AQHA Breeders Banquet

AQHA breeders are invited to attend a special AQHA Breeder Banquet September 20 - 21, 2021, at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.

Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse breed. These horsemen, horsewomen and their families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.

Due to limited seating to protect the health and safety of attendees, AQHA will host a two-night event on September 20 and 21 to honor the 2020 50-year and 75-year breeders, in addition to the 2019 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year, 2020 AQHA Best Remuda and 2020 AQHA International Best Remuda. Hosting the banquet in this format will allow AQHA to accommodate all recipients and their connections.

On September 20, AQHA will honor the following:

2020 AQHA Cumulative Breeders

  • Dale Rogers of Lettsworth, Louisiana

  • Dan Frost Jr. of Dardanelle, Arkansas

  • Diehlia Dee Rains of Simms, Montana

  • Dionicio and Pat Corral of Mead, Washington

  • Donald Akehurst of Ellensburg, Washington

  • Ezra Elton Lee of Ignacio, Colorado

  • Gerald Wildman of Glenwood, Minnesota

  • Gordon Clippinger and Sons of Glenford, Ohio

  • Harold Baehler of Sharon Springs, Kansas

  • J. Kenneth Pickinpaugh of Douglas, Wyoming

  • James Fanello of Lucas, Ohio

  • Jim Crawford of Lexington, Nebraska

  • Kansas State University of Manhattan, Kansas

  • Riverdale Ranch of Brighton, Colorado

  • Tim Christensen of Grand Island, Nebraska

  • William Boyes of Carnduff, Saskatchewan

  • Cliff Whitelock of Drayton Valley, Alberta

On September 21, AQHA will honor the following:

  • 2020 AQHA Best Remuda – A Bar Ranch of Claremore, Oklahoma

  • 2020 AQHA International Best Remuda – Fazenda Campanario of Brazil

  • 2019 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year – Open Box Rafter Ranch of Faith, South Dakota

  • 2020 75-Year Breeder – Jim Moore of Midwest, Wyoming

2020 AQHA Legacy Breeders:

  • Arthur McDonald of Lame Deer, Montana

  • Harold McLeod of Brookdale, Manitoba

  • Jana Quarter Horse Farm of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

  • Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Paulson of Newton, Kansas

  • Robert Hurley Jr. of Clarksville, Arkansas

  • Ronald Lien of Westbrook, Minnesota

  • William Dale of Clinton, Missouri

  • Walter and Jocelyn Greeman of Tishomingo, Oklahoma

  • Freeman Family Ranch of Texhoma, Oklahoma

An email with more information was sent directly to each breeder. If you have questions or did not receive your email as an honoree, email