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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

All American Quarter Horse Congress

 
 
All American Quarter Horse Congress Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 11, 2007
1. All American Quarter Horse Congress Marker
Inscription. In November 1967, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association hosted a three-day American Quarter Horse show at the Ohio State fairgrounds that drew more than 5,000 people. They could not have known that this horse show would grow to become the largest American Quarter Horse show and the largest single-breed horse show in the world.

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

American Quarter Horses are now competing in horse shows around the world and are in demand for racing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world’s largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.
 
Erected 1996 by American Quarter Horse Heritage
Two Markers On the Midway image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 11, 2007
2. Two Markers On the Midway
Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas. (Marker Number AQHHMP#13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.898′ N, 82° 59.479′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on East 17th Street west of Interstate 71. Click for map. It is in the Ohio State Fairgrounds, on the Midway, across from the Coliseum. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ohio State Fair (here, next to this marker); The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Ohio Union (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roy J. Plunkett (approx. 1.1 miles away); Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Ohio State University (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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