Win a Piece of Quarter Horse History
Enter the America’s Horse in Art Poster Sweepstakes for a chance to win a beautiful poster featuring artwork from a renowned Western artist.
The American Quarter Horse Association is giving away 30 beautiful posters in celebration of the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale taking place through November 8 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. The seventh-annual sale features the work of more than 40 world-renowned Western artists.
Sep 17, 2014, 13:12
Order Your Christmas Cards Today
Celebrate the season and your love for American Quarter Horses by ordering Christmas cards that support the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
The Foundation Christmas cards are available in three different designs at Quarter Horse Outfitters.
Sep 17, 2014, 13:11
WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas
Mark Your Calendars! WPRA World Finals October 23-26, 2014
3/24/14 The WPRA Board of Directors has approved the dates of October 23-26, 2014 for the WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas. There will be over $90,000 in added money and PESI bonus money.
Sep 12, 2014, 18:48
Yost Eyeing Year-End Title in the First Frontier Circuit
Cherokee, North Carolina--Traveling down the Eastern seaboard to get to the Seven Clans Rodeo in North Carolina was really a no-brainer for reigning First Frontier Circuit Champion Nicole Yost.
"We don't have many big rodeos in our circuit," Yost said, noting the $5,000 added purse offered by the sponsoring committee at the second year event. With co-sanctioning for the First Frontier, Yost decided to make the eight hour trip south from her home in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
Sep 12, 2014, 18:45
Last-Minute AQHA World Show Entry Options
With only a few days left to enter the AQHA World Championship Show, AQHA is here to help you get entered by offering an email and fax option.
Because entries for the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show need to be received by AQHA no later than Monday, September 15, AQHA wants to help you get entered today! We know life gets busy, so we’re making it easier to take the next step to becoming an AQHA world champion.
Sep 12, 2014, 18:42
More than 4,500 horses, other animals quarantined in vesicular stomatitis outbreak
While early cases in Texas have sputtered out, new cases and quarantines in Colorado are still erupting.
An outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has forced the quarantine of more than 330 locations in Colorado and Texas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health and Plant Inspection Service. More than 4,500 animals are at risk, with 312 showing signs as of Sept. 10.
Sep 12, 2014, 16:29
Corn spots: Study finds important genes in defense response
When corn plants come under attack from a pathogen, they sometimes respond by killing their own cells near the site of the attack, committing "cell suicide" to thwart further damage from the attacker. This cell sacrifice can cause very small, often microscopic, spots or lesions on the plant. Researchers have now scoured the corn genome to find candidate genes that control this important defense response.
Sep 12, 2014, 16:14
Infectious prion protein discovered in urine of patients with variant
The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in animals – also known as Mad Cow disease – are fatal neurodegenerative disorders. There are currently no noninvasive tools available to diagnose the disease and there are no treatments.
Sep 12, 2014, 16:11
Patent Focuses on Alleviating Pain in Cattle Undergoing Dehorning, Castration
The patent, awarded to the Kansas State University Research Foundation, aims to alleviate chronic pain and improve performance of cattle undergoing dehorning or castration.
A U.S. patent was recently awarded to the Kansas State University Research Foundation for technology that aims to alleviate chronic pain and improve performance of cattle undergoing dehorning or castration.
Sep 12, 2014, 16:02
Pet Insurer VPI Adopting Nationwide Name
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), which covers more than 500,000 U.S. pets, is getting a new name: Nationwide.
Parent company Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that a family of subsidiaries selling everything from automobile and farm insurance to mortgages and financial services will be rebranded over the next 18 months.
Sep 12, 2014, 16:00
Zoetis Releases PEDv Vaccine to Veterinary Market
The manufacturer, Zoetis Inc., reported today that the two-dose inactivated vaccine was licensed for use in healthy pregnant pigs and will be sold to veterinarians and pig farmers beginning this month.
The vaccine generates antibodies that female pigs transmit to their newborns, the Florham Park, N.J., drug maker stated.
Sep 11, 2014, 17:59
Cardinal Reining Horses NRHA European Derby Consolation
Prior to the 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Pre Futurity Non Pro, riders that did not qualify for the Cardinal Reining Horses Non Pro Derby finals had the chance to earn a spot in Friday’s finals through the Non Pro Consolation. The following horses and riders made it back to the finals:
Sep 10, 2014, 17:30
USEF Names Team for 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles
Lexington, Ky.- The United States Federation (USEF) has named three drivers to the U.S. Team for the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles in Izsak, Hungary September 24-28.
The following drivers will represent the U.S. at 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles (in alphabetical order):
Sep 10, 2014, 17:20
U.S. Wraps Up Strong Performances with Three Medals in Week Two of 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Caen, France - The U.S. contested three World Championships at the 2014 Alltech FEI
World Equestrian Games across Normandy, France, from September 2-7, with several U.S. veterans demonstrating why they have had such durability in their respective sports. The U.S. finished the Games with seven total medals (two Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze). Visit USEFNetwork.com to read about the first week of competition.
Sep 10, 2014, 17:19
PRCA Weekend highlights, Sept. 1-7
Saddle bronc rider Tyrell Smith entered the weekend 39th in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings, and needed a big performance to stay in the conversation for his second Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance. The 27-year-old native of Cascade, Mont., won the Justin Boots Playoffs in Puyallup, Wash., with a score of 168.5 points on two head – three points better than second-place Jeff Willert. Smith’s 87.5-point ride on Flying 5 Rodeo’s Spring Planting won the short round and paved the way for the average title and a total of $5,514 in Puyallup.
Sep 9, 2014, 19:43
News and notes from the rodeo trail, Sept. 8
The Chisholm Trail RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo banquet set for Sept. 13 will honor bull rider Lane Frost, who was killed during the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, and raise funds for a local youth shelter. Frost’s mother, Elsie Frost, will speak at the banquet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center in Duncan, Okla. “We’re very excited to have Elsie speak at our banquet,” said Joe Henderson, Chairman of the Chisholm Trail RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo Committee. “She has such a powerful message regarding faith and perseverance, and it’s something we all look forward to any time we get the chance.” .
Sep 9, 2014, 19:42
Benton keeps pace with Lewiston win
LEWISTON, Idaho – Don’t forget about Trey Benton III – he’s still on the prowl for his first bull riding gold buckle.
The 22-year-old has been lurking in the background amidst all the talk of defending World Champion J.W. Harris and rookie Sage Kimzey fighting over the bull riding world standings lead. However, on Sept. 6 he showed why he’s one of the top riders in the world.
Sep 9, 2014, 19:39
Costa grabs huge win in Puyallup
PUYALLUP, Wash. – A star-studded tie-down roping field Sept. 7 at the Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair didn’t faze Marcos Costa.
The 23-year-old PRCA rookie from Brazil bested 11 other ropers, including gold buckle winners Ryan Jarrett, Cody Ohl and Tuf Cooper, with a time of 15.8 seconds on two head at the Puyallup Main Grandstand.
“I had some good luck and I drew a solid calf, and God blessed me,” Costa said. “I knew when I drew that calf that I would have a chance to win first, and fortunately I was able to make a good run. I don’t have a word to describe how great this feels to win here.”
Sep 9, 2014, 19:38
Board Announces Development of a Ground Improvement Plan
The WPRA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that for 2015 they are developing a multi faceted plan to promote improved ground conditions. The goal is to create a range of educational tools that we can offer to rodeo committees, judges, and contractors. Ideas going into the plan include:
· A DVD/ Video with suggestions from equine industry ground experts.
· A brochure outlining ground preparation tips.
· Increased communications about SAF (Safe Arena Footing) team.
· Circuit Director out reach to rodeo committees prior to rodeo.
Other options might include: suggesting the use of different ground implements, considering a tractor drag in the middle of a section under certain situations, hand rakes, etc. More details will become available as plans develop.
Sep 9, 2014, 19:36
Animal Disease Traceabililty
“The United States now has a flexible, effective animal disease traceability system for livestock moving interstate, without undue burdens for ranchers and U.S. livestock businesses,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The final rule meets the diverse needs of the countryside where states and tribes can develop systems for tracking animals that work best for them and their producers, while addressing gaps in our overall disease response efforts. Over the past several years, USDA has listened carefully to America's farmers and ranchers, working collaboratively to establish a system of tools and safeguards that will help us target when and where animal diseases occur, and help us respond quickly.”
Sep 9, 2014, 19:34