Meet AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett
Learn more about the newly elected AQHA president’s goals for this year.
April 8, 2015
Dr. Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas, was elected the 2015-16 American Quarter Horse Association president in March at the 2015 AQHA Convention. Soon after he was elected, he sat down with AQHA staff to explain some of his main goals and initiatives that he would like to focus on during his presidency.
“I was very humbled and honored to be asked if I was interested to run,” said Dr. Blodgett. “And if they (the past presidents and board of directors) felt I could have a positive impact, I was willing to give it a shot.”
Watch as Dr. Blodgett explains some of his goals that focus on animal welfare, animal health and safety, member education, along with the continuation of the youth initiatives and AQHA programs.
“I feel like I have the best job in the world here,” said Dr. Blodgett. “I think a lot of this organization, and it means a lot to me.”
Dr. Blodgett went on to say, “I hope I can serve the industry well as president.”
About Dr. Blodgett
Dr. Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas, became an AQHA director in 1991, and in 2011, elevated to director-at-large. Dr. Blodgett served on the AQHA Stud Book and Registration Committee and as its chairman. He also served on the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Selection Committee and the American Quarter Horse Foundation, and the AQHA Ranching and Marketing councils.
Dr. Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and earned his degree in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University, and he has since been recognized as an outstanding alumnus by both universities.
In 1982, Dr. Blodgett became the resident veterinarian and manager of the horse division at the Four Sixes Ranch. In his tenure at the Four Sixes, which is located near Guthrie, Texas, the ranch has become an all-time leading breeder of both racing and performance American Quarter Horses, and in 1993, won the AQHA Best Remuda Award. Dr. Blodgett is the recipient of the 2011 AQHA Racing Council Special Recognition Award.
He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters: Buffie Guynes, who lives with husband Michael and daughters Catherine, Rebecca and Clair in Keller, Texas; and Brandie Mustian, who lives with husband Mike, son Maddox and daughter Myla in Weatherford, Texas.
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