First AQHA Show

First AQHA Show (HM1QNR)

Location: Stamford, TX 79553 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 56.59', W 99° 48.973'

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American Quarter Horse Historical Marker

The first American Quarter Horse Association-approved show was held here on July 2-4, 1940, in conjunction with the Texas Cowboy Reunion. AQHA had just been organized and incorporated in March of the same year in Fort Worth. DEL RIO JOE, a 1936 grandson of HARMON BAKER by PETER McCUE won the Stallions Foaled Prior to May 1, 1938 class and was named Grand Champion of the show. DEL RIO JOE was owned by Bob Denhardt and shown by Tinker Allbright.

Winning the Geldings Foaled Prior to May 1, 1938 class was PUNKIN, owned by Jess Slaughter. Ramon Wood's BREEZY D was the best of the Mares Foaled Prior to May 1, 1938. JIGGS II won first in the class of Stallions and Mares Foaled On or After May 1, 1938, for his owner, George A. Clegg. Jim Minnick, first AQHA inspector, judged the show.

American Quarter Horses are now competing in horse shows around the world and are in demand for racing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world's largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.

American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas

Dedicated July 1995

Year Placed1995
Placed ByAmerican Quarter Horse Association
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Date Added Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 423702 N 3645281
Decimal Degrees32.94316667, -99.81621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.59', W 99° 48.973'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 35.4" N, 99° 48' 58.38" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1291 FM 2834, Stamford TX 79553, US
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