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Horse farm owners invited to enroll in conservation short course

Horse farm owners invited to enroll in conservation short course
Virginia horse farm owners have an opportunity to take part in a one-day course on conservation practices that can benefit their farming operations and local water quality.



Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6

Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6
The third annual Celebration of the Horse will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 at Rocky Oak Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road in Powhatan County.



New permit allows horse owners to move animals for six months

Virginia horse owners have a new opportunity to travel with their horses throughout the southeastern United States for six months using the new Equine Interstate Event Permit, according to Dr. Richard Wilkes, state veterinarian.



Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round

Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round
If you’re a fan of legendary Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace, The Meadow, with members of the Secretariat racing team.



New safety training tools available for horse farm workers

New safety training tools available for horse farm workers
Bilingual safety posters and animal handling guidelines are available for horse farm owners to share with employees.



Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival

Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival
A farm-to-fork dinner, a brand-new Secretariat-themed beer, a birthday celebration and dozens of clinics, demonstrations and seminars are part of the March 24-26 Virginia Horse Festival.



Infrastructure helps state horse industry have $1.2 billion impact

Virginia’s horse industry has an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion, according to study findings announced March 17 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




Demonstration horse farm focuses on protecting water quality

A new demonstration horse farm in Prince William County is designed to show new farm owners and horse owners how to better protect their watersheds. "The Big Reveal" of the farm is set for June 11 at Oakwood Farm in Gainesville.



Owners’ caution can help prevent horse disease outbreaks

Dr. Richard Wilkes, Virginia’s state veterinarian, recently urged all horse owners to be mindful of their animals’ health during the summer show season.



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