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BLM Seeks Bids for New Pasture Facilities

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting bids for new long-term pasture facilities located in the continental United States.

One solicitation is for pasture facilities to hold 200 to 1,000 wild horses; the other is for facilities Read More

Equitation Science Group to Meet in Sydney

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney for the 5th Equitation Science Annual Conference to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial Parkland Equestrian Read More

Charity Releases Healthy Horse Guide for Tourists

The Brooke Hospital for Animals, a UK equine welfare charity that operates across 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, has released guidelines for tourists utilizing the services of working animals while on holiday Read More

Veterinary Relief Campaign Provides Vaccines to Unwanted Horses

Veterinarians and equine rescue and retirement facilities are teaming up to help rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, find new homes for America's unwanted horses through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Although the Read More

Filly Rachel Alexandra to Run in Preakness, Borel to Ride

Stonestreet Stables and partner Harold T. McCormick announced May 8 that Calvin Borel has agreed to ride Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra for the current racing season. Also, Stonestreet said it plans to run the filly in the May 16 Preaknes Read More

AHC Working to Preserve Recreational Trails Program

The American Horse Council is working to preserve the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program (RTP). If Congress does not take action this year this program could be eliminated, thereby impacting recreational riders.

Th Read More

Guilty Verdicts in U.K. Spindles Farm Cruelty Case

After a 12-week trial, Buckinghamshire horse dealer James Gray and several members of his family were on May 8 found guilty on charges of animal cruelty at Bicester Magistrates Court.

James and his son Jamie Gray were foun Read More

Improving Bone Chip Rehabilitation

Arthroscopic surgery has become a common treatment for horses suffering lameness issues caused by bone chips in the knee. The standard rehabilitation program after that surgery involves a lot of rest. Read More

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