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.
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