December 22, 2011



Helen Woodward Equine Hospital Adds High Tech MRI to List of Services

The Equine Hospital at Helen Woodward Animal Center today added high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI to its lineup of state-of-the art services available to Southern California's equine community. The new service is offered in partnership with MREquine and Equine Surgical Services and is a mobile MRI suite that will be available at Helen Woodward Equine Hospital on an as-needed basis. This is the first time this state-of-the-art technology has been available in San Diego. Keep reading ...



AHC Opposes Proposed Changes to Child Labor Rules on Farms

The American Horse Council (AHC) has opposed the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed new child labor regulations applicable to agriculture. The proposed rule, if adopted, would place new limitations on the ability of young people to work for pay on farms or ranches not owned solely by their parents and would effectively bar workers under 16 from working in most capacities in agriculture, especially around livestock, such as horses. Keep reading ...



The U.S. Para-Equestrian Team Records Third CPEDI3* Victory of the Year in Record Fashion

from the USEF Communications Department

The U.S. Para-Equestrian Team continued to make strides in qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games by winning Team Gold at the 2011 Melbourne CPEDI3* held in conjunction with the Saddle World Dressage Festival. The U.S. was represented by Donna Ponessa, Becca Hart, Erin Alberda, and Mary Jordan all riding borrowed horses at the competition held December 8-11 at the National Equestrian Centre in Werribee, Victoria. The team win came in spectacular fashion as the four riders earned the highest overall team score that the U.S. has ever produced. Australia place second with New Zealand and Japan placing third and fourth, respectively. Keep reading ...



Molly Sweeney Named Recipient of The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award

by Brian Sosby

Known as a visionary with an incredible passion for horses and learning, Molly Sweeney, of Hockley, TX, has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award for her local- and national-level volunteer work for over two decades in the equine assisted activities and therapies (EAA/T) field. Keep reading ...



USEF Announces Wofford, Arnold to Receive Year's Highest Equestrian Awards at the 2012 Pegasus Awards

by Brian Sosby

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is proud to announce the names of five equestrians who have been selected to receive the year's most coveted awards. Presented by the USEF, the Lifetime Achievement Award, Junior Equestrian of the Year, and the Pegasus Medals of Honor will be presented during the Pegasus Awards gala on Saturday, January 14, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Additionally, the Equestrian of the Year Award will be announced at the Pegasus Awards. Keep reading ...


USEF Announces SmartPak Equine as Presenting Sponsor of USEF Network

from the USEF Communications Department

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) welcomes SmartPak Equine as the presenting sponsor of USEF Network, the Federation's multi-media platform featuring live and on-demand video, news, photography, competition information and select coverage from shows and events across the country. Keep reading ...


"War Horse" Gallops into Movie Theaters and Onto Its Own EquiSearch Blog
When Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" opens in theaters over the Christmas holidays, it will have the support of a media-rich online resource based not in Hollywood but deep in the horse world. EquiSearch.com and the AIM Equine Network are launching "War Horse News," a blog by Fran Jurga that will serve as an education and social media hub for the soon-to-be-released "War Horse" film from Dreamworks Pictures. The blog can be accessed at www.warhorseblog.com. Keep reading ...

Breyer Announces "War Horse" Holiday Give-Away
Breyer Animal Creations® will be making the holidays merrier with a special holiday WAR HORSE promotion! Breyer will be giving away 100 special edition models of the horse hero of WAR HORSE, Joey, along with Michael Morpurgo's novel. This special free holiday offer features a unique model of which only 100 pieces will be made. Each model will include the inscription WAR HORSE Joey on the belly in gold. Keep reading ...

FindAJudge.com: The New Network Room is Live!
Who hasn't been to a show and heard the sentence, "I do not agree with the judging." How do shows pick their judges? Word of mouth? Now the Internet has made it so instant information is available 24/7. Why not the way he managers find new judges or show staff? Welcome www.FINDAJUDGE.com. The Online Directory of Horse Show Staff. Keep reading ...

Downunder Horsemanship and Ritchie Industries Team Up in 2012 to Help Non-profit Equine Organizations
As the feature sponsor of the Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour, Ritchie Industries is again partnering with Downunder Horsemanship for the third year in a row to help non-profit equine organizations raise money for their individual causes. At each Walkabout Tour stop, a local organization with equine connections is selected to run the Ritchie Charity Ball Toss. Throughout the two-day event, spectators purchase tennis balls from the non-profit organization for $5, and on Sunday afternoon toss them into the arena trying to be the closest to a pre-determined marker. Those closest to the marker receive Clinton's instructional DVDs and Downunder Horsemanship training tools. All money raised goes straight to the non-profit organization. Keep reading ...

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