AQHA Congratulates Show Leaders

High-point standings for 2015 are finalized and the all-around high-point horses and exhibitors are named.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Not only did Snap Krackle Pop claim the Farnam Superhorse title at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in 2015; the gray mare owned by Twylla Lynn Brown also clinched the 2015 Farnam All-Around Junior Horse title. (Credit: Journal)

The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes hardworking individuals and their American Quarter Horses at the end of each year through the Association’s high-point awards. With the introduction of AQHA leveling in 2014, the Association now is able to recognize more individuals and horses for their accomplishments in the show arena.

AQHA annually recognizes the top point earners in each division of every AQHA event. Horses are recognized in the open division, while youth and amateurs competing with any one horse are recognized in their respective divisions. The divisions are further broken down into Rookie, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. 

“An AQHA high-point award is evidence of exhibitors’ and horses’ yearlong commitments to excellence in the show pen,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “To win one of these awards is no easy feat, and congratulations to all on this tremendous accomplishment.”

To view the list of 2015 year-end leaders, go to the Showing section of and click “2015 Show Leaders Archive.” 

In addition to the leaders in each division, AQHA also named the 2015 year-end all-around award winners:

  • Markel Insurance All-Around Youth: Ellexxah Ireland Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio, and Zips Bossy Chip
  • Farnam All-Around Amateur: Hayley Saul of Des Arc, Arkansas, and Putadrinkinmyhand
  • Farnam All-Around Junior Horse: Snap Krackle Pop, owned by Twylla Lynn Brown of Perry, Missouri
  • Farnam All-around Senior Horse: DT Shesa Dun Whiz, owned by DT Horses of Bend, Oregon
  • AQHA Leading Exhibitor: Team Wrangler member J.D. Yates of Pueblo, Colorado 

Throughout the show year, The American Quarter Horse Journal tracks performance statistics mined from the AQHA database. Every month, the latest standings are tabulated and presented in the Journal, as well as online through the subscriber portal. The April 2016 Journal will feature the 2015 high-point winners, so make sure your subscription is current at

For more information on the year-end show leaders, visit

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