Horse Industry News


Racing Paint's Winning Streak Ends at 16

April 20, 2008

Trainer Dee Keener sounded apologetic, but that doesn't mean he also wasn't completely thrilled.

Keener's 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding Bust N Moves upset Got Country Grip by a head in the Mr. Lewie Memorial Handicap at Remington Park on... Read More


Don MacBeth Fund Raises $60,000 at Celebrity Team Penning

April 18, 2008

Emmy Award-winning actor Tim Conway roasts everyone!
Celebrities, jockeys, Thoroughbred industry folks, and guests gathered for a fun evening of team penning on April 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park to raise money for the Don... Read More


Owner of Dogs that Killed Horse Fined, Jailed

April 16, 2008

A judge has given a 30-day jail sentence to a Livingston County, Mich., man whose pit bulls fatally attacked a horse.

District Judge Carol Sue Reader on Tuesday also ordered 44-year-old David McGalliard to pay $221,951 and serve two years'... Read More


House Passes Farm Law Extension

April 16, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week extension of current farm law Wednesday, hoping to give Congress more time to finish a multibillion dollar farm bill that is stalled by a dispute over tax breaks.

Negotiations on the... Read More


Pletcher Duo One-Two in Blue Grass Stakes

April 13, 2008

Trainer Todd Pletcher had just one victory at Keeneland under his belt going into the April 12 card. But he won again when it counted, and with Monba and Cowboy Cal finishing 1-2 in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), it looks like... Read More


Scottsdale to Have Dust Exemptions for Horse Owners

April 12, 2008

Scottsdale, Ariz., officials are looking toward creating possible exemptions for horse owners to new city anti-dust laws.

The new rules require private property owners to apply anti-dust treatments--such as chemicals, water, or crushed rock--to... Read More


31 Dead Horses Found on Kentucky Farm: No Additional Charges Yet

April 10, 2008

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has filed charges against a Rowan County man after state and local authorities discovered 31 dead horses on his farm.

Don Miller of Rowan County was charged on Wednesday with one count of violating... Read More


American Horse Council Names New Legislative Director

April 09, 2008

Ben Pendergrass recently joined the American Horse Council (AHC) and will serve as the group's new legislative director.

Pendergrass came to the AHC after serving as a legislative aide to Senator Pete V. Domenici of New Mexico for... Read More


Farrier Appreciation Week in July

April 08, 2008

In recognition of the work performed by hoofcare professionals, National Farriers Week will be held this year from July 6 to 12. Organizers hope horse owners, trainers, riders, grooms, equine veterinarians, and others will take the time to... Read More


Controversial Massachusetts Horse Case Pushed Back to May Date

April 08, 2008

The controversial Massachusetts animal cruelty case involving a geriatric mare that some animal welfare advocates maintain should be euthanized was continued to May 6 during a pre-trial hearing today in Uxbridge District Court.

"We're... Read More


Man Arrested for Punching Police Horse

April 07, 2008

Police said a Lakeland, Fla., man was arrested after he punched a police horse in the rear.

A Tampa Police Department report said Carl Coward, 24, balled his fist and punched the horse in the right rear hip area as the officer and horse wer... Read More


Ohio Groups Launch Equine Coalition

April 07, 2008

The Ohio horse industry has officially launched the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition, a group designed to find solutions to what it calls an "economic crisis" for the industry.

The organization, which will include all equine breeds and... Read More


Injured Equestrian Chiacchia Heading Home

April 03, 2008

Injured Olympic equestrian Darren Chiacchia will be moved to a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital Thursday to begin the next stage of rehab after a fall from a horse left him with head, rib, and lung injuries.

Chiacchia will be transferred to Buffalo'... Read More


AHC Equine Industry Directory Now Available

April 03, 2008

A comprehensive national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resource,s and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase from the American Horse Council (AHC).

This year's directory... Read More


Additional Groups Sponsoring Equine Summit

April 02, 2008

An additional four organizations will be sponsoring the inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit, to be held April 28-29, 2008. These groups include the American Horse Council, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, the North American... Read More


Merial Becomes AQHA Corporate Partner

April 01, 2008

Merial is now an official corporate partner of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Additionally, three Merial brand products were named as official AQHA pharmaceutical products: GastroGard (omeprazole), UlcerGard (omeprazole), and... Read More


Volunteers to Patrol Trail Around Cincinnati/Northern Ky. Airport

March 30, 2008

Anna Zinkhon will get to take her horse where it hasn't been before.

Zinkhon, president of the board of directors of Northern Kentucky Horse Network, is one of the first to sign up for a program recruiting volunteers to patrol about eight mile... Read More


Horse Killed on California Freeway

March 25, 2008

A horse was struck and killed by a vehicle when a herd of horses wandered onto a dark stretch of the Riverside Freeway before dawn Monday morning in the Corona area outside of Los Angeles, Calif.

Eastbound traffic was backed up for miles... Read More


Rescue Ponies Bounce Back in Time for Easter

March 23, 2008

The first group of ponies rescued from a farm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, U.K., early in the New Year are "bouncing back to health," according to Susan Lewis, marketing manager at The Horse Trust.

After three months in quarantine with goo... Read More


Cardiopulmonary-Related Problems Cited in Horse Deaths at Florida Event

March 18, 2008

The sport of eventing lost two equine athletes during the cross-country phase of Red Hills Horse Trials CIC***-W in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 15. Jonathan Holling’s 1996 bay Irish Thoroughbred gelding Direct Merger, owned by Janet Olsen,... Read More


Kingmambo Back in Action

March 17, 2008

Thoroughbred stallion Kingmambo, who missed several days of breeding because of a neurological problem, has returned to action at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

The plan is to have Kingmambo cover a mare a day.... Read More


Three Michigan Horses Found Dead, Investigation Underway

March 15, 2008

Three horses in Dalton Township, Mich., were found dead on a farm on March 13, and Muskegon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating. Investigators were quoted as saying the horses seemed to be malnourished. One horse's remains was taken to... Read More


Hoof Wraps

March 14, 2008

Hoof Wraps is a bandage designed tough for turn-out. Easily treat common hoof problems like abscess, stone bruise, or use for protection after shoe loss. Hoof Wraps offers you the freedom to turn your horse out to pasture during treatment.... Read More


Metabolic, GI Disease Management Conference Coming in April

March 12, 2008

Equine nutritionists and veterinarians will speak at the 16th Annual Nutrition Conference held by Kentucky Equine Research (KER). The conference will take place in Lexington, Ky., on April 15 and 16, 2008, and will focus on advanced management o... Read More


Ohio State Offering Equine Emergency Class

March 10, 2008

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a new session of continuing education courses tailored to equine owners, breeders, and caretakers. This session will cover equine veterinary emergencies. Equine faculty from... Read More