Thanks to the federal Quality Samples Program, the US Department of Agriculture funding granted to the Czech affiliation of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), first six foals with U.S. genes were born at Czech ranches in May.
To celebrate the outcome of the program and to support Czech breeders of “Quarters”, Foreign Agricultural Service in cooperation with the Czech Quarter Horse Association (CZQHA) organized a Meet & Greet event at a local western-style ranch attended by Ambassador King. Ambassador King discussed benefits of the grant with CZQHA representatives and underlined their cooperation with AQHA, located in Amarillo, Texas. Having been asked to “meet and name” one of the cute baby horses sired by a U.S. stud, Ambassador King was pleased to find a heritage of the iconic and active ranching lifestyle in the Czech Republic.
The long-term project continues and therefore, we can look forward to more foals being born in 2021. Besides the genetics diversification in the Czech Republic, this is a showcase promotion of benefits of the state-of-the-art reproduction technique. As the result, the world’s finest American Quarter Horse’s genes from the famous Texas-based “The Four Sixes” Ranch will be present in offspring of many future generations of this breed, which is becoming more and more popular in the Czech Republic.