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

National Reining Breeders Classic

The National Reining Breeders Classic has become known as the most spectacular show on the reining calendar and the 2000 event helped emphasize why. Held April 12-16, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the show paid $346,394.27.

Moving into the

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Wild Horses Available With A Few Clicks

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a Wild Horse Adoption live on the Internet starting April 12, 2000. The upcoming adoption will offer 9 saddle broke horses from Wyoming, 20 halter broke horses from

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Dressage Trainer Joins Team of Online Experts

Clipclop.com is pleased to announce that top-ranking dressage trainer Deborah Dean-Smith has agreed to join its panel of trainers. Clipclop.com Enterprises CEO John Henry says this addition to clipclop.com‘”P>Clipclop.com is pleased to announce that

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The Olympic Vet

Behind every great Olympic equestrian three-day event team of riders and horses is a ground crew that makes everything go as planned. The fine-tuning of each equine competitor’s health specifically for the Sydney challenge began long before the

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$75,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge

More than 130 top hunter horses are currently battling for qualifying slots in the $75,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge–the largest purse ever offered in a hunter competition. On March 12, the top 10 hunter horses in Indio, Ocala, and

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Surprise Win For Barrongate At AHSA Vaulting Selection Trial

The Barronsgate Vaulting Team stunned spectators with a beautifully composed and solidly performed Kur (freestyle routine) on the last day of these AHSA selection trials in Agoura, CA. The spectators responded with a standing ovation. Coming fro

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Blood-Horse Launches ECLIPSE PRESS

The Blood-Horse, Inc., an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-Roms and annual references, announces ECLIPSE PRESS as its new book publishing division. Previously, Blood-Horse”P>The Blood-Horse, Inc., an international publishing house for top Thorough

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Rio Vista Products Unites Rescue Agencies

James B. Towle, president of Rio Vista Products, announced March 13 that he will offer all equine rescue agencies as much space necessary on the company’s web site and in its Journal, so they may list their horses that are available for

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Seniors Day at HITS Desert Horse Park

Seniors will be admitted free to the HITS Desert Horse Park in Indio, California on March 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for the Fourth Annual Seniors Day festivities. Sponsored by Heritage Palms, KESQ TV3, and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies,

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Europe Lifts West Nile Virus Restrictions

The American Horse Council reports that all restrictions in connection with the West Nile virus outbreak in the United States have been lifted on shipping horses to the European Union. The change took effect as of February 1.

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Florida HBPA Announces Gold Level Sponsorship

The Florida Horsemen’s Protective and Benevolent Association (HBPA), in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of equine health and its impact on performance, has partnered with Merial, the maker of GASTROGARD (omeprazole) Paste, the

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EU Extends Meat Export Ban Date By One Month

Due to United States measures to improve the monitoring program to test for unauthorized substances in fresh meat and meat products, the European Union’s import ban of hormone-free beef or any other meat or meat product will not be imposed befor

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EU Ban Affects Slaughter Industry

An ongoing struggle between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the importation of U.S. beef containing growth hormones has, in turn, brought the U.S. slaughter horse industry to a halt.

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Millennium Mustang Adoption — A Success in Cyberspace

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started the new millennium off in a big way—adopting 35 mustangs through cyberspace. Over 288 applications flooded into BLM computer e-mail in-boxes during the three week

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