AQHA to be Outfitted in Carroll Original Wear

AQHA to be Outfitted in Carroll Original Wear

The American Quarter Horse Association partners with Carroll Original Wear to offer AQHA-branded merchandise and awards that celebrate the American Quarter Horse and the western lifestyle.

frosty horses in winter (Credit: Pamela Bishop)

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The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce a new partnership with Carroll Original Wear. AQHA and Carroll Original Wear are teaming up to bring unique products of exceptional quality to AQHA members, American Quarter Horse Owners, exhibitors and affiliates. Beginning in 2023, Carroll Original Wear is the official soft-goods supplier of AQHA, including jackets, caps, t-shirts, hoodies and accessories.

Carroll Original Wear’s story began over 20 years ago with the desire to provide quality custom leather jackets, outerwear and accessories to rodeos and other unique events. Carroll Origi­nal Wear is the industry leader in custom leather products. AQHA is excited to bring that same high quality to event competitors and soon to anyone interested in purchasing AQHA-logoed product through an online store.  

“The American Quarter Horse Association takes pride in partnering with companies that understand and support our members,” said Karl Stressman, AQHA chief executive officer. “Carroll Original Wear provides excellent products that represent our western lifestyle and who we are as horsemen and -women.”

“We are excited to be the official soft goods supplier of AQHA,” said Chad Fairchild, vice president of Carroll Companies. “This partnership offers quality AQHA-branded merchandise and awards by Carroll and sister company STS Ranchwear to AQHA members and AQHA affiliates to utilize throughout year. We are well known not only for our creative and custom products, but also for the relationships built over the years by investing in the needs of our western industry. To do business with AQHA and all the members of the largest and oldest breed registry in the world is exciting for us.”

AQHA is proud to have a vast team of corporate partners that offers great benefits to the Association’s members and supports AQHA events throughout the year. For more information about all AQHA’ corporate partners, visit

About Carroll Original Wear

When Carroll Original Wear was established in 2001, the company started off with genuine leather and wool trophy jackets that were geared toward the western industry consumer. Today, the company continues to serve those needs and has expanded its products to a whole new level. They are proud to offer an extensive product line that serves a much broader consumer. Their product line is designed to meet the needs of the western consumer, outdoor enthusiast, corporate sales, athletes and more.

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About the American Quarter Horse Association

Located in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has registered more than 6 million American Quarter Horses and serves more than 230,000 members worldwide. AQHA functions as the official recordkeeping and governing body of the American Quarter Horse industry. AQHA's role in preserving the integrity of the breed is expanding daily. Whether American Quarter Horses are still being used in traditional ranching operations, for showing, racing or pleasure, AQHA strives to provide services beneficial to all Association members and ultimately the American Quarter Horse. To learn more about the AQHA, visit

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