Reyzurbetsonthiscat Collects Championship in Augusta

craigthompsonReyzurbetsonthiscat carried Craig Thompson to the Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old Open Championship. • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe 4-Year-Old Open finals, held the evening of Jan. 21, wrapped up the last day of the Augusta Futurity. With 20 horses vying for the title and two bunches of tough cattle, the finals proved difficult, but Reyzurbetsonthiscat overcame the challenges and took home his latest title to add to his collection.

Miss Berrie Smooth Tops Augusta Futurity Horse Sale

missberriesmoothMiss Berrie Smooth brought a purchase price of $17,500, making her the highest seller during the Augusta Futurity Horse Sale.The Augusta Futurity Horse Sale, held in Augusta, Georgia, at the James Brown Arena on Jan. 21, listed 32 performance prospects and broodmares in the sale book. Horses were displayed either in hand or on cattle, and the arena was full of interested buyers.

Dont Stopp Believin Tops Augusta Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Classic Open

philrappDont Stopp Believin & Phil Rapp • Photo by Kristin PitzerThanks in part to the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting being held with the Augusta Futurity, numbers were up at this year’s event, and many familiar names and faces returned to compete at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. The 5/6-Year-Old Classic Open finals were filled with a lot of big names, promising a competitive class.

Inaugural NRHA European Summit Held in Belgium

The first National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Summit was held in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 16-17. Thirty-two representatives from 13 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands) met in the capital of the European Union. By the end of the two days, “unity” was the meeting’s key word.

Reflection and the Future

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Isn’t it just awesome that foaling coincides with the New Year! God truly does love horses; gestation is 11 months and breeding season starts the first week of February. Coincidence? Nope, God is a horseman, for sure!

OQHA Convention & Hall of Fame Ceremony Rescheduled

OQHA-312Due to inclement weather expected in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) Convention and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that was originally slated for Jan. 13-14 will be held Jan. 27-28. The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize outstanding individuals and horses whose contributions involving the American Quarter Horse significantly impacted Oklahoma’s equine industry.

The 2017 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees being honored at the event include Wayne Halvorson, Ray Kimsey, Carl Pevehouse, Bill Price, Eastex, Mr Master Bug, Perpetualism and the Lazy E Ranch. Don Earl LaPorte will receive the Bud Breeding Spirit Award.

How Much Do You Know About PPID?

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID, has been called ‘equine Cushing’s disease’ by horse owners and veterinarians for years. As more information is learned about it, the clinical signs of PPID are becoming more recognizable in horses. However, there are still several other misconceptions or myths about the disease.