New exhibits in Amarillo, Texas, explore the role the American Quarter Horse played in United States history.
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas, is hosting three temporary exhibits that honor the western lifestyle and bloodlines of the American Quarter Horse.
One Artist Show: Jack Sorenson celebrates the artwork of Panhandle native and western artist Jack Sorenson. His work has appeared on the covers of more than seven dozen magazines, including Western Horseman, Beef, The Cattleman, and The American Quarter Horse Journal. Sorenson has been one of Leanin’ Tree greeting cards’ top artists for many years with more than 100 images in print. Recently, Sorenson became a member of The Cowboy Artists of America.
Original artwork by Sorenson can be viewed and purchased at the museum or online now through January 7, 2022. Proceeds from the sale of his artwork will support the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and its efforts to preserve the history of the American Quarter Horse. Learn more or shop Sorenson’s One Artist Show at aqha-museum.myshopify.com.
The Bloodlines of the Breed exhibit traces the bloodlines of the breed’s foundation sires from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Lock’s Rondo, Old Billy, Printer, Peter McCue, Steel Dust, Roan Dick, Traveler, Shiloh, Little Joe, Old Fred and Old Cold Deck. The Bloodlines of the Breed exhibit is available for a limited time.
Advancing our Bloodline: The U.S. Remount Service explores from 1908 to 1948, when leading ranchers and horse breeders in America worked with the United States government to advance the bloodlines of the nation’s cavalry horse. This horse breeding initiative intended to produce enough horses to mount the entire cavalry after wartime in the late 1800s. Countless well-known Quarter Horses – including Refrigerator, Easy Jet, Two Eyed Jack, Peppy San Badger and Clabber – can trace their ancestry back to one or more remount stallions. The Advancing our Bloodline: The U.S. Remount Service exhibit is available for a limited time.
About the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas, is a place for horse lovers of all ages to learn more about the American Quarter Horse and to experience a piece of the West. Start your museum visit at www.aqha.com/museum. Celebrating and preserving the history of the American Quarter Horse, the Hall of Fame & Museum is a program of the American Quarter Horse Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Quarter Horse Association. Every gift makes a difference. Give today.
AQHA Director of Communications and Events