By: Frederick J. Mastele, Acting President of the Connecticut Horse Council
Recently many of you may have been following the Connecticut Supreme Court proceedings regarding horses being portrayed as “vicious animals”. This has led to Connecticut horse owners having several questions and concerns about what happened, and asking what can be done about it. In addition, some Connecticut horse owners may not be aware of what has occurred and would like more information. As briefly as possible, this article will attempt to describe the events leading up to the Supreme Court hearing and what we as an equine community can now do.
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You don’t need to go to the movie theater for a western to see real cowboys. The top joint supplement on the market, LubriSynHA, known for producing a family of products that promote total equine health, have teamed up with the top team ropers in the nation to bring their knowledge to the people of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
With motivating words and sharp eyes, two-time World Champion Header, Chad Masters and seven time National Finals Rodeo Qualifier, Charly Crawford, will conduct a team roping clinic in Shelbyville, Kentucky at Allday Farm and Arena on October 18-20, 2013. Charly Crawford, who will be headed to NFR in December, just recently received the honor of reserve head Horse of the Year (2013) with his Quarter Horse, Patron.
Peters, Herslow, Davis, and Redston Earn National Titles to Close out 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp
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The 2013 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp came to a conclusion on Saturday with the final four champions crowned. In The Dutta Corp/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship, Steffen Peters claimed his seventh title in the division under the lights, while earlier in the day Kim Herslow and Rosmarin claimed their first National Title in The Dutta Corp/USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship. Barbara “Bebe” Davis won the AGCO/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship title in her first attempt at the annual competition, while Alison Redston and Tony 47 led the victory gallop in the USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship.
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Competition at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* came to a close Sunday with two riders of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team contesting the show jumping phase. While there were clear rounds, rails were coming down throughout the day over Jos Brinkman’s course. Boyd Martin and Trading Aces were the top finishers for the U.S in the field of 64 combinations that moved on to the final phase of competition.
Becker College will provide first responder training on the handling and care of animals during emergencies in a full-day session.
“Handling Equine Emergencies,” open to rescue and other emergency personnel, will be held at the College’s Equestrian Center at 38 Nanigian Road in Paxton, Mass., on October 21. First responders will learn how to handle such equine emergencies as a barn fire, a vehicular accident involving horses in a trailer, and equine rescues from floods and other disasters.