A Look At the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
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A Look At the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

September 2, 2019


Andy: AS YOU DRIVE EAST ON I-40, YOU’LL PASS THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM. Meaghan: THE HALL AND MUSEUM OPENED IN 1909 AND UNDERWENT A REHAUL IN 2007. Amberly: I’VE BEEN HORSE CRAZY MY ENTIRE LIFE. Amberly: WHEN ANNA MORRISON WAS A YOUNG GIRL, SHE REACHED OUT TO THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION TO SHARE HER LOVE OF HORSES INCH RETURN SHE RECEIVED SOME PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL THAT SHAPES WHO SHE IS TODAY. I HAD THOSE POSTERS ON MY WALL AND WENT THROUGH THE COLORS AND THE MARKINGS AND IMAGINED WHAT MY PERFECT HORSE WOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHAT I WOULD NAME IT. AND SO I THINK I’VE ALWAYS HAD THIS LOVE FOR THIS BREED BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT SUPPORTED MY INITIAL LOVE OF THE HORSE IN GENERAL. Amberly: THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM IS A PLACE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE THE FALL IN LOVE WITH THE BREED. MY FAVORITE PART OF THE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, WHICH IS OUR GRAND HALL, IT FEATURES A HUGE MEDALLION FOR THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION, AND ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF THAT WE HAVE A BLOOD LINES CHART THAT SHOWS SOME OF THE ORIGINAL BLOOD LINES OF THE BREED THAT HAVE REALLY CREATED THE HORSE THAT WE KNOW TODAY. Amberly: THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE IS A VERY VERSATILE BREED. THERE IS NOT REALLY A TASK OR AN EVENT THAT YOU CAN’T DO WITH AN AMERICAN QUARTER HOURS. Amberly: THE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FEATURES A CHILDREN’S EXHIBIT. ART EXHIBIT TO SHOWCASE PROMINENT WESTERN ARTIST, A SEASONAL EXHIBIT THAT CURRENTLY HIGHLIGHTS HORSEMEN OF THE WORLD AND HALL OF FAME THAT RECOGNIZES THE MOST IMPACTFUL HORSE, MEN, AND WOMEN THAT HAVE HELPED SHAPE THE INDUSTRY. TELLING THE STORY OF THIS HORSE AND HOW IT CONNECTS TO SOCIETY AND TO WESTERN CULTURE, AND TELLING THE STORY OF THE SPECIAL HORSES THAT HAVE SHAPED IT AND TELLING THE STORY OF THE HORSEMEN AND HORSEWOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH TO SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION AND DRIVING IT FORWARD TO WHAT IT IS TODAY, THE LARGEST EQUINE BREED ASSOCIATION IN THE WORLD. Amberly: THE MUSEUM HAINL OF FAME AVERAGES AROUND 25,000 VISITORS A YEAR. Amberly: BEAUTIFUL, IT’S SO NICE. Amberly: SO YOU CAN KEEP GOING BACK. THERE WILL BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THIS YEAR’S HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WILL BE FEATURE NERD JULY. A NEW ART EXHIBIT WILL OPEN UP IN AUGUST, AND THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY, WHICH IS A FUN-FILLED ACTIVITY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY IS ON JULY 27th. SO WE HAVE ALL THOSE EVENT DETAILS AND MORE ON MYHIGHPLAINS.COM. Meaghan: THE GIRLS LOVE — USED TO LOVE THAT. Andy: ABSOLUTELY. ONCE A YEAR WE GO OUT THERE BECAUSE PIPEER IS IN LOVE WITH HORSES. IT’S HER FAVORITE THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD. THAT’S ALL SHE TALKS ABOUT. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE DIVE IN THERE AND TAKE THE TOUR AGAIN. Meaghan: COOL PLACE TO HAVE IN OUR AREA. THANK YOU. COMING UP NEXT, MORE NEWS AND HEADLINES COMING UP. DON’T GO ANYWHERE.

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