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AQHA 50-Year Breeders to be honored in Oct.

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.

–AQHA