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APHA Announces Changes To Youth World Show

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Feb. 2012 - In preparation for the upcoming 2012 American Junior Paint Horse Association’s (AjPHA) Youth World Championship Show, to be held June 22-30, 2012, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the organization put into action suggestions made over the past several years to make the Youth World Show more exhibitor-friendly, more pocketbook-friendly, and more fun.

Where Are Cattle Prices Headed?

Written by QHN Staff on .

According to FarmProgress, "Based on survey responses from feedlots with more than 1,000 head capacity, USDA estimated cattle on feed Jan. 1, 2013 totaled 11.861 million head. The data indicate U.S. feedlots with capacities of over 1,000 head placed a total of 1.490 million fewer cattle in 2012 than in 2011."

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Equine Champions for Christ Hosts Free Cutting Clinic

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champs_for_christInvesting in the youth of a sport is a strong step toward a powerful and productive future. Kenny and Jo Hague, the founders of Equine Champions For Christ, understand this concept and have dedicated hours of effort to teaching equestrian youth. Through their work teaching Christian leadership with free instructional clinics, they have helped youth from across the country to achieve their goals, to learn the skills of their discipline and to become future rodeo stars with a devotion to Christianity.

Billy Smith Hired As APHA Executive Director

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Billy Smith
After a three-month national search that reviewed more than 40 candidates, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has named longtime equine association executive Billy Smith as its new executive director to lead APHA into its second 50 years of operation.

American Quarter Horse Association Leveling Program

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aqha_logoThe American Quarter Horse Association recently announced the point ranges that will determine a rider’s or horse’s competition level for two 2012 test pilot shows per the new AQHA leveling program. Full leveling will go into effect in 2013.

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