Horses

Horse put down after cross-country fall at European Eventing Championships

<b>A horse has been euthanized following a fall</b> while negotiating the cross-country course at the European Eventing Championships today.<p><b>Bob The Builder,</b> …

‘You can’t just replace this stuff’: Rider’s devastation as tack room stripped

A dressage rider is asking people to keep a look out for stolen saddles, bridles and boots after <b>thieves emptied his tackroom weeks before the</b> …

Show Jumping

Taking a Hard Line: USEF Releases New Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines

On Friday, August 18, 2017, the US Equestrian Federation released the following official horse welfare and safety penalty guidelines. This is in …

Przewalski's Horse Maja Dies

The 13-year-old mare was euthanized at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute after developing renal failure.

Animals

Grit and Glory at the FEI European Eventing Championships

Rüdiger Schwarz’s cross country course proved to be quite influential and certainly championship caliber today at Strzegom Horse Trials in Poland, …

Olympics

Threatening driver who chased riders jailed for six months

A driver who <b>chased two riders along the road having threatened to knock them off their horses</b> has been sent to prison for six months.<p>Andrew Giles</b> …

Horse Shows

Farewell to the Horse review – from Napoleon to Clint Eastwood

A wide-ranging and rewarding study by Ulrich Raulff of the long ‘pact’ between horses and humans features war, racing, farming, art and movies<p>JMW Turner’s celebrated painting of <i>The Fighting Temeraire</i> depicts the old warship being towed off to the breaker’s yard by a steam tug – the romantic past …

Clint Eastwood

European eventing championships cross-country day

Cross-country day at the eventing FEI European Championships saw some fantastic performances from all six British riders, to see Great Britain head …

Dream Dancing Edges Beau Recall in Del Mar Oaks

Mark Casse admitted earlier in the week before the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks Presented by the Jockey Club (G1T), that he just wanted to keep his two …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

What’s In Your Arena? Presented by Attwood: Engaging the Canter

<i>What’s in Your Arena? is an EN series sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces in which riders share their favorite jumping exercises. It’s easy to</i> …

What We Saw: A Cross Country Master Class from Michael Jung

What can you learn when watching the upper levels of the sport? Each weekend there is a new live stream to watch or a video recap of the top rides, …

Olympics

Collected Outlasts Arrogate in Pacific Classic

Martin Garcia's comments June 24, even though they were clearly a playful jab at his Hall of Fame boss, were considered by many as blasphemy.<p>After …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

These ponies have it all — could one of them be your future star?

If you’re searching for a pint-sized superstar, take a look at this selection of <b>proven and potential top competition ponies</b> <b>for sale</b> on the <i>Horse &</i> …

A year ago today! 10 moments that had us cheering our hearts out en route to Skelton’s glorious gold

One year ago today (19 August) we reached the end of the emotional rollercoaster ride that was the <b>Olympic showjumping</b> in <b>Rio</b>. After Great Britain’s …

Show Jumping

Proctor's Ledge Springs to Lake Placid Victory

Thriving on the Saratoga Race Course lawn, Proctor's Ledge circled her rivals and unleashed a solid turn of foot to win the $300,000 Lake Placid …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Best of HN: At Long Last: What Color Is Helix?

Last year I began to question if my seemingly dun horse was actually turning gray (click here to learn what initially triggered my suspicions).<p><i>A</i> …

DNA

In the Magazine: Riders, Get Ready for Your Close-Up

<b>Excerpt from the August issue of Heels Down Magazine.</b><p><i>How Bob Hughes captures horse sports for live television</i><p>By Caroline Culbertson<p>It’s not every day …

Meet the Europeans-bound British para rider who is fighting a ‘death sentence’

1. Julie Payne has defied the odds<p>Five years ago, Julie’s doctor told her that within two years she would not be able to walk or speak, let alone …

German Shepherd

August 5, 2017 - Respiratory Health: Prevention and Minimizing Respiratory Disease are Crucial to a Horse's Overall Health

IF A HORSE CAN’T BREATHE OPTIMALLY, he can’t run as fast or as far. Respiratory health is important for any racehorse, so preventing and minimizing …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Tim Stockdale: The schedule needs tweaking *H&H VIP*

The first thing I look for at a show are the conditions — is the footing OK and are the rings big enough? Here, both are excellent with championship …

Hunt Holds Off Itsinthepost to Win Del Mar 'Cap

Michael House's Irish-bred Hunt, victorious in the 1 1/8-mile Eddie Read Stakes (G2T) a month ago, confirmed his quality Aug. 19 in the $250,000 Del …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

Horses with SIRS3 or SIRS4, abnormal mucous membranes, and increased blood lactate were at the highest risk of death.<p>Horse health emergencies require …

Medicine

Healthy Teeth Make for a Happy Horse

Horses should have their oral health checked at least once a year by a veterinarian.<p>August is Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Dental Health …

Health

Simon Grieve’s Burghley blog: I have woken up in the middle of the night several times thinking, ‘I hope I’m not going to let them down’

When I was small (yes, I know I still am — I mean young!), I was always told that you create your own luck, and so I completely agree with the words …

In the Middle of the Night

Elate Dominates Alabama Stakes

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's homebred Elate ran down pacesetter It Tiz Well and drew off to a dominant victory in the $600,000 Alabama …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Chief Know It All Digs in to Win Canadian Derby

After battling with two rivals in the stretch of the $150,000 Canadian Derby (G3), Chief Know It All managed to get a minor advantage and held on to …

Horse Racing (Canada)

Winx Goes Last to First in Warwick Stakes

It wasn't meant to be that hard for Winx to score her 18th consecutive victory at Royal Randwick Aug. 19. It was meant to be romp, a routine stretch …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Stellar Wind, Irap Get to Work at Del Mar

There will be plenty of quality on the track in the afternoon Aug. 19 at Del Mar, the biggest day of racing during the summer at the seaside …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrunity for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse

When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt.<p>Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s …

Robert E. Lee

Findelkind and Bombastic Win 2017 Neustadt/Dosse Bundeschampionate Qualifier

The 5-year old Findelkind and the 6-year old Bombastic became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the Brandenburg …

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