American Quarter Horse showcase set for May 1 at Texas A&M

Writer: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu

Contact: Krissy Schroeder, 979-845-4320, krissy.schroeder@ag.tamu.edu
Martha Vogelsang, 979-845-5796, martha.vogelsang@agnet.tamu.edu

Smart With ChexCOLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Department of Animal Science will host a special showcase of a dozen American quarter horses available for sale on May 1, 2015 in College Station.

The horses will be available for viewing and demonstrations from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Freeman Arena on FM 2818.

The horses are owned by the Department of Animal Science, a recognized breeder of American Quarter Horses for more than 50 years, and have been trained by students taking classes in Animal Science.  As part of the Equine Behavior and Training course, students have spent the semester training and caring for the horses used primarily for western performance activities. The semester culminates with the selling of the horses.

The showcase is open to the public. Horses may be purchased on May 1, however, if you are unable to attend, you may schedule another time to view the horses, said Dr. Martha Vogelsang, senior lecturer.

In addition to the horses trained in class, the department has several other horses available for sale through the Horse Center. Visit http://animalscience.tamu.edu/about/facilities/horse-center-2/sale-horses/ to view a list of horse available or contact Krissy Schroeder at 979-845-4320 or Martha Vogelsang at 979-845-5796.

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For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at cacoufal@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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