Exhibits and Events


Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse.  These horsemen and their families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.

In celebration of the American Quarter Horse Association's 75th anniversary, Breeding A Legacy: 75 Years of American Quarter Horses honors 16 American Quarter Horse breeders who have registered at least one foal every year for 75 years.

Funded in part by Dr. Kent Roberts & Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation. Additional funding from Haythorn Land & Cattle Co., Waggoner Ranch and the E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation.



The Youth Art Show is an opportunity for students in high school, junior high and middle school within the Region 16 area to participate in an educational and artistic challenge capturing the spirit of the American Quarter Horse and the role he played in creating our nation.  Students' artwork must address a particular theme (assigned by our manager of community outreach) and required to write a one paragraph explanation of their work on how it relates to their chosen theme.  A reception is held for the winners of the Youth Art Show to present each placement with a prize and/or award.  The Youth Art Show will be available for viewing December through mid-January.



The Museum hosts an annual America's Horse in Art Show & Sale. The show's free opening and reception event are held in August. Several renowned Artists are invited to participate in the show to present new paintings, drawings and sculptures in the Scharbauer Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art go to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. The 2015 America's Horse in Art opening and reception will be held August 15, 2015 and will be available to view in the museum through October 10. 



To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and Zoetis present the Best Remuda Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by a working ranch remuda.  The award began in 1992 and has since recognized more than 20 outstanding ranches for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses, an important tool of their trade.

For more information about the Best Remuda and this year's winner, please click here.