Contact: Dr. Dennis Sigler, 979-862-3595, firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Dennis Sigler, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the Texas Quarter Horse Association.
Sigler was elected at the association’s annual meeting held recently in College Station.
According to organization materials, the Texas Quarter Horse Association represents American Quarter Horse Association members in Texas and is dedicated to the promotion of the American Quarter Horse and TQHA members, including youth, who are interested in the breeding, training, racing and exhibiting of quarter horses.
Sigler has served on the association’s board of directors since 2007 and the executive board for the past four years.
Sigler has previously served on numerous state and national horse and agricultural commodity boards, including the Texas Grain and Feed Association, Stock Horse of Texas, American Stock Horse Association, Kansas Cutting Horse Association, Big Country Quarter Horse Association and Longhorn Cutting Horse Association. He has served as presidents of the American Stock Horse Association and the Stock Horse of Texas Association.
Sigler received his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University, master’s degree from Texas Tech and Ph.D. from Texas A&M. From 1980 to 1989 he served as leader of the equine teaching and research program and horse judging team coach at Kansas State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M in 2006, Sigler was employed for 16 years in the livestock feed industry as a nutritionist and sales director.
In addition to AgriLife Extension educational activities, Sigler conducts research and advises graduate students in the area of equine exercise science and nutrition. Sigler has served as president of the Equine Science Society and has published numerous scientific and popular press articles. He also has served as an invited speaker at many national and statewide meetings. Sigler is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and the Equine Science Society.
Sigler has a lifetime of practical horse experience, having trained and shown horses for a variety of events. He has been a quarter horse association approved judge for over 30 years and has judged horse shows in nearly every state and in four foreign countries. He is also an approved judge for the National Reined Cow Horse Association, American Stock Horse Association and previously was a judge for the National Cutting Horse Association.