• Va. man charged after 2 horses die in wreck

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Hanover County say a Caroline County man has been charged after a trailer carrying two horses crashed. The homemade trailer became detached from the pickup truck he was driving, went off a road and struck some trees on Sunday. The Hanover sheriff’s office says one of the horses died…

  • Man charged after abuse of seven horses

    A Montgomery County man has been charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty.

  • New veterinarian appointed to horse racing board

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed a new veterinarian representative to the Maryland Horse Industry Board. O’Malley announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Odian to succeed Dr. John Lee, who has been a board member for 10 years. The board represents the state’s equine industry. It licenses the state’s commercial lesson, board,…

  • Equine program at shuttered Va. college moving

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The championship equestrian program at a southwest Virginia college that closed is being taken over by Emory & Henry College. The shift follows the collapse in May of 130-year-old Virginia Intermont College in Bristol. The school’s demise followed a sharp decline in enrollment and the loss of its accreditation, among other…

  • Abandoned horses struggle to recover after recession (Video)

    Hundreds of Maryland\’s horses are homeless, abandoned by people who could not afford to care for them in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

  • Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

    In the deep stretch, Orb prevailed, carrying Joel Rosario to his first Derby win.

  • Police investigate dead, injured horses at Va. farm

    Prince William County police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two horses at a farm in Nokesville, Va.

  • New study suggests creation of horse-park cooperative

    A recent study finds that a new horse park remains
    vital to growing Maryland\’s equine industry and
    suggests linking a network of existing facilities
    rather than creating a large singular facility.

  • For returning troops, horses can help rehabilitate

    In Clifton, Va., 17 horses help rehabilitate wounded warriors and others with disabilities.