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

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 [...]

First WARHorse Grave Protected

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Blackie’s grave has been granted heritage protection in England. His is the first war horse grave to be so honored and one of more than 1000 historical sites given protection in 2017. An estimated 8 million horses died in WW1 either killed during battle, or the effects of disease and starvation. More than 8 million [...]

Horseback Carolers Herald the Holiday

December 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The holiday season is upon us, colorful lights brighten evening commutes, pine wreaths welcome us at every doorway, ornaments and tinsel adorn the trees in our living rooms. The holidays fill our senses perhaps none more than holiday sounds, particularly songs. This past weekend, residents of Fox Crossing, Wisconsin were serenaded by carolers, better yet, carolers [...]

Thoroughbred Community Helping Their Own

December 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

People around the world are finding ways to help Californians. Many in the Thoroughbred community are working to specifically help track employees affected by the fires. Donations are streaming into various funds but there are a few unique efforts underway. California Chrome Taylor Made Stallions and the California Chrome syndicate have donated a no-guarantee [...]

FEI’s Best Groom 2017 – Alan Davies

December 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Congratulations, Alan Davies, 48, Head Traveling Groom for Carl Hester. Alan has travelled the world tending Carl’s top horses, Uthopia, Nip Tuck and the recently retired Valegro. His awards include Team GB Groom of the Year, Horse & Hound Groom of the Year, The British Grooms Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Equestrian Federation Medal of [...]

Gomer Saved a Horse from the Glue Factory

December 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Jim Nabors died in his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 30. Born in rural Alabama in 1930, Nabors was the youngest of three children. Sever asthma prevented him from an active childhood playing sports. Instead, he focused on performance arts – theater, band and singing. His rural upbringing provided a foundation for his most famous [...]