Exhibits and Events


The Museum hosts an annual America's Horse in Art Show & Sale. The show's free opening and reception event are held in August. Several renowned Artists are invited to participate in the show to present new paintings, drawings and sculptures in the Scharbauer Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art go to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. The 2014 America's Horse in Art opening and reception will be held August 16, 2014 and will be available to view in the museum through November 8. 

Please visit America's Horse in Art online gallery!


To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and Zoetis present the Best Remuda Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by a working ranch remuda.  The award began in 1992 and has since recognized more than 20 outstanding ranches for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses, an important tool of their trade.

For more information about the Best Remuda and this year's winner, please click here.


The Youth Art Show is an opportunity for students in high school, junior high and middle school within the Region 16 area to participate in an educational and artistic challenge capturing the spirit of the American Quarter Horse and the role he played in creating our nation.  Students' artwork must address a particular theme (assigned by our manager of community outreach) and required to write a one paragraph explanation of their work on how it relates to their chosen theme.  A reception is held for the winners of the Youth Art Show to present each placement with a prize and/or award.  The Youth Art Show will be available for viewing December through mid-January.


See how the U.S. government and a group of American Quarter Horse breeders worked together to advance the bloodlines of the American Quarter Horse and mount the nation's   cavalry on some of America's finest horses.  War Horses: Bred to Serve debuted May 14 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and was on exhibit until July 26.

Funding for this exhibit was generously provided by John P. Collins in Memory of Johanna L. Collins and Friends of the Museum


The National Day of the Cowboy is an event that is celebrated around the country, including right here in Amarillo.  Local groups join forces to teach, entertain and celebrate the annual National Day of the Cowboy with the public.  The celebration takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the last Saturday of July at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.  This free event provides entertainment for the whole family.  Visit National Day of the Cowboy page to learn more! 

Six cultural institutions collaborated this summer on an area wide scavenger hunt May 19 through July 19. Families picked up scavenger hunt forms at the following locations: Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Zoo, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, Don Harrington Discovery Center, and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.  Winners of the scavenger hunt have already been selected.