Please stay in Amarillo, American Quarter Horse Association

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Western Heritage is a part of growing up in Amarillo and Canyon. Every child who watches a western movie dreams of riding his/her own horse through rugged terrain. For anyone who has ever dreamed of riding a horse, Amarillo is where modern day "western" happens.

Since 1949, Amarillo, Texas, has been the home to the American Quarter Horse Horse Hall of Fame and Museum and their corporate headquarters. The Museum is a piece of western heritage along the I-40 corridor and is conveniently located two miles west of the world-renowned Big Texan Steak Ranch.

For nearly eight decades, locals and countless tourists have stopped in to learn about, celebrate and preserve the history of the American Quarter Horse. Amarillo and Panhandle-area school children have visited the Hall of Fame and Museum for hands-on learning that aligns with school curriculum.

Eight million tourists barrel across Interstate-40 every year (according to Texas Highways) with many traveling through Amarillo as their only experience of Texas. Amarillo is a city that is still genuine Texas, and the AQHA is still genuine Amarillo. If AQHA were to leave, Amarillo would lose a piece of its history, its culture, and its economy. Millions of travelers who stop here for their own glimpse of Texas would miss out on the AQHA story.

AQHA employs our Amarillo friends and neighbors who efficiently provide true Texas hospitality to visitors, members, and hall of fame honorees. Headquartering in Amarillo helps keep AQHA costs low, and we are centrally located for ease of travel.

Amarillo and Canyon Citizens: Help us tell the story of AQHA and why it is important that they stay here along the I-40 corridor where millions of people travel through Texas. Let's show some AQHA love. Let's save the horses.

#PleaseStayAQHA. Amarillo is your home.