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Illinois Horse Racing Closer to Revenue Share with Casinos

November 29, 2008

Both houses of the Illinois legislature passed a new bill that will allow $80 million in funds currently in escrow from the state's casinos to be divided between horse racing tracks in the state. This is according to a story on Read More

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"Dummy" Horse Purchased to Help Train U.K. Rescue Personnel

November 29, 2008

A life-sized horse replica has been purchased to assist in training firefighters and rescue personnel in the proper way to handle equine rescues, according to a story on Read More

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Do Your Holiday Shopping at TheHorse.com's Photo Store

November 28, 2008

Skip the crowds at the mall and do your holiday gift shopping from home with TheHorse.com's Photo Store! Take advantage of the Holiday 2008 Coupon--20% off all photos (framed and unframed) and all photo products.

Get... Read More

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Equestrian Competition Venues Disappearing; Survey Deadline Extended

November 28, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has commissioned a survey about the loss of land used for horse-related competitions, which has generated considerable interest and has prompted an extension to the survey deadline to January... Read More

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Florida Mule Left to Die in 2007; Owner Convicted in 2008

November 22, 2008

A Deltona, Fla., man was unable to get a sick mule to its feet in a pasture and sought help from a construction worker. When they were unable to get the mule up using a Bobcat, the owner asked the construction worker to dig a hole. Then the... Read More

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Pasture, Manure Management are Focus of Maryland Equine Grant

November 19, 2008

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received grant funds to help owners and operators of small-sized equine operations with pasture and manure management. There are four regional equine specialists to provide assistance through the... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Offers Holiday Gift Program

November 18, 2008

Looking for a unique, customized gift for the animal lover on your holiday list? A donation to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) that benefits a favorite animal--dog, cat, horse, or species of wildlife--makes for a special gift for anyone on your... Read More

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FEI Board Proposes Appointment of Ad Hoc Dressage Committee

November 13, 2008

The Executive Board of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has proposed the appointment of an Ad Hoc Working Group of world class Dressage experts from all aspects of the discipline to review key issues and inject a new focus in the... Read More

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Land Conservation Group Assembling List of Lost Acreage

November 13, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is compiling a list of equine competition sites or venues that have been lost to development over the past 10 years.

If there is a location near you that used to be available for showing or... Read More

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Equine Vet Elected to Congress

November 12, 2008

Veterinarian and small business owner Kurt Schrader, DVM, has been elected to represent Oregon's 5th Congressional District.

Schrader, who will succeed retiring Congresswoman Darlene Hooley, is the proprietor of Clackamas County Veterinary... Read More

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Stockyard Horse Injured in Oklahoma; Fall or Cruelty?

November 09, 2008

An attorney for a man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly kicking a horse says the animal was injured by falling into an empty swimming pool.

Attorney Russell Uselton says 24-year-old Justin Williamson of McAlester, Okla., is... Read More

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Magician Curry Pet Wash

November 09, 2008

Permirus Pets introduces the Magician Curry Pet Wash, an innovative, relaxing way to bathe your horses while staying dry and clean yourself.

The Magician Curry Pet Wash allows currying while shampooing and rinsing the coat, helps with... Read More

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TheHorse.com Photo Store Announces Holiday Special

November 07, 2008

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which means you need to work on that shopping list! Why not finish your holiday shopping early for your horsey friends by stopping by TheHorse.com's Photo Store to take advantage of the Holiday 2008... Read More

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Traps Threaten Massachusetts Trail Riders

November 06, 2008

Police in Lincoln, Mass., are warning equestrians to be on the lookout for green floral wire and strings with hanging mousetraps stretched across public trails, presumably to injure horses and riders. Mounted Massachusetts State... Read More

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Equine Vet Tech Symposium Planned in January

November 04, 2008

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 8 through 11, 2009.

The symposium offers continuing education... Read More

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FEI Asks Dressage Committee to Resign

November 03, 2008

The Executive Board of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has requested the immediate resignation of the entire FEI Dressage Committee, according to a statement posted Nov. 3 on the FEI Web site. The statement noted: "The FEI executive... Read More

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$100,000 in Grants Awarded for Research on Equine-Assisted Therapy

November 03, 2008

Equine-assisted healing techniques for people diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy will be scientifically tested in 2009 by two separate professional research teams, with the assistance of $100,000 in funding from the Horses and Humans... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches Weekly Equine Nutrition E-Newsletter

November 01, 2008

TheHorse.com announces the launch of the most recent addition to its electronic newsletter stable, an informative weekly Equine Nutrition e-newsletter, which is available free to registered users, courtesy of Read More

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Pan American Equestrian Games Could Come to Ontario

October 29, 2008

Ontario-area politicians have formed a coalition to help secure the high-profile equestrian component of the 2015 Pan/Para Pan American Games. Organizers say the Games could generate $15 billion worth of economic activity overall for their host.... Read More

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VT Research and Extension Center Yearling Sale Raises Funds

October 28, 2008

The Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center) held its 17th annual yearling auction on Sunday, October 14, 2008. Twenty-three yearlings were sold for a total of $32,250 and an average price per horse of $1,402. A... Read More

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FOSH to Fund Distribution of Anti-Soring Video

October 27, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses will fund the national distribution of the award winning, anti-soring video, See It Through My Eyes. The DVD was produced by three senior Girl Scouts in Franklinville, N.Y. It won a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts... Read More

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Lovers' Quarrel Leads to Dead Horse

October 25, 2008

A Moody, Ala., woman is accused of shooting two horses, killing one, because she was mad at her ex-boyfriend.

Odenville Police Chief Adam Pardue said authorities arrested 29-year-old Rachel Hill after she allegedly shot two horses on... Read More

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Hurricane Damage: Houston Race Park Cancels Fall Meet

October 22, 2008

Sam Houston Race Park will cancel its 2008/2009 fall Thoroughbred meet due to damages sustained by the facility as a result of Hurricane Ike. The storm's high winds and rainfall caused significant damage throughout the property including the... Read More

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Lloyd's of London Continues University of Kentucky Vet Science Support

October 22, 2008

When Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky agents gathered recently at Keeneland race course to present a $45,000 check to the University of Kentucky, the event marked more than a quarter-century of financial support for the... Read More

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Slovenia Presents Queen Elizabeth II with Lipizzaner Stallion

October 22, 2008

Slovenia gave Britain's queen a prized Lipizzaner stallion during her visit to this Alpine nation Wednesday--but she won't be taking the horse home to meet the rest of the royal menagerie.

The 16-year-old horse, 085 Favory Canissa XXII, is... Read More