Quick Stats

  • The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest horse show in the world
  • There are over 26,000 horse show entries
  • The show attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area
  • Industry leading trade show with over 200 exhibitors spanning over 20 acres
  • It generates $409 million for the central Ohio economy
  • Over $4.25 million is given away in cash and prizes
  • The largest Collegiate and Youth Judging contest is held at the Congress, with more than 65 teams of college students, 4-H, FFA and Quarter Horse youth members
  • Over 200 registered Quarter Horses are sold at the Congress Super Sale
  • 1.7+ Million Congress Website Pageviews
  • 66,000+ Email Subscribers
  • 120,000+ Social Media Followers across five platforms
  • 1+ Million Social Followers via Equine Media Partner pages

 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 307,000, 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

Latest News

March 1st, 2024
Ohio Quarter Horse Association Welcomes Perri’s Leather as Official Halter

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Perri’s Leather

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February 27th, 2024
Two Reining Majors Become One

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the All Star Reining

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October 23rd, 2023
2023 Open, Amateur, & Amateur Select All-Around and High-Point Winners

Winning an All-Around or High-Point title is a dream of many exhibitors who travel to Columbus each year. Congratulations

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