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FEI Adds Substances to Banned List for 2014

FEI Adds Substances to Banned List for 2014

The Fédération Equestre Internationale has approved changes to its Prohibited Substances List, which will go into effect on January 1, 2014....
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NM Attorney General Files Suit to Halt Horse Slaughter

Bill Could Ban Horse Slaughter in U.S.

State and federal lawsuits that have repeatedly delayed the opening of horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri could be moot if the budget bill up for a vote in Congress this week passes without changes. The spen...
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USEF's 12 Hour Rule Takes Effect December 1

USEF's 12 Hour Rule Takes Effect December 1

A new rule taking effect next month means no horse or pony competing at United States Equestrian Federation shows can be injected 12-hours prior to stepping foot into the ring....
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USOC Dismisses Glefke, Farmer Complaint Against USEF

USEF Suspends Larry Glefke, Kelley Farmer for GABA Violation

Lane Change Farm's Larry Glefke received a 24-month suspension and a $24,000 fine. The penalty comes after Kelley Farmer's horse, Unexpected, tested positive for GABA. Farmer is also suspended. ...
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Lane Change Farm's Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer say they had no knowledge of the alleged violation, charge or a USEF hearing date.

Lane Change Farm's Glefke, Farmer Call Foul

Lane Change Farm's Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer say they didn't know about the GABA charge or a hearing on the matter or they would have vigorously defended themselves with the help of counsel. ...
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Chad Keenum USEF GABA Suspension

Chad Keenum GABA Duad Leads to USEF Suspension

Virginia hunter/jumper trainer Chad Keenum of CK Sporthorses is taking a forced vacation from rated horse shows after two of his training horses, True Colors and Vanderloo, tested positive for GABA. ...
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Humble's Devon Horse Show Death

USEF Rule Changes for Drugs & Medications

Every horse show exhibitor, trainer, coach, and owner participating in USEF rated shows in 2012 need to be aware of new drug standards and guidelines their horses will be held to starting December 1, 2011....
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Humble's Devon Horse Show Death

Elizabeth Mandarino Suspended by USEF

Horse trainer Elizabeth Mandarino has been temporarily suspended by the United States Equestrian Federation after the death of her pony, Humble, at the Devon Horse Show....
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CBD Positives in Horses Will Result in Drug Penalties: USEF

Hay! CBD Not for Horses, USEF Warns

US Equestrian warns horse owners that CBD positives will result in equine drug violations this fall. ...
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Is Faulty Science to Blame for USEF GABA Ban?

Is Faulty Science to Blame for USEF GABA Ban?

The Knych Study showed no evidence to support USEF's claims that GABA calms or produces any other effects that are likely to affect a horse's show performance. Read the complete GABA study....
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Forest Service Withdraws Plans to Remove Salt River Wild Horses

Forest Service Withdraws Plans to Remove Salt River Wild Horses

The Salt River Wild Horses will continue to roam free. According to the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, the U.S. Forest withdrew its plans to roundup freely roaming equines in the Tonto National Forest alon...
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USEF Requires Proof of Vaccines to Compete

USEF Requires Proof of Vaccines to Compete

Those competing at United States Equine Federation licensed competitions need to have their vaccinations in order prior to arriving on show grounds. GR845 Equine Vaccination Rule takes effect December 1, 2015....
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Horse Slaughter Defunding Extended

Horse Slaughter Defunding Extended

Congress released an omnibus spending bill Wednesday that extends the defunding of horse slaughter through fiscal year 2016....
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AQHA Modifies Lip Chain Ban

AQHA Modifies Lip Chain Ban

The use of lips chains at American Quarter Horse Association shows is banned beginning the first of the new year, but the association says a compromise has been reached over the issue. Concerns regarding animal welfare an...
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Free Style VH Polderhof Dies in WEF International Ring

Free Style VH Polderhof Dies in WEF International Ring

A jumper competing at the Wellington Equestrian Festival in Florida died while walking after a clear show jumping round. It is unknown what led to the death of Free Style VH Polderhof, ridden by Catherine Tyree....
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BLM Budget Proposal Seeks to Euthanize Wild Horses

If approved, it would allow the BLM to use "humane euthanasia and [the] unrestricted sale of certain excess animals". Congress barred the BLM in 2010 from euthanizing healthy animals....
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A necropsy found Jaeda suffered from an acute diaphragmatic hernia.

Two Horses Die over Weekend Eventing

Two event horses - Jaeda and All Aboard - died at different North American competitions over the weekend, but not due to the courses....
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Glefke, Farmer GABA Hearing Offers 'The Rest of the Story'

Glefke, Farmer GABA Hearing Offers 'The Rest of the Story'

Horse welfare, transparency, and tougher penalties for doping violators. The words sound great. A closer look may make some wonder if the actions of The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) are above reproach. R...
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The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (TSOAPA) requires national governing bodies (NGB) to provide athletes with due process prior to sanctions for misconduct.

USEF Hearing Committee Suspends Glefke, Farmer for GABA

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces the suspension of Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer for a GABA violation....
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The case involves the alleged use of Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.

FEI Suspends Reiner after Texas Event for Anabolic Steroid

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) suspends reining competitor Jessica Sternberg for a prohibited substance....
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