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Ohio's $38M investment in state fairgrounds gets All American Quarter Horse Congress to stay
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:15 PM EDT
Organizers of the All American Quarter Horse Congress have decided to stay in Ohio after the state committed $38 million for upgrades at the state fairgrounds.
Virgil Strickler, the center's general manager, said state money will fund construction of a 1,000-stall barnlike structure that will nearly double available stall space, and a 100,000-square-foot multipurpose building.
The fairgrounds' 10-year contract with the congress was set to expire next year. Strickler said a new agreement will be struck before construction begins.
Congress executive director Scott Myers said improvements will nearly eliminate the need to house horses in tent-stalls.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com