Posts of timely information and equestrian news from around the world.

Hurricane Florence Bearing Down on the Carolinas

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Hurricane Florence will be the strongest storm to hit the Carolinas in decades. It is expected to come ashore a strong Category 4, possibly 5, on Thursday. Hurricane force winds will extend inland to central North Carolina and Virginia causing massive damage. Forecasters expect the storm to then [...]

How to Watch the World Equestrian Games

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

The World Equestrian Games (WEG) begin today, hosted by the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, North Carolina.  800 athletes and horses representing 71 countries will be competing in eight disciplines including; endurance, reining, dressage, vaulting, para-dressage, jumping, driving and eventing. WEG is held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle. World champions [...]

Artistic Tribute for Jockey Julie Krone

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

A bronze sculpture of jockey Julie Krone, the first woman elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, has been gifted to the museum by Krone, artist Linda Stinson and her husband, Michael. Julie Krone bronze by Linda Stinson In 2000, Krone became the first woman inducted into the Hall of [...]

Big Red Still Breaking Records

August 28th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Secretariat Derby Shoe Sets New World Record at Auction Secretariat​s track record time of 1:59 2/5 in the 1973 Kentucky Derby stands as the fastest in the history and is a feat yet to be replicated in any running since. Now, 45 years later, Secretariat has once again made history, with one of his race-worn shoes [...]

Now Boarding Passenger’s With Minis

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Southwest Airlines announced their updated policy on service animals on their flights and that includes miniature horses. The policy changes were developed from customer and employee feedback and guidelines developed by the Department of Transportation. "We welcome emotional support and trained service animals that provide needed assistance," said Steve Golberg, the Senior VP of Operations and [...]

Hawaii’s Wild Horses Are Dying

July 31st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

A mysterious illness is killing the wild horses of Waipio Valley, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Struggling horses were first spotted in June. Initially, the horse’s gait becomes abnormal and as their muscles atrophy they are unable to walk at all. To date 11 wild horses have died. The neurological presentation is unique, nothing that [...]

Everybody Loves Raymond the Mule

July 21st, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

Folks familiar with the wild horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are over the moon. Raymond, the last mule living among the coastal herds and renowned local celebrity is back! Raymond was struggling last year, having lost all his mares, unable to keep up with them because his feet were badly overgrown. Specialists with the Corolla [...]

British Dressage Overturns Mule Ban

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

Mules are now welcome to compete in British Dressage thanks to Wallace the Great. Wallace, an 11 year old rescued mule, was recently banned from competing simply because he is a mule. The fracas began when Lesley Radcliffe, Wallace's guardian at the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary,  attempted to register the mule as a replacement for a Team [...]

Mini’s Instincts Saved Her Life

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Any disaster is terrifying. There is seldom time to consider options, decisions must often be made in the moment. Those decisions often mean the difference between life and death. Her instinct to seek higher ground certainly saved her life. Leaf, a 9-year-old miniature mare was found on a roof Monday in western Japan. Days of torrential [...]

War Horse Memorial Unveiled

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Her name is Poppy – a name chosen in a nationwide contest by the Guides and Brownies. The War Horse memorial was unveiled June 6 at the Ascot racecourse. The bronze sculpture stands in honor of the millions of animals who died during WW1 pressed into service by man. The memorial is the work of equine [...]