Programs and Events

The American Quarter Horse Foundation offers a variety of programs and events to suit every interest within the American Quarter Horse industry. Check out what's coming next, and mark your calendars so you can be part of history in the making.

Hall of Fame Induction and Dedication Ceremony

Watch history in the making at the next Hall of Fame Induction and Dedication Ceremony each year.

History is sculpted each year during the annual American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Induction and Dedication Ceremony. We welcome family and friends of the newest inductees to celebrate their induction into the Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed by AQHA.

Merle Wood Humanitarian Award

The Merle Wood Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual whose outstanding voluntary service has been marked by actions or deeds that have enabled young people to experience positive opportunities and or activities involving the American Quarter Horse.


The American Quarter Horse Foundation launches a new young-adult leadership development program, AQHLead.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is committed to the development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry, and is proud to announce the launch of AQHLead. This program is designed for young adults, ages 19-34, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry.

Jay Pumphrey Cowboy Classic

This golf tournament is a great way to get new people involved in the industry.

Since 1980, AQHA Racing has hosted the annual Jay Pumphrey Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament, which coincides with All American week and the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.