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This summer, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum beckons


June 8, 2009     E-mail this page to a friend!

If your race plans draw you south of TRJ territory, you might want to spend a day in Amarillo, Texas, where the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum has some special events planned this summer.

The 2009 Hall of Fame class will take its place in American Quarter Horse history as the new exhibits are unveiled to the public for the first time July 21. The exhibits of the five people and three horses inducted into the Hall of Fame this year will be showcased as the 2008 class takes its place in the timeline. The 2009 inductees will join 130 people and 76 horses already in the Hall of Fame for making a significant impact on the American Quarter Horse breed and the Association.

On August 15, Americaís Horse in Art will return to the Hall of Fame. This art show and sale features various works of art, such as paintings, sculptures and drawings. This yearís show will feature equine art from 24 top western artists. Mikel Donahue created the signature piece for the show: a colored pencil drawing. The art show will continue through November 14.

Another special event at the Hall of Fame this summer is Camp It Up for children. Several different sessions will be held, including Horseology 101, Horseology 102 and Career Camp. Since Camp It Upís inception in 1999, hundreds of young people have participated. The weeklong camps are full of fun and interactive learning. Campers spend summer days playing games, making friends and learning all about American Quarter Horses. Call (806) 376-5181 to make reservations.