where quarter horses became legends
Aired January 25, 2019
From the earliest days, Captain Richard King meticulously up-bred the stallions and mares of the Wild Horse Desert whose descendants would become some of the finest Quarter Horses in the world — on his 825,000-acre King Ranch founded in 1853.
When the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was founded in 1940, the founders agreed that the grand champion of the 1941 Fort Worth Fat Stock Show would be recorded as number one in their stud book. This honor went to King Ranch’s WIMPY, a grandson of OLD SORREL.
This phenomenal legacy continues to this day through the ongoing commitment and dedication of seven generations of the King family. And it’s Because of Horses’ pleasure to talk with James Clement, Horse Division Manager.