50-Year Breeders: An AQHA Legacy
AQHA 50-year breeders were honored October 24 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.
October 25, 2016
American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association honored this year’s 50-year breeders at a ceremony October 24 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.
Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse. These horsemen and families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.
“It’s our honor to recognize the breeders who are the backbone of AQHA,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines. “They have kept 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 five Legacy Award winners and 21 cumulative award winners. 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
Drummond Land and Cattle Co. of Pawhuska, Oklahoma
J-D Inc. of Geneva, Nebraska
Dennis H. Crain of Winnsboro, Louisiana
Lanier Hereford Farm of Jachin, Alabama
Donald E. Smith of Wauchula, Florida
50-Year Cumulative Breeders
Nonie Casselman-Reed of Stephenville, Texas
O.L. "Buck" Daniel of Okeechobee, Florida
Bernard F. Dinneen of Ogden, Utah
Texas A&M University of Commerce, Texas
Jim Eaton of Atlanta, Texas
R.M. Hebbert of Hyannis, Nebraska
Jana Quarter Horse Farm of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
Bill and Sandy Marchek of Harper, Oregon
William F. Messick of Harrington, Deleware
Pearson Bros. of Eunice, New Mexico
Ray Semroska of Harrison, Nebraska
The Daube Co. of Ardmore, Oklahoma
Roy Thomas of Moorseville, Missouri
Billy Rex Lawrence of Scroggins, Texas
Gilbert and Zelda Lutter of Redfield, South Dakota
Billie D. or Barbara Schreiber of Ransom, Kansas
Korell Family Trust of Riverton, Wyoming
Billy Seger of Flatonia, Texas
Terry R. and Conni G. Smith of Stockdale, Texas
Marvin Barnes of Ada, Oklahoma
John G. Johnson of Lemmon, South Dakota
The honorees include breeders of reining, racing, cutting, ranch and rodeo American Quarter Horses. All have dedicated 50 years to taking their best and making it better.