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Mother Earth News Fair Opportunities. Mother Earth News magazine hosts several fairs throughout the United States each year.  These fairs promote heritage livestock, plants, and good farming practices.  These fairs include seminars where you would find a wide array of speakers to engage in various topics of discussion as well as many demonstrations that would span an equally impressive variety of subjects and practices.   A  sampling of topics include;  renewable energy, recycling, livestock & livestock practices, horticulture, affordable housing, farm infrastructure, medical self care, and more.  The livestock area specifically includes organizations promoting their respective breeds as well as breeders with livestock to sell, and vendors with wares to sell.  The fair organizers often graciously offer limited free space to non-profit organizations like the CBHSNA to promote awareness of heritage livestock.

If you are interested in an opportunity to  represent the Cleveland Bay breed and the CBHSNA at a Mother Earth News Fair contact info@clevelandbay.org to learn more.  The CBHSNA can supply you with support for such an effort via promotional materials, banners, and more.  A list of the upcoming fair opportunities are below.  https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com  Updated - December 31, 2018

Upcoming fairs:  

Belton, Texas; February 15-17, 2019   (CBHSNA Booth scheduled)

Asheville, North Carolina; April 27-28, 2019

Frederick, Maryland;  June 1-2, 2019

Albany, Oregon;   August 3-4, 2019

Seven Springs, Pennsylvania  September 13-15, 2019

Topeka, Kansas;  October 19-20, 2019

Cleveland Bay Purebred Blood-typing and DNA Depository.
Over twenty years ago, the CBHSNA began a working relationship with the University of Kentucky and later, Texas A&M University to study the genetic diversity of purebred Cleveland Bays.

Several purebred owners submitted blood samples and later, hair samples, for study. That analysis is complete, but unfortunately the results have yet to be published. 

Recently, both Universities ruled these reports are property of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America. All the blood-typing and DNA reports have been transferred to the Society.   The Society will accept copies of pure and partbred DNA files from all over the world.  Please contact the Society on how to submit DNA files.  The Society plans to archive the entire file with The Livestock Conservancy as a safety measure.  

The mission of the CBHSNA is to promote the Cleveland Bay Horse, preserve its heritage and ensure its future.  Because the Society believes owners should have access to copies of their horse's DNA reports if they wish, copies are available to owners by written request.  Request forms are available from the Society by writing info@clevelandbay.org.  Those without computer access may write by post or call the Society to request a form.  The Society will also provide the reports directly to other organizations (registries, etc) upon request.  Many organizations will accept DNA reports from other organizations, thus saving some costs to owners.  Consult with registries for their DNA submission protocol. 

Also, in keeping with the mission of the CBHSNA, the Society may provide the redacted file for research purposes upon request by accredited academic institutions with the goal to help the breed's future. Any research results we receive will be made available to members via Society publications.  The more we understand and can learn about all aspects of our breed, the higher chances it will be to survive for future generations.  Posted CBHSNA Breed Committee - July 20, 2015


TLC Report,  Conserving Equine Diversity: Time for Action June 2018  The Endangered Equine Alliance (EEA) was formed in 2018 after a Summit of breed association representatives, scientists, and industry experts met to discuss declines in the numbers of rare equine breeds. The EEA now has nearly 60 members, including university and business groups and partners in Canada and the United Kingdom. 

The EEA is run as a program of The Livestock Conservancy, which is the main organization protecting endangered wildlife and poultry in the United States. The attached article details the formation and mission of the EEA and describes some of the ways in which conservation is proceeding for rare and endangered equines. 

See the link to the Conservancy article.  For those who receive the Bay Watch by postal mail or unable to view the link, you may receive a paper copy of the article by writing info@clevelandbay.org or call Gabrielle Gordon at 817.431.8775.   https://livestockconservancy.org/images/uploads/docs/ConservingEquineDiversity.pdf

The Livestock Conservancy Equine Summit was a huge success with many Cleveland Bay owners, breeders and organizations represented.  Read Bill Meredith’s report on TLC Equine Summit. (3/9/18)