Merle Wood Humanitarian Award Recipients

Meet the individuals recognized for their kindness in providing opportunities for young people to be involved with American Quarter Horses.

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  • 2017 Butch Hammer, Norwalk, IA
  • 2016 Cathy Hanson, Fallbrook, CA
  • 2015 Dawn Forrest, College Station, TX
  • 2014 Pat Hunt, Cannelton, IN
  • 2013 Betty L. Flarida, Springfield, OH
  • 2012 Judy Bonham, Norco, CA 2011 Homer Stude, Wright City, MO
  • 2010 No Recipient
  • 2009 Laurel Walker-Denton, Skull Valley, AZ
  • 2008 Col. Earl Lilley, Emmett, ID
  • 2007 Joyce McDonald, Great Falls, MT
  • 2006 Willard A. Rhodes, Southern Pines, NC
  • 2005 Dr. John Yost, Hastings, NE
  • 2004 Jerry Hedrick, Olathe, KS
  • 2003 Cliff Keesee, Bluff City, TN
  • 2002 Dr. David Whitaker, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2001 Charles Watkins Sr., Atchison, KS
  • 2000 Richard Fortner, Lincoln, NE
  • 1999 Anne B. Marion, Fort Worth, TX
  • 1998 LaRue Sauers, Sedalia, MO
  • 1997 Mary H. Hopkins, Vicksburg, MS