AQHA Announces Plan to Appeal Cloning Verdict

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has released a statement saying the organization will “take any and all necessary legal steps to overturn” a jury’s verdict that ruled the AQHA was in violation of anti-trust laws. See the full statement here.

Giving, And Saying, Thanks

As I write this, the North Texas area has been enjoying a much-needed, drought-fighting rain that is going on its third straight day. While there are a few detractors who moan and grumble about the overcast weather, most people have been expressing an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the downpour. They are giving thanks.

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Smooth Strategy and Phil Hanson’s 224 Tops NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open

Havey Kyle Kix Barbara Phil SumSpec 13Phil Hanson (right) was presented with the Derby Gelding Open award by NCHA President Barbara Brooks and her husband, country music performer Kix Brooks. Smooth Strategy's owners, Havey and Kyle Manion (left) were there to join in.A couple hours after securing a spot in the Derby Non-Pro semifinals with his owner, Smooth Strategy marked a career-best 224 and carried trainer Phil Hanson to a victory in July 31’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open finals.

AQHA Loses Cloning Lawsuit

TwoSocksClones such as this one may soon be able to be registered with the AQHA.A 10-person, Amarillo, Texas, federal court jury unanimously ruled today that the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) violated the rights of two horse owners by not letting them register their cloned horses.

At the same time, the jury did not award any financial damages to the two plaintiffs, Canadian, Texas rancher Jason Abraham and Amarillo veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen. The verdict also does not compel the AQHA to start allowing the registration of clones. Attorneys for the plaintiffs, though, said it opens the door for an upcoming ruling by the judge regarding whether the AQHA has to register clones and their offspring.


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