Professional model – Quarter Horse enthusiast – business
entrepreneur and executive are all qualities that describe Everett
Born in Burr, Texas, he moved with his mother and four siblings to
Clemville, Texas, at the age of five, when his father died. He was
Salutatorian of his high school class and the first football player
from a Class A school to play in the Texas High School All Star
- He also lettered in football at Texas Christian University.
His business career – from outdoor advertising–to a radio station –
to a distributing company – to a painting company and–to the
Tulsa Cow Palace is a chronicle of outstanding leadership and
business acumen – success following success following success.
In his spare time, he established the Tulsa Holiday Circuit–and in
partnership with Jack Anderson, conducted 68 consignment
quarter horse sales in Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Florida–
and several production sales, including three at the King Ranch.
At last count, Everett has produced or managed over 359
Everett’s overriding interest in the quarter horse business was his
total commitment to encouraging and supporting the activities of
his daughter, Lisa, and his son, Cas. Their successes in the
AQHYA, OJQHA and in OPEA youth activities are too numerous
to detail here, but it is noteworthy that Lisa was the first female
President of the OJQHA. Both showed as youth, and because of
Everett’s encouragement, both have continued as Amateurs.
Everett was President of the Oklahoma Palomino Exhibitors
Association, as well as President of the Palomino Horse Breeders
Of America. He was President of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse
Association in 1978, and President of the American Quarter
Horse Association in 1993. He was inducted into the
AQHA Hall of Fame in 2003.
Everett was President of the American Quarter Horse Foundation
and is currently serving a third year as Trustee of the American
Horse Council, Washington, D.C.
Everett has served – and continues to serve – the Quarter Horse
industry – State, National and International – with honor and
- It is only proper that – tonight – we honor him by
inducting him into the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.