Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor

Alexandra Beckstett, Managing Editor of The Horse and a native of Houston, Texas, is a lifelong horse owner who has shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in hunter breeding. After graduating from Duke University, she joined Blood-Horse Publications as Assistant Editor of its book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse.

Articles by Alexandra Beckstett

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefit Sport Horse Health

Increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acid in a horse's diet can positively affect his health and endurance. Read More

Considerations When Purchasing or Adopting an Ex-Racehorse for Sport

Thoroughbreds that have retired from the racetrack often transition into sport horse careers, but prospective Read More

Dynamic Mobilization Exercises Activate the Sport Horse's Core

Anyone who has pilates classes knows how it strengthens your 'core' muscles, but did you know similar stretches and exercises can also strengthen and condition your horse? Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Read More

WEG: Australian Event Horse Withdrawn Due to Shipping Fever

Australian event horse Kirby Park Irish Jester, ridden by Megan Jones, was withdrawn from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games due to a travel-related illness. The 17-year-old Australian-bred gelding developed a fever after arriving in quaran Read More

Victoria Max-Theurer to Skip WEG for Welfare of her Horse

Top Austrian dressage rider Victoria Max-Theurer has announced that, in the best interest of her horse, she will not compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The 24-year-old's dressage horse, Augustin OLD, underwent col Read More

Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 in Tasmania

A recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), a highly infectious viral disease of horses, has been confirmed on a breeding farm in northern Tasmania. One mare died and several others aborted their foals. According to Read More

Sport Horse Medication Rules Decoded

Confusion about medication rules still exist however, because the FEI and USEF differ in their selection and testing of horses, in who is held responsible for drug violations, and in their lists of permitted substances. Read More

Polo Pony Owners Sue Pharmacy for $4 Million

The owners of the 21 polo ponies that died at the U.S Open Polo Championships last year in Wellington, Fla., are seeking more than $4 million in damages from Franck's Pharmacy, the Ocala-based company that mixed the fatal concoction Read More