Horseback Poker Run – A Fun Day Of Riding

As we mentioned back in June, in our article on ‘The Summer Season of Trail Riding is Now in Full Swing’, those who enjoy time on horseback have been out and active. While there’s much to be said for simply getting out on the trail however, this is also an excellent time for those who own and share horses to organize other activities. And one idea that’s come to our attention of late is that of a horseback poker run.

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Irish officials deny knowledge of Racing Panorama investigation

Irish Government officials have come out to deny they were aware “thousands” of horses, formerly trained in Ireland, were allegedly being sent for slaughter at abattoirs.

As per a BBC Panorama program, it was reported that most of the 4,000 horses slaughtered in British abattoirs had been moved from Ireland, with some covering over 350 miles by road with severe injuries.

It is highly illegal under Irish law, as well as European law to transport a horse in a manner that could possibly “cause it injury or undue suffering”.

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Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts takes second ahead of Britain’s Michael Whitaker in third; 11-horse jump-off is a real thriller

It was freezing cold outside but the temperature in the Scandinavium Arena was near boiling point today when, for the second year in a row, Swedish superstar Henrik von Eckermann (36) and his brilliant mare, Mary Lou, galloped to victory in front of their home crowd at the last leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2017 Western European League in Gothenburg (SWE).

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Arabian the Top NATRC Horse in 2017

Tezuby, a.k.a. Ted, a 17 year old chestnut Arabian gelding, owned and ridden by Jonni Jewell of Decatur, TX, was named the winner of the North American Trail Ride Conference’s (NATRC) highest award, the President’s Cup, at its 57th annual convention in Albuquerque, NM, on February 9-11, 2018.

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