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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VitaFlexCalling all Reiners! Vita Flex is giving you a chance to own a piece of equine history. Enter for a chance to win one of four autographed horseshoes from NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, Hall of Famer and Victory Team member Bob Avila and his World Class horses Docs Soula and Brother White.


Mentally Tough

What does it mean to be mentally tough? We hear this term a lot in sport psychology, but unless we truly understand what that means, we don't know what we are aiming for. Specifically, what is it that makes one athlete tougher than another?
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Jury Deliberating Cloning Case

veneklasen abrahamDr. Gregg Veneklasen and Jason AbrahamAn Amarillo federal court jury will resume deliberations Monday in an antitrust trial pitting horse cloning proponents against the American Quarter Horse Association.

Jurors deliberated two hours Friday before deciding to return to deliberations Monday.


Memorial Set Monday for NCHA Hall Of Famer John Carter

JohnCarterPaintMT-webJohn Carter riding Paint at the 50th Anniversary NCHA Futurity in 2011John Carter, 87, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall Of Fame member and the father of two NCHA Hall Of Fame member trainers, died Wednesday, July 24 following lingering complications from an injury early this year. A memorial service will take place Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas, at Will Rogers Coliseum.

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Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys Claim NCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Championship

Trea RiceTrea RiceFort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum was buzzing with excitement during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Youth Scholarship finals on July 25. The Junior and Senior divisions saw a total 53 entries, and the young riders from all over competed for championship honors. In the Senior Youth Scholarship finals, it was Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys who bested the field to take home the victory title.
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Shannon McCoy Named NCHA Senior Youth World Champion

Pepcorn SMcCoy 13AHShannon McCoy and PepcornThe youth competitors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) gave it all they had during the Youth World Finals, held in conjunction with the Summer Spectacular, Wednesday, July 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. The top 15 youth cutters from the junior and senior divisions rode in three go-rounds, trying for the coveted world title. Shannon McCoy and Aubrey Pigg were within one point of each other, but in the end it was McCoy who took the National Youth Cutting Horse Association World Championship.

Robert Tieperman & Matthew Dedden Share Derby Amateur Win

RobertTiepermanRobert Tieperman & Sugar FatzThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Amateur finals were all squeezed into a single day of cutting in Will Rogers Coliseum. The morning of July 24 in Fort Worth kicked off with the Derby Amateur, where Robert Tieperman and Matthew Dedden tied for the Championship.