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 By Saferaphus   •   5th Jan 2019   •   57 views   •   0 comments
Equine Hall of Fame Locations

The end of 2018 is here, and it seems like a natural time to take a look back at the highs and lows in the horse world. Really, weíve had enough of the lows havenít we? So Iíll just take a look at some bright spots, which include annual inductions into various halls of fame. Now there are two types of halls of fames. Some are physical structures you can visit. While others may be virtual or recorded in print. These are the U.S. halls of fame, but they also exist in Australia, Great Britain, Canada and elsewhere.

Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Jumping is hugely popular both for participants and for spectators. So itís not a surprise that there are a few Show Jumping halls of fame. Since 2010 The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum, has been located within the Kentucky Horse Park. Previously, The Show Jumping Hall of Fame was located in Tampa, Florida. It was first started in 1987 as a way to honor the people and horses who made significant contributions to the sport. In 1989 it was opened to the public. At the Rolex stadium, within the Kentucky Horse Park are plaques commemorating those who have been inducted. And the museum displays significant artifacts, such as historical photos and other media, garments worn by prominent show jumpers, trophies and tack. Recent inductees are Beezie Maddenís Authentic and rider Norman Dello Joio.



The Horse Racing Hall of Fame
I would have expected to find the Horse Racing Hall of Fame in Kentucky, but is actually in, Saratoga Springs, NY. Located in the National Museum of Racing, the Racing Hall of Fame features inductees, both horse and humans who were outstanding contributors to horse racing. Human inductees include people like Penny Chereny, who owned and raced Secretariat and August Belmont II, who opened Belmont Park on Long Island, N.Y. Horses include famous runners like Zenyatta and Cigar. Jockeys like Victor Espinoza and trainers such as Lucien Laurin are honored. Nominations by the public and hall of fame voters are chosen by a committee and voted on by a panel of journalists, historians and other media staff within the racing industry.



The Harness Horse Hall of Fame
Another racing hall of fame is located in Goshen, NY. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame started out as the Trotting Horse Museum. The original Hall of Fame of the Trotter venue was a renovated Tudor style stable. Stalls were kept to display the memorabilia and over the years, the building has been improved and artifacts such as sulkies and artwork, are protected by climate control and other upgrades. The hall of fame includes inductees, equine and human, living and historical. For example, the Hall of Immortals includes such horses as Justin Morgan, Messenger and Dan Patch. Human inductees feature prominent drivers, trainers and organizers.



The Rodeo Hall of Fame
In Oklahoma City, OK is the home of the Rodeo Hall of Fame. here you will find a museum dedicated to the lore and sport of rodeo. Inducted are the legends of rodeo in every rodeo sport from barrel racing to team roping. The Hall of Champions features exhibits honoring the men and women in the sport, and the clowns, cattle and horse stock, announcers and others who figure prominently in the sport of rode.



The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Girl power is definitely is definitely celebrated at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, this museum and hall of fame honors the women of rodeo. The hall of fame includes women today, and historically. Many inductees are competitors, but many haves played a supporting role in womenís rodeo, or development of opportunities for western women. There is recognition for women in arts and entertainment, public service and ranching. The museum contains an archive of documents and photos, ranch artifacts, clothing, paintings and sculptures.



International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame
An example of a hall of fame without a physical venue is the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. this is an annual awards program without a physical hall. With an exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum, over seventy farriers, nominated by peers, horse owners, trainers and others in the horse industry are honored.
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