Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief for The Horse, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, VA. Her background is in eventing, and she enjoys photography, cooking, cycling, swimming, riding her friends’ and family’s horses, and traveling in her free time.

Articles by Stephanie L. Church

West Nile Appears Again

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Three birds have been found dead with the virus—two in New York, and one in New Jersey.

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American Youth Horse Council Calls For Abstracts And Presentations

The American Youth Horse Council would like to cordially invite submissions to speak at the 2001 National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO February 2-4, 2001.

This annual event presents an Read More

New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Announces Second Annual Scoping

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Racing Association (NYTHA) is teaming up with Merial, a leading animal healthcare company, to bring free endoscopic ulcer screening to horses at Belmont Park. After a very successful program at Churchill Down Read More

Moorman's Launches New Web Site

MoorMan's, Inc., manufacturer of the NEW GENERATION NUTRITION equine feeding program, has debuted an enhanced version of its equine web site, announced Fred Gutzmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for MoorMan's.

The internet site, Read More

Equine Orthopaedic Research Center To Be Built At CSU

Building plans for the construction of the world's first Equine Orthopaedic Research Center are underway and work on the 12,000 square-foot building is scheduled to begin no later than January 1, 2001 at Colorado State University.

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USET Reining Semi-finals Aired on GMC's America's Horse

As reining competitors are celebrating the sports acceptance by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), “GMC America's Horse” is doing its part to make sure individuals worldwide recognize the athletic talent it takes t Read More

USDA Wrapping Up Screwworm Investigation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)is concluding a foreign animal disease investigation by recognizing a Florida veterinarian for his part in preventing screwworm from becoming established in Florida, potentially causing extensive damage t Read More

Two South Dakota Horses Missing

Two horses are missing from Rapid City, South Dakota. They were stolen either late evening on May 16, or early morning on May 17. One is a Quarter Horse mare who is described as a smoky dun, about 15 hands in height. The mare has a few white Read More

MD Barns Silver Spur Award

MD Barns has announced sponsorship of the MD Barns Silver Spur Award. The award recognizes an American Quarter Horse who has made a significant impact on the lives of others.

This award will honor those exemplary American Quarter Horses Read More

Dogwood Foundation Proposes Second Challenge

With the tremendous success of the first Dogwood Challenge, the Merrill family has challenged American Quarter Horse Association Members to do it again.

A second Dogwood Challenge has been established to raise money for equine research. Read More

Blood Tests Might Provide Early Indicators Of Catastrophic Injury

Bone fractures, joint injury and other musculoskeletal trauma are major problems in the equine industry. In response, a grant of $59,700 will help two Colorado State University equine researchers continue their studies into diagnosing, monitorin Read More

Pennsylvania Educates Horse Owners On West Nile Virus

The West Nile encephalitis committee at Penn State has developed an information sheet for the horse owners in Pennsylvania. The information distributed follows. To see The Horse's most recent articles on West Nile, please scroll down to Read More

Early Mosquito Activity Reported in Maryland

Agriculture Officials Recommend Prompt Vaccination of Horses

Areas of Maryland from Baltimore to the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland are experiencing an early outbreak of mosquitoes this year, prompting State officials to Read More

Looking for a 'Wild' Summer Project? Why Not Adopt a Horse or Burro?

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has got a 'wild' summer idea for you. Approximately 100 wild horses and burros will be available for adoption at The Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Facility at Cross Plains, Read More

Judges Announced for the 2000 Congress

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association has announced the list of judges who will officiate the 2000 All American Quarter Horse Congress horse show. Specific judge's assignments will not be announced prior to the show.

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Saddle Up America National Open House Extended

Saddle Up America, a national initiative to encourage more people to get involved with horses and riding, will coordinate Open House events beginning in May 2000 and continuing throughout the year, announced the Horse Industry Alliance (HIA), th Read More

North American Young Riders' Championships To Be Televised

The 2000 North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC)--presented by State Line Tack--will be broadcast on both the Outdoor Life Network and the Fox Sports Network.

The Outdoor Life Network will first televise the NAYRC on August 1 Read More

First Choice Stallions Offers World-Class Pedigrees

First Choice Stallions is dedicated to producing top-class horses for serious competition riders. Formed by Michael Whitaker and Scotland's Gillespie Brothers, the partnership exclusively offers world-class stallions whose breeding and Read More

Canadian Horse Connexions Launches

The Horse Publications Group is excited to announce the launch of Canadian Horse Connexions, a new classified magazine from the publishers of Horse Sport and Canadian Horseman. It is the newest and best place for horse peopl Read More

Piroplasmosis Found In Australia

The following is a message that was released to the horse industry of Victoria, Australia, on March 31, from the Acting Chief Veterinary Officer:

A horse was imported from Hong Kong toVictoria, and was found to be infected with Read More

TRF's Ivory Lady Goes To Bluegrass Breakfast

Ivory Lady, one of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation year 2000 retirees will visit Keeneland's Breakfast with the Works on Toyota Bluegrass Day, April 15, 2000. Handling Ivory Lady for the benefit of breakfast guests will be her Blackburn Read More

Alternatives for Selling Untested Equids

In fall l999, House Bill 1732 of the 76th Texas Legislature went into effect, requiring equids, including horses, donkeys, mules, and asses to be tested for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 12 months prior to undergoing a change of Read More

AHSA And MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published an important new book, Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road & Read More

Mild Winter Brings Early Onslaught of Mosquitoes: Have Equids Vaccinated Against Sleeping Sickness

After a mild winter, Louisiana already has reported its first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), or "sleeping sickness" in a six-year-old unvaccinated Shetland pony in Vernon Parish, adjacent to Texas' Newton County. "We recommend that Read More

Wild Horses Available With A Few Clicks

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a Wild Horse Adoption live on the Internet starting April 12, 2000. The upcoming adoption will offer 9 saddle broke horses from Wyoming, 20 halter broke horses from Read More