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FBI Raids Horse Rescue

FBI Raids Horse Rescue Another Chance 4 Horses

Federal investigators raided the Pennsylvania horse rescue Another Chance 4 Horses. The Berks County rescue and its operators have been highly scrutinized by some for their fundraising and adoption methods of horses resc...
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San Diego Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

USEF Adds Interactive Broadcast to Town Hall

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced Thursday that the next Town Hall Meeting will be a live and interactive broadcast to connect the greatest number of people....
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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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Hearing Officer: Seizure of Burnell Horses Warranted

Taking Responsibility for Horses

The stories plague the news - horses left to suffer without sustenance until someone swoops in and saves them. Some will be lucky, for others it will be too late. So, who is responsible?...
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New USEF Rule Prohibits Soring

New USEF Rule Prohibits Soring, Action Devices

The United States Equestrian Federation has enacted a new rule to prohibit soring and the use of action devices in gaited horses competing at recognized competitions. Rule GR839n, under Welfare of the Horse states: Sor...
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Elizabeth Mandarino Admits Causing Humble's Death at Devon Horse Show

USEF Protest Ruling Released in Mandarino Dismissal

Pony trainer Elizabeth Mandarino would not turn over any portion of the necropsy report to the protester and only shared “portions of the toxicology report." The latter is inconsistent with a statement made by her attorn...
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USEF Dismisses Protest Against Mandarino

USEF Dismisses Protest Against Mandarino

The panel’s report states there was a “lack of substantiation” as Elizabeth Mandarino of Amber Hill Farm would not produce "the full necropsy report" to the protest's proponents. She did turn over “only portions ...
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Amber Hill Farm Owner Under Criminal Investigation

Amber Hill Farm Owner Under Criminal Investigation

The Pennsylvania State Police confirm there is a criminal investigation into the death of trainer Elizabeth Mandarino's show pony named Humble. The chestnut pony died at the Devon Horse Show....
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USEF Lifts Elizabeth Mandarino's Temporary Suspension

USEF Lifts Elizabeth Mandarino's Temporary Suspension

A month after the United States Equestrian Federation stood firm in its decision to maintain trainer Elizabeth Mandarino's suspension, the association quietly removed the Amber Hill Farm owner's name from its suspension...
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FEI Speaks Amid Canadian Frenzy over Hypersensitivity Ruling

FEI Speaks Amid Canadian Frenzy over Hypersensitivity Ruling, Disqualification

The Fédération Equestre Internationale is speaking about the disqualification of Victor, one of Canada's show jumpers. It comes after a flood of opposing statements regarding the incident at the 2012 London Olympics b...
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UPDATE: Equine Canada Statement Has Eric Lamaze Seeing Red

UPDATE: Equine Canada Statement Has Eric Lamaze Seeing Red

Eric Lamaze says he won't be a part of Canada's Show Jumping Team in the future, unless Equine Canada steps up its support for his team member, Tiffany Foster. Lamaze is the 2008 Individual Gold Olympic Medal Winner ...
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Patrik Kittel Reignites Rollkur Dressage Controversy at Olympics

Patrik Kittel Reignites Rollkur Controversy at Olympics

Photos capturing Swedish dressage rider, Patrik Kittel, at the 2012 Olympics has reignited the rollkur debate in the horse community. Kittel was warming up his horse, Scandic, when the image was captured. See the photos ...
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USEF Bans Substance in Carolina Gold

GABA and "Carolina Gold" Positive Blood Tests at USEF Competitions

Currently, GABA positives have been detected and are pending enforcement through the USEF's Regulations Department for adjudication by the USEF Hearing Committee. Trainers and veterinarians involved in the sale or u...
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USEF Maintains Mandarino’s Suspension

USEF Maintains Mandarino’s Suspension

The United States Equestrian Federation is standing firm in its decision to maintain Elizabeth Mandarino’s suspension after her pony, Humble, died at the Devon Horse Show. The Amber Hill Farm owner admitted to poli...
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Senate Hearing Scrutinizes Drugs in Horse Racing

Senate Hearing Scrutinizes Drugs in Horse Racing

Democratic Senator Tom Udall introduced the Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act, which specifically seeks stiffer penalties for those who violate the rules. View the testimony from key witnesses who went before the S...
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Humble's Devon Horse Show Death

Elizabeth Mandarino Suspended by USEF

Horse trainer Elizabeth Mandarino has been temporarily suspended by the United States Equestrian Federation after the death of her pony, Humble, at the Devon Horse Show....
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Elizabeth Mandarino Admits Causing Humble's Death at Devon Horse Show

Amber Hill Farm Pony Dies at Horse Show

Devon Horse Show officials confirm the small pony Humble owned by Amber Hill Farm died on the show grounds. Horse trainer Elizabeth Mandarino's website states the pony was 8th Overall at the 2011 USEF Pony Finals....
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USEF Bans Substance in Carolina Gold

USEF Bans Substance in Carolina Gold

The United States Equestrian Federation is taking steps to level the competition field. The organization has announced effective immediately, any supplements or products containing gama amiobutyric acid (GABA) are forbi...
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Humble's Devon Horse Show Death

USEF Rule Changes for Drugs & Medications

Every horse show exhibitor, trainer, coach, and owner participating in USEF rated shows in 2012 need to be aware of new drug standards and guidelines their horses will be held to starting December 1, 2011....
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Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Hickstead: Prelim Post Mortem Results

Preliminary findings from the post mortem on Hickstead, Eric Lamaze’s 2008 Olympic gold medal horse that died during the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping qualifier at Verona Italy on November 6th, have confirmed what...
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