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Florida's Horse Industry

The State of Florida has more than 500,000 horses and more than 60% are used for competition and recreation, ranking #3 in the US (as per 2005 National Horse Council Study ).

Florida is home to almost all breeds of horses, led by Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Quarter Horses and Arabians. Florida's equine champions are known all over the world.

The Florida horse industry annually generates product valued at $3 Billion, and has a total annual economic impact estimated at around $5.1 Billion.

Over 440,000 Floridians are involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers, employees and volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. There are over 900 horse farms in Florida with over 104,000 employees.

Florida horsemen spend more than $1.2 Billion in annual maintenance costs, including $185 million on feed and hay. (1996 Study Dept. of Agriculture)
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FLORIDA HORSE.COM recommends reading!
Horse Shows: A newbie guide to the costs you may not have thought of -
by Victoria DeMore, Orlando Equestrian Examiner

Explore Paynes Prairie and discover wild bands of Florida's state horse - by Victoria DeMore, Orlando Equestrian Examiner

Vaccination can mean saving money and an equine life
Breakthrough in Equine Reproduction: Live Foal Born After Embryo Biopsy, Vitrification and Transfer
Top 10 Things to remember about Equine Parasite Resistance
Management Key to Preventing Heaves in Horses || Horse Owners should choose Equine Dewormers carefully

If you are going to shows and need Stall Cards for your horses,
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2016 FLORIDA WINTER SHOW DATES - Click HERE and choose category!

HITS OCALA January 19 - March 27, THE RIDGE ,

Week One-
January 17 - Laura Chapot tops large field In $75,000 Rosenbaum Mollengarden PLLC Grand Prix at first week of WEF
January 14
- Doda de Miranda and AD Nouvelle Europe Z claim $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 1; Havens Schatt and Custom Made come out on top in Equine Tack & Nutritionals Second Year Green Hunter Division

Week One
January 17 - Leida Collins-Strijk rides Don Tignanello to victory on Final Day of AGDF 1 With win in FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle
January 16 - Vilhelmson-Silfven and Don Auriello earn Second Victory of the Week in CDI-W FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at AGDF: Wilson Wilkins and Fabian JS earn Top Honors in CDI-W FEI Grand Prix Special
January 14
- Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and Don Auriello First, Laura Graves and Verdades Second in Inaugural 2016 Global World Cup Grand Prix

Week One Wrap-Up

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Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and Don Auriello

Laura Graves and Verdades

Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén and Don Auriello
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Laura Graves and Verdades
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January 2016
January 4 - ANDRES RODRIGUEZ - May 11, 1984 - January 4, 2016 - and Sophie Walker pass away after a tragic car accident in the early hours of January 4th in Wellington, FL.
Information on Andres' Memorial Service

December 21 - USEF announces Nominees for 2015 USEF Horses of the Year
December 21 - USEF announces 2015 Equestrian of the Year Nominees
December 15 - Letter from USEF President, Chrystine Tauber
December 15 - Cameron Kay wins 2015 Junior Equestrian of the Year Award
December 15 - Helena "Lana" DuPont Wright to be awarded 2015 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award
December 13 - WELLINGTON - Graves and Vinios claim National Championship Titles at U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp.
December 10 - USEF announces dates and locations for 2016 USEF Dressage National Championships
December 8
- U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp. Set to Crown National Champions
December 8 - Riders announced for the USEF 2016 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
December 6 - Saddle Seat World Cup Team chosen after selection trials at William Woods University
December 4 - Notice for potential Rio Games participants regarding personal sponsors

Additional 2015 News

Health & Misc. News
FLORIDA HORSE.COM recommends reading!
Horse Shows: A newbie guide to the costs you may not have thought of -
by Victoria DeMore, Orlando Equestrian Examiner

Vaccination can mean saving money and an equine life
Feb. 17 - Breakthrough in Equine Reproduction: Live Foal Born After Embryo Biopsy, Vitrification and Transfer
Top 10 Things to remember about Equine Parasite Resistance
Aug. 4 - Management Key to Preventing Heaves in Horses
April 2 - Study being conducted on Tying Up in Morgans
What Horse Owners Should Know About Strangles
Feb. 12 - Spring Tapeworm Control Important for Grazing Horses
Every Horse needs an Annual Dental Exam, says the American Association of Equine Practitioners
The Humane Society of the United States publishes comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses
- Beware: Acorns can cause Colic and Founder By Martha Inks, Fort White, FL

Beezie Madden wins USEF Equestrian of the Year Fourth Time

Tori Colvin and Patrick
win 2014 ASPCA Maclay
Photo: Shawn McMillan Photography

Todd Minikus & Quality Girl claim the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix
Photo: ESI Photography

USET Showjumping Rankings USA Equitation Rankings National WCHR Rider Standings

- Please Help! - Website for the horses stolen in Central Florida below -www.stolenhorsesearch.com

STOLEN HORSES - 3 AQHA Reining/Team Penning Horses stolen in Frostproof, FL (Polk County) on December 12, 2007 - Harley, Missy and Perky. Reward for information leading to their return being offered! Flyer with full information! PLEASE HELP!

Learn about THEFT PREVENTION by reading these tips! (courtesy www.netposse.com)

Get the word out and maybe someone will find your horse

Stolen Horse International

Funds generated through the sale of this specialty license plate are distributed to programs using horses, other livestock, the marine and wilderness environment in their efforts to provide educational and counseling services for Florida's at-risk boys and girls. Click on the image

Florida Equine Liability Statute - also for Riding Helmet Laws! - check with your local town/municipality -
Legal responsibilities all horseowners should know about -
courtesy American Assoc. for Horsemanship Safety -
How Good is Your Release Form ?
- What to Do When There Is an Accident

TV Schedules -
"AMERICA'S HORSE" TELEVISION SHOW MOVES TO NEW TIME HorseTV - Television for Horse People! Click here for schedules OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK - For schedule of shows Dressage On Television - Cable Channel RFD-TV will be showing  2 shows every Friday. More! ESPN - ESPN 2 - ESPN CLASSIC - TV Schedule - Horse Racing, Equestrian & Rodeo Listings - Go Here!    

Complete list of public trails for the State of Florida so that you might be able to enjoy going on those leisurely hacks with your horse and enjoy the beauty of our State. Click Here! and ENJOY!
"LIVE CAMS", real time photos of fun places in Florida, the beaches, Orlando attractions and even alligators sunning! Horses in their stalls, work-outs on the race track and 16 foaling cams. Please click HERE - Have fun!

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Benny de Ruiter Stables - The Netherlands - Import Dutch Warmbloods, Jumpers/Hunters/Dressage/Equitation
Bluffview Farm - Breeders and Importers of Clydesdale & Friesian Horses. Ocala, FL
John Ehmke Photography - Horses, Horseshows, Special Occasions
Greenfield Stables Belgium - Wouter Boonstoppel.Specializing in European Warmbloods, Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation horses for sale.
LB Ranch - A Florida Cattle Ranch dedicated to the Care and Preservation of America's Wild Mustangs and Burros. Myakka City, FL
Michael Ten Hoeve Tiling, Inc. - Custom Tile, Marble & Stone Installations. Ocala, FL
Paw Pals, Inc. - No kill pet/rescue adoption service. We only adopt within 300 miles of Ocala, FL


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Royal Gold Morgan Horses - Breeding Fine Buckskin and Palomino Morgan Horses
Stomski Horse Trailer Sales - South Florida SUNDOWNER Dealer. Lake Worth, FL

Stolen Horse International, Inc. - Non-profit organization assisting in the listing and recovery of stolen horses in the US

Stop Slaughtering Horses - UNITED WE CAN END THE SLAUGHTER! - Non-Profit Rescue for horses at Slaughter Auctions - Juno Beach, FL

Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village
- Premier boarding, training and horse show facility serving all disciplines, dressage rings (mirrors), jump fields, race tracks. Delray Beach, FL .
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Williston Animal Group - Pets for Adoption, Williston, FL
Wouter Boonstoppel - Greenfield Stables Belgium - Specializing in European Warmbloods, Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation horses for sale.

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Florida Horse Poisonous Plants


A list of plants to watch out
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Jan. 2008 -
Acorns Can Cause Colic and Founder

By Martha Inks, Fort White, FL

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