Get Ahead of Thursday’s Weather and Colic

Get Ahead of Thursday's Weather and Colic

We are going to go from a high of 60° on Wednesday to 22° on Thursday (in the Parker area) with a snowstorm moving in overnight (80% chance of snow). This is prime weather for colic. Between the barometric pressure changes, rapid temperature drop,…

US Equestrian: Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program for Students

US Equestrian Athlete Letting Program

You don’t have to be a record setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in junior high or high school sports anymore. The US Equestrian is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians.

2017 Colorado Equestrian Survey

In an effort to help our local equestrian organizations, we host a yearly survey. The answers to this survey help our local community garner sponsorships and other necessary support in growing their sports. Your personal information is kept completely confidential and is never shared….

The Eclipse and my Equine: Will They Be OK?

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on August 21, the first time on the U.S. mainland since 1979. Depending on where you live in the United States, up to 99.4% of the sun will be covered by the moon. What…

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy – Positive Horse in Colorado

EHV - Equine Herpes Virus

A 17-year old quarter horse mare used for barrel racing was diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Grand Junction,  Mesa County, Colorado. The mare is recovering from urinary incontinence and hindlimb ataxia. The premises with a total of 10 horses is quarantined with…

Tragedy Hits in Colorado

We recently heard of a tragedy in the equestrian community here in Colorado. One of our own, a 36-year-old woman named Laura Miller, was killed by a lightning strike as she rode her horse on a trail in Colorado this past Sunday. She was riding…

EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia) – EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2017 Contacts: Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us Dr. Keith Roehr, (303) 869-9130, Keith.Roehr@state.co.us EIA-Positive Horse Identified In Colorado   BROOMFIELD, Colo. – On May 4, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department…

Are there any current disease outbreaks in Colorado? The short answer is YES.

Strangles Outbreak in Colorado

There have been a LOT of posts floating around the interwebs about strangles and disease outbreaks in Colorado. Heritage Equine from Parker, Colorado and the Equine Disease Communication Center have confirmed this to be true.

Colorado Horse Seizure Case

Colorado Horse Seizure

Dozens of horses were seized from a property in Penrose during an animal cruelty investigation. In regards to this Colorado Horse Seizure: On Monday, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office announced the horse owner, 42-year-old Penny Gingerich, was charged with 64 counts of cruelty to animals,…

USEF Submits Comment on USDA’s Proposed Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted a comment in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the Horse Protection Act. In its comment, the USEF seeks to partner with the USDA in the…