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Caroline Culbertson

August 11, 2011

Washington Barn Fire Claims Six Horses

A fire destroyed the barn and indoor arena at Dutch Mills Farm in Arlington, Wash., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, claiming the lives of six horses and injuring four others.

Jason Roberts awoke around 2 a.m. on to find his family-owned English riding and training facility alight. He ran into the 12-stall barn to save as many horses as possible with the help of his wife, Helga, who is the farm’s head trainer, and her father.

August 10, 2011

Texas Barn Fire Kills 14 Horses

A barn fire in Montgomery County, Texas, has claimed the lives of 14 Arabian horses.

The fire broke out early in the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 9, and ultimately destroyed the barn at the Goslin Nix Training Center in Magnolia. The barn, owned by Fred and Jennifer Goslin, housed 28 horses, most of which were show horses. Fourteen escaped the fire.

July 28, 2011

Hendra Virus Claims 14th Horse In Australia’s Recent Outbreak

The Hendra virus continues to claim lives in Queensland and New South Wales, having killed the 14th horse since the outbreak began last month.

A horse in the Chinchilla area died on July 22.

"The infected horse had shown rapid onset of illness that was typical of Hendra virus and died in the care of a private practitioner on Friday," said Queensland Chief Biosecurity Officer Dr. Jim Thompson.

July 27, 2011

Region 5 Young Riders Team Up For Dressage Gold At NAJYRC

The team dressage competitions got underway on the first day, July 27, of the Adequan/FEI North American Junior And Young Rider Championships, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The Region 5 team took home gold in the young rider team dressage competition on a score of 198.10 percent, while the Region 1 team was victorious for the junior class.

July 26, 2011

Debbie Buchanan Enjoys Life In The Fast Lane At Lane Change Farm

Deborah “Debbie” Buchanan’s attitude about managing 17 horses that compete at multiple horse shows, in multiple derbies, with multiple riders, is much like the Nike maxim.

“We just do it,” said the barn manager of Lane Change Farm. Buchanan, who has worked for rider Kelley Farmer and trainer Larry Glefke for nearly a decade, believes it’s all in a day's work.

“It’s just part of the business,” she said. “[Hunter derbies] are Larry’s thing now, so they do five to six horses in one every week.”

July 25, 2011

Barn Fire Kills 23 Horses In Pennsylvania

A fire has destroyed the barn at Over The Hill Farm in South Abington Township, Pa., killing 23 horses.

More than 100 fire fighters from a dozen departments were called to the scene at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. Six horses that were kept in the barn survived the fire, and 23 horses perished. Of the six horses that survived, three were badly burned and three escaped unscathed.

July 21, 2011

Bechtolsheimer To Try Her Hand At Racing

British dressage rider Laura Bechtolsheimer will crank up her stirrups a few notches for a horse race at the Goodwood Estate to benefit the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Celebrity Ladies’ Race, to be run over 6 furlongs, will take place Thursday, July 28 during Glorious Goodwood’s five-day festival in West Sussex, England, July 26-30.  The goal is to raise more than $650,000.

July 21, 2011

Barteau Goes Back To Basics

After dominating the young rider divisions from coast to coast, Kassandra Barteau took her career in an unexpected direction when she reached the senior ranks.

If you’d asked Kassandra “Kassie” Barteau two years ago what she’d be doing in 2011, her answer probably wouldn’t have been painting fences.

July 21, 2011

Wild Horse Roundup Begins In Nevada

The controversial Triple B mustang roundup began on Wednesday, July 20, in Nevada according to The Horse.

July 18, 2011

Michaels-Beerbaum Retires Shutterfly

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum unexpectedly withdrew show jumping superstar Shutterfly from the Rolex Grand Prix at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany, on the morning of the class. A retirement ceremony was held for him during the Rolex Grand Prix in front of a crowd of 40,000 spectators. 

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