Stamford in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First AQHA Show
American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
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,
Erected 1995 by American Quarter Horse Association. (Marker Number AQHHMP #1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals. In addition, it is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1940.
Location. 32° 56.59′ N, 99° 48.973′ W. Marker is in Stamford, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) and Farm to Market Road 2834, on the right when traveling south on W. McHarg Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stamford TX 79553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Poet Ranchman" Larry Chittenden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Cowboy Reunion Oldtimers' Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stamford (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Swenson Land and Cattle Company Headquarters (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. John's Methodist (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Mackenzie Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Arledge Field (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stamford.
Also see . . . American Quarter Horse Association - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 7, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.