AQHA Cumulative Breeder: Al Mayer

AQHA Cumulative Breeder: Al Mayer

Al Mayer of Jamestown, North Dakota, has bred and registered over 600 American Quarter Horses since 1966.

black and white photo of a gray broodmare and chestnut foal at a stock water tank at the Stuart Ranch (Credit: Bee Silva)

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Each year, the American Quarter Horse Association 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.

AQHA is honored to recognize 2022 AQHA Cumulative Breeder Al Mayer of Jamestown, North Dakota.

Mayer produced several AQHA point earners in halter and performance classes. He also showed for many years while running his breeding operation. Red Sonny Red, Sonny Silver and Heza Rough Stuff were just a few of the stallion that helped create the foundation for well-bred horses.  His involvement with AQHA led him to be involved in the North Dakota Quarter Horse Association where he was named North Dakota Horseman of the Year in 1989.  

AQHA is proud to recognize the 2022 50-year Cumulative and Legacy Breeders at the AQHA Breeder Banquet, presented by Teton Ridge, during the 2023 AQHA Convention. The banquet is slated for 6 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. AQHA will also recognize the 2022 100-Year Breeders; 75-Year Breeders; AQHA Best Remuda and International Best Remuda; the 2021 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year; Top Ranching Heritage-Bred Sale of the Year; and 2022 Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year. View the list of breeders who will be recognized.

For additional questions about the AQHA Breeder Banquet, email  

For more information on the 2023 AQHA Convention, visit

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