October 5th – 28th, 2018
The 51st annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (an American Quarter Horse Association state affiliate), will take place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio starting Tuesday, October 5th and will run through Sunday, October 28th.
World’s Largest Single-Breed Horse Show Rakes in Astounding $382 Million
In 1965, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s state board was a group of humble horse owners who had to pass a hat to raise funds to purchase an office typewriter. Today, their prestigious “Congress” event generates an impressive $382 Million for the Central Ohio economy.
What started as a 3-day event, presently expands nearly the entire month of October; including a trade show, PBR bull riding event, and the 52nd Annual Super Sale.
The Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s mission, in part, is to “protect and promote the Quarter Horse and interest of owners, breeders, exhibitors, and enthusiasts”.
They certainly have accomplished this over a lifetime of integrity and dedication.
Proof in the numbers:
Last year, there were 24,500 entries, with over $3 Million in cash and prizes awarded to the winners of various divisions; and there were over 650,000 people who attended the event.
There are 9.2 Million Quarter Horses in the United States; 307,000 of which are in Ohio.
Overall, there are 4.6 Million people involved in the Equine Industry in some way.
The Equine Industry, as a whole, has a direct economic impact of $39 Billion – with a “B” – annually!
- Mercuria World Series of Cutting
October 7 @ 6pm
- Congress PBR
October 12 @ 7pm
- Congress Freestyle Reining
October 13 @ 7pm
- Congress Masters
October 27 @ 7pm
Contact and ticket information:
Admission/Parking: $25 per truck or car, per day
OR purchase an Event Parking Pass for $75 (entire event)
Daily reduced rates for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: $15 per day
All American Horse Show Events – October 2-28
Trade Show – October 5-28