Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Rolex Alleged Abuse Hearing Held; Decision Expected within 30 Days

June 25, 2007

According to a statement released today (June 25) by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the hearing in the case of alleged abuse at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event involving rider Amy Tryon was held earlier today.

Tryon's... Read More

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Super Horse Invasor Retired After Workout Injury

June 24, 2007

Shadwell Stable's reigning Horse of the Year Invasor suffered a career-ending injury to his right hind ankle and has been retired from racing following his last major work in preparation for next Saturday's Suburban Handicap.

Trainer Kiaran... Read More

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Horse Slaughter and the Commerce Clause

June 23, 2007

When United States District Judge Frederick Kapala extended a temporary restraining order allowing an Illinois horse slaughterhouse to continue operating through June 28, the decision was characterized by many people as a statement on the... Read More

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No Decision Yet in Philly Park Kicking Incident

June 23, 2007

Jockey Victor Molina--who was caught on camera kicking a 2-year-old colt prior to the start of the third race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack June 18--had a formal hearing before track stewards June 22, but no decision was made by th... Read More

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Groom, Security Guards Help Prevent Disaster in Servis' Barn

June 23, 2007

A fire started by a faulty motor in a fan broke out in the barn of trainer John Servis at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack the afternoon of June 20, causing minor injuries to his stable pony, Jinks.

No other horses were injured,... Read More

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New York Senate Passes State Horse Slaughter Bill

June 22, 2007

The New York state Senate recently passed legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) noted in a statement. The Senate bill, S01462, was passed by a vote of 60-1. The bill,... Read More

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David O'Connor Awarded Pfizer Equine Industry Vision Award

June 22, 2007

Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented David O’Connor with this year’s Equine Industry Vision Award at a ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP Fiesta Del Caballo seminar in Albuquerque, N.M. Established in 2002, the... Read More

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Commentary: Own Responsibly

June 21, 2007

I've worn many hats, figuratively and literally, in the course of a long veterinary career, and with each of them I have done my best to improve the quality of life for our equine friends.

I'm wearing a new hat these days: chairman of th... Read More

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Oklahoma City to Spend $20 Million More on State Fair Arena, Barns

June 21, 2007

The State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the horse barns at the arena will get an additional $20 million in improvements.

The City Council approved the expenditure because of higher-than-expected hotel tax revenues.

The... Read More

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Wisconsin Among Top States with Lyme Disease

June 21, 2007

Wisconsin has more human cases of lyme disease than many other states.

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Wisconsin is among ten states that account for 93% of all cases nationwide.

More than... Read More

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Taking the 'Un' Out of Unwanted Horses

June 20, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition hopes to step up awareness and engage the entire horse industry in its "own responsibly" campaign.

The coalition, made up of industry organizations... Read More

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24 Horses Killed in Kentucky Barn Fire

June 20, 2007

 A barn fire at an award-winning American Saddlebred farm in south-central Kentucky killed 24 horses, the owner said Wednesday.

Seven colts and 17 mares were in the barn at 3-T Farm in Allen County when the fire broke out Tuesday morning,... Read More

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Saudi Arabian Group Funds Record Donation to KHP

June 20, 2007

It's a story Saudi Arabia decided was worth $2.3 million to share with horse enthusiasts in the United States.

Every Thoroughbred can trace its lineage back to one of three 17th Century Arabian stallions--a kinship that has always provided an... Read More

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AQHA Trail Group Participates in Trail Restoration Event

June 20, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association’s newest program--Trail Trotters--participated in National Trails Day June 2 with horseback riders and trail users banding together to complete trail restoration projects across the country.

This year,... Read More

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KEEP Selects Horse Industry Scholarship Winners

June 19, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) recently selected the 2007-2008 Scholarship winners. Each winner will be awarded $1,000 towards their academic studies.

The winners are:

  • Randi Black of Versailles, Ky.--Attending the... Read More

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Farnam Supporting AQHA Program for Riders with Special Needs

June 19, 2007

All it takes is one ride, and from now through 2009 America’s Horse Cares will have the opportunity to provide many more rides, thanks to a major gift from AQHA’s corporate partner Farnam. The official dewormer of AQHA, Farnam, will be donating... Read More

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Sentence for Driver in Amish Buggy Accident that Killed Child, Horse

June 19, 2007

A Michigan man was sentenced Tuesday to six to 22.5 years in prison after pleading no contest to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old Amish girl.

Before he was sentenced, Mark William Vandyke,... Read More

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Indiana Horse Shooting: Owners Offering Reward for Information

June 18, 2007

The owners of a 7-year-old horse that was shot and killed are offering a $5,000 reward for information that might help find a suspect.

Owner Patty Johnson of Mount Pleasant, Ind., first thought Twilight Smoky Sensation, a registered Tennessee... Read More

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Horse Drowning: British Horse Group Calling for Changes at Fair

June 18, 2007

The British Horse Society is calling for changes to be introduced at Appleby Horse Fair after a horse drowned at this year's event. Around 1,500 horses were bought and sold June 7-13 at the horse fair in Appleby-in-Westmorland, U.K.

Th... Read More

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Driver Injured in Harness Track Spill

June 18, 2007

Driver Joe Pavia Jr. was hospitalized after being thrown from his sulky in an accident involving three horses at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday night.

Two other drivers--Jim Meittinis and Greg Merton--were unseated bu... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Thefts Have Owners Worried

June 17, 2007

There is growing concern regarding stolen and missing horses in the state of Oklahoma, specifically Oklahoma County. Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, has processed several reports that seem to be more than coincidence. While NetPosse... Read More

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Ohio Horse Death Prompts Better Fair Accommodations

June 17, 2007

In an article from Ohio's Chronicle-Telegram, writer Lisa Robertson reported that the death last year of an 8-year-old horse named Gypsy, owned by an 11-year-old 4-H member, prompted Lorain County Fair executives to decided to build new... Read More

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Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

June 16, 2007

Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum... Read More

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Circus Zebras, Horses on Parade in Colo.

June 16, 2007

The circus came to town Friday, but a few wayward animals put on their own show.

Four zebras and three horses from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took an unscheduled run on a road just outside Colorado Spring's World... Read More

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Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum Now Open

June 15, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its historic grand reopening Saturday, June 9, with record attendance and activities planned for people of all ages. More than 2,100 people toured the museum on opening day in... Read More