July 26, 2012



Equustria Development Inc. Announces World Premiere of Valitar™

High-energy show to feature 25 performers, 40 horses under a 45,000 square foot Big Top Tent

Combining the strength of horses and humans in a riveting performance sure to impress spectators of all ages, Equustria Development Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Valitar™. This high energy, gravity defying touring production features never before seen feats with horses and riders, performed under a 45,000 square foot Big Top Tent, debuting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in November 2012. Keep reading ...

Look for more exciting news on Valitar in our October issue!



Loretta Lynn Ranch Foreman Sings Praises for Fly Armor™

Fly Armor, a revolutionary fly control product, is making waves among horse owners, ranch managers, and equestrians across the country, and its most recent fan is the ranch foreman of Loretta Lynn Ranch in Tennessee.  The famous country singer’s estate boasts as many as 400 horses, mainly gaited horses and Quarter Horses, that take guests on trail rides across the rolling hills.  Loretta Lynn Ranch Foreman Wayne Spears has become an advocate of Fly Armor, using the product around the barns, on trail rides, and even at cookouts to keep the bugs away. Keep reading ...



West Coast Young Riders Storm NAJYC 

The weird East Coast weather that delayed show jumping by a day wasn’t the only storm to affect the Adequan FEI North American FEI Junior Young Riders Championships, held July 18-22 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Our West Coast riders brought a little storm of their own in the form of medals in dressage, show jumping and eventing. Keep reading ...



Sunny Southern California Brings Hot Show Jumping and Cool Surf

Perfect beach town weather and grass fields welcome some of the top West Coast Show Jumpers and Hunters this week at the Del Mar Horse Park. Catch all kinds of equestrian excitement from top level Show Jumping to High Performance Hunters this coming weekend at the Showpark Racing Festival. Highlights include the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Saturday, July 28th and the $30,000 Racing Festival Grand Prix on Sunday, July 29th. Visit the Blenheim EquiSports website for up to date event information.



Purina Needs Your Help to Help Rescue Shelters
Purina Horse Feed, in conjunction with A Home for Every Horse and Equine.com, has embarked on a rewarding journey to give $125,000 worth of free horse feed coupons to rescue shelters. More than 150 rescues have taken part in the program and received a half ton of Purina® Strategy® and Equine Senior® horse feeds. And Purina cannot wait to help more! Keep reading ...


Andrea Fappani Breaks the Three Million Dollar Mark
Just over a year and a half after achieving Two Million Dollar Rider status, Andrea Fappani makes his next great accomplishment by becoming the newest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Three Million Dollar Rider. Fappani hit the three million dollar milestone while at the 2012 NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, Okla. Tinker With Guns (owner Rancho Oso Rio, LLC) helped him over that mark as the 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Reserve Co-Champion. Keep reading ...


TheHorse.com will present a free Ask The Vet Live audio and Q&A "Keeping Horses Healthy and Sound During Transport"
TheHorse.com will present "Keeping Horses Healthy and Sound During Transport," a free Ask the Vet Live audio and Q&A event on Tuesday, July 31, at 8 p.m. EDT, sponsored by GlobalVetLink. Experts will discuss ways to avoid exposure to contagious disease, maintain stress levels, prevent physical injury and more while traveling with horses. Attendees can submit questions to be answered by the experts prior to and during the live presentation by visiting TheHorse.com/Ask-The-Vet-Liveor by email at AskTheVet@TheHorse.com. Keep reading ...

GABA and "Carolina Gold" Use Discovered at USEF Competitions

From the USEF Communications Department

As announced earlier this year, any product containing gama aminobutyric acid (GABA) is deemed a forbidden substance under USEF Rules. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and is a principal ingredient of "Carolina Gold." Keep reading ...


Silent Auction Fundraiser for Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association's Educational Programs
Our annual Silent Auction, a fund raiser for LAHJA educational programs, will be held during the Gold Coast 6/LAHJA Benefit Horse Show (Aug. 30-Sep. 2). Included in the great items in the auction are: A training day on the grass grand prix field at El Campeon Farms, a two-night stay in a lovely Santa Barbara hotel, a golf package, beach cruiser bike, stalls at various area horse shows, memberships for local organizations, a CWD breastplate with martingale, medal final entry fees, a week in a Lake Tahoe vacation house, and much more. Keep reading ...

From Selection Trials to Podium Smiles: EquiSearch.com Olympic Hub, a Comprehensive Source of Equestrian Olympic Coverage
As the world turns its attention to London, the horse world seeks a comprehensive online source of the latest news and updates from the 2012 Olympic Games. Award-winning equestrian website EquiSearch.com will provide enthusiasts with a complete and rich resource of up-to-date Olympic news and insights, brought to you by ZIMECTERIN® Gold. The EquiSearch Olympic hub can be accessed at:http://www.equisearch.com/olympics/ Keep reading ...

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