The 2018-19 AQHA Executive Committee was elected in early March at the AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Left to right: Norman Luba, Stan Weaver, Dr. Jim Heird, Butch Wise and Dr. Scott Myers. • Photo courtesy of AQHA.

Montana Rancher, Texas A&M Professor Elected To AQHA Executive Committee

A long-time Montana rancher and the coordinator of Texas A&M University’s Equine Initiative were recently elected onto the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee.

Deadline Looms For AQHA Fee Increase

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) members who want to get paperwork completed before the association’s new fee structure takes effect are running out of time to beat the deadline.   The association’s new fee structure, which includes increases regarding embryo transfers and other services, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.   With only a […]
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Court Rules In The AQHA’s Favor In Cloning Appeal

cloneoffspringThe AQHA does not have to register clones or their offspring, according to a Jan. 14 appellate court ruling.In a ruling of international significance in the horse industry, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Jan. 14, overturned an earlier court decision that found the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) violated antitrust laws by barring cloned quarter horses from its registry. The ruling means that the AQHA will not have to register cloned quarter horses.

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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.

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Investing In Gen Z

art-catherine-nicholsArt and Catherine Nichols of Wagonhound Land & LivestockGeneration Z – they’re the Google Generation, the iGeneration and Generation Now. But most importantly, sitting in front of tablets, cell phones and on-demand TV are the curious minds of future horsemen and women.

“When you look at children ages 5-9 years old, their ultimate love for horses is not reining, cutting, Western or English. It’s a unicorn, a My Little Pony and a Breyer horse,” explained Todd Branson, the director of youth development for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). So how should a parent fuel the interest of a youngster that is captivated by horses?