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Olympic Updates

White Withdraws Northern Spy; O’Connor and Mandiba Named to 2008 US Olympic Team in Eventing
Heidi White has withdrawn Northern Spy from the US Olympic Team in Eventing for veterinary reasons, from the USEA. Read more >>

Equestrian safety is key for Amy Tryon
Olympic horses aren’t allowed to march in the opening ceremony. But that’s not the reason equestrian Amy Tryon won’t be in Beijing on Aug. 8, from The Seattle Times. Read more >>

Travelling Superstars
More Olympic horses arrive in Hong Kong, from the FEI. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

USEF Continues to Raise Funds for the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Through Sales of the Horses Inspire Olympic Rings
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces that sales of their Horses Inspire Olympic Rings have raised in excess of $40,000 for the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), from the USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Dutrow granted continuance by Kentucky horse racing officials in appeal of drug suspension
Trainer Rick Dutrow has been granted a continuance by Kentucky horse racing officials, pushing back his appeal of a drug suspension, from the StarTribune.com. Read more >>

Congress questions Dutrow’s clenbuterol penalty
Representative Bobby Rush (D-Illinois), chairman of the Congressional subcommittee that is examining safety and drug issues in Thoroughbred racing, sent a letter to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday requesting an explanation for the 15-day suspension that the regulatory body recently issued to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. for a clenbuterol violation on May 2 at Churchill Downs, from Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

Prairie Meadows: Another horse trainer suspended for doping
For the second consecutive week, a Prairie Meadows trainer has been suspended on a medication charge, from the Des Moines Register. Read more >>

Horses running drug-free
Some trainers call California’s ban an overreaction to recent events, but admit their charges are doing fine without steroids, from the Press Democrat. Read more >>

Horse dies after getting trapped under fence
Marion County, Fla., Fire Rescue crews attempted to save a horse that was trapped Tuesday morning, from MyFox Orlando. Read more >>

Twenty Five Equine Welfare Groups Meet at Homes for Horses Coalition Conference
Twenty five national and state-based equine-protection, placement and rescue organizations gathered Tuesday for the second Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the re-homing of at-risk horses in America, from AHP. Read more >>

Farrier Industry Association Launches New Web Site
Most real cowboys say, “No hooves, no horse,” meaning you’ll be the one who walks the trail if your horse has bad feet, from AHP. Read more >>

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