The All American Quarter Horse Congress is happening right now at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
There are thousands of horses and hundreds of thousands of visitors, but one stands out in particular.
His name is Gary Trubee and he’s been to every Quarter Horse Congress event here in Columbus.
He’s become quite well-known around the Congress. Gary says it’s because not everyone is here every single year,
“It’s rare for a number of reasons. You have to be a kid when you start and you have to still be alive (laughs) I got both of that so far,” said Gary.
He’s still making a name for himself around the event.
“It would be hard for you to walk around. Talk to anybody that’s been showing horses for 10 years or maybe even 5 years who doesn’t know who I am. It’s not because I’ve done that much good, that much bad. I’ve just been around a long time,” said Trubee.
And he does not consider this working.
“I’m fortunate. I don’t work for a living. I love what I do, so, it’s not work. Driving in here, I saw traffic and I’m like, ‘Boy, those people all hating where they’re going.’ I know where I’m going so it’s a passion.”
Gary doesn’t keep many pictures from his years of events.
“I don’t have any to speak of because it doesn’t intrigue (me) to have them. I can remember the horse,” said Gary.
he says he loves to pass down his knowledge of horses to others.
“Every horse is different and to pass that on to some other young person it’s a big deal to me because somebody passed it on to me,” said Trubee.
And how many more years does Gary plan on coming back to the congress here in Columbus?
“Until I’m in the box. There’s no retirement in my future because I love what I do,” says Trubee.
Gary hopes the quarter horse congress continues on for many more years to come. You still have time to make your way out to the fairgrounds until October 28th