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Horse-Human Relationship Symposium at Tufts

The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass. Read More

Champion Team Roping Horse Dies of Aneurysm

Travis Tryan's Precious Speck, best known as "Walt" and a four-time AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Heading Horse of the Year, died April 24 of an aneurysm while warming up for morning slack at the Clovis Rodeo in Clovis, Calif. The America Read More

UC Davis Offers Colic Symposium May 8

Colic and gastrointestinal health in the horse are the subjects of the annual Equine Medicine Symposium of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) at the University of California, Davis. The symposium is s Read More

Free Updated Unwanted Horse Coalition Brochure Available

"Own Responsibly: The Problem of the Unwanted Horse" brochure has been updated and released by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).

The brochure details such aspects of the UHC as its key mission to educate horse owners abou Read More

Free Horse Castration Clinic Offered in Minnesota

The Animal Humane Society (AHS), in partnership with the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition and the Minnesota Horse Council, will offer a free, one-day horse castration clinic on May 15 at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, Minn., throu Read More

AAEP "On Call" Program to Support Derby Week Telecasts

An equine veterinarian representing the "On Call" program of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will assist NBC Sports and ESPN with horse-health information during the April 30 and May 1 live racing telecasts at Read More

Horse Council Participates in Conference on Outdoors

The American Horse Council's Legislative Director Ben Pendergrass participated in the April 16 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The conference focused on the challenges, opportuniti Read More

Clydesdale Saves Forest Plants

A 19-year-old Clydesdale recently helped England's Forestry Commission haul logs out of Rockingham Forest with minimal damage to nearby trees and plants. Instead of using machinery, which would have cut a wider swath through the forest, the horse hau Read More

Autistic Children Benefit from Interaction with Horses

Children with autism between 7 and 12 showed improved cognition, communication, and motivation after participating in specific equine-assisted activities (EAA), according to a recently completed study. The research shows that riding, grooming, and in Read More

Virginia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for WNV, EEE

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) vaccination recommendations for their animals. An increased number Read More

Kentucky International Equine Summit Broadcast Live

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit has entered a partnership with HorseTV to provide a live video feed of the summit over the Internet. The biennial event is slated this year for April 26-27 at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Ky.

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William Fox-Pitt Wins Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

William Fox-Pitt put in a foot-perfect show jumping round to complete a weekend during which Cool Mountain exceeded expectation and made his first CCI4* a winning one at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone. Read More

Fox-Pitt Tops Dressage at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain smoothly rode Cool Mountain into the lead yesterday on the second and final day of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone. His score of 42.8 penalties put him just in front of Read More

Sale of Dressage Helmets to Raise Funds for Olympic Rider

Troxel LLC has donated more than $2,000 worth of Troxel helmets to an eBay store raising funds for Courtney King-Dye.

King-Dye, a top dressage rider and member of the 2008 Olympic team, suffered a serious head injury after falling fr Read More

John Henry Documentary to Debut at Kentucky Horse Park

Open Sky Entertainment, in cooperation with Launchpad Releasing, is rolling out their new documentary film titled "John Henry: A Steel Driving Racehorse."

The film, about one of the most successful and beloved horses in U.S. horse racing histor Read More

Rolex: O'Connor Leads After Thursday's Dressage

Karen O'Connor and Mandiba have taken the first-day lead at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, scoring 43.7 penalties.

Becky Holder rode Courageous Comet to second place (45.2), and Phillip Read More

Record Field Set for Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event

A field of 53 horses--the largest ever since the event became a CCI**** in 1998--will start the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, on Thursday morning. All 53 horses that were presented to the ground jury and official vet Read More

FEI to Host Global Congress on NSAID Use in Competition

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) will host a two-day global congress to debate the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in competition. The FEI Congress on NSAIDs Usage and Medication in the Equine Athlete, which will be Read More

Youth Activities Planned for QuarterFest

A new model of a Breyer horse is another reason to attend QuarterFest in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 30-May 2. Kids 11 and younger get free admission to QuarterFest when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Numbers Up Again

Experts in Kentucky report that eastern tent caterpillar numbers are up for the third consecutive year, although populations vary from location to location.

According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist, Read More

Positive Hypersensitivity Test Eliminates Sapphire from FEI World Cup Final

The FEI reported that Sapphire, the horse ridden by McLain Ward (USA), has been eliminated from the second round of the FEI World Cup Final in Geneva, Switzerland, and disqualified from the rest of the event following a positive hypersensitivity test Read More

England to Build 164-Foot White Horse

Driving or taking a train through Kent, England, might surprise you in the future. The BBC News reports that permission has been granted to built a 164-foot white horse beside the A2 dual carriageway. Read More

Equine Stomach Ulcers Still at 60%

For the second year, a nationwide series of more than 160 gastroscopy events showed 60% of horses were identified with stomach ulcers, according to a press release from Merial.

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Kids Science Website Features 37-Year-Old Horse

Equine Science 4 Kids! is a redesigned, interactive youth component now available on the Rutgers Equine Science Center website. It features an illustrated version of Lord Nelson, a 37-year old American Quarter Horse, as the figurehead to guide youth Read More

FEI: New Stewards' Guidelines on Warm-Up Techniques

The FEI Bureau today gave its unanimous approval to new Stewards’ guidelines on warm-up techniques produced by the Working Group formed after the round-table conference held in Lausanne in February.

One of the key stipulations Read More