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Perfection has its flaws - The story of Polo
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This is the story of my horse, Polo. Yet it is not only about Polo, because you see her story is my story. In this day and age we often see things that have come to be known as 'fursonas', virtual creatures that Internet ...
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Appleby Fair Horse Abuse Video
22nd Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Appleby Fair, a centuries old yearly gathering of Travellers and Gypsies has again come under criticism for the handling of horses. A petition has been started by an angered riding instructor after a very young horse was repeatedly mounted and dismounted by adults, whipped, p ...
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Santa Anita Racing Investigation Ordered by Newsome
22nd Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Governor Newsome of California is calling for a moratorium on racing until all horses have been examined by an independent team of experts. Despite calls to close down the track and suspend racing following the 29th horse death on the track since December 26, 2018, racing has con ...
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Travelers Get Ready For Appleby Horse Fair
16th Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Appleby Fair, a somewhat controversial gathering of horse loving folk, Travelers and Gypsies, runs during the month of June. This annual event takes place in Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria County, Britain. The event attracts about 10,000 participants with about 1000 caravans ( ...
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Galloping Girl Jumps to Fame
1st Jun 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
A young woman has achieved internet fame after video of her demonstrating her unique skill went viral. Ayla Kirstine of Norway has loved animals since childhood and in an effort to emulate one of her favorites, has learned to walk, trot, gallop and jump like a horse. ...
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Why Maximum Security Was Disqualified at Kentucky Derby
11th May 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Days after the running of the 145 Kentucky Derby race fans are still debating the disqualification of Maximum Security. The owner of the horse made an appeal to have the decision overturned. But, officials, who have examined the video of the horse veering into the path of another ...
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Another Santa Anita Breakdown
16th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After only two days of racing another horse has suffered fatal injuries at Santa Anita racetrack. Santa Anita was shut down March 5 and during the shut down, investigations into why twenty-two horses suffered fatal break downs since the middle of December were conducted. ...
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Santa Anita Park Horse Racing Resumes After 22 Deaths
9th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Horse racing has resumed at Santa Anita Park. Racing was temporarily suspended following the fatal breakdowns of twenty-two horses in less than sixteen weeks. That is over double the number that died in the same period last year. The track closed March 5, and since that time, off ...
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The Queen of Show Jumping Wins In Paris
6th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Beezie Madden continues to prove she is the queen of show jumping. Her second World Cup win at the 40th Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris followed three days of competition with nearly faultless rides. She won both day one and two, and accrued only one fault on the second rid ...
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Team Horse Sports
15th Feb 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
I’d be the first to claim that there is nothing more relaxing than a solitary ride out on my horse. But, sometimes being on a team can be fun too. Being on a team often requires showing up for practices, buying and wearing a team uniform, and of course showing up for any competit ...
Show Jumping Refresher
29th Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Unlike a lot of sports like dressage, figure skating and gymnastics, the scoring in show jumping is fairly non-subjective. A horse either knocks down a rail or doesn’t. Refusals and falls are very well defined and scores aren’t influenced by anyone’s opinion. Scoring is based on ...
Blame it On the Hunter Show
24th Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Now I am not complaining, but observing. Hunter shows are very popular. They can be a lot of fun and are a great learning experience. They’re also a bit safer than jumpers or eventers. But, where I am from the pacing of the show is so slow you could easily have a nap between your ...
2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Hurricane
11th Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The 2018 WEG is set to begin September 11, 2018 near Mill Springs, North Carolina. But, a weather emergency threatens the games. At this point, it's not known what the exact track of the hurricane will be, or how intense the storm will be once it hits. The coastal regions of Nort ...
Horse Mounted Martial Arts
1st Sep 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Two separate skills are needed for mounted martial arts; horseback riding and mastery of the weapon that is being used, whether that be a spear, bow, sword or other weapon. For the most part, horses are guided using the leg aids only, and need to get used to the rider moving aro ...
The Horseracing Integrity Act
21st Aug 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most contentious issues in horse racing is the use of drugs - both legal and illegal to improve performance. Race tracks across the U.S. have rules, with novel sized books of regulations, regarding the use and misuse of various drugs. Until now, each state had its own ...
Rodeo Horses
25th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Calgary Stampede has just ended as I write this, and the controversies around the rights of the animals performing always swirl. Those controversies haven’t seemed to dampen the spirits of the people who attended that Stampede. This year’s event attracted 1,271,241, attendees ...
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Horse Racing Scandals and Cheats
8th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The newest triple crown winner may have been aided by a block. The newest Triple Crown winner may have taken his lead thanks to another horse, a long shot, Restoring Hope, swerving and then pinning another horse to the rail, keeping other contenders away from Justify. ...
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Types of Hobby Horses
12th Jun 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
How many of us, dreaming of riding a real horse, rode a hobby horse instead? Hobby horses have evolved, perhaps not so profoundly as real horses. But clearly, from very early on, hobby horses have satisfied some sort of need to horse and pony-less children. They’ve been called co ...
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Happy Horse Easter
31st Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Bunnies, flowers, chick and eggs are the usual symbols of Easter. But, there are a few Easter traditions and rituals on and around Easter in which horses figure big. ...
West Palm Beach Winter Equestrian Festival
25th Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Ever wondered where the rich and famous go to play with their horses? Me neither. But, I have always taken for granted that Lexington, Kentucky was the horse capital of North America. Turns out I may be wrong. Many would argue that Wellington, Florida is the real capital. And tha ...
Winter Equestrian Games
19th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Winter Olympics are underway and there’s not much for an equestrian sports fan to get excited about. Maybe we need the alternate Winter Olympic events for horse owners to give us something to cheer about. You may have witnessed or participated in some of these events. So it’s ...
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Horse Racing on Lasix
5th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Not all sports allow the use of Lasix, and the use of Lasix for racehorses on race day is not allowed in most places outside North America. Its use is controversial, even though horses that are put on Lasix perform much better than without. And, there is controversy over when the ...
The Worlds Richest Horse Races
27th Jan 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
It’s been called the ‘sport of kings’ and high profile horse races have long been regarded as the place to ‘see and be seen’ by the rich and famous. So it always seems a bit ironic that most of the horses on the track are from small stables, run by dedicated but definitely not ri ...
Team Weirdo Professional Circuit
17th Dec 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
It has been an interesting year for Team Weirdo. For starters, I’ve not been able to come up with a better name than ‘Team Weirdo’, and I guess it has stuck, which is... inconvenient, I suppose, but not unfitting. Beyond that, 2017 has seen both the start and the end of many an e ...
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The Other Horse Races
8th Dec 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
We know that Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Arabians, American Quarter Horses and Appaloosas are commonly used for racing, albeit Standardbreds are less used for races under saddle than in harness. But there are other breeds that you can also ride in a race. ...
Trotters and Pacers Racing Under Saddle
22nd Nov 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
It’s known as RUS or racing under saddle. In Europe, it’s known as Monté racing or trot Monté. And in recent years, there have been a number of events held in North America, and associations formed for those who want to take part. For this sport, only trotters are used in events ...
The Last of the Horse Roundups
29th Aug 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Wild horse roundups may be reminiscent of the old west but they still take place today although they may not happen for the same reason as they did back before the turn of the 20th century. Today, roundups may have more to do with maintaining herd health than finding horses for w ...
The Hobby Horse Craze
4th Jul 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The current hobby horse riding craze began about fifteen years ago and was brought into the spotlight by a 2017 movie called Hobbyhorse Revolution. The movie explores this fantasy sport where the participants, mainly young girls, ride dressage tests, race and jump jumps on stick ...
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Aintree Grand National Horse Race
25th Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Every April, one of the most famous horse races is run. The Grand National has been held every year since 1839. It’s not the oldest race run, nor the first to be run at the Aintree course, but it is one of the most followed by the British public. Held at Aintree Racetrack near Li ...
Finnish Hobbyhorse Association
23rd Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Over the last decade, the sport of hobbyhorse riding has grown to become a global craze among teenage girls, culminating in a plethora of social media attention following the decision of Finnish film-maker and academy award winner, Selma Vilhunen, to produce a documentary about t ...
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Ringling Brothers Circus Horses
14th Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After over one hundred years in existence, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be giving its last performance this May. Circuses of this type originated about two hundred and fifty years ago. Wild animal acts were often the spotlight. But the horse had a huge i ...
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