Hall of Fame

Our 4th Inductee

Mr. C.O. McKerley

Mr. Calvin Odell “C.O.” McKerley, born in Miller Oklahoma in 1924, he worked for the La. State University to head up the youth orgsnization with livestock and started the 4-H program in Lake Charles. Due to the program he headed in La., Mr. Dave Perkins, then President of AQHA asked him if he could set up a program similar to that for AQHA…thus the AQHYA was born. He headed up the first Youth World Show in Dallas, TX. He was a judge for 16 years, was an honorary AQHA Vice President and in 2000 he was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame. He passed away in 2012. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Our 3rd Inductee

Wonder Seeker

  one of the few of AQHA’s Supreme Champions. Sired by Otoe’s Wonder and out of  a mare named Sorrel Seeker, he was a 1970 Red Dun stallion. He made his mark on the race track and the show pen, earning points in Racing, Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, Tie Down Roping, Trail, Western Pleasure and Roping. He stood at A & I Stallion Station in Covington from 1977 until his death in 1994. He sired 413 foals who also excelled in the show pen. He was owned by  Dr. James and Linda Biermann.


Our 2nd Inductee


Mr. Carlton J. Leger

In 1990, Mr. Leger became one of the founding members of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Association and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Youth Association. He served as President of the organization, and continues to be a member today. Throughout his show career, Mr. Leger has amassed numerous accolades including breeding and raising multiple world and reserve world champions. Some of his favorite memories stem from loading up the motor home to travel to the AQHYA World Show to watch his grandchildren show. Thank you Mr. Carlton for all you’ve done for us and congratulations on a job well done!


Our 1st Inductee

Lightning Bar Jr.

 Was bred and owned by Mr. Robert “Sonny” Harris of Bunkie, La. who at 97 is our oldest member of LQHA. Lightnin Bar Jr. had a superior in halter and produced a total of 481 foals. His get earned a total of  570 halter points, 298 performance points, 2 AQHA Champions along with 92 race starters earning a total of $179,212.


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LQHA Hall of Fame Human Nomination Form

LQHA Hall of Fame Horse Nomination For