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OQHA President

Chris Cecil Darnell steps up as the new Ohio Quarter Horse Association president.

Ohio Quarter Horse Association
August 1, 2012

Chris Cecil Darnell OQHA President photo by Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Chris Cecil Darnell owns Simply Show Services LLC, a show management company used by numerous shows, including the Reichert Celebration and the Southern Belle Invitation. (OQHA photo)

Chris Cecil Darnell of Wadsworth, Ohio, recently assumed the role of Ohio Quarter Horse Association president. The presidency was recently vacated after previous OQHA President Dr. Scott Myers took on the task as the new OQHA executive director. Myers' term as president began February 2012.

“I am honored to serve the Ohio Quarter Horse Association as it’s 26th president, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve this organization,” Darnell said.

According to the OQHA bylaws, if the office of president becomes vacant, the first vice president will succeed to the presidency for the rest of the term. Thus, Darnell has assumed the role of OQHA president.

Aside from her eight years serving on the OQHA board of directors, Darnell is also a past president of the Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, where she continues to serve as treasurer, and she is a member of the National Snaffle Bit Association board of directors.

Darnell owns Simply Show Services LLC, a show management company used by numerous shows, including the Reichert Celebration, NSBA Show Your Colors, the Southern Belle Invitation and many local shows in Ohio. Her  family owns and operates Cecil Breeding Farm and a fine dining restaurant, Lanning’s Restaurant in Akron, Ohio.