The Ohio Quarter Horse Association regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress, scheduled for September 29 - October 25. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic simply prevents safely moving forward in Columbus Ohio. The well-being of our workers, exhibitors and attendees is our highest priority and based on the information we have today, the risk is simply too great. Thank you for understanding this difficult decision.

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For the first time, The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is proud to announce that the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC) will host two separate Western youth draw-based competitions beginning with the Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 and Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.

With this partnership, OQHA will cross-promote with YEDA and IEA in a variety of methods that will benefit all three organizations to reach their goals.

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The schedule for the 54th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held September 29 - October 25, 2020, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association.

Visit to view or download a complete schedule.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:11

Small but Mighty: Small Fry Division

The Small Fry division is a fierce competition for high honors. The competitors? Talented horses with dedicated riders, all under the age of 9 years old. The Small Fry division includes classes in Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Trail. The High Point award is given to the young rider with the most points from placing in these classes.

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 14:09

Coliseum Sold Out for Freestyle Reining

The Coliseum was once again packed and filled with excitement at Saturday’s Congress Freestyle Reining. The Freestyle Reining is popular every year at the Congress, and this year was no different. The event has been sold out since September and even sold out standing room. With 18 entries, riders competed their choreographed and musical routines in a performance that is regularly compared to the art of figure skating.

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New to the Congress, the Cutting Champions Challenge filled the Coliseum on Sunday night with spectators eager to see champions from 20 different classes go head to head in a winner-takes-all competition.

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The Congress NRHA Level 3 and 4 Open Reining Futurity finals packed the Celeste Center Saturday night, as spectators gathered to watch some of the most promising 3-year-olds in the country compete for large purses and prizes. No one was disappointed.

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