AQHA Legacy Breeder: Santiago Barrera Jr.

AQHA Legacy Breeder: Santiago Barrera Jr.

Santiago Barrera Jr. of San Diego, Texas, has bred and registered more than 150 American Quarter horses since 1971.

A group of people posing for a photo receiving an award with the jockey sitting on a horse and a clip of horse racing on the top

text size

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 2021 AQHA Legacy Breeder Santiago Barrera Jr. of San Diego, Texas.

Barrera has had many horses contribute to his successes such as Oh My Honeybunny, Go Miss Fein and Paralita. His involvement with AQHA has given him and his American Quarter Horses the opportunity to compete with some of the best in the world. Racing and breeding horses has made him well known in his community and has led to other accomplishments outside of the horse industry.

AQHA is proud to recognize the 2021 50-year Cumulative and Legacy Breeders at the AQHA Breeder Banquet, presented by Teton Ridge, during the 2022 AQHA Convention. The banquet is slated for 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. AQHA will also recognize the 2021 75-Year Breeders; 2021 AQHA Best Remuda and International Best Remuda; 2020 International Best Remuda; 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year; and 2021 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 2022 AQHA Convention, visit

About Teton Ridge
Teton Ridge is a multi-platform, wholly American-owned brand devoted to the iconic American western way of life and western sports. Teton Ridge’s Sports division was created with the singular focus of elevating classic western sports and America’s western culture on the world stage, while broadening audiences around the globe as well as at home. For more information about Teton Ridge, visit or @tetonridge on Instagram and @tetonridgeusa on Facebook.

AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA on Twitter and visit