Programs and Events

The American Quarter Horse Foundation offers a variety of programs and events to suit every interest within the American Quarter Horse industry. Check out what's coming next, and mark your calendars so you can be part of history in the making.

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Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Watch history in the making at the next Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the annual AQHA Convention.

History is sculpted each year during the annual American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the AQHA convention. We welcome family and friends of the newest inductees to celebrate their induction into the Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed by AQHA.

Hall of Fame Dedication

Join us at the next Hall of Fame Dedication Ceremony where we honor the great horses and horsemen of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Each year, a display honoring the current class of inductees is unveiled during a ceremony at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. This special gathering allows families and honored guests of the inductees to view the displays that will honor their induction into the Hall of Fame over the coming year, and also serves as the official unveiling of the new displays for the public.

Convention Party

Join us in making a difference - and a good time!

The Convention Party is the most fun time of the year to come together with AQHA members from all over the world for the benefit of the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

National Day of the Cowboy

National Day of the Cowboy is an event that is celebrated around the country, including in Amarillo, the home of the American Quarter Horse Association’s international headquarters and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. Local groups join forces to teach, entertain and celebrate the annual National Day of the Cowboy with the public.

Merle Wood Humanitarian Award

The Merle Wood Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual whose outstanding voluntary service has been marked by actions or deeds that have enabled young people to experience positive opportunities and or activities involving the American Quarter Horse.

Art Exhibits

Come visit one of the beautiful art exhibits on display at the Museum.

The American Quarter Horse Museum offers several art exhibits for visitors to explore.

AQHLead

The American Quarter Horse Foundation launches a new young-adult leadership development program, AQHLead.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is committed to the development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry, and is proud to announce the launch of AQHLead. This program is designed for young adults, ages 19-34, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry.

Museum Temporary Exhibits

Learn more about the American Quarter Horse Museum's temporary exhibits.

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.

Jay Pumphrey Cowboy Classic

This golf tournament is a great way to get new people involved in the industry.

Since 1980, AQHA Racing has hosted the annual Jay Pumphrey Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament, which coincides with All American week and the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.