Recent News for Welfare and Industry

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Helmet Safety

August 04, 2015

The majority of respondents said they wear a helmet all or most of the time when they ride their horses. ... Read More

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Study: Riding a Horse More Complex Than Riding Simulators

August 04, 2015

Researchers found that the simulator is less demanding and less complex, but can be stressful for riders.... Read More

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BLM Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet Sept. 2-3

August 04, 2015

The board will discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western rangelands.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Event at Saratoga Showcases Retired Racehorses

August 03, 2015

The Aug. 4 event will feature presentations from Rosie Napravnik, Michael Matz, Jennie Brannigan, and more.... Read More

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Auli Farwa Receives Haggin Cup at 2015 Tevis Ride

August 03, 2015

The 15-year-old Arabian gelding has completed all 62 rides he's started throughout his career, including six Tevis Cups.... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Killing of Stray Horses

August 03, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the killing of 21 stray horses near Thermopolis, Wyoming.... Read More

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Jockey Club to Discuss Anti-Doping, Racing Reform

August 02, 2015

Other Round Table Conference discussion topics include microchips, the Equine Injury Database, and more.... Read More

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Richardson and SMR Filouette Win 2015 Tevis Cup

August 02, 2015

Potato Richardson, 72, won his third Tevis Cup aboard his homebred 14-year-old Arabian mare SMR Filouette.... Read More

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Saddle Research Conference Review Published in Journal

August 01, 2015

The review appeared in the British Equine Veterinary Association's Equine Veterinary Education.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Wild Horses in Northwest Colorado

August 01, 2015

The BLM plans to gather up to 167 horses using water- and bait-trapping and helicopter gather operations.... Read More

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Welfare Group Gets Permanent Custody of Conroe Horses

July 31, 2015

A judge granted the Houston SPCA permanent custody of more than 200 horses seized from their owners.... Read More

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BLM to Proceed With Planned Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Gather

July 31, 2015

The BLM will gather 15 to 20 adoptable horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, south of Billings, Montana.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $200,000 to Assist Retired Racehorses

July 31, 2015

The Rescuing Racers Initiative awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to 26 organizations in 12 states.... Read More

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Tevis Cup Offers Field Research Opportunities

July 31, 2015

This year researchers will be collecting blood to evaluate the horses' total protein, chloride, and potassium levels.... Read More

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PAST Act Reintroduced into U.S. House

July 30, 2015

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to ban performance packages and stiffen soring penalties.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Drought, Temperature, Fires Challenge Tevis Water Supply

July 30, 2015

Organizers and volunteers are working to ensure an adequate water supply for participants in the 100-mile ride.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Offers New MRI Service

July 30, 2015

The new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005 and used until recently.... Read More

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MHIB 2016 Grants Application Period Opens Aug. 2

July 30, 2015

The Maryland Horse Industry Board will accept grant applications for research, educational, and promotional projects.... Read More

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10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

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AAEP Aims to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity

July 29, 2015

The 'Prescription for Racing Reform' seeks non-race day EIPH treatments, supports a 48-hour NSAID rule, and more.... Read More

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Old Friends Receives ASPCA 'Rescuing Racers' Grant

July 29, 2015

The $15,000 grant will be used to construct new run-in sheds on Old Friends' expanded Georgetown, Kentucky, facility.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Networking Association Returns Aug. 18

July 28, 2015

The Aug. 18 lecture topic will be "Biosecurity and Vaccination: Evaluating Flu and Herpes Risk."... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

July 28, 2015

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance.... Read More