The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lloyd Landkamer Show Management Development Grant has been awarded to Penny Krug of Hilliard, OH. Penny will use the $400 grant to shadow and train with the show management at the KDA Fall Classic I & II at the Kentucky Horse Park in October. “I […]
The Humane Society of the United States today announced U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, as its Humane Horseman of the Year. Each year, the group bestows the award on an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect American equines. Sen. Graham is being recognized for his ongoing leadership to protect horses and […]
Is equestrian theft on the rise? “There’s no doubt about it with the numbers that we’re getting,” says Debi Metcalfe, founder of Stolen Horse International. Follow along as we discuss the savviest ways, old school to high-tech, to protect horse and barn.
It’s the home straight before Compiègne’s Internationaux de dressage! From the 18th to the 20th of May, the cream of International dressage will be converging at the Grand Parc Equestrian Stadium for the only Nations Cup (CDIO 5* FEI Dressage Nations Cup®) held in this discipline in France. A top class show, that to the […]
A commitment to trails is vital to the sport of endurance riding, and the American Endurance Ride Conference is pleased to announce that a National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) grant has been approved in the amount of $20,000 for trails work under the auspices of AERC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Headwaters, Ontario, Canada — May 10, 2018 – The EQUUS Film Festival gallops along with Tour Stops scheduled across the United States, and an exclusive engagement in Canada. Founded in 2013, the annual Film Festival takes place in New York City in November. In 2017 the EQUUS Film Festival presented over 80 films and over […]
By New Jersey ACTHA Member Lois Dawn Fritz When asked to share my "story" with other ACTHA members...initially, I did not want to draw any attention to myself. Inside my head I knew God, my husband, my friends, my five horses and four dogs deserved the credit for the state of wellbeing that I enjoy today.
We’ve always heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but keeping an equine athlete happy, healthy, and, most importantly, sound goes beyond a Granny Smith. Ensuring soundness actually takes a well-formulated team of specialists.
From Homer’s Iliad in 1,000 BC to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the Iberian Horse was believed to be the “premier war horse” and could be found in the majority of military regimes. The horses’ short backs and broad hindquarters made them strong enough to carry an armored rider and heavy artillery while still being agile enough to charge battle.
The science of equine nutrition is very different today than it was only a short time ago. As we learn more about how horses digest and utilize nutrients from feeds, and as more feeds become available, our feed choices broaden and change. We have recently learned that digestibility of a feed is almost as important as its nutrient content.