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All-American Quarter Horse Congress

September 26, 2023 @ 7:00 am - October 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am

All-American Quarter Horse Congress 2023

The All-American Quarter Horse Congress will be held from September 26th to October 22nd, 2023 at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds located at 717 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio. 


Why Should You Attend?

 

  • See the best Quarter Horses in the world compete. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is the most prestigious Quarter Horse show in the world, attracting the best horses and riders from all over the world. Visitors can see these amazing horses compete in various events, such as showmanship, reining, cutting, and barrel racing.
  • Learn about the Quarter Horse breed and its history. The Quarter Horse is one of the most popular horse breeds in the world and has a rich history. Visitors can learn about the breed’s history and many uses at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress.
  • Participate in educational sessions and demonstrations. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress offers a variety of educational sessions and demonstrations for visitors of all ages. During these sessions, visitors can learn about horse care, training, and breeding.
  • Shop at the commercial exhibit zone. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress has a large commercial exhibit zone where visitors can buy horse-related products and services. Visitors can find everything they need for their horse, from saddles and tack to clothing and grooming supplies.
  • Enjoy the entertainment. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress offers a variety of entertainment for visitors, such as the Queen contest and the stallion promenade. Visitors can also enjoy live music, dancing, and other activities.
  • Meet other horse enthusiasts from all over the world. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is a great place to meet other horse enthusiasts from all over the world. Visitors can share their love of horses and learn from each other.
  • Experience the excitement and atmosphere of this incredible event. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is an exciting and vibrant event that will leave a lasting impression on visitors. Visitors can feel the excitement of the competition and the camaraderie of the horse community.

About the All-American Quarter Horse Congress

The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest single-breed horse show in the world. It is held annually in Columbus, Ohio, and attracts over 425,000 spectators and 7,000 horses.

The Congress was founded in 1967 by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. The first show was a three-day event, but it has since grown to last for 14 days. The Congress features a variety of events, including showmanship, reining, cutting, and barrel racing. There is also a commercial exhibit zone, a stallion promenade, and educational sessions and demonstrations.

The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is a major event for the horse industry. It is a showcase for the best Quarter Horses in the world and provides a forum for education and competition. The Congress is also a major economic driver for Columbus, Ohio.

Facts about the All-American Quarter Horse Congress

  • Held annually in Columbus, Ohio
  • Largest single-breed horse show in the world
  • 425,000 spectators and 7,000 horses in attendance
  • Founded in 1967 by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association
  • Features a variety of events, including showmanship, reining, cutting, and barrel racing
  • It also includes a commercial exhibit zone, a stallion promenade, and educational sessions and demonstrations
  • A major event for the horse industry
  • Showcase for the best Quarter Horses in the world
  • Forum for education and competition
  • Major economic driver for Columbus, Ohio

New Classes for 2023

The All-American Quarter Horse Congress 2023 offers you New classes to catch on!

  • Breakaway Roping
  • L1 Amateur Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle
  • L1 Amateur Walk Trot Western Pleasure
  • L1 Youth Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle
  • L1 Youth Walk Trot Western Pleasure
  • 6-Year-Old & Over Maturity Open Trail Stakes (Open & Limited) 
  • 4 & 5 Year-Old Ranch Riding Stakes Presented by Headley Quarter Horses
  • NYATT Ranch Riding
  • Small Fry Ranch Riding
  • Amateur Select Ranch Trail
  • Junior Ranch Trail
  • Senior Ranch Trail
  • Amateur Working Western Rail
  • Amateur Select Working Western Rail
  • Junior Working Western Rail
  • Senior Working Western Rail
  • Youth Working Western Rail
  • Open Versatility Presented by Gerri Leigh Pratt


Schedule

Here are some of the key dates to ensure you are making the most of AAQHC 2023!

  • September 26th Horse Show Opening
  • September 27th Trade Show Opening
  • September 30th NRHA Open Reining Futurity Finals (Level 4 & 3)
  • October 1st Freestyle Reining
  • October 6th Heroes on Horses & Congress PBR
  • October 11th Intercollegiate & Junior Judging Tournament
  • October 14th Congress Super Sale
  • October 15th NYATT
  • October 21st Open Versatility Stakes
  • October 22nd Cowboy Mounted Shooting

(Note: The Congress Queen Crowning is yet to be announced)

For the complete and detailed 2023 Congress Daily Schedule, hop through this link.

 

Ticket Information
Admission to the AAQHC 2023 is FREE, except for special events such as Congress PBR and Freestyle Reining.

Parking Information

The All-American Quarter Horse Congress offers a variety of parking options for attendees.

  • Daily parking: $25 per day, $15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
  • Entire event parking: $75, does not include online transaction fees.

Parking for one-time event-goers:

  • Park north of 17th Avenue.

Parking for exhibitors and those with full-event passes:

  • Park on the main fairgrounds.
  • Cars and trucks may also park at Gilligan Barn.
  • Trailers must park north of 17th Avenue.

Please note:

  • Gilligan Barn is a one-way traffic area.
  • The Ohio State Highway Patrol may tow vehicles without the required stickers or permits.

 

 

Steve

Details

Start:
September 26, 2023 @ 7:00 am
End:
October 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.quarterhorsecongress.com/

Organizer

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association
Phone
614-505.7200
Email
abowlby@oqha.com
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Venue

Ohio Expo Center
717 E 17th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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