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Winsome Adante Takes Top Position on USEA's All-Time Leaderboard

September 01, 2006

Linda Wachtmeister’s and Plain Dealing Farm’s Winsome Adante has taken the lead on the U.S. Eventing Association’s All-time High Point... Read More

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Ernesto Trudges Up the East Coast

September 01, 2006

Ernesto struck land in North Carolina just after 11 p.m. yesterday (Aug. 31), reports the National Weather Service. Packing 70 mph winds, it was just short of being classified as a hurricane.

The storm is now moving inland along North... Read More

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Madden Retains WEG Show Jumping Lead, Driving Gets Underway

August 31, 2006

It's double duty again at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, as two disciplines play out simultaneously - one of them in the Main Stadium (show jumping) and the other having its first-day opener in Stadium 2 (four-in-hand... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Beezie Holds on to Show Jumping Lead

August 31, 2006

Team USA's Beezie Madden and Authentic hold on to their lead in the second day of show jumping at the 2006 WEG. Madden and Authentic still stand on a score of 0.0.... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Driving Competition Underway

August 31, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany. For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More

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Katrina Still Affecting Louisiana Racehorse Sales, Breeders

August 31, 2006

One year ago all eyes were on the Gulf of Mississippi and the path of Hurricane Katrina. The category four storm made landfall in New Orleans Aug. 29 while many of Louisiana's breeders and consignors were attending the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer... Read More

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Woodbine Debuts New Polytrack Surface

August 31, 2006

Demi Song bounced his way into Canadian Thoroughbred record books at Woodbine Aug. 30 when the gelding won the first race over the track's new Polytrack surface.

Woodbine is only the second track in North America to hold a race meeting o... Read More

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Ernesto Gaining Strength, Carolinas Under Hurricane Watch

August 31, 2006

The National Weather Service released a statement at 11 a.m. today (Aug. 31), warning that Ernesto is gaining strength over open water.

Ernesto passed over the Florida peninsula as a comparatively docile tropical storm, but it has since... Read More

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Ernesto Nearing Hurricane Strength

August 31, 2006

As of 2 p.m. today (Aug. 31), the National Weather Service is reporting sustained winds of 70 mph associated with Tropical Storm Ernesto as it nears the Carolina coast.

The minimum requirement for sustained wind speed for hurricane... Read More

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AYHC Seeking Nominations for Youth Leader of the Year

August 31, 2006

The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) is seeking nominations for Youth Leader of the Year, sponsored by the Certified Horsemanship Association. AYHC wants to emphasize how strong adult leadership for young horsemen and horsewomen helps ensure ... Read More

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Animal ID and the Horse Industry

August 31, 2006

Amy Mann of the American Horse Council presented an update on efforts of the Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) in her presentation at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ID Info Expo held in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22-24. The... Read More

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Post-Katrina Images from the Gulf Coast

August 30, 2006

  • Post-Katrina Louisiana and Mississippi images from Read More

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British Horse Organizations Set Up Communications Network

August 30, 2006

More than a dozen equine organizations have established a network to improve communications with each other, the media and the public - in line with recommendations in the British Horse Industry... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine Receives $1.07 Million

August 30, 2006

 The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan has received $1.07 million for its equine and companion animal health programs and a fund raising incentive from Heather Ryan and L. David Dubé through their... Read More

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New Orleans Racetrack Restoration Project Nearing Completion

August 30, 2006

On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of the Gulf Coast, the restoration project at Fair Grounds Race Course continues, as does the countdown to the return of racing.

Fair Grounds administration returned to its... Read More

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Meet the Veterinary Specialist: The Radiologist

August 30, 2006

Veterinary radiology, like its human medicine counterpart, is central to diagnosing and solving many medical problems. Dr. Stephen Kneller, veterinary radiologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, was board... Read More

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Two Others With Horse Industry Ties Identified as Crash Victims

August 30, 2006

As the investigation continued into the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Ky., two more individuals connected with the Thoroughbred industry have been identified as victims of the crash.

The plane, which went down in a field about a... Read More

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Sixth Kentucky WNV Case Confirmed

August 30, 2006

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office today (Aug. 30) confirmed the sixth case of West Nile virus in the state this year. A 6-year-old Belgian gelding in Christian County was euthanatized due to complications of the disease, noted Rusty Ford,... Read More

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Ernesto Weakens, Horse Movement Regulations Temporarily Lifted

August 30, 2006

The National Weather Service has reported that tropical storm Ernesto is weakening over the Florida peninsula today (Aug. 30).

While sustained winds associated with the storm have decreased to 40mph, the National Weather Service warns o... Read More

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Wading Through Katrina's Aftermath

August 30, 2006

Charbonnet Mid-City Carriages' trucks were gassed and ready to evacuate horses and mules yesterday (Aug. 29) from New Orleans, La., as Hurricane Ernesto began its move toward the United States. Fortunately, the storm didn't track toward the... Read More

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Soring Controversy Delays Walking Horse Show

August 30, 2006

News Channel 5 in Nashville, Tenn., reported on Saturday (Aug. 26) the postponement of the 68th annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration due to a soring controversy. The trainers' association suspended the celebration after federal inspectors... Read More

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Remembering the Victims, Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2006

One year after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, we pause to reflect on what horses and horse owners endured on August 29, 2005, and in the following days, weeks, and months. Katrina scattered buildings and life in... Read More

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Young Equestrian and Coach Among Plane Crash Victims

August 29, 2006

Two Kansas families are mourning a teenager and her horse riding coach who were among the 49 people killed in the crash of a Comair plane Sunday in Kentucky.

Paige Winters, 16, and her riding teacher, Thomas Fahey, 26, were in... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Cross Country Spill

August 29, 2006

Austrian rider Harald Riedl, and Davigna, an 8-year-old bay mare, fall during the cross country phase of eventing competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games. Both horse and rider are reported uninjured. ... Read More

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Sixth Annual Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Equine Health Studies Program

August 29, 2006

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine announces its sixth annual Stallion Service Auction, which will be held Sept. 15–Dec. 15. The event is a multiple-breed,... Read More