Horseperson of the Year

History

This program was started a quarter-century ago as a way to honor some of the outstanding people in the horse industry -- those who stand out from the rest for their contributions to equine activity.

Schedule

ALL YEAR
People in the horse industry can nominate people who they think deserve to be named "Horseperson of the Year".

NOVEMBER 1st
Nomination letters are due.

JANUARY
Selected person is honored at the Minnesota Horse Council Annual Meeting.

MARCH
A plaque honoring this person is placed in the "Horsemans Hall of Fame" on the wall at the entrance to the Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

APRIL
Selected person is introduced at the Minnesota Horse Expo.

Nomination Guidelines

Complete list of Horsepersons of the Year

Year

Awardee

2016

Mark Ward

2015

Warren Bengston

2014

Dick Ames

2013

Dick Lindeman

2012

Gary Raak

2011

VeeAnn Wood

2010

Mary Abbott Taylor

2009

Lloyd Anderson

2008

Guy Warner

2007

Miriam Tschida

2006

Dale Froyum

2005

RaeDell Robbins

2004

Roy and Carolyn Shumway

2003

Dr. Bill Sweeney

2002

Walt Westman

2001

Ken Bohlman

2000

Dan Ramberg

1999

Dr Bob Jordan

1998

Dan Dolan

1997

Joan & Roger Berg

1996

Ed Dauphinais

1995

Milton Strand

1994

Mona Bonham

1993

Victoria Inget

1992

William Walsh

1991

Ernie Wood

1990

Benny VanCleve

1989

Pat Jensen

1988

Valera Purcell

1987

Orv Volkman

1986

Ev Speltz

1985

Judy Jensen

1984

Edwin J. Anderson

1983

Duane Chinander

1982

Elmer R. Jones

1981

W. Schroeder DVM

1980

Lavarre Hollingsworth

1979

Tony Gasser

1978

Fran Reker

1977

Verlin Balfanz

1976

Rev. Lloyd Fortin

1975

Fred Korger

1974

Lloyd Borq

1973

Keith Bartz

1972

Win Rockwell

1971

Oscar Danielson

1970

Louie Klugman

 

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