Hall of Fame

The ARHPA Hall of Fame is awarded annually to a deserving nominated candidate who has expanded the horizons of showing roadster horses or ponies, has contributed to the longevity of and participation in the discipline, or who has given of his or her talents to further the successful promotion of showing roadsters; this prestigious award is presented during the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Rather than being based on a particular win or project, this award recognizes a record of substantial contributions over a number of years. No special nomination form is required — current members may write a letter or email, or call an ARHPA board member to nominate a candidate. Voting occurs by the general ARHPA membership, with any tie to be broken by a single vote of the ARHPA president.

Please note these deadlines and dates for the 2021 ARHPA Hall Of Fame award:
April 2 — Candidates must be nominated by this date
July 15 — Voting closes; ballots must be received by this date
During the KSF WCHS in August, in Louisville, Ky. — Award is presented in center ring

  • 2020 Mike Felty
  • 2019 Eddie Case
  • 2019 Mike Brannon
  • 2018 Johnny Lucas
  • 2018 Judith McNeish
  • 2017 Steve Crabtree
  • 2017 Joe Johnson
  • 2016 Larry Jenkins
  • 2016 F.S. “Frosty” Longfellow
  • 2015 Lewis Eckard
  • 2015 David Cunningham
  • 2015 Ward Harris
  • 2015 Roy Harris
  • 2015 Ricky Harris
  • 2014 Edward Moore
  • 2014 Jay Tucker
  • 2013 Steve Hanks
  • 2013 Elton Cates
  • 2012 Ronnie Graham
  • 2011 Rob Wilson
  • 2010 Mary Gaylord McClean
  • 2009 Rob Tanner
  • 2009 John & Phyllis Sheridan
  • 2008 Merrill Murray
  • 2007 Debbie Foley
  • 2007 Bob Jenkins
  • 2006 Patricia Cropper
  • 2005 Mike Barlow
  • 2005 George Galbreath
  • 2005 Phillip Bisch
  • 2004 James Miller
  • 2003 Gilbert Marcucci
  • 2002 Ken Philpot
  • 2002 George Nash
  • 2001 Pete Reeves
  • 2001 B. B. Tucker
  • 2001 Gerald Huntoon
  • 2001 Howard Huntoon
  • 2001 Kenny Mauris
  • 2001 Dale Milligan
  • 2001 Delton Armstrong
  • 2001 R. L. Thompson
  • 2001 Chat Nichols
  • 2001 Edwin Sims
  • 2001 Ross Thomas
  • 2001 Jim Ragsdale
  • 2001 Matt MacDougal
  • 2001 Dr. E. E. Foster
  • 2001 R. C. “Doc” Flannery
  • 2001 Don Stafford
ARHPA 2020 Hall Of Famer Mike Felty and his grandsons continue the family’s long tradition with winning roadsters. Sandy Felty photo.
  • 2000 E. B. “Lucky” Wallingford
  • 1999 Dewey Henderson
  • 1998 Emerson Wallingford
  • 1997 David Neil
  • 1996 Bill Becker
  • 1995 Billy Cox
  • 1994 Vernon Bittersworth
  • 1994 Sam Brannon
  • 1993 Raymond Shively
  • 1992 John Nix, Sr.
  • 1991 Willie “Jack Rabbit” Bottoms
  • 1990 John Shea
  • 1989 Ray Pittman
  • 1988 Pres Oder
  • 1987 Billy Bunn
  • 1986 Marshall, Edwin & R. C. Freeman
  • 1985 Rex Parkinson
  • 1984 John Crawford
  • 1983 Carl Jenkins
  • 1982 Joe Blackwell
  • 1981 J. Ralph Peak
  • 1980 E.B. “Shine” Ogan
  • 1979 Pete Yokley
  • 1978 Lloyd Teater
Judy McNeish tells us, “I get to fly!”

Special thanks to Art Bedard for furnishing us with several YouTube links to historical events.

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