Tag Archives: Equine

Stock horse team has successful season

The Texas A&M University Stock Horse team has had a successful spring. At the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Stock Horse team members Anissa Cervera and Lane Birkenfeld paired with Texas Aggie Rodeo team members to compete in the Collegiate Ranch Rodeo Showdown. This was a head to head competition against Texas Tech University. Together, the Stock Horse and Rodeo teams brought home the Champion title! Next was the National Reined Cowhorse Association Collegiate Challenge in Fort Worth. Team members Morgan Moreno, Lane Birkenfeld, and Zach Schaefer… Read More →

Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association attends ACHA Convention in Lexington, Kentucky

Writer: Haley Turner, halturn95@tamu.edu The Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association had the opportunity this April to attend the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association’s, ACHA, annual convention. Convention this year was hosted by Murray State University in Lexington, Kentucky from April 13th-15th. Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association was able to send all eight officers, three advisors and sixteen club members to convention this year. For the first day of convention Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association took its members to the historic Keeneland Racecourse for a day of racing and a photo opportunity with one… Read More →

Spring Ranch Management University set for April 3-7 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be offered April 3-7, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, College Station. Ranch Management University is held each spring and fall at the G. Rollie White Visitors’ Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Registration is $500 and attendance is limited to… Read More →

Texas A&M Horse Judging Team wins Reserve Champion at American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show

Writer: Tana Luna Oklahoma City, also known as the “Horse Show Capitol of the World,” once again hosted the annual American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. The most talented and highly regarded breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and of course, horses, from around the world all came out to compete at their highest level for those trademark quarter horse globe trophies. Amidst the most prominent horse show in the world, dozens of collegiate students from across the country are given the opportunity to showcase their ability to evaluate… Read More →

Introducing: The Texas A&M Eventing Team

Writer: Tana Luna The Department of Animal Science has a new competitive student organization, the Texas A&M Eventing Team. The Eventing Team was founded by a group of students during the spring of 2016. Dr. Martha Vogelsang serves as their advisor. Eventing is the equestrian equivalent of a triathlon. It’s one of the three equestrian sports included in the summer Olympic Games. Originally a sport designed to showcase the best horses the mounted cavalry had to offer, eventing horses must have discipline, stamina, courage and bravery. The three… Read More →

New faculty fill key positions

Rodolfo Cardoso Assistant Professor, Physiology of Reproduction Growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso gained a unique perspective on agriculture. After being raised in metropolitan Sao Paulo until he was 8 years old, his family bought a small ranch and started raising crossbred dairy cows. Helping his grandfather feed cows, dehorn calves, build fences, and care for the sick animals ignited his passion for agriculture. He knew then that he wanted to work with livestock animals when he grew older. After working hard through high school,… Read More →

Longtime breeder named to Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Writer: Steve Kuhlmann, steve.kuhlmann@thewagle.com   What began as an interest for a young boy on a farm in Louisiana has led College Station resident Nat Kieffer to leave his mark on the industry of horse racing. The 86-year-old former Texas A&M professor and longtime Brazos County horse breeder is set to be inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame this fall, honoring his decades-long contributions to the sport in Texas. Although this is far from the first honor Kieffer has received, he said he was excited to… Read More →

Dr. Josie A. Coverdale Awarded 2016 Equine Science Society and American Society of Animal Science Equine Science Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. Josie A. Coverdale has been named the recipient of the 2016 Equine Science Society (ESS) and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Equine Science Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Coverdale (born in Jefferson, IA and raised in Krum, TX) earned degrees from Texas A&M University (B.S., Animal Science; 1998) and Iowa State University (M.S. and Ph.D., Animal Nutrition; 2000 and 2003, respectively). Dr. Coverdale was an Assistant Professor at… Read More →

Texas A&M Equine Complex honors donors in grand style

Contact: Megan Palsa, mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu, (979) 862-4216 or Cady Auckerman, cady@tamu.edu, (979) 862-4384 COLLEGE STATION, TX – On Oct.12 more than 20 donors, who helped to make the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex a reality, were recognized for their support of this premier facility dedicated to equine research, education, teaching, and outreach. Representatives from the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Texas A&M Equine Initiative were on hand… Read More →

Texas A&M Stock Horse Team wins reserve title

BRYAN — The Texas A&M University Stock Horse Team earned the reserve champion collegiate title at the Stock Horse of Texas Show held in Bryan on Sept. 26. The team is coached by animal science graduate student Michelle Glover and assistant coach Paige Linne. Texas A&M secured several individual honors and class wins to capture the reserve finish. Individual results are: Open/Non-Pro Division Kyla Kalinowski – All-Around Champion Limited Non-Pro Division                Morgan Moreno – 5 th place All-Around Haley Birkenfeld – 7th place All-Around Sarah Savage– 6th place… Read More →