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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

The American Quarter Horse Association has created a Hall of Fame in Amarillo, Texas to honor both people and horses who contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse. Any one may nominate either people or horses to be considered. Nominations from the membership are due by October 1. They are then screened and sent to the Hall of Fame committee which meets in the following March. Nominations stay active for three years, then must sit out for three years before being considered again. People being considered may be alive or deceased, but horses must be deceased.[1]



List of horses currently inducted in the American Quarter Horse Association's Hall of Fame of notable Quarter horses:[2]

Name of horse Year inducted Year foaled Year died Color Sex Sire Dam Broodmare sire Breeder Discipline
Baby Doll Combs 2004 1947 1960 Bay Mare Oklahoma Star Jr Miss Boctick Bert Rodeo
Barbara L 2007 1947 1977 Bay Mare Patriotic (TB) Big Bess Sonora Harmon James T. Hunt Racing
Beduino (TB) 2008 1968 1991 Gray Stallion Romany Royal (TB) Jo-Ann-Cat (TB) Rejected (TB) Justo Fernandez Avila Racing
Bert 2007 1934 1956 Brown Stallion Tommy Clegg Lady Coolidge Beech's Yellow Jacket Bert Benear Breeding stallion
Billy Clegg 1998 1932 1958 Bay Stallion Paul Ell Bivarita Billy Sunday Bernard Adams Breeding stallion
Black Easter Bunny 2002 1949 Black Mare Hysition (TB) Flicka Chicaro Bill Walter J. Culbertson Racing
Blondy's Dude 2001 1957 1980 Sorrel Stallion Small Town Dude Blondy Queen Blondy Plaudit Homer S. Foutz Halter
Charger Bar 2001 1968 1997 Bay Mare Tiny Charger La Ree Bar Rocket Bar (TB) Wayne Carlton Racing
Cherry Lake (TB) 1998 1966 1993 Chestnut Mare Lake Erie (TB) Cherao (TB) Nechao (TB) Racing
Chicado V 2006 1950 1972 Brown Mare Chicaro Bill Do Good St. Louis Frank Vessels Racing
Chicks Beduino 2007 1984 2003 Gray Stallion Beduino (TB) A Classy Chick Chick's Deck Joe Muniz
John Bobenrieth
Clabber 1997 1936 1947 Sorrel Stallion My Texas Dandy Blondie S Lone Star Frank Smith Racing
Colonel Freckles 2004 1973 1986 Sorrel Stallion Jewel's Leo Bars Christy Jay Rey Jay Marrion Flynt Cutting
Country Classic 2001 1969 1986 Sorrel Gelding Rey Jay Christy Carol Leo Bob Marion Flynt Showing
Cutter Bill 2003 1955 1982 Palomino Stallion Buddy Dexter Billie Silvertone Silvertone R. L. Underwood Cutting
Dash For Cash 1997 1973 1996 Sorrel Stallion Rocket Wrangler Find A Buyer (TB) To Market (TB) B. F. Phillips Jr. Racing
Depth Charge (TB) 1991 1941 1965 Brown Stallion Bold Venture (TB) Quickly (TB) Haste (TB) John D. Hertz Racing sire
Diamonds Sparkle 2007 1974 2002 Palomino Mare Mr Diamond Dude Pollyana Rose Clabber Question Jerald Freeman Showing
Do Good 2008 1938 Brown Mare St Louis Flossie Duggan Jim Harkey Broodmare
Doc Bar 1993 1956 1992 Chestnut Stallion Lightning Bar Dandy Doll Texas Dandy Tom Finley Breeding stallion
Doc O'Lena 1997 1967 1993 Bay Stallion Doc Bar Poco Lena Poco Bueno Dr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Jensen Halter
Cutting sire
Driftwood 2006 1932 1960 Bay Stallion Miller Boy unnamed mare Barlow Mr. Childress Breeding stallion
Easy Date 2002 1972 Bay Mare Easy Jet Spot Cash (TB) Roman Sandal (TB) Racing
Easy Jet 1993 1967 1992 Sorrel Stallion Jet Deck Lena's Bar (TB) Three Bars (TB) Walter Merrick Racing
Expensive Hobby 2007 1971 2003 Buckskin Gelding Hobby Horse Jan's Helen Stormy's Sugar Showing
FL Lady Bug 1999 1945 1974 Sorrel Mare Sergeant Yeager's Lady JA Will Stead W. A. Yeager Broodmare
Garrett's Miss Pawhuska 2006 1946 1975 Sorrel Mare Leo Jenny Dee Jimmie Allred Bill Rowe Racing
Go Man Go 1990 1953 1983 Roan Stallion Top Deck (TB) Lightfoot Sis Very Wise (TB) J. B. Ferguson Racing
Goetta 2007 1961 1978 Bay Mare Go Man Go Etta Leo Leo E. L. Gosselin Racing
Grey Badger II 2007 1941 c. 1972 Gray Stallion Midnight Jr Grey Annie Billy The Tough Walter Merrick Racing
Jackie Bee 2008 1962 1990 Gray Stallion Jimmy Mac Bee Jackie Diane Jack R Glen Davis Breeding stallion
Jet Deck 1991 1960 1971 Bay Stallion Moon Deck Miss Night Bar Barred William and James Carter Racing
Joe Cody 1995 1952 1989 Sorrel Stallion Bill Cody Taboo King P-234 Tom W. Cochrane Reining
Joe Hancock P-455 1992 c1926 1943 Brown Stallion John Wilkens Mundell Mare Percheron stud John Jackson Hancock Racing
Joe Reed II 1994 1936 1964 Chestnut Stallion Joe Reed P-3 Nellene Fleeting Time (TB) J. W. House Racing
Joe Reed P-3 1992 1921 1947 Chestnut Stallion Joe Blair (TB) Della Moore Old DJ Henry Lindsey Racing
Kaweah Bar 1998 1966 1976 Palomino Gelding Alamitos Bar Angie Miss Go Man Go Hadan Livestock Company Racing
King P-234 1989 1932 1958 Bay Stallion Zantanon Jabalina Strait Horse M. Benevides Volpe Breeding stallion
Lena's Bar (TB) 2003 1954 1967 Chestnut Mare Three Bars (TB) Lena Valenti (TB) Gray Dream (TB) Walter Merrick Racing
Leo P-1335 1989 1940 1967 Sorrel Stallion Joe Reed II Little Fanny Joe Reed P-3 J. W. House Racing
Lightning Bar 2008 1951 1960 Sorrel Stallion Three Bars (TB) Della P Doc Horn (TB) Art Pollard Showing
Lynx Melody 2008 1975 2004 Sorrel Mare Doc's Lynx Trona Leon Bars Cutting
Maddon's Bright Eyes 1997 1946 1958 Bay Mare Gold Mount Plaudette King Plaudit (TB) J. W. Shoemaker Racing
Make It Do 2009 1964 sorrel Gelding Breeze Bar Camelot Broom Camelot's Little Cuero C. R. Jones Rodeo
Miss Jim 45 2000 1966 1978 Red Dun Mare Jim Harlan Miss Paulo 45 Paulos Dandy James Nance Showing
Miss Meyers 2009 1949 1963 sorrel Mare Leo Star's Lou Oklahoma Star O.C. Meyers Racing
Moon Deck 1996 1950 1974 Brown Stallion Top Deck (TB) Moonlight Night Peace Pipe (TB) J. B. Ferguson Racing
Oklahoma Star P-6 1992 1915 1943 Bay Stallion Dennis Reed (TB) Cutthroat Gulliver Tommy Moore Stallion
Old Sorrel 1990 1915 1945 Chestnut Stallion Hickory Bill Dr. Rose Mare George Clegg Breeding stallion
Ought To Go 2003 1967 Sorrel Mare Go Man Go Do Good Bam War Bam (TB) Frank Vessels, Jr. Racing
Pecho Dexter 2005 1963 1984 Sorrel Gelding Poco Pecho Miss Hogan Joe Dexter John King Halter & Showing
Peppy San 1999 1959 1989 Sorrel Stallion Leo San Peppy Belle Pep Up Gordon Howell Cutting
Peppy San Badger 2008 1974 2005 Sorrel Stallion Mr Peppy San Sugar Badger Grey Badger III Joe Kirk Fulton Cutting
Peter McCue 1991 1895 1923 Bay Stallion Dan Tucker Nora M (TB) Voltigeur (TB) Sam Watkins Breeding stallion
Poco Bueno P-3044 1990 1944 1969 Brown Stallion King P-234 Miss Taylor Old Poco Bueno Jess Hankins Cutting
Poco Lena 1991 1949 1968 Bay Mare Poco Bueno Sheilwin Pretty Boy E. Paul Waggoner Cutting
Quo Vadis 2002 1952 Black Mare Little Lloyd Miss Circle H III Brown Caesar Ross Roberts Showing
Refrigerator 2000 1988 1999 Bay Gelding Rare Jet Native Parr Heisanative Sonny Vaughn Racing
Rocket Bar (TB) 1992 1951 1970 Chestnut Stallion Three Bars (TB) Golden Rocket (TB) Cartago (TB) Racing
Ronas Ryon 2004 1984 2000 Stallion Windy Ryon Rona Bar Three Bargains James Floyd Plummer Racing
Royal King 1997 1943 1974 Sorrel Stallion King P-234 Rocket Laning Dolph Felton Smathers Cutting
Royal Santana 2000 1977 1995 Sorrel Gelding Peppy San Royal Smart Royal King Cutting
Rugged Lark 2006 1981 2004 Bay Stallion Really Rugged (TB) Alisa Lark Leolark Teresa Striegel Showing
Scotch Bar Time 2009 1974 Chestnut Stallion Sonny Dee Bar Chubby Time Spot Time Breeding
Shue Fly 2005 1937 1963 Chestnut Mare Cowboy P-12 Lady Luck Booger Red Lloyd Miller Racing
Sonny Dee Bar 2003 1965 1994 Sorrel Stallion Win Or Lose Chigger's Baby Chigger E. V. Roberts Halter
Special Effort 2008 1979 2006 Sorrel Stallion Raise Your Glass (TB) Go Effortlessly Double Devil Allen and Jeanette Moehrig Racing
Sugar Bars 1994 1951 1972 Sorrel Stallion Three Bars (TB) Frontera Sugar Rey George Wood Breeding stallion
Texas Dandy 1995 1942 1970 Sorrel Stallion My Texas Dandy Streak Lone Star R. C. Tatum Racing
The Invester 2004 1969 2002 Sorrel Stallion Zippo Pat Bars Hank's Peppy Lou Dinky Reed Eldon England Halter
Three Bars (TB) 1989 1940 1968 Chestnut Stallion Percentage (TB) Myrtle Dee (TB) Luke McLuke (TB) James Parrish Racing
Top Deck (TB) 1990 1945 1965 Brown Stallion Equestrian (TB) River Boat (TB) Chicaro (TB) King Ranch Breeding stallion
Top Moon 1999 1960 1984 Black Stallion Moon Deck Rica Bar Barred James V. A. Carter Racing
Town Policy 1998 1975 1984 Bay Gelding Reb's Policy Camptown Girl Breeze Bar Ivan Ashment Racing
Traveler 1994 c1885 1912 Roan Stallion unknown unknown unknown unknown Racing
Two Eyed Jack 1996 1961 1991 Sorrel Stallion Two D Two Triangle Tookie Grey Badger III Herman H. Mass Showing
Wimpy P-1 1989 1937 1959 Sorrel Stallion Solis Panda Old Sorrel King Ranch Breeding stallion
Zippo Pat Bars 2002 1964 1988 Sorrel Stallion Three Bars (TB) Leo Pat Leo Paul Curtner Showing
Zippo Pine Bar 2000 1969 1998 Sorrel Stallion Zippo Pat Bars Dollie Pine Poco Pine Lloyd Geweke Showing


This list is incomplete.

Name Discipline Year inducted
D. Wayne Lukas Racing 2007
Robert W. Moore Racing 2003
Zack T. Wood Cutting 2003
Evertt Salley Showing 2003
Bill Hedge Racing & Showing 2003
Richard Bingham Showing 2003
Allred Brothers Racing 2005
Ginger Hyland Breeding 2005
Mike Perkins Judging & Showing 2005
Charley Smith Jockey 2005
Bert Wood Breeder & Racing 2004
E. F. "Bud" Alderson Showing 2004
Don Burt Judging 2004
Rob Brown Rancher 2004
Buster Welch Trainer 2004
Mildred Janowitz Breeder 2004
Jack Brooks Racing 2004
Sparks Rust Jr. Judging 2001
Matlock Rose Trainer 2001
C. T. Fuller Breeder 2001
Blane Schvaneveldt Racing 2001
Anne Marion Rancher 2007
J. D. Blondin Showing 2007
Bill Collins Cutting 2007
J. Marvin Willhite Breeder 2007
Clarence Sharbaruer, Jr Breeder 1992
Tom Finley Breeder 1992
Richard M. Kleberg Jr. Rancher 1995
Hugh Peltz Rancher 1995
Bill Reed Rancher 1995
Mrs. Fisher E. Simmons Racing 1995
William R. "Bill" Thompson Rancher 1995
Albert C. Becker Showing 1995
Jack Anderson 1996
Marten Clark 1996
Hugh Huntley 1996
Robert Norris 1996
David Perkins 1996
Edward "Geech" Partin 1996
Howard Pitzer 1996
Lee Berwick 1994
Quinby Demmitt 1994
A. H. "Bud" Ferber Jr. 1994
Robert Kieckhefer 1994
Jay Pumphrey 1994
William Verdugo 1994
Wayne Vickers 1994
Hank Wiescamp Breeder 1994
Ken Fratis 1993
Robert E. Hooper 1993
Walter Merrick 1993
Orren Mixer Painter 1993
S. M. Moore 1993
Betty Nix 1993
Roy Parks 1993
Ike Hamilton 1999
Loyd Jenkins 1999
Suzanne Jones 1999
Jack Kyle 1999
Leo Winters 1999
Jess Hankins Breeder 1989
B. F. Phillips Jr 1989
Bud Warren 1989
Merle Wood 1998
Robert "Bobby" Adair Jockey 1998
George Tyler Judging 1998
Gerald O'Connor 1998
Louis Pearce Jr 1998
Jimmie Randals Breeder 1998
Ott Adams Breeder 1986
William Anson Breeder 1986
Ivan Ashment 1987
James "Jim" Barton 2002
Dr. Marvin G. Beeman 2000
Hugh Bennett 1990
Dick Bingham 2003
Samuel Coke Blake Breeder 1986
M. O. "Bud" Breeding 2002
R. A. "Rob" Brown, Jr. 2004
R. A. Brown, Sr. 1988
J. Ernest Browning 1982
Orville Burtis 1988
Danny Cardoza 2002
Dan Casement Breeder 1986
Spencer Childers 2002
George Clegg 1986
Buster Cole 2002
Si Dawson Breeder 1987
Robert Denhardt 1986
Don Dodge 1997
C. W. "Bill" Englund 2002
A. H. "Bud" Ferber 1994
J. B. Ferguson 1990
Lester Goodson 1991
J. Goodwin Hall 1985
Carol Harris 1997
Melville Haskell 1984
Waldo Haythorn 2002
Elmer Hepler 1991
Ed Honnen 1990
Harold "Huddy" Hudspeth 2000
J. F. Hutchins 1985
Mildred Janowitz 2004
Rich Johns 1997
Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. 1986
Stephen "Tio" Kleberg 1997
C. O. McKerley 2000
Helen Michaelis 1985
James "Jim" Minnick 1984
Albert Mitchell 1984
Marshall Peavy 1987
Harriet Peckham 2006
J. L. "Dusty" Rhoades 1991
Coke Roberds 1986
Gus Scroggins 1987
J. Warren Shoemaker 1987
Kenneth T. Smith 2006
Mrs. Anne Burnett Tandy 1990
Brad Tate 2000
Joe Turner 2006
R. L. Underwood. 1985
Frank Vessels 1989
E. Paul Waggoner 1991
W. B. Warren 1985
Howard Weiss 1997
Dale Wilkinson 2000
Jerry Windham 2006
B. F. Yeates 2006
Duane Walker 2008
Charley Araujo 2008
Jim Shoemake 2008
Bubba Cascio 2008
R. C. "Punch" Jones 2008
Clarence E. "Casey" Darnell 2009
Charles Graham 2009
R. D. Hubbard 2009
Jerry Nicodemus 2009
Steve Stevens 2009


  1. AQHA Hall of Fame Nomination Form and Procedures accessed on February 5, 2008
  2. AQHA Hall of Fame retrieved February 3, 2007


  • "Forever Famous" Quarter Horse Journal March 2001 p. 40-49
  • "Hall of Fame Horses" Quarter Horse Journal May 1990 p. 48-49
  • "Hall of Fame" Quarter Horse Journal March 2004 p. 42-53
  • "Hall of Fame" Quarter Horse Journal March 2007 p. 42-55
  • "Hall of Fame" Quarter Horse Journal March 2008 p. 43-55
  • "MMIII" Quarter Horse Journal March 2003 p. 41-51
  • "Seven Hall of Fame Inductees Honored at AQHA Convention Banquet" Quarter Horse Journal May 1989 p. 54-57
  • Chamberlain, Richard; Campbell, Jim Bret "Hall of Fame" Quarter Horse Journal March 2005 p. 42-49
  • Christensen, Kati "What Legends are Made of" Quarter Horse Journal March 1999 p. 40-47
  • Glover, Diana "Hall of Fame Inductions Enter Second Decade" Quarter Horse Journal May 1993 p. 92-98
  • Glover, Diana "Highest Honors" Quarter Horse Journal" March 1994 p. 72-79
  • Huffman, Christi L. "They Earned a Place" Quarter Horse Journal March 1998 p. 68-75
  • Jennings, Jim "1992 Hall of Fame inductees" Quarter Horse Journal May 1992 p. 66-69, 147
  • Rusk, Rebecca "It Happened in 1989" Quarter Horse Journal January 1990 p. 68-69
  • Wohlfarth, Jenny "'97 Brings Eleven" Quarter Horse Journal March 1997 p. 64-67
  • Wohlfarth, Jenny "Heroes for the Hall" Quarter Horse Journal March 1996 p. 56-62
  • Wohlfarth, Jenny "Keeping Tradition" Quarter Horse Journal March 1995 p. 68-73

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