Quarter Horse Congress returns to Ohio Expo Center

Quarter Horse Congress returns to Ohio Expo Center

Quarter Horse Congress returns to Ohio Expo Center

Showing and riding horses at the All American Quarter Horse Congress has long been a tradition for the Schaad family. 

Aaron Schaad, 51, has been competing since 1990, and in a transformed Celeste Center — which looked more like a barn than an arena — he waited inside the warm-up pen Thursday for his turn to compete in the amateur breakaway roping competition, a variation of calf roping where a calf is roped but not thrown and tied.

But before it was his turn to go out onto the floor, he had to help someone else: his son. 

Aaron assisted Brady, 18, with his horse Cee Doc Genuine Jule as they got ready for the youth calf roping competition, a rodeo event where a rider catches and ties a calf. It was the first time the 5-year-old horse competed at the Congress. 

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