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    Equestrian Sport

    Furlong Vets Head to Equestrian Olympics in Hong Kong
    As athletes from around the world prepare for the great athletic challenge of the Olympic Games, preparations are taking place behind the scenes to ensure that they are able to perform to their full potential, from the USEF. Read more >>

    China Makes Olympic Eventing Debut

    You need ambition, luck and talent to make it to the top of eventing, from the USEA. Read more >>

    Case of Alleged Abuse Against Horse Sundancer 6

    A hearing with the FEI Tribunal in the case of alleged abuse, involving Madeleine Brugman (NED), Andrew Hoy (AUS), and the horse Sundancer 6, at CCI 3* Barroca d’Alva (POR), 5 to 9 March 2008, was held on 22 May 2008, from the FEI. Read more >>

    Tevis Cup organizers plan barbecue despite cancellation of horse ride
    Despite the cancellation this past weekend of the annual 100-mile Tevis Cup horse ride, organizers still plan to hold the event’s traditional barbecue Wednesday in Auburn, Calif., from the Sacramento Bee. Read more >>

    Around the World

    High Court schedules hunt’s anti-harassment legal bid for 28 July
    A legal bid to ban hunt protesters from thousands of acres of private estate and farm land in West Sussex has been given a priority listing in the High Court, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

    Third Horse Dies From Rare Hendra Virus
    A horse in north Queensland, Australia, has died from Hendra virus, the third from the rare condition in Queensland in the past week, from the Virtual FormGuide. Read more >>

    Vet worker contracts deadly horse virus
    An employee at a veterinary clinic on Brisbane’s bayside has contracted a form of the potentially deadly Hendra horse virus, Queensland Health has revealed, from AdelaideNow. Read more >>

    Across the Nation

    Rescue group warns of horse hoax
    At Mike and Tracy Merriman’s Jefferson County farm in Tennessee, you can find just about any animal, from a donkey to a dog and a cat. Plus, the couple has 13 horses, from WBIR. Read more >>

    Sluggish sale prices at Fasig-Tipton horse auction
    Yearlings fetch lower than usual sale prices at Fasig-Tipton auction; economic downturn blamed, from Yahoo. Read more >>

    This old horse is still hot to trot
    He’s put in 40 years of government service. He’s never taken a sick day or whined for a raise. Stubbs is 46, and still hot to trot, from The Gazette. Read more >>

    Did You Know?

    Ever wondered why horses sleep standing up?
    It wouldn’t be terribly comfortable for you to snooze standing up, but the opposite is true for horses, from The Washington Post. Read more >>

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