Longtime 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, 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.
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.Anticipation was high for the
After 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.
The 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.
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
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.
University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management beginning May 1. Stowe, an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics, follows Ed Squires as the leader of the multidisciplinary equine program that serves as a gateway to all equine activities in the college.Jill Stowe has been named director of
The 40th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is scheduled for Nov. 9-22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), Louisville, Ken. Planning for this year’s event is underway. Individual breed show dates will be finalized soon.