The 2017 Arabian Professional & Amateur Horseman’s Association Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the Arabian Professional & Amateur Horseman’s Association (APAHA) 2017 Award Winners. The APAHA Awards recognizes individuals and horses in the Arabian horse industry.

People Awards:

HORSEMAN OF THE YEAR Rob Bick

HORSEWOMAN OF THE YEAR Caralyn Schroter

BREEDER OF THE YEAR Tim & Marty Shea

AMATEUR OF THE YEAR Michelle Pease Paulsen

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Pepper Proffit

INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR Jessica Bein

PROFESSIONAL WORKING WESTERN Jill Mitchell

AMATEUR WORKING WESTERN Cotton McNutt

YOUTH WORKING WESTERN Wyatt Potts

PROFESSIONAL WESTERN Rob Bick

AMATEUR WESTERN Rod Powell

YOUTH WESTERN Tabitha Bell

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH Jessica Clinton DeSoto

AMATEUR ENGLISH Lara Ames

YOUTH ENGLISH Rex White

PROFESSIONAL HUNTER/SHOW HACK Liz Bentley

AMATEUR HUNTER/SHOW HACK Peggy Weems

YOUTH HUNTER/SHOW HACK Peyton Randle

RISING STAR Josh Shino

PROFESSIONAL HALTER Grant Krohn

YOUTH/ADULT AMATEUR HALTER Lara Ames

Horse Awards

OVERALL LEADING SIRE OF THE YEAR Sundance Kid V – owned by James Frank and Sara Chisholm

PUREBRED HALTER HORSE OF THE YEAR Hariry Al Shaqab – owned by Al Shaqab

HALF-ARABIAN HALTER HORSE OF THE YEAR VSH Dominic – owned by Texie Lowery

PUREBRED SADDLE SEAT HORSE OF THE YEAR Inception – owned by Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

HALF-ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT HORSE OF THE YEAR CF Jimmy Neutron – owned by Burrline LLC

PUREBRED HUNTER HORSE OF THE YEAR TS Virtuoso – owned by Terra Sano Ventures LLC

HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER HORSE OF THE YEAR Lightning McQueen – owned by Katie and Joe Russell

PUREBRED WESTERN HORSE OF THE YEAR Diesel Smoke CBA – owned by Timberidge Family LLP

HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN HORSE OF THE YEAR Caliente Virtuoso – owned by Robin Porter

PUREBRED SPECIALTY HORSE OF THE YEAR (Driving, Side Saddle, Show Hack, Native Costume) Noble at Midnight – owned by Burrline LLC

HALF-ARABIAN SPECIALTY HORSE OF THE YEAR (Driving, Side Saddle, Show Hack, Native Costume) Nutcracker Sweet PF – owned by Juliette Dell

PUREBRED WORKING WESTERN HORSE OF THE YEAR TA Khalil – owned by Buckshot Farms

HALF-ARABIAN WORKING WESTERN HORSE OF THE YEAR Whoa Dam It – owned by Myranda or Athena North

According to the APAHA website, it is an organization that is “committed to expanding the popularity of our breed by broadening the public’s awareness and appreciation of the Arabian horse, and to bring new enthusiasts to the sport of owning and showing Arabian horses. Our efforts are driven by the desire to make our breed known as the pinnacle of the horse show world, and our championship events premier public entertainment that reward participants and spectators in every way.”

To view the APAHA nomination criteria and process or to learn more about the organization, please visit apaha.com.

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