The Latest from DeGraff Stables

Plan To Visit Us During Congress in the Voinavich Building!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

DGS Stallion Ad by Certified Images

Congress entries are due August 25th, it won't be long and it will be time for the big show in Columbus.  Come visit us for gifts, t-shirts, 2011 breeding information and exceptional sale prospects by Indian Artifacts, HBF Iron Man and DGS IndyGo. We'll be easy to find at our stall with Missy Thyfault of Shelby, Ohio in the Voinavich building! Click Here to print the DGS Stallion Ad by Certified Images

New Kentucky Equine Networking Association Kicks Off September 16th!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

KHC Logo

A new association, the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA), open to both equine professionals and horse owners, will be launched at a dinner and educational meeting on September 16th at Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Kentucky.

The new group, focused on the Kentucky show and pleasure horse community, is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and other horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. KENA will provide the opportunity for attendees to share ideas and business strategies, and to obtain up to date knowledge on horse and farm management.

Supported by the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative and the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), the September 16th educational topic will be "Threats to American Equestrianism", presented by Col. Walter Herd.  Herd is a horseman, retired Army colonel, Kentucky Horse Council director and strategic consultant.

"By creating this group, area equestrians demonstrate recognition of the importance of the horse show and pleasure industry to Kentucky's horse economy", said Dr. Ed Squires, Director of the Gluck Equine Research Center Foundation."The UK Equine Initiative looks forward to working with this group in support of our educational and research mission."

Madelyn Millard, President of the Kentucky Horse Council, added, "Unifying the many segments of the horse industry has always been a key goal of the Kentucky Horse Council.  The establishment of KENA is the first step in consolidating our Kentucky industry into one unified voice."

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners and professionals to attend the September 16th event.  For details and reservations, visit  KY Equine Network Website.

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit member based organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs, grants, scholarships, personal liability insurance, trail riding programs, and an annual statewide equine industry directory.  The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, feature a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of funding for KHC programs.  For more information about the Kentucky Horse Council visit Kentucky Horse Council Website.

New for Color Breeds! Color Breed Congress Nov 3-7 in Tulsa!

Thursday, August 05, 2010


The Pinto Horse Association of America Inc. announces a new format for its annual fall horse show. The formerly Pinto Congress will become the Color Breed Congress in 2010. This new format will offer classes for horses registered with the PtHA as well as the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, International Buckskin Ho rse Association and the American Buckskin Registry Association. Adding the three additional breed association classes will bring new horses and colors to the annual fall show. The Color Breed Congress is set for November 3-7, 2010, at The Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. For more information and to download your copy of the Premium Book visit the Color Breed Congress Website

HBF Iron Man Offers Free Entries to the Mi QHA SSS Futurity in September!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

HBF Iron Man Offers Free MiQHA Futurity Entries!

HBF Iron Man has one Free Class Entry each at the Michigan QH Stallion Service Futurity Sept 16-19 in East Lansing for the SSS Yearling LL Class, the SSS 2 YO WP and the SSS 3 YO HUS events! In 2009 the class payout was $5,200, $6,300 and $2,400 respectively! If you are showing an HBF Iron Man (or know someone who is!) and would be able to participate in this event, contact me at 419.573.9098 and I'll help with the arrangements!  We'd love for you to show! For more information on the show, visit the Michigan Quarter Horse Website or, come see  HBF Iron Man on Facebook!

KyQHA Announces 2009 Point Payout Estimates

Tuesday, August 03, 2010



(August 1, 2010) - The most successful state breeder's incentive program of the last 25 years, the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association Breeders' Incentive Fund (KyQHA BIF), has released projected payouts resulting from points earned by eligible horses in shows recognized by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) during 2009, the most recently completed competition year. Both the number of winners and also the point values are up from last year, according to the Association.

"There are more show-horse owners, foal nominators, and stallion nominators eligible for payments this year from the BIF Program than ever before," reported Norm Luba, the BIF Committee Chairman. "There are nearly 650 eligible winners for 2009, compared to about 450 for 2008 and 153 for 2007," he said. "In addition, the value of the points has gone up from an average of $72.33 for all show horses in 2008 to $187.99 per point for senior show horses and $115.54 per point for junior show horses in 2009."

The list of award winners can be viewed on the website of the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association. The Kentucky Quarter Horse Association is the official affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association.  Additional information about the KyQHA BIF, membership forms, as well as other programs, can be found by visiting the web site at: