AQHA Legacy Breeder: Carolyn C. Stewart

AQHA Legacy Breeder: Carolyn C. Stewart

Carolyn C. Stewart of Ramona, Oklahoma, has bred and registered nearly 500 American Quarter Horses since 1972.

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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.

Stewart stood Skip Light Lee, which led to the opportunity to stand multiple world and reserve world champions Zans Last Light, Adonnis, Perpetuality and OSU Pistol Pete.

Stewart has been involved in several areas of AQHA, serving as an Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association director for many years, volunteering as the Oklahoma Junior Quarter Horse Association Youth Adviser and, in 1991, was the first woman elected president of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association. She was an AQHA director for 12 years and served six years on the international committee. 

Stewart bred, raised and exhibited multiple AQHA world and reserve world champions. She’s still breeding halter horses that are being shown by her daughter and son-in-law. 

AQHA is proud to recognize the 2023 50-year Cumulative and Legacy Breeders at the AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet, presented by Teton Ridge, during the 2024 AQHA Convention. The banquet is slated for 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where AQHA will recognize the 2023 50-Year Cumulative Breeders, 50-Year Legacy Breeders, 75-Year Breeders, 2023 American Performance Horseman top breeders, AQHA Best Remuda winner, AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year and 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 Recognition Banquet, email  

For more information on the 2024 AQHA Convention, visit

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