has been riding horses since she was 10 years old and currently rides and shows reining horses. She is excited for this opportunity and all it has to offer.