Ballots for the 2021 Election of Louisiana Thoroughbred Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of Directors will be mailing Friday, October 15th.
There are eight (8) nominees vying for five (5) spots on the board.
The affairs of this Association are entrusted to the Board of Directors, which shall have full power to authorize and make contracts, expend funds for the purposes, aims, objectives and operations of this Association.
There are currently thirteen members on the Board. Each board member elected shall serve for three years. The board membership terms are staggered which shall result in approximately 1/3 of the board being subject to election annually.
Ballots are mailing from MK Election Services in New Haven, CT and must be returned via USPS by November 15th. Please make your selections and return as quickly as possible. Ballots received after November 15th will not be counted. Please allow time for mail to reach MK Election Services in New Haven, CT.
The LTBA Board of Directors will hold their next meeting Friday, August 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas.
The meeting of the the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 has been cancelled.
Prentiss Neal McFadden, 77, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 after a short illness. Proceeded in death by his parents, Elgin McFadden, Sr. and Ruby Wilks McFadden, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Wilks, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. McFadden, a brother, Richard “Buddy” McFadden and a nephew, Ben McFadden. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Mary McFadden, a brother, Elgin McFadden, Jr., a sister-in-law, Sue McFadden, and stepson, John Silva, nephews Michael McFadden, wife Sheri, Joe McFadden, wife Christy, nieces, Surmartha Wallace, husband Jim, Abby Cates, husband Steve, Cynthia Simmons, husband Ron. Nieces, Vanessa Menhennett, husband Chris, Chastity Adams, husband Chad, nephew Matt Brunson, wife Polly. He also leaves behind several great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece and four grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Neal was born on July 23, 1943 in Ruston, Louisiana. He attended A.E. Phillips Elementary School and graduated from Ruston High School in 1961. He then attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1965. He began his career as a Pharmaceutical salesman and worked for Pfizer, Abbott Labs, and Beecham Pharmaceuticals.
In 1978, he established General Veterinary Supply in Lafayette, La., where he owned and operated along with his wife Mary for 30 years.
His association with horses in the veterinary supply business led to the establishment of McFadden Farm, where he and his wife raised Thoroughbred racehorses and running Quarter horses along with his best friend and business partner, Jay Adcock, until he died. Neal had a passion for broodmares and foals. When he was active at the farm, he didn’t miss many foals coming into the world, being there for almost every delivery, which numbered into the hundreds.
Neal served on the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders board for 30 plus years, serving as President, 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President. He served on the Breeders Cup Board for five years, and also served on the Animal Health Board of Louisiana. Retiring in Baker, Florida, he still stayed connected with his Louisiana bred horses and also enjoyed raising Tennessee Walking horses, as well as Rocky Mountain horses on his farm in Florida. He enjoyed trail riding with his wife, Mary, and their many friends. Neal never met a stranger; he made new friends everywhere he went.
Neal was raised in a Baptist church in Ruston, Louisiana where he made friends who still visited and enjoyed attending church with him through the years, both in Lafayette, Louisiana and at Good Hope Baptist, a sweet little country church in Escambia Farms, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1895 Olin Cotton Road, Baker, Florida 32531.
February 27, 2021
1895 Olin Cotton Road
Baker, FL 32531
Minutes from the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of Directors Meeting, October 1, 2020