Horse Industry News

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Three New Series to Debut on HorseTV

October 06, 2006

Three new series and continued world premiere coverage of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 lead The HorseTV Channel's October premiere program lineup.

"As we approach the one year anniversary of our launch, it's rewarding to review the... Read More

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Equine Business Institute Offers Seminar Series for Professional Equestrians

October 06, 2006

The Equine Business Institute has announced the schedule for its 2006-2007 winter seminar series for professional equestrians and equine-related service providers. The seminars are intensive one or two day courses on various topics... Read More

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Idaho Model Horse Club Helps Wild Bahamian Horses

October 06, 2006

A central Idaho club that exhibits plastic model horses not only raises the confidence of its young participants, but is helping save an endangered wild horse in the Bahamas.
 
"It's the perfect answer for kids who can't have a real... Read More

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Respiratory Recordings

October 05, 2006

A new device can record respiratory sounds when horses exercise in a normal environment.... Read More

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New Program Streamlines Paperwork for Recognized Shows

October 05, 2006

It's fast, easy to use, and saves you the hassle of fumbling with multiple sets of membership cards from both the USEF, and USDF or USHJA to enter a competition.

The USEF Affiliate Verification Service is now operational and can be... Read More

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SmartPak Named to Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

October 05, 2006

For the second consecutive year, SmartPak has been named to Inc. magazine's list of the nation's 500 fastest growing private companies. SmartPak's three-year growth rate of 437% earned it the number 312 spot on Inc.'s list, making... Read More

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Internet Gambling Bill Passes; Racing Exempted

October 03, 2006

Racing's right to offer account wagering under the amended 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act was reaffirmed in Internet gaming legislation passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House and Senate.

The measure bans other forms of Internet... Read More

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MAF Offers Equine Health Sponsorship Opportunities, Study Guide Available

October 03, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has published its 2007 directory of 101 sponsorship opportunities. All are invited to sponsor or co-sponsor with a total gift of $3,000 or more per study. Available projects include 12 studies related to the most... Read More

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Three Injured in North Carolina When Car Slams into Horse

October 02, 2006

Three North Carolina residents were injured late Saturday night (Sept. 30) when their vehicle crashed into a horse that had wandered onto a dark roadway in Guilford County.

The victims, including a 3-year-old girl, were taken to Wake... Read More

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Prosecution for Unauthorized Possession of Veterinary Medicines

October 02, 2006

A U.K. resident was successfully prosecuted last week for possessing unauthorized veterinary medicines, reports the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).

On Sept. 27, Peter Pippin of Methryr Tydfil was found guilty... Read More

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Several From Horse Industry Among Flight 5191 Victims

October 01, 2006

Several people involved with horses were on board Comair Flight 5191, a CRJ-200 regional jet, when it crashed shortly after taking off from the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 27. According to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the... Read More

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Canada's Vet Definition Dilemmas

October 01, 2006

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's recent injunction prohibiting a farrier from practicing equine dentistry is the latest episode in an ongoing conflict between the veterinary associations of Canada's three westernmost provinces, animal owners... Read More

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Love is in the Air: Estrus Odor Recognized Across Species Lines

October 01, 2006

French researchers with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique have discovered that the odors associated with females in estrus can be identified by different mammals.

In the study, male rats were exposed to the feces of foxes,... Read More

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Equine Sports Massage 101

October 01, 2006

Your horse is yawning profusely, licking, chewing, and gradually lowering her head. Her eyes slowly glaze over, as her lower lip becomes slack. Is this the effect of drugs? No, this apparent sedation is the effect of skilled bodywork. It's a result... Read More

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Invitational Show Will Award Tennessee Walker World Grand Champion Title

September 30, 2006

Because of the early closure of the National Celebration show last month, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) will host a show in late November to select a 2006 World Grand Champion.

Jerrold Pedigo... Read More

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South Africa Hosts First NRHA-Approved Show

September 29, 2006

It was a history-making event as South Africa hosted its first ever National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) approved show. This NRHA historic milestone was held Saturday, Sept. 9th at the Southern Riding Center in Johannesburg. Seventeen... Read More

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Differences in Serotonin Gene Show No Correlation to Anxiety

September 27, 2006

Subtle differences in the serotonin transport gene in horses might not have a role in anxiety after all, according to researchers with the Laboratory of Veterinary Ethology in Tokyo. Their study was published in June issue of the Journal of... Read More

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Nomination Deadline Nears For Two New USEF Youth Programs

September 27, 2006

There is still time to contact your affiliate and submit a nomination for the USEF Youth Council and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award. The deadline for USEF to receive nominations from the affiliates for the Youth Council is October... Read More

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Branching Out From the Equine Family Tree

September 22, 2006

Equus hydruntinus, an extinct equine, might have had a larger range than originally believed, according to researchers with the French university Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. Their study was published in the July issue of... Read More

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HEART Equine Ambulance Receives Grant

September 22, 2006

Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART) Equine Ambulance has received a $5000 grant from the Equus Foundation. The grant money will replenish funds used to outfit HEART's new state-of-the-art equine ambulance which debuted in May in... Read More

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Suspect Charged in Michigan Arsons

September 22, 2006

Authorities have arrested and charged a man in a string of arsons, including one that killed 18 horses in their barn at a Port Huron-area farm.

Investigators say they believe John Jay Searles, 23, of Marysville, set nine fires Sept. 9 along... Read More

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State Election Commission Stays Out of Celebration Flap

September 21, 2006

The State Election Commission took no action against Hamilton County Election Commissioner Mike Walden over his offer of money to get competitors to withdraw from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

Walden was suspended from... Read More

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Man Arrested for Michigan Horse Barn Fire

September 21, 2006

Acting on a tip, authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in a string of arsons, including one that killed 18 horses in their barn at a Port Huron-area farm.

Investigators say they believe the Marysville resident set several... Read More

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Kentucky's Largest Example of Unbridled Spirit Unveiled

September 20, 2006

Straight from the horse's mouth, or nose to be exact, Governor Ernie Fletcher recently unveiled a unique land maize in the shape of the Kentucky Unbridled Spirit logo on a farm near Owensboro, it was announced today by Lambert Land Maize and... Read More

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Star of "Flicka" Learns Lessons about Life and Riding

September 19, 2006

"I see in them my own restless spirit," said Katy McLaughlin, played by Alison Lohman, of the wild Mustangs in the movie "Flicka," which will be released in theaters on Oct. 20. Lohman overcame inexperience and fear associated with horseback... Read More