Nominations for the Merle Wood Humanitarian Award are due May 1.
Dawn Forest received the 2015 Merle Wood Humanitarian Award at the 2016 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas.
The 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees were honored at this year’s AQHA Convention in Las Vegas.
Foundation Presents Dogwood Horse, a Symbol of Distinguished Recognition
Our Mission and History
The American Quarter Horse Foundation is dedicated to advancing the American Quarter Horse and the partnership it shares with humans. The Foundation's mission is to support equine research, industry scholarships, equine-assisted therapies and the preservation of the Quarter Horse's history.Learn More
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.Learn More
The Foundation scholarship program has provided more than $6.3 million in financial assistance to more than 1,200 American Quarter Horse Youth Association members since its inception in 1976.Learn More
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.Learn More
AQHA and the Foundation have awarded more than $10.9 million in research grants to various colleges and universities since 1960.Learn More
Grant & Scholarship Applications
Find up to date applications for the Foundation's grant and scholarship programs.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More