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Equitation Science Workshops an online event August 2020

Equitation Science Equitation Welfare Workshops: An online event ‘Agency and its effects on the sport horse’ with Dr Andrew McLean (Equitation Science International) is an online event that will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2020. The workshop will serve as a warmup event for The HappyRead More →

Three men in World War One AIF Lighthorse uniforms, slouch hat with feather mounted on horseback. Horses are tacked with replica Lighthorse military tack. Beside them stand a woman in Nurse outfit. Commemorating Rememberance Day. ANZAC Day. Lest We Forget

Horse Owners asked to step out for ANZAC Day With ANZAC day commemorative events cancelled, Horse SA has invited horse owners and their steeds to stand at the end of their driveway, to commemorate the sacrifices of humans and animals in war. The idea of standing at the end ofRead More →

two horses together. horse behaviours, horse friends. African Horse Sickness outbreak may be a threat to Australian horses

An African Horse Sickness outbreak has ferociously killed hundreds of Thai horses in less than three weeks. How at risk is Australia? In some languages, it’s called “The Equine Plague.” And given its rapid transmission, fierce symptoms, and haunting mortality rates, the “plague” might be a more apt description forRead More →

Horse traceability is important for welfare

In a show of inter-discipline collaboration, Equestrian Victoria and Racing Australia have agreed to share horse traceability data and augment the numerous equine welfare initiatives implemented by the Australian Racing Industry. This data share agreement supports Equestrian Victoria’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 pillar around Industry Leadership in Equine Welfare and willRead More →

whips ban at this summer's UK Racing League. Hands and Heels races

Jockeys will race under ‘hands and heels’ rules at this summer’s Racing League if organisers have their way. Whips may be carried but not used for ‘encouragement’. The Racing League, a new initiative of Championship Horse Racing, will be televised and take place across six consecutive Thursday evenings in JulyRead More →