USEF moving to control over-use of medications in show horses

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Cross-posted from the New Jersey Star-Ledger WRITTEN BY NANCY JAFFER LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A determined initiative to curtail "permissive and excessive" use of medication in managing competition horses took shape at a productive U.S. Equestrian Federation annual meeting, with plans for a variety of ways to handle the situation. The hottest topic at the convention,… Continue reading USEF moving to control over-use of medications in show horses

Pony’s death draws notice to medication in the show ring (NYT)

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Story Link >> WRITTEN BY WALT BOGDANICH Early on the morning of May 26, Kristen Williams and her daughter, Katie, arrived at a barn on the grounds of the Devon Horse Show, where elite competitors in full dress have entertained spectators for the last century on Philadelphia’s Main Line.… Continue reading Pony’s death draws notice to medication in the show ring (NYT)

Fire survivor and a possible Olympian: A horse named Neville

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by MARY PILON AIKEN, S.C. — The horses’ straw beds were ablaze, with the rest of the barn, when two men rushed in against the flames and black smoke to try to save the 11 horses inside. “It was horrific,” said Boyd Martin, the trainer. “Basically, you could… Continue reading Fire survivor and a possible Olympian: A horse named Neville

New doping rules for polo ponies in America

Cross-posted from the Horse & Hound Written by ABIGAIL BUTCHER THE welfare of polo ponies in America has taken a step forward following the introduction of doping and medication rules by the US Polo Association (USPA). The move comes after the death of 21 polo ponies at the US Open last year, following an accidental… Continue reading New doping rules for polo ponies in America

Moctezuma is a winner on or off a horse (NJ)

Cross-posted from The Star Ledger By NANCY JAFFER There have been plenty of show ring honors recently for Jessica Moctezuma, but they pale in comparison to the trophy the Hardwick resident will accept next month for being the U.S. Equestrian Federation's Junior Equestrian of the Year. "This is the most meaningful thing I've ever accomplished,"… Continue reading Moctezuma is a winner on or off a horse (NJ)