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Rhonda Reese, who had served as Executive Director of Midwest Horse Fair since 2007, has been charged with 61 counts of felony theft and writing false cheques. She is accused of redirecting more than $200,000 of the organization’s funds to her personal use. The Midwest Horse Fair is an annual event that draws horse enthusiasts from across the United States.

In the United States, military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are often prescribed therapeutic horseback riding (THR) as a complementary therapy, but little is known about how these programs affect PTSD in military veterans. Now, a University of Missouri study has determined that veterans had a significant decrease in PTSD scores just weeks after THR.

Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is pleased at this time to announce two new programs being introduced nationwide, with the mandate to support equestrian athletes across the country under the age of 25. The programs are being designed to help identify those who have the potential of becoming Canada’s next high-performance athletes.

Equine artist Fred Stone has died at the age of 87. He passed away on February 4th surrounded by family, from complications due to cancer. Stone was the most sought-after equine artist in the world. According to his website, more horse lovers own a Fred Stone print than any other equine artist in history. His works hang in Buckingham Palace and the White House.

The National Arabian Reining Horse Association (NARHA), formerly the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic, has been offering large cash prize incentives at premier Brumley Management Group LLC NRHA events starting in 2014. The NARHA was created as an incentive program that would inspire breeders of reining horses to seriously consider the talent, athletic ability, and heart of Arabians and Half-Arabians.

Welcome to the album of winners, runners-up, and honourable mentions in our 2017 Celebration of Horses Photo Contest. This year the selection of photos was outstanding in all six categories, making judging rather challenging and a whole lot of fun! Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared the special moments and memories of their beautiful babies, beloved equine friends, and hardworking partners – and congratulations to the winners.

On December 21, 2017, Woodbine Entertainment announced a donation of $10,000 USD to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) to assist those impacted by the tragic Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, California.

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