AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The American Quarter Horse Association is is discussing the possibility of a move to Fort Worth after having been based in Amarillo for more than 50 years.
In a statement from AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines, he says efforts from key industry stakeholders, outside of the AQHA staff, to raise funds in support of a move to Fort Worth have accelerated. Huffhines adds that he and other staff members recently met with these stakeholders and a project planning group in Fort Worth for a briefing on the project.
"While the headquarters was ultimately established in Amarillo, the initial meetings organized to form the Association were held in Fort Worth, Texas," Huffhines said. "Conversations regarding the possibility of moving the Association from Amarillo to Fort Worth have been held in barn aisles and boardrooms ever since."
However, Huffhines also says that while the idea of the proposed move is interesting, it is secondary to the AQHA's internal operating goals. The staff's primary goal is to continue the hard work of rolling out new registry computing technology improving service levels to membership.
AQHA is currently testing the computing technology that is planned to roll out in coming weeks.
The AQHA's Hall of Fame and Museum was not mentioned in Huffhine's statement.