The Congress Cup Impact

Posted: July 18th, 2022

Every year, the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation hosts a 4-person scramble golf outing to raise money for its scholarship program. The Congress Cup, the name given to the event in 2021, was held on July 15 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio.

Bent Tree’s course stretches over 167 acres of naturally wooded, rolling terrain and is regarded as one of the best championship courses in central Ohio. Designed by Dennis Griffiths, this course features grass tees, fairways and greens, as well as many bunkers and abundant water.

This year’s Congress Cup included 56 golfers, with the team of Lee Smith, Jared Smith, Randy Wilson and Chase Wilson taking home the top honors. Prizes were also awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and skins.  

Overall, the Congress Cup raised over $10,000 to support the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, which was established to provide opportunities for deserving OQHA or OQHYA members who wish to further their education in a college, university, or other institute of higher learning.

OQHYA members were also present selling tokens for their truck raffle!

The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the American Quarter Horse industry through scholarships, crisis support, and support of equine welfare efforts. For more information about the Foundation, please visit

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s Congress Cup, please reach out to David Gorman at