Annual Exhibits & Events

The story of America is the tale of a people always on the move. It is also the story of the continual search to find new and better ways to transport people and goods as dependably as fast as possible. The story of America begins with the horse. Visit the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum to learn about the courageous and daring people settling to the West with their American Quarter Horse.

Click here to view Hard Work & Horse Power online.



The National Day of the Cowboy is an event that is celebrated around the country, including right here in Amarillo.  Local groups have joined forces to teach, entertain and celebrate the annual National Day of the Cowboy with the public.  The celebration takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of July at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.  This free event will provide entertainment for the whole family.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event or have any questions, please contact the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum at (806) 376-5181 or Visit National Day of the Cowboy page to learn more!



The Youth Art Show is an opportunity for students in high school, junior high and middle school within the Region 16 area to participate in an educational and artistic challenge capturing the spirit of the American Quarter Horse and the role he played in creating our nation.  Students' artwork must address a particular theme (assigned by our manager of community outreach) and required to write a one paragraph explanation of their work on how it relates to their chosen theme.  A reception is held for the winners of the Youth Art Show to present each placement with a prize and/or award.  The Youth Art Show is available for viewing December through mid-January.

Registration is now CLOSED.


The American Quarter Horse Photography Show features the artwork of AQHA members in an exhibit at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum beginning October 27 through November 25, 2017. The museum is adorned by member photographs featuring the beloved American Quarter Horse. Each picture captures an individual moment that works with the rest of the collection to paint a vivid picture of the versatility of the American Quarter Horse. 

View these photos online.


The Museum hosts an annual America's Horse in Art Show & Sale. The show's free opening and reception event are held in August. Several renowned artists are invited to participate in the show to present new paintings, drawings and sculptures in the Scharbauer Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art go to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. The 2017 America's Horse in Art opening and reception was held August 12, 2017 and was available to view in the museum through mid-October.

Click here to view the online gallery!


  To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and Zoetis present the Best Remuda Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by a working ranch remuda.  The award began in 1992 and has since recognized more than 20 outstanding ranches for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses, an important tool of their trade.
For more information about the Best Remuda and this year's winner, please click here.



A Charro is a skilled horseman who proudly carries on early Mexican Traditions of roping, reining and the stewardship of horses and cattle. This exciting new exhibit transports visitors to a different time and place full of color, music and a rich heritage centered around the charro's horse: the American Quarter Horse.  The Nacidos Charros: Born Charro exhibit will be at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum beginning January 27 through July 29.

Funding support graciously provided by Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation.

Click here to learn more about this past exhibit.


The Bold and Beautiful: Trailblazing Women of the American Quarter Horse features twelve women who made a tremendous impact on the American Quarter Horse - as an association and a breed.  Some were breeders, some were owners and competitors, and others were chronicles and artists who recorded not only history but life at the time.  All were leaders and visionaries, and each left their mark on the American Quarter Horse.  Their efforts opened the doors to others and made it possible for the lifestyle to exist in the industry.  

To learn about each of these women, please click here.