50-Year Breeders: An AQHA Legacy

50-Year Breeders: An AQHA Legacy

View the American Quarter Horse breeders who most recently hit their 50th cumulative or consecutive year of breeding the world’s most versatile horse.

broodmare and foal running (Credit: Jeni Dieringer)

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Each year, AQHA 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.

“It’s an honor to recognize the breeders who are the backbone of our Association,” said Karen McCuistion, AQHA senior director of member programs. “They keep 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 nine Legacy breeders and 24 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.

50-Year Legacy Breeders

Adams Ranch of Tulia, Texas

Dr. Edward C. Allred of Cypress, California

Santiago Barrera Jr. of San Diego, Texas

Jake E. Braun and Sons of Beechy, Saskatchewan

C. William and Jacqueline Martin of Millsap, Texas

Nancy Stolz Petterson of Monmouth, Oregon

George J. Stauffer of Barneveld, Wisconsin

Raymond W. Sutton Jr. of Gettysburg, South Dakota

Roger Voss of Hastings, Nebraska


50-Year Cumulative Breeders

H.G. Adams IV of Mason, Texas

Dan Churchill of Moline, Illinois

Clegg Livestock Co. Inc. of Tooele, Utah

Bruce Croal of Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Tom A. Davis of Brigham City, Utah

James L. Fowler of Desdemona, Texas

Dr. M. D. Gardner of Shannon, Illinois

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Irwin of Aldergrove, British Columbia

J. C. Jackman of Clewiston, Florida

J. H. Wicker Ranch of Lubbock, Texas

Milford A. Koehn of Elkader, Iowa

Paul A. and Nancy L. Kunkel of Bedford, Kentucky

Jay H. Livermont of Wanblee, South Dakota

Ian Macrae of Hardisty, Alberta

Randy Magers of Comanche, Texas

Parker Ranch of Kamuela, Hawaii

Cleon Parkin of Cherokee, Oklahoma

Ralph R. Porch of Wanblee, South Dakota

Purina Research Farm of Gray Summitt, Missouri

Gregg E. Reisinger of Eldora, Iowa

Lightsey Saul Jr. of Canyon, Texas

Ellis L. Schaub and Sons of Grafton, Iowa

Clifford G. Tibbs of Fort Pierre, South Dakota

Bill Van Norman of Tuscarora, Nevada

Whitewater Inc. of North Platte, Nebraska

75-Year Breeders

Frost Quarter Horses Inc. of Spring Creek, Nevada

ST Ranch of Bishop, California

Honorees breed their American Quarter Horses for a range of events including reining, racing, cutting, ranch and rodeo. All have dedicated at least 50 years to taking their best and making it better.

2022 AQHA Breeder Banquet
The 2021 50- and 75-year breeders will be recognized at the AQHA Breeder Banquet during the 2022 AQHA Convention. The banquet is slated for Sunday, February 27, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. AQHA will also recognize the 2021 AQHA Best Remuda and International Best Remuda, 2020 International Best Remuda, 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year and Top Money Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year. Additional information about the banquet will be shared with the breeders. If you have questions about the list of breeders, email breeders@aqha.org.  

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