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elcome to the December issue of SouthWest Horse Trader. Yes, this is the last issue of 2015. I feel like I just blinked and the year is over.

Let us know if you would like your stallion, brood-

mare, or breeding program highlighted. We’d like to hear from you and share your success! Over the next several is- sues we will be focusing on stallions, broodmares, and their arriving foals. We are offering some great specials for advertising

your stallion. Advertisers also get many online extras in- cluding a FREE full page ad in the SouthWest Stallion Di- rectory, 1 FREE feature Stallion e-blast, Social Media sharing and a FREE listing on We work hard to promote your stallion. Call us today to take advantage of one of these special offers! Hopefully this announcement to the right will be the

last we hear regarding the cloning lawsuit. I particularily enjoyed the “AQHA is not a competitor . . .” statement. Hopefully, our memberships and fees can be used for ben- efits that the members can enjoy instead of fighting battles with people throwing a fit because the organization didn’t rule their way. The World and National shows have come to a con-

clusion as the month draws to a close. As the weather turns to cold, the fresh young cutters have been going for several



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days in Fort Worth while the best 3 year old reiners are just making their way to Oklahoma City. Behind the scenes with some of the top equine athletes stabled on- site, daily visitor agendas will include socializing with old friends, browsing for trinkets, eating great food and horse shopping for a deal or their next big winner. The atmosphere will have an air of magic as anticipation builds as the futurity finals draw near and the opportu- nity to watch the 2015 Futurity champion named. w

AQHA Prevails in Cloning Lawsuit

On October 26, the United States Court of Appeals

for the Fifth Circuit entered an order denying the plain- tiffs’ petition for rehearing of the opinion that rendered judgment for the American Quarter Horse Association in the cloning lawsuit. Specifically, that opinion held that the plaintiffs’ evidence did not prove a conspiracy to restrain trade and that “AQHA is not a competitor in the allegedly relevant market for elite Quarter Horses.” “We are delighted with this decision,” said Craig

Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “Our staff and legal teams have devoted countless hours fighting for our members’ rights, and we’re grateful for the Fifth Circuit’s decision that leaves intact the well-reasoned opinion in AQHA’s favor.” For more information on the American Quarter Horse Association, visit w

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