Our Mission and History

The American Quarter Horse Foundation supports equine-related educational and charitable programs that create opportunities to enrich the lives of people and horses.

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Hall of Fame

Walk among legends, and experience the living history of the American Quarter Horse at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.

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Scholarships

The Foundation scholarship program has provided more than $6.7 million in financial assistance to more than 1,200 American Quarter Horse Youth Association members since its inception in 1976.

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America's Horse Cares

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is pleased to support education in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies through the America's Horse Cares grant program.

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Equine Research

AQHA and the Foundation have awarded more than $11.2 million in research grants to various colleges and universities since 1960.

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Grant & Scholarship Applications

Find up to date applications for the Foundation's grant and scholarship programs.

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Merle Wood Humanitarian Award

The Merle Wood Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals who exemplify an ethic of meritorious kindness and benevolence in providing opportunities for all young people to be involved with the American Quarter Horse.

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Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors of the Foundation are individuals who enthusiastically spread the message of the Foundation and help raise funds for its worthwhile programs wherever they can.

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Foundation Quarterly Newsletter

Stay up to date with the recent events, projects and successes of the American Quarter Horse Foundation with the Quarterly Newsletter.

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