Educational Opportunities


Chairman of Kentucky Equine Education Project Resigns

March 09, 2011

Brereton Jones, who has served as chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) since it was formed in May 2004, has resigned from his position. KEEP was formed with the purpose to educate Kentucky residents on the importance of the horse ... Read More


Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension Equine Seminar Set for April 16

March 08, 2011

Horse enthusiasts looking to pick up the latest cost-effective, science-based information on managing their animals can register now to attend the April 16 "Key Steps to Revitalizing Your Equine Partner" seminar in Cherokee, Okla. The Oklahoma ... Read More


Boarding Checklists Help Ensure Happy Horses and Owners

March 05, 2011

Equine enthusiasts unable to use their own facilities to house a horse should consult a well-thought-out checklist when looking to board the animal. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension equine specialist, advises horse ... Read More


Learn to Improve Personal Brand in the Horse Business at March KENA Meeting

February 26, 2011

At the next KENA (Kentucky Equine Networking Association) dinner meeting, Doug Emerson will share three tips on branding the equine business with a presentation called "Horses Don't Write Checks, Customers Do". Emerson is the author of Profitable Ho... Read More


Calgary Stampede Lists New Animal Safety Rules

February 25, 2011

Horses used in the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races at the 2011 Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, will receive veterinary inspections upon arrival to the event and prior to competition under new rules announced by Stampede management on Feb. 23. ... Read More


Two Horses Die at Newbury Racecourse; Electrocution Suspected

February 14, 2011

Two horses collapsed and died in the paddock on Feb. 12 at the Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England, according to a report from An investigation into the cause of the horses' deaths is under way, but initial reports indicate that ... Read More


Bill Provides $30 Million for New Jersey Racing

January 11, 2011

A bill that would shift $30 million from the Casino Redevelopment Authority to the horse racing industry in the state of New Jersey over a three-year period progressed in the legislature on Jan. 10. The money would be paid on a sliding scale... Read More


Horse Mania: UK Equine Initiative's "Big Blue" Comes Home

December 16, 2010

As the gavel fell and "sold" was uttered Dec. 3 in the Keeneland sales ring, Hip No. 20 began his journey home. The equestrian- and agricultural-themed member of the 2010 class Horse Mania horses had now been twice purchased by a syndicate ... Read More


Supplements: Readers Dish for Their Foals

December 07, 2010 readers responded to a poll asking, "At what age do you start feeding your foal(s) supplements?" ... Read More


Trail Riding Group Changes Hoof Protection Rule

November 22, 2010

Beginning in 2011 the NATRC will allow in competition all hoof boots designed for sole protection.... Read More


Study: Arena Footing Can Increase Risk of Injury

November 13, 2010

Every owner wants to provide the safest conditions for his or her equine athlete.... Read More


HRH Princess Haya Elected to Second Term as FEI President

November 05, 2010

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein (JOR) was re-elected Nov. 5 in a landslide victory as Federation Equestre Internationale president at the Federation's General Assembly. Princess Haya was seeking a second and final four-year term as president.... Read More


New York Animal Abuser Registry: Database Designer Offers Boost

October 22, 2010

The operator of an online database that tracks animal abuse cases nationwide is offering to help animal welfare authorities in New York develop the nation's first registry for convicted animal abusers. Earlier this month, lawmake... Read More


AQHA Creates Task Force to Examine Drop in Horse Show Numbers

October 21, 2010

It should come as no surprise that horse show numbers are down. The question is: What can be done to increase participation and to accommodate all ability levels? Earlier this year, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Co... Read More


Canadian Protests Target Horse Processing

October 05, 2010

More than 100 anti-slaughter protestors targeted horse processing plants, restaurants, and specialty butcher shops in 10 Canadian cities yesterday to promote support of C-544, legislation that would amend the Canadian Health of Animals Act to f... Read More


Equine Research Featured in UK's Odyssey Magazine

September 25, 2010

The fall 2010 issue of the University of Kentucky's Odyssey magazine features three articles on equine research in the Department of Veterinary Science. Odyssey is published by the Office of the Vice President for Resear... Read More


Kentucky Equine Networking Association Hosts Inaugural Meeting

September 23, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative recently announced the formation of the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) and held its inaugural meeting to a capacity crowd on Sept. 16 at Spindletop Hall ... Read More


Readers Share Dewormer Preference

August 31, 2010

More than 460 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Which of the following dewormers do you use to treat encysted small strongyles?" ... Read More


New York Farm Operator Faces New Charge

August 19, 2010

A New York Morgan horse trainer already facing multiple animal cruelty charges was arraigned this week on yet another charge connected to a horse that was euthanized on her East Aurora farm in November 2009.... Read More


Livestock Death Prompts Call for Emergency Protocol

July 29, 2010

In response to two separate incidents involving livestock in public places, David Wilson, DVM, director of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis, is calling for a complete review of anima... Read More


UK Graduate Students Nab Top Three Emerging Scientist Awards

July 17, 2010

Three University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate students that are researching forage were awarded the top three spots in the Emerging Scientist competition during the American Forage and Grassland Co... Read More


Five Horses Die at the Calgary Stampede

July 16, 2010

Five horses have died in separate incidents at this year's Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The annual event features rodeo-style competitions and livestock exhibitions. Veterinarians have attributed the deaths to cardiac episodes and f... Read More


USDA Announces Program to Expand Use of Private Land

July 12, 2010

Vilsack announced an effort to encourage land owners to provide public access to land for outdoor activities.... Read More


White House Holding a Public Listening Session on Recreation and Conservation

June 27, 2010

A listening session will be held as part of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative June 28 in Charleston, South Carolina. State Horse Councils and equestrian associations from the region are encouraged to participate.

In April o... Read More


Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Provided Hands-On Experience

June 26, 2010

More than 250 farm owners, managers, and Kentucky residents attended the Equine Farm and Facilities Expo hosted by the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative June 1 at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington. The expo gave attendees the opport... Read More