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FEI bans trimmed whiskers in competition horses

Citing welfare concerns, the international sport organization decrees that horses with trimmed muzzle, eye or outer-ear hair will be disqualified from events.

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Churchill Downs to undertake $10 million turf course replacement

The project will provide additional racing lanes; more durable, vigorous surface to allow more turf racing annually

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US Equestrian to Launch USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Series

Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to apply for the upcoming season, with competition opportunities spanning from early spring through late fall.


Facility in Pierce County, Washington under quarantine due to equine influenza

This is the eighth facility in the state to quarantine due to the virus in two months.


Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance grants $3.5 million to accredited organizations

Previous grants have helped accredited organizations assist more than 11,000 Thoroughbreds at approximately 170 facilities across North America.

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Inaugural Penn Vet New Bolton Center, MARS Equestrian research program to accelerate transformative advancements in equine musculoskeletal health

The Early Career Investigator program is providing aspiring veterinary researchers with an exceptional, multidimensional mentorship experience.


OTTB United App launches, connecting Thoroughbred buyers and sellers

The mobile app unites sellers, buyers and shippers of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses and gives back to the Thoroughbred community.

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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame announces the 2021 inductees

The incoming Hall of Fame members represent a wide range of cowgirls – from a country music superstar, to a world champion breakaway roper, a renowned artist, cowboy hat designer and an Olympic medalist.

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New podcast episode from Morris Animal Foundation highlights the equine obesity epidemic

Patricia Harris, VetMB, PhD discusses how to determine a horse’s body condition and offers strategies to prevent equine obesity.

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Godolphin, Thoroughbred Charities Of America launch mobile app for industry workers

The app creators hope to provide information to backstretch and farm workers about healthcare, dental services, immigration assistance and much more.

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New Online Resource Offers Horse Behavior Information

Three scientists recently launched a YouTube Channel that presents videos on a variety of equine behavior and training topics.