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

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

The Olympic Vet

Behind every great Olympic equestrian three-day event team of riders and horses is a ground crew that makes everything go as planned. The fine-tuning of each equine competitor's health specifically for the Sydney challenge began long before the Read More

Dressage At The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer, kicks off today, April 27 at the Kentucky Horse Parkwith the Dressage phase of the competition at 9:00 a.m.

Among the horses and riders scheduled to compete Thursday are Kerry Read More

National Reining Breeders Classic

The National Reining Breeders Classic has become known as the most spectacular show on the reining calendar and the 2000 event helped emphasize why. Held April 12-16, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the show paid $346,394.27.

Moving into the Read More

$120,000 Wish Comes True

North American Equine Ranching Group Sets Precedent With Largest Manitoba Donation of the New Millennium

“Going once, twice, sold to the man in the third row!” Ranchers at the inaugural NAERIC Horse Summit 2000 sent bidding cards flying 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

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

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

Dressage Trainer Joins Team of Online Experts is pleased to announce that top-ranking dressage trainer Deborah Dean-Smith has agreed to join its panel of trainers. Enterprises CEO John Henry says this addition to' Read More

Colorado Braces for Reclassification

Animal rights activists are putting forth an effort to reclassify the horse as a companion animal rather than livestock in Colorado. The Colorado Horse Council (CoHoCo), in cooperation with the Colorado Horse Development Authority, has been Read More

Surprise Win For Barrongate At AHSA Vaulting Selection Trial

The Barronsgate Vaulting Team stunned spectators with a beautifully composed and solidly performed Kur (freestyle routine) on the last day of these AHSA selection trials in Agoura, CA. The spectators responded with a standing ovation. Coming fro Read More

Rio Vista Products Unites Rescue Agencies

James B. Towle, president of Rio Vista Products, announced March 13 that he will offer all equine rescue agencies as much space necessary on the company's web site and in its Journal, so they may list their horses that are available for Read More

Synthetic Estrogen Drug Receives FDA Approval In 1.25mg Strength

Duramed Pharmaceuticals announced March 13 that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental new drug application for Cenestin tablets in the 1.25 mg dosage strength. Cenestin, Read More

Seniors Day at HITS Desert Horse Park

Seniors will be admitted free to the HITS Desert Horse Park in Indio, California on March 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for the Fourth Annual Seniors Day festivities. Sponsored by Heritage Palms, KESQ TV3, and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, Read More

$75,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge

More than 130 top hunter horses are currently battling for qualifying slots in the $75,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge--the largest purse ever offered in a hunter competition. On March 12, the top 10 hunter horses in Indio, Ocala, and Read More

Blood-Horse Launches ECLIPSE PRESS

The Blood-Horse, Inc., an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-Roms and annual references, announces "ECLIPSE PRESS" as its new book publishing division. Previously, Blood-Horse Read More

Qualifications Announced For Junior Dressage Team Championships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2000 AHSA/Cosequin Junior Dressage Team Championships, scheduled to be held August 10-13 at High Prairie Farm, Parker, Colorado. The fourth annual Jr. Championships are one of three AHSA competitions t Read More

Europe Lifts West Nile Virus Restrictions

The American Horse Council reports that all restrictions in connection with the West Nile virus outbreak in the United States have been lifted on shipping horses to the European Union. The change took effect as of February 1. Read More

National Reining Breeders Classic 2000 Will Be Better Than Ever

In just its first two years, the National Reining Breeders Classic has paid out over a half million dollars and has become the largest added money reining event in the world, with over $215,000 added.

According to NRBC officials, the Read More

EU Extends Meat Export Ban Date By One Month

Due to United States measures to improve the monitoring program to test for unauthorized substances in fresh meat and meat products, the European Union's import ban of hormone-free beef or any other meat or meat product will not be imposed befor Read More

Florida HBPA Announces Gold Level Sponsorship

The Florida Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association (HBPA), in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of equine health and its impact on performance, has partnered with Merial, the maker of GASTROGARD (omeprazole) Paste, the Read More

EU Ban Affects Slaughter Industry

An ongoing struggle between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the importation of U.S. beef containing growth hormones has, in turn, brought the U.S. slaughter horse industry to a halt. Read More

Millennium Mustang Adoption -- A Success in Cyberspace

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started the new millennium off in a big way—adopting 35 mustangs through cyberspace. Over 288 applications flooded into BLM computer e-mail in-boxes during the three week Read More