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APHA World Show Qualifications Change For 2013

painthorseThe Executive Committee of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently approved changes to qualification requirements – including cutting and working cow horse classes – for their World Shows. The association hosts two World Show competitions annually: the AjPHA Youth World Show in the summer, and the APHA World Show for Open and Amateur exhibitors in the fall.

APHA and Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assn. Team Up

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) have partnered to provide a host of new achievement opportunities for American Paint Horses. Beginning in April, Paints competing at select CMSA events can earn double recognition, winning prizes and accolades from both associations.

AQHA Convention Wrap-Up

AQHA is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and present year-end awards. The 2013 AQHA Convention was March 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston. Read […]

Okla. Horse Slaughter Bill Author Denies Financial Motivation

Skye McNiel, R-Bristow, said she proposed House Bill 1999 to help the horse livestock economy and open up an outlet for people to dispose of their horses. Critics, however, call it a conflict of interest meant to boost finances at her grandparent’s horse auction, the largest in the state. Read more at The Oklahoman.
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Griffin Dispersal Set For April 6

GriffinCover1The Griffin family has decided to part ways with their lives’ work and a legacy of world-caliber reining horses. Just days after the phenomenal stallion Whiz N Tag Chex earned National Reining Horse Association Million Dollar Sire Status for his owners this past December 2012, the Griffin family, comprised of Lance, Terry and Samantha Griffin made a huge announcement: their beautiful copper-colored stallion would be offered for sale, in addition to the family’s astonishing 280-acre Oklahoma ranch, equipment and legacy of 80+ reining horses.

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Tapt Twice Tops $1 Million as Dam

TaptTwicePRappMA3Tapt Twice & Phil Rapp – Photo by Midge AmesTapt Twice, the 1999 mare (Dual Pep x Tap O Lena x Doc O’Lena) who carried her breeders and longtime owners and riders Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, to combined cutting earnings of $285,226, recently became the 15th mare to produce cutting earners of more than $1,000,000.

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Equi-Stat Open Rider Award Winner Lloyd Cox

LloydCoxLloyd CoxStandout stallions 4-year-old Hottish and 5-year-old One Time Royalty, owned by two of his clients, did much of the work establishing Lloyd Cox as cutting’s top Open earner last year. The Fort Morgan, Colo., trainer still wouldn’t have finished as the 2012 Equi-Stat Open Award winner for the third time in 10 years without strong performances by two other customers’ 3-year-olds, plus money he earned with two 4-year-olds he and his wife, Christina, owned.

“Those two horses [Hottish and One Time Royalty] did a lot of it, but most times, it is decided at the [NCHA] Futurity,” Cox said of the Equi-Stat Top Open Rider Award. “We did finish up strong.”

Cattle Feed Margins Decline Again

Cattle feeding margins declined $17 per head last week as cash sales dropped another $1 per hundredweight, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. Beef packers saw their margins improve $20 per head, leaving losses at $14.52 per head. The Sterling Beef Profit Quotient declined 47 points for the week and the industry profitability index […]
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Legends Lil Squeeze Wins Big In Gordyville

GordyvilleArenaGordyville USA wrapped up another great show for reiners on March 17.Legends Lil Squeeze wrapped up the Bluegrass Reining Stakes, featuring the Wimpys Little Step Derby and the Gordyville Breeders Derby, on March 17 with four wins totaling more than $21,000.