Gloria Enger Retires as MQHA Executive Secretary

After 60 years, of course a lot of fun was to be had at the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association's Roast and Toast for Gloria Enger.

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Newly elected MQHA President Julie Bernick congratulates retiring Executive Secretary Gloria Enger December 6 in Monticello, Minnesota, at Gloria's Roast and Toast. (Credit: MQHA)

"I just like horses," Gloria Enger told Vickie Kettlewell for her self-titled article in the December American Quarter Horse Journal. "The Quarter Horse can do more things, and I like their conformation." 

Her straight talk, insight and informed beliefs have guided the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association for 60 years. 

The arc of Gloria’s work and devotion to MQHA comes full circle as she stepped down this month as the association’s longest-serving executive secretary.  

More than 120 friends, family and MQHA members turned out December 6 in Monticello, Minnesota, to honor Gloria. The Roast and Toast for Gloria Enger featured speeches, honors, laughs, good food and many, many friends old and new. 

More About Gloria

Gloria Schleper Enger was introduced to Quarter Horses when her father, John, bought two Quarter Horse mares in 1946. The registry for the Quarter Horse was only six years along, but already the breed was gaining popularity for its looks and versatility. Gloria liked this western-style horse, and its temperament.

Over the years, Gloria's love for the American Quarter Horse has never waned, only grown. Read more about this remarkable horsewoman in "Gloria," featured in the December American Quarter Horse Journal.

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