Sporting, clinics, organized activities related to equestrians

Central Park’s Only Dedicated Mounted Patrol Team Retires

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

February 27, New York, NY (USA): Detective John Reilly and his partner Trooper are the only mounted officers assigned to patrol Central Park in New York City. Last week both officers retired. Detective Reilly “aged out” when he turned 63, the mandatory retirement age for members of the New York City Police Department. Trooper, 15, has [...]

Mini Trike To Make Big Trek

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

UK based horse trainer and award winning film maker, Emma Massingale is embarking on a “miniature” adventure this summer. Emma will be trekking with two miniature horses across Europe in a custom built carriage but here’s the twist. Emma will be providing all the horse power. Emma will peddle her two miniature horses, Percy and Stanley, [...]

Retiring Army Mule Seeks New Home

February 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

It may surprise you to learn that today's modern armed forces still utilize horses, mules and donkeys part of a long standing military tradition - caisson horses, Sergeant Reckless. Every animal is considered an active member of the unit. When they reach retirement age, the military employs a strict vetting process to transition them into loving [...]

Wedgie of a Lifetime?

February 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Winfield, IN (USA), Jan 30, 2019: Winfield, located south of Chicago, is like much of the Upper Midwest suffering through a record breaking polar vortex. At the time Ernest Belcher was going out to feed his horses Wednesday morning, the temperature hovered at -20 fahrenheit (-29 celsius). An undeniably unpleasant way to start one’s morning chores. [...]

The Budweiser Clydesdales Return to the Super Bowl

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Game on! The Super Bowl game is this coming Sunday, February 3rd. This year’s event is in Atlanta at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Most years I don’t pay much attention to the game, its football after all and I’ve got stalls to clean. But this year it’s in my hometown, so I’m a bit more tuned [...]

Horse Joins Sheriffs in Hot Pursuit

January 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Meet Shiloh, the 8-year-old quarter horse hero of the Volusia County Sheriff Department, Deland, Florida. On January 16th, Shiloh joined the sheriffs department as they pursued a fugitive. Deputies attempted to pull over a car with a broken tag light when the driver took off. A spike strip was used to disable his car but [...]

75 Year Old Rider Saves the Day

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

A 75-year-old course clerk (outrider) caught runaway mare, Lady Belle, after she dumped her jockey and took off down the track December 29th at Cranbourne Turf Club in Victoria, Australia. A course clerk for nearly 20 years, rider Kevin Wynne told reporters he didn’t know what all the fuss was about explaining ‘I was just doing [...]

Bronze Horses Befit Bush’s Presidential Library

December 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

This exquisite equestrian monument greets visitors at the entrance of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Vote Now for This Year’s Secretariat Vox Populi Winner

November 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

The Secretariat Vox Populi award, established in 2010 by Penny Chenery (Secretariat’s owner), recognizes the racehorse whose accomplishments have captivated the public’s attention. The winner is chosen by you, everyone may vote through an online poll. “Horse racing already has established avenues to award outstanding accomplishments, and we certainly should honor superior performance. But achievement can [...]

His New Owners Turn to the Courts for Justice

October 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

In 2017, an 8-year-old quarter horse named Shadow was surrendered to a rescue group in Oregon. A veterinary exam revealed that the horse was emaciated, covered with lice and because his penis had prolapsed and was unable to retract, his genitals were badly frostbitten. His owner was taken to court and subsequently plead guilty to criminal [...]