The All American Quarter Horse Congress was founded on three basic horsemen desires: to compete, to socialize and to learn more about working with horses. The first Quarter Horse Congress was held November 3, 4 and 5, 1967 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, attracting more than 4,000 paid registrations. Since then, the Quarter Horse Congress has added 23 days worth of competition and fun to the event, hosts the largest National Youth Team Tournament in the world, and has grown into the largest single breed horse show in the world. The Quarter Horse Congress celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016 with more than 23,500 entries and nearly 6,000 horses over its 25 days.
Dedication to the industry
The All American Quarter Horse Congress attracts exhibitors who are horse enthusiasts, local equestrians, up-and-coming riders and world-class competitors from around the world. Competitors range from five years old to 60+. Spectators come from across the globe and include the general public, corporate executives and their families also come out to support the month long celebration of Equestrian sport. The Congress supports exhibitors & attendees with the best the industry has to offer from footing & arena maintenance to the competition, shopping & more.
- Freestyle Reining
- Masters Events
- The Congress Cutting
- Congress Queen Contest
What Is It?
Largest Single Breed Horse Show in the World featuring the American Quarter Horse