In Honor of Outstanding Service Leadership and Achievement

Over the years, there have been so many people who have worked tirelessly to promote and expand the Quarter Horse industry in Arizona. Additionally, there have been outstanding horses that made influenced the breed and the lives of all who appreciate the versatile American Quarter Horse. AzQHA is pleased to recognize these individuals, and their achievements.

Along with our Hall of Fame, AzQHA would also like to honor our past winners of the AzQHA / AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year.  These winners had to be AQHA Professional Horsemen and also be an AzQHA member.  These winners have worked towards the future of our industry by being positive and innovative in business endeavors, is a fair and upstanding business person that upholds the ethical standards of AQHA Professional Horsemen and promotes AzQHA.

Past Winners:

2005- Carol Brock

2006- Laurel Denton

2007- Jim Searles

2008- Mark Sheridan

2009/2010-Deanna Searles

2011- Brad Barkemeyer

2012- Brendan Brown

2013- Abby Cosenza

2014- Holly Hover

2015- Al Dunning

2016- Suzie Jeane

 

 

2015 Inductees to the Hall of Fame:

DR JONI HEGEL

DRIFTWOOD

 

2015 Inductees to the Hall of Fame:

AL DUNNING

EXPENSIVE HOBBY

 

2014 Inductees to the Hall of Fame:

MIKE DRENNAN

JIM PAUL SR

JOHN HOYT

BILL ENGLUND

CHRIS WATSON

CHERIZAN

BULL PARKER

 

 

2013 Inductees to the Hall of Fame:

J. ERNEST BROWNING

PAT O’LEARY

CHUCK LAKIN

BILLY L. CRESS

TOM FINLEY

SONNY & SISSIE WALKER

ROBERT H. KIECKHEFER

RICK JOHNS

DOC BAR

 

Nominations for the 2017 Class of Inductees is now open. You can nominate using our on-line form or download the Arizona Quarter Horse Hall of Fame nomination package.

 

NOMINATE A PERSON

NOMINATE A HORSE

DOWNLOAD Arizona Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Nomination Package

Nomination Criteria:

PERSON
1. Nominee must be or have been, over a period of years, significant in the growth of the Arizona Quarter Horse industry; or have been outstanding in his/her area of activity involving the American Quarter Horse in Arizona.
2. Nominee honors or awards at the AQHA level may be considered in part, but will not be the only criteria for induction.
3. Nominee may be living or deceased.

HORSE
1. Nominee must have been outstanding over a period of years as a sire, dam, or competitor.
2. Nominee must have been owned by a resident of the State of Arizona.
3. Nominee must have been registered as an American Quarter Horse.
4. Nominee must be deceased.