The All American Quarter Horse Congress is in town.

The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the World’s Largest Single-Breed Horse Show. The show receives more than 17,000 horse show entries during its three-week schedule.  Located at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, the Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy.  The horse show runs October 4 – October 27 and the trade show runs October 8 – October 27.  Single day admission is $25 per vehicle.  If you are interested in attending the entire show, it’s $70 per vehicle.  There is no additional charge for parking and admission includes access to all events except for Cinch Freestyle Reining, Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Event, and the Congress Cutting Event.
The PBR returns to the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The PBR Touring Pro event will rock the Coliseum at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on Friday October 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Every seat in the Coliseum puts you right on top of the action where the world’s best bull riders will square off against the world’s toughest bulls.
This will be one of the last events before the PBR World Finals held in Las Vegas. The Columbus event will showcase some of the nation’s top bull riders; watch them go for the challenge of an 8 second ride on the back of a fierce, unrelenting, rank bucking bull. The points earned at this event will help determine who qualifies for the PBR World Finals.
This is your chance to see some of the world’s best horsemen and women compete with some of the most talented horses in the world. If shopping is your forte, the Quarter Horse Congress is a shopping mecca. Retailers from all over the United States display the latest equipment, fashion, jewelry and furniture. The Congress is definitely a shopper’s paradise. Join in the celebration of bringing the “best of the west” to Columbus.
Other events include barrel racing, cowboy mounted shooting, cutting, hunt seat equitation, equitation over fences, halter, western horsemanship, hunter hack, hunter under saddle, jumping, longe line, NYATT, pleasure driving, pole bending, reigning, roping, showmanship, special events, trail, western pleasure, western riding, and working hunter.
While you are in town, head down to the Arena District for some delicious eats and a Blue Jackets hockey game at Nationwide Arena or concert at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. We’ve got everything from chicken wings at R Bar, to delicious garlic fries at Gordon Biersch, and grilled meats of your choice at Bd’s Mongolian Grill.  Dress in your best cowboy attire (boots and hat) for 15% off (alcohol excluded) at Boston’s the Gourmet Pizza, Bd’s Mongolian Grill, Gordon Biersch, R Bar, and The Three-Legged Mare.  See you soon.
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