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American Quarter Horse Association

1600 Quarter Horse Drive

Amarillo, Texas 79106

United States

Company Description

AQHA is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds a convention to review AQHA rules and policies. During the convention, member-submitted rule changes and suggestions are also reviewed. AQHA wants to hear any suggestions you have ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Approved Judge

World Conformation Horse Association

Owner

Parker Farms

Judge

National Snaffle Bit Association Inc

Title

Congress Grand Champion Stallion

AQHA Director and Director

North Carolina Quarter Horse Association

Web References (78 Total References)


Parker named 2011 Professional ...

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Parker named 2011 Professional Horseman of the Year by Anne-Claire Siegert, features editor The Robesonian

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ORRUM - Veteran horse trainer, exhibitor and judge, Gene Parker sits in a room back-dropped by walls filled with glossy trophies and casually explains how they got there.
"If you want to be competitive in the industry, you can't rest on what you've done in the past," says Parker, owner of Parker Farms in Orrum.
...
"It's a great honor," Parker said. "It's given once a year to one person out of thousands of professional horsemen."
Parker said that his grandfather had draft horses and mules, but he was the first in his family to take an interest in horses.
"At first it was a pony and then a horse," he said.
...
Anytime you can win Congress - that's the best it gets," Parker said.
In addition to training horses for over 30 years, Parker is also a judge for the American Quarter Horse Association, the World Conformation Horse Association and the National Snaffle Bit Association.
Everett Davis, the former director of the Robeson County Extension Office, has been friends with Parker for a long time.
...
"We took them to Gene Parker's place as part of the tour. People come away just amazed. They say, 'I never knew there was a place like that in Robeson and I never knew there were people like that in Robeson.'"
They're talking about Parker Farms where Parker, along with wife, Bobbie Parker, and seven employees, breeds and trains horses.


Parker named 2011 Professional ...

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Parker named 2011 Professional Horseman of the Year by Anne-Claire Siegert, features editor The Robesonian

...
ORRUM - Veteran horse trainer, exhibitor and judge, Gene Parker sits in a room back-dropped by walls filled with glossy trophies and casually explains how they got there.
"If you want to be competitive in the industry, you can't rest on what you've done in the past," says Parker, owner of Parker Farms in Orrum.
...
"It's a great honor," Parker said. "It's given once a year to one person out of thousands of professional horsemen."
Parker said that his grandfather had draft horses and mules, but he was the first in his family to take an interest in horses.
"At first it was a pony and then a horse," he said.
...
Anytime you can win Congress - that's the best it gets," Parker said.
In addition to training horses for over 30 years, Parker is also a judge for the American Quarter Horse Association, the World Conformation Horse Association and the National Snaffle Bit Association.
Everett Davis, the former director of the Robeson County Extension Office, has been friends with Parker for a long time.
...
"We took them to Gene Parker's place as part of the tour. People come away just amazed. They say, 'I never knew there was a place like that in Robeson and I never knew there were people like that in Robeson.'"
They're talking about Parker Farms where Parker, along with wife, Bobbie Parker, and seven employees, breeds and trains horses.


Parker named 2011 Professional ...

www.robesonian.com [cached]

Parker named 2011 Professional Horseman of the Year by Anne-Claire Siegert, features editor The Robesonian

...
ORRUM - Veteran horse trainer, exhibitor and judge, Gene Parker sits in a room back-dropped by walls filled with glossy trophies and casually explains how they got there.
"If you want to be competitive in the industry, you can't rest on what you've done in the past," says Parker, owner of Parker Farms in Orrum.
...
"It's a great honor," Parker said. "It's given once a year to one person out of thousands of professional horsemen."
Parker said that his grandfather had draft horses and mules, but he was the first in his family to take an interest in horses.
"At first it was a pony and then a horse," he said.
...
Anytime you can win Congress - that's the best it gets," Parker said.
In addition to training horses for over 30 years, Parker is also a judge for the American Quarter Horse Association, the World Conformation Horse Association and the National Snaffle Bit Association.
Everett Davis, the former director of the Robeson County Extension Office, has been friends with Parker for a long time.
...
"We took them to Gene Parker's place as part of the tour. People come away just amazed. They say, 'I never knew there was a place like that in Robeson and I never knew there were people like that in Robeson.'"
They're talking about Parker Farms where Parker, along with wife, Bobbie Parker, and seven employees, breeds and trains horses.


(Las Vegas - March 14, 2012) ...

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(Las Vegas - March 14, 2012) -- Gene Parker , Marilyn Randall and Larry Little received top honors during the 2012 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas.

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Gene Parker The 2011 Don Burt Professional's Choice Professional Horseman of the Year, Gene Parker of Orrum, North Carolina, has served the American Quarter Horse industry for many years. In fact, he has been an AQHA judge since 1978. Gene is a World Conformation Horse Association and National Snaffle Bit Association judge, and a founding member of WCHA, serving on the judges and breeders committees.
As an equine professional, he has trained horses in numerous disciplines, ranging from halter to pleasure, cutting and team roping, in addition to offering stallion services. As a result of his hard work and dedication, he has won 17 AQHA and numerous All American Quarter Horse Congress championships in halter and western pleasure.
Gene is an AQHA director and director of the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association. He was also inducted into the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Gene has been committed to the Quarter Horse industry and continues to serve as a mentor to the future of tomorrow, our youth.


Trainer of the Month :: Gene Parker:: by Gordon Downey

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Gene has been an AQHA judge for 28 years and an NSBA judge since it's inception.He has judged the AQHA World Show numerous times, the AQHA Youth World Show, the Quarter Horse Congress and the Dixie Nationals as well as the Reichert Celebration, the Southern Belle, the Tom Powers and multiple stock shows.He is also the AQHA National Director for North Carolina.

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