Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Determining Personality

March 27, 2014

How can a horse purchaser check out elements of a horse's character at the purchase exam?... Read More

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Pony Club Quiz Challenge Seeking Entries

March 27, 2014

Want to test your equine knowledge? Send a team to compete in the Pony Club Invitational Quiz Challenge.... Read More

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N.Y. Law School Launches Equine, Racing Concentration

March 27, 2014

The concentration will encompass expanded courses on equine law, racing regulations, and gaming industry law.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

March 27, 2014

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more.... Read More

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AQHA Files Cloning Lawsuit Reply

March 26, 2014

The AQHA has filed its reply in a case involving the registration of cloned horses and their offspring.... Read More

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Lawsuit Seeks to Save Forest Land for Wild Horses

March 25, 2014

Advocates hope to prevent U.S. Forest Service from eliminating public land and rounding up wild horses. ... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Dragging Horse

March 25, 2014

A Louisiana man is accused of animal cruelty after he allegedly dragged a mare behind his truck.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches 100,000 Minutes of Service Campaign

March 24, 2014

TheHorse.com is encouraging community members to volunteer 100,000 minutes of service to the equine industry.... Read More

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N.Y. Horse Rescuer, Suffolk Co. SPCA Settle Lawsuit

March 24, 2014

The litigation stems from a 2010 SPCA investigation on the New York Horse Rescue, operated by Mona Kanicper.... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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Charles Town Races to Make Donation to CANTER

March 22, 2014

The $10,000 donation will be made April 19 when the West Virginia track hosts Charles Town Classic night.... Read More

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Commentary: The Real Story Behind the "50-1" Shot

March 21, 2014

Steve Haskin takes a look back on he remembers Mine That Bird's Triple Crown journey.... Read More

Massimiliano Ruggeri (ITA) on Spat Split And White, silver medalists at the FEI European Reining Championships 2013 in Augsburg, Germany.

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FEI Agreement with NRHA, AQHA to Foster Reining Growth

March 21, 2014

The agreement covers horse welfare, FEI rules and regulations, FEI Clean Sport, FEI recognition, and more.... Read More

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Report: PETA Probe Alleges Cruelty to Horses

March 20, 2014

A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover PETA investigation.... Read More

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CANTER Opens Texas Chapter

March 20, 2014

Volunteers are working with trainers and owners looking to move their ex-racehorses onto second careers.... Read More

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RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

March 19, 2014

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing.... Read More

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Florida Court Denies Barrel Racing Ban Rehearing

March 18, 2014

A state appeals court has given Gretna Racing LLC another "no" in its bid to resume pari-mutuel barrel racing.... Read More

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AQHA Gets More Time to Make Cloning Arguments

March 18, 2014

The AQHA will have more time to to slate oral arguments in their appeal regarding cloned horse registrations.... Read More

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Therapy Horses Missing From Pasture

March 17, 2014

The missing horses are used in an equine-assisted therapy for war veterans and disabled children.... Read More

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KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

March 17, 2014

Four months of racing at Turfway are the "cleanest" in Kentucky, according to drug-testing result analysis. ... Read More

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Horses Seized in Illinois Cruelty Case

March 17, 2014

More than 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Kane County, Ill.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101 Seminar Scheduled

March 16, 2014

The University of Maryland Extension will host a day-long seminars on horse pasture management on April 12.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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UltrOZ Announces First Essay Contest Winner

March 15, 2014

The winning essay is "Moving Towards a Clean Sport--The Role of Next Gen Therapies in Equine Sports Medicine."... Read More