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Olympic Update

First Olympic Horses Arrive at Sha Tin
The human and animal kingdoms may be enjoying a quiet summer / winter weekend, depending on the hemisphere, but it is a key one for the horses taking part in the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games, from the FEI. Read more >>

Across the Nation

Sixth US state bans double-deck horse transporters
Rhode Island has become the sixth US state to ban the use of double-deck trailers transporting horses, no matter what their final destination is, from HorseTalk. Read more >>

Stamford studies return of trolleys
As workers installed the metal tracks that would carry horse-drawn trolleys along city streets in October 1886, a reporter for the weekly Stamford Times wrote, “Verily, Stamford is rapidly assuming the appearance of a city,” from The Advocate. Read more >>

Horse show ends on somber note
The 40th Annual Bluefield Blue Gray Shrine Horse Show in Virginia came to a close on a somber note Saturday night, yet the competitors took their horses through their paces and the audience showed their love of American Saddle Bred Horses with each horse that pranced through the show ring, from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Read more >>

On the Environment

2008 Wayne DuPage Horse Trials Goes Green
In a sport where the outdoors is the venue, keeping that venue as clean as we can is a goal for all of us who enjoy its spectacular offering, from the USEA. Read more >>

MaxWest Environmental Systems Partners with Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association
New technology converts horse waste into green energy, from Centre Daily. Read more >>

International News

Horses brought to Ireland for ‘barbaric’ treatment of injuries
English horse owners are bringing their animals to Ireland to have them ‘fired’ for leg injuries — a procedure that is now banned in many countries but not in the Republic, from the Belfast Telegraph. Read more >>

In Mongolia, competition worth singing about
Standing slightly more than 4 feet tall, 9-year-old Tuguldur proudly stated the greatest challenge he faced in a horse race across the Mongolian plains in the country’s annual Naadam Festival was serenading his horse, from CNN. Read more >>

Human Interest

USET Foundation Donates Trailer to sharingVillage’s Driving For Surviving
In a handing over the keys presentation on July 14, 2008, at its Gladstone headquarters, the USET Foundation donated its horse trailer to sharingVillage Cancer Survivor Groups, Inc., a unique 501c 3 non-profit organization based in Far Hills, NJ, from PMG. Read more >> 

Horse lovers rally for injured farrier
Riders hold competition to pay medical bills, from Tallahassee.com. Read more >>

Mysterious Horse Legend Sends Girl on Time-Travel Journey
Horses have been mankind’s companions since the dawn of civilization, from Yahoo. Read more >>

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