Government shutdown could impact horse industry
To date Congress has failed to pass any of the annual appropriation bills that fund government agencies and projects for the 2014 fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014). Congress has also failed to come to an agreement regarding a Continuing Resolution that would continue to fund the government past the end of the current fiscal year.
AQHA scholarship deadline Dec. 1
Available scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 and vary in length from one to four years, and recipients will be required to renew their scholarship annually.
EWD horse classes benefit disabled riders
Horses have long been credited for being beneficial to those with a wide array of disabilities. These positive benefits have helped prompt efforts to include disabled riders in horse shows.
New classes in APHA show
Popularity is growing in the stock horse world for Ranch Horse Pleasure classes, and the American Paint Horse Association opted to include a new class for the discipline at the upcoming APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Paint Horse Show.
Kansas teens qualify for Natl. High School Rodeo Finals
Fourteen high school rodeos from the state’s border to border north, south, east and west hit high-points Saturday evening, June 8, at the Kansas High School Rodeo Finals in Topeka.
Stem cell therapy gives new life to ailing horses
There is potential for a revitalized life of once elite performance horses stricken by injury and other disabling conditions.
All the wild horses
Renewed interest in a decades-long controversy regarding horse slaughter emerged at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting at the Oklahoma City Sheraton earlier this month.
Rodeo team practices with real work
Kansas farm boys know exactly what it means to “Cowboy up,” when it comes to working spring calves at Beachner Ranch near Galesburg, Kan.
‘Horse in beef’ renews horse slaughter controversy
Europe’s recent scandal about horse meat in beef products has renewed questions whether Americans could be eating equine products as well. U.S. Department of Agriculture regulators say it’s unlikely that beef adulterated with horse meat could make it to the nation’s dinner plates.
Burrows named NEO horse judging coach
Amanda Burrows was recently appointed as the new horse judging coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) after former horse judging coach Shannon Cunningham was promoted to the position of assistant vice president for academic affairs.
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