I have been in the Peruvian breed for 30+ yeras, I stated as a Jr rider, and moved into training in the early eightys. I have worked for some of the largest and best breeders in this country like, Meadow Springs Ranch (MSR) Rancho Domingo (RDS) and Rocking M Ranch (MLM). in 2007 I became a NAPHA Carded Judge.
I am a:
Owner, Breeder, Trainer, Judge
I am a Member of These Associations:
NAPHA, Los Amigos Peruvian Horse Club, Southern California Peruvian Horse Club.
Courthouse News Service
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Last Update: 6:46 AM PT
Conspiracy Alleged in Peruvian Horses
By ELIZABETH BANICKI
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The owner of Peru's top Peruvian stud horse for 2007 claims the North American Peruvian Horse Association fixed its rules to exclude him from registering and competing. Peruvian Paso horses descended from horses that arrived in South America during the Spanish Conquest. They are bred for their smooth gait and beauty.
Figuerola Peruvians, a California-based importer and breeder, says its horse JR Soy del Peru won the award in Peru for best sire of the year in 2007. It claims that several of JR's foals are champions and champion of champions.
Figuerola planned to import Soy del Peru to the United States in 2007 with all the necessary documents and DNA for registration.
Registration with the NAPHA is a prerequisite for showing horses in the United States and in other areas throughout the world, and a horse's value is considerably weaker if it is not registered, Figuerola says.
Figuerola says Barbara Windom, of New Mexico, chairwoman of the NAPHA's registration committee, and an owner and shower of Peruvian horses, urged the Board of Directors to investigate rumors that Soy del Peru was a cryptorchid - incapable of producing viable sperm.
Despite evidence supporting Soy del Peru's accomplishments as a stud, his registration, which had been conditionally granted, was revoked and none of his offspring were considered legitimate by the NAPHA, Figuerola says.
Figuerola seeks damages for conspiracy, illegal monopoly, illegal attempt to maintain a monopoly, and violations of business practice, injury to reputation and lost revenue.
too bad Bonnie didn't mention that I live here. We'll have to get together. I trail rise just about e erywhere, and am getting my stallion used to all that stuff. Maybe the beach next but definitely not on 4th of Juky weekend. Fiesta Island will be mobbed with party folks, and Imperial Beach (no swimming allowed - just us with horses) - well, Romanico isn't ready for the huge crashing noisy waves just yet!