American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Celebrates Grand Re-opening This Weekend

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NEW HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS AND FEATURES

• Hall of Fame inductees by year of induction and special Timeline Exhibit. Inductees each have a space devoted to personal artifacts and historical memorabilia presented in the era that they made their greatest impact on the breed or AQHA.

• A three-tiered timeline presents world history events, AQHA milestones and American Quarter Horse breed milestones, along with the Hall of Fame inductees, giving historical context to the inductees’ achievements.

• The American Quarter Horse Foundation bloodline chart is etched into the floor of the Grand Hall.

• The Champions Gallery showcases AQHA World Champions through an interactive, searchable film database.

• Six interactive multi-media stations along with two mini theaters provide an in-depth look into the history of the American Quarter Horse and the Hall of Fame inductees through a searchable film database.

• The Dogwood Horse, a life-size sculpture of the horse depicted in the Orren Mixer painting “Ideal American Quarter Horse.” 

• A donor recognition area.

• Stone in the Grand Hall and Front Entry was quarried in Paris, Ark., and has a total weight of 93,000 lbs.

• The Medallion in the Grand Hall, which will be the focal point and backdrop for presentations is 13 ft in diameter and was sculpted from 1,400 lbs. of clay.

• The Joni Hegel Education Gallery gives visitors an orientation to the American Quarter Horse and general horse care, activities and careers.

• Quarter Horse Outfitters has an updated look to match the décor of the new Hall of Fame and also has a reconfigured floor plan that increases usable space.

For more information, call (806) 376-5181 or visit www.aqha.com/foundation.

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