National Quarter Horse Sales

From Ohio History Central

In 1960, Blair Edwin Folck and his wife Nancy Folck created National Quarter Horse Sales in Springfield, Ohio. This business sold quarter horses to buyers across the United States. Through the company, the Folck family inaugurated several quarter horse sales and emerged as one of the finest breeders of quarter horses in the United States. In 1982, National Quarter Horse Sales became National Equine Sales. Blair Folck eventually retired from the company, but it remains family owned and operated, with Bill and Nancy Folck's son, Tim Folck, serving as company president at the start of the twenty-first century.

Bill Folck utilized funds from National Quarter Horse Sales to establish the All American Quarter Horse Congress. 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.

In 1969, Folck also created the Folck Agency, an insurance agency that provides coverage for horses and their owners. Today, this firm continues to operate, sharing office space with National Equine Sales. The Folck Agency insures horses all across the world.

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