50-Year Breeders: An AQHA Legacy

The American Quarter Horse breeders who recently hit their 50th cumulative or consecutive year of breeding the world’s most versatile horse will be honored October 22 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.

American Quarter Horse Association

AQHA will honor American Quarter Horse breeders who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for 50 years at a special ceremony on October 22.

The American Quarter Horse Association will honor this year’s 75- and 50-year breeders at a ceremony October 22 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 one 75-year breeder, 10 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.

T4 Cattle Company of Tucumcari, New Mexico

50-Year Legacy Breeders
Dave and Beth Bashor of Grover, Colorado
Leonard R. Brokaw of La Plata, Missouri
Perry Corder of Crockett, Texas
Jim Dudley of Columbia, Missouri
Herb Krause of Cypress County, Alberta
George W. Logan of Haskell, Oklahoma
Charles M. Mahler of Allen, Nebraska
Carol Rose of Gainesville, Texas
Stan and Mary Kay Steyskal of Papillion, Nebraska
John F. Thompson of Melrose, Florida

50-Year Cumulative Breeders
C.J. Aldrige of Moulton, Alabama
Box C Stables of Hillsboro, Ohio
Jerry Ann Dickinson of Canadian, Texas
Frank D. Henrichson of Cotulla, Texas
Marshall and Rhonda Ledford of Durango, Colorado
Ronald Lien of Westbrook, Minnesota
B&F Loftin of Delhi, Louisiana
Michael K. and Gail B. Mann of Scio, Oregon
Frank and Robin Merrill of Poolville, Texas
William F. and Anne McKinney of Broadus, Montana
Mt. San Antonio College and Shawn Pepper of Walnut, California
John Morgan O’Brien III of Beeville, Texas
Harold P and Margaret E. Strauch of Shamrock, Saskatchewan
Jim Taylor of Huron, South Dakota
Gordon Wanner of Canby, Oregon
Denny L. and Carol E. Willis of Ozark, Missouri
Wildwood Ranches of Okanagan Falls of British Columbia

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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