* John Harris, longtime Western Colorado equine veterinarian, first veterinarian to perform colic surgery between Denver and Salt Lake City, trainer and mentor to many other veterinarians, Grand Junction, Colorado.
* Dr. Harold Haven, breeder, trainer and shower of top Arabian horses for many years, past president of both state and national Arabian organizations. Grand Junction, Colorado.
* Mining mules and horses, thousands of unnamed equines that were critical in development of the Colorado Plateau Region through their work in hard-rock mines, coal mines, even uranium mines in the 19th and 20th centuries.
* Mesa County Sheriff's Posse, a group of volunteer horsemen associated with local sheriff's department who for more than 50 ears have worked on search and rescue, sponsored an annual rodeo, encouraged youth horse activities and provided an arena for equine competition.