Carol Rose, owner of Carol Rose Quarter Horses, Gainesville, Texas, has been named as the 2006 recipient of the John W. Galbreath Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship in the Equine Industry. The prestigious award, presented by the University of Louisville College of Business, is given for extraordinary equine business success through innovative methods.
“Carol Rose exemplifies a horse-oriented entrepreneur who has shown the way for many others in this business,” said Rich Wilcke, director of the equine program at the University of Louisville.
Rose is the American Quarter Horse Association’s number one all-time leading breeder of performance horses, having produced 43 AQHA world and reserve world champions and the earners of more than $3.3 million.
Rose’s many other honors include induction into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the National Cutting Horse Association’s Non-Pro Hall of Fame, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
The presentation of the Galbreath Award will be made Thursday evening, November 16, at the AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City. Rose will also be at the University of Louisville campus on November 1 to deliver the Galbreath Award Lecture.
The Galbreath Award is named for the late John W. Galbreath (1897 – 1988), an Ohio native who was the first to breed and race winners of both the Kentucky Derby and the English Derby. Galbreath, a longtime chairman of Churchill Downs, founded Darby Dan Farm in 1935. The leading Thoroughbred breeding establishment, near Lexington, Kentucky, is still owned and operated by Galbreath’s family.
Previous Galbreath recipients include Frank Vessels III, D. Wayne Lukas, William Morris, Denny Gentry, John Lyons, Tom Meeker, Judith Forbis, John Bell, Cot Campbell, David Willmot, Ami Shinitzky, Brian Mehl, Ted Bassett, Robert Clay, Tom Joy and John R. Gaines.