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 The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world's largest single-breed horse show. 

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
  • Nearly $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 intercollegiate and Junior Horse 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, Instagram & Twitter following of 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 is 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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Ohio claims top NYATT honors
Ohio claims top NYATT honors

The 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress held its annual NYATT Competition Sunday where more than 60 teams

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Sales soar at 2017 Congress Super Sale
Sales soar at 2017 Congress Super Sale

The 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale sold 153 horses during Saturday’s nine-hour sale in

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OQHF Gala Presents "The Congress Derby - A Night at the Races"
OQHF Gala Presents "The Congress Derby - A Night at the Races"

  The  Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation  will present The Congress Derby: A Night at the Races  on October 22, 2017

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