Exhibits and Events


Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse.  These horsemen and their families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.

In celebration of the American Quarter Horse Association's 75th anniversary, Breeding A Legacy: 75 Years of American Quarter Horses honors 16 American Quarter Horse breeders who have registered at least one foal every year for 75 years.

Funded in part by Dr. Kent Roberts & Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation. Additional funding from Haythorn Land & Cattle Co., Waggoner Ranch and the E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation.



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. This year the celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 25 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. This free event will provide entertainment for the whole family.

 Click here to learn more



Eight Amarillo and Canyon area museums and attractions have joined forces to offer local families the opportunity to participate in a summer-long multi-venue scavenger hunt. A perfect way to spend the summer exploring our community, Culture Quest is meant to be fun for families of all ages! Click here to learn more!

Marketing support provided by Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council Arts Committee and Sunset Center.


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 2015 America's Horse in Art opening and reception will be held August 15, 2015 and will be available to view in the museum through October 10. 

Click here to view the 2016 Call to Artists/Prospectus.


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.