Category Archives: Horse

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 →

State makes top 10 in various agricultural areas

BY JOE PASCHAL Recently I was asked to participate in an educational program initiated by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension called “Path to the Plate.” The purpose is to educate our consumers about agricultural products – fibers, grains, vegetables and animal proteins, about where their food comes from and how it is produced. It might seem that most folks should already know where their food comes from but unfortunately most do not. Not only do they not know where it comes from, they have no idea of the value… Read More →

Summer Horsemanship Schools lend a hand at Still Creek Ranch

The Texas A&M AgriLife Summer Horsemanship School program sent their instructors to teach horsemanship classes at Still Creek Ranch in Bryan, Texas, for a week in May. According to the Still Creek Ranch website, their mission is “to rescue at-risk children and raise them to be anchored in hope, restored through Christ, and equipped for life.” The curriculum at Still Creek uses horses and horsemanship classes to help achieve their mission of making a difference in the lives of at-risk children. The SHS instructors taught on the importance… Read More →

Equine faculty and students attend industry symposium

Writer: Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsiejo@tamu.edu The Equine section of the Animal Science department attended the 25th Symposium of the Equine Science Society hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN on May 30-June 2. Several graduate students presented or had a poster representing their research at the symposium. Emily Dickson presented in the Production and Management category. Kalley Fikes presented in Exercise Science and Meghan O’Neill presented in Reproductive Physiology and both received 2nd in the graduate student competition in their respective categories. Allison Millican and Mallory… Read More →

Farmers Fight! Texas A&M Wins Coveted Spirit Award at 2017 USEA Intercollegiate Championship

Authored By: Virginia Horse Trials – Edited Press Release Lexington, VA — From the start of the 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT), the Texas A&M Eventing Team brought 110% to the experience. While the Texas A&M Maroon team ultimately earned fifth place overall out of 21 total teams, the group of eight ‘Aggies’ were awarded the coveted Spirit Award, presented by VHT. The Spirit Award is given to the team that not only shows the most school pride, but also… Read More →

Stock horse team has successful season

The Texas A&M University Stock Horse team has had a successful spring. At the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Stock Horse team members Anissa Cervera and Lane Birkenfeld paired with Texas Aggie Rodeo team members to compete in the Collegiate Ranch Rodeo Showdown. This was a head to head competition against Texas Tech University. Together, the Stock Horse and Rodeo teams brought home the Champion title! Next was the National Reined Cowhorse Association Collegiate Challenge in Fort Worth. Team members Morgan Moreno, Lane Birkenfeld, and Zach Schaefer… Read More →