Breeder Recognition Banquet

The 2022 50-, 75- and 100-year breeders will be recognized at the AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet, slated to be hosted during the 2023 AQHA Convention.

Miller Land & Livestock was honored at the 2022 AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet

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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.

This year, the honorees include seven 50-year legacy breeders, 19 50-year cumulative breeders, one 75-year breeder and two 100-year breeders. Legacy breeders are those who have registered at least one foal consecutively for the total years of the award. Cumulative breeders are those who have registered at least one foal cumulatively for the total years of the award.

2023 AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet

Join us February 26 at 6 p.m. during the 2023 AQHA Convention at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, as we recognize the following breeders. 

An email with more information was sent directly to each breeder. If you have questions or did not receive your email as an honoree, email

Tickets for the AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet may be purchased on site at the AQHA Convention. Ticket availability is limited.

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Breeders to be Honored in 2023

50-Year Legacy Breeders

Cia Ganadera De Atotonilco of Mexico
Wilbur and Jean Hansen of Lisbon, North Dakota
Ty Herman of Hilda, Alberta
Theodore Lincoln of Freeland, Michigan
Ellis Schaub and Sons of Grafton, Iowa
Silverbrook Ranches of Baird, Texas
Whiting Ranch of Bells, Texas
Fred and Clara Wilson of Newcastle, Wyoming 

50-Year Cumulative Breeders

Dick Adams of Patoka, Illinois 
Vince Amlin of West Lorne, Ontario
Wayne and Adelaide Anderson Family of Richland Center, Wisconsin
Basiel Bennett of Ben Wheeler, Texas
Dallas Reynolds Dewees of Westville, Florida 
Patrick Fitzgerald of Paoli, Oklahoma
W. E. Harris of Benton, Mississippi
Walter “Dick” Harrison of Battle Creek, Michigan
F. Bert Lamb of Lexington, Oklahoma
Allen Martin of Wolf Point, Montana
D. F. Martin of Healdton, Oklahoma
Al Mayer of Jamestown, North Dakota
Robert and Mina Morgan of Frenchtown, Montana
Keith Munns of Rexburg, Idaho
Oasis Ranch of North Platte, Nebraska
Roy Odle of Emery, Utah
Paul and Lyn Scruggs of Coldwater, Mississippi
Mike and Bruce Treffer of Broken Bow, Nebraska 
Buster Welch of Rotan, Texas

75-Year Breeder

K4 Ranch of Prescott, Arizona
TAMU Department of Animal Science of College Station, Texas
Gene and Faye Reeves of Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Walter and Jocelyn Greeman of Tishomingo, Oklahoma

100-Year Breeders

King Ranch Inc. of Kingsville, Texas
W. T. Waggoner Estate of Vernon, Texas

AQHA Ranching Heritage Awards

2022 AQHA Best Remuda O RO Ranch of Prescott, Arizona
2022 AQHA International Best Remuda Fazenda Gruta Azul of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
2021 AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year KT Ranch of Connell, Washington
2022 Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year: Burnett Ranches

If you have questions about the list of breeders, email  






BMW Quarter Horses

Cia Ganadera De Atotonilco

Four Sixes Ranch

Joan Logan Schroeder and Alan Smith

K4 Ranch

King Ranch, Inc.

KT Ranch

O RO Ranch

Parks Bell Ranches

Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science

W E Harris

W T Waggoner Estate