AQHA Names Professionals of the Year
Three industry professionals were recognized by their peers March 8 at the 2015 American Quarter Horse Association Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Don Burt Professional’s Choice Professional Horseman of the Year, Professional’s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year and Professional’s Choice Most Valuable Professional awards were presented by AQHA Corporate Partner Professional’s Choice during the Association’s Awards Banquet.
The 2014 Professional’s Choice Don Burt Professional Horseman of the Year is Gary Roberts of Murrieta, California. Roberts is known for his unparalleled work ethic, honesty, integrity and the quality of training. He takes the stewardship of the animals in his care seriously and provides excellent and compassionate care for them.
Roberts donates his time to judge local 4-H and open shows and makes himself available whenever needed to assist both youth and professionals. He has given countless hours to the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association and local open associations. As an AQHA judge, Roberts has served on the PCQHA board of directors and was instrumental in developing joint National Reining Horse Association- and AQHA-approved events in California.
He and his wife, Kelley, currently own and operate a large barn, training horses for western pleasure, western riding, trail, reining and performance halter. Kelley was the 2013 Professional’s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year.
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