THBPA Board Member Jerry Windham to Be Inducted in AQHA Hall of Fame in 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association(AQHA) has announced that it will induct Texas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (THBPA) Director Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas into its Hall of Fame during the organization's 2006 convention, scheduled for March 11-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Seattle, Washington.

Windham served as AQHA President in 2000 and also served on numerous committees including Equine Research, Racing, Public Policy, Hall of Fame Selection, Finance, Investment Oversight, Public Policy, and Stud Book and Registration. Windham also served various terms on the AQHA's Racing Council between 1991 and 2000, and the AQHA's Public Policy Council from 1999 to 2002.

Born in Hamilton, Texas, Windham has been involved with the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA) as a director and served as that organizations's president in 1995. He is also currently serving as a commissioner on the board of the Texas Animal Health Commission.

Windham has been breeding, raising, and racing Quarter Horses since 1977. Through his involvement with AQHA, TQHA and the THBPA, he has promoted and helped administer horse racing in Texas.

Also scheduled for induction into the AQHA Hall of Fame at the organization's 2006 convention are Ed Allred, Harriet Peckham, Ken T. Smith, Joe Turner, and B. F. Yeates. Horses schedule for induction are Chicado V, Driftwood, Garret's Miss Pawhuska, and Rugged Lark.

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame was established in 1975 to honor people and horses instrumental in the development of the breed and the American Quarter Horse Association. Induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors bestowed by AQHA.

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