The annual American Quarter Horse Affiliation Corridor of Fame induction ceremony and reunion befell on September 15-16 on the group’s headquarters in Amarillo, Texas. The committee selected three horses to be given the honour this 12 months.
Harley D Zip (above left) earned a document $237,176 USD, greater than 6,000 AQHA factors and received a number of AQHA world championships and year-end high-point titles. He received the year-end all-around senior horse title 4 occasions. Harley can be the one horse in historical past to have received the identical class in all divisions (junior, senior, beginner, Choose and youth) on the AQHYA, Choose, Newbie and Open world exhibits.
Excessive Forehead Cat (centre) was a 1988 chestnut stallion whose progeny have earned over $90.8 million USD. In 2021, 12 of the highest 25 slicing horse sires have been sons or grandsons of Excessive Forehead Cat. Cat can be the No. 2 all-time broodmare sire of horses by efficiency cash earned, with progeny earnings in slicing alone of almost $63 million USD.
And final however not least is AQHA Champion Okie Leo (proper), a 1956 sorrel stallion who in accordance with the AQHA launch sired 531 registered American Quarter Horses that went on to earn greater than 4,500 AQHA halter and efficiency factors, two AQHA Superhorse titles, 64 efficiency Registers of Advantage, 4 AQHA Champion titles and 9 AQHA world championships. Six of Okie Leo’s progeny additionally made 39 race begins.
Okie Leo is taken into account one of many nice “utilizing horse” sires. He sired horses with unbelievable minds and conformation that solidified the flexibility and utilizing means of the American Quarter Horse. Breeders appeared to Okie Leo’s genetics to develop applications that might additional the ranch horse to be ‘cowy’, have good toes to work in exterior situations and a trainable thoughts that made the horse a associate with their rider. Okie Leo’s bloodlines may be seen in among the nice ranch horse stallions and broodmares of the West in the present day, persevering with to show this all-around means that may be a trademark of the Quarter Horse breed.