For many years, the IALHA has been recognizing members and IALHA registered horses for their achievements and their contribution to our community in the annual Year-End Awards. Since no awards were given in 2020, we have taken the opportunity to refresh and reimagine this recognition as they resume this year.
Looking back through the list of prior awards reads like a who’s who of people and horses who have had a tremendous impact on the Andalusian and Lusitano breeds, and IALHA. Therefore, these awards have returned as the IALHA Impact Awards.
We are so pleased to recognize the following people and horses for their contribution to our association and industry. They have all actively demonstrated their commitment to IALHA’s mission, acted as ambassadors, had a positive impact on our community, and contributed to the improvement and promotion of the Andalusian and Lusitano.
Purebred Andalusian – Arturo PA
Purebred Lusitano – Golden Star de Monte Belo
Member – Janita Smith – for her service to the IALHA as Board of Directors president.
Professional – Mario Contreras – for being a positive ambassador of the association and supporting the National show over the years.
Youth – Madison Waller – for her considerable achievements as a young rider.
Producer – Walter and Judy Henslee of Rancho del Lago – for their influence through their breeding program and for introducing so many people to the breed.
Please join us at the 2021 IALHA National Championship Show as we recognize the 2021 IALHA Impact Award recipients!