AQHA Congratulates Show Leaders

AQHA Congratulates Show Leaders

High-point standings for 2022 are finalized and year-end all-around high-point horses and exhibitors are named.

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The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes hard-working individuals and their American Quarter Horses at the end of each year through the Association’s year-end high-point awards program.

The top point earners in each division of every AQHA event are recognized annually. Horses are awarded in the open division, and youth and amateurs competing with any one horse are acknowledged in their respective divisions. 

“Earning an AQHA year-end high-point award is hard evidence of the commitment to excellence in the show pen from both horse and rider,” said Scott Neuman, AQHA director of competitions. “Earning one of these prestigious titles is an honor and is permanently etched in the AQHA history books. Congratulations to each of our earners on this accomplishment!”

In addition to the leaders in each class, AQHA also named the 2022 year-end all-around award winners. AQHA recognizes the AQHA All-Around Youth 13-&-Under, AQHA All-Around Youth 14-18 and the Markel Insurance Overall All-Around Youth in the youth division; the AQHA All-Around Amateur and AQHA All-Around Select Amateur in the amateur division; the AQHA All-Around Junior Horse and Senior Horse awards; and leading open-division exhibitor.

  • Markel Insurance Overall All-Around Youth and AQHA All-Around Youth 14-18:  Sydney Anne Swallom of Kirkland, Washington, and Almost Invited

  • AQHA All-Around Youth 13-&-Under: Isabella Buckley of Hampstead, North Carolina, and Shes Rocking My Dream

  • AQHA All-Around Amateur: Jessica Baird of Rockville, Indiana and IB Real Lazy

  • AQHA All-Around Select Amateur and AQHA Overall All-Around Amateur: Scott Allen Reinartz of Aubrey, Texas, and Only One Request

  • AQHA All-Around Junior Horse: Lets Double Down, owned by Wendy McConnell of Lenoir City, Tennessee

  • AQHA All-Around Senior Horse: Hez Blazin Trouble, owned by Bonnie Sheren of Studio City, California

  • AQHA Leading Exhibitor: J. D. Yates of Pueblo, Colorado

To view the list of the current 2023 show leaders, simply go to

Top Year-End Awards Recognitions

The top year-end high-point award winners along with their equine partners will be showcased at their respective AQHA world championship show in front of their family and peers. The recognitions will be streamed on the live webcast during each show and will also give exhibitors the opportunity to accept their award with their American Quarter Horses on the arena floor as a team!

The top Level 3 youth year-end high-point winners, AQHA All-Around Youth 13-&-Under, AQHA All-Around Youth 14-18, Markel Insurance Overall All-Around Youth and top youth Level 2 Exhibitor of the Year, sponsored by Justin Boots, in each age division will be recognized during the 2023 AQHYA World Championship Show, slated for July 27 – August 6 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

The top Level 3 open, amateur and Equestrians With Disabilities year-end high-point winners; AQHA All-Around Amateur; AQHA All-Around Select Amateur, AQHA All-Around Junior Horse; AQHA All-Around Senior Horse; AQHA Exhibitor of the Year; amateur Level 2 Exhibitor of the Year, sponsored by Justin Boots, in each age division; Nutrena Don Burt AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year; Nutrena AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year; and Most Valuable Professional will be recognized throughout the 2023 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), slated for October 26 - November 18 at the OKC Fairgrounds. More details will be shared directly with the top year-end award winners.

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