Horses Help Future Doctors Develop Bedside Manner

Rancher and neurosurgeon Allan Hamilton is bridging the gap between tomorrow’s doctors and quality bedside manner with the help of his horses. Read more about how Dr. Hamilton teaches his first-year students with this story from the Today Show.
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Bill Neel Dies At 84

 

billneel apha webLongtime American Paint Horse Association (APHA) member and Hall of Fame inductee Bill Neel of North Bend, Oregon—formerly of Central Point, Oregon, and Davis, California—died May 5 in Coos Bay, Oregon. He was 84.

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Mary Ann Rapp Tops $4 Million In Non-Pro Earnings

MaryAnnToyEngineMary Ann Rapp and Toy EngineMary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, recently became the first person to earn more than $4 million as a Non-Pro cutting rider.

Rapp headed into the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes, held March 28-April 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, with non-pro earnings of $3,998,673, according to Equi-Stat. She topped the $4 million mark by picking up another $35,433 at the limited-age show in Will Rogers Coliseum.

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Broodmare Tops Griffin Dispersal At $240,000

kachinaoakolenaHighest-seller Kachina Oak OlenaAnticipation was high for the Griffin Quarter Horses Complete Dispersal Sale, held April 6 in Ardmore, Okla. Well-known in the reining horse industry, Griffin Quarter Horses has produced some of the world’s top reiners and has captured several world titles. The complete dispersal featured not only horses, but also the ranch, equipment and tack. A total of 79 horses passed through the sale ring. Total gross sales were $1,468,600 with an overall average of $18,590.

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Linda Pape Passes Away

LindaPape-nrhaLinda Pape in 1990After a short hospital stay, Linda Pape, 72, passed away on April 30 at the Hospice of Dayton. A celebration of life will be held at Stonewall Farm, Wilmington, Ohio from 5 to 8pm on Friday, May 10.

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Himes Named NRHA Interim Executive Director

bethhimes-nrhaBeth HimesThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has named an Interim NRHA Executive Director: Beth Himes of Millersport, Ohio. The Board of Directors voted unanimously for Himes to serve as interim executive director as provided for in the NRHA Bylaws. Himes also will uphold her current duties as president.

2013 NCHA Super Stakes Sale

NCHA Super Stakes Sale
Held April 16, 2013
122 horses catalogued • 111 horses offered
$1,401,750 gross for a $12,628 average
80 sold (72%), $738,750 net, $9,234 average and $8,000 median

Southwestern Exposition And Livestock Show Hold Annual Meeting

The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show’s membership gathered yesterday for their annual meeting that encompassed annual reports and addressed business matters pertaining to the 2013 Show. The annual meeting also allowed for the election of officers, four new executive committee members, seven new directors and the elevation of five honorary vice presidents.