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Dual Rey is among those being inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame. • Photo by Cam Essick.

Dual Rey, Horsemen to be Honored by AQHA

An Equi-Stat Elite $48 Million Sire, two accomplished horseman and a World Champion working cow horse will be honored during the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame Induction and Reunion Celebration.

The event, slated for Aug. 13-14 in Amarillo, Texas, will honor previous and current inductees into the association’s Hall of Fame. Included will be horses and horsemen from the 2020 and 2021 classes.

Western performance horses to be honored include cutting and reined cow horse sire Dual Rey, as well as AQHA World Champion Working Cow Horse Zan Parr Jack. Individuals from the industry include trainer Bob Avila and Dr. Glenn Blodgett, of the Four Sixes Ranch.

Officials say the multi-day celebration will center on the memories of the people and horses who blazed the trail in our industry and the long-steeped history of the American Quarter Horse. 

Inductees will be honored through video tributes and acceptance speeches and dedication of inductee exhibits, giving everyone the chance to reflect on the impact the inductees have had on the American Quarter Horse industry. Those chosen for induction are recognized for their lifetime of accomplishments and service.

Ticket information and a full schedule of events will be released at a later date. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/museum.

Hall of Fame Classes of 2020 and 2021

Six horses and five AQHA members were selected for induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame as part of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction was postponed to protect the health and safety of the inductees, their friends and family, and event staff.  

The horses are A Good Machine, a 1993 bay stallion; Dual Rey, a 1994 sorrel stallion; Esters Little Klu, a 1968 gray Thoroughbred mare; Mr Eye Opener, a 1990 gray stallion; Triple’s Image, a 1969 sorrel stallion; and Zan Parr Jack, a 1979 sorrel stallion.

The individuals are AQHA Professional Horseman Bob Avila of Temecula, California; racehorse trainer C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath of Dennis, Texas; the late Past Executive Committee Member George Phillips of Jackson, Mississippi; AQHA Past President Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas; and AQHA Past President Dr. Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas.