Honoring Legends at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Induction & Reunion Celebration.
The 2022 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Induction & Reunion Celebration returns to the American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Foundation Headquarters in Amarillo, Texas. The celebration is slated for September 16 and 17. Through a multi-day celebration, rich with events honoring previous and current inductees, the occasion will center on the memories of the people and horses who blazed the trail in our industry and the long-steeped history of the American Quarter Horse.
During this memorable celebration, the American Quarter Horse family will honor inductees in a variety of ways. The event will feature moving video tributes, the dedication of inductee exhibits, the opportunity to hear stories from these legends; and much more. This weekend allows attendees the chance to reflect on the impact the inductees have had on the American Quarter Horse industry. Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest industry honor that can be bestowed upon a human or equine. Those chosen for induction are recognized for their lifetime of accomplishments and service.
Tickets and more information are available at www.aqha.com/celebration.
Hall of Fame Class of 2022
Six horses and seven AQHA members will be inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022.
The horses are Big Step, a 1956 sorrel stallion; Corona Cartel, a 1994 bay stallion; Easter King, a 1951 sorrel stallion; Impressive, a 1969 sorrel stallion; Sun Frost, a 1979 palomino stallion; and Topsail Whiz, a 1987 chestnut stallion.
The individuals are the late AQHA Director Emeritus John Andreini of San Mateo, California; James V.A. Carter of Clovis, California; Mary Hopkins of Vicksburg, Mississippi, who was an AQHA judge, trainer and advocate for youth and Equestrians With Disabilities riders; AQHA Past President Sandra Arledge of Encinitas, California; trainer and judge Walter T. Hughes and wife Nancy of Damascus, Maryland, and trainer Jerry Wells of Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Read more information about the 2022 Hall of Fame Class.
About the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
Inductees of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame are reviewed and recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee to the American Quarter Horse Foundation Board of Trustees. Inductees are honored at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Induction Celebration, and their stories and artifacts are featured in the Hall of Fame located in Amarillo, and on the museum’s website. For more information on the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.aqha.com/museum.
AQHA Director of Communications and Events