All American Quarter Horse Congress

All American Quarter Horse Congress (HMOJ)

Location: Columbus, OH 43211 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.898', W 82° 59.479'

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In November 1967, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association hosted a three-day American Quarter Horse show at the Ohio State fairgrounds that drew more than 5,000 people. They could not have known that this horse show would grow to become the largest American Quarter Horse show and the largest single-breed horse show in the world.

The All American Quarter Horse Congress was founded by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors. The first Congress incorporated elements new to the horse show circuit, including an area for commercial exhibits, a stallion avenue and educational lectures and demonstrations. Later innovations included an American Quarter Horse auction, a Queen contest and youth horse judging competitions. At the tie of dedication, Congresses typically lasted 14 days and boasted attendance of more than 425,000 people, as the riders of 7,000 horses competed for purse money and prizes totaling more than $1.4 million.

American Quarter Horses are now competing in horse shows around the world and are in demand for racing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world's largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.
Series This marker is part of the American Quarter Horse Markers series
Marker NumberAQHHMP#13
Year Placed1996
Placed ByAmerican Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330011 N 4429467
Decimal Degrees39.99830000, -82.99131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.898', W 82° 59.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 53.88" N, 82° 59' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300-4322 Essex Ave, Columbus OH 43211, US
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