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Horse Dies Competing at Devon Horse Show

Horse Dies Competing at Devon Horse Show

The talented equine named Cambridge was competing with Emma Kurtz in the small junior hunter, 15 and under class, at the time of the fatal fall....
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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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AQHA Approves Animal-Welfare Related Rule Changes

AQHA Approves Animal-Welfare Related Rule Changes, Penalties

The American Quarter Horse Association has approved stronger penalties for those who violate animal welfare rules....
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Rolex Rider Announces Dambala Euthanized Due to "Significant Injury"

Rolex Rider Announces Dambala Euthanized Due to "Significant Injury"

As the Rolex Three Day Event wraps up, one rider is coping after announcing her horse's euthanization. New Zealand rider Emily Cammock told her fans Dambala was injured on cross-country Saturday....
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Uncovering Your Horse's True Identity

Uncovering Your Horse's True Identity

Turns out the California horse dealer, Trina Lee Kenney, who sold Wynston under the business name Horses and Ponies had picked up a Thoroughbred mare who looked the part, then faked a Dutch registration number and pedig...
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Is Faulty Science to Blame for USEF GABA Ban?

Is Faulty Science to Blame for USEF GABA Ban?

The Knych Study showed no evidence to support USEF's claims that GABA calms or produces any other effects that are likely to affect a horse's show performance. Read the complete GABA study....
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FEI Suspends UAE Federation for "Major Horse Welfare Issues"

FEI Suspends UAE Federation for "Major Horse Welfare Issues"

The National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been suspended by the FEI indefinitely due to "major horse welfare issues" and non-compliance with Endurance rules....
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Conahy's Courage Euthanized at Red Hills International Horse Trials

Conahy's Courage Euthanized at Red Hills International Horse Trials

A 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding ridden by Kyle Carter, of Ocala, was euthanized Saturday following an injury on cross-country at the Red Hills Horse Trials. Conahy's Courage was owned by Imogen De Lavis....
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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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A House panel voted to lift the ban on horse slaughter in the United States.

House Committee Says WHOA to Horse Slaughter in 2015

Those supporting the end of domestic horse slaughter are celebrating what they say is a 'victory for horses,' after a crucial committee vote on Thursday. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to block federal dol...
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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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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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ConAir Dead After Fall on Cross-Country At The Fork

ConAir Dead After Fall on Cross-Country At The Fork

ConAir died after a fall on cross-country on Sunday, April 6. Will Coleman was competing the 11-year-old gelding in the advanced division when fence 17AB, which consisted of a table and a skinny wedge, caused them an iss...
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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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Federal Appeals Court Says WHOA to Horse Slaughter

Court Lifts Ban on U.S. Horse Slaughter

On Friday, a federal appeals court removed a temporary ban on U.S. horse slaughter, clearing the way for companies in New Mexico and Iowa to begin slaughtering horses. An appeal by animal groups to stop the practice proc...
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USEF's 12 Hour Rule Takes Effect December 1

USEF's 12 Hour Rule Takes Effect December 1

A new rule taking effect next month means no horse or pony competing at United States Equestrian Federation shows can be injected 12-hours prior to stepping foot into the ring....
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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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USEF Competition

USEF: Time to Do Right By Our Horses

"We all know things are going on. Lets deal with it," said US Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor. United States Equestrian Federation officials say we are at the beginning of taking a "honest, clear look at ourselves"...
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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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FBI Seeks Victims of Another Chance 4 Horses Rescue

FBI Seeks Victims of Another Chance 4 Horses Rescue

The pleas for donor dollars continue even after an FBI raid of the Pennsylvania non-profit Another Chance 4 Horses Rescue. Rate My Horse PRO has confirmed with authorities a fraud investigation is underway into the o...
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