Sunday, March 10 2013 by Editor
Class 5 – (CDI) FEI Grand Prix Special Test – 3/9/2013 Jena (SWE) at E; Macartney (CAN) at H; Lopes (POR) at C; Zang (USA) at M; McDonald (USA) at B Placing, Horse Name, Rider, Owner, Score 1. Breanna, Kathleen Raine, Kathleen Raine, Percent: 69.000% 2.
1,000+ Ex-Racehorses Transitioned into Second Careers through CANTER Chapters’ Free Online Sales Listings
Tuesday, February 26 2013 by Editor
Show Ring Success and Thoroughbred Incentive Programs Ignite Interest in Ex-Racehorses Lodi, OH (February 26, 2013) – CANTER Chapters are celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers through their free online sales listings. The 10 CANTER Chapters online sales websites served 596 trainers at 30 racetracks nationally in 2012 and successfully transitioned 1,015 racehorses nearing the end of their racing careers. “Our horses try hard for us on the racetrack so our loyalty to them goes beyond their race careers,” noted Bob and Marcia Wolfe, trainers at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, PA
When people finally commit to the adoption process, contracts have been signed, adoption fees have been paid – the next question is “Does the horse have a coggins?” and frequently adopters seem surprised that not only do they come with a current coggins and health certificate but they are also up to date on vaccinations and de-worming. A horse is dependent upon us, it’s caretakers to make the right decisions to keep them safe and in good health
Tuesday, October 16 2012 by Editor
With a whole host of new horses arriving and those now regarded as old friends saying farewell as they move onto their new adoptive homes, I find myself with no horses ready just yet for adoption although the facility is currently full and waitlisted – most have just arrived and are settling in, relaxing and becoming accustomed to a new way of life away from the track. One of the most important aspects of the transitional period that all horses arriving undergo is an evaluation not only of temperament but also for soundness and future potential as a riding horse.
Tuesday, October 09 2012 by Editor
Royal – Before Royal is a horse that was rescued and rehabilitated by Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Maryland, and Eliza, shown aboard Blueberry, is a student at the Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center in Lexington, Virginia.
by Lisa Molloy Since moving from Kentucky to Virginia Beach in July, I hit the ground running and have not stopped. Working in partnership with highly respected charities ReRun and Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue and with an open door policy for The Exceller Fund, I opened a new facility close to the Virginia/North Carolina state line that is a showcase for retired Thoroughbreds looking for second careers and new lives away from the track, all made available by nationally recognized charities
By Jan Westmark-Allan The first thing I notice when I walked into Louise Mellon’s sunny art studio in Aiken, South Carolina, is that it makes me smile. The walls are covered with Louise’s vivid artwork – from traditional pieces that take your breath away to the quirky ones like her “Olympic Show Bull Jumping” painting
Ashley Wells, of Erie, Pennsylvania won the inaugural ETS Medal class at Chatham, Virginia. She took home the $5000 Virginia Intermont College scholarship, a Tournament of Champions logo down coat, and a Virginia Intermont Equestrian Team jacket. Ashley shows off her ribbon with Virginia Intermont Coach Eddie Federwisch on the left, and Jim Arrigon, ETS