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AQHA Stallion, A Major Leaguer Euthanized
Posted on Mar. 28, 2007

From Gumz Farms, LLC

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AQHA stallion A Major Leaguer was euthanized on March 26, 2007 following complications from a severe stroke. He was 16 years old.

Owned by Kevin and Amy Gumz of North Judson, Indiana for the past 13 years, he was a big part of the family and the farm. However, he continued to decline after his stroke and there was no hope for recovery. His quality of life was decreasing rapidly and the decision was made to give him a dignified death. He was buried overlooking a large mare and foal pasture, which was one of his favorite places on the farm.

Over his breeding career, A Major Leaguer sired nearly 250 foals in 5 different breed registries with World, Congress and Honor Roll Champions and Reserve Champions. These foals excelled predominantly in the performance sector, but several halter ROMs were obtained as well.

A Major Leaguer earned the reputation of siring foals with dispositions that the non pro could train, show and love. Most of the performers have excelled in the non pro events. His influence as a sire will continue to impact the industry with many of his foals entering breeding programs through out the country.

A Major Leaguer has had a strong impact in other countries as well. With the use of frozen semen, there are foals in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom. These foals are just now beginning to compete and great things are expected from them as well.

Fortunately, a large bank of frozen semen has been maintained in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. The fertility with his frozen semen is good and a few more strong crops are anticipated.

A Major Leaguer was a instrumental in forming the reproductive specialty side of Gumz Farms. His popularity drove much of the construction and expertise that has made Gumz Farms leaders in equine reproduction. He will be missed.


Posted on Mar. 28, 2007

From Gumz Farms, LLC





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