Five years ago a heartfelt movement began to sweep through the performance horse community. From a small beginning, the roots of a charitable entity found purchase and the result is little short of astounding. Rein In Cancer came to be through the efforts of three committed women, Shorty Koger, Tracie Anderson and Cheryl (Magoteaux) Cody. Each was new to fundraising but each of their lives had been touched by cancer and they all had very personal reasons to tackle a new project.
Are you ready to hoof it to Las Vegas? The 2012 AQHA Convention March 9-12 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is just around the corner and slated to be one of the largest ever.
In the February 15, 2012, issue of Quarter Horse News, we presented a list of six-figure cutting, weekend cutting, reining and reined cow horse dams – producers whose foals have won $100,000 or more. In cutting, weekend cutting and reining, the volume of producers whose foals had put them above that mark were too great to fit in the pages dedicated to the six-figure dams. Here, you will find the remaining mares who couldn’t fit in the pages, but who have achieved the impressive title of Equi-Stat Six-Figure Dam.
Recognizing that animal welfare is the single-most important issue facing the equine industry today, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee has appointed the 12-member AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, which met February 6-8 in Dallas.
AQHA is now offering a genetic disease panel test. Genetic diseases cause emotional and financial pain for horse owners and breeders. To help breeders make informed decisions, AQHA now offers a panel test for five genetic diseases – glycogen branching enzyme deficiency, heredity equine regional dermal asthenia, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, malignant hyperthermia and polysaccharide storage myopathy.
During their first 2012 meeting, the National Reining Horse Association board of directors approved for NRHA Germany to be named an NRHA National Affiliate Association and a member of NRHA’s International Affiliate Program.