All American Quarter Horse Congress 2012

After a solid week of beautiful weather and sunny skies, Congress goers are bracing for the wet weather.  None of it is dampening the mood here at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, however.  The final weekend upon us, everyone is anticipating the Equine Chronicle Masters Two Year Old Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes!  Always a thrill, the event is kicked off with grand introductions and a famous light show, followed by the Hunter Under Saddle Masters class.  Between classes, the live auction will take place,  proceeds benefiting Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids (NC4K) in their goal to improve the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. The evening will cap off with the Western Pleasure Masters Class.


Emily Messing, 2012 Congress Queen

Emily Messing is the 2012 Congress Queen, RU Radical Chocolate is the high seller ($38,000) in the Super Sale, and River Cities Quarter Horse Association is the winner of the NYATT team tournament!  Not to mention the Champions and Reserve Champions who have been named in the last few days!!  We are looking at temperatures in the high 70′s for the rest of the week, and sunny skies!  Ahhhh, what a Congress!

Don’t forget to check out the results and photos from Congress classes!  Scroll to the bottom right of this page, and refresh often, as we are updating results as they come in!



Congress Queen's Style Show Models perfect their "parade wave..."

As we enter the last week of the Congress, with the Queen’s Style Show behind us, and the coronation and NYATT awards set to begin this evening, the pace and mood of the show have elevated!  Lots of spectators, shoppers and show-goers are making their way through Congress Hall, the show arenas and around the fairgrounds.  The Congress Super Sale is happening as we write this update.

Come on down to booth #620 and say “hello” if you’re passing through Congress Hall!  And our best to all the exhibitors here this year!


2012 Grand Champion JF Skip N Style. Photo Courtesy of Kirkbride Photography and OQHA. All Rights Reserved.

We’re excited to be here at the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress.  There have been many Grand Champions named, some great class competitions, and a loaded schedule still ahead.

We congratulate the winners, and we applaud all exhibitors who have hit the show ring so far.  We look forward to seeing more great classes, taking part in the special events still to come, and meeting many of you who stop by our booth (#620) in Congress Hall.

Year after year, is proud to bring you updates, information, stories and results from the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.  Beginning October 9 and running through October 28, the largest single breed horse show in the world, receives more than 17,000 horse show entries during its three week run. The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy. The trade show runs from October 5 through October 28, 2012.

Keep checking here for Congress 2012 Updates, and be sure to refresh your browser to see the very latest, including photos and results on the “Show Results” below.*

* Results republished with permission from OQHA

Congress 2012 Dates:

Horse Show: October 5-28, 2012
Trade Show: October 9-28, 2012

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