Educational Opportunities


Baltimore Cart Ponies to be Returned to Owners

March 19, 2010

Ponies used to pull vendor carts might be back to work soon under an agreement between their owners and City of Baltimore authorities. The ponies are all owned by so-called Arabbers, Baltimore street vendors who sell produce from horse-drawn ca... Read More


The Horse Names Stephanie Church Editor-In-Chief

March 17, 2010

Stephanie L. Church has been named Editor-in-Chief of The Horse, and will lead all editorial initiatives for both print and digital media platforms. Stephanie succeeds Kimberly S. Brown, who has left the company to pursue other business ... Read More


Event to Combine Dressage and Figure Skating

March 05, 2010

The Ninth Annual Challenge of the Americas is excited to announce a very unique new dressage and figure skating performance to the Challenge lineup. Held in Wellington, FL, on Saturday, March 13, 2010, the evening will get under way at 5:30 p.m... Read More


AHP Equine Industry Survey Results Released

March 03, 2010

A total of 11,171 people who own, lease, or manage horses completed the American Horse Publications' Horse Industry Survey designed to gauge participation trends in the U.S. horse industry. This was the largest survey of hands-on owners and... Read More


Paragallo Horses Malnourished, D.A. Says

February 24, 2010

The 177 horses seized in a raid of an upstate New York farm last year were malnourished, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of the trial of the farm's owner, prominent Thoroughbred breeder and owner Ernie Paragallo, who was banned from ... Read More


Vaccinations: Readers Share Experience with Adverse Reactions

February 12, 2010

More than 880 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Has your horse ever had an adverse reaction to his vaccinations?"

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All Eyes and Ears

February 01, 2010

The horse in the wild depends on keen eyesight and acute hearing to detect danger and flee from predators.... Read More


Second Surgery Possible for Shot Massachusetts Horse

January 20, 2010

"Picaro," the horse from Spencer, Mass., brought last week to the Cummings School's Hospital for Large Animals at Tufts University with gunshot wounds, will undergo a... Read More


Horse of the Year, Eclipse Awards Tonight

January 18, 2010

One of the most competitive races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 18, with announcement of whether it is Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta, two females who dominated American racing in 2009.

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New York Drug Testing Policy Halted by Court

January 09, 2010

The new policy in New York that would have allowed for out-of-competition testing as of Jan. 1 has been put on hold because of a restraining order received by the Standardbred Owners Association of New York.

The New York State Racing... Read More


Equitrekking, Emmy-Winning TV Show, Launches Equestrian Vacations

January 03, 2010

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award-Winning Public TV series that is broadcast to tens of millions of viewers on PBS and international networks, announces the launch of Read More


USEF Horse of the Year Finalists Named

December 19, 2009

United States Equestrian Federation finalists for 2009 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year title.... Read More


Equine Injury Data Called Critical to Racing

December 10, 2009

The Jockey Club Equine Injury Database has compiled statistics over a 12-month period for 84% of all flat racing in North America, but now comes the process of analyzing the data in an attempt to quantify the results.

Dr. Mary Scolla... Read More


John Harris Named RCTA Community Award Honoree

November 07, 2009

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RCTA) has announced John Harris, a leader in California agribusiness and racing, as the RCTA Community Award honoree. Harris currently serves as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Harri... Read More


Report: Detention Barn Drug Administration Suspension Coming

October 30, 2009

California-based racehorse trainer Jeff Mullins is expected to be suspended six months by the New York Racing Association in connection with the administration of an unknown substance to a horse in the detention barn at Aqueduct earlier... Read More


More than 200 Animal Health Studies to Receive MAF Funding

October 28, 2009

Helping horses live longer, healthier lives requires ongoing research to give veterinarians the tools they need to better diagnose and treat them. Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in supporting research to prevent, treat, and cure diseas... Read More


Horse Publications Launch Equine Industry Survey

October 23, 2009

The American Horse Publications (AHP) is conducting an Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends in the U.S. equine industry. In... Read More


U.S. Equestrian Team Holiday Fundraiser; Lots of Education and Fun!

October 17, 2009

On Dec. 11 and 12, SUCCEED and Wellington Classic Dressage will host an exciting Holiday Gala Fundraiser featuring some of the biggest names in the equestrian world.

The USET Holiday Gala Fundraiser will be held at the Jim Brandon... Read More


Canadian University's Equine Education Program Up for Award

October 12, 2009

Equine Guelph, a program from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has been nominated for the 2009 FEI Development Award. Now the program is asking for your help to win the award.

Equine Guelph has been developing a multi-level... Read More


Information Sought on S.C. Captive Bolt Horse Shooting

September 11, 2009

The owner of a Quarter Horse mare found dead in its South Carolina pasture last month is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoeve... Read More


Walking Horse Celebration Show Inspectors Ready

August 27, 2009

Federal Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance inspectors will be out in force during this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, said Rachel Cezar, DVM, coordinator for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Horse... Read More


Developing Natural Springs as Equine Water Sources

July 25, 2009

Horse owners have several options to provide water for their animals; one of them is to take advantage of a natural spring on your property.

A spring is a discharge of water that has infiltrated the soil profile by precipitation. The discharge... Read More


Bone Bruise Takes Musket Man Out of Race Season

July 06, 2009

Multiple graded winner Musket Man, who made a name for himself during this year's Triple Crown run, will miss Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Stakes Aug. 2 and the rest of the racing season with a bone bruise in his left front foot.... Read More


Drug Problem Exaggerated: Horsemen, Chemist Say

July 03, 2009

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) said July 1 it plans to be more involved as the racing industry considers medication and drug-testing policies, which horsemen believe could be detrimental and... Read More


Horse Incentive Fund Bill Signed by Texas Governor

July 02, 2009

All American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses, and Appaloosas conceived by mares and stallions living in Texas during 2009 are eligible to be nominated to the new Texas Equine Incentive Fund. House Bill 1881, which was signed by Gov. Rick... Read More