2020 OQHA Convention

The 2020 OQHA Convention and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame will be held January 24th & 25th in Oklahoma City, OK.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center

741 North Phillips Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104

 

 

2020 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees

January 24, 2020

Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City, OK

  

Bethany, OK The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize outstanding individuals, horses, ranches or businesses, whose contributions involving the American Quarter Horse significantly impacted the great state of Oklahoma’s equine industry.

This event is dependent on the generosity of donors who acknowledge those contributions with financial support.

 The 16th Annual prestigious Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday January 24, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center, 741 North Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104; (405) 239-9000; at approximately 5:00 pm.

 The ceremony is a ticketed event, open to the public, benefitting the Hall of Fame. A cocktail reception will begin the proceedings followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. 

Tickets are available from the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association, 5506 N Rockwell Ave, Bethany, OK 73008-2040,(405) 440-0694 voice, (405) 440-0649 fax, Email:  [email protected], Website:  www.okqha.com.   If you wish to sponsor an inductee or their award that form is also found on the website.

 

The 2020 Inductees are:

 People:

Melvin & Jackie Bollenbach, Bollenbach Farms, Oklahoma City OK:  Served on the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, Past President of Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association and bred and raced quality Quarter Horses.

Charlie Claborn, Claborn Farm, Mustang OK, owner of the Quarter Horse successful racing stallion Kitaman (Go Man Go x  Kit Bar)

Mike Perkins, Bentonville, AR, AQHA Past President, Oklahoma QHA Past President, AQHA National Director, OQHA State Director, ESPN America’s Horse Commentator, internationally respected AQHA Judge and former Tulsa Holiday Circuit Horse Show manager.

Horses:

Country Zevi, broodmare that produced ten AQHA ROM AA foals, three graded stakes winners With Country Chicks Man, SM Country Cowboy and Eyesa Country Miss. Total produce earning of more than $1.4 million. 

Golddust Dee Doc, three generations of the Seago Family of Skiatook, OK successfully rode the gelding at world championship horse shows.  As well as a trusted partner in the family’s rodeo business.

Shawne Bug   Won Blue Ribbon Futurity, Rocky Mountain QH Derby; 2nd All American Derby, Go Man Go Handicap;

3rd Kansas Derby, Rainbow Derby, Los Alamitos Invitational Championship. Sire of 26 stakes winners.

Ranch or Business:

Remington Park, was built by the late Edward J. DeBartolo Sr., the shopping mall developer who also owned Thistledown in Cleveland, Ohio and Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. Remington Park officially opened on September 1, 1988.  Since 2005 Remington Park has included a casino with 750 slot machines.  Remington Park is now owned by Global Gaming RP began operations at Remington Park on January 1, 2010.

Bud Breeding Oklahoma Spirit Award:

Primrose Cockrell-Dunn, established the Equine Therapy Center in Guthrie OK to connect at-risk young people to horses. Her formula is simple, yet profoundly effective. She takes children ages 5 to 19, who are having behavioral problems, and puts them with a horse.

 

2019 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Photographer: K.C. Montgomery