The Bold and Beautiful: Trailblazing Women of the American Quarter Horse

Discover the 12 women from the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame who were leaders in the American Quarter Horse industry.

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The Bold and the Beautiful: Trailblazing Women of the American Quarter Horse” was a previous exhibit that featured 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 chroniclers 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.

The women included in the exhibit were by no means the only trailblazers.  There are many unsung heroes whose dreams and sacrifices created the American Quarter Horse of today. Sharon Ralls Lemon, an American author, said:

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.”

Her quote defines the focus of “The Bold and the Beautiful: Trailblazing Women of the American Quarter Horse” exhibit.  These visionary women embody the elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire.

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Temporary Exhibits

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is proud to offer a variety of exhibits throughout each year.

Temporary online exhibitions showcase special web-only exhibitions and include past on-site exhibitions that have been granted new life online. By digitizing past on-site exhibitions, the Museum can continue sharing these unique stories with the world long after the exhibitions ends.

For more information on past exhibits, please contact the Museum at 806-376-5181.