Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze stood in the winner’s circle for the third day in a row after claiming the $385,000 CSI5* ‘Continental’ Grand Prix riding Fine Lady 5 on Sunday, June 17, at the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ tournament in Calgary, AB.
The United States Senate Appropriations Committee passed the FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill with a provision to maintain the ban on the slaughter of horses and burros for human consumption on U.S. soil. The provision bars spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect horse slaughterhouses, saving millions of taxpayer dollars, and effectively banning horse slaughter in the United States.
The Vermont Summer Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, this summer with new footing in all competition, schooling, and lunging rings. The 2018 Vermont Summer Festival will run for six consecutive weeks from July 3 through August 12 with diverse offerings for competitors at every level.
Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) submitted applications for the RHF scholarships. The recipients were chosen by an independent committee based upon their academic achievement, financial need, future goals and involvement in NRHyA and the reining horse industry.
On the heels of celebrating its 25th year in Ohio at the event in Columbus last April Equine Affaire has just reached yet another major milestone—the sale of the company. As of June 1st Eugenia Snyder, Equine Affaire’s founder and President announced her retirement and transition of the ownership and management of Equine Affaire, Inc. to the company’s Vice President and Executive Producer, Coagi Long.
The first day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby is complete, as we crowned spectacular and horse show class champions at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. Today, many of our horses and riders marked big scores throughout the cow horse triathlon of herd work, rein work and cow work.
While dogs are vaccinated against rabies without question, the majority of horses – who are often at higher risk – are not vaccinated.
The USHJA Foundation Gochman Family Grant offers each recipient the opportunity to compete at USEF Pony Finals when they may not have otherwise been able to do so. In addition to the competitive opportunities offered at the event, the three recipients will participate in various educational activities throughout the fun-filled week.
An affordable horse show is an oxymoron, but making a horse show more affordable is not. Horse shows are expensive. Entry fees alone are costly, but when you factor in related expenses, the costs can become exorbitant, especially for riders desiring to show on a regular basis. While horse shows will never be inexpensive, these tips may help owners minimize some of their costs.
Joni Werthan is a lifelong equestrian and owner of Warioto Farm Inc., based in Franklin, Tennessee, where she raises and shows champion hunters. A dedicated animal lover, she is extremely proud of the history of her family farm that has been committed to promoting the tradition of excellence in the Hunter industry for over three decades.