AQHA was selected to receive this prestigious honor because of the organization’s vast, positive impact on the equine experience world wide. More than just the largest breed registry in the world, the Association focuses on educating those new to the horse industry and making horses of all kinds more accessible to people everywhere.
Burt has spent over 50 years living and working as a member of the horse industry and his efforts have been felt across disciplines. For nearly a half century he has been involved in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) as an exhibitor, judge and a member of numerous committees.
Indomitable, eclectic, kind and patient are just some of the words used to describe the unique character of Alexander Mackay-Smith (1903-1998). One of the most prolific writers on equine sports in the last century, Mr. Mackay-Smith is remembered as a visionary–able not only to conceive of ideas but also to bring them to fruition.