It's October in Columbus, Ohio! That mean's the Congress is in town!
Since 1966 Quarter Horses have been gathering for what is now the largest single-breed horse show in the world with 20,000 entries in 2013. This year's Novice Amateur Western Pleasure has the highest entry count at 176.
I will be visiting several times this year and will be giving you all the highlights from the non-exhibitor's perspective.
Yesterday I met up with B and A (A owns a cutter named Cowboy and board's at B's place) to watch some cutting and do a little shopping. The Trade Show doesn't officially open until the 7th, but most of the larger retailers such as Rod's, Chick's, Cashman's, Sean Ryan, etc. were up and running. I didn't buy anything yet... but I've got a list as always. I did find this plain little work saddle.... 'cause crystals under my thigh seem like a great idea.....
If you are willing to give out an email address, you can watch all three arenas streaming online.
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For more information, visit the Congress website: Quarter Horse Congress Website
I'll post more after my next visit!