American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Dedication Ceremony

Every year, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum unveils special displays showcasing memorabilia and artifacts from that year’s American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees.

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Each year, the current class of inductees travel to Amarillo for the dedication of their displays at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. This special gathering allows families and honored guests of the inductees to view the displays that will honor their induction into the Hall of Fame over the coming year and also serves as the official unveiling of the new displays for the public.

2019 Hall of Fame Dedication

The newest Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored later this year at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and will be on display for a year.

The horses in the Class of 2019 are Harlan, a 1951 buckskin stallion; Mr Jess Perry, a 1992 sorrel stallion; Tiger Leo, a 1958 sorrel stallion; Vital Signs Are Good, a 2000 red roan mare; and Zippos Mr Good Bar, a 1984 red roan stallion. The 1976 Thoroughbred mare Trippy Dip will also join the Hall of Fame.

The AQHA members who will join the Hall of Fame are Billy Allen of Scott City, Kansas; AQHA Past President Johne Dobbs of Gastonia, North Carolina; the late J.M. Frost III of Houston; the late Hans Hansma of Granum, Alberta; and AQHA Past Executive Director of Publications Jim Jennings of Amarillo, Texas.

2018 Hall of Fame Dedication

Displays for the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Class of 2018 were honored on August 26, 2018 at a case unveiling during the Select World Show in Amarillo. The cases were unveiled at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo and displayed for a year.

The horses inducted into the Hall of Fame were the stallions Otoe, Runaway Winner, The Ole Man and Smart Chic Olena; and the mare Maroon (TB).

The horsemen were AQHA Past President Gene Graves of Grand Island, Nebraska; Dr. Tom Lenz of Louisburg, Kansas; Robert Sutherland of Overland Park, Kansas; Georga Sutton and her late husband, Raymond Sutton, of Gettysburg, South Dakota; and Hawaiian Princess, breeder and horsewoman Abigail Kawananakoa of Honolulu.

The display cases for the Class of 2018 were unveiled and the inductees, their families and connections were invited to take the first look at the displays on August 26 at the Hall of Fame. The special displays will remain up for a year at the Hall of Fam in Amarillo. Then, the artifacts will be moved to permanent display cases.