MD Barns Silver Spur Award

MD Barns has announced sponsorship of the MD Barns Silver Spur Award. The award recognizes an American Quarter Horse who has made a significant impact on the lives of others.

This award will honor those exemplary American Quarter Horses who are cast into the public spotlight through prominent accomplishments and help create a favorable public perception of the breed.


  • Must be a registered American Quarter Horse
  • Horse must have enriched the life of a human being(s) through outstanding training, contribution or accomplishment in the previous 12 months (May 1 to April 30 of each year)
  • The ideal candidate will exemplify AQHA's positioning line of "America's Horse, Let Freedom Ride" Selection Process:

All horses must be nominated by July 1, 2000. From those nominated, the top 50 candidates will be presented to a celebrity panel, who will then choose the top five candidates. American Quarter Horses in the final round will be placed on AQHA's web site. AQHA Members who have an AQHA Online Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be allowed one vote. Votes must be received in AQHA's offices by October 1.

The winning owner will receive a personalized Montana Silversmiths belt buckle and a $20,000 MD Barns gift certificate. The winner will be announced at a special news conference held in conjunction with the AQHA Steel Dust reception during the 2000 AQHA World Championship Show. MD Barns, a division of MD Enterprises, is the industry leader in design, manufacturing and installation of pre-engineered barns, stables, corral systems and accessories. With more than 25 years of satisfying more than 100,000 national and international customers, MD Barns has facilities with state-of-the-art construction and guarantees the highest quality of workmanship. MD Barns can meet your facility needs for a hay barn, equipment building, garage for cars or an indoor arena with attached stalls. MD has the building to fit almost any specification. MD Barns offers a complete line of standard or custom-designed components to retrofit any building. They also manufacture a comprehensive line of structures and accessories for use in fields and pastures. MD Barns sponsors the AQHA World Championship Show, AQHYA World Championship Show and advertises on AQHA's weekly television show "GMC America's Horse" on ESPN.

For more information on the MD Barns Silver Spur Award, please contact AQHA at 806/376-4811 or visit AQHA's Web site at

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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