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Reining classes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress will feature a lucrative payout when the show returns in 2021. • Photo by Shane Rux Photography

Congress is Back in 2021 with Increased Reining Payout

After one year off, the All American Quarter Horse Congress is gearing up for 2021 with a long list of special events – including the annual Congress Reining Futurity and a increased reining payout.

The show, which hails itself as the largest single-breed show in the world, is scheduled for Sept. 28 – Oct. 24 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

More than $3 million in cash and prizes will be awarded at this year’s Congress. 

“Congress Strong, is what exhibitors will experience with our 2021 Futurity and Sweepstakes classes,” says Dr. Scott Myers, CEO of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, said in a statement.  

Officials say the highlights include a total reining payout of more than $380,000, a move credited to support from the Friends of Congress Reining.

The Congress Futurity and Sweepstakes classes are open to the following breeds/registries: American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA), Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), American Buckskin Registry Association (ABRA), International Buckskin Horse Association (IBHA), Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) and the Jockey Club.

2021 Futurities & Sweepstakes Classes:

  • Congress Masters 2-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Presented by The Equine Chronicle
  • Congress Masters 2-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Presented by The Equine Chronicle
  • 2-Year-Old Maiden Open Western Pleasure Futurity (Open, Ltd & SBB) – Presented by Coughlin Automotive – In Memory of Susan Scott
  • 3-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity (Open & Ltd)
  • Congress Southern Belle Breeders 3-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity (Open & Ltd)
  • 3-Year-Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Futurity (Non Pro, Ltd & SBB)
  • Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity (Open & Ltd)
  • 3-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity (Open, Ltd & SBB)
  • Congress Barrel Racing Sweepstakes – Presented by TLC Farms Equine Rehabilitation Center
  • Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes – Presented by TLC Farms Equine Rehabilitation Center
  • NRHA Open Reining Futurity (Level 4, 3, 2, 1 & Prime Time) – Presented by Friends of the Congress Reining

The 2021 Congress Futurities & Sweepstakes Entry Book can be accessed at http://www.quarterhorsecongress.com/futurities-sweepstakes