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Museum of the Horse Adding Arabian Galleries

The Purebred Arabian Trust has begun construction of an 8,000 square foot addition to the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse. This addition will house the Arabian Horse Galleries. It will be the first major addition to the Read More

Olympics: U.S. Show Jumpers Represent at First Individual Qualifier

The main arena at Sha Tin was turned from a dressage ring into a grand prix course Friday night, as the jumping horses finally got their chance to compete. The U.S. contingent was the only team to lay down three double clear rounds.

In all, Read More

New Report on Water Quality and Livestock Health

The University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture, in collaboration with two state agencies, has published a report on water quality as it pertains to the health of livestock and wildlife.

"The target audience is anyone with an interest in Read More

Queensland to Provide Assistance for Vet Clinic Hit by Hendra

An Australian veterinary practice that has been locked down due to several cases of Hendra virus will receive financial assistance through the Australian Veterinary Association following a meeting between Minister for Primary Industries and Read More

Eight Belles Memorial Service Sept. 7

This year's second-place Kentucky Derby finisher Eight Belles will be memorialized in a ceremony Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Kentucky Derby Museum's gardens.

"We hope our memorial service will serve as a lasting tribute to this great filly, and Read More

U.S. Event Rider Dutton Disqualified for Illegal Equipment

During the show jumping portion of the eventing competition at the 2008 Olympic Games, U.S. rider Phillip Dutton had two uncharacteristic rails down in the first round aboard Connaught. The 15-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding Read More

Olympics: British Show Jumping Horse Reported Lame, Withdrawn

The British Olympic Association and the British Olympic Equestrian Team have decided to withdraw Portofino 63, ridden by Michael Whitaker, from the show jumping competition due to lameness.

The team veterinarian has carried out an extensive Read More

Brazilian Dressage Horse Fails Inspection; Team Withdrawn

Brazilian dressage fans' hopes for team success at these Olympics were dashed when team horse Nilo VO failed his veterinary re-inspection.

The horse was sent to the holding box with Rogério Clementino yesterday, at which time the Read More

Wisconsin Horses Positive for EEE, WNV

A horse in Dodge County, Wisc., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination.

A yearling Quarter Horse died from EEE in Juneau July 28, one day after it showed Read More

Olympic Eventing: U.S. Team Falters on Cross Country

Seventy horses took on Mike Etherington-Smith's eight-minute cross country course at the Beas River venue in Hong Kong. None achieved the optimum time, and only one rider escaped with time penalties in the single digits (Australia's Shane Rose Read More

U.S. Olympic Horses Shine at First Horse Inspection

Before the 2008 Olympic Games officially began, the U.S. Eventing riders had an important task at hand: to make sure their horses were sound and ready to perform. All five American horses sailed through the first horse inspection today and are a Read More

Hong Kong Equestrian Team Aims High

The Hong Kong Olympic equestrian team is one of the youngest in jumping events, and team members will do their best in the coming competition, Team Chef d'Equipe Sacha Eckjans said.

The Hong Kong team, which includes 30-year-old Samantha Read More

Weather Forces Cancellation of 8 Races at Saratoga

A severe summer thunderstorm, complete with heavy rain, hail, and lightning, washed out part of the main track at Saratoga, forcing the cancellation of racing after the second race Aug. 8.

Eight races were canceled, including the $80,000 Read More

Hong Kong's Shetland Pony Ambassadors are 'Precious' and 'Remarkable'

A prize-presentation ceremony was held Aug. 7 for the winner of a naming competition for two Shetland ponies donated by the American Shetland Pony Club to Hong Kong to celebrate the city's hosting of the Olympic equestrian Read More

AAEP Issues White Paper on Ending Soring

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Tennessee Walking Horse Task Force has issued a white paper on ending soring of the breed’s show horses.  The practice of inflicting pain on a horse’s forelegs to induce a Read More

French Eventing Horse is Withdrawn from Olympics

The French eventing squad suffered a heavy blow Aug. 7 with the news that Jean Teulere's star performer Espoir de la Mare has been withdrawn from the 2008 Olympic Games on veterinary advice.

The 16-year old gelding aggravated an old Read More

Inaugural FEI World Reining Championships Set

The newest addition to international reining, the first-ever Fédération Equestre Internationale World Reining Championships, is seeing a world of support with 20 countries from four continents expected in the Sept, 12-14 competition in Manerbio, Read More

2008 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients Named

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2008 America's Horse Cares grant recipients. America's Horse Cares is a program of the Foundation that funds therapeutic riding centers.

In order to receive funding through Read More

Olympic Horses Unaffected by Tropical Storm; Arrival Postponed for Some

None of the Olympic equestrian horses in Hong Kong have been affected by the heavy rains and winds brought in by Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri, a spokesman for the equestrian company said Wednesday, Aug. 6.

"The horses have taken advantage of Read More

WNV Reported in Washington Horses

West Nile virus (WNV), a potentially fatal disease in equines, has been confirmed in two horses, one in Moses Lake and the other in the Toppenish area, according to a statement released by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). Read More

Olympic Horse Safety: Team Monitors Hong Kong Weather

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has deployed a dedicated team of meteorologists to provide weather information at the equestrian event venues to ensure that both the organizers and the public are fully informed of the weather conditions during Read More

ASPCA Sponsors Hampton Classic Horse Show

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be a sponsor of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, held in Bridgehampton, N.Y., from Sunday, August 24 to Sunday, August 31. This is the second consecutive year that the Read More

Awards Offered for Courses on Animals and Society

The Humane Society of the United States invites applications from college and university faculty members for its tenth annual Animals and Society Course Awards. The awards recognize excellence in courses concerning the human-animal bond, human Read More

Study on Proposed Horse Import Center Released

A study in the feasibility of a Mid-Atlantic Animal Import Center was recently released by the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The Midfield Cargo Complex of the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport was identified as the Read More

Hong Kong Riders' Olympic Horses Arrive

Hong Kong's first-ever Olympic equine athletes flew in from Amsterdam this morning ready for the final preparations for the Olympic Equestrian Events. They will face their first jumping rounds Aug. 15.

Kenneth Cheng's Olympic ride Jockey Read More