Champion Mustang Inspires At Midwest Horse Fair

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Equestrian, Equine, Midwest Horse Fair, Uncategorized

The 2016 Midwest Horse Fair featured several notable equine celebrities, and AgWired was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to visit with one of this year’s most exceptional honorees. Padre is a mustang stallion and former wild horse who went above all odds to prove himself as a champion dressage horse, and is continuing to inspire so many in his … Read More

Merial Keeping Focus on Equine Gastric Health

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Audio, Equestrian, Equine, Health, Midwest Horse Fair, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary

Stomach ulcers are a major veterinary health concern throughout the entire equestrian sport community, as two thirds of competition horses suffer from them, and the Merial equine health team made gastric health a priority in their presentations at the 2016 Midwest Horse Fair. Dr. Andy Bennett, DVM, Veterinary Services Manager for Merial, sat down with AgWired during the Horse Fair … Read More

USEF Names Short List for Olympic Show Jumping

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12 – June 26, 2016. The following athletes and horses have been named to the Short List for the 2016 … Read More

AQHA Elects New Executive Committee

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, AQHA, Equestrian, Equine

The members of the five-person American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee were elected earlier this month at the 2016 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas. The committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the Association’s Board of Directors. Sandy Arledge of Encinitas, California, was elected as the new AQHA President. Arledge has served as an … Read More

The 2016 ASAW Horse Person of the Year

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, award, Equestrian, Equine

The American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin (ASAW) held its annual awards banquet last weekend in Delafield, Wisconsin. The event celebrates the last competition season, commemorates the show ring achievements of the region’s top competing Saddlebred exhibitors, and recognizes a few of the most exceptional members of the Wisconsin Saddlebred industry. One of the most prized awards of the evening, the … Read More

Saddle & Bridle Launches "Bring a Friend" Campaign

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, contest, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

Saddle & Bridle Magazine (S&B) has launched a promotional campaign with the intent of introducing newcomers to the world of American Saddlebreds. The S&B Bring A Friend program will reward current Saddlebred owners, trainers, and exhibitors for bringing non-Saddlebred exhibitors to Saddlebred horse shows. The program is based on three principles: Saddlebred horses can do their own promotion if people … Read More

Gayle Lampe Returning to Midwest Horse Fair

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Equestrian, Equine, Midwest Horse Fair, USEF

The Midwest Horse Fair has announced that legendary saddleseat equestrian Gayle Lampe will be returning as this year’s Saddleseat Equitation Clinician. A national and international leader in equestrian science, Lampe is a Professor Emeritus of Equestrian Science at acclaimed equestrian college William Woods University, in Fulton, Missouri, where she served as the saddleseat program director for 41 years. She was … Read More

New USEF Dressage Helmet Requirements

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

As of April 1st, competitors at all United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) sanctioned dressage events will be required to wear helmets, including senior riders in Grand Prix and small tour events. The decision made by USEF is the second time a major horse sport nation has implemented a safety helmet requirement at all levels of dressage. Canada implemented the rule … Read More

USEF Accepting President Nominations

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is accepting nominations for the position of President. Eligible nominees must have served on the Board of Directors within the last six years, must demonstrate an understanding of the critical importance of USEF’s role in international sport, and must have an appreciation of the dynamics and diversity of the sport nationally. The elected individual … Read More

IEA Announces New Youth Board Leaders

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has announced the creation of the IEA Youth Board. Created by the IEA’s Education Committee, the board consists of one student representative from each of the eight IEA zones. The eight newly elected board members were required to undergo an extensive application and election process. Sue Wentzel, IEA Education Committee Chair stated, “This gives adult … Read More