Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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AQHYA Convention Date, Youth Excellence Seminar Drawing Near

April 20, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association is gearing up for the annual Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.) and American Quarter Horse Youth Association Convention June 15-17 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Take advantage of early... Read More

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"Wildfire" Receives Third Season Pickup From ABC Family

April 19, 2006

Production of 13 One-Hour Episodes to Begin This Summer

Lionsgate's hit series "Wildfire," ABC Family's highest rated original drama, has received a third season pickup order from ABC Family. The announcement was made b... Read More

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Professional's Choice Welcomes New Team Members

April 19, 2006

Professional's Choice is proud to introduce its newest team members! Professional's Choice is committed to manufacturing the highest quality products, providing essential protection for horse and rider. The company holds that comfort and... Read More

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MSU Students Prepare Arabians for Annual Auction

April 18, 2006

Thirteen Michigan State University (MSU) students. Thirteen Arabian horses. One semester to put it all together. 

Their hard work will pay off during the annual Spartan Spectacular Arabian Horse Auction, which will be held on... Read More

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Drought Forces BLM to Limit Births

April 18, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed the use of a non-hormonal contraceptive, porcine zona pellucida (PZP), over the next five years to limit equine overpopulation of Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. BLM authorities say the range has... Read More

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Del Mar's Night of the Horse to Feature Dazzling Equine Acts

April 17, 2006

Spectacular horse and rider performances will fill the Del Mar Arena during "Night of the Horse," which will be presented by Mary's Tack & Feed on Saturday, April 22, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

This is the featured event of the... Read More

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HSUS Announces Additional Katrina Recovery and Rebuilding Grants

April 17, 2006

On April 14, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced more than $800,000 in additional grants to organizations working on pet welfare issues in the Gulf Coast. The HSUS is providing $445,000 in recovery and rebuilding grants to... Read More

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USDA Announces Method for Enforcing the Horse Protection Act

April 17, 2006

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on Friday (April 14) the use of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to enforce the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The method will detect horses that have bee... Read More

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Oregon Man Sentenced for Horse Dragging

April 17, 2006

The McMinnville, Ore. News-Register reports online that a Carlton, Ore., man admitted last week to wrapping a chain around the legs of a down horse and dragging it with a tractor. The man has been sentenced to 200 hours of community... Read More

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Reining Horse Association Releases Medication Position Statement

April 14, 2006

At the NRHA Board of Directors meeting held on April 2 at the International Headquarters of NRHA in Oklahoma City, Okla., the following was adopted:

I. Statement of NRHA Medication Philosophy

NRHA does not endorse the use of... Read More

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Congressman Ron Lewis Receives Rolapp Award

April 13, 2006

On Tuesday, April 4, at the American Horse Council's (AHC) annual Awards Luncheon held during the group's annual National Issues Forum, the AHC presented the Rolapp Award to Congressman Ron Lewis of Kentucky.

The Rolapp Award is named i... Read More

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Kentucky Budget Includes $15M for Horse Industry

April 13, 2006

More than $15 million for horse industry-related projects and financial relief is included in the 2006-07 budget approved April 11 by the Kentucky General Assembly. The spending plan now goes to Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher for... Read More

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Royal Lipizzan Stallions Return To New Paltz

April 13, 2006

Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Lipizzan is unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Assisting General Patton during World War II, the Herrmanns... Read More

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FOSH 2006 North American Championships

April 12, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) and Mid-Atlantic Sound Horses are excited to announce several firsts for the Seventh North American Pleasure Gaited Horse Championships:
 
* 2006 will be the first time the North American Championships are... Read More

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Ford Raises $200,000 to help Wild Horses

April 12, 2006

More than 26,000 wild horses and burros are currently housed in temporary Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding sites, and the Ford Motor Company is offering $200,000 to eligible rescue groups to reduce that number.

In May 2005, Ford... Read More

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AQHA Regional Experiences Slated For 2006

April 12, 2006

 The American Quarter Horse Association is continuing its efforts to encourage and enhance show participation. Last year, AQHA launched the first year of Regional Experiences, and the Association continues with 10 Experiences scheduled... Read More

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Kentucky Passes Breeder Awards

April 12, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project said the Kentucky General Assembly has passed HB 453, which clears the way for implementation of the breeder awards program for non-race breeds once the bill is signed by the governor. The governor's... Read More

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Learn More about Joint Disease

April 10, 2006

Luitpold Animal Health has launched a new educational campaign this year to help horse owners better understand the causes, effects, and treatments of equine degenerative joint disease.... Read More

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NARHA AQHA Alliance

April 10, 2006

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce that through the assistance of the NARHA/AQHA Alliance, 11 NARHA Centers received grants totaling $33,977.30. These grants were made possible through... Read More

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Impact of Equine Activities on Youth Research

April 10, 2006

The American Youth Horse Council has partnered with Pennsylvania State University to conduct research that quantifies what we already know: Kids + Horses = Magic! One of the strategic goals of the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) is to... Read More

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Horse Runs into Crowd at School, Injures Nine

April 07, 2006

The Sacramento Bee reports that six children and three adults were hurt Thursday morning (April 6) when a horse on display at a Bradshaw Christian School event spooked and surged into a... Read More

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APHA Enhances Online Services With Innovative Database

April 06, 2006

In its continuing effort to deliver valuable services to its members, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has created a new web-based application to track and organize a multitude of equine-related activities.

"This service... Read More

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Dan Rosenberg Named Executive in Residence for UK Equine Initiative

April 06, 2006

Edited press release

Dan Rosenberg, president and chief operating officer of Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has been named executive in residence for the Equine Initiative within the University of Kentucky's College of... Read More

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AHC Considers "Unwanted Horse" Coalition Proposal

April 05, 2006

The American Horse Council board of trustees is considering a proposal that would place under the organization's umbrella a coalition working on the issue of unwanted horses.

At the American Horse Council issues forum a year ago, the... Read More

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HSUS Makes Public Statement on Commercial Equine Cloning

April 05, 2006

On March 30, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reacted to the announcement of two successful commercial cloning ventures and additional cloned foals that are expected to be born this spring. "The Humane Society of the United States... Read More