The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will conduct an auction, pedigree and conformation clinic Mar. 17-18, in Ocala, Fla. The clinic, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature a pedigree workshop by Anne Peters of Three Chimney’s Farm, and conformation evaluations by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck of Summerfield Sales and Barry Berkelhammer of AbraCadabra Farms. The clinic will also offer farm visits to Double Diamond Farm and Vinery.
The registration fee for the clinic is $250 for TOBA members and $300 for non-members, and includes all support materials, admission and presentations.
The next TOBA educational event is a New Owner Seminar on Apr. 27 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The seminar will feature discussions on industry business issues, options for acquiring horses including partnerships, auctions, and claiming, as well as a discussion about veterinary topics. For a complete list of TOBA seminars and clinics, visit www.toba.org.
The TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred horse breeders and owners. TOBA’s mission is to “improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders.”
TOBA is the owner of The Blood-Horse Inc., and is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.