WEG: USEF Names U.S. Endurance Team

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


WEG: USEF Names Endurance Short List/Nominated Entry

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


Criteria for Tevis Veterinarians Judging Haggin Cup Winners

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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Tevis Volunteer Rescues Fallen Mare

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


The Fury Awarded Haggin Cup at 2010 Tevis

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


Tevis Cup 2010 Claimed by Heraldic and John Crandell

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


Beating The Heat at Tevis

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


Good Horse Luck and Good Karma, Tevis Style

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


Tevis Will Highlight Conditioning, Athletic Prowess

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


WEG Regional U.S. Endurance Team Selection Trials Held

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


Reward Offered for Endurance Horse's Return

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


NYC Carriage Law Addresses Equine Conditions

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 hasn’t gone far enough in improving conditions for the horses.

"The ASPCA... Read More


Endurance Horse Recovering from Tree Branch Impalement

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


Elmer Bandit Necropsy Performed at Kansas State

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


Donations to NATRC Trail Fund Honor Elmer Bandit

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


Elmer Bandit Tribute Planned, Condolences Shared

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


Share Your Memories of Elmer Bandit

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


Competitive Trail Horse Elmer Bandit, 38, Euthanized

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


2009: A Year in Equine Health News

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.

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Older Horse Elmer Bandit Ready for Winter

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


Endurance Horse Study Reveals Common Complaints, Resolutions

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


USA Sweeps Medals at Kentucky Cup Endurance Event, a Prelude to WEG

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.

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Kentucky Cup Endurance Competitions Start with Challenging Conditions

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


Competitors for WEG 2010 Kentucky Cup Endurance Races Announced

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


Older Horse Elmer Bandit Completes Iowa Competitive Ride

September 21, 2009

Perfect fall weather found 38-year-old Elmer Bandit completing both days of the Stephens Forest Competitive Trail event near Lucas, Iowa, this past weekend. The event added 40 miles... Read More