The recent and unexpected death of Rob Gage has been shocking to the equestrian community. Any time a life is lost, it is a tragedy. In recent days, a number of member concerns have been raised regarding processes used by the U.S. Center for...
Posted on Jun 16, 2019
Q: I just received notice that someone filed a U.S. Equestrian protest questioning my amateur status after they learned that I regularly hack horses for my trainer and help out around the barn in order to offset the cost of board for my horse. I’ve...
Posted on Jun 12, 2019
USEF Announces Positive Tests of Cannabinoids (CBD) Will Result in GR4 Violations as of September 1, 2019
Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program consistently monitors new products and product claims. From time to time, new products appear on the equine supplement market claiming to enhance a horse’s performance. Over the last several years, cannabinoids have gained increased attention and have become nearly mainstream.
Posted on May 16, 2019
Hi everybody. I created a Fundraiser on Facebook for our impending Euro Tour with the Ponies. We are really doing it and will bring you along for the ride on these pages as we share our adventures. I just kind of said I was doing this, and hoped we...
Posted on May 11, 2019
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals will feature 450 men and women from across the U.S. and Canada competing in hunter seat and Western in all levels in divisions from Walk-Trot through Open. The riders have competed...
Posted on May 2, 2019
Tulsa Expo Square management has seen innovative changes in recent years and more improvements will be seen in months to come. Equestrians attending Tulsa Reining Classic in 2018 may have had to maneuver around the facility's many constructions...
Posted on Feb 15, 2019
“Vaccinating horses against equine influenza is key to combating the spread of equine influenza,” FEI Veterinary Director Göran Åkerström said. “It is important that all horses are vaccinated, regardless of whether or not they compete or come into contact with other horses, but there are also biosecurity measures that should be put in place, including best hygiene practices.”
Posted on Feb 8, 2019
Who did FEI pick as #1? What an exciting year for equestrian sport. With the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon, a deciding factor with many twists and turns, equestrian sport had a big year with the WEG as a goal for many.
Posted on Feb 4, 2019
Since being rounded up in the mountains of Nevada at the age of six, Cobra’s trainer and owner Marsha Hartford-Sapp has been devoted to the 14-year-old mustang gelding and proceeded training him with caution and respect for his instincts, creating a...
Posted on Jan 17, 2019
Horses can be affected by black walnut if shavings made from the tree are used in bedding. As little as 20% black walnut in shavings or sawdust can cause clinical signs within hours of contact. Effects of exposure primarily affect the lower limb and include stocking up, stiff gait, and reluctance to move.
Posted on Dec 24, 2018