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APHA member Fossil Gate Farms pledges $100,000 to WCHA Futurity programs

Edited Feb. 3 WCHA press release

APHA members and founding members of the World Conformation Horse Association Linda and the late Gary Gordon, owners of Fossil Gate Farms in Argyle, Texas, have pledged $100,000 to WCHA’s new weanling and yearling futurity programs.

Fossil Gate Farms is recognized as one of the stock-horse world’s premier halter breeders; it’s home to leading stallions like Very Cool (QH), Execute, Suchan Ego (ApHC), Grand Slam Touchdown, Image Of Kid (QH), Im Tee Totally Cool (QH), FG A Tru Fella (QH) and promising young stallions, FG Ambassador (QH), FG Born Legacy, FG Rising Star (QH) and of course the greatly missed, Mr Yella Fella (QH).

“In recent years, I’m very impressed and enthused with the forward momentum WCHA has taken as a nonprofit association where competitors of all skill levels compete. I wanted to lend a hand in their efforts as Gary and I have done previously with AQHA World Show and The Breeders Halter Futurity Program,” Linda said. “As a founding member of the World Conformation Horse Association, I want to give back to the halter industry that has been so rewarding for Fossil Gate Farms.”

“This is HUGE for our programs,” WCHA Executive Director Don Falcon said. “Linda’s pledge of $100,000 to our newly formed Weanling and Yearling Nomination Program will supplement purses within the Open, Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and our Color divisions within our All-Breed Futurities. Everyone that participates in our futurity programs will be rewarded with these additional funds. The nomination program will also supplement halter events throughout the country so everyone coast to coast will be rewarded by nominating their foals with a minimal nomination fee. On behalf of all WCHA members, thank you Fossil Gate Farms for your generous contribution that will kick off this new decade with optimism.”

An APHA affiliate, WCHA is growing at a rapid pace—last year alone, the association saw a 40 percent increase in memberships. For more information about WCHA, visit conformationhorse.com.


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