December 8, 2011



ASPCA Calls for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter

Following the passage of the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations bill, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is urging support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 2966/S 1176), which would stop the inhumane killing of American horses for human consumption by banning it in the U.S. and prohibiting the transport of horses across U.S. borders for slaughter in other countries. The passage of this critical legislation would end the current export and slaughter of approximately 100,000 American horses each year. Keep reading ...



West Coast Riders Debut Their Future Dressage Stars at the Adequan/USDF Symposium

If the horses on display at the Adequan/USDF Symposium in Del Mar, CA, were any indication, American dressage looks to have a very bright future. Presenters and national coaches Anne Gribbons, Scott Hassler, Debbie McDonald and Jeremy Steinberg were all thrilled with the up-and-coming talent coming through the pipeline, and Gribbons, the U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor, even went so far as to call one of them — Steffen Peters' Sundance 8 — a serious contender for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Keep reading ...



Horsemanship Test Will Be Given at Jingle Bells Show at Showpark This Weekend

Lance and Scott have kindly agreed to allow GSDHJA to give the Horsemanship Test this weekend at Showpark in Del Mar during their Jingle Bells show. Any GSDHJA member 22 and under may take the written test this Saturday, December 10th between 10 and 2. The practical exam will be given on Sunday to the top scorers from Sat. The test is being offered again due to weather problems at the Champ show. Scholarships will be awarded to the winners at the Banquet in January! Good luck to all!



Equine VIP Announces Zenyatta Contest "Win A Horse"
Meet world class race horse, Zenyatta, and her trainer John Sherrifs on Equine VIP. Zenyatta was named racehorse of the year and Breyer Horses honored Zenyatta by producing a collectable model of the famous horse. Simply register to win this beautiful model horse on Equine VIP's December contest "Win a Horse" – a horse anyone can own along with other great prizes. Don't miss another featured video of Equine VIP Ramon Becerra with horse lover Shania Twain. www.EquineVIP.com covers all disciplines of riding and horses, because "If It's About Horses, We Cover It."


Dr. Robert Miller Wins 2012 Western Horseman Award
Recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on equine behavior, Dr. Robert Miller has been named recipient of the 2012 Western Horseman Award. This year, the award will be presented at the 2012 Road to the Horse International event, where Pat and Craig Cameron as Team USA will take on Team Canada and Team Australia in the World Championship of Colt Starting. Keep reading ...

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