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Pony Lane Farm Garners Multiple Championship Tricolors at the Showplace Summertime Horse Show
Roscoe, IL - July 8, 2009 - Kelsey and Madeline Thatcher of Pony Lane Farm had a great competition at the Showplace Summertime Horse Show this weekend. The show was held July 1-5 at the Ledges Sporting Horses show grounds in Roscoe, IL, and the siste

Jade Hunter, Son of Mr. Prospector and Sire of the Great Azeri, Retires to Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—July 8, 2009—Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred retirement facility, announced today that Jade Hunter, the 25 year old sire of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, will be permanently pensioned at the organization’s Georgetown farm.

Brushing Benefits
When was the last time you gave your horse the brush off? You should know that brushing does more that just remove dirt. Brushing is not a substitute for bathing your horse. In fact, they serve different purposes. Susan Harris, author of Grooming

DressageClinic.com Signed as Newest USDF Educational Partner
Lexington, KY (July 7, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that DressageClinic.com (DC.com) has signed on as the newest addition to its educational partners. DressageClinic.com is an educational Web site offer

HITS Saugerties Is "Home for the Hunters" in 2009!
Saugerties, NY - July 7, 2009 - The HITS Saugerties Summer Show Series is set to begin this month, and Weeks V and VI of the series are your "Home for the Hunters" this year. HITS Saugerties is proud to host three very special events for hunter compe

Deeridge Farm's Jacobs Brothers Score a One-Two Sweep in $75,000 Hermes Grand Prix, CSI 2*
Lake Placid, NY - July 7, 2009 - Deeridge Farm of East Aurora, NY, and Wellington, FL, had two fantastic weeks at the Lake Placid Horse Shows. It culminated with the top two places in the $75,000 Hermes Grand Prix, CSI 2* at the I Love New York Horse

National Hunter Jumper Champion Sarah Ward To Join University of South Carolina’s Equestrian Team
July 6, 2009 - BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. – Sarah Ward, a top national hunter and jumper rider with countless wins at national Finals, will join the University of South Carolina equestrian coach Boo Major and the school’s equestrian team’s Gamecocks in the 200

Mexico's Rodrigo Lambre wins the $40,000 HITS Grand Prix
CULPEPER, VA (July 6, 2009) —The Showday National came to a close on Sunday with Mexico’s Rodrigo Lambre riding Chepepe La Escondida to the blue in an exciting $40,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Commonwealth Park, in Culpeper, Virginia. Lambre, who i

2009 PVDA Ride for Life and Dancing Horse Challenge Brings In Record Donations, Support
Upper Marlboro, MD--The Potomac Valley Dressage Association (PVDA) announced that their sixth annual Ride for Life dressage show and Jill Hassler-Scoop Memorial Dancing Horse Challenge charity performance brought in record donations and attendance th

Coastal Carolina Makes Inroads into Equestrian Living
Myrtle, Beach, SC--Long recognized for its beautiful shoreline and a lifestyle of breezy beaches and easy living, coastal Carolina is gaining an impressive reputation for its equestrian living. According to Myrtle Beach real estate leaders, Joe Ga

Much More than Bluegrass, Bourbon and Derby: Kentucky Celebrates Many Cultures
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Throughout the seasons, Kentucky loves to celebrate horses, bluegrass music and our esteemed beverage—bourbon. But our cultural roots and branches include many other cultures that also call the Bluegrass state home. Summer kicks of

Fabulous Strike scratched from Tom Fool
ELMONT, N.Y. – The field for today’s 35th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Tom Fool was reduced to four Sunday morning with the scratch of morning-line favorite and high weight, Fabulous Strike. “He’s doing great,” said trainer Todd Beattie. “[B

Munnings overpowers Elders in Tom Fool
ELMONT, N.Y. – Munnings took command at the top of the stretch after a rail-skimming move under jockey John Velazquez and ran off to an impressive victory over three rivals Sunday afternoon in the 35th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Tom Fool Handi

Victory for Steffen Peters in the Deutsche Bank Prize, Grand Prix Freestyle
It was pure excitement up until the very end. Would the American rider manage to beat the “Freestyle Queen“ Anky van Grunsven in the Deutsche Bank Prize, Grand Prix Freestyle? Van Grunsven had set the score to beat at 84.50 percent with a highly tech

Contessa joins "On the Record" Video Library
ELMONT, N.Y. – Three-time leading New York trainer Gary Contessa has been added to “On the Record,” candid video interviews with New York’s top horsemen posted on The New York Racing Association’s YouTube site. Contessa, who has led all NYRA train

Saratoga Fasig-Tipton Jockey-Trainer Contest set for Aug. 8-9
There will be more at stake than usual at Saratoga Race Course the weekend of Aug. 8-9, with the nation’s top jockeys and trainers competing in the first Fasig-Tipton Jockey-Trainer Contest. All 21 races over the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Festival of

NYRA matches money raised during Calvin Borel Autograph Signing
ELMONT, N.Y. – Fans lined up at Belmont Park Saturday afternoon to get autographs from jockey Calvin Borel, resulting in more than $4,000 being raised for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The proceeds from the signing, with autographs

Kensei powers away impressively in Dwyer
ELMONT, N.Y. – Kensei, ridden by Edgar Prado and trained by Steve Asmussen, made a powerful move on the far turn en route to an impressive 3-1/4 length victory in the 92nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Dwyer at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 4. Th

Cat Moves stays unbeaten with Prioress Victory
ELMONT, N.Y. – Cat Moves, ridden by Ramon Dominguez and trained by Anthony Dutrow, made a strong late move to corral stablemate Light Green by ¾-lengths in the 62nd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Prioress at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 4. The th

Dry Martini shakes up Suburban Handicap
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Dry Martini became a millionaire at Belmont Park Saturday afternoon, rallying from last to post a two-length upset of favored Asiatic Boy in the 123rd running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Suburban Handicap. Under Hall of Fame jockey E

German team wins the Nations Cup, the DHL Prize, CICO***
Once again the German team won the Nations Cup, the DHL Prize, CICO***, at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2009. Hans Melzer’s team claimed the victory with a total score of 140.40 points, ahead of Great Britain on 173.90 points and New Ze

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum wins the “Best of Champions” in the jump-off
It might peeve the men a little, and their better halves definitely knew it beforehand: The “best of the best“ is of course a female. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (Thedinghausen) won the jumping competition with rotation of horses at the World Equestri

Hansjürgen Britsch wins the “Silver Camera”
The water splashes everywhere when the carriages speed by. So the title that Hansjürgen Britsch gave his photo is most apt: “Refreshing enjoyment.“ For which the photographer from Mühlacker received the “Silver Camera“ at the CHIO Aachen for the best

Tickets on Sale NOW for “Taste of Traverse City” Party/Silent Auction to Benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation
Premier Silent Auction Items from FarmVet, Equi-Fit, Five Star, Essex, Hadfield, Badgley Mischka, ThinLine, Antares and more! Silent auction items valued at up to $4,000 each, including a $1,000 FarmVet shopping spree, bridles, horse products and fas

Bettina Hoy still heading the field after the jumping
“We have got an obligation to fulfil in Aachen, because we have won every Nations Cup here so far and we don’t want this year to be an exception,“ said the National Eventing Coach, Hans Melzer, motivating his team. Things are looking good so far, eve

Third victory for Cassio Rivetti in the RWE Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia
Brazil, Belgium, Ukraine, France and now Aachen: The Soers is turning out to be a successful venue for Cassio Rivetti, who after winning the RWE Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia celebrated his third victory in total at the World Equestrian Festival, C

Summer Circuit launches at Colorado Horse Park with Colorado Circuit Preview
There was no roll of the dice for junior rider Halle Salisbury and her Casino in the Marshall & Sterling Hunter Classic during the Colorado Circuit Preview at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado (June 25-28). The youngster, who rides with Li

Bay Area Festival
Mr. Whoopy, Simone Coxe’s flamboyant bay stallion is as recognized for his antics in the ring as he is for his brilliant jumping style. However, during the $20,000 Bayfest Grand Prix (June 27) he got down to business. With nine horses returning for t

Pony Lane Farm Partners with Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Wellington, FL - July 2, 2009 - Phelps Media Group, Inc. International (PMG), a leading public relations firm specializing in the equestrian industry, is pleased to announce that Pony Lane Farm has joined its expanding list of clients. Pony Lane Far

Free Seminar to Kick Off Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing
On Saturday morning, Aug. 8, Fasig-Tipton and co-sponsors The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), ThoroFan, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) will host a free education program “From the Horse Farm to the Finish Line: A Seminar on the T

Chrisman Mill Launches new Old Friends “Artist Signature” Wine by Singer Eddie Money
JULY 2, 2009—The Chrisman Mill Winery, located in Lexington’s Hamburg Village, will introduce its latest bottle of Old Friends “Artist Signature” Wine at a special tasting festival and release party on Friday July 10. The tasting will begin at 4:3

Calvin Borel Autograph signing Saturday at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Jockey Calvin Borel, regular rider of Preakness and Mother Goose winner Rachel Alexandra, will autograph photos at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 4 from 2-2:45 p.m. Borel will sign 8x10 glossy, color copies of Rachel Alexandra from

Pletcher hoping recent history repeats itself in the Tom Fool
ELMONT, N.Y. – In 34 previous editions of the Tom Fool Handicap, three-year-olds have been victorious only three times, most recently in 2000 when Todd Pletcher saddled Trippi to a 4½-length victory in the seven-furlong race. Sunday, Pletcher is h

First American victory in the TESCHINKASSO Prize by Steffen Peters
The 11-year-old KWPN gelding, Ravel, who clearly demonstrated his top form under his rider Steffen Peters was awarded several 9s by the judges. The World Cup winner in Las Vegas 2009 won the TESCHINKASSO Prize, the Grand Prix CDIO at the World Equest

France triumphs in the Mercedes-Benz Prize, part of the Meydan FEI Nations Cup™
France won the spectacular floodlit competition at the CHIO Aachen: In the Mercedes-Benz Prize, part of the Meydan FEI Nations Cup™, the French celebrated a sovereign victory without picking up any faults, ahead of Germany and the Netherlands who cam

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center Concludes Successful Summer Camp Sessions
Loxahatchee, FL- July 2, 2009 - The Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) has recently complete three successful summer camp sessions at their beautiful Palm Beach County facility. The camp ran from June 9 - 26 and each session lasted one week.

Horse Shows by the Bay Welcomes Official Horse Show Veterinarians from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Traverse City, MI - July 1, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to welcome the official horse show veterinarians for the 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute's Sport Horse Program. Horse Sh

SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano and Rock Star Win Championship at Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY - July 1, 2009 - Jennifer Alfano, the rider and trainer for SBS Farms in Buffalo, NY, had a good week at the Lake Placid Horse Show. She and Rock Star, owned by Bright Star 158 LLC, were champions in the Regular Working Hunters. Alfan

Reining By The Bay to Benefit the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA
Woodside, CA - July 1, 2009 - Reining By The Bay is pleased to announce their support of the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA (PHS/SPCA) at this year's competition, being held July 21-26 at the Woodside Horsepark. The PHS/SPCA will be on-site July

126th National Horse Show at Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament to Feature 'AA'-Rated Hunter Divisions
New York, NY- July 1, 2009 - The National Horse Show Association of America, Limited (NHSAA) is pleased to announce that this year's hunter divisions at the 126th National Horse Show will be 'AA'-rated. The 126th National Horse Show will be held in c

Equestrians Still Flock to Menlo Charity Horse Show
Atherton, CA - July 1, 2009 - Despite the downturn in the economy, over 500 equestrians, including Will Simpson, a team gold medalist in Show Jumping at the 2008 Olympics, have made plans to compete in the 39th Menlo Charity Horse Show. According to

Showplace Productions Thanks Sponsors for Successful 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - July 1, 2009 - Showplace Productions would like to give a big thank you to the very generous sponsors at this year's Showplace Spring Spectacular. The horse show, held at Lamplight Equestrian Center on June 2-14, was a great success. It c

Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic Selects Gretchen Almy as the 2009 Official Artist
July 1, 2009, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire -- Commissioned to design the 20th anniversary cover of the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic program book, equine artist Gretchen Almy is putting the final touches on an oil painting of the nation's top G

Dwyer, Suburban promise fierce competition
ELMONT, N.Y. – Like the Grade 1 Prioress, both the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes and the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap on Saturday’s Fourth of July card at Belmont Park have much to offer in terms of storied history and fierce competition in their respective rene

Fleet Field of Nine Assembled for Grade 1 Prioress
ELMONT, N.Y. – The only Grade 1 six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies in the United States, the $300,000 Prioress at Belmont Park has long been a showcase for some of the fastest fillies on the planet, from Ta Wee in 1969 to Safely Kept in 1989,

Racing and Wagering Board now allowing more Superfectas
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today enacted new directives that lay the groundwork for more Superfecta wagering opportunities for both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing fans. “Superfectas are popular with some racing fans because

2009 PVDA Ride for Life and Dancing Horse Challenge Brings In Record Donations, Support
Upper Marlboro, MD--The Potomac Valley Dressage Association (PVDA) announced that their sixth annual Ride for Life dressage show and Jill Hassler-Scoop Memorial Dancing Horse Challenge charity performance brought in record donations and attendance th

Fans Gather for “Calvin Borel Day” at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—July 1, 2009—Calvin Borel, the affable Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey, paid a visit yesterday to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, and was met by nearly 200 admiring fans. Borel made the trip from L

Halloween with Horses Cancelled for 2009
Parker, CO--The Colorado Horse Park announces that the popular family fall festival, Halloween with Horses, has been canceled for 2009. The current economic climate coupled with internal changes led the Colorado Horse Park Board of Directors to the d

Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival to Add Classes to Weekly Show Schedule
Traverse City, MI - June 30, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce that several classes have been added to the weekly schedule of events for the 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. Held at the Flintfields Horse Par

Arenus Signed as a Supporting Sponsor of the Great American/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series
Lexington, KY (June 30, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Arenus has signed on as supporting sponsor of the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series. This series is designed to

The Brazilian rider Bernardo Alves wins the STAWAG Prize
“Chupa Chup is an exceptional horse. He has a big canter and is usually very fast,“ is how a beaming Bernardo Alves substantiated his speedy round. At the CHIO Aachen on Tuesday, the Brazilian rider didn’t just jump clear in the STAWAG Prize, a pena

First Annual Fasig-Tipton 5k to benefit New York Racing Association Backstretch Charities
Fasig-Tipton will host a 5k race (3.1 miles) and a one-mile ‘fun run,’ starting in front of the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, August 15. All proceeds will be divided equally among the New York Racing Association’s f

Jumper Classic Welcomes New Sponsors to 20th Anniversary Show
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, June 30, 2009 -- The Jumper Classic is pleased to welcome several new sponsors for the 20th annual show jumping event to be held September 2-6, 2009 at the Silver Oak Equestrian Center in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.

Sponsorships Provide Vital Support for Kentucky Summer Horse Shows
Lexington, KY - June 29, 2009 - Through the support of sponsorships, the upcoming Kentucky Summer Horse Shows are able to offer incredible prize money and show jumping excitement for exhibitors. The Kentucky Summer Horse Show will be held at the Kent

Study Shows Furosemide Decreases Bleeding into Airways in Racehorses
FORT COLLINS – Furosemide, used in the United States and Canada to treat bleeding into the airways in thoroughbred racehorses, decreases the incidence of hemorrhage according to results of a recent study. The study, conducted by Colorado State Univer

Alise Oken and Take Away Receive Large Junior 16-17 Hunter Championship Prize
Lake Placid, NY - June 29, 2009 - Alise Oken, of Hi Hopes Farm, had an outstanding week at the Lake Placid Horse Show with her top Junior Hunter mount, Take Away. After two days of competition the pair earned the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter championshi

Women and Horses Expo Rides Into Oklahoma
After a successful premiere in October of 2008 the Women and Horses Expo is headed for Oklahoma and the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie. The event has, not only, a new location this year, but new dates ( November 6-8), new ideas and a new attitude. Rest ass

French Classical Dressage and an Introduction to Working Equitation clincs in Brazil
Healdsburg, California – Starting in São Paulo on August 27, this custom-designed trip features a three-day clinic in French Classical Dressage with one of the world's maestros, Dominique Barbier, plus an Introduction to Working Equitation that will

Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. Selected to Host 2010 Dressage Championships
Traverse City, MI - May 28, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the opportunity to host the 2010 Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Dressage Championships. Th

Reining By The Bay Fast Facts
Event: Reining By The Bay, Benefiting the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA - July 21-26, 2009 What: Reining By the Bay is a world class reining competition FEI qualifier. This year's event will feature a $70,000 Added Derby and a $10,000 Added 3 Ye

"Rachel" takes up Summer Residence in Saratoga Springs
ELMONT, N.Y. – Scarcely 12 hours after her record-setting victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose at Belmont Park, Rachel Alexandra stepped onto a van that carried her up the Northway to Saratoga Race Course, which will be the base for h

Porte Bonheur takes Flight in First Flight Handicap
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Her name translates into “Lucky Charm,” and Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park, Porte Bonheur made her own luck as she ran down Spritely in the final strides to take the 32nd running of the Grade 2, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for f

Amityville Resident wins Belmont Handicapping Challenge
ELMONT, N.Y. – William Garb, a 52-year-old former computer operator from Amityville, N.Y., claimed the $40,000 grand prize in Belmont Park’s 2009 Summer Handicapping Challenge, defeating 229 other contestants en route to victory. Along with the se

Rachel to face two in Mother Goose following Scratches
ELMONT, N.Y. – The field for today’s 53rd edition of the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes was reduced to three Saturday morning with the scratches of Don’t Forget Gil and Hopeful Image, leaving Preakness heroine Rachel Alexandra to face only Fla

No Fairy Tale- Rachel Alexandra best in Mother Goose
ELMONT, N.Y. – For a brief second, it looked like Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra might be in for a tough race, but on the far turn jockey Calvin Borel asked his filly for run and with an explosive move she quickly opened up for an authoritative 19

Woodside Circuit Opener
Helen McNaught and Ocean Cat (Doug & Julie White, owners) sailed to the front of the $10,000 Woodside Jumper Classic held during the Woodside Circuit Opener (June 17-21). Seven horses posted clear rounds over Danny Foster’s course, and McNaught blaz

The Unwanted Horse Coalition Elects Vice-Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2009 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is pleased to announce that Douglas G. Corey, DVM will serve as Vice-Chairman. The members of the Coalition chose Dr. Corey during their meeting on June 15th 2009. Dr. Corey has

HITS Culpeper set to return July 1 with a full slate of classes at HITS Commonwealth Park
CULPEPER, VA (June 26, 2009)--Show jumping action is set to resume at HITS Culpeper next week with the Showday National (July 1-July 5) and the Cavalier Classic (July 8-12) at HITS Commonwealth Park, in Culpeper, Virginia. Each week will feature a

There’s a New Bug in Town, and He’s Cleaning House
Arroyo Grande CA, June 26, 2009 — Known for their highly effective Fly Predators for fly control, “The little bug that does a big job,” Spalding Labs announced today the launch of Bye Bye Odor, a new kind of bug (actually a tiny microbe) that also do

Elite Rider Tim McQuay to Judge at 2009 Reining By The Bay Competition
Woodside, CA - June 25, 2009 - Reining By The Bay is pleased announce that $2 million Elite Rider Tim McQuay will be a judge at this year's competition, being held July 21-26, at the Woodside Horsepark. McQuay is one of the nation's top riders and on

Giving Back at Menlo Charity Horse Show
Atherton, CA - June 25, 2009 - This is a story of how one woman successfully fought for, and saved the equestrian tradition of her town. Thirty-nine years ago, on the San Francisco Peninsula, large estates were being subdivided, and swimming pools, t

Denise Wilson Tops Showplace Productions' THIS Leading Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider Standings
Wayne, IL - June 25, 2009 - Twenty-year-old Denise Wilson of Dousman, WI, is currently at the top of the standings for the $10,000 Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Inc. (THIS) Leading Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider bonus. Wilson has won a total

Carolyn's Cat in fine form for First Flight
ELMONT, N.Y. -- With a wire-to-wire victory in last month's Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap, Carolyn's Cat found her winning touch again and is coming into Sunday's Grade 2, $150,000 First Flight Handicap at Belmont Park in top form. “She ran great her

Copper Creek Dressage Series Growing and Thriving
WILLIAMSTON, MI – Forget the gloomy Michigan economic news. This summer, there’s a bright spot just a half hour east of the state’s capital. In the charming town of Williamston, Michigan, the Copper Creek Dressage Series is growing and thriving.

Tuesday is Calvin Borel Day at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—JUNE 25, 2009—Calvin Borel is coming to Old Friends! Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility, announced today that Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Calvin Borel will

Pop Star Eddie Money Creates New Label for the Old Friends/Chrisman Mill “Artist Signature” Wine Series
GEORGETOWN, KY—JUNE 24, 2009—Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred retirement facility based in central Kentucky, today announce that pop singer Eddie Money is the latest celebrity to create a label for the Old Friends “Artist Signature” wine-bott

Five tips to help prepare for a new horse
Perhaps you’re shopping for your children or grandchildren, or maybe you would like to start your own equine project. Whatever your reasons for buying a horse, it is important to consider all of the options to ensure the horse will meet your specific

Show tips to capitalize on investment in training and preparation
Whether you’ll be entering the show ring for the first time or returning after a hiatus, preparation is key for a successful and enjoyable start to the competition season. Sometimes, even the simplest trip can be stressful. All trips can benefit f

Karen Healey Riders Earn Championship Honors at Blenheim June Classic III
San Juan Capistrano, CA - June 24, 2009 - The riders of Karen Healey Stables showed at Blenheim Equisports June Classic III this past week, June 17-21, 2009 and were awarded multiple blue ribbons and championship tricolors. Jocelyn Neff of Newpor

SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano Take Five Tricolors at Saratoga Classic Horse Show
Saratoga Springs, NY - June 24, 2009 - SBS Farms rider and trainer Jennifer Alfano of Buffalo, NY, had a very successful week at the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show. She rode five horses to tricolor ribbons in the professional hunter div

Rachel Alexandra Website launches at NYRA.com
ELMONT, N.Y. – Fans of Rachel Alexandra can connect with the star 3-year-old filly on her own website, “Rachel’s Sandbox” (www.nyra.com/rachel), set up by The New York Racing Association, Inc., as she prepares for a summer campaign beginning with Sat

HorseTV Announces Worldwide Launch of H-SPAN
Dallas, TX -- HorseTV, the first and only multi-platform television network dedicated to providing programming for a worldwide equestrian audience, announced today the launch of H-SPAN, the industry-serving component of its online television portal.

Breeders' Cup selects Thoroughbred Charities of America as Beneficiary
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Breeders’ Cup announced today it has selected Thoroughbred Charities of America, (“TCA”), as a beneficiary of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held November 6-7 at Santa Anita Park located in Arcadia, California.

Dressage at Devon Names County Saddlery Official Saddler
Devon, PA--Dressage at Devon, one of the most prestigious horse shows in North America, announces that County Saddlery has been named the Official Saddler of the six-day event held September 22-27, 2009. Each year hundreds of the continent's best dre

Margaret Duprey and Sopranos Score Well during First Competition in Germany
Paderborn, GER - June 23, 2009 - Margaret Duprey and dressage trainer Todd Flettrich arrived in Germany during the first week of June and have begun training with Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt at his Paderborn farm. Flettrich is in Germany

Showplace Spring Spectacular's USHJA International Hunter Derby Deemed Great Success
Wayne, IL - June 23, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular, recently held from June 2-14 at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, was a great success this year. One of the most popular events for exhibitors and spectators was the $15,000 Chronicle of th

Top Roster of Riders to Attend Sold-Out Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival
Traverse City, MI - June 23, 2009 - The 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is pleased to announce they have sold out for the first two weeks of events and are expecting the largest number of competitors for their third week in the six-ye

2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Fast Facts
EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival WHAT: A month long multi-discipline equestrian festival that attracts 1,500 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $395,000 total prize money.

Horses Unlimited's Leonberg Named to the Danish Team at CHIO Aachen
Albuquerque, NM - Horses Unlimited's RPSI stallion Leonberg kicked off his European Tour with a bang this weekend at CDI-O Rotterdam in the Netherlands. With Mikala Gundersen in the saddle, the 17-hand stallion impressed the judges in the freestyle t

Rachel Alexandra arrives at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Following an uneventful flight from Louisville, Ky., Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra arrived safely at Belmont Park late Tuesday afternoon for her next start, Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Talon Winery's "BBQ Cook-off and Concert" to Benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm has Been Postponed
LEXINGTON, KY--JUNE 22, 2009--Talon Winery's premiere "Annual BBQ Cook-off and Concert" has been moved! Originally scheduled to take place on Friday, June 26th, the cookin', eatin' wine-tastin' Bluegrass-lovin' event has been tentatively reschedul

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Provides Extensive MRI Services for Sport Horses
Lexington, KY - June 22, 2009 - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, located directly across from the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, offers a state-of-the-art facility and MRI unit for its diverse equine clientele. The Hagyard Sport Horse program

Peter Leone Aboard Candide Wins the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix
WESTPORT, CT - June 22, 2009 - Urged on by spectators and over 300 guests at The EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Benefit Luncheon, Peter Leone aboard Candide owned by Haphco LLC claimed victory at the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix on Saturday, June 20, 20

Free Admission for Women, Bracelet Giveaway for 'Rachel's' Belmont Debut
ELMONT, N.Y. – In honor of Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra’s Belmont Park debut in the 53rd renewal of the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes on Saturday, June 27, the New York Racing Association, Inc. will give away pink bracelets emboss

New $5,000 Marshall & Sterling 3'3" Hunter Derby to highlight the 2009 League Finals Schedule
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 22, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that a new class, the Marshall & Sterling 3'3" Hunter Derby, will be added to the 2009 Marshall & Sterling League National Finals. The Finals will take place from September 10-13 at HITS-on-t

Rolapp Award goes to Congressman Ben Chandler
The American Horse Council’s 2009 Rolapp Award was presented to Congressman Ben Chandler of Kentucky for his outstanding support of the horse industry. The award was presented to Congressman Chandler on June 16 at a Congressional Reception in the Ca

It’s a Sizzling Finale for Sergio Campos at the Atlanta Summer Classics
Conyers, GA.—June 21, 2009—The finale of the Atlanta Summer Classics proved to be a hot week for Brazilian born Sergio Campos. Beginning with Thursday evening’s victory for the Longwood, FL based pro in the Classic Equine Equipment sponsored Lucky Se

Legal Consent scores third straight win in Mike Lee Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – Lansdon B. Robbins III’s Legal Consent scored his third straight victory Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park, holding off a late rally from Slevin to take the 30th running of the $105,500 Mike Lee Stakes for New York-breds. Ridden by

Haley Aquino Wins 2009 NRCHA Derby $5K Non Pro Limited
Riding Smoke N Diamond, Haley Aquino topped the field of thirty in the $5K Non Pro Limited at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, earning a $1,063 paycheck. Aquino and Smoke N Diamond, by Cuttin Diamonds and out of Sassafras Smoke, score

Lyn Anderson and Lil Time To Smoke Win 2009 NRCHA Derby Open Hackamore
Lyn Anderson has ridden Lil Time To Smoke to big wins throughout his career. But at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, Anderson won on the 5-year-old stallion for the first time - as his owner! Lil Time To Smoke's former

Kevin Stallings Rides Shining Lil Nic to 2009 NRCHA Derby Open Two Rein Championship and more!
Kevin Stallings rode Shining Lil Nic to top the field of eleven Open Two Rein entries at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. Stallings took the talented stallion to a

Patty Ralls Wins Non Pro Bridle Spectacular on Chromium Cowboy
The Non Pro Bridle Spectacular results sheet read like a who's who among top bridle horses. The top four horses have combined lifetime earnings exceeding a half-million dollars, and the riders have all proven to be fierce competitors. Bridle Spectacu

Brody Fitch Wins 2009 NRCHA Derby Youth Bridle/Kaitlyn Beaton Tops Youth Limited
On Saturday, June 20, Brody Fitch earned the Youth Bridle Championship on Frosted Pistol Chex at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, collecting $538. The pair marked 142.5 in the rein work, and followed that with a 143 in the cow wo

Icon Project pulls upset in the Muddy New York Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Marty Wolfson had always wanted to try Star Crown Stable’s Icon Project on the dirt, and Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, he got his chance. With the $250,000 New York Stakes moved off the turf because of continued wet we

Jay McLaughlin and CD Dee Vee Dee Top NRCHA Open Derby Preliminary Rein Work
The second leg of preliminary competition - the rein work - was completed Thursday, June 18. Now, entries in the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby have a good idea of what they will need to score in the final phase of competition - the

2009 NRCHA Derby Finalists Decided
The field of 117 Open entries at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby was narrowed to twenty after a grueling round of competition at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. Over the first four days of the show, top 4

Natall Melo Wins 2009 NRCHA Derby Amateur Championship on Colonel Doc Tucker
Preliminary competition at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby determined which Open and Non Pro entries would advance to the clean-slate finals on Sunday, June 21. And while those lucky exhibitors celebrated the chance to compete fo

Fifth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, November 6-8, 2009
WELLINGTON, FL -June 19, 2009- Mark your calendars and register early for the 5th International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot (ILC), November 6-8, 2009. Registration, program, presenter information, and exhibitor information

2009 Menlo Charity Horse Show Discovers Artist In Its Own Backyard
Atherton, California - June 19, 2009 - Members of the Menlo Charity Horse Show Committee announced today that they had selected Dr. Barrett Bryan of Atherton as the Official Artist for the 2009 event. A member of the Menlo Circus Club and a practici

Rachel Alexandra to "Race for a Cure"
LEXINGTON, KY—Rachel Alexandra, who last month became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness, will “race for a cure” in the remainder of her 2009 campaign. A $20,000 donation to a breast cancer nonprofit, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure

Country Artist Templeton Thompson to Premiere ‘girls and horses’ Music Video at BreyerFest®
(Pequannock, NJ – June 19, 2009) –- Her Texas charm and stunning smile are infectious and within minutes of meeting Templeton Thompson, you’ll feel like you’ve known her forever. Combining her passion for music with her love of horses, Templeton is a

Kentucky Summer Horse Shows To Run Concurrently with FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships
Lexington, KY - June 18, 2009 -The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, scheduled for the weeks of July 22-26 and July 29-August 2, 2009, will be held at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Produced by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, these two weeks

Jen Raynes to be Feature Artist at 2009 Reining By The Bay Competition
Woodside, CA - July 18, 2009 - Reining By The Bay is pleased announce that Jen Raynes will be the feature artist at this year's competition, being held July 21-26, at the Woodside Horsepark. Raynes has been producing artwork for Reining By The Bay si

Karen Healey Stables Triumphs at Blenheim June Classic II
San Juan Capistrano, CA - June 18, 2009 - It was another great week for the horses and riders of Karen Healey Stables at the Blenheim June Classic II, held June 10-14, 2009. Showing in the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions, many of Karen Heale

Alise Oken Garners Large Junior 16-17 Hunter Championship and Reserve Championship Tricolors
Lexington, KY- June 18, 2009 - Hi Hopes Farm had an excellent weekend competing at the Country Heir Horse Show II, held June 10-14 at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. Alise Oken, daughter of Marc and Celene Oken, competed in the Large Junior 16-17

WeatherTech.com Provides First Year of Sponsorship at the Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 18, 2009 - WeatherTech.com was a new addition to the roster of generous sponsors at this year's Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Shows. The company kindly sponsored the $10,000 Children's/Adult Leading Rider Series award as well a

For Race Fans, 'The Training Game' is Ideal Father's Day Gift
ELMONT, N.Y. – As it is every year, Belmont Park will be jumping on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 with plenty of activities in the backyard’s Festival Tent. But if there is a need for one more token of affection for the racing fan that Dad is, che

Floral Park has its own Family Fun Day at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Belmont Park’s neighboring community of Floral Park celebrates its own special day Sunday at the historic racetrack, with an afternoon of festivities, contests, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Floral Park’s Family Fun

2009 Van Ness Award Presented to Sally Blount of Iowa
The American Horse Council’s 2009 Van Ness award, named for the late Marjorie Van Ness, and sponsored by New Jersey Horse Council was presented to Ms. Sally Blount of Iowa at the AHC’s National Issues Forum on Tuesday June 16, 2009 in Washington, D.C

Final Four Saratoga Job Fairs approaching soon
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc., gearing up for another sensational meet when Saratoga Race Course begins its 141st season on Wednesday, July 29, is offering four more job fairs for people interested in working the 36-d

HITS Culpeper to welcome Mexico's Club Hipico to its July horse shows
CULPEPER, VA (June17, 2009)— When show jumping returns to HITS Culpeper in July with the Showday National (July 1-5) and the Cavalier Classic (July 8-12) there will be a hint of Mexico in the air when Mexico's Club Hipico brings about 40 horses to HI

Michelle Cowan and Anne Reynolds Top 2009 NRCHA Derby Non Pro Herd Work Prelims
The action at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles, California, began Wednesday, June 17 with the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, and Amateur divisions. Later in the day, the nation's top reined cow horses competed in th

NRCHA Welcomes Newest Corporate Partner - Markel Insurance Company
The National Reined Cow Horse Association has announced that Markel Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation based in Glen Allen, Virginia, has come on board as the newest NRCHA Corporate Partner. Along with being the Official Equine

Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude Retain Lead in U.S. Grand Prix League Standings
Saugerties, NY - June 17, 2009 - The HITS Saugerties Spring Horse Show Series has ended, and the six grand prix events held during the three-week competition were all qualifying events in the United States Grand Prix League (USGPL). The top rider and

Telluride Farm Broadens Education in Horsemanship Skills at Showplace Spring Spectacular II
Wayne, IL - June 17, 2009 - This past week the riders at Telluride Farm, in addition to winning top ribbons, received an education in horsemanship at the Showplace Spectacular II Horse Show in Wayne, IL. With rainy skies and wet footing conditions, D

Super Filly Rachel Alexandra to Run in Mother Goose
LEXINGTON, KY—Rachel Alexandra, will race in the 1 1/8 -mile Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 27. She is expected to arrive at Belmont Park on Tuesday, June 23. The race will mark the first competition for the super filly since de

Take Pop to the Park for Father's Day, Belmont Park Style
ELMONT, N.Y. – He’s the first champion you ever knew. Now, you can show Dad how much you appreciate him by treating him to Father’s Day at the races at beautiful Belmont Park on Sunday, June 21. Always a popular day at Belmont Park, Father’s Da

New York draws International Class
ELMONT, N.Y. – Over the course of her racing career, Darley Stable’s five-year-old Criticism (GB) has proven herself to be not only versatile, but remarkably consistent. Having finished in the money in 16-of-18 lifetime starts both in the United Sta

Headed to HITS Saugerties? Let Blue Mountain Limousine pick you up!
SAUGERTIES, NY (June17, 2009)— HITS Saugerties is pleased to announce Blue Mountain Limousine as its official limousine service for its 2009 summer series of horse shows at HITS-on-the-Hudson, in Saugerties, New York that are set to begin on Wednesda

Thoroughbred Charities of America to Manage Fasig-Tipton’s Blue Horse Charities
June 17, 2009, Lexington, Ky-Fasig-Tipton has announced the assignment of the day-to-day management of their wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue Horse Charities, to Thoroughbred Charities of America, (“TCA”), an affiliate of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeder

SBS Farms' Riders Earn Top Honors at Batavia Showtime II Horse Show
Batavia, NY - June 16, 2009 - Four of SBS Farms' junior riders successfully competed this weekend at the Batavia Showtime II Horse Show. The group earned three championship tricolors under the tutelage of assistant trainer Shane Powell. SBS Farms is

Boyd Rice Marks NRCHA Derby Herd Work Preliminary High Scores on Oh Cay N Short and Mr Playinstylish
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby began Tuesday, June 16, at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, with the Open, Intermediate Open, and Limited Open preliminary herd work. The 117-horse field was competing for a cove

Prize List and Entry Forms Go Online for the Jumper Classic
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, June 16, 2009 -- The Jumper Classic, New England's premier equestrian show jumping event with more than 70 classes and $200,000 in prize money, announced today that the 2009 Prize List and entry forms are now available o

Fund-Raising Goal is Reached for Shirley Bowman Nutrition Clinic
For the last few years, Shorty Koger of Shorty's Caboy Hattery has been raising money to fund the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Clinic at the University of Oklahoma Cancer Institute, in memory of her sister. In May, her goal was reached. Koger is quick

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center to Host USHJA Emerging Athlete Program Clinic
Buffalo, NY - June 15, 2009 - The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) is pleased to announce that they are hosting a clinic for the USHJA Emerging Athlete Program on June 29 and 30. The clinic will be led by Melanie Smith Taylor, Olympic gold me

Atlanta Summer Classics Opener is Action Packed
Conyers, GA.—June 15, 2009—Mother Nature welcomed exhibitors to the summer season with plenty of sunshine and blue skies kicking off two weeks of heated competition at the Georgia International Horse Park. “This has been some week-great weather, wond

Comfort Inn Culpeper ready to welcome exhibitors for the Showday National
CULPEPER, VA (June 15, 2009)—Comfort Inn Culpeper is ready to welcome all exhibitors to Virginia's horse country and HITS Commonwealth Park for the HITS Culpeper show series set to resume on Wednesday, July 1 for two consecutive weeks beginning with

Kentucky Summer Horse Shows Are Fast Approaching!
Lexington, KY - June 15, 2009 - The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows are just around the corner. Held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, the Kentucky Summer Horse Show is scheduled for the week of July 22-26, with the Kentucky Summer Class

A Moose on the Loose is brought to Safety at Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 15, 2009 -- Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association officials said. After NYRA security worked in sup

$25k Brookledge Grand Prix Present Delivered at Atlanta Summer Classics Opener
Conyers, GA June 15, 2009—Trading Places, owned by Kyle Register, gave Birthday Boy Daniel Geitner the best present he could-another Grand Prix victory. He was able to over take 25 tough competitors to win the $25,000 Brookledge Grand Prix at the ope

NRCHA Derby Begins Tomorrow in Paso Robles, California
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby begins tomorrow, June 16, and entries for the NRCHA Derby and concurrent horse show are up substantially. The most dramatic increase in entries comes in the Open division of the Derby. Sixteen more Open

Maintain a Happy, Healthy Horse by Keeping Flies at Bay
As the summer season settles in, horse owners are looking forward to warmer temperatures and spending more time with their horses at a horse show, around the barn or on the trail. Unfortunately, these joys of summer also bring flies and the threat of

Kelsey Thatcher Awarded Overall High Point Junior Hunter Rider and Grand Hunter Championship
Wayne, IL - June 14, 2009 - It was an exciting day for 16-year-old Kelsey Thatcher of South Jordan, UT, as the 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular concluded its final day of competition. Thatcher won the $50,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix with h

Kelsey Thatcher and Carlotta Triumph in $50,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix
Wayne, IL - June 14, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular wrapped up another year of fantastic competition today with five classes, totaling $100,000 in prize money awarded. The winner of the $50,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix was 16-year-ol

Caitlin Boyle Tops Field for Win in $2,500 Low Children's Jumper Classic
Wayne, IL - June 13, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular is rounding out its final days at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, and there is a full schedule of jumper classes. Due to inclement weather, the $50,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix, wh

Caitie Hope and Alliy Moyer Earn Small Junior Hunter Championships
Wayne, IL - June 13, 2009 -It was a rainy morning at the Lamplight Equestrian Center today as the Junior Hunter divisions completed their championships at the Showplace Spring Spectacular II. After two days of competition, Alliy Moyer and Caitie Hop

Seattle Smooth's Fifth straight win brings a Grade 1
ELMONT, N.Y. – Mercedes Stable’s Seattle Smooth sat in a perfect spot Saturday afternoon, then powered by Seventh Street for a one-length victory in the 41st running of the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap for fillies and mares at a mile and a sixteent

Samantha Harrison and Santika Qualify for the North American Junior Young Riders Championship Team
San Juan Capistrano, CA - June 12, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables showed at the Blenheim Equisports June Classic I this past week, June 3-7, 2009, and had the usual excellent results. It was an exciting week for Karen Healey student Samantha Harriso

Taylor Harris Insurance Services Remains a Dedicated Sponsor at the Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 12, 2009 -Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) is a nationwide company that offers services to equestrians of all disciplines and shares a wealth of knowledge in the equestrian industry. THIS has chosen to help support the industr

Abbie Ross and Alissa Kinsey Continue Success Through Showplace Spring Spectacular II
Wayne, IL - June 12, 2009 - Abbie Ross of Wheaton, IL, and Alissa Kinsey of Fort Meyers, FL, each posted jumper wins at the Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show today. Ross rode TNT to the win in the $1,500 WIHS Children's Jumper Classic, and Kins

McGaughey, Pletcher join "On the Record" Video Library
ELMONT, N.Y. – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey and trainer Todd Pletcher have been added to “On The Record,” which is posted on The New York Racing Association’s YouTube site. McGaughey, whose extensive resume includes training the undefeated

Upcoming Fairfield County Hunt Club Horse Show Features Top Notch Show Jumping and Many Extras
WESTPORT, CT - June 11, 2009 - Now in its 85th year, the upcoming Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show, June 16-20, 2009, will feature hundreds of riders of all ages competing in 200 classes over the course of the five-day show, culmina

It's Time to "Party at the Park" Once Again
ELMONT, N.Y. – Racing fans and music lovers can start their weekends early Fridays as the biggest party on Long Island returns to Belmont Park! Beginning June 12, Friday afternoons and evenings at Belmont Park will be filled with the best in live

Belmont Park to host New York Baseball "Rivalry Days"
ELMONT, N.Y. – If you can’t make it to the “Battle of the (new) Ballparks” this weekend for the three-game, all New York baseball series, join The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) at beautiful Belmont Park to catch all the local baseball and

Commentator's Belmont return kicks off Party at the Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – He’s New York-bred, New York tough and he’s the darling of New York racing fans. Friday afternoon, Tracy Farmer’s 8-year-old Commentator will face four other state-bred rivals at a mile in the $65,000 Kashatreya (race 3, 4 p.m. EDT)

Appaloosa Horse Club partners with 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce a new partnership formed with Idaho-based winery, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. The certified organic vineyard joins the ranks as a silver sponsor for the 62nd National Appaloosa Show, w

Upshot and Kelley Farmer Awarded Grand Hunter Championship at the Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 11, 2009 - Kelley Farmer dominated the professional hunter divisions over the two weeks of competition at this year's Showplace Spring Spectacular. Farmer and Upshot, owned by Jane Gaston of The Plains, VA, doubled up in the Regular

Chantal and Wilhelm Genn Make It Two in A Row in $10,000 Open Welcome Stake
Wayne, IL - June 11, 2009 - It was a family affair today in the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake, sponsored by Canterbury Farm and Greg Franklin. Chantal and Wilhelm Genn of Lebanon, OH, won the highlight jumper class of the day at the second week of the S

Kip DeVille seeks repeat in Grade 3 Poker
ELMONT, N.Y. – He began his career at a small track in Oklahoma back in 2005, but since then, IEAH Stables’ Kip Deville has become very much the world traveler. With stops in Canada, California, Hong Kong, Florida, and Dubai, among others, he’s racke

NYRA Statement on Nassau OTB Lawsuit
ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) President and CEO Charles Hayward has issued the following statement regarding the Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation (Nassau OTB). “Nassau OTB, which lost the privilege of sho

Barbara and Steve Schaefer Are Fastest in 1.30m Jumpers at Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 10, 2009 - The second week of the Showplace Spring Spectacular has begun, and the Open Jumpers started out competition this morning. In the 1.30m Jumpers, Steve Schaefer rode Barbara for DOE Enterprises to the win. Theo Genn and Clar

Nutrena Provides Generous Sponsorship at the Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 10, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular is a horse show that brings in many generous sponsors from both national as well as local companies that support the equestrian industry. One of those generous sponsors this year is Nutren

Belmont Day Pick 6 Ticket pays nearly $1 Million
ELMONT, N.Y. – There was only one person who correctly selected the winners of all six graded stakes races for the Pick 6 on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6, resulting in a payout of $969,345. The lone winning ticket was put together by a Yo

Top Fillies take up Grade 1 Quest in Ogden Phipps
ELMONT, N.Y. –The Belmont Stakes, won last Saturday by Summer Bird, represents the end of the Triple Crown trail and the three-year-olds’ stranglehold on media attention. Horses in other division are just now getting started on their campaigns, and S

Leading MERIAL® Equine Brands Become Official Products of United States Equestrian Federation
DULUTH, Ga. — June 10, 2009 — The national governing body for equestrian sport and a world leader in animal health are teaming up by adding two leading MERIAL® Brand Products as official products of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). ZIM

Leading MERIAL® Equine Brands Become Official Products of United States Equestrian Federation
DULUTH, Ga. — June 10, 2009 — The national governing body for equestrian sport and a world leader in animal health are teaming up by adding two leading MERIAL® Brand Products as official products of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). ZIM

HITS Saugerties Spring Horse Shows Deemed Great Success
Saugerties, NY - June 9, 2009 - The HITS Saugerties Spring Horse Shows have finished their three week run at the HITS-on-the-Hudson facility in Saugerties, NY. The horse shows received many compliments over the three week period for the upgrades and

All-star lineup at Super Ride VII: The 2009 United States Equestrian Drill Championship
The National Championship of mounted drill team and color guard competition will be held June 25th, 26th, and 27th at the Texas Rose Horse Park located just minutes from Lindale, TX. Super Ride VII: The 2009 United States Equestrian Drill Champion

Elite Rider Andrea Fappani to Compete at Reining By The Bay
WOODSIDE, CA - June 9, 2009 - Reining By The Bay is pleased announce the Elite Rider Andrea Fappani will be showing at this year's competition, being held July 21-26 at the Woodside Horsepark. Elite Riders are reiners that have earned more than $1 mi

Telluride Farm Triumphs at Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show
Wayne, IL - June 9, 2009 - This past week the riders and horses at Telluride Farm captured top ribbons at the Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show in Wayne, IL. Diane Carney, the owner and trainer at Telluride Farm, is based out of Hampshire, IL.

Showplace Spring Spectacular I Wrap-Up, June 3-7, 2009
Wayne, IL - June 9, 2009 - It was another great victory for Happy Z, an 11-year-old Zangerscheide mare, and rider Wilhelm Genn of Lebanon, OH, at the $30,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix on Saturday. The pair have been on a hot streak this year,

Early Applause and Maggie Jayne Capture Top Prize in $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Wayne, IL - June 9, 2009 - It was "Derby Day" at the Showplace Spring Spectacular, and the festivities were the perfect way to start off the second big week of the horse show, which runs through Sunday, June 14, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. Ma

Dunkirk undergoes Surgery, Return to Races Expected
ELMONT, N.Y. – Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Dunkirk, a game second to Summer Bird in Saturday’s 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair a condylar fracture in his le

Guests Learn about Natural Horsemanship and Western Life at Colorado's Historic 4UR Ranch
Creede, CO—The historic 4UR Ranch, surrounded by the southern Rocky Mountains and nestled in the valley of beautiful south-central Colorado, boasts top-quality horses with a renowned horsemanship program, a comprehensive children's program, majestic

Hospitality And Charity Fundraisers Included In The Many Special Features At The Horse Shows
Traverse City, MI - June 8, 2009 - Superb hospitality and numerous charity fundraisers are just a few of the many extras that riders, owners, and trainers will get to look forward to as a participant of this year's Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian F

Diamante Farms' Don Angelo and Michelle Gibson Make Their Grand Prix Debut
Wellington, FL - June 8, 2009 - Diamante Farms' head trainer Michelle Gibson and the farm's stallion Don Angelo made their Grand Prix debut recently, competing at the Poplar Place Farms May Dressage Show. This was the pair's first show since winning

Darragh Kerins rides Night Train to the top prize in the $125,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 8, 2009)—Irish show jumper Darragh Kerins and Double H Farm's Night Train rolled through the field in Sunday's $125,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix when they captured the blue to conclude the spring series of horse shows at HITS-on-t

Jubulent and Anna Banks Score Big in $10,000 High Junior/A-O Jumper Classic
Wayne, IL - June 7, 2009 - In a day full of big money classics, the largest purse went to 19-year-old Anna Banks of Wheaton, IL. Banks rode Jubulent to the win in the $10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic sponsored by Blue Gate Farm. Banks was

Beth Bidgood and Ashley Romano Garner Amateur-Owner Hunter Championships
Wayne, IL - June 7, 2009 - The 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular concluded its first week of competition today at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. After two days of competition, Beth Bidgood and Ashley Romano each won Amateur-Owner Hunt

Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue Provides Second Chance for The Son of a Legend
June 6, 2009 - West Palm Beach, Florida -- Not all racehorses go to slaughter when their days of racing are over. Gibber's Gold, the son of Horse Chestnut, one of the more famous racing thoroughbreds, is one who has been placed at Pure Thoughts Thor

Happy Z and Wilhelm Genn Get Ninth Grand Prix Victory of the Year
Wayne, IL - June 6, 2009 - It was another great victory for Happy Z, an 11-year-old Zangerscheide mare, and rider Wilhelm Genn of Lebanon, OH, at the $30,000 Showplace Productions Grand Prix. The pair have been on a hot streak this year, having won e

Early Applause and Kelsey Thatcher Win $1,000 Artisan Farms Junior Hunter Classic
Wayne, IL - June 6, 2009 - Kelsey Thatcher and Natalie Allen each had victories at the Showplace Spring Spectacular today as the show continued with its fifth day of competition. Held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL, the horse show i

The Streak goes on for Diamondrella in Just a Game
ELMONT, N.Y. – Castletop Stable’s Diamondrella (GB) continued her winning streak and her love affair with Belmont Park, as she took the outside path under jockey Rajiv Maragh to defeat favored Forever Together in Saturday’s 16th running of the Grade

Fabulous Strike prevails in Whoop-De-Do True North
ELMONT, N.Y. – Favored Fabulous Strike, back at his favorite track and his favorite distance, survived a suicidal speed duel with longshot Sixthirteen and held off 2008 sprint champion Benny The Bull for a 1¼-length victory in the 31st running of the

Gio Ponti rallies to take Woodford reserve Manhattan
ELMONT, N.Y. – With a tremendous run down the middle of the stretch, Castleton Lyons Farm’s Gio Ponti scored his second consecutive Grade 1 victory as he went from last to first in the 108th running of the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap

Munnings' Victory Pretty as a Picture
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Munnings, who has won only once in five previous starts, split horses in the lane Saturday afternoon and powered on to a 5 ¼-length victory in the 25th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Woody Stephe

Belmont Stakes Day Crowd of 52,861 Wagers $9,021,196 on Track
A crowd of 52,861 wagered $9,021,196 on Belmont Stakes Day races, a 2 percent increase over $8,843,720 in 2007, the most recent year when a Triple Crown was not on the line. With an additional $615,895 wagered at Belmont on incoming simulcasts,

Sweet 'Bird' of Youth delivers for Desormeaux, Ice
ELMONT, N.Y. – Redemption came from off the pace Saturday afternoon, on a day when speed ruled and youth was served. Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, after six failed tries that included “the toughest beat in history” with Real Quiet in 1998 a

Not-Too-Shabby 'Gabby' wires Acorn
ELMONT, N.Y. – Although she was the early pacesetter in the Kentucky Oaks before Rachel Alexandra chewed the scenery, Arnold Zetcher’s Gabby’s Golden Gal was virtually ignored Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park in the 79th running of the Grade 1, $30

Patricia Griffith rides to victory in the $10,000 HITS Saugerties Hunter Derby
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 6, 2009)—On Friday, Patricia Griffith rode Heritage Farm’s Querido to the blue in the $10,000 HITS Saugerties Hunter Derby in the majestic Hunter Stadium at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Griffith, of White Plains

Third time’s a charm! McLain Ward and Phillipa win another $25,000 at HITS Saugerties
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 6, 2009)—Highlighting the jumper action on Friday at HITS-on-the-Hudson was two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner McLain Ward posting the fastest-double clear round aboard Sagamore Farm’s Phillipa. Ward and the 11-year-old Dutch

Dressage Trainer Todd Flettrich Departs for 2009 European Summer Tour
Wellington, FL - June 5, 2009 - Dressage trainer Todd Flettrich recently departed for a European summer tour to train in Germany with Olympic gold medalist Hubertus Schmidt. Schmidt has coached Flettrich regularly for the past two years, and Flettri

Hinsdale Nurseries and Vermeer Midwest Continue Sponsorship at the Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 5, 2009 - Two of this year's very generous sponsors at the Showplace Spring Spectacular are Hinsdale Nurseries and Vermeer Midwest, who have each contributed to the beautiful landscape and upkeep of the Lamplight show grounds. "Havin

Fire Cat and Amanda Metzler Blaze to Victory in $1,500 WIHS Children's Jumper Classic
Wayne, IL - June 5, 2009 - It was a full day of competition in the Grand Prix Ring at the 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular, and there were three major awards presentations for jumper riders. The first was the $1,500 WIHS Children's Jumper Classic sp

Trainers Wrap Up Preparations for 141st Belmont
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Chip Woolley radiated confidence Friday morning after Belmont Stakes favorite Mine That Bird galloped strongly over Belmont Park’s sloppy main track, but politely declined to predict a victory for the little gelding in tomorrow

Eldaafer gets Nose Up in Brooklyn
ELMONT, N.Y. – Diane Alvarado, who took out her training license just a few months ago, decided to take blinkers off Eldaafer for Friday afternoon’s 121st running the $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap and was rewarded with a nose victory in the slop over Ni

Alise Oken and Take Away Capture Reserve Championship Award
Devon, PA - June 4, 2009 - Alise Oken successfully competed at this year's prestigious Devon Horse Show and Country Fair with her top mount Take Away. The pair competed in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division and garnered the highly coveted reserve

Henk van Bergen Returns for 2010 Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers’ Conference
Lexington, KY (June 4, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation announced today that Henk van Bergen has signed on as the featured presenter at the 2010 Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers’ Conference, presented by SmartPak, to be held January 18-19

NYRA to offer $0.10 Superfectas Friday, Saturday June 5&6
ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. will offer $ 0.10 Superfectas on all Self-Service terminals, Telebet and Internet wagering this Friday, June 5 and Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6. Superfecta wagering is available on all

"Bird" has his first gallop at Belmont
ELMONT, N.Y. – Under a light drizzle, Belmont Stakes morning-line favorite Mine That Bird had his first tour of Belmont Park’s 1½-mile oval Thursday morning, galloping briskly over the sloppy, sealed track just after 7 a.m. Trainer Chip Woolley an

Special gift to be presented to the NY Jockeys from Race Track Chaplaincy
Elmont, NY – June 4, 2009 – The Race Track Chaplaincy will be presenting "It's All In The Hands" a beautiful oil painting by Tom Chapman. This painting will be placed in the Jockey's locker room at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Saratoga. The present

Iron Spring Farm Says Goodbye to Heinse 354
Coatesville, PA --- Iron Spring Farm lost a beloved member of the family when Heinse 354 succumbed to colic last week. The 15-year-old stallion was known for his impressive performance career as both a dressage and driving horse, as well as for his s

Tammy Provost and Kelley Farmer Each Earn Double Championships
Wayne, IL - June 4, 2009 - It was a beautiful day in Wayne, IL, as the professional hunter divisions held their second day of competition and were awarded championship honors at the Showplace Spring Spectacular today. Run by Showplace Productions, t

Chantal and Wilhelm Genn Capture $10,000 THIS Open Welcome Stake Win
Wayne, IL - June 4, 2009 - Starting out the first week right today in the $10,000 Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) Open Welcome Stake was Wilhelm Genn of Lebanon, OH. Genn and his 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding Chantal raced to the win in the

Talon Winery to Host Inaugural “BBQ Cook-off and Concert” on June 26
LEXINGTON, KY—JUNE 4, 2009— The beautiful Talon Winery of Lexington, KY is set to kick-off summer with some stick-to-your-ribs fun. Talon will host its premiere “Annual BBQ Cook-off and Concert” on Friday, June 26th, a cookin’, eatin’ wine-tastin

Sponsor Roc USA Helps Showplace Spring Spectacular Provide Quality Horse Show Experience
Wayne, IL - June 3, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular is in its full swing of competition this week with a schedule of classes for hunters, jumpers, and equitation. The two weeks of top competition bring riders from around the country to the Ch

For Third Year PhelpsSports.com Partners with Menlo Charity Horse Show for Platinum Sponsorship
Wellington, FL - June 3, 2009 - - PhelpsSports.com, one of the world's foremost and fastest growing equestrian news websites today announced that, for the third year in a row, it has joined with the Menlo Charity Horse Show as a platinum level spons

Jockeys across North America to recognize Rene Douglas, PDJF on Belmont Stakes Day
On Saturday, riders at racetracks across the U.S. and Canada will take part in a unified show of support for recently injured jockey Rene Douglas and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Riders at Belmont Park and other racetracks will pa

Beefy Belmont Stakes features 'Bird' in the 'Cal-Zone'
ELMONT, N.Y. – Saturday’s 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes is loaded. It’s loaded with horses and horsemen that have strong ties to this 1½-mile race for three-year-olds known as the “Test of the Champion.” It is loaded wit

NYRA pulls In-Home Racing Signal from Nassau OTB
ELMONT, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that it has removed its televised signal of Belmont Park thoroughbred racing from the in-home distribution network of the Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, effec

Mine that Bird arrives for Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – After a smooth and uneventful flight from Louisville, Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird arrived at Belmont Park just before 4 p.m. for his engagement in Saturday’s 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes. Trainer

UK Equine Initiative equine field day to be held June 27
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 3, 2009) – The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will hold an all-equine field day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 on UK’s Maine Chance Equine Campus on Newtown Pike, just north of Interstate 75. Admission is free

Fabulous Strike, Desert Key look to Win, but 'Bull' is Back
ELMONT, N.Y. – Belmont Park’s fans love consistency. They love horses they can rely on and that will, as a rule, deliver their best on race day. This explains the love affair between Belmont’s faithful and Walter Downey’s Fabulous Strike, who face

Forever Together brings win streak to Just a Game
ELMONT, N.Y. – Well-traveled and well-respected, Augustin Stable’s Forever Together will be more than welcomed Saturday afternoon when she heads a field of seven fillies and mares in the 16th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Just A Game at a mile on

Gio Ponti goes for two in a row in Manhattan
ELMONT, N.Y. – Gio Ponti, who became a Grade 1 winner with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the Frank Kilroe Mile Handicap, tries to make it two in a row Saturday as he takes on 13 other turf stars in the 108th running of the $400,000 Woodford

Belmont Jockeys to visit Ronald McDonald House
ELMONT, N.Y. – As part of an annual tradition before Saturday’s 141st running of the Belmont Stakes, eight of the best-known riders in New York will visit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Thursday morning to mingle with children and their fam

Justwhistledixie looking for Acorn Score
ELMONT, N.Y. – West Point Thoroughbreds’ Justwhistledixie comes into Saturday’s 79th running of the Grade 1 $300,000 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park off back-to-back Grade 2 wins in the Davona Dale and the Bonnie Miss, both run at Gulfstream Park in Mar

Woody Stephens next step for Undefeated Everyday Heroes
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Tim Ritchey knows what it takes to win the Belmont Stakes, which he did in 2005 with Afleet Alex. He also knows that you can’t just go into a race like that without the properly prepared horse. So, while he won’t be involv

Getting to Know Kelsey Thatcher at the Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show
Wayne, IL - June 2, 2009 - It was just a little over a year and a half ago that 16-year-old Kelsey Thatcher began riding with local trainer Alex Jayne of Elgin, IL, and since then Thatcher has come a long way, showing as a junior in the hunter, jumpe

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center Participates in Special Olympic State Equestrian Games
Tampa, FL - June 2, 2009 - The Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) recently returned from the Special Olympic State Equestrian Games, held May 29 -30, where 19 of their top students had the opportunity to compete. This year's competition was

SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano Named Rider of the Year for National Show Hunter Hall of Fame
Devon, PA - June 2, 2009 - SBS Farms had another spectacular week at the Devon Horse Show with championship ribbons and honors at a special dinner for the hunter industry. Jennifer Alfano, rider and trainer at SBS Farms based in Buffalo, NY, was name

NETJETS® Inc. Partners with the New York Racing Association Inc. for the Second Year
NetJets, the world’s leading private aviation company, will partner with the New York Racing Association for the second consecutive year on an extensive, multi-tiered presence at Saratoga Race Course for the 2009 racing season. The deal includes a ra

HITS Saugerties celebrates another terrific week of show jumping action
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 2, 2009)—The high-performance riders keep rolling into HITS as the Grand Prix events this week featured several Olympians, including Margie Engle who was the winner of Sunday's $75,000 HITS Grand Prix. Engle and her mare Hidde

HITS-on-the-Hudson adds to the fun for Super Sunday for kids and adults!
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 2, 2009)—Just as the spring horse shows prepare to wrap with the final week of competition starting Wednesday, June 3, HITS is pleased to announce that three new activities have been added to the bill for this Sunday's super fina

Live Auction at EQUUS Foundation "Blast From The Past" Block Party
WESTPORT, CT - June 1, 2009 -- Guests at the Blast From the Past Block Party at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien, Connecticut, on Saturday, June 6th, at 7pm, will be able to bid on some unique live auction items. Reservations for the event will conti

Bella Sara supports World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce Bella Sara as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show. Bella Sara, a free virtual world filled with magical horses and characters, is generously dona

"Big Horse" Delosvientos back for another Brooklyn
ELMONT, N.Y. – First-time visitors to Belmont Park are always taken aback by the size of the place. The main track, at a mile and half around, is the largest in North America. Naturally, it makes quite an impression. The same may be said for Giuse

Borel predicts victory for Mine that Bird; "Candy" Works
Under jockey Calvin Borel, Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird had his final pre-Belmont Stakes work Monday morning at Churchill Downs, covering a half-mile in 50.00 in preparation for Saturday’s $1 million race at Belmont Park. Clockers caught t

Marvelous Margie!Former Olympian takes the top spot in $75,000 HITS Grand Prix
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 1, 2009)—Former Olympian Margie Engle captured the blue ribbon aboard Hidden Creek Farm's Coroya Z in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix to conclude the HITS-on-the-Hudson II horse show in Saugerties, New York. Engle and her mare we

There's still time to register for AHC's National Issues Forum focused on "The Welfare of the Horse"
There is still time to sign up for the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals. The forum will focus on the “Welfare of the Horse,” an important topic in the horse world today. We believe that this wil

JT Farm's Ellen Toon and Invincible Named Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champions
Devon, PA - June 1, 2009 - JT Farm ruled at the 2009 Devon Horse Show over the past week. Ellen Toon of South Salem, NY, rode her horse Invincible to the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship after their dominating performance in the Amateur-Owner

VIP Experience Awaits Sponsors and Exhibitors at Showplace Spring Spectacular
Wayne, IL - June 1, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show starts on Tuesday, June 2, and runs two weeks through Sunday, June 14. During that time, there will be numerous opportunities for exhibitors and others to enjoy what Showplace Pro

Daniel Geitner and Trading Places Triumphant Again
Tryon, NC May 31, 2009—Daniel Geitner and Trading Places, owned by Kyle Register, chalked up another victory by overtaking 7 jump off competitors in the twisty lightening fast finish of the $10,000 Tryon Premier Jumper Classic hosted by Equus Events.

Dunkirk, Charitable Man work for Belmont
ELMONT, N.Y. – Charitable Man and Dunkirk, who could be the second and third choices behind Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in Saturday’s 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, turned in their final works this morning for the 1

Waiting pays off with Sands Point Score for Gozzip Girl
ELMONT, N.Y. – Having opened an early lead on the rest of the field, Farnsworth Stable’s Gozzip Girl was able to slow the pace in Saturday’s 15th running of the Grade 2, $150,000 Sands Point for three-year-old fillies at nine furlongs on Belmont Park

Turf Course updates on Nyra.com
ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has introduced turf course updates to NYRA.com in order to provide the most accurate and timely information on each day’s grass races. Racing fans can go to NYRA.com, click on the web ban

"Rachel" out of Belmont Stakes; Borel to ride "Bird"
ELMONT, N.Y. – Preakness heroine Rachel Alexandra will skip the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, freeing jockey Calvin Borel to ride Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the 1½-mile “Test of the Champio

If Rice is Right, Turf may bring out Trio's Best
ELMONT, N.Y. – Early in her career, trainer Linda Rice was known for her ability to develop young horses. She certainly proved that in 2000, when she sent out City Zip to sweep all three of the important two-year-old races at Saratoga Race Course, th

$1 Million guaranteed Pick 4, Pick 6 on Belmont Stakes Day
ELMONT, N.Y. ­– The New York Racing Association, Inc. will offer both a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes Pick 6 and a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes Pick 4 on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6. The $1 million Pick 6, in which the player must

30th Annual Three-Year-Old Futurity/Spring Show June 10-13 in Ava, Mo.
Ava, Mo. – The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association’s 30th Annual Three-Year-Old Futurity/Spring Show is June 10-13 at the Missouri Fox Trotting show grounds one mile north of Ava, Mo., on Missouri 5. There will be 73 classes for model,

All Aboard MTA LIRR Trains to Belmont Park starting today!
They’re off! MTA Long Island Rail Road is running train service to Belmont Park for the rest of the thoroughbred-racing season at New York’s most famous racetrack, including the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes. Starting today, “Belmont Special

Brunch with the Brits on Belmont Stakes Day
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Racing fans at Belmont Park will be able to watch and wager on Europe's richest and most famous Classic, the Epsom Derby, as part of an outstanding morning card from the United Kingdom on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 6. Simul

Women take charge during Rider's Choice Mini-Prix at High Prairie Spring Final Show
Women ruled the day during the final Rider’s Choice High Prairie Mini-Prix held at the High Prairie Spring Final Show (May 21-24) at the Colorado Horse Park. Lindsay Sceats, an incoming junior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, won the event

Palm Beach Dressage Derby Awards Jennifer Huber High Score Grand Prix
Loxahatchee, FL - The Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W/Y is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Challenge Series Awards. Jennifer Huber, riding her own Al Pacino, claimed the Adult Amateur Grand Prix High Score Award with a 67.872%, as well as

Calling all Secret Agents: Join the Paint Possible team
FORT WORTH, Texas— Dynamic. Intriguing. Energetic. Progressive. The American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) is on a mission to find youth between the ages of 13 and 18 to become a Paint Possible Agent and serve as a member of the Paint Pos

NEEC launches new web site!
The long-standing traditions of New England Equitation Championships, October 15-18, 2009 remain, but the NEEC web site has a whole new look! Internet visitors will be treated to a user-friendly experience with everything you need to know about NEEC

Cost-Effective Sponsorships Win Business Opportunities through the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic
Hampton Falls, NH, May 27, 2009 - New England's premier equestrian sporting event, the Jumper Classic, offers both local and national businesses cost-effective opportunities to reach a large influential audience through sponsorships and advertising.

HITS is pleased to announce Arenus as a Nationwide Sponsor
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 27, 2009)—HITS is proud to announce that Arenus, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC (a Novus International Company) is a sponsor of all HITS horse shows at its five venues nationwide. Headquartered in St. Charles, Missou

Ready's Echo is Shadwell Best Turned Out Horse for Met Mile
ELMONT, N.Y. – Let’s Go Stable’s Ready Echo was named Best Turned Out Horse by Shadwell Farm Manager Gregory Clarke on Monday afternoon, prior to the 116th running of the Grade 1 Shadwell Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. Although he ran seve

Gold Coast 3
Gold Coast shows at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, produced by Langer Equestrian Group are well known as quality shows with an inviting format. Despite their USEF "B" rating, the Gold Coast Series appear more like "A" shows, but with classes for

Vaccinate Your Horse, Cattle for Rabies Before Leaving for Events
DULUTH, GA. — May 27, 2009 — Before you hit the show circuit this season, be sure to do your part to keep horses, other animals and competitors safe by including a rabies vaccination at your pre-event health exam. Vaccinations can do more than just h

Vaccinate Your Horse, Cattle for Rabies Before Leaving for Events
DULUTH, GA. — May 27, 2009 — Before you hit the show circuit this season, be sure to do your part to keep horses, other animals and competitors safe by including a rabies vaccination at your pre-event health exam. Vaccinations can do more than just h

Hi Hopes Farm Sweeps Four Championship Awards at Atlanta Spring Challenge Horse Show
Conyers, GA - May 26, 2009 - Lucille and Alise Oken, top equestrian sisters competing out of their family's Hi Hopes Farm, had another successful weekend, this time showing at the Atlanta Spring Challenge Horse Show. The girls were dominant in the h

Gaby Salick wins Memorial Day Grand Prix
"I went as fast as I thought I could," said Gaby Salick of her jump off ride aboard Gredo la Daviere at the $25,000 Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix (May 25, 2009). "I figured I would finish about third since I went second in the jump off and there we

A Hit on the Hudson! HITS Saugerties is off to a jumping start
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 26, 2009)—The 2009 HITS Saugerties Series of Horse Shows kicked off last week at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York and drew glowing reviews in every area, from the footing to the flowers, as exhibitors enjoyed a full week

Showplace Spring Spectacular to Offer Two Weeks of Qualifying Events
Wayne, IL - May 26, 2009 - The Showplace Spring Spectacular will begin next week on Tuesday, June 2 and run through Sunday, June 14, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. The horse show will offer more than $350,000 in prize money, with $2

Germillion named Manager of operation at Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced the appointment of Kevin J. Gremillion to the newly created position of Operations Manager at Saratoga Race Course. In his new role, Gremillion will oversee administrati

Classic Company Goes Back To The Future
Tryon, NC—May 25, 2009—Taking a cue from a favorite movie theme, Bob Bell, president of Classic Company, took a bold step forward by stepping back into a historically rich venue with the hope of returning horse shows to their roots of grandeur, tradi

Rider Rewards Increase for 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Circuit
Traverse City, MI - May 25, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce that for the sixth straight year, prize money and rider rewards have increased for their upcoming 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. The month-long,

Happy at Belmont Park, Fast Tigress ready for Sands Point
ELMONT, N.Y. – After a dreary winter, such as the one just past, there is a special energy that spring brings to Belmont Park. The trees and the barns, empty since December, are now flush, respectively, with leaves and horses. There is an abundance o

Bribon outduels Smooth Air in Shadwell Met Mile
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainers Robert Ribaudo and Bennie Stutts Jr. are based in New York and Florida, respectively, but the two have plenty in common. They operate low-key stables, they are respected for their skill and management of horses and, after year

McLain Ward captures the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix aboard Phillipa at HITS Saugerties
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 25, 2009)—Two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner McLain Ward captured the blue aboard Sagamore Farm's Phillipa in the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix to conclude the HITS-on-the-Hudson I horse show in Saugerties, New York. The Grand Prix v

Carolyn's Cat wires field in Vagrancy
ELMONT, N.Y. - Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.'s Carolyn's Cat continued to reward her owners' patience at Belmont Park on Sunday, leading all the way to post a mild upset in the 59th running of the Grade 2, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap for fillies

Memorial Day Classic gets Underway
The Memorial Day Classic (May 21-25, 2009) is underway and a number of champions have already been recognized. Of the special classes and events, two have already culminated. On Friday night, thirteen teams contested the Memorial Day Equitation Chall

Charitable Man, Summer Bird, Dunkirk work for Belmont
ELMONT, N.Y. – It was a busy morning at Belmont Park for contenders for the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, with Charitable Man, Summer Bird, and Dunkirk all breezing on Belmont Park’s main track. Chari

No One can withstand Criticism
ELMONT, N.Y. – Darley Stable’s Criticism (GB) did nothing more than be herself Saturday afternoon, as she lead from the gate to the finish wire for a 2 ¼-length victory over Mushka in the 51st running of the Grade 2, $150,000 Sheepshead Bay at Belmon

McLain Ward captures the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix aboard Phillipa
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 23, 2009)—The first Grand Prix class of the 2009 HITS Saugerties series of horse shows took place on Friday afternoon with the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix. When the class was complete, it was two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner McLain

John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort Becomes an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Host Hotel
The National Reined Cow Horse Association announced in mid-May that John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort will be an NRCHA Host Hotel for the Snaffle Bit Futurity. The Nugget features 1600 hotel rooms, a beautiful Olympic-size atrium pool, eight restau

2009 NRCHA Derby Entries Up - Necessitates Schedule Change
The National Reined Cow Horse Association has announced that entries for the 2009 NRCHA Derby, to be held June 16-21 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, have risen and exceeded original expectations. Amidst fears of falling nu

Met Mile gives Stutts, Smooth Air another Dream to Chase
ELMONT, N.Y. – Mine That Bird’s Kentucky Derby victory once again gave racing fans reason to believe that dreams do come true -- sometimes, at 50-1. Bennie Stutts Jr. knows that dream well. In 2008, the Calder-based trainer sent Smooth Air to the

Belmont Stakes at Morton's Philanthropy Week
ELMONT, N.Y. – Enjoy great steak, fine wine, and make a difference at Morton’s, The Steakhouse, in Great Neck for the Belmont Stakes at Morton’s Philanthropy Week, June 1 through June 5. In celebration of the 141st running of the $1 million Belmo

Shadwell Farm to sponsor Best Turned Out Horse Award
ELMONT, N.Y. – Shadwell Farm, sponsor of Monday’s Memorial Day feature race at Belmont Park, the 116th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Shadwell Metropolitan Handicap, will again sponsor the “Best Turned Out Horse” Award. An award of $500 will be pre

West Point Thoroughbreds teams up with Horses for Heroes to Honor Injured Veterans
(OCEANSIDE, CA and MOUNT LAUREL, NJ) – West Point Thoroughbreds, a worldwide leader in thoroughbred partnerships, is partnering with the Ivey Ranch in Oceanside, CA to honor America’s injured veterans by sponsoring a six-week session of rehabilitativ

American Paint Horse Association prepares for best-ever Summer World Championship Paint Horse Show
FORT WORTH, Texas— The American Paint Horse Association is gearing up for its ever-popular World Championship Paint Horse Show Series., including annual shows in the summer and fall, and featuring the finest American Paint Horses in the world. W

Race Horses Get a Second Chance at Pure Thoughts Inc. Thoroughbred Rehabilitation and Placement Division
May 21, 2009 - West Palm Beach, Florida -- Fourteen Thoroughbred Racehorses that have come to the end of their racing career have arrived at Pure Thought's Inc Thoroughbred Rehabilitation and Placement Division in the past two months since the rescu

Karen Healey Stables Earns Top Honors at Showpark Ranch & Coast and Gold Coast Horse Shows
Burbank, CA - May 21, 2009 - The horses and riders of Karen Healey Stables showed at the Showpark Ranch and Coast and Gold Coast Series horse shows over the past two weeks and earned excellent results at both. Riders competed at the Showpark Ranch &

World of Horses returns to Belmont May 24
ELMONT, N.Y. --One of the highlights of the Memorial Day weekend at Belmont Park is the return of the popular World of Horses on Sunday, May 24, which kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a Parade of Breeds led by the Nassau County mounted police unit. Sh

Zito Pair works for Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Robert V. LaPenta’s Brave Victory and Miner’s Escape breezed a half-mile in company on the main track at Belmont Park Thursday morning as they prepped for a start in the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Satu

NYRA offers Transportation Option for Belmont Stakes Day
ELMONT, N.Y. – On Thursday, May 4, 1905, Belmont Park opened. It was an historic day for another reason – the opening of the “Taj Mahal of Racing” also created the first traffic jam in Long Island’s history. But on Saturday, June 6, 2009, racing f

Porte Bonheur looking for a little Luck in Vagrancy
ELMONT, N.Y. – Her name means “Lucky Charm” in French, but Porte Bonheur’s connections believe the filly can make her own luck at Belmont Park in Sunday’s 59th running of the Grade 2, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap for fillies and mares going six and one

Nine Teams Qualified for “Ride of Champions”
Organizers of Super Ride VII: The 2009 United States Equestrian Drill Championship (USEDC) have confirmed that nine (9) teams are qualified for the 2009 USEDC Ride of Champions. The competition will be held on Friday, evening June 26th in the main ar

Arlyn DeCicco Turns Tragedy into Triumph
If something good can come out of something tragic then for Arlyn DeCicco revelation came after her 1997 fall. That was when she was forced to find another way to work with horses. Instead of using force, she needed to use a soft touch. She no lon

PhelpsSports.com Brings You Complete Coverage from the 2009 Devon Horse Show
Wellington, FL - May 20, 2009 - PhelpsSports.com, the nation's best and most talked about equestrian news website, will continue its summer tour with reporting from the 2009 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Complete coverage will begin Thursday, M

Old Friends Retires Gold Cup Winner Early Pioneer
GEORGETOWN, KY —MAY 20, 2009—Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, is happy to announce that Early Pioneer, a one-time Hollywood Gold Cup winner, has been retired at the organization’s Georgetown

It's Not Too Late to Enter the Showplace Spring Spectacular!
Wayne, IL - May 20, 2009 - Showplace Productions is still accepting entries for the Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Shows, which will be held on June 2-14, 2009, at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois. Why not start your summer in a bea

No Criticizing Criticism for Saturday's Sheepshead Bay
ELMONT, N.Y. – In a sport where it is easy to knock the players, Darley Stable’s Criticism has made it hard for the naysayers. This particular `neigh-sayer’ simply delivers an honest effort every time she steps onto the turf course, and for that reas

Riders and supporters ante up more than $9,000 to support American Paint Horse Foundation
Fort Worth, TEXAS—More than $9,000 was raised in early May at the American Paint Horse Foundation “Bat Masterson Poker Ride and Casino Night” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and therapeutic riding programs that help children and adul

Ten Ways to Burn Calories While Having Fun at Colorado’s Dude and Guest Ranches
Shawnee, Colo. (May 19, 2009) – Grab your gear and get ready for some outdoor fun and adventure this summer at one of Colorado’s dude & guest ranches. The Colorado dude ranch experience is unlike any other – there may be chuck wagon cookouts, gourmet

First Annual National Trail Ride & Fox Trotter Sale July 23-25 in Ava, Mo.
Ava, Mo. – The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association’s First Annual National Trail Ride & Performance/Trail/Versatility Fox Trotter Sale is set for July 23-24 in Ava. The trail rides include a ride to Brown’s Cave July 23 and a grounds r

HITS Saugerties Brings World-Class Course Designers for Top Show Jumping Events
Saugerties, NY - May 19, 2009 - With two grand prix events each week, HITS Saugerties provides some of the greatest show jumping competition in America. To facilitate that, HITS, Inc. has hired some of the best course designers in the world for this

JT Farm Takes Home Six Tricolors at Old Salem Farm Horse Shows
North Salem, NY - May 19, 2009 - JT Farm, which is based in South Salem, NY, and Wellington, FL, and led by trainer Jimmy Toon, had two great weeks of competition at the Old Salem Farm Horse Shows on May 6-17, 2009. They won six tricolor ribbons and

HITS to offer new NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper qualifying classes
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 19, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classics at HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper will count for NAL points this year in addition to the NAL classes HITS already offers for Children's and

Telluride Farm Scores Wins at Showplace Spring Classic Horse Show
Roscoe, IL - May 18, 2009 - Diane Carney's students at Telluride Farm earned impressive ribbons this past week at the Showplace Spring Classic Horse Show in Roscoe, IL. Carney, who is based out of Hampshire, IL, coached Alex Carlins and Caitie Hope t

SBS Farms Wins Four Hunter Tricolor Ribbons at Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show
Buffalo, NY - May 18, 2009 - SBS Farms had fabulous results at two horse shows this past week. They competed at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show in Lexington, KY, as well as the Batavia Showtime I Horse Show in Batavia, NY. They took home a tot

Kentucky Spring Classic Wrap Up, May 13-17
Lexington, KY - May 18, 2009 - Mario Deslauriers and Vicomte D charged across the finish line to win Saturday night's $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, sponsored by Air 51 and Audi of Lexington, at the Kentucky Spring Classic. Deslauriers and Vico

DFG Stables Close Atlanta Spring Challenge with Big Wins
Conyers, GA May 18, 2009—Aiken, SC based Daniel Geitner and DFG Stables’ riders closed out the USEF AA rated Atlanta Spring Challenge finale as the dominate force in the hunter rings, collecting nearly a dozen championship ribbons. Geitner swept t

Artificial Insemination for Thoroughbreds
They're born and bred to be the best running machines on earth, but some say Thoroughbreds could be better. Thoroughbred owners want to breed their mares to the best stallions available. Yet because they're not allowed to use artificial inseminati

Marshall & Sterling League will get Wild in September
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 18, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that it will host two Marshall & Sterling League Wild Card Weekends during HITS-on-the-Hudson VII (August 26-30) and HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII (September 2-6) this fall at its equestrian facilit

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Despite some chilly days, the first of three weeks of horse showing kicked off at the Colorado Horse Park with some super hot rounds. Alexandra van der Rest and her Oxsona M were no exception, burning it up as champion in the Junior/Young Rider/Amate

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Lexington, KY - May 17, 2009 - The sun was shining during the final day of competition at the Kentucky Spring Classic, and for the second year in a row Pablo Barrios and LaGran were victorious in the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic. Six horse and riders qu

Chris Brown and Dawn Fogel Garner Amateur-Owner Hunter Championships
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USET Foundation Awards Michael Pollard and Icarus with Gladstone Challenge Trophy
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Lexington, KY - May 15, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC hosted the third day of competition for the Kentucky Spring Classic today with the Children's Hunter divisions competing in the Kentucky Horse Park's Claiborne Ring. Rider's Meehan Shirey and H

Henri Kovacs and Cermit Dominate Kentucky Spring Classic
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Saugerties, NY - May 14, 2009 - With the opening week of the HITS Saugerties Spring Series fast approaching, HITS management opened the newly resurfaced Main Hunter Ring to trainers for a pre-season test to ensure satisfaction prior to opening day of

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EVENT: HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show Series presented by HITS, Inc. WHAT: An eight-week hunter/jumper horse show series produced by HITS, Inc. that runs from May through September annually. The HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show S

The Equine Photographers Network Announces Results for Equine Ideal
Hundreds of entries representing 9 countries and 37 states were entered in the sixth annual online equine photography contest sponsored by the Equine Photographers Network. Professional and Amateur division winners were awarded first through sixth pl

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Here's a quick tip for staying safe while doing groundwork with any horse and especially when working around young or green horses. Always keep in mind that a horse can reach to the side as well as behind to kick. To stay safely out of his kick zone,

Halliday pleased with her new horses after a successful competition weekend
The California-born, British-based 3 Day eventer and racing driver, has taken on a number of new steeds this winter as she looks to develop them for eventing competition. Vimto and Ollie made their debuts in a dressage competition at Oldencraig and b

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GEORGETOWN, KY—MAY 13, 2009—It has been chosen. A panel of judges has spoken, and a winner has been selected from the more than 100 entries received last week in Old Friends “Name that Horse” challenge. For the competition, participants were aske

The Pooches Rule Spring Circuits
North Salem, NY – May 13, 2009 – Following an amazing debut at the southeastern Winter Circuits The Pooch Paddock, the first on-premise “doggie day care” service for horse show exhibitors, is giving northern Spring Circuits at Old Salem Farm a real t

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Want a more beautiful tail on your horse? There's more than one way to get the effect you're after. It's common now at horse shows to see tails that are so long, so full, and so perfect that they don't look real. Welcome to the wonderful w

Organic Groomer Flea & Tick Spray
Nature’s Balance releases NEW Organic, Eco-friendly, Kid safe Groomer Flea & Tick Spray to meet the demand for safer non-toxic flea and tick control. Formulated with Nature’s Balance USDA Organic Certified Groomer Concentrate, the Groomer Flea & Tic

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SAUGERTIES, NY (May 12, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that Brook Ledge Inc. horse transportation again will join its impressive list of sponsors for the 2009 HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper Series of Horse Shows this spring and summer. Broo

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FORT WORTH, Texas—The American Paint Horse Foundation needs your help to give kids a leg up on life by donating new or gently used cowboy boots for young riders. The Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives through intera

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Lexington, KY - May 11, 2009 - It was a beautiful, sunny day at the Kentucky Horse Park for Henri Kovacs' first grand prix victory gallop aboard Sassicaia II following the $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. The pair wa

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Conyers, GA May 11, 2009—Team DFG lead by head trainer-owner Daniel Geitner arrived the Atlanta Spring Premiere fresh off two victorious weeks defending their home turf and in high spirits. The Aiken, SC based DFG Stables had an impressive opening we

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$15,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Victories!
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The German dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg and her mare Responsible
The dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg and her mare Responsible have been part of the national squad since 2008. She and Responsible were the German reserves at the Olympics in Hong Kong – her greatest career achievement to date. In the world of

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North American Riders Group Works with Horse Show Management to Improve the Equestrian Sport
Wellington, FL -May 8, 2009 - The North American Riders Group (NARG) has been continuing its vision to effectively represent their members by working with horse show management to ensure quality competitions in North America. Recently the NARG has se

SmartPak Equine continues Partnership with ApHC
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Horses, Dogs and Cats Come Together
May 7, 2009 - Woodside, CA -- RBB, Inc., a promoter of reining competition in the western region of the United States, is proud to announce their support of the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS), a non-profit organization committed to the well being of

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Hamilton, GA - May 7, 2009 - Diamante Farms of Wellington, FL, competed at the Poplar Place Farm's April Dressage Show on April 18-19, in Hamilton, GA. Riders Devon Kane, Shawna Harding, and Karen Lipp all rode under the instruction of Diamante Farm'

USDF Announces New Certified Instructors
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Del Mar, CA - May 7, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables showed at the Del Mar National Horse Show this past week and posted several big wins throughout the competition. The horses and riders competed on April 28 through May 3, and put in a successful weeken

Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui Speed to Victory in $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
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What an absolutely incredible World Cup Finals! Remember this is a non-championship year – no Olympics, no World Championship, no Pan Am Games, so truly the best of the best came to Las Vegas. Both crowned champions, Steffen Peters in dressage and Me

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Located in pastoral Portola Valley, Fremont Hills is an equestrian haven with a grounded nature. Each of the core team - Wendy Carter, Debbi Sereni and Missy Froley - has a distinctive background in equitation, hunters, and jumpers, so they can draw

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Earlier this year the United States Hunter Jumper Association, Inc. announced the 2009 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, a unique series that offers an unprecedented opportunity for young riders at various levels to learn from some of our nation’s top

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The AHC is working to preserve the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program. If Congress does not take action this year this program could no longer be available to recreational riders. The RTP provides funding directly to the

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Lexington, KY - May 6, 2009 - Beezie Madden would not be stopped by rain during the opening of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. The Olympic gold medalist was victorious in two classes in the new outdoor stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. First, Madde

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DILLON, Mont. – La Cense, an educational partner of the American Quarter Horse Association and the author of the AQHA’s Fundamentals of Horsemanship, announces the establishment of the “La Cense Montana Professional School of Horsemanship” for men an

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2009) – The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s 4-H Horse Program will host a riding seminar by world-renowned sports biomechanics lecturer, Colleen Kelly, Saturday, May 16 at the Woodford County Cooperative Extensi

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Devon, PA--Dressage at Devon, one of the premier horse shows in North America, continued its tradition of supporting Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Inc. by raising $58,000 in 2008. The event attracts the world's best horses for both a CDI-W

2009 Woodside Spring Classic
Consistency proved to be key at the Woodside Spring Classic (April 30-May 3) as several riders demonstrated during the two weeks of USEF A rated shows. Julia Nagler was probably one of the most consistent performers after winning both the USEF Hunt S

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SAUGERTIES, NY (May 5, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that The Wolf 94.3 FM/97.3 FM has been named its Official Radio Station for the 2009 HITS Saugerties series of horse shows beginning on Wednesday, May 20 at the HITS-on-the-Hudson facility in S

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SAUGERTIES, NY (May 4, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that Central Equine will be designated the title sponsor of the Junior Medal at HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper in 2009. In addition, the Central Equine Junior Medal will be offered at all Ma

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MOSCOW, Idaho—Summer is on the horizon and it is time to think about vacations or plan travel to the 62nd National Appaloosa Show & 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show in Jackson, Miss., June 22-July 4! The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pro

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Modern horsemanship has brought with it some new applications for traditional tools like the whip. Just the name conjures up images of brutality. But even in days past, the whip wasn't always used to inflict pain upon a horse; it could also be a

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SAUGERTIES, NY (May 4, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce that EquiFit,Inc. again will join HITS' impressive list of sponsors for the 2009 HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper series of horse shows. HITS-on-the-Hudson is set to begin on Wednesday, May 20

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The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show held the inaugural Riding for Reading class of 2009. It was the first year for Pin Oak to hold a Riding for Reading Class, which differs from other flat classes. Junior riders of every age, on horses and ponies, compe

Ladies and Gentlemen, Place Your Bets
There are horses in the Florida Thoroughbred Rehab and Placement Program which is a division of Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue, Inc., that never had the opportunity to "run for the roses" on the first Saturday in May. In their hearts, they know they coul

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Lexington, KY- May 1, 2009 - The Kentucky Summer Horse Shows' management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition's prize list is currently available online. The Kentucky Summer Series, held at the

PhelpsSports.com and ShowNet.biz Announce Game Plan for Joint Venture
Wellington, FL- May 1-, 2009 - The principal partners of PhelpsSports.com and ShowNet are very excited to announce that the two websites will be joining forces in the very near future, to provide a complete "one stop shopping website" for the equest

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. – (May 1, 2009) SmartPak Equine™, provider of the popular patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, is pleased to announce that they have been named the Official Supplement Feeding System of the American Quarter Horse Associat

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Traverse City, MI - April 30, 2009 - "Taste of Traverse City," this year's annual off-site exhibitor party hosted by Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc., will benefit the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF), a non-profit organization providing basic medical ne

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Lexington, KY - April 30, 2009 - The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Pinnacle Cup Trophy at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** is Buck Davidson (33) of Riegelsville, PA, and Ocala, FL. Davidson rode My

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Teen equestrian Daniela Stransky Secchi, her mother Liliane, and the 13 year old's trainer Grand Prix veteran Jorge Zamudio of Stranksy Mission Farm, flew from Florida to a special FEI Children's International Show Jumping competition at Gran Copa Ce

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PHOENIX – April 30, 2009 – Did you know that Bronco® Equine Fly Spray plus Citronella Scent may be used as a premise spray as well as being an effective on-animal fly control spray? It is both handy and economical to use the same spray on your horse

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PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. April 30, 2009 — Just as riders are getting back on the trails and re-entering the show ring for the warmer months, horse trainer Julie Goodnight, known internationally for her commitment to education and safety, announces her f

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Rocky Mountain Horse Expo teams with Ranch Rodeo and Extreme Racing Are you looking for a fun and lively get-away for this year’s July 4th holiday? The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo (July 3-5) in Colorado Springs packs the Norris-Penrose Event Center

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July 24-26, 2009: The summer air may be cooler in Eagle, Colorado, but the action is not. Find Ranch Rodeo, the Extreme Cowboy Race™, expert horsemen and women, noted speakers, horse demonstrations and sales, the Green Resource University, shopping,

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Suzanne De Laurentis, co-founder of Imagine A Horse, announces partnership with Start to Finish Products with a revolutionary new DVD. “Using Treats as a Training Tool” teaches horse handlers methods to use food treats in training, responsibly and ef

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OCALA, FLORIDA (April 30, 2009) - Palm Partnership Training proudly announces the 2009 "RIDE WELL CLINIC TOUR" coming to an area near you! Join Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon to take your riding to a new level! Beginner, Youth, Amateur, Pleas

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Union City, Calif., April 30, 2009—Ariat International is pleased to announce that it has been named Manufacturer of the Year by Tack ’n Togs Merchandising, a leading publication in the equine trade industry for 39 years. Although Tack ‘n Togs’ a

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Blue Springs MO — April 30, 2009 — Durvet is pleased to announce the introduction of ArthriEze+, a new and improved generation of the original and largest selling product of its’ kind for equine arthritis and inflammation. A great product to have on

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Use the “Scrub” to stop the “Rub” for a fuller mane and tail with Big & Sexy Tail Scrub by Aloe Advantage. This highly exfoliating and moisturizing sea salt “scrub” with essential oils gently lifts dry and dead skin cells from the crest of the horse’

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EasyCare, Inc is designing and implementing a new hoof care events page. If you know of an event that would benefit those interested in keeping their horses barefoot, please email marketing@easycareinc.com. EasyCare wants to know about hoof clinics

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As the United States’ foremost advocate for trail riders not only in Washington, D.C., but also across the country, Back Country Horsemen of America has worked hard to keep public trails open for horse use. They attack the issue from every possible a

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PHOENIX – April 29, 2009 – No rider competes alone. It takes time and dedication to make your horse look “horse show” ready. Now with the addition of White ‘N Brite™ Shampoo and White ‘N Brite™ Body Wash to the Vetrolin® line, your grooming entoura

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I had my first encounter with a Reiki Master, Becky Jacob and wow it was an amazing experience. Along with being a Reiki Master Becky is also a Certified Aroma therapist, Raindrop Therapist, Licensed Spiritual Healer, and a Licensed Minister. Becky

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Together we celebrate the horse at a book signing of “Mustang” with author Deanne Stillmann Sunday, May 17 Critically acclaimed writer Deanne Stillman returns to discuss her new book, Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West. The L

Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment is Safe to Use During Competition
Recent concern in the competitive show world over tested substances has compelled W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment and Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment Gel, to confirm that neither product contains any ingredient banned by

Tie-Down Roping
In the rock 'em, sock 'em world of professional rodeo, ropers aren't the only ones doing some spinning. Calf roping has probably drawn more fire from animal welfare activists than any other rodeo sport. Publicists have attempted to put a different

Family Fun and Adventure at Colorado’s Dude and Guest Ranches
Shawnee, Colo. (April 28, 2009) – Colorado’s dude & guest ranches provide the perfect getaway for a family vacation. You’ll find something for everyone in the family with this mini-destination experience. The 30 certified ranches offer everything f

Georgina Bloomberg Maps Out Extensive European Tour
New York, NY - - April 28, 2009 - - With her eye on the prize of a coveted slot at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, Georgina Bloomberg of New York City has mapped out a challenging nine stop tour of some of Europe's finest

Sneak preview of the most interesting lots for the 12th International Luso-Brasileiro Auction
São Paulo, Brazil – Combined with the challenging economic climate, the winter may have appeared especially long in many places, but statistics from horse auctions around the world are showing Spring optimism compared to a slight down-turn in prices

Kenn on CNN! Network to feature HITS Announcer Kenn Marash
SAUGERTIES, NY (April 28, 2009)—Veteran HITS announcer Kenn Marash will be featured on CNN on Thursday, April, 30 during Road Warriors, a special report on the rise of business travel in the United States. With business travel increasing, and many

UK Equestrian Team wins reserve national championship; Rider wins individual championship
LEXINGTON, Ky., (April 28, 2009) – The UK Equestrian Team was named Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) reserve national championship team in the hunt seat division on April 26 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This placing ranks UK second among 372 e

NARHA offers scholarships to the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting
Denver—NARHA announced today that it has opened the application process for scholarships to the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting, November 18-21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Targeted at the ever-growing field of equine assisted activiti

Walking Horse Industry Insiders Expose Abuses
Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has announced the availability of audio recordings of interviews with owners, farriers, trainers, judges and exhibitors involved in soring of Tennessee Walking Horses. Graphic, first hand details of these cruel practic

Ride out the Recession in Wintec’s New, Affordable Western Saddles
The economy is taking its toll on everyone. Horse owners can cut back on lessons and shows, but can’t cut back on their lifestyle. To save money and continue spending time in the saddle, some Western and English horse owners are trail riding now m

Taking Tricks to the Trail – on-line clinics
Suzanne De Laurentis, co-founder of Imagine A Horse announced today an all new on-line clinic concept with “Taking Tricks to the Trail” as seen in Trail Blazer Magazine. This clinic series can be viewed or even downloaded to share on YOUR schedule-an

Research Needed to Better Understand Navicular Disease
Navicular disease was first described 250 years ago, when it was called “coffin joint lameness” because the lameness came from inside the horse's hoof. Nearly a century later, the term “navicular joint disease” began to be used to describe the degene

Performance Enhancement Panels produce inner equilibrium
The World’s Best Reversible Saddle Pad now has an optional feature to enhance performance and comfort. High performance equine sports place more stress on both horse and equipment. That can result in pressure points under the saddle, and greater s

Put Quarterfest on this Weekend's To-Do List
America’s Horse, April 28, 2009 – Hannah Montana’s horse, “Blue Jeans”; the two-hour smoke, lights, music and horses Extravaganza; mounted shooting with Outlaw Annie Bianco; horsemanship clinics; a trail ride through the beautiful Cedars of Lebanon S

Appaloosas return to Jackson for 62nd National Appaloosa Show
JACKSON, Miss.–The weather is warmer and days are longer—summer is just around the corner! Summer means the world’s most colorful equine is coming to Jackson, Miss.! The 62nd National Appaloosa Show & 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show will

Australia's Lucinda Fredericks and Headley Britannia Win Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
The sun was out, the tears were plentiful, and the women dominated in the final phase of the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Australia’s Lucinda Fredericks and her 16-year-old, 15.3-hand Thoroughbred-cross mare Headley Britannia came away the bi

Doug Williamson Wins 2009 NRCHA Hackamore Classic on Smart Miss Merada
Doug Williamson defines perseverance. After fighting his way back from a setback with cancer, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame inductee won his second NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Championship in 2002. And after experien

Eric Freitas Wins 2009 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Non Pro Championship on Travelin Cielo
The first of the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic Champions were crowned Sunday, April 26, at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, when the Non Pro riders finished the cow work early in the afternoon.

BloodHorse.com: The Place to go for the best Kentucky Derby Week Coverage
Lexington, Ky. – April 27 – The “greatest two minutes in sports” will be preceded by the greatest week in sports at BloodHorse.com. With expanded video segments, including live streaming video on Derby Day, and our award-winning news, BloodHorse.com

Pennfield Donates Feed in Memory of 21 Polo Ponies
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, April 27, 2009— Pennfield Equine Feed Technologies announced today they will feed 21 horses at the Pure Thoughts Horse & Foal Rescue in Loxahatchee, Florida, in memory of the 21 polo ponies lost last week. “We offer our si

Susan Sexton will lead a session at the upcoming Equine Photographers Network Workshop in Colorado
CRITIQUING AND EDITING, well-kept secrets to success What is this session about? It's not about how to take pictures. It's more about how to destroy them in a kind and loving way, and with a good reason. -Understand the phrase "Love is Blind"

Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month!
PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. April 27, 2009— Have you ever had an ad drop out at the last moment—or a space that didn’t sell before printing deadline? Or has someone turned in a story that’s just a little too short? It’s Julie Goodnight and www.juliegoodnig

USHorse.biz Announces The Autry National Center of the American West as a New Member
Together we celebrate the horse at a book signing of “Mustang” with author Deanne Stillmann Sunday, May 17 Critically acclaimed writer Deanne Stillman returns to discuss her new book, Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West. The L

McCarron, Haskin, Cruguet of Old Friends to Announce Winner of “Name that Horse” Challenge
GEORGETOWN, KY—APRIL 27, 2009—The Old Friends Annual “Homecoming” will take place Sunday May 3rd at the Georgetown, KY farm, located on 1841 Paynes Depot Road. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will feature a buffet by Wallace Station, live Bluegrass mu

Encore-Daniel Geitner and Trading Places Take Back to Back Wins
Aiken, SC April 27, 2009—In a repeat performance, DFG Stables’ owner-head trainer Daniel Geitner partnered with Kyle Register’s Trading Places won Sunday’s $30,000 finale Grand Prix. The duo was also victorious in last week’s $25,000 event. “It’s

Jake Telford Wins 2009 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Two Rein on Starlights Finale
Jake Telford rode Starlights Finale to top the field of ten Open Two Rein entries at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic, held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. Telford rode the 6-year-old mare t

Anne Reynolds Wins 2009 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Non Pro Bridle Sweepstakes on More Magic Please
The first day of competition at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic, held April 24-26 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, not only featured the herd work of the limited age event, but also three NR

P.R.E. Raffle Mare Introduced
Albuquerque, NM. April 25, 2009. The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse today introduced to the public the 2009 Raffle Horse, Maravilla RSDP. The winning ticket for this two year old grey filly, a pure Spanish Horse with her registration docu

Solid Runs for Donovan and Billy at South of England
Dual sportswoman Liz Halliday had a positive outing on her young horses Donovan (Intrepid) and Billy (Baldaghade) at the South of England Horse Trials last weekend and was pleased with both of their performances. Donovan competed for the first t

AHP Selects Three Students as 2009 Travel Award Winners
April 24, 2009 – In 2009, AHP expanded the Student Award Contest to include up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 25-27, 2009. The three lucky and talented students who will be traveling to New Orl

2009 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Begins Today
In only three days, the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic Champions will be decided. The NRCHA most traditional premier event, held April 24-26 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, is already challeng

Appaloosas to earn money for Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
MOSCOW, Idaho—Join the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) for one night at the 62nd National Championship Appaloosa Show to benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children! Watch exhibitors and their Appaloosas compete for National Championship titles Fri

Lance Walters Elected to AHC Board of Trustees
Lance Walters, president of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council. Mr. Walters brings many years of horse experience to the AHC’s board, and is a welcome addition to an impressiv

Former Karen Healey Student Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Wins Third World Cup Championship
Current Student Michelle Morris Competes at Varsity Equestrian National Championships with Georgia Bulldogs Equestrian Team Westlake Village, CA - April 22, 2009 - Trainer Karen Healey has taught some very talented young equestrians throughout he

2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Series Fast Facts
EVENT: Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show I and II WHAT: Two "AA" rated hunter and five-star jumper horse shows produced by Showplace Productions. WHERE: Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., located 40 minutes west of Chicago.

Commemorative Painting of Teddy and Karen to be auctioned off at Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, April 24, 2009 — The bidding is now underway at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for an original painting of Theodore O’Connor (Teddy) and Karen O’Connor on course at Rolex 2008. Located in the Patron’s Tent, the silent auction wi

Get the Kerrits Look with their new Gallop On Tee and Tight for under $100 MSRP
Hood River, OR—Kerrits approach to EQ apparel is to provide outfits for the equestrian for performance from top to bottom. Kerrits has perfected this look with style and innovation in colors that coordinate together. In the Spring 2009 collection, th

Nominations are in Progress for NARHA’s Prestigious 2009 Regional and National Awards
All participants at NARHA centers are unique and deserve recognition, but as we all know, some just shine. So every year NARHA celebrates some especially outstanding equestrians, equines, instructors and volunteers. Right now NARHA centers all over N

Matching gift program doubles impact of Equine Foundation of Canada’s $10,000 donation
April 24, 2009 (SASKATOON, SASK.) -- A $10,000 gift from the Equine Foundation of Canada to support vital horse health research at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine will double in value and impact through a uniqu

Online shop opened on ThoroughbredTimes.com
Lexington, KY— Thoroughbred Times Co., publisher of a wide range of both print and electronic media serving the Thoroughbred racing industry including the award-winning weekly newsmagazine Thoroughbred Times, the daily e-mail newsletter Thoroughbred

People Helping Horses is Proud to Announce the Launch of Leg Up for Kids Therapeutic Riding
ARLINGTON, WA. People Helping Horses Founder and Executive Director Gretchen Salstrom was recently made aware of the need in the community to serve children with disabilities through therapeutic riding. After careful consideration and much discussio

The American Horse Council Joins Forces with Nutrena
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Nutrena has become a sponsor of the AHC. This is a great opportunity for Nutrena to show their support of the American Horse Council, the horse industry’s unified voice in Washington, D.C. “We

SellTheHorse.com Unveils Licensee Opportunity for Equine Photographers
Aiken County, SC – If a picture paints a thousand words, then SellTheHorse.com writes novels for every horse that becomes part of its marketing program. With unlimited photos and videos as a feature of the service, media producers are an integral pa

Gretchen Almy named the cover artist for the 2009 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (April 23, 2009)—HITS is pleased to announce Gretchen Almy as its cover artist for the 2009 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program. The painting selected is a Grand Prix horse clearing a jump in HITS' majestic Grand Prix arena

Recreational Vaulting Coach Certification Clinic is now a CHA Stand Alone Clinic
(April 2009) – Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is now offering the Recreational Vaulting Coach Certification as a stand-alone certification clinic. This clinic was designed in conjunction with the American Vaulting Association (AVA). Prior t

Record entries for the 2008 Wayne Hodges*Outlaw Conversions/NCHA Western National Championships
(Fort Worth, TX)— Final entry count is 682 for the 2008 Wayne Hodges*Outlaw Conversions/NCHA Western National Championships. The Golden Spike Arena in Ogden, Utah, will be hosting the 11-day event. Competition for cash and awards will be fierce,

Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Attracts Nation's Premiere Hunter and Jumper Riders
Lexington, KY - April 23, 2009 - The nation's leading hunter and jumper riders will return once again to the newly renovated Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY for the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series to compete for top honors during this prestig

The Equine Foot, Recession-Proof Business Strategies are Focus of AAEP Meetings
The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ summer education event, Focus on the Foot and the 17th Annual Practice Management Seminar, will provide a comprehensive continuing education package for equine practitioners July 19-21 in Columbus, Oh

ARENUS and Sit Means Sit to Attend Rolex Kentucky Three-Day
ARENUS®, a company dedicated to improving the health, performance and longevity of all horses and dogs , announced today their attendance at The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, KY, April 23 – April 26, 2009. ARENUS® will be located

Leather Goods of Spain Offers Custom Manufactured and Designed Gifts
Midlothian, VA (April 22, 2009) -- Leather Goods of Spain, known for the LILO Collections(TM) stylish line of handbags, belts and home décor now offers custom manufacturing and design services for premium and corporate gifts. Their quality products h

Winners of the 2009 Borden Milk / NCHA Super Stakes and Super Stakes Classic announced
(Fort Worth, TX) - The three-week cutting event sponsored by Borden Milk and the National Cutting Horse Association held at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, ended successfully with approximately 1,500 entries and more than $3 million

EquestrianSingles LLC signs purchase agreement and acquires CountryWesternSingles.com!
(AUSTIN,TX) April 22, 2009: The Texas corporation, EquestrianSingles LLC, dba Equestrian-Network.com, has acquired CountryWesternSingles.com for an undisclosed amount, making EquestrianSingles LLC the owner of the most prominent group of social net

UK Equestrian Team to defend its national championship title
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 22, 2009) – After another year of success in the show ring, the University of Kentucky’s Equestrian Team will defend its 2008 national championship title April 23-25 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Assoc

Cowgirl U Fall Women’s Retreat Offers Full Menu
Students to receive $50 gift certificate from The Maverick Fort Worth, Texas, April 22 -- The National Cowgirl Museum's Cowgirl U will combine the pleasures of a world-class spa resort with its sought after curriculum of cowgirl lore and life when

UK Equestrian Team to defend its national championship title
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 22, 2009) – After another year of success in the show ring, the University of Kentucky’s Equestrian Team will defend its 2008 national championship title April 23-25 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Assoc

Green is Good at AQHA
Do not adjust your monitors; we're supposed to be green! So, what is being green? Of course, it means living easy on the Earth -- helping rather than harming our environment to keep things going for future generations. For horse people, tho

Tickets Now Online for 2009 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic
April 21, 2009 (Hampton Falls, New Hampshire) -- Fans of the elite equestrian sport of show jumping are already making plans for an exciting Labor Day Weekend in scenic seacoast New Hampshire, home to the Boston area Jumper Classic and the $75,000 Fi

Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude win the $30,000 EMO Grand Prix
CULPEPER, VA (April 21, 2009)— The opening week of the 2009 series of horse shows at HITS Culpeper kicked off last Wednesday with five days of hunter/jumper competition. Tracy Magness, one of the super stars this winter in HITS Ocala, was back to her

Honor Teddy. Honor our future in High Performance.
As we approach the first anniversary of Teddy's untimely passing, we honor him with this original painting of his 2008 Rolex performance. We invite you to enjoy it forever in your home as a continuing inspiration that, with the right spirit, anything

AHC Issues Forum to Focus on Welfare of Horse
The American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum will focus on the “Welfare of the Horse.” The Forum, which will feature speakers from segments of the horse community as varied as competition, sport, work and entertainment, will be held June 16, 2

Introducing New Power Packed eZall Total Body Wash Green
eZall has upped the ante with the new Total Body Wash Green featuring a powerful dirt-fighting formula and a fresh new scent. As simple and easy-to-use as the original formula, Total Body Wash Green is also plant based and readily biodegradable. T

Hagyard Challenge Series' $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus Welcomes Holiday Inn Georgetown Hotel
Lexington, KY - April 21, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce that the Holiday Inn Georgetown Hotel in Kentucky has signed on as a new sponsor of the $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus. The bonus is awarded to the rider who accumulates th

FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas and FOX Sports Tennessee to Televise Charlotte Grand Prix Equestrian Classic
Charlotte, NC - April 21, 2009 - FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas and FOX Sports Tennessee will televise the Charlotte Grand Prix Equestrian Classic on Thursday, April 23 at 4 p.m. ET. The Classic, which is being televised for the first time i

Lucille and Alise Oken Capture Multiple Championship Tricolors at the Aiken Spring Classic
Aiken, SC -April 21, 2009 - It was an exciting week of competition for Alise and Lucille Oken at the Aiken Spring Classic Masters Horse Show where the pair brought home six tricolor ribbons for their family's Hi Hopes Farm. Top instructors Steve Hein

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum clinches Third Rolex FEI World Cup Title
Defending champion Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum secured her third Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping title with consummate ease at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Sunday where America's McLain Ward finished second ahead of The Netherlands' Albert Zoer i

DFG Stables Celebrates Spring with Big Wins
Aiken, SC April 20, 2009—As week one of the Aiken Spring Classics closes out at Highfield’s Event Center , the hometown champs of DFG Stables have amassed several Championship, Reserve Championship titles, and another Grand Prix victory for Daniel Ge

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Wins Every Round and Clinches Title
The 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals concluded with two thrilling rounds of jumping competition. Twenty-nine horses entered this third leg of the Final, which started on Thursday. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum remained at the top of the leader board afte

Fellers Takes Las Vegas Grand Prix
Over 7,000 spectators were in attendance to watch the show, beginning with the Las Vegas Grand Prix, a separate competition on the off day for the horses and riders competing in the World Cup Final. Twenty-one riders faced the course, including

US Team Wins International Reining Celebrity Challenge
After the awards were presented to the jumpers, the arena was cleared for the International Reining Celebrity Challenge, which allowed some riders to ditch their breeches and helmets for jeans and cowboy hats, and to show that a good horseman is a go

Peters Takes World Cup, Briar Says Good-bye
Excitement was high tonight for the Musical Freestyle leg of the FEI World Cup Dressage competition. The World Cup title was on the line, and it was a close race between the 2007 winner Isabell Werth of Germany, last year’s winner and nine-time champ

Steffen Peters wins Rolex FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final
Steffen Peters and his 11 year old gelding Ravel offered everything in their test. The choreography of his test was highlighted by symmetry and had very difficult transitions. Olympic silver medallists Satchmo and Isabell Werth, showed beautiful

Head Shy No More!
You reach out with a towel to wipe the crud from your horse’s eye. You approach with a soft brush to groom his forelock. You reach up to scratch his forehead or under the jowls. What do these scenarios so often have in common? Head shying. The h

Winners announced in ARIA's Best Stable/Riding School Brochure Contest
Recognizing the importance of a clear, concise, and eye-catching brochure in marketing a successful horse operation, The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the "Best Stable/Riding School Brochure" Con

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Still on Top
The second phase of the FEI World Cup Jumping competition began tonight, following a spectacular laser light show and performance by the Bally’s Jubilee dancers. This class was run in a traditional jump-off format, and course designer Anthony D’Ambro

Greatest Dressage Horse in American History Retires
Dressage riders took to the ring today in a glorious showcase of how exciting and entertaining the sport can be, and culminated in a moving ceremony honoring America’s greatest dressage horse. The second day of dressage competition at the FEI Worl

Jennifer Wooten–Dafoe Joins Kerrits Team Rider Program
Hood River, OR— Kerrits Equestrian Apparel is pleased to announce the addition of Eventer Jennifer Wooten – Dafoe to their Team Rider Program. “Jennifer exemplifies the Kerrits image,” explains Kerri Kent, president of Kerrits Equestrian Apparel, “he

Preserve American History the Back Country Horsemen of America Way
One of Back Country Horsemen of America’s major purposes is to honor our nation’s equestrian heritage by using wilderness trails actively and wisely as our ancestors did. Pack horses and saddle stock were critical to the settlement and independence o

Steffen Peters Takes Top Honors in Grand Prix Freestyle
Competition kicked into high gear today, with the opening ceremonies and Grand Prix Dressage competition. Fourteen horses entered the court to vie for their share of $100,000 in prize money. Those who were lucky enough to be in the audience today

Expanding the Comfort Zone
Do you want a horse that's easily upset by what goes on around him? Or would you rather have one that takes it in stride? Trainer Clinton Anderson defines three zones in the horse's mind. In the comfort zone, the horse is relaxed and confident. In

Equestrian Super-Stars Officially Sign on as Pennfield Feed Promise Partners
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, April 17, 2009 — What do Phillip Dutton, Chester Weber and Michael Barisone have in common? Yes, horses. That’s a given! But beyond that, they all believe whole-heartedly in feeding strictly the best and only fixed-formula fe

HorseTV Announces Launch on Sky Angel, Expanding Reach into Mainstream Television
Dallas, TX -- HorseTV, the first and only multi-platform television network dedicated to providing programing for a worldwide equestrian audience has announced an expansion of its global reach through the April 15th launch of the HorseTV Subscription

BloodHorse.com's "Talkin' Horses" Next Guest: Jeannine Edwards
LEXINGTON, Ky. — April 17 — Submit your questions now for ESPN horse racing analyst Jeannine Edwards, for the next edition of BloodHorse.com “Talkin’ Horses” at BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses. “Talkin' Horses” offers an entertaining and engaging opportu

North American Riders Group Follows Through with Goals and Objectives
Wellington, FL -April 16, 2009 - The North American Riders Group was able to follow through with their goals and objectives and maintain a united front when an issue arose with the schooling area during the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational.

Horse Lovers Have New Anthem in Rescue Video “I Chased The Wind”
Detroit, MI – Nationally syndicated humorist Mike Ball has temporarily put aside the jokes and picked up his guitar to help Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue in their quest to save American horses from abuse and death. Angel Acres has made it to th

Canter-Mid Atlantic to Receive $10K Donation during Charles Town Classic
Gaithersburg, MD (April 16, 2009) – CANTER-Mid Atlantic to expand its ongoing race horse rehabilitation program with a grant funded by Charles Town Racetrack. This additional financing for its existing rehabilitation program enables CANTER-Mid Atlan

Fits Patent approved for segmented full seat breech design!
PORTLAND,OR April 16 2009 – FITS / Fun In The Saddle, Inc. makers of FITS® PerforMAX™ breeches and technical riding wear announced today that their utility patent application for their revolutionary full seat breech design has been granted by the

World Equestrian Brands Partners with the Professional Riders Organization
World Equestrian Brands is proud to partner with the new Professional Riders Organization at the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. World Equestrian Brands and PRO will be at Booth #10 in the Indoor Trade Fair at the 2009 Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

E.A. Mattes Named the Legacy Sponsor of the USEA Gold Cup Series
E.A. Mattes is proud to be named a Legacy Sponsor of the USEA Gold Cup Series. The Gold Cup is a series of eight of the nation’s top horse trials that challenge Advanced level horse and rider combinations from across the country to become the 2009 c

Jocelyn Neff of Karen Healey Stables Wins $10,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
San Juan Capistrano, CA - April 16, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables showed at the Oaks Blenheim Spring Classic III this past week on April 7-12, 2009. Many of the riders did well this week including 16-year-old Jocelyn Neff of Newport Beach, CA, who won

Enjoy Great Savings While Funding Equine Research
Lexington, Ky. (April 16, 2009) – Since 1992, the Horseman’s Card® VISA® has been the credit card of choice for horse owners and enthusiasts all while generating valuable support for equine research. The Horseman’s Card® was created specifically

Popular Equine Company Recognized for Environmental Commitment
PLYMOUTH, Mass. – (April 16, 2009) – Committed to minimizing their environmental footprint since the launch of their pioneering supplement service in 2000, this Earth Day is particularly meaningful for SmartPak™ with their recent feature in the newly

HorseSource Photos Expands Line of Exclusive Memorabilia
LANGLEY, BC. — HorseSource Photos is proud to introduce its expanded line of exclusive equestrian memorabilia. HorseSource Memorabilia (HSM) provides fans worldwide with an opportunity to purchase authentic signed images from an elite selection of th

Rescue Horse Wound Led to Skin Product Breakthrough
Bethany Padgett had tried everything to help Tink heal. The horse, one of her rescue cases, had run into a piece of rebar and had a deep puncture wound in his chest. Tink’s wound wouldn’t take stitches. It was so deep Padgett could stick her arm in i

National Horse Show Association of America Announces 2009 Dates and Locations for ASPCA Maclay Regionals
New York, NY - April 16, 2009 - The National Horse Show Association of America is pleased to announce the dates and locations for this year's ASPCA Maclay Regional competitions. The horse shows' qualifying classes determine which riders will compete

Happy Birthday HorseGirlTV®! Site Retooling, World Cup Action, Miss Rodeo America & iPhone
HUBERT, Nc April 15, 2009 Tune in. Tack up.® and sing the Happy Birthday tune to HorseGirlTV®. On May 1st the award-winning series will be turning the ripe old Internet age of two! How times flies when your learning about fly spray, meeting olympians

Summer is Prime Time for Potomac Horse Fever
DULUTH, Ga. — April 15, 2009 — With summer just around the corner, now is the time to vaccinate horses against Potomac horse fever (PHF). “Horse owners need to be aware of the disease and its seasonality,” says Dr. Julia Wilson, DVM, associate pro

If Movie Stars can do it, why not a Horse?
(MOUNT LAUREL, NJ) – Justwhistledixie, the West Point Thoroughbred-owned top contender for the May 1st running of the Kentucky Oaks has followed the lead of celebrities like John Mayer and Ashton Kutcher by logging on to Twitter to keep fans and foll

Pfizer Animal Health Launches Updated PreventiCare(R) Program
New York, NY (April 15, 2009)--Pfizer Animal Health’s equine wellness program PreventiCare(R) is now even easier to use with a redesigned website and new online capabilities that allow horse owners and veterinarians to enroll, track and manage horses

Summer is Prime Time for Potomac Horse Fever
DULUTH, Ga. — April 15, 2009 — With summer just around the corner, now is the time to vaccinate horses against Potomac horse fever (PHF). “Horse owners need to be aware of the disease and its seasonality,” says Dr. Julia Wilson, DVM, associate pro

Appaloosa Horse Club partners with Montana Silversmiths
MOSCOW, Idaho—Montana Silversmiths, manufacturer of quality buckles and other western silver products, is proud to join the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) family of sponsors. Montana Silversmiths, the ApHC’s official buckle supplier, will manufacture

AEGIS announces release of the Cambria Schooling Helmet
Tough times call for tough measures and AEGIS is responding to the requests of riders everywhere for a high quality, affordable schooling helmet that delivers in performance, comfort and value. AEGIS is pleased to announce the introduction of the

Lyle Lovett and Smart Shinetta Win First 2009 NRBC Ancillary Class
Lyle Lovett did not have firm plans to show Smart Shinetta in the National Reining Horse Association ancillary classes at the National Reining Breeders Classic when his friend and trainer, Todd Crawford, brought the talented mare to Katy, Texas, f

Christy McElreath Leads 2009 Non Pro Finals on Gimme Major Bucks
In only her second time to compete at the National Reining Breeders Classic, 19-year-old Christy McElreath did something many competitors only dream of - she earned a spot in the Non Pro finals by marking the high score of the preliminary competit

"Charlotte Grand Prix Equestrian Classic" at Charlotte Jumper Classic to Be Televised
Charlotte, NC - April 14, 2009 - The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* is pleased to announce that the "Charlotte Grand Prix Equestrian Classic" will be televised this year. The broadcast will feature the $450,000 grand prix, which hosts the best

USRider Sponsors Rescue Show & Tell for School Children
Richmond, Ky. (April 14, 2009) – Earlier this spring, a group of third graders in Richmond, Ky., learned all about rescuing large animals. On March 30, 2009, Drs. Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez, experts in large-animal rescue, gave a Technical Large-A

American Shetland Ponies Featured As “Breed Of the Week” on USEF’s Club Equestrian Website
Morton, Illinois - American Shetland Ponies are getting their well-deserved time in the spotlight, starring as the Breed of the Week on the USEF’s Club Equestrian website. The American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) is a USEF recognized breed association

SellTheHorse.com Launches Equine Marketing Service for Busy Trainers, Amateurs
Aiken County, SC – Launched officially in March 2009, SellTheHorse.com is an equine marketing agency designed to help sellers put their horse on the fast track to being sold. Offering two different service packages, Do It Yourself and Full Service, S

Steve Haskin Live Chat to discuss 135th Kentucky Derby
LEXINGTON, Ky. — April 14 — Join The Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve Haskin for a lively live chat on his popular “Hangin’ with Haskin” blog on Wed., April 15, from 4-6 p.m. EDT on BloodHorse.com at http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-

Troxel Signs Renowned Clinician Julie Goodnight
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HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Shows Offer VIP Experience Both On and Off the Show Grounds
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"Horses make a Difference" Horse Health Records
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Old Friends Annual Homecoming Event is May 3
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ARENUS to Attend FEI World Cup
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Game Ready Supports Rolex FEI World Cup Competitors
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Kim Dooley and Wimpys Little Buddy Lead 2009 NRBC Non Pro Prelims
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Hillary Dobbs qualifies to compete in FEI Rolex World Cup Finals on Quincy B
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Michael Morrissey and Scaraberas Clear Seven Feet to Win $25,000 Puissance
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AHP announces first Photography Contest for AHP members only
All 2009 AHP members and staff are invited to enter the first-ever AHP Photography Contest sponsored by American Horse Publications. The deadline for entries is midnight April 24, 2009. The AHP Photography Contest is held to select an image that will

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Swedish Studbook Hosts Best of Three Worlds Breeders' Meeting April 17 at the World Cup Finals
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Mountain Horse Apparel
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Mountain Horse USA: Dr. Suzanne Myers
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UK Horse Racing Club to host Thoroughbred Trainer Panel
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AAEP’s “Ask the Vet” Provides Answers from the Experts on Equine Healthcare
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With or without your horse, you'll have a great time at QuarterFest!
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CHIO Aachen 2009: Flanders is partner country
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Tampa, FL - April 7, 2009 - It was a difficult course testing the horses' power and endurance that set the stage for Saturday night's $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, where no horse and rider combinations were able to complete a faultless fi

Go Smarty Go, Son of Smarty Jones, 2004 Kentucky Derby Winner
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Wordley Martin Equestrian Riding Arenas Help Keep Top Horses Fit to Compete
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LAEC Winter Show
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NTRHA Reschedules 2009 Premier Futurity and 2009 Premier Sweepstakes
NTRHA has been approached by an overwhelming group of the NTRHA membership and other valuable relationships within the industry with some very important requests for NTRHA to consider. NTRHA wants to be member friendly and respond positively when a m

Week Long Equestrian Retreat and Life Changing Workshop at Gateway 2 Ranch
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ARHA World Show Brings Together Top Ranch Horses and Riders
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The EQUUS Foundation Selected as Fairfield County Hunt Club June Horse Show Beneficiary
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USET Foundation Presents 2009 Maxine Beard Award to Ashlee Bond and Michelle Spadone
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Subordinate as Prey
Take a look at the dynamics between a trainer and a horse. It's not that different from what you see in the workplace. Canada's top equine behaviorist is clinician Chris Irwin, an unusually creative and articulate teacher. Beside helping people wi

Thomas Fahey Memorial Charity Horse Show
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International Luso-Brasileiro Auction
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It's the Perfect Time to Find a Summer Camp or Horseback Riding Lesson Facility Near You
(April 2009) Summer is just around the corner and parents will be looking for horseback riding camps for their kids. Look no further. To find a summer camp, riding stable, trail ride program or instructor near you simply log onto the Certified Horsem

Equestrian Vaulting Gears up for the AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games
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Katie Prudent & Rebeka 13 Win $25,000 Spring 4 Grand Prix
WELLINGTON, Fla., Apr. 5--Katie Prudent and Rebeka 13 won the $25,000 Spring 4 Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Sunday. The pair were one of seven combinations from 30 starters to make it to the jump off. Their double c

Chris Kappler Captures Third $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Victory with VDL Oranta
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Ferngully and Taylor Ann Adams Victorious in Small Junior Hunter 15 and Under Championship
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Join the AHC’s Annual Congressional Ride-In
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Invincible and Ellen Toon Victorious in Amateur-Owner Hunter Over 35 Championship
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Marque Cincotta and Chappie Capture Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Low Victory
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Stadium Jumping, Inc.'s Eugene R. Mische Receives the 2009 Annual President's Award
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Hi Hopes Farm's Take Away Receives Marie Speed High Score Junior Hunter Perpetual Trophy
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Horse World Mourns the Loss of Sally Swift
Sarah Rodman Swift known to her worldwide following as “Sally Swift” passed away on April 2, 2009. Sally was less than three weeks away from reaching her 96th birthday. She was born on April 20, 1913 in Hingham, Massachusetts to Rodman “Tod” Swift an

Horse News is media sponsor of the New Jersey HorseXpo
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OCALA, FLORIDA (April 2, 2009) – This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Women LUV Horses Event and Gatorland Extreme Mustang Makeover Competition and Adoption will be an unforgettable experience for attendees and competitors alike. The event will be

SmartPak™ helps solve the problem of Picky Eaters
PLYMOUTH, Mass. – (April 2, 2009) – With the launch of their Free Taste Test Sample program, SmartPak™ is helping to solve the challenge of the picky eater. Since introducing its pioneering SmartPak service in 2000, riders and horse owners have come

HorseGirlTV Explores Amish Built Modular Barns
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You can win a Morgan Horse!
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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Partners Program Reaches Record High 110 Members
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Christine McCrea Takes Over the Lead in the Standings Before the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational
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McLain Ward and Gentlemen Complete Winning Round in 1.40m Class at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
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Blenheim Equisports Spring Tournament Provides Winning Opportunities for Karen Healey Stables
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Productions East Video and Equestrian Sport TV Team Up to Broadcast the 37th Annual Budweiser American Invitational
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MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the 2008 Year-End Non-Pro Supreme Champions! Congratulations to the following Non-Pros: Ann Richardson of Lebanon, Conn. Linda Fuller of Buxton, Maine Tracy Fay Gregory of Ha

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Colorful Champions Compete in Tulsa
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TheHorseStudio.com joins Willowview Hill Farm International to present "Working with Talent"
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eZall Shine & Detangler Transforms Ratty Manes and Tails Into Flowing Tresses
Manageable manes and tails are easy to achieve with eZall’s new Shine & Detangler. With a pleasant (some would say addictive), fresh scent and non-sticky formula, this new detangler gel can tackle even the toughest knots, burrs and mane snarls. Wh

Show tips to capitalize on investment in training and preparation
Whether you’ll be entering the show ring for the first time or returning after a hiatus, preparation is key for a successful and enjoyable start to the competition season. Sometimes, even the simplest trip can be stressful. All trips can benefit

Make American Quarter Horses Your "Happy Place"
It seems that all you hear today is troubling and depressing news. But there are still many joys despite our economy. It's more important than ever to recognize the things that bring the most happiness and relaxation. Of course, these things inclu

Rebecca Johanson Hofmann and Corona Claim $35,000 Grand Prix of Florida Victory
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Ambition and Robin Fairclough Take Reserve Championship Honors in Green Working Hunters
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2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Available Worldwide Through Live Webcast
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2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Fast Facts
EVENT: The Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* WHAT: The premier equestrian event in the Carolinas and home to one of the richest grand prix events in the United States. The Charlotte Jumper Classic is an American Grand Prix Association event, FEI sa

HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Series Receives Input from Own High Performance Committee
Saugerties, NY - April 1, 2009 - The HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show Series wants to provide the best experience for its high performance riders. To enable this, HITS put together its own high performance committee led by two-time Olympic gold

Generous Coupon Savings from Absorbine®
Absorbine® will be helping horse lovers save money this spring by supplying valuable coupons in May and June issues of popular equine magazines. There are $5 coupons offered on Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, ShowSheen®, and UltraShield® EX in the ga

Youth Horse Enthusiasts Gather for 32nd Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium
Youth horse enthusiasts from across the country gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 32nd Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium on March 27 through March 29, 2009. Volunteers, teens, industry professionals and other youth horse enthusiasts

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A major portion of Back Country Horsemen of America’s purpose and philosophy is “to work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use and to assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management o

New Pleasure and Youth Saddles from Circle P
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(March 2009) – Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently awarded Site Accreditation to The O’Connor Signature at The Oaks Equestrian Center in Lake City, Florida. This prestigious honor was awarded during a highly successful CHA instructor ce

The Colorado Horse Park Expands Eventing Season
Parker, CO-- The Colorado Horse Park kicks off an exciting season of eventing on May 2 with the Eventing Derby. This is followed by the highly anticipated Colorado Horse Park CCI** on May 29-31. Educational clinics with Olympic gold medalist David O'

SBS Farms' Jersey Boy and Jennifer Alfano Sweep Victory in $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Wellington, FL - March 31, 2009 - Jersey Boy, owned by SBS Farms and ridden by Jennifer Alfano, was the winner of this year's $50,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). SBS Farms is led by

Lou Jacobs and Kachina of Deeridge Farm Win WEF Circuit Championship
Wellington, FL - March 31, 2009 - Deeridge Farm finished out their winter season in fine fashion this year at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Lou Jacobs and his mare Kachina won the WEF Circuit Championship in the High Amateur Jumpers, while yo

NARHA’s Regional Conferences Provide Educational Experiences Close to Home
Denver, CO— With its membership dispersed across the North American continent and beyond, NARHA provides an organizational and educational opportunity in each of its 11 regions each year. In February and March of 2009 alone, NARHA regions convened re

Miss Rodeo America 2009 Tapes Absorbine® Video with Horsegirltv.com
It was a fun day in Tennessee recently when Miss Rodeo America 2009, Maegan Ridley, spent the day with Angelea K. Walkup from Horsegirltv.com to tape a segment for Angelea’s increasingly popular website. Miss Rodeo America is sponsored by W. F. Youn

Omega Fields® Teams with Wheatbelt, Inc.
Newton, WI – Omega Fields® has entered into a business relationship with Kansas City, MO distributing company Wheatbelt, Inc. This affiliation greatly increases the availability of Omega Fields’ affordable, Omega-3 rich, stabilized flax-based supplem

Ride From Mexico to Canada with Cavallo!
From the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Alaskan wilderness, the Best of America by Horseback series showcases the beauty of America by horseback each week. Travel along with television show host Tom Seay and participating riders on this excitin

AYHC Recognizes Leadership in the Youth Horse Industry
Strong adult and peer leadership are the backbone of the youth-horse industry and vital in transforming today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders. The American Youth Horse Council’s (AYHC) National Leader of the Year award, sponsored by the Certified Hor

FOSH Partners with Imagine A Horse
Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) is excited to announce its partnership with Sue De Laurentis of Imagine A Horse in the “Visten Project”. FOSH is a national leader in the promotion of natural, sound gaited horses and in the fight against abuse and

Brianne Link of JT Farm Wins Two WEF Circuit Championships
Wellington, FL - March 31, 2009 - JT Farm had a fantastic finish to their winter season this past week, with riders placing well in the hunters and equitation. Brianne Link of East Islip, NY, won two Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) Circuit Champions

Mario Deslauriers and Tigger Victorious in 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 31, 2009- It was a beautiful day to kick-off the third week of competition at the Tampa Equestrian Festival, the Tournament of Champions. Today riders had the opportunity to compete for top prizes in hunter and jumper divisions at t

Final Qualifier for the Budweiser American Invitational Tomorrow at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 31, 2009 -Tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. the Covered Arena at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center will host the $35,000 Grand Prix of Florida CSI, the final qualifying event for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational. Only the t

The North American Riders Group is Pleased to be Moving Forward
Wellington, FL - March 31, 2009 - The North American Riders Group (NARG) is pleased to announce that it is now a fully incorporated organization and is currently awaiting approval for it's 501c3 not for profit status application. The NARG was fo

Moon Bully named Appaloosa Racing Horse of the Year
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) Racing Program is proud to announce Moon Bully as the 2008 Appaloosa Racing Horse of the Year! The 4-year-old gelding, proudly owned by Brad Anderson of Detroit, Texas, also earned the honors of being nam

Appaloosas Race for more than $70,000 in March
MOSCOW, Idaho—Appaloosas raced for their piece of a $70,000-plus purse-money pie in March, and earned a sizeable slice of it! The following Appaloosas heated up the tracks: Royal Blue Cash, proudly owned by Melannie Patton of Kiowa, Okla., earned

Second Sound Horse Conference a Great Success
Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) is pleased to announce that the second Sound Horse Conference was a powerful and moving experience that brought together veterinarians, researchers, the USDA, and numerous individuals concerned about the continued cruel

TOBA launches Equine Drug Testing Presentation as a Webcast
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced today that it has launched a new webcast entitled “Recent Advances and New Innovations in Equine Drug Testing”. The webcast features Dr. Lawrence Soma, VMD of the Uni

Missy Wryn on PetLife Radio’s Horsing Around
Audrey Pavia of PetLife Radio’s Horsing Around interviews Missy Wryn about her Five Fundamentals that Translate Under Saddle for a Safer Ride. Available as podcast, iTunes, RSS and MP3 visit http://www.markiac.addr.com/PET_LIFE_RADIO/horsingep21.htm

Bare Skin Barrier Fly Control Receives BEST CHOICE from the Horse Journal
At Missy’s barn, the Natural Horsemanship Center of Oregon, the horse’s health and wellbeing are top priority. Only the best and healthiest feed and products are provided with restrictions on the use of harmful chemicals and inappropriate feeds. Fo

The countdown to Culpeper is on! Have you booked your room yet?
CULPEPER, VA (March 30, 2009)—HITS Culpeper’s Premier Lodging Partners, Culpeper Comfort Inn and Microtel are waiting to welcome you to Virginia’s horse country and HITS Commonwealth Park for the HITS Culpeper series of horse shows that are set to be

Riders Out of Karen Healey Stables Top HITS Thermal Desert Circuit Championship Standings
Thermal, CA - March 30, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables had a successful winter show season with multiple wins and top placings throughout the HITS Thermal Desert Circuit's eight weeks of competition. The horses and riders out of Karen Healey Stables sho

Jumper Classic Celebrates 20 Years as Boston Area Horse Show
March 30, 2009 (Hampton Falls, NH) -- The tradition of elite show jumping competition with a European look and feel keeps some of the finest international equestrian athletes returning to the Jumper Classic, now in its 20th year. The 2009 Jumper Clas

David Jennings & Marcus Aurelius Dominate Atlanta Spring Finale
Conyers, GA.—March 29, 2009— George Lucas’ Storm Troopers from the blockbuster Star Wars films were created as an elite army with no fears, just a determination to be victorious. This week saw a need breed of Storm Troopers at the Atlanta Spring Clas

Taylor Ann Adams Takes Championship and Reserve Championship Honors
Tampa, FL - March 29, 2009 -The second week of competition at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival concluded today with the Tampa Bay Classic's fifth and final day of competition. The Tampa Equestrian Festival is being held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian

Darragh Kerins and Night Train Tie with Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui for the Win
Tampa, FL - March 29, 2009- Never before in the history of the Grand Prix of Tampa has there been a tie for winner, but today that all changed. Today riders competed in the Covered Arena at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center located on the Florida Stat

Mike Miller and Bucks Genuine Fever Win 2009 NRCHA Stakes Non Pro Championship
Mike Miller and Bucks Genuine Fever have become the team to beat at National Reined Cow Horse Association premier events. They began their career with a third place win in the Non Pro at the 2007 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, and followed that with a C

Ed Robertson Wins 2009 NRCHA Stakes Open Championship on That CD Rocks
In just one day of competition at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes, Ed Robertson piloted That CD Rocks to win $39,672. He accomplished that feat by topping both the Open and Intermediate Open divisions with a score of 651, taking

Debbie Sanguinetti Wins Penny Knight/Coyote Rock Ranch Non Pro Bridle Spectacular
After winning the Non Pro Hackamore early on Saturday morning, Debbie Sanguinetti admitted she hoped she'd top the leader board later in the Penny Knight/Coyote Rock Ranch Non Pro Bridle Spectacular. The event is a highlight of the National Reined Co

Sharri Gallagher Wins 2009 NRCHA Stakes Novice Non Pro Bridle
Competing at her first National Reined Cow Horse Association premier event, Sharri Gallagher won the Novice Non Pro Bridle Championship and in the process claimed the Penny Knight/Coyote Rock Ranch Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Reserve Championship. Her

Wade Reaney Rides Flo N Blu Boon for 2009 NRCHA Win
Wade Reaney began his Saturday by winning the Open Hackamore title at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes, held at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. He finished his day in the same Championship form by piloting Flo N Blu Boon to

Christina Allen Rides Smart Madera to Win 2009 NRCHA Stakes Limited Open
Showing veteran cow horse Smart Madera for the first time, Christina Allen not only won the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes Limited Open Championship - she also set a personal record. "I've never marked as high down the fence as I did to

Wade Reaney Wins NRCHA Stakes Open Hackamore on Gunna Be A Prize
Wade Reaney was all smiles after completing his Open Hackamore runs at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes. The NRCHA Stakes, held March 25-29 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho, featured a full slate of NRCHA approved classes

Jacob Waggoner Tops NRCHA Stakes Limited Open Hackamore on Miss Behavin Shiner
Coming in as the last draw in the Limited Open Hackamore at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes in Nampa, Idaho, Jacob Waggoner knew exactly what he'd need to score to win the Championship. Riding Miss Behavin Shiner, he managed to outdo

North Dakota & Minnesota Flood Assistance for Equines
CHICAGO, (EWA) – The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) sends our thoughts and prayers to the residents of North Dakota and Minnesota affected by the recent devastating storms and subsequent floods. In this most difficult time for residents, the EWA i

Jake Telford Wins NRCHA Stakes Open Two Rein on Starlights Finale
Jake Telford, of Caldwell, Idaho, piloted Starlights Finale to a score of 292.5 - winning the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes Open Two Rein Championship. Along with a check for $1,770 and a CR Morrison trophy, the win garnered even more

Jamie Foster Wins $5K Non Pro Limited and Non Pro Limited (Provisional) at 2009 NRCHA Stakes
Jamie Foster, of Roseville, California, earned two titles at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes horse show - the Non Pro Limited (Provisional) and the $5K Non Pro Limited. Her partner for the event was Fletch Me If You Can, a 6-year-old

Debbie Sanguinetti Wins NRCHA Stakes Non Pro Hackamore on She Aint Plain
For the second year in a row, Debbie Sanguinetti and She Aint Plain won the Non Pro Hackamore at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes. This year the win garnered a CR Morrison trophy, and a check for $1,100. "I'm really proud of her to

Erica Pritz and Ad Fundum Gallop Away with Junior/Amateur-Owner High Power and Speed Win
Tampa, FL - March 28, 2009- It was warm and partly cloudy today at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, located on the Florida State Fairgrounds, the host of this year's Tampa Equestrian Festival. Today marks the fourth day of competition during the sec

Penelope Ayers Victorious in Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship with Player
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Jennifer Alfano & Jersey Boy Win $50,000 USJA International Hunter Derby at Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 28--Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy won the richest ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Saturday night when they triumphed over a record number of entries to win the $50,000 class at the Palm Beach Internatio

Brody Fitch Tops Youth Bridle at 2009 NRCHA Stakes
On Saturday, March 28, Brody Fitch earned the Youth Bridle Championship on Frosted Pistol Chex at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes, collective $606 and a CR Morrison NRCHA trophy. The win helped brighten a day that was darkened b

EasyCare Inc. Announces the Release of the Easyboot Rx
Tucson, Arizona EasyCare, Inc. has developed a new rehabilitation boot and padding system that will be available to the public in February. The Easyboot Rx is just the prescription for horses requiring a therapy boot that offers stability and suppor

eZall Introduces New Green Product Formula and Packaging
eZall, the company who revolutionized grooming by introducing its groundbreaking “Spray On, Rinse Off” technology to the horse and livestock industries, has developed a new and improved formula with improved dirt-fighting power, a subtle green color

Pure Thoughts Inc. expands OTTB Division for Florida Racetracks
March 27, 2009 - West Palm Beach, FL -- Go Smarty Go by Smarty Jones and Brave & Skillful by Silver Deputy are the first Off-Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) to arrive at Pure Thoughts Inc.'s expanded Thoroughbred Program. The decision came from observ

Michael Morrissey Leads $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Standings
Tampa, FL - March 27, 2009 - Michael Morrissey vaulted to the lead of the $200,00 Budweiser American Invitational standings after earning second place during yesterday's $35,000 Welcome Stake at the Tampa Bay Classic. The $35,000 Welcome Stake wa

USET Foundation to Host Joe Fargis Show Jumping Clinic in Gladstone
Gladstone, NJ - March 27, 2009 - The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that the special opportunity to train with Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis is still available. The Gold Medal Olympic Show Jumping Clinic with Fargis will be held at the his

Jay McLaughlin Tops Open Stakes Preliminaries on CD Dee Vee Dee
The field of 87 Open entries at the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes was narrowed to twenty after a grueling round of competition at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. Over the first three days of competition, top 4- and

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Features Exciting Puissance Class as New Event
Charlotte, NC - March 27, 2009 - The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* will have an exciting new class added to the schedule this year. The Puissance will be held on Saturday, April 11, during the evening session that starts at 7 p.m. The Charlot

Beezie Madden and Exclusive Master 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 27, 2009 - It was a warm, sunny day at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on the Florida State Fairgrounds, where riders competed for the third day during the Tampa Bay Classic. The Tampa Bay Classic is the second week of the Tampa Eq

Shawn Casady Rides Piece of Art to a Win in the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Medal
Tampa, FL - March 27, 2009 - The 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival's Tampa Bay Classic week continued with its third day of competition today at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center. The Tampa Bay Classic will continue through this Sunday, March 29, and wil

Live Internet Broadcast of $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby & WEF Parade of Champions
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 27--The $50,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby and the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Parade of Champions will be broadcast live on www.equestriansport.com from the Palm Beach International Equestr

Jennifer Alfano & Jersey Boy Leading for Final Round of $50,000 USJA International Hunter Derby
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 27--Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy have the lead going into the final round of the $50,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Saturday night. Alfano of B

A New, Innovative Body Protector for Young Riders
March 2009— Lami Cell introduces the Child’s Body Protector because it’s never too early to teach—or ensure—rider safety. The Child’s Body Protector features NPVC impact foam with zones of differing densities for more efficient shock absorption an

Television's Star Horse Trainer Julie Goodnight Offers Free Spectator Tickets to NARHA
SALIDA, Colorado March 27, 2009­ Julie Goodnight (host of RFD-TV's Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, www.juliegoodnight.com) offers 4 free spectator tickets to each NARHA therapeutic riding center or member who would like to attend a stop on her 200

Top Riders Win with Easyboot Gloves and Glue-Ons
Impressive results continue to roll in for Easyboot hoof boot products in endurance competitions around the world. Australia. Carol Layton and Sqiggle finished first in the lightweight division and won Best Condition at the Kiwarrak endurance rid

Equi-Spirit Toys and Tools Launches Canine-Spirit Balls
March 27, 2009 -- Cornville, AZ - Lisa Ross Williams, creator of both the "If Your Horse Could Talk" webcast available on her unique holistic horse care website, www.naturalhorsetalk.com and Equi-Spirit Toys and Tools for horses is excited to introd

African American School Teacher Rides Across America
It was the ultimate field trip. On September 22nd, 2007, 57-year-old social studies teacher Miles Dean swung aboard his Arabian-Saddlebred stallion, Sankofa, and began The Modern African American Pioneer Expedition, a six-month, 5,000-mile ride from

Garden State Horse Show honored to be named WCHR member
March 25, 2009, AUGUSTA, New Jersey—Now in its 58th year, Garden State Horse Show (GSHS) constantly strives to add special classes and incentives for its loyal exhibitors. This year the show, which runs from April 29 through May 3 at the Sussex Count

Group Discounts Currently Available for the 2009 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational
Tampa, FL - March 26, 2009 - Special group discounts are available for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational for groups of twenty or more. The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, produced by Stadium Jumping Inc., will be held on Saturday

Walter Farley
He could spin a yarn with the best of them, but behind author Walter Farley was a real horseman. His horse stories have thrilled generations of youngsters and helped to instill in them a passion for reading that schoolbooks can't. But few people k

Carol Roberts Tops Non Pro Herd Work Preliminaries on Ill Be A Super Star
The 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes in Nampa, Idaho began with the Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, and Amateur divisions. The elite event is open only to foals of NRCHA Subscribed Stallions, and is held March 25-29 at the Id

Be dynamic in your ride with Kerrits new Biodynamic garments
Hood River, OR—Start a new trend at your barn with Kerrits fresh, modern Biodynamic Jacket and Biodynamic Bootcut. Featuring a unique stretch woven, ultra-lightweight and breathable fabric, called Biodynamic, these two items offer full freedom of mot

Online Horse Photography Courses Are Off and Running
March 26, 2009 – The series of horse photography courses offered by http://www.learntotakehorsephotos.com has become very popular in the first two sessions. The courses are taught by well known horse photographers Christina Handley and Laura Cotterma

The National Cutting Horse Association announces the winners of NCHA 2008
All Champions: OPEN: Captains Choice, 2008 NCHA Open Reserve World Champion and NCHA $10,000 Novice Eastern National Champion, also won the Eastern National Open championship with 223 points under Casey Crouch. “How do you explain it?” asked

Spring Steeplechase Canceled Due to Drought Conditions
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 26--The Spring Steeplechase that was scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been canceled due to recent drought conditions and a severe weather forecast that could adversely affect the grass track at the Palm Beach International E

Record 70 Entries for $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 26--A record of 70 entries for the ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby are scheduled to start in the first round of the event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Friday. For the second strai

Hillary Dobbs and Marlo Master $35,000 Welcome Stake at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 26, 2009 - It was a bright and sunny day at the Tampa Equestrian Festival, held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center located on the Florida State Fairgrounds, marking the second day of the Tampa Bay Classic. Today fifty-eight riders

Abel and Amanda Steege Awarded the Championship Tricolor in the Regular Working Hunter Division
Tampa, FL - March 26, 2009 - The perfect weather continued in Tampa, FL, as week two of the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival got underway with its second day of competition. Week two, the Tampa Bay Classic, will continue through this Sunday, March 29,

The EQUUS Foundation and the Ox Ridge Hunt Club June Horse Show Team Up to Help Horses
WESTPORT, CT - March 26, 2009 - The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce that it will team up with the Ox Ridge June Horse Show, June 9-14, 2009, in Darien, Connecticut, to raise public awareness of the significant impact horses have not just in t

Appaloosa Youth Foundation offers Scholarships
MOSCOW, Idaho—Times are tough and paying for college isn’t easy, but the Appaloosa Youth Foundation (AYF), a subsidiary of the Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA), is making it easier by offering up to $10,000 in scholarships! The AYF is proud to provi

Jon Roeser Takes Early Lead of Penny Knight/Coyote Rock Ranch Open Bridle Spectacular
The 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes kicked up the action Thursday, March 26, with the start of the Penny Knight/Coyote Rock Ranch Open and Non Pro Bridle Spectaculars. The Bridle Spectaculars, for horses past their Futurity and Derb

2009 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Set to Begin Wednesday, March 25
With the start of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes beginning Wednesday, the NRCHA Staff and Show Crew have prepared for a busy week at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. The NRCHA Stakes, held March 25-29, is one of the associat

Badabing in the Bluegrass at O’Neill’s to Benefit Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY— MARCH 25, 2009 —It’s an offer you can’t refuse. Thursday April 2nd will be “Badabing in the Bluegrass Night” at O’Neill’s in Lexington, starring comedian and actor Frank Santorelli (The Sopranos). Proceeds from the event, presente

Haley Webster Garner's Championship Tricolor for Karen Healey Stables at HITS
Thermal, CA - March 25, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables' horses and riders showed at the final week of competition for the 2009 HITS Thermal Desert Circuit this past week and continued their top placings. In addition to her regular students, Karen H

ProChaps to be a Product Sponsor of the USEA SmartPak Training Three-Day Event
ProChaps, a revolutionary new line of half and full chaps, is proud to partner with the United States Eventing Association to be a product sponsor of the USEA Training Three-Day Event. The Training Three-Day Event has continued to gain momentum and

Amerigo Named the Official Saddle of the USEA American Eventing Championships
Amerigo Saddles, for the 6th straight year, has been named the Official Saddle of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AECs). The AECs are the national championship event for the sport of eventing. Open to amateurs, juniors and professional ri

Enjoy Horseman’s Card® Benefits and Provide Equine Research Funding
Lexington, KY (March 25, 2009) – Since its creation in 1991, The Horseman’s Card® has been the VISAÒ credit card of choice for horse owners and enthusiasts. It was created to help support the world-renowned Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in

Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch underway, numbers trending up
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2009) – Experts report that eastern tent caterpillars have begun hatching in central Kentucky and that their population numbers are trending up. “Populations of the eastern tent caterpillar have increased noticeably over

Lauren Hough and Preziosos S Win Tampa Bay Classic Opening Day 1.40m Class
Tampa, FL - March 25, 2009 - It was a beautiful sunny day to mark the beginning of the Tampa Bay Classic at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. The Tampa Bay Classic is the second week of the Tampa Equestrian Fe

The 37th Annual Budweiser American Invitational Approaches, Featuring Past and Future Winners
Tampa, FL - March 25, 2009 - The 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational will be held next Saturday, April 4, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. One of the most prestigious events in show jumping, the competition will be the culminat

By The Bay Local Rider Open Horse Show Series Now Available Online
Traverse City, MI - March 25, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. and Northern Pines Farm are pleased to announce that the prize list for their newly created "By the Bay Local Rider Open Horse Show Series" is now available online to download. The

Alise and Lucie Oken of Hi Hopes Farm Garner Championship Tricolors
Wellington, FL - March 25, 2009 - It was another successful week of competition for Alise and Lucie Oken at the Winter Equestrian Festival, both bringing home championship tricolors for their family's Hi Hopes Farm, based in Weddington, NC. The siste

Vaccination can help keep trail horses healthy, safe
Trail riding can be fun and relaxing, but it can also leave horses exposed to disease, especially if they are traveling to a new area or haven’t been given the proper vaccinations to help protect them from local disease threats. “Whenever horses

Learn Backcountry Camping at Quarterfest
America’s Horse, March 25, 2009 – Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, M

Lance Johnston Rides Shes Ful Of Diamonds to Preliminary Herd Work High Score
On Wednesday, March 25, Lance Johnston rode Shes Ful Of Diamonds to a preliminary herd work score of 218 that topped the Open division, a great first-step in securing a spot in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes finals that will take pl

UHC Speaker Program Growing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 24, 2009 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s (UHC) National Speaker Program has been up and running since January 2009 with immediate success. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak a

“The Spirit of Aachen”: Complimentary Seats Available
Free 'early bird' passes are available for special screenings of “The Spirit of Aachen”, a documentary for television. The program will be shown on April 17 in Las Vegas (NV), on April 24th in Lexington (KY) and on June 26th at the Texas Rose Horse P

JT Farm's Ellen Toon and Invincible Are Champions at Week 11 of WEF
Wellington, FL - March 24, 2009 - JT Farm had another championship week at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). It was the 11th week of the circuit, and Ellen Toon of South Salem, NY, captured another championship in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunter

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic Vendor Space Still Available
Charlotte, NC - March 24, 2009 - At the 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, there will be opportunities for great shopping in between some of the best show jumping that the United States has to offer. The Charlotte Jumper Classic will draw thousands of sp

Explore the Unexpected Side of Colorado’s Dude and Guest Ranches
Shawnee, CO (March 24, 2009) – Think a dude and guest ranch vacation is just about riding horses and eating hotdogs and beans? Think again. Although riding horses is synonymous with ranches, Colorado’s dude and guest ranches serve up a complete vacat

Two AHP Members Unite to Canter Against Cancer
Southampton, Massachusetts—March 24, 2009—The intrinsic nobility of horses has a way of bringing out the best in people. For AHP Affiliate members L.A. Pomeroy and Claudia Sarti of western Massachusetts, it has united them in an effort to raise fund

Farnam’s Platform® Feed Renews Sponsorship
Morton, IL – Bigger isn’t always better according to owners of American Shetland Ponies and Miniature Horses who instead prefer that their equine companions come in smaller size packages. That’s why owners of small equines appreciate Farnam Companies

Legendary Horses Tour Public Libraries
World Libraries Host a Parade of Yesterday’s and Today’s Heroic Equines and Equestrians Black Beauty lives at the end of Main Street and Pegasus takes wing from the pasture around the corner in a new equestrian exhibit touring public and school li

Stallions: Horses of a Different Color
I sat in the saddle with chills on the back of my neck. My heart was pounding. And I was grinning from ear to ear. The thrill I felt is one few people in North America have experienced. I had just ridden a Crioulo. No, this is not some exotic anima

The $10,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby
THERMAL, CA (March 23, 2009)— Hunters got their chance to show their stuff on Saturday night when the $10,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Dietrich Insurance Featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery took the stage u

Atlanta Spring Brings a Bouquet of Wins for DFG Stables
Conyers, GA March 23, 2009—While cherry blossoms are blooming around the Georgia International Horse Park so too are the talented riders of the Aiken, SC based DFG Stables. Kicking off the first week of the Atlanta Spring Classics with a bouquet of s

Productions East Video and Equestrian Sport TV Team Up to Broadcast the 37th Annual Budweiser American Invitational
Tampa, FL - March 23, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. is pleased to announce that Productions East Video and Equestrian Sport TV have teamed up to webcast the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational live from Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, April 4,

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic Helps Make a Difference for Bobcats Youth Foundation
Charlotte, NC - March 23, 2009 - The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic is proud to help support the Bobcats Youth Foundation, an organization that is committed to making a difference for area youths through community relations outreach efforts. The Charl

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Fast Facts
EVENT: The Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* WHAT: The premier equestrian event in the Carolinas and home to one of the richest grand prix events in the United States. The Charlotte Jumper Classic is an American Grand Prix Association event, FEI sa

Tampa Equestrian Festival Week 1 Wrap-up, March 18-22, 2009, Suncoast Internationale
Tampa, FL - March 23, 2009 - It was a clean sweep for Tiffany Hammock and Rebound in the Children's/Adult Jumper Division after their double clear victory in the Children's/Adult Jumper Classic yesterday. The pair won all three of the division's clas

SBS Farm's Jennifer Alfano Sweeps Working Hunter Championship at Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 23, 2009 - SBS Farm's Jennifer Alfano had two very successful days of competition at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival this past week. Alfano showed her talented young horses Kid Rock and Exxtraordinary at the Bob Thomas Equestria

World Class Grand Prix Rider Todd Minikus Joins Team eZall
Team eZall is proud to welcome elite show jumper and grand prix rider Todd Minikus into its outstanding family of horsemen. Showing professionally for over 20 years, Minikus has received numerous awards and accolades for his talent and ability. Sp

Jim Wofford to Give Rolex Cross-Country Course Walk
GAITHERSBURG, MD – March 23, 2009 – Join eventing legend and Practical Horseman magazine columnist Jim Wofford for a FREE (with event admission) fun and educational cross-country course walk during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** at the Ke

NARHA Celebrates 40 Years of Dedication to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
Denver, CO—As much newer organizations fade into history, and their good works become distant memories, NARHA is still going strong in its 40th year. Since 1969, NARHA has provided Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United

Garfield and Samantha Schaefer Win Junior Hunter 15 and Under Championship at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 22, 2009 -The Junior Hunter divisions were awarded championship honors this morning in the Main Hunter Ring of the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The championship awards were the culmination of two da

Tiffany Hammock and Rebound Sweep Children's/Adult Jumper Division for Championship Tricolor
Tampa, FL - March 22, 2009 - The Tampa Equestrian Festival wrapped up it's first week of competition, Suncoast International week, with an exciting day of competition. The three week long horse show is held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on the

Baby Steps: The Importance of Curiosity in the Foal
We’re coming up again on one of my favorite times of the year. As spring rounds the corner, the broodmares’ bellies are growing and the countdown has started. Foaling time. Finally we get to see the products of the genetic equation we planned a ye

The $25,000 HITS Grand Prix and Ronnie Mutch Equitation Classic highlight the action at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 21, 2009)— Rich Fellers rode Harry and Mollie Chapman's Flexible to the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Friday afternoon in the Grand Prix Ring at the HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California. Fellers got the best

Erica Pritz and Landessa 4 Earn Double Clear Victory in Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers
Tampa, FL - March 21, 2009 - It was an exciting day of competition at the Tampa Equestrian Festival for the fourth day of Suncoast International week. In the Covered Arena junior and amateur riders began competing at 8 a.m. The first class of the day

Betty Oare Victorious in Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship with Fine Kiss and L'Alezon
Tampa, FL - March 21, 2009 - The beautiful weather continued today as sunshine, clear blue skies and a light breeze set the scene for the Tampa Equestrian Festival's fourth day of competition. The three-week horse show is being held at the Bob Thoma

Live Broadcast Tonight of $400,000 FTI Finale Grand Prix CSI 5*
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 21--The $400,000 Finale Grand Prix CSI 5* and the $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge conclusion will be broadcast live on the Internet site www.equestriansport.com from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center beginning at 6:45

Atlanta Spring Classics Open with Big Wins for Fargis and WeinbergAtlanta Spring Classics Open with Big Wins for Fargis and Weinberg
Conyers, GA.—MAR 21, 2009—Fresh off a glorious winter circuit, legendary Olympic Gold rider Joe Fargis of Middleburg, VA kicked off the opening week of the 2009 Atlanta Spring Classics with a victory in the Spring Welcome Stake aboard Diams III.

Super Ride VII: The 2009 United States Equestrian Drill Championship
The city of Lindale, Texas will be the host community and title sponsor of Super Ride VII: the 2009 United States Equestrian Drill Championship, scheduled for June 24 - 27, at the Texas Rose Horse Park. Part of the Tyler, Texas Metropolitan Statis

Reserve Your VIP Table Now at "The Hall of Fame Club" During the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL-March 20, 2009- The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to invite everyone to join the "Show Jumping Hall of Fame Club" at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival. Providing a unique VIP experience during two exciting weeks of hun

American Trails selects www.weedfreefeed.com as "Best Internet Education & Trails Training Site"
American Trails was created in 1988 and has been the collective voice for a diverse coalition of trails enthusiasts, land managers, conservationists, friends of outdoor recreation and livable cities through its relationships with the Federal Highway

Outback Shirts offer Technology, Fit, Performance
“Added value is more important than ever, says Wilson King, president of Outback Trading Company, and we are committed to advancing our products beyond normal expectations. Our new men’s and ladies shirts with technical upgrades are outstanding exam

CHA Instructor Rides with Best of America by Horseback from Mexico to Canada
(March 2009) – Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) instructor Julie Dillon from Goffstown, New Hampshire is heading off on a 1,700 mile journey with her Tennessee Walking Horse with the Best of America by Horseback team. They will be riding

USTA, Harness Racing Museum to Host Equine Job Fair April 29
Seeking employment in the horse world? The U.S. Trotting Association, publisher of Hoof Beats, and Harness Racing Museum will hold an equine job fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. The event, which will have representatives from about 20

Third Annual Benefit Luncheon for Chateaulond Equestian Center's "Helping Haitian Riders with Special Needs"
Wellington, NY - March 20- 2009 -- Romy Tschudi-Roy, together with "Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs," built a riding program in 2004 that enriches the lives of handicapped children in Haiti. She and fellow supporters will welcome 5 young Haiti competito

Mario Deslauriers and Tigger Triumph in 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 20, 2009 - The sun was shining brightly over the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds for the third day of competition at the Tampa Equestrian Festival, as jumpers competed for top prizes in the Covered Aren

Laura Pfeiffer Tops Equitation Classes at Tampa Equestrian Festival's Suncoast Internationale
Tampa, FL - March 20, 2009 - It was another gorgeous day as the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival's Suncoast Internationale kicked off its third day of competition. The three-week horse show is being held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on the Flori

Richard Winters Captures Road to the Horse Title/ Fort Dodge Charity Challenge
Richard Winters of Ojai, California was crowned Road to the Horse Champion in Franklin, TN March 15, 2009. Winters, John Lyons and Tommy Garland competed for the coveted title in front of a sold-out crowd of 6,000 spectators including guests from as

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource forms Alliance with Tread Lightly!
In an effort to help horseback riders and all outdoor enthusiasts protect their trail access on public lands, the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has formed a strategic alliance with Tread Lightly! The alliance was formed because a ccess to

AETA Announces Host Hotel for August 2009 trade fair
The American Equestrian Trade Association has chosen the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, located in King of Prussia, PA, as its host hotel for AETA INTERNATIONAL. The trade fair will be presented from August 15 – 17, 2009 at the Greater Philadelphia Exp

Three Phase Event Five Weeks Away: Entry Deadline April 1st
We are five weeks away for the Three Phase Event Gaited Horse Versatility Competition, and wanted to remind everyone, deadline for entries is midnight, April 1st, 2009. Check the website for entry form: www.threephaseevent.org , your dressage tests,

Championship Wins Continue for Karen Healey Stables at HITS Desert Circuit VII
Thermal, CA - March 19, 2009 - The horses and riders out of Karen Healey Stables continued their success during week seven of competition at the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA on March 10-15. With many talented young riders coming up in the hunte

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Sponsors Hagyard Challenge Series at Kentucky Horse Shows
Lexington, KY - March 19, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, the management company for hunter/jumper competitions at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, is pleased to announce that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is the proud sponsor of the Hagyard

Bobby Murphy Adds Creative Component to Course Designs at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL - March 19, 2009 - This past week Bobby Murphy incorporated a creative edge into his course designs at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL. Murphy resides in Lexington, KY, and is an assistant manager for all of

Appaloosa Horse Club offers Aged Horse Special
MOSCOW, Idaho— In this time of financial difficulty, the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) understands the increasingly large demand for lower registration rates for aged Appaloosas. The ApHC is working to meet the needs of our members by offering the oppo

AYA hosts Horse Judging Contest at National Appaloosa Show
JACKSON, Miss.—Interested in brushing up your equine judging skills? Then gather your friends and head to Jackson, Miss., as the Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA), the official youth program of the Appaloosa Horse Club, will once again host the Youth

Top Show Jumpers Vie for $600,000 at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival FTI Finale Grand Prix CSI5*
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 19--Forty of the world's top riders, including 17 Olympians, will jump for $600,000 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Saturday night, Mar. 21. FTI Consulting is sponsoring the $400,000 Finale Grand Prix CS

Marilyn Little-Meredith & Comtesse du Lys Win WEF Challenge XI
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 19--Marilyn Little-Meredith captured her first ever Grand Prix at a Winter Equestrian Festival Thursday, aboard Comtesse Du Lys in the finale round of the $30,000 Braman Motor Cars WEF Challenge Cup Series. Little-Meredith o

Mary Shirley Shines With RNW New Day in 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 19, 2009 - It was an exciting day of jumper competition in the Covered Arena today at the Tampa Equestrian Festival. Today marked the second day of competition for the first week, Suncoast Internationale week, at the Bob Thomas Eque

Lucie and Alise Oken of Hi Hopes Farm Collect Top Ribbons During WEF Week Ten
Wellington, FL - March 19, 2009 - Top junior riders Lucie and Alise Oken were awarded several top ribbons during week ten of the Winter Equestrian Festival, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The Oken sisters ride at Hi Hopes Far

Kid Rock and Jennifer Alfano Win Working Hunter Championship at Stadium Jumping's Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 19, 2009 - Tampa, FL - March 19, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. kicked off its second day of competition at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival today as week one's Suncoast Internationale continued. The three-week horse show is being h

ApHC Names "Horse of the Year" Recipients for Trail and Distance
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) Trail and Distance Department is proud to announce the 2008 recipients of the “Horse of the Year” awards. Congratulations to Fourmile’s Kuna and RR Roman Scooter. To earn the prestigious “Horse of the

ApHc Names Medallion earning Appaloosas in Trail and Distance
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) Trail and Distance Department is pleased to announce the 2008 recipients of the 350-mile bronze medallions. Distance medallions are awarded annually to the Appaloosas completing 350 miles in open competit

ApHc Names Trail and Distance Registers of Merit Appaloosa Recipients
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) Trail and Distance Department is happy to announce the Appaloosa recipients of the 250- and 400-mile Registers of Merit (ROM) for 2008. The 250-mile ROM distinctions are awarded to ApHC-registered Appaloo

ApHc announces 2008 Chief Joseph Trail Ride Medallion Winners
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce Special Consensus, Stormy Be Gone, Be Appy Jack and Walks Far Eagle as the 2008 Chief Joseph Trail Ride Medallion winners. The Chief Joseph Trail Ride medallion is earned by an Ap

Spring Style Moves in a New Direction with the Ariat® Westchester Collection
Union City, Calif. March 19, 2009 – Ariat International, Inc. ushers in the spring show season with the Ariat® Westchester Collection, a breath of fresh air for the English footwear category. “Our new Westchester Collection celebrates the small

BloodHorse.com's "Talking' Horses" Next Guest: Larry Jones
LEXINGTON, Ky. — March 19 — Submit your questions now for trainer Larry Jones, for the next edition of BloodHorse.com “Talkin’ Horses” at BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses. “Talkin' Horses” offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusi

American Paint Horse Foundation raises $25,000 to launch new therapeutic riding program
FORT WORTH, Texas—The American Paint Horse Foundation’s mission to “improve lives through the power of Paints,” was strengthened recently, when the charitable organization reached its goal of raising $25,000 to start a therapeutic riding fund. In

Equine career fair to help students prepare for internships, workforce
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2009) – The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will hold a career fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 in Seay Auditorium in the Agricultural Science North building on the UK campus. The Equine Initiative stu

Champion Mounted Shooter Kenda Lenseigne joins Circle Y Team of Champions
Yoakum, TX (March 18, 2009)- Circle Y Saddles, America’s Leading Saddle Brand, is proud to add champion Cowboy Mounted Shooter, Kenda Lenseigne, to its Team Of Champions. As the 2007 & 2008 Reserve World Champion Cowgirl for the Cowboy Mounted Shooti

Join TheHorse.com for the Free Webinar Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk
What problem do horses of all breeds, all ages, and all activity levels=2 0get, but you might not even know the horse is affected? Equine gastric ulcer syndrome! LEXINGTON, Ky. – March 18 – Join TheHorse.com for a free Webinar on “Equine Ulcers:

Merial Announces Satisfaction Guarantee for ZIMECTERIN® (ivermectin) Brands
DULUTH, GA. — March 18, 2009 — Horse owners can hold their parasite control to a higher standard — their own approval. Now, all ZIMECTERIN® (ivermectin) Brand Products are backed by a satisfaction guarantee, helping to ensure the highest standard of

It's time to advertise your business during HITS Saugerties
The HITS Saugerties series of horse shows are right around the corner. HITS is gearing up for another fantastic season its state-of-the-art equestrian facility, in Saugerties, New York beginning on May 20 and ending September 13. In all, HITS will of

Mario Deslauriers Has Double Clear Victories in 1.30m and 1.35m at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 18, 2009 - It was a beautiful day in Tampa for the opening day of the Tampa Equestrian Festival, held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The Tampa Equestrian Festival features three weeks of the co

Breeding Classes Featured at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 18, 2009 - The 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival kicked off its first day of competition at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL, today. With three weeks of world-class equestrian competition running from March 18 through Apri

Horse Slaughter: The Snow Job in Montana Will Melt
CHICAGO, (EWA) - With their vote to resume the barbaric practice of horse slaughter in the State of Montana, seven politicians may have ended once promising careers. Senators Terry Murphy, Taylor Brown, Ken Hansen, Verdell Jackson, Rick Ripley, Bradl

Stolen Horse International Commentary on Florida Horse Theft and Dismemberment
If you stop the horse theft, you help stop the killings. There has been a very disturbing case involving "Ger onimo," an 8-year-old Quarter Horse stolen from Ivonne Rodriguez of Redland, Florida. Although an official report had not been filed, S

Olympian, McDonald, confirmed for PVDA Ride for Life Dancing Horse
Upper Marlboro, MD--The Potomac Valley Dressage Association (PVDA) has confirmed Debbie McDonald as the Dancing Horse Challenge celebrity guest speaker on the evening of Saturday, June 27 at their weekend-long PVDA Ride for Life? Dressage Sh

American Horse Council’s 2009 Horse Industry Directory Now Available
WASHINGTON, DC - The most comprehensive national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase. The American Horse Council’s 2009 Horse Industry D

Highlights of Spring Circuit at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Through May 10
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 17--Equestrian Sport Productions' 2009 Spring Circuit offers five more weeks of top notch competition at the conclusion of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival on Mar. 29. The Spring Circuit at the Palm Beach International Equ

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Provides Official Veterinarian Service for Competitions
Lexington, KY - March 17, 2009 - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, one of the leading providers of equine healthcare, offers veterinary service to horse shows through the Hagyard Sport Horse program. This division of the Hagyard Equine Medical Instit

SBS Farms Sweeps Two Champion and Two Reserve Champion Circuit Awards at HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
Ocala, FL - March 17, 2009 - SBS Farms had a great finish to their 2009 winter season at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Led by trainer Susie Schoellkopf and rider/trainer Jennifer Alfano of Buffalo, NY, the horses won two circuit championships and tw

Lou Jacobs and Kachina of Deeridge Farm Capture High Amateur Jumper Classic Win and Championship
Wellington, FL - March 17, 2009 - Lou Jacobs capped off his final winter horse show with a bang when he and Kachina, his 10-year-old Selle Francais mare, won the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) High Amateur Jumper Classic at week 10 of the

Caitie Hope Makes Strides at Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL - March 17, 2009 - This past week Caitie Hope of Barrington, IL, traveled with her trainer, Diane Carney, to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Hope rides at Carney's Illinois-based show stable Telluride Farm.

HITS Ocala celebrates another successful season at HITS Post Time Farm
OCALA, FL (March 17, 2009)--The 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit came to a close on Sunday, March 15 after eight weeks of world-class equestrian competition at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Florida. On the final Sunday, the Parade of Champions took

Win a Trip to Elite Equine Events
(Santa Ynez Valley, CA-March 17, 2009)Platinum Performance is proud to announce the Platinum PASS, a way for lucky horse enthusiasts to attend one of the elite equestrian events of the year, including: -FEI World Cup Finals -Rolex 3 Day Event -

Fly Spray – Wipes – Roll On’s What about those WARNINGS? Is my Horse Safe? Am I Safe?
Do you avoid having contact with the spray or wipe you are using on your horse because of the warnings or how it makes you feel? Some people complain of burning around their lips, burning of their eyes and skin or a tightening in their throat as the

Game Ready Applauds FEI Regulations Governing Use of Cryotherapy
Alameda, Calif. – March 16, 2009 –Game Ready™ today praised recent actions by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international body governing equestrian sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to prevent the misu

Laura Linback wins the $100,000 DeLuca Toyota Tundra Grand Prix
OCALA, FL (March 16, 2009)—Laura Linback certainly picked the right time to win her first Grand Prix of the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit when she rode Woodrun’s As Di Villagana to the blue in the $100,000 DeLuca Toyota Tundra Grand Prix, presented

Richard Spooner scores a hat trick in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 16, 2009)—Richard Spooner scored a hat trick in Sunday’s $50,000 HITS Grand Prix when he finished the class first, second and third to conclude Desert Circuit VII at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California. Spooner ha

RV Sales of Broward Now Accepting RV Reservations for Tampa Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL - March 16, 2009 - RV Sales of Broward is pleased to announce that the RV company will have a wide variety of campers and recreational vehicles available for sale and rent at this year's Tampa Equestrian Festival. The Tampa Equestrian

Purina Introduces a Next Generation of Horse Feeds
DATELINE--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Purina introduces seven new horse feeds, designed to help horses obtain a shinier coat, healthier hooves, better body and muscle condition and overall better nutrition in 60 days. Six of the seven horse feeds

What Do You Bring To The Relationship With Your Horse?
The way you view the world and your place in it largely determines how you view and treat your horse. There are many levels of perception in our human experience and you have already traveled through some of them as a passenger on the train of life.

FTI Winter Equestrian Festival & Finale Grand Prix Available for Live Internet Viewing
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 15--The $75,000 CSI2* Grand Prix on Sunday, Mar. 15 and the $400,000 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Finale Grand Prix on Saturday night, Mar. 21 will be broadcast live on the Internet from the Palm Beach International Equestria

Peter Charles & Murka's Pom d'Ami Win FTI Winter Equestrian Festival $75,000 CSI 2* Grand Prix
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 15--Great Britain's Peter Charles on Sunday captured his second Grand Prix of th FTI Winter Equestrian Festival by riding Murka's Pom d'Ami to victory in the $75,000 CSI 2* Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian

Wilhelm Genn Hits a Lucky Seven at the Gulf Coast Finale
GULFPORT, MS.—MAR 15, 2009-“Great start to ending a great series!” Bob Bell the Co-Chairman of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics put it simply. Kicking off an exciting conclusion to the six-week Winter Series on a high note, Thursday afternoon’s $25,000

Congress Must Act Now: Draconian Horse Killing Bill
CHICAGO, (EWA) - A vote in the Montana House Thursday on a Draconian horse killing bill demands immediate action by the Congress. The Equine Welfare Alliance urges immediate passage of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009. State legislatio

Canadian Olympian Jill Henselwood delivers a one-two punch in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 14, 2009)—Canadian Olympian Jill Henselwood rode Juniper Farm’s Special Ed to the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Friday afternoon in the majestic Grand Prix ring at the HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California. He

FEI World Cup Dressage at Palm Beach Available by Live Internet Broadcast
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 14--The FEI World Cup musical freestyle competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Saturday Night is available by live Internet broadcast. The live broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and is available for $9.95 by

Denmark's Petersen & Success receive 2nd FEI World Cup Dressage at Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 14--Canada's Ashley Holzer and her Olympic mount Pop Art secured their place at the FEI World Cup Final with a victory Saturday night in the WEF Dressage Classic Grand Prix musical freestyle at the Palm Beach International Eque

Olympian's McLain Ward and Beezie Madden Attend Yankees Spring Training Game
Tampa, FL - March 14, 2008 - United States Equestrian Team Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Beezie Madden will be traveling to Tampa, FL, to attend a New York Yankees Spring Training game this Monday. The game will be a match up between the New

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Welcomes Five New Partners
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is very pleased to welcome LifeTime Composites LLC (CA), The Natural Gait, Inc. (IA), Rockford Park District / Lockwood Park (IL), Loomis Basin Horsemen's Association (CA) and Fort Harrod Back Country

Homes for Horses Coalition to Meet in Las Vegas April 9-10
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2009) — Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy and rescue organizations will gather on April 9 through 10 at Bally’s Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conferen

For the Cost-Conscious, Eco-Minded Rider: EcoGreen™ Breeches by Tuff Rider®
JPC is proud to introduce its new EcoGreen breeches, made from sustainable, organically grown bamboo. The EcoGreen breeches are available in a Lowrise Knee Patch, Full Seat, Full Seat Plaid and Tights. Knee patch and Full seat models feature the grea

Commemorate Your Prized Horse In a Fine Art Portrait
Atlanta, GA (March 13, 2009) Award-winning Atlanta portrait artist, Lisa Gleim, not only specializes in children and pet portraits, but she also paints fine art portraits of horses and riders. Having once been an avid English equestrian herself, Glei

Three's company! Tracy Fenney wins her third Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (March 13, 2009)—Tracy Fenney rode MTM Farm's S & L Willie to her third Grand Prix victory of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, taking the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Thursday during final week at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Flor

Tretorn Riding Boot Available at Kocher Tack Shop at Winter Equestrian Festival
Introducing the Tretorn Riding Boot. Innovative, comfortable and durable as the best athletic shoes, the Tretorn boot is ideal for schooling and everyday use. With the comfort of a sneaker and the ease of cleaning its microfiber material with a damp

George Morris Excellence in Equitation to be Judged by USA Olympic Gold Medal Team
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 13--The George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation, an invitational exhibition event, will be broadcast live on the Internet on Friday, Mar. 13 from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The entire 2008 U.S. Olympic

Tampa Equestrian Festival Hosts $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 3*-W Grand Prix of Tampa
Tampa, FL - March 13, 2009 - As the battle for the top spots in the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals comes down to the wire, the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival will be hosting this year's final World Cup qualifying class during its second week of competiti

Ticket Prices Reduced for 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5*
Charlotte, NC - March 13, 2009 - In an effort to makes this year's Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* more accessible for spectators, ticket prices have been reduced. The Charlotte Jumper Classic will be held on April 10-12 at the Time Warner Cable Are

Become a Morgan Idol!
SHELBURNE, VT - The 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG) will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the first time outside of Europe, where nearly 1 million equine enthusiasts from around the world are expected to attend. It will be

Troxel Celebrates 111 Years of Commitment to Safety
San Diego, CA – March 12, 2009 – In 1898, Troxel began transforming leather and steel into consumer products. This year, Troxel is proud to acknowledge its 111th anniversary and its 35th year of dedication to injury prevention products. Troxel has be

HITS Saugerties Revisits the Past with Lowered Prices
Saugerties, NY - March 12, 2009 - The HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Horse Show series are going back to the past for ideas on how to save exhibitors money. The eight weeks of shows at the beautiful HITS-on-the-Hudson facility offers a full schedu

2009 Jumper Classic Expands Show Jumping Competition to Please Amateurs and Pros Alike
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, March 12, 2009 -- Plans are underway for some exciting enhancements to the 2009 Jumper Classic, New England's premier show jumping event. The five full days of show jumping classes running from Wednesday, September 2nd t

Beezie Madden Posts First 2009 WEF Win
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar.12--Double Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden won her first Grand Prix of the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Thursday, aboard Onlight in Round X of the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup Series. Madden of Cazeno

Canada's Ashley Holzer & Pop Art Win Grand Prix for Saturday Night Musical Freestyle at WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 12--Already assured of a trip to the FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas, Canada's Ashley Holzer took advantage of a last chance to ride her Pop Art under the lights by winning the Grand Prix for the musical freestyle at the WEF D

The Tampa Equestrian Festival and the 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the world's best Olympic athletes. WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium

New Research Demonstrates Phenylbutazone Risks
DULUTH, GA. — March 11, 2009 — New research demonstrates that prolonged administration of phenylbutazone (bute) can cause some adverse effects in horses as soon as three days after initial treatment. The effects include protein loss, lowered white bl

Old Friends’s “Lava Luau” Postponed. Lava Man Arrival Now Set for June
GEORGETOWN, KY— MARCH 11, 2009 —Michael Blowen, president and founder of the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility Old Friends, announced today that the arrival of racing legend Lava Man would be delayed. The seven-time Grade 1 winner was expected at

Be A Part Of The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Club At The 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL-March 11, 2009- The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to invite everyone to join the "Show Jumping Hall of Fame Club" at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival. Providing a unique VIP experience during two exciting weeks of hu

Karen Healey Stables Garners Several Championships at HITS Desert Circuit VI
Thermal, CA - March 11, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables pulled in four championship wins and numerous top placings at HITS Desert Circuit's sixth week of competition in Thermal, CA. The group out of Karen Healey Stables showed this past week on March 3-8

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* to Award Fantastic Prize Money for Open, Amateur, and Junior Jumpers
Charlotte, NC - March 11, 2009 - The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* will be held on April 10-12 at the Time Warner Cable Arena. It promises to be one of the biggest and best show jumping events in the United States this year for juniors, amate

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Fast Facts
EVENT: The Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* WHAT: The premier equestrian event in the Carolinas and home to one of the richest grand prix events in the United States. The Charlotte Jumper Classic is an American Grand Prix Association event, FEI sa

North American Riders Group Hosts Successful Opening Reception
Wellington, FL - March 11, 2009 - Nearly 300 riders, trainers, and owners of the hunter/jumper/equitation disciplines attended the North American Riders Group (NARG) Opening Reception on Tuesday, March 3. The event was held at the Wanderer's Club in

Local Youth wins "Cash" in Essay Contest
SHELBURNE, VT ‹Christie Little, age nine, of Harrington, Delaware, is the winner of the Morgan horse, "Cash," or CBMF Walk The Line, as part of an essay contest sponsored by the American Morgan Horse Association and Team Morgan. Cash was generou

Riders & Stock Users Learn to Travel “Green”
Since Back Country Horsemen of America was founded in 1973, they have recognized their role in protecting and preserving wilderness lands. Point four of their mission statement expresses their feeling of responsibility: “To educate, encourage, and so

People Helping Horses is Proud to Announce the Return of Celebrate the Horse
ARLINGTON, WA. Celebrate the Horse, Western Washington's premiere equine event is back, bigger and better than ever, at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, WA on June 27th and 28th, 2009. Celebrate the Horse is a fun-filled festival for all ages celebrating e

The Breed Collection: Vibrant New Apparel from Equine Couture
Now introducing new clothing to colorfully display your love for your favorite breed! The Breed Collection from Equine Couture features vibrant ensembles with coordinated tops, belts and socks for you, as well as matching saddle pads, polo wraps and

Devon-Aire announces addition of new water repellent tight to Sensation line of riding wear!
Devon-Aire is announcing the addition of its first Hipster cut performance tight in the popular water repellent Sensation fabric. The Hipster Sensation is20available in both ladies and kids sizes and cut on the very popular Hipster cut that sits abou

Jane Hannigan & Maksymillian Win Grand Prix for Special WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 11--The USA's Jane Hannigan and Maksymillian won the Grand for Special on the opening day Wednesday of the WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The competition that is part of the FTI

Dedication and Vision Make Showplace Spring Spectacular the Perfect Horse Show Destination
Wayne, IL - March 11, 2009 - Showplace Productions is one of the top horse show production and management companies in the United States and led by Pat Boyle, who has nearly 30 years of experience in horse show management. Boyle and his team will hos

2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Series Fast Facts
EVENT: Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show I and II WHAT: Two "AA" rated hunter and four-star jumper horse shows produced by Showplace Productions. WHERE: Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., located 40 minutes west of Chicago.

2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Provides Exceptional Time Management Services
Traverse City, MI - March 11, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce that its 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival will provide several helpful services to keep exhibitors up-to-date and informed throughout its month-l

2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Fast Facts
EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival WHAT: A month long multi-discipline equestrian festival that attracts 1,400 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $395,000 total prize money.

New Research Demonstrates Phenylbutazone Risks
DULUTH, GA. — March 11, 2009 — New research demonstrates that prolonged administration of phenylbutazone (bute) can cause some adverse effects in horses as soon as three days after initial treatment. The effects include protein loss, lowered white bl

John French pilots Rumba and Small Affair to the Rainbow Canyon Ranch High-Score Hunter Award
THERMAL, CA (March 10, 2009)—HITS crowned its winner in the Rainbow Canyon Ranch High-Score Hunter Award when John French rode two horses, Mountain Home Stables' Rumba and Liz Reilly's Small Affair to a tie for the triumph at the HITS Desert Horse Pa

JT Farm Records Success at Old Salem Winter Horse Show and Winter Equestrian Festival
North Salem, NY - March 10, 2009 - JT Farm continued their competition success last week at two venues. JT Farm is led by trainer Jimmy Toon and has bases in South Salem, NY, and Wellington, FL. Dudley MacFarlane of Darien, CT, had two horses win tri

2009 Challenge of the Americas Raises over $200,000 to Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Wellington, FL - March 10, 2009 - The eighth annual Challenge of the Americas competition and Challenge Gala was held this past Saturday night, March 7 at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Held as a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Tampa Equestrian Festival's Tournament of Champions Week Announced as WCHR Qualifier
Tampa, FL - March 10, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival's Tournament of Champions week has been selected as a qualifier for the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) program. The Tournament o

Telluride Farm's Riders Continue Steady Progress at HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
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Exclusive Offer for USDF Certified Instructors
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Grooming the Mane
Some people spend a lot of time and money bathing and conditioning the manes on their horses. Does that really help? Fact number one: Everybody wants to ride a good-looking horse. One of the most attractive features on any horse is a long, flowing

SmartPak™ adds Land Conservation to List of Key Initiatives
Plymouth, MA – March 10, 2009 – Adding land conservation to its list of charitable initiatives which already includes Research and Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Green Horsekeeping, Breast Cancer Research and Wild Fire Relief, SmartPak is pleased

David Beisel wins the $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (March 9, 2009)—David Beisel posted the fastest double-clear round aboard Harlow Investment Enterprises' Patoile to win the $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix to complete Week V of the Ocala Winter Circuit at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Flori

Hunter Mania Highlights the Ocala Winter Finals
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Bjorn Ikast of Mexico wins the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix to conclude the circuit at HITS Arizona
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Grand Prix Riders "Get Dunked" For Charity
WELLINGTON, Fla. (March 9, 2009) - More than 250 equestrians and friends took a break from the busy show schedule to enjoy the simple fun of the Young Riders Carnival on Feb. 28. The carnival hosted and planned by 14-year-old Caitlin Ziegler and hel

Edward Gal to Ride Lingh at the Flyinge Stallion Show
Wellington, FL-Everyone remembers the incredible partnership between Lingh and Edward Gal, whether at the 2005 FEI World Cup Dressage Finals where they were second or at any of the other numerous CDIs and championship shows where they won classes and

SBS Farms' Jersey Boy and Jennifer Alfano Surpass 60 Competitors for Win
Ocala, FL - March 9, 2009 - For the second year in a row, Jennifer Alfano of SBS Farms took home the win in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. This year, it was Jersey Boy, owned by SBS Farms, who was unbea

2009 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows Fast Facts
Events: Kentucky Spring Horse Show - May 6-10, 2009 Kentucky Spring Classic - May 13-17, 2009 What: Two of the nation's premier equestrian competitions, featuring two grand prix competitions. A World Championship Hunter Rider recognized

Team International Wins 2009 Challenge of the Americas
Wellington, FL - March 9, 2009 - It was a beautiful evening at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, where Team International The Seley Parker Group of Merrill Lynch performed a stunning quadrille under the lights at this years Challenge of the Ame

Wilhelm Genn Does It Again- Winning Central Equine Grand Prix
GULFPORT, MS.—MAR 9, 2009—Happy Z, the little chestnut mare from Lebanon, OH is proving to owner-rider Wilhelm Genn that it’s size of heart not stature that wins. The pair was victorious in both the Welcome Stake and Central Equine Grand Prix this we

USRider Provides Tips for Proper Trailer Axle Care
Lexington, KY (March 09, 2009) – One of the more debilitating disablements for a horse trailer is axle failure. In addition to putting you and your horse(s) at great danger by disabling you on the side of the highway, axle failure presents an on-the-

Re-Engineered Lexus SUV tested by Horse Trailer Safety Experts
Southern Pines, NC (March 9th, 2009). Lexus has re-designed and re-engineered their most substantial SUV, the LX470, into a brand new design for 2009, giving it enough chutzpah to be a serious contender in the horse trailer market. The new LX570 ha

Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 are ready to take on the World
Thermal, CA (March 8, 2009)--Ashlee Bond will be heading to Las Vegas after all, thanks to her blue-ribbon performance in Saturday night's $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier, presented by Adequan, during Week VI at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal,

Rich Fellers and Flexible return to the winners circle at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 7, 2009)—Rich Fellers rode Harry and Mollie Chapman's Flexible to the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Thursday night in the indoor arena at the HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California. Fellers got the best of 32 r

Teaching a Horse to Retrieve
Fetching an object is certainly not a natural behavior for most horses as it is for dogs. While it is common to see horses pick up objects and move them around, it is a different matter to get most horses to retrieve on command. Retrieving is not a m

Liz Mitten Ryan and Constance Funk Guest Host Life Changing Radio Show on March 13
It is well known that horses can heal without words, often by revealing our shadow selves. They can add joy, love and peace to human lives, but also frustration and challenge; yet, they inspire human beings with their gifts as wise healers and teache

HorseTV Live Provides Continuing Online TV Coverage of HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (March 6, 2009)— HorseTV Live continues to provide exclusive online broadcast coverage of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit through its television portal, HorseTV.com. As HorseTV Live begins the fifth week of its coverage of one of the larg

AHC Urges Land Managers to use Stimulus Funding for Equestrian Trails
The American Horse Council has asked the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to use stimulus funding for trails. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law on Februa

Find a horse trainer
Don't miss your chance to get your horse started off right for 2009. Our list of dedicated trainers in the American Paint Horse Foundation's "Find A Trainer" program is filling up fast. A growing list of trainers specializing in everything from st

AHC Urges Land Managers to use Stimulus Funding for Equestrian Trails
The American Horse Council has asked the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to use stimulus funding for trails. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law on Februa

Terregena Inc. Announces EPA Approval of balEnceTM Biopesticide for Equine Market
RALEIGH, NC, March 6, 2009: Terregena Inc. announced that balEnceTM Biopesticide Liquid Spray and balEnceTM Biopesticide Bait have been approved for sale to the equine market by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). balEnceTM Biopesticide Sp

George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation to be Judged by Entire USA Olympic Gold Medal Team
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 6--The USA 2008 Olympic gold medal team will be the judging panel for the George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Friday, Mar. 13. In only its second year as an invitati

FEI Nations Cup Presented by CN Can Be Viewed at http://equestriansport.com
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 6--The FEI Nations Cup presented by CN is available for viewing online at http://equestriansport.com. Viewers can click on the Nations Cup Video button on the home page of http://equestriansport.com, register and watch the v

FEI World Cup at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center features World's Show Jumping Talent
Mar. 6--A family festival of fun will be staged at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for the $200,000 FEI World Cup presented by CN on Saturday night, Mar. 7. The open jumping class will take place in the International Arena where th

Free Equi-Stretch Sessions at USDF National Education Center During Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
Lexington, KY (March 6, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Equi-Stretch® Strengthening and Stretching Techniques for the Rider are pleased to invite you to join them for morning stretch sessions at the USDF National Education Ce

Dressage FEI World Cup Under Lights in Wellington, Saturday Night, Mar. 14
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 5--International competitors from several nations hoping to ride at the FEI World Cup Final in dressage in Las Vegas next month get their last chance at the WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W at the Palm Beach International Equestrian

FEI World Cup Presented by CN at Wellington Saturday Night
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 5--A family festival of fun will be staged at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for the $200,000 FEI World Cup presented by CN on Saturday night, Mar. 7. Free pony rides, face painting, jugglers and other activ

USHorse.biz Announces Life Data Labs Inc. as a Sponsor Member
USHorse.biz, the one-stop horse portal, secures equine supplement manufacturer, Life Data Labs Inc., as sponsor member. Burbank, CA— USHorse.biz announced today that Life Data Labs Inc., manufacturer of Farrier’s Formula and one of the nation’s le

HorseMAREship.com Videos of the Month Offers FREE Online Viewing
At HorseMAREship.com members enjoy free online viewing of Missy’s Wryn horse training and horse care videos from Clinic Highlights to Equine Dental and Chiropractic. Membership is FREE! HorseMAREship applies leadership and affection as the mutual l

Celebrating the Morgan Horse in Sacramento
"We were delighted with every aspect of the convention," said AMHA Executive Director, Julie M. Broadway. "The weather cooperated for great farm tours, attendance was strong, and all the seminars were well attended. Each party was fun and upbeat, and

Thorturf announces Partnership with the Kentucky Horse Park
SANDUSKY, Ohio—March 5, 2009—ThorTurf Equestrian Surfaces has partnered with The Kentucky Horse Park to provide footing for the park’s Breeds Ring, the organization announced on Thursday. ThorTurf is the ultimate in dustless footing, an all-clima

Southwest Ford announces Sponsorship of National Cutting Horse Association
Weatherford Dealership Sees Win-Win in Supporting Locally-Based National Organization Weatherford, TX – March 5, 2009 – Ford trucks and cutting horses go hand in hand, so SouthWest Ford in Weatherford created a win-win situation by sponsoring the

New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com
Lexington, Ky. -- TheHorse.com launched the first in a series of Fact Sheets on Jan. 13 to widespread acclaim. This week we present more Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on t

World Jumping Champion Jos Lansink of Belgium Gives PB Riding Academy Clinic
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 5--World jumping champion Jos Lansink of Belgium will give two hour-long clinics with eight North American riders on behalf of the Palm Beach Riding Academy at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Friday, Mar. 6.

Inaugural Spring Steeplechase Set for Wellington's PBIEC Stadium
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 5--An inaugural Spring Steeplechase to be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center's Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, Apr. 4 was announced Thursday by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC. Six races--four over f

Georgina Bloomberg Wins Over Near Record Field in WEF Challenge on Street of Diamonds
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 5--Georgina Bloomberg piloted Street of Diamonds into the winner's circle after a two-year drought at the Winter Equestrian Festival when the pair won the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup Series IX Thursday at the Pal

Nearly $7 Million Generated Annually for the District of Columbia by Washington International Horse Show
Gaithersburg, MD, March 5, 2009 –The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a major equestrian event based in Washington, D.C. since 1958, generates nearly $7 million in economic impact to the District of Columbia annually, according to a recent

People Helping Horses Help Wild Horses in Rockport, Washington
It’s not every day that you get the chance to round up wild horses. Most having gone the way of the buffalo, wild horses no longer roam our proud nation with the exception of Mustangs that live on BLM lands. And, it turns out, eight horses who’ve

Over 60 Stores Offer Shopping Experience at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 4--The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival offers a shopping experience in more than 60 stores as well as the finest in horse competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Located in the heart of the show grounds

2009 Challenge of the Americas Fast Facts
EVENT: 2009 Challenge of the Americas (COTA) WHAT: The opening ceremonies will feature Susan Jaccoma, who has long been one of America's leading dressage trainers, riding a patriotic freestyle performance. Following the opening ceremonies, champi

2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Expands to Four Weeks of Competition
Traverse City, MI - March 4, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a fourth week of competition to their popular Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. The month-long, multi-discipline competition will run

2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Fast Facts
EVENT: Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival WHAT: A month long multi-discipline equestrian festival that attracts 1,400 horses and their riders who are in attendance to accumulate year end points and compete for $395,000 total prize money.

Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament Featuring the National Horse Show Hosts Meeting
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Appaloosa Horse Club Names 2008 Year- End Youth Champions
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the Year-end High-point Youth Champions of 2008! The following youth exhibited great talent and dedication in 2008 by competing in multiple shows throughout the nation to earn poin

Tuny Page and Wild One Victorious in Palm Beach Dressage Derby Freestyle
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Purina Mills Kids Day highlights Week IV - the Ocala Tournament
OCALA, FL (March 4, 2009)--The Arabian Nights, the “world's greatest show on horses,” took center stage prior to the $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, as one of the top features of Purina Mills' Kids Day, presented by The Talking Phone Book, at HITS P

Annual Golf Tournament at Bermuda Dunes Country Club highlights Desert Circuit V
THERMAL, CA (March 4, 2009)—On Monday afternoon, a group of nearly 50 HITS exhibitors and their guests challenged the course at the Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Bermuda Dunes, California, for the second-half HITS Desert Circuit Golf Tournament.

Breeding Season can lead to Gastric Ulcers
DULUTH, GA. — March 4, 2009 — Breeding season can be a stressful time for owners and horses alike. While horse owners are hustling to prepare facilities, the broodmares may be just as tense. Especially for young and maiden mares, the stress from bein

Funding Offers EquiStimulus to the Horse Industry
Bertram, Texas -- The Mustang Heritage Foundation is doing what no other horse related organization in the nation has attempted – give a horse to a trainer for 90 days and guarantee $700 in payment, with the promise to help market the trainer and the

EQUILITE’S Sore No More® Liniment is Safe to Use During Competition
Equilite, as a proud member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) has always been on the forefront to ensure compliance within the many state, federal and industry agencies that govern the equine and animal health industries. Recent de

Group Discounts Available for 2009 Budweiser American Invitational
Tampa, FL - March 4, 2009 - Special group discounts are available for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational for groups of twenty or more. The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, produced by Stadium Jumping Inc., will be held on Saturday

Challenge of the Americas Features the Elegant Challenge Gala with Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction
Wellington, FL - March 3, 2009 - The Challenge of the Americas (COTA), a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is set to host an evening of fun and excitement as the 2009 competition and Challenge Gala approaches. This year's event will

Halliday on form at Barroca season opener
The California-born, British-based dual sportswoman’s results were even more notable by the fact that her horse Donovan (Intrepid), who finished fifth, was making his CIC* debut and that she had never competed with Bluey (Ease a Blaze) before. Don

"Equine ER" Blog now appearing on TheHorse.com
Lexington, KY (March 3, 2009) – Author Leslie Guttman has spent the last year as the proverbial “fly on the wall,” taking in the sights, sounds, and actions at the world-renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. As she prepares for the August 2009 rele

Karen Healey Stables' Lauren Kay and Damiro 21 Garner Top Ribbons in High A/O Jumpers
Thermal, CA - March 3, 2009 - The riders out of Karen Healey Stables have proven themselves yet again during the fifth week of competition in Thermal, CA, for the HITS Desert Circuit. Week five ran from February 24 through March 1, and many of Karen

Ellen Toon and Attache of JT Farm Are Victorious in Amateur-Owner Hunters
Wellington, FL - March 3, 2009 - In the eighth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), JT Farm riders are continuing to win. Ellen Toon and Attache brought home a tricolor in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunters, while junior riders Taylor Kain an

Schneiders Saddlery Renews Partnership with ApHC
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to once again partner with Schneiders Saddlery! Schneiders has graciously expanded their sponsorship to support the ApHC as a Platinum Sponsor, and the ApHC is thrilled to be aligned with an orga

Join the ApHC on the Land of Liberty Trail Ride
CLARION, Pa.—Summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to plan a great vacation. If a relaxing trail ride in woodland forest with a little adventure along the way sounds like the ideal getaway, then reserve a spot on the Appaloosa Horse C

Closing Date for Tampa Equestrian Festival Entries Extended to Friday, March 13
Tampa, FL - March 3, 2009 - Stadium Jumping Inc., one of the nation's leading horse show production companies, announces that the closing date for entries for the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival has been extended to Friday, March 13, 2009. The 200

Learn from AQHA Professional Horsewoman Julie Goodnight at QuarterFest
Fundamentals of natural riding, advanced equitation, improving your horse under saddle, and common equitation challenges and their solutions are the topics of clinics being presented by AQHA Professional Horsewoman Julie Goodnight at QuarterFest, AQH

Extreme Mustang Makeover Adds Yearlings To Texas and Tennessee events
Bertram, Texas, March 3, 2009 - The success of the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover Yearling Edition has spurred the addition of yearling competition, for youth competitors only, during the Extreme Western and Eastern Stampede’s in Fort Worth, Septembe

Liz Halliday joins forces with equinesuperstore.co.uk
International 3 Day Eventer Liz Halliday will enjoy the support of Friday Ad Ltd’s www.equinesuperstore.co.uk as she undertakes a busy 3-Day Eventing programme in 2009. Equine Superstore offers an outstanding range and quality of equestrian produc

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Prize List Now Available Online
Charlotte, NC - March 2, 2009 - The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* announces that their prize list is now available online. The 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic will be held on April 10-12 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte.

2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* Fast Facts
EVENT: The Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5* WHAT: The premier equestrian event in the Carolinas and home to one of the richest grand prix events in the United States. The Charlotte Jumper Classic is an American Grand Prix Association event, FEI sa

Devon-Aire announces new Versailles kids breeches and jodhpurs!!
Devon-Aire is pleased to announce the addition of the Versailles line of kid’s breeches and jod’s. The Versailles line has been one of Devon-Aires best selling lines of breeches, jods and tights. The Versailles kids Lo-Rise breech and jod are made

SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano and South Beach Score Third Consecutive Tricolor
Ocala, FL - March 2, 2009 - At the fourth week of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, Jennifer Alfano of SBS Farms was yet again a force to be reckoned with in the professional hunter divisions. She won two championships and a reserve championship for SBS

Kentucky Spring Horse Shows' Prize List Now Available Online
Lexington, KY - March 2, 2009 - Kentucky Spring Horse Shows' management company, Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition's prize list is currently available online. The prize list, entry blank, and VIP tabl

Colorful Appaloosas earn Green through Color Incentive Fund
MOSCOW, Idaho—What’s an Appaloosa lover’s favorite color? Green—and Appaloosa owners and breeders across the nation are earning plenty of money with the Appaloosa Horse Club’s (ApHC’s) Performance Permit Color Incentive Fund. More than $45,000 was aw

FEI Nations Cup Presented by CN Broadcast at 9PM Monday, Mar. 2
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 2--The FEI Nations Cup presented by CN that was held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center last Friday night will be televised throughout South Florida on DirecTV, Comcast Cable and over the air broadcast at 9 p.m.

DFG Stables Triumphant at March Madness
Aiken, SC March 2, 2009— Returning to their home turf the riders of Aiken, SC based DFG Stables continue their winning ways. At week one of the March Madness, held at Highfield’s Event Center, the DFG team garnered several top ribbons as well as Cham

Still Happy on the Gulf Coast- Wilhelm Genn Wins the $25k Magnolia Grand Prix
GULFPORT, MS.—MAR 2, 2009—“Wow.” An amazed Wilhelm Genn said as the realization of having just won 4 consecutive Grand Prix hit him. The community of Harrison County presented Sunday afternoon’s $25,000 Magnolia Classic Grand Prix and turned out in r

The Equine Distraction Aid
‘NATURAL IS BETTER” says the University of Edinburgh The Equine Distraction Aid wins out in a study by the University of Edinburgh over the Likit “Tongue Twister” and another UK product called the “Decahedron”. The Equine Distraction Aid is esp

Olympic Gold Medalist & Prix Veteran Laura Kraut conducts Special Clinic
Wellington, FL – February 2009 - United States Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist Laura Kraut conducted an afternoon of teaching two clinics at the Palm Beach Riding Academy in the spacious International Arena at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center

Tracy Fenney wins her second Grand Prix at HITS Ocala this week
OCALA, FL (March 2, 2009)—Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas, continued her hot streak when she won her second consecutive Grand Prix, capturing the blue aboard MTM Farm's MTM Centano in the $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix at HITS Post Time Farm, in

Canadian Olympians score first and second in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (March 2, 2009)—Canadian Olympian Jill Henselwood captured the blue aboard Juniper Farm's Special Ed in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix to conclude Desert Circuit V at HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California Henselwood was one of e

Michelle Parker wins the $25,000 Strongid® C 2X Grand Prix
TUCSON, ARIZONA (March 2, 2009)--Michelle Parker captured the blue aboard Cross Creek Farm's Socrates in the $25,000 Strongid® C 2X Grand Prix to conclude Week V, the Arizona Winter Festival at the Pima County Fairgrounds, in Tucson, Arizona. Par

Improved SUCCEED(R) Equine Fecal Blood Test(TM) Now Available Through Veterinarians from Freedom Health
Aurora, OH (March 2, 2009)--Freedom Health, LLC, announced that the SUCCEED(R) Equine Fecal Blood Test(TM) (FBT) is now available through veterinarians. The company had stopped production of the FBT in early 2008, citing manufacturing problems. The n

Freedom Health Announces Winners of the 2008 United States Eventing Association Area 8 SUCCEED(R) Challenge
Aurora, OH (March 2, 2009)--Freedom Health, LLC, is proud to announce the winners of the 2008 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Area 8 SUCCEED(R) Challenge Series. This incentive program was open to USEA Area 8 members competing in USEA Sanct

New Spanish Horse Visa Affinity Credit Card from the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse
The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse has launched the Spanish Horse Visa affinity credit card. When a cardholder activates the card, The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse receives $50. Then once a month for the life of the program, Pure Span

Fits announces Winner of USDF Convention Drawing
PORTLAND,OR March 2 2009 – FITS / Fun In The Saddle, Inc. makers of FITS Performax™ breeches and technical riding wear announced the winner of a new outfit from their Spring 2009 line drawn from entries placed at the 2008 USDF Convention in Colorad

FTI WEF Events to be Broadcast in South Florida & Boston Saturday, Sunday & Monday Nights
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 2--Three FTI Winter Equestrian Festival events--equitation, dressage and jumping--being held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center this weekend will be broadcast throughout South Florida and the Boston area next Sat

New Halls Of Fame Inductees
The membership of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame increased by five during a ceremony at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 5. The five members o

Explore the “Special” Weeks and Weekends at Colorado’s Dude & Guest Ranches
Shawnee, CO (March 1, 2009) – Whether you are into horses, art, food or culture, Colorado’s 30 certified dude and guest ranches offer a variety of “special” weeks and weekends for guests to enjoy. “The “special” weeks and weekends that many of the

HorseTV Responds to Nations Cup Webcast Failure by Equestrian Sport Productions
Bernard Uechtritz, Chairman of HorseTV in Dallas, Texas, responds as follows: "'Your presence was missed . . . by thousands,' read the text message I received after the event that said it all. Unfortunately we had the deal and then we didn't,"

Hillary Dobbs Tops Competition to win the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival's Welcome Stake
Despite balancing college classes in Mass and competing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, Hillary Dobbs rode to victory in the $5,000 Welcome Stake on Wednesday, February 25 in Wellington, FL. The 20 year old junior at Harvard pilote

John McConnell aces his first career Grand Prix victory in California
THERMAL, CA (February 28, 2009)—Some of the top riders on the West Coast challenged course designer Florencio Hernandez's (Mexico City, Mexico) course, and only John McConnell walked out of the first round with a clean effort as he captured the $25,0

Simpson Show Jumping debuts at HITS Desert Circuit
THERMAL, CA (February 28, 2009)—Olympic show jumping Team Gold Medalist Will Simpson and his wife, internationally renowned rider Nicole Shahinian Simpson, are launching Simpson Show Jumping, a high- performance training and riding operation for owne

National Riding Instructors Convention features Top Speakers and free Charles Owen helmets!
The National Riding Instructors Convention might well be called the International Riding Instructors Convention, as applications continue to arrive from countries around the world, as well as throughout the United States. To celebrate ARIA’s 25th

Last Call for 2009 Nations Cup Tickets from Palm Beach, Friday, Feb. 27
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 27-- A limited number of seats are available for The FEI Nations Cup presented by CN. This is sure to be the first true sellout in the history of the WEF. All tickets can be purchased online by clicking on Buy Tickets

Up to a horse: Challenge-Train a Horse in 2 hours and 15 minutes?
Cecil Huff of Ava, Missouri won the Ultimate Equestrian Challenge™ at the 2009 Horse Celebration produced by Missouri Equine Council, Inc http://www.mo-equine.org/Celebration/UEC.htm and sponsored by MFA, Inc. during the two day event held at the B

Steve Heinecke and Quintin Garner Second Year Green Working Hunter Championship at WEF
Wellington, FL - February 27, 2009 - Steve Heinecke and Quintin proved to be unbeatable during week eight of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The pair swept all four over fences classes in

FEI Nations Cup Streaming Video Expanded to Meet Huge Demand
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 27--The FEI Nations Cup presented by CN streaming video has been expanded to meet huge demand of the event broadcast worldwide "live" from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Thousands of additional viewers were

HorseTV Expanding Reach of Live Online Broadcasts
HorseTV, following last week's announcement by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC of its agreement with HorseTV Live to provide worldwide, live Internet television coverage of the FEI Nations Cup from the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, has expanded i

Canada Wins FEI Nations Cup at Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 27--Canada won the FEI Nations Cup before an unprecedented sellout crowd of more than 8,000 spectators at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Friday night. Great Britain and Ireland tied for second. The only Natio

Tracy Fenney has four horses in the top 12 during the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix
OCALA, FL (February 27, 2009)—Tracy Fenney rode MTM Farm's MTM Centano to her first Grand Prix victory of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, taking the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Thursday at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Florida. Fenney

The National Cutting Horse Association held the 2008 NCHA World Finals
Open World Champion – Ms Peppy Cat ridden by Pete Branch Ms Peppy Cat, owned by Lonnie and Barbara Allsup of Clovis, New Mexico, and Pete Branch of Farwell, Texas won 2008 NCHA Open World championship. The team of Branch and Ms Peppy Cat had alre

Please Donate to the Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference Silent Auction
(February 2009) – The 42nd Annual Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Hilton Hotel Fort Collins and Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Center on October 8 – 11, 2009. As

Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk: Free Webinar Coming on TheHorse.com
Lexington, Ky. – Sign up now for the free Webinar on Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk, scheduled for March 26, 2009, at 8 pm EST, presented by TheHorse.com and sponsored by Merial Animal Health. Registered participants will be able to watch a live p

All Roads Lead to Triumph for Keri Rankin in the USHJA International Hunter Derby
GULFPORT, MS.—FEB 27, 2009—Keri Rankin of Eads, TN based Spring Mill Farm partnered with Crossroads-owned by Mary Jane King have won the 2009 Gulf Coast Winter $10,000 USHJA ASG Software Solutions International Hunter Derby presented by Dietrich Insu

USHorse.biz Welcomes Total Health Enhancement as a Sponsor
Offering Equine Products for Recovery, Health Maintenance, and Competition utilizing Nitric Oxide Pathway Technology and containing no substances that are banned by racing or competition organizations. Burbank, CA — USHorse.biz announces new memb

Outback’s Hottest New Fabric Is Cool As Ice
OXFORD, PA February 27, 2009 – Ice-Fil® skin-cooling fabric is the newest addition to Outback Trading’s stable of “smart fabrics”. Equestrian athletes work as hard as and sweat as much as other high-energy sports specialists and Ice-Fil tech shirts

Todd Minikus Wins Again, with Presidente in WEF Challenge Cup VIII in Wellington
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 26--Wellington's own Todd Minikus aboard Presidente captured another Grand Prix win Thursday in Round VIII of the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup Series at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Minikus a

FEI Nations Cup to be Streamed Worldwide "Live" from Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 26--The FEI Nations Cup presented by CN will be streamed worldwide "live" on Friday night, Feb. 27 from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The live streaming video will start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern US time for the

CAVALOR Sponsors Riding Clinic & Autograph Session With Show Jumping Champion Jos Lansink
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 26--CAVALOR Inc. will sponsor a Palm Beach Riding Academy clinic and autograph session with world show jumping champion Jos Lansink of Belgium at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. The clinic will be in the Mogavero Ring at

Tampa Equestrian Festival Announces Expanded Hunter Divisions
Tampa, FL - February 26, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc., one of the nation's leading horse show production companies, is pleased to announce that the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival will feature three weeks of 'AA' rated hunter competition with some of

Todd Flettrich Participates in Hubertus Schmidt Clinic
WELLINGTON, FL - February 26, 2008 - In preparation for his upcoming European tour with three Grand Prix dressage horses this summer, Todd Flettrich rode two of his mounts in a four-day clinic with Olympic Team Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt of Germa

Kentucky Horse Shows Welcome Johnson Horse Transportation, Air 51 and Audi of Lexington
Lexington, KY - February 26, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, one of the leading horse show management companies in the nation, is pleased to announce new additions to their stellar list of horse show sponsors. Johnson Transportation, Air 51, and Aud

Professional Auction Services to Manage NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales
Byars, Oklahoma - The National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors announced in late February that it had reached an agreement with Professional Auction Services, Inc. to manage the 2009 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sale. According

Benefits in the Economic Stimulus Act for Horse Industry
President Barack Obama has signed the Economic Stimulus Act into law. The bill is intended to provide a jump-start to the U.S. economy. “The new law contains two important tax incentives that would allow a much bigger write-off for horses and o

Bar None™ Offers Effective and Economical Protection from Flies and Livestock Pests
The flys have landed. This time of year creates distress for horses and their owners as pesky flies and livestock pests bring misery during the heat and humidity. Protect your equine friends with new Bar None™ insect spray and fly mask, available f

Organic Insect Repellent Spray
You know that all too familiar awful taste in your mouth after you use insect spray or those gagging heavy scented citronella “all natural” sprays? You can’t eat your food on a trail ride, a picnic, or camping without that horrible taste all over yo

Help Fund Equine Research with NEW Horseman’s Card®
Lexington, KY (Feb. 26, 2009) – Would you like to contribute to the health of the horse every time you buy something? If your answer is “yes,” then the Horseman’s Card® is for you. Every time you use the Horseman’s Card for a purchase – whether it be

TheHorseStudio.com Welcomes Any Horse Any Rider
Prepare to be impressed by this beautifully produced and incredibly accurate diagnosis of correct riding that benefits any horse and any rider. No matter what age or breed of horse, no matter which discipline across all the Western and all the Englis

DFG Stables Takes Home A Bounty of Accolades
Aiken, SC February 25, 2009—The riders of Aiken, SC based DFG Stables headed home from the Ocala Winter Series with a trunk load of awards after wrapping up a third week in Ocala, FL at the Post Time Farm location. DFG Stables head trainer Daniel

HITS Saugerties to Offer Four Open Jumper Classes Weekly at 2009 Series
Saugerties, NY - February 25, 2009 - This year, the first six weeks of the HITS Saugerties show circuit will offer an unprecedented opportunity for High Performance riders on the East Coast. Nearly $1 million in prize money will be offered in the Op

Purina Announces Kick-Off to Senior Horse Tales Online Contest
ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - Owners of senior horses and ponies have very special stories to tell. Now horse enthusiasts can share their stories with the rest of the country by entering the Purina Senior Horse Tales Contest onlin

UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program helps horse farms maximize pastures and minimize hay costs
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2009) – Every day grazing is money saved, according to Ray Smith, University of Kentucky forage extension specialist. Optimal use of horse pastures has always been an important component of horse farm management, but with

New Driving Instructor and Driver Certification from the Certified Horsemanship Association
(February 2009) – The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently developed a new program – Driving Instructor and Driver Certification. This new program is for driving instructors who teach group lessons in the camp or commercial driving scho

Freedom Health Announces Winners of the 2008 MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association SUCCEED® Challenge
Aurora, OH (February 25, 2009) — Freedom Health, LLC, is proud to announce the winners of the 2008 MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association SUCCEED® Challenge Series. This incentive program was open to MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association mem

What to Expect When Vaccinating
When vaccination time rolls around, do you know what to expect after your horse’s immunizations? Every horse owner expects their vaccinated horse to be protected from disease, but some horse owners don’t expect to see a reaction that may occur after

Sign on Now to Exhibit at the 2009 NARHA National Conference
Denver, CO—Sign on now to exhibit at the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting celebrating NARHA’s 40th anniversary November 18–21, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. It is expected to draw over 700 NARHA members and industry professionals from t

Omega Fields® to sponsor cast member Julie Dillon on Best of America
February 25, 2009, Newton, WI– Bonnie Krajnik, Vice President of Omega Fields®, retail division of ENRECO®, Inc., announced today their sponsorship of Julie Dillon, certified riding instructor on the Mexico to Canada Trail Ride, which is organized by

Hillary Dobbs Fights Flu to Aid Women Beat Men in "Battle of Sexes" Classes & Ride to Victory in "Gambler's Choice"
WELLINGTON,Fla., Jan. 24--Male against female, husbands battling wives, established stars challenged by sparkling newcomers and Olympic gold versus Olympic gold. We even saw one rider, twenty-year old Hillary Dobbs, who helped the women win the “Bat

Women Luv Horses and the Gatorland Extreme Makeover & Adoption Welcome Linda Parelli
OCALA, FLORIDA (February, 2009) – Lynn Palm proudly announces Linda Parelli will join the lineup of legendary ladies at the Women LUV Horses Event and Gatorland Extreme Mustang Makeover & Adoption, April 3-5, 2009 at the Ocala Equestrian Complex, Oca

Carole Fletcher to present demonstrations in Trick Horse Training
Ocala, FL- Carole Fletcher, author, trick horse trainer and performer, will be presenting demonstrations in Trick Horse Training at Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH at the OH Expo Center, April 2-5, 2009. She will offer demonstrations on how to

Back Country Horsemen of America Sets $6 Million Annual Volunteer Value Goal
Back Country Horsemen of America has always believed in the worth of hard work. Instead of saying “Someone should do something,” they’re among the first to roll up their shirtsleeves and do what needs to be done. Each year, BCHA members dedicate

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Reaches Out to Youth
Kid-friendly events planned for Denver, March 13-15, 2009 Isn’t it true? Horse activities are just plain more fun when youngsters get involved. So the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo is offering a number of “kid-friendly” activities before and during th

Cowboys gallop into action at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
Denver, March 13-15, 2009 Ranch Rodeo and Extreme Cowboy Race on the same weekend—the action is non-stop at the Denver Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, March 13-15, 2009. Every afternoon, cowboys and cowgirls will test their horsemanship on wildly c

Second-Half success! HITS Thermal wraps up Desert Circuit IV
THERMAL, CA (February 24, 2009)—The second half of the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit kicked off last week with Desert Circuit IV, drawing rave reviews from exhibitors as it concluded the first of five consecutive weeks of show jumping at HITS Desert Horse

Stage Colony, 22, Euthanized at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—FEBRUARY 24, 2008— Stage Colony, a son of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Pleasant Colony, was humanely euthanized at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY, on February 15 due to complications fr

Karen Healey Stables' Top Riders Garner Big Wins at HITS Desert Circuit IV
Thermal, CA - February 24, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables of Westlake Village, CA, had its horses and riders in top form as they competed during week four of competition at the HITS Desert Circuit. Winning leading rider titles, division championships, a

USET Foundation Hosts Successful Fundraiser at HITS Desert Circuit
Thermal, CA - February 24, 2009 - The USET Foundation, along with the U.S. Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe George H. Morris, hosted a wine and dinner party on Friday, February 20, at the VIP area of the covered arena on the HITS Desert Circuit horse show

JT Farm's Talented Equitation Horses Bring Big Wins at WEF
Wellington, FL - February 24, 2009 - Week Seven of the Winter Equestrian Festival proved very successful for the riders of JT Farm, who garnered an array of ribbons. Owned by trainer Jimmy Toon, JT Farm has bases in Wellington, FL and South Salem, NY

Mexico to Start FEI Nations Cup Friday Night, Feb. 27
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 24--Mexico will be the first of eight teams to start in the FEI Nations Cup presented by CN at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Friday night, Feb. 27. A sellout crowd is expected to pack the newly created spect

HITS Ocala crowns its winning golf team in annual tournament
OCALA, FL (February 24, 2009)--The annual HITS Ocala Golf Tournament crowned its winning team during the Ocala Masters when Tom Davis, JB Bowles, Galen Unold and Curtis Sayler carded a 66 to win the title at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Oca

Horse Smarts: Super Visualization
One simple technique experts recommend for improving your performance is visualizing the outcome. People do it all the time. They visualize their goals vividly and begin living into them. Before long the dream becomes reality. Kirsten Farris coach

Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
(Louisville, KY) February 23, 2009 – On Saturday, February 28, Louisville’s Historic Seelbach Hilton will present “Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail,” a dinner and bourbon tasting to benefit the famed haven for retired thoroughbred racehor

My Best Friends Photo Contest Winners Announced
GAITHERSBURG, MD – February 23, 2009 – Five lucky horse owners have been selected out of 328 entries as the winners of the Horses & Dogs: My Best Friends Photo Contest. The contest, hosted by EquiSearch.com, a Web site of Source Interlink Media's Equ

Bjorn Ikast of Mexico wins the $25,000 Central Equine Grand Prix at HITS Arizona
TUCSON, ARIZONA (February 23, 2009)--Mexico's Bjorn Ikast captured the blue aboard Brave Heart in the $25,000 Central Equine Grand Prix to conclude Week IV, the Sahuro Classic at the Pima County Fairgrounds, in Tucson, Arizona. Ikast got the best

Aaron Vale wins the $75,000 Strongid® C 2X Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (February 23, 2009)—Aaron Vale continued his hot streak when he won his second consecutive Sunday Grand Prix capturing the blue aboard Joan Kalman's Tarco in the $75,000 Strongid® C 2X Grand Prix at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Florida.

Top Hunter Rider & Trainer Louise Serio to Give Riding Academy Clinic
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 23--Top hunter rider and trainer Louise Serio will host a clinic at the Palm Beach Riding Academy at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Tuesday, Mar. 3. The clinic will be held in PBIEC's centerpiece International

Kentucky Horse Shows LLC to Utilize Show Net System at Competitions
Lexington, KY - February 23, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce that they will be utilizing Show Day Live, the online equestrian information system created by Show Net LLC, at their Kentucky Spring and Summer Horse Shows. The Kent

SBS Farms' Meredith Lipke Bartolone and The Specialist Win $10,000 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic
Ocala, FL - February 23, 2009 - SBS Farms had yet another stellar week of competition at the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. They won four tricolor ribbons, and Meredith Lipke Bartolone on The Specialist had a great win in the $10,000 Amateur-Owner H

Deeridge Farm's Midnight Lady and James Billington Win $25,000 Fidelity Investments 1.50m Classic at WEF
Wellington, FL - February 23, 2009 - The Jacobs' family's Deeridge Farm, which is based in East Aurora, NY, and Wellington, FL, is the proud owner of this week's $25,000 1.50m Classic winner at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Midnight Lady and

Local Horse Shows and Events Donate to Pure Thoughts Horse & Foal Rescue
Wellington, FL - February 23, 2009 -- You can tell the "season of the horse" is in full swing in Wellington, Florida. The barns have come to life, riders on horseback are strolling along the paths, and equestrian events of all types fill the weekends

Tickets for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Available
Tampa, FL - February 23, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc., the world's leading horse show production company, is pleased to announce that tickets for this year's $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational will go on sale through Ticketmaster starting March

The Tampa Equestrian Festival and the 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the world's best Olympic athletes. WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium

The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament Featuring the National Horse Show Hosts Meeting
Thermal, CA - February 23, 2009 - The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring The National Horse Show held an informal meeting last week in the grand prix pavilion at the HITS Desert Horse Park. The meeting, let by a panel made up of Le

Happy Birthday Mrs. Genn! Happy Z and Wilhelm Genn Victorious in Nutrena Grand Prix
GULFPORT, MS.—FEB 23, 2009—“It’s an early Birthday present” a smiling Wilhelm Genn said of his third consecutive win at Sunday’s $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix which closed out another thrilling week of competition at the 2009 Gulf Coast Winter Classics

Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 win the $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier at HITS Thermal
THERMAL, CA (February 22, 2009)—Ashlee Bond’s goal to reach April’s FEI World Cup Finals became a little bit more clear on Saturday night when she piloted Little Valley Farm’s Cadett 7 to the blue ribbon in the $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand P

James Billington & Midnightlady Claim Their Biggest Win of WEF
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 22--Great Britain's James Billington and Midnightlady had their biggest win of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Sunday in the $25,000 Fidelity Investments 1.50-meter Classic at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

HorseTV and Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC to Broadcast FEI Nations Cup
$75,000 ESP CSI 2* Grand Prix on Saturday, Feb. 21st at 7pm EST will be Complimentary Broadcast Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC and HorseTV announced an agreement Saturday to provide worldwide live Internet television coverage of the FEI Nations

2009 Palm Beach Dressage Derby Promises Great Competition and Fun
Loxahatchee, FL - The Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W/Y outdoes itself every year, and this year's 26th annual event February 26 - March 1 is no exception. From the world-class competition in the CDI, to the fun social activities like the Taste of t

Nine Teams Entered for Nations Cup at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 21--Nine teams have entered for the FEI Nations Cup presented by CN at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Friday night, Feb. 27. The countries to have entered teams for the only Nations Cup competition in the United States a

Wellington's Todd Minikus & Alaska Win $75,000 ESP CSI 2* Grand Prix at Home
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 21--Wellington's Todd Minikus on Alaska beat out Yann Candele of Canada on Pitareusa in a two-horse jumpoff in the $75,000 Equestrian Sport Productions' CSI 2* Grand Prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Saturday night.

FTI WEF Major Events to be Available on Internet TV
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 21--Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC and HorseTV announced an agreement Saturday to provide worldwide live Internet television coverage of the FEI Nations Cup and other major events from the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival at t

Three Foundations for a Safer Horse
There are Three Foundations that every horse must learn to be safer with me. These foundations teach the horse that I am a compassionate, trustworthy herd leader they can count on and relax with thereby making our relationship a safer one. When a ne

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Dual sportswoman Liz Halliday will begin her 3 Day Eventing season at the prestigious Barroca d’Alva event in Portugal with two weekends of competition on 26 February-1 March and 5-8 March. The California-born Halliday, now based in the UK, make

Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. Introduces Proviable®-EQ Digestive Supplement for Horses
EDGEWOOD, Md.—Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. announces the launch of Proviable®-EQ for horses, a digestive supplement designed to help reestablish and maintain intestinal health naturally. Proviable-EQ contains a source of live (viable) naturally occur

Jane Hannigan to Perform Unique Freestyle Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors
Wellington, FL - February 20, 2009 - Jane Hannigan, who represented the United States Dressage Team at the 2008 World Cup Finals, will perform a unique freestyle at this year's Challenge of the Americas (COTA). The music used during the freestyle wil

Let’s Dance: Supporting Each Other in the Current Economy
Northampton, MA – February 20, 2009 – AHP Affiliate member L.A. Pomeroy is pleased to announce her sponsorship of the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) FEI Freestyle TOC (test of choice) at the 2009 NEDA Spring Show, May 9-10, at the Marshfield

American Show Pony Registry Continues $6,000 Prize Money Incentive
Morton, Illinois - The American Show Pony Registry (ASPR) has again added $6,000 in incentive prize money for ASPR classes to be held at the 2009 World Championship Show July 22 - 25 in Columbus, Ohio, and the 2009 National Shetland Pony Congress Jul

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In 2008, American Farriers Journal established the “Rising Shoe Star” program which honors outstanding young shoers who are enjoying successful careers as farriers 3 years after graduation from one of North America’s more than 60 public and private h

Ashlee Bond wins the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix
THERMAL, CA (February 20, 2009)—Ashlee Bond and Little Valley Farm's Cadett 7 continued to prove that they are a force to be a reckoned with at the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit when the pair won Thursday’s $25,000 HITS Grand Prix in the indoor arena at t

Tracy Magness wins her third $25,000 HITS Grand Prix
OCALA, FL (February 20, 2009)—Tracy Magness rode Mr. and Mrs. John Bartko's Tarco Van Ter Moude to her third Grand Prix victory of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, taking the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Thursday at HITS Post Time Farm, in Oc

ASPCA® Grants $10,000 to Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries for Equine Sanctuary Inspections
NEW YORK— The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced its latest grant recipient, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), which will receive a $10,000 grant to support its Equine Sanctuary Site

Memorial Service for Janet Read to Be Held in Wellington on Monday, March 2
Wellington, FL - February 20, 2009 - Janet Polk Read,age 64, of Wellington, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 5th from heart complications. Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 29, 1944, to Winifred and Ralph L. Polk, Janet resided in Pacific

Easy as 1-2-3 Wilhelm Genn Wins Lucky Sevens Welcome Stake
GULFPORT, MS.—MAR 20, 2009—On a near perfect day of sunshine and warm temps on a field of lush grass owner-rider Wilhelm Genn made winning look so easy as he took his third consecutive Welcome Stakes victory partnered this time with “the little mare

The Challenge of the Americas Announces Three New Exciting Performances by Top Equestrians
Wellington, FL - February 20, 2009 - The Challenge of the Americas (COTA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new performances to the night's festivities. The Challenge of the Americas is an exciting annual fundraising event for the Breast C

Iron Spring Farm Welcomes Meinse 439
Coatesville, PA-Iron Spring Farm has added Meinse 439, a five-year-old KFPS stallion by Heinse 354, to their already impressive lineup of Friesians. An exciting young 1st Premium stallion, Meinse was imported earlier this year after receiving scores

Winner of Summit Achievement Award Stresses Volunteerism
In 2008, the Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and American Farriers Journal established the Summit Achievement Award to recognize the dedication and volunteer efforts of hoof-care professionals. This annual award celebrates an outstanding footcare profes

Peter Wylde & Campino 103 Outduel 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Team Mate
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 19--Peter Wylde and Campino 103 outduelled 2004 Olympic gold medal team mate McLain Ward and Rothchild to claim his second victory in the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup series Thursday. Ward, of Brewster, N.Y., f

HorseGirlTV Awarded USEF 2008 Pegasus Best Broadcast Media
Congratulations USEF Award Winner HorseGirlTV® HUBERT, Nc February 19, 2009 The Internet's premier equine-based series, HorseGirlTV, and dressage rider Angelea Kelly Walkup were honored during the U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting this pas

Get a good grip with Kerrits revolutionary Griptek™ products
Hood River, OR—Being tight to the tack is the goal of every rider and Kerrits’ revolutionary Griptek™ fabric gets riders there faster. Griptek™ was created for pros and amateurs alike, offering additional security in the seat, leg or hands, where rid

2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival Offers Increased Prize Money
Traverse City, MI - February 18, 2009 - Despite the economic downturn, Traverse City, Michigan's Horse Shows by the Bay will be awarding more prize money than ever during this year's upcoming 2009 summer festival. All told, management will be divvyin

HITS Saugerties Announces its 2009 Dates for Annual Car Show and Block Party
The HITS-on-the-Hudson Classic Car Showcase: The Second-Annual Car Show will be held from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday, May 23 (rain date Sunday, May 24) and will coincide with the world-class show jumping action that will be going on in as many

Holistic Horse Rides to the Rescue With Goodwill Campaign for Young Mongolian Riders
February 2009—Holistic Horse is accustomed to letters from its readers, but a plea for help from halfway around the world has spurred the magazine to take horse and rider care to a groundbreaking new level. Horseback riding has been integral to

Trailering Safety with Leg Wraps
Protecting your horse’s leg during trailering or shipping is cheap insurance. As a hose rides in a trailer, there are constant challenges to his balance and on occasion he may lose his footing and step on himself or get stepped on by another horse. T

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Maintains Leading Practice
Lexington, KY - February 18, 2009 - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, one of the top equine healthcare institutes in the nation, has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 130 years. In order to continuously assure its clientele of the very best

FOSH Finalizes Second Sound Horse Conference Program
The final details of the second national conference to end soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and all gaited horse breeds have been announced by Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH). Soring is a cruel and illegal practice used to create a flashy gait in t

Absorbine(R) Veterinary Liniment Enhances the Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy
East Longmeadow, MA (February 17, 2009) – Equestrians from around the country are buzzing about the benefits massage therapy provides for their horses. W. F. Young, Inc., makers of Absorbine (R) products, has discovered that when their trusted Absorb

Beautiful Lusitano Collection of horses for Ilha Verde’s 12th International Luso-Brasileiro Auction
São Paulo, Brazil –Victor Oliva, proprietor of Coudelaria Ilha Verde, is proud to announce that his 12th International Luso-Brasileiro Auction will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, May 16, 2009. Couldelaria Ilha Verde is located in A

American Shetland Pony Club Holds Classic Stallion Sweepstakes Auction Online
Morton, Illinois - The Classic Shetland Stallion Sweepstakes Auction, an annual event hosted by the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC), is the perfect way for Shetland Pony owners to promote their stallions, breed their mares and be part of an ongoin

Steal the Spotlight This Spring with the Ariat® Showbaby
Union City, Calif. February 17, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is proud to present three new leading ladies in the ever-popular Fatbaby collection: the Showbaby, Showbaby Square Toe and Showbaby Square Toe Wing Tip! “Our Showbaby collection in

Purina Mills wins the Central Equine Relay at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (February 17, 2009)--The popular Central Equine Relay crowned its winning team on Friday night at HITS Ocala when Team Purina Mills grabbed the blue ribbon under the lights in the Grand Prix Ring at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Florida.

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC Announces 2009 Dates for Spring Competitions
Lexington, KY - February 17, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, one of the leading horse show management companies in the nation, is pleased to announce the 2009 Kentucky Spring Horse Show dates. The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows are hunter/jumper compe

Conditioning for Older Riders
Being fit is especially important if you're an older rider and it can make a huge difference in your enjoyment of the sport. A fitness regimen for older riders is no different in principle from that for older horses, as Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author

Horse Shows by the Bay Launches New, User-Friendly Web Site
Traverse City, MI - February 16, 2009 - Horse Sports by the Bay Inc., the management company for the popular Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival, announces that they have launched a new, more enhanced Web site. The Horse Shows by the Bay Eques

Alfano Scores Two Tricolors in Second Week at HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
Ocala, FL - February 16, 2009 - Jennifer Alfano of SBS Farms had a successful week at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit this week, winning two reserve championships. Alfano is the trainer and rider for SBS Farms Inc., which is led by Susie Schoellkopf an

Brianne Link of JT Farm Wins Championship and Classic at Sixth Week of WEF
Wellington, FL - February 16, 2009 - JT Farm competed at the sixth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and brought home a range of prizes. JT Farm, which has farms in Wellington, FL, and South Salem, NY, is led by trainer Jimmy Toon. Bri

Deeridge Farm's Lou Jacobs and Kachina Win High Amateur Jumper Championship at WEF
Wellington, FL - February 16, 2009 - Deeridge Farm brought home an armful of ribbons and awards this week from the sixth installment of the Winter Equestrian Festival. Deeridge Farm is based in East Aurora, NY, and Wellington, FL, and is owned by Jac

"Valentine's Day Dinner" at AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular of Palm Beach Is Successful Fundraiser
Wellington, FL - February 16, 2009 - The American Hunter Jumper Foundation (AHJF) hosted a successful "Valentine's Day Dinner" on Saturday evening, February 14, 2009. The party was held in the International Club at the Palm Beach International Equest

Seating Reservations Available for FEI Nations Cup CSIO 4*
Seating reservations are now being accepted for the FEI Nations Cup CSIO 4* presented by CN at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Friday night, Feb. 27. The Nations Cup is one of the highlights of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival,

New Goals and Initiatives for ABCCH
São Paulo, Brazil – Under the innovative leadership of their new president, Antonio Fortino, ABCCH (the Brazilian Sport Horse Breeders’ Association) is formulating initiatives that will achieve global recognition and increase the international succes

Aaron Vale gets engaged and wins the $50,000 Duggan Brothers Equipment Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (February 16, 2009)—The Ocala Winter Festival proved to be one heck of a week for Aaron Vale. The Grand Prix superstar not only won Sunday's $50,000 Duggan Brothers Equipment Grand Prix aboard Joan Kalman's Tarco, he also got engaged on Val

Grand Prix riders have their eyes on the $150,000 Grand Prix of the Desert
THERMAL, CA (February 16, 2009)-- With show jumping action set to resume for the second half of the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit, all eyes are beginning to shift to the $150,000 Grand Prix of the Desert which will take place on Sunday, March 22, during D

AAEP Releases Veterinary Recommendations for Protecting the Safety and Welfare of Racehorses
The American Association of Equine Practitioners today issued guidelines for protecting the health of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The white paper, “Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred Ra

Evaluating for Behavioral Problems
I am frequently called upon to evaluate horse behavior. Whether it’s a friend’s horse or a horse that belongs to a client, I often marvel that these people couldn’t see the problem and its source. Then I remember the ‘e’ factor. That ‘emotion’ fac

Timeless Tailor Travels to Wellington from Hong Kong
Wellington, FL - February 16, 2009 - The Timeless Tailor, a professional tailoring company specializing in custom apparel, is pleased to announce that they will be coming to Wellington, FL, on March 9-11, 2009. The Timeless Tailor is based out of Hon

Scenic Trail Ride to be Auctioned Live at Strides of Hope Fundraiser
LOXAHATCHEE, FL - February 16, 2009 - A scenic trail ride led by Andres Weisz for six to eight participants is the latest addition to a long list of auction items for the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) Strides of Hope Fundraiser. The fun

Gift Horse
Earl Meadows, a World War II and Korean War vet, and his wife, Ruth, made some difficult, yet beneficial, decisions six years ago when they donated three American Quarter Horses to the Windridge Therapeutic Riding Center in Longview, Texas. An avi

Wilhelm Genn & Chantal Add Another Triumph- Duo Capture $ 25,000 EMO Grand Prix of The Gulf Coast
GULFPORT, MS.—FEB.15, 2009—Lebanon, OH based Wilhelm Genn gave sister in-law Laura Laura Ryan-Barnaclo a very special belated Valentine gift of poetry in motion. German born Wilhelm Genn, aboard Laura’s graceful Holsteiner gelding Chantal were the wi

Do You Speak Russian?
A look at the root of trouble between horses and humans We’ve all heard it. You hear it sitting in the stands at a horse show, standing in line at the local tack shop, or riding along the trail with a group of friends. It’s got to be the most re

Palm Beach Jumper Derby After Party 5 PM Sunday 2/15/2009
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 15--Please join us for an "After Party" following the Palm Beach Jumper Derby to be held under the big tent at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be live music by the ban

Madden & Creme Brule Win Inaugural Palm Beach Jumping Derby
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 15--The inaugural $50,000 CN Palm Beach Jumping Derby that became a festive party on a hot South Florida Sunday was won by the USA's double Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden on Crème Brule. More than 3,000 spectators turne

The AHJF's 3rd Annual Bowling for Equestrians
February 15, 2008 – Lake Worth, FL -- “I had a blast,” commented world champion hunter rider Peter Pletcher after taking part in the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation’s (AHJF) 3rd annual “Bowling for Equestrians.” The fundraiser was held at Greenacr

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center's 23rd Annual Benefit Auction to Include Equine Air Transport
Loxahatchee, FL - February 14, 2009 - The Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) of Loxahatchee, FL, is holding its 23rd Annual Benefit Auction, Dinner and Dance on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Internation

Thirty-four Starters for Inaugural Palm Beach Jumping Derby PBIEC Stadium 3 PM Sunday
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 14--The order of go for 34 starters was released Saturday for the inaugural CN Palm Beach Jumping Derby to be held on grass at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. Riders from seven

Box Seats Available for Saturday Night's AHJF Hunter Spectacular at PBIEC
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 14--Kelley Farmer and Early Applause won the World Championship Hunter Rider Spectacular Saturday night, an event she described as "the most important to win in America... like winning the Kentucky Derby." They were clear wi

Early Applause Wins AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular
February 14, 2008 – Wellington, FL – “Early Applause is the most amazing animal I have ever ridden,” commented Kelley Farmer after she rode him to victory in the 13th annual AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular in Wellington, FL. “He is quiet. He is car

Three Phase Event and the Kentucky Equestrian Center
The Three Phase Event, is hosting there 3rd national versatility event April 18th and 19th, 2009, at the new Kentucky Equestrian Center (KEC), located in the beautiful rolling hills of central Kentucky. Home to the Three Phase Event for the last two

Sold-Out Road to the Horse Offers Shopping Extravaganza to Public
Sold-out for the fourth consecutive year, Road to the Horse in Franklin, Tennessee will open the doors to the public free of charge for the Wahl Shopping Extravaganza on March 13 from 3-7 pm (CDT). As a kick-off to the legendary colt-starting competi

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center to Participate in Opening Ceremonies at the International Polo Club
WELLINGTON, FL - February 13, 2009 - The Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) is pleased to announce that they will be participating in the opening ceremonies this Sunday at the International Polo Club, beginning at 3 p.m. Their participation

A Call for Entries for Equine Ideal: Winter 2009 Online Photography Contest
All professional and amateur photographers who seek to capture the ideal image of the horse are invited to enter the Online Photography Contest sponsored by the Equine Photographers' Network. The deadline for entries is March 20th. Winners will b

Two for Tracy! Tracy Magness wins Thursday's $25,000 HITS Grand Prix
OCALA, FL (February 13, 2009)—Tracy Magness rode Mr. and Mrs. John Bartko's Tarco Van Ter Moude to her second Grand Prix victory of the circuit, taking the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Thursday at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Florida.

PCCHA Derby features Chris Cox & Western Wishes!
The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Derby, which rolls into Paso Robles on March 8-14, will draw horse and rider teams from a half dozen states and Canada during its spring event. Exhibitors will compete for nearly $400,000 in prize money ove

Olympian Charlotte Bredahl-Baker Signed for Platinum Performance/USDF Adult Clinic Series
Lexington, KY (February 12, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the signing of United States Olympian Charlotte Bredahl-Baker as the clinician for the Platinum Performance/USDF Adult Clinic Series. This series will consis

Box Seats Available for Saturday Night's AHJF Hunter Spectacular at PBIEC
Box seats are available for $50 per seat (plus tax) for the AHJF Hunter Spectacular in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Saturday night (Feb. 14). Seats are available in the following box sections: Se

Save the Planet, Save Money by Wearing EcoGreen by Tuff Rider® Bamboo Apparel
JPC is proud to introduce its new EcoGreen™ line of riding apparel that includes breeches, shirts, vests and socks all made from sustainable, organically grown bamboo. EcoGreen™ clothing by TuffRider® is the ultimate in green apparel because: Eco

ApHC Proud to announce 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the 2008 Hall of Fame induction of four pillars in the Appaloosa community; ApHC lifetime member Eddie A. Wood and Appaloosa stallion Bambi E. along with Racing Hall of Fame inductees

Work Hard, Work Smart with Ariat® WorkHog™ Footwear Line
Union City, Calif. February 12, 2008 – When you’re faced with a beast of a job, you need to go in well prepared. Enter the new WorkHog™ line of work boots from Ariat International, Inc., created precisely for this reason. They’re built strong to last

429-Horse Trial Completed on EQUIOXX® (firocoxib)
DULUTH, GA — Feb. 12, 2009 — In a recently completed 429-horse trial, researchers reinforced the effectiveness and safety profile of EQUIOXX® (firocoxib),1 the first equine oral, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to be approved in more than

EquiSearch.com Unveils Improved Site
GAITHERSBURG, MD – February 12, 2009 – In EquiSearch.com's ongoing effort to provide the best service possible to its users, the Web site team has worked with editors and designers to produce an improved version of the site, which has evolved into th

Kentucky Horse Shows LLC to Install Top of the Line Footing in Hunter Arenas
Lexington, KY - February 12, 2009 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, the management company for hunter/jumper competitions held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, is thrilled to announce that they are resurfacing the main hunter ring (Stonelea) an

Anthony F. Hitchcock Named Chief Executive of the Washington International Horse Show
Gaithersburg, MD - Feb. 12, 2009 -- Anthony F. "Tony" Hitchcock, a national figure in horse show management, was named Chief Executive of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a major equestrian event based in Washington, D.C. "We are

Great Britain's Peter Charles Captures Weekly $30,000 WEF Challenge Again
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 12--Great Britain's Peter Charles on Murka's Pall Mall captured his third Grand Prix win of the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Thursday, taking the sixth round of the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup. Thirty-s

Wilhelm Genn Continues to Heat Up the Gulf Coast Winter
Gulfport, MS—FEB 12, 2009— Lebanon, OH based Wilhelm Genn is keeping the heat turned up for the second week of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics with another hot victory in the Lucky Sevens Open Jumper Welcome presented by the Gulf Coast Classic Company

JT Farm's Dudley MacFarlane Takes Championship at Gardnertown Farm Horse Show
Wellington, FL - February 11, 2009 - JT Farm continued their winning ways this past week with students in two locations. JT Farm, which is led by trainer Jimmy Toon, has farms in South Salem, NY, and Wellington, FL. Dudley MacFarlane of Darien,

Elemental Wild Horses to Benefit from Liz Mitten Ryan Book and Art Sales
Liz Mitten Ryan, World-renowned Canadian Artist-Equine Communicator and Author of four award-winning books, has offered 50% of her book and art sales in support of Elemental Wild Horses. The mission of Tam and Allen Ennor of the Sanctuary – providing

Debi Metcalfe to be speaking at the Mid South Horse Fest in Tunica, MS February 20-22, 2009
Shelby, NC - Debi Metcalfe, founder of Stolen Horse International, will be speaking about horse fraud, identification, theft, and what to do if you are a victim at the Mid South Horse Fest in Tunica, Mississippi, February 20-22, 2009 at Battle Arena

USET Foundation to Host Gold Medal Olympic Show Jumping Clinic Series
Gladstone, NJ - February 11, 2009 - The USET Foundation is pleased to announce a very special opportunity for equestrians. The Gold Medal Olympic Show Jumping Clinic Series will be held at the historic training facility at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone,

Deeridge Farm's Katie Jacobs Robinson and So You Say Win Championship at WEF
Wellington, FL - February 11, 2009 - At last week's Winter Equestrian Festival horse show, Deeridge Farm had good results and brought home a championship ribbon. Deeridge Farm is owned by Jacobs Family and has farms in East Aurora, NY, and Wellington

Diane Carney Conducts Successful Hunter/Jumper Clinic at Chestnut Hill Farm
Oconomowoc, WI - February 11, 2009 - This past weekend Chestnut Hill Farm in Oconomowoc, WI, hosted a clinic with Diane Carney of Hampshire, IL. Carney trains at her show stable, Telluride Farm, and her students are consistently in the ribbons at the

Fox Chase Farm Teams with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Middleburg, VA - February 11, 2009 - Fox Chase Farm, based in Middleburg, VA, is pleased to announce that it will host Ride for the Cure Virginia on October 10, 2009, at its spacious hunter/jumper farm in the heart of hunt country. The Ride for the C

Colorado Summer Circuit 2009
BURBANK, CA - Langer Equestrian Group is pleased to announce that we will once again be managing the four week Colorado Summer Circuit at the Colorado Horse Park (Parker, CO). The highly successful series will continue in the same manner our competi

Appaloosa Horse Club announces 2009 National Trail Ride Schedule
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is excited to announce the 2009 National Trail Ride schedule. The ApHC has established four week-long trail rides that take participants through some of the most historical and beautiful landscapes in Ame

Christina Handley Offers New Series of Online Horse Photography Courses
Aspiring equine photographers can learn how to take pro quality photos using tips and techniques from well known horse photographer Christina Handley. February 11, 2009 – A new series of horse photography courses is being offered by http://www.lea

The Ultimate Love Story
"He had always loved horses, from afar. She was terrified of them, but when he needed them most she kept her fears a secret." Joe Camp was depressed. Recent setbacks had left him in shock not knowing what he was to do with the rest of his life. K

Freedom Health Congratulates USEF Award Winners Chester Weber and Steffen Peters
Aurora, OH (February 10, 2008)--Four-in-hand driving competitor Chester Weber and dressage rider Steffen Peters were honored during the U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting in January. Weber’s horse Jamaica, a member of all six of his four-in-ha

Tampa Equestrian Festival Prizelist and Entry Forms Now Available Online
Wellington, FL - February 10, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. is pleased to announce that the prizelist and entry forms for the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival are now available online at their website www.stadiumjumping.com. Stadium Jumping, Inc. is

Tampa Equestrian Festival and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the world's best Olympic athletes. WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium

Solitude (R) IGR offers protection against Fly Infestation
New York, NY (February 10, 2009) -- Winter’s cooler temperatures often bring an appreciated relief from flies to horse owners, particularly in the northeast and midwest regions of the country. Incidentally with this relief, fly prevention tends to fa

USET Foundation Awards Jacqueline Mars Training Grant to Jennie Brannigan
Gladstone, NJ - February 10, 2009 - The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that the Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition and Training Grant has been awarded to 21-year-old Jennie Brannigan of San Diego, CA. The grant is given to an Eventi

Inaugural $50,000 CN Palm Beach Jumping Derby Next Sunday Promises Thrills
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 10--The inaugural $50,000 CN Palm Beach Jumping Derby will be held next Sunday, Feb. 15 with some of the world's top riders racing around a 1,000-meter course that includes a Devil's Dyke and a newly created signature obstacle

Valentine's Day to show Lot of Heart for AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 10--On Saturday night, Feb. 14, the top hunter riders will be hoping that they will be the lucky Valentine's Day winner. On that evening, The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation will host its 13th annual AHJF Hunter Classic Sp

SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano Dominates Competition at Opening Week of HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
Ocala, FL - February 10, 2009 - SBS Farms competed at the first week of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit this past week and won six tricolor ribbons. Jennifer Alfano, SBS Farms' trainer and rider, was very successful in the professional hunter divisions

Karen Healey Stables Achieves Success at HITS Desert Circuit III
Thermal, CA - February 10, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables, based out of Westlake Village, CA, posted continued success at HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, this week. As the show continued in its third week of competition, the horses and riders out of

LipSync Contest First Kids/Junior Charity Event PBIEC Special Events Pavilion Friday Night, Feb. 13
A lipsync contest is the first kids/junior charity event and will be held in the Special Events tent at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center from 6 to 10 PM on Friday night, Feb. 13. Contestants will be divided into age groups: 7 and und

Cowgirl U Trail Trials Teaches and Challenges
The National Cowgirl Museum's Cowgirl University brings a bit of pizzazz to America's favorite equine past time, trail riding, when it hosts a two-day Trial Trials event in the Fort Worth, Texas area at the Rio Paisano Ranch April 18-19. This fun

Equine Entrepreneurship Courses Begin March 2
(College Station, Texas) – Small business owners with a need to train employees or learn for themselves the latest in retail sales and management techniques will find the Center for Equine Business Studies (CEBS) Equine Entrepreneurship Distance Lea

eZall Congratulates Shawn Flarida on Hitting Three Million Dollar Mark
Soaring across the three million dollar mark, Shawn Flarida has once again made NRHA history by becoming the first-ever rider to achieve this status. Although modest of his huge accomplishment, this Team eZall member deserves a giant congratulatory p

NARHA Seeking Presenter Abstracts for National Conference in Fort Worth
Denver, CO— April 3 is the deadline for prospective presenters to submit abstracts for their proposed presentations at the 2009 NARHA National Conference and Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, November 18-21. Each year the NARHA National Confer

Maureen Gallatin Named to International Board
Lexington, KY — Maureen Gallatin has been invited to join the International Coordinating Team of Affiliated International Ministries (AIM). AIM is the umbrella organization coordinating the Christian ministries of service, education, and outreach re

USHorse.biz Announces West Coast Active Riders Web Site Launch
The newly redesigned web site for West Coast Active Riders creates a user-friendly hip place for its happening members. Burbank, CA - USHorse.biz announces new member West Coast Active Riders. This non-profit organization promotes show jumping, w

Extreme Mustang Makeover Offers Two Ultimate Tests in April
More than $20,000 total purse up for grabs (Bertram, Texas, February 9, 2009) – The Extreme Mustang Makeover will offer two of what has become the definitive test of horsemanship when it debuts the Gatorland Extreme Mustang Makeover during Lynn Pa

Heck of a Start! HITS Thermal salutes its first half heroes
THERMAL, CA (February 9, 2009)—The 2009 HITS Desert Circuit wrapped up its first half on Sunday afternoon and was highlighted by the Smartpak Mid-Circuit Awards presented in over 70 divisions during the Parade of Champions in the majestic Grand Prix

Joie Gatlin wins the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Tucson
TUCSON, ARIZONA (February 9, 2009)--California show jumping superstar Joie Gatlin was quick to wear out her welcome at HITS Arizona when she captured the blue aboard SunCal's King in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix to conclude Week II, the Kachina Classi

Hugh Graham and Executive Privilege 3E win the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (February 9, 2009)—Hugh Graham rode King Ridge Stables' Executive Privilege 3E to the blue in the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix to conclude week I of HITS Ocala, the Ocala Winter Classic, at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, Florida. A field of 3

Dominique Barbier Signature Saddles available at 2008 Prices
Healdsburg, California – Barbier Farm is delighted to announce that 2008 prices for the complete range of Dominique Barbier signature saddles are being maintained until April 31, 2009. From many years of experience, Dominique Barbier has persona

Colorado man earns highest honor from the American Paint Horse Association
FORT WORTH, Texas—Don Manuello of Sterling, Colo., was presented with the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) highest member honor, the Distinguished Service Award, at the organization’s annual convention and membership meeting in San Diego, Ca

Jen White Kane Crowned 2009 Equestrian Idol!
WELLINGTON, FL - February 9, 2009. On Friday night, February 6, the equestrian community named Jen White Kane as its most talented performer in the 2009 Equestrian Idol Musical Talent Show. The event, held in the Grand Marque Tent at the Palm Beach I

DFG Stables Double Their Victories at Two Winter Circuits
Aiken, SC February 9, 2009—The riders of Aiken, SC based DFG Stables who began the new season with a flurry of wins continued the trend with numerous victories at not one, but two Winter Circuits. DFG Stables co-owner-trainer Cathy Geitner kicked

Mad Dog Motorsports Donates to Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center's 23rd Annual Benefit Auction
Loxahatchee, FL - February 9, 2009 - The Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) of Loxahatchee, FL, is holding its 23rd Annual Benefit Auction, Dinner and Dance on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Internationa

Russell Dilday Repeats World's Greatest Horseman Victory
Russell Dilday made reined cow horse history on February 8 at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas. Riding his great horse, Topsails Rien Maker, Dilday became the first to win back-to-back World's Greatest Horseman C

It’s a Happy Week for Wilhelm Genn at Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Gulfport, MS—FEB 8, 2009— Thermometers may have been up and down, but Wilhelm Genn has been hot all week. He scorched the competition this afternoon at the $25,000 Gulf Coast Premier Grand Prix presented by Gulf Coast Classic Company, which opened th

Teaching Both Sides: Horses and their Owners
It's a trap into which we humans sometimes fall: Assuming horses learn the same way we do. If you learn to do something with your left hand, you understand how to do it with your right hand as well. You may not be as coordinated or have as much st

USHJA Organizes Grand Prix Village Farm Tour as Fund Raiser
The USHJA has organized a tour of barns in the unique Grand Prix Village adjoining the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 13. Thirty extraordinary barns have opened their doors to the USHJA from 3 PM throu

Will Simpson takes first in the $50,000 Purina Mills FEI World Cup Qualifier
THERMAL, CA (February 8, 2009)—Olympic Gold Medal winner Will Simpson raised the roof in the indoor arena at the HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California when he piloted Linda I. Smith's Archie Bunker to the blue in the $50,000 Purina Mills FEI

Garrett Morris and SR Smart Money Win 2008 NRCHA Non Pro Limited World Championship
On Saturday, February 7, Garrett Morris and his horse, SR Smart Money, marked scores of 213.5 in the rein work, and 220 in the boxing, to win the Non Pro Limited World Championship and $3,042 at the 2008 National Reined Cow Horse Association World Ch

Morgan Holmes and Smart Shooter Win 2008 NRCHA Youth Limited World Championship
San Angelo, Texas - Morgan Holmes, of Sarasota, Florida, won her first National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship on Saturday, February 7, at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena. Along with the $585 in earnings, Holmes rec

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue Competes in $1 Million Makeover Contest
Glenville, PA -- Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, is counting on supporters to help them win a $1 million makeover as part of the online Zootoo.com Makeover. Angel Acres, in Glenville, Pa. just over the MD. line is currently competing with over 1000 s

Happy Days on the Gulf Coast- Winter Classics Open Big
Gulfport, MS-February 7, 2009- Mother Nature seems to be rolling out the red carpet this first week of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics with primarily blue skies, lots of sunshine and no rain. The days here have been horse show worthy and future foreca

Brody Fitch Captures 2008 Youth Bridle World Championship on Frosted Pistol Chex
Brody Fitch spent time in the spotlight on February 6 at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas. The 18-year-old had just finished competing for a title in the 2008 NRCHA World Championship Show, presented by John Deer

Clint Swales Wins 2008 Limited Open Hackamore World Championship on Pure Latigo
Clint Swales drove a long way to compete at the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show, presented by John Deere – over 1,700 miles! Swales, from High River, Alberta, Canada, earned the Limited Open Hackamore World Championship

Marilyn Harris and Irish A Shine Win Novice Non Pro Bridle At 2008 NRCHA World Championship Show
Marilyn Harris earned the Novice Non Pro Bridle World Championship on her horse, Irish A Shine. It was Harris’ first World Championship, although she had won one as an owner in 2006. The 2008 World Championship came with a check for $3,458, a Bob’s C

Blue Allen Wins Limited Open Bridle Championship and Reserve Championship
Blue Allen became the man of the hour in the Limited Open Bridle at the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show, presented by John Deere. Allen qualified three horses for the finals, and earned the Championship on Chics Peppy Pi

McLaughlin Rides Lil Miss Shiney Chex to 2008 NRCHA Open Two Rein World Championship
Jay McLaughlin became the first National Reined Cow Horse Association World Champion for 2008 on Friday, February 6, at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas. The 2008 NRCHA World Championship Show, presented by John

Showplace Productions Announces 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Dates and Highlights
Wayne, IL - February 6, 2009 - Showplace Productions, one of the top horse show production and management companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the dates of their 2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Series. The two weeks of

2009 Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show Series Fast Facts
EVENT: Showplace Spring Spectacular Horse Show I and II WHAT: Two "AA" rated hunter and four-star jumper horse shows produced by Showplace Productions. WHERE: Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., located 40 minutes west of Chicago.

Tracy Magness wins the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (February 6, 2009)— The rated series of the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit crowned its first winning Grand Prix pair on Thursday, when Tracy Magness rode Mr. and Mrs. John Bartko's Tarco Van Ter Moude to the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand P

Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 win the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix
THERMAL, CA (February 6, 2009)—Ashlee Bond and Little Valley Farm's Cadett 7 continued to prove that they are a force to be a reckoned with at the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit when the pair won Thursday’s $25,000 HITS Grand Prix in the indoor arena at th

KWPN-NA Annual Meeting Features Steffen Peters, Cor Loeffen and Janko van de Lageweg
Sutherlin, OR-The Dutch Warmblood Studbook of North America (KWPN-NA) is pleased to announce the line-up of speakers at its 21st Annual Meeting to be held in Del Mar, California, March 19-21, 2009. This year's three-day event features some of the bi

Palm Beach Dressage Derby Recognized by USET Foundation
Loxahatchee, FL - The Palm Beach Dressage Derby was recognized this weekend by the USET Foundation. The show received the Gold Medal Club Anniversary Award and was recognized for its contributions and support of the USET for the last 10 years. Each y

EQUUS Equestrian Idol - Hillary Dobbs to Put On Winning Show For Second Year
Rivalry begins among the performers and equestrians on Friday, February 6, 2009 at the EQUUS Equestrian Idol, where Grand Prix veterans and contestants including Hillary Dobbs, who will fly from Harvard in Cambridge, MA to her parent's Lou Dobbs and

Free General Admission to $150,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix Saturday Night Feb. 7
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 5--Spectators will be admitted free of charge for the $150,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix presented by Spy Coast Farm at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival on Saturday night, Feb. 7. Equestrian Sport Productions, the managemen

Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut to Give Riding Academy Clinic
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 5--Olympic gold medalist Laura Kraut will host a clinic at the Palm Beach Riding Academy at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The clinic will be held in PBIEC's centerpiece International Arena.

Karen Healey Stables Continues Success through Second Week of HITS Desert Circuit
Thermal, CA - February 5, 2009 - Karen Healey Stables continued to win during the second week of HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, this past week on January 27 to February 1. Healey's talented group of horses and riders maintained their winning mom

USET Foundation Names Kimberly Boyer, Bill Brewer, and Bill Weeks to Board of Trustees
GLADSTONE, NJ - February 5, 2009 - The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced that Kimberly Boyer, Bill Brewer, and Bill Weeks have been named to the organization's Board of Trustees. The announcement was made at the annual USE

Non Pro Hackamore and Non Pro Limited Finalists Decided at Celebration of Champions
Thursday morning, February 5, continued the preliminary competition of the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show, presented by John Deere. The classes, part of the Fort Dodge Animal Health NRCHA Celebration of Champions, featu

Former World’s Greatest Horseman Tops Rein Work Preliminaries
Spectators at the Fort Dodge Animal Health National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions had a lesson in horsemanship during the preliminary rein work round of the World’s Greatest Horseman competition. Bob Avila, of Temecula, Califo

Additional Divisions to Receive Prize Money at Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships
Lexington, KY (February 5, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group are pleased to announce that prize money at the Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships has been increased to include the a

Earn top $ in Slot Futurities & Sweepstakes with ApHC
MOSCOW, Idaho—Futurities, sweepstakes and tons of money! That’s exactly what competitors are saying about the Appaloosa Horse Club’s (ApHC’s) upcoming 62nd National Appaloosa Show at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Miss., June 22–July 4

Peter Wylde and Esplanade 7 Post First Grand Prix Win of 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 5--Canada's Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze captured his second weekly $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Grand Prix aboard Take Off Thursday, the fifth round of the series at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Sevent

48 Centers Proved Their Mettle by Qualifying as NARHA Premier Accredited Centers
Denver, CO—Eight centers offering equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) earned NARHA’s highest level of accomplishment for the first time and became NARHA Premier Accredited Centers during 2008. In addition, 40 Premier Accredited Centers re

Mustang Heritage Foundation Joins Forces with Mustang of America Foundation
(Bertram, Texas, February 5, 2009) – Two of the nation’s most influential wild horse advocacy groups have joined forced to raise awareness about America’s wild horse population and the need for adoption. The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) and t

$150,000 World Cup Qualifying Riders at Spy Coast Farm Saturday Night Class
Riders who have qualified for the $150,000 World Cup Qualifying Event presented by Spy Coast Farm at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival for Saturday night, Feb. 7. AMY MILLAR CAN ANDREW WELLES USA * BEEZIE MADDEN USA

AQHA Cloning Forum to be Webcast on AQHA.com
America’s Horse, February 5, 2009, – American Quarter Horse Association members who can’t make it to the equine cloning forum at the 2009 AQHA Annual Convention in March can watch the event online in the members section of www.aqha.com. The forum Web

Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Lamaze & Undercontract Top Field of 93 Starters In 1.40M
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 4--Canada's Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze and Undercontract topped a field of 93 starters in the 1.40-meter jumper class with a timed jumpoff at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Wednesday. Undercontract, owned by Carol

Tampa Equestrian Festival and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the world's best Olympic athletes. WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium

SBS Farms Garners Two Tricolors in Jacksonville A to Z Horse Show
Green Cove Springs, FL - February 4, 2009 - SBS Farms competed in their last show in Jacksonville at the Jacksonville A to Z Horse Show on January 28 - February 1. They were successful at the show, and the horse show series was a great start to their

Open and Limited Open Hackamore Finalists Announced for NRCHA World Championship Show
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Team Telluride Rides for Wins at Ledges Winter Series Horse Show
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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Offers Excellence in High Performance Healthcare
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UK’s Equine Initiative announces new equine lecturer, internship coordinator
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2008) – Elizabeth LaBonty has been named lecturer and internship coordinator for the equine science and management undergraduate degree program within the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture. The four-year Bach

AQHA Executive Vice President Bill Brewer Steps Down after 37 Years of Service
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Eye contact is very powerful when working with a horse, but you may be surprised at the effect that it can have. Horses communicate with each other using gestures that form a language clinician Monty Roberts calls Equus. Humans can use this langua

EQUUS Equestrian Idol - Great Performances & Great Shopping!
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HorseTV.com Broadcasting the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Live for Six Weeks
First Peek at Bold New Equestrian Television Portal Launching in April On February 3, 2009, HorseTV Live, the live broadcast component of the new HorseTV.com television portal, will make equestrian industry history by providing simultaneous cover

Back Country Horsemen of America Chairman Travels East
Although it was founded in the west, Back Country Horsemen of America has truly become a national organization that fights for horse use on all public lands from coast to coast. It has at-large members in 47 states and has 25 member organizations, ne

Horse Slaughter: Not the Answer to Overbreeding
February 3, 2009 -- Loxahatchee, FL -- It hasn't even been two weeks since the inauguration of President Obama, and it seems as if some of our elected representatives have missed the forward movement of transparency and accountability regarding lobby

Stadium Jumping's 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival Features Big Money and World Class Show Jumping
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Open and Limited Open Bridle Finalists Announced for NRCHA World Championship Show
The Open and Limited Open Bridle qualifiers for the National Reined Cow Horse Association World Championship Show presented by John Deere competed early Tuesday morning to earn a spot in the World Championship Finals, which is part of the Fort Dodge

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The Fort Dodge Animal Health National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions concluded Tuesday evening with the Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Bridle Preliminaries of the NRCHA World Championship Show, presented by John Deere. The top ten

Appaloosas can earn Recognition in Open Equine Activities
MOSCOW, Idaho—It’s the beginning of a new year, and 2009 is the perfect time for owners to get involved in all-breed competition and prove why the Appaloosa is the Breed of Choice. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) encourages Appaloosa owners to get so

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Walking the Course with an Olympic Gold Medalist
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A Valentine From the Heart of the Herd on Natural Horse Network
Every rider dreams of having a horse with heart – full of grit and try in the ring or on the trail, going that extra distance. Can one cultivate that level of love and friendship with a horse? Animal Communicator Liz Mitten Ryan and Natural Horse

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Welcomes New Partner Organizations
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is very pleased to welcome the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association (CA) as a Premier-level Equestrian Partner. Chartered in 1945, the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association is the oldest state af

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THERMAL, CA (February 3, 2009)—The 2009 HITS Desert Circuit continues to roll along, drawing rave reviews from exhibitors as it just wrapped up Desert Circuit II at the HITS Desert Horse Park, in Thermal, California. Exhibitors Didi and Ken McKen

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North American Thoroughbred Society Adapts Award Program to Current Economic Climate
February 3, 2009 – Recognizing the impact of tough economic times on the equine industry and its members, The North American Thoroughbred Society (NATBS), a company that promotes the interests of Jockey Club-registered North American Thoroughbreds, t

Open Two Rein Finalists Decided for NRCHA World Championship Show
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Offield Farms Announces the Third Shoot to Win Photo Contest at the World Cup Finals
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AHC Issues Forum to Highlight Welfare of Horse
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NRCHA Elected and Appointed Board Members Announced
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Mandy Porter wins the $50,000 Strongid® C 2X FEI World Cup Qualifier
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Find a horse trainer
Don't miss your chance to get your horse started off right for 2009. Our list of dedicated trainers in the American Paint Horse Foundation's "Find A Trainer" program is filling up fast. A growing list of trainers specializing in everything from st

Competition Begins at San Angelo First Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena
The first day of competition at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Fort Dodge Animal Health Celebration of Champions, held at the First Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena in San Angelo, Texas, began with the Circle Y Ranch Southwest Rei

Barisone Makes Right Choice with Neruda at Exquis World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 31--The Exquis World Dressage Masters finale showcased the world's best dressage riders under the lights in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Club on Saturday night. The temperature was unseason

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USA's Ravel Returns to Winning Ways at Exquis World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach
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Michigan Conservancy Wins $10,000 Breyer-ELCR Grant
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Help Fund Equine Research with NEW Horseman’s Card®
Lexington, KY (Jan 30, 2009) – Since 1992, the Horseman’s Card® has been supporting the health of the horse, making it the credit card of choice for horse owners and enthusiasts. Every time the Horseman’s Card is used for a purchase – whether it

Madeleine Genereux Wins USEF/Breyer Youth Sportsmanship Award
(Pequannock, NJ – Jan. 30, 2009) -- A life centered on volunteering has been rewarding in many ways for Madeleine Genereux, winner of the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation Youth Sportsman’s Award sponsored by Breyer Animal Creations®. Genereux

TOBA announces 2009 Seminar Schedule
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) has announced its 2009 seminar and clinic schedule. The schedule includes three new owner seminars, a three-day breeding clinic and three pedigree and conformation clinics. TO

Mandy Porter and San Diego win the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Desert Circuit II
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Marketing & Promoting Your Horse Business
Marketing Your Business is the first of the “Ten Commandments of Marketing & Promoting A Horse Business” outlined in my book, Horsin’ Around The USA Guide to Marketing & Promoting Your Horse Business”. In my opinion this is the most important of t

“Battle of the Sexes” Riders Battle For Title, But All Win Absorbine® Myoplast®
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Nature’s Balance Care Doing It’s Part to Stimulate the Economy
“Our pet loving customer’s and store owners alike are all sacrificing so much in today’s economy that I asked my staff how and what can we do as a company to help people and to stimulate the economy?” Missy Wryn CEO asks. “My staff came together as

White Horse Tavern Offers Early Dining for Exquis World Dressage Nights
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 29--The White Horse Tavern, formerly the Equestrian Club by Tavern on the Green and adjoining Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, is offering limited early seatings of 5 and 5:30 on Friday and Saturday nights during th

Admission to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center For Friday & Saturday Dressage Day Events
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 29--Admission will be free to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center during day events only if spectators enter before 12 noon Friday and Saturday. Admission to the night events will be for ticket holders only. The E

HorseTV to Broadcast HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
Full Six-week Show Circuit will be Available for Viewing Dallas, Texas - HorseTV announced today that an agreement had been reached with the Saugerties, NY-based HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun) organization for nose-to-tail broadcast coverage of th

Peter Wylde and Esplanade 7 Post First Grand Prix Win of 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 29--Peter Wylde, 2004 Olympic team gold medalist for the USA, Thursday night rode Esplanade 7 to his first Grand Prix win of the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. The pair took the fourth leg of the $30,000 Braman Motorca

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DULUTH, GA. — January 29, 2009 — Before turning horses out on pasture this spring, remember to check with your veterinarian to ensure your deworming program includes tapeworm control. Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host, the oribatid

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Blue Springs MO — As a horse owner you should be able to have assurance that the products you are buying for your horses are safe and have not been tampered with. Tamper-evident design is perhaps most visible in the area of product packaging, where i

Foreman Named Chair of AHC Horse Show Committee
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Cam Foreman has been appointed Chair of the AHC Horse Show Committee. The AHC’s Horse Show Committee includes representatives of various AHC organizations in the horse show community and advises

Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at Rocky Mountain Horse Expos
Denver, March 14 and Colorado Springs (Falcon-Latigo), July 4 With two New York Times bestsellers and several other notable titles to her credit, Dr. Temple Grandin is perhaps the most widely-recognized expert in animal behavior and humane livesto

SBS Farms Notches Two Tricolor Performances at Jacksonville Winter III Horse Show
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Appaloosa License and Souvenir Plates Benefit Youth
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) would like to invite equine enthusiasts to join Appaloosa owners, breeders and enthusiasts in showing their commitment to the Breed of Choice by purchasing a souvenir Appaloosa license plate! This unique

Wellington Training Club Launches Web Site
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Telluride Farm's Caitie Hope Scores Top Ribbons at Winter Equestrian Festival
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Free Admission to Exquis World Dressage Masters Grand Prix
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 28--The huge response from across the United States and Europe to the inaugural Exquis World Dressage Masters Musical Freestyle in Wellington led to the organizers announcing Wednesday that admission to the Grand Prix and Grand

Colorado’s Dude & Guest Ranches Offer All-Inclusive Summer Fun
Shawnee, CO (Jan. 28, 2009) – Grab your boots and kick off this summer with an all-inclusive ranch experience at one of the more than 30 certified Colorado dude & guest ranches. Family More than Thirty Ranches to Meet Your Individual Needs, Loca

AEGIS helmets announce new release for spring 2009!!
Aegis Helmets, the very popular line of equestrian riding helmets by Devon-Aire is pleased to announce that they are releasing this spring the Junior Fun Pony helmet; this helmet provides the latest in safety technology with the popular AEGIS dial fi

UHC Speakers Available
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 28, 2009 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s (UHC) National Speaker Program is up and running. If you are an equine group with an upcoming event and would like to have someone speak about the UHC, what it does and the problem

Richard Spooner enjoys strong start to the HITS Desert Circuit
THERMAL, CA (January 28, 2009)—Richard Spooner has quite a legacy at the HITS Desert Circuit and he's already proven in one short week that he's all about adding to his success. With two back-to-back wins aboard Oscany, Inc.'s Quirino 3 and more than

Sponsors Return in Full Force for 2009 Challenge of the Americas
WELLINGTON, FL - January 27, 2009 - Sponsors of the Challenge of the Americas Presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach have returned in full force to support this year's event, which will be held on March 7, 2009, at International Polo Club Pa

Top Horses, Riders Arrive in Wellington for Exquis World Dressage Masters
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Beneficial Tax Tips for the Horse Industry
Tax season is near and the American Horse Council has extensive tax information that can influence your equine business tax returns. For 40 years, the American Horse Council has provided the horse industry with tax information through the Tax Bullet

Liz Halliday supporting Nupafeed Supplements launch in the USA
California-born equestrian and race car driver Liz Halliday is supporting the launch of Nupafeed in the USA. Nupafeed has supplied a range of equine products in Europe for 25 years and is used by top professionals in all disciplines. Halliday, who

Fox Chase Farm's Rich History Contributes to Present and Future Success
Middleburg, VA - January 27, 2009 - Along with offering the $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series, Fox Chase Farm provides exhibitors with a show experience as rich in history as it is in prize money. Fox Chase Farm, located in Middleburg, VA, has endure

Rave reviews for the HITS Desert Circuit after a brilliant opening week
THERMAL, CA (January 27, 2009)—The 2009 HITS Desert Circuit kicked off last week at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California and drew glowing reviews in every area, from the footing to the flowers, as exhibitors enjoyed a full week of world-

Karen Healey Stables Begins HITS Desert Circuit with Wins and Awards
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2009 AYHC Symposium Offers Stellar Lineup of Presenters
The final touches are being made to a educational and fun three days in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2009 National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium. Attendees will be offered a variety of educational experiences including tours, roundtable discussions, pan

Richard Spooner had four mounts in the top 12 of the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Thermal
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OCALA, FL (January 26, 2009)—Two unrated weeks of horse shows came to a close on Sunday afternoon at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida when Kyle King won the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix aboard Niki Gogette's Gigolo to secure $7,500 in first-place pri

Leigh Anne Hartrampf wins the $20,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s/Adult Jumper Championship
OCALA, FL (January 26, 2009)—Leigh Anne Hartrampf was crowned the overall winner of the $20,500 Marshall & Sterling Children's/Adult Jumper Championship to conclude the Ocala Pre-Circuit 2 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida. “I was really n

EQUUS Magazine Tops 2008 USEF Pegasus Awards
GAITHERSBURG, MD – January 26, 2009 – EQUUS magazine recently received the United States Equestrian Federation's (USEF) 2008 Pegasus Award for Equestrian Publication of the Year. In addition, the magazine won the Daniel P. Lenehan Memorial Trophy for

Ariat Opens the Chutes in 2009 with New Bronc Stomper Boot
Ariat Reinvents Roughstock Footwear Category with High-Tech Boot Union City, Calif. January 26, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is proud to announce that the Ariat® Bronc Stomper™ – a revolutionary roughstock competition boot – has arrived and

Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Historic Seelbach announces Benefit Event
(Louisville, KY) January 26, 2009 – The Historic Seelbach Hilton today announced the first-ever “Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail” dinner and bourbon tasting to benefit the famed haven for retired thoroughbred racehorses. The inaugural

Lauren Hough & Naomi 152 Win $50,000 Braman Motorcars Grand Prix
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 25--Sydney 2000 Olympian Lauren Hough on her new mount, Naomi 152, Sunday posted her first grand prix win of the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in the $50,000 Braman Motorcars CSI-2* at the Palm Beach International Equestr

Samantha Pyle Wins Elements Jumper Classic & Aaron Vale Takes Grand Prix
Green Cove Springs, FL – Kicking off a weekend dedicated to jumpers, Samantha Pyle of Street, MD and partner Pia took top honors in the $5,000 Children’s-Adult Jumper Classic presented by Elements on Friday evening. Despite tackling a field of 22

Palm Beach's Battle of the Sexes Winner for Spectators
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 24--Male against female. Husbands battling wives. Established stars challenged by sparkling newcomers. Olympic gold versus Olympic gold. The winners were thousands of spectators who turned out Saturday night for the Battle o

Richard Spooner is victorious in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at the HITS Desert Circuit
THERMAL, CA (January 24, 2009)—The HITS Desert Circuit crowned its first Grand Prix winning pair of 2009 when Richard Spooner and Quirino 3 captured the blue in Friday's $25,000 HITS Grand Prix to kick off the first weekend of show jumping at the HIT

Larry Langer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
BURBANK, CA - Earlier this month Larry Langer was honored with the California Professional Horseman’s Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Langer was recognized for a successful lifetime spent in the horse show industry. Langer is best known

LAEC Opener Kicks Off Southern California Show Season
BURBANK, CA - Theodore Boris (trainers Laura Santana and Rick Fleiderman) started 2009 the same way he finished 2008. Boris took home nine equitation blues on Du Calme (Duke) from the LAEC Opener Horse Show; including winning both phases of the Wash

NRCHA Fort Dodge Celebration of Champions to Begin January 31
Just days remain until the commencement of the 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association Fort Dodge Animal Health Celebration of Champions. The prestigious reined cow horse event has moved to a new home – the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur

Non-Stop Hoof-Care Learning Coming At Every Turn
There’s still time to register for the world’s premier footcare event being held in early February in Cincinnati BROOKFIELD, WIS. — Featuring in-depth sessions on all aspects of equine footcare, the 6th annual International Hoof-Care Summit offers

Sharn Wordley and Rockville Triumph at Jacksonville Mid Winter
Green Cove Springs, FL – It was a perfect day for the 2008 Olympic duo of Sharn Wordley and the brilliant Rockville, today’s winners of the Lucky Sevens Jumper Welcome Classic presented by ShowNet.biz. Wordley’s one mount bested 27 contenders for

Appaloosa is Finalist in Cavalia Star Contest
MOSCOW, Idaho—An Appaloosa colt is competing for his chance at stardom in the world renowned Cavalia, a “spectacular equestrian odyssey” often described as an equine ballet. Frosted With Class is one among the nine finalists looking to be one of the

Eric Lamaze on Narcorique Captures First Grand Prix Win at 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 22--Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada on Narcotique de Muze II posted his first grand prix win at the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Thursday, capturing the third leg of the Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup Ser

Exhibitor Welcome Party for 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
All exhibitors are invited to the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Jumpoff Party on Saturday night in the Special Events Tent at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the events tent overlooking the Int

BloodHorse.com announces New Stallions Video Tour of 2009
Lexington, Ky. – BloodHorse.com has rolled out an engaging series of videos showcasing new sires of 2009, including Brother Derek, Cougar Cat, Divine Park, Elite Squadron, Ready’s Image, Salute the Sarge, Showing Up, Sightseeing, Student Council, and

National Parks Service Awards Grant to Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
The National Parks Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS RTCA) has awarded the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) a technical assistance grant to develop a national equestrian trails organization. The terms of the

Certified Horsemanship Association Produces Professional Videos
(January 2009) – The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently finished six short safety videos that can be found on the CHA website at http://cha-ahse.org/videos_cha.html and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_q

TheHorseStudio.com Goes West
Stamford, NY.- TheHorseStudio.com is proud to announce its expansion into the Western Tack market. Known as "The International Equestrian Shop" for its extensive selection of high tech equestrian apparel, tack and horse equipment for multiple English

Six weeks of show jumping at HITS Arizona is on the horizon
TUCSON, ARIZONA (January 22, 2009)--The 2009 HITS Arizona Winter Circuit is right around the corner and set to begin on Wednesday, January 28, with the first of six consecutive weeks of A-rated shows at the Pima County Fairgrounds, in Tucson, Arizona

Teams Set for PBIEC's First Battle of the Sexes Saturday Night Showdown
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 21--Twenty top jumper riders -- 10 men and 10 women -- join in a $55,000 Battle of the Sexes family fun night under the lights at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Saturday, Jan. 24. The two teams that include

New Reproductive Work allows Thoroughbred Stallion to continue Breeding
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, Overbrook Farm and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute have collaborated on a project that has resulted in establishment of a healthy ongoing pregnancy from a famous sta

Get Festive with Us!
Gather your friends and load up your horses for the first-ever QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse. This one-of-a-kind event, May 1-3 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will be a chance to cure your cabin fever and revel in the arrival

Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center opens its doors for a special party
SAUGERTIES, NY (January 21, 2009)--HITS Post Time Farm will not be the only place jumping in Ocala this week. The social calendar gets into full swing with a special off-site exhibitor party on Friday, January 23, from 5 pm to 8 pm during The Sanctua

Trip to the Country Music Awards Enjoyed by Winner of Absorbine’s “Giddy Up and Get Down” Sweepstakes
Live performances by country music entertainers Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Brooks & Dunn, among many others, was enjoyed by the winner of the recent “Giddy Up and Get Down” sweepstakes sponsored by W. F. Young, Inc., marketers

HITS welcomes exhibitors from all over the world for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit
THERMAL, CA (January 20, 2009)—Exhibitors who made their way to the desert for the start of the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit will be treated to a perfect week of Southern California weather and an exciting week of equestrian competition starting today at

USTPA Productions Continues Partnership with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
(Fort Worth, Texas) – Team penning will come to the largest livestock show and rodeo in the world as USTPA Productions, the event division of the United States Team Penning Association (USTPA), has entered into a partnership with the Houston Livestoc

Leaders from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health – US on business at NAVC 2009
Orlando, FL, January 20, 2009 – Leaders from the US division of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health discussed the new combined company at an event held at this year’s North American Veterinary Conference. Paul Casady, Vice President, North America

TheHorse.com Launches Editorial “Fact Sheet” Series
Lexington, Ky. – Sometimes it is difficult to find that one short authoritative article that gives the basic information you’re looking for on a specific equine topic. Something that gives you a foundation when you are looking for a starting point on

Tampa Showdown! Budweiser American Invitational Qualifying Battle Narrowed to Three Key Classes
Tampa, FL - January 20, 2009 - The city of Tampa, Florida, will once again play host to Stadium Jumping Inc.'s Tampa Equestrian Festival, starting on March 18 and continuing through April 4 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fai

Tampa Equestrian Festival and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the world's best Olympic athletes. WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium

Stadium Jumping Inc.'s Eugene R. Mische Recognized with USEF Lifetime Achievement Award
Wellington, FL - January 20, 2009 - At this year's USEF Annual Meeting, Eugene R. Mische was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony. It was a great honor for Mische, who has focused his equestrian car

Caitie Hope Continues Steadfast Success at Lake St. Louis Horse Show
St. Louis, MO - January 20, 2009 - Caitie Hope's winning momentum from last year has followed her into 2009, and last week she rode her way into the winner's circle once again. Hope of Barrington, IL, competed at the Lake St. Louis Horse Show in St.

Chester Weber’s “Jamaica” Honored as USEF’s Most Exceptional Horse in 2008
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, January 20, 2009 — It was a night of high energy, excitement and recognition for a year of dedication and hard work among equestrians from coast to coast. But you could have heard a pin drop in the room prior to the most anti

JT Farm Continues Success in Second Week of FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL - January 19, 2009 - It was the second week in a row of tricolor ribbons for JT Farm at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) on January 14-18 in Wellington, FL. Riders were led by trainer Jimmy Toon. JT Farm has two locations in So

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Signs with Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - January 19, 2009 - Phelps Media Group, Inc. International (PMG), a public relations firm specializing in the equestrian industry, is pleased to announce that Hagyard Equine Medial Institute has joined its client roster. Hagyard Equine

SBS Farms' Jennifer Alfano Takes Championship at Jacksonville Winter II Horse Show
Green Cove Springs, FL - January 19, 2009 - It was another week at the Jacksonville Winter Horse Show, and SBS Farms, Inc. won another championship ribbon. This time, it was SBS Farms trainer and rider Jennifer Alfano who took home the top honors. Al

PBIEC Weekly Schooling Schedules Posted to equestriansport.com
Effective immediately, the schooling schedule during the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center will be emailed to exhibitors and posted at http://equestriansport.com/exhibitors.html. The schooling schedul

Kyle King is victorious in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
OCALA, FL (January 19, 2009)—The 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit started off with a bang for Kyle King. The Ocala resident posted the fastest double-clear round aboard Paola to secure the top prize in Sunday's $25,000 HITS Grand Prix to close out the

Two Florida natives are neck and neck in the $20,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Championship
OCALA, FL (January 19, 2009)—The first half of the $20,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Championship kicked off this weekend at HITS Post Time Farm with Mackenzie Ryan and Kristianna Lindgren emerging as the favorites to capture the title when the

Saddlebred Rescue Gets a Home for the Holidays on behalf of the ASPCA
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has recently awarded a grant of $4,630 from the ASPCA Equine Fund to Saddlebred Rescue Inc. The grant will be used to provide a new run-in shed to house American Saddlebred

Lynn Palm Announces the 2009 Cowgirl Party Charity Event and Silent Auction Benefactors
OCALA, FLORIDA (January 2009) Lynn Palm, Palm Partnership Training, is pleased to announce the benefactors of the third annual “Cowgirl Party Charity Event and Silent Auction to be held at the Women LUV Horses® Event in Ocala, Florida at the Ocala Eq

Great Britain's Peter Charles & Murka's Pall Mall Win $50,000 Equisport Agency Grand Prix at FTI WEF
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 18--Great Britain's Peter Charles, returning for the second year to what he called the "show jumping capital of the world," rode Murka's Pall Mall and stablemate Murka's Pom D'Ami to first and third places in the $50,000 Equisp

Exquis World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI 5* Schedule Announced
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 18--The schedule of the Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI 5* to be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Jan. 29-31 was announced Monday. Up to 20 horse and rider combinations from six nations will compete i

Laminitis is Not the End "The Rock and Roll Road to Recovery"
Wellington, Florida - January 17, 2009 -- Laminitis was once thought to be a death sentence for a horse yet with research the Equine community is discovering that more and more can be done to help horses that have this affliction so they can go on to

Class Specification and Declaration Form Changed for ASPCA Maclay Classes in 2009
New York, NY - January 16, 2009 - The National Horse Show Association of America announced new information for their Rules and Regulations as well as the declaration form for the 2009 ASPCA Maclay equitation classes. ASPCA Maclay classes are held nat

Top Reiner Slides on over to Team SmartPak
Plymouth, MA – January 16, 2009 – SmartPak™ is happy to announce that Tom McCutcheon of Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, Inc. is the newest addition to Team SmartPak, joining the list of 20+ other Olympians and professional equestrians currently using

Eclipse Winner Hidden Lake to Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY— JANUARY 16, 2009 —Hidden Lake, who earned the 1997 Eclipse award for top older female, will become the newest retiree at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. Her owner, Robert S. Evans of Connecticut, d

Kent Farrington & Up Chiqui Win $25,000 Green Cove Springs CSI Welcome Classic
Green Cove Springs, FL –It was a star studded preview of this weekend’s exciting FEI World Cup Qualifier with 33 of the world’s best equine athletes looking to jump into the winners circle as well as landing a spot in Las Vegas for the 2009 finals.

Purina HOW® Horse Owner’s Workshop Introduces New and Enhanced Horse Feed Products
Seven new and enhanced horse feed products will be unveiled at Purina’s leading annual equine event, according to Purina Horse Business Group. The Purina HOW® Horse Owner’s Workshop, which will be held at more than 1,000 Purina dealers across the cou

TheHorse.com Launches “Horse News of the Weird” Blog
Lexington, Ky. – Weird things happen to horses. So says Erin Ryder, News Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/TheHorse.com. Ryder scans international headlines daily to bring readers of TheHorse.com the most up-to-date information on

Effective Prevention Needed for EPM
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is an infection of the brain and spinal cord of horses by single-celled parasites known as protozoa. EPM, which is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in horses, can be a permanently debilitatin

Troxel Premieres 2009 Line at Denver
San Diego, CA – January 16, 2009 – Troxel LLC, the worldwide leader in ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, is announcing exciting new upgrades to its 2009 line, but is keeping one detail the same: the price. “We are committed to offering quali

Kerrits Equestrian Apparel donates $390,000 to NARHA
Hood River, OR—Kerrits Equestrian Apparel recently donated nearly $390,000 in riding apparel to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). One of the reasons they chose NARHA was due to their broad scope and ability to distrib

Spring into action at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and Green Ranch & Home Show
Every arena, paddock and booth will be busy for the first 2009 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, coming to Denver in March, with a great balance of clinicians, industry experts and horse care specialists. Horse demonstrations, private treaty horse sales, gr

StoneCreek Ranch Resort Offers Taste of Ranch Life
For those who have always wanted to work cattle, StoneCreek Ranch Resort in Mountain Home, Arkansas offers the perfect vacation package for the ultimate ranch experience. "All About Cattle" is a no-experience required, action-packed ranch vacation pa

American Endurance Ride Conference Annual Convention February 20 & 21, 2009 Louisville, Kentucky
Endurance riders and equestrians interested in checking out the “ultimate distance riding sport” are invited to attend the American Endurance Ride Conference’s 2009 convention at the Galt House Hotel Louisville, Kentucky on February 20 and 21. "We

Jamaica Named 2008 Farnam® / Platform® • USEF Horse of the Year
CINCINNATI, Ohio – January 16, 2009 – Amid the splendor of the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) annual Horse of the Year awards black tie gala, Combined Driving Champion, Jamaica was named the 2008 Farnam® / Platform® • USEF Horse of the

Stadium Jumping, Inc. Announces Dates of 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - January 15, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc., one of the nation's leading horse show production companies, is pleased to announce the official dates of the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitationa

Tampa Equestrian Festival and the 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the world's best Olympic athletes. WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium

Leonberg Wins Grand Prix & GP Freestyle at Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I
Albuquerque, NM - Horses Unlimited's RPSI stallion Leonberg started the New Year off right with two victories in the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I. The stallion won both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle with rider Mikala Gunderse

Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut to Give Riding Academy Clinic
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 15--Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut will give a clinic at the Riding Academy Clinic at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The clinic will be held in PBIEC's centerpiece International Arena.

48 Centers Proved Their Mettle by Qualifying as NARHA Premier Accredited Centers
Denver, CO—Eight centers offering equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) earned NARHA’s highest level of accomplishment for the first time and became NARHA Premier Accredited Centers during 2008. In addition, 40 Premier Accredited Centers re

Congress Addressing Horse Slaughter Cruelty in Federal Legislation
(Jan. 15, 2009) – A large, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has introduced legislation to stop the export of tens of thousands of healthy American horses for butchering in Canada and Mexico, as well as to codify a de facto ban on the slaughter of Am

AETA International Trade Fair Offers Major Prizes and Other Buyer Incentives
Besides being the place for the latest and best in equestrian products, AETA is offering fabulous gifts and prizes for buyers at the AETA International Trade Fair, January 31st to February 2nd, 2009, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Whenever a buy

Missy Wryn Introduced Sisters of the Saddle Horse Riding Club hosted by HorseMAREship
Missy Wryn introduces Sisters of the Saddle horse riding club for women hosted by HorseMAREship. Sisters of the Saddle is a horse riding club where women’s needs and feelings come first. A club that provides a safe and loving environment that under

Extreme Mustang Makeover Returns to Texas; Adds Tennessee
Estimated total purse of $40,000 offered Bertram, Texas, January 15, 2009 - After placing more than 300 mustangs for adoption at its 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, Tex., the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) hopes to equal that numbe

2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit is officially underway as exhibitors and horses take to the rings
OCALA, FL (January 15, 2009)—The ‘Horse Capital of the World’ is jumping again as the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit kicked off yesterday with the first of two unrated weeks of equestrian competition at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida. Exhi

AHJF’s Emergency Relief Fund Will Score Points Bowling for Equestrians In Need!
Wellington, FL – January 15, 2009 – Scoring points for the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation’s (AHJF) Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) will be the goal on Sunday evening, February 15 in the third annual “Bowling for Equestrians.” This event benefits the

USET Foundation Salutes and Honors 2008 National Championship Trophy Winners
Gladstone, NJ - January 14, 2009 - The USET Foundation would like to recognize and honor their 2008 award winners. The following horses and riders have been awarded trophies for their excellence in competition for the 2008 show year. Wellington,

AQHA continues focus on Animal Welfare Issues
The AQHA Executive Committee has approved the Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force recommendations, and the Association is moving forward to implement the suggestions. The Association’s main objectives are to educate members and the general public

Peter Leone of Lionshare's first win at WEF
Wellington, FL - Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone received the lion's share of Absorbine® products during the first week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival when his Lionshare Farm won the Absorbine Stall Safe® Tack Room Award. The Stall Safe Aw

Fox Chase Farm Offers First Class Venue for $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series
Middleburg, VA - January 14, 2009 - Along with a top quality non-rated horse show series, Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA, provides a stellar facility and excellent amenities for its exhibitors. As the first non-rated show circuit to be affiliated w

2009 $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series Fast Facts
Event: 2009 $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate TCH Fox Chase Show Series What: The TCH Fox Chase Show Series offers an annual non-rated show circuit for talented, local equestrians. The farm hosts two shows a month, and competitions continue t

Spy Coast Farm's Robert & Lisa Lourie Join Wellington Equestrian Partners, LLC
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 14--Robert and Lisa Lourie, the owners of Spy Coast Farm, have joined Wellington Equestrian Partners, LLC (WEP). WEP is the holding company that owns the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) as well as Equestr

Lynn Palm Invites Sponsors and Vendors to "Women LUV Horses"
OCALA, FLORIDA (January 14, 2009) Lynn Palm, Palm Partnership Training™, invites sponsors and vendors to Women LUV Horses®, a three day celebration of horses, women and mustangs at the Ocala Equestrian Complex, Fl, April 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2009.

Rhonda Gailey appointed Resident Facility Manager for The Oaks’ Equestrian Facility
(Charlottesville, VA – January 14, 2009)−Equestrian Management, LLC, the management affiliate of Equestrian Services, LLC, the company setting the standards for the planning, design, delivery and management of equestrian amenities worldwide, is

Equilite HITS Horse Shows Around the Country
POTTSTOWN, PA – Equilite, Inc. has committed its support to the 2009 HITS Show Series which produces horse shows around the country. Hunters In The Sun has been a leader in producing top quality shows now for over two decades and Equilite™ is proud

Keep track of the important details in your life with a "Horses Make a Difference" Journal
PHOENIX – January 14, 2009 – Horse owners are some of the busiest people around, with lives that are filled with important details. Farnam Dewormers is offering a beautiful “Horses Make a Difference” journal to help you keep track of the important d

Valentine's Day will show a lot of heart for the AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular
Wellington, FL – January 14, 2009 – On February 14, the top hunter riders will be hoping that they will be the lucky Valentine’s Day winner. On that evening, The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation will host its 13th annual AHJF Hunter Classic Spectac

Natural Horse Network Life Changing Radio Series
What do horses and all animals have to teach us about discovering our hearts desires and becoming powerful co-creators in the lives of our dreams? Liz Mitten Ryan and Victoria Havercroft are thrilled to collaborate as Guest Hosts on a unique Natur

USDF Congratulates New “L” Program Graduates
Lexington, KY (January 13, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that 43 USDF members successfully completed the USDF “L” Education Program between May and November, 2008. The USDF “L” Education Program is des

Telluride Farm Starts Off 2009 with Top Ribbons at Ledges Winter Series Horse Show
Roscoe, IL - January 13, 2009 - The horses and riders at Telluride Farm started the new year off with a successful week at the Ledges Winter Series Horse Show in Roscoe, IL. The students at Telluride Farm train with Diane Carney of Hampshire, IL.

Wellington Training Club Breaks Ground on Covered Arena
Wellington, FL - Jan. 13, 2009 - The team creating Wellington Training Club broke ground Tuesday before a crowd of about 50 guests on the equestrian community's central feature, the 78,000-square foot covered riding arena. The arena, along with tw

Steve Heinecke and Hi Hopes Farm Jump Start Season With Stellar Week of Competition
Wellington, FL - January 13, 2009 - Steve Heinecke's students had a successful first week of competition at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL. Heinecke trains at Hi Hopes Farm, which is based in Charlotte, NC. Alise and Lucie

Exquis World Dressage Masters Spectators Can Win $10,000 Worth of Back on Track Products
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 13--Spectators at the Exquis World Dressage Masters will have the opportunity to win $10,000 worth of Back on Track horse products. The Back on Track products will be given away to spectators whose ticket stubs are drawn ran

FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Opening Week Successful
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 13--Perfect sunny South Florida weather and spectacular competition kicked off the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Margie Engle and Hidden Creek's Tosca won the top priz

Deadline for Entries Extended for Weeks 4, 5 &6 at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 13--The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday, Jan. 16 for weeks 4, 5 and 6 of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The original deadline was Monday, Jan. 12. Th

"And They're Off," hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin returns to BloodHorse,com
Lexington, Ky. — The latest entertaining and engaging edition of “And They’re Off” hosted by veteran Blood-Horse turf writers Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin kicks off the new season when it returns to BloodHorse.com on Wednesday evening, January 14.

HITS, Inc. and Pfizer Animal Health Feature Five STRONGID® C 2X Grand Prix Events in 2009
New York, NY (January 13, 2009) – Pfizer Animal Health announced they will continue to partner with HITS, Inc. in 2009 to educate riders on the benefits of healthy deworming practices. Pfizer Animal Health launched its sponsorship with HITS in 2008 w

Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert to offer special HITS exhibitor rate for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit
THERMAL, CALIFORNIA (January 13, 2009)--HITS is pleased to announce that it has added the Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert to its list of lodging partners for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit. The Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert is conveniently lo

HITS, Inc. prepares for start of 2009 HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, California
THERMAL, CA (January 13, 2009) — One week from today, the show-jumping action returns to the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California with the start of the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit. This year's circuit will feature eight weeks of hunter/jumper c

Canter-Mid Atlantic Expands Race Horse Rehabilitation Program
Gaithersburg, MD (January 12, 2009) – CANTER-Mid Atlantic to expand its ongoing race horse rehabilitation program with a grant funded by Charles Town Races & Slots of Charles Town, WV. This additional financing for its existing rehabilitation progra

HorseClosings.com Gives Consumers Confidence in Troubled Economic Times
WELLINGTON, FL - January 12, 2009 - In these troubled economic times, consumers appreciate services that can provide them with confidence, protection, and transparency in business transactions. When it comes to horse sales, which have come under nati

Appaloosa Youth Association Election Results Announced
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2009 AYA Director elections! To qualify, each candidate must be between the ages of 14-17, and reside in the territory and zone that he/she wishes to rep

DFG Stables Continues Winning Winter Season
Aiken, SC January 12, 2009— Home town favorite Daniel Geitner and team DFG wrapped up the final week of competition at the Aiken Winter Classics with another string of triumphs. Held at Highfield’s Event Center the winter classic finale began wit

JT Farm Wins Three Tricolors for Start of 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL - January 12, 2009 - JT Farm, led by trainer Jimmy Toon of South Salem, NY, and Wellington, FL, won three tricolor ribbons in a very successful first week of the 2009 show season at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Toon r

John and Beezie Madden Collaborate on Wellington Training Club
Wellington, FL - Jan. 12, 2009 - Master equestrians Beezie and John Madden are known for big accomplishments in the horse world. This year, they're helping to fulfill a personal goal that will elevate all of Wellington's equestrian community-the crea

Blue Ridge Sunset Wins Championship for SBS Farms at Jacksonville National Horse Show
Green Cove Springs, FL - January 12, 2009 - SBS Farms started the 2009 show year off right with a championship at the Jacksonville National I Horse Show on January 7-11, 2009. SBS Farms is led by trainer Susie Schoellkopf and rider/trainer Jennifer A

USET Foundation Congratulates 2009 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Participants
Wellington, FL - January 12, 2009 - The USET Foundation hosted a luncheon on Friday, January 9, 2009, for the participants of the 2009 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session, presented by Bates Saddles. The luncheon honored and congratulat

BlueRun Signs Original Programming Deal with HorseTV
Los Angeles, CA - BlueRun Productions announced today it has entered into a three-year first-look development and production deal to provide original programming to HorseTV. HorseTV is the first and only comprehensive multi-media platform distributi

Lingh Has Arrived at Flyinge---the Swedish State Stud
Wellington, FL - For the 2009 breeding season, Flyinge, the Swedish National Stud, will include the KWPN stallion Lingh (Flemmingh - Columbus - Uppercut xx) in its breeding program. Lingh has already arrived in Flyinge, a town in Southern Sweden just

Extreme Mustang Makeover Visionary Named As Westerner to Watch
Foundation aims to place 1,000 horses for adoption in 2009 (Bertram, Texas, January 12, 2009) – Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) Executive Director Patti Colbert, an admitted reality TV addict, has been named one of the “Top 15 Westerners to Watc

AAEP and Intervet/Schering-Plough Create Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign
The American Association of Equine Practitioners and Educational Partner Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health have created the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a nonprofit program that will provide equine vaccines to qualified equ

Wordley & Vale Launch the 2009 Jacksonville Winter Series with Big Triumphs
Green Cove Springs, FL –The opening week of the 2009 Jacksonville Winter Series began the new season with international flair as New Zealand native and 2008 Olympic rider Sharn Wordley claimed the first victory at Thursday’s Lucky Sevens Welcome Jump

Mario Deslauriers Wins Speed Derby, Jimmy Torano Takes Six-Bar at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 11--Canada's Mario Deslauriers aboard Lutopia won the $25,000 Gold Coast Feed Speed Derby at the first headline event of the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Sunday. Jimmy Torano on Heechhiem's Tampa won the $25,000 Gold Coa

Equine Industry Vision Award Nominations close February 2, 2009
All past non-winning nominees, including finalists from 2008, must be re-nominated. The deadline date for nominations for the 8th annual Equine Industry Vision Award is on or before February 2, 2009. Pfizer Animal Health sponsors the award in part

Tavern on the Green Parts Ways with Winter Equestrian Festival and Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC
Wellington, FL - January 9, 2009 - Tavern on the Green has parted ways with Wellington's Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) after a mutual agreement between Tavern owner Jennifer LeRoy and Equestrian Sport Production's, Mark Bellisimo. After New York C

The HSUS and Parelli Natural Horsemanship Join Forces in Celebration of Horses
(Jan. 9, 2008)—The Humane Society of the United States and world-renowned natural horsemanship trainers, Pat and Linda Parelli, are joining forces to spotlight the trainability and intelligence of rescued horses. At each of seven U.S. venues for Pare

Think Smart! HITS to have a SmartPak Delivery Station at HITS Ocala and HITS Thermal
SAUGERTIES, NY (January 9, 2009)--With the winter circuits fast approaching, HITS exhibitors who order their feed and bedding online from the HITS website can also order their equine supplements and medications in daily doses from SmartPak. For ad

HITS Ocala gearing up for new season as exhibitors start to arrive for the unrated shows
OCALA, FL (January 9, 2009)—In just six short days, horses will be jumping again at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida with the start of the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. As always, the season kicks off with two consecutive unrated weeks of comp

Top 50 Riding Instructor nominations close March 31st
Riding Instructor magazine, the official publication of the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), has announced that as part of the magazine's commitment to promoting excellence in the teaching of riding, 50 outstanding instructors will be

HITS, Inc. Announces 2009 Show Dates for the HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show Series
Saugerties, NY - January 8, 2009 - HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce the HITS Saugerties spring and summer horse show dates at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. This year, HITS Saugerties will offer seven weeks of AA-rated hunter/jumper com

HITS Saugerties and the 19th Marshall & Sterling League National Finals Fast Facts
EVENT: HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show Series presented by HITS, Inc. WHAT: A seven-week hunter/jumper horse show series produced by HITS, Inc. that runs from May through September annually. The HITS Saugerties Spring and Summer Show Se

Platinum Performance to Sponsor USDF Adult Clinic Series
Lexington, KY (January 8, 2009) – United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that Platinum Performance, a leader in the development and distribution of animal and human nutraceuticals, signed on as the title sponsor for the USDF Adult C

Gear UP for the 2009 AHP Trade Show Program
The AHP Newsstand booth is a co-operative program that provides members with a cost effective way to exhibit at national and regional equine events. Here are some reasons why this program may be perfect for you. Affordable When budgets are t

Rick Swan Joins Horse & Rider as Associate Publisher
GAITHERSBURG, MD – January 8, 2009 – The Equine Network, a publishing group of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORC), welcomes Rick Swan as associate publisher of Horse & Rider magazine. As associate publisher, Rick will lead the advertisin

American Farrier's Association 38th Annual Convention to include Horseman's Day 2009
Professional farriers from across North America and beyond will park their shoeing rigs from February 25-28, as they gather in Chattanooga, TN for the American Farrier’s Association’s 38th Annual Convention. Drawing more than 1,500 participants—p

Top Notch Junior Rider Katherine Newman Advances to Professional Ranks
Wellington, FL - January 7, 2009 - Allwyn Court's Katherine Newman started off the new year with an exciting career change, transitioning from the junior ranks to that of a young professional in the hunter/jumper industry. Eighteen-year-old Newman of

Horse Photographer Christina Handley Expands Offerings With Online Photography School
Christina Handley, a well known supplier of photography to the horse publications in the US and Canada, has launched an online photography school, www.learntotakephotos.com with Virginia native Laura Cotterman. The online photography courses are targ

Absorbine’s(R) Miracle Groom(R) Dirty Horse Challenge Is Now Accepting Entries
East Longmeadow, MA (January 7, 2008). – W.F. Young, Inc., makers of Absorbine(R) products, is inviting horse owners to participate in the Miracle Groom(R) Dirty Horse Challenge. Running now through February, 28, 2009, the company is accepting contes

New! Extended Patch Breech from FITS for Spring 2009!
Portland, Oregon USA Fun In The Saddle, Inc. (FITS) makers of the most technical and innovative riding breeches on the market today, is introducing a new extended patch, zip front, All Season breech. Consumers have been asking FITS for a garment t

SmartPak New USDF Sponsor for Instructor Certification Program
Lexington, KY (January 6, 2009) - The United Stated Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that SmartPak, provider of the patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, signed on as title sponsor for the USDF Instructor Certification program an

Cloning is the topic of forum at 2009 AQHA Annual Convention
Equine cloning will be the focus of a forum at the 2009 AQHA Annual Convention, March 5-9 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Within the past couple of years, commercial cloning of a number of horses, including American Quarter Horses, has been wel

2009 $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series Kicks Off on January 10!
Middleburg, VA - January 6, 2009 - The $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series will launch into action on January 10, 2009, at Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA. The horse show series is an annual non-rated show circuit for equestrians in the Virginia area.

Freedman's Partners With Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Wellington, FL - January 6, 2009 - Phelps Media Group, Inc. International (PMG), a leading public relations firm specializing in the equestrian industry, is pleased to announce that Freedman's has joined its expanding list of clients. Freedman's is b

La Quinta Old Town Villas to offer special HITS exhibitor rate for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit
THERMAL, CALIFORNIA (January 6, 2009)--The 2009 HITS Desert Circuit is right around the corner and HITS is proud to announce that it has added La Quinta Old Town Villas to its list of Premier Lodging Partners for the upcoming circuit that is set to b

Unwanted Horses: They Need Your Help
History has shown that when the economy falls on hard times, animals are among the first to suffer. Numerous media reports suggest that the problem of unwanted horses is growing by the day. Some might even go so far as to say the horse community is i

2009 Road to the Horse Judges Crème de la Crop
Each year, Road to the Horse selects outstanding men and women in the equine industry to judge their one-of-a-kind colt-starting competition. Road to the Horse 2009 will feature the best of the best including Bob Moorhouse, Dr. Robert Miller, Jack Br

American Shetland Ponies Donated To Hong Kong Are Loved By Many
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StoneCreek Ranch Resort & Arvell Bass Team Up with NVRHA
Helping pave the way for the National Versatility Ranch Horse Association, Arvell Bass of StoneCreek Ranch Resort in Mountain Home, Arkansas will present clinics at his ranch to help horsemen and women prepare for shows. Bass recently announced his s

World Games 2010 Foundation Names New Chief Executive Officer
LEXINGTON, KY— The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that it has selected Jamie Link as the new Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Link has been serving as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, A

HITS announces its program cover artists for the upcoming winter circuits
SAUGERTIES, NY (January 5, 2009)--HITS is pleased to announce that the works of Mary Verrandeaux and Bruce Makinney have been selected as cover art for the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and HITS Desert Circuit Official Horse Show Programs. Verra

DFG Stables Celebrates New Year with Big Victories
Aiken, SC January 5, 2009— It’s been a jolly holiday time with family and friends for the riders of Aiken, SC based DFG Stables who began the new season with a flurry of wins. At week one of the Aiken Winter Classics the DFG team garnered six Divisio

New Facility Breaks Ground For Equestrian Enthusiasts
Wellington, FL - January 5, 2009 - The Wellington Training Club is the first and only community of farms to be built in Wellington's Equestrian Preserve in which owners will share use of a unique set of equestrian amenities. Encompassing 525 acre

Wellington Training Club Fast Facts
What: Wellington's premier equestrian community nestled in the winter equestrian capital of the world. It provides owners all the advantages of a large training complex coupled with the benefit of owning a smaller farm. It features a 78,000-square f

Hermès Paris Sponsors Newly Created Palm Beach Adult Medal at 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 4--The Palm Beach Adult Medal, created for adult amateur equitation riders at the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, is being sponsored by Hermès. The class is being offered throughout the 12 weeks of WEF beginning next We

Margie Engle & Hidden Creek's Tosca Win $25,000 Equestrian Properties Grand Prix at PBIEC
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Equine Medical Center of Ocala will present the Leading Mare Award for the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
OCALA, FL (January 2, 2009)--HITS is pleased to announce that the Stallion Services Department of the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, will offer the Leading Mare Award to the mare that finishes the highest in the $100,000 DeLuca Toyota Tundra Grand P

Road to the Horse Introduces 2009 Event Sponsors
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Gatorland Extreme Mustang Makeover to be Held During Women LUV Horses Event in Ocala
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Liz Mitten Ryan and Victoria Havercroft Discuss
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2009 NARHA Name Evolves
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2009 NARHA National Conference to be in Fort Worth, Texas
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American Shetland Pony Club Donates Pony To Black Stallion Literacy Foundation
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The All New Equine Herald Online Now Available!
December 31, 2008 - The Equine Herald, an online publication serving equine enthusiasts in the hunter jumper disciplines across the United States, has unveiled its website with all new features including comprehensive classifieds for horse sales and

Sponsorships Improve 2009 $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series
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TIMES names 'Best of 2008' winners
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Help Fund Equine Research While Shopping with Horseman’s Card®
Lexington, KY (Dec 30, 2008) – Since its creation in 1991, The Horseman’s Card® has been the VISAÒ credit card of choice for horse owners and enthusiasts. It was created to help support the world-renowned Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Le

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John Suttle is an American Farrier’s Association certified journeyman farrier, and he serves as the liaison between the AFA and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (both AQHA partners). Here, he offers some advice for helping horses w

Dressage4Kids Educational Program offers Low Cost Program for Riding Enthusiasts
Bedford, NY (December 29, 2009) - Dressage4kids, Inc invites everyone interested in horses and riding to their Seventh Annual Weekend Educational Program. The program is Saturday and Sunday, January 31/February 1 at the Nonnewaug Regional School in W

On-site Schools at HITS Thermal and HITS Ocala offer discounted circuit rates for 2009
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A Mental Tonic
On the ranch, when cowboys need to dismount and leave their horses for a while, they hobble their mounts. Hobbling is a practical, handy piece of training that any horse can benefit from. Hobbling is a good mental tonic for a horse - it teaches hi

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The Buffalo River, the first to be designated as a National River by Congress in the early 1970’s, travels eastward in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without a system of dams, its wat

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Four Pure Spanish Horses Awarded to Essay Winners
Albuquerque, New Mexico -- The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse announced the winning authors in their annual Essay Contest. The 2008 essays were so extraordinary that the judges decided that the original prize (one horse to the best essay) s

The Great Racehorse Ruhlmann, Dead at 23
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Entries Guidelines for 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 26--Equestrian Sport Productions has issued guidelines for entries in the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival to save exhibitors time. The aim of the guidelines is to alert exhibitors to rule changes and to shorten time spen

Omega Fields® Shines With YOU SHINE! Donations Program
Newton, WI, December 24, 2008 – Omega Fields® receives many requests from worthwhile canine and equine organizations every year—asking for donations to their events to be used as prizes or raffle items. In response, Omega Fields has established a do

USA to present the Catena Leading Lady Grand Prix Rider Award at HITS Ocala and HITS Thermal
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 23, 2008)--HITS is pleased to announce that Catena, USA will sponsor the Catena Leading Lady Grand Prix Rider Award that will be presented to the leading female Grand Prix rider based on Grand Prix prize money won at both HIT

Fans Order Tickets for Wellington's World Dressage Masters CDI 5* Jan. 28-31
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 23--Fans from 23 U.S. states, Canada and Denmark have already reserved seats for the $140,000 Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI-5* that features the top European and North American riders at the Palm Beach International Equestr

National Walking Horse Association announces new Executive Director
Lexington, Ky. (December 22, 2008) – The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) today announced the appointment of Vanessa D. Crowe as the organization’s new executive director. She will assume the position January 2, 2009. With more than 35 ye

Eight Belles tragedy TIMES Newsmaker of the Year
LEXINGTON, Ky.-The tragic death of Eight Belles after the Kentucky Derby and the subsequent changes and responses within the Thoroughbred industry was selected by the editors and staff of THOROUGHBRED TIMES as the most significant story of the year a

Back Country Horsemen of America Represents You, Too
Many of us dream of taking our horses out on wide expanses of untouched land, but the reality is that some of us reside in urban and city areas. Depending on where you live, “back country” might be a 50 acre town recreational area or an old railroad

Art Gottfried
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Many of us remember as kids riding double on a horse. Those of us who didn't get bucked off were just plain lucky. The horse is better suited to pulling heavy loads than to carrying them. Still, we humans have been riding horses for nearly six mi

University of Kentucky working with state to resolve CEM cases
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2008) – A 16-year-old Quarter Horse stallion residing in Kentucky tested positive for the causal agent of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), a bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis, on Dec. 10. CEM is considered a foreign animal

SmartPak™ named a top Place to Work
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (Dec. 19, 2008) –At SmartPak, employees are happy to be at work. So happy that they voted in their animal health care company to the Boston Globe’s annual “Top Places to Work.” SmartPak was ranked among the Globe’s Top 100 Places to

SmartPak™ Signs on as Title Sponsor of the Training Level Three-Day Series
The USEA is pleased to welcome SmartPak as the new title sponsor of the Training Level Three-Day Series, a wonderful series designed to educate Training level riders on the values of the long-format event. “SmartPak is so thrilled to sign on as t

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Hood River, OR— Kerri Kent has a vision for the future of a sustainable planet. Through her efforts as a designer and owner of a new equestrian apparel line called g.r.a.s.s.—which stands for green riding apparel for style and sustainability—she’s ga

Champions of the 2008 NCI/NCHA World Championship Futurity
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BowTie, Inc. horse publications receive two USEF Pegasus Awards
Lexington, KY, December 19, 2008 – BowTie, Inc., the world’s premier pet publisher, is proud to announce that Horses USA, and HorseChannel.com will be recognized for editorial excellence at the upcoming 2008 USEF Pegasus Awards. This year’s Pegasu

Five Finalists Nominated for the Title of 2008 Farnam®/Platform® USEF Horse of the Year
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Online tickets for 2009 World Dressage Masters Now Available
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 18--Tickets for the 2009 World Dressage Masters are now available online at www.equestriansport.com or by clicking the following link; Buy Tickets. Anky van Grunsven, the most successful musical freestyle competitor in th

Challenge of the Americas' Mary Ross and Mason Phelps, Jr. Speak with Collegiate Equestrians
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Santa Comes Early to Theft Victim and NetPosse Volunteer!
Shelby, NC – Stolen Horse International, the only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing equine-related theft education and recovery assistance, has grown over the last decade due to the dedication of volunteers in the United States and across the

AAEP Convention Draws Thousands to San Diego
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Dr. Kelsey Hart Selected as AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow
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HITS announces plans for its 2009 Exhibitor Golf Tournaments at HITS Ocala and HITS Thermal
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 17, 2008)--Bragging rights for the best group of golfers will be on the line on Monday, February 16 when the second annual HITS Ocala Golf Tournament returns to the renowned Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. The four-p

British Horses Used on the Boer Affair
The Boer Revolution is one of the most important military conflicts in the history of the British Imperial Army. Its tactics and the British’s Army deployment have been studied for more than a century now, but what is seldom rememberd is the role the

Dr. Cesar Parra Looking Forward to Representing America on U.S. Dressage Team
WELLINGTON, FL - December 16, 2008 - In a ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, December 12, dressage rider Dr. Cesar Parra took the Oath of Allegiance for Naturalized Citizens and was sworn

Equine Legal Resources Exhibits at Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
WELLINGTON, FL - December 16, 2008 - Equine Legal Resources, a law firm based in Palm Beach County, Florida, with offices throughout the country, exhibited at the Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held December 3-7 at the Palm Beach Intern

ApHC now accepting Applications for Cowboy Way Trading Post
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Late in April 2005, Sgt. 1st Class Grayson “Norris” Galatas, 45, was lying in a bed in the emergency room of the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, wondering how his wife, Janis, would be able to continue to feed and care for their three

American Paint Horse Association makes plans for best-ever World Championship Show Series
FORT WORTH, Texas— The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently announced an expanded slate of events and an enhanced format for its ever-popular World Championship Paint Horse Show Series. That series, which includes annual shows in summer a

ARIA welcomes Cover-All Building Systems as a major Corporate Sponsor
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Four Ariat Athletes Crowned World Champions at 2008 NFR
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Phelps Media Group adds Wellington Training Club to Client Roster
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Beth Jenkins Named 2008 USDF Volunteer of the Year
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Horses offer therapy in rural setting
Fruition can sometimes denote more than a cognitive state of attainment. In the case of Fruition Farm, the newly opened equine center sets the stage for mind to meld with matter in a pristine rural environment that inspires tranquil reflection and in

Intervet/Schering-Plough and AAEP Announce Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign
MILLSBORO, Del. (Dec. 15, 2008) — Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today unveiled the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a nonprofit program that will provide equine va

The second Women LUV Horses again proves to be an exciting success
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ApHC Congratulates Winning Appaloosa and Rider with $50,000
PERRY, Ga.—Appaloosa, Honkin Hunter, earned his weight and then some in dollars in the 2-year-old Hunt Seat Futurity at the Just For Pleasure Show in Perry, Georgia. Not only did the Appaloosa win awards and prize money from the class, the Appaloosa

Brookledge is FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Official Horse Transportation Service
Let's go to Florida! Daily service to Ocala Vans based in Wellington We can get your horses there One horse or van load--no problem! All trips are expedited We service Florida year round with dozens of trips weekly. ***WE CAN SHIP-WHE

Three Hampton Inn Hotels Are Host Hotels 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
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Former AHP President Les Ford dies
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Upcoming AHP Seminars Lexington 2009
The 2010 AHP Annual Seminar will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 17-19. AHP will be in Lexington only a few months prior to 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), a major world equestrian event held for the firs

ESP Year-End Awards at Equestrian Club by Tavern on the Green Friday at 7 PM
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 10--The 2008 year-end awards for Equestrian Sport Productions' horse shows will be held at the Equestrian Club by Tavern on the Green at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12. The awards dinner will be a barbecue catered by Equestrian C

HITS joins forces with Enterprise Rent-a-Car to offer exhibitors discounted rates on rental cars
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (December 10, 2008) – With the calendar set to turn to the 2009 HITS horse show season, HITS is pleased to announce that Enterprise Rent-a-Car has been named its official Rental Car Company for all of its horse shows nationwide.

Stress on the Showground: Quick Tips to Reduce Horse Show Stress
Every competitive horse owner knows that showtime is stressful. However, stress from training to trailering can affect horses, too.1 Horses can continue feeling the stress even after stepping off the trailer. Situations such as increased stall tim

USRider Gives Tips for Proper Care of Breakaway Batteries
Imagine what would happen if your trailer became disconnected from your tow vehicle, and your emergency breakaway battery was fully discharged. Disaster! However, when a breakaway system is working properly, it will lock the brakes automatically

Newman's Own Foundation To Host EQUUS Equestrian Idol
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2009 $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series Named Affiliate Organization of USHJA
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Liz Mitten Ryan Launches Life Changing Adventures Website
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Major Winter Circuits Come Together to Agree ‘No Braiding for Un-Rated Hunter Divisions’
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 8, 2008) — In recognition of the current economic climate, promoters of all the major winter circuits are examining ways to help exhibitors minimize ancillary expenses in an effort to maximize their opportunities to show and

USET Foundation Awards Fritz Cup to Margie Engle
Gladstone, NJ - December 8, 2008 - The USET Foundation awards many prestigious trophies throughout the year to various equestrian disciplines. One of the most coveted is the Fritz Cup, which is given to the national champion in show jumping every yea

George H. Morris Clinic at Canterbury Farm Emphasizes Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Style of Riding
Hampshire, IL - December 8, 2008 - Canterbury Farm recently hosted the annual George H. Morris Clinic, and the event was a huge success. Held from Nov. 28-30, 2008, the clinic was held in Hampshire, IL. Diane Carney of Telluride Farm, which is based

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Wellington, FL- The colorful Absorbine Myoplast jump will grace the rings in Wellington again this year during the Winter Equestrian Festival, as Absorbine Myoplast sponsors the 1.30m Jumper Division. The 12-week long Winter Equestrian Festival world

Horse Yawning and Eye Rolling
What is a horse really feeling when he yawns or rolls his eyes? It's not always what you'd think. Horses communicate with each other using a language of gestures that can involve various parts of the body. In his film, "Such is the Real Nature of

Taking the Reins: Horse Sense for Challenging Times
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress on the job and at home, fueled by recent financial upheaval and political change, leads to raw nerves, short tempers, and spinning minds. Yet in challenging times, when fear, anger and frustratio

Engle Wins 2008 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 7--The second and final leg of the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach showcased some of the country's best horses and riders. Todd Minikus won the first leg on Friday night with Pavarot

Lars Petersen & Success Win Holiday & Horses CDI 3* Grand Prix Freestyle
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 6--Denmark's Lars Petersen played his crowd-wowing cartoon medley to Success to capture his second straight major Grand Prix Freestyle with a convincing win at the Holiday & Horses CDI 3* at the Palm Beach International Equestr

AHP Student Award Contest Offers Additional Awards in 2009
December 7, 2008 —In 2009, AHP has expanded the Student Award contest awards to include up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 25-27, 2009, and have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing

Combined Forces Will End Horse Slaughter
Wellington, FL - December 5, 2008 - The divided Road has now connected and formed a highway that paves the way for ending the cruel act of Horse Slaughter as well as the abusive components related to horse slaughter.. For many years the fight aga

Cinder Lakes Ranch to Donate Auction Proceeds to Rein In Cancer
In a gesture in line with the upcoming season of giving, Rick Ford of Cinder Lakes Ranch has announced plans to assist in raising money for a worthy cause during the National Reining Horse Association Futurity, through December 6, at the Oklahoma Sta

Holiday & Horses CDI 3* Grand Prix Success for Denmark's Lars Petersen
WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 5--Denmark's Lars Petersen rode his 13-year-old Success to victory in the Holiday & Horses CDI 3* Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Friday. His compatriot, Mikala Munter Gundersen placed third on Leon

Rolex/USEF National Jumping Championship Presented by Equine Motorcoach Phase 1
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2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Prize List Distributed
WELLINGTON, Fla. Dec. 5--Thousands of copies of the 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Prize List have been distributed including an extensive mailing to prospective exhibitors. The official prize list provides detailed information of the 12 wee

ApHC Congratulates Timed Roping Extravaganza Winners
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Stakes Winner Flying Pidgeon Euthanized
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AMHI Board approves Morgan Pavilion at Kentucky Horse Park
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Dover Saddlery Announces Schockemohle Sports Line
LITTLETON, MA –date, 2008 Dover Saddlery, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been selected as the exclusive catalog source for Schockemohle Sports products in the United States. The Schockemohle name is synonymous with equestrian sports in Germ

10 Ariat Athletes NFR-Bound
ProRodeo Team Members Poised to Make a Strong Showing Again This Year Union City, Calif. December 4, 2008 – Although the house usually has an edge in Vegas, it’s a safe bet you’ll see a lot of cowboys walking away winners at this year’s Wrangler

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Chris Cox Releases 2009 Course & Tour Stop Dates
(Mineral Wells, TX, December 3, 2008---) Make 2009 the year you change your horsemanship for the better. Two-time Road to the Horse champion and RFD-TV personality Chris Cox has released his calendar of events for the coming year and you’ll find more

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Each year Road to the Horse chooses highly qualified experts in the equine industry to judge their one-of-a-kind colt starting competition. During the 2009 Road to the Horse in Franklin, Tennessee on March 14-15, the event judges will give insight in

Horses Act as Teachers in StoneCreek Leadership Workshop
Horses need and want a leader in the same way that employees in a business need leadership. This is exactly what the Leadership Workshop at StoneCreek Ranch and Resort teaches business professionals, owners, managers and team members. "A person th

ARHA Unveils Versatility Ranch Horse Program With 100% Payback
The American Ranch Horse Association wants to know: Is your horse an all-around working horse? Based on growing national interest, ARHA developed the new ARHA Ranch Horse Versatility Program with 100 percent payback for its sanctioned competitions in

"Some Justice for the Horses"
Wellington, FL - December 2, 2008 - A VOICE FOR THE HORSES IS HEARD! Finally some justice, although after reading through the document there is so much more that this man has done and we, as well have others, have witnessed these acts of cruelty. An

The American Horse Council Joins Forces with Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the AHC. This is a great opportunity for Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health to show their support of the American Hors

The Importance of Horse & Human Massage on HorseGirlTV®
Learn the benefits of horse & human massage from LMT Doris Rollins! CAMP LEJEUNE, Nc December 02, 2008 Tune in. Tack up.® and watch the next webisode on HorseGirlTV®. Fellow forward thinking horsewomen, Doris Rollins, LMT has known the importanc

HITS Desert Circuit Offers Complete Jumper Schedule and High Performance Classes
Thermal, CA - December 2, 2008 - The HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California is one of the premier show facilities in North America and is host to the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit. Held over eight weeks of competition from January 20 to March 22, t

Stallion Ticker Hosts Online Auction to Benefit Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—DECEMBER 2, 2008— The bloodstock auction site The Stallion Ticker (www.stallionticker.com) has teamed up with Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, to host a benefit auction to celebrate the retirement of

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Leroy Neiman Painting for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Unveiled
LEXINGTON, KY— The World Games 2010 Foundation today unveiled the Official Image of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, created by internationally renowned artist LeRoy Neiman. The painting features each of the eight equestrian sports that com

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WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 2--The finishing touches to a multimillion dollar makeover of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were being applied Tuesday night in readiness for the opening of the Holiday & Horses CSI-W/CDI 3*. Heavy construct

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WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 2--Holiday & Horses CSI-W/CDI 3* opened Wednesday in the made over Palm Beach International Equestrian Center with about 200 horses competing in hunter and jumper classes. Dressage begins Thursday. Competitors expressed amaz

Make an Ex-Race Horse merry with a small holiday donation!
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Wilson College approves new Equine Journalism Major for Spring 2009 Term
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Wilson College Board of Trustees voted Nov. 1 to approve a new equine journalism major, along with three other new majors: environmental sustainability, financial mathematics and sport management. The new majors, which will

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PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. December 1, 2008- Equine Affaire officials presented Julie Goodnight with their "Exceptional Equestrian Educator Award" Friday November 14, 2008 during the event's sold-out night show, Pfizer Fantasia. The award was presented by

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PBIEC International Club Individual Seating Available for
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Schedule Posted Online for CDI 3* Dressage Competition at PBIEC Dec. 4-6
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Horses and Aloe Vera
THE MIRACLE PLANT Aloe Vera, often called the Miracle Plant, the Natural Healer, the Burn Plant, goes by many names which have survived over 4000 years during which this incredible medicinal has benefited both mankind and the animal kingdom. The Alo

Palm Beach Steeplechase Results for Saturday, Nov. 29
Race 1 - MAIDEN FILLY AND MARE HURDLE Purse $25,000. Hurdle. For Maiden Fillies and Mares, Three Years Old and Upward. Three-year-olds, 136 lb.; four-year-olds, 148 lb.; older, 154 lb. Two Miles and One Quarter over National Fences 1st ROSELAN

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5th Virginia Equine Extravaganza Attendees Shopped Till the Doors Closed
Richmond, VA: As the 5th annual Equine Extravaganza approached, a tenuous economy caused both show management and exhibitors uncertainty as they awaited the opening gate on October 31st. The question was “How would the economy effect attendan

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HorseClosings.com Provides Horse Sales 101 Glossary Defining 'As Is', 'Disclosure', and 'Binding Arbitration'
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Horse World Expo Welcomes Back Trailer Safety Expert Neva Kittrell Scheve
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USDF Youth Convention Scholarship Winners Announced
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Les Femmes Equestres Calendar Makes Debut, Benefits Local Charities
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Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex Announces Limited Stall Rental Availability
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Brrrrrr! Escape the winter and book your hotel for the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
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NTRHA Premier Futurity this spring to have $50K added
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John Deere Named Official Equipment Sponsor of 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
LEXINGTON, KY — John Deere is the “Official Equipment Sponsor” of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as announced today by the World Games 2010 Foundation. The Games will be held September 25-October 10, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. “On

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When the U.S. Forest Service began to make changes to the trail classification system that had been in place for nearly 100 years, Back Country Horsemen of America took notice. When they realized the huge impact it would have on horse users, they mad

Equine Author’s Latest Release Nominated For Cybils Award
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Hunters Have Variety and Top Classes at HITS Desert Circuit
Thermal, CA - November 20, 2008 - The HITS Desert Circuit, which runs from January 20 to March 22 with eight weeks of competition, will host divisions for every level of hunter rider this year. As one of the biggest and best horse shows in North Amer

October Hill Farm Supports Habitat For Horses Through Sponsorship of $25,000 Dallas Harvest Grand Prix
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Ocala, FL - Many equestrians work tirelessly to provide their horses with a standard of living that would be envied by anyone with two or four legs. These mounts are cared for, tended to, examined, and loved. They have a plethora of clothing for ever

Jumpers Take Center Stage at Atlanta Fall Finale
Conyers, GA.—November 20, 2008— “I like to think it’s Holiday bonus time.” Bob Bell president of Classic Company said of the nearly $150,000 in prize money awarded during this finale week of the Atlanta Fall Series. “And given the economy now, these

Commemorate Horses making a difference around the world with a free* 2009 Equine Calendar
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Pfizer Animal Health Announces Winners of STRONGID(R) C 2X Shine Contest
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Will Simpson is Golden at the LA National
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Paul's Southeast Arizona RV Rentals named Official RV Rental Partner for the 2009 HITS Arizona Winter Circuit
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Lucie and Alise Oken Garner Multiple Championships at Atlanta Fall Classic II Horse Show
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Equestrian Aid Foundation and USDF Partner to Raise Funds
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Surprise Your Loved Ones This Christmas with a Road to the Horse Gift Set
Road to the Horse provides excitement for all ages and is now offering a Christmas gift set that will thrill and excite the horse lover in your family. Although milk and cookies are not included in this holiday gift package, it is filled with enterta

Appaloosas bring the Colors of the World to Fort Worth
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Fox Chase Farm Contributes to Equine Industry with Top-Quality Riding Clinics
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Navona Gallegos of Karen Healey Stables Wins WCE Medal Finals at L.A. National Horse Show
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Alfalfa vs. Grass
Nearly all horses prefer alfalfa hay to grass hay, but that doesn't mean you should give them a steady diet of it. Alfalfa, or lucerne, is a perennial legume, in the same family as clover and various bean plants. Alfalfa hay is a good source of en

Carson Kressley: Celebrity, Horseman Talks With HorseGirlTV
CAMP LEJEUNE, Nc November 18, 2008- Style on and off the horse! Infamous, magnanimous, salacious and any of the other "us-es" you can think of would describe Mr. Carson Kressley. Enjoy this charming interview with horseman, celebrity, stylist and sad

Chris Cox Custom Saddle Giveaway!
(Mineral Wells, TX, November 18, 2008---) Two-time Road to the Horse winner and prominent clinician Chris Cox has come up with the perfect gift. He’s giving away one of his Chris Cox Signature Series saddles and the winner will be chosen at random fr

USRider Offers Tips for Winter Travel Season
Lexington, KY (Nov 18, 2008) – With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horse to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive t

Stallion Season & Art Auction Attracts Horsemen and Art Collectors Alike
November 18, 2008-Lexington, KY-Thoroughbred Charities of America, (“TCA”), will conduct their 19th Annual Stallion Season and Art Auction Friday, December 5, 2008 at Keeneland Entertainment Center. A lavish cocktail party will begin at 6 p.m. with

Absorbine(R) Invites Horse Owners to Join Miracle Groom(R) Dirty Horse Challenge
East Longmeadow, MA (November 17, 2008) -- Every horse owner has that day where they think their horse is the dirtiest horse in the world -- well, it’s time to prove it. W.F. Young, Inc., makers of Absorbine(R) products, is inviting horse owners to p

Absorbine(R) Invites Horse Owners to Join Miracle Groom(R) Dirty Horse Challenge
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The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Court of Appeals Decision against Horse “Soring”
WASHINGTON (Nov. 17, 2008) — The Humane Society of the United States applauds a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upholding a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that Herbert and Jill Derickson of Tennessee violated

Cowgirl U Trail Trials Teaches and Challenges
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NTRHA pays out more than $100K this fall as Bockius, others win big
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Alissa Kinsey Wins $25k Barry Lane Memorial & Kyle King is Victorious in $25k Atlanta Fall Grand Prix
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Atlanta Fall Classics’ Second Week Off to Perfekt Start
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Los Angeles National & U.S. Team in Argentina
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The English Equestrian Gift Guide
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ALRV hands over a 15,000 Euro-cheque in “Night of the Stars”
The visitors of this year’s World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen have collected 15,000 Euros for the benefit of therapeutic riding and the sports for the disabled. In the course of the “Night of the Stars 2008” – a charity event of the paralympic s

ApHC Offers More Reasons for Annual Membership
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TCA, TRF and the Jockey Club announce Checkoff Program
When Thoroughbred owners and breeders in North America submit their foal registration applications on or after January 1, 2009, they will be able to participate in a voluntary checkoff program, created and administered by The Jockey Club, which will

Safe Hauling: Haul your horses safely and properly
AQHA Corporate Partner Exiss Trailers understands the importance of traveling safely down the road with our horses. Exiss provides tips and suggestions for safe hauling on its Web site. Here are a few tips to help you make your next hauling advent

Farnam Joins Sponsors for Women LUV Horses Retreat
OCALA, FLORIDA (November 14, 2008) –Lynn Palm is happy to announce that Farman just joined the Women LUV Horses team of sponsors. Sponsorship is an important part of the success for Women LUV Horses, and Farnam’s addition to the impressive team of ho

Announcement of the resignation of Don Vizi as NWHA Executive Director
The Executive Committee has regretfully accepted the resignation of Don Vizi from the position of Executive Director of the National Walking Horse Association, effective January 1, 2009. We appreciate Don's excellent service to our association as he

Freedom Health Announces Winners of the 2008 U.S. Eventing Association National SUCCEED(R) Challenge Series
Aurora, OH (November 13, 2008) -- Freedom Health, LLC, is proud to announce the winners of the 2008 United States Eventing Association (USEA) SUCCEED(R) Challenge Series. This incentive program was open to USEA members competing in the Adequan(R) Gol

Ariat Product Team Rounds Out Impressive
Union City, Calif. Nov. 13, 2008 – When they’re not creating the world’s most innovative equestrian footwear and apparel, there’s a good chance you’ll find Ariat employees out on the circuit competing in a variety of Western and English events. The 2

Certified Horsemanship Association Welcomes Tara Gamble as New President
(November 2008) – Tara Gamble of Edmonton, Alberta is the new President of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Tara has over seventeen years of industry teaching experience instructing Western, English and jumping lessons. She is a CHA Mast

2008 Dallas Harvest Horse Show Wrap-Up: November 5-9, 2008
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Challenge of the Americas Announces International Polo Club Palm Beach as Presenting Sponsor for 2009Â
WELLINGTON, FL - November 12, 2009 - Mary Ross, founder and chairwoman of the Challenge of the Americas, has announced that International Polo Club Palm Beach is the presenting sponsor for the 2009 event. The new sponsor will host the dressage and sh

NRCHA Stallion Service Silent Auction Begins November 17!
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Service Silent Auction has long been a great way for NRCHA supporters to purchase a breeding to great cow horse stallions – often for much less than the advertised fee. The auction features donated b

Samantha Harrison and Santika Continue Jumper Success at National Preview Horse Show
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Hanover Shoe Farms to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award
Hanover Shoe Farms, the most prolific Standardbred breeding farm in the world, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup. The Lavin Cup, named for fo

Whoa Days Introduces Non-Horse Owners to the Equestrian Lifestyle
StoneCreek Ranch and Resort in Mountain Home, Arkansas provides a forum for men and women to just say "whoa" to their hectic lives by taking a break to clear their minds. By using horses as a mirror for self-reflection, this one-day clinic gives gues

Appaloosa Horse Club Approves EQUIOXX®, ULCERGARD®, GASTROGARD®
DULUTH, GA — Nov. 12, 2008 — Starting Jan. 1, 2009, Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) members will be able to use EQUIOXX® (firocoxib), ULCERGARD® (omeprazole) or GASTROGARD® (omeprazole) prior to competition.1 The decision by the ApHC Board of Director

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Elbert, Colorado - November 12, 2008 - Eclectic Horseman Communications, Inc to help benefit the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center as the main distributor of the brand new compilation CD: On Horses' Wings. "We are really happy to be involved with

Horse Training “INTENSIVES” Presented by Missy Wryn
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EQUUS Equestrian Idol Event Moves to New Venue
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American Paint Horse Association elects 2009 Executive Committee
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Karen Scholl Presents at Equine Affaire Massachusetts
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2008 NARHA Regional Awards Announced
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Certified Horsemanship Association Announces Winners at 2008 Awards Banquet
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International Hoof-Care Summit Celebrates Cincinnati’s Horseshoeing History
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November 10, 2008 (Chester, WV) CANTER, The Communication Alliance To Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses, is excited to announce its new chapter at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. This program offers a free horse sale listing service to tr

Fox Chase Farm Partners with Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Wellington, FL - November 10, 2008 - Phelps Media Group, Inc. International, (PMG) a leading public relations firm specializing in the equestrian industry, is pleased to announce that Fox Chase Farm has joined its expanding list of clients. Fox Chase

HorseClosings.com Helps Buyers, Sellers, and Agents Stay in Compliance with Florida's New Law on Horse Sales
WELLINGTON, FL - November 10, 2008 - HorseClosings.com, the first known "equine closing" company that documents the terms of horse sales and leases, can help buyers, sellers, and agents stay in compliance with the recently passed Florida law that bri

VIP Club will feature Ocala's finest restaurants during the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
OCALA, FL (November 10, 2008)—Ocala's finest cuisine will be served in HITS Post Time Farm's VIP tent during the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, when several fabulous local restaurants will be highlighted during very special VIP gatherings each Sunda

Tractor Supply Sponsors the American Horse Council
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Tractor Supply has become their newest sponsor. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Tractor Supply, and we are looking forward to maintaining a long and productive relation

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Tyler, TX - November 9, 2008 - The last day of competition offered beautiful weather and a picturesque background for the competitors at the sold out Dallas Harvest Horse Show. The show was held at the prestigious Texas Rose Horse Park. In the gra

Sisters Carson and Caroline Gibson Share Top Honors in the Younger Large Junior Hunter Division
Tyler, TX - November 9, 2008 - The 2008 Dallas Harvest Horse Show could not have asked for a better day to conclude its weeklong competition at the Texas Rose Horse Park today. The beautiful weather, typical of the autumn season in Tyler, TX, set the

Atlanta Fall Classics Opener is a Cornucopia of Action
Conyers, GA.—November 9, 2008—Mother Nature provided crystal blue skies, a blaze of fall colors and perfect riding temperatures for the opening of three weeks competition at the Georgia International Horse Park. “What a wonderful week to kick off the

Marley Farms' Horses & Riders Enjoy Show Successes
Burbank, CA. Heading into the homestretch of the 2008 horse show season, horses and riders from Philip Klipa’s Marlay Farms have done very well throughout the year and are poised to finish the year with a bang. "I think I am especially proud of my

Olivia Herbert Rides to Victory in ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Class at the 2008 Dallas Harvest Horse
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Eirin Bruheim Wins Two Classes In A Row At The 2008 Dallas Harvest Horse Show
Tyler, TX - November 8, 2008 - A Texas horse show in November has proven to offer some of the best weather for competing. The Dallas Harvest Horse Show is held at Texas's premier show facility, the Texas Rose Horse Park. The sold out show will run th

Equi-Spirit™ Toys and Tools Welcomes Their New International Retailers
November 8, 2008 -- Cornville, AZ - Lisa Ross Williams, creator of both the "If Your Horse Could Talk" webcast available on her unique holistic horse care website, www.naturalhorsetalk.com and Equi-Spirit™ Toys and Tools for horses welcomes their ne

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USRider Teams with EKU to Offer Animal Rescue Training
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Mustad And American Farriers Journal To Recognize Volunteer Work Of Hoof-Care Professionals
Many hoof-care professionals selflessly donate their time to several causes. Some farriers travel abroad to impoverished regions to treat donkeys used to transport produce. Others give their time to teach hoof-care basics to local 4-H groups. With th

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The American Horse Council would like to announce that GH2 Gralla Equestrian Architects has agreed to sponsor them in 2009. Jay Hickey, AHC President said, “We have had a great relationship with GH2 Gralla for many years, and we are very pleased tha

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Daniel Geitner Has Jumbo Success at Pennsylvania National
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The Launch of HorseMareship.com
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PNHS NAL Speed Finals- Laura Chapot
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2008 4H Young Horse Development Presentation
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Habitat for Horses and Dallas Harvest Horse Show Work Together to Protect Horses
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Apply now to be APHA’s 2009 World Show artist
FORT WORTH, TEXAS— Can you paint or draw an equine that is one breath away from leaping off the canvas? Or does your unique use of color and technique capture the emotion that Paint Horse enthusiasts feel for their breed? Then you may be a perfect fi

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PB SteepleChase Tickets go on Sale Online 8 A.M. Friday, Oct. 17
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PNHS Junior Jumper Championship Final
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International Laminitis Conference Joins Phelps Media Group, Inc. International as Newest Equine Industry Client
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WETA Directors Vote to Disband
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NickerNetwork and Productions East Deliver the 63rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show Live from Harrisburg
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PNHS Prix de States Jr. Jumpers Team Competition
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63rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show available Live through NickerNetwork
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LEG UP News Great Giveaway
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Politicians Come to Wellington to See The Working Alternative to Horse Slaughter
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Geoff Teall as inaugural PBIEC Clinician Friday, Oct. 24
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Diane Carney and Canterbury Farm Organize Annual George H. Morris Clinic
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Alise and Lucie Oken Win With the Best at Capital Challenge Horse Show
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TOBA launches Student Membership
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced today that it has included a new level in its options for membership with the addition of a student-level membership. Student members will enjoy many of the same be

Equitrekking and others Partner with Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
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Caitie Hope Guides Lyle to Championship at Capital Challenge Horse Show
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Peter Land to be Friday's Guest on BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses"
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Join Peter Land, chief marketing officer of Breeders’ Cup Ltd., for the next edition of BloodHorse.com “Talkin’ Horses” at BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses on Friday, Oct. 10, at noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT), sponsored by TrueNicks.com. Land

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AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop to Feature Olympic Medalist Gina Miles
Now in its ninth year, the next AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 in San Diego, Calif., and will offer seminars addressing health topics that are important to the horse owner. In addition to world-renowned veterinary exper

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Extremely accomplished horse trainer and clinician John Lyons is getting ready for the 2009 Road to the Horse, not by practicing and improving his training techniques but by preparing for the competition physically. Lyons will be competing March 14-

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New York, NY (October 7, 2008) -- Veterinary science suggests that oribatid mites may be the key to understanding the tapeworm threat. As the intermediate hosts of tapeworms, these insects are highly prevalent worldwide. As microscopic decomposers, t

Be Prepared: Trail Rides
A veteran of more than 50 AQHA trail rides, Janice Tramel of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, speaks from experience when she advises trail riders on preparedness. Long before you leave home, “you need to prepare you and your horse,” Janice says. “You need

National Walking Horse Association names Champions at 2008 National Championship
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Halloween with Horses Returns with Even More Surprises
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Halliday enjoys ALMS return despite Petit Le Mans retirement
Liz Halliday’s return to her native USA didn’t end as she would have hoped after an accident for co-driver Dean Stirling forced an early retirement at the Petit Le Mans race. However, despite that frustration, the California-born dual sportswoman enj

Youngsters Grab the Spotlight at Extreme Mustang Makeover
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Good as Gold Equestrian Sportswear Shines Through
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Jennifer Alfano of SBS Farms Cleans Up with Grand Hunter Championship
Buffalo, NY - September 18, 2008 - Today marked the second day of competition at the Buffalo International Horse Show. One of the oldest shows in the country, BIHS is celebrating its 62nd year. All proceeds from the show benefit the Buffalo Therapeut

Hi Hopes Farm LLC and The Oken Family Joins Phelps Media Group As Newest Client
Wellington, FL - September 18, 2008 - Phelps Media Group, the country's top equestrian public relations firm is pleased to announce its newest client, Hi Hopes Farm LLC and the Oken Family. Hi Hopes Farm LLC is owned by Marc and Celene Oken and is lo

HITS Desert Circuit Pleased to Announce New Footing in Two Hunter Rings for 2009
Thermal, CA - September 18, 2008 - The HITS Desert Circuit will run for eight weeks of competition in 2009 from January 20 to March 22. A large improvement is planned for the HITS Desert Horse Park with the installation of new footing in the two main

Horse Slaughter Bill Receives Added Support - Pro-Slaughter "MYTHS" Dispelled
September 17, 2008 -- Wellington, Florida -- Today Victoria McCullough, owner of Chesapeake Petroleum, Equestrian and local Wellington Resident will be in Washington D.C. to speak at the Judicial Committee on Behalf of H.R.6598 The Prevention of Equi

Olympian Cesar Parra Joins Phelps Media Group, Inc. International Clientele
WELLINGTON, FL - September 17, 2008 - Phelps Media Group Inc., International, (PMG) a public relations firm based in Wellington, Florida, is pleased to announce that international dressage rider and Olympian Dr. Cesar Parra is the firm's newest clien

Jumps West is proud to offer Portable Cross Country Obstacles
With the help of experienced event riders and skilled production team, Jumps West have introduced a line of portable cross country fences for schooling and training. These moveable fences are perfect for the farm that needs to offer eventing chall

Horseware® Ireland and Lynn Palm – Two Industry Greats Join Forces
Horseware® Ireland, maker of Rambo® Quarter Horse waterproof turnouts, is excited to announce that Lynn Palm of Palm Partnership Training is the newest member to join their stable of sponsored riders. Lynn is one of the foremost equestrians in the wo

Diane Carney Finds Success In and Out of Show Ring at Evergreen Invitational
Kenosha, WI - September 16, 2008 - This past week Diane Carney of Telluride Farm contributed to a successful fundraising event in Kenosha, WI. Along with training her students at the Evergreen Invitational, Carney raised awareness for Chicago Equestr

"Tremendous" Response to Wellington Aid Drive For Haiti Flood Victims
WELLINGTON, Fla., Sept. 16--A trailer full of clothing, blankets and other items to help victims of widespread flooding in Haiti has been sent from Wellington to Miami for shipment to the devastated nation. "We have had a tremendous response so fa

2008 WCHR Professional Finals Fast Facts
Sponsored by Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. Presented by John R. Ingram Fund & The Ingram Family Produced by The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation, Inc. Hosted by the Capital Challenge Horse Show Winner is the Recipient of the AHJF Professional T

TheHorse.com to Present Free Equine Rabies Webinar
Lexington, Ky. – TheHorse.com will present a free Webinar on Equine Rabies on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m., EST. Dr. Steve Reed will explain how to recognize rabies in horses, what you should do if you suspect a horse is infected with the disease, an

Rebecca Cameron & London of DFG Stables Triumph!
AIKEN, S.C.—Sept 15, 2008—The Aiken Fall Festival, which kicked off September 11th at Highfields just outside of downtown Aiken, was a Flashpoint Media Services family affair. On the show grounds and in the ribbons for the inaugural week were Daniel

The Marshall & Sterling League National Finals crowns its equitation winners
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 15, 2008) – Equitation action at the Marshall & Sterling League National Finals shifted into high gear on Sunday with Kimberly Sarrica (Lake Grove, New York) making her way to the top of the podium in the Marshall & St

Loulie Bunzel and Catherine Wachtell pilot their mounts to a tie for Champion!
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 14, 2008) – Loulie Bunzel's last hurrah on her mount Porter's Creek proved to be a successful one when she piloted her mount to share the Championship in the Children's Hunter Pony Division at the 2008 Marshall & Sterl

Laura Huston wins the Marshall & Sterling Adult Medal Final
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 14, 2008) – Laura Huston came all the way from Southern California to capture the blue in the Marshall & Sterling Adult Medal Final at the 2008 Marshall & Sterling League National Finals at HITS-on-the-Hudson. Husto

David Connors pays tribute to his aunt by guiding Billy Elliot to the Grand Championship in Adequan Hunter
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 13, 2008) – David Connors paid the perfect tribute to his aunt who passed away last night when he rode Billy Elliot to the Grand Championship in the Adequan Hunter to highlight competition for the Hunters on Friday dur

Ula Green jumps her way to the blue in the $2,500 Children's Jumper division
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 13, 2008) – Ula Green kicked off an exciting morning for Jumper riders at the 2008 Marshall & Sterling League National Finals when the 14-year-old and her mount Karin outlasted 47 pairs to win the blue in the $2,500 Ch

62nd Buffalo International Horse Show Offers Classics and Generous Prize Money for All Ages and Abilities
Buffalo, NY - September 12 - The Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is a historical horse show that benefits a wonderful equestrian organization. BIHS is one of the oldest horse shows in the country, heading into its 62nd year. All proceeds are

High Praire Fall Preview Starts: Two Weeks of Horse Showing in Colorado
Parker, Colorado. Typical fall weather met horses and riders for the first of the final two weeks of horse shows at the Colorado Horse Park this season. Bright sunny days and cool nights were the norm as riders from across the region came back

Popular $1,500 Bit O'Straw Hunter Classic is awarded to Amanda Benoliel
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 12, 2008) – After Amanda Benoliel won the blue in the $1,500 Bit O' Straw Hunter Classic she had a very important phone call to make. She took a timeout from celebrating with all of her friends at the barn and called h

Elizabeth Solomon wins the $1,500 Pony Jumper Classic
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 12, 2008) – Elizabeth Solomon needed to call in trainer Mary Babick for some help as she secured the blue in the $1,500 Pony Jumper Classic aboard Hip-Hop to conclude the first day of competition during the Marshall &

USET Foundation Celebrates Olympic Success at California Party Hosted by Signe Ostby and Scott Cook
GLADSTONE, NJ - September 11, 2008 - Signe Ostby and her husband Scott Cook, parents of successful junior/young rider show jumping athletes Karl and Annie Laurie Cook, graciously hosted approximately 50 guests at their Northern California home on Sep

Kelly Cruciotti excels at The Rocky Mountain Marshall & Sterling League Regional Finals
PARKER, COLORADO (September 11, 2008) – The Rocky Mountain Marshall & Sterling League Regional Finals took the stage during the High Prairie Fall Preview Horse Show in Parker, Colorado and were highlighted by Kelly Cruciotti taking the blue in both t

Enthusiastic Exhibitors funnel in for the Marshall & Sterling League National Finals
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 11, 2008) – A magnificent fall day in the historic Hudson Valley welcomed all of the exhibitors who qualified for The Marshall & Sterling League National Finals to HITS-on-the-Hudson for an exciting four days of equest

One Month Out: Miss Rodeo California Contestants Prepare
Paso Robles, CA – Only one month away from the largest pageant any of these rodeo queens have ever entered and the contestants are feverishly preparing for the 35th Annual Miss Rodeo California Pageant, being held for the first time in Paso Robles Oc

UHC Continues to Compile List of Facilities to Accept Horses
WASHINGTON, DC. The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) seeks more facilities that accept, place, or use horses to list themselves on the UHC website. Currently, there are over 200 facilities listed. “This is a continuing process for the coalition,” s

Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic: Strikes Gold at Silver Oak Equestrian Center
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire - September 10, 2008 Sunday, September 7, 2008 was a golden day in more ways than one at the 19th Annual Jumper Classic sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Hannah, the hurricane that came up from the Caribbean, did leav

UK 4-H horse program to host day-with-a-trainer clinic
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Sept. 10, 2008) - The University of Kentucky’s 4-H horse program will host its first “Kicking and Screaming: A Day with a Trainer” clinic 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the L.D. Brown Exposition Center in Bowling Green. In what is

Victim’s Father Pleads: “Please Take My Truck”
Flat Rock, IL – The soaring prices at the pumps has this father in Crawford County, Illinois, pleading for someone to take his truck. But high gas prices are not the only reason. Maximum Reflections, better know as Max, a 12-year-old American Paint H

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to Host Community Forum
LEXINGTON, KY-Do you have questions about the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games? Here's your chance to get answers. The World Games 2010 Foundation is partnering with the Lexington Public Library and Business Lexington to host its first comm

"Pony Club: Affordable Fashion and a Free Hat!"
Partrade introduces the new Pony Club line of products for pony riders and their modest mounts. In pink with green trim, this affordable, fashion-forward set is at home in any barn. And rest assured, the Pony Club products work as hard as the rid

HITS Adjusts Entry Policies for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit
Thermal, CA - September 9, 2008 - More changes are being announced for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit, including a new entry policy. The HITS Desert Circuit will run from January 20 to March 22 with eight weeks of competition at the HITS Desert Horse P

Three Horses Unlimited Homebreds Qualify for USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Championships
Albuquerque, NM--Horses Unlimited is having a great summer. In August, three Horses Unlimited homebred youngsters, Pikko Del Rio HU, Pikko Del Cerro HU and Noble Destiny HU, qualified for the USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Championships that will b

Despite Pelting Rain, Stroud, Singer and Stafford Emerge Champions at The Laurels at Landhope
Even tropical storm Hanna could not stop the competition at The Laurels at Landhope, Sept 5, 6, and 7 in West Grove, Pennsylvania. With hard ground from a dry summer, drivers in the advanced, intermediate, and preliminary divisions got through dress

Gold Coast 6 Closes Summer With A Bang
Markel Insurance Sponsors Series Awards Burbank, California. Over 400 horses descended on the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for Gold Coast 6 (Aug. 28-31). Not only is this the sixth show of the Gold Coast Series sponsored by Markel Insurance,

Laura Chapot and Church Road win the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties
SAUGERTIES, NY (September 8, 2008)--Laura Chapot took the victory gallop again at HITS Saugerties when she navigated the fastest double-clear effort on course designer Jerry Dougherty's route to win the blue in the final $50,000 HITS Grand Prix of th

Tom Struzzieri and HITS' West Coast Excited About Possibilities for Thermal in 2009 and Beyond
Thermal, CA - September 8, 2008 - The HITS Desert Circuit has brought together one the best management teams for one of the biggest horse show circuits in North America. The HITS Desert Circuit runs through eight weeks of competition from January 20

First Three Phase Event, Inc. T.E.D. Clinic a Hugh Success
Three Phase Event, Inc. hosted it’s first Training, Education and Development (T.E.D.) clinic on dressage for gaited horses and riders, September 5th, at the Kentucky Equestrian Center, in Winchester, Kentucky. The full day schedule included a lectu

Tickets for 50th Anniversary Washington International Horse Show Now Available
Washington, D.C. - September 8, 2008 - Tickets for the 50th anniversary of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) are now on sale. The WIHS is the highlight of the equestrian calendar and one of the most prestigious competitions in North Amer

LAHJA Horsemanship & Rosewood Medal Finals
Theo Boris and Rachel Sears Take Top Honors Burbank, California. Gold Coast 6 was home to two medal finals: the 2008 LAHJA Rosewood Medal Finals (sponsored by DaMoor's Feed & Tack) and the 2008 LAHJA Horsemanship Medal Finals. While the counte

Woodside Labor Day Classic Wraps Up With a Flurry of Finals
Sister Act Dominates the Pony Division Woodside, California. Competition was intense in the hunter rings over Labor Day weekend at the Horse Park at Woodside, as the second to last show in the 2008 Woodside Show Series concluded with a flurry o

Riding For Reading Sets New Record at Los Angeles Event!
$10,000 to School Libraries and 55 Riders Compete Burbank, California. “Libraries are built over time, and we can always use all the help we can get for our libraries,” says Hart School District liaison Pat Willet. Comments like these are usuall

Can You "Save Your Horse?"
If your horse fell into a ravine, would you know what to do? If your trailer was broad sided by another vehicle and turned over, would you know what to do? Could you assist emergency personnel in saving your horse? Being prepared and knowing what

Laurels At Landhope – Saturday
“If there was anything that had me worried, it was that we wouldn’t get the rain. I would have scratched. I was not going to sacrifice my “A” team to the ground,” said Lisa Stroud after completing the marathon phase of The Laurels at Landhope Combine

EQUUS Awards over $300,000 to 50 Charities in 2008
WESTPORT, CT - September 6, 2008 - The Board of Directors of The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce the award of over $300,000 in grants to 50 charitable organizations. Grants were awarded in three funding areas: public welfare -organizat

62nd Buffalo International Horse Show Brings Tradition and Prizes to a Top Ranked Equestrian Event
Buffalo, NY - September 5 - The 62nd Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is an important event equestrian show circuit history. Celebrating its 62nd year, this 'AA' rated show is one of the oldest in the country. The Buffalo International Horse S

The Laurels At Landhope – Friday Recap
Suzy Stafford of Bear, DE, has a commanding lead in the Advanced Single Pony Championship after dressage, scoring a 73.1% from the five judges for a total of just 43.01 penalty points. That puts Stafford at the top of the ten competitors by nearly te

Major Improvements Underway at PBIEC Ready for 2009 Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, Fla., Sept. 5--A new round of major improvements focused on footing in the competition arenas has begun at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in preparation for 2008/2009 circuits including the showcase Winter Equestrian Festi

The American Shetland Ponies Are on YouTube.com!
Morton, IL- The Chinese gave United States the Panda bears and the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) gave Hong Kong two beautiful Shetland ponies. As a tribute to the tremendous effort the Hong Kong Equestrian Club (HKEC) and the Hong Kong Jockey Cl

Laura Chapot and Church Road win the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties
SAUGERTIES, NY (September 5, 2008)--Laura Chapot took advantage of the enviable last-to-go spot in the jump-off of Thursday's final $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix of the season at HITS Saugerties as she captured the blue aboard Church Road to rev up an exc

HITS extends the 2009 Ocala Winter Circuit with a new rated week and schedule for the season
OCALA, FL (September 5, 2008) – HITS is pleased to announce that the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will feature a sixth week of AA-rated competition. The new week, named the Ocala Winter Celebration, will take place March 10-15, 2009 and serve as th

Action from the Marshall & Sterling League Finals will be available online through a live webcast
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 5, 2008) – The Marshall & Sterling League is pleased to announce that the 2008 National Finals will be broadcast live on the Internet during all four days of the competition. The webcast will be featured on the Prod

Ellen Toon and Attache Awarded Good Sportsmanship/Grand Champion Amateur Owner Hunter
Bridgehampton, NY - September 4 - JT Farm was a dominating force last week at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. The show ran from Aug 24-31, 2008. Riders from JT Farm were spectacular as usual. JT Farm is led by trainer/rider Jimmy Toon. JT Farm has t

Deeridge Farm and Louis Jacobs Picks Up More Wins and Championships at the Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY - September 4 - Deeridge Farm showed up to win last week at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. The show ran from August 24-31, 2008. With lots of stiff competition, Deeridge Farm had to bring their 'A' game in order to stay competitive

USDF Announces 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees
Lexington, KY (September 4, 2008) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will induct Robert Dover and Fiona Baan into the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame (HOF) at the Salute Gala on December 4, 2008 during the Adequan/USDF Annual Conventi

Wide World of Horses to Run Through 2010
True South, LLC has announced that its award-winning television show, Wide World of Horses, has been extended through 2010. The program, featured weekly on RFD-TV, has become one of the network’s most popular programs since it debuted in January, 20

Champion Lava Man to Retire at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—SEPTEMBER 4, 2008— Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY, is proud to announce that racing legend Lava Man will be permanently pensioned at its 92-acres Dream Chase Farm. The Kenly Family’s STD Racin

All Eyes on the Ariat Playoffs
Union City, Calif. September 4, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is pleased to announce the return of Ariat Playoffs to the Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour. The Ariat Playoffs, the first of its kind in professional rodeo, has proven to be a popular and excit

Tickets on Sale NOW for Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament
Cazenovia, NY, September 3, 2008: Tickets for the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 125th National Horse Show in downtown Syracuse, New York are now on sale to the public. One of the nation's premier international equestrian c

Margie Engle Leads Kentucky Horse Shows' Hagyard Challenge Series
Lexington, KY - September 3, 2008 - Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce the updated Hagyard Challenge Series standings. The Hagyard Challenge Series is a summer-long series of seven show jumping events at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexing

Children’s Author Donates over $1,000 to Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center
September 3, 2008- Stanhope, NJ- Diana Tuorto of Stanhope, NJ is pleased to announce that over $1,000 in book proceeds from her middle-grade children’s novel, Janie’s New Legs, have now been donated to Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center (SHHRC)

HITS-on-the-Hudson VII offers final chance to get into the Marshall & Sterling League Finals
SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (September 3, 2008)--While the qualifying period for the 2008 Marshall & Sterling League Finals has officially ended, riders will have one last opportunity to earn points this weekend during Wild Card Weekend at HITS Saugerties f

World Games 2010 Foundation Selects Director of Finance
LEXINGTON, KY- The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that Ms. Kathleen Spears has been selected as Director of Finance for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Ms. Spears brings to the Foundation her experience in public and industry

Make March the Month of the Horse At the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
Contracts for the first Rocky Mountain Horse Expo of 2009 are available for download at RockyMountainHorseExpo.com or by calling (303) 292-4981. Reserve your stalls and booths now for the Rocky Mountain region’s most important horse expo of the year,

LSU Equine Opens Hotline for Horse Owners in Need
Baton Rouge – In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and team members of the Equine Health Studies Program have developed a call center in an effort to respond to the potential needs of horse owners in southern Lo

Lauren Hough and Unicum run away with the $40,000 Avalon Saddlery Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper
CULPEPER, VA (September 2, 2008)--Lauren Hough and her mount Unicum closed out the Constitution Classic at HITS Culpeper when the duo posted the fastest double-clear effort in the $40,000 Avalon Saddlery Grand Prix to win the blue ribbon. Course D

From Beijing to the Fidelity® Jumper Classic
Therapeutic Performance Wear Returns to Premier Equestrian Event 09/02/08 – CANTON, MA: Draper Equine Therapy returns to the 2008 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic (September 3-7, 2008) with an ever-growing product line including the Olympic-cal

Ariat’s Athletes Heat Up the 2008 Olympic Games
Union City, Calif. – September 2, 2008 – Equestrian athletes representing the United States displayed winning performances at the 2008 Olympic Games, signaling a shift in the formerly European dominated sport. Ariat team members Beezie Madden, Gina M

Missy Wryn’s Personal Story of Surviving a Fatal Car Crash
Mine is the typical story of a middle class family that could not afford to buy me a horse, but my parents did the next best thing by putting me into horse riding lessons at the age of 6. My earliest memory of being horse crazy is 3 years old while

Equitrekking Debuts New Season on Public Television and Companion Book
Washington, DC- September 2, 2008– Equitrekking®, the first travel television series to explore the world on horseback, is excited to announce its new season of high definition episodes on Public Television and new companion book Equitrekking Travel

Katherine Newman Brings Home Junior Hunter Championships in Kentucky, Scores WIHS Equitation Win
Lexington, KY - September 1, 2008 - Seventeen-year-old Katherine Newman had another successful show this past week at the KHJA Horse Show in Lexington, KY. The event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park from August 27-30, 2008. The young rider trains

Syracuse Partnering with The EQUUS Foundation for the EQUUS "Deal or No Deal" Event
WESTPORT, CT - August 31, 2008 - The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament is partnering with The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., on Friday, October 31, 2008 for the EQUUS "Deal or No Deal" event. The event will be held in the ballroom of the Nicholas

Choosing the Right Bit
Checking Out the Teeth Before trying to choose the right bit for your horse you should get his teeth checked by a veterinarian. Sometimes the teeth may have sharp points or hooks that interfere with the use of the bit. A veterinarian can properl

Laura Noyes Awarded Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy
Lexington, KY (August 29, 2008) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Laura Noyes and her Trakehner gelding, Syncro, were awarded this year’s Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy. Laura is originall

Circle Y Saddles Named Official Saddle Of The WPRA Finals
(Yoakum, TX) August 29, 2008... The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association has named Circle Y Saddles the Official Saddle of their Women’s World Finals event. Held November 18-22 in Tulsa, OK, the Finals are championship events for women in Barrel Ra

Carolyn Lichtenberg Wins Double Blues in Both the USET and USEF Medals at the North Fork Classic
Calverton Long Island, NY - August 28 - Last week turned out to be an extremely successful show for JT Farm at the North Fork Classic. JT Farm is led by trainer/rider Jimmy Toon. JT Farm has two locations, in Wellington, FL and South Salem, NY. Co

NVRHA Announces First-Ever National Finals Competition
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, August 28, 2008: The National Versatility Ranch Horse Association caps off its inaugural year with the first-ever NVRHA National Finals competition and celebration September 26-28, 2008 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the

Is Old Hay Better for Horses with Laminitis?
Copyright 2008, Rocky Mtn Research & Consulting, Inc. As I travel around the world, learning and teaching people about feeding horses with laminitis, I keep hearing a recommendation that has never made sense. People say that leaving hay in a shed

62nd Annul Buffalo International Horse Show Fast Facts
EVENT: 62nd Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, which benefits the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. WHAT: Buffalo's most prestigious horse show. The 'AA' rated show is one of the best ways for exhibitors to prepare themselves and their hors

Katherine Newman Perseveres for Blue Ribbon Wins at Bluegrass Festival Horse Show
Lexington, KY - August 27, 2008 - This past week, Katherine Newman of Allwyn Court Farm was unstoppable at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show in Lexington, KY. The 17-year-old rider from Wellington, FL, prevailed for impressive ribbons in the hunter,

Stabling Plans for 2008/2009 Wellington Shows Announced
WELLINGTON, Aug. 27--Several different plans for stabling horses at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for the 2008/2009 season were announced Wednesday by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, the management company of the Wellington show groun

Platinum Performance Clients Take Home Medals for the USA
Santa Ynez Valley, Calif. (August 27, 2008)-Platinum Performance client McLain Ward proclaimed the United States Show Jumping victory at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, on August 19, as "probably the greatest day for North America in the

Award Winning Paint Barrel Horse Stolen in Illinois – Listed on NetPosse.com
Flat Rock, IL – Maximum Reflections, better know as Max, a 12-year-old American Paint Horse Association (APHA) gelding was taken from his pasture in Flat Rock, Illinois, August 23, 2008. His 13-year-old owner Kaitlynn Blilskie needs your help finding

StoneCreek Ranch Combines Vacation with Instruction for an All-Out Horsemanship Experience
StoneCreek Ranch and Resort in Mountain Home, Arkansas offers guests more than just a trail ride as they provide a fun and exciting atmosphere to learn all about horsemanship and riding, while still being able to relax and enjoy a vacation. Owned by

International Dressage Competitor Calls For Support of NARHA’s Horses for Heroes
Denver, CO—FEI-level rider Luis Denizard, is asking his peers, friends, acquaintances and other dressage enthusiasts to come together during 2008 to support NARHA’s Horses for Heroes, a program that helps wounded veterans through equine assisted acti

Equilite, Inc.TM Joins Chester Weber’s Team of Sponsors
Ocala, FL- Equilite is pleased to sponsor six time National Combined Driving Champion Chester Weber. Currently campaigning this summer in Europe, Weber distinguished himself by winning the Time Shuttle prize in the CHIO Aachen and then going on to cr

Women LUV Horses: The Benefits of Sponsorship
OCALA, FLORIDA (August 26, 2008) –Lynn Palm's Women LUV Horses Retreat scheduled for December 5 – 7, 2008, is being sponsored by leading businesses in the horse industry. The event will include powerpacked educational opportunities by world-renowned

2009 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Announced
Lexington, KY (August 26, 2008) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the dates and locations for the 2009 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships: USDF Region 1 (October 22-25) at the Virginia Horse Cen

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Adds Karen Isberg and Rick Potts to Advisory Board
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) announced today that it has added Karen Isberg and Rick Potts to its Advisory Board. ELCR’s Advisory Board provides a means for experts on a variety of topics such as land conservation, horses, and not

Horse Lover's 2 Minute How To Videos show you how it's done On-Line
The Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN) has launched a new informational video series called "The Horse Lover's 2 Minute How To". These professionally produced videos can be viewed free of charge at http://results.bayequest.info/2minvideo/ -- no user

Top Shippers Ship with the Added Confidence of Stall Safe®
East Longmeadow, MA – Top national and international shippers have recently turned to the Stall Safe® Brand Disinfectant System from Absorbine® for added protection for their equine cargo. Elite Horse Transport, International Racehorse Transport and

Andersen Named Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the arrival of Julia Andersen, who will serve as the Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition. Andersen came to the UHC with a versatile background in communications and life-long passion for horse

Trips to Maui Are Hotly Contested by Trainers
Burbank, California. After the Golden Gate Classic in Woodside, California, Jenny Davis is still in the lead for Langer Equestrian Group’s Woodside Trainer Incentive with 235 points. If she can hold onto it through the Woodside Labor Day Classic and

Women LUV Horses Showcases Legendary Women Presenters
OCALA, FLORIDA (August 24, 2008) – Lynn Palm's Women LUV Horses Retreat scheduled December 5-7 in the City of Industry, California, will include several legendary horse trainers/clinicians who will present several training clinics and lectures for pa

More Gold For Zone 10!
Jessica Pyfer Wins Individual Gold at USEF Pony Jumper Finals Burbank, California. Ten year old Jessica Pyfer brought home another show jumping gold medal for Zone 10 after winning the 2008 USEF Pony Jumper Finals individual championship. Pyfer’s

Hillary Dobbs Wins $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge to Open 33rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY–August 24, 2008–Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, took first and third places in the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge, the feature jumping competition on Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day at the 33rd Hampton Classic Horse Show.

Trails, Trails, and more Trails in your own Backyard!
"There's no reason for horseowners and trail riders to stop trail riding just because fuel prices are reaching the liquid gold stage. All one has to do is find those trails in your own backyard," Bonnie Davis, trail rider for over 40 years and owner

Stephens College Equestrian Student Wins World Grand Championship
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, Stephens College junior Amanda Martin rode her four-year-old five-gaited American Saddlebred to the Junior Five-Gaited World Grand Championship title in Louisville, Ky. Earlier in the week, on Aug. 18, Martin

Arenus Welcomes New Staff Members
St. Louis, MO - August 21, 2008 - Simone Pophal, Product Development & Sales Manager, Arenus - Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC. In her role as Product Development & Sales Manager for Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC. Dr. Simone Pophal is responsible for gl

Protect Against Infection and Scarring with Proper Wound Care
New York, NY (August 21, 2008)--Despite the care that owners and managers often lavish upon their horses, the occasional bite, scrape, or other type of wound is inevitable. Proper care of these minor wounds is essential to protect against infection a

Women & Horses Expo: "Who Says You Can't Do It?!"
The Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri will be the location for Women & Horses Expo 2008 from October 24-26. Among the presenters and clinicians will be Bonnie Davis from California. Davis is an avid trail rider, horsecamper, Consultin

Build Your Own Bling at Cowgirl U
Jewelry making workshop October 18 Fort Worth, Texas, August 21 – The National Cowgirl Museum’s Cowgirl University taps into the creative energy of students when it offers its jewelry making workshop Saturday, October 18 at the Museum in Fort Wort

USET Foundation Applauds Efforts and Results of Team USA at 2008 Olympic Games
Gladstone, NJ - August 21, 2008 - The USET Foundation would like to congratulate the United States equestrians that competed at the 2008 Olympic Games. The United States brought home the team gold medal in Show Jumping, the individual bronze medal in

Tina Dilandri and Karen Healey's Team Win Numerous Championships at Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic II
San Juan Capistrano, CA - August 21 - It is no surprise that Karen Healey's team is yet again successful after another week of showing. They came home with many awards to add to their list so far. The team competed under Karen Healey's watchful eye a

Jump off for Medals at Olympics
Hong Kong. All three individual show jumping medals at the Olympics were determined by jump offs. The Show Jumping individual Olympic medals are determined by a two round competition. After three qualifying rounds, two of where were the Show Jumping

HITS Culpeper returns with two of the final qualifiers for the $100,000 USGPL Invitational Grand Prix
CULPEPER, VA (August 20, 2008)--Crucial show-jumping action returns to HITS Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia this week and will feature two of the final four qualifiers for the $100,000 USGPL Invitational Grand Prix, which will be held on Sund

Two Lucky Youths Win Ponies at American Shetland Pony Congress
Cloverdale, IN –Two Lucky Youths won big with a small equine prize. At the American Shetland Shetland Pony Congress this month, two American Shetland Ponies were awarded to winners of two youth essay contests. Youths from around the country exercised

Blood-Horse Publications to Publish special 25th Breeders' Cup Commemorative Magazine
Lexington, Ky. — Blood-Horse Publications announces that it will partner with the Breeders’ Cup to publish a special official 25th Breeders’ Cup commemorative magazine highlighting a quarter century of unforgettable Thoroughbred racing -- the majesty

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Back Country Horsemen of Washington Illustrate Success
Graham WA: This quote from Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) President Bob Gish hints at the winding road this 3,500 member organization has had to traverse in order to fulfill its mission of securing the recreational use of horses and mules

Stand Out from the Crowd with Arista's Fall Line
Vancouver, British Columbia- Arista has done it again with the fall 2008 line of riding apparel. Weaving style and functionality together, Arista has created beautiful pieces that look great at the barn and out on the town. Incredible details paired

Trick or Treat----Win $1,000 at the Colorado Horse Park
Parker, CO- Gumby with Pokey. The Batmobile. A Triceratops. These are just a few of the creative costumes from years past at Halloween with Horses. With a little ingenuity and some cooperation from your fun-loving horse or pony, you could win $1,000

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SAUGERTIES, NY (August 19, 2008)--Soon the leaves will be turning colors to signify the beginning of fall in the historic Hudson Valley and that means one thing for members of the Marshall & Sterling League. The Prestigious National Finals are right

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The Tokaruks Top Traders Point; The Galis at Pony Finals
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Absorbine® Introduces Myoplast®
Much Anticipated Muscle Supplement Released East Longmeadow, MA: W.F. Young, Inc. announces that Absorbine® Myoplast® is now available in tack and feed stores throughout the United States. This is great news to horse owners who were first introd

Riding for Reading heads into Fall with two great events!
Los Angeles & Scottsdale Are Next! Burbank, California. Riding For Reading will conclude 2008 with two great events. Langer Equestrian Group, Inc. hosts the Riding For Reading Benefit Show (Sept. 1) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Not only

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Overall Health, Longevity of Horses at Center of Joint Research Project
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers at the University of Missouri and Stephens College have joined forces with the Saint Louis Zoo’s Department of Animal Health and Nutrition and a supplement company in a research project for the betterment of horse health.

Lessons from a Half-Blind Horse in a Mystery Writer's New Novel
In the just published Ben Reese mystery, Watches Of The Night, Sally Wright (a Mystery Writers Of America Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist) examines the ways in which a well meaning horse can give us humans a day-to-day example of how to accept painful

Karen Healey Stables Continues Success at Summer Venues
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Paychecks and Prizes Plentiful at 2008 SWRHA Futurity
The Southwest Reining Horse Association has announced that the added money for its 2008 Futurity, scheduled for October 21-26, has increased by over $13,000! The event, which will be held at the newly renovated Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklah

Study on early warning triggers for Lameness in Horses
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Blood-Horse Publications' Board of Trustees Elects new Company Officers
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SBS Farms, INC Sweep NY Horse and Pony Show With Numerous Summer Circuit and Show Championship
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Todd Minikus takes the top three spots in the $50,000 In the Woods Log Homes Grand Prix
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Back Country Horsemen of America Volunteer Hours for 2007
The Back Country Horsemen of America is pleased to announce that its members performed 244,840 hours of volunteer service for the year 2007 to benefit trail users in the back country. BCHA has member organizations in 25 states. These hours were t

Rebecca Reed Wins Day with Top Clinician Stacy Westfall
Rebecca Reed of Edinburg, Ill., has won the grand prize of a day with Team Horse & Rider member Stacy Westfall in the 2008 Horse & Rider Reining 101 Sweepstakes on EquiSearch.com. Westfall is best known for her bareback and bridleless riding, which h

Sophia Gali and Miss Australia!
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It's A Love Affair for Julia Lourie and Vivaldi as They Capture the Blue in the High Amateur Owner/Junior Jumper Classic
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Shelby Benjamin and Amor Van Den Score the Win in the $1,000 WIHS/NAL Children's Hunter Classic at the Kentucky Summer Classic
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Stephens Expands Lead in Hagyard Challenge Series in Kentucky
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Poker Run... Great Fun and Great Success for the Horses
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Julia Weiss and her mount Schubert hit a home run in the USHJA International Hunter Derby
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Halliday shines at Festival of British Eventing
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Breyerfest® Global Gallop attracts record attendance!
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HITS Desert Circuit Focuses on Providing First-Rate Competition for All Levels of Riders
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USHJA Hopes to Perform International Hunter Derby Demonstration at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
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UK, Kentucky Equine Humane Center to host pasture management seminar
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HorseQuest Web site wins national award
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Mustang Trainer Begins Cross Country Trek to Makeover
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Joe Harper to be Friday's guest on BloodHorse.com "Talkin Horses"
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JT Farm Collects Championships and Best Child Rider Awards at Valley Classic Horse Show
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Liza Towell-Boyd of Finally Farm wins $25k class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse show for Fifth time!
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Juniors Rule $15,000 Hunter Derby
Karen Cudmore Finishes First and Third in $60,000 Grand Prix Parker, Colorado. Rodney Dangerfield used to complain about not getting any respect. Many hunter riders have felt the same way as over the years, the jumper divisions have stolen the

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