Archive for October, 2011
Yes, our Equiery barns ROCK! Perennial Barn Night rivals Meadowbrook Stables (Chevy Chase) and Full Moon Farm (Finksburg) faced off for the major wins, but with Meadowbrook edging out Full Moon for largest group (Full Moon received an honorable mention placement as largest Maryland barn because Meadowbrook’s overall win made them ineligible for the state [...]
Yesterday (October 27, 2011), Rapid Redux made Thoroughbred racing history at Laural Park as he galloped to his 19th straight victory. The five-year-old gelding (by Pleasantly Perfect) joins the likes of Zenyatta and Peppers Pride as the only three Thoroughbreds in North America to have won 19 races in a row.
From The American Horse Council: The horse industry relies on H-2B foreign workers to operate. The Department of Labor (DOL) is about to adopt two new rules concerning the H-2B program that could significantly impact horse employers who utilize it. The AHC fears these actions could make the H-2B program essentially unusable for many employers.
The U.S. Pan American Endurance Team, made up of John Crandall III with Heraldic (of West River, MD), Valerie Kanavy with Spectacular Gold, and Deborah Reich with Randor, won the team silver medal yesterday.
Anyone who hauls a horse trailer or drives a horse van, farrier truck or vet truck, has hay or feed delivered or has their manure hauled away needs to take note: yesterday Governor Martin O’Malley announced a host of proposed funding initiatives to a special session of the Maryland General Assembly, including a 15-cent tax [...]
Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson has informed The Equiery that he has now filed a total of 134 charges of animal cruelty (for criminal neglect) against Marsha Parkinson, owner of Canterbury Stables in Centreville, Maryland and owner of the 134 Polish Arabian horses impounded on April 29, 2011. The case was scheduled to [...]
It is official! The U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Lab at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center lab has officially declared what we already know…that our mold and mildew levels are through the barn roof. According to their stats, mold spore counts in our region for September are 75% above average. No kidding – look [...]