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50-Year Breeders: An AQHA Legacy

The American Quarter Horse breeders who most recently hit their 50th cumulative or consecutive year of breeding the world’s most versatile horse will be honored September 30 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.
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From The American Quarter Horse Association

The American Quarter Horse Association will honor this year’s 75- and 50-year breeders at a ceremony September 30 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, horsewomen and their families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.

“It’s an 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 three 75-year breeders, five Legacy breeders and 17 cumulative breeders. 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.

75-Year-Breeder
Moorhouse Ranch of Benjamin, Texas
Deryl Parker of Arnett, Oklahoma
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Miller of Big Piney, Wyoming

50-Year Legacy Breeders
Risty and Janice Schmidt of Petersburg, Ontario
Wildwood Ranches of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Dr. Alton Otis Seal of Meridian, Mississippi
William and Anne McKinney of Broadus, Montana
Danly and Martha Sayles of Mesquite, New Mexico

50-Year Cumulative Breeders
Jerriel D. Betts of Atoka, Oklahoma
Asa Broussard of Erath, Louisiana
Burton and Marilyn Butler of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
John J. Finarty of Chariton, Iowa
Paul E. and Linda J. Grant of McCune, Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grusing of Kendall, Kansas
Harold E. Kalahar of Dayton, Iowa
Larry Lloyd Krieger of Sodus, Michigan
C.G. Mason of Hindsville, Arkansas
Paul Newmaster of Neodesha, Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. Paulson of Newton, Kansas
Charles and Kay Simmelink of Madras, Oregon
Curry Cattle Co. LTD of Buffalo, Alberta
Leland and Debra Buller of Wing, North Dakota
Arven P. and Sharon Holden of Greenfield, Indiana
Dr. W.M Lewis of Denton, Texas
Matador Cattle Company of Matador, Texas 

Honorees range from reining, racing, cutting, ranch and rodeo American Quarter Horse breeders. All have dedicated at least 50 years to taking their best and making it better.

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