Thursday, March 19 2015 by Editor
HSUS logo When the Equine Protection Department of The Humane Society of the United States decided to host its first national event devoted to horses, several names for the event were suggested.
Tuesday, February 10 2015 by Editor
HSUS logo The Homes for Horses Coalition is a group of like-minded horse rescues and sanctuaries dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine abuse, while promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue and protection community. The Coalition was founded in 2007 and is supported by the Animal Welfare Institute, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Humane Society of the United States through the Jim and Jeannie Dodson Equine Protection Fund. The Homes for Horses Coalition is actively engaged in improving the lives of America’s equines by advancing the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes, promoting responsible horse ownership and facilitating communication and collaboration among equine welfare organizations.
HSUS logo For years, The HSUS has been critical of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program— consistently pressing the agency to make fundamental changes that allow the program to focus on on-the-range management practices. Unfortunately, the program remains characterized by a cycle of rounding up and removing animals that has resulted in approximately 47,000 of our nation’s iconic wild horses and burros being kept in holding facilities throughout the United States, a debacle that cost taxpayers over $46 million last year alone. The BLM recognizes that there are simply too many animals in holding facilities, and they are trying to solve this problem — something we at The HSUS applaud.
Beezie Madden Wins $33,000 Keystone Classic at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show: Reed Kessler Crowned Open Jumper Speed Champion
Sunday, October 19 2014 by Editor
Keystone Classic winners Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo (c) Photo By: Al Cook – alcook.com Harrisburg, PA – October 17, 2014 – Speed was the name of the game in the $33,000 Keystone Classic at the Pennsylvania Horse Show. Some of the biggest names in riding competed in the class and the spectators cheered and urged on their favorite rider as they galloped around the course
Jennifer Alfano and Candid Capture Grand Hunter Championship at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Thursday, October 16 2014 by Editor
Jennifer Alfano and Candid Captured the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship Photo By Emily Riden/Phelps Media Group “ Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2014 - Two years ago, Jennifer Alfano purchased a young horse for the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program. She saw a horse with talent and untapped potential, a horse that she had faith would climb the ranks to become one of the industry’s best. Together they dominated the Pre-Green Hunters throughout 2013, and today they once again showed why, claiming the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Grand Hunter Championship, after completing smooth and consistent rounds in the Green Conformation Hunter division.
HSUS logo Every August, the performance Tennessee walking horse show industry crowns its World Grand Champion at the National Celebration, held in Shelbyville, Tenn.
First Eventing Meeting The eventing team had their first meeting. The team got together for dinner at Mi Ranchos and we had a great turn out. We mostly focused our discussions on team challenges and tshirts.
Have you ever ridden to music? At first glance, riding to music might seem like an unnecessary distraction for the rider, but it actually has a number of advantages. So whether you have speakers in your arena or would have to rely on your iPod (use external speakers, not ear buds, when riding), here’s why you might want to start up the tunes when you mount up
If you’re tired of having non-horsey neighbors, an equestrian community can solve that issue. But before you look into moving in, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of life in an equestrian community.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
A crew member for the US Endurance Team tends to My Wild Irish Gold, owned by Team veteran Valerie Kanavy and ridden by Kelsey Russell. By Darlene Ricker Photos by Darlene Ricker In the old days, tradition held that Sunday was a day of rest, and that’s exactly what the organizers of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy had in mind when they created the schedule of events.