Panhandle Horse Gains National Recognition


A Panhandle horse is bringing High Hlains history to a national museum.

"What the Palomino Museum Foundation... is doing, is they're trying to find ways where the Palomino is still creating influence in today's culture, in today's society," Todd Branson, with AQHA Youth Development said. 

That's exactly what Branson and his horse Fancy, a Palomino Quarter Horse, did this winter.

They took part in a celebration of Amarillo's Polk Street United Methodist Church and its 125th anniversary in November.

Now the pair and the church have landed a spot at the Palomino Horse Breeders National Hertiage Museum in Tulsa, showcasing the history of horses on the High Plains.

"It's no secret that Polk Street Methodist Church is the oldest church in the City of Amarillo, and what the, what Fancy did here, she represented the days of the spirit rider back when Methodism was in its early stages," Branson said. 

"Our goal for our museum and heritage foundation is to preserve, display, educate the public about the Palomino horse and the people, the events," Carolyn Henderson, a Palomino Horse Breeders Hertiage Board Member said. 

Now piece of Panhandle history, and a local Palomino are helping to do just that.

This opportunity ties into an AQHA campaign called, AQHA proud. For more information, click here.

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