Educational Opportunities


AQHA Seeking Volunteers, Sponsors, and Saddles for Youth World Cup

May 04, 2010

For the 2010 Youth World Cup to be a success, the American Quarter Horse Association is seeking volunteers, tack donations and sponsors.

Scheduled for July 3-11, the 2010 Youth World Cup will be held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. What b... Read More


Galbreath Award to Llewellyn

May 03, 2010

David Llewellyn, president and founder of Wyvern International Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of Thoroughbred horse racing from Australia, has been named the 20th recipient of the University of Louisville's John W. Galbreath Awar... Read More


Penn State Extension Offers Equine Short Courses

May 02, 2010

Is your farm violating state regulations? How can you safely and effectively dispose of manure? Is beet pulp a good feed choice for your horse? Penn State Cooperative Extension is offering a series of Equine Environmental Stewardship short cour... Read More


Autistic Children Benefit from Interaction with Horses

April 26, 2010

Children with autism between 7 and 12 showed improved cognition, communication, and motivation after participating in specific equine-assisted activities (EAA), according to a recently completed study. The research shows that riding, grooming, and in... Read More


Equine Liver Tumors Similar to Human Tumors

April 15, 2010

A review of 17 cases of horses with primary liver tumors revealed that equine and human tumors are similar and that the classification scheme currently employed in human medicine could be applied to equine tumors.

The primary maligna... Read More


Noted Calif. Vet Van Snow Dies in Plane Crash

April 11, 2010

Vandell Ellis Snow, DVM, a prominent veterinarian and horse farm owner from Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County, has died in a plane crash near San Diego.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office said th... Read More


Going Green: Readers Share Tips

April 06, 2010

More than 500 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What steps is your barn taking to stay "green" or eco-friendly?"

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Allergy Control through Antioxidants and Digestive Support

April 02, 2010

Phytonutrients are class of natural compounds showing tremendous value in controlling inflammation.... Read More


Pennsylvania Horse Farm Open House to Feature 16 Stables

March 28, 2010

Young foals romping with their moms. A free ride on a gentle pony. A blacksmith forging new footwear for an accomplished dressage horse. The perfect weekend for families comes together April 24 and 25 during the Pennsylvania Equestrian Horse Fa... Read More


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