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World Games 2010 Foundation Hires Marketing Coordinator

April 23, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for preparing and putting on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, has announced that Crystal Bennett has been hired as Marketing Coordinator.

Bennett... Read More

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Featherlite Unveils Enhanced Horse Trailers

April 23, 2007

Transforming its entire horse trailer product line, Featherlite has announced the beginning of a new partnership with Sierra Custom Interiors and has introduced its new 'wave' side panels, which notably alter the exterior look. The new 'wave'... Read More

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Man Charged After Horse Exhumed

April 21, 2007

A Bloomington, Ind., man faces charges after authorities exhumed the carcass of one of his horses and found the animal starved to death.

Forrest B. Deckard, 51, of rural Monroe County, was charged Thursday with two counts of animal... Read More

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Selecting the Right Horse Live Web Cast

April 20, 2007

My Horse University and Christine Skelly, PhD, of Michigan State University will present a free live web presentation on the selecting the right youth horse. The presentation will take place April 26 at 7 p.m. EST.

Selecting the right youth... Read More

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Despite Objection, Rolling Stones Belgrade Gig Remains on Track

April 20, 2007

The Rolling Stones will rock Belgrade this summer even if their performance at the city's main racetrack distresses hundreds of horses stabled at the venue, concert organizers said Friday.

"Preparations for the July 14 concert are going... Read More

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Allegedly Noisy Donkey Has His Day in Court

April 20, 2007

Faced with complaints that his donkey was too loud, attorney Gregory Shamoun decided to bring his case directly to the court: He had the donkey testify.

Buddy the donkey appeared in a Dallas court Wednesday. He walked to the bench and stared a... Read More

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National Farriers' Week to Honor Horseshoers

April 19, 2007

In recognition of the hard and valuable work performed by horseshoers, July 8-14 will mark National Farriers Week, a time for horse owners to consider the effort and training required by the men and women who shape and shoe hooves to keep the... Read More

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Motorist Pleads No Contest in Amish Buggy Hit-and-Run

April 18, 2007

A man has pleaded no contest to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old Amish girl and injured most members of her family.

Mark Vandyke, 48, of Fremont, Mich., entered the plea Monday in Newaygo... Read More

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Oregon Lawmakers Approve Bill to Include Animals in Disaster Planning

April 17, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States has praised the work of the Oregon Senate and House in passing Oregon's Animals in Disaster legislation (S.B. 570) yesterday (April 16). The House voted 53 to 5 in favor of the bill.

The HSUS is now... Read More

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Flood Warnings, Evacuations Ordered as Storm Pummels East Coast

April 16, 2007

People were evacuated from flooded homes Monday and hundreds of thousands had no electricity as a fierce nor'easter drenched the Northeast with record rainfall.

Residents in at least one New York City neighborhood paddled through streets in... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Appoints Chief Vet

April 16, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) has appointed Lafe Nichols, DVM, of Henderson, Ky., as Kentucky's chief racing veterinarian. The chief veterinarian oversees a staff that ensures all racing in Kentucky complies with equine medical... Read More

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Silver Birch Wins Grand National

April 15, 2007

Silver Birch won the 160th edition of the Grand National on Saturday (April 14), beating Mckelvey by three-quarters of a length.

The Irish-trained Silver Birch, a 33-1 long shot and ridden by Robbie Power, became a contender at the... Read More

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California Casino Bill Sponsors Benefited From Tribal Money; Racing Industry Opposed

April 15, 2007

By Aaron C. Davis

Democratic state lawmakers carrying bills that would launch a massive expansion of Indian gambling in California have benefited from $1.6 million in tribal donations in recent years, according to an Associated Press... Read More

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Horse Dies in Hawthorne Racecourse Spill

April 13, 2007

Two jockeys were able to escape serious injury when their horses fell while running in the second race at Hawthorne Park on Thursday (April 12), reported the Arlington Heights, Ill., Read More

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Photographic Celebration of the Horse

April 13, 2007

Photographers from all over the United States and Canada will display some of their best horse photos at the Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, Colo., April 28-May 6, for the second annual Print Show and Competition sponsored by the Equine... Read More

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Live Webcast of Saddlebred Sale

April 13, 2007

American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) will offer live streaming video of the TSE/Tattersalls Spring Saddlebred sale Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, via its Web site www.saddlebred.com. ASHA... Read More

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Horses Welcome in Utah Subdivision

April 13, 2007

A developer in Syracuse plans to build luxury homes alongside 42 horse stalls, riding trails, and indoor and outdoor arenas.

Homes in the Island View Equine Ranches subdivision will cost about $860,000 and have easy access to Antelope... Read More

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Alabama Extension Offers Grazing School for Horse Owners

April 11, 2007

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct two grazing management schools designed for horse owners. The course will be offered Wednesday, May 15, in Belle Mina and Thursday, May 16, in Hayden.

"This class is a spin-off of our... Read More

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Arizona Man Arrested for Slapping Police Horse

April 10, 2007

A Tempe, Ariz., man was arrested for suspicion of interference with animals Sunday (April 8) after slapping a police horse on the flank, The Arizona... Read More

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Extensive Equine Library Donated to Kentucky Horse Park

April 10, 2007

Mary Aiken Littauer was arguably the world's leading authority on horses of ancient times. After her death at the age of 93 in 2005, Littauer's family selected the International Museum of the Horse--a Smithsonian Affiliate--at the Kentucky Horse... Read More

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Florida Horse Dies After Being Pulled from Mud

April 10, 2007

A horse in St. Johns County, Fla., died yesterday (April 9) after rescuers spent several hours freeing it from thick mud in a retention pond, Read More

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AHC Economic Study Finds Recreational Riders Have Significant Impact

April 10, 2007

The term "backyard horse" does not necessarily spark images of high spending and thousands of jobs. But a closer look reveals that the recreational segment of the horse industry, including the average pleasure rider on their "backyard... Read More

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Colorado Veterinarian Wins NIAA Meritorious Service Award

April 10, 2007

Marvin Beeman, DVM, this week was awarded the 2007 Meritorious Service Award of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) at the association's annual meeting.

Beeman, who operates the Littleton Large Animal Clinic in... Read More

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UlcerGard and GastroGard to Remain "Official" USEF Products

April 09, 2007

Merial Equine Pharmaceuticals has renewed its commitment with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) through 2008. UlcerGard and GastroGard continue to be the "Official Equine Stomach Ulcer Products of the USEF" through this... Read More

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Distaff Winner Round Pond Injured, Retired

April 09, 2007

Round Pond, winner of the 2006 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, has been retired after suffering a slab fracture of her left knee during the running of the April 7 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

The 5-year-old daughter of... Read More