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3-Strikes Mustang Adoptions Ongoing

More than 70 of the allegedly neglected horses and burros found at a Morrill County, Neb., ranch have found new homes through Habitat for Horses, a Texas-based equine protection organization. Placement efforts are continuing for the more than 50 Read More

Australians Attend Kentucky Large-Animal Rescue Training

Large-animal emergency rescue training continues growing in popularity around the globe, according to Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, a roadside assistance plan designed with horse owners in mind. Awareness of the issue was at a far lowe Read More

Loomix Equine Plant is First to be AFIA Certified

The equine production facility of Cattleman's Choice Loomix, LLC in Johnstown, CO has become the first equine health production facility to be certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program administered by the American Feed Industry Read More

Postal Service to Unveil Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope

Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and his wife Joan, member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, will lead a special first day of sale ceremony at noon May 11, for the new commemorativ Read More

HSUS, Doris Day to Develop Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new Read More

Derby Winner Prepares for Preakness

Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby for Double Eagle Ranch and Buena Suerte Equine, back-tracked to the paddock tunnel and then loped once around a "fast" Churchill Downs main track Tuesday under exercise rider Charlie Figueroa before Read More

Derby-Winning Connections Give Roses to Fans

Visitors to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum May 3, the day after the 135th "Run for the Roses," got a surprise gift from the team behind Mine That Bird, the 50-1 longshot who won the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Chip Woolley Jr. Read More

Horse Owner Survey Shows NSAID Use Trends

In a recent survey, 96% of respondents said they used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to control the joint pain and inflammation in horses, and 82% administer them without always consulting their veterinarian. More than 1,400 horse Read More

Polo Association to Develop Prohibited Substance Policy

During its semi-annual Board of Governors meeting April 25, the United States Polo Association (USPA) voted to establish a committee to examine existing and additional safeguards for polo horses, including developing a prohibited substance Read More

State Vet: Selenium Overdose Likely Cause of Polo Pony Deaths

Florida State Veterinarian Thomas J. Holt, DVM, reported today that an overdose of selenium was the probable cause of death of the 21 polo horses that collapsed prior to a Read More

Fredericks Tops Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

By adding no penalties to their stellar dressage score of 32.3, Lucinda Fredericks of Australia and Headley Britannia earned the $80,000 first prize at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event yesterday.

Bettina Hoy of Germany and Ringwood Read More

Quality Road Quarter Crack Patched, Derby Decision Coming

Quality Road, a contender for the Kentucky Derby, returned from a mile and three-quarter gallop on the Belmont Park training track April 26 with a tinge of blood from a newly-patched quarter crack, but his connections remain optimistic he will Read More

Team U.S.A. Wins International Reining Celebrity Challenge

The show was on in Las Vegas April 18 as the world’s top FEI dressage and show jumping riders took to the arena in an entertaining competition featuring the sport of reining. The Rolex FEI World Cup played host to the International Reining Celebrit Read More

USRider Partners with USEF and Offers Exclusive Discount to Members

Sharing the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) goal of ensuring the safety and well-being of horses, USRider is proud to partner with the USEF in an effort to further enhance the safety of those who travel with horses.

USRider Read More

Dutch Rider Tim Lips Leads Rolex Dressage after First Day

With 22 riders making up the largest foreign contingent to ever compete at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, it was no surprise that the European delegation made a strong showing yesterday, the first day of dressage. Tim Lips of the Netherland Read More

Summer is Prime Time for Potomac Horse Fever

With summer just around the corner, now is the time to vaccinate horses against Potomac horse fever (PHF).

"Horse owners need to be aware of the disease and its seasonality," said Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, associate Read More

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to Honor Bramlage, Lavin

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fund-raising celebration at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, October 16.

The event will honor foundation board Read More

50 Horses to Compete in Rolex Event

A field of 50 horses is set to compete in the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which starts today. Riders presented 52 horses at Wednesday's horse inspection, but two riders decided to withdraw their mounts after the three-member ground jury Read More

No Clues from Preliminary Results of Pony Necropsies

Very preliminary results of necropsies done on horses that collapsed and died at a Palm Beach polo tournament on Sunday have not identified a diagnosis, said Florida Agricultur Read More

AAEP Summer Meetings to Tackle Equine Foot, Recession

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will offer two education events, which will run concurrently, in Ohio this summer. Focus on the Foot and the 17th Annual Practice Management Seminar, will provide a comprehensive continuing Read More

Washington State Vet Urges WNV Vaccination

Horse owners in Washington should take advantage of the vaccines available to prevent West Nile virus, particularly as the state led the Read More

Florida Agriculture Officials Investigate Polo Pony Deaths

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson has launched an investigation into the deaths of 21 horses that collapsed after arriving in Wellington, Read More

International Champions Return to Rolex Event

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, set to return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April 23-26, will feature 54 of the world's best horses and riders from nine countries, all vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money and a Read More

Pfizer Donates Supplies for Seized Horses

Pfizer Animal Health has pledged to donate equine health care supplies to aid the more than 170 horses under Columbia-Greene Humane Society care at Center Brook Farm in Climax, N.Y. Investigators sezied the horses during an Read More

Deadbeat Horse Boarders Addressed by Kentucky Law

Horse owners who fail to pay boarding fees can and do create real hardship for farm owners. Legislation was recently signed into law that will dramatically improve the outlook for boarding operations left in the lurch by non-paying horse owners. Read More