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Olympic Veterans Head Entry List for 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Top Names in the Sport Set the Stage for Exciting 41st Annual Event

  • 18 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1543

Bridgehampton, NY - August 3, 2016 - A bevy of top names in the sport of international show jumping including Olympic, World and Pan American Games medalists, have confirmed their entries for the 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show.  This world-renown competition draws the most elite jumper and hunter competitors from across the nation. The 41st annual show will take place August 28-September 4 at their prestigious venue in Bridgehampton, NY and will feature a star-studded line of names in the Classic's Open Jumper classes, including four FEI-recognized classes, which culminates in the thrilling $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by LONGINES on Sunday, September 4.

Eventing Anyone

What to know before you give it a go.

  • 4 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 2615
Eventing Anyone

Sunshine Horses Looking For Volunteers

Daily Volunteers Needed

  • 3 August 2016
  • Author: Horsebits
  • Number of views: 1772


Sunshine Horses, Inc. is a non-profit, independent adoption agency and rescue facility for horses located in Syracuse, NY. Founded by Kate Starr in 2003, Sunshine has found loving homes for more than 150 horses. We specialize in retraining and rehoming retired Standardbred racehorses. However, Sunshine works with all horse breeds and prepares them for their forever homes.

Do you love horses?  Want a way to serve your community and the animals in it?  Want to be around horses, fun people, and get “Barn Fit”? 

Gold Medal Eventing Team on the podium for USA

  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1667

Gold Medal Eventing Team on the podium for USA, Marilyn Little, Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton and Lauren Kieffer at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Caledon, Ontario, Canada.
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Beezie Madden jumps into her 4th Olympic Games with Cortes.

  • 29 July 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1891
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with Beezie Madden, who will be competing for the United States on the Olympic Equestrian Show Jumping team in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Beezie and her husband John are currently residing in the Netherlands where they’re training several of their horses for the upcoming games.

From Hoof to Heart

Bridging Gaps Between Horses and People

  • 22 July 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1749

Man’s relationship with horses dates back millennia. The progress of humanity and of industry is, in large part, due to the sweat and toil of these magnificent animals.

Even today, the world is torn between animal welfare and human desires. It’s sufficed to say that the word “relationship” is somewhat of an overstatement when classifying the co-existence of man and horse.

For your horse’s sake: Salt needs more attention during hot months

  • 20 July 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 4657

Your horse sweats more during the summer, making electrolyte supplementation worth considering. But electrolytes alone will not protect against dehydration. Your horse needs to have enough sodium (salt). One ounce per day (two tablespoons) is adequate for maintenance during cool months, but hot, humid weather calls for at least two ounces per day, and more if your horse is in work of any kind.

Article by By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

One Simple Truth That Leads to Softness between Horse and Human

  • 5 May 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1719
“It’s not about what we do that starts us on the path to softness,” says renowned horseman Mark Rashid, “but rather, it’s what we don’t do.”

USRider: Traveling with a Horse? Blanket or No Blanket?

  • 5 May 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1754
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 30, 2015) – With winter making its grand entrance in many states and across Canada, having confidence your four-legged companion is comfortable during travel is essential. While horses are very comfortable in cold conditions, and most travel well in the winter, it is still a big question as to whether you should be throwing on a blanket or leaving it at the barn. There are a few factors that should be taken into consideration before you hit the road.

Senior Horse Challenge Sharpens Skills

  • 5 May 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1644
What differentiates Equine Metabolic Syndrome from PPID (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction or “Cushings”)?

1) Laminitis
2) Obesity or regional adiposity ("fat pads")
3) Delayed shedding



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