Meet the 50-Year Breeders Honored for Their Commitment to the Industry
Families and friends gathered October 20 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum for a dinner honoring 50-year Legacy and cumulative breeders.
Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse. 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.
During the ceremony, breeders were presented with trophies by AQHA President Johnny Trotter.
“It’s our honor to recognize the effort and time these breeders have spent in pushing the development of the American Quarter Horse,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr.
The 2014 Legacy Breeders Include:
- James and Jacquelyn Johnson, Cody, Nebraska
- J.D. Kilpatrick, Frazeyburg, Ohio
- Carroll W. Milford, Timpson, Texas
- Gene Murphy, Menlo, Iowa
- Murray, Carrie and Laci Suitor, Duchess, Alberta
- Lloyd Turner, Mortlach, Saskatchewan
- Eldon White, Sulphur Springs, Texas
The 2014 Cumulative Breeders Include:
- Bar B Ranch, Beaver, Oklahoma
- Dr. Robert and Linda Christensen, Harrisburg, South Dakota
- Sam Davis, Ripley, Tennessee
- Happold Farm Inc., Doniphan, Nebraska
- Bill Hill Quarter Horses, Klamath Falls, Oregon
- Burke Johnson, Aurora, Utah
- Dale Woodrow Johnson, Garvin, Oklahoma
- Theodore Lincoln, Freeland, Michigan
- David Smith, Jerome, Idaho
- Benham and Louise Stewart, Glenwood, Georgia
- Donald and Mary White, Independence, Kansas
The Legacy breeders will be commemorated in the January 2015 issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal, and the cumulative breeders will be featured in the February 2015 issue.