AQHA Director at Large James “Jim” Fleming died August 18

August 26th, 2014 12:56 PM | No Comments
Image courtesy of AQHA.

Image courtesy of AQHA.

American Quarter Horse Association Director at Large James “Jim” Fleming of Calgary, Alberta, died on August 18.

Jim had a long career in the oilfield, working with Macobar Mud, Epsco Pipe, Sarcee Drilling and had a consulting business. He had a successful 20-year partnership with his brother, Harold, establishing Reef Mud. 

Jim was also a Calgary Stampede Lifetime Volunteer and in 1988 was head of VIP transportation for the Winter Olympics. In 1979, he moved his family to DeWinton and began a lifetime of breeding and showing American Quarter Horses. He founded Image Quarter Horses. 

He was the president and director of the Alberta Quarter Horse Association for many years and a director at large of AQHA. Jim was a founding member of the Team Cattle Penning Association of Alberta. Even when he could no longer ride on a team with his family, he enjoyed watching them compete. He was very proud of his grandchildren and all of their many accomplishments. 

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