Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Industry Standards for Frangible Cross-Country Jumps Defined

January 09, 2012

In order to keep the competition fair breakaway cross-country jumps must follow the new industrial standards.... Read More

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Riders4Helments to Host 3rd Helmet Safety Symposium

January 09, 2012

Safety topics will be discussed by leading equestrians and representatives from equestrian organizations.... Read More

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East Texas Horse Rescue Receives Grant from ASPCA

January 07, 2012

The $4,000 grant will be used to buy hay for the organization's rescued horses.... Read More

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Horse Connected to New York Cruelty Case Dies

January 06, 2012

The Morgan mare's exact cause of death remains under investigation. The horse died on Jan 3.... Read More

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New Vocations to Receive Donation from Breeders' Cup Winner

January 06, 2012

The donation honors the colt Hansen's win in the 2011 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes.... Read More

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California Man Enters Plea in Animal Cruelty Case

January 05, 2012

Dwight Bennett is facing more than 60 cruelty counts in connection with the alleged neglect of a herd horses.... Read More

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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar Scheduled for Feb. 4

January 05, 2012

"Responsible Horse Ownership in a Tough Economic Climate" will cover a variety of topics important to owners.... Read More

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Controlling Reproductive Behavior in Performance Mares

January 05, 2012

This must be broached delicately so it is reversible and doesn't impart any detrimental effects on fertility.... Read More

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Plea Entered in New York Charity Horse Show Theft Case

January 04, 2012

A man accused of stealing more than $30,000 from a charity horse show pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.... Read More

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Former Mustang Trainer Released on Parole

January 03, 2012

Meduna was convicted on 145 animal cruelty charges involving the mistreatment of BLM mustangs.... Read More

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Indiana Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

January 03, 2012

Authorities in Marshall County are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting and killing a foal last month.... Read More

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Four New Medication Detection Times Announced by BHA

January 02, 2012

The British Horseracing Authority announced in late 2011 four new detection times for common medications.... Read More

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Californian Facing Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

January 02, 2012

A California man is facing felony animal cruelty charges for the alleged neglect of 32 horses and a donkey.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horseback Riding has Human Health Benefits

January 01, 2012

British Horse Society-commissioned research confirmed that horseback riding regularly is good for human health... Read More

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Miss. State Earns AQHA Breeding Honor

December 31, 2011

Miss. State was recognized for registering at least one AQHA foal for 50 years combined.... Read More

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USDA Streamlines Guidance on Live Animal Imports

December 30, 2011

Proposed changes are connected to regulations governing requests to conduct animal health status evaluations.... Read More

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Necropsy Reveals Louisiana Cart Horse was Not Maltreated

December 30, 2011

The necropsy showed no signs of abuse, malnourishment, or mistreatment.... Read More

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Former Olympian Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

December 29, 2011

Gwen Stockebrand was charged in connection with the alleged maltreatment of a 28-year-old Thoroughbred mare.... Read More

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Retirement Home Sought for Thoroughbred Rapid Redux

December 29, 2011

The horse tied the record for most wins in a year and broke the U.S. record for consecutive wins.... Read More

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Florida Horse Death Caused by Panther Attack

December 28, 2011

Florida authorities have determined that a panther was responsible for the death of a 10-year-old mare.... Read More

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MHIB Awards Grants to Equestrian Groups Totaling $21,441

December 28, 2011

Therapeutic programs, conservationists, and educational and research programs are among the recipients.... Read More

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AQHA Equine Health, Welfare Subcommittee Releases Statement

December 28, 2011

The Equine Health, Welfare, Integrity, and Research Subcommittee released a statement on welfare in racing.... Read More

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New York Panel Issues Plan for Retired Racehorses

December 27, 2011

A percentage of revenue from video lottery terminals and purse accounts could go to help retired racehorses.... Read More

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Florida Horse Found Butchered

December 27, 2011

The horse appeared to have been slaughtered at another location before its remains were discarded.... Read More

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Horses Get Star Treatment on War Horse Set

December 25, 2011

"(Spielberg) told us from the beginning that the horse always has to be happy," one production member said.... Read More