AAQHC to Host State Officials in Parade and Ribbon Cutting

October 6th, 2015 7:00 PM | No Comments
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The Fourth Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress Welcome Parade & Press Conference featuring officials on horseback, mounted law enforcement units from around the region, youth roping competitors, mechanical bulls, rodeo clowns and more will be October 7, 2015 in Downtown Columbus. Open the public, the event will start with the parade of horses on High and Broad street approximately 11:15am. A press conference on the front lawn of the Columbus City Hall will follow the parade. The speakers will be as follows:
 
Michael B. Coleman, Columbus Mayor
Scott Myers, OQHA Executive Director
Dave Daniels, Director, Department of Agriculture
Paula Brooks, County Commissioner
Brian Ross, President/CEO, Experience Columbus
 
On October 14 there will be a ribbon cutting in honor of the new Buckeye Ag Complex Barn and Arena (Adequan). Attendees include the following people:
 
Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor
Scott Myers, OQHA Executive Director
Dave Daniels, Director, Department of Agriculture
 
The AAQHC is the world’s largest single breed horse show, boasting more than 18,000 entries annually. It is the largest convention in Ohio, attracting more than 650,000 people to the area, generating more than $225 million for the Central Ohio economy. This year’s congress is October 1-25 at the Ohio Expo Center and features 944 entries/exhibitors from Ohio alone. The Trade Show open October 6-25 features more than 225 vendors, selling everything from jewelry to furniture, to the latest Western apparel and horse products, many of which are locally owned.
 
To encourage Central Ohioans to come out and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the AAQHC, daily parking passes are 40% off on Monday-Wednesdays throughout the entire event, reducing the price to $15 per vehicle. All media must check in at the AAQHC Press Office located within the Celeste Center at the Ohio Expo Center.
 
Please email media@oqha.com or call (419) 890-7363 for credentials.

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