Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Flying Horses

November 01, 2006

For humans, it seems a fairly simple process to take a plane trip, with the most complicated portion involving transportation to the airport or the wait in security lines. But what must transpire to get a horse aboard a jet and fly him thousands of... Read More

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Artsplace, Champion Pacer and Sire, Euthanatized

November 01, 2006

Artsplace, a champion pacing sire and racehorse, was euthanatized Monday (Oct. 30) at the University of Pennsylvania's large animal hospital, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., at the age of 18. The decision was made to euthanatize the hors... Read More

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Practical Horsemanship Clinic to be offered at AQHA World Show

November 01, 2006

AQHA Professional Horseman Curt Pate will be at the AQHA World Championship Show on Saturday, Nov. 11, to host an educational clinic. Free to the public, attendees will learn the finer aspects of practical horsemanship and how to develop a... Read More

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Fla. Donkey Draggers Going to Jail

November 01, 2006

Two Escambia County, Fla., men accused of dragging a donkey behind their pickup will be going to jail. Matthew Ramsey and Terry Skinner were sentenced yesterday to nearly a year in jail and placed on two years' probation.

They will also hav... Read More

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Sixteen Horses Removed From Ohio Farm

November 01, 2006

Vindy.com, the online edition of The Vindicator, has reported that 16 malnourished horses have been removed from a boarding farm in Canfield,... Read More

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Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane Return to Sleepy Hollow

October 31, 2006

The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane have returned to Sleepy Hollow for Halloween, and this time they won't be disappearing afterward into the mists of legend.

Just in time to frighten young trick-or-treaters, an 18-foot-high steel... Read More

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Legal Fight Continues Over Care of Retired NYC Police Horses

October 31, 2006

Old New York Police Department horses done with pounding the pavement get to amble away their retirement years on gentle grass here.

No shoes. No saddles. The only honking heard on this ranch two hours north of Manhattan comes from geese.... Read More

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Insight Communications to Include HRTV

October 31, 2006

HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World... Read More

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Ohio Horse Industry Growing at a Gallop

October 30, 2006

A surge in Ohio's horse industry reflects a renewed interest in recreational riding, board, and breeding, trainers and other professionals say.

The number of horses in Warren County, northeast of Cincinnati, jumped from 2,565 in 1997 to... Read More

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Therapeutic Riding Center to be Featured in Saddle Club Video Journal

October 30, 2006

The Saddle Club will feature the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding of Topsham, Maine, in two special Saddle Club Video Journals to be broadcast on public television stations across America in November 2006.

The... Read More

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Reward Offered in Fla. Horse Cruelty Case

October 30, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the severe neglect and abandonment of two horses in Lecanto, Fla., last... Read More

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Woman Hits Horse, Dies in Fiery Crash

October 30, 2006

A woman from The Dalles, Ore., has been killed in a fiery car crash about one mile west of the city.

According to the Wasco County Sheriff's office, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, 66-year-old Hazel Zitzelberger was on Highway 30 near The... Read More

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BLM Offering Weanling Horses and Mules for Public Adoption

October 29, 2006

Horse enthusiasts who want to begin training a young animal for pleasure riding, work or competition have the opportunity to adopt a weanling wild horse or mule, when the Bureau of Land Management holds a special adoption event Saturday, Nov. 18... Read More

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American Riding Instructor's Association Announces Scholarship Grants

October 29, 2006

The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) will award up to one hundred scholarship grants, for $200 each, to riding instructors wishing to attend either The National Riding Instructors Convention or any ARIA Instructor Certification Tes... Read More

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Saturday Card at Aqueduct Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

October 28, 2006

The Saturday, Oct. 28, live racing card at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., was cancelled because of heavy rain and strong winds.

Three stakes races scheduled--the grade II, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for fillies and mares at seven furlongs... Read More

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Vartanian Accused of Methamphetamine Violation

October 28, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed an accusation against Thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gregory Vartanian for several rule violations after a horse in his care tested positive for the Class 1 prohibited substance methamphetamine... Read More

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Fireworks Startle Police Horse; Officer Sustains Injuries in Fall

October 28, 2006

According to an article on St. Louis' STLtoday.com, fireworks set off at Busch Stadium last night (Oct. 27) startled a police horse, causing it to buck off its rider. The celebratory fireworks were launched as the Cardinals game... Read More

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Government Tells Tennessee Walking Horse Industry to Stop Abuse

October 28, 2006

Chattanooga horse owner Lucille Davis had heard the ugly rumors about what some trainers did to force the high-stepping gait on a Tennessee Walking Horse.

"I have to admit I didn't believe horses were being abused," Davis said. "Now as I... Read More

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BHS Ride UK Web Site Offers Prize for Survey Response

October 27, 2006

The British Horse Society (BHS) is eager to find out what people think of the Ride UK website, and how it can improve its service to riders. The site, which provides details of riding throughout the UK, horse-friendly accommodation, and... Read More

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AQHA World Championship Show Offers Ford F-250 Giveaway

October 27, 2006

The only place you can win a new, one-of-a-kind AQHA special-edition Ford F-250 Super Duty is at the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, November 4-18.

Throughout the length of the show, patrons will have the chance to... Read More

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Public Tips Lead to Arrest of Suspects in Wis. Horse Shooting

October 26, 2006

Authorities credit tips from the public for aiding the investigation into the shooting of two horses last month that killed one of the animals and seriously injured the other in Skanawan, Wis.

"It did not surprise me that we had such a floo... Read More

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Missing Selle Francais Stallion Found Deceased

October 26, 2006

A Selle Francais stallion reported missing from Cherokee County, Ga., last month had fallen in a well on the property where he lived. Venus Du Vey's owner, Anne DuPard, has thanked the horse community for its support and a fund has been set up i... Read More

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BLM Rounding Up Horses on Fire-Scorched Range

October 26, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will round up around 100 horses on the Clan Alpine Herd Management Area in Northern Nevada this week, reports Nevada television station Read More

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New 'Cushion Track' Attracts Out-of-Towners

October 26, 2006

Hollywood Park, which will debut its Cushion Track for racing when its fall meet begins Nov. 1, is expecting some out-of-town trainers to send horses after the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

Dan Eidson,... Read More

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"Q-Bugs" Allow Spectators to Listen to Commentary at AQHA World Show

October 26, 2006

Get the Q-Bug buzz at this year's American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show, and learn everything you wanted to know about the great horses and competitors vying for world champion honors.

Everyone will have the... Read More