All American Quarter Horse Congress Schedule

New classes and big changes to the futurity programs are the buzz of the 2015 Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

From the Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Dan James and Smart Little Elan won the 2014 Congress freestyle reining open championship. For 2015, the crowd-pleasing freestyle reining is set for October 10. (Credit: Journal)

The schedule for the 49th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 1-25, 2015, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Visit www.oqha.com/aaqhc to view the schedule or to download a complete schedule.

New Classes

There are several new classes that have been added to Congress in 2015:

First up will be the new Equestrians With Disabilities classes, which will feature:

  • EWD Level 2 walk-trot showmanship
  • EWD Level 3 (advanced) walk-trot showmanship 
  • EWD Level 1 walk-jog trail supported 
  • EWD Level 2 walk-jog trail independent 
  • EWD walk-trot horsemanship independent
  • EWD walk-trot western pleasure independent
  • EWD walk-trot western pleasure supported 

Congress has also added the CRI 3* open reining class.

Additionally, the Congress futurity andsStakes classes (excluding halter) will now be open to the following breeds/registries: AQHA, American Paint Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, American Buckskin Registry Association, International Buckskin Horse Association, Palomino Horse Breeders of America and the Jockey Club.

Congress Masters Western Pleasure Futurity
Guaranteed $30,000 to winner

  • Ran as a futurity class instead of a slot class with no limit on entries
  • Open to AQHA, APHA, ApHA, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and Jockey Club
  • 2-year-old maiden
  • 100 percent of the entry fee is paid back
  • $3,500 entry fee

Congress Masters Hunter Under Saddle Futurity
Guaranteed $15,000 to winner

  • Ran as a futurity class instead of a slot class with no limit on entries
  • Open to AQHA, APHA, ApHA, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and Jockey Club
  • 2-year-old maiden
  • 100 percent of the entry fee is paid back
  • $2,500 entry fee

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, October 8 – Mercuria National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting and Cinch Bridleless Cutting
  • Friday, October 9 – Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro
  • Saturday, October 10 – Weaver Leather Freestyle Reining
  • Saturday, October 17 – Congress Super Sale
  • Sunday, October 18 – National Youth Activity Team Tournament Awards Ceremony and Congress Queen Coronation
  • Saturday, October 24 – Congress 2-Year-Old Masters Western Pleasure and Congress 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle futurities

Check out the list of judges for the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress.