Latest Horse Articles & News

ISPCA Call for a Total Ban on Sulky Road Racing
September 17, 2012

As the Dublin Horse Show gets underway, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is highlighting the issue of ‘Sulky Road Racing’ and is calling on authorities for a total ban on this cruel activity.

Dinner With Shane Rose
September 16, 2012

Competitors and their families will be treated to a special dinner with Olympic Eventing legend Shane Rose at the upcoming Ranvet State ODE Championship. This state qualifying event is to be held at the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre from the 6th to the 7th October 2012.

Fun And Mounted Games At State Championship
September 14, 2012

Teams of riders are preparing for the annual Bungendore Community Bank State Mounted Games Championships to be held at Bungendore Showgrounds, Bungendore from the 29-30th September 2012.

Horse-Friendly Old Camp In Kosciuszko Now Better Than Ever
September 14, 2012

Horse yards at Old Camp campground in Kosciuszko National Park’s Currango Plain are in fine fettle for a busy summer thanks to the efforts of staff at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

The Way Of The Horse - A Hit With Overseas Audiences!
September 11, 2012

EQUITANA Australia and Frazzica Productions, the broadcast production partner for The Way of the Horse – Australian Horsemanship Challenge (TWOTH), are proud to announce that the challenge has now reached overseas audiences, who love it as much as Australian horse fans! In March this year, TWOTH 2010 was aired by Horse & Country TV, which has an audience of around 250,000 viewers weekly in the UK. The network also airs in the Netherlands, France, Ireland and Malta and the Sky Cable Network, giving it an overall reach of almost 12 million potential viewers.

National Horse Forage Survey
September 11, 2012

Mariette van den Berg is a postgraduate student at the University of New England currently undertaking a PhD degree in equine nutrition. The main focus of her study is foraging behaviour and diet selection in horses and the use of fodder trees and shrubs as forage enrichment for domesticated horses in Australia.

VBA President To Speak At International Wild Equid Conference In Vienna
September 10, 2012

President of the Beaufort, Victoria based Victorian Brumby Association Colleen O’Brien has been selected to give a talk on the Evolution of Brumby Management in Australia at the International Wild Equid Conference in Vienna this month.

Shire Horse Saved From Watery Grave
August 31, 2012

FIREFIGHTERS saved a one ton shire horse from certain death after rescuing it from a pond in Radcliffe.

Local Equestrian Expo Leads Horse Industry Into The Future
August 31, 2012

There’s a lot to be said for local events like the West Gippsland Equestrian Expo because they offer great value for both visitors and traders alike while also allowing both sides to connect with their local community, something that seems to have gone astray from larger events.

Single Mutation Affects Gaits In Horses
August 30, 2012

Researchers at Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in a single gene in horses that is critical for the ability to perform ambling gaits, for pacing and that has a major effect on performance in harness racing.