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Equestrian Sport

USEF Announces U.S. Reining Team for the 2008 FEI World Reining Championship
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved the following horse/rider combinations for the U.S. Reining Team for the 2008 FEI World Reining Championship in Manerbio, Italy September 11-14, from the USEF. Read more >>

Brooke Jacobs Wins 2008 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final for a Second Time
In a unanimous decision by the judges, Brooke Jacobs defeated four talented riders in the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final, from the USEF. Read more >>

Bettina Hoy ruled out of the 2008 Olympic Games
Germany’s Bettina Hoy and Ringwood Cockatoo will miss this summer’s Olympic Games, from Horse and Hound. Read more >> 

Equine Welfare

Discovery of hemlock worries California horse owners as horses fall to mysterious illness
Poison hemlock, or conium maculatum, is a non-native herbaceous biennial flowering plant that belongs to a large family of aromatic plants that includes parsley, carrot, fennel and celery, from the Press Democrat. Read more >>

Walking horses still sored to force high steps
When U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors, accompanied by armed guards, came to a recent walking horse show in Owingsville, they were looking for intentionally maimed horses, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >> 

A Horse Named Gus
Throughout the country, numerous feel-good stories have surfaced over the past several years about various horse rescue organizations saving horses from slaughter, from BloodHorse. Read more >> 

$10 million horse rehab complex being built in Ocala, Fla.
Hub Johnson couldn’t figure out what he was doing wrong when he sometimes couldn’t rehabilitate his injured race horses at his Texas farm, from Ocala.com. Read more >> 

Human Interest

NH horse competing for ’tallest’ title
A 6-year-old Belgian draft horse is competing for the title of world’s tallest horse, from the Boston Herald. Read more >>

Industry News

AHC Publishes Horse Industry Guide to Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections
The American Horse Council has released “Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections,” a federal election guide for the horse industry, from the AHC.  Read more >> 

AQHA Releases New DVD by Renowned Clinician Curt Pate
The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the release of a new DVD by AQHA clinician Curt Pate. “Cross Country with Curt Pate” places you in the front row of Pate’s clinics at AQHA Regional Experiences across the country, from the AQHA. Read more >>

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