No less than 200,000 tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy are now on sale. The majority of the newly released tickets are for single sessions in one of the FEI Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. Tickets for competitions in the FEI non-Olympic disciplines are also up for grabs.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is looking to prohibit horseback riding from 8,000 acres of Massabesic Water Works property in Auburn, Manchester and Candia (except for during an organized trail ride benefiting a non-profit organization). Many believe this could set a precedent for all state properties in New Hampshire and horse owners are looking for support during a public comment/hearing session at the Manchester Public Library on Pine Street on Thursday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Identification of a new pregnancy-supporting hormone in horses has resolved a reproductive mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, and it may have important implications for sustaining human pregnancies, reports a team of researchers, led by a UC Davis veterinary scientist.
While NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has yet to make good on his campaign promise to eliminate the carriage horse industry in New York City, the keepers of the rules have changed. In February, the NYPD were tasked with enforcing the rules, through its Mounted Unit, one of the oldest and largest horse patrol units in the United States.
While the Connecticut Supreme Court has not yet rendered an opinion on the innate viciousness of horses, Connecticut's Gov Dannel (cq) P. Malloy proposed legislation that prevents domesticated horses from being labeled as vicious. The legislation would force civil cases related to horse aggression to be tried on a case-by-case basis. The legislation has been endorsed by most of the state's private horse owners and the leaders of Connecticut’s $221 million annual horse industry.