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Para Equestrian - 2016 Rio Olympics

Event to Run September 13-16

  • 11 September 2016
  • Author: canpubco
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Para Equestrian -  2016 Rio Olympics

By:  Sarah Milicia

The Para Equestrian competition for Rio 2016 commenced on Sunday, September 11, with medal events taking place September 13-16, 2016.


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
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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
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Eventing Anyone

Sunshine Horses Looking For Volunteers

Daily Volunteers Needed

  • 3 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
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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.

Do you love horses?  Want a way to serve your community and the animals in it?  Want to be around horses, fun people, and get “Barn Fit”? 

Gold Medal Eventing Team on the podium for USA

  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Wendy Emerson
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Gold Medal Eventing Team on the podium for USA, Marilyn Little, Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton and Lauren Kieffer at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
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Rio Beckons ~ Who’s Who on the Olympic Teams

  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Wendy Emerson
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Rio OlympicsThe road to Rio has been a bumpy one on all fronts. The street has been littered with problems including building the equestrian venue, the dreaded Zika virus and major concerns over security of athletes, organizers and spectators. At one point there was even a serious discussion about moving the equestrian events and certain other sports to a different country. Prior medal winning Olympians have sidelined their main horses from consideration for their national teams, concerned for their equine athletes well-being and many owners have pulled their horses from the long list line up in the U.S.A.

Beezie Madden jumps into her 4th Olympic Games with Cortes.

  • 29 July 2016
  • Author: Wendy Emerson
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I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with Beezie Madden, who will be competing for the United States on the Olympic Equestrian Show Jumping team in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Beezie and her husband John are currently residing in the Netherlands where they’re training several of their horses for the upcoming games.

From Hoof to Heart

Bridging Gaps Between Horses and People

  • 22 July 2016
  • Author: Wendy Emerson
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Man’s relationship with horses dates back millennia. The progress of humanity and of industry is, in large part, due to the sweat and toil of these magnificent animals.

Even today, the world is torn between animal welfare and human desires. It’s sufficed to say that the word “relationship” is somewhat of an overstatement when classifying the co-existence of man and horse.

For your horse’s sake: Salt needs more attention during hot months

  • 20 July 2016
  • Author: Wendy Emerson
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Your horse sweats more during the summer, making electrolyte supplementation worth considering. But electrolytes alone will not protect against dehydration. Your horse needs to have enough sodium (salt). One ounce per day (two tablespoons) is adequate for maintenance during cool months, but hot, humid weather calls for at least two ounces per day, and more if your horse is in work of any kind.

Article by By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

One Simple Truth That Leads to Softness between Horse and Human

  • 5 May 2016
  • Author: Wendy Emerson
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“It’s not about what we do that starts us on the path to softness,” says renowned horseman Mark Rashid, “but rather, it’s what we don’t do.”
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