Billy Allen Inducted to AQHA Hall of Fame

Billy Allen was born into a family of farmers who had working horses, not show horses. He grew up dreaming of being a world champion roper and rodeoed for a while, but in his mid-20s, he started training horses instead. Since he started roping in AQHA, Allen has earned 11 world championships in halter, heading, heeling, reining and working cow horse. In 1976, Allen campaigned three different horses to year-end high-point titles in reining, tie-down roping and team roping. In addition to training horses, Allen established Billy Allen Feed Co. Allen is a 30-year breeder and a longtime judge who taught at the judges seminars. He is a past president of the Kansas Quarter Horse Association and was inducted into the KQHA Hall of Fame in 2005.


2018 Prairie Classic Sponsors

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Prairie Classic Circuit Champions Announced


Level 1 Trail - RV Won It Lopin Lazy exhibited by Blake Weis

Level 2 Jr Trail - Cool Lookin Lazy exhibited by Jeff Mellott

Level 3 Jr Trail - Loping In The Knight exhibited by Micah Hansen

Level 2 Sr Trail - Best In The Dark exhibited by Bruce Vickery

Level 3 Sr Trail - Vital Valentine exhibited by Chad Evans

Level 1 Western Riding - Cracking The Code exhibited by Brad Ost

Jr Western Riding - Won Vital Code RV exhibited by John Briggs

Level 2 Sr Western Riding - Sleeptite exhibited by Brad Ost

Level 3 Sr Western Riding - The Immortal shown by Leslie Lange

Level 1 Ama Showmanship - Absolute Best Asset exhibited by Elizabeth Brown

Level 2 Ama Sel Showmanship - Sega Luck exhibited by Jacqueline Marlow

Level 3 Ama Sel Showmanship - No Question Im Lazy exhibited by Lisa Neiberger

Lvl 1 Youth Showmanship - RV Miracle Machine exhibited by Ella Roberts

Lvl 2 Yth Showmanship - RV Miracle Machine exhibited by Ella Roberts

Lvl 3 Yth Showmanship - A New Dimension exhibited by Katherine Bunting

Small Fry Showmanship - PF Shy Guy exhibited by Emerson Kanbenshue

Yth Performance Mares - Cierras Beauty Sleep exhibited by Caroline Crank

Yth Performance Geldings - Call Me A Hottie exhibited by Megan Waldron

Amateur Performance Mares - UF Certainly A Priss exhibited by Carla Townsley

Amateur Performance Geldings - Investin A Goodbar exhbited by Scott Reinartz

Open Performance Mares - Ona Hot Summer Night exhibited by Terry Cross

Open Performance Geldings - Zippin A Breeze exhibited by Troy Lehn

Open Performance Stallions - The Born Legacy exhibited by Jason Smith

Youth Aged Mares - Image Of A Queen exhibited by Maranda Schones

Amateur Yearling Mares - TNR Estonishing exhibited by Jan Anderson

Amateur 2 Yr Old Mares - BPF Guilty Secrets exhibited by Anita Wiescamp

Amateur 3 Yr Old Mares - Shes Intent exhibited by Adam Matthews

Amateur Aged Mares - Elusive Faith exhibited by Emily Ann Mills

Open Yearling Mares - TNR Estonishing exhibited by Jason Smith

Open 2 Yr Old Mares - BPF Guilty Secrets exhibited by Tim Finkenbinder

Open Aged Mares - Elusive Faith exhibited by Emily Ann MIlls

Youth Yearling Geldings - Bad An Boujee exhibited by Lauren Gralla

Youth Aged Geldings - They Call Me Jake exhibited by Kamiah McGrath

Amateur Yearling Geldings - Bad An Boujee exhibited by Todd Gralla

Amateur 2 Yr Old Geldings - Ikona exhibited by Anita Wiescamp

Amateur 3 Yr Old Geldings - Classic Edition exhibited by Linda Cline

Amateur Aged Geldings - Mr Bobby Football exhibited by Shirley Lynn McCary

Open Yearling Geldings - Bad An Boujee exhibited by Todd Gralla

Open 2 Yr Old Geldings - Ikona exhibited by Tim Finkenbinder

Open 3 Yr Old Geldings - Starsix Astronomical exhibited by Joshua Larman

Open AGed Geldings - Mr Bobby Football exhibited by Tim Finkenbinder

Amateur Yearling Stallions - DMM Double Oh Seven exhibited by Terry Bradshaw

Amateur 3 Yr Old Stallions - Not Kiddin Me Mr exhibited by Barbara Hoffer

Open Yearling Stallions - Not Kiddin Around exhibited by Doug Coleman

Open 3 Yr Old Stallions - Not Kiddin Me Mister exhibited by Joshua Larman

Open Aged Stallions - Bexar exhibited by Buddy Fisher

Jr Reining - Gunology exhibited by Trevor Dare

Ama Select Reining - Who Whiz Smartin Off exhibited by Cheryl Lauder

Sr Reining - Electro Star exhibited by Casey Hinton

Amateur Reining - Knight Slider exhibited by Whitney McIlvain

Youth Reining - Smokin Olena Gun exhibited by Tina Christie

Lvl 1 Yth Ranch Riding - Pep N Spook exhibited by Josie Spratt

Youth Ranch Riding - Dales Dream exhibited by Anna Woolsey

Lvl 1 Ranch Riding - Mr Dual Poco exhibited by Joleen Moden

Amateur Ranch Riding - Double This Suprise exhibited by Dana Wiebe

Open Ranch Riding - The Immortal exhibited by Leslie Lange




Amy Russell Scholarship Application Available Now

Once again the Amy Russell Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors graduating in the spring of 2018. In order to be eligible you must have shown at the Salt City Circuit in 2017 and again in 2018. To apply click on the link below for the scholarship application. When completed print and send to Sue Nickel, P.O. Box 512, Scott City, KS 67871

Amy Russell scholarship fund application



Alan Hinds Elected to Executive Committee For AQHYA


2016 AQHYA Officers


AQHYA national officers and regional directors play a major role in the youth association by planning events, participating in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. They also represent AQHYA throughout the year at functions and events nationwide.

Throughout the year, the officers and directors network with horse enthusiasts throughout the industry to ensure a successful future for the industry. AQHYA officers and directors set goals to grow youth involvement in every aspect of the equine world, uphold the integrity of the breed and work toward ensuring the future of the industry. 




Changes Made To Hall Of Fame


This program honors individuals and horses that have made significant contributions to the KQHA and have had an impact on the Quarter Horse breed. The Hall of Fame award serves as a lasting tribute to outstanding individuals in the Quarter Horse industry.

Persons nominated may be living or deceased and must have been permanent residents of Kansas for at least five years. Individuals must be (or have been, if deceased) in good standing with KQHA. Horses nominated must have been bred in Kansas or owned by a Kansas resident for at least five years. Horses nominated must be deceased.

Nominations are due to the President June 1. Past Presidents and current members of the Board of Directors will vote on all nominations that are put forward by July 15. Each Past President can vote for one person and one horse each year. To be inducted, a person or horse must get votes from at least 50% of the returned ballots.

Inductees will be honored appropriately.





It's Time To Renew Your Membership


All memberships expire on December 31st.


Reminder: Membership dues must be paid prior to the show that you want points to begin at. In order for points to count, both the exhibitor and owner of the horse/horses must be paid. Open points are kept on the horses; amateur& youth on the horse rider combination.






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