News October  20, 2017

LQHBA Annual Awards Banquet and General Membership Meeting Set Saturday


LQHBA will honor their 2016 Champions during the association's Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner on Saturday.



OPELOUSAS, LA—APRIL 6, 2017—The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association will hold their general membership meeting and honor their 2016 racing champions on Saturday evening in Opelousas.

The annual event will kick off at 5:00 pm in the Evangeline Downs Event Center located at 2235 Creswell Lane Extension in Opelousas.

In 2016 Quarter Horse Purses in Louisiana were $21,336,942. LQHBA paid out $4,905,220 in Breeders and Stallion Awards. The association has provided $444,000 in Youth Scholarships since 2001.

The Board of directors meeting begins at 1:30 pm in the pre-function room of the Evangeline Downs Event Center. Board of Directors' elections will be made in these three districts.

South West District

  • Mark Petry
  • JoBaya Foreman
South Central District
  • Arnold Trahan
  • Stevie Romero
South East District
  • Gerald "Desey" Averett, Jr.
  • Timothy "Tim" Rogers

Voting will be held between 2:00 and 6:15 p.m.

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The meeting agenda is
  1. Call to Order, President Julien R. Stevens, III
  2. Invocation, Dr. Larry Findley
  3. LQHBA Update, Tony Patterson
  4. HBPA President Benard Chatters
  5. LQHBA Lobbyist, Joe Mapes
  6. Dinner
  7. Board of Directors Election
  8. Lifetime Achievement Award
  9. Master of Ceremonies, Greg Thompson
  10. 2016 LQHBA Champions Awards
    > See Below
  11. 2017 LQHBA Hall of Fame Induction
    > Lee Berwick
    > W.A. Darling
    > Go Vickie Meyers
    > Heisajoy
    > Streakin La Jolla
  12. Affirm, 2017 LQHBA Board of Directors

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LQHBA Champion horses are determined by a combination of 2016 earnings and AQHA points earned by category. Champion jockey and trainer is determined by number of wins in Louisiana. Champion Stallion and Breeder is determined by earnings and Champion Broodmare is determined by AQHA points.

The 2016 Louisiana Quarter Horse champions to be honored are:

  • Champion 2-Year-Old Filly (Co-Champions)
    JESS A LITTLE STAR
    Owner: Juan J. Bazaldua
    Breeder: J & B Rental Inc.

    WATERGIRL B
    Owner: Vanessa Bartoo
    Breeder: Edward Taylor

  • Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (Co-Champions)
    GAMEY TEE COS
    Owner: Arturo & Isidro Reyes
    Breeder: Richard Ortego

    SWINGINSTAR
    Owner: Narciso Flores
    Breeder: Narciso Flores

  • Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding
    TF RACEE RUNAWAY
    Owner: Tate Farms
    Breeder: Tate Farms

  • Champion 3-Year-Old Filly (Co-Champions)
    JET BLACK ROGUE
    Owner: Michael D. Taylor
    Breeder: Triple M Farms LLC

    JETZ A STREAKIN
    Owner: Martin Trejo Jr.
    Breeder: Janelle L. Simon

  • Champion 3-Year-Old Colt (Co-Champions)
    IM ALL OUT
    Owner: Talmadge Green
    Breeder: Gerald D. Libersat

    MY FAVORITE BLUE
    Owner: Tres Ricardos Ranch
    Breeder: Jumonville Farms

  • Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding (Co-Champions)
    FIRST PRIZE DENIM
    Owner: Double H Racing Investments LLC
    Breeder: Weetona Stanley

    ZOOMINFORGRADY
    Owner: Triple C Racing Stables LLC
    Breeder: Dudley Chewning

  • Champion Aged Mare
    OAK HILL STREAK
    Owner: Vanessa Bartoo
    Breeder: Arnold J. Trahan<>
  • Champion Aged Stallion
    OPEN ME A CORONA
    Owner: Dr. Tommy Hays & Charles Forbes, Jr.
    Breeder: Dr. Natalie Montgomery

  • Champion Aged Gelding
    HEZA LOUISIANA DASH
    Owner: TM Ranch
    Breeder: Jumonville Farms & Burnett Ranch

  • Champion Distance Horse (Co-Champions)
    B AND G FAST DASH
    Owner: Oscar Rohne
    Breeder: B & G Group Investments Inc.

    GAME OWN
    Owner: Yaima Grillo
    Breeder: Kenneth R. Fletcher

  • Top Money Earner
    TF RACEE RUNAWAY
    Owner: Tate Farms
    Breeder: Tate Farms

  • Champion Stallion
    HEZA FAST DASH
    Owner: Heza Fast Dash Syndicate

  • Champion Broodmare
    EYEJESSLOVELOUISIANA
    Owner: Jumonville Farms & Burnett Ranch

  • Champion Trainer
    KENNETH ROBERTS, Sr. - 75 Wins in Louisiana

  • Champion Jockey
    DAVID ALVAREZ - 116 Wins in Louisiana

  • Champion Breeder
    TATE FARMS

  • Champion Owner
    TATE FARMS

2016 LQHBA Board of Directors
     
  • Central District
    Lyle Guillory, Secretary/Treasurer
    Natalie Montgomery, D.V.M
    Julien R. Stevens, III, President
     
  • Northern District
    D. Michael Hayes
    Leigh Lepinski, 1st Vice President
     
  • South Central District
    Kenny Patton
    Ryan Robicheaux
    Arnold Trahan
     
  • Southeast District
    Gerald Averett, Jr., 2nd Vice President
    Jimmie Hatcher
    Dutcher Jumonville
    Shawn Magee, (Immediate Past President)
     
  • Southwest District
    Kirt Chaisson
    Larry Findley, D.V.M.
    Mark Petry, D.D.S.


    Courtesy Ses