50-Year Breeders

AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse breed with the 50-year Legacy and cumulative breeder awards.

September 14, 2021 | ,
The Wildmans expanded their breeding operation to meet demand and, at its peak, registered up to 15 foals a year, with more than 150 foals registered over half a century.
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While the Corrals are currently paring down their breeding stock, they have no plans to quit altogether.
September 13, 2021 | ,
Ron, of Westbrook, Minnesota, is 78 now and has been raising Quarter Horses since his 20s.
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To date, Harold along with the help of his family, has produced 889 foals.
September 10, 2021 | ,
Art and Rita have bred 478 registered horses.
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For the Freemans, 50 years of continual breeding has happened through good relationships with people and programs that have helped along the way – and a lot of hard work and dedication.
September 09, 2021 | ,
Jack transferred the first American Quarter Horse into his name in 1962, a grandson of King and Chubby named Little Good (the English translation of “Poco Bueno”).
September 08, 2021 | ,
Lexington, Nebraska, rancher and farmer Jim Crawford marks a milestone after registering American Quarter Horses for the 50th cumulative year.
September 08, 2021 | ,
As for Harold, he is still raising cattle and a handful of horses at his place in Kansas, located in the northwest corner of the state near the Colorado border. The 50-year breeder award is just another milestone in his journey.
September 07, 2021 | ,
These breeders sell their horses to those who will enjoy them.