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Frank Chapot and Good Twist

Show Jumping Legend Frank Chapot Dies

Six-time Olympian Frank Chapot died Monday, June 20 in New Jersey at the age of 84. The show jumping legend bred Gem Twist. ...
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Philippa Humphreys Fatal Eventing Fall

Philippa Humphreys Dies after Eventing Accident

A 33-year-old equestrian died Saturday after falling from her horse at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event in New Jersey, organizers confirm. Michigan resident Philippa Humphreys and her 13-year geldin...
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Equimaging Scanner for Horses

Cutting-edge Robotics Controlled Equine Imaging System Launches

Revolutionary, and ready to launch, a new robotics-controlled imaging system is unlike any other type of equine diagnostic equipment, according to veterinarians at Penn Vet. The Equimagine at New Bolton Center captures h...
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California Trainer Dies after Horse Spooks on Pavement

Head trauma Members of the Escondido Mounted Posse are mourning the death of one of their riders who fell Saturday after the Lakeside Western Days Parade. Fifty-two-year-old horse trainer Diana Cavender was return...
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Short List Named for U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team

Short List Named for U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team

The United States Equestrian Federation named 10 riders, some with more than one horse, to the short list for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team....
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Horse Sports Contribute to Highest Level of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Study

Horse Sports Contribute to Highest Level of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Study

Sports related traumatic brain injuries affect up to 3.8 million people a year in the U.S, experts say. A study looking at more than 4700 adults with sports related TBIs over ten-years found equestrian sports contributed...
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Assateague Ponies Appear on 2016 Postage Stamp

Assateague Ponies Appear on 2016 Postage Stamp

A tranquil scene featuring Assateague Island ponies is slated to appear on a 2016 U.S. Postal Service stamp. The image of two wild ponies grazing in the saltwater marsh will be used to create a Forever Stamp released th...
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Equine Athletes Travel in Style to Miami

Equine Athletes Travel in Style to Miami

The world's best show jumpers have landed in destination style at Miami Beach after flying first class from Europe. They are preparing to compete in the Longines Global Champions Tour seaside, which boasts spectacular o...
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Virginia Horse Dies from West Nile Virus

Teen Equestrian Dies at Aiken Horse Farm

The Aiken County Coroner's office has ruled the death of a 12-year-old equestrian at Paradise Farm in South Carolina an accident. Kimberley Roach, of Ohio, died of severe head trauma....
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Jumper Dies

Jumper Dies, Rider Injured at HITS Ocala

A show jumper ridden by Laura Linback walked out of the ring after completing the second round of the $25,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit then collapsed and died Saturday eve...
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Researchers Analyze Horse's Gut with Adapted 'Camera Pill'

Researchers Analyze Horse's Gut with Adapted 'Camera Pill'

“Whenever I talk to students about the horse abdomen, I put up a picture of a horse and put a big question mark in the middle,” said veterinary researcher Dr. Julia Montgomery in the University of Saskatchewan Weste...
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Equestrians are Determined

Equestrians are Determined, Structured: Study

For parents wondering if horseback riding is a good sport for your child, researchers say yes. Riding promotes determined, balanced humans that are enthusiastic and structured, according to a new study....
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Florida Trainer Hailed a Hero

Florida Horse Trainer Hailed a Hero

A Florida horse trainer is being hailed a hero after she saved Rick Appin's life. Meghan Green received a "Life Saving Commendation" award from Parkland City Commissioners Wednesday....
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'Unicorn' Pursuit has Happy Ending

'Unicorn' Pursuit has Happy Ending

Sometimes being an enchanted 'unicorn' is just too stressful. Just ask Juliette, a white pony, that went rogue during a children's photo shoot in California. She led authorities on a three-hour chase....
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Rescued 'Valentine' Colt on the Mend

Rescued 'Valentine' Colt on the Mend

Injured, alone, and in shock, a colt believed to be only days old was rescued from the bottom of a ravine in California, according to authorities. His rescuers named the brave chestnut baby with the long blaze Valentine....
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Horses Read Human Facial Expressions: Researchers

Horses Read Human Facial Expressions: Researchers

If you thought your horse could sense your mood, you were right. Researchers at the University of Sussex say horses are "socially sophisticated" and can read human emotions based on their facial expressions....
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Penn Vet Docu-Series Coming to Animal Planet

Penn Vet Docu-Series Coming to Animal Planet

A new series is coming to Animal Planet and takes a look behind the scenes when animals lives are on the line. The docu-series called PENN VET shadows fourth year students from the University of Pennsylvania’s veter...
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Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, launched the crowdfunding project, “Let the germs get the worms: Testing a novel probiotic compoun...
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USEF Names 2015 International

USEF Names 2015 International, National Horse of Year

Two special athletes were recognized for their excellence in 2015 during the USEF's Year-End Awards Gala. In a year that witnessed equestrian athletes excel, PVF Peace of Mind and Brunello reached the pinnacle of the...
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USEF CEO Out

The man desiring to build equestrian sport at the grassroots level is out of the United States Equestrian Federation. The Federation announced Tuesday that Chief Executive Officer Chris Welton is leaving his position....
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