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Six-Time NFR Bucking Horse I'ma Tiger Dead

September 07, 2006

The bareback riding world lost one of its top horses on Monday, Sept. 4, when Harry Vold's famous I'ma Tiger died from colic at the ranch in Avondale, Colo., outside of Pueblo.

I'ma Tiger last bucked on Aug. 26 at the Colorado State Fair... Read More

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USEF Announces Formation of First-Ever Youth Council

September 07, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the formation of the USEF Youth Council, designed to encourage and support existing affiliate youth programs. The goal will be to create the most varied board possible with members from each... Read More

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Women's Barrel Racing to Come Under PRCA Umbrella

September 06, 2006

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the oldest and largest rodeo sanctioning body in the world, will add another chapter in its illustrious history this November when women barrel racers become full card-carrying members of the PRCA... Read More

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USDF Now Taking Orders for Training DVD Featuring New Tests

September 06, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is taking pre-production orders through its bookstore and web site for the 2007 version of the popular "On The Levels" DVD. The DVD retails for $39.95 and will be available in December.

Dressag... Read More

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Client Counselor Encourages Celebration of Pet Memorial Day

September 06, 2006

Sunday, September 10, is National Pet Memorial Day, and experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, Ill., hope animal owners and others will take time to recognize that pets, living or past, are worth... Read More

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USDF Announces Changes to the NAYRC and NAJRC Qualifying Criteria

September 05, 2006

United States Dressage Federation is pleased to announce changes to the 2007 North American Young Riders Championship (NAYRC) Criteria and the 2007 North American Junior Riders Championship (NAJRC) Criteria. These changes will simplify and... Read More

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New Equine Variety Show Debuting on RFD-TV

September 05, 2006

Set to begin on January 1, Wide World of Horses will air on RFD-TV on Monday nights at 9:30 pm CST, as well as two other times each week. The new show was created by True South, LLC.

According to True South spokesman, Janet Engel, the Wide... Read More

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Top USPC Mounted Games Pairs to Compete in Founder's Cup

September 05, 2006

Four of the top-finishing advanced pairs mounted games teams from the 2006 United States Pony Club (USPC) Eastern Championships will compete in... Read More

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Shetland Pony National Congress Beats the Heat in New Location

September 04, 2006

It was hot in St. Louis on August 2-5 for the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) National Shetland Pony Congress...but the ponies who came to compete were even hotter. Some 480 ponies trekked to the new show site, the National Equestrian Center... Read More

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Winsome Adante Takes Top Position on USEA's All-Time Leaderboard

September 01, 2006

Linda Wachtmeister’s and Plain Dealing Farm’s Winsome Adante has taken the lead on the U.S. Eventing Association’s All-time High Point... Read More

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Preparing for Disaster

September 01, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) reminds horse owners and veterinarians that when an emergency or natural disaster strikes, it is in the best interest of the horse for everyone to be prepared. With this in mind, the AAEP... Read More

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Flicka, the Motion Picture, to Open October 20

September 01, 2006

"Flicka," a contemporary motion picture adaptation of Mary O'Hara's novel My Friend Flicka, will open in theaters Oct. 20.

The filmmakers have re-engineered the story, changing the main character from a boy to a girl. In the new film,... Read More

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USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award Debuts in 2006

September 01, 2006

The USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter program is designed for junior members who are current members of both the USEF and their recognized national affiliate. The youth candidates are to demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the... Read More

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Veterinary News Network Brings Animal Care Into Nation's Living Rooms

September 01, 2006

Veterinary News Network (VNN), a national network of veterinarians, reached more than an estimated 66 million households in the United States and Canada in its first year. VNN specializes in producing and distributing complete news packages for... Read More

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Ernesto Nearing Hurricane Strength

August 31, 2006

As of 2 p.m. today (Aug. 31), the National Weather Service is reporting sustained winds of 70 mph associated with Tropical Storm Ernesto as it nears the Carolina coast.

The minimum requirement for sustained wind speed for hurricane... Read More

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AYHC Seeking Nominations for Youth Leader of the Year

August 31, 2006

The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) is seeking nominations for Youth Leader of the Year, sponsored by the Certified Horsemanship Association. AYHC wants to emphasize how strong adult leadership for young horsemen and horsewomen helps ensure ... Read More

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British Horse Organizations Set Up Communications Network

August 30, 2006

More than a dozen equine organizations have established a network to improve communications with each other, the media and the public - in line with recommendations in the British Horse Industry... Read More

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Meet the Veterinary Specialist: The Radiologist

August 30, 2006

Veterinary radiology, like its human medicine counterpart, is central to diagnosing and solving many medical problems. Dr. Stephen Kneller, veterinary radiologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, was board... Read More

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Ernesto Weakens, Horse Movement Regulations Temporarily Lifted

August 30, 2006

The National Weather Service has reported that tropical storm Ernesto is weakening over the Florida peninsula today (Aug. 30).

While sustained winds associated with the storm have decreased to 40mph, the National Weather Service warns o... Read More

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Sixth Annual Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Equine Health Studies Program

August 29, 2006

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine announces its sixth annual Stallion Service Auction, which will be held Sept. 15–Dec. 15. The event is a multiple-breed,... Read More

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Cherry Hill, Temple Grandin to Speak at CHA Conference

August 29, 2006

The 39th Annual Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference to be held in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Fort Collins Marriott Hotel and the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Center will be September 21 - 24, 2006. This... Read More

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Horsemen Who Died in Plane Crash Remembered by Friends, Relatives, and Associates

August 28, 2006

One day after Comair flight 5191 crashed shortly after it left Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., three horsemen who were among the 49 victims were being remembered Monday by friends, relatives and associates.

Listed among the victims... Read More

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Florida Braces for Ernesto

August 28, 2006

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press writer

Florida residents rushed to fill their prescriptions and stood in long lines for gasoline, food, and other supplies Monday (Aug. 28) as officials warned people not to wait for Tropical... Read More

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Horsemen Among Air Crash Victims

August 27, 2006

George Brunacini, who bred 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Flower Alley, Central Kentucky horseman Dan Mallory, and trainer Jeff Williams were among the 49 victims of Sunday morning's crash of a commuter jet shortly after takeoff from Blue... Read More

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EasyCare Hoof Boot Contest to Award $10,000

August 27, 2006

EasyCare, Inc. will award $10,000 to the riders who complete the most American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) or Australian Endurance Rider Association (AERA) miles during the 2007 AERC ride season (Dec. 1-Nov.30) using two or four EasyCare... Read More