Horse of the Year

Hall of Fame Inductees

Each year at the National Academy Championship Horse Show, one horse is selected as the “Academy Horse of the Year.” And that horse goes down in our Academy Hall of Fame. Do you know of an academy horse that deserves to be honored and recognized as “Horse of the Year?” Applications for Horse of the Year are now available. 

2023 Horse of the Year

Download an application for the Horse of the Year award here.

2022 -

Owned by

2021 - Lance

Owned by High Caliber Stables, Winston-Salem, NC

2020 - Marilyn Monroe

Owned by Sarah Russell Stables, Tampa, FL.

2019 - CF Chief's Put Out The Flame

Owned by Boones Farm, Concord, NC.

2018 - Stoneledge Step Aside & JW Crew

Stoneledge Step Aside is owned by Fire Stables, Lenexa, KS.

JW Crew is owned by Louisville Equestrian Center, Louisville, KY.

2017 - Atomic Tom

Owned by Elite Riding Academy, Arab, AL

2016 - Wale's Farm Derringer

Owned by Mary Lou Mann, Greenville, SC

2015 - Splash of Bourbon

Owned by Victory Lane Riding Academy in Marathon, WI

2014 - Old Style Light "Stretch"

Owned by Carmella Menolasino, Daybreak Riding Acadmey, Mt. Juliet, TN

2013 - Prudence Anne "Lucy"

Owned by Landon Farms, Greensboro, NC

2012 - Attaway's Mystified

Owned by Lenux Stables, Huntertown, NC

2011 - Archie

Owned by Erica Savary, Hartland, WI

2010 - Jazz

Owned by Grace Kehoe and Lili Shope of Birmingham, AL

2009 - Brush Strokes

Owned by Denise Patch, Matthews, NC

2008 - Supreme Caesar

Owned by Regina Head, Huntsville, AL

2007 - No More

Owned by Sarah Tompkins, Goshen, KY

2006 - Ladies A Dancin'

Owned by Rachel Kelley, Crestwood, KY

2005 - The Estimator

Owned by Blue Willow Farm, Verdailles, KY

2004 - Ch Spartan's Special Memorie

Owner: May Chaddick, Tomball, TX

2003 - Hot Shot

Owned by Cash Lovell Stables, Winston-Salem, NC

2002 - Bay O'Shea

Owned by Hannah Abrams, Leeds, AL