Hearing set for Monday in cloning case

AQHA LogoTwo area horse breeders who won a jury verdict last month in a federal antitrust lawsuit against the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) will square off again with the AQHA Monday in an Amarillo court hearing on the future of horse cloning.

Last month, an Amarillo federal court jury found the AQHA and one of its committees violated two sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act and Texas statutes by barring cloned horses from the organization’s registry. Jurors also found that the AQHA’s actions harmed the plaintiffs’ business, but the jury awarded no damages in the case.

Adequan® Supply Update

adequanLuitpold Animal Health, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufacturers of Adequan® IM, Adequan® IA, and Adequan® Canine provide the following supply interruption update:

In 2012, Luitpold renovated and upgraded its Shirley, New York manufacturing facility as part of its commitment to improving the quality of its operations. These renovations affected Luitpold’s ability to manufacture and release Adequan®, resulting in the current shortages that exist in the marketplace.

This Week's Winner of the Omega Alpha Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest

cutterfillyPhoto by Marilyn BowlingCongratulations to Marilyn Bowling of Oasis Ranch in Herald, California!! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha Equine Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Marilyn submitted this caption: “A palomino filly by Yellow Roan Of Texas out of Everywhere A Nic Nic. Owned by Oasis Ranch, Inc. at the time photo was taken.”

Buzzted & Sean Flynn’s 225 Dominates Summer Spectacular Derby Open Finals

Buzzted SeanFlynn MT 13Buzzted and Sean FlynnAfter his 225 score aboard Buzzted won Aug. 3’s Derby Open finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, Sean Flynn’s only regret was the pair had not competed at spring’s NCHA Super Stakes in the same arena.

Kevin Murray & Travelin Smooth Continue Hot Streak In Summer Spectacular Derby Non-Pro Finals

KMurray MCooper Travis 13Kevin Murray (left) with Travelin Smooth and Michael CooperCollege senior Kevin Murray and Travelin Smooth won for the second night in a row Aug. 3 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular. This time they topped the Derby Non-Pro finals with a 221 to earn $20,870.

Kevin Murray & Travelin Smooth Win Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Non-Pro Finals

KMurray TravelinSmooth 13 MT 300x201Kevin Murray (right) and Travelin Smooth with parents Brian and Karen Murray and loper Jessica HammKevin Murray and Travelin Smooth, winners of Aug. 2’s Derby Limited Non-Pro finals with a 220 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, had never competed together until the July 13-Aug. 3 Fort Worth show.

Glenn Barlow & Mr Connerey Crowned Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Non-Pro Champs

GBarlow MrConnerey 13 MTGlenn and Joy Barlow with Mr ConnereyGlenn Barlow and a homebred horse named after the star of several James Bond movies competed last and best during Thursday’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Non-Pro finals.

Youth Reiners Score Big With Scholarships

NRHA logo BWThe Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) is excited to announce the recipients of more than $10,000 in academic and need-based scholarships for seven youth members: Christi Gordon, Alexis Daggett, Blair Willette, Holly Lauth, Sarah McEntire, Taran Koch, and Amasa Smith.

Cullen Chartier and DMAC Spoonbill Win NCHA Summer Spectacular John Deere Open

CChartier AChalmers DMACSpoonbill 13 MTCullen Chartier and DMAC Spoonbill with Alannah ChalmersWeatherford, Texas trainer Cullen Chartier, 26, guided gelding DMAC Spoonbill to a John Deere Open victory Aug. 30 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular to pick up his first Fort Worth limited-age title.