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.

Inductees to the Hall of Fame:

ALLOCATE YOUR ASSETS – 2024

LAUREL WALKER-DENTON – 2020

BECKY DUNNING – 2019

PEGGY KIMES – 2019

DR JONI HEGEL – 2015

DRIFTWOOD – 2015

AL DUNNING – 2015

EXPENSIVE HOBBY – 2015

MIKE DRENNAN – 2014

JIM PAUL SR – 2014

JOHN HOYT -2014

BILL ENGLUND – 2014

CHRIS WATSON – 2014

CHERIZAN – 2014

BULL PARKER – 2014

J. ERNEST BROWNING – 2013

PAT O’LEARY – 2013

CHUCK LAKIN – 2013

BILLY L. CRESS -2013

TOM FINLEY – 2013

SONNY & SISSIE WALKER – 2013

ROBERT H. KIECKHEFER 2013

RICK JOHNS 2013

DOC BAR 2013

AzQHA / AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year

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

2017- Debbie Cooper

2018- Patrick Flaherty

2019- no winner

2020- Fred Fisher

2021- Doug Huls

2022 – Fred Fisher

2023 – Kristin Brock

Nominations

Nominations for 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 – HALL OF FAME FORMS (has both person or horse)

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.