The Ocala Arabian Horse Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1994 to encourage and promote interest in the Arabian horse through educational
programs, publicity and horse shows.
Our membership includes
a wide variety of Arabian enthusiasts; from breeders to nationally known farms and trainers, to those who simply enjoy the
pleasure of owning an Arabian horse. Our membership would total over a thousand years of experience with this wonderful breed.
OAHA holds AHA/USEF recognized shows for purebred and half Arabians. Our shows
are Region 12 qualifiers. In March we have the pleasure of presenting our Amateur Show and we are an integral part of the
Florida Fall Circuit.
Championships Wake Surfing come to Lake Weir, Marion County Florida.
Adena Cattle Program may be water solution.
Kanapaha Processed Sewer Effluent may be diverted from local drinking water and used to grow pasture grass
at a proposed Cattle Ranch. Adena Springs may be the solution to jobs as well as the long term destruction of our springs
and rivers. Ocala Star Banner is jumping on the reform platform that has been developed by the Silver Springs Alliance
of Springs Advocate Don Browning. The River is Slimed helps the cause by raising the awareness of excess nutrients from the Gainesville Sewer Plant at Kanapaha.
Slime thick enough to scope up reported in area springs and rivers is the result of Gainesville Utilities long term
Discharge Program of excess processed Sewer Effluent into the Floridan Aquifer. 10 billion gallons daily flow into the
aquifer under a long term permit. 17 years ago our Silver Springs was clear and sparkling, today the nitrate level as
reported by the US Geologic Survey shows increasing nitrates in direct proportion to the Gainesville discharge event. Gainesville
discharges almost as much sewer water as the city of Ocala uses each day, directly into the aquifer leading to local springs.
Silver Springs, Rainbow Springs and Alachua Springs all rely 100% on the same aquifer for water. Ocala news papers
the Marion Sun Times, and the Ocala Star Banner both report slime in our rivers and springs.