The Ohio Quarter Horse Association has canceled the 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress, scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 25. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic prevents safely moving forward with the show in Columbus, Ohio, according to the association.

“Hearing all the concerns from the local and state health departments and the CDC, it was the right decision to make to keep people safe and healthy,” said Dr. Scott Myers, CEO of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. “It is disappointing to all who worked tirelessly in preparation for this year’s Congress, and I want to personally thank you for your continued support. I look forward to the biggest and best Congress ever in 2021.” 

The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show, with 25,000 entries in 2019. Held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, the show attracts 650,000 people and generates more than $409 million in the Central Ohio economy. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, a state affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information, visit