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NCMC Professor Emeritus Bill Hinkebein Inducted into Hall of Fame

September 28, 2017


North Central Missouri College Professor Emeritus Bill Hinkebein has recently been inducted into the Missouri Fox Trotter Hall of Fame. Bill was recognized for this award due to his miles of trail completions through the North American Trail Ride Association (NATRC), and for his ability to raise, train, and show his registered Fox Trotter horses.

Bill began teaching at NCMC in 1978 and was an instrumental figure in the development of the agriculture program. After 25 years of teaching at the college, Bill was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 2003. Bill continues to teach for NCMC as an adjunct instructor in the Equine Science program.

“Bill is a great equine instructor for our college, and I am pleased he has been recognized in his field of expertise,” said, Dr. Lenny Klaver, President. “He knows horses, and he has a long history of teaching at the collegiate level. Both of these are great assets for our program. He is an excellent mentor for not only our students but faculty as well.”

Over his career, Bill has won 21 national championships on ten different horses and a total of 14,000 miles of competition. No one in NATRC has ever accomplished such an honor. Bill continues to teach and show hundreds of people the advantage and versatility of riding and owning a Missouri Fox Trotter horse breed.

To learn more about the NCMC Equine Science program, visit or contact Rustin Jumps, Agriculture Instructor at 660-359-3948 x1336.

Photo: Bill Hinkebein, Professor Emeritus at NCMC, has recently been inducted into the Missouri Fox Trotter Hall of Fame. Bill (right) is with the president of the Missouri Fox Trotters Horse Breed Association Aaron Stanifer (left)