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AQHA-NCHA Weekend Locations Announced

aqha-ncha-weekendThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) recently announced the locations of this year's AQHA-NCHA Weekend events. AQHA-NCHA Weekend is set for June 5-7 in 25 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

Petition For Rehearing En Banc Filed In Cloning Lawsuit

On Jan. 27, 2015, the Plaintiffs, Jason Abraham and Dr. Gregg Veneklasen, filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. For the Plaintiffs to be seeking rehearing “en banc” simply means that the Plaintiffs would like for all of the active judges of the Fifth Circuit to rehear the case that was decided originally by the three-judge panel of Judges Jolly, Jones, and Africk (the Panel).

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AQHA Cowtown Showdown Takes Over Fort Worth

LyleLovettSingLyle Lovett performing the national anthemThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) welcomed its members to Fort Worth, Texas, on March 6-9 for the 2015 AQHA Convention. In honor of the association’s 75th year, the city of Fort Worth presented locals and convention attendees with a unique event – the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown. For those who were not able to attend in person, RFD-TV will broadcast the event March 11 at 8 p.m. CST.

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Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown

cowtownshowdownThe American Quarter Horse Association invites you to celebrate its 75th anniversary by attending the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown, Presented by the city of Fort Worth, during the 2015 AQHA Convention in Fort Worth. Watch the world’s greatest cowboys compete in cutting, reining, ranch horse, cow horse and more! The Cowtown Showdown, which will start at 5 p.m. on March 7 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, showcases the American Quarter Horse and top professionals in the equine industry.

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AQHA Novice Championships Moves To Virginia Horse Center

virginia-horse-center-300The Virginia Horse Center • Courtesy of the Virginia Horse Center FoundationThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) recently announced the Virginia Horse Center (VHC) has officially been awarded the bid for the 2015 AQHA Nutrena East Level 1 (Novice) Championships. The AQHA East Level 1 Championships will make the move from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to Lexington, Virginia, for the 2015 edition of the show, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

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Court Rules In The AQHA’s Favor In Cloning Appeal

cloneoffspringThe AQHA does not have to register clones or their offspring, according to a Jan. 14 appellate court ruling.In a ruling of international significance in the horse industry, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Jan. 14, overturned an earlier court decision that found the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) violated antitrust laws by barring cloned quarter horses from its registry. The ruling means that the AQHA will not have to register cloned quarter horses.

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Goodbye to Texas Kicker

TexasKickerTexas Kicker, pictured with Dick & Brenda Pieper • Photo by Harold CamptonOn Sept. 26, Dick and Brenda Pieper said goodbye to Texas Kicker. The 1987 chestnut stallion (Colonel Freckles x Angels Rosie x Mr Gold 95) was euthanized and laid to rest at Pieper Ranch in Marietta, Okla.

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Jack Medows & Surprizentheprincess Take On A New Challenge At AQHYA World Show

Surprizentheprincess JMedows 13WSurprizentheprincess & Jack Medows at the 2014 NRHA Derby • Photo by WaltenberryWhen it comes to diversity in the horse industry, Cuba, Mo., resident Jack Medows has got a firm handle on it. The 16-year-old has shown his reining mare Surprizentheprincess to numerous victories in the last year and, just recently, he showed her to win his first American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) Performance Halter Mare World Championship.