February 22, 2012
Joe Kirk and Mr San Peppy made significant marks on different areas of the Quarter Horse world.
At the 2012 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas in March, six new inductees will join the prestigious walls of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. The new inductees include Gordon Hannagan, Walter Fletcher, Bob Loomis, Indigo Illusion, Streakin La Jolla and Hollywood Dun It.
In April, America’s Horse Daily will feature biographies about the new members of the Hall of Fame. Until then, enjoy this series about the people and horses honored in 2011 by induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
Joe Kirk Fulton
The American Quarter Horse owes a debt of gratitude to Joe Kirk Fulton.
The lifelong horseman has improved the breed, and Quarter Horses are better for having “Joe Kirk,” as he’s known throughout the industry, on their side – not only as an owner and competitor but as a breeder for 50 consecutive years.
“They have been my hobby; they’ve been my love,” says the 79-year-old Lubbock, Texas, businessman and rancher. “My dad bought me my first Quarter Horses when I was probably 14 or 15, and from that day forward, I’ve just continued to acquire good mares and tried to raise some awfully nice colts. We’ve been fortunate that we’ve raised a few pretty nice ones.” Read the rest of this entry »