Custom Saddle Auction Benefits Equine Reproduction
Posted November 20, 2007
COLLEGE STATION, TX - No good deed goes
unrecognized, and the veterinarians serving in the Texas A&M
University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
equine reproduction program have definitely found that to hold
After helping one of his mares, Ralph Gray wanted to show his
appreciation to the clinicians at the CVM in a really unique
Mr. Gray enlisted the services of legendary saddle maker M. L.
Leddy to build a high-end hand-made cutting saddle to be auctioned
off at the National Cutting Horse Association's Futurity Sales
event in December. The internationally renowned Texas saddle maker
was honored by the request. The recipient will have options on seat
size and style (such as cutting, cow horse, or reining trees).
Examples of Leddy saddles can be viewed on the M. L. Leddy's
website - http://www.leddys.com.
Western Bloodstock will be handling the auction with proceeds
directly benefiting the equine reproduction program at the CVM.
The auction is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16 at the John Justin
Sale Arena located at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth,
Texas. Mr. Ben Emison of Western Bloodstock estimates the saddle to
sell between 9 -10 a.m.
"The people at the CVM were very helpful to me, and I wanted to
do something special for them," said Mr. Gray. "They're really
nice, and I hope that this saddle will do really well at the
auction so that the proceeds will make a significant impact on
Dr. Dickson Varner, Professor and Pin Oak Stud Chair at the CVM,
said, "We are greatly appreciative of Mr. Gray's generous support
of our program. We have a very experienced team of clinicians here,
and providing excellent service for our clients is a priority. We
envison the proceeds of this saddle auction to further advance our
research and educational efforts at the College level and within
the horse industry. We thank Mr. Gray immensely for this bighearted
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718
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