Florida Equine Liability Statute -

The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Div. of Animal Industry, is informing the Florida equine community of the USDA's, National Animal Identification System (NAIS) . Field personnel are distributing this letter to horse owners and stables. Most commonly asked questions about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) , Instructions for filling out the NAIS Application , Application form for Premises Registration - pd f

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 -
Are Your Horse Expenses Tax Deductible?


Articles written by John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law, regarding the horse owner/industry and the IRS
Complex New Tax Ruling Is a Victory for the Industry by John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law.-
Expectation that Assets Will Increase in Value Important Tax Factor ,
Records? What Kind of Records Should I Maintain? ,
Are More People Being Audited in the Startup Phase?
Complex New Tax Ruling Is Disappointing

We will be adding additional articles shortly.



UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION "WEEK IN REVIEW": 2007: Dec. 20 , Dec. 13 , Dec. 6 , Nov. 29 , Nov. 22 , Nov. 15 , Nov. 8 , Nov. 1 , Oct. 25 , Oct. 18 , Oct. 11 , Oct. 4 , Sept. 27 , Sept. 20 , Sept. 13 , Sept. 6 , August 30 , August 23 , August 16 , August 9 , August 3 , July 26 , July 19 , July 12 , July 5 , June 28 , June 20 , June 14 , June 7 , May 31 , May 24 , May 17 , May 10 , May 3 , April 25 , April 19 , April 12 , April 5 , March 29 , March 22 , March 15 , March 8 , March 1 , Feb. 15 , Feb. 8 , Feb.1 , Jan. 25 , Jan. 18 , Jan. 11 , Jan. 4
USEF/PHR Breeders' Newsletter: December , November , October , September , News Archives

AGA 2007 Rider of the Year Standings AGA 2007 Rookie of the Year Standings AGA 2007 Horse of the Year Standings USET Showjumping Rankings USA Equitation Rankings National WCHR Rider Standings

Dec. 16 - Kent Farrington Wins the Palm Beach Toyota Grand Prix with "Nerina" in Wellington, FL
Dec. 13 - "Grande Gil" becomes First Saddlebred Triple Crown Winner since 2004
Dec. 13 - 2007 United States Eventing Association Year-End Award Winners celebrated at Annual Convention
Dec. 11 - USEF names Riders to participate in Eventing Developing Riders Program
Dec. 9 - USEF names Eventing Winter Training List
Dec. 2 - Sharn Wordley, Ocala, FL wins the $30,000 Grand Prix on "Mr. Flanagan" and Third Place on "Epsom" at the Inaugural First Coast Invitational in Jacksonville.
Dec. 2 - Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum wins E85,000
Great Prize of Munich with "Shutterfly" at the 2007 Munich/Germany Indoors Show for the second time.

McLain Ward wins $100,000 National Horse Show Grand Prix, CSI-W, Farrington named Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Champion
Victoria Colvin dominates Small and Medium Pony Hunters
McLain Ward and Larioso charge to $10,000 National Horse Show Open Speed Stake win
Take Away and Cortright Wetherill conclude Final Junior Year with $25,000 National Horse Show Hunter Championship Title
Barri Platt triumphs with Manolo for Grand Junior Hunter Championship and Leading Rider Award
Scott Stewart Champion with Beyond, Highland Park, and West Point
Hillary Dobbs and Marengo take Speed Classic Victory

Dec. 2 - Sharn Wordley, Ocala, FL wins the $30,000 Grand Prix on "Mr. Flanagan" and Third Place on "Epsom" at the Inaugural First Coast Invitational in Jacksonville.
Dec. 2 - Meredith Michaels/Beerbaum wins E85,000
Great Prize of Munich with "Shutterfly" at the 2007 Munich/Germany Indoors Show for the second time.
Nov. 30 - Three way ride-off decides medals, U.S. settles for Silver and Bronze at the 2007 FEI Reining Masters
Nov. 21 - Stadium Jumping and Wellington Equestrian Partners reach agreement: Shows to remain at current Showgrounds
Nov. 21 - Brittany McGinnis Wins USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final
Nov. 18 - Sharn Wordley, Ocala, FL, and "Epson Pierreville" provide a Grand Finale winning the $25,000 National Hunter Jumper League (NHJL) Grand Prix at the Atlanta Fall Classics Series
Nov. 16 - Debut win for Darragh Kerins, Wellington, FL in the $25,000 Welcome Prix at Atlanta Fall Classics Series
Nov. 13 - Eventing Superstar "Winsome Adante" retired . Ridden by Kim Severson, owned by Linda Wachtmeister, his career includes three victories at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, a Team Gold Medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, Team Bronze and Individual Silver Medals at the 2004 Olympics, a third place finish at the Badminton CCI**** in 2007, wins at the 2000 Radnor CCI** and the 2001 Blenheim CCI***.
Nov. 12 - U.S. Show Jumpers victorious in Nations' Cup at the CSIO Buenos Aires
Nov. 8 - Sergio Campos, Longwood FL, and "Shakira Do Jacare" win the Welcome Stake at the Atlanta Fall Classics Series
Nov. 8 - Kimberly McCormack wins 2007 ASPCA Maclay National Championship at Syracuse
Oct. 24 - See Poster! - USET Foundation announces Jumpers for 2008 Rose Parade —Olympians Margie Engle, Anne Kursinski, Beezie Madden and Melanie Smith Taylor USET Foundation announces Eventing Riders for 2008 Rose Parade - Olympians Darren Chiacchia, Nina Fout, Kim Severson, and Karen StivesUSET Foundation announces Dressage Riders for 2008 Rose Parade - Olympians Sue Blinks, Debbie McDonald, Steffen Peters and Guenter Seidel
Oct. 9 - Nikko Ritter, Geneva, FL, and "Clover Count" best in close contest at Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals East
Oct. 8 - John Henry, the legendary Thoroughbred racehorse who was twice Horse of the Year, was humanely euthanized at the Kentucky Horse Park today
Oct. 4 - The First Coast Invitational - "Where the North Meets the South" - November 29 through December 2 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center - Jacksonville, FL - A unique idea come to life in the equestrian world. A blending of two cultures, Olympic Show Jumping, contrasting with the excitement and tradition of Professional Bull Riding.
Oct. 4 - NIALL GRIMES 1976-2007 - Niall Grimes,
age 31, suffered a heart attack last Friday, September 28th, while in Lexington, at the Kentucky National Horse Show and passed away on Wednesday, October 3rd. Everyone's thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Oct. 4 - Dressage at Devon Wrap-Up
Sept. 5 - First Microchip approved for Equine use in NAIS
September - American Breeder News
Sept. 20 - Olympian Michelle Gibson and Don Angelo win Inaugural USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship
Sept. 19 - Chester Weber sets record with Fifth consecutive win of the USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship
Sept. 19 - Runaway victory for Germany, US is Fourth in the Samsung Super League Final

Sept. 4 - It is with great sadness that we have to announce that DIETER KLEES, husband of Patricia Klees of Orange Clover Farms in Ft. Myers, FL has passed away at the young age of 54. Dieter and Patricia Klees own and operate their facilities in Ft. Myers, FL and in Germany, specializing in imported quality Dressage horses and Jumpers of German Warmblood breeding. They are also the Founders of the German Equestrian Alliance which sponsors a large dressage event every winter season in Orlando, FL. We send our sincerest and deepest condolences to Patricia and their family. Condolence messages can be sent to: Mrs. Patricia Klees, 12700 Washburn Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33905
Aug. 27 - HITS CULPEPER - Sulu Rose-Reed, The Galloping Field, and "Leondor" win the $40,000 Footings Unlimited Grand Prix
Aug. 27 - American Saddlebred Horse Association - World’s Grand Champions crowned
Aug. 24 - U.S. Names Team for Samsung Super League Final
USEF Initiates Equine Disaster Relief Fund - Goal is to have funds in place when disaster strikes

Aug. 19 - VERMONT SUMMER FESTIVAL - Norman Dello Joio victorious in $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix
Aug. 13 - HITS SAUGERTIES - Candice King and "Tarco" capture the $75,000 In The Woods Log Homes Grand Prix Margie Engle, Wellington, FL and Hidden Creek's "Quervo Gold" capture the $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grand Pri x
Aug 1-5
- KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC - Kentucky Summer Horse Show Wrap Up, August 1-5, 2007 "Qena 2" is Number One in $40,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix with Colin Syquia of Wellington, FL Debbie Stephens, Palmetto, FL rides "Quik" to win $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic July 29 - BILTMORE SUMMER CLASSIC II - Hardin Towell triumphs in $25,000 Louise Salter Grand Prix, Millstream,Inc./Andrea King/Peterson's "Artur 28" is Second, Daniel Geitner is third with "Trading Places".
July 27 - United States wins Sixth Leg of Samsung Super League at Hickstead, UK
July 25 - American Drivers bring home Bronze Medal for Team Competition, Individual Gold Medal in the 2007 FEI World Combined Pony Driving Championships
July 25 - U.S. Scores Nations Cup Victory at Sweden’s Falsterbo Horse Show
BILTMORE SUMMER CLASSIC I - Hardin Towell debuts "Artur 28", owned by Millstream,Inc/Andrea King/Peterson winning the $25,000 Juan Hernandez Memorial Grand Prix, "Sea Cloud" owned by Andrea King, also ridden by Hardin Towell, are Third.
ILOVE NEW YORK -July 8 -Christine McCrea rode "Promised Land", (formerly owned by Derek Peterson, Legacy Farm, Archer, FL) to victory in the $75,000 Hermès Grandprix CSI 3*
July 6 - Debbie Stephens of Palmetto, FL and "Quik" win Nicola’s Restaurants Power & Speed Stake
LAKE PLACID (NY) - Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL and "Pavarotti" win $75,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid (NY)

XV Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil - July 13 - 29, 2007

July 29 - Team USA’s Cara Raether and Ublesco finish Eighth, Lead Americans in Individual Show Jumping
July 27 - US fights for a hard-earned Bronze Team Show Jumping Medal
July 22 - Pony Power Prevails! - "Theodore O’Connor", aka the “Super Pony,” bred by P. Wynn Norman, Ocala, FL, wins Gold in Eventing and Gold for the US Team in Eventing
July 18 - Hickey delivers Gold, Sammis takes Silver, in Dressage Individual Finals
July 15 -
Team USA Takes Gold Medal in Dressage Competition

"Teddy O'Connor"

ATLANTA SUMMER CLASSIC II - Sergio Campos, Longwood Equestrian Center, FL leads the victory gallop at the $25,000 Outback Steakhouse-Horses Helping Horses Grand Prix Sergio Campos of Longwood Equestrian Center, FL wins Lucky Sevens Welcome Stake with Mill Creek's "Sancho".
ATLANTA SUMMER CLASSIC I - Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and "Tibor" win $25,000 EMO Grand Prix .Sergio Campos of Longwood Equestrian Center, FL wins Welcome Classic with "Shakira Do Jacare" . $25,000 Horses Helping Horses Hunter Classic - Third place went to Emily Gardner riding "Podest" owned by Gardner and Millstream
June 9
- GIRLPOWER! - Filly RAGS TO RICHES wins THE 139th BELMONT STAKES for Ocala, FL Trainer, Todd Pletcher. First filly to win in 102 years since only other filly win in 1905. Story!
June 1 - US Third in Third Leg of Samsung Super League
May 27 - ATLANTA SPRING CHALLENGE - Sergio Campos of Longwood Equestrian Center, FL wins Welcome Classic with Mill Creek "Sancho", Derek Peterson, Legacy Farm, FL is Second with "Cisco", and Sergio Campos is Third with "Shakira Do Jacare".
May 24 - Shawn Flarida becomes National Reining Horse Association All-Time Leading Money Earner at 2007 NRHA Derby
May 20 - Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui make it two in a row with win in $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* at Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show
May 17 - ATLANTA SPRING PREMIERE - Sergio Campos of Longwood Equestrian Center, FL wins ATLANTA GRAND PRIX with "Shakira Do Jacare".

May 13 - Lauren Hough and Casadora handily win $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix CSI 3* at Kentucky Spring Horse Show
May 4 - "Le Samurai", Amy Tryon's partner a The 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** injured himself on the last jump at the Cross Country and was humanely euthanized today.

May 3 - STADIUM JUMPING announces location for its new showgrounds - WELLINGTON PRESERVE to be home to new world-class showgrounds!
May 4 - "Le Samurai", Amy Tryon's partner a tThe 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** injured himself on the last jump at the Cross Country and was humanely euthanized today.
April 29 -Local Florida Pony sets International Record at The 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****
April 29 - Australian Clayton Fredericks takes the Prize at the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event; U.S. Riders Phillip Dutton and Karen O’Connor finish Second and Third
From the April 2007 issue of USEF EQUESTRIAN magazine:
Mandy McCutcheon becomes NRHA One Million Dollar Ride r
April 10 - American Horse Council Study Finds Equestrian Recreation Industry Has Significant Economic Impact. To find out how Florida's horse industry ranks, please use this link to order from The American Horse Council.
2007 Winter Equestrian Festival comes to a close and honors Circuit Champions
April 7
-TAMPA - Beezie Madden and Authentic take second win in $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational
April 6 - USEF Announces Team For Samsung Super League Tour #1
April 5 - Canterbury May Days Qualifier Horse Show receives Alachua County, FL funding.
April 5 - New Online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course Available From Michigan State University
March 10 - United States Finishes Third in Nations' Cup in Wellington, FL
March 8 - Palm Beach Dressage Derby crowns 2007 Champions

Theodor O'Connor
Karen O'Connor & "Teddy" O'Connor
Photo: Don Granger

April 4 - TAMPA - Up Chiqui and Kent Farrington race to victory in $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 10
April 1 -
TAMPA - Beezie Madden and Authentic are true to form for victory in $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa
March 29 -TAMPA - Eric Lamaze and Narcotique de Muze II win wire to wire in $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at Tampa Bay Classi c
Canadian Eric Lamaze wins $100,000 in FTI Rider Challenge
Veterans Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Perin fly to victory in €25,000 Medium Tour Final 1.50m Classic at CN Worldwide Wellington Finale, CSI-5*
March 17 - United States’ McLain Ward and Sapphire Take Home Biggest Prize in U.S. Outdoor Show Jumping History in €300,000 CN Worldwide Florida Open Grand Prix, CSI-5*
American Todd Minikus places Second at the $150,000 CN U.S. Open Jumper Championship, Mario Deslauriers takes the title for Canada
United States Finishes Third in Nations' Cup in Wellington, FL
Ian Millar and In Style victorious in $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round VII
Summer Storm and McLain Ward blow the field away in $5,000 Welcome Stake at CN Wellington Open CSIO 5*
Markus Fuchs and La Toya III take top honors in $100,000 Zada Masters Cup
Darragh Kerins breaks through with $20,000 1.50m Classic win on Night Train
McLain Ward and Sapphire turn up the speed to win $75,000 Bainbridge Idle Dice Classic World Cup Qualifie r
Zada Florida Dressage Classic - Lars Petersen and Dacardo score another dressage victory
Little Big Man and Laura Chapot score second Sunday victory in $60,000 Kilkenny Internationale Cup
Authentic and Beezie Madden easily win in $25,000 WEF Challenge Series Round IV Grand Prix
Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Wapino win in $60,000 Palm Beach Wellington Cup
DRESSAGE - Courtney King and Idocus debut new Freestyle With Grand Prix Win --
Jan Brons and Jourdan score top marks in USEF HP Grand Prix Special
Laura Chapot wins $50,000 Farr Grand Prix of Palm Beach with Little Big Man

Eric Lamaze and Lorrain Z beat tough field to win $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round II Grand Prix
Dressage Series at 2007 Winter Equestrian Festival features qualifiers for Pan Am Selection Trials and $50,000 Cunningham Challenge

Tracy Magness was named the leading Grand Prix rider at 2007 HITS Ocala .
March 18 - Ocala Winter Finals - Kyle King and Spitfire win The $100,000 Footing Authority Grand Prix of Ocala
March 16 - Ocala Winter Finals - Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude win the final $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix
March 11 - Ocala Tournament -Sergio Campos and Shakira Do Jacare win the $50,000 Iron Springs Farm Grand Prix
March 9 -Ocala Tournament
- Aaron Vale gets his first win in Thursday's $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix
March 5 - Ocala Masters - Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude win the $50,000 U-Dump Grand Prix
March 1 - Ocala Masters - Kyle King wears the crown at HITS Ocala after his win aboard Spitfire
Feb. 25 -Ocala Winter Festival - Libby McKinney and Gun Du Desfi capture the $50,000 Duggan Equipment Grand Prix - Feb. 23 -
Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude capture the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix
Feb. 18 - Ocala Winter Classic - Canadian Olympian, Beth Underhill, and Magdaline capture the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix - Feb. 15 -Sergio Campos and Shakira Do Jacare capture the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix
Feb. 4 - Week 2 Unrated - Sergio Campos and Zizou, owned by Rae Marie Kennedy, win the $25,000 Grand Prix
Jan. 28 - Week 1 Unrated - Sergio Campos and Shakira Do Jacare capture the $25,000 Footing Authority Grand Prix
Jan. 15
- HITS Ocala Horse Shows EHV-1 Vet Check Protocol lifted as of January 15th


A Grand Week for Gulf Coast Winter Finale
Gulf Coast Week IV: Laurie Jakubauskas "foils" opponents winning back to back Grand Prix
Gulf Coast Week IV: Easy as 1-2-3 Wilhelm Genn wins Lucky Sevens Welcome Stake
Week Three Wrap-Up
Gulf Coast Week III: Little Jumping, Little Crawfish and Music make a great recipe for fun
Michael Tokaruk and Lord Byron capture $25,000 EMO Grand Prix of the Gulf Coast
Week Two Wrap-Up
Gulf Coast Week II: "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler"
Week One Wrap-Up
Gulf Coast Week I: Wilhelm Genn turns the heat up at Gulf Coast Winter Opener

Feb. 10 - Tommy Feigel has First Grand Prix Win in $25,000 Jacksonville Finale
Feb. 4 - Bjorn Ikast and Brave Heart triumph in the $35,000 Jacksonville A-Z Grand Prix
Feb. 3 - Jacksonville A-Z III: Samantha Schaefer and Lyle take home the $25,000 Open Hunter Classic
Feb. 1 - Week II of the Jacksonville Winter Series becomes International as New Zealand Pros win big
Jan. 20
- Margie Goldstein-Engle wins $75,000 Green Cove Springs CSI-W Grand Prix with Hidden Creek's Quervo Gold
Jan. 18 - Laura Kraut and Anthem win the $25,000 Green Cove Springs Welcome Jumper Classic
Dec. 27 - Horses’ Safety First Priority for Jacksonville Winter Series 2007

2006 Results and News Archive

2005 Results and News Archive

2004 Results and News Archive

2003 Results and News Archive

The USA Equestrian Safety Committee is introducing a rider Medical Information Form sponsored by Troxel Helmets, with the recommendation that each rider/driver/handler complete a copy of the form and place it in an outside coat, shirt or pants pocket whenever competing at all recognized competitions. The committee advises that the information exhibitors include in the form will assist medical personnel in the event of a serious accident or injury. Please inform your trainer and/or groom of the location of your completed form and be careful if borrowing another exhibitors jacket.
Forms are being mailed to competitions with the request that they be made available to exhibitors in the show office. Forms are also available as downloads on our website under Safety and under Competition downloads and will be mailed to all members with their 2004 membership cards

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act - Read the details, sign the Petition, write your representative and spread the word! Help save the lives of thousands of horses. Your help is needed NOW!

A Horse, Of Course! articles by Don Blazer
Testing positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA),
More about EIA,
Buying a New Horse,
Stifle Problems,
ESP and Horses, Vaulting,
more to follow!

ESPN - Quarter Horse Racing - America's Fastest Athlete - Click Here!
STOLEN HORSES BULLETIN BOARD - If you have lost a horse through theft, please contact us with a story and photo and we will post it on our new page. Get the word out and maybe someone will find your horse.
Dressage On Television - Cable Channel RFD-TV will be showing 2 shows every Friday. More!    
  The EA Coggins Test yellow owner's copy can now be photocopied and faxed! This new ruling was issued by Dr. Leroy Coffman, Florida State Veterinarian. This will greatly facilitate our movement inside the state, and applies for the State of Florida.
Deadly Diseases of the Horse-The Knowledge Bank- Courtesy The Horse Interactive-

We recommend an interesting series of horse articles - courtesy equusite.com
Safety First, Teach Your Horse Ground Manners, Basic Training Principles, Equine Behaviour & Specific Behaviour Problems, Riding/Training Under Saddle - more to come!
Take your Horse To the Beach for Fun In The Water! by permission of Horsenews-On Line, (Sharon Miner, author) While this article is written for the Rehoboth Beach area of North Carolina, it has good advice for riders who want to enjoy their horses at the beach! We suggest that you check with your local authorities about the restrictions on the beach of your choice!
ARE YOU AND YOUR HORSE HELPING THE ECONOMY? Interesting statistics colected by The American Horse Council.
Horse Health: Horse Sense With Magnetics - By Linda Greenlaw - Good information about using magentic therapy in horses.

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