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Harry and Snowman

Award winning documentary

  • 20 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 876
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Harry and Snowman

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods. They were famous for their day and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.

Successful Stallion Selection Starts Here

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 681
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Successful Stallion Selection Starts Here
January and February are the prime months for stallion selection in the horse breeding world. Thoroughbred farms are busy with foals hitting the floor already and the other breeds are not far behind.

Equestrian Organizations to Take Part in Inaugural Parade

Washington, DC

  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 591
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Equestrian Organizations to Take Part in Inaugural Parade
On January 20th, the transfer of power in Washington, DC officially begins with the traditional Inaugural Parade.

Horse Communication

Beyond Action & Words

  • 20 December 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1074
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Horse Communication
I think we can all agree that communication between one another, human to human is complicated right?  Now add inter-species communication, human to horse, we quickly discover our good intentions are not enough to be safe around a 1,000+ lb horse. 

DIY Horse Wreath

by Garden Answer

  • 15 December 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 722
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DIY Horse Wreath
Create you own wreath made with fresh cuttings of pine and balsam fir. The base is a metal candy cane form (Oregon Wire Works) The following is a link to the YouTube instructional video DIY Horse Wreath

State police still looking for woman who stole saddles at NYS Fairgrounds horse show

Saddle theft occured Sept. 15 during the Morgan Horse Show in Geddes

  • 17 November 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 578
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State police still looking for woman who stole saddles at NYS Fairgrounds horse show
GEDDES, N.Y. -- State police are looking for a woman they believe stole two horse saddles during the Morgan Horse Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in September.

Olympic Veterans Head Entry List for 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Top Names in the Sport Set the Stage for Exciting 41st Annual Event

  • 18 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 785
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Bridgehampton, NY - August 3, 2016 - A bevy of top names in the sport of international show jumping including Olympic, World and Pan American Games medalists, have confirmed their entries for the 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show.  This world-renown competition draws the most elite jumper and hunter competitors from across the nation. The 41st annual show will take place August 28-September 4 at their prestigious venue in Bridgehampton, NY and will feature a star-studded line of names in the Classic's Open Jumper classes, including four FEI-recognized classes, which culminates in the thrilling $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by LONGINES on Sunday, September 4.

Eventing Anyone

What to know before you give it a go.

  • 4 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1057
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Eventing Anyone

Sunshine Horses Looking For Volunteers

Daily Volunteers Needed

  • 3 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 956
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Sunshine Horses, Inc. is a non-profit, independent adoption agency and rescue facility for horses located in Syracuse, NY. Founded by Kate Starr in 2003, Sunshine has found loving homes for more than 150 horses. We specialize in retraining and rehoming retired Standardbred racehorses. However, Sunshine works with all horse breeds and prepares them for their forever homes.

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