The Quarter Horse Congress Queen that is…
The Quarter Horse Congress was AWESOME as always. I feel like a fish in water there. There are beautiful horses, trucks, trailers, clothes, dogs, and shopping galore. I totally didn’t want to leave, a week just wasn’t enough. We got to go to all of the demonstrations that we had planned, and I feel so energized.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Congress, it is the world’s largest single breed horse show held each year for three weeks in Columbus, Ohio.
The Quarter Horse Congress is all glitz and glam with nothing being more glamorous than being awarded the title of Congress Queen.
How it works:
Each association can choose one queen candidate.
Judging selections are based on the following criteria:
a. 40% Oral Interview. Judged by outstanding people in the field on candidate’s poise, appearance and personality.
b. 40% Written Test. Knowledge of horses and the breed. All questions taken from the 2008 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.
c. 20% Horsemanship. Judged by a panel of judges.The class will consist of performing a pattern and rail work; balance of the class at judges’ discretion to prove superior horsemanship
Now for my favorite part, the prizes! I took some pictures of the Queen’s prizes. Yes, that is a horse trailer! It’s good to be the Queen.
A bed fit for a Queen. Along with paintings, belt buckles, clothing, boots, jewelry, saddles, pads, horse products…
Can you see the motorized cooler? Not only will the Queen always have a cold drink, but she can ride on it too! How cool is that?