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Saturday 02/13/2016
KHC holds annual meeting
Posted: February 13, 2016 - 8:00 am

Ninety attendees were present at the 2016 Kansas Horse Council annual meeting held Jan. 30 at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Topeka. KHC Executive Director Pattie Stalder, provided a visual review of the many successful accomplishments made by the council in 2015. KHC President Justin Janssen presented Dr. Chris Blevins with the Bud Newell Award for his outstanding service to the equine community. Dr. Blevins practices at KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, served two terms on the KHC board of directors and hosts “Horsin’ Around,” a weekly segment on AG in the AM featuring equine topics.

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Friday 02/12/2016
AHC announces Hickey retirement, formation of search committee to select successor
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 3:33 pm

The American Horse Council Board of Trustees announced recently that James J. (Jay) Hickey Jr., who has served as the president of the American Horse Council since June 1993, will retire on June 30, and that a search committee has been formed to select his successor.

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Monday 02/01/2016
61st annual convention goes down as 2nd largest in AAEP history
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 9:00 am

Practical content, abundant networking opportunities and a premier entertainment destination proved an engaging combination as 7,394 veterinary professionals, students, exhibitors and guests converged on Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5 to 9, 2015, for the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 61st Annual Convention. Convention attendance ranked behind only the 2009 edition that also was held in Las Vegas.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Cold days appropriate to plan horse conditioning come warm spring weather
Posted: January 31, 2016 - 8:00 am

Freezing temperatures keep most horseback riding enthusiasts cabin bound.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
What every horse needs, period
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While many such products do in fact improve horses’ health and condition, there are certain basics that every horse needs, regardless of breed, age, condition, or purpose. Even seasonal or regional changes do not alter these foundational principles.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
EquiFest of Kansas moves to Topeka
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 11:24 am

“A new location with new leadership to be bigger, better, more of everything good for everybody horsey.”

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Monday 01/04/2016
KHC annual meeting set Jan. 30
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 2:14 pm

The Kansas Horse Council is changing the date and location of its annual meeting. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

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Your mare's pregnancy: Nutrition for the final 3 months
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 2:13 pm

During the first 8 months of pregnancy, your mare may be fed like any other horse, with a balanced, quality diet. But things are changing rapidly during this last stage of pregnancy: She requires more calories, more protein, more omega 3s, and balanced vitamins and minerals, not only for the unborn foal but also to prepare for milk production. Lactation places huge demands on the mare’s body; proper nutrition will ensure she completes her nursing duties in good health.

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Friday 12/25/2015
Wild horse litigation: WSGA recognizes impact of excess wild horse numbers
Posted: December 25, 2015 - 8:00 am

On Dec. 14 Wyoming Stock Growers Association filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Wyoming in its 10th Circuit Court appeal of the District Court decision regarding seven Herd Management Areas administered by the BLM in central and western Wyoming. WSGA had filed a similar brief at the District Court level. WSGA is represented by Mountain States Legal Foundation.

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Wednesday 12/23/2015
Miss Rodeo Kansas runner up in Miss Rodeo America pageant
Posted: December 23, 2015 - 8:00 am

“This queen can ride a horse.”

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Monday 12/21/2015
Register for the 2016 AQHA convention
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 2:20 pm

The American Quarter Horse Association is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and present year-end awards. The 2016 AQHA Convention is March 11 to 14, 2016 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Triangle Sales finalizes Fall Sale results
Updated: January 04, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Closing totals from Triangle Sales’ Fall Sale, held Oct. 29 to 31, marked the successful conclusion of a strong sales year and contributed to a 38 percent overall increase in average sales for the venue in 2015. The Fall Sale averaged $5,400, with an impressive top 10 of $38,550. The three-day event was held at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, which also hosted a packed house for the first-ever Triangle Sales Versatility Ranch Competition that featured a $10,000 added payout.

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Saturday 12/19/2015
Fall grasses increase risk of laminitis
Posted: December 19, 2015 - 8:00 am

As temperatures begin to dip, Dr. Juliet Getty, equine nutrition specialist, wants your horse to make the transition to winter feeding in good shape, and that means understanding about the sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth.

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Monday 12/07/2015
SaddleUp! Foundation closing
Posted: December 07, 2015 - 8:00 am

In a letter to the SaddleUp! community members Nov. 30, staff announced the closure of the foundation, effective Dec. 31. The letter stated:

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Sunday 12/06/2015
OSU Horse Judging Team captures world championship
Posted: December 06, 2015 - 8:00 am

The Oklahoma State University Horse Judging Team took top honors at the 2015 AQHA World Championship in Oklahoma City on Nov. 18, the fourth time in 11 years the team has won the world champion title.

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Saturday 12/05/2015
Unwanted Horse Coalition launches new website
Posted: December 05, 2015 - 8:00 am

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is excited to announce the launch of its new website at www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org. In addition to general information about the UHC and the unwanted horse issue, the site also features membership and donation information for those wishing to contribute to the UHC’s mission.

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Missouri Livestock Symposium horse session to feature Stacy Westfall
Posted: December 05, 2015 - 9:00 am

Learn from one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry, Stacy Westfall. Westfall’s great insight and effective teaching style have made her one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry. Her famous bareback and bridleless championship ride has been seen by millions on the Internet. Stacy Westfall is also the only woman to win the Road to the Horse colt starting competition.

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Friday 12/04/2015
K-State Veterinary Hospital breaks ground for new equine performance testing center
Updated: December 04, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Life will be improving for all of the working horses in the country, thanks to the latest project underway at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

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Sunday 11/22/2015
Champions named at Midwest Ranch Horse Association Finals
Posted: November 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

The 2015 Midwest Ranch Horse Association Finals is in the books. MRHA held its 7th annual Finals on Oct. 18 at the Kansas Pavilions in Park City, Kansas where 32 competitors advanced from the semi-finals to compete for the year-end honors.

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Friday 11/20/2015
Horse management seminar slated Dec. 12
Posted: November 20, 2015 - 8:00 am

Oklahomans interested in learning more about horse show classes need to make plans now to attend Oklahoma State University’s Open and 4-H Show Management and Exhibitor Seminar Dec. 12.

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Monday 11/16/2015
Camp of Champions teaches more than rodeo
Updated: November 17, 2015 - 8:12 am

A swirl of red dirt follows the 4-wheeler pulling a roping dummy. The young girl riding behind it swings her rope as an instructor tells her to “Watch your elbow,” or “Keep riding forward.” She finds her spot, throws, and the calf is caught. A smile spreads across her face. Half a day’s work was starting to show.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
Horse Science Academy combines science, math with horse management
Posted: November 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

High school students will have an opportunity to combine science, technology, engineering and math principles with their interest in horses at the first Horse Science Academy at Oklahoma State University.

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Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame inducts 6 in Class of 2015
Posted: November 10, 2015 - 8:00 am

For their lifetimes closely affiliated to the cowboy lifestyle, six individuals were recently inducted with the Class of 2015, into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, Kansas, according to Kathie Bell, curator of collections and education.

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Friday 10/30/2015
AQHA prevails in cloning lawsuit
Posted: October 30, 2015 - 8:00 am

On Oct. 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered an order denying the plaintiffs’ petition for rehearing of the opinion that rendered judgment for the American Quarter Horse Association in the cloning lawsuit. Specifically, that opinion held that the plaintiffs’ evidence did not prove a conspiracy to restrain trade and that “AQHA is not a competitor in the allegedly relevant market for elite Quarter Horses.”

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Monday 10/26/2015
The secret? Keep it simple!
Posted: October 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

We know they’re out there. Horses who are enjoying life. Horses who are brimming with health—strong muscles, shiny coats, hard hooves, good digestion, normal metabolism, strong immune function—just plain healthy. How does this happen? What is it about their care and feeding that gives them such wellbeing?

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Saturday 10/24/2015
AQHA 75th Anniversary Sale at the World Show
Posted: October 24, 2015 - 8:00 am

In celebration of the American Quarter Horse Association’s 75th anniversary, the AQHA World Championship Show will host the AQHA 75th Anniversary Sale, sponsored by Markel, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 in Oklahoma City.

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Thursday 10/22/2015
Young Guns Timed Event Extravaganza set for Dodge City
Posted: October 22, 2015 - 9:30 am

Organizers are hosting the first Young Guns Timed Event Extravaganza in Dodge City, Kansas at the Western State Bank Expo Center Arena starting in November. There will be events for boys and girls in various age groups.

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The roughest, toughest rodeo you've ever seen, says NILE Ranch Rodeo
Posted: October 22, 2015 - 7:00 am

True working ranch cowboys and girls left the ranch for a day to compete for glorious bragging rights at the NILE Ranch Rodeo Finals on Oct. 14 at the Rim Rock Auto Arena.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Vesicular Stomatitis diagnosed in Scotts Bluff County horse
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 7:00 am

A case of Vesicular Stomatitis has been confirmed in a horse in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes said during mid-September the horse and other livestock on the farm have been placed under quarantine.

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FFA Regional Range winners receive scholarships
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 7:00 am

The South Dakota FFA Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of three $100 scholarships for students placing first in each of the three SD Regional Range Evaluation Competitions this fall in Wessington Springs, Wall and Roslyn. 2015 scholarship recipients are: Chase Bixler, Hitchock-Tulare FFA; Quirt Beer, Lemmon FFA; and Levi Johnson, Webster FFA.

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Tuesday 10/13/2015
CJRA Fall/Winter challenge series set
Posted: October 13, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is excited to announce the addition of a fall/winter challenge series for 2015-2016. This jackpot and buckle series is open to all contestants ages 5 to 18, and non-members are also welcome to enter. The dates and locations for the fall/winter challenge series are Oct. 17 and 18 at the Mustang Pavilion in Kim, Colorado; Oct. 24 to 25 at Burns Ranch Arena in Akron, Colorado; and Feb. 27 to 28 and March 12 to 13 at the Latigo Equestrian Center in Black Forest, Colorado.

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Monday 10/12/2015
Equine chiropractor demonstration during NILE
Posted: October 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

On Oct. 16, Patricia Holl explains how to get horses bent back into shape at 9 a.m. in the Rimrock Auto Arena. Holl is a licensed chiropractor and is the staff chiropractor at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana.

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Kansans can show horse pride with car tag
Posted: October 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

Share your horse pride by displaying this plate everywhere you go. It’s good for cars, trucks and trailers.

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Sunday 10/11/2015
Horse Care 101 at K-State Nov. 14
Posted: October 11, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Kansas Horse Council and Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine invite you to attend Horse Care 101, an educational seminar for horse owners of all ages and experience. The seminar will take place at the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine in Mosier Hall and Weber Arena, Nov. 14, beginning at 8 a.m.

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Saturday 10/10/2015
Glover, Linne to lead Texas A&M's 2015 Stock Horse Team
Posted: October 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Texas A&M Stock Horse Team is preparing for the 2015-2016 season under new leadership. Michelle Glover and Paige Linne, both graduate students in the Department of Animal Science, took over the reins as head coach and assistant coach, respectively, this summer.

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Monday 09/28/2015
Cowgirl wins fancy filly with winning essay
Posted: September 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

“I have a new horse. I just freaked out when I heard I’d won her.”

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NDA confirms additional VS cases
Posted: September 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture during mid-September has confirmed additional cases of Vesicular Stomatitis in Panhandle horses. State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes said NDA has confirmed a total of five cases, including the case announced Sept. 14. Four of those cases are in Scotts Bluff County and one is in Sioux County. Five additional cases are being investigated with test results pending, including four in Scotts Bluff County and a fifth in Lincoln County.

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Running the Rims brings in hundreds of barrel racers Oct. 13
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 11:49 am

Barrel racers haul to Billings, Montana, for the NILE Running the Rims Oct. 13 beginning at 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 09/23/2015
The final Ranching Heritage Challenge of the Year hosted by the NILE scheduled for Oct. 14
Posted: September 23, 2015 - 12:00 am

The connection between horse and rider will be displayed at the NILE Ranching Heritage Challenge on Oct. 14.

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Monday 09/14/2015
Nebraska Quarter Horse Classic sale held
Posted: September 14, 2015 - 12:00 am

Nebraska Quarter Horse Classic Sale was held Aug. 29 in Ogallala, Nebraska.

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Friday 09/11/2015
Texas Racing Commission back in business—for 90 days
Posted: September 11, 2015 - 12:00 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—The Texas Racing Commission is back in business—but for just 90 days—after a temporary deal was reached over legislative funding has suspended operations.

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Thursday 09/10/2015
New Mexico Supreme Court to decide if judge must release data
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 3:17 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—The New Mexico Supreme Court will decide whether judges are subject to public record requests in a case associated with a proposed horse slaughterhouse.

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Monday 08/31/2015
EEE cases reported in Texas
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Texas Animal Health Commission recently received confirmation from the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory of Texas horses testing positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The infected horses are located in: Newton, Orange, Liberty, Jasper and Jefferson counties. To date, there are a total of five positive EEE cases in Texas.

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KHC offering specialty license plates for Kansas counties
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 3:17 pm

On Jan. 1, specialty equine license plates went on sale at all Kansas county treasurer offices. Last year the Kansas Horse Council presented legislation which permitted the creation and sale of this plate and for the first time allows specialty plates to be displayed on trailers as well as cars and light trucks.

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Anthrax confirmed in equine in Texas
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 3:18 pm

The first Anthrax case in Texas for 2015 has been confirmed in equine in Uvalde County. The premises is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Uvalde. The Texas Animal Health Commission has quarantined the premises. TAHC rules require proper disposal of affected carcasses and vaccination of livestock on the premises prior to release of the quarantine.

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UHC releases new brochure on gelding, spaying
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 3:18 pm

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is pleased to announce the availability of its new informational brochure, Preventing Unwanted Horses: Geld and Spay.

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Tuesday 08/18/2015
More than 700 exhibitors at AQHYA World Championship Show
Posted: August 18, 2015 - 12:00 am

Arizona Parker has chosen not to ride through life alone. Through her love for horses she has lifted many military veterans into the saddle with her through volunteer efforts.

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Monday 08/17/2015
First Colorado horse infected with West Nile Virus in 2015
Posted: August 17, 2015 - 12:00 am

A horse in Boulder County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. This is the first confirmed case of WNV in livestock for 2015.

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Saturday 08/01/2015
Optimize your horse’s water intake
Posted: August 01, 2015 - 12:00 am

As the dog days of summer approach, it is paramount equine owners optimize their horse’s water intake to ensure animal well-being and performance.

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Saturday 07/18/2015
Horse slaughter could return under USDA funding bill
Posted: July 18, 2015 - 12:00 am

The American Horse Council reported July 10 the House Appropriations Committee July 8 approved its version of the FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill which provides funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill contains several provisions that impact the horse industry, including funding for USDA equine health activities and enforcement of the Horse Protection Act.

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