September 21, 2011
Researchers examined which factors--such as lameness--prompt endurance horses' elimination from competition.... Read More
June 20, 2011
The 55th running of the 100-mile Tevis Ride endurance competition has been rescheduled for October 8 due to... Read More
November 22, 2010
Beginning in 2011 the NATRC will allow in competition all hoof boots designed for sole protection.... Read More
September 27, 2010
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games started this weekend, already handing out three world championships in two events: reining and endurance. Here is a wrap-up of the awards given in the Team Reining, Team Endurance, and Individual Endu... Read More
September 25, 2010
Cutting-edge GPS technology will provide real-time tracking of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Endurance competitors as they race tomorrow in Lexington, Ky. "Anyone with a laptop will be able to track the horses, at the event ... Read More
September 20, 2010
The USEF has named the following horse/rider combinations to the Endurance Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) to be held Sept. 25-Oct. 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The following horse/rider ... Read More
August 17, 2010
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations to the Short List/Nominated Entry for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games according to the USEF Selection Procedure for Endurance. From this... Read More
August 04, 2010
Veterinary involvement in the selection of the Haggin Cup, awarded to the horse found to be in the "most superior physical condition" after successful completing 100 miles of the Western States Trail, is extremely important.
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July 30, 2010
Jack Meyer, a Tevis volunteer and an ultra-marathon runner from Foresthill, Calif., went beyond the call of duty when he rescued a black Anglo-Arab mare that had fallen into a ravine. Christoph Schork's 9-year-old Castle Country Karahty... Read More
July 26, 2010
At the conclusion of the 2010 Tevis Cup awards banquet, The Fury, an 8-year-old Arabian gelding ridden by Garrett Ford, Durango, Colo., was named the James Ben Ali Haggin Cup winner.... Read More
July 25, 2010
John Crandell and Heraldic won their second Tevis Cup at 10:14 p.m. (unofficial) yesterday when the 12-year-old bay Arabian gelding cantered across the white chalk finish line to the cheers of nearly 200 endurance racing enthusiasts in Auburn, ... Read More
July 23, 2010
When riders mount up this morning for the 55th Tevis Cup Ride they will be attempting a 100-mile horseback journey from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, Calif. When they begin their ride at the 7,200-foot-altitude Robie Equestrian Park, they will take with them... Read More
July 22, 2010
Horsemen have always been a superstitious lot. For the Tevis Cup, a 100-mile equestrian endurance ride from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, Calif., riders pull out all the stops to improve their chances of completing the race in the required 24 hours.... Read More
July 20, 2010
At dawn on July 24, nearly 200 riders from across the country and around the world will set out on a 100-mile riding adventure over California's Sierra peaks. Some will race each other, and others will race the 24-hour clock that signals the end of e... Read More
July 05, 2010
The quality and depth of the horses and riders vying for the five coveted spots on the United States endurance team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were made apparent after three regional selection trials held June 20-28. "... Read More
June 28, 2010
A California woman is offering a $1,000 cash reward for the safe return of her Arabian gelding lost June 20 during an endurance training session in Los Angeles County. Jacqy Gamble became separated from the horse when it bolted after... Read More
April 19, 2010
New York City carriage drivers will receive their first fare increase in more than 20 years through a new law passed recently. However, some feel it hasnâ€™t gone far enough in improving conditions for the horses.
"The ASPCA... Read More
February 25, 2010
When Amigo arrived at the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital on January 17, with a 3-foot-long tree branch impaled in his side, veterinarians gave him a 2% chance of survival.
Luckily they underestimated the tenacity of the 10-y... Read More
February 19, 2010
"We are looking for what was right with Elmer, not what was wrong," said Lucy Hirsch, DVM, friend of Elmer Bandit, as she accompanied owner Mary Anna Wood on Elmer's final journey, which was, fittingly, to a veterinary teaching ho... Read More
February 18, 2010
Long before Elmer Bandit set the record for competitive trail miles, he and his lifelong owner Mary Anna Wood of Independence, Mo., worked together to raise money for the North American Trail Ride Conference's Trail Fund. The approved tax-d... Read More
February 17, 2010
The North American Trail Ride Conference, the group that sanctioned and tracked Elmer Bandit's lifetime record 20,780 official Competitive Trail miles, will honor the horse at their annual banquet, which begins Friday.
Elmer was ... Read More
February 16, 2010
National competitive trail mileage record holder Elmer Bandit was euthanized Feb. 14 at the age of 38 in the pasture of his longtime boarding stable, surrounded by several friends and his lifelong owner, Mary Anna Wood.
Following hi... Read More
February 15, 2010
National competitive trail mileage record holder Elmer Bandit, 38, passed away Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the pasture of his longtime boarding stable, Misty River, in Independence, Mo.
Surrounded my several friends and his lifelo... Read More
December 31, 2009
The economy and its far-reaching effects on horse health and welfare was a major focus in 2009, along with polo pony deaths, Miami horse poaching, an amazing story of rehabilitation, and disease investigations book-ending the year.
I... Read More
November 29, 2009
With four days of consecutive dressage lessons that ran from Nov. 20-23, Elmer Bandit, the 38-year-old National Competitive Trail mileage holder, observed Thanksgiving by resting at his Independence, Mo., boarding stable home.
How... Read More
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