American Quarter Horse Historical MarkerSeeing whose horse was fastest or who had the best working ranch horse was a natural form of competition for early settlers in Arizona cattle country. So began the race and show tradition at Sonoita. The Sonoita Quarter Horse Show began at the Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Association fairgrounds in 1939. Many exhibitors isolated by distance viewed it as a good place to compete with horses from the region such as the versatile Lightning Bar, sire of Doc Bar, one of the most influential cutting horse sires in history. By 1949, early issues of The Quarter Horse Journal brought results of the Sonoita show to a national audience.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the American Quarter Horse Markers series.|
|Marker Number||AQHHMP #27|
|Placed By||American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12R E 532609 N 3504610|
|Decimal Degrees||31.67631667, -110.65596667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 40.579', W 110° 39.358'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 40' 34.74" N, 110° 39' 21.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3174 AZ-83, Sonoita AZ 85637, US|
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