The breathtaking majesty of equine power and grace has given horses a storied place in the lives and legends of human beings. Now, a new study from Ohio State University has found that horses can also have a near-magical effect on people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Instead of engaging in their usual crafts and exercise classes at an adult day center, eight adults with Alzheimer’s volunteered to feed, walk, paint and groom horses at a local farm once a week for a month. The horses were specially-selected for their calm, easygoing dispositions and participation in a prior therapeutic riding program for children with physical and developmental disabilities.

... Read More

Caroline Johnson stood at the in-gate of the Dixon Oval at Devon, towel tucked in her back pocket and heart in her throat as her horse Distance trotted into the ring to show in the first year green division with Joey Barley aboard.

“It was a little surreal. Seeing her on the Jumbotron playing over the ring was cool. I thought to myself, ‘She actually looks like all these other horses that are here! She fits in,’” Johnson said.

There are lots of reasons Johnson doubted that Distance might not fit in. The Irish Sport Horse mare showed in her first USEF-recognized show in October at age 10. Her purchase price was probably fractions of those of the horses she warmed up alongside at Devon. And amateur rider Johnson, from Julian, N.C., does most of the work with “Dizzy” herself. But, despite all the challenges, Distance did indeed fit in... Read More

It's not hard to fall in love with the gorgeous hunters showing off in the Dixon Oval, and on a day full of five different open hunter divisions, there were lots of stunners who caught the eye (and impressed the judges!). Here are a few...


This gorgeous stallion was just one of Scott Stewart's champions today, taking the green conformation tricolor with classic jumping efforts and his good looks. Owner Gina Day bought him last year; he got his start in the jumper ring with Canadian rider Ben Asselin. Ashcroft (Chacco-Blue—Quisine) is just 6 this year.

Read the rest HERE at The Chronicle of the Horse:

A Showcase of the Breed seen 'Round the World'

The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) announces an Arabian presence at the esteemed Central Park Horse Show in New York City, NY, September 23-28, 2015. The show has provided AHA with a unique platform in which to showcase Arabian horses to the entire world. 

The show takes place during one of two weeks that brings dignitaries from around the globe to participate in activities at the United Nations (UN). Many of these individuals and their guests stay down town and will be within a short walk to Central Park.  The ice rink will magically be turned into a beautiful arena with patron seating as well as general admission.  The spectators will be treated to the Best of the Best in some of the Olympic sports and the Arabian Breed.

The U.S. Open Equestrian Show will begin on Wednesday evening, September 23 with the Arabian show, including six halter classes and three performance classes.  This... Read More

RELEASE: April 24, 2013

The Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping and Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals, which take place in Gothenburg (SWE) this week, will be live on FEI TV, the FEI’s official video platform. The broadcasts will take place according to the following schedule:

Thursday, 25 April:
12.00 CEST – Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, Grand Prix
18.30 CEST – Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, Competition 1

Friday, 26 April:
18.00 CEST - Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, Competition 2

Saturday, 27 April:
13.15 CEST - Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, Grand Prix Freestyle to Music

Sunday, 28 April:
14.00 CEST - Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, Competition 3

In addition to the live broadcasts, the FEI is providing a wide range of online information resources.

... Read More

March 18, 2015 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust is pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2015 grants program. In 2014, the Trust awarded nearly $300,000 to help fund nearly 20 projects.

To submit an application, visit and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2015 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 4.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. Among the past recipients of... Read More

Midwest Horse Fair

April 17, 18, 19, 2015
Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Mahlon Hawk - That Doggie in the WindowMahlon Hawk, Emmy-Award-winning bassist/singer/songwriter has just released the #1 hit "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?", a song that appeals to everyone, everywhere, of all ages. Now available on CD Baby as a Digital Download -- four songs, arranged, recorded and produced by Mahlon Hawk including 3 originals, performed on his bass like you've never heard before. This music will get your body moving!

Be a part of this movement to help support pets in need. A portion of the profits from this CD is being donated to pet rescue organizations. Help us help our furry friends! It's all about Love!

... Read More

As are many other horse.  Go to WWW.NetPosse.Com

Here is the PDF Flyer.  Here is a video about Mayito: