November 28, 2009
For years, the fabled Hialeah Park race track has sat idle — battered, broken, and left to rot.
These days, fresh paint coats the walls, pink flamingos are practicing their familiar moves and some of the luster has been... Read More
October 15, 2009
Equine Guelph's youth program, EquiMania!, will be back at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 to teach kids about horse health care and safety in a fun, interactive setting.
Safety will be a big theme at this year's EquiMania!.... Read More
October 13, 2009
Kentucky's first lady, Jane Beshear, and representatives from the University of Kentucky officially launched "Saddle Up Safely," a rider safety awareness campaign, at a press conference today.
Led by UK HealthCare in response to the... Read More
September 11, 2009
The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans.
April 11, 2009
If you've ever uttered the word "horse," QuarterFest is the place for you to be the first weekend in May. Everyone from the "horse crazy" of all ages to those who are "horse poor"--they've got one or more horses in their barn--will have a ball at... Read More
April 04, 2009
The American Horse Council (AHC) is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In on Wed., June 17, in Washington, D.C. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on "The Welfare of the Horse" this year. Al... Read More
March 28, 2009
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced March 27 the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute more than $18.7 million in awards for 2008.
While this year's KBIF awards are down from the $19,220,007 paid in 2007, they are... Read More
March 21, 2009
The event is not limited to UK students; all students with an equine interest are invited to participate. "The career fair will be an excellent opportunity for students to connect with local employers in the equine industry," the Kentucky... Read More
March 14, 2009
Exhibitors and organizers of horse shows and other equine competitions in Maryland need to comply with certain state animal health regulations (COMAR 15.11.12.01 forward) in order to hold and attend equine events. The requirements are in place t... Read More
March 12, 2009
At the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association Annual Convention this week in San Antonio, Jim Helzer of Arlington, Texas, was elected the 59th president of the world's largest equine breed registry.
Helzer is CEO and President of JEH... Read More
January 13, 2009
October 08, 2008
The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives... Read More
July 17, 2008
The average freight train traveling at 55 mph takes a mile or more to stop--that's about the length of 18 football fields. So when a vehicle gets stuck on the tracks and a train is coming, the outcome is usually very bad for the vehicle, and... Read More
June 26, 2008
Could the level of physical fitness a rider brings to the saddle, considered along with the stamina and strength of the equestrian athlete, impact the way the horse moves and performs during an event or race? Equestrian trainers and researchers... Read More
June 24, 2008
Approximately two and a half years ago, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission began experimenting with changing jockeys' whips to a more humane variety with an extended and padded "popper," the portion of the whip that makes contact with the... Read More
June 22, 2008
Blood-Horse Publications received a total of nine awards on Saturday, June 21 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Sixty-nine AHP members were named finalists in the 2008 AHP Annual... Read More
May 21, 2008
Safety is a year-round business, but it becomes a top priority in the spring as farm owners and managers get more active in their stables and fields.
To help remind horse owners of basic safety principles, the Equine Science Center at... Read More
May 16, 2008
In the wake of Eight Belles' euthanasia after sustaining catastrophic injuries in the May 3 Kentucky Derby, a recent Gallup pollRead More
September 13, 2007
Horse owners often worry about safety of their animals during hunting seasons, especially if the horse's color might be mistaken for a deer or other large game animal. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help distinguis... Read More
June 20, 2007
The safety of riders, particularly expectant mothers and those who ride alone or work in isolated circumstances, will be the focus of the British Horse Society's Biennial Safety Conference.
Taking place September 15 at the Coventr... Read More
June 14, 2007
The choking dryness that's killing crops and turning streams into dusty trails across the Southeast is getting worse, with the government saying Thursday the nation's most extreme drought has expanded from Alabama into three neighboring states.... Read More
June 13, 2007
Oregon's newest state park will open officially on July 8, the Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday.
The park is named for L.L. "Stub" Stewart, a former Eugene-area lumber company entrepreneur, state legislator, and philanthropist... Read More
June 07, 2007
Sheriff's officers and horsemen in Douglas County, Kan., on Tuesday captured an Appaloosa stallion that had been running wild in the area for five years, the
May 01, 2007
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, sponsored by Farnam, is one of the most prestigious events in a potentially dangerous sport. An extensive medical support team for horses and humans works behind the scenes to keep the only four star event in the... Read More
March 10, 2007
The annual Farm Safety Symposium will go "back to basics" in its 2007 edition Mar. 9 in Elizabethtown, Ky.
The symposium will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Pritchard Community Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The symposium will run in... Read More