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
November 15, 2009
A lot of things can happen over the many miles of an endurance event. California veterinarians recently tracked the incidence and resolution of equine medical issues encountered during endurance competition.
C. Langdon Fielding,... Read More
October 16, 2009
The United States dominated the Kentucky Cup Endurance FEI CEI***, sponsored by Emirates Equestrian Federation. The Kentucky Cup was the official endurance test event for the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games.
The U.S.... Read More
October 14, 2009
It was weather fit for neither man nor beast. But, it was not going to stand in the way of the determined horse-and-rider combinations that made their way to the Kentucky Cup Endurance --the official test event for the discipline of endurance ridin... Read More
October 08, 2009
On Oct. 14, riders from more than 20 countries will compete in the Kentucky Cup Endurance race, sponsored by Emirates Equestrian Federation. This is the official endurance test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian... Read More
September 21, 2009
September 04, 2009
Want to spend a Kentucky autumn day watching some elite equine athletes and riders do their thing against a backdrop of Bluegrass? How about getting an inside view of the veterinary work behind the scenes at an international endurance event?... Read More
September 02, 2009
August 03, 2009
The awards ceremony capping the 2009 Tevis 100-mile ride began on a somber note when ride officials announced the death of a competing horse.
August 02, 2009
K-Zar Emanuel, 15-year-old gray Arabian gelding won the 2009 Tevis Cup, crossing the finishing line at 10:20 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 1). Four miles from the finish, after crossing No Hands Bridge in the California moonlight, rider Sarah Engsberg... Read More
August 01, 2009
With crew and volunteers crowding the forest road, Marcia Smith, DVM, of Loomis, Calif., (rider #12) appeared around the bend at the Robinson Flat vet check and crewing point. First to arrive at Mile 36 of the 100-mile Tevis Ride, Smith an... Read More
August 01, 2009
After months of planning by ride officials, and often years of conditioning for both human and equine participants, the Western States Trail Ride 2009, popularly called the Tevis Cup Ride, started with around 171 human/equine teams at dawn on... Read More
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