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NEW Yearling Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Session Added to QH Congress Super Sale

NEW Yearling Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Session Added to QH Congress Super Sale

A $10,000 purse is guaranteed by OQHA for the 2019 Hunter Under Saddle Sale Stakes Class for 2 year-olds. Once 15 horses pay the nomination fees, the purse will grow larger.

Original Cowboy Purchased by Jeff Burley and Dakota Cotner

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Original Cowboy Purchased by Jeff Burley and Dakota Cotner

“I think he’s one of the up and coming stallions for all-around horses, and this will open up a whole new avenue for him.”

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House Approves $5 Million For Equine Assisted Therapy to Aid Veterans

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House Approves $5 Million For Equine Assisted Therapy to Aid Veterans

The funding will enable an expansion of services that use equine-assisted therapy in conjunction with mental health care treatment and services to veterans.

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Your 2018 Triple Crown Champion is Justify!

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Your 2018 Triple Crown Champion is Justify!

In 1919, Sir Barton won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes to achieve what’s considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse. Today, almost 100 years later, Longines had the honor of timing Justify’s win at the Belmont Stakes, marking a Triple Crown victory that has only happened 12 times before.

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Charity Working to Help Equines Affected by Guatemala Volcano

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Charity Working to Help Equines Affected by Guatemala Volcano

Guatemala is home to 228,000 horses, donkeys, and mules – the highest number of equines in any Central American country.  Guatemala is also home to 16.3 million people, with more than 9% of the population living below the international poverty line. Much of the working equine population in Guatemala is used for transporting agricultural products such as corn, beans and wood and for carrying water from wells to homes.

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1 Person and 9 Horses Die in Fatal Crash Days Before Competition

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1 Person and 9 Horses Die in Fatal Crash Days Before Competition

The Quarter Horse News recently relayed the sad news of a fatal crash that involved a horse transport vehicle just days prior to the Australian NCHA Futurity. Sadly, one person was killed, two were injured, and nine horse were euthanized at the site of the accident.

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Performance Halter Rule at 2019 Adequan Select World

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Performance Halter Rule at 2019 Adequan Select World

a. earn the required number of points to qualify for Select Amateur Performance Halter at the AQHA Select World Show OR show at ten (10) shows in a performance halter class during the qualifying period (shows will be counted by show numbers on a one-horse/one-exhibitor basis);

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NY Times/Chron of the Horse Release Stories About Late Equestrian Coach Accused of Molesting Students

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NY Times/Chron of the Horse Release Stories About Late Equestrian Coach Accused of Molesting Students

Interviews conducted with 38 former students, grooms, trainers, and members of his local Riding Club reveal the extent of the abuse that spanned decades and was often overlooked by disbelieving parents who were more concerned with what Williams’ status and skills as a horse trainer could do for their children, many of whom had dreams of competing at the Olympics. 

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Authorities Believe More Than $150,000 in Tack Stolen From IN Horse Show Was Result of “Targeted Attack”

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Authorities Believe More Than $150,000 in Tack Stolen From IN Horse Show Was Result of “Targeted Attack”

The items that were stolen include custom Western and English show and work saddles, show pads, halters, show clothing, and headstalls. Brands include Harris, Blue Ribbon, Wenger, Show and Tell, and more. Rebecca Baker, the President of the Henry County Saddle Club has confirmed that round-the-clock security has been hired and more security cameras will be installed. 

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AQHA Newly Approved Show Rules Effective 2019

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AQHA Newly Approved Show Rules Effective 2019

Amend SHW452.4 WESTERN RIDING to read: First maneuver – walk at least 15 feet from the start cone to the first marker, transition to jog, jog over log. On western riding patterns 1, 3, 5 and Level 1 pattern 1, the start cone should be placed a minimum of 15 feet before the first pattern marker. On western riding patterns 2, 4 and Level 1 patterns 2 and 4, the start cone should be placed even with the first pattern marker.

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