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