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Derby Competitor And Rider Who Overcame Heart Issues Pair Up In Quest For Championship

Rider Maddy Cracknell had two open-heart surgeries before she was 10 years old; now 15, she most likely will have another open-heart surgery this year to correct ongoing issues with her heart. But heart problems aren’t at the forefront of Maddy’s mind this summer: Competing in the Beginner Novice division at the American Eventing Championships […]

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Preventing Pain: How To Reduce Colic Risks While Traveling

Shipping horses, whether a long distance or just down the road, can be stressful. Add into the equation competition, and stress levels ratchet up even higher. The best rule of thumb to remember when traveling with a horse is to keep things as consistent as possible and to minimize change. These two things can help […]

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Feeding Horses Supplements Is ‘Negligent’ Says FEI

Two international dressage riders whose horses tested positive for a banned substance in 2017 have received their sentencing from the FEI, the international governing body of horse sport. Kaitlin Blythe, who rides Don Principe, and Adrienne Lyle, who rides Horizon, were both feeding Soothing Pink to their mounts. The supplement is designed to ease gastric […]

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Isabela de Sousa, Rider of Cozmic One, Reflects On RRP Makeover

Cozmic One, Zenyatta’s first foal, competed in the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park in October, placing fifth overall in the showjumping division out of 97 horses. Designed to bring attention to Thoroughbreds once their racing careers are completed, the Makeover competition in its current form began in 2013. Since […]

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Halfway Home: 50th Horse Rehomed In Retrained And Remarkable Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that 50 horses have been adopted for the Retrained and Remarkable Challenge, which was launched on March 1, 2018. The Challenge was created to bring about a fundamental change in how racehorses are viewed by the public. An incentive-based program that offers free shipping and a competition component […]

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New Website Lets Horses Find A Home Away From Home

The concept of shared lodging for travelers (think Airbandb) has recently expanded to four-legged patrons. Staller.com allows equestrians to book lodging for their horses online, comparing amenities and cost between multiple venues. First launched in Florida, the platform has now expanded into the Lower Hudson Valley in New York. Founded by Arturo Ferrando and Pablo Jimenez, […]

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Equine Industry Survey: Working Horses Sector Adds $1.9 Billion To U.S. Economy

While the equine industry as a whole generates approximately $122 billion in total economic value, it’s commonly thought that the “big three” that are the primary economic drivers: Recreation, Racing, and Competition. However, the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) felt it was also important to bring in a new sector of the industry’s economic impact: […]

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2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover are now open and will be accepted through January 15, 2018. Accepted trainers will be announced on Feb. 1, 2018. The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines for Thoroughbreds that have had less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. The […]

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25th Retired Racehorse Adopted In New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is halfway to its goal of rehoming 50 retiring racehorses with United States Pony Clubs members. This rehoming effort is part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge program. The program is a unique partnership between the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program and the United States Pony Clubs, […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Tickets Now On Sale

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today the opening of ticket sales for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The event takes place October 5-8 at the Kentucky Horse Park and involves 578 trainers working with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses that will have received less than 10 months of retraining. They […]

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