AQHA Files Appeal In Cloning Case

AQHA LogoOn Sept. 23, the last day possible, attorneys for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, in Amarillo, Texas, indicating the AQHA will contest the court’s recent ruling ordering it to change its rules to accept the registration of cloned Quarter Horses.

Judge Denies the AQHA Again

An Amarillo federal judge on Friday denied another bid by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to overturn a court order requiring it to register cloned quarter horses and their offspring.

The association filed legal briefs Friday claiming that the plaintiffs did not offer a legally sufficient basis to support their trial claims that the AQHA violated federal and state antitrust law by barring clones. But U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson again ruled against the association.


Judge Orders the AQHA to Register Clones

TwoSocksTwo Socks, a clone, is now eligible for registration with the American Quarter Horse Association.An Amarillo federal judge on Thursday ordered the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to change its rules to begin registering quarter horse clones and their offspring.

Judge Orders the AQHA to Pay Cloning Legal Fees

On Monday, Aug. 19, U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson signed an order granting the plaintiffs’ application for attorneys’ fees totaling nearly $900,000 in the ongoing cloning lawsuit against the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).

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Jury Deliberating Cloning Case

veneklasen abrahamDr. Gregg Veneklasen and Jason AbrahamAn Amarillo federal court jury will resume deliberations Monday in an antitrust trial pitting horse cloning proponents against the American Quarter Horse Association.

Jurors deliberated two hours Friday before deciding to return to deliberations Monday.


Clone Trial Set To Begin July 16

TwoSocksTwo Socks, a 2007 clone of the 1980 stallion Jae Bar FletchThe civil court case set to decide whether cloned horses can or cannot be registered with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has a July 8 docket call in an Amarillo, Texas federal courtroom.

UPDATE: On July 8, an unrelated case was scheduled to be heard prior to the cloning lawsuit. According to attorneys involved in the case, the cloning case is now scheduled to start on July 16, a date that could be pushed back slightly depending on the court's timeliness in wrapping up the preceding case. 


Calvyn Loree Dies

CalvynLoreeCalvyn M. Loree passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Cal and his wife Rosemarie of Loree Quarter Horses were perhaps best known in American Quarter Horse circles as long time halter horse breeders and owners/exhibitors of such famous horses as Coosa, Ima Cool Skip, CRL Shesa Cool Coosa, and Perpetualism. Cal and Rosemarie began showing halter horses in Canada in the 1980s, where they fitted all their horses themselves before asking a local trainer to show them.


AQHA Cloning Lawsuit One Step Closer To Trial

sllclonesA continuing lawsuit will determine if clones can be registered with the AQHA.A May 1 court-ordered mediation session in the cloning lawsuit involving the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and two Texas horsemen took place as scheduled, but it did not produce a settlement, court records state.