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                                 OQHRA Horsemen Meeting
The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association held their Open Horsemen Meeting on July 13 at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, where the 2020 racing and stakes schedule were discussed. Refreshments were provided between the meet- ing and the trials to the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity and the Speedhorse Derby.
AHP New 2019-2020 Board Directors
Three American Horse Publications board members were elected to serve for 2019-2020. The new members are: Emily Esterson, who
is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of E-Squared Editorial Services; Jamie Samples, a marketing professional focused on social media; and Jennifer Paulson, who has 20 years of expe- rience in publishing, media and advertising.
2019 Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals
On July 20, Baby Bo became the first dachs- hund to win the 24th running of the 50-yard Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals three times in a row. The now 3 1/2-year-old dachshund overcame a slow start to pull away in the second half of the race, which is a fundraising event for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. The no kill shelter in Orange County, California, and the Wiener Nationals have raised over $270,000 over the years.
Horses At USDA’s Farmers Market In D.C.
In honor of National Meet a Horse
Day, the American Horse Council (AHC) partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Park Service Police, the Washington International Horses Show and the Caisson Platoon to introduce people to the world of horses during the USDA’s Farmers Market in Washington, D.C., on July 19. The Farmers Market is held on the National Mall every Friday from May 5 through Oct. 27, where farmers, ranchers and small businesses gather to sell their organic produce, flowers, and other locally made foods.
J. Marvin Willhite Passes Away
J. Marvin Willhite passed away at the
age of 88 on June 12 in Holly, Colorado. Willhite was born at the beginning of
the dust bowl era in 1931, and attended Colorado A&M, now Colorado State University. He married Patricia Donohoe in 1951, and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Air Force where he served as an
officer. He was the Mayor of Holly, and helped the community through the 1965 flood. He and his wife enjoyed farming and ranching, and raising and showing
horses, later focusing on their love of race- horses. Included among the horses he bred/ owned are multiple Graded stakes winner and World Record Setter Dolls Prodigy,
and Graded stakes winners Sheza Fast Dasher and Shazooms Doll – all of
which he co-owned with Thomas Bradbury. Marvin was a longtime member of the AQHA and served as President of the
Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association. He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, and is survived by three children and many other family members and friends.
E.D. Calvert Passes Away
E.D. “Tooter” Calvert passed away at the
age on 81 on June 11 in Denton, Texas. Born
in 1937, Ed married Dorothy Mae Miller in 1962. He owned and operated Calvert Paving
for more than 60 years and was active in the company until his latest illness. His greatest passion was for his grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. He also had a love
for raising and racing Quarter Horses. Calvert owned 2004 Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Cash For Kas, who earned nearly $600,000 winning the Champion of Champions-G1 and Denim
N Diamonds Handicap and finishing second in the All American Derby-G1. He was preceded
in death by his wife Dorothy and son Michael John Calvert, and is survived by numerous family members and friends.
Fletcher James Huskey Passes Away
Fletcher James Huskey passed away at the age of 85 on June 17 in Poolville, Texas. Huskey served in the U.S. Army and was a lifelong pilot, flying for many years as a captain for Frontier Airlines. He raised, trained and raced numerous Quarter Horses. Among the top runners he bred and raced is 1982 Rainbow Derby winner Cute Investment, that he co-owned with Sam Womack. Perhaps the best horse he bred, however, was 2007 Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding Illegal Memories. Huskey was preceded in death by his wife Mora and is survived by numerous family members and friends.
   QHRAI Youth Racing Experience
Natalie Dayharsh was the winner
of the recent QHRAI Youth Racing Experience event held at Indiana Grand on June 29. She received a $2,000 schol- arship from the QHRAI and will advance to the national AQHA Youth Racing Experience during the Bank of America Challenge scheduled for Oct. 26.
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