Sporting, clinics, organized activities related to equestrians

Foal Patrol Announcement

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For those who haven’t heard of FOAL PATROL, it is a collective of live web cams following several expecting Thoroughbred mares, read more. OK, explanation complete, lets return to today’ exciting announcement – THE FIRST FOAL HAS ARRIVED! #18 on his feet. Sabbatical x War Front. Born 8 days early, a colt to Sabbatical [...]

Cape Town is Nearly Out of Water

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Cape Town, South Africa has a water problem or more precisely a lack of water problem. The city is expected to run out of water in April. Cape Town is destined to become the first metropolis to literally run out of water. The situation did not happen overnight exacerbated by a century of drought, climate change [...]

Jousting Competition Proves Fatal for One Noble Steed

January 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Americans have always been fascinated by the Renaissance. Since the 1960’s Renaissance Festivals have flourished, providing a venue for attendees to “get into character” and a great place to people watch. Renaissance Festivals employ bands of performers who create an imaginative world of costumed fire eaters, jugglers, musicians, falconers and battling knights. [...]

Horses Thwart Agricultural Thieves in France

January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Gone are the days when horses worked France’s countryside pulling a plow, now they are an effective deterrent to agricultural thieves. Over the last decade, France has seen a steady increase of stolen produce, particularly goods with high commercial value such as oysters, cheese and wine. In recent years agricultural thefts have grown to more than [...]

The Southeastern Schooling Show Championship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, started with a thought that became an idea that grew into an event. “It was one of those fleeting moment ideas, that usually leaves just as fast, and five minutes later you cannot remember [...]

Pope Comforts Fallen Mounted Policewoman

January 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

During a visit yesterday to Iquique, Chile, Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop after a mounted Chilean policewoman, Ana Belen Aguilera Casas, was thrown off her horse. The horse spooked, frightened by the crowd’s screams as the popemobile passed. Francis stood by the fallen officer, speaking with her, until an ambulance arrived. She was taken [...]

Ben’s Cat Keeps Winning Posthumously

January 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Secretariat’s Vox Populi Award, recognizes a Thoroughbred that has achieved both an impressive racing record but is also popular with the public. Created in 2010 by Secretariat’s late owner, Penny Chenery, the annual “Voice of the People” award honors horses whose stories draw people to Thoroughbred racing. The 2017 Secretariat Vox Populi Award recipient is [...]

Court Forces Closure – Carriage Horses Retired

January 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

In December, Philadelphia, PA, courts ordered the closing of the Philadelphia Carriage Company. The order was determined after inspection of the facility and documentation of poor living conditions being provided for their 8 carriage horses. As of January 1, the company ceased operations under a consent decree with the city. This week the former city horses [...]

Icy Rescues for Two Lucky Horses

January 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It’s a phenomenon of winter weather – horses falling into frozen ponds. Two recent incidents remind us to fortify our fence lines and perhaps utilize a non-pond pasture when the temps dip below freezing. No one wants their horse to experience this terrifying, potentially deadly situation –  helpless and stuck in icy water. December 13, 2017 [...]

Colorado Inmates Helping Mustangs & Themselves

January 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Since 1986, the Colorado Correctional Industries has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to train gathered wild mustangs and offer them for adoption to qualified applicants. Since, the Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP) has trained more than 5,000 mustangs, many adopted to individuals but also to youth riding organizations, handicap and therapeutic [...]