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Mark Bellissimo Partnership to Acquire Colorado Horse Park

Mark Bellissimo announced last month that he and his partners in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, which operates Winter Equestrian Festival and the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, had signed a deal to acquire the Colorado Horse Park. The Colorado Equestrian Partners includes Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, Roger and Jennifer Smith, Howard and […]


The FEI has two classifications for prohibited substances; they are either banned, or they are a controlled medication. Keep reading to find out more.
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Equine Nutrition and Health Update: Non-Structural Carbohydrates

Longland, Barfoot and Harris have conducted extensive research on non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) in forages and feeding management. Their most recent work is forthcoming in the Veterinary Record (doi:10.1136/vr.101820), titled Effect of period, water temperature and agitation on loss of water-soluble carbohydrates and protein from grass hay: implications for equine feeding management. The study examined four […]
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Nutrition and Health Update for Endurance Horses

Nagy, Murray and Dyson recently published a study in the first issue of the 2014 Equine Veterinary Journal (Volume 46, pages 38-44), titled Descriptive epidemiology and risk factors for eliminations from Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance rides due to lameness and metabolic reasons (2008-2011). In light of the upcoming Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France […]