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Fast Facts

  • The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest single breed-horse show in the world
  • There are over 23,500 horse show entries
  • The show attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area
  • It generates $285 million for the central Ohio economy
  • Over $3 million is given away in cash and prizes, including trucks, trailers, trophy saddles, sterling silver buckles and the coveted Don Bell bronze trophies
  • The largest Collegiate and Youth Judging contest is held at the Congress, with more than 60 teams of college students, 4-H, FFA and Quarter Horse youth members
  • 200 registered Quarter Horses are sold at the Congress Super Sale
  • Email Subscriptions of over 44,000 people
  • Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers of over 47,000 and growing daily

Most attendees of the Congress are members of the American Quarter Horse Association. According to the most recent AQHA Membership survey:

  • Average member age is 45
  • 80% reside in a rural, farm or ranch area
  • 77% have attended college or are college graduates
  • More than 60% are professional owners and managers
  • Average household income: $103,000- AQHA members spend 10.39 nights, on average, in a hotel/motel per year
  • Travel 3.36 time, on average, on commercial airlines
  • 81% dine out one to five times a week
  • Spend an average of $5,272 on fuel
  • 62% own more than one dog
  • 52% own more than one cat
  • Own an average of 1.8 computers
  • Spend 11.34 hours per week on the internet
  • 35% shop by catalogue or on the internet
  • 97% own at least one cell phone

Financial Impact Of The Equine Industry 

  • 9.2 million horses in the United States, 307,000 of which are located in Ohio
  • More than 70 percent, of 215,000, horses in Ohio are involved in showing and recreation
  • 4.6 million people are involved in the horse industry in some way.
  • This means one out of every 63 Americans are involved with horses
  • Direct economic effect on U.S. is $39 billion annually
  • Indirect economic impact: $102 billion when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account
  • The industry provides 460,000 full time jobs, 12,700 of which are in Ohio. Spending by suppliers and employees generates additional jobs in Ohio, for a total employment impact of 42,700
  • The equine industry’s economic impact on Ohio ranks eighth in the nation in state economic impact
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Latest News

Congress Event Tickets Available Wednesday, June 28th
Congress Event Tickets Available Wednesday, June 28th

Grab your tickets early! Congress Cutting - October 8th Professional Bull Riding - October 13th Freestyle

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2017 Quarter Horse Congress Racing Dates Announced
2017 Quarter Horse Congress Racing Dates Announced

Quarter Horse Racing & the All American Quarter Horse Congress             Belterra Park, Cincinnati, OH Trails:

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OHIO QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION, EXPANSION
OHIO QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION, EXPANSION

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA), host of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, today announced

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