The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Amarillo. If you happen to be traveling about the Texas Panhandle – whether for business or pleasure – consider stopping by this fascinating museum.
The American Quarter Horse is descended from English horses and the Chickasaw breed (descendant of Arabia and Barb horses originally brought to this country by the Spanish). The American Quarter Horse is a sturdy, agile horse with speed, power, and an agreeable temperament. The breed was favored by cowboys during the 1800s, and remains a popular rodeo horse today.
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in Amarillo details the lives and careers of the most famous and unforgettable American Quarter Horses. Learn about Dash for Cash and First Dash Down – two of the greatest race sires to live, and the great Streakin Six. And learn about the people who help ensure that American Quarter Horses remain a hard working, gentle breed.
Exhibitions in the American Quarter Horse Museum reveal the history of the breed and modern activities. The museum features audio-visual displays, hands-on exhibits, art and artifacts. The gift shop and boutique are also worth a look.
Amarillo is just two hours north of Lubbock Texas Bed and Breakfasts. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a fun day trip for folks visiting Lubbock or the Texas Panhandle, and a must-see for anyone interested in horses.