Horse Industry News


Pat Parelli Named Humane Society Horseman of the Year

October 06, 2009

Pat Parelli has received the Humane Horseman of the Year Award presented by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The award recognizes Parelli for his work with the HSUS through a program centered on the trainability and adoptability o... Read More


Equine Research Foundation Marks 20 Years

October 04, 2009

Fans can enjoy a racing/entertainment doubleheader at Keeneland on Friday, October 16, when the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosts a fund-raising celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of its creation, beginning approximately one... Read More


University of Illinois Equine Section Head Wins International Award

October 03, 2009

Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, an equine critical care specialist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, recently received professional recognition at the international level.

Wilkins, section hea... Read More


Equine Disease Quarterly Gets Renewed Lloyd's of London Support

October 01, 2009

Global insurer Lloyd's of London presented the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture a check for $45,000 on Sept. 22, in continuing support of Equine Disease Quarterly, an equine health research publication produced by the Department... Read More


Guilty Verdict Returned in Chicago Carriage Horse Trial

September 28, 2009

Two of three Chicago carriage horse drivers were convicted on misdemeanor counts of animal neglect on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Michele Goudie, manager and co-owner of J.C. Cutters Ltd., and carriage driver Melissa Woicek received guilty verdict... Read More


Riding for the Handicapped, Mental Health Group to Merge

September 26, 2009

The Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMA) and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) have begun integrating their vision, membership, and programs. The integration is intended to:


Old Horse Sanctuary Needs Barn Fire Recovery Help

September 18, 2009

America's oldest equine sanctuary is asking for the public's help following a barn fire that destroyed their winter supply of hay.

No horses were harmed in the fire at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in southeastern Pennsylvania, but the bank... Read More


Ohio State University's Team Approach to Emergency and Critical Care Saves Lives

September 12, 2009

The Companion Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and intensive care 24 hours a day, seven days a... Read More


Rider Disqualification Handed Down at Burghley Event

September 08, 2009

Rider Harry Meade of Great Britain was disqualified from last weekend's Burghley Horse Trials in the UK after the competition's ground jury ruled he was riding an exhausted horse. He was barred from competition on his second mount of the day.... Read More


Kentucky State Fairgrounds Barn Fires Ruled Arson

September 07, 2009

Investigators say a fire that destroyed four barns at the Kentucky state fairgrounds was intentionally set.

Four barns were destroyed and several others damaged in the blaze that was reported at about 2 a.m. Sept. 2. There were no animals in... Read More


Massey University Veterinarians to Host Dressage Greats

September 05, 2009

Some of the world's leading equestrian talent will be at Manfeild, New Zealand, this month to team up with Massey University's leading equine scientists and sporting academics for the International Equestrian Federation regional dressage forum.... Read More


Saratoga Fully Accredited by Safety Alliance

August 22, 2009

New York Racing Association-operated Saratoga has been fully accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, officials announced Aug. 21.

Saratoga, host of the grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, was... Read More


Tips to Protect Horses, Livestock from Wildfire

August 21, 2009

Horse ownerscan take precautions to protect their animals from injury or death by fire.... Read More


New U.S. Steeplechase Championships to Get Television Coverage

August 19, 2009

The inaugural running of the U.S. Steeplechase Championships will take place Saturday, Oct. 17. The event will consist of 12 races contested for $700,000 in purse money at two different race meets on the steeplechase schedule: the Far Hills Race... Read More


Trails Across Wyoming

August 17, 2009

Come and ride the history!

Wyoming offers open spaces, plains, mountains and some great Western history! Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Johnson County wars, Tom Horn and others! Having ridden the Outlaw Trail Ride© guiding up to 100... Read More


UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center Attains National Accreditation

August 17, 2009

For the past five years, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has worked toward attaining national accreditation. All the hard work paid off as the center recently received its certificate of full accreditation... Read More


Nutrena Brand Introduces New Bag Design for Life Design Horse Feeds

August 11, 2009

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Contact: Gina Thesing, (763) 263-8350,; Liz Pearce, (952) 742-6202, Read More


Cargill Supports Horse Therapy Program in Eastern Iowa

August 10, 2009

As part of its ongoing commitment to support the communities in which it does business, Cargill announced today it has donated $10,000 to Children's Center Charities' Hippotherapy Program.

The word "hippotherapy" comes from the Greek wor... Read More


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August 10, 2009

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FEI Appoints New Veterinary Director

August 10, 2009

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced the appointment of Graeme Cooke, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, as the FEI Veterinary Director.

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Two Horses Killed by Honeybee Attack in France

August 09, 2009

Two horses in France died from complications following a rare, but ferocious, attack by domestic honeybees.... Read More


More H-2B Visas Available to Temporary Foreign Nonagricultural Workers

August 08, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reopened the FY 2009 H-2B visa petition filing period Thursday, Aug. 6, for temporary foreign nonagricultural workers, and it will immediately accept new H-2B petitions, reported the American Horse... Read More


Equine Study Shows Genetic Abnormalities Cause Infertility

August 07, 2009

DNA-based assays have enabled researchers to look at reproductive disorders from a genetic standpoint. ... Read More


Washington International Shows Its Horse Face(book)

August 06, 2009

Now in its 51st year, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the oldest equine events in the country, is turning to social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help guide its future.

WIHS dipped into social media... Read More


Horse Massager

August 05, 2009

Health Connection announces the release of an innovative, horse massage technology, the Horse Massager.

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