Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors this year; many brought home championships and reserves as the largest breed show in the world celebrated its semicentennial anniversary.

The All American Quarter Horse Congress took place Oct. 6-30 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. According to the Congress media package, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association hosted its first Congress Nov. 3-5 1967; it was a three-day affair. A half century later, the event has seen exponential growth; the temporary inhabitants of the expo center resembled the population of a small city, and the Congress stretched across more than three weeks. This year, the show’s 50th anniversary brought in about 18,000 entries from around the globe and more than $2.5 million in associated revenues for central Ohio, according to a Congress press release.

In the versatile spirit of the breed, the horses in attendance competed in a plethora of events: team roping, Western Pleasure, cowboy mounted shooting, pole bending, horsemanship, hunter under saddle and equitation over fences, to name a few. The following is a sampling of riders and owners from the region who brought home championship and reserve placings from across the spectrum of disciplines. Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors

Special thanks goes to Congress photographer Shane Rux Photography of Clearwater, Fla. for the use of official photos.

 

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