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U.S. Olympic Horses Shine at First Horse Inspection

Before the 2008 Olympic Games officially began, the U.S. Eventing riders had an important task at hand: to make sure their horses were sound and ready to perform. All five American horses sailed through the first horse inspection today and are a Read More

Hong Kong Equestrian Team Aims High

The Hong Kong Olympic equestrian team is one of the youngest in jumping events, and team members will do their best in the coming competition, Team Chef d'Equipe Sacha Eckjans said.

The Hong Kong team, which includes 30-year-old Samantha Read More

Weather Forces Cancellation of 8 Races at Saratoga

A severe summer thunderstorm, complete with heavy rain, hail, and lightning, washed out part of the main track at Saratoga, forcing the cancellation of racing after the second race Aug. 8.

Eight races were canceled, including the $80,000 Read More

Hong Kong's Shetland Pony Ambassadors are 'Precious' and 'Remarkable'

A prize-presentation ceremony was held Aug. 7 for the winner of a naming competition for two Shetland ponies donated by the American Shetland Pony Club to Hong Kong to celebrate the city's hosting of the Olympic equestrian Read More

AAEP Issues White Paper on Ending Soring

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Tennessee Walking Horse Task Force has issued a white paper on ending soring of the breed’s show horses.  The practice of inflicting pain on a horse’s forelegs to induce a Read More

French Eventing Horse is Withdrawn from Olympics

The French eventing squad suffered a heavy blow Aug. 7 with the news that Jean Teulere's star performer Espoir de la Mare has been withdrawn from the 2008 Olympic Games on veterinary advice.

The 16-year old gelding aggravated an old Read More

Inaugural FEI World Reining Championships Set

The newest addition to international reining, the first-ever Fédération Equestre Internationale World Reining Championships, is seeing a world of support with 20 countries from four continents expected in the Sept, 12-14 competition in Manerbio, Read More

2008 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients Named

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2008 America's Horse Cares grant recipients. America's Horse Cares is a program of the Foundation that funds therapeutic riding centers.

In order to receive funding through Read More

Olympic Horses Unaffected by Tropical Storm; Arrival Postponed for Some

None of the Olympic equestrian horses in Hong Kong have been affected by the heavy rains and winds brought in by Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri, a spokesman for the equestrian company said Wednesday, Aug. 6.

"The horses have taken advantage of Read More

WNV Reported in Washington Horses

West Nile virus (WNV), a potentially fatal disease in equines, has been confirmed in two horses, one in Moses Lake and the other in the Toppenish area, according to a statement released by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Read More

Olympic Horse Safety: Team Monitors Hong Kong Weather

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has deployed a dedicated team of meteorologists to provide weather information at the equestrian event venues to ensure that both the organizers and the public are fully informed of the weather conditions during Read More

ASPCA Sponsors Hampton Classic Horse Show

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be a sponsor of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, held in Bridgehampton, N.Y., from Sunday, August 24 to Sunday, August 31. This is the second consecutive year that the Read More

Awards Offered for Courses on Animals and Society

The Humane Society of the United States invites applications from college and university faculty members for its tenth annual Animals and Society Course Awards. The awards recognize excellence in courses concerning the human-animal bond, human Read More

Study on Proposed Horse Import Center Released

A study in the feasibility of a Mid-Atlantic Animal Import Center was recently released by the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The Midfield Cargo Complex of the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport was identified as the Read More

Hong Kong Riders' Olympic Horses Arrive

Hong Kong's first-ever Olympic equine athletes flew in from Amsterdam this morning ready for the final preparations for the Olympic Equestrian Events. They will face their first jumping rounds Aug. 15.

Kenneth Cheng's Olympic ride Jockey Read More

Olympics: NBC Offers Streaming Video of Equestrian Events

Equestrian enthusiasts will get to watch the 2008 Olympic competition in dressage, eventing, and show jumping from start-to-finish, thanks to NBC's decision to stream 2,200 hours of live coverage of 25 sports at Read More

Breeders' Cup Adopts Tough Steroids Rule

Trainers of horses that test positive for anabolic steroids at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park (Oct. 24-25) will face a one-year suspension from the event, and trainers who violate steroid regulations three times Read More

Big Brown to Run for ReRun in Haskell

ReRun, a nonprofit adoption program for ex-racehorses, announced that owners IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa Jr. will have Big Brown, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness (both gr. I), participate in the Read More

Dressage Rider Morse Withdraws from Olympics

Leslie Morse has withdrawn Kingston from the U.S. Olympic Team in Dressage for veterinary reasons.

Following the selection procedures, the United States Equestrian federation (USEF) named Michael Barisone and Neruda as the designated Read More

USEF Partners with Succeed Digestive Conditioning Program

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently announced a new partnership and multi-year agreement with Succeed, an equine digestive conditioning program, as the "Official Digestive Conditioning Product of the USEF."

Succeed Read More

Free Safe-Guard Get Rotation Right Deworming Barn Chart

Updated and revised to reflect the latest approach to parasite management and reducing the growing threat of parasite drug resistance, the Safe-Guard Get Rotation Right deworming barn chart is available for free at Read More

Draper Equine Therapy Saddle Pad

Draper Equine Therapy has been given the nod of confidence by a member of the five-part Canadian Eventing Team headed for the Olympics this August.

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Equine Welfare Heads Jockey Club Round Table Agenda

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June issued its initial recommendations calling for the elimination of anabolic steroids in training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, will provide an Read More

White Withdraws Horse from Olympic Event Team; O'Connor to Replace

Heidi White has withdrawn Northern Spy from the U.S. Olympic eventing team for veterinary reasons. Following the selection procedures, the United States Equestrian Federation has named Karen O'Connor and Mandiba to the team.

This will be Read More

Olympic Horses Arrive in Hong Kong

Nearly 70 equine athletes in the Olympic Equestrian Events have landed in Hong Kong, stepping off their flights and being whisked by first-class transport to spacious and cool accommodations in Sha Tin. The cosmopolitan horses represent 18 Read More