AQHA Stallion, A Major
Mar. 28, 2007
From Gumz Farms, LLC
following information is from GumzFarm.com.
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.
Mar. 28, 2007