Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Articles by Pat Raia

Contested Nevada Mustang Gather Begins

The contested Triple B mustang gather in Nevada got under way Wednesday (July 20) after a 9th Circuit Court of Read More

Collision Blamed for Second Stampede Horse Death

A collision between two wagons during a chuckwagon race has been blamed for a fatal injury to a Thoroughbred Read More

Contested Mustang Gather Postponed Again

Shortly after one judge declined to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from gathering animals from Read More

Guilty Plea Entered in Virginia Horse Cruelty Case

A Virginia couple will serve six months in jail after pleading guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty on July Read More

Horse Dies In Flight from Belgium to New York

A horse was discovered dead upon arrival at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York, N.Y. on Friday morning Read More

Humane Group Seeks BLM Mustang Management Changes

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has asked the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its Read More

New York Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

A former farm operator in New York has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts for allegedly Read More

New Assateague Island Rules Will Protect Ponies, Humans

Visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore (AINS) must keep their distance and stash their food from the Read More

North Carolina Horse Shooting Probed

North Carolina law enforcement authorities are seeking those responsible for the shooting death of a horse Read More

North Carolina Farm Operator Faces Charges

The owner of a North Carolina farm is facing multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating more Read More

Singer Criticized for Rodeo Appearance, Donation

An animal welfare advocacy group is criticizing singer and wild horse advocate Sheryl Crow for a scheduled Read More

Congressman Criticizes BLM Policies

Arizona Congressman Raul M. Grijalva criticized a Bureau of Land Management decision to create nonreproducing Read More

Vermont Horse Shooter Sought

Law enforcement authorities in Vermont are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of horse Read More

Thoroughbred Injured, Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

On opening day of the 2011 Calgary Stampede, a horse was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury Read More

BLM Solicits Pasture Facility Bids

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking bids from landowners interested in providing new long-term hold Read More

Contested Mustang Gather Postponed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed a Nevada mustang gather that is at the center of a lawsuit Read More

Iowa Man Charged in Horse Hair Thefts

An Iowa man is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly cutting the tails and manes off horses residing on Read More

Lawsuit Would Block Nevada Mustang Gathers

A group of wild horse advocates have asked the U.S. District Court in Nevada to stop a planned Bureau of Land Read More

Reducing 'Unwanted' Horse Numbers

Industry members are thinking outside the box to help reduce the number of so-called unwanted horses. Read More

Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the Read More

Arrest Made in Oregon Horse Neglect Case

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon have located and arrested a woman accused of maltreating two horses Read More

Ohio Court Denies Appeal in Vess Neglect Case

Robin Vess, the Ohio woman convicted on more than 40 counts of second degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for Read More

Report: Equine Panic, Equipment Flaw Caused UF Horse Death

A University of Florida (UF) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review team has credited an Read More

Oregon Authorities Seek Owner of Allegedly Maltreated Horses

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of two allegedly maltreated horses confiscated by Read More

Microchips Will Monitor Horse Health at Calgary Stampede

More than 500 horses expected to compete in the chuckwagon races at the 2011 Calgary Stampede will receive Read More