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Equestrian Sport

USEF Names Drivers for the 2008 FEI World Singles Driving Championship
The USEF has approved the following Team, Individual and Alternates for selection to represent the US at the 2008 FEI World Singles Driving Championship to be held in Jarantow, Poland August 28-31, 2008, from the USEF. Read more >>

Topsail Whiz Becomes National Reining Horse Association’s Leading Sire
The record books for the sport of reining have seen several additions this year, including the most recent change moving Topsail Whiz to the top of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) All-Time Leading Sire standings, the creation of the first-ever International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Reining Championships and the first-ever consecutive champions of the NRHA Open Futurity, National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) and NRHA Derby with Arcese Quarter Horses USA’s Wimpys Little Chic and Shawn Flarida, from the USEF. Read more >>

Pre-Olympic Export Quarantine Has Begun
Based on the health regulations for import and export of horses to Hong Kong, the seven-day Pre-Olympic Export Quarantine (PEQ) started on Thursday 17 July for all qualified nations with horses having been confirmed as eligible to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games Eventing and Dressage competitions, from the FEI. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Calif. horse racing moves to ban steroids
The California Horse Racing Board has unanimously adopted a regulation that effectively bans anabolic steroids in horses running in the state, paving the way for the Breeders’ Cup to be run steroid-free in the fall at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, from the Baltimore Sun. Read more >>

Human Interest

Family donates horse to memorialize Tech victims
On April 16, 2007, gunman Seung-Hui Cho’s actions affected the lives of more than his Virginia Tech victims and their families. Mourners for the 32 killed on that day reached far beyond the Blacksburg campus, from WTOP News. Read more >>

Veterans harness the power of partnering with a horse
If the landscape at the Easter Seals Camp doesn’t soothe you into a peaceful mood, third generation horseman Brad Myers hopes a therapeutic horse ride will, from 9 News. Read more >>

10 foster children experience horse riding for first time
On most Sunday afternoons, they’d be indoors — at church, at home playing video games, watching television or doing laundry and other chores to prepare for the week ahead, from the Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Industry News

Linda Tellington-Jones Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree
On June 21st Linda Tellington-Jones received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Wisdom University and was granted the position of Director of the Institute for Interspecies Communication, from AHP. Read more >>

New Benefit Offers AHA Members Discount on Auto and Home Insurance
The Arabian Horse Association’s new Group Savings Plus® partnership with Liberty Mutual, the eighth-largest auto and home insurer in the U.S., may save members up to 10 percent on their auto and home insurance*, from the AHA. Read more >>

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