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Equestrian Sport

USEF Names Nominated Entry for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Dressage
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved the following nominated entry for the Dressage Team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, from the USEF. Read more >> 

Craig Schmersal Outmaneuvers the Competition to Win 2008 Adequan®/USEF National Open Reining Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach
Under the lights at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Craig Schmersal bested some of the top reiners in the country to win the 2008 Adequan®/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Open Reining Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach, from the USEF. Read more >>


Benge Wins Individual Gold; U.S. Team Brings Home Silver at 2008 FEI World Championship for Drivers with Disabilities CPEAI 4*

Aiken, SC resident Meghan Benge won an Individual Gold Medal today at the 2008 FEW World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities CPEAI4* in Greven, Germany, from the USEF. Read more >> 

Spooner wins in Monaco; Hobbs bests in Slovenia and U.S. Vaulters win in Aachen and Krumke

Richard Spooner and Cristallo won the CSI5* Grand Prix du Prix de Monaco. Read more >>

USEF Developing/Young Riders Victorious in Nations Cup at CSIO Lipica

Highlighted by clear rounds from James Benedetto and Kannans Gigi Z and Michael Morrissey with Crelido, U.S. Developing/Young Riders handily won the Nations Cup today at CSIO Lipica in Slovenia, from the USEF. Read more >>

 Lightning Hits 2 Men, 6 Horses At N.J. Polo Match

It’s an incredible story of luck and survival. Lightning recently struck a polo match, knocking two men and six horses unconscious, from WCCO. Read more >> 

AQHA Debuts Most Valuable Horse Awards at 2008 FedEx Open World Championship Show

New awards recognize high-point horses by division, from the AQHA. Read more >>

Racing News

Co-owner Iavarone: Patience with trainer Dutrow growing thin

Mike Iavarone, the co-owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown, told ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards on Monday that his patience with his somewhat flippant trainer, Rick Dutrow, is growing thin, from ESPN. Read more >>

Celebration of Barbaro Planned

The group “Fans of Barbaro,” is planning a three-day “Celebration of Barbaro” to be staged at venues around Delaware Park, from the BloodHorse.  Read more >>

 Equine Welfare

Horse Sanctuary Owner Gets Jail Time For Abuse

A Lancaster, Calif., woman was immediately sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison Monday after she pleaded no contest to animal cruelty charges, from CBS2. Read more >> 

Feed prices running wild

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 First bird, horse test positive for West Nile virus

State and county health officials today announced that one bird in Eau Claire County, Wis., and one horse in Chippewa County have tested positive for West Nile virus, from The Northwestern. Read more >> 

Horse Tests Positive For Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Orange County Health Department in Florida said a horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, from WESH. Read more >> 

Last horse from ’06 accident adopted

One of the 41 horses involved in a horrific highway accident in September 2006 as they were being sped to a slaughterhouse was adopted today, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read more >> 

University of Liverpool launches equine colic website

Vets at the University of Liverpool have developed an equine colic website to share their expertise on the condition with students, fellow vets and the public, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

From the American Horse Council

AHC Holds Forum on Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections

The American Horse Council’s 2008 National Issues Forum was held June 16-17 in Washington, from the AHC. Read more >> 

2008 Van Ness Award Presented to Eldon Reyer of New Mexico
The American Horse Council’s 2008 Van Ness award, named for the late Marjorie Van Ness, and sponsored by Middlesex Horse Show, New Jersey Horse Council, and Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey was presented to Mr. Eldon Reyer of New Mexico at the AHC’s National Issues Forum on Tuesday June 17in Washington, D.C., from the AHC. Read more >>


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