The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA), host of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, recently announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Richwood, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio.
“For many years we have recognized the importance of having OQHA closer to central Ohio,” said Dr. Scott Myers, OQHA CEO. “The new headquarters will support the continued growth of OQHA and the All American Quarter Horse Congress.”
The relocation will occur later this year following a complete renovation of the 26,000 square foot office building at 6325 Zumstein Drive. The close proximity of the new office to the Ohio Expo Center where the All American Quarter Horse Congress is held will allow OQHA and the All American Quarter Horse Congress staff to provide greater service to Congress patrons, sponsors and exhibitors.
The month-long All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show, with 23,500 entries in 2016. The show attracts more than 650,000 people and generates $285 million in the central Ohio economy each October.
“The association has been considering the move for more than two years,” Dr. Myers said. “It was not a decision made lightly, but one we feel will help us continue the legacy of this great association which started 56 years ago in Richwood.”
OQHA is committed to setting the standard in the equine industry by engaging equine enthusiasts through world-class competition, recreational activities, education and engagement of the next generation of participants and industry leaders.