Pierre - The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association is hosting the annual banquet celebrating the achievements of SD American Quarter Horses on the ranch and in competitions. This year’s banquet will celebrate South Dakota’s three American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame winners, South Dakota AQHA Legacy Breeders, South Dakota AQHA 50 year breeders, SDQHA breeder of the year, SDQHA & South Dakota Quarter Horse Youth Association (SDQHYA) year-end award & sportsmanship winners, SDQHYA scholarship winners, and the SDQHA’s Most Valuable Professional Horseman winner. Along with celebration, any funds raised will be used to support SDQHA events, scholarships, educational opportunities, 4-H programs, quarter horse state events and the monitoring of equine public policy.

HONOREES:

AQHA Hall of Fame Inductees: 2015— Stanley Johnston // 2017—Caseys Ladylove // 2018—Raymond and Georga Sutton

Fifty Year Breeders: Broken Heart Ranch // Dr. R M or Linda L Christensen // Glen W Hollenbeck // John G Johnson // John Knippling // Gilbert and/or Zelda Lutter // Arthur and/or Frankie Reeves // Dean Reeves Legacy Breeders: Lowell Thomas Barrett // Dean Hereford Farms // Jerry G and/or M Sue Golliher // Harry Kenzy // Ronald H Krogman // Lee Lopez // South Dakota State University // Don and Kathleen Strain // James L Sutton // Raymond Sutton // Triple U Enterprises // R C or J I Waldner // Gene Hunt

This is a momentous occasion celebrating the diversity of the great American Quarter Horse. In order to celebrate these AQHA legacies we will start the celebrations Friday, January 5, 2018 at our social with Red Steagall, hosted at the Casey Tibbs Center. We will continue celebrations at our annual banquet Saturday, January 6, 2018, hosted at the Ramkota, with a Red Steagall performance closing the celebrations.

We invite any horse enthusiast to join us for entertainment, celebration, networking, membership opportunities, silent auction items, and for the love of the great American Quarter Horse. Numerous sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available to become a part of the great American Quarter Horse Legacy

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For more information and to RSVP please visit www.SDQHA.com or contact:

SDQHA Secretary/Treasurer: Victoria Cuka- Victoria.Cuka@gmail.com, 605-481-0245

Event Coordinator: Tif Robertson- Robertson1116@gmail.com, 605-545-7865

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