This scholarship is awarded by Star of Texas Arabian Horse Club, in memory of Louise and Gerald Donoghue. The Donoghue Ranch in Goliad was established in 1949, and in the years that followed, Donoghue Arabians won national and international honors. For many in South Texas, the Donoghue Ranch was the first Arabian Ranch visited, and the childhood dreams of owning an Arabian horse were revived or made possible.
The most famous Donoghue Arabian of course was CASS OLE, American Horse Shows Association “ Horse of the Year” and seen by millions in the movie “The Black Stallion.”
Quality, good disposition and performance ability were the hallmarks of a Donoghue-bred Arabian, just as integrity, generosity, charity and graciousness were qualities personified by their breeders.