One of the nation’s leading conservation groups, the Land Trust Alliance, praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for approving a Farm Bill conference report, 251-166, that will provide more than $1 billion for a new consolidated conservation program to save working farm and ranch lands over the next five years. The Senate is expected to approve the bill as soon as next week.
We are happy to announce that Molly Flanigan, of Appleton, Wisconsin, was randomly selected as the winner of the Horsecity.com/Triple Crown Nutrition Sweepstakes!
by Diana De Rosa In its largest round of grant funding to date, USA Equestrian Trust has awarded nearly $240,000 to 11 equine non-profits that applied by the first of the foundation's two 2012 application deadlines. The $239,780 in grants is an increase of 21 percent compared to 2011. That mirrored the continued dramatic jump in interest in the Trust's grants program, which saw applications rise...
by Sarah Wynne Jackson As the leading organization saving trails for horse use, Back Country Horsemen of America continues to grow and expand. They have 27 member state organizations across the nation with a combined membership of 13,000, and those members have cumulatively provided $63,000,000 worth of trails work over the last 16 years. They have also preserved our right to ride horses on...
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today called for a ban on the use of action devices and performance packages in the training and showing of Tennessee Walking Horses. These devices and packages are implicated in the practice of soring, which is the abusive act of intentionally inflicting pain to accentuate a horse’s gait.
The American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum, entitled “Reinvigorating the Horse Industry,” will feature a new national marketing initiative for the horse industry that involves ten national associations and large corporate industry stakeholders. It will be announced at the forum on June 26 in Washington, DC, during the AHC’s annual meeting, which will run from June 25 to 27 at the Washington Court Hotel.
American Horse Publications rode into history in 2012 in Colonial Williamsburg and 62 members made history in equine publishing during the AHP “Ride Into History” Seminar. The three-day conference held May 31 to June 2 was jammed-packed with educational sessions and activities, but on Saturday evening, the winners in the AHP Annual Awards Competition took center stage.
The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has been honored by American Horse Publications as the recipient of its 11th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, the award recognizes innovation, leadership and service in the equine industry.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) have agreed to overlap their Youth World Championship Shows beginning in 2013.