Holly Clanahan Hendrix

Holly-ClanahanHolly Clanahan is editor of America’s Horse magazine, the award-winning membership publication of the American Quarter Horse Association. She grew up on horseback, and her first babysitter was quite literally a Shetland pony. She was raised on the registered and commercial Angus cow/calf operation in western Oklahoma that she and her husband now own and operate as Lucky C Bar Angus.

As a youth, she showed extensively in the AQHA ranks, as well as in the International Buckskin Horse Association, where she earned a world championship in western riding. She is a life member of AQHA and IBHA and is also a member of the United States Dressage Federation and the Working Ranch Cowboys Association.

Her early professional career was spent in the newspaper industry as a reporter and editor. In 2000, she merged her two loves and began a career at AQHA. About that same time, her horse interests migrated to classical dressage, and she began studying the discipline intently, riding her late Rugged Lark grandson, Lark It Or Leave It.

As western dressage came onto the scene, Holly recognized another chance to merge her passions, blending the classical training traditions with those of the ranching world. She was among the founding board members of the Western Dressage Association of Oklahoma and remains active in the affiliate, serving as secretary and clinic host.


One Response to “Holly Clanahan Hendrix

  • Holly what a lovely write up on such a lovely person. I am proud and honored to be a friend as well as sharing board duties with you here in Oklahoma on our awesome Oklahoma Western Dressage affiliate. You help immensely in making that world go round in a smooth and smart fashion. I know WDAA and the Western Dressage universe will go on and be a huge success as Americas’s Horse has been for AQHA with you at the helm. And I know our Oklahoma affiliate will too. Thank you for your never ending service to WDAA and the Oklahoma affiliate all of which is volunteer but never treated as such. Your devotion and your passion benefit both and I know for sure is an answer to our prayers as you surely are to WDAA as well. All the very best to you and your endeavors my friend as we go on this journey side by side. I hope it is as good to you as you are to it. Cheers, Paula Walker, President Western Dressage Affiliate of Oklahoma and fellow board members.