Congratulations to horseman and loyal LubriSynHA user, Al Dunning, on his inducted into the Arizona Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on February 20, 2016.
For Immediate Release
It is our great honor to announce professional horseman Al Dunning will be inducted into the Arizona Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame on February 20, 2016. Al’s famed horse, Expensive Hobby, will be simultaneously inducted into the AzQHA Hall of Fame. “Insert Quote from Al.” As inductees, Al Dunning and Expensive Hobby will join all-time greats Jim Paul Sr., John Hoyt, and Cherizan as members of the AZQHA Hall of Fame.
Al Dunning’s exceptional career includes 45 World Championships and Reserve World Championships in Reining, Cutting, Working Cow Horse and Western Riding. Al has also held numerous leadership roles in Arizona and National horse organizations, including Past President of the Arizona Quarter Horse Association (AZQHA) and Arizona Cutting Horse Association (AZCHA), Director at Large of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and Chairman of AQHA’s Judges Committee and Show Committee. Al was a founding member and Charter President of the Arizona Quarter Horse Youth Association. In 1996, Al was named AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year. He continues to train and show western performance horses at his Almosta Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Expensive Hobby (1971-2003) was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association’s Hall of Fame in 2007. He was a four-time AQHA Champion and holds AQHA Superiors in Reining, Working Cow Horse and Cutting. Al Dunning and Expensive Hobby scored the National Reining Horse Association’s all-time high scores at the 1980 Quarter Horse Congress. The duo’s success was impossible to ignore, and even caught the attention of Breyer. The company immortalized the two with a limited-edition porcelain model of “Hobby” sliding to stop with Dunning aboard. Hobby remained with Dunning for the rest of his life and is buried at Almosta Ranch in his favorite pasture.