Horse Showing

Congress Ends with a Bang

October 29, 2008

More updates from the world’s largest single-breed horse show.

By Christine Hamilton

The All American Quarter Horse Congress at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, wrapped up last week with an estimated 8,500 horses shown during the three-week event. Be sure to read The American Quarter Horse Journal’s full Congress coverage in the December issue.

Here are some of the latest big moments:

  • The Congress Super Sale was Saturday, October 18. Approximately 140 head sold for an average of $7,400.
  • Radically Fired Up and Rusty Green edged a win in the Markel Insurance Western Pleasure Maturity over A Certain Vino and Karen Hornick. Radically Fired Up is homebred and owned by Steven and Susan Thompson of Hillsboro, Ohio; A Certain Vino is owned by Lee Reeve of Garden City, Kansas.
  • The National Youth Activity Team Tournament competition was won by the River Cities Quarter Horse Association team, with 41 points. Second place went to the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana team with 30 points.
  • The Congress 2-year-old hunter under saddle Masters was won by Beth Case riding Hot Ones Only, owned by Tammy Dyer of Cornelius, North Carolina. A cool $75,000 went to the winner.

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  • One Lazy Investment and Kenny Lakins, Jr., won $100,000 in the Congress 2-year-old snaffle bit Masters class for owners Steve and Tanya Relander of Aledo, Illinois.
  • The GMC Congress 2-year-old snaffle bit futurity was won by Joetta Bell of Gainesville, Texas, riding her horse My Ace Is Hot.
  • It was a split win for the Congress Reining Futurity: Shawn Flarida and Whizs Chic A Dee and Bryant Pace and All Juiced Up tied for the win and agreed to share the pot rather than put their horses through a ride-off. Whizs Chic A Dee is owned by Arcese Quarter Horses, Weatherford, Texas, and All Juiced Up is owned by Smart Like Juice Inc., of Markham, Illinois.
  • The National Cutting Horse Association $50,000 amateur cutting was won by Zoe Woodland riding Quixote Soxs for owner Scott Woodland of Orient, Ohio.
  • Eddie Luttrell of Seymour, Tennessee, rode his MH Movin Little Lena to the $20,000 NCHA non-pro cutting win.
  • Heather Johnson of Ringgold, Georgia, rode Doublenotyourreboks to the Cinch Freestyle Reining win. She owns the horse with Larry Thew.

This is just a sample of the excitement that took place during the Congress. For complete class results, click here.

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