2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress Schedule Now Available
The schedule for the 45th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 7-30, 2011, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Visit www.oqha.com to view the schedule by day and download a complete schedule.
There are several new classes that have been added to Congress in 2011:
First up will be the brand new Cinch Bridleless Cutting class, to be held Friday, October 14th, immediately following the Congress Cutting Shoot-Out, which will begin at 5 pm.
Additionally, Southern Belle Breeders are sponsoring a new Western Pleasure Maturity class for horses that have earned less than $10,000. The class will have one go and a finals, and will include open, limited and Southern Belle Breeders divisions. The first go of the Western Pleasure Maturity Under $10,000, Sponsored by Southern Belle Breeders will be held Tuesday, October 18th at 8:00 am in the Coliseum, with the Limited finals held later that day. The finals for the open and Southern Belle Breeders divisions will be held Friday, October 21st.
Due to a rising number of entries in Trail classes, OQHA has added the Congress Trail Stakes class. With one go and a finals, held Monday, October 24th and Thursday, October 27th respectively, the class will pay-out $7,500 in added money.
OQHA has also added several other AQHA classes, including Progressive Working Hunter, Amateur Select Working Hunter, Amateur Select Equitation Over Fences, Amateur Select Hunter Hack and Amateur Select Pole Bending.
Dates to Remember
Wednesday, October 12 – 6 pm, Congress Reining Futurity Finals
Thursday, October 13 – Cinch Team Roping Challenge
Friday, October 14 – 5 pm, Congress Cutting Shoot-Out, Cinch Bridleless Cutting and World Series of Cutting Finals
Saturday, October 15 – 7 pm, Cinch Freestyle Reining
Sunday, October 16 – 8 am, Congress Masters Halter Stallions/Geldings
Monday, October 17 – Congress Masters Halter Fillies
Saturday, October 22 – 10 am, Congress Super Sale
Sunday, October 23 – 7 pm, NYATT Awards Ceremony and Congress Queen Coronation
Wednesday October 26 – 7 pm, Amateur Versatility
Friday, October 28 – 7 pm, Equine Chronicle Masters Western Pleasure and Equine Chronicle Masters Hunter Under Saddle
Sunday, October 30 – Noon, Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes Final and Wenger Barrel Racing Sweepstakes Final