If You Can, Will You?

In the magazine business, time can be your worst enemy when it comes to distributing the news. Daily newspapers always have a jump on even twice-monthly periodicals like Quarter Horse News. We make up for the delay in printed material by offering immediate and up-to-date news via our website (quarterhorsenews.com) and our Facebook page (facebook.com/quarterhorsenews), or by sharing in-depth articles from our sister publication, the Amarillo Globe-News. Sometimes, however, the news just has bad timing. Like today.

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NCHA Summer Spectacular Sales Conclude

mklolliepopHighest-seller MK Lollie Pop • Photo by Jim ArnoldThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Sales took place in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 2-3, with three strong sales offering yearlings, a production sale and mixed stock. A total of 184 horses went through the ring, with 155 selling (84 percent) for a net average of $10,205. That’s an increase of 15 percent over last year’s net average, which is a good sign for the market heading into the fall sale season.

Self-Maintenance

Top performance requires top condition. Whether a car, a horse, or ourselves, if we hope to achieve peak performance, we have to ensure the vehicle to success is well maintained. Most elite athletes are aware of the need to take care of themselves to produce consistent results in competition. Those of us involved in equestrian sports, however, tend to neglect our own needs with the assumption that our horse must be in peak condition for success in the pen.

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Hearing set for Monday in cloning case

AQHA LogoTwo area horse breeders who won a jury verdict last month in a federal antitrust lawsuit against the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) will square off again with the AQHA Monday in an Amarillo court hearing on the future of horse cloning.

Last month, an Amarillo federal court jury found the AQHA and one of its committees violated two sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act and Texas statutes by barring cloned horses from the organization’s registry. Jurors also found that the AQHA’s actions harmed the plaintiffs’ business, but the jury awarded no damages in the case.

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Adequan® Supply Update

adequanLuitpold Animal Health, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufacturers of Adequan® IM, Adequan® IA, and Adequan® Canine provide the following supply interruption update:

In 2012, Luitpold renovated and upgraded its Shirley, New York manufacturing facility as part of its commitment to improving the quality of its operations. These renovations affected Luitpold’s ability to manufacture and release Adequan®, resulting in the current shortages that exist in the marketplace.

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This Week’s Winner of the Omega Alpha Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest

cutterfillyPhoto by Marilyn BowlingCongratulations to Marilyn Bowling of Oasis Ranch in Herald, California!! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha Equine Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Marilyn submitted this caption: “A palomino filly by Yellow Roan Of Texas out of Everywhere A Nic Nic. Owned by Oasis Ranch, Inc. at the time photo was taken.”

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Cornbread Thinks: Them, They and Us

Jimmy BankstonWell, Cornbread and Buttermilk went to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Convention. The overall tone was excellent and upbeat with plenty of signs of growth. The best convention I ever attended. It was a chore, even living 10 minutes away, ’til I walked in and was at peace. Family – it’s a very good thing.