The Amon G. Carter Foundation has awarded the American Paint Horse Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Paint Horse Association, a $125,000 grant to support their 2017-2018 Capital Campaign. The grant will fund the restoration and relocation of the “Legacy of Color,” four large bronze statues depicting American Paint Horses, from their location outside APHA’s current headquarters to their new home in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in 2018. The APHA headquarters will be located on a beautified Stockyards’ Mule Alley in the Stockyards. The bronze sculptures will front a planned new boutique hotel at the end of the street.
Majestic Realty Company, a California-based developer, and the Hickman family of Fort Worth—collectively known as Fort Worth Heritage Development—are developing more than 70 acres of the Stockyards. The Horse and Mule Barns, located at 122-124 East Exchange Avenue, will be the first structures to be renovated as part of the project and will house APHA’s new office, along with other office and retail entities. The Horse and Mule Barn renovation will cost an estimated $45 million.
APHA has been located in Fort Worth for 50 years. It is the second-largest equine breed association in the world, and it also represents the historical heritage that the American Paint Horse blazed in developing the Western United States.
“Paint Horses have caught the eyes of children and romantics everywhere and were immortalized by writers, artists and photographers, said APHF Capital Campaign Chair Marylyn Caliendo of Pilot Point, Texas. “Our life-and-a-quarter size set of colorful, majestic horses that played a part in the development of the American West is the perfect icon to have at the Stockyards.”
The bronzes will be sent to a restoration facility prior to their relocation to the Stockyards.
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.
About the American Paint Horse Foundation
The American Paint Horse Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Paint Horse Association. It supports a two-fold mission of education and heritage. The educational mission is to support the higher education of Paint Horse youth and by doing that, encourage them to stay active in APHA events and programs. The heritage mission is to identify those people and horses whose contributions have significantly contributed to the success of APHA and the horses registered with the association and preserve the memories of those people, the historical events relative to the growth of the association and the artifacts associated with them. For more information, visit apha.com/foundation.
About the Amon G. Carter Foundation
The Amon G. Carter Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation established in 1945 by Amon G. Carter and Nenetta Burton Carter. The Foundation grants directed to projects and programs in Tarrant County, Texas. Grants support work in the fields of Primary fields of interest include the arts; education; health and medical services; human and social services; programs benefitting youth and elderly; civic and community endeavors that enhance quality of life.