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☛ Errors in Ed Dufurrena letter to NCHA 6-25-18

“RUMOR MILL TABLOID” DISCOVERS ERRORS REGARDING HORSE OWNERSHIP LIST THAT DUFURRENA SENT TO NCHA

 

Addendum 1 to my letter sent to the NCHA.

 By Glory Ann Kurtz
June 25, 2018

 

In Ed Dufurrena’s letter to the Officers and Directors of the NCHA dated June 14, 2018, he called my last article on Allaboutcutting.net a “rapidly grinding rumor mill that has skewed the facts beyond recognition.”

 

After checking his Exhibit 1 – Statement Regarding Horse Ownership History that was sent to the NCHA, I’m afraid that rather than skewing the facts beyond recognition, Dufurrena has given the NCHA completely wrong information on three (3) of the five (5) horses listed. The five horses involved in Exhibit 1 were Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat, Creyzy Train, Ozzum Man and Whata Sneaky Cat.

In order to facilitate an ease of understanding in this matter, I retained the services of the Managing Member of the WIND RIVER COMPANY LLC, Richard E. “Rick” Dennis to design a schematic or flow chart pertaining to the two separate Dos Cats Partners. For the record, or from 1970-1986, Rick served as a Drug Enforcement Agent, Law Enforcement officer and a Criminal Investigator. Currently, or since Jan. 28, 1984, Rick serves business and industry as a private sector security enterprise that includes “Risk Analysis.” Click on the schematic chart below.

Exhibit 1

DUFURRENA DOS CATS PARTNERS CHART-4

Dufurrena’s use of the phrase; “acquired all rights,” as it relates to horse ownership-unequivocally suggests complete ownership of the horses named in the Vogel settlement.  However, my review of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) horse ownership and registration records for the horses reflect otherwise.

 

  1. Auspicious CatAQHA No 46399993. Dufurrena states, “As of Jan. 1, 2016, Edward L. and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights”to such horse. To most individuals, ‘acquiring all rights’would mean that the horse was registered in their name with the AQHA, as required by the AQHA registration and transfer process. Instead, the horse was never in the Dufurrena’s names. According to AQHA records, the stallion was bred by the LKC Ranch, Longmont, Co., sold on 3/21/2005 to Silver Lining Ranch, Longmont, Colo. And 12/30/2006 to Dos Cats Partners, Gainesville, Texas, Dos Cats Partners members  were named in the Minshall v Dufurrena and Dos Cat Partners, et. al.  lawsuit that Dufurrena settled rather than going to court. However the members in that Dos Cats Partners were different from the Vogel’s Dos Cats Partners lawsuit, in which the Vogels were involved with Dufurrrena.

Auspicious Cat

 

  1. Creyzy Train, AQHA No 5655857. Dufurrena states as of Nov. 1, 2015, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights” to such horse. According to AQHA records, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena never owned this horse. The breeder was their son, Brandon, and on Feb. 6, 2018, the mare was transferred to Jandon Ltd., the company owned by the Vogels.

Creyzy Train

 

  1. Ozzum ManAQHA No 5355877. Dufurrena states as of Oct. 28, 2013, Edward I. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights” to such horse. According to AQHA records, Edward L. Dufurrena bred the gelding and on May 28, 2016, he sold Ozzum Man to Sharmon Hilliard/Laurie Evenhu, Rock Island, Wash.

Ozzum Man

Click for AQHA transfer process>>

 

Even though the information on those three horses was incorrect in Exhibit 1 and the first foregoing paragraph, both Donald Eugene Vogel and Jamie S. Vogel signed the document on behalf of themselves and Jandon, Ltd. with the document being reviewed by their lawyers.

 

For reference, I conducted a cross indexing of the chronological order of horses entered into the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement executed on March 25, 2011 by and between Dufurrena and the Vogel’s.  The “cross indexing” or audit took in consideration: Dufurrena’s letter to the (NCHA), AQHA registration records for the horses included in the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” contract executed on March 25, 2011 and Dufurrenas letter to the (NCHA) scribed on June 14, 2018. In the “handwritten contract” it clearly states the names of the horses included therein, as well as the exact percentage of Vogel designated ownership – per horse, in consideration of their $105,000.00 investment, e.g.,:

 

DOS CATS PARTNERS INCLUDED IN DUFURRENA LETTER TO NCHA.

Ed Dufurrena Ltr to NCHA Board 06.14.18 copy

Exhibit A – Exhibit 2:

 

  1. “Auspicious Cat” – AQHA # 4639993 – 49% -$49,000.00.
  2. “Ozzum Man” – AQHA # PENDING – 49% -$2,500.00.
  3. “Ozzum Cat” – AQHA # 5341284 – 49% – $3,500.00.
  4. “Whata Sneaky Cat” – AQHA # 5273828 – 49% – $20,000.00.
  5. “Miss Ella Rey X Auspicious Cat” – Embryo – 49% – $15,000.00.
  6. “Miss Ella Rey X Metallic Cat” – Embryo – 49% – $15,000.00.

 

However, and according to the AQHA records in the foregoing – non of the above listed horses were ever transferred into the Dufurrena/Vogel Partnership established on March 25, 2011, also known as (A.K.A.) “Dos Cats Partners”, except as noted below:

 

  • “Auspicious Cat” entered the AQHA registered “Dos Cats Partners” in 2006 and is previously listed there and was the subject of the Minshall lawsuit which excludes the Vogel’s in all respect.

 

For the record, this foregoing listed partnership is the second identified “Dos Cats Partners” – the first being legally identified in the Minshall lawsuit and the second being identified in the Vogel lawsuit.  Verification of the existence of two separate “Dos Cats Partners” is found in legal court filings in two separate lawsuits, i.e., “Minshall’s” and “Vogel’s, as well as by Dufurrena in his scribed June 14, 2018 letter to the (NCHA).

 

Further, and in accordance with “usual and customary”, as well as prudent and legitimate  business practices, a “reasonable person” would believe the above named horses, except as noted in the foregoing, i.e., “Auspicious Cat” would have entered the 2006 AQHA “Dos Cats Partners” registry as was “Auspicious Cat” in 2006 simply due to the execution of the “Dos Cats Partners” contract executed between Dufurrena and Vogel on March 25, 2011.  A trust account “so-to-speak” and specifically due to the pre-existing “March 25, 2011 “Dos Cats Partners” agreement signed by Dufurrena in the foregoing.

 

A “prudent and business savvy person” would also believe that when a horse was sold from the AQHA partnership registry, the AQHA registry would reflect this business transaction which would also be verifiable by the purchasers financial records or in the event the purchaser is by a business – then the verification process is performed by an audit of the business ledger, chart of accounts, and banking records.

 

Notwithstanding, the AQHA records clearly and unequivocally detail the facts as they apply to AQHA ownership, transfer, and summary records in this matter.  These records also clearly and unequivocally delineate, – with the exception of “Auspicious Cat”, these horse ownership records never included the Vogel’s in the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement on March 25, 2011.  In other words, and according to the attached AQHA horse ownership and transfer summary, the Vogel’s didn’t exist.

 

Notwithstanding, of what Dufurrena states to the NCHA, concerning his alleged ownership – more specifically, his buyout of certain horses from the Dufurrena/Vogel – “Dos Cats Partners”; established on March 25, 2011, official AQHA Ownership Summary of the transfer doesn’t verify or confirm the legitimacy of this statement.

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Thank you for disclosing the truth about this crook. We used him as a trainer a few years ago when he was just starting out and as time went by, we discovered that lying to people and cheating them on his fees seem to be a part of his make-up. He would tell each customer “you’ve got the best horse in the barn” and when we started comparing notes, that’s when we found out he was telling us all the same thing. When our mare became so thin she looked lethargic, we found out by someone who worked for him that all she got was coastal hay and water – nothing else – and he worked her half to death. Needless to say, we brought her home and never looked back.

    Ed was constantly wanting to go into some partnership – whether it was horses, bucking bulls or cattle. It’s like he was always scheming – and he put more emphasis on that than he did on training customers’ horses.

    I’m just glad he’s getting his just reward. The only thing I can’t figure out is why the Vogels had to pay him $1.5 million?
    Joyce

  2. Again, good reporting Glory Ann. Please send more when you get it!!!
    Gary

  3. Keep Up the Good Work!!!
    Cheryl

  4. I think most of his customers are people who don’t know him and are newbies in the cutting world – and yes, he has a huge ego and he’ll tell you anything he thinks you want to hear.

    We got another trainer who had to ‘retrain’ our mare and after 6 months she was ready to show and did nothing but at least make the semis in everything we entered her in. She was reserve champion in Las Vegas. Just proves what the right trainer can do. Dufurrena cripples just about every horse he has ever shown.

    Most of the trainers do not like Dufurrena. They won’t come right out and tell you but when you mention his name you can see them just cringe. They think he is in love with himself and is very cocky.

    Do you know why the Vogels had to pay him so much $$$?
    Marilyn

  5. Great article Glory wrote. The chart you concocted makes the process pretty clear. I’m wondering what happened to the Vogels lawyer in this case. Did they go to sleep ?

    Sid

  6. YES, THANKS FOR ALL THE NEWS FROM NCHA, THEY WON`T LET THE MEMBERS KNOW ANYTHING, I HEARD TODAY THAT MERUICA CUTTING WERE TO CEASE, AFTER THIS YEAR AND Russell McCord WAS LEAVING AT THE END OF YEAR, BOTH ARE WELCOME , I THINK THE WEEKEND WILL PICK BACK UP AND YOU WILL HAVE TO HAUL TO WIN THE WORLD.
    Norm

  7. They are nothing but cheaters.
    Charlotte

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