Cornell Vet College to Host 4th Donkey Welfare Event

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Equine, Veterinary

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine will host the fourth annual Donkey Welfare Symposium, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 on the University’s Ithaca campus. The event recognizes the continuing importance of the donkey to mankind and raises awareness of its unique health and nutritional needs. Although both are equines, donkeys differ from horses in ways that affect their medical care … Read More

Purina Ambassador Makes History in #Rio2016

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, award, Competition, Equestrian, Equine

Earning a new personal best in the face of unparalleled adversity, Purina Ambassador Boyd Martin earned a new personal best at the 2016 Olympic Games, returning to the U.S. with head held high after accomplishing a 16th place finish in the individual three-day event. Martin competed with his 12-year-old Thoroughbred, Blackfoot Mystery, known as “Red.” The 17-hand chestnut gelding has … Read More

Veterinary Groups Urge Action on Horse Protection Act

Lizzy SchultzAAEP, Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, AVMA, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today, urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward with proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and deny requests from certain factions within affected industries to extend the comment period … Read More

U.S. Show Jumping Captures Silver At #Rio2016

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

The U.S. Show Jumping Team won the Silver medal in a down-to-the-wire competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team, composed of Lucy Davis and Barron, Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’, and McLain Ward and Azur, beat out Germany, who captured the Bronze medal following a jump-off with Canada, for the honor. The French Show … Read More

Phillip Dutton Wins Bronze at Rio

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

USA Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton, along with his mount Mighty Nice, capped off three days of brilliant riding in Rio by scoring the Individual Bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Dutton’s bronze-winning rides totaled up a final score of 51.80, behind gold medalist Michael Jung, of Germany, and silver medalist Nicolas Astier, of France. The Rio games … Read More

Jockey Club Meets Research Funding Goals

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Equine, Horse Racing, Jockey Club, Research

Niall Brennan Stables has committed to the donation of a $10,000 gift to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Ocala Initiative, and the gift has allowed the research initiative to meet the organizational side of its $200,000 goal designed to advance equine research in Florida. “It’s a really great honor to have the support of Niall and his team,” said Garrett … Read More

AQHYA Officers and Directors Named for 2016-17

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, AQHA, Company Announcement, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

American Quarter Horse Youth Association regional directors, along with five national officers for the 2016-17 term, were elected earlier this month at the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo. AQHYA national officers and regional directors assist in the planning of events, participation in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. … Read More