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

The Mongol Derby Update – Three Days In

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

The Mongol Derby is underway, 41 racers left the starting line on August 8th. They’re riding 1000km over the next 10 days. Riders just completed Day 3 on the Steppe with South Africa, New Zealand and Australia are currently battling it out for the lead. Terrible weather conditions (driving rain and freezing cold!) have made this year’s [...]

The Dublin Horse Show Opens Today

August 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

The 144th Dublin Horse Show opened today runs through August 13th at the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. This year’s event includes more than 1500 horses & ponies, 132 events and 8 world-ranking international show jumping competitions. The first Dublin Horse Show was held in 1864 on the lawns of Leinster House. 366 horses [...]

The Queen’s Favorite Men Retire

August 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

With more than a century of public service between them, two of the Royal Household’s men announced their retirement last week. The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life after attending a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on August 2nd.  A few days later, Daniel, the Queen’s favorite carriage horse was put [...]

The 2017 Tevis Cup Winner Is…

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

The day starts mighty early when you are riding in the Tevis Cup. This past weekend 174 early birds set out on the 62nd annual Ride at 5:15 a.m. The day was warm, overcast with rain much of the morning. Not enough to make the trails treacherous, just enough to knock down the dust. The Ride [...]

Pony Takes a Spin with Cyclists

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

A spunky pony escaped his pasture then put the pedal to the metal against cyclists competing at the Tour of Poland on Thursday. Joining the race during the WorldTour race’s sixth stage the pony gave his all for about a minute until Russian cyclist Roman Maikin ushered it safely toward the race marshals. [...]

Stolen Marsh Tacky’s Returned

July 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Jackie McFadden’s heart broke April 23 when her two Marsh Tacky horses were taken from their pasture during a storm. Hundreds of people have since been looking for the horses including members of the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association and NetPosse.com. Local news and social media helped spread the word but it was the work of a [...]

Moonshine Saved the Preacher

July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

It was moving day for Moonshine, a 15-year-old Appaloosa gelding, owned by 18-year-old Amanda Thorson. The plan was to trailer Moonshine a short distance down the road to a new barn. But Moonshine would have none of it, refusing to load. Moonshine So a new plan was hatched, Amanda’s friend, Miranda Ross, jumped on [...]

Today is National Lollipop Day

July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

July 20 is National Lollipop Day in the U.S., an annual observation of this popular treat sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.  Why are we writing about candy on WARHorses? Bradley Smith Co., New Haven, CT.Photo Courtesy: New Haven Museum and Historical Society On October 13, 1931, the name “Lolly Pop” was official registered [...]

Researchers Use Horses in Genetic Breakthrough

July 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Edward Muybridge made history in 1878 his photographic studies in motion. He assembled a series of still shots then transferred the images to a disk. The disk was spun animating the stills to produce motion. One of his early animations was the mare, Annie G, trotting and galloping. It is one of the sequences that settled [...]

Congress Just Took One Step in the Wrong Direction

July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

The return of horse slaughter plants in the U.S. moved closer to fruition in yesterday’s committee vote. The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday (July 12, 2017) to reopen horse slaughter plants in the United States. The committee’s vote removes the Amendment that blocks funding for Agricultural inspectors at horse slaughter [...]