Entries open for Congress Super Sale, Stakes Sale

Entries are now being accepted for the 51st Annual Congress Super Sale, according to Mike Jennings of the Professional Horse Services, LLC, management team. “The Congress Super Sale has proven to be the best Show Horse Auction in America, with the largest crowd to attend any horse auction in the Country.  The 2017 Super Sale […]

AQHA replacing rope gates with metal gates in Trail

AQHA replacing rope gates with metal gates in Trail

If you and your horse are used to opening and closing a metal gate, that maneuver will come in handy, as the American Quarter Horse Association is replacing rope gates with metal gates in Trail classes at two AQHA world championship shows this year. Exhibitors can view an example on AQHA’s Youtube channel of the  type […]

Tom Powers Futurity opens today in Michigan with wide range of classes

Tom Powers Futurity opens today in Michigan with wide range of classes

The Tom Powers Futurity, now in its 38th year got started today with great weather, great competition and great prizes. Stall rentals this year are about the same as last year, according to founder Tom Powers. The event is one of the largest and longest-running futurities in the world. A pre-futurity was featured on Sunday […]

Legendary AQHA show horse Zippo LTD dies at the age of 30 in Texas

Legendary AQHA show horse Zippo LTD dies at the age of 30 in Texas

Zippo LTD, one of the American Quarter Horse Association’s most decorated show horses of all time, has died at the age of 30. Julia Taylor Cheek, of Dallas, Texas purchased Zippo LTD in 2000, earned many of his youth and amateur points and World and Congress titles and owned him until his death. “It’s with […]

Whitney Wilson, Wisely Lopin win Little Futurity Non-Pro Slot Class

Whitney Wilson, Wisely Lopin win Little Futurity Non-Pro Slot Class

Whitney Wilson, of Zanesville, Ohio rode away with $3,808 on Tuesday in the Non-Pro 3 & Over Slot Class aboard Wisely Lopin, to close out the 2017 Little Futurity in Raleigh, North Carolina. A total of seven horses competed in the class open to horses that had not earned $7,500 by the start of the […]

It’s A Pretty Thing wins slot class at Little Futurity with Aaron Moses

It’s A Pretty Thing wins slot class at Little Futurity with Aaron Moses

  Aaron Moses rode It’s A Pretty Thing to a win in the NSBA Southern Oaks $1,000 Novice Horse Western Pleasure Slot Class at the Little Futurity tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina, taking home a check for $9,928. Sired by It’s A Southern Thing and out of Pine Ventures, Its A Pretty Thing is hot off […]

Marsh, O’Brien new Findlay directors

Marsh, O’Brien new Findlay directors

Two long time instructors in the University of Findlay’s Western Equestrian Program will now serve in director roles, according to Darin Fields, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. Meri (Sheffler) Marsh, is interim director of Equestrian Studies and Equine Management, while Art O’Brien is director of the Western Equestrian Program. Joining the western program as […]

Tar Heel Triple Classic brings AQHA and NSBA competitors to Raleigh

Tar Heel Triple Classic brings AQHA and NSBA competitors to Raleigh

The Tar Heel Triple Classic is welcoming exhibitors to Raleigh, North Carolina this week for two AQHA show circuits which bookend The Little Futurity, one of the premier futurities of the show season. A new format this year calls for nine AQHA sanctioned shows spread across eight days. Action got started on Thursday with four-day […]

AQHA to consider ban of Lasix

While the American Quarter Horse Association recognizes the therapeutic benefits of the drug furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, to help mitigate the occurrence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in racehorses, the AQHA Executive Committee recently asked the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to review the proposed prohibition of Lasix for show horses, set to be effective […]

Animal Welfare Recommendations Approved

Animal Welfare Recommendations Approved

The AQHA Executive Committee approved several recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission at the 2017 AQHA Convention. The recommendations ranged from adding specific medications to the AQHA forbidden drugs or substances list to creating educational efforts for specific animal-handling procedures to a recommendation to use all drug- and animal welfare-related fines to support the […]

The Littles welcome son

The Littles welcome son

Josh Little and his wife, Dr. Nikki Wheeler-Little, welcomed their first child, a son, today. The new arrival, named Cade, is the grandson of Little Futurity founders Larry and Gale Little. Josh Little, owns and operates Josh Little Rope Horses in Mebane, North Carolina. Dr. Wheeler is from Ashland, Kentucky and went to veterinary school at […]

AQHA acts on committee recommendations

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee met April 24-26 in Amarillo to review the standing-committee recommendations approved at the 2017 AQHA Convention by the AQHA Board of Directors, with the exception of those related to bylaw changes and rules of registration, for which final approval lies with the board of directors. Even though some […]

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