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Insight/Report on Private Giving
Fifth Annual Stallion Auction Benefits Equine Programs
Owners of 25 top cutting stallions have come together once again to help support Colorado State University's Equine Orthopaedic Research Program and the Preservation of Equine Genetics Program. More than $130,000 was raised for these two innovative research programs during the Cutting Stallion Auction.
The auction, held from Dec. 1, 2002, until Jan. 15, 2003, is an annual fundraiser. In addition to the cutting horse breedings donated this year, Bully Bullion, donated by Chavers Racing, became the first racing quarter horse to join the auction.
Special thanks go to Elaine Hall of Larry Hall Cutting Horses, FLP, for donating a breeding to her cutting stallion, Peptoboonsmal. This breeding was auctioned off live at Hanes Chatham's Sale Extravaganza in Fort Worth, Texas on Dec. 12, bringing in $50,000 to the equine research programs.
"I recently visited the equine facility at Colorado State and could certainly see the benefits from the stallion breedings donated," said Hall. "I could tell the staff is very dedicated to the equine department in every way."
Many of the stallion owners participating in the auction are longtime supporters of Colorado State's equine programs, including Jack and Susan Waggoner from Bridgeport, Texas, who donated the services of their stallion, High Brow Cat.
"The best veterinarians we've had experience with are from Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. We're giving back to them because they have taken such wonderful care of our animals," said Jack Waggoner.
Colorado State's Orthopaedic Research Program researches the underlying causes of musculoskeletal disease and injury and is developing improved methods for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Preservation of Equine Genetics Program at Colorado State is working to improve all areas of equine reproductive health.