Equine Welfare & Legislation


Racehorse Welfare Summit Open to Public

October 15, 2006

The Monday morning (Oct. 16) session of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be open to the public and the media. A media briefing will be held at the conclusion of the summit on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 17).

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Welfare and Safety Summit Begins Monday at Keeneland

October 13, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit opens Monday at Keeneland in Lexington with a session of presentations and panel discussions that will be open to the public. The session, which will be held in the Keeneland sale pavilion, will run... Read More


Transcript: Talkin' Horses with J. Paul Reddam

October 12, 2006

Following is yesterday's Talkin' Horses transcript from our sister publication's web site, bloodhorse.com.

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Three Horses Mauled by Dog at Md. Farm

October 12, 2006

At least one dog mauled three horses at a farm, and the most severely injured, a miniature foal, may not survive, authorities and the horses' owner said.

A loose pit bull was captured in the rural area after the attack, and its owners had... Read More


USDF Offering Sports Psychology Clinics

October 10, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Jane Savoie, who has been a member of the United States Equestrian Team and a popular clinician and author, will be the clinician for the nine adult clinics... Read More


Reward Offered In Tennessee Horse Shooting

October 10, 2006

The owners of two horses and a mule that were shot in Henderson County, Tenn., last weekend are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter, reported the The Jackson Sun.

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Maryland Horse Conference Scheduled for November

October 08, 2006

University of Maryland will be holding the 2nd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will be held from 8a.m to 3:30p.m at Anne Arundel Community College.

Throughout the day various seminars on equine topics... Read More


Webbon Named Chief Executive of Animal Health Trust

October 07, 2006

Peter Webbon, DVM, has been appointed Chief Executive of the Animal Health Trust with effect from January 1, 2007. For the last five months Mark Vaudin, PhD, has been acting as Interim Chief Executive and will continue to do so until the end of... Read More


British Horse Society Scotland Offers Free Equine Welfare Advice

October 03, 2006

As the Animal Health and Welfare Act comes into effect Oct. 6, the British Horse Society Scotland (BHSS) stresses that the key to protecting animals from unnecessary suffering is education.

As Scotland's largest equine charity, BHSS has a... Read More


Nominations Being Accepted for the Top 50 Riding Instructors in America

October 02, 2006

Riding Instructor magazine, the official publication of the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), has announced that as part of the magazine's commitment to promoting excellence in the teaching of riding and training of... Read More


AQHA Seeks Participants for Leadership Program

October 01, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association knows the importance of great leaders, which is the reason for Leadership AQHA. Approaching its third year of existence, Leadership AQHA was created to strengthen the American Quarter Horse industry through... Read More


Humane Concerns

October 01, 2006

What to do with unwanted horses? Unwanted by their owners for many reasons. Good, bad, old, lame, unmanageable, etc., all need new homes. Most find new owners with good, caring families, but some are taken to sales and are bought for under $300 by... Read More


Virginia Equine Extravaganza: Bring the Whole Family

September 28, 2006

Pack up the family and head for the horses October 27-29, 2006 at Richmond's Raceway Complex. The third-annual Virginia Equine Extravaganza offers activities for youth and equine entertainment the whole family can enjoy together at an affordable... Read More


New Director for Morris Animal Foundation's Equine Health Initiative Named

September 26, 2006

Deborah T. Tatum has joined Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) as the director of an unprecedented, multi-institutional equine health initiative. In the role of director of the equine health initiative, Ms. Tatum will lead MAF's multimillion dollar... Read More


Experts Educate at BHS Horse Welfare Conference

September 25, 2006

The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, held its second Equine Welfare Conference yesterday (Sept. 24) at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The packed conference, entitled A Horse for Life, focused on many aspects... Read More


Maryland's Mosquito Control Program Still Underway

September 23, 2006

Mosquito season is still ongoing in Maryland. Following a summer of below average mosquito populations in most areas of the state, changes in weather to a wet pattern caused by Tropical Storm Ernesto and rains since the early September storm hav... Read More


New Walking Horse Show to Decide Grand Champion

September 22, 2006

The largest Tennessee walking horse organization says it will hold a new event in November to name a grand champion, after the breed's annual show ended in controversy amid federal inspections for animal abuse.

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New Director Heads Expansion Plans for ReRun

September 21, 2006

With plans to expand and open its doors to more needy Thoroughbred horses, ReRun, Inc. has named Barbara Luna executive director. Established in 1996 in Kentucky, the non-profit has anticipated the increase in unwanted horses and the need to... Read More


PETA Wants Horse-Drawn Carriages Out Of NYC

September 21, 2006

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling for all horse-drawn carriages in New York to be shut down.

The move comes after a horse named Juliet died in Central Park last week. Owner Antonio Provenzano said he called a... Read More


Final Chance to Get BHS Welfare Conference Tickets

September 17, 2006

In response to massive demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, is staging a second equine welfare conference on 24 September 2006, at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The conference, entitled A Horse... Read More


ASPCA Investigating Death of NYC Carriage Horse

September 16, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is conducting an inquiry into the death of a carriage horse whose collapse in Central Park was witnessed by a distraught crowd.

The horse, named Juliet, fell ill in the park... Read More


Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians Calls for Scientific Abstracts

September 13, 2006

The Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians (SIVE - Società Italiana Veterinari per Equini) is pleased to announce that the 13th SIVE CONGRESS will be held on January 26-28, 2007, in Bologna, Italy. Authors are invited to submit... Read More


Michigan Barn Fire Kills 18 Horses

September 12, 2006

A suspicious fire at a St. Clair County, Mich., barn in Clyde Township has left 18 horses dead and might be linked to a series of other fires that have been set in the area in recent weeks, authorities said.

The fire at the Classic... Read More


National Walking Horse Association Announces Move, New Executive Director

September 11, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA), an organization established to promote the naturally gaited Walking Horse, is pleased to announce its recent move to Lexington, Ky., the horse capitol of the world. Along with the move is... Read More


Wilcke Named Director of University of Louisville Equine Program

September 08, 2006

Richard W. Wilcke has been named the director of the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program. Wilcke, a faculty member since 1995, succeeds Robert Lawrence, who recently retired after 18 years as head of the program.

Since the... Read More