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American Quarter Horse Named Horse of Honor

The American Quarter Horse breed is recognized as a "Horse of Honor" at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
July 11, 2014

Tom McCutcheon and Gunners Special Nite

Tom McCutcheon and Gunners Special Nite sliding their way to a team gold and individual gold at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (Journal photo)

The Normandy 2014 Organizing Committee is proud to welcome the American Quarter Horse as a “Horse of Honor” at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are August 23 - September 7 in Normandy, France.

“The American Quarter Horse is the world’s most versatile breed,” said AQHA President Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas. “Whether racing, ranching or riding out on the trail, the American Quarter Horse out-performs other breeds, and its intelligent, gentle nature and even temperament makes it unique.”

The American Quarter Horse is best known as the horse that settled the American West and for its unmatched ability as a sprint racer. Indeed, the American Quarter Horse is the world’s fastest horse over the quarter mile, which is how the breed earned its name.

American Quarter Horses will test their mettle in reining at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. AQHA proudly supports the sport of reining and has been instrumental in reining's approval as the FEI's first western discipline. Located in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization. AQHA members share a passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world’s most popular horse.

For more information on the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, visit www.normandy2014.com.