About Us

Eight Decades of Ohio County Fair Harness Racing!

Xenia, Ohio - Circa 1960's

The OCRA originally started in 1933 and was incorporated in 1981 to improve and protect the Standardbred horse racing at Ohio's county fairs.  The original incorporators of the association included Corwin Nixon, Dick Junk, Lowell Lehman and Gage VanHorn.  Stella Hagemeyer served as the circuit's secretary for many years and is still considered the matriarch of the organization. 

Meet The OCRA Officers



Bob Schwartz

Fayette County

Vice President


Dennis Fricke

Allen County

Secretary/Treasurer Team


Judy Foureman, Secretary - Darke Co.

Lisa Schwartz, Treasurer - Fayette Co.