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

This Weekend New York is All About Queens and Crowns

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Winning one of this weekend’s races at Belmont Park (NY) would be a dream come true for anyone including a couple of queens who have thrown their hats, err, crowns in the races. The queen's horse "Call to Mind". On Friday, Queen Elizabeth’s 4 year old turf colt Call to Mind will run in [...]

Meet the Royal steeds leading tomorrow’s Royal wedding

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

In case you haven’t yet heard, there is a Royal wedding tomorrow, May 19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry and the world will celebrate with them. Every wedding is special but when a Royal marries, you can expect a great deal of tradition, pomp and horses, lots of beautiful horses. Storm and Tyrone [...]

Austin Police Want to DRAFT Your Horse

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

The Austin Texas Police Mounted Patrol is looking for a new horse, perhaps you have a candidate? Earlier this week they posted a public plea on their Facebook Page. Ideal Characteristics Gelding Draft, draft/quarter horse cross or large quarter horse Preferably between 15.3 and 16.1 5-8 years old No medical issues Steady disposition Saddle broke Experience [...]

Abused Horse Sues Former Owner

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Justice, an 8-year-old horse is suing his previous abusive owner for $100,000 to recover the cost of medical care and its pain and suffering. Encouraged by a concerned neighbor, Justice’s owner scheduled a vet check for the horse in March 2017. The vet determined that the horse was emaciated, covered with lice and rain rot and [...]

The Royal Wedding Carriage

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Officials announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen an open topped Ascot Landau to use in their wedding procession. Immediately following the ceremony, the couple will be carried from Windsor Castle through the town center and back for their reception. The carriage was chosen from the royal collection and will be pulled by four [...]

Horse Used as Patsy by Russian Criminal

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Video at a public sauna in Novocherkask, Russia captured a bizarre incident. Someone wearing a horse-face mask, dreadlocks and a Rastafarian style wool cap broke into a sauna and robbed it. In the video, the nefarious villain cautiously enters an empty room. He walks to each door trying the doorknobs, but they are all locked. He [...]

Carlton & United Breweries’ Clydies Retire

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Like Budweiser Beer in the U.S., Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) in Australia also has a famous team of Clydesdale horses. However, after 65 years this team of drafts are being retired. Three of the six horse team are older and their trainer for the past 34 years, Glen Pate, is retiring. Given the flux of [...]

Winx Wins 24 in a Row!

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

Making a determined run at the stretch, Winx won her 24th race in a row, The Agency George Ryder Stakes (G1) this past weekend.  The Ryder becomes her 17th group level 1 win, setting a new world record. Winx was last through most of the race racing three wide in a small field of six.  At [...]

Rare Heart Procedure Performed on Thoroughbred

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Management, News|Tags: , |

Veterinarians at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully treated a horse with an unusual atrial fibrillation. The patient, a 6-year-old thoroughbred named Moissanite was diagnosed with the arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke and heart failure. Veterinarians Charlene Cook and Lauren Shamon with Central Georgia Equine Services, Fort Valley, Georgia [...]

Small Town Celebrates 100-Year-Old Horse (statue)

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt "Uncle Sam" from Toledo, Ohio I possess a level of nostalgia for those kitschy statues of the 1990’s, those funny figures strategically placed in front of a business to attract attention. I always knew we were near grandma’s house when we passed Uncle Sam – a disproportionately thin red, white [...]