June 6, 2013



Western States Horse Expo Schedule Now Interactive!

from AHP

Tomorrow the gates open to the largest equine trade show on the West Coast. The Western States Horse Expo — June 7, 8, 9 in Sacramento, California — is ready for attendees to plan their three days at this incredible event with a new interactive online schedule. This unique electronic feature allows attendees to keep track of a remarkable 2013 line-up of seminars, clinics, demonstrations and more. Keep reading ...



Announcing the USHJA Horsemanship Stable Challenge

from USHJA

The USHJA announces the debut of the 30-Day Horsemanship Stable Challenge, which will begin June 14 and run through July 15.

When at least three junior and/or amateur students per trainer* take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 14 and July 15, the trainer will be in the running for a unique trainer inspired award package which includes a Trainer Certification Program Manual, one year free subscription from EquestrianCoach.com, a ball cap, gift certificate, insulated lunch cooler and a copy of "Equine ER" provided by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy, 10 free bags of grain provided by Nutrena, a Charles Owen Tote Bag and a USHJA package of polo wraps, grooming brush and a hoof pick. Keep reading ...


Riders4Helmets Announces International Helmet Awareness Day 2013

Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers to host International Helmet Awareness Day 2013 on Saturday June 22nd. Building on the success of International Helmet Awareness Day 2012, participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians on this day. "We are absolutely delighted at the growth of the event since it was first held as a US based National event in 2010," said Lyndsey White, Riders4Helmets. "To be in our third year of hosting and organizing the event on an International level is truly a testament to the support of the helmet manufacturers, retailers and equestrians around the globe who continue to realize the importance of ongoing safety education. Carmen ter Rahe has joined the riders4helmets team this year to assist with growing International Helmet Awareness Day even further as our Ambassador in Australia." Keep reading ...


Last Chance for Young and Deserving Talent to Win a Custom Saddle!

Custom Saddlery, makers of handcrafted custom-fit dressage, jumping and event saddles, is reminding all riders between the ages of 14 and 25 that there is still time to register for the Custom Saddlery's Young Ambassador Talent Search for the opportunity to participate in exciting and valuable educational events as well as have a chance to win a brand new Custom Saddle. Keep reading ...


Parelli Education Institute Launches Grand Educational Giveaway

from AHP

Parelli Education Institute, a non-profit dedicated to natural horsemanship education, announced today the launch of the Grand Educational Giveaway. A generous gift from Parelli Natural Horsemanship has enabled Parelli Education Institute to give away $1,000,000 in educational materials to therapeutic horsemanship centers, horse welfare organizations, individual youth under age 19 and youth programs. Keep reading ...


Support for Immigration Reform is Needed Now
In the coming weeks the Senate will debate the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744). This bill has the potential to strengthen border security and solve improve many of the immigration issues facing the horse industry. It would allow undocumented workers to legalize their status and replace the broken H-2A program with a new agricultural worker program administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture. It would also make improvements to the H-2B program and create a new W-visa low skilled program that would allow employers to hire foreign workers when no Americans can be found. More information about the bill can be found here: Senators Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill. Keep reading ...

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