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Equestrian Sport

Aachen: Is It the Greatest Show on Earth?
For many people, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” CHIO Aachen, which this week presents the fifth leg of the 2008 Samsung Super League with FEI series, is a spectacular festival of horse activity with a long tradition of excellence, and the German town is already buzzing as the 2008 event has once more attracted huge crowds, from the USEF. Read more >>

USA Lead the Way and Okidoki is Back!
The American team will be first into the ring as the fifth leg of the 2008 Samsung Super League with FEI series gets underway in Aachen, Germany. Read more >>

USET Foundation Raises $280,000 at “One Team, One Dream—A Salute to Hong Kong” Olympic Benefit
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced that “One Team, One Dream—A Salute to Hong Kong,” an Olympic benefit held on June 28, 2008, at the Oaks Blenheim Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA, raised $280,000 to benefit the USET headed for the Olympic Games in Hong Kong, from the USEF. Read more >>

Breed Shows Can Receive Financial Assistance With USEF 2008 Outreach Grant Program
To assist breed shows with financial challenges, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) offers the 2008 Outreach Grant program, which provides assistance to various USEF breed competitions. And even though the competition season is underway, it’s not too late to apply for a USEF grant, from the USEF. Read more >>

United States Equestrian Federation Announces 2nd Annual Youth Convention
Continuing their success from 2008, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Council will host the 2nd Annual USEF Youth Convention in Cincinnati, OH as part of the USEF Annual Meeting, from the USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Sheryl Crow urges preservation of wild mustangs
Sheryl Crow is urging people to get involved in saving America’s wild horses, from Breitbart.com. Read more >>

New political body to fight for repeal of the Hunting Act
A new political body has been set up within the hunting community in Britain to push for repeal of the Hunting Act and to prepare for hunting’s role afterwards, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Quality of horses’ lives dwarfed by genetics
Judy Simmerer’s babies aren’t the kind that rest in a cradle, from The Westerly Sun. Read more >>

Volunteers comb forest in search of lost horse
Debbie LaPlante barely ate, drank, or slept for the first week Charlz was missing, spending countless hours scouring the familiar trails of Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts for her lost horse, from The Boston Globe. Read more >>

Rising costs takes a toll on horse owners
Some say owning horses is a luxury…while others don’t agree! from KETK. Read more >>

Human Interest

One night for a Paralympian
Making it to the Olympics is a dream come true for any athlete, but when you do it in the face of adversity, the victory is all the more sweeter, from the Hawkesbury Gazette. Read more >>

Live Video of the 2008 Saddlebred Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction Offered on Saddlebred.com
As part of the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s video streaming from the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on Saturday, July 12, they will again offer a live video of the American Saddlebred Museum’s 2008 Art Auction held at The Red Mile’s historic Round Barn, from the USEF. Read more >>

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