New & Noteworthy: The United States Pony Clubs Adds Western Dressage Certification Track

Western Dressage certification track

In response to the popularity and growth of Western Dressage, The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) has added a new Western Dressage certification track. The new track allows riders interested in Western Dressage to specialize in this discipline and earn certifications starting at the beginner level (D-2) and progressing …

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Mustang Challenge – Presented by Western Horseman Magazine

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Mustang Challenge / South Point Arena, Las Vegas, NV, July 11-13, 2024 – the richest western discipline national mustang competition. Mustang Champions is proud to announce that Western Horseman magazine is the presenting sponsor of the Mustang Challenge. “Western Horseman is proud to support Mustang Champions’ goal of transitioning wild horses into …

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Editor’s Postcard: A Few Thoughts on Competition

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Photo by Kim Roe

After the Show—a Judge’s Musings I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—I love horse shows, and I love being a judge. Judging horse shows takes me places I’d never be able to see and allows me to meet wonderful like-minded people. I also get to see horses, beautiful …

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Small Farm Makeover: 10 Tips to Keep Flying Pests at Bay – Naturally!

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Swallow box with nesting Violet Green Swallows. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle.

Biting Insects Can Lead to Serious Health Problems in Horses and Humans Ahh, summer… the long days, the sun and warmth. The season is wonderful in so many ways, except when it comes to those annoying bugs. Flies, gnats, and mosquitoes can make our horses’ lives miserable (ours too), and …

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Outbreak Alerts: June 17, 2024 – Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic in El Dorado County, CA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Source: State Veterinarian Office. Confirmed Case(s) – Official Quarantine Number Confirmed: 2Number Suspected: 4Number Exposed: 28Comments: A 20-year-old Draft cross gelding and one additional gelding from eastern El Dorado County displaying neurologic signs were confirmed positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) secondary to Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on June 14th. The geldings remain …

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Outbreak Alerts: June 14, 2024 Strangles in Jefferson County, WA

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Source: State Veterinarian Office Confirmed Case(s) – Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Facility Type: Private FacilityComments: Horse recovering under vet supervision and voluntary quarantine. For more information about Strangles, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts


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Take a Free Lesson at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch With Your Horse

Downunder Horsemanship Ranch

We’re looking for several horsemen to come to the ranch in July to take personalized lessons with Professional Clinician Jeff Davis. The lessons will be filmed for No Worries Club digital downloads. We’re looking for all types of students – those looking for help with the Fundamentals all the way …

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Tour of Federal Holding Facility Raises Alarm Over Welfare of Captured Wild Horses

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(Warning: Graphic Images) RENO, NEV. (May 20, 2024) – On May 16th, representatives from the leading wild horse protection organization, American Wild Horse Conservation (AWHC), witnessed disturbing conditions for over 3,000 wild horses currently confined at the privately owned Winnemucca Holding Facility. Most alarming was the presence of a severely …

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Josh Lyons 5-Day Combo Clinic – Hickory Corners, MI

This clinic will include two days of Liberty training/ground work and three days of under saddle riding/training work! Designed for highly motivated horse person looking to take their knowledge of horses and training to the next level, regardless of discipline. This simple to apply method decreases the ability for the …

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United States Pony Clubs Becomes the 23rd Recipient of the Prestigious Equine Industry Vision Award

The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) was named and honored as the 2024 Equine Industry Vision Award Winner at the AHP Equine Media Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday, May 17, at a breakfast sponsored by Zoetis. “We are so honored at the United States Pony Clubs to receive the …

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