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File #: 0285X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/9/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: To recognize and celebrate the 53rd Anniversary of the All American Quarter Horse Congress
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson

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To recognize and celebrate the 53rd Anniversary of the All American Quarter Horse Congress

 

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WHEREAS, the first annual All American Quarter Horse Congress was held in Columbus, OH in 1967 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and since then has become the largest single breed horse show in the entire world; and

 

WHEREAS, the All American Quarter Horse Congress draws over 650,000 visitors to the City of Columbus and contributes around $282 million to the local Columbus economy, thus unquestionably impacting the businesses and people of Columbus in a positive manner; and

 

WHEREAS, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is Columbus’ largest annual convention and the world’s largest single-breed horse show.  In 2017 the event had  24,500 entries and has recently constructed a new barn which has 1,000 stalls to help stable the 6,000 visiting horses which is assuredly a testament to its monumental success; and

 

WHEREAS, the All American Quarter Horse Congress remains an adored gathering time and place for exhibitors, tradespersons, participants, horsemen and women, and continues to provide Columbus an opportunity to share the energy and excitement of the city’s many thriving neighborhoods and attractions; and

 

WHEREAS, upon this 53rd d  Anniversary, the City of Columbus commends the All American Quarter Horse Congress for their continued success and lasting impact and contributions made to our community; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate the 53rd  Anniversary of the All American Quarter Horse Congress.