Category Archives: Horse

Brazos County Expo will host State 4-H Horse Show for next five years

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Courtney Dodd, 979-845-1211, cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show, which has been held at the Taylor County Exposition in Abilene for the past 35 years, will now be held at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan for the next five years. The Brazos County Expo Center won the bid to host the state show from 2019-2023. The first show at the new venue will be July 21-27, 2019. The move was the result of a… Read More →

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  Contact: Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a reunion weekend to celebrate 46 consecutive years of the program at Texas A&M University. The event was held on the university campus and included guests of honor B.F. Yeates, Dr. Pete Gibbs and Dr. Gary Potter, all former founders/directors of the program that began in the 1970s. “This was the first-ever instructor reunion for the Summer Horsemanship School Program and… Read More →

Horsemen’s Association hosts national collegiate convention

By Emma Coffman and Amanda Denson The Texas A&M University Horsemen’s Association hosted the 2018 American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention March 8-11. This convention is held each year and hosted by different universities to bring together students interested in careers with an equine focus.  The 3-day program provides exposure to a variety of equine professionals leading to networking opportunities and potential internships or jobs for the convention attendees. This year saw the largest convention attendance to date at 150 from 14 universities across the U.S. The convention… Read More →

Texas A&M Qatar Leadership Exchange Group Pauses for an Equestrian Experience at N.W. “Dick” Freeman Arena

For the fifth year, Dr. Martha Vogelsang, senior lecturer in equine science, has coordinated an “Equestrian Experience” for engineering students from Texas A&M Qatar participating in the Spring Leadership Exchange sponsored by the Department of Student Activities.  These young people, almost all from middle eastern countries, spend a week at Texas A&M-College Station in leadership development activities. At the request of a former coordinator of this program, a “Texas Night” was planned in 2014 which included information on horses and barbeque with the opportunity to experience both.  With… Read More →

International horsemanship

By Chelsie Huseman, chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu, 979-845-5264 Have you ever wondered what horse industries are like in other countries? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Department of Animal Science are teaming up to bring you perspectives from around the world! The TAMU International Horsemanship Program was developed to provide a means for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the scope of other horse industries and cultures. The inaugural country to participate in the program, was China. Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, assistant professor of equine science, Chelsie Huseman, Extension horse program… Read More →

Texas Horse Help App

By Elizabeth Ennis The Texas Horse Help App is the latest step made by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horse Program and Dr. Jennifer Zoller, Extension horse specialist, to foster connections in the Texas equine industry and encourage education for all of its members. Zoller wanted to provide an outlet for Texas horse owners and enthusiasts to connect with equine professionals in all breeds and disciplines throughout the state, discover events such as competitions and seminars in their area, and get connected to their county extension agents and… Read More →

Running With The Heird: A&M Equine Expert Elected President Of American Quarter Horse Association

By Kelly Brown, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jim Heird, an internationally-renowned equine expert, is the new president of the American Quarter Horse Association after five decades of dedication to the organization. The announcement Monday (March 5) came at the end of the AQHA’s four-day annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida where many of its more than 250,000 members from 50 countries gathered to learn from and celebrate the largest equine breed registry in the world. The scholar’s presidency marks a first for… Read More →

Stock Horse Team completes successful semester

Writer: Morgan Moreno The Texas A&M Stock Horse Team competed at three major events this fall, claiming many awards in addition to giving back to the community. In September, the team won the title of Champion Collegiate Team at the Stock Horse of Texas show in Bryan. On October, the team competed at the Stock Horse of Texas World Championship Show in Abilene. Texas A&M was the 3rd Place All-Around Collegiate Team in the Division I category. Courtlyn Ranly claimed the Novice World Championship aboard TAMU Pop A… Read More →

Horse judging workshop hosted during Aggiefest

Writer: Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension hosted another successful Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop which was held at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex on October 14, 2017. The workshop included live classes of performance and halter horses. Participants were able to listen to reason demonstrations given by former members of the Texas A&M Horse Judging Team. “We really enjoy conducting the Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop,” says Chelsie Huseman,  horse program specialist. “It is the perfect opportunity for participants to ask questions and… Read More →

55th Annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show a success

Writer: Chelsie Huseman The 55th Annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show took place on July 23-29, 2017 in Abilene, Texas, which included new programs connecting youth and higher education and providing educational opportunities beyond exhibiting horses. Over 350 4-H youth, plus their families came to the Taylor County Expo from across the state to compete in over forty classes ranging from speed events, to stock horse and hunter classes. Dr. Jennifer Zoller, assistant professor and horse specialist, and Chelsie Huseman, horse program specialist, along with numerous county extension… Read More →