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Table of Contents AQHA National Directors ............................................................................................................................................................................ 52 Arena Team Sponsors .................................................................................................................................................................................. 83 Breeder’s Challenge Halter Futurity.......................................................................................................................................... 104-105 Class Descriptions ............................................................................................................................................................................. 223-238 Commercial Exhibits ......................................................................................................................................................................... 169-181 Congress Cutting Event ............................................................................................................................................................................. 160 Corporate Sponsors ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 88 Demonstration Schedule ............................................................................................................................................................................ 62 Dummy Roping Contest ............................................................................................................................................................................ 187 Freestyle Reining ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 164 Futurities ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 100-101 Hall Of Fame ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 150-152 Judge Biographies .............................................................................................................................................................................. 138-145 Lecture Schedule ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 59 Lecturer and Demonstrator Biographies ..................................................................................................................................... 65-75 Map of the Fairgrounds .................................................................................................................................................................................. 7 Masters Events ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 92-93 Mayor’s Welcome ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Mounted Shooting ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 165 National Youth Activity Team Tournament ............................................................................................................................ 195-206 Ohio Expo Center Welcome ....................................................................................................................................................................... 43 OQHA Officers ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 50 OQHA Board of Directors ........................................................................................................................................................................... 51 OQHA Headquarters and Staff .................................................................................................................................................................. 50 OQHA Honorary Directors and Past Presidents ............................................................................................................................... 52 OQHA President and Congress Tri-Chairmen ......................................................................................................................................53 OQHA President’s Welcome ...................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Queen Candidates .............................................................................................................................................................................. 222-223 Queen Contest Memories ......................................................................................................................................................................... 220 Queen Donors ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 227 Queen’s Year In Review ................................................................................................................................................................... 212-218 Queen’s Welcome ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Show Partners ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 192-193 Show Schedule ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 24-38 Southern Belle Breeder’s................................................................................................................................................................. 110-111 Super Sale ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 157 Worship Services ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 157 Youth Contests 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President’s Welcome Welcome to the 47th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress! On behalf of the officers, directors, members, and staff of Ohio Quarter Horse Association, I would like to thank you for supporting the Congress. This year the Congress is bigger and better than before. We’ve added nearly 50 classes, including the Congress Breeder’s Challenge Halter Futurity, increased payouts, and have more vendors than ever. The Congress Bull Riding – PBR Touring Pro has returned to the Coliseum (information on page ___), and promises exciting night full of some of the world’s best bull riders. The Mercuria World Series of Cutting and Bridleless events demonstrate the incredible athleticism of the Quarter Horse and the bond between horse and rider (see page ___). As always, the Weaver Leather freestyle reining is a highlight of the Congress. This year features performances by the very talented Stacy Westfall, Shawn Flarida, and his son, Sam Flarida before the event. Each year the Congress gets bigger and better, continuously making us the Chris Cecil Darnell OQHA President largest single-breed horse show in the world. We strive to keep that title, and work tirelessly year round to make sure that each Congress is the best one to date. I would like to thank the OQHA Officers and Directors, Congress Tri-Chairmen, the office and show staff, and volunteers who make it all possible. I also extend thanks to our corporate sponsors who generously and loyally support the Congress each year; and all of the commercial exhibitors who travel to share their services and products. Last, but not least, I would like to thank you, the exhibitors and spectators, for making the journey to the Congress; without you none of this would be possible. Take a stroll through Congress Hall, grab a bite on the Midway, and check out any of the classes, and you’ll soon find out why the All American Quarter Horse Congress is still the one. Sincerely, Chris Cecil Darnell

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Horse Show Schedule

Horse Show Schedule

Friday - October 4, 2013

Celeste Center – 8:00 am 1220 Dally Team Roping - Heading 1240 Dally Team Roping - Heeling 4220 Youth Dally Team Roping - Heading 4240 Youth Dally Team Roping - Heeling 2220 Amateur Dally Team Roping - Heading 2240 Amateur Dally Team Roping - Heeling Cinch Team Roping Challenge, 1st go * Cinch Team Roping Challenge Amateur, 1st go * * classes run concurrently 8855 Congress Tie-Down Roping Classic, 1st go 8855 Congress Tie-Down Roping Classic, 2nd go 8855 Congress Tie-Down Roping Classic, Finals Coliseum – 8:00 am 9980 NCHA Cutting Classic, 1st go 9975 NCHA Cutting Derby, 1st go 9970 NCHA Cutting Futurity, 1st go 7715 NCHA $2,000 Limit Rider (Any Ride) Cutting

Saturday - October 5, 2013

Celeste Center – 8:00 am 1180 Calf Roping, 1st go 2180 Amateur Calf Roping, 1st go 4180 Youth Calf Roping, 1st go 2200 Amateur Breakaway Roping, 1st go 4200 Youth Breakaway Roping, 1st go Dummy Roping

Coliseum – 8:00 am 9981 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting Classic, 1st go 9976 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting Derby, 1st go 9971 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting Futurity, 1st go 7755 NCHA Youth Cutting (13 and Under) 7760 NCHA Youth Cutting (14-18) 7745 NCHA $1,000 Amateur Cutting

Sunday - October 6, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 1341 AQHA Junior Reining 6606 NRHA Youth Reining (13 and Under) 6607 NRHA Youth Reining (14-18) 1342 AQHA Senior Reining

Coliseum – 8:00 am 9980 NCHA Cutting Classic, Finals 9975 NCHA Cutting Derby, Finals 9970 NCHA Cutting Futurity, Finals 9981 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting Classic, Finals 9976 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting Futurity, Finals 9971 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting Futurity, Finals 7710 NCHA $15,000 Limit Amateur Cutting

Monday - October 7, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 8815 NRHA Non-Pro Reining Stakes * 8816 NRHA Limited Non-Pro Reining Stakes *

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8817 NRHA Intermediate Non-Pro Reining Stakes * 8818 NRHA Primetime Non-Pro Reining Stakes * * classes run concurrently 6608 NRHA Short Stirrup 5340 Novice Youth Reining 2340 Amateur Reining Coliseum – 8:00 am 7740 NCHA Open Cutting, 1st go 7720 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting, 1st go 7700 NCHA $35,000 Non-Pro Cutting

Tuesday - October 8, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 4348 Youth Reining (14-18) 4347 Youth Reining (13 & Under) 9900 NRHA Open Reining Futurity, 1st go * 9901 NRHA Intermediate Reining Futurity, 1st go * 9902 NRHA Limited Open Reining Futurity, 1st go * 9903 NRHA Primetime Open Reining Futurity, 1st go * * classes run concurrently Coliseum – 8:00 am 7735 NCHA $10,000 Limit Novice Horse Cutting 7730 NCHA $15,000 Novice Horse Non-Pro Cutting 7725 NCHA $50,000 Limit Amateur Cutting

Wednesday - October 9, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 6610 NRHA Non-Pro Reining * 6615 NRHA Intermediate Non-Pro Reining * 6620 NRHA Limited Non-Pro Reining * 6660 NRHA Prime-Time Non-Pro Reining * * classes run concurrently 6630 Ladies Reining

Coliseum – 8:00 am 7705 NCHA $3,000 Novice Cutting 7750 NCHA $5,000 Novice Non-Pro Cutting 7770 Mercuira/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open, 1st go

Thursday - October 10, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 6635 NRHA Novice Horse - Open Division * 6640 NRHA Novice Horse - Non-Pro Division * * classes run concurrently 6600 NRHA Open Reining * 6601 NRHA CRI 3* Open Reining * 6605 NRHA Intermediate Open Reining * 6625 NRHA Limited Open Reining * 6665 NRHA Primetime Open Reining * * classes run concurrently 3340 Novice Amateur Reining

Coliseum – 8:00 am 7780 Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Non-Pro, 1st go 7790 Congress Bridleless Cutting, 1st go *** Cutting Clinic

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Horse Show Schedule 6 pm 7780 Mercuira/NCHA World Series of Cutting Non-Pro, Finals 7770 Mercuira/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open, Finals 7790 Congress Bridleless Cutting, Finals

Friday - October 11, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 6670 NRHA Rookie Reining 5 pm 9900 NRHA Open Reining Futurity, Finals * 9901 NRHA Intermediate Open Reining Futurity, Finals * * classes run concurrently Coliseum – 7:00 am 1430/0430 AQHA/NSBA Ranch Horse Pleasure 8 pm Congress Bull Riding - PBR Touring Pro

Saturday - October 12, 2013

Celeste Center – 6:00 am 0038 2’6” Open Working Hunter Warm-Up 0039 2’6” Non-Pro Working Hunter Warm-Up 0036 3’ Open Working Hunter Warm-Up 0037 3’ Non-Pro Working Hunter Warm-Up 3500/0350 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Working Hunter * 5500/0550 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Working Hunter * 1502/0502 AQHA/NSBA Senior Working Hunter * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Coliseum – 7:00 am 0018 Open Freestyle Reining Practice 0019 Non-Pro Freestyle Reining Practice 8601 AQHA/NSBA Non-Pro Western Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8607 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Non-Pro Western Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8801/0801 AQHA/NSBA Small Fry Showmanship 7 pm 6650 NRHA Non-Pro Freestyle Reining 6645 NRHA Freestyle Reining

Sunday - October 13, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 1503/0503 AQHA/NSBA Green Working Hunter * 1504/0505 AQHA/NSBA Progressive Working Hunter * 1501/0501 AQHA/NSBA Junior Working Hunter * 3530/0353 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Equitation Over Fences * 4508/0508 AQHA/NSBA Youth Working Hunter (14-18) * 4507/0507 AQHA/NSBA Youth Working Hunter (13 & Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9930 Congress Hunter Classic, 1st go 9930 Congress Hunter Classic, Final go 8830 Congress Non-Pro Working Hunter Classic Stakes, Sponsored by ERS Wireless Communications/The Hull Family, 1st go 8830 Congress Non-Pro Working Hunter Classic Stakes, Sponsored by ERS Wireless Communications/The Hull Family, Final Coliseum – 8:00 am 1053 AQHA Weanling Fillies 8870 Weanling Fillies – Limited 1054 AQHA Yearling Fillies • • 8871 Yearling Fillies - Limited • classes 1054 and 8871 run concurrently

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Horse Show Schedule 1055 AQHA Two-Year-Old Mares* 8872 Two-Year-Old Mares – Limited* 1056 AQHA Three-Year-Old Mares* 8873 Three-Year-Old Mares – Limited* 1057 AQHA Aged Mares* 8874 Aged Mares – Limited* 1750 AQHA Performance Mares* 8898 Performance Mares – Limited* *Respective AQHA and Limited classes run concurrently Grand and Reserve Champion Mares 8800/0800 AQHA/NSBA Small Fry Western Horsemanship 8602 AQHA/NSBA Non-Pro English Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8608 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Non-Pro English Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8845 NSBA Maturity Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 1st go* 8846 NSBA Maturity Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 1st go* *classes run concurrently

Monday - October 14, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 2508/0504 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Working Hunter * 5530/0553 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Equitation Over Fences * 4537/0537 AQHA/NSBA Youth Equitation Over Fences (13 & Under) * 4538/0538 AQHA/NSBA Youth Equitation Over Fences (14-18) * 4480/0478 AQHA/NSBA Youth Jumping * 2480/0479 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Jumping * 1480/0480 AQHA/NSBA Jumping * 5510/0551 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Hunter Hack * 4518/0518 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunter Hack (14-18) * 4517/0517 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunter Hack (13 & Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Coliseum – 8:00 am 1030 AQHA Weanling Stallions* 8865 Weanling Stallions – Limited* 1031 AQHA Yearling Stallions• • 8866 Yearling Stallions – Limited 1032 AQHA Two-Year-Old Stallions* 8867 Two-Year-Old – Limited* 1033 AQHA Three-Year-Old Stallions* 8868 Three-Year-Old Stallions – Limited* 1034 AQHA Aged Stallions* 8869 Aged Stallions – Limited* 1730 AQHA Performance Stallions* 8899 Performance Stallions – Limited* *Respective AQHA and Limited classes run concurrently Grand and Reserve Champion Stallions 3510/0351 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Hunter Hack * 2510/0510 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Hunter Hack * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8600 NSBA Open Western Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8606 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Open Western Yearling Longe Line 8605 NSBA Open English Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8609 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Open English Yearling Longe Line Stakes 8846 NSBA Maturity Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, Finals 8835 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, 1st go* 8836 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, 1st go* *classes run concurrently

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Horse Show Schedule Tuesday - October 15, 2013

Celeste Center – 8:00 am 2500/0500 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Working Hunter 2538/0538 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Equitation Over Fences 2530/0530 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Equitation Over Fences 8837 NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes, 1st go* 8838 NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, 1st go* 8839 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes, 1st go* 8834 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, 1st go* *classes run concurrently 1361/0361 AQHA/NSBA Junior Western Riding* *Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 1541 AQHA Junior Pleasure Driving 8820 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 1st go * 8821 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 1st go * *classes run concurrently 1362/0362 AQHA/NSBA Senior Western Riding* *Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8821 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, Finals Coliseum – 8:00 am 1073 AQHA Weanling Geldings * 8875 Weanling Geldings – Limited* 1074 AQHA Yearling Geldings • 8876 Yearling Geldings – Limited • 1075 AQHA Two-Year-Old Geldings * 8877 Two-Year-Old Geldings – Limited * 1076 AQHA Three-Year-Old Geldings * 8878 Three-Year-Old Geldings – Limited * 1077 AQHA Aged Geldings * 8879 Aged Geldings – Limited * 1770 AQHA Performance Geldings * 8897 Performance Geldings – Limited * * Respective AQHA and Limited classes run concurrently Grand and Reserve Champion Geldings 1511/0511 AQHA/NSBA Junior Hunter Hack 2518/0519 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Hunter Hack* 1512/0512 AQHA/NSBA Senior Hunter Hack * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9925 Markel NSBA Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go * 9926 Markel NSBA Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently

Wednesday - October 16, 2013

Celeste Center – 8:00 am 1542 AQHA Senior Pleasure Driving 2540 AQHA Amateur Pleasure Driving 9968 Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go * 9969 Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * 9967 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go * 9966 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently 1442/0442 AQHA/NSBA Senior Hunter Under Saddle *Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

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Horse Show Schedule 9915 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go * 9916 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * 9917 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go* 9918 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently 8838 NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, Finals * 8834 Southern Belle Breeder’s Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, Finals* * classes run concurrently 1441/0441 AQHA/NSBA Junior Hunter Under Saddle 1422/0422 AQHA/NSBA Senior Western Pleasure * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Coliseum – 7:00 am 0006 Intercollegiate Judging Tournament 9985 Breeders Weanling Fillies Futurity 9990 Breeders Weanling Non-Pro Fillies Futurity 9982 Breeders Weanling Stallion/Gelding Futurity 9987 Breeders Weanling Non-Pro Stallion/Gelding Futurity 5407/0407 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Horsemanship (13 & Under) 8836 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes - Limited, Finals 8845 NSBA Maturity Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Finals

Thursday - October 17, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 1383/0383 AQHA/NSBA Green Trail 5388/0384 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Trail (14-18) *Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8837 NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes, Finals * 8839 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes, Finals* *classes run concurrently 8850 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – 1st go * 8851 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 1st go * 8852 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 1st go * 8853 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 1st go* *classes run concurrently 1424/0423 AQHA/NSBA Green Western Pleasure *Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8851 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, Finals* 8853 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, Finals* * classes run concurrently

4445/0445 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunter Under Saddle (11 and Under) * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8860 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 1st go * 8861 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 1st go * 8859 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 1st go * 8858 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently

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AQHA Youth Weanling Fillies AQHA Youth Yearling Fillies AQHA Youth Two-Year-Old Mares AQHA Youth Three-Year-Old Mares AQHA Youth Aged Mares AQHA Youth Performance Mares Youth Grand and Reserve Champion Mares AQHA/NSBA Youth Horsemanship (11 and Under) * AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Western Riding (13 and Under) * AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Western Riding (14-18) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently Markel NSBA Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * Markel NSBA Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * * classes run concurrently

Friday - October 18, 2013

Celeste Center - 7:00 am 1381/0381 AQHA/NSBA Junior Trail * 5387/0387 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Trail (13 and Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 0001 Queens Horsemanship 5448/0444 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle (14-18) * 4425/0425 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Pleasure (11 and Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9910 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity, 1st go * 9911 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Limited, 1st go * 9912 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity - 1st go * 9913 Southern Belle Breeder’s/NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently Coliseum – 8:00 am 4073 AQHA Youth Weanling Geldings 4074 AQHA Youth Yearling Geldings 4075 AQHA Youth Two-Year-Old Geldings 4076 AQHA Youth Three-Year-Old Geldings 4077 AQHA Youth Aged Geldings 4770 AQHA Youth Performance Geldings Youth Grand and Reserve Champion Geldings 5527/0527 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (13 and Under) * 4529/0529 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (15-18) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9926 Markel NSBA Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final

Saturday - October 19, 2013

Celeste Center - 7:00 am 4126/0126 AQHA/NSBA Youth Showmanship (12 -14) * 4129/0129 AQHA/NSBA Youth Showmanship (15 -18) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8825 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Stakes, 1st go * 8826 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently 5428/0424 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Western Pleasure (14 – 18 )* * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8826 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, Final 9915 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * 9916 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go *

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Horse Show Schedule 9917 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * 9918 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * * classes run concurrently

Coliseum – 8:00 am 2053 AQHA Amateur Weanling Fillies * 8885 Amateur Weanling Fillies – Limited * 2054 AQHA Amateur Yearling Fillies * 8886 Amateur Yearling Fillies – Limited * 2055 AQHA Amateur Two-Year-Old Mares * 8887 Amateur Two-Year-Old Mares – Limited * 2056 AQHA Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares * 8888 Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares – Limited * 2057 AQHA Amateur Aged Mares * 8889 Amateur Aged Mares – Limited * 2750 AQHA Amateur Performance Mares * 8895 Amateur Performance Mares – Limited * * Respective AQHA and Limited classes run concurrently Amateur Grand and Reserve Champion Mares 8835 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, Final 4525/0525 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (11 and Under) * 3400/0401 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Western Horsemanship * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9925 Markel NSBA Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity, Final Cooper Arena – 8:00 am 4125/0125 AQHA/NSBA Youth Showmanship (11 and Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Sunday - October 20, 2013

Celeste Center– 7:00 am 8808 NYATT Reining 9916 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final * 9918 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final * * classes run concurrently 8860 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 2nd go * 8861 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 2nd go * 8859 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, 2nd go * 8858 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, 2nd go * * classes run concurrently 8840 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, 1st go * 8841 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, 1st go * 8842 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, 1st go * 8843 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently 8861 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, Final * 8858 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes – Limited, Final * * classes run concurrently 8841 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, Final * 8843 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited, Final * * classes run concurrently

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Horse Show Schedule 1443/0443 AQHA/NSBA Green Hunter Under Saddle * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8820 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Final 3420/0419 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Western Pleasure * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently Coliseum – 7:00 am 8810 NYATT Barrel Racing 8809/0809 NYATT/NSBA Hunter Under Saddle * 8806/0806 NYATT/NSBA Western Horsemanship * 8807/0807 NYATT/NSBA Western Pleasure * * Respective NYATT and NSBA classes run concurrently 8:30 pm NYATT Awards Cooper Arena – 7:00 am 8805/0805 NYATT/NSBA Showmanship * * Respective NYATT and NSBA classes run concurrently 2030 AQHA Amateur Weanling Stallions * 8880 Amateur Weanling Stallions – Limited * 2031 AQHA Amateur Yearling Stallions * 8881 Amateur Yearling Stallions – Limited * 2032 AQHA Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallions * 8882 Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallions – Limited * 2033 AQHA Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions * 8883 Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions – Limited * 2034 AQHA Amateur Aged Stallions * 8884 Amateur Aged Stallions – Limited * 2730 AQHA Amateur Performance Stallions * 8896 Amateur Performance Stallions – Limited * * Respective AQHA and Limited classes run concurrently Amateur Grand and Reserve Champion Stallions

Monday - October 21, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 4389/0389 AQHA/NSBA Youth Trail (15-18) * 4386/0386 AQHA/NSBA Youth Trail (12-14) * 4385/0385 AQHA/NSBA Youth Trail (11 and Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9968 Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * 9969 Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * 9967 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * 9966 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * * classes run concurrently 4426/0426 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Pleasure (12-14) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9915 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity, Final * 9917 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity, Final * * classes run concurrently 9910 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity. 2nd go * 9911 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Limited. 2nd go * 9912 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity, 2nd go * 9913 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * * classes run concurrently 1421/0421 AQHA/NSBA Junior Western Pleasure * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

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Horse Show Schedule Coliseum – 7:00 am 2073 AQHA Amateur Weanling Geldings * 8890 Amateur Weanling Geldings – Limited * 2074 AQHA Amateur Yearling Geldings * 8891 Amateur Yearling Geldings – Limited * 2075 AQHA Amateur Two-Year-Old Geldings * 8892 Amateur Two-Year-Old Geldings – Limited * 2076 AQHA Amateur Three-Year-Old Geldings * 8893 Amateur Three-Year-Old Geldings – Limited * 2077 AQHA Amateur Aged Geldings * 8894 Amateur Aged Geldings – Limited * 2770 AQHA Amateur Performance Geldings * 8900 Amateur Performance Geldings – Limited * * Respective AQHA and Limited classes run concurrently Amateur Grand and Reserve Champion Geldings 4409/0409 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Horsemanship (15-18) * 4406/0406 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Horsemanship (12-14) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Tuesday - October 22, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 5128/0124 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Showmanship (14 -18) * 5127/0127 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Showmanship (13 and Under) * 4429/0429 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Pleasure (15-18) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8825 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Stakes, Final 8850 NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Final * 8852 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Final * * classes run concurrently 9920 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go * 9921 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * 9922 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 1st go * 9923 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 1st go * * classes run concurrently 9911 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Limited, Final * 9913 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Limited, Final * * classes run concurrently 9969 Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final * 9966 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final * * classes run concurrently Coliseum – 7:00 am 1363/0365 AQHA/NSBAGreen Western Riding * 2400/0400 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Western Horsemanship * 5447/0447 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle (13 and Under) * 5408/0404 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Western Horsemanship (14-18) * 4367/0367 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Riding (13 and Under) * 4368/0368 AQHA/NSBA Youth Western Riding (14-18) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently Cooper Arena – 8:00 am 3120/0121 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Showmanship * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

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Wednesday - October 23, 2013 Celeste Center – 7:00 am 4446/0446 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunter Under Saddle (12-14) * 4449/0449 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunter Under Saddle (15-18) * 5427/0427 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Western Pleasure (13 and Under) * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8840 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, Final * 8842 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, Final * * classes run concurrently 8860 NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Final* 8859 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Final * * classes run concurrently 3440/0439 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Hunter Under Saddle * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9968 Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, Final * 9967 Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, Final * * classes run concurrently 2428/0428 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Western Pleasure * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Cooper Arena – 8:00 am 2128/0128 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Showmanship * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Cooper Arena – 8:00 am 2120/0120 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Showmanship * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Saturday - October 26, 2013

Coliseum – 7:00 am 8831 NSBA Three- and Four-Year-Old Open Trail Stakes 3520/0521 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation * 4526/0526 AQHA/NSBA Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (12-14) * 5528/0524 AQHA/NSBA Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (14-18) * 2520/0520 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently

Thursday - October 24, 2013

Celeste Center East – 7:00 am 1382/0382 AQHA/NSBA Senior Trail * 3380/0379 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Trail * 2440/0440 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Hunter Under Saddle * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9920 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * 9921 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * 9922 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, 2nd go * 9923 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, 2nd go * * classes run concurrently 6pm 9905 Congress Amateur Versatility Amateur Versatility Hunter Under Saddle Amateur Versatility Western Horsemanship Amateur Versatility Western Pleasure Amateur Versatility Pole Bending Coliseum – 7:00 am 4308 AQHA Youth Pole Bending (14-18) 4307 AQHA Youth Pole Bending (13 and Under) 9938 Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes, 1st go 5288 AQHA Novice Youth Barrel Racing (14-18) 5287 AQHA Novice Youth Barrel Racing (13 and Under) 9935 Wenger Barrel Racing Sweepstakes, 1st go

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Friday - October 25, 2013

Celeste Center – 7:00 am 2380/0380 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Trail * 2388/0388 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Trail * 2420/0420 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Western Pleasure * 2368/0368 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Western Riding * 2360/0358 AQHA/NSBA Amateur Western Riding * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8847 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes - 1st go * 8848 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes - Limited, 1st go * 2408/0408 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Horsemanship 9921 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final * 9923 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Limited, Final * * classes run concurrently Coliseum – 8:00 am 1282 AQHA Senior Barrel Racing 1302 AQHA Senior Pole Bending 4288 AQHA Youth Barrel Racing (14-18) 4287 AQHA Youth Barrel Racing (13 and Under) 1281 AQHA Junior Barrel Racing

Celeste Center – 8:00 am 2528/0528 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Hunt Seat Equitation * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 9910 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity, Final * 9912 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity, Final * * classes run concurrently 9920 NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, Final * 9922 Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, Final * * classes run concurrently 2448/0448 John Deere AQHA/NSBA Amateur Select Hunter Under Saddle * 3360/0359 AQHA/NSBA Novice Amateur Western Riding * * Respective AQHA and NSBA classes run concurrently 8847 NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Finals 7 pm Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Two-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Two-Year-Old Western Pleasure Coliseum – 7:00 am 1301 AQHA Junior Pole Bending 5300 AQHA Novice Youth Pole Bending 2300 AQHA Amateur Pole Bending 9935 Wenger Barrel Racing Sweepstakes, 2nd go 9938 Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes, 2nd go 3280 AQHA Novice Amateur Barrel Racing

Sunday - October 27, 2013

Celeste – 10:00 am Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 6 * Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 5 * Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 4 *

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Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 3 * Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 2 * Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 1 AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Open Wrangler Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Limited Wrangler, *classes run concurrently with men, women, senior men and senior women sections. See page 52 for details.

Coliseum – 7:00 am 2288 John Deere AQHA Amateur Select Barrel Racing 2308 John Deere AQHA Amateur Select Pole Bending 3300 AQHA Novice Amateur Pole Bending 2280 AQHA Amateur Barrel Racing 1 pm 9938 Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes, Final 9935 Wenger Barrel Racing Sweepstakes, Final

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Ohio Expo Center Welcome

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n behalf of the Ohio Expositions Commission and the Ohio Expo Center staff, I am pleased to welcome you to the 47th All American Quarter Horse Congress. The Ohio Expo Center has had the privilege of holding this distinguished event since 1967, and I am honored to have the Congress return again this year. I look forward to this legendary event all year. It holds many accomplishments, including being the world’s largest single-breed horse show, the largest annual convention in Ohio and one of the nation’s top events. It is so impressive to see hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world participating in the first-class competitions to win distinguished awards. It’s no surprise that the Congress is renowned for its prestige. I truly admire those of you who organize and participate in the Congress each year, and know how much work you put into helping to make this great show a success. It is your devotion, continued support and lasting relationships that have helped this longstanding tradition become such a lasting success. I am thrilled to work closely with OQHA each year to host the Congress, and I hope to make this year the best yet. Best wishes for a successful and exciting show, and good luck to all those who participate in this esteemed tradition! Sincerely, Virgil Strickler, CFE General Manager Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

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Virgil Strickler, CFE General Manager, Ohio Expo Center


Congress Queen’s Welcome

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n behalf of myself and the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, welcome to the All American Quarter Horse Congress! This year marks the 47th year that the Congress has been held, and I am thrilled to be here as your 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen. Whether you are here to show, shop or just enjoy the sights, I know your experience will be fun and memorable. If this is your first time visiting the show, I hope you get hooked like I did and come back again each year! After attending my first Quarter Horse Congress in 2010, I knew I wanted to somehow be a part of it. Each year, the Quarter Horse affiliates send their state’s queen to compete for the coveted crown, and one lucky young lady is chosen to represent the Congress and is crowned Congress Queen. Winning the Congress Queen title was an experience I will never forget, and even now sometimes I have to pinch myself and make sure it really happened! I encourage you to come say hello in the Queen’s booth or if you see me walking around the show grounds. I will be happy to show you around or answer any questions you may have about the events. The Congress holds a variety of classes in different disciplines from calf roping to jumping to trail; there is definitely something for everyone. New this year is the Halter Division in the Congress Breeder’s Futurity. Weanlings of the stallions enrolled are eligible to be nominated for Weanling Fillies and Weanling Stallions/Geldings held at this year’s Quarter Horse Congress. Nomination this year also makes these young horses eligible to compete in Yearling classes at Congress in 2014. In addition to this new event there are several other happenings that you won’t want to miss, including the Cinch Freestyle Reining on Saturday October 12th. In this event, riders show off their horse’s reining ability in a pattern ridden to a musical number of their choosing. Their performance must include some specific maneuvers, but the riders pick their own song and costume and it is truly a fun event to watch. On Saturday October 26th the Equine Chronicle Congress Master’s Two-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes will be held, in which some of the top up-and-coming western pleasure and hunter under saddle horses will compete for $200,000 in prize money. I suggest getting your tickets to both these events as soon as you can! Of course, there is plenty to do at the Congress besides watch the show. Take a walk down Puppy Alley, where you will find puppies of every size and shape for sale. Enjoy the food (my personal favorite are the apple dumplings with ice cream). Find some great bargains at the trade show, which is one of the largest in the industry. And on Friday, October 19th, cheer on your state’s queen as she competes in the Queen’s Horsemanship class. The Congress show is “Still the One” where the competition is unprecedented and the memories made will last a lifetime. Once again, welcome to the 47th All American Quarter Horse Congress!

Sincerely,

Emily Messing 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen

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2013 OQHA Officers Chris Cecil Darnell

Brent Maxwell

Committees Served: Finance, Horse Show Advisory, Rules, Treasurer’s Office

Committees Served: Annual Awards, Finance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail*

OQHA President

2013 OQHA Directors

Executive Committee

Vic Clark

David McDonald, DVM

1st Vice President

Executive Committee

Committees Served: Finance, Hall of Fame, Treasurer’s Office*

Committees Served: Drug Task Force*, Research*, Scholarship, Judging Tournament, Vet Coordinator*

Lisa Alley

Randy Jacobs

Chuck Smith

Rod Atherton

Jeff James

Denny Thorsell

Roger Landis

Brent Tincher

Drug Task Force, Horse Advisory, Professional Horsemen*, Congress Futurities, Reining

Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail

Candi Fites

Brent Maxwell

Greg Tordoff

Bill Flarida

Cindy Morehead

Mike Vargo

Shawn Flarida

Judd Paul

Shane Watson

Elizabeth Gorski

Donald Recchiuti

Randy Wilson

Bob Hexter

Todd Salome

Trail Ride, Commerical Exhibits, Morning Refreshments, Stall MoveIn, VIP/Awards Ceremony

Grievance, Trail Ride, Congress Program, Stall Move-In, VIP Camping*

Kelli Diaz

Hank Clason

Skip Salome

Committees Served: Drug Task Forse, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities*, Reining, Riding Areas

Committees Served: AQHA, Finance, Public Policy*, Trail Ride, Food & Beverage*, Security, Hall of Fame

2nd Vice President

Congress Tri-Chairman

Alan Potts

Denny Thorsell

Committees Served: Finance*, Hall of Fame, Roping

Committees Served: Drug Task Force, Finance, Hall of Fame, Stall Move-In*

Executive Committee

Congress Tri-Chairman

OQHA Headquarters and Staff The Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Dr. Scott Myers

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Barb Benedum Katie Dobrowolski

Executive Director Accountant Marketing and Communications

Lisa Martin Rhonda Harter Corporate Sponsor Coordinator Commercial Exhibit Coordinator

Annual Awards, Annual Banquet*, Breeders Incentive*, Horse Show Advisory, Congress Program*

Information Booth, Reining

Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futuries, Reining

Grievance*, Public Policy, Rules*, Scholarship*, Lectures/Demos*, Riding Areas

Fire Safety, Food & Beverage

Annual Awards*, Bredders Incentive, Public Policy, Rules, Trail Ride, Gate Crew, Overflow Trailers, Riding Areas, Stall Move-In, Trail

Annual Awards, Finance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Trail*

Judging Team*, Ohio Queen, Scholarship, Fire Safety, Hunter/ Jumpers, NYATT, VIP/Awards Ceremony, Speaking Contest

Breeders Incentive, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Rules, Congress Futurities, Riding Areas*, Stall Move-In, Trail

Grievance, Judging Team, Hunter/ Jumpers, Judging Tournament*, NYATT*, VIP/Awards Ceremony

Trail Ride*, VIP/Awards Ceremony*, VIP Camping

Mindy Westlake

Congress Show Secretary Congress Futurity Secretary

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Youth, Congress Queen*, Congress Youth Activities*

Breeders Incentive, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Judging Tournament

Membership Secretary OQHA Points Secretary

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Long-Range Planning*, Cutting*

Drug Task Force, Finance, Hall of Fame, Stall Move-In*

Annual Banquet, Technology*, Trail Ride, Lectures/Demos, Stall Move-In, VIP/Awards Ceremony

Annual Banquet, Grievance, LongRange Planning, Public Policy, Fire Safety, Commercial Exhibits*

Annual Banquet, Membership*, Technology, PSA’s*, Stall Move-In, Congress Youth Activities

Drug Task Force, Grievance, Horse Show Advisory, Professional Horsemen, Congress Futurities, Riding Areas


AQHA National Directors A Clark Bradley

AQHA Director Emeritus

Fritz Leeman

Charlie Menker

AQHA Director at Large

AQHA Honorary Vice President

Skip Salome

Dr. Scott Myers

AQHA National Director

Dan Trein

AQHA Director Emeritus

AQHA National Director

OQHA Past Presidents & Honorary Directors

Clark Bradley Past President, 1999-2000

Wayne Erwin Honorary Director

Binnie Ann Masters Honorary Director

Alan Potts Past President, 1960

Vic Clark Past President, 1997-98

Burgess Holt Past President, 1984-86

Charlie Menker Past President, 2003-04, 2011

Skip Salome Past President, 199394, 2005-06, 2009-10

Jim Brennan Past President, 1979

Don Clason Past President, 1976-77 Ed Dingledine Honorary Director

Jack Geschke Honorary Director

Fritz Leeman Past President, 1990-92 Steve Marko Honorary Director

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David McDonald, DVM Past President, 1989

Dr. Scott Myers Past President, 2007-08, Cliff Nash Past President, 1987-88

Roger Ruetenik Honorary Director

OQHA President & Congress Tri-Chairmen

lthough three weeks seems like a long horse show, the planning for the All American Quarter Horse Congress takes nearly a full year. Beginning at the November business meeting, OQHA’s 37-member board of directors reviews the previous Congress and discusses changes, improvements and suggestions for next year’s show. At the forefront of this undertaking are the current OQHA President, First Vice President and two additional Congress Chairmen. These four individuals supervise discussions about the Congress throughout the year. All members of the board of directors serve on the Congress Steering Committee, which determines the details of each Congress. The OQHA President serves a oneyear term, with the opportunity to be re-elected to a second consecutive term. The First Vice President is also elected to a one-year term. The First Vice President serves as one of the three Congress Tri-Chairmen and is also a member of the OQHA Executive Committee. He or she is the only OQHA official to serve as both a Tri-Chairman and a member of the executive committee. Finally, two more Congress Tri-Chairmen are elected by the board of directors to staggered three-year terms.

Chris Cecil Darnell OQHA President

Skip Salome

Congress Tri-Chairman

Dan Trein Honorary Director

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Vic Clark

1st Vice President Congress Tri-Chairman

Denny Thorsell

Congress Tri-Chairman


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Lecture Schedule

All lectures will be held in Congress Lecture Hall/The Corral. Friday, October 11th 3:00 pm: “Advances in Equine Sports Medicine and Injury Rehabilitation” Presented by Josh Donnell, DVM, Equine Sports Medicine; Brenda McDuffee, The Sanctuary Saturday, October 12th 2:00 pm: “How to Plan and Set Practice Courses for Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation Riders” Presented by Susan Tinder, Author, The Jump Course Design Manual 5:00 pm “Ranch Horse Pleasure” -Sponsored by Nutrena

Sunday, October 13th 1:00 pm: “The Impact of Selective Breeding Practices on Equine Health” Presented by Molly McCue, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, University of Minnesota * This lecture explores one of the many important research projects funded by the American Quarter Horse Foundation Equine Research Program.

3:00 pm: “Equine Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Empowering Breeding Programs to Achieve Goals” Presented by Etta Bradecamp, DVM, DACT, DABVP, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Tuesday, October 15th 12:00 pm: “Judging the Halter Class and Evaluating Equine Conformation” Presented by Tim Finkenbinder, AQHA Judge Friday, October 18th 1:00 pm: “Equine Dentistry: a Key Component to Your Horse’s Health and Performance” Presented by Chris Maier, Chris Maier Equine Dentistry 3:00 pm: “A Common Sense Approach to Bits and Bitting” Presented by: Jimmy Roth, Roth Show Equipment

Saturday, October 19th 12:00 pm: “Congress Queen’s Style Show: Congress Catwalk for Kids” Presented by The 2013 Congress Queen Candidates Friday, October 25th 1:00 pm: “Developing the Mindset of a Champion” Presented by Jack Lesyk, PhD, Ohio Center for Sports Psychology

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Demonstration Schedule All demonstrations will be held in Cooper Arena, except the Cutting demonstration will be in the Coliseum.

Thursday, October 10th “Cutting” - Immediately following Congress Bridleless Cutting, 1st go Presented by Chubby Turner, Texas Saturday, October 12th 10:00 am: “Halter” Presented by Ross Roark, Texas

11:30 am: “Advanced Therapeutic Shoeing” Presented by Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital Podiatry Department, Kentucky

1:00-4:00 pm: “Ride a Reiner” - Nick Nelson, Robin Schoeller Presented by The National Reining Horse Association and Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association 5:00 pm: “Ranch Horse Pleasure”- Sponsored by Nutrena Presented by Alex Ross, AQHA; Mozaun McKibben, Texas

Sunday, October 13th 11:00 am: “Longe Line” Presented by Russ Smith, Texas

1:00-4:00 pm: “Ride a Reiner” - Bill Bowen, Brandon Brant Presented by The National Reining Horse Association and Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association

Saturday, October 19th 2:00 pm: “Western Riding” Presented by Leonard Berryhill, Oklahoma

4:00 pm: “Hunter Under Saddle” Presented by Scott Jones, Texas; Allison Clark, Oklahoma; Stacy Huls, Arizona

Sunday, October 20th 3:00 pm: “Showmanship” Presented by Jill Newcomb, California 4:00 pm: “Western Pleasure” Presented by Adam Wainscott, Texas

Saturday, October 26th 3:00 pm: “Pole Bending” Presented by Charlie Peoples, Kentucky; Ross Carnahan, Indiana; Jerry Barrett, Indiana

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Dr. Etta Bradecamp

Dr. Etta Bradecam graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Bradecamp is involved in numerous equine veterinary organizations, as well as teaching and lecturing other veterinarians. Currently, Dr. Bradecamp uses her skills and experience in equine reproduction and interest in embryo transfer and stallion infertility at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Lecture: Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 pm“Equine Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Empowering Breeding Programs to Achieve Goals” in the Congress Lecture Hall

Raul Bras

Dr. Raul Bras grew up in Puerto Rico where he bred and showed Paso Fino horses. Bras graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 2005 and completed his clinical year at Auburn University. He completed a surgical internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and stayed on as an associate veterinarian in the podiatry department. In 2007, Bras completed the farrier program at Cornell University and became a certified journeyman far-

rier in 2009. Lecture: Saturday, October 12th at 11:30 am: “Advanced Therapeutic Shoeing” in Cooper Arena


Lecturer & Demonstrator Biographies Ross Carnahan

Ross Carnahan, from Indiana, has been showing, riding, and farming for 60 years. He went to the “school of hard knocks” after a short stint at Purdue. Carnahan is a thirteen time World Champion in pole bending, and has numerous wins at the Kentucky State Fair, including 2013. He has taught clinics nationwide, spanning Maine to California, Alaska to Texas. Despite all of his success in the arena, he considers his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren his best accomplishment. Demonstration: Saturday, October 26th at 3:00 pm: “Pole Bending” in Cooper Arena

Allison Clark

Allison Clark grew up showing Quarter Horses with her family in open shows. Allison attended college at both Blackhawk College and Texas A & M, where she was very involved with intercollegiate livestock judging. . She has gone on to ride and show some of the most famous hunt seat horses in our industry such as Money’s Moxy, Alotta Luke, the Iron Maker, the Snooty Fox, Blue Couture, Cool Assets, and Only Blue Sky to name a few. Allison is a multiple Congress Champion, and has earned an AQHA Reserve World Championship, and multiple NSBA World and reserve World Championships. Demonstration: Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm: “Hunter Under Saddle” in Cooper Arena

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Josh R. Donnell, DVM

Dr. Donnell grew up calf roping and steer wrestling at rodeos. He is currently a resident in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University. He spends 6 months out of the year working for Equine Sports Medicine, LLC, and the other 6 months is spent doing research and fulfilling requirements for a Masters degree in clinical science at Colorado State University. His lecture will include explanations of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of common horse show injuries. Lecture: Friday, October 11th at 3:00 pm: ““Advances in Equine Sports Medicine and Injury Rehabilitation” in Congress Lecture Hall


Lecturer & Demonstrator Biographies

Tim Finkenbinder

Tim Finkenbinder of Gainesville, Texas has been a horse trainer for 30 years. He has shown numerous World Champions in every major breed association including AQHA, APHA, PHBA and ApHC, as well as several Congress Champions. As a judge, Finkenbinder has not only taught judging Halter at CBC, APHA and WCHA judge’s seminars, but has judged several major shows including Open, Amateur, Select and Youth AQHA World Shows and the Congress. Lecture: Tuesday, October 15th at 12:00 pm: “Judging the Halter Class and Evaluating Equine Conformation” in Congress Lecture Hall

Stacy Huls

Stacy Huls has been involved with horses and horse shows since childhood. The Oklahoma native took a short hiatus from the show ring to attend the University of Central Oklahoma. Shortly after returning to the show pen as an amateur, Stacy turned in her amateur card and became a trainer. As a trainer out of Arizona she has been no stranger to the winner’s circle. In 2008 Huls was awarded the NSBA Limited Hunter Under Saddle Rider of the year. Stacy has earned numerous

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Champion titles at the AQHA World Championship Show, NSBA World Championship Show, and the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Hunter Under Saddle alone. Her talents are not limited to the Hunter Under Saddle though, as she has won multiple AQHA High Point awards. Demonstration: Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm: “Hunter Under Saddle” in Cooper Arena

Scott Jones

Scott Jones has been training horses for almost fifteen years. Scott, and his partners David Miller and Reid Thomas, operate a very successful training stable under the simple name Showstring. They have trained, coached and/ or exhibited more than 25 Congress Champions or Reserve Champions, including Jones capturing the title of reserve Congress Champion in the 2012 Masters Hunter Under Saddle class. Through the combined efforts of clients and trainers at Showstring, an abundance of various World Show Championships and reserve championships have been earned. Demonstration: Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm: “Hunter Under Saddle” in Cooper Arena

Lecturer & Demonstrator Biographies Dr. Jack Lesyck

Dr. Jack Lesyk is the director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology and an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at Cleveland State University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State and went on to Case Western Reserve University for his graduate degree. Dr. Lesyck has been in full-time private practice for almost thirty years and has worked intensively with athletes from over twenty-five different sports, including equestrian sports, at competitive levels ranging from scholastic to world-class, Olympic, and professional. Lecture: Friday, October 25th at 1:00 pm: “Developing the Mindset of a Champion” in Congress Lecture Hall

Chris Maier

Chris Maier is a native of Northwest Ohio. Chris attended Stautzenberger College, graduating in 1996, with a degree as a veterinary technician. He then completed a one year apprenticeship with a Master Equine Dental Technician in 1998. Chris has worked as a veterinary technician for Roger Speiss, DVM at Countryside Animal Clinic in Wauseon, Ohio for the past 16 years. Under the guidance of Dr. Speiss, Chris performs equine dentistry services on hundreds of horses per year. Chris has presented lectures and demonstrations on equine dentistry for many horse associations and groups. Chris has been married for 25 years, and has two children. Lecture: Friday, October 18th at 1:00 pm: “Equine Dentistry: a Key Component to Your Horse’s Health and Performance in the Congress Lecture Hall

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Molly McCue, DVM

Dr. McCue is a board certified Large Animal Internal Medicine veterinarian; she is also Associate Professor of Equine Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Her primary focus is on molecular genetics research to study equine genetic diseases. She has published nearly 40 papers and has given almost 20 invited presentations in 5 countries. Dr. McCue’s lecture will focus on the results of her studies on DNA sequencing and selective breeding. Lecture: Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 pm: “The Impact of Selective Breeding Practices on Equine Health” in Congress Lecture Hall * This lecture explores one of the many important research projects funded by the American Quarter Horse Foundation Equine Research Program.

Brenda McDuffee

Brenda McDuffee has been the general manager of The Sanctuary-Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida since its inception in 2007. She and her husband, Don, also own McDuffee Quarter Horses, a training, showing, and breeding farm. McDuffee has a Bachelor’s degree in Range Animal Sciences with a minor in business. She also is a certified laser technician through the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications, a MagnaWave certified practitioner, and has completed Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training through International ATMO. Lecture: Friday, October 11th at 3:00 pm: “Advances in Equine Sports Medicine and Injury Rehabilitation” in Congress Lecture Hall


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Lecturer & Demonstrator Biographies Mozaun Mckibben

Mozaun Mckibben is a fierce competitor and works very hard to achieve his goals. Recently, he won the 2013 AQHA World Championship in Versatility Ranch Horse. Mozaun specializes in teaching multiple disciplines to each horse he trains. Since an early age the champion horse trainer cannot recall a part of his childhood not spent on horseback. At his clinics he focuses on helping people connect with their horse, improve their skills in the saddle, and help them become better competitors. Demonstration: Saturday, October 12th at 5:00 pm: “Ranch Horse Pleasure” - Sponsored by Nutrena in Cooper Arena

Jill Newcomb

Jill Newcomb started showing horses at 2 years old, and is now currently training. She is an AQHA judge and Professional Horseman. Newcomb graduated from California Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business, and minored in finance and appraisal. Her lecture will include everything the exhibitor needs to know before entering the show pen as far as appearance, attitude, and presentation. Demonstration: Sunday, October 20th at 3:00 pm: “Showmanship” in Cooper Arena

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Charlie Peoples

Charlie Peoples bought his first quarter horse in 1970 and has owned one ever since. He lives on a 170 acre farm where he grows hay and raises beef cattle. Peoples is a member of the National Pole Bending Association Hall of Fame and has numerous titles including NPBA World Champion, Congress Champion, and Kentucky State Fair Champion. Demonstration: Saturday, October 26 at 3:00 pm: “Pole Bending” in Cooper Arena

Ross Roark

Ross Roark is a third generation horsemen from Monahans, Texas. He spent most of his childhood days working with his grandfather on the family cattle ranch, where he first became interested in horses. Once he decided to pursue a career in the horse industry he apprenticed under Jerry Wells, Larry Sullivant, and Chip Knost. Roark has been training halter horses for over 20 years now, on the family farm his grandfather once owned. Roark has won many AQHA World and Congress titles with his show string. Demonstration: Saturday, October 12th at 10:00 am: “Halter” in Cooper Arena


Lecturer & Demonstrator Biographies

Alex Ross

Alex Ross was AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year in 1998. With over 30 years of professional training experience, he is now Sr. Director of Judges at AQHA. Ross has trained multiple Congress and AQHA World Champion horses in many different events. His lecture will be discussing and demonstrating the standards for Ranch Horse Pleasure. Demonstration: Saturday, October 12th at 5:00 pm: “Ranch Horse Pleasure” in Cooper Arena, sponsored by Nutrena

Jimmy Roth

Jimmy Roth of Kansasville, Wisconsin has been involved with showing horses since he was 8 years old. He has made 10 AQHA Champions, and has exhibited AQHA Honor Role horses in Halter, Reining, and Western Pleasure. He has earned Congress Championships in both Halter and Cutting. By watching horses and horsemen for a lifetime, Jimmy has gained an understanding on how different bits work in a horse’s mouth. By understanding how various bits work to achieve different results, a horseman can select the right bit to accomplish their training goals for each training session. Lecture: Friday, October 18th at 3:00 pm: “A Common Sense Approach to Bits and Bitting” in the COngress Lecture Hall

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Russ Smith

Russ Smith has been in the horse business since 1971, specializing in training, showing, and sales. He has shown and trained several horses to Congress and World titles. In 1981, he started his judging career and has judged nearly every large show worldwide since. He is an AQHA, NSBA, WCHA Approved Judge, and AQHA Professional Horseman. Smith will cover longe line prospect selection, starting, and training the prospect. Demonstration: Sunday, October 13th at 11:00 am: “Longe Line” in Cooper Arena

Susan Tinder

Ohio native Susan Tinder has experience showing a variety of classes like Western Horsemanship, English Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail and Amateur Pole Bending. It is no surprise that she was awarded many high points and honors like OQHA’s Reserve AllAround Amateur. Se now shows on the USEF AA rated hunter/jumper circuit. In January of 2013 Susan’s first book titled The Jump Course Design Manual was published. Lecture: Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 pm “How to Plan and Set Practice Courses for Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation Riders” in the Congress Lecture Hall

Lecturer & Demonstrator Biographies Chubby Turner

Chubby Turner, of Weatherford, Texas, has a zealous passion for the sport of cutting that has lasted more than 40 years. Turner, a professional trainer, and the 2004 NCHA Open World Champion, just finished his term as NCHA President for 2009-2010. Among his many talents and activities, Turner often serves as a colorful commentator for cutting competitions. Turner also recently produced, along with professional trainers Phil Rapp, Boyd Rice, and Matt Gaines, a two-disc DVD set entitled “How to Select the Right Cow”. Demonstration: Thursday, October 10th at 1:00 pm: “Cutting” in Cooper Arena

Adam Wainscott

Adam Wainscott has been showing horses for over 22 years and a professional trainer for 10 years. Wainscott has worked for the industry’s most successful trainers and mentors. He also was 2012 AQHA World Champion in Junior Western Pleasure, 2011 and 2012 Congress Champion in Junior Western Pleasure, Congress Champion in Open Maturity Western Pleasure, and has multiple NSBA World Champion titles. Adam’s wife Alyssa plays a vital role and responsible for the success he’s had since she’s been in his life. Demonstration: Sunday, October 20th at 4:00 pm: “Western Pleasure” in Cooper Arena

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Congress Masters T

he All American Quarter Horse Congress is constantly striving to come up with new ways to promote the American Quarter Horse. In 2004, the idea to offer a slot class specifically to showcase the natural talent of the industry’s best two-year-olds became a reality. The Congress Masters program began with one class, Western Pleasure but quickly expanded. In 2006, Masters slots were opened for Hunter Under Saddle, Weanling Halter Fillies and Weanling Halter Colts/ Geldings. In 2012, the Masters Halter events were discontinued. 2013 brought a new change to the Congress Masters, a limited division was added to both Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. At the beginning of each class, slots were opened up for sale, with slot owners purchasing their slot for life. Each year, slot owners must pay nomination and sustaining fees to maintain ownership of their slot. Current slot owners may lease their slot if they do not have a horse to show for the current year. Each year, some slots become available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a slot, please contact the OQHA office after the 2013 Congress. In 2010, The Equine Chronicle came on board as the title sponsor for the Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle Masters classes. The limited division is sponosored by Cinch.

Equine Chronicle Masters Western Pleasure

The Equine Chronicle Masters Western Pleasure class is open to two-year-old horses that have not previously shown (maiden horses). The Western Pleasure event guarantees $50,000 to the class winner and $22,500 split among the top 3 Limited exhibitors. In 2013, the Masters Western Pleasure class will be held Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. The class will begin with slot owner introductions, followed by the Hunter Under Saddle Masters class and end with the Western Pleasure Masters class.

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S.R. Gold has been an equine trade show staple since it opened for business in 2001. While they do not have a physical location, S.R. Gold can be found at nearly every major breed championship show in the United States, including the AQHA World Show, AQHYA Youth World Show, Pinto World Championships, Palomino World Show, Appaloosa Nationals and World Championship Show, American Saddlebred World’s Championship Show and the Reichert Celebration. Originally, they offered only gold jewelry, but they quickly expanded and now offer sterling, cubic zirconia and crystal jewelry. S.R. Gold first came to the Congress at the behest of their customers. “Back when the Reichert Celebration used be in St. Louis, everyone, including the show staff, kept telling us that we needed to set up shop at the All American Quarter Horse Congress,” said Scott Roberts, owner of S.R. Gold. Eventually, S.R. Gold entered negotiations with OQHA’s late executive vice president, Denny Hales. The team decided to create some custom pieces just for the Congress and after viewing several samples, one of the designs became the Congress Masters Ring, which is given to the owner of the horse that wins the Equine Chronicle Masters Western Pleasure class. The Congress Masters Ring is a 14 karat gold signet-style ring with the Congress logo featured on the top. The logo itself it set with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The design has remained the same each year since its inception, but there plans to change it slightly in the next few years. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association would like to thank S.R. Gold for their generosity in donating the Congress Masters Ring each and every year.

Equine Chronicle Masters Hunter Under Saddle

Like the Western Pleasure Masters class, the Equine Chronicle Masters Hunter Under Saddle class is for maiden two-year-old horses. This event guarantees $25,000 to the class winner and $15,000 to the top 3 Limited exhibitor. The 2013 Masters Hunter Under Saddle class will be held Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. The class will begin with slot owner introductions, followed by the Hunter Under Saddle Masters class and end with the Western Pleasure Masters class.

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Congress Futurity Program S

ince its inception in 1967, the All American Quarter Horse Congress has celebrated the future of the Quarter Horse industry by offering classes that highlight the most talented young horses. The Congress Futurity program is constantly evolving to improve classes and offer more opportunities for young Quarter Horses to strut their stuff. Over the years, more classes have been added to Congress to reflect the many talents of this amazing breed. In addition to adding Masters Two-Year-Old slot events in 2004 and 2006, Southern Belle Breeder’s classes were added in 2009, and Cowboy Mounted Shooting in 2012.

Barrels and Poles

A favorite of many spectators and exhibitors, the Wenger Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Sweepstakes classes will get your adrenaline pumping quickly. Open to any horse of any breed, including unregistered horses, these classes bring the best of the best to the arena. With an estimated purse of $74,500 for Barrel Racing and $27,500 for Pole Bending, these sweepstakes classes will not disappoint.

Cutting

The Congress offers six Cutting Futurities each year for horses and riders of different ages and experience levels. The Congress Cutting Futurity is open to three-year-old horses with any rider, while non-professional riders may also compete their three-year-olds in the Non-Pro Cutting Futurity. Four year olds compete in the Congress Cutting Derby, which like the Futurity has another class for non-professionals: the Non-Pro Cutting Derby. Horses age five and older may enter the Congress Cutting Maturity, while non-professionals may also pilot their older mounts in the Non-Pro Cutting Maturity.

Hunter Under Saddle

A full slate of Futurity classes are also offered for English horses. The NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity has an estimated purse of $60,000 and is open to three-year-old horses. Run concurrently with the futurity are the Southern Belle Breeder’s Hunter Under Saddle open and limited classes. Debuted in 2006, the Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Hunter Under Saddle slot class is open to maiden two-year-old Quarter Horses. The class guarantees $25,000 to the winner, with $15,000 to be split among the top 3 Limited exhibitors.

Reining

One of the most popular Futurities at Congress, the Congress Reining Futurity, open division, offers the second largest purse of all Futurity classes at the show, paying out an estimated $130,000. This class is open to any horse, regardless of breed, that is three years old. Riders who do not appear in the top 50 of NRHA Category I and II money earners are eligible to compete in the intermediate and limited divisions of the Congress Reining Futurity. Purses for those divisions are estimated to be $40,000 for intermediate and $7,500 for limited.

Congress Futurity Program Horses aged four and older are invited to compete in the Markel NSBA Maturity Western Pleasure Futurity, which boasts an estimated purse of $45,000. New for this year is the Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity with an estimated purse of $75,000, 60 percent will go to the limited division and 40 percent to the open division. This class will still run concurrently with the NSBA Three-Year Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, but all horses must also be eligible for Southern Belle Breeder’s classes as well. Finally, with a guaranteed $50,000 to the class winner, the Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Western Pleasure slot class is one of the biggest classes every year. $22,500 is also split between the Top 3 Limited riders.

Stakes Classes

Congress also offers stakes classes, in addition to futurity events. Stakes are not considered part of the futurity program because they do not have nomination and sustaining payments. However, stakes classes have larger entry fees and offer bigger paybacks than regular classes. Congress stakes classes include: NSBA Open and Non-Pro Western Yearling Longe Line NSBA Open and Non-Pro English Yearling Longe Line Southern Belle Breeder’s Open and Non-Pro Western Yearling Longe Line NSBA Open and Non-Pro English Yearling Longe Line Southern Belle Breeder’s Open and Non-Pro English Yearling Longe Line NSBA Two-Year-Old Open and Non-Pro Western Pleasure NSBA Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes Southern Belle Breeder’s Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Southern Belle Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle NSBA Maturity Open and Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle NRHA Non-Pro Reining Congress Tie-Down Roping Classic Open Working Hunter Classic Non-Pro Working Hunter Classic, Sponsored by ERS Wireless Communications/The Hull Family NSBA Three- and Four-Year-Old Open Trail

Limited Division

Five Western Pleasure Futurity classes, in addition to a Western Pleasure slot class, will be offered this year. The Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Futurity features open and limited open divisions with an estimated purse of $100,000. This futurity will feature maiden horses only, meaning horses may not have been shown before.

The Limited Division was created to bring more exhibitors to the Congress. The limited program allows eligible exhibitors to pay a “blanket” fee that includes entry into the open or amateur/non-pro class and the Limited class. The exhibitor must first enter either the open or amateur/non-pro section of their chosen class; no one can enter just the Limited Division. Limited exhibitors are established every year based on the past five years’ Congress earnings. Riders that top the list become ineligible to compete in the Limited Division of their specialty. Over the years, Limited Divisions have been added to AQHA Halter events, as well as performance Futurity and stakes classes at Congress. In 2012, the Congress Limited Division expanded, with all Southern Belle Breeders futurities and stakes classes adding limited divisions that run concurrently with existing classes.

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Western Pleasure

The NSBA Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity offers $70,500 in purse money, with the NSBA Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity offering $70,500. Congress will also hold Southern Belle Breeder’s classes, with open and limited divisions, along with these futurities.


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Southern Belle Breeder’s Stallions

Southern Belle Breeder’s The Southern Belle Program has been a “shining star” in the Quarter Horse industry since its inception in 1994. The Southern Belle Breeders Program, as well as the Southern Belle Horse Show, experienced unprecedented growth and success due to the dedication of its founder, Connie Hill, and show manager, Chris Darnell. The support of stallion owners and the exhibitors have allowed the footprint of the Southern Belle Program to reach major shows throughout the country including such prestigious events as The Sun Circuit, The Tom Powers, The Big A, The Reichert Celebration, AQHA World Show, The APHA World Show, and the All American Quarter Horse Congress. In an effort to perpetuate the Southern Belle Program, and due to its stong ties with the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, administration was transitioned in late 2012. Eager to continue the tradition and partnership. OQHA gladly accepted.

Chris Darnell served the Southern Belle Program, both as show secretary for the Southern Belle Invitation and the administrator of Southern Belle Breeder’s Program. Chris, the current President of OQHA, oversaw the transition. Congress show secretary, Rhonda Harter, lead the transition team and is currently the direct contact for stallion owners and breeders through the OQHA office.

2013 Breeder’s Classes are open to offspring of stallions that have “SOLD” in the 2013 Southern Belle Breeder’s program. Stallions that do not sell can make their offspring eligible by paying up their breeding at 1/2 the advertised breeding fee plus $100 administrative fee. The minimum a breeding is sold for is $600 which includes the $100 administrative fee.

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2013 Congress Judge Biographies

Sissy Anderson

Sissy Anderson has been involved in the horse industry for 35 years. She has worked with many disciplines from halter horses to western pleasure and hunter under saddle horses. Located in Leitchfield, Kentucky, Anderson currently breeds and trains western pleasure and hunter under saddle prospects. She is married to Wallace Anderson, and has two daughters Laska and Lainie who also enjoy showing. Aside from judging, Sissy has spent a great amount of time in the show ring earning her multiple Hunt Seat Futurity wins, Congress Futurity Top 10’s, Congress Champion in Hunter Under Saddle, and AQHYA World Championship.

Christa Baldwin

From Stanton, Michigan, Christa Baldwin is the owner and operator of Baldwin Quarter Horses. She has trained horses for over 25 years. Christa is an AQHA Professional Horseman and an AQHA/NSBA judge that has been asked to judge several World shows and almost every major show across the country. She also judges internationally in Europe and Australia. Her other passion is giving clinics and she has given equine clinics in other countries as well as at the World Cup and All American Quarter Horse Congress.

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Jody Brainard

Jody Brainard of Oklahoma is a second generation horseman with more than 30 years experience in the reining horse industry. He is a top 50 money earner with multiple major event champions and finalists, AQHA World Show Finalists and NRHA World Champions. Currently, he is a trainer at Big Lake Ranch located in Mulhall, OK and judges.

Donnie Bricker

Donnie Bricker has been training horses for 27 years. He makes his home in Pennsylvania with wife, Laurie. Laurie and daughter Lisa, 13 years old, both have very successful show careers in the Amateur and Youth events. Donnie started his path toward professionalism by apprenticing for Rocky Dare, Dick Pieper, and Bob Avila just to name a few. Before long, Bricker had won multiple NRHA World, Congress, and AQHA World titles.

2013 Congress Judge Biographies Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown has spent a lifetime involved in many different aspects of the horse industry. He has been an AQHA judge since 1979 and judged most major circuits, state fairs, several AQHA regional shows, AQHA Amateur World Show, and the Congress several times. He was a licensed thoroughbred trainer for 15 years and, with his wife Connie, operates a thoroughbred farm and Lakeside Arena outside of Lexington, KY. Together Bruce and Connie have 3 grown children, Holly, Heather, and Sarah who continue to compete in both AQHA and USEF hunter events.

Steven Brown

Steve Brown is The University of Findlay’s Director of Western Riding and has been an instructor in the program for over nineteen years. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in education from Glenville State College. He has trained and shown horses for more than 20 years in western pleasure, western riding, reining, cutting and roping. His students in the Western Equestrian Program have achieved state and national rankings and have won titles and placed well at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

John Dean

John Dean has lived in north Texas for over 30 years. John and his wife, Kim, have two daughters Alix 24, a third year law student, and Katie 17, a junior in high school. For 25 years he was a horse trainer specializing in western pleasure, trail and western riding. During this time, John trained and showed multiple World Champions, Reserve World Champions, and Bronze World Champions. Currently, he is a real estate investor and a real estate agent for Ebby Halliday Realtors. Dean has a judge’s card with both AQHA and NSBA. He has judged the All American Quarter Horse Congress twice before, the AQHA World Championship Show, and the AQHYA World Championship Show.

Chad Evans

Chad Evans graduated from Colorado State University in 1995. Chad has remained in Franktown, Colorado where he lives with his wife of 14 years, Barbie. They are the proud parents of 4 year old Tori Rae, who loves her pony, her dog, and gymnastics- in that order! Chad owns and operates Evans Performance Horses. He specializes in training Quarter Horses for the all around events, as well as showing in open classes. Not only has

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Evans coached and trained AQHA World Champions and Congress Champions, but is a multiple Congress Champion himself. However, for Chad helping riders achieve their personal goals is the most gratifying.

Clay Farrell

Clay Farrell and his wife, Kim, own and operate Fox Lea Farm in Venice, FL. Fox Lea is a horse show facility that produces 40 events a year including 10 “A” Rated USEF shows with 8 Grand Prix. Mr. Farrell’s riding and training career spans 37 years. He is accredited with showing and training horses and riders through the national level at the AQHA and USEF horse shows. Some of the shows Clay has judged include The Big A, The All American Quarter Horse Congress, The AQHYA Youth World Championships and the newly formed Huntfield Hunter Derby.

Buddy Fisher

Buddy Fisher has been training and showing for 30 years. He holds judging cards for American Quarter Horse Association, National Snaffle Bit Association, National Reining Horse Association, and National Reined Cow Horse Association. Buddy served as president for many years for Big Country Quarter Horse Association and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. From Texas, he enjoys training

and showing of Open horses, as well as Amateur and Youth horses and riders in events such as showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, western riding, trail, western pleasure, reining, and hunter under saddle.

Jody Galyean

Jody Galyean is the owner and operator of Jody Galyean Cutting horses, located in Ardmore, OK. The second generation trainer specializes in western pleasure and cutting. Some of Jody’s accomplishments include NSBA Hall of Fame Rider, NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, leading money earner in Western Pleasure, and the All Time Leading Rider in Augusta Futurity/Classic. This accomplished showman has also won an AQHA World Championship, Reserve Champion, and top ten World Show placement.

Mike Hay

Mike Hay resides in North Carolina with his wife and fellow judge, Jan Hoskin Hay. Mike grew up in the horse business both showing and training. Today, he maintains his involvement in the industry showing, training, judging, and breeding Quarter Horses. For the past 15 years Hay has been the owner/operator of Pilot Knob QH, an equine reproductive facility located in Pinnacle, North Carolina. Throughout the years, like has handled and stood many World Champions and Leading Sires of the QH industry. Mike

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has an extensive judging career, has judge an accumulation of over 20 AQHA, NSBA World Shows and Quarter Horse Congress events for the past 31 years.

Faron Hightower

Faron Hightower lives in Bluff Dale, Texas, with his wife, Jody. They have a daughter, Hilary and a 5 year old granddaughter. They also have two sons, Hunter, a two-time national high school cutting champion, and Hayden. Faron Hightower’s dad was a horse trainer, and the apple did not fall far from the tree. He has been training and showing horses for 30 years. The Hall of Fame Rider has won many NCHA major event titles and is a NCHA World and AQHA World Champion. Outside of the show ring Faron judges and conducts cutting clinics. He enjoys helping others with the herd portion of the Reined Cow Horse event.

Brad Jewett

Brad Jewett, AQHA Professional Horseman of San Antonio is married to Monica Brant-Jewett. He is the owner of Jewett Performance Horses Inc. and has trained all-around, reining, pleasure and showmanship competitors for 17 years. Brad has shown and trained multiple World and Res World champions at AQHA, NSBA World, APHA, and PHBA. He has also trained numerous Congress Champions and Hi Point Congress Champions.

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Will Knabenshue

Will Knabenshue resides in Whitesboro, Texas and specializes in Western Pleasure and all around horses. He is an AQHA Professional Horseman who holds judges cards with both AQHA and NSBA. He has judged such major shows as the Scottsdale Classic and has numerous futurity wins and top ten titles at the AQHA, APHA, and PHBA World Shows. He has a wife Elizabeth and a daughter Emerson.

Jennifer Leckey

Jennifer Leckey owns and operates Lecky Quarter Horses, located in Richmond, IN. Before becoming a horse trainer Jennifer went to Western Kentucky University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. After, she began to apprentice with several trainers, but credits her husband as her number one mentor in the horse industry. For the past 17 years Jennifer has specialized in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle horses. The AQHA and NSBA high point honors earner has trained numerous AQHA World, Youth World, Congress, and NSBA Futurity Champions. She has been a member of AQHA Professional Horseman for 6 years, an AQHA Judge for 4 years, and an NSBA Judge for 3 years.

2013 Congress Judge Biographies Larry Little

Larry Little resides in Mebane, NC with wife, Gale. He is the owner and operator of Larry Little Quarter Horses. He has trained and shown American Quarter Horses for 42 years. His showing resume includes AQHA championships, AQHA Superior awards, All American Quarter Horse Congress champion, and multiple top 10 titles at the AQHA World Championship Show. Larry holds judges cards with AQHA, NRHA, and NSBA. Little is also an AQHA steward.

Kelly McDowall

Kelly McDowall is from Franktown, CO. He has been married to Marnie McDowall since 1992, and together has two children, Klay and Claire. He grew up in Altoona, IA and attended Colorado State University. Kelly has been training horses for 25 years. He specializes in All-Around horses, and is an AQHA and NSBA judge.

Steve Meadows

Steve Meadows, his wife Becky, and daughter Noel live in Staunton, Virginia. He has been training and showing Quarter Horses for 27 years and now owns and operates Meadows Quarter Horses. The multiple Congress, AQHA World, NSBA World, and PHBA World champion has been an AQHA judge for 10 years. In 2012, Steve received the Southern Belle “Living the Mission” award. Some of his judging highlights have been the AQHYA World Show, NSBA World Show, and the Southern Belle Futurity.

Robert Meneely

Robert Meneely has been showing horses since he was a youth in Harrisburg, PA. He has trained with some of the best coaches in the world such as George Morris. Meneely has won multiple World and National Championships. His students and horses have won over 450 World and National Championships. He continues to train, show, and catch ride with wife, Mary.

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Michael Ochetto

Michael Ochetto has been involved in the horse industry for 30 years. His children are now grown, Linley is 25 years old and Michael Jr. is 18. For the past 15 years he has managed and trained at Rancho Poco Loco LLC in Midlothian, Texas. In this time he has bred/ trained multiple AQHA and APHA World Champions. Michael has a quite extensive judging career, holding cards with AQHA, APHA, ApHC, PHBA, NASBA, PtHA, and WCHA. He has judged in most states and outside of the country in places like Denmark and Germany.

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts lives in Murrieta, California with his wife, Kelley, and two sons Casey and Kurt. He has been involved with horses for much of his life. Before becoming a professional, he apprenticed under professionals such as Stan Fonsen, Linda Baker and Frank Craighead. As the owner and operator of Roberts Ranch, Gary specializes in teaching youth and amateurs in the all around events, and competing in the National Reining Horse Association events. He is also an AQHA and NSBA approved judge.

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Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson has been training and showing horses professionally for over 30 years. He is a member of AQHA’s Professional Horsemen, and has trained and shown multiple World Champions, Youth and Amateur World Champions and Congress Champions. Tom holds judge’s cards with AQHA, APHA, and WCHA. In 2011, he judged the AQHA World Championship Show and the NSBA World Championship Show in 2013. Tom lives with his wife, Mary Robertson in Saline, Michigan, where he raised his son, Andrew Robertson, and his two step-sons, Kyle and Chad Toteff.

Kelley Stone

Kelley Stone of Sanger, Texas has been showing and training horses for over twenty years. She has her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and a Masters of Agriculture, focused on equine nutrition, from Oklahoma State University. Currently, she oversees all of the training, buying, selling and breeding as well as shows in the open division for Diamond 2M Show Horses.

2013 Congress Judge Biographies Terry Thompson

Terry Thompson been involved in the horse industry for 47 years, 30 of which he has spent as an approved judge. Thompson is a carded judge with AQHA, APHA, ApHC, PHBA, NSBA, FEI, and NRCHA. Thompson participated in the first Free Style Reining competition put on by the Congress and was the first person to win the Open Futurity at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on a horse other than a Quarter Horse. He is ranked 53rd on All-time money earners list within the NRHA. Terry Thompson spends his time teaching others as a member the NRHA Teaching Panel, and an instructor at the International Equine Judges Seminar.

Sandy Vaughn

Sandy Vaughn has been involved in the Quarter Horse industry for over 35 years as a competitor, trainer, breeder, coach, and mentor. Vaughn specializes in the hunter jumper classes and training all around competitors. She is a leading point earner in AQHA. Sandy’s accomplishments include many customer and personal wins at the AQHA World Show, the Congress, and other top rated shows and multiple Super Horse Titles.

Bruce Walquist

Bruce Walquist is the owner and operator of Walquist Quarter Horses located in Cleburne Texas. Bruce and his wife of 33 years, Cindy Walquist, have one daughter, Whitney, and a son-inlaw Craig Vicars. He has been involved with horses since he was a boy and has been training horses for 36 years. Specializing in all-around horses, Walquist has shown and trained many Congress, AQHA World, and AQHYA World Champions and Reserve Champions in events such as horsemanship, showmanship, trail, western riding, western pleasure, and equitation. Bruce holds judges cards with both NSBA and AQHA.

Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson and his wife of 23 years, live in Lone Grove, Oklahoma. He has been involved with Quarter Horses his whole life and started showing at the age of nine. Brad soon followed in his father’s footsteps becoming an AQHA and NCHA judge. Currently Wilson breeds and shows cutting horses. He serves as Chairman of the Non Pro Committee for NCHA and was awarded the Bronze and Silver awards from NCHA.

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he All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show. People travel from not only all across the country, but from around the world to compete at this event. Without the dedication and hard work of a few individuals, the masses would not be here. Established in 1987, the Congress Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who dedicated their lives to helping the Congress become the success it is today. Originally, four people were inducted, but inductions do not necessarily occur every year. The OQHA’s Hall Of Fame Committee reviews potential candidates for inclusion into the hall of fame every year.

Paul Brown

(inducted in 1987) The late Paul Brown of Newark, Ohio served as the president of OQHA in 1972 and 1973. Brown created and developed the Congress National Youth Activity Team Tournament in 1968 and served as its first chairperson for many years. Brown worked diligently to promote the tournament among AQHA affiliates. Brown also coordinated Congress awards ceremonies for several years.

W.P. “Pete” Drake

(inducted in 1987) The late Dr. W.P. “Pete” Drake of Tucson, Arizona (formerly of Richwood, Ohio) served as OQHA president during the first three years of the Congress, 1967-69. Dr. Drake tirelessly promoted the Congress in its early years, even keeping paperwork at his house (which filled three entire rooms before he rented office space). Later, Dr. Drake became the unofficial historian of the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

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Blair Folck

(inducted in 1987) The late Blair Folck of Springfield, Ohio served as OQHA president in 1963 and 1964, as well as 1970 and 1971. Folck developed the concept of the All American Quarter Horse Congress and worked with Dr. Drake during the show’s early years to promote it. He also owned National Equine Sales, the company that managed the Congress Super Sale from the first year in 1967 through 2008.

Earl Lambert (inducted in 1987) Rounding out the first four inductees, the late Earl Lambert of Columbus, Ohio served as one of Ohio’s first show secretaries. He managed the popular Midwest Livestock Show and Rodeo in the 1950’s and 1960’s and was then recruited to become the Congress show secretary in its early years because of his horse show management expertise.

Bailey “Stretch” Bradley

Keith Bradley

(inducted in 1988) Bailey “Stretch” Bradley of Plain City, Ohio served as an OQHA director, and many people still remember his tall frame sitting on the tractor dragging the Coliseum dirt between classes. Bradley also showed his champion Halter horses at Congress to numerous awards.

(inducted in 1996) Keith Bradley of Bowling Green, Ohio has been known as the “Voice of the Congress” since his smooth voice first graced the public address system in 1967. Through 2008, Bradley announced countless Congress Champions, record scores and other events, including serving as the Master of Ceremonies.

(inducted in 1989) Dale Wilkinson of Waynesboro, Georgia (formerly of Findlay, Ohio) is also a member of the NRHA, NCHA and AQHA Hall of Fame. When the Congress began in 1967, Wilkinson created the concept for the Reining division and managed the Congress Reining events during the show’s early years.

(inducted in 2001) Lee Sobas of Marysville, Ohio is the first woman inducted into the Congress Hall of Fame. She worked for the Ohio Quarter Horse Association for 27 years before retiring in 2002. Sobas served as horse show secretary and futurity secretary and she was a familiar face and a friendly voice to many horse show exhibitors in the Congress entry office.

Dale Wilkinson

Paul Wilt

(inducted in 1996) The late Paul Wilt of Sidney, Ohio served as OQHA president in 1995 and 1996 and held the longest term to date as a Congress Tri-Chairman, 12 years. Throughout his years of involvement, Wilt provided a steady foundation and wise advice to all.

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Alan Potts

(inducted in 2002) Alan Potts of Coshocton, Ohio served as president of OQHA in 1960 and remained active with OQHA by serving on every standing committee within the association. Potts has been involved with the Congress since it began.


Skip Salome

(inducted in 2008) Skip Salome of Newark, Beverly Grose Ohio has been part of (inducted in 2006) the All American QuarInducted posthumously, ter Horse Congress since Beverly Grose of Richwood, its inception in 1967. Ohio was an employee of the He has served on evOhio Quarter Horse Assoery Ohio Quarter Horse ciation for nearly 30 years. Association committee, Grose served as the OQHA including president from membership and points 1993-1994, 2005-2006 secretary and worked behind and 2009-2010. Salome’s the scenes at Congress with children, Todd and Kelli, are also involved in OQHA as OQHA’s computer system. directors. She was known for her caring attitude, warm smile, hard work ethic and wealth of knowledge. Denny Hales (inducted in 2009) Denny Hales, from Shirley DeLorean Zanesville, Ohio, was (inducted in 2008) inducted posthumously to Shirley DeLorean, of Methe Congress Hall of Fame. dina, Ohio, was in charge of He served as the Congress the Congress Queen Contest show secretary, beginning for more than 25 years. She in 1985 and continued his also served as president of service to OQHA as the the Ohio Quarter Horse Asexecutive vice president sociation from 2001 to 2002, for more than 20 years. as well as several other Hales’ considerable contributions to OQHA and the offices throughout the years. Congress are forever remembered with the dedicaDeLorean was described tion of Denny Hales Arena on the Ohio Expo Center as being a true-blue friend, grounds, during the 2009 Congress. someone who always made everyone feel welcome.

Joseph “Jess” Cecil

Clark Bradley

(inducted in 2012) (inducted in 2008) Jess Cecil, from Akron, Clark Bradley of Findlay, Ohio was inducted postOhio comes from a family humously to the Congress dedicated to OQHA. His father, Hall of Fame. He was Bailey, was inducted into the elected to the OQHA Board Hall of Fame in 1988. Clark of Directors in 1981 and has served as president of served on nearly every OQHA from 1999-2000, as committee. Throughout well as the director represenhis 30 years of service on tative for Reining and Roping the board, Jess was very for more than 25 years. Adinvolved with futurities, and the Congress SOuvenir ditionally, Clark has shown at Program. Jess Cecil would have liked to be rememevery single Congress since it began in 1967. bered for his work ethic, raising his children - which he always said was his greatest accomplishment, and promoting the Quarter Horse.

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he Congress Super Sale is an auction of the highest caliber, a place to purchase some of the best quality American Quarter Horses in the industry. The Congress Super Sale began as part of the very first All American Quarter Horse Congress in 1967 and has been a staple of the show ever since. Every year nearly 200 horses are sold, providing buyers with the opportunity to bid on young show prospects, seasoned show horses, broodmares and stallions. Many horses sold at the Congress Super Sale have gone on to become Congress and World champions. Professional Horse Services will manage the Congress Super Sale. The auction will be held Sunday, October 20th at 10 am in the Lausche Building, located just north of 17th Avenue. A preview of the sale horses will be held Saturday, October 19th at 12 noon north of the Laushe building. Sale horses can also be viewed prior to the day of the sale at their stalls in the Lausche Building or at the Professional Horse Services website, www.prohorseservices.com. Congress Super Sale catalogs are also available online at Professional Horse Services’ website and during the Congress at the Professional Auction Services booth. Professional Horse Services will accept personal or business checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, credit cards or cash for the purchase of a future champion.

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Worship Services

he All American Quarter Horse Congress will offer four worship services this year. Since 1967, Congress has provided worship services to attendees during the show where spectators and workers join together to worship with other horse-loving Christians at services provided by Christian Horsemen Announcing the Message of the Precious Savior (C.H.A.M.P.S.). C.H.A.M.P.S. was formed in 2002 to facilitate fundraisers for injured or sick horsemen who were in financial need or without health insurance. C.H.A.M.P.S. is devoted to Godly encouragement and support of all individuals within the equine industry. Their goal is to encourage people to worship in their own way. C.H.A.M.P.S. is a volunteer ministry and all donations are used to help people in need or to sponsor worship services at horse shows. For more information about C.H.A.M.P.S., visit their website: c-h-a-m-p-s.com. Services will be held on four Sundays, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the DiSalle Auditorium. Music starts at 8:30am, and is provided by Country Believer, returning for their fourth year. Richard Wagner will speak on October 6th, Scott Brown on October 13th, Rick Studer on October 20th, and Brodie Taphorn on October 27th.

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he Ohio Quarter Horse Association presents the third annual Congress Cutting Event, held Thursday, October 10th beginning at 6 pm. An exciting evening featuring the best horses and riders in the sport of Cutting, the Congress Cutting Event is comprised of two featured events running back to back: the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting Finals and Cinch Bridleless Cutting.

Tickets

Pre-purchase tickets are available via mail from mid-July to mid-September each year on a first-received, firstassigned basis. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the Congress on the day of the performance at the commercial exhibit window in Congress Hall beginning at 8:00 am. Be advised that a very limited number of seats will be available after pre-purchase ticket sales have closed. Tickets are $12 per seat.

Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting

The Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting has nine stops throughout the year across the country, including Lyon, France. The third to last stop on the tour is in Columbus, Ohio at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting attracts some of the best professional cutting horses and riders, as well as up-and-coming non-pro riders. $25,000 is added to both the Open and Non-Pro finals, which will be held Thursday, October 10th as the culmination of the Congress Cutting Event.

Cinch Bridleless Cutting

Come watch as these horses and riders cut cattle from a herd with no bridle! The top three high-scoring horses that do not make the finals of the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting in both the open and non-pro divisions will be eligible to compete in the Cinch Bridleless Cutting. A purse of $2,500 will be up for grabs in the open and non-pro. If a horse declines invitation, the next highest score will be invited to participate. The Cinch Bridleless Cutting will precede the Mercuira NCHA World Series of Cutting Finals on Thursday, October 10th.

2013 Performance

Thursday, October 10th in the Coliseum 6:00 pm – Cinch Bridleless Cutting Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting Final, Non-Pro Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting Final, Open

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ften compared to a figure skater’s performance, the Freestyle Reining competition combines the athletics and finesse of Reining moves with the melodies of popular music in one of the Congress’ most popular events. Competitors (and their mounts) often wear costumes and may include props and actors in their performances. Held this year on Saturday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. crowds will be thrilled with the excitement of this fast-paced event. Tickets are separate from admission and are $25 each. This year Freestyle Reining features pre-show perfomances by Stacy Westfall, Shawn Flarida, and Sam Flarida.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online via the Congress website at www.oqha.com/aaqhc. Tickets are $25 per seat. Only people who present an authentic Freestyle Reining ticket will be admitted, and will be required to sit in the assigned seats. There are no refunds or replacements for lost tickets.

2013 Performance

Saturday, October 12th in the Coliseum 7:00 pm – Pre-Show Perfomances by Stacy Westfall, Shawn Flarida, and Sam Flarida Cinch Freestyle Reining Performance (Open and Non-Pro exhibitors will show concurrently)

Cowboy Mounted Shooting

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owboy Mounted Shooting is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the nation. The event combines precision with speed as participants guide their horses through a designated pattern shooting two .45 caliber single-action revolvers (loaded with specially prepared blank ammunition) and attempt to pop as many balloons as possible, all while racing against the clock. Participants are also required to dress in traditional western style clothing or a long sleeve western shirt, five pocket blue jeans covered by chaps, western boots and a cowboy hat.

Divisions

Classes are divided by age and gender, as well as by level to create a wrangler division (11 and under), men’s division, a women’s division, and a senior’s division, with levels 1-6 in each of those divisions. All riders begin at level 1 and advance up through the levels by accumulating wins.

Patterns

With 50+ possible patterns, there is always something new and exciting to watch during Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition. Each pattern consists of 10 balloons, spread throughout the arena. The competitor must shoot the first five balloons before moving to the second set of five balloons (designated by different colors). The second set, called the Rundown, are usually all in a row, straight towards the finish line.

Scoring

Competitors are scored on a combination of time and accuracy. For various mistakes, riders incur penalties: five seconds for each missed balloon, five seconds for dropping a gun, 10 seconds for not running the course correctly and 60 seconds for falling off your horse; thus making accuracy more important than speed, especially since a typical pattern is usually run in just 15-35 seconds.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 27th in the Celeste Center and Buckeye Arena 10:00 am – Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 6* Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 5* Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 4* Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 3* Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 2* Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Level 1* AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Open Wrangler Cowboy Mounted Shooting - Limited Wrangler *Classes run concurrently with men, women, senior men and senior women sections

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hile many people come to the All American Quarter Horse Congress for the horses, just as many come for the shopping. With seven acres housing more than 250 commercial exhibits, there is nothing you can’t find at the Congress. Everything imaginable is available, from trucks and trailers to western wear, furniture and jewelry, not to mention the numerous tack stores. Every year horse enthusiasts from around the country visit Congress to do their horse-related shopping and to treat themselves to one of the largest indoor equine trade shows in the world. The 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Trade Show will operate daily from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm beginning Tuesday, October 8th through Saturday, October 26th. The last day of the show, Sunday, October 27th, vendors will be open from 9:30 am until the conclusion of the day’s classes. Commercial exhibitors are listed alphabetically. Please use the maps to determine the exact location of the exhibitor of your choice.

Congress Hall Annex Map

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Commercial Exhibits

Commercial Exhibits

Exhibitor

Building

Location

Absolute Innovations

Annex

1081, 1083, 1085

Exhibitor Cashman’s

Building Annex

Location 1380

Allies’s Up Town Boutique

Congress Hall

419, 421, 423

Catalina’s Originals

Annex

1191

All That Show Clothing Alliance Saddles Alphabet Art Animal Art

Ann’s Turquise

Anvil Brand Shoe Co. AQHA

Australia Stock Saddle Co. B & M Distributors

Berry Fit Company Beval Saddlery Big Dee’s Tack Bio-cube

Blue Gem Shop

Blue Ribbon Books

Blue Ribbon Custom Tack Blue Ridge Signs Bow River

Brandt Blanket Company Bridleplates.com Brondes Ford Brondes Ford Brute Ropes

Buckeye Feed

Bunk House Conversions of Alabama Cactus Kay’s

Calvin Access Control

Campbell Enterprises Carolina Moon

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Farrier’s Tent

Congress Hall Annex Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Outside Annex

North of 17th Avenue Annex

Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Outside

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718, 720 620

133, 135

612, 614, 616, 618 1024, 1026

519, 521, 523

1188, 1190, 1192

1007, 1008, 1009, 1010 101, 102, 103, 104 703, 705

1370, 1365 719 D

702

145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150 608 144

206, 208 Midway

1340, 1335 10, 11 1166

415, 417 1360 601

In front of Congress 602

Q 801, 803, 805

Caspian Casuals

Cassidy Cassuals

Catlin and Kaplow Insurance Center For Anthrop. Studies Chick’s

Closet Space

Complete Family Orthotics Conklin Company Cool-A-Zone

Coughlin Automotive Coughlin Automotive Coughlin Automotive

Cowhide Western Furniture

Custom Bits and Spurs by Maheu Custom Tails CWD-USA

D & D Outfitters dac

Denim & Diamonds DLMR

Dodge Ram

Dubarry of Ireland Dutton Bits

Eclipse Aluminum Trailers Eclipse Trailer Company Elite Trailer Mfg. Co.

Empire Marketing Co. Equine Motorcoach

Equine Technologies Essential Bodywear

Annex Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall

North of 17th Avenue North of 17th Avenue Annex

Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Annex

North of 17th Avenue Outside

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall

North of 17th Avenue Congress Hall Annex

North of 17th Avenue Annex

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1151

1171, 1172 902 512

1325, 1330, & 14’ X 1001 301 706 704 I

12, 13

Rhodes Center

1027, 1028, 1029, 1030 721

1144, 1146 407

1226, 1228 802

1102, 1104 25

Midway 701

516, 518, 520 H

16

T4

1141, 1143, 1145 22

1185 514


Digestive & GI

Commercial Exhibits

Support Formula

G.U.T.

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Exhibitor EtchOSketch

Building Annex

Location 1142

FarmVet

Outside

Mallway

Exiss Trialers Exiss/Sooner Farnam

Featherlite attn: Eric Clement Featherlite Trailer Company Foot Relief Insoles Four Star Trailers Four Star Trailers

Franco Silversmiths George W. Perry Gold Creations Good Rides

Grants Leather

Gumz Farms Quarter Horses

H & S Custom Designed Tack Boxes Hannah

Harris Leather & Silverworks Hart Trailers

Available in: Powder / Paste / Pellet

Haydocy Automotive Highlands Financial HorseLoverZ.com Impact Gel

Indian Arts & Crafts John B Stetson

800-248-0330 • www.uckele.com Visit us in our new location, Booth #906 in Congress Hall.

JR Wenger

Judy’s Tack

Just Peachy

Justin Boot Company

Justin Boot Company attn: Jacki Montgor Kathleen Burns

North of 17th Avenue Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Outside Annex

Congress Hall

North of 17th Avenue Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

North of 17th Avenue Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Annex

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1, 2

T6, T7, T8 in Congress Hall 910

T1, T2

Across from annex 1107

J &1/2 of T5 14, 15

305, 307 722, 724 224, 323

607, 605, 603 1063, 1065 401 142 611

811, 815, 809 1350 24

130, 132, 134

1182, 1184, 1186 924, 926

1187, 1189 A C

Mallway 204

1/2 of T5 T3

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Commercial Exhibits Exhibitor Kathy Williams

Building Congress Hall

Location 137, 138, 139, 140

Ken Caldwell

Congress Hall

708

Kay Cotton

Keith Saddle Shop

Ken Davis and Sons, Inc. Kendalls

Kiefer Built

Kiefer Built Attn: Randy Lewis Kirlin Trailers Knaefer Int.

Kustom Kritter Fitters LaGrange Leather

Larcam & Mitchell Lazy B Trailer

Leonard Truck & Trailer Leonard Truck & Trailer Liberty Coach

Linda’s Lanterns

Logan’s & Connie’s Western Supply M.P. & K.D. Horn & Leather Markel Insurance

McLellands Saddlery

Millennium Luxury Coaches MoJo Fuuture Tech

Mona’s Monograms

Montana Sliversmiths Moochie & Co.

Moore’s Horse Company

National High School Rodeo Association Nelson Mfg. Co.

NRHA Attn: Accounts Payable NSBA

Congress Hall Congress Hall Farrier’s Tent

Congress Hall Annex

North of 17th Avenue North of 17th Avenue Annex

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Outside Outside Annex

Outside Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall

Celeste Center Outside Outside Annex

Outside

Congress Hall Annex Annex

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1355 26 4

1022 723

412, 414, 416, 418 1006

Across from annex 1, 2, 3 1305

Riding Area 1023 O

711, 713, 715, 717 Food Court

West of VIP Camping 1045

Food Court 120

1046

1041, 1042, 1043, 1044

West wall of congress hall 511

106, 108, 110 112, 114, 116

Commercial Exhibits Exhibitor Nutrena

Building Congress Hall

Location 125, 126, 127, 128

Pards

Congress Hall

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Over the Hill Equine Overland Carts

Park Side Trailers

Parlanti Boots attn: K Harker Patsi Wolfe

Perfect Practice PHBA

Phil Russell’s Tack

Pilot Knob Quarter Horses Priefert Manufactoring Professional’s Choice Purina Mills

Putting On The Glitz

Pyranha Insecticides

R &R Limited Editions Reveal 4-N-1 Ricart Ford Ricart Ford

Roberto LaMundial

Rockin J Horse Stalls Rod Ratrick Boots Rodeo Boot Co. Rodeo Drive

Rod’s Western Palace Ron Puhl Trailers

Roth Show Equipment Rusty Spur Couture S.R. Gold

Saltwater Western Store

Schneider Saddlery Company Sean Ryons

Annex

Congress Hall

North of 17th Avenue Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

North of 17th Avenue Outside

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1122, 1124 807

17, 18

422, 424

West wall of congress hall 1025 153 804

504, 506

1105, 1106, 1220,1221 212, 214, 311, 313 406, 408 1310 707

411, 413

1162, 1164 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

East fo Annex Building 303

156, 158

912, 914, 916, 918, 920 304, 306, 308, 403 312, 314, 316

Congress Hall & Outside E, F, G, 5, 6,7, 8 North of 17th Avenue Annex

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Commercial Exhibits Exhibitor Select The Best

Building Congress Hall

Location 202

Show Diva Designs

Congress Hall

513, 515, 517

Shorty’s Caboy Hattery

Show Clothes Unlimited Show Girls Apparel Slick Rock Designs SmartPak

Smith Brothers attn: Katariina Levine Soft-Ride attn: Monty Ruetenik Soil Moist

Sombrero Brands

Something New Tack Cleaner Spine & Sports Chiropractic Spirt of the West

Steve Flick Custom Saddles Stites

Style Stable Products

Sundowner Attn: Jerry Bunch Superstitch

Swett Signs TD Wall

Terra Leather

The Collection Attn: Robin Petrix The Collection-Golden West The Ginger Horse

The Hitching Post

The Invitation Equine Investments The Silhouette Shop The Tack Room Tin Cup Gloves

Totally Unique Enterprise TRC & Associates

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex Annex

North of 17th Avenue Congress Hall Annex Annex

Outside

North of 17th Avenue Annex

Outside

Congress Hall Annex

Outside

Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Annex Annex Annex

111, 113, 115 420

319, 321

61, 619, 621 624, 622 714, 716 604, 606 1125

613, 615 141 136

1121, 1123 1047, 1049 20,21 623

1345

1168, 110

In front of Congress 3

1161, 1163, 1165 Mallway 712

1147, 1149 Mallway 405

1002, 1004

402, 404, 501, 503 1167, 1169 1126 1021

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CONGRESS Especially Sonny Leslie Gilb

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Kiana Berry

IE Sumthing

Exhibitor Tribute Equine Nutrition

Building Congress Hall

Location 315, 317

Tumbleweeds

Annex

1210, 1212, 1214

Tub’s Tack

Elusive Sky

Lindsay Bosse

Commercial Exhibits

Jazz In My Genes

Tucker Trail Saddles/Circle Y

Miranda Rogers-Schaefer

Uckele Health & Nutrition

NOT PICTURED

Heza Blaze of Glory

My Hot Detail

Missy Jo Hollingsworth

Haley Rust

Uncommon USA, Inc

Universtiy of Findlay Valley Vet Supply

Video Surveillance Solutions Westen Charm

Western Hauler

Heza Blaze of Glory

Western Horseman

Western Pleasure Super Sires, LLC Western World

Radical Izzy

Erin Rust

Wilkinson Enterprises

Maddie Paul

Windmill Monogrammed Halter & Dog Co. Wire Horse

Red Hot and Sonny

IE Sumthing

Erin Rust

Savannah Phillipps

Always Blue Sky

Missy Jo Hollingsworth

Wire Horse

Wire Works

Woods Art Gallery

Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Outside

Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Congress Hall Annex Annex Annex

Congress Hall Congress Hall

NOT PICTURED

Fruit Juicy Jazz Always Blue Sky

Geri Coyle Lindsay Bosse

Hannah Herald

Saddle Lake Equestrian Center Missy Jo Hollingsworth Camp Springs, KY 859.750.7568 me@missyjo.com www.missyjo.com

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HORSES

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906

1061 502 302 508

129, 131 4

117, 119 118

165, 166 522, 524

1181, 1183

1148, 1150, 1152 1320 143

216, 218, 220, 222


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Youth Contests S

ince its very first year, the All American Quarter Horse Congress has encouraged participation by the future generation of the Quarter Horse industry through a variety of youth activities. Aside from competing on a horse, there are many skills professional horsemen and women must possess. These youth activities help prepare young participants for a bright future, whether it is in or out of the equine industry. For more information about these contests or 2014 contests, please contact Dr. Kimberly Cole at 614-292-2625 or cole.436@osu.edu.

Intercollegiate and Junior Judging Contest

Each year, students from across the country compete in the All American Quarter Horse Congress Intercollegiate and Youth Judging Contests. College, 4-H, FFA and Quarter Horse affiliate associations form judging teams that converge on the Congress to find out who has the best eye for horseflesh. Teams range from three to four members for youth or four to five members for intercollegiate. Teams in both divisions place four Halter classes and eight performance classes. Classes can incorporate mares, stallions or geldings and any number of performance classes, including Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Western Riding, Hunter Hack, Pleasure Driving, Trail, Horsemanship or Equitation. Specific classes will be announced as ‘oral reasons’ classes. Oral reasons are a chance for the contestant to explain their placings. Both divisions award individual and team high-point awards in Halter, performance and oral reasons categories, as well as overall awards. Scores are determined based on the accuracy of contestants’ placings as compared to the placings of a panel of approved judges. This year’s Congress Judging Contest will be held Wednesday, October 16th in the Coliseum.

Dummy Roping T

he Cinch Dummy Roping Contest allows young cowboys and cowgirls a chance to showcase their roping skills on the big stage of a Congress show arena. The 2013 Cinch Dummy Roping Contest will be held Saturday, October 5th in Celeste Arena at 12:00 pm. Contestants are divided into two age groups: eight years and under and 9-12 years. Contestants compete by a roping a plastic steer’s head fixed on a bale of hay. Competition begins with round one, where two loops are thrown. Contestants who catch the steer both times advance to round two, if they are eight under. Contestants in the 9-12 division who make it past round one immediately advance to the final round. In the second round, one loop is thrown, with those catching advancing to the final, sudden-death round. In the finals, a distance line is marked and increases until a winner is crowned. Horn size may also be changed to help determine a winner. Three legal catches will be used in the eight and under division. Neck catch only will be used for the 9-12 division. Boundary lines will be used in all rounds. Contestants may not rope the entire dummy and no fishing is allowed.

Horse Bowl

In Horse Bowl, contestants are asked to answer equine-related questions in a competitive atmosphere, reminiscent of a game show. Questions are asked in two manners: regular, one on one and toss-up bonus questions. Questions involve everything from the evolution of the horse to current equine management practices and equine disease. The 2013 Congress Horse Bowl Contest will be held Tuesday, October 15th in the DiSalle Building.

Hippology

Hippology covers many of the same topics as Horse Bowl, but asks students to apply their knowledge. Points are awarded in three separate segments. The first is examination, which can include a written test, as well as slides that must be identified. The second segment requires team members to travel to different stations where they must correctly identify different equine-related items, such as types of grass or bones in the horse. The final segment requires contestants to judge four horse show classes, much like the judging contest. Once all three segments are completed, each team is given a single question to answer, which may require an impromptu answer or preparation and explanation. The Congress Hippology Contest will be held Wednesday, October 16th in the DiSalle Building.

Communications

The Congress Communications Contests were created to help develop public speaking skills and self-confidence in youth. Theses contests require contestants to craft a speech that illustrates a step-by-step procedure and explains why each step is essential to the overall product. Demonstrations go along with the speech, and include visual aids that enhance the topic discussed. Contestants’ speeches are judged on their organization, content, accuracy, stage presence, delivery and desire to communicate. The Congress Communications Contest will be held Tuesday, October 15th in the DiSalle Building.

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Show Partners T

he All American Quarter Horse Congress would not be a success without the strong ties that exist between the Ohio Quarter Horse Association and other organizations. Together, OQHA and its show partners strive to complete the goal of promoting the American Quarter Horse breed. Their enthusiasm and dedication to not only the Quarter Horse, but to the Congress itself, is much appreciated.

AQHA

Headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) maintains pedigree and registration records for more than four million registered American Quarter Horses. With over 300,000 youth and adult members, AQHA is the world’s largest breed registry and equine recreational organization. In addition to maintaining records, AQHA oversees showing, racing and recreational activities that promote the Quarter Horse. Since the first Congress in 1967, AQHA has played a large role in the show, offering a full slate of AQHA-approved classes. Over the years, the All American Quarter Horse Congress has grown to become AQHA’s largest show, providing an exceptional showcase for America’s horse.

Show Partners The Southern Belle Invitation

The Southern Belle Invitation has grown into the largest pleasure horse futurity in the south since it was founded 16 years ago. The addition of the Southern Belle Breeder’s Program has gained notoriety by obtaining breedings from the nation’s top stallions, as well as rising stars in the pleasure industry.

USEF

The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF) serves as the national governing body for equestrian sport in the U.S. It is the largest multi-breed organization in the country, with 26 breeds and disciplines represented. USEF supports all aspects of competition, including fielding and funding international teams, as well as educating and licensing judges, stewards and technical delegates who officiate at shows.

NCHA

Founded in 1946, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) promotes the sport of cutting, which originated on working cattle ranches in the 1800’s. Cutting has grown tremendously and NCHA now has members from nearly every U.S. state and more than 19 countries. Aside from sponsoring classes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, NCHA hosts five major events of its own throughout year, including the NCHA Futurity, NCHA World Finals, NCHA National Championships, NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic and the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular.

NRHA

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) was formed in 1966 with the mission of promoting the sport of Reining worldwide and was originally headquartered in Coshocton, Ohio. One of the NRHA’s most popular events, the NRHA Futurity, was held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for 19 years before moving to Oklahoma City, when NRHA moved its headquarters there. Despite the move to Oklahoma, NRHA never left the Congress. A full slate of NRHA-approved Reining events, including the Congress Reining Futurity and the Congress Non-Pro Reining Stakes, makes the Congress a popular show for Reining competitors.

NSBA

Promoting the pleasure horse has been the mission of the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) since it was founded in 1983. To accomplish this mission, NSBA approves futurity horse show events, including dual-approval with AQHA events. Many of the nation’s top futurities and AQHA shows offer NSBA-sanctioned classes, allowing exhibitors to compete for NSBA year-end awards based on their earnings. Since the NSBA was founded, the All American Quarter Horse Congress has worked closely with them. Today, the partnership between these two organizations has allowed a full set of NSBA-approved events to be held at the Congress.

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National Youth Activity Team Tournament

he National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) is the most popular youth event at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Although the competition is not approved by AQHA, it still brings together more than 100 teams and 600 youth from state and regional Quarter Horse associations across the country. Although competition doesn’t start until teams arrive at Congress, NYATT is so competitive that youth must battle for spot on their association’s team starting in the spring. Once teams are decided, many hold numerous fundraisers and obtain scholarships to fund their trip to the NYATT. Each state and regional Quarter Horse association is responsible for gathering their own team. Associations must have a minimum of four team members to participate in the contest, with no more than two members competing in each of the NYATT classes. The classes that are part of the NYATT include Barrel Racing, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Showmanship and Western Pleasure. Despite the lack of AQHA awards, contestants do not go home empty handed. Medallions are awarded to the top 10 individuals in each class, with class winners receiving the coveted Don Bell Congress bronze trophy. In addition, all members of the top six teams overall receive Don Bell Congress trophies. To determine team standings, points are awarded for each individual’s efforts in every class, with first place receiving 10 points, second place receiving nine, and so on. The 2013 NYATT competition will be held Sunday, October 20th. The day will conclude with NYATT awards, where every team is recognized for the accomplishment of participating in the tournament, as well as honoring the top six overall teams and the Tournament Champion Team. Also during the ceremony, the 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen will be crowned.

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2013 NYATT Teams Area 3 Quarter Horse Promotional Club

Delaware Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Paige Hoskins Kristina Hakala Kristina Hakala Sharese Rivait Carly Epp Chantalle Stievenart Taylor Longhouse Jasmyn Rivait Amber Miller

Advisor: Jeannie Mowbray Carley Shockley Taylor Bradley Mark Mowbray Hillary Shockley

Eastern Maryland Equestrian Association Advisor: Jennifer Ridgely Angelina Watts MaKenzie Nicole Miller Samantha M. Tracey Heather S. Arscott Peyton Ridgely

Arkansas Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Melanie Cornelius Courtney Hunter Sidney Kay Dunham Connor Griggs Abby Floyd

Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Connie Vansickle Mindy Barr Hannah Bradley Tara Salmans Karley Goff Emma Brown Kaitlyn Salmans Jamie Turner Hannah Fox Maggie Cain Levi Gheen

Badger Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Becki Schwab Aubrey Alderman Kenna Renz Caitlin Ryan Calley Huston

Big Country Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Lisa Neiberger Payton Neiberger Madeleine Crawford Emily Neiberger Shyanne Smith Skylar Amaya Mallori Bordic

Eastern Ontario Quarter Horse Association

Buckeye Southern Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Carla Whaley Delaney Tittel Anneleise Ritzi Jacey Mayes Rylee Morris Holly Riegel Madisyn Foster Cheyenne Payne

Advisor: Sarah Grier Cassidy Cressman Emily Levesque Julianne Scrivo Melanie Trolley Tyler Aitken Katie Aitken

Eastern Quarter Horse of North Carolina Advisor: Patti Bost Elaina Garner Gracie Laura Haynes Shelby Mabe Lauren Taylor Lloyd Sydney M. Nicholls Allison Erceg Jessica Little

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2013 NYATT Teams Empire State Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Melissa Blake-Butler Anna Culver Abigail Eaves Alyssa Beardsley Claire Wolf Natalie Conte Nicole Griffo

Florida Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Tracy Shoe Erin Mays Dylan Patterson Cydney Benes Cheyanne Asburger

Georgia Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Rebecca Hardman Jenna Sauerbier Margaret Hurt Erin Mask Kilian Mullen Alison Kaplan

Horseman's Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Carla Lario Victoria Ferreira Briana Kindig Courtney Woodard Kendall Gill Samantha Aderhold

Illinois Quarter Horse Racing Association Advisor: Valerie Kearns Hannah Tapling Elizabeth Ann Forney Lauren Thomas Payton Vorreyer MaKayla Ray Maciejewski Mary Caitlyn O'Malley

Illinois Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Alyssa Freeman Nya Kearns Alyssa Lombardi Kamryn Kruchlen

Clint Gordon Jenna Ferguson Kali Retzler Carly Hinds Lexi Kim

Indiana Quarter Horse Amateur Association Advisor: Lisa Meeks Ldyla Sayyah Dena Shafer Klair Merrell Ellia Agvayo Kaitlyn Bankert

Indiana Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Brett Walters Jordan Mills Megan Rauh Taylor Foster Megan Chambers Carli Pitts Katie Burks Bailey Walters Morgan Koontz Kelsey Miller Brock Bawel

Iowa Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Jennifer Horton Madelynne Herlocker Kaitlyn Cedar Libbie Lowry Brooke Ganzow Shana Wood

Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association Advisor: Shannon Vroegh Sara Beth Carr Whitney Vesey Mallory Vroegh Lily Anderson

Kansas Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Julie Muench Sydney Scheckel Margaret Baughman

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2013 NYATT Teams Maryland State Quarter Horse Association

Kaylee Mellot Rachael Tearnly Kathryn Bunting

Advisor: Sabrina Ginn Mary Lentz Lizzy Koons Hallie L. Bubczyk Kelsey McArthur Grace Park Georgeanna Lowe

Kentucky Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Savannah Robin Whitley Horning Garret Horning Larken Jones Jaley Olds

Massachesetts Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Marge Tanner Katie O'Connell Alyssa Fasolo Makayla Flowers Lauren O'Connor Matt Labrie Erica Peterson Chelsie Gorius Grace O'Connor Onna Downey

Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association Advisor: Amy Dougherty Kyle Dougherty Ashley McClintock Ellee McDaniel Shae Keeley Brittany Norris

Keystone Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Connie Sibley Taylor Hennigan Leah Burgess Elisabeth Will Kylie Good Tyler Kawtoski Parker Scott Julia McArdle-Coe Emily Eisele Brooke A. Fisher Patricia W. Arbogast

Michigan Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Megan Meyer Aleeha Krupa Kodi O'Boyle Madison Burlett Alyssa Luckhardt Bess Woody Katerena Mendel Alex Stark Katy Kuhr Tara Pummell

Land Of Lincoln Quarter Horse Association

Michigan Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Karen Albright Alexandrea Nicole Albright Anna Hauter Rachel Kruchten Mark LeMay Grace Amanda Thompson

Advisor: Nicole Veldhoff Karlee Cassiday Michelle McDowell Caleb Bailie Hayley Giamo Miller Lantis Rochelle Wilkinson Emilee Landers Olivia Oritz Lily Atkinson

Maritime Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Krista Mollins Jamieson Laurence Lavoie-Tremblay Marie-Michelle Rioux Emma Damery Paget Houston

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2013 NYATT Teams Mid-East Kentucky Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Will M'Cardee Maddie Paul Kaylee Russell Abigail Tanner Hannah Herald Savannah Phillipps Shane Wright Seth Tanner

Minnesota Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Vicki Kettlewell Lauren Thunc Taylor Jacobs Alexandra Beckman Lorretta Bowser

Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association Advisor: Greg Booth Sydney Thunc Paige Wacker Caitlin Johnson Emily Jo Shultz

Mississippi Quarter Horse Association

Showmanship

Horsemanship

Madison Jacobs MaKayla Earl

Madison Jacobs Sara Oler

Reining

Western Pleasure

Tara Roeder Taylor Roeder

MaKayla Earl

Hunter Under Saddle Sara Oler Piper Manley

www.omiquarterhorse.com

Advisor: Aprille Watts Mary Gracen Reed McCauley Ross Annie Whitfield Lexi Blanton James Webb Harrison

Missouri Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Linda Murphy Jojo Robberson Abby Wiens Giorgia Medows Maddox Murphy Kelsey Ward Brock Murphy Sarah Strouse Denim Smith

New Jersey Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Ursula Hodgson Ireland Cofrancesco

Sarah Hodgson Maura Hynes Taylor Ale Joshua Inman Meghan Morse Grace Harker

New York State Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Lenore Sossei McKayla Sossei Kathleen Dolen Sylvia Danielle Clark Madison Frasier Claire Sweeney BriAnna Tempelmeyer

North Carolina Amateur Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Kim Wickre Madison Cochran Olivia Lee Turner Hailey Hine Mercedes Storer Kali Faatz

North Carolina Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Beth Plourd Allison Tamuleurez Elizabeth Lacey Bohn Rebecca Farley Wicker Lynzee O'Neal Layne Nika Vilcins Hannah Elizabeth Warren

Northeast Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Ann Spak Claudia Prinsen Madison Spak Olivia Prinsen Brooke Brandow

Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Elizabeth Bernard Ashley Koszalka Sydney Hoffa Nadia Sherman Lauren Hull

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2013 NYATT Teams Ohio-Michigan-Indiana Quarter Horse Association

M.J. Watking Hanna Hedderick Caleb Sturgeon Kirsten Nickles Ashley Conger Jaycce Murphy Whitley Murphy

Northwest Florida Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Heather Yearty Justin Clay Arrington Hayley Marshall Brooke Hazel Jennifer Barnett Mallory Hargrove

Advisor: Jill Earl & Kelsey Gibson Madison Jacobs Makayla Earl Sara Oler Tara Roeder Taylor Roeder Piper Manley

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Leigh Berryhill Abigail Kliewer Addison Kliewer Gentry Cherry Ali Ezell

Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Ontario Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Cindy Morehead Riley Herman Madison Thiel Ciara Bartholomew Graceon Ehrman Sara Laughlin Justin Melvin Hunter Dabo Lily Tatman Madison Stechshulte Mariah Sherer Caitlyn Colvin Cassandra Priest

Advisor: Kathy Patterson Rebecca Diebel Heidi Nelson Hannah Buijs Tyler Cressman Taylor Martini Nicole McComb Laura Ann Berencsi Amanda Martini Amanda Craven Jessie Lynne-Price

Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Nancy Renfro

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Quarter Horse Association Michelle Burg Advisor: Heather McKeown Abby Gettinger Kristen Martin Megan McNally Jocelyn Sheets Madeline Henley Chloe Brown Jacob Kamm Whitney Lauck Kalee Lohr Allie Evans Brittney Smith

Chelsea Sterling Taylor Brawn Bree HoKana Bobbi Pidock Miranda Mitton Elizabeth Paxson

Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Jessica McMullen Sloane Vogt Marah Huston Anna Enos Natalie Alcorn Sammie Johnson

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2013 NYATT Teams South Carolina Quarter Horse Association

Sydney Vogt Kaitlyn Good Hannah Means Brittany Francis Shelby Detweiler

Advisor: Carey Ready Virginia Ann Owen Kiefer Lane Ready Addie Cromer Sarah Beth Felker

Quarter Horse Association of Nebraska

Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Kathy Anderson Cassidy Curtis Sydnee Gemar Ashley Anderson Lauren Downs Hannah Wiese Emily Downs

Advisor: Cami Claypool Kayla Tomilson Hannah Overmeyer Marley Mainwaring Lucy Eier Brayden Burke Paulina Martz Luke Turner Colton McClure Aubrey Davis Ashton Krutalis Paul "Trey" Schwab III Reagan Priest

River Cities Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Dee Ann Staley Lauren Diaz Ellexxah Maxwell Megan Overberg Kayla Magrum Brittany Harter Sarah Yu Caroline Gute Jenni Sunni Jacobs Alisha Ferrari Sarah Knechtly Trate Brown

Tennessee Amateur Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Jennifer McGrath Kamiah McGrath Katheryn Van Slyke Lexi Beeler Jasmine Fowler Kathryn Rippetoe

River Valley Quarter Horse Association

Tennessee Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Stephen Knipp Katie Ervin Gracie Knipp Colin Huddle Autumn McCann Adrianna Holmes

Advisor: Tina Freeland Robyn Hanson Marcus Hanson David R. May Kathyrn Blair McFarlin

Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association

Texas Amateur Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Rachel Haseman Bailey Cook Megan Waldron Jamie Cook Riley Medema Elizabeth Nieowjna

Advisor: Jill Briggs Brittany Donald Madison Musser Sara Mayes Victoria Alexander

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2013 NYATT Teams Texas Quarter Horse Association

Washington State Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Tina Anderson Joshua Briggs Bailey Anderson Avery Ellis Deanna Green Jordan Davis Natasha Blanchard Lindsey McLeod

Advisor: Paige Stroud Graysen Stroud Josephine Mootz Austan Brewer Madison Anger

West Virginia Amateur Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Robert Hunt Carleigh Todd Ashlyn EnRight Sarah Keffer Lauren Bussert Lexi Huffman Alexis Helmick

Tri State Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Kim Best Michala Suter Rickie Bryner Hunter Johnson Hannah Lynch Garrett Goulding Aubrey Moon Rachel Bitsko Brittany Jeschelnig Brenna Stoffel Brie Stoffel

West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Nickki Hunt MaKenzie Morris Kaylynn Shelton Christina Froelich Savannah Keffer Nena Hunt Trevor Hunt

Upper Peninsula Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Zoe Miller Josie Miller Alexia Harelstad Grace Hoskins Sophia Hoskins

Western Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Tricia Fuchs-Utlak Rachel Harrington Madison Kimes Amber Walters Aubrey Braham Grace Hovis Michaela Schrim Megan D' Andrea Samantha Vankirk Katlyn Klootwyk

Virginia Amateur Quarter Horse Association Advisor: Melissa Wright Amanda Bennett Haley Hartman Anika Henriksen Samantha Felts

Virginia Quarter Horse Association

Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association

Advisor: Chris Ringer Austin Ralls Mattison Love Morgan Rogers Bailey Troutman

Advisor: Nikki Schultz Savannah Hauer Katelyn Schultz Jarod Shultz Danica Weber Nicole Kuklinski

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Queen’s Year in Review The Road to Congress

When I graduated from 4H in 2010, I was looking for a way to stay involved and keep showing my mare Docs Dry Lilly. I registered her with the International Buckskin Horse Association and went to a few of those shows but they are very small in New England, and I knew that it was really the AQHA circuit that I wanted to show on. Unfortunately Lilly is older and had a few old injuries that prevent her from competing at the breed level, and as I had just started my freshman year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, my showing opportunities were limited and so was my budget. But I had been to quite a few Quarter Horse shows as a spectator, and showed in the barrel racing and pole bending classes at the Region 6 Experience for the past two years. I had always heard about the All American Quarter Horse Congress, and decided that I had to see it for myself. For many people, there are few things more exciting than pulling into the Ohio State Fairgrounds each October. I was instantly mesmerized by the show and impressed by the extremely high level of competition among all the exhibitors. I remember seeing the newly crowned Congress Queen, Brittany Barker standing in the Queen’s booth on our second day of the show and wondering how she earned her crown and beautiful outfits. I soon learned what the Congress Queen contest entailed, and decided that it was the perfect way for me to get involved in the Quarter Horse industry without having a horse of my own to show. The Congress Queen Contest is divided into three categories-a personal interview worth 40% of the overall score, a horsemanship pattern worth 20%, and a test on the AQHA rulebook which is also worth 40% of each contestant’s score. I knew that if I could learn that rulebook, polish up my public speaking skills and find a horse to borrow for the horsemanship class, I could have a shot at winning Congress Queen and really making a name for myself in the industry. As soon as we got home from the trip I started planning next year’s Congress visit, which would of course be during the queen contest so I could watch each phase. Since I had only been a member of the Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association for a few months and queen candidates had to have been a member for at least a year, I ran for Massachusetts QHA Queen in 2012 and was crowned in January at the annual awards banquet. I remember being so excited and immediately telling our youth advisor, Marge Tanner, that I wanted to represent MassQHA at the Congress. She was excited too since our club hadn’t had a queen in a few years, and I emailed her the very next morning with some questions and fundraising ideas. Although I wanted to make sure I was as well-prepared as possible for every segment of the contest, I knew that the rulebook test was where I could really distance myself from the other contestants if I studied hard enough. From the night of the MassQHA banquet on January 19th until the rulebook test on Thursday, October 18th, I spent every waking moment with my nose buried in the AQHA rulebook. It seemed daunting, but I was determined to make flashcards of every single piece of information that rulebook contained. I set a goal to study for at least an hour every day, and I did it on the bus on the way to class, during my lunch break at work, and even made recorded tracks of some rules so I could listen to them on my iPod at the gym. My parents were worried that it would interfere with my schoolwork, and it was difficult to balance the studying along with a full sophomore course load. But I kept studying, determined to memorize every detail. As far as the horsemanship was concerned, Marge offered to get me in touch with her daughter’s trainer so I could take some horsemanship lessons. Although I have been riding since I was eight years old, I had never ridden a true pleasure horse with a spur stop and I knew that I would have to learn in order to do well in the Queen’s Horsemanship class. I took Marge up on that offer and started taking lessons with Michele Carver in April of 2012, and she has now become my trainer and also the coach of my university’s western IHSA team. Last summer Michele gave me the opportunity to show Zip in Excess, aka Luke, in the Novice Amateur allaround events at some of our affiliate’s shows. I was so thrilled to finally have a horse to show, and the experience I gained that summer would prove to be invaluable in my ongoing preparations for the Congress Queen contest. Unfortunately, Luke would not be going to the Congress and I couldn’t afford to have him hauled out just for my horsemanship class, but luckily Michele had some friends who happened to have a horse that I could borrow. TR and Christine Potts would be bringing A Likely Leaguer for their daughter to show in the Small Fry

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The Queen Contest

I would be driving out to Columbus with some friends, and would be on my own for a few days since my mom and younger sister weren’t coming until after the interview. Michele did not have any clients showing at the Congress that year so she wouldn’t be going, and although I had practiced with TR many times and felt very comfortable with him I was a little anxious about showing without Michele there. But on the day before I left, she texted me a picture of two plane tickets. She had surprised me and was flying out to Ohio just for my horsemanship class on Friday! I was so excited and relieved to have her there, since she had been one of my biggest supporters all year. I arrived at the Congress a few days early, so I was able to get situated and do a little last minute shopping before the contest started. I also stopped by the Showgirls booth in Congress hall and met the lovely owner Erin Gayer, who had generously agreed to let me wear some of her jackets during the week. She was so nice and I truly felt like a queen wearing the beautiful jackets she picked out for me. When TR and Christine Potts pulled into the show grounds I helped them unload and set up their aisle display, and I was able to ride Ali a couple of times during the few days before the contest started. I had heard that some girls don’t find a horse to use for Queen’s Horsemanship until they get to Congress, so I felt extremely grateful that I had a horse lined up and that she had arrived at the show safely. Ali is very sweet and easygoing, which was a nice change from my moody mare back home. I remember riding back from the practice arena one night and thinking, I am about to show at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. It was certainly a big step up from the county fair! At that moment I realized that no matter what happened with the Queen Contest, I would be happy because I had already accomplished such a huge goal of competing at the Congress. The Queen Contest started on Tuesday, October 16th, and that afternoon I checked into my hotel room. My roommate was Miss Maggie Sturm from the Northern Ohio QHA, and we got along famously throughout the week. On the first night all the queen contestants and their families gathered for dinner and a cocktail party, where we were each called to the podium to answer an impromptu question about ourselves. After dinner we returned to our rooms to change into pajamas for a brief orientation and gift exchange, where we got to know each other and drew for our order of go in the interview and horsemanship class. I was a little nervous for the interview, since for me it was the hardest part of the contest to prepare for. I felt most confident about the written test, because I had studied extremely hard and I don’t usually get nervous before tests at school. On Wednesday we had our interviews, and since mine was in the morning I woke up early to get ready. The interview went smoothly, and I was happy to have it behind me so that I could focus on the written test on Thursday morning. My mom and younger sister Sarah got to the hotel on Wednesday night, and having them there definitely made me feel a lot less nervous about what was yet to come. On the night before the test I stayed up until 4 am going through all my notes and flashcards, but the next morning after I finished I knew I had done my very best and that all my hard work would pay off. My trainer Michele Carver had arrived in Columbus that morning, so after the test I went straight to the show to practice my horsemanship pattern with her. I tried hard to focus on doing my personal best and not worry about anyone else, and Michele and TR made me feel confident that I could get through the class with a clean pattern. I was so nervous on Friday before the class, but Ali was perfect and when I rode out of the arena I knew I had done well. I was so relieved to know that all of the judged portions of the contest were over, and that I could relax and enjoy the fashion show on Saturday. We spent Saturday morning getting primped and prepared for the Congress “Couture for the Cure” fashion show. Each year, many of the vendors at

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The Moment of Truth

On Sunday, October 22nd, I was finally able to sleep in a little and spent the day getting ready for that night’s crowning ceremony. I had a paper due the following day, and I actually worked on my laptop while my hair was being curled and pinned up. When I put on my pink gown and heels I truly felt like a queen, and I thought I might explode with anticipation for the crowning! As I was escorted into the Coliseum, I reminded myself that no matter what, I had had the time of my life this past week. I cheered for my friends as the top ten placings were announced in each category, and when I was called up as the winner of the written test my heart skipped a beat. Historically, the girl crowned Congress Queen is usually the champion or reserve on the written test. After all the categories had been called and we were waiting on final results, I could barely breathe. I had placed eighth in the interview and fourth in horsemanship, and I could only pray that my score on the written test was high enough to earn me the crown. I was lucky to be seated next to a good friend of mine, Kentucky QHA Queen Miss Meghan Hephner, and I was squeezing her hand so tightly. When they called the first runner up, she turned to me and said “I think you might have won!” I shook my head, too afraid to hope. But then they called my name, and I thought I might die of excitement! Meghan had to help me up so I could walk to the front, where the 2011 Congress Queen Courtney Sturgill placed the crown on my head. I then took my first steps as Congress Queen, and there were so many emotions running through my body that I could barely manage to keep it together. I could not believe that it had actually happened, and I remember turning to the queen team after we were seated behind the podium and asking if they were sure there wasn’t a mistake! I was so thrilled that all of my hard work had actually paid off. After the ceremony was over my friends and family came down to congratulate me, and I received about a hundred texts and calls from everyone back home who was watching the ceremony on the live feed. The last week of the Congress was extremely surreal, and it didn’t sink in that I had won until my Mom asked how we were going to get my new horse trailer home! I was very sad to have to leave and go back to school when Congress was over, until I realized that I still had almost a whole year of Congress Queen adventures ahead.

The Year of a Lifetime

Just a few weeks after returning home to Massachusetts, I had my first Congress Queen appearance at the Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA. I was in my queen attire at the Region 6 AQHA booth and talked to many people about my experiences at the Congress. In the forty five years that the Congress Queen contest has been held, there has only been one Congress Queen from New England and never one from Massachusetts, and I was thrilled and overwhelmed by how many people offered their congratulations and said they were rooting for me all along. I also talked to several young ladies who were interested in the queen program. My next appearance was at the MassQHA awards banquet, where I gave a speech to the club about my experience at the Congress and my plans for the upcoming year. I was almost brought to tears as I thanked everyone in MassQHA who had helped me achieve the Congress Queen title. I feel truly blessed to have made so many new contacts and friends over the last year. At the banquet I also had the pleasure of crowning the 2013 MassQHA Royal Court, and helped them present the year-end prizes. I was thrilled to receive the High Point Novice Amateur award, especially since last summer was my first time showing in the all-around events. Soon after was the New York State QHA Banquet, which I made it to despite the blizzard the night before. It was nice to be introduced to

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Queen’s Year in Review Thank You’s

Marge Tanner-You have been right there with me from the very start; you helped me fundraise, got me in touch with Michele and put up with my constant emails all year. You truly believed in me all along and I could not have accomplished this goal without all of your support. Michele Carver-It is hard to believe it’s already been a year and a half since my first lesson with you, and since then you have become much more than just my trainer. Without you I would not be half the rider I am today, and I still can’t believe you flew all the way out to the Congress just for my horsemanship class last year. I consider you a great mentor and a friend, and I hope to spend many more years showing with Michele Carver Performance Horses.

TR and Chris Potts-Thank you so much for letting me borrow Ali (A Likely Leaguer) for Queen’s Horsemanship. I really enjoyed getting to know your family during last year’s Congress and I appreciate all your support during the contest. I am proud to know you guys and wish you lots of luck in your move to South Carolina! The Queen Team: Kelli, Rebecca and Stephanie-You ladies truly are amazing!! I don’t know how you manage to pull off such an incredible event year after year, but words cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunities you have provided me with during the past twelve months. Thank you for all your hard work and for giving myself and so many other young ladies the experience of a lifetime!!

Erin and Showgirls Clothing Company-You guys were my little support group during the Queen’s Contest last year. Thank you so much for letting me borrow those gorgeous jackets to wear around the show. It was so nice to stop by your booth every day and talk about how the contest was going and relax a little. Thank you again for helping me look and feel fabulous! OQHA-I can’t thank you enough for this life-changing experience. Thanks to you I have been able to go places and meet people I never would have been able to otherwise. I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities you have provided me with over the last year.

The Members of MassQHA-I have never met such an outstanding group of people; everyone in MassQHA has been behind me 100% on the road to the Congress Queen title since day 1. Thank you for supporting my fundraisers, helping me find resources or even just sending encouraging emails during the queen contest; I really appreciate all of your support. I am honored to represent such a great club!

Mom, Dad, Sarah and Daniel-I remember the 2009 Region 6 Experience-my very first AQHA show. I was so excited and my Mom and Dad took hitched our little two-horse up to the RV and brought my mare Docs Dry Lilly to the show so I could compete in barrels and poles. We didn’t know a soul on the show grounds and we had to bring along my sister Sarah’s Haflinger pony because no one was home to take care of him, but I had a blast and from then on I was hooked on showing Quarter Horses. Thank you Mom and Dad for helping me achieve my goals, but also for teaching me to stand on my own two feet. You taught Sarah, Daniel and I that through being honest and hardworking, you truly can achieve anything you put your mind to. Thank you for all your love and support.

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Memories of the Congress Queen Contest S

ince 1968, young women from all over the world have made the trip to Ohio for the chance of a lifetime. Annually, affiliate Quarter Horse associations send contestants to compete at the Congress for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen. The Congress Queen serves as an ambassador of the show, welcoming spectators and exhibitors alike. In fact, the Congress Queen does so much during the show that she becomes one of the most memorable faces each year. The Queen’s reign, however, does not end on October 28th. She makes appearances at many national events, including the AQHA Convention, AQHA World Shows and other major horse shows throughout the entire year. Aside from horse shows and AQHA events, the Congress Queen shares her love and knowledge of the American Quarter Horse with students, youth teams, 4-H and FFA groups. Past Queens have also been involved with charity groups, such as Special Olympics and handicapped riding programs. All queen candidates that compete at Congress must represent a state, regional or provincial Quarter Horse association. Candidates compete by participating in a three-part test. The first portion, worth 40 percent of the contestant’s total score, is a written examination of the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations. Next is an oral interview, which is also worth 40 percent. In this section, contestants are judged on their poise, appearance and personality. Finally, the last 20 percent of the competition is based on a Horsemanship pattern, in which contestants are judged by a panel of AQHA-approved judges on their performance. The goal of the Horsemanship class is to demonstrate excellent riding ability and horsemanship skills. The candidate who receives the highest overall score is crowned the All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen. The 2013 Congress Queen Contest begins on Thursday October 17th with dinner and orientation. Oral interviews, the written exam and Horsemanship follow. All candidates also participate in the Queen’s Style Show and Autograph session on October 19th. The 2013 All American Quarter Horse Queen will be crowned during the National Youth Activity Team Tournament awards ceremony, held Sunday, October 20th at 7 pm.

Congress Queens

1968: Kim Serbin, Minnesota 1969: Kaylene Molloy, Iowa 1970: Cathy Pickerill, Kentucky 1971: Nancy Jane White, Florida 1972: Diane Sapp, Illinois 1973: Vickie Mebane, North Carolina 1974: Sally Seigrist, Indiana 1975: Melinda Penney, Florida 1976: Cynthia Raines, Michigan 1977: Lori Cramer, Michigan 1978: Cynthia Douglass, West Virginia 1979: Judy Canfield, Illinois 1980: Robin Windahl, Wisconsin 1981: Suzanne Leggett Miller, Virginia 1982: Katherine Stout, Michigan

1983: Kellie Kelin Morris, Eastern Quarter Horse 1984: Anne Hancock, Michigan 1985: Lori Nisbet, Wisconsin 1986: Suzanne Mustard, Michigan 1987: Libby Robinson, New Jersey 1988: Julie Vaughn, Tennessee 1989: Mary Perry, Connecticut 1990: Sharon McLeod, Ontario, Canada 1991: Holly Chrisman, Indiana 1992: Niki Amlin, Ontario, Canada 1993: Julie Madison, Illinois 1994: Heather Thrapp, Oregon 1995: Stephanie Scheid, Michigan 1996: Lisa Mangano, New Jersey 1997: Jenessa Stadder, Ontario, Canada 1998: Becky Kerins, Pennsylvania

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1999: Lindsay Ann Roossien, Michigan 2000: Rebecca Rae, Kentucky 2001: Corinne Gould, Tennessee 2002: Meghann Geyer, Indiana 2003: Stephanie Cline, Michigan 2004: Meghan Doak, Ohio 2005: Ashley Herrmann, Georgia 2006: Rachel Moore, Oregon 2007: Shelly Campbell, Pennsylvania 2008: Jessica West, Ohio 2009: Ashley Cook, Ontario, Canada 2010: Brittany Barker, Indiana 2011: Courtney Sturgill, Virginia 2012: Emily Messing, Massachusetts


2013 Congress Queen Candidates

Danielle Plourd North Carolina QHA

Brooke Wodrig Connecticut QHA

Elizabeth Christie Indiana QHA

2013 Congress Queen Candidates

Leah Moore Ohio QHA

Kerrie-Lynn Webb Lauren Harrington Ontario QHA

Western Pennsylvania QHA

Caitlin Putnam Maine QHA

Kayleigh McDonnell Massachusetts QHA

Carly Kidner Tri-State QHA

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Kelsey Dorka

Northern Ohio QHA

Kristina Pothoven Western Michigan QHA

Madeline Graves

Badger QHA

Southern Ohio QHA

Pennsylvania QHA

Ohio Quarter Horse Racing

Sarah Grundahk

Haley McKeehan

Jenna Mahovlich

Helena Postlewaite Eastern Ohio QHA

Meghan Murphy

Jenna Florence Kentucky QHA

Mackenzie Kastl

Michigan QHA

Northern Michigan QHA

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Siobhan Burke

Northwest Florida QHA

Shannon Novin

Ohio Michigan Indiana QHA


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Class Descriptions W

ith so many different classes held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress every year, it can be difficult to distinguish what, exactly, is going on in each of them. Whether you have never been to a horse show before or you go every weekend, these quick descriptions will help you understand each class that you are unfamiliar with.

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One of the best tests of the speed and maneuverability of the Quarter Horse, Barrel Racing couples a race against time with agility around obstacles. Timing is done electronically, with the entry completing the course in the fastest time taking home the top prize. Exhibitors race around three barrels set in a cloverleaf pattern. They may choose to start with either the left or the right front barrel to begin the course. The horse and rider then make a complete circle around each barrel. Time stops when the horse’s nose crosses the finish line. Contestants are allowed to touch the barrels, but if they knock any down, a five-second penalty per barrel dropped is added to the final time. Failure to follow the course results in disqualification.

Pole Bending

Like Barrel Racing, Pole Bending is a timed event that tests speed and agility. Instead of barrels, six upright poles placed in a straight line are used. The horse and rider may start the pattern from the left or right side of the poles. The pair race down to the far pole, turn around it and weave in and out of the poles until they reach the front pole. The exhibitor then weaves back up to the far pole, turns around it and runs to finish line as fast as they can. Also like in Barrel Racing, contestants are allowed to touch the poles, but if they knock one down, a five-second penalty per pole is added to the final time. Failure to follow the course results in disqualification.

Calf Roping

Roping events demonstrate the Quarter Horse’s usefulness for ranch work and rodeo. This effort between horse and rider has become so competitive that only tenths and hundredths of a second separate the winners. The event begins with the horse and rider entering a box, where they must wait calmly for the calf to be let out of a chute. The exhibitor stays behind a barrier to give the calf a head start. If they break the barrier too early, the contestant is penalized. Once the calf is released from the chute, the horse must run to calf, rate its speed and position the rider to throw a loop to catch the calf. Once caught, the horse stops suddenly and stands still while the rider dismounts and ties the calf’s legs together. Exhibitors are scored out of 100 total possible points, with 70 points being average. Judge’s look at how calm the horse is in the box, how well the horse rates the calf’s speed and position, how still the horse stands after the rider dismounts and how tight the horse keeps the rope while the rider is tying the calf’s legs.

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Class Descriptions Breakaway Roping

Breakaway Roping is a timed event that is similar to Calf Roping. Horses start behind a barrier and receive a 10-second time penalty if they break the barrier too early. Time begins when the calf trips a flag at the barrier. Horse and rider must race to catch up to the calf, at which point the rider must throw a loop completely over the calf’s head. The rope may tighten around any portion of the calf’s body. Time ends when the calf breaks the rope from the saddle horn. The way the rope is fastened to the saddle is what makes Breakaway Roping different from Calf Roping. In Breakaway Roping, a heavy string is used to tie the rope to the saddle horn and when the rider catches a calf, the rope break loose from the saddle. In Calf Roping, the rope itself is tied to the saddle horn.

Cutting

Cutting demonstrates the Quarter Horse’s ability to instinctively respond to the movements of a cow and cut, or separate, it from the herd. Exhibitors and their horse have two and half minutes to move quietly into a herd of cattle, cut one cow from the herd, drive it to the center of the arena and hold it away from the herd. The cutting horse must possess “cow sense,” which is the inherent ability to out-think and out-maneuver a cow. While it is the job of the cutting horse to keep the cow from returning to the herd, there are four other horses and riders that are also in the ring. Two riders are called “turnback men,” keep the cow from going past the working area, while the other two riders, known as “herd holders,” keep the cow from going past the end of the arena. Contestants are given a score between 60 and 80 points, with 70 being average. Judges consider how well the horse keeps the cow from returning to the herd, cow sense, attentiveness and courage.

Dally Team Roping

Cowboys on the range often worked in pairs to catch cattle that were too big to be handled with one rope. Dally Team Roping is an event where two contestants work together to rope a steer. One rider must catch the horns (heading) and the other must catch both hind legs (heeling). Only one member of the team is judged at a time and separate events are held to judge headers and heelers. The competition starts with horses and riders situated on both sides of chute that releases the steer. Once released, the header must catch the steer by the horns or the neck and dally (tie the rope to the saddle horn). Once caught, the heading horse must set and turn the steer at a 90-degree angle and pull the steer across the pen, allowing the heeler to catch one or two hind legs. The heeler then must also dally and stretch the steer, which is the signal to end the run. Contestants are awarded up to 100 points, with judges evaluating how calmly the horse stands in the box, the ability of the horse to rate the steer’s speed and position the rider for a good throw, as well as putting the steer in a good position for the other contestant to catch the steer.

Reining

Often compared to figure skating, Reining requires contestants to work one of eleven AQHA-approved patterns that feature spins, roll-backs, lead changes and sliding stops. Not only must contestants stay on pattern, but

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Class Descriptions they are judged on nearly every movement made. Judges rate the horse’s performance between zero and 100 points, with 70 being average. Points are deducted if a horse appears resistant, anticipates a signal, stumbles or falls. In order to win, riders and their horse must rein and handle easily, effortlessly and with reasonable speed throughout the pattern. Horses should stay balanced and under control at all times while performing the movements specified by the pattern. Any contestant that does not follow the pattern exactly is automatically disqualified.

Western Riding

Western Riding is an event that simulates a day’s ranch work by asking contestants to perform a prescribed pattern involving several obstacles. The pattern begins with the contestant jogging over the log and then continuing on at the lope. Horse and rider weave in and out of cones, changing leads in between each cone and finally back over the log. On completion, the contestant stops and backs in a straight line. The ideal mount is sensible, well-mannered and has three comfortable riding gaits, the walk, jog and lope. Judges also evaluate the horse’s change of leads, response to the rider, manners, disposition and intelligence.

Trail

While on the trail, one might encounter any number of obstacles. Trail evaluates a horse’s ability to work through obstacles without becoming afraid or anxious. In this class, contestants follow a pattern through a series of obstacles which include opening, passing through and closing a gate, jogging or loping over logs and backing through L-, U- or V-shaped configurations. Other obstacles may vary, but come from an approve list: crossing a water hazard (ditch or shallow pond), carrying a common object from one point to another, riding over a wooden bridge, putting on and removing a rain coat, removing and replacing materials from a mailbox, turning 360 degrees in a tight area and side passing. Each horse works individually, with credit given to horses who navigate the obstacles with style and some degree of speed, as long as safety is not sacrificed. Horses that capably pick their way through the course when the obstacles warrant and willingly respond to the rider’s cues receive additional points.

Western Pleasure

In Western Pleasure the Quarter Horse’s easy-going disposition, smooth way of going and response to changing gaits is put to the test. All contestants work at the same time and they travel along the rail going both to the left and right at the walk, jog and lope. Judges are looking for a horse with a reasonable length of stride who gives a pleasant and smooth ride. Horses should be ridden with one hand (unless in a bosal or snaffle bit) with slack reins, but not excessively so. Contestants are penalized for excessive speed or slowness and being on the wrong lead.

Western Horsemanship

While most classes are judged on the horse’s performance, Western Horsemanship is judged on the rider. The class is divided into two sections: pattern and rail work. The pattern, designed to test the rider’s horsemanship skills, can include walking, jogging, extended jogging, loping and galloping in a straight line, curve, circle or any combination thereof, including a

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Class Descriptions figure eight. Contestants can also be asked to back, pivot, dismount and mount or ride without stirrups. Finalists from the first portion are then asked to return to the arena and show their horses as a group at the walk, jog and lope around the perimeter of the arena, or “on the rail.” When viewing the class, watch the rider’s use of his or her hands. Both hands and arms should be held in a relaxed manner and are allowed to move somewhat with the horse. However, excessive pumping of the arms is penalized. Also note the rider’s position in the saddle. Riders should sit squarely in the saddle with good posture and their legs should hang straight and slightly forward. Throughout the ride, the body should appear comfortable, relaxed and flexible.

Hunt Seat Equitation

Similar to Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation tests the rider’s ability to control and maneuver the horse in English tack. Just like in Horsemanship, Equitation has two sections, pattern and rail work. These patterns can be any combination of 21 approved maneuvers, including trotting in a figure eight, cantering a straight line or circle, changing diagonals or leads or backing up. After all individuals complete the pattern, finalists are called back to the arena to show on the rail at a walk, trot and canter. The Equitation rider should appear comfortable and flexible, commanding the horse to perform with unseen cues. The rider should have excellent posture, with quiet hands and arms.

Hunter Under Saddle

The Hunter Under Saddle class was originally developed to determine which horse was most suitable for covering ground when following hounds across the field. Horses are shown both directions of the arena at the walk, trot and canter. The walk should be ground covering and cadenced. The trot should be long, low and rhythmic. The canter should also cover a reasonable amount of ground and be very smooth and effortless. Overall, smoothness of stride is more essential than speed and horses should remain in control at all times. The Hunter Under Saddle mount should be a pleasure to ride, whether on the bridle path or in the show ring.

Hunter Hack

Hunter Hack is the transitional class between Hunter Under Saddle and Working Hunter. This event requires the horse and rider to move freely and easily over both small fences and on the flat. In this class, Horses jump two fences, ranging in height from two feet to two feet nine inches, set up in a straight line or diagonally across the arena. After completing the jumps individually, finalists are brought back to the arena to show along the rail at a walk, trot and canter. Horses are judged on their manners and way of going both over fences and on the flat.

Working Hunter

Emphasis is placed on the gracefulness and consistency of the horse in Working Hunter. Horses complete a course of at least eight jumps, with obstacles made to simulate fences, brush and walls that might be found in a hunting field. Judging is based on the horse’s performance and manners, with preference given to horses that do not jump too close or too far away from the jumps, meet the fences squarely in the center and cover the entire course with a free-flowing, uninterrupted stride. The Working Hunter is allowed to brush or lightly touch the fences; however this is considered undesirable and will be reflected in the judge’s placing. Contestants that do not jump the fences in the correct order or who fall off are disqualified.

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Class Descriptions Jumping

Jumping is a timed event that showcases the Quarter Horse’s athletic ability over fences. Horses are required to jump a minimum of eight jumps in a specific order and the minimum height of the fences is 42 inches. Jumping classes have two rounds, preliminaries and the jump-off. In the first round, the goal of the horse and rider is to have a “clear” round, meaning they jump all the fences in the correct order with no faults. Faults occur when a horses refuses a jump or knocks down a rail. All horses who have clear rounds move on to the jump-off, with the contestant who completes the course the fastest taking home first place. Any contestants who fail to complete the course or fall are automatically disqualified.

Halter

Halter classes are essential to the Quarter Horse breed as they evaluate conformation, soundness and overall quality. Classes are divided by age and sex, and horses compete by parading around in front of the judges. Horses are cleaned to perfection and led by handlers (rather than being ridden). Halter horses are judged in comparison to the industry standard for conformation, including the way a horse travels. To win a Halter class, the horse must exhibit overall balance and style with straight legs, free of defects and well-formed muscling throughout his body. All components of the horse must look as if they belong to that horse.

Showmanship

Showmanship is judged on the contestant’s ability to fit and show a horse in a halter class. Horses should be well groomed and conditioned and handlers should be neatly attired and confident. Contestants are expected to perform a pattern with promptness, smoothness and precision. The pattern consists of a combination of walking and trotting in straight lines, curves or circles, as well as stopping, backing and pivoting. Those showing should be courteous, sportsmanlike and respond quickly to the judge’s requests. The judge should have a clear, unobstructed view of the horse at all times.

Pleasure Driving

Horses compete in Pleasure Driving by pulling a two-wheeled, single-horse cart. All carts must be basket type with 48-inch wheels. Each horse is shown at a walk, park gait (normal trot) and road gait (a faster, extended trot) both directions of the arena. Contestants are also required to demonstrate the horse’s ability to back willingly and stand quietly. In this class, judges look for the horse that gives the most pleasurable drive, evaluating manners, consistency and smoothness. Also, the conformation of the horse is taken into consideration. Excessive animation and speed are penalized.

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Class Descriptions Determining Finalists and Final Placings in Congress Classes

Congress show officials are often asked to explain the procedure for scoring finals placings at the Congress. As a single AQHA-approved show, one set of placings for each class is recorded and submitted to AQHA and other approved associations. The Congress uses multiple judges’ cards to reach finals placings in each event. Please see the three-judge and four-judge procedure sections for more detailed information.

Three-Judge Procedure

When three judges officiate a Congress class, all three judges’ cards are used to determine the final placing. Each back number used on a judge’s card receives points, 10 for first place down to one point for 10th place. Ties are broken using the tie-breaker judge designated on the show results.

Four-Judge Procedure

When four judges officiate a Congress class, each contestant’s lowest placing is dropped and the remaining three judge’s cards are used to determine final placings. Each back number used on a judge’s card receives either 10 points for first, down to one point for 10th (if 10 places are marked) or 15 points for first, down to one point for 15th (if 15 places are marked). Ties are broken using the tie-breaker judge designated on the show results.

Scoring of Splits and Semi-Finals

When judging splits or semi-finals of large classes at the Congress, judges are instructed to provide a specific quantity of contestants that they feel should return to the finals or next semi-finals. To return for a final or semi-final, an exhibitor must be marked on the majority of the judges’ cards. In a three-judge class, the exhibitor must appear on two of the three judge’s cards and in a four-judge class, the exhibitor must make three of the four judge’s cards. Judge’s back number lists from splits and semi-finals are considered the judge’s private working notes. As such, they are not available for review by exhibitors and are not forwarded to AQHA with Congress results. Finals placings for all Congress classes are posted on the OQHA website at www.oqha.com and outside the Press Room on the walls of the Celeste Center throughout the show. Please note: It is the policy of the Congress that limited division placings of futurity classes are never released until after the finals of the open division of that class have been placed.

Why can’t horse show exhibitors at the Congress receive multiple sets of AQHA points when multiple judges are used?

According to AQHA rule 407f under Horse Show Approvals, to be eligible to request multiple sets of AQHA points, a show must be associated with a livestock show or state fair. Since the Congress is not affiliated with a livestock show or state fair, it does not qualify for multiple sets of points under the current AQHA rules.

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