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More Fabulous Foal Photos

It is so difficult to pick just one winner of The Equiery’s annual Foal Photo Contest but we only have one cover and thus one cover winner. However, these two foals came very very close to making it on the August 2018 cover and we wanted to share them with you, our readers! Reserve Champion Foal-owner Dr. Elise Harvey of Sandy Spring hand-delivered a thumb drive with photos of her day-old Norwegian Fjord colt Greystone’s Baron as the photos were too large to send via email. This spunky little guy by Prydarson and out of Jordbear, by Kanda King,...

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Cash Available from MHIB Grants!

The Maryland Horse Industry Board 2019 grant program officially begins accepting applications on August 1 for research, educational and promotional projects that support horses or the equestrian community, or develop new opportunities for the Maryland horse industry. Applications must be in hand by October 5, 2018. Funding for these grants is provided by The Maryland Feed Fund, which collects $6 on every ton of horse feed sold in Maryland. Since The Maryland Feed Fund was established in 2002, MHIB has awarded over $450,000 in grant monies to over 320 projects throughout Maryland. “Horses are a critical component to Maryland’s...

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New USEA Requirements for BN & N 3Days!

This just in from the US Eventing Association! Effective August 1, 2018 the qualifications for the Beginner Novice and Novice Classic Three Day Events has changed to include the following: three horse trials at the same level or higher as the 3Day entered that meet the MERs (see below) plus one additional horse trials at the same level or higher with no more than 20 jump penalities two of these horse trials must be completed as the same horse and rider pair that is entering the 3Day these qualifications must take place within the 24 months prior to the start of the 3Day MERs (minimum eligibility requirement) are as follows: Dressage – no more than 50 penalty points Cross-Country – no jumping penalties and no more than 36-time penalties Show Jumping – no more than 16 jump penalties The changes have been made to insure that competitors at these levels are properly prepared for the classic three-day format. In the past, these levels only needed to complete four horse trials with any numerical score. There was no time limit to the requirements either and riders could have achieved these requirements on any number of different horses. USEA Classic Series Task Force Chair Gretchen Butts (Waredaca, Laytonsville) stated, “In the past, the Training and above competitors have been very prepared for this sort of competition but the Novice competitors have...

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And the winner is…

When this photo by Katlyn Lamp of Reisterstown of an unnamed Thoroughbred colt trying to get a bit too close to the camera arrived, everyone who saw it couldn’t help but smile. That face! Those eyes! That nose! You just want to smoosh it! Bred and owned by Sagamore Farm, the Kitten’s Joy colt out of the Empire Maker mare Daring Dancer just oozed curiosity. Maryland Horse Council Executive Committee members loved the photo and felt the foal was saying, “Hey you! Come over here!”, which is perfect for getting people to want to pick up the magazine. To...

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Rosecroft Raceway’s Drivers Trot 4 Charity

by Gina Maybee (First appeared in the July 2018 issue of The Equiery) The weekend of May 18-20, nine drivers from Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s County joined the harness racing industry across North America in Trotting 4 Charity, an event in which participating drivers and trainers from harness tracks wear a customized jersey with the logo of a non-profit charity that they have chosen, during the live race card. The jerseys are later auctioned off, with proceeds benefitting the various charities. Russell Foster chose Freedom Hill Horse Rescue of Calvert County as his non-profit.  Freedom Hill Horse Rescue is...

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The Important Role of Equine Hospital Support Staff – Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Care of a hospitalized horse requires highly-trained, dedicated personnel. Each horse must be treated as an individual, with examinations, treatments and procedures provided as directed by veterinarians, to ensure their comfort, safety and ultimate recovery. Licensed Veterinary Technicians, equine nurses and nursing assistants, support clinicians with the daily individualized care of each equine patient. Nursing duties for inpatients and outpatients include checking vital signs, administering medications and monitoring IV catheters. Medications are administered at specific times throughout the day and night and wounds require regular lavaging and bandage changes. These dedicated individuals work long hours, on rotating shifts, and their...

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