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Expensive Hobby (horse)

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Showing</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Other awards</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">1976 AQHA World Champion Senior Working Cowhorse, 1979 AQHA World Champion Senior Reining Horse, 1979 AQHA World Champion Senior Working Cowhorse, AQHA Superior Cutting Horse</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 11, 2008.</td></tr>
Expensive Hobby

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Hobby Horse

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Tinky Poo</td></tr>

Dam: Jan's Helen

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Stormy's Sugar</td></tr>

Gender: Gelding
Foaled: 1971
Country: United States
Color: Buckskin
Owner: Mehl Lawson, Georganna Stewart
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Expensive Hobby was an outstanding Quarter Horse reining horse, working cowhorse, and cutting horse.[1]

He was a 1971 buckskin gelding, sired by Hobby Horse, and out of a daughter of Stormy's Sugar named Jan's Helen.[2]

He was shown in reining 120 times, and won the class 110 of those times.[1] He won the American Quarter Horse Association, or AQHA, World Show Champion title in working cowhorse and reining in 1979.[2]He was retired in 1983, but came out of retirement briefly, but was eventually retired again, before dying at age 32 in 2003.[1]

He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) AQHA Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hall of Fame 2007" Quarter Horse Journal p. 55
  2. 2.0 2.1 Groves "Expensive Hobby" Quarter Horse Journal November 1996 p. 18
  3. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • Groves, Lesli Krause "Expensive Hobby" Quarter Horse Journal November 1996 p. 18
  • "Hall of Fame 2007" Quarter Horse Journal March 2007 p. 42-55

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