Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Amarillo granted in part AQHA’s Motion for Stay of Equitable Relief Pending Appeal. The effect of the order is that pending resolution of AQHA’s appeal, AQHA is not required to register clones or their offspring. While AQHA is not required to register clones or their offspring pending the outcome of the appeal, the order also specifies that AQHA must immediately develop appropriate rules for the registration of clones and their offspring.
During the last week, the Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show. This year, 54 contenders competed for the Farnam All-Around Amateur award.
The Bryan-College Station area has been selected to host the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup on July 4-13, 2014. Teams, youth and their families representing nearly 20 nations from around the globe will descend upon Bryan-College Station for nearly two full weeks next summer in hopes of claiming the biennial youth world team championship in horseback riding.
Ever wonder how all the decisions are made for the American Quarter Horse Association or what actually happens inside the Association building? Watch AQHA’s new web-based talk show, “The All-Around,” which is your inside track to all things AQHA.
AQHA filed its Notice of Appeal, which will begin the appellate process as the case heads to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. As previously announced, on August 22, 2013, the judge in the cloning lawsuit issued a final judgment ordering AQHA to immediately begin registering clones and their offspring.
AQHA designed a show program that’s enjoyable for every level of rider and their American Quarter Horse, from Rookie competitors to weekend warriors. With fun and exciting new classes like ranch pleasure and boxing, an AQHA show is the perfect venue to test your skills with your American Quarter Horse.
To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis have named the Matador Ranch of Matador, Texas, the recipient of the 2013 Best Remuda Award.
The American Quarter Horse Association and its production partners are pleased to announce the development of a web-based video series about young riders and horses. The videos will be featured on Take Me Riding, a new digital platform designed to interest young children in horses and encourage them to ride. This recently renamed platform, originally announced at the 2012 AQHA Convention under the project name Digital Oats, will launch in 2014.
“We are pleased to share the names of the 2014 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees,” said Don Treadway Jr., American Quarter Horse Association executive vice president. “These men and these horses have served the American Quarter Horse in different ways on their way to making history.”
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