August 16, 2013

Sailing Through: The Story Behind Stanford's IHSA Collegiate Cup Reserve National Champions

by L.A. Pomeroy

“To have our riders come all this way and leave as reserve national champions was incredibly gratifying,” said Stanford University hunter seat coach Vanessa Bartsch, referring her West Coast Cardinals soaring to the 2013 Collegiate Cup reserve national team title at the 40th Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships, May 2-5, in Harrisburg, PA. Keep reading ...

ASPCA Grants $273,000 to Equine Rescue Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

from ASPCA

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that 23 equine rescue organizations from across the nation have joined the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, now in its fourth year. The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative is a major grants program which aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter, repurposing the horses for other areas of the equine world and giving them a new lease on life for events or pleasure riding. Keep reading ...

Huntington Beach Summer Classic Comes to a Close as GGT Series moves on to Flintridge and Sacramento

from West Palms Event Management

The Huntington Beach Summer Classic hosted the fourth leg of the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Series qualifying for the Final at the Del Mar International coming up at the end of October. The four day show at the beautiful Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center also featured the Grand Prix of Huntington Beach, a GGT Grand Prix Series event. The Grand Prix was won by superstar Ashlee Bond on her new mare, Chela L-S, owned by Little Valley Farm. Keep reading ...

PATH Intl. Conference Offers Opportunity to Learn About Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies

from PATH Intl.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) cordially invites you and your colleagues to attend the 2013 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting November 6-9, 2013, in Orlando, FL. The PATH Intl. Conference offers attendees hands-on learning opportunities and demonstrations led by top-tier educational presenters in the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry. Keep reading ...

AQHA Provides the Latest Updates on the Cloning Lawsuit

from AQHA Publicity

On August 12, the parties appeared for a hearing before Judge Mary Lou Robinson for the purpose of arguing on the issues of the plaintiffs' claims for attorney fees and for equitable relief in the form of an injunction requiring AQHA to register clones and their offspring. The plaintiffs have requested an award of nearly $900,000 in attorney fees and seek an injunction requiring the unconditional registration of clones and their offspring in the AQHA registry. Keep reading ...

Polo & Military Tribute • Sept. 8 in Rancho Santa Fe

The Freedom Cup Finals polo match will be held as part of a military recognition day to support Horses Joining Forces, a non-profit equine therapy program for veterans. The match will be held at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe, with the feature match at 3 pm and the "champagne divot stomp" at 3:45, followed by music and an after-party. 
Tickets range from $12 general admission to $300 for a VIP table for 10, with many options in between. Admission is free for all active duty military members and veterans with ID.  For tickets or more information, visit

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