WeatherBeeta and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Announce IHSA Rescue Horses Contest

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Rescue and adoption horses play important and sometimes unrecognized roles in many parts of the horse industry. Through the support of friend and sponsor, WeatherBeeta, this is a chance to offer recognition to those stalwarts who started out as rescue or adoption horses and have become important parts of the programs at Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)-participating schools.

Enter a beloved 'schoolie' as a contestant. Provide a photo and a maximum 150 words describing this hard-working companion and what he or she means to the school's IHSA program. The top three winning horses and their stories will be honored during a ceremony at the IHSA National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One horse will receive a WeatherBeeta Fleece Combo Neck Cooler (MSRP $69) and two runner-ups will each receive a WeatherBeeta Scrim Sheet (MSRP $39). All stories and pictures will be shared on the A Home for Every Horse website and through WeatherBeeta's social media channels. Winners will be chosen by WeatherBeeta staff members.

To enter, email a photo and maximum of 150 word-background to Marian Hammerschmidt at Mariah@equine.com no later than April 20, 2014.

A Home for Every Horse is a joint effort with The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to place, foster and sponsor America’s homeless horses. A Home for Every Horse partners include Tractor Supply Company, Purina Animal Nutrition, WeatherBeeta, Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., and Bureau of Land Management. Nonprofit equine rescue organizations can post free listings on Equine.com, the industry’s largest website for buying and selling horses, trailers and farms. The Equine Network is using its connection with more than 1.5 million horse owners each month to promote the program.

To learn more about A Home for Every Horse and view horses available for adoption, please go to www.ahomeforeveryhorse.com. For instructions on joining A Home for Every Horse, 501(c)(3) rescue shelters should visit http://images.equinetwork.com/AHFEH/A-Home-For-Every-Horse-Guide.pdf. To learn about sponsoring A Home for Every Horse on Equine.com, contact Dave Andrick at 717-303-3790 ext. 1002, or email dave.andrick@equinetwork.com.

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IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional and national levels, based on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. The IHSA National Horse Show, May 1-4, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, presents 34 title classes and hosts over 450 riders that have progressed through Regional and Zone qualifiers to earn the privilege of riding for their school. Information and archives including last year's historic tie in the Collegiate Cup between hunter seat teams St. Lawrence University and Skidmore College, and AQHA Trophy team win for West Texas A&M University, are available at www.ihsainc.com.