Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a professional journalist who has covered horse industry and equestrian topics for a number of publications. Her background includes riding, showing, and training Saddlebred horses.

Articles by Pat Raia

Breed Groups Support AQHA on Cloning Issue

Several groups support the AQHA in its bid to overturn a court decision regarding cloned horse registrations. Read More

Judge Rules against N.M. Horse Processing Plant

A judge granted an injunction preventing Valley Meat Co. from opening its long-sought horse processing plant. Read More

Omnibus Bill Passes, Nixes Horse Processing

Congress has passed a bill that eliminates funding to carry out horsemeat inspections at domestic plants. Read More

California Group sues TWHBEA

The group says TWHBEA is violating law by making them to travel to remove a board of directors member. Read More

Horses Evacuated from California Wildfire

Eighty horses were evacuated from a ranch threatened by a wildfire burning near Glendora, Calif. Read More

Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. Read More

Fire Agency Adopts Large Animal Rescue Guidelines

The guidelines cover recommended practices for animal rescues, equipment used in such situations, and more. Read More

2014 Fiscal Bill Could Defund USDA Horsemeat Inspections

If passed, the proposed legislation would once again strip the USDA of funding for horsemeat inspections. Read More

A Dozen Horses Perish in Alabama Barn Fire

Fire investigators are blaming a lightning strike for a barn fire that killed 12 horses. Read More

Allegedly Maltreated Horse Herd Seized in Indiana

More than 80 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Jefferson County, Ind. Read More

Farm Workers and Immigration Reform

Equine professionals hope passage of a proposed bill will mitigate their employment woes. Read More

Senate Okays Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

Mobile veterinarians are one step closer to better protection from federal drug prosecution. Read More

Florida Horses Found Butchered in Miami-Dade County

Less than two weeks into the new year, two horses have been found butchered in separate incidents. Read More

California Owners, TWHBEA Grapple over Vote

The TWHBEA members contend the association is forcing them to travel in order to remove a director. Read More

Attorney Threatens to Sue N.M. Attorney General

The suit is the latest volley in the battle surrounding the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico. Read More

AQHA Files Appeal Related to Clone Registrations

The AQHA has filed the latest installment in a long-running court case relative to cloned horse registration. Read More

N.M. Judge Extends Horse Processing Plant Hearing

A judge will hear arguments on both sides of the case on Jan. 13 before issuing a ruling. Read More

Kentucky Police Investigate Horse Thefts

Barren County, Ky., law enforcement authorities are investigating the alleged theft of 10 Arabian horses. Read More

Owner of Miniature Horses Found in North Carolina Sought

Authorities are seeking the owner of a pair of Miniature Horses found wandering in Rockingham County, N.C. Read More

Tennessee Horse Shot, Killed

On Dec. 26, 2013, the owners of a 3-year-old horse found the animal lying dead in its pasture. Read More

New York Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Charged

The driver is facing a single animal cruelty count for allegedly working an injured animal. Read More

Illinois City to Get Restitution in Crundwell Case

Dixon will receive more than $9 million in restitution in a case involving a high-profile horse breeder. Read More

NM Attorney General Sues to Halt Horse Slaughter Plant

The lawsuit is intended to prevent Valley Meats Co., LLC, from starting horse processing operations next year. Read More

Arizona Police Probe Horse Shooting

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a mare found wandering in the desert earlier this month. Read More

Florida Mane Thief Sought

Authorities are seeking those responsible for cutting the mane of a horse grazing in a Punta Gorda pasture. Read More