Be a part of history as the Sioux Tribes band together for the first annual Sioux Nation Challenge Indian Relay Race in Fort Pierre June 29-30. If you’ve never seen Indian relay racing, visualize this: one rider, bareback, three horses, three laps, switching horses each lap. The excitement o…
Josh Tjosaas of Barnsville, Minn., judged the Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show on June 2 at the Akkerman Arena. The results are as follows:
The 13th Annual Miss Rodeo Aberdeen Pageant will be held on Aug. 11.
The National Junior High Finals Rodeo will be held this year in Huron, which is convenient if you're from Waubay, like Tigh Gaikowski.
LOS ANGELES — In an extraordinary move, the California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to cancel the remainder of its season — now six days — in the wake of a resumption of horse fatalities over the last few weeks but management of the track said no.
Editor’s note: Each summer, South Dakota Farmers Union feeds hundreds of rodeo athletes and their families during the South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche. Read on to learn more about one of the many families who will compete during the June 11-16 event.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The opportunity was too good to pass up.
Triple Crown season lost steam unusually early this year when none of the top finishers in the Kentucky Derby went on to run in the Preakness.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, was named the recipient of the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr. Lenz, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zoetis established …
ARCADIA, Calif. — The agenda of the May meeting of the California Horse Racing Board at Santa Anita was generally filled with routine procedural matters, leaving center stage to the heightened, and at times, hyperbolic rhetoric over what should be the future of horse racing in California.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As the regular rodeo season is wrapped up, the South Dakota State University Rodeo Team is sending eight student-athletes to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo., on June 9-15, 2019. The top three student-athletes in each event, along with the…
A scary trend continues at Santa Anita Park in southern California after another horse died at the race track.
He woke up Sunday morning to find 487 unread text messages on his phone. So he wasn’t dreaming, then. It really happened.
Buy hay the smart way! Many horse owners purchase hay by the bale. However, the more economical way to purchase and compare different hay types is to calculate the price per ton. The Hay Price Calculator app aids hay buyers in calculating price per ton and provides cost comparisons of small …
Question: We are building a new horse facility and would like some guidance on dry lot size. The dry lot will be for our two horses who get along well. We know a dry lot is important, so we want to make sure we do it correctly the first time.
Equine laminitis is a complex disease that manifests as pain and lameness in the feet, often with debilitating consequences. There is limited data that accounts for the multifactorial nature of laminitis. The goal of this study, conducted by a team of researchers from Great Britain and Austr…
The University of Minnesota equine program is highlighting its top 10 research discoveries over the past 10 years!
Baltimore will not see a rematch of the controversial finishing duel at the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security’s owner, Gary West, told NBC he does not plan to run his horse in the May 18 Preakness Stakes.
In a shocking turn of events, the so-called “most exciting two minutes in sports” became among the most memorable 23 minutes in sports history, as the first horse to cross the finish line at the Kentucky Derby was disqualified after video review and Mobridge native William Mott-trained long …
Several North Dakota 4-H teams and individuals brought home awards from state hippology, horse judging, demonstration, public speaking and quiz bowl competitions held recently in Fargo.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A horse was euthanized after being injured in a race at Keeneland on April 19.
Sallis Ranch Large Animal Rescue has provided hope and given life to neglected horses and other large animals for more than eight years. The ranch started in Greenbrier, Ark. and now is based out of Rose Bud and Rabbit Ridge, Ark.
WATERLOO, Iowa — The Pony Express rode through Waterloo and the Cedar Valley to raise money for Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines.
Question: Since baleage is becoming more readily available, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on feeding it to horses? Should horses be vaccinated against botulism if feeding baleage? Is warm weather feeding of baleage going to result in mold formation? Additionally, I know of some horses…
The South Dakota Horse Council will host a spring driving clinic May 11 at the SDSU Animal Science Arena in Brookings, S.D. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with plans to complete the day around 3 p.m. Joe Biren of Iona, Minn., will once again be the day’s clinician, having presented at two…
For the first time in decades, there will be no horse racing in South Dakota.
Throughout the year, horse owners work outside to care for their horses despite what challenges the forecast might offer. Precipitation, whether its rain, sleet or snow, eventually turns soil to mud and can create major hurdles for efficient horse management. In order to best manage muddy co…
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota horse owners are reminded to consider routine vaccinations in preparation for spring and summer equine activities. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven notes that the risk of horses contracting disease can be minimized with a good preventative health plan inclu…
South Dakota horse racing’s uncertain future may be starting to clear up, at least in the near term.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The hugs had to be quick. The celebratory conversation kept to a minimum.
LOS ANGELES _ Santa Anita is inching toward its projected March 29 opening after having closed for live racing on March 5 following a dramatic increase in the number of horse fatalities. Since Dec. 26, 22 horses have died either in racing or training. What happened at Santa Anita has been a …
The North Dakota State University Equine Center will open an emergency shelter for horses if flooding becomes a problem in the area.
Laura Fischer doesn’t have a memory without a horse in it.
Why would anyone hop on a horse and ride 100 miles in less than 24 hours across all imaginable terrains, in every weather condition possible when there is absolutely zero financial incentive for doing so?
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance.
Legumes (e.g. alfalfa and clover) have the potential to provide high quality pasture but are rarely grazed by horses
In 2017, the American Horse Council evaluated the economic impact of the horse industry in the United States (U.S.). They further looked at the economic impact in individual states including Minnesota.
Flashing beacons warning drivers about the presence of wild horses and wildlife along New Mexico Highway 48 north of Ruidoso were installed last month near the route’s intersection with Ski Run Road.
STEVENSVILLE, Mont. — Call them mustangs. Or brumbies. Just don’t call the wild horses of the Sapphire Mountains invaders.
The Double Bar J Cowboy Church in Huron, S.D., will be hosting their second annual Team Roping Clinic at the Beef Complex at the South Dakota State Fair Grounds April 26-28. Again eight-time world champion team roper and Cowboy Hall of Fame member Speed Williams will be the clinician.
PIERRE, S.D. –Through it’s dedication to the promotion of the American Quarter Horse, the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association has now entered into it’s 70th year. SDQHA boasts approximately 3,600 members, and the state has a population of approximately 80,000 registered Quarter Horses.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For Will Rogers Coliseum, this is the last rodeo.
Nebraska Extension will host a Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshop Feb. 26 at Scottsbluff.
Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards — what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the tit…
The breeze is brisk and rain has rendered trails ankle deep in mud, but the 3-foot-tall horses cavorting at this Walnut Creek, Calif., refuge don’t care. Friendly humans are on hand to feed, groom and exercise the little horses, none of which seems to know it’s not a Clydesdale.
Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota 4-H youth from across the state competed together with 660 youth from the U.S. and Canada during the Western National Roundup, January 9-13, 2019, held in Denver, Colo. The Conference, now in its 99th year. Western National Roundup is held annually during the N…
Aberdeen could benefit from a bill making its way through the Legislature.
If a dog is a man’s best friend, then a horse is a woman’s best friend — at least for Amber Alsterlund.
A Harrold teenager is the winner of this year’s Lloyd W. Rypkema Memorial Horse Award.