Published by PleasureHorse.com | November 2012
By Gabrielle Sasse
A much anticipated part of The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the Queens Contest. Candidates from all over the country and Canada compete to become the next Quarter Horse Congress Queen, representing a state, region or provincial Quarter Horse association. The winner is crowned Congress Queen and represents OQHA at several major horse shows and events during her year as Queen, including AQHYA World Show and Congress the following year. Candidates attend various events at Congress, including helping to present awards to class winners.
These lovely ladies must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years of age (as of January 1 of that year) and not be married, divorced or have children. The Queen Candidates participate in three events, each of which is placed 1-10 in accordance with Congress placings, including winning a Congress Bronze! However, overall results are tabulated based on total points, and not Top Ten placings. 40% of the score is based on an Oral Interview, 40% on a Written Test covering the 2012 AQHA Rule and Handbook, and 20% on a Horsemanship pattern and rail work. Read More...