AQHA 50-Year Breeders to be honored in Oct.
April 29, 2015
AQHA announces 50-year breeders to be honored on October 19 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.
AQHA will honor this year's 50-year breeders at a ceremony October 19 in Amarillo.
The American Quarter Horse Association will honor this year's 50-year breeders at a ceremony October 19 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.
Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse. These horsemen and families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.
"It's our honor to recognize the breeders who are the backbone of AQHA," said AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines. "They have kept the tradition of the American Quarter Horse alive through their knowledge and dedication, and ensure that the success of the breed will continue for many generations to come."
This year, the honorees include 11 legacy award winners and 14 cumulative award winners. Legacy breeders are those who have registered at least one foal for 50 consecutive years. Cumulative breeders are those who have registered at least one foal for 50 years cumulatively.
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50-Year Legacy Breeders
Ferd Good/Good Bros Cattle Co. of Belton, Missouri
J.E. Jumonville Jr. of Ventress, Louisiana
Jerry and Amanda Kaufmann of Buffalo, Wyoming
Ben L. McKinney of Cedar Valley, Utah
Joe D. Newell of Oskaloosa, Kansas
A.J. Eason Jr. – Ohooppee River Farm of Collins, Georgia
Sterling O. Roberts of Hillsboro, New Mexico
Mary H. Smith of Atlanta, Texas
Bernard and Nola Thornton of Opelousas, Louisiana
Claude F. and Mary Ann Wells of Anselmo, Nebraska
Tana Mahlstedt Canen/Mahlstedt Ranch Inc. of Circle, Montana
50-Year Cumulative Breeders
Max Alman of Pelahatchie, Mississippi
Thomas H. Bradbury of Byers, Colorado
F.W. Brown of Highlands, Texas
Margaret Chamberlain Hawkins of Arthur, Nebraska
Charles A. Hollis of Greenway, Arkansas
Tommy Houston of Bluff Dale, Texas
Jelmer E. Johnson of Torrington, Wyoming
Tom Maddux of North Platte, Nebraska
Dr. Gerald O'Conner of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Buzz and Connie Oliphant of Rowley, Iowa
Edward and Janet Stanton of Ontario, Oregon
L.L. Stokes of Big Lake, Texas
Fred and Clara Wilson of Newcastle, Wyoming
Lewis Sterrett/Miracle Mountain Ranch Missions Inc. of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania
Honorees ranged from people who have bred American Quarter Horses for reining, racing, cutting, ranch and rodeo. All have dedicated 50 years to taking their best and making it better.
For more information on AQHA's 50-year breeders, visit http://www.aqha.com.