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Stacey Reap

January 17, 2008

Debate Continues To Surround EHV-1

But veterinarians agree that careful horse management is still our best weapon against neurological EHV-1 outbreaks.

Last year, the horse industry received a huge reality check when an outbreak of the neurological form of equine herpesvirus-1 in Florida left major showgrounds temporarily quarantined, and the rest of the season was temporarily in doubt.

November 14, 2007

The Best Way To Stay Riding Is To Stay Riding

These “mature” amateur riders agree that being physically active is the best antidote to feeling your age.

It should come as no surprise that dedicated riders seem less plagued by the nagging maladies that often accumulate over the years in the general population. Not only do they maintain general physical fitness through work on and off their well-selected mounts, but also their preferred exercise—riding—is renowned for its therapeutic benefits.

October 19, 2007

Third Time's A Charm For Dzavik At Maclay Regionals

She and seven other regional winners will lead the charge to the Maclay Finals.

After two second-placed fin-ishes in Region 3 the last two years, Tatiana Dzavik, of Toronto, Ont., got a little extra help from trainer Missy Clark and took the top spot  over 78 competitors in the Region 1 Maclay, held Sept. 30 at the Grand Fall Classic in Westbrook, Conn. They warmed up that weekend by also winning the PHA National Championship.

October 12, 2007

New NSAID Equioxx Takes A More Selective Approach

The Food And Drug Administration and The U.S. Equestrian Federation sign off on the first COX-2 inhibitor for fighting pain and inflammation in horses.

In the quest to keep our horses comfortable, there are some double-edged swords in the world of medicine.

August 17, 2007

Middle California Dressage Goes To Extremes For USPC Gold

The horses from Middle California Region had a 21⁄2-day trek to make it to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, for the U.S. Pony Club Championships, held July 24-27, but the dressage teams made it worth the trip, winning the overall training level championship and taking second in first level and above.

May 18, 2007

Holly Bergay Shows What's Possible

Ask 14-year-old Holly Bergay, of Tucson, Ariz., about her future goals, and the answer is immediate and definite: “I want to go to the real Olympics.”

May 11, 2007

Third Time's A Charm For St. Andrews At ANRC

Stephannie Gibson, Janelle Harcus and Christina Kalinski have been a team for three years, banding together for St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C., to contest the American National Riding Commission’s National Intercollegiate Equitation Championships.

Last year, their school played host to the competition, claiming the reserve team title, while Kalinski took the individual reserve championship, missing top honors by a fraction of a point.

March 30, 2007

Spitfire And King Reign Supreme At Ocala

Having qualified two of his three rides for the 10-horse jump-off for the $100,000 Footing Authority Grand Prix, held March 18, the final day of the five-week HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Ocala, Fla., the odds were in Kyle King’s favor. Having dropped a rail with Capone I after a tight inside turn to a liverpool in the second round, he returned with Linda Opdycke’s Spitfire and a new game plan for his second trip around the shortened course.

March 30, 2007

Deanna Vonada Preserves Memories With Artistic Vision

Born and raised in State College, Pa., home of Pennsylvania State University, with both parents working at the school and surrounded by the Nittany Lion frenzy that is “Happy Valley,” Deanna Vonada’s decision to attend PSU was no surprise.

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