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International Disease Report Third Quarter 2006

January 08, 2007

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England and other sources reported the... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Sales Hit Record Highs

January 07, 2007

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announces another record breaking year at the 2006 NRHA Futurity Prospect Sale held during the NRHA Futurity at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. The top-selling futurity prospect went for $195,000.00. It's... Read More

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TAMU to Offer Mare and Foal Management Program

January 07, 2007

A day-long mare and foal management program with Texas A&M experts for $30 is a bargain, said a Henderson County horse manager.

"(Fees for) very similar programs are often $150 to $200," said Paula Swope, member of the Henderson County... Read More

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Horses, Donkey Removed from N.C. Farm

January 06, 2007

Harnett County, N.C., animal control officers have taken several horses, goats and a donkey away from a man accused of neglecting the animals to the brink of starvation.

When officers first arrived at the home, some of the six horses had... Read More

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CHRB Committee to Tackle Medication Regulations

January 06, 2007

Guidelines that would fundamentally change some aspects of penalties for violations of the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication rules--including stricter sanctions for some violations, extending accountability to horse owners,... Read More

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Jane Savoie Seminar To Benefit The Equine Fund

January 06, 2007

The Equine Fund is hosting Jane Savoie--rider, teacher, author, and coach--at a full day seminar on Sunday, April 29, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (indoors) at Denbesten Ranch in Valatie, N.Y. The ranch is about a half-hour East of Albany,... Read More

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America's Horse Championships on NBC Sunday

January 06, 2007

American Quarter Horses take center stage for the America's Horse Championships presented by Ford Trucks this Sunday, January 7, on NBC Sports Television at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific. The one-hour special is based on a portion of the... Read More

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Reproduction: An Emerging Focus at North Carolina State

January 05, 2007

Many of the United States' leading equine reproduction research institutions, such as Colorado State University, the University of Idaho, Utah State University, and Texas A&M University, are located in the western half of the country. But... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

January 04, 2007

Although there are no horse slaughter plants in Kentucky, a largely symbolic bill has been introduced by Sen. Tom Buford to outlaw the practice in the state.

"It seemed contrary to be advocating what a great state we are for horses, but... Read More

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No More Night Riding in Saint Martin Parish, La.

January 03, 2007

Anyone caught riding a horse at night on a public road in St. Martin Parish, La., will have to pay a $250 fine.

That's the minimum penalty under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the Parish Council. The maximum is a $500 fine and 30 days in... Read More

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Wellington Sport Horse Auction Delayed

January 03, 2007

The date of the Intercontinental Sport Horse Auction hosted by Nona Garson and The Ridge Farm in Wellington, Fla., has been rescheduled for February 23, 2007, in light of the equine herpesvirus (EHV) outbreak in the area.

The schedule... Read More

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Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Presents Lecture Series

January 01, 2007

In response to the many inquiries we have received, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present six educational opportunities for the horse owners of New England. Presented on Wednesday evenings in January, February and... Read More

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Larger Than Life: The Budweiser Clydesdales

January 01, 2007

Icon? Sentiment? A wish for simpler times? Harnessing of strength and power? What is it that makes the Budweiser Clydesdales so popular among people the world over? Even people who have never touched a horse exclaim in awe when they first see one o... Read More

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2006: A Year in Equine Health News

January 01, 2007

As 2006 rides into the sunset, the staff of The Horse takes a look back at the biggest and most beloved stories of the year.

These are the most newsworthy events and advances in equine health care featured in the magazine in 2006:... Read More

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Hall of Fame Trainer Bud Delp Dies

December 31, 2006

(From Maryland Jockey Club)
Hall of Fame trainer Grover G. "Bud" Delp, conditioner of the three-time champion Spectacular Bid, died Friday night at his Ellicott City home due to cancer. He was 74.

There will be no memorial... Read More

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Horse Owners Invited to Louisiana Equine Council Meeting

December 31, 2006

The Louisiana Equine Council Annual Meeting will be held on January 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. and will take place at the Riverfront Convention Center in Alexandria.

In addition to the Council's Annual Meeting, the Louisiana Cattlemen's... Read More

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2007 Equine Event Calendar Available Now

December 29, 2006

Farnam is now offering a 2007 Equine Event Calendar, preprinted with holidays and national equine events, including location and Web site address. It is the perfect size to take with you while pursuing your busy schedule. Plus, a window inside... Read More

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WEG Marathon Highlights January Programming on HorseTV

December 29, 2006

The HorseTV Channel's January programming schedule features all new premieres from popular competitions and series including Free Rein: FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, Kleo The Misfit Unicorn, AQHA's Best of the West, FEI World Cup... Read More

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North Dakota Man Enters Plea on Horse Mistreatment Charges

December 28, 2006

A man facing charges in North Dakota for mistreating his horses has been given a deferred sentence and fined in East Central District Court.

Nicholas Paul Bergquist, 59, of West Fargo, entered an Alford plea on Tuesday (Dec. 26) to a... Read More

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EasyCare Inc. Announces Winners in the 2006 $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest

December 28, 2006

Easycare has announced the list of winners in the 2006 EasyCare $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest which ended on Nov. 30. The winners completed rides that included the Tevis Cup, the NSW State Championship 100, and 5-day 250-mile multiday rides like... Read More

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Calif. Woman Sentenced for Starving 82 Horses

December 28, 2006

A Seville, Calif., woman convicted of starving more than 80 horses on her ranch north of Visalia was sentenced to 10 months in county jail.

A Tulare County Superior Court judge also prohibited Sandra Werner, 61, from keeping any horses... Read More

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Horses and Miniature Donkeys Enhance Effect of South Dakota Nativity

December 27, 2006

Three-year veteran Hank, a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse cross, is a hit with the kids.

He's one of about 25 animals that are part of Mobridge's annual live Christmas Nativity, said Lauren Russell, Hank's owner.

"The kids like him... Read More

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Woman Abused Horses, Police Say

December 26, 2006

Poor shelter, medical care lead to 77 charges

A woman who allegedly neglected dozens of horses on her western Maryland farm was charged Friday (Dec. 22) with 73 misdemeanor counts of animal abuse and four felony counts of... Read More

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Luigi the Donkey Receives a New Leg and a New Family

December 25, 2006

Luigi, a miniature donkey rescued by Central New England Equine Rescue, now has both a new leg and a new family after a series of fortunate events worked out in favor of the long-eared equine.

Luigi came to Central N.E. Equine Rescue after... Read More

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DoverSaddlery.com Selected as Top 50 Retail Web Site for 2007

December 25, 2006

Dover Saddlery Inc. announced today that its Web site has been named as one of the Top 50 Retail Web Sites by Internet Retailer Magazine.

"What the Top 50 Retail Web Sites have in common is a willingness to innovate and set the standards fo... Read More