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Special COVID-19 Issue of the American Horse Council

Innovative Vet Direct Safety Net Program to Help Horse Owners in Need
The Foundation for the Horse and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to manage a program offering relief to horse owners unable to afford veterinary care.

The ASPCA awarded The Foundation for the Horse a $50,000 grant to support the Vet Direct Safety Net initiative. This program, originated and piloted by the ASPCA, aligns with The Foundation’s mission of improving the welfare of horses and enables AAEP-member veterinarians in the U.S. to administer compassionate service to horses and the equine community without incurring financial stress to their practice.

“We are thrilled to partner with the AAEP and The Foundation for the Horse to continue bringing the boldest and most creative safety net programs to life,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “Since 2018, the ASPCA Vet Direct Safety Net Program served many horses and we are proud to support The Foundation for the Horse in order to continue empowering equine veterinarians to locate and provide care to at-risk equines in their communities.”

Equine practitioners who apply to participate in Vet Direct Safety Net will be able to provide up to $600 worth of free veterinary services per animal to assist horse owners in need with emergency stabilization procedures, euthanasia, or disposal.

The data collected from horse owners in exchange for veterinary services will also provide opportunities to better understand existing equine welfare issues and, ultimately, better serve America’s horses at risk or in transition.

AAEP-member veterinarians in the U.S. are invited to learn more about the program at www.aaep.org/vet-direct-safety-net or by contacting Sue Stivers at (859) 233-0147 or [email protected].

AWR OFFICE OPERATIONS

PLEASE NOTE:

Our offices are fully staffed during these trying times.

 

We are here to talk with you to get your paperwork in order and answer all other questions you may have.

 

Your applications for sporthorse registration, ownership transfer, etc. will be processed without delay as always.

 

Stay well and please call us at 561-693-5516.

 

 

Beezie Bags It for USA

(L to R) Team USA’s Margie Goldstein-Engle, Laura Kraut, Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, Beezie Madden, and Jessica Springsteen. (FEI/Shannon Brinkman)

The 2020 series got off to a galloping start with a home victory for Team USA in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of United States of America at Deeridge Farm in Wellington, Florida (USA). But despite fielding a crack four-member side, the hosts were pushed to a third-round jump-off by a relatively rookie British team that consisted of just three riders.

And making competition all the more exceptional was the fact that, in this sport in which men outnumber women by a considerable margin at top level, it came down to a clash between two all-female teams, with America’s Beezie Madden pipping Britain’s Alexandra Thornton in the third-round tie-breaker.

“The British girls were excellent!” said double Olympic gold medallist Madden who piled on the pressure with a brilliant first-to go run with Darry Lou in the jump-off.

There were eight teams in action but only USA, Mexico, and Canada were chasing down qualifying points in the North and Central America and Caribbean League series from which two of those three countries will qualify for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2020 Final in Barcelona, Spain next October. The American winners claimed the maximum 100 points while Mexico collected 80 when lining up third and Canada picked up 60 points when finishing fourth in a competition filled with plenty of excitement.

The open water was the source of the greatest drama, Israel’s Ashlee Bond having to call it a day with Donatello in the second round when the nine-year-old gelding refused to have anything to do with it after giving himself a fright first time out. And Brazilian pathfinder, Cassio Rivetti, took a real soaking there when his 13-year-old mare, Bacara d’Archonfosse, dumped him in it at their second attempt.

 

DEFEND AMERICA’S WILD HORSES AND BURROS!!!

Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Representative Raul Grijalva, is leading the charge along with a group of bipartisan legislators to stop Congress from funding the insidiousPath Forward,” a plan for mass removals of wild horses and burros from our public lands.

 

 

Chairman Grijalva’s campaign calls upon Congress to:

  1. Limit new fiscal appropriations to the $6 million appropriated by the House
  2. Add language that mandates the $6 million be spent on humane, reversible fertility control
  3. Add a prohibition against surgical sterilization

Chairman Grijalva rightly states that “Fundamental changes to existing law should not be done in spending bills without hearings, testimony, evidence, and due consideration by the authorizing committee tasked with these responsibilities.” With this statement he strikes back against the lobbyists and private interest groups trying to push this disastrous plan through Congress without going through the appropriate channels.

So what does this mean? It means your hard work, your action, your lending your voice to this cause is working. Chairman Grijalva and 11 other bipartisan members of Congress are standing up and calling BLM to task. We do have champions willing to stand up for our American icons in Congress, and your voices have led the charge for them to do so.

I’m reminded of a favorite quote from Margaret Mead:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Don’t ever forget that your efforts helped to spur theirs. If we the people don’t care enough to act, our representatives don’t have any incentive to do so either. Thank YOU for all you’ve done this past year and especially these past few months to stop this hideous plan from moving forward. The battle is not won yet, but we are on the field fighting, and we will never give up.

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“We applaud Chairman Grijalva’s tremendous leadership and tireless work to prevent the devastating roundup and incarceration of our iconic American wild horses, whose very backs this country was built upon,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action, and a lifelong horseman. “We must continue to do everything within our power to defend these symbols of our nation from their strategically planned eradication negotiated by the Humane Society, ASPCA, and pro-slaughter crowd.

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Dana Zarrello, Deputy Director
The Cloud Foundation
107 South 7th St
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
www.thecloudfoundation.org

 

USHJA Microchip Rule in Full Effect as per Dec 1, 2018

Please be aware that as of the above date, ALL horses competing in classes which require USHJA registration will be ineligible to compete in Federation licensed competitions – unless the owner can provide a microchip number for the horse that verifies the animal’s identity.

To make sure, check your USEF account as to whether your horse has a microchip number registered.

AWR will gladly provide microchips for all their previously registered horses. Owners with current membership can request a microchip using this  form.

New Co-branded 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests

 

US Equestrian and United States Dressage Federation Publish
2019 Dressage Tests

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) announced that the co-branded 2019 USEF/United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Dressage Tests are now available and published online through USDF.

Effective December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2022, the 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests are newly co-branded with the USDF as the two organizations work together to continue to proliferate and promote the sport of dressage in the United States. The 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests continue to serve as a measure of the horse and rider’s schooling and training, while each level builds upon the preceding level’s principles.

 USDF’s “On the Levels” will continue to provide examples of the new Introductory through Fourth Level dressage tests.  “On the Levels” features engaging videos to help athletes understand the requirements for tests within each level, with commentary from top U.S. trainers and judges and segments geared toward improving difficult movements at each level.  Keep an eye out for the launch of this product in the coming months.

Additional test products will include a new test app containing both the USEF and USDF tests and, once produced, a test booklet, which can be purchased through the USDF online store at store.usdf.org.

Click here to view the 2019 USEF/USDF Dressage Tests. For information on licensing the new tests, contact USDF at [email protected].  For questions or additional information, contact Hannah Niebielski, Director of Dressage National Programs, at [email protected].

WFFS Test Results for AWR-registered Warmbloods

AWR is now requiring that all AWR registered breedstock (i.e. mares and stallions) be tested for WFFS.

By day’s date,
the following warmbloods were tested for WFFS (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome) Type 1
(the list will be amended as more results come in)

 

Mare            Fedora, Ruffian x Fiona                              N/N
Stallion        Conquistador S, Contendor x Indio            N/N
Stallion        Le Andros, Le Santo x Skippin Jackie         N/N
Stallion        Seacoast Wonderful,                                 N/N
Darco x Topcash Girl v’t Beugelhof
Stallion        Dressage Royal, Donnerhall x Rosalie       N/N
Stallion        Waldaire, Waldgott x Aries                          N/WFFS
Stallion        Wizard WF, Waldaire x Abracadabra WF    N/N
Stallion        Daily Show, Danciano x Schwedenlady       N/N
Stallion        Sole Mio, Stanford x SPS Dona Rafaela     N/N
Stallion        WakeUp,  Wagnis x Maiden Montreal           N/WFFS
Stallion        Wrise and Shine, WakeUp x Daquan          N/N
Stallion        Winterfel, WakeUp x Darcie                        N/WFFS
Mare           Undaunted GA, Romeo x Picabo GA         N/N
Mare           TLF Veruschka, TLF Valinor x In A Dream xx   N/N
Stallion       TLF Rebel Yell, Ridley x TLF Summersolstice   N/N
Stallion       Winner, Sir Sinclair x Inoeska                      N/N
Stallion       Galante CR, Pincelim II x Vitoria HM            N/N
Stallion       Beste Gold, Belucci x Goldkatze                N/N

 

Results are reported as:

N/N No copies of the WFFS mutation; animal is normal.
N/ WFFS 1 copy of the WFFS mutation; animal is normal but is a carrier. Horse can pass on the mutation to 50% of offspring.
WFFS/WFFS 2 copies of the WFFS mutation; horse is affected.

 

Thank you for being a responsible warmblood breeder!

AWR Fax De-activated

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

We de-activated our fax number as the overwhelming majority of the faxes we received was spam.

Leading the Way in the USA for Breeding Top Sporthorses

Ponderosa Performance Horses and CR Ranches are proud to announce the approval and licensing of the Lusitano stallions XERIFE and GALANTE CR with the American Warmblood Registry. These handsome stallions are the first APSL Lusitanos to be honored with this endorsement in America. The American Warmblood Registry AWR is a founding member of the World Breed Federation for Sport Horses WBFSH.

PPH started breeding APSL Lusitanos on Dutch mares four years ago. The offspring have shown to be outstanding movers with a wonderful trainable character. Not only are these youngsters beautiful, they are also a marvelous representation of what a sporthorse should be.