Blair E. Folck
Blair Edwin Folck was born on March 21, 1926, in Springfield, Ohio. As a young boy, he developed a love of horses, especially quarter horses. In 1960, Folck formed the National Quarter Horse Sales, which became the National Equine Sales in 1982. This company initially sold quarter horses, but now sells other types of horses as well. In 1966, he approached the Ohio Quarter Horse Association about hosting a convention, focusing upon the quarter horse, in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association agreed to do so, with Folck providing financial support for the event. This event became the All American Quarter Horse Congress, and Folck is credited with being the event's founder. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is the world's largest single-breed horse show. Folck also served as National Director of the American Quarter Horse Association from 1984 to 1993 and two terms as president of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
Folck remained active in the Ohio Quarter Horse Association until shortly before his death on July 7, 2006, in Springfield, Ohio.