Quarter Horse Champions
State Fair Park in Oklahoma City plays host to the AQHA World Championship Show
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was founded in 1940, thanks to the persistence of a young professor who, upon traveling to Texas, became determined to establish a breeder’s registry for the descendants of the famed stallion Steel Dust (from then on to be known as quarter horses). “We were trying to preserve a nearly extinct line,” founder Bob Denhardt wrote. “We misjudged what the future would hold for the quarter horse.” Having since registered more than 5 million horses, AQHA celebrates the achievements of these equines and their owners each fall at the AQHA World Championship Show. This year November 5 – 19, more than 40 countries will be represented by more than 2,000 horses, who will arrive at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City to take on the best in Western, English, and halter events.
FYI: 806.376.4811, www.aqha.com.