A stockdog does its job.
Few animal athletes possess the herding instinct, training and inherent desire to perform their tasks than the working stockdog. Photo by Brian Biesemeier

National Western Stockdog Sale Returns to Denver stock show

The National Western Stockdog Sale returns as part of the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 25. The Stockdog Trial at the National Western Stock Show Complex will begin at 1 p.m. (MST) and be immediately followed by the sale at 2. Bidding will be available by phone.  Few animal athletes possess the […]

The Cowboy Channel Launches on July 1st

Rural Media Group (RMG) announced today that its FamilyNet cable television network will be rebranded “The Cowboy Channel” effective July 1. Programming will shift from airing the nostalgic and popular comedy sitcoms of the ’70s and ’80s to being anchored by Western sports and everything that encompasses the popular Western lifestyle. At launch, The Cowboy Channel […]

Support Grows for Reining Boot Camps Benefiting the Crisis Fund

Reining Boot Camps are a series of reining clinics that serve as the major fundraiser for the Reining Horse Foundation’s Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund. Classic Equine remains the presenting sponsor as it has been during the program’s 14-year run when it was called Rookie Days, and support for the Boot Camp program is growing.

2017 SVAG FEI World Reining Championships Junior and Young Rider Team Named

US Equestrian has named a group of up-and-coming athletes to the U.S. teams for the 2017 SVAG Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders, to be held Aug. 9-12 in Givrins, Switzerland. Platinum Performance will serve as the title sponsor for the junior and young rider teams at the inaugural championships.

The Right Horse Initiative & Zoetis Announce Educational Partnership

Zoetis and The Right Horse Initiative announced their partnership today to help horses in transition. Each year, hundreds of thousands of horses change careers or owners; a growing number of these horses end up at risk of inhumane treatment. Led by the WaterShed Animal Fund, a division of the Arnall Family Foundation, The Right Horse Initiative works to unify equine industry professionals, welfare advocates and the public to improve the lives of horses in transition and reframe the conversation to shatter the stigma surrounding horse adoption.