AQHA Press Release

Amarillo, Texas, June 2, 2004 – After joining the American Quarter Horse Association’s event sponsor team in 2003, Oster® Professional Products has now joined AQHA as a corporate partner. As the official grooming equipment of AQHA, Oster will co-sponsor the AQHYA, AQHA and Bayer Select World Championship Shows.

“Oster has always produced quality grooming products, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our team,” said AQHA Executive Vice President, Bill Brewer. “We think it’s important to serve our more than 350,000 members in every capacity, and adding an official grooming product will enhance AQHA member benefits.”

Oster also will sponsor the Oster Greatest Groom Awards at five different AQHA events. The first will be awarded to five grooms at the AQHYA World Championship Show based on 50-word essays submitted by competitors. During AQHA's Bayer Select World Show, Oster will present groom awards for the top five Select All-Around Competitors, and at the AQHA World Championship Show Oster will present groom awards for the top five All-Around Amateur placings and top five Superhorse candidates. Six additional Oster Greatest Groom Awards will be presented to the grooms of the winners of the six MBNA America Challenge Championship races.

“Oster Professional Products is incredibly proud to become partners with AQHA,” said Edward Wittbold, Oster’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Partnering with an organization as large as AQHA creates an opportunity to share knowledge to develop educational programs and products which meet customer needs better than ever.”

As the leader in the professional grooming industry, Oster’s unmatched knowledge and experience is reflected in their grooming products, including equine clippers and trimmers, and equine care accessories

The Century-old company is constantly innovating to add to its wide selection of styling tools, clippers and accessories, so you will always have the professional edge.

For more information on Oster® Professional Products, please call Oster Direct at (800) 877-6682. To learn more about AQHA’s team of corporate partners and member benefits, visit or contact AQHA.

AQHA is the largest equine breed association in the world with more than 350,000 members and in excess of 4 million registered American Quarter Horses.
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