Edited Press Release

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University Community Engagement Center brings free horseback riding program to West Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is partnering with City Ranch and the UM BioPark to bring a youth horseback riding program to surrounding community.

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Generic ketoprofen approved by FDA

The formulation, called KetoMed, contains the same active ingredient in the same concentrations as the brand name product.

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Large Animal Emergency Rescue webinar added due to overwhelming demand

A fourth webinar from Equine Guelph has been added to accommodate first responders, veterinarians, horse owners and others who want to learn more about the topic of rescue equipment and techniques.

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Novel Rotavirus identified in Kentucky

The new virus strain is undetectable with current diagnostic tests and appears different than the type controlled by available vaccines; role in current outbreak is still unclear

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EHV Relief Fund brings showjumping community together for a common cause

The fund is intended to provide financial support to riders and owners who accrued veterinary expenses resulting directly from the EHV-1 outbreaks in Spain.

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Kansas Horse Council announces equine economic impact survey

Officials hope to gather data on the equine segment of the state's livestock industry.

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) classifies DMSO as a “controlled” prohibited substance.

FEI publishes Return To Competition measures for mainland Europe

International competition is slated to begin again on April 12, following a shut down to control disease spread.

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Black Heritage in Racing exhibit opens at Derby Museum

The new exhibit space is just under 930 square feet, which is more than 20 times larger than the previous exhibit space; Greg Harbut and Ray Daniels, the owners of Necker Island, are newly featured.

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Black Stallion Reading project kicks off in Marion County Public Schools

During the five-year program, each participating fourth grader will receive a copy of "The Black Stallion" and the opportunity to interact with a horse.

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UK Gluck Center and industry leaders responding to an uptick of foal diarrhea cases

A significant increase in cases has affected some farms, but there has been no recognized rise in associated mortality.

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Post University adds new articulation agreement in Equine Studies

Students who complete an Associates Degree at Scottsdale Community College can transfer 67 credits to the university towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Free Guelph webinar will take participants on a tour the equine digestive tract

The hour-long, interactive event on April 14 will focus on strategies and guidelines for feeding.

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Maryland Horse Foundation launches $1 million capital campaign to establish the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center

Renovation will honor the history of horses in Maryland, while looking to the future to serve as a hub for learning and collaboration.

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FEI extends shutdown of international events in mainland Europe due to EHV-1 outbreak

The shutdown is extended until April 11 in an effort to minimize the spread of a very aggressive strain of a neurological form of the virus.

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Nation’s top interscholastic youth equestrians head to Georgia for Hunt Seat National Finals

More than 300 riders, in grades 4 through 12, will compete for three days in April

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University of Kentucky students working to develop safety standard for equestrian helmets

The project is part of part of senior capstone design course and final results will be submitted to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

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Six tips for preventing EHV-1 in your horse

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) causes respiratory disease, abortions and neurological disease. Transmission occurs via the respiratory system, with droplets of the virus being spread by mucus via snorting, coughing and human contact.

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Cinematographer Christina Voros honored by The National Cowgirl Museum

Voros serves as director of photography for the popular show "Yellowstone"

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Two horses believed stolen from Floresville, Texas, need help

The pair, a dark brownish-red mare and a black-and-white gelding, were discovered missing in late February.

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Equine JobTrack Relaunched

This free service linking employers and job seekers in Ontario's equine industry has been updated to improve usability.

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FEI cancels European mainland events due to neurological form of EHV-1

Certain ongoing events will be allowed to continue as "bubbles" with no new horses being allowed to enter the venues and strict biosecurity protocols.

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Virtual Equine Affaire beings on April 8

The free event will include shopping guides, educational video presentations by clinicians and video contests.

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Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy launches StallSide podcast

Biweekly educational and entertaining equine healthcare audio and video podcast for equine enthusiasts and seasoned equestrians

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Breyer releases Orren Mixer’s American Paint Horse Ideal model

This is the second release in The Ideal Series, which is inspired by the works of artist Orren Mixer

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2021 Fact Book available on The Jockey Club’s website

The book contains statistics on breeding, import/export and sales trends, all of which appear to have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Barn Stories Podcast breaks 18,000 plays

The story-telling podcast, produced and hosted by the editors of EQUUS magazine, underscores and celebrates the way horses enrich our lives.

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“Ella” Chosen as Hope in the Saddle’s 2020 Therapy Horse of the Year

The 16-year-old mare is a veteran therapy horse, having helped riders work towards independence for nearly a decade.

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Make your lesson barn a Time to Ride facility

The program offers marketing tools and guidance to help promote riding lessons to service local communities.

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board approves record funding for equine research

This is the seventh consecutive year that more than $1 million has been approved to support new projects, continuing research and career development.

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Newly introduced legislation aims to better Enforce the Horse Protection Act, crackdown on animal cruelty

The bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act would create a new Animals Crimes section within the Department of Justice

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Thoroughbred Makeover competition will feature 480 trainers

Combined 2020 and 2021 classes make for the biggest retraining competition yet.

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Cornell offers free webinar on Equine Metabolic Syndrome

The February 16 online event is part of the University's Equine Seminar series.

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US Equestrian announces Community Conversations series focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in equestrian sports

The series kicks off with “Horses in Black Communities” in honor of Black History Month

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Fundraising efforts leads to reversal of decision to cancel Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

"Unprecedented outpouring of support" started and fueled by riders has generated more than $500,000

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Tough by Nature: Portraits of cowgirls and ranch women of the American West

Exhibition of 65 works added to the National Cowgirl Museum permanent collection

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Evacuation infographics added to Equine Guelph barn fire prevention resources

The downloadable diagrams can help horse owners develop an evacuation plan to save the lives of horses and humans during a barn fire or other emergency.

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Horse protection groups applaud reintroduction of Horse Transportation Safety Act

The measure, cosponsored by more than 100 members of Congress, would ban the transportation of horses across state lines in double deck trailers.

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INROADS partners with Zoetis to advance animal health

Diverse high school students to receive opportunities in the veterinary industry

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National & Youth World Appaloosa Shows return to Tulsa in 2021

Now in its 73rd year, the National Appaloosa Show is the longest-running, single-breed horse show in the nation. This year's show will run from July 25 to August 1.

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Horse remains reveal new insights into how Native peoples raised horses

Study suggests that horses may have been more deeply integrated into Plains cultures than previously thought, influencing the way people moved, traded, hunted and more.

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COVID forces cancellation of Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event for second year in a row

Officials say other competitions without spectators may be scheduled for the Kentucky Horse Park for those dates.

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Kentucky Derby Museum announces new African Americans in Thoroughbred Racing Tour

Tour and new programming serve as extension to Museum’s longtime exhibit

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American Youth Horse Council accepting donations for silent auction

Donations such as horse-themed artwork, decorations, jewelry and tack are welcome. Proceeds of the auction will go to the AYHC's grant program.

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BLM announces first wild horse adoption of 2021

Approximately 80 wild horses will be available for adoption at Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility in Wyoming facility on February 19 and 20

Horses who graze on loose, sandy soil are at risk of sand colic,

Scholarship opportunities for equine studies within the state of Kentucky

Ten scholarships of $2,000 each are being offered by the Kentucky Equine Education Project.

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After eight long years, Texas woman reunites with her missing horse

After her childhood horse was sold without her knowledge, Kayla Pevytoe never gave up the search.

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Free pasture management workshop hosted by University of Kentucky extension agents

Learn about managing carbohydrates, new herbicides and wise investments for pasture management from 6 until 7:30 p.m. EST on January 26

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Endurance riding convention goes virtual for 2021

Open to interested equestrians in the U.S., Canada and around the world, the online convention features eight seminars.

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Appaloosa Horse Club unveils new website

The modernized site includes improved, user-friendly navigation and up-to-date news items.