Soring Gaited Horses


AAEP, AVMA Call for Passage Amendments to the Horse Protection Act

November 21, 2012

The organizations issued a statement Nov. 19 in support of HR 6388,... Read More


Amicus Brief Filed in HPA Penalty Case

November 02, 2012

The amicus brief asks a court to uphold USDA regulations requiring minimum penalties for HPA violators. ... Read More


McConnell to Pay Fines, Serve Probation in Horse Soring Case

September 19, 2012

Jackie McConnell will pay $75,000 in fines, serve three years probation, and perform community service.... Read More


Proposed Legislation would Stiffen Horse Soring Penalties

September 17, 2012

The legislation would stiffen penalties for soring horses by amending the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970.... Read More


Federal Prosecutor Seeks Stiff Sentence for McConnell

September 11, 2012

U.S. Atty. Steven Neff is seeking probation and a significant fine for Jackie McConnell.... Read More


Walking Horse Group wants HSUS Soring Tipline Data

August 29, 2012

The Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization has demanded the HSUS share tipline responses.... Read More


AVMA, AAEP Urge Strong HPA Enforcement at TWH Celebration

August 25, 2012

Individuals are asked to identify and report HPA violators, and support strong HPA enforcement by the USDA.... Read More


Enhanced Anti-Soring Protocol at TWH National Celebration

August 22, 2012

The enhanced protocol will show animals presented for exhibition at the event are sound, administrators say.... Read More


HSUS Launches Hotline for Tips on Soring Offenders

August 20, 2012

The HSUS has launched a national tip line to help crack down on the illegal practice known as "soring." ... Read More


SHOW Responds to Decertification Notice

August 08, 2012

SHOW claims their demise will put horses at greater risk of abuse by trainers who sore the animals.... Read More


SHOW to Conduct TWH Celebration Inspections

August 04, 2012

SHOW and two other HIOs were deemed noncompliant by the USDA for not submitting modified rule books.... Read More


USDA: Some Walking Horse Groups Deemed Noncompliant

August 01, 2012

Three HIOs have been deemed noncompliant for failing to comply with new HPA enforcement rules.... Read More


Walking Horse Groups Could Face USDA Sanctions

July 25, 2012

The USDA might decertify five Tennessee Walking Horse HIOs for not complying with new HPA enforcement rules.... Read More


Judge Cancels Trial in Soring Rule Lawsuit

July 19, 2012

A Texas judge ordered both sides of the dispute to present evidence pertinent to the case.... Read More


SHOW Denied Restraining Order on Soring Penalties Rule

July 09, 2012

A federal judge in Texas has ordered that the case move forward to trial.... Read More


Virginia Teen Charged in Horse Slashing Incidents

June 27, 2012

A 17-year-old teen has been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the incidents.... Read More


Falling Tree Kills Indiana Horse Trail Guide

June 21, 2012

An Indiana woman has died from injuries sustained when a falling tree struck her during a guided trail ride.... Read More


Gluck Center to Host Equine Infectious Disease Conference

June 19, 2012

The 9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases will take place Oct. 21-26, 2012 in Kentucky.... Read More


2012 International Helmet Awareness Day Speakers Announced

June 08, 2012

Confirmed speakers include U.S. Olympians, doctors, helmet manufacturers, and more.... Read More


2012 AHC National Issues Forum Taking Place June 26

May 31, 2012

The Forum will feature updates on important initiatives undertaken by major organizations in the last year.... Read More


New Horseman's Card Supports Equine Research

May 24, 2012

Every time a cardholder uses his or her card, the Gluck Center receives a donation.... Read More


Kentucky Horse Council Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 23, 2012

The KHC addresses the growth of horse ownership, supports equine businesses, and advocates for at-risk horses.... Read More


TWH Trainer McConnell Pleads Guilty to Soring Charge

May 23, 2012

On May 22 Jackie McConnell pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the HPA in various ways.... Read More


Michigan Horse Tests Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

May 22, 2012

Officials in Michigan confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in a 17-year old grade mare.... Read More


Association Suspends TWH Trainer McConnell's License

May 22, 2012

The Walking Horse Trainers Association voted to suspend Jackie McConnell's training license May 17.... Read More