Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director

Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family's horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again ("Happy"). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Articles by: Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director

Horses Can Be Sentinels of Health Risks in Fracking Areas

A Standardbred farm near a fracking site managed milk aspiration/subdued mentation in multiple foals over three years. Although treatment was costly, recovered foals were as athletic as unaffected foals when they went on to race.

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Equine Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath Injuries

Digital flexor tendon sheath pathology can be difficult to diagnose and treat successfully. Here’s a look at Dr. Florent David’s approach, which he presented at the 2019 NEAEP Symposium.

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