Since the second year of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, an accomplished horsewoman has represented the Congress and in turn, the Quarter Horse industry. Candidates for Congress Queen must represent a state, regional or provincial Quarter Horse association and have the signature of their association’s president or vice president on their contest application.
2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen:
Meghan Murphy, 23, of St. Clair Michigan has been around Quarter Horses her entire life. She started in 4-H, and has been showing since she was just five years old. She showed at her first Congress in 2001 when she was eleven years old. In 2005, Meghan won at the Congress in Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation. She has also won Reserve Champion at the NSBA World Show.
Meghan is a graduate of Baylor University, where she graduated with a GPA of 3.81 and received a bachelor of arts in communications in December 2012. While at Baylor, she rode on their NCAA equestrian team. She was part of the Big 12 and National Championship winning team.
Currently, Meghan is active in the Michigan Quarter Horse Association, and its amateur association. She was the 2012 Michigan Quarter Horse Association queen, and is also the 2013 Queen. Last year she was 1st Runner Up in the Congress Queen Contest. She is eager to continue her involvement with the Michigan Quarter Horse Association. “They’re the reason I’m here, and I want to be there for them, in Michigan and all over the country. They’re a group that believes in their members,” she said.
Meghan won the interview and placed third in written test. She borrowed Invitation To Boot from Caleb Bailie and won the horsemanship. “She’s an amazing horse! He won NYATT NSBA Horsemanship with her.”
This year as All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen, Meghan will travel to AQHA shows across the country representing the Congress, including the Dixie National Quarter Horse Show, AQHYA Youth World Show, Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity, The Reichert Celebration, as well as several others.
Make sure to check out the Queen’s Blog, where Meghan will detail all of her experiences throughout the year!
August 25th – Contestant Applications Due
August 31st – Congress Program Ads Due
How to Apply
To apply, send a completed application with original signature from association president or vice president, signed liability release form, check made payable to OQHA in the amount of $275.00, as well as two 8" x 10" and six wallet sized photos to Kelli Diaz, Congress Queen Committee Chair. Entries must be postmarked by August 25th. For more details on how to apply, please read the 2013 Congress Queen Rules.
For more information, please contact:
Congress Queen Committee Chair
274 S. 6th St.
Heath, OH 43055