Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2014 -The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, is pleased to announce Mary Elizabeth Cordia of Alexandria, Va., as youth ambassador of the 2014 show. Cordia, 16, attends St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria.
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International (PMG), well-known for its award-winning equestrian coverage and leading public relations firm in the industry, has launched PSpolo.com, the Internet’s newest worldwide polo news information site.
PSpolo.com is a centralized news source for polo enthusiasts offering up-to-the-minute coverage of the polo world at the local, state, national and international levels.
Tracy Fenney Wins $20,000 Welcome Stake with MTM Timon at Showplace Spring Spectacular II Showplace Productions Release Date: 2014-06-12 Photo […]
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unbelievable case of animal cruelty involving neglect and severe starvation of horses and donkeys. One horse has already died, and the others remain at risk for death.
LARKSPUR, Colo., December 16, 2013 – Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), a national nonprofit working to end the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue and education, has taken measures to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption in both New Mexico and Missouri.
Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) can be detected earlier and more reliably with a new set of guidelines developed by the Equine Endocrinology Group (EEG), a body of leading veterinarians and researchers in the field of equine endocrinology.
Doc Mischler is living out his dream of riding cross country. I cannot even begin to imagine the logistics of caring for one horse on the open road much less three, but Mischler has taken three horses on the road.
On December 1, 2013, the following new “12 Hour Rule” goes into effect. This rule governs equine injections prior to competition and falls under a new category, “Prohibited Practices” in the USEF Rule Book. This rule, along with “The Collapse Rule” (GR 843) was recommended for adoption by the USEF Veterinary Committee in March 2013 to help protect horses and ponies from being subjected to potential problems when competing that may result from injections. The Collapse Rule took effect August 1, 2013.)
On November 13, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, held a hearing regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013 (H.R. 1518) or PAST Act. American Horse Council (AHC) President Jay Hickey testified in support of the bill.
Horse Illustrated is partnering with Nutrena to “Feed a Horse in Need.” Nominate your favorite equine rescue to win feed from Nutrena.
USEF has enacted a new rule aimed at stemming potential problems that could arise from the use of drugs or medications. “Falls” are not included under this rule which specifically addresses horses and ponies that collapse and could be in some sort of medical distress.
A mini-documentary exposing how the GAO produced a fraudulent report concerning the impact of the closing of domestic horse slaughter plants on horse welfare.
Laura Bell, of Starlight Sanctuary in Nevada, suspected a large number of privately owned reservation horses being held for sale at a Nevada auction are wild horses. Her photos and videos seem to support her concerns. She has launched a campaign to make the public aware, with a call to action to bring attention to this event. Although she was not arrested, police forced her to leave. The sale will take place August 17, 2013. As most horses may be required to be purchased in entire lots, most, if not all of these horses will be purchased by kill buyers and shipped to slaughter.
A horse that was missing in Australia for four days is rescued after being found stuck in a muddy gully in Australia’s Blue Mountain region. The horse was rescued using a creative team who devised a system of winches to pull her form the gully. In the video, the mare remains calm and alert as rescue workers offer the dehydrated mare water from a bottle.
What a happy occasion this must be for her owner and this pretty little girl who is now up and about on her feet under the care of a local vet.
Food Network and celebrity chef, Marc Murphy, claims there is nothing wrong with eating horse meat and that people object purely as a matter of cultural differences. He ate horse meat as a child, remembering it as being sweet and lean, and shows no concern over horse meat found in baby food. Still, the chef and restaurant owner says he will not add it to his menus because he could not sell it to Americans. Stating that people who want to eat horse meet should go to France.
Thirty-four veterinary students pursuing a career in equine medicine have received financial support through the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, co-sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation, Platinum Performance and The Race for Education. The Winner’s Circle scholarships are intended to help ease the financial burden of a veterinary education by providing fourth-year students at each of the AAEP’s 36 student chapters in North America with scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the needs of the individual student. Students are nominated from each chapter and selected for scholarships based on their leadership roles and dedication to a future in equine health care.
Karl Mikolka, USDF Hall of Famer and former Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, brings the art of classical dressage to the web with the unveiling of MikolkaDressage.com, a website dedicated to the schooling of the horse and rider as it was practiced and refined at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Techniques of the Spanish Riding School were primarily passed along verbally through one-on-one instruction. So before it is lost, Mikolka is making the treasure of those time tested techniques available to all serious equestrian students. These techniques have been proven to be effective for hundreds of years and correctly applied, are still today practiced at the highest levels of competitive dressage.
For any dressage enthusiast out there, it is an absolute MUST to visit www.MikolkaDressage.com. There are downloadable articles, training exercises and so much valuable information you owe it to yourself (and your horse!) to check it out.
The International Equine Business Association (IEBA) has officially applauded the approval of the first permit in the US for commercial horse slaughter. Who is this equine group? And why would they be doing cartwheels over the resumption of a horrific process that was originally banned in the US for good reason?
The IEBA is not a group of concerned horse folks at all; they are business folks concerned only with profiting from the death of horses.