Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

Articles by Stephanie L. Church

Double-Decker Disaster Leaves 17 of 42 Horses Dead

A truck carrying 42 horses bound for slaughter overturned early Sept. 27 on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, Mo. Seventeen horses died immediately or were later euthanatized due to extensive injuries, and the remaining 24 horses and a hinny are in Read More

World Champion Barrel Horse Gelding Cloned

The genes of another champion gelding will be available in just a few years for producing future generations of equine athletes. Scientists have produced a clone from the cells of legendary barrel racing horse Scamper. A colt that has matching Read More

Humane Society of Missouri Secures Ownership of Accident Horses

The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) announced this morning (Nov. 2) in a release that it has finalized an agreement that gives the organization ownership of the survivors of the Sept. Read More

Sixteen Horses Removed From Ohio Farm, the online edition of The Vindicator, has reported that 16 malnourished horses have been removed from a boarding farm in Canfield, Read More

Fireworks Startle Police Horse; Officer Sustains Injuries in Fall

According to an article on St. Louis', fireworks set off at Busch Stadium last night (Oct. 27) startled a police horse, causing it to buck off its rider. The celebratory fireworks were launched as the Cardinals game Read More

Missing Selle Francais Stallion Found Deceased

A Selle Francais stallion reported missing from Cherokee County, Ga., last month had fallen in a well on the property where he lived. Venus Du Vey's owner, Anne DuPard, has thanked the horse community for its support and a fund has been set up i Read More

N.J. Track's Caution is Judicious and Smart, Says Vet Expert

Little information will be available on the status of five horses that developed fevers at Monmouth Park racetrack in New Jersey until tests are returned on nasal swabs from the animals. The horses reportedly have not shown any neurologic signs. Read More

Missouri Crash Victims Recovering: Three Remain Hospitalized

Twenty-two of the equine victims that survived a crash in eastern Missouri last month are recovering at the Humane Society of Missouri's (HSMO) Longmeadow Rescue Ranch near Union. Three others are being nursed at area veterinary hospitals. Read More

Veterinarian Describes Missouri Trailer Accident Response

A veterinarian who responded to the deadly trailer accident on Sept. 27 has described his experience with The Horse and how it has impacted him.

A truck carrying 42 horses bound for slaughter overturned early that morning on Read More

Trail Ride in France Featured in "50 Tours of a Lifetime" List

Cross Country International has announced that its Louire Valley Chateau-to-Chateau Trail Ride has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime." The ride is described in the magazine's October issue, Read More

Auction Donations Requested to Help Missouri Crash Horses

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians have launched a non-profit organization called St. Louis Horse Heroes (SLHH) to raise funds for the care of the 25 survivors of a horrific Sept. 27 crash of a double-decker trailer that was ferrying the Read More

Possible EHV-1 Cases Have Tracks On-Guard

The racing industry is safeguarding against equine herpesvirus-1 in light of a possible equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., where several horses have developed fevers and are being tested for the illness. Read More

Ultrasonography for Laryngeal Evaluation

Endoscopy is the current diagnostic method of choice for evaluating the equine upper airway. However, veterinarians at Cornell University for the first time have described ultrasound techniques for evaluating the equine larynx, and they say the Read More

CEM Reported in Wisconsin

Wisconsin animal health officials have reported two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in Mount Horeb to the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health). A ProMED-mail post announced the disease Read More

Lost in the Fog's Ashes to Stay in the Bay Area

Lost in the Fog's owner, Harry Aleo, told the Sacramento Bee yesterday that the Thoroughbred's ashes will be buried at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Read More

Last Chance to Register for Standardbred Horse Ownership Seminar in Canada

Standardbred Canada has announced that today (Oct. 19) marks the deadline to reserve a seat in a program called "Horse Ownership 101," which will Read More

Hawaii Horses Shaken, but Safe after Earthquake

An early morning earthquake on Sunday (Oct. 15) caused more than $74 million in damage to Hawaii buildings and roadways, but horses rode out the magnitude 6.6 rumble with no major catastrophes. According to several equine veterinarians on the Read More

Walking Horse Champion "Make-Up" Competition Canceled reported yesterday (Oct. 17) that the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) has voted to Read More

University of Pennsylvania Newsmagazine Posts Story on Barbaro Team

The University of Pennyslvania's bellwether has published a story about the team that has been treating Barbaro since he shattered his right hind leg in the Preakness Read More

Another EEE Bird Found in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Public Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a blue jay found in Dover, according to an Oct. 17 press release. A total of five birds have tested positive for EEE in the state this year, in addition to Read More

Two Horses Perish in Civil War Re-enactment

According to a story posted on, two horses died during a re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville Read More

Horses Have Floor Color Preferences

Getting ready to paint a concrete aisle floor or put colored mats in your wash stall? What's the most inviting color? Fear not--there's guidance in science. Researchers have found that horses react more to yellow, white, black, and blue floors, Read More

Pig Charges Horse, Attacks Fallen Rider in the U.K.

The United Kingdom's Daily Echo  reports that a rider was mauled by a pig this week after it charged her horse, Read More

Bee Pollen Product Increases Appetite, Study Shows

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have reported in a pilot study that a bee pollen-based product shows promise in improving athletic horses' feed intake. Read More