All American Quarter Horse Congress

The convention which takes place in Columbus each Fall has lots of people that surely need to get off their “high horse”. For three weeks in October, over 650,000 people travel to the Columbus area to showcase the American Quarter Horse. With over 21,000 horse show entries competing in various competitions, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest single breed-horse show in the world. The first event was held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in November of 1967 as part of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. The convention has grown immensely since the initial event and today attracts horse breeders from all over the United States. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is Columbus’ largest annual convention and generates approximately $225 million for the Central Ohio economy. The 2016 event will mark the 50th anniversary of the first competition.

 

All American Quarter Horse Congress

All American Quarter Horse Congress Parade in Downtown Columbus

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