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The AQHA Executive Committee approved several recommendations submitted by the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission.

AQHA Executive Committee Approves Animal Welfare Recommendations

The American Quarter Horse Association's Executive Committee approved recommendations aimed at supporting animal welfare....
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It comes after the 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse Flogas Sunset Cruise died in France last October at Cagnes-sur-Mer. Irishman Vinnie Duffy and Thornton owned the horse.

FEI Tribunal: Kevin Thornton Guilty of Horse Abuse

Excessive use of whip Update June 8, 2017 The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal finds Irish show jumping rider Kevin Thornton guilty of horse abuse. It comes after the 10-year-old Irish Sport H...
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Anti-Doping Authority Introduced in Horseracing Integrity Act

No doping 24 hrs before racing Lawmakers introduced the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 (H.R. 2651) Thursday. It would create a new anti-doping and medication authority and standardize racing medication rules. Rep...
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The United States Equestrian Association will not reinstate a member who kills a horse under new horse welfare penalty guidelines, whether it was intentional or not. The United States Equestrian Association will not reinstate a member who kills a horse under new horse welfare penalty guidelines, whether it was intentional or not.

'Horse Killing' Means No Reinstatement for USEF Members UPDATE

The United States Equestrian Association will not reinstate a member who kills a horse under new horse welfare penalty guidelines, whether it was intentional or not. ...
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Johnson & Johnson Heir Focus of USEF Investigation - VIDEO

UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson Heiress Suspended by USEF for Bad Behavior

USEF investigates Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton. See the video of her attempt to kick her horse in the stomach during Hampton Classic....
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Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

How you can help Horses saved from rising floodwaters after Hurricane Harvey last month remain unclaimed by their owners. As a result, they could end up at auction this week and this may be just the beginning. A Coll...
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Trainer Lou Pena Banned from Racing for 1700+ Equine Drug Violations

Trainer Luis Pena Banned from Racing for 1700+ Equine Drug Violations

Harness racing trainer Luis Pena has been banned from the sport for illegally drugging horses more than 1700 times, according to the New York State Gaming Commission....
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wild horse adoption

Wild Horse Sales for Slaughter Breaks Law: California AG

California's top lawyer urges U.S. Forestry officials to rethink a decision that could put some wild horses at risk of going to horse slaughter. The state's law prohibits the possession or sale of horses with the intent...
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BLM to Sterilize Wild Mustangs

A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds — a new approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West....
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John Stewart Horse Adoption

Jon Stewart Adopts ‘Paintball’ Mare

Bufflehead Farm Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife are giving a recently discarded mare her forever home at their New Jersey animal sanctuary. Lily was reportedly shot more than 100 times with paintballs although we n...
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USEF Maintains Mandarino’s Suspension

USEF Looks for Change

Federation representatives joined industry owners, trainers, and veterinarians to discuss issues contributing to the recent public scrutiny relating to medication and treatment of performance horses. Articles from the New ...
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USEF Bans Substance in Carolina Gold

USEF Hosts Town Hall on Horse Welfare, Industry Change

A New York Times exposé about a pony's death at last year's Devon Horse Show left USEF seeking more answers than it could provide. Although members are told the group ensures horse welfare, the case proved the organiz...
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Whoa to Horse Soring

Soring Rule to Eliminate Big Lick Suspended by Memorandum

A soring rule to eliminate the abusive practice of the "Big Lick" is suspended with other legislation after the inauguration. ...
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Congress Slashes Horse Slaughter Funding

The Senate passed a spending bill that includes a provision cutting funding for inspections at U.S. horse slaughterhouses....
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Abused FL Horses Find Happy Ending after Auction

Abused FL Horses Find Happy Ending after Auction

The nine-year-old was at a Florida horse auction this week, where five formerly abused horses were being sold on the auction block. Campbell was waiting to reconnect with an old friend named Dixie Belle. The pair met at t...
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New Rule in Effect for Pony Finals

New Rule in Effect for Pony Finals

The excitement is building as hundreds of charming ponies and riders prepare to compete at Pony Finals. The children are tasked with having fun and riding their rounds, but the adults have new responsibilities....
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I look forward to helping solve the issues that confront the sport horse industry in the United States, said Uboh in a release.

Uboh Serves as USEF Lab Director

Cornelius Uboh, PhD is now serving the United States Equestrian Federation as it's new Laboratory Director. His appointment lands him at the USEF Equine Research and Testing Laboratory in Lexington, Ky....
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Equine Nonprofits and Everyday Giving

Equine Nonprofits and Everyday Giving

Nonprofits formed to rescue, assist or rehabilitate horses are responsible for saving untold thousands of equines from starvation, abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, there are some rescues operated by animal abusers and hoard...
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Connecticut Law Removes Horses' Vicious Label

Connecticut Law Removes Horses' Vicious Label

In response to a recent court ruling in Connecticut, a bill is on its way to the governor's desk to protect the horse industry....
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The Skinny on Scoring a Horse's BCS

The Skinny on Scoring a Horse's BCS

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a numbering system that uses a scale of 1 through 9 to describe the amount of fat and muscle a horse is carrying. A score of 1 is considered to be a poor or emaciated horse with no body fat,...
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