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Dan Dillon Casement | 1939

Respected rancher and founder of the American Quarter Horse Association.

1868- 1953 | Artist: Joseph Allworthy (1892-1991)

Impact & Accomplishments

Born near Painesville, Ohio, and educated at Princeton and Columbia Universities, Dan Casement began his ranching career at age twenty-two.

In 1915, he founded Juniata Farm in Manhattan, Kansas, focusing on the breeding of Herefords and Quarter Horses. He volunteered to serve in the Great War, even though he was forty-nine years old in 1917.

After the war, Casement helped charter the American Quarter Horse Association, served as correspondence editor for The Breeder’s Gazette, and wrote for the American Hereford Association.

For many years, Casement was a director and judge at the International Live Stock Exposition. Dan Casement was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in 1958.

Did You Know?

"Cattle will always range in rough country that no machine can invade," he said. "And no horse can work them there so efficiently as can the Quarter Horse." - Dan Dillon Casement

Dan Casement, in about 1911, rides Concho Colonel at the Unaweep Ranch. His son, Jack Casement, stands to the left. Photo from the book "Casement of Juniata".

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