Horses

Horse trainer passionate about veterans’ issues

By Cuyler Meade [email protected] Tony Jones is back. And he’s not satisfied. The 56-year-old Ft. Pierre native made national headlines a couple years ago when he rode from...

A weekend at the races

By Robb Garofalo and Cuyler Meade [email protected] [email protected] Editor's note: The following is our coverage of 2018's first weekend of Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing in Aberdeen, which took...

Horse racing a passion, family tradition for Aberdeen man

By Elizabeth Varin [email protected] Editor's note: A note has been added about the source of the race statistics. Before his day job, Aberdeen resident Junior Dolphus is...

Horse Events Calendar

June 2, Ft. Pierre: Casey Tibbs Match of Champions bronc ride, 7 p.m., at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center, www.caseytibbs.com or 605-494-1094. June 3, Aberdeen: Aberdeen...

SDSU Extension 4-H Horsemanship Camp – June 24-29

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension and South Dakota 4-H are excited to announce a new horse-specific camp in 2018. In partnership with Klein Ranch,...

Horse-drawn era museum grand opening – May 27

Brookings County Historical Society The barn’s cleaned out, the equipment’s greased and the horses are harnessed and ready for work. The Brookings County Historical Society’s new...

Keeping horses safe from equine herpesvirus

by Russ Daly Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian In recent weeks, equine herpesvirus (EHV) infections have affected horses in South Dakota and the...

Prevent spread of equine herpes virus

NDSU Extension Cases of the equine herpes virus (EHV) have been confirmed in horses in North Dakota and surrounding states this spring. EHV-1, also called rhinopneuomonitis...

Derby winner Justify may face fresh horses in Preakness

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The competition isn't exactly lining up to take on Kentucky Derby winner Justify in the Preakness. Of...

South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates the Gonsoir Ranch Family of Groton

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Kristen Gonsoir's first horse was a small, naughty pony a neighbor offloaded for the horse-crazed 5-year-old to love. When...

Should fungicidal seed treatments be applied to small grain this year?

By Madeleine Smith University of Minnesota Extension small grains pathologist At this time of year decisions are being made about whether to treat small grains seed...

Top Sale Horse sells for $5,600

South Dakota Horse Sales, Inc. Shawn Coleman of Woonsocket sold Lot 15, Strait Dul, a 11-year-old gray AQHA gelding, for $5,600, topping the April 21...

NDSU equine-assisted activities/therapies session registration open

NDSU Extension People with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges will have an opportunity to improve their motor skills, self-confidence, strength and independence...

Horse Events Calendar

April 27-29, Huron: Team Roping Clinic, at Beef Complex on SD State Fairgrounds, Julian Burgess 605-461-6727 or [email protected] April 27-29, St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Horse...

4-Hers excel in North Dakota 4-H Horse Contests

NDSU Extension Several North Dakota 4-H teams and individuals brought home honors from state horse judging, hippology, demonstration, public speaking and quiz bowl competitions in...

Aberdeen Central FFA Horse Judging Team results

Aberdeen Central FFA Chapter The Aberdeen Central FFA Horse Judging Team participated in the following events. Watertown CDE, March 13 • Horse Judging: 2nd Place. • Caylee Klein...

Kennedy Deuschle earns Draft Horse Youth Grant

Dakota Charity Royal Draft Horse Show Iona, Minn., native Kennedy Deuschle’s dedication to draft horses, her many years of assisting the Dakota Thunder Shire six...

North Dakota man to make 2,000-mile journey by horse and wagon

Staff reports In August Scott Schlepp of Ashley, N.D., will begin a 2,000-mile horse and wagon trip from border to border — from Rolla, N.D.,...

Sowing Good Deeds program opens for 2018 applications

AGCO DULUTH, Ga. – On April 17, the AGCO Corporation announced the open application period for the second annual Sowing Good Deeds — a program...

Miner County 4-Her awarded Draft Horse Youth Fund Grant

Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show The Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show Youth Fund has awarded Howard, S.D., area resident and Miner County 4-H...

Montana State University western equestrian club rider qualifies for national horse...

Montana State University BOZEMAN – A Montana State University freshman skilled in the art and grace of reining horses has landed a spot to compete...

Gender-separated 4-H rodeo events remain in pending review

By Elisa Sand [email protected] Gender categories for 4-H rodeo events in South Dakota won't be disappearing this year. In an effort to meet Title IX requirements as...

Horse Events Calendar

April 21, Corsica: Horse Sale, 9 a.m., at South Dakota Horse Sales Inc., www.SDHorseSales.com, 605-770-5813 April 27-29, Huron: Team Roping Clinic, at Beef Complex on...

SD Horse Council annual meeting to address electronic logging mandate

South Dakota Horse Council The annual meeting of the South Dakota Horse Council will be held at 1 p.m. on April 21 at the Animal...

Horse Events Calendar

April 21, Corsica: Horse Sale, 9 a.m., at South Dakota Horse Sales Inc., www.SDHorseSales.com, 605-770-5813 April 27-29, Huron: Team Roping Clinic, at Beef Complex on...

Horse racing now set in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Horse races will be taking place this spring in Fort Pierre following some doubts last fall. The Verendrye Benevolent Association...

Casey Tibbs “Match of Champions” bronc ride to be sanctioned as...

Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center For the first time in its 25 years, the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions bronc ride will be an official Professional...

Research update: Effects of whole body vibration plates

Summarized by Devan Catalano, MS, University of Minnesota Four universities have recently looked at the effects that whole-body vibration (WBV) plates have on different classes...

Transferring your equine liability risk to another party

by Suzanne Jones and Yvonne Ocrant Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Last month, we emphasized the effectiveness of limiting your equine liability by using written liability releases...

Stall rest: How to stay sane?

by Erin Malone, DVM University of Minnesota Your vet has prescribed stall rest. You know it is needed; however, you can only envision the worst: a...

Stories of greatness: Living legend Martha Josey

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Shoreview, Minn. – As we celebrate Women’s History month, it’s fitting to tip our hats to Purina Ambassador Martha Josey. A...

Casey Tibbs documentary ropes in distinguished award

Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center The National Cowboy Museum’s 2018 Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City have chosen “Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs” as...

How often should my horse be vaccinated?

Zoetis We know you’re eager to get riding this spring, but be sure your horse is ready to perform year-round. Annual vaccinations are key to...

Big improvements planned for Mobridge’s Sitting Bull Stampede rodeo grounds

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] After years of planning and fundraising, major renovations to the Sitting Bull Stampede rodeo grounds in Mobridge are ready to begin. Thanks to...

No course for a horse: Man rides onto California freeway

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken man rode his horse onto a California freeway. Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that the...

Rodeo riders ask Congress for driver’s license exception

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rodeo and equestrian competitors are asking the U.S. House of Representatives to make an exception for them as federal horse...

South Dakota Paint Horse Club Annual Meeting – Feb. 18

South Dakota Paint Horse Cub The South Dakota Paint Horse Club, Inc. will hold a planning meeting Feb. 18 at the Oxbow Restaurant in DeSmet,...

Woman finds neighbor’s dog riding pony

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — A dog riding a one-eyed pony into the night is a surely a spectacle that needs video proof. A Missouri...

Crago family honored by horse association

By Colleen Brunner Black Hills Pioneer BELLE FOURCHE — “I just love everything about horses,” said Kristy Crago Schmidt. “I’m passionate about working cattle on a...

Horse Events Calendar

March 17, Corsica: Horse Sale, 11 a.m., at South Dakota Horse Sales Inc., www.SDHorseSales, 605-996-1913 April 21, Corsica: Horse Sale, 11 a.m., at South Dakota...

Ask the expert: Large round bales

By Krishona Martinson University of Minnesota Question: We are having a hard time finding small-square bales and as a results, are going to start feeding round-bales....

Research update: Hay soaking and nitrates

Summarized by Krishona Martinson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota The practice of soaking long stem hay before feeding is used to reduce breathable dust and mold...

Limiting your equine liability under Minnesota law

By Suzanne Jones and Yvonne Ocrant Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP This is the second part of a series on protecting against the potential risks associated with...

Zoetis celebrates fifth anniversary as public company

Zoetis KALAMAZOO, MICH. – On Feb. 1, Zoetis Inc. celebrated its fifth anniversary since becoming a public company by hosting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...

South Dakota Horse Council seeks nominations for the 2018 Horseperson of...

South Dakota Horse Council The South Dakota Horse Council seeks to recognize a horseperson who has been involved in the horse industry and has notable...

South Dakota Farm Bureau heading to 60th Annual Black Hills Stock...

South Dakota Farm Bureau South Dakota Farm Bureau will be part of the 60th Anniversary Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at...

Abandoned horses have chance to recover

By Kalin Kipling The Sacramento Bee Knight Ridder/Tribune During the holidays, a mare and her filly found themselves abandoned in Sacramento County. It was a heart-breaking situation, but...

ND 4-H’ers place in National Competition

NDSU Extension Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the recent Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. The Western National Roundup is a place for...

South Dakota 4-H members participate in Western National Roundup

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS, S.D. - Twenty-one South Dakota 4-H members represented the state, competing along with more than 1000 youth from more than 33 states...
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