Montana Silversmiths Offers NEW On-Site Buckle Engraving for Contestants during 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress

NEW Official Silversmith and Licensee Buckle Maker of the 45th Annual World's Largest Single-Breed Horse Show Brings Unique Service Oct. 7-30.

Columbus, MT - Recently named the official silversmiths and licensee buckle maker of the 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress, Montana Silversmiths will offer on-site buckle engraving during this year's convention.

A skilled Montana Silversmiths engraver will be present during the entire Congress show, at Congress Hall Booths #118. Each contestant buckle will be created and produced in the Columbus, Mont. plant, shipped to Ohio and engraved in the on-site engraving trailer. Free engraving is available to all 2011 Congress contestants, which includes buckles for Top Ten, Top Five and Champion buckles. As a show special, contestants also can receive a 10 percent discount on their buckles; place their order, drop off their buckles and pickup the same day, or anytime they desire during the show, with the engraving process taking about four hours.

"During our inaugural year, we are incredibly excited to offer this unique service to Congress contestants," says Rick Ruebusch, Montana Silversmiths CEO. "We certainly look forward to making this a yearly service for the Congress participants while honoring them for their great accomplishments."

Also available are All American Quarter Horse Congress commemorative Montana Silversmiths products, including a large selection of jewelry pieces and a 2011 Congress Buckle. Anyone visiting Congress may purchase one of these Montana Silversmiths All American Quarter Horse Congress items at the booth or online at www.montanasilversmiths.com/OQHA.

As the world's largest single-breed horse show with an expected 17,000 show entries during its three-week schedule, the Congress also attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus, Ohio area and bring more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy.

For more information regarding the on-site engraving, please contact Cass Hegg, Congress Coordinator at Montana Silversmiths, at 406-322-6034. Information on commemorative Congress products can be found at www.montanasilversmiths.com/OQHA.

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