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Equine Welfare

Kentucky may ban steroids in racing
The newly created Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is preparing to vote this summer on a steroid ban for the sport, from Sports Illustrated. Read more >>

Activists in Rome urge ban on horse-drawn carriages
Tourists love to view the Colosseum and other famous landmarks in Rome from the back of a horse-drawn carriage but animal rights activists said Tuesday it’s time to ban the practice, from The Kansas City Star. Read more >>

Blossom Valley, Calif., horse dies of West Nile virus
County vector control officials yesterday reported the first death of a horse in San Diego County this year because of West Nile virus, from The Union Tribune. Read more >>

Big effort results in trapped horse’s rescue
A horse that slid down a highway embankment and became tangled in a large tree root was saved in a dramatic rescue Monday morning that involved about a dozen people and a backhoe, from KnoxNews. Read more >>

The American Quarter Horse Foundation and Morris Animal Foundation working together to help the world’s horses
The American Quarter Horse Foundation recently donated $50,000 to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) to advance equine health through MAF’s Equine Consortium for Genetic Research (ECGR) project, from Morris Animal Foundation. Read more >>

Human Interest

The Equine Extravaganza Brings North Carolina Children’s Hospital Patients and Their Families Two Opportunities to “Horse Around”
The organizers of the Equine Extravaganza, a three-day horse exposition and festival being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds July 11-13, have chosen North Carolina Children’s Hospital to be the event’s charity beneficiary, from the USEF. Read more >>

Royal Windsor Horse Show bars travellers from entry
Organizers of this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show have denied victimizing travellers by stopping them from entering the show, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Horse riding accident can’t deter junior rodeo queen
Rachel Bruns swung herself into her horse’s saddle July 1 during the junior rodeo queen coronation and trotted her horse Damita into the ring, from the Warrenton Journal. Read more >>

Association News

50,000th NRHA competition license issued
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the governing body of the sport or Reining, has reached a milestone achievement in the Association’s history – the 50,000th competition license, from the NRHA. Read more >>

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