Horses

Video: Taking the reins at the Brown County 4-H Horse Show

Cassandra Townsend, 17, explains why she likes riding horses during the Brown County 4-H Horse Show, which took place June 20 at Akkerman Arena...

All American Saddle Club June 17 horse show results

All American Saddle Club The All American Saddle Club horse show on June 17 in Webster, S.D., was judged by Tammy Gorder of Webster. The...

2018 Brown County 4-H Horse Show results

Brown County 4-H Exhibitor, Class Ribbon, Class Awards Beginner Western Showmanship Rayven Dutenhoffer, Red Kylie Johannsen, Red Emily Malsam, Purple, Reserve Champion Hailey Pauli, Blue Riley Zoellner, Blue Walker Zoellner, Purple, Grand...

Photos: Horsemanship, riding on display at Brown County 4-H Horse Show

See what took place Wednesday, June 20, at the Brown County 4-H Horse Show. Results will be posted when they become available. Cassandra Townsend, one...

Waubay cowboy gearing up mentally

By Shawn Werre [email protected] Seth Gaikowski’s first year competing in junior high school rodeo has been one to remember. Gaikowski of Waubay recently qualified for the National...

Highmore roper prepared for big run

By Jacque Niles [email protected] Tate Hoffman is a good roper. Dale Lee Forman is a fast runner. So it’s only fitting that the two paired up...

Horse Events Calendar

June 23-24, Brookings: Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show, at Swiftel Center, facebook.com/dakotaroyaldraftshow/. June 24, Aberdeen: Aberdeen Area Horsemen's Association Open Horse Show, at Akkerman...

The family who rodeos together – Hartford family shares passion for...

by Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Last week, South Dakota Farmers Union fed hundreds of South Dakota families who gathered in Belle Fourche for the...

Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association June 3 Horse Show results

Aberdeen Area Horsemen's Association Teresa Visser of North Dakota, judged the Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association Open Horse Show on June 3 at the Akkerman Arena....

Purina launches site to reconnect horses and riders

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC SHOREVIEW, Minn. – Every horse rider or owner has that one horse they will never forget. Between sales, barn moves and...

Horse Events Calendar

June 15, Estelline: Estelline Rodeo Queen, Jr. Queen and Princess contest, www.estellinerodeo.com June 15-16, Estelline: Estelline Rodeo Days. June 17, Webster: All American Saddle Club Open...

Five area cowboys, cowgirls place in East Region High School Rodeo...

Dakota Media Group Sports Staff Three area cowgirls and two area cowboys placed in events over the weekend during the 2018 Watertown East Region High...

Five area cowboys, cowgirls place in East Region High School Rodeo...

Dakota Media Group Sports Staff Three area cowgirls and two area cowboys placed in events over the weekend during the 2018 Watertown East Region High...

Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won...

12th Annual Miss Rodeo Aberdeen Contest – Aug. 12

Miss Rodeo Aberdeen Contest The 12th Annual Miss Rodeo Aberdeen Pageant will be held on Aug. 12. Horsemanship will begin at 9 a.m. at Horseshoe Stables,...

Vaccinating Fido against rabies? Don’t forget your horse

Zoetis Horses are nearly four times more likely to contract rabies than dogs. Across the U.S., the majority of horses are not vaccinated for rabies...

Research update: Magnet mesh sheets

Summarized by Amanda Grev, MS, University of Minnesota Researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU) have completed a study investigating the effects of a magnetic/ceramic...

Mike Olson named 2018 SD Horseperson of the Year

South Dakota Horse Council The South Dakota Horse Council is pleased to announce Mike Olson of White, S.D., as their 2018 South Dakota Horseperson of...

Racing in South Dakota needs help to survive

By Cuyler Meade [email protected] One year ago, the American News ran a story explaining that the future of horse racing in South Dakota may only be...

Horse racing wraps up in Aberdeen

By Cuyler Meade [email protected] Editor's note: The following is our coverage of the second weekend of the Northeast Area Pari-Mutuel Horse Races which took place May...

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...
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