2012 Congress In Review

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

Emily Messing Crowned 2012 Congress Queen

Press Release by Tracy Bidwell, OQHA

Published by PleasureHorse.com | October, 2012

Emily Messing, sponsored by the Massachusetts Quarter Horse Association, was crowned 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen, Sunday, October 21.

Since 1968, young women from all over the country have made the trip to Ohio for the chance of a lifetime. Annually, affiliate Quarter Horse associations send contestants to compete at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for the title of Congress Queen. Read More...

Run for 2012 Congress Queen

 Published by The American Quarter Horse Journal  | August 2012

Applications to run for the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen are due August 25.

The 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen will be crowned during the National Youth Activity Team Tournament awards ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. on October 21.

One of the most popular contests at the All American Quarter Horse Congress is theQueen’s Contest. Since 1968, young women from all over the country travel to Ohio to compete for the coveted title of Congress Queen. Aside from numerous prizes from donors, the All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen gets the opportunity to travel to many national events including the AQHA Convention, AQHA world championship shows and other major horse shows throughout the entire year.

The Congress Queen serves as an ambassador for 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. Read More...

Courtney Sturgill Named 2011 Congress Queen

Published by PleasureHorse.com | October, 2012

At the conclusion of a beautiful coronation ceremony Sunday, October 23 at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Courtney Sturgill, sponsored bythe Virginia Quarter Horse Association, was named the 2011 Congress Queen.  Ms. Sturgill placed first in the oral examination, second in the written exam and third in horsemanship.  First runner up was Alyssa Freeman of the Illinois Quarter Horse Association, and Cecilia Purtee, sponsored by the Ohio Quarter Horse Racing Association, was named second runner up.  Page Potter, of the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association, was awarded “Miss Congeniality.” Read More...