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Olympic Updates

From details to dollars, here’s what it takes to get our teams to the Olympic Games – A Conversation with the USEF’s Jim Wolf
It will cost an estimated $1.3 million to prepare and send our teams for show jumping, eventing and dressage to the Olympics this year, from the USET. Read more >>

USET Foundation Lauds NBC’s Decision to Stream Olympics Live on Web
2008 marks the first time equestrian events will be available in their entirety, from the USEA. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

USEF Names Show Jumpers for CSIO Spruce Meadows September 3-7, 2008
The USEF has named the following horse/rider combinations for selection for CSIO Spruce Meadows September 3-7, 2008, from the USEF. Read more >>

FEI World Reining Championship Website Launched
International Reining fans now have access to the 2008 Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championship with the launch of the event’s web site, from the NRHA. Read more >>

Region 5 Dressage Riders are First Champions Crowned at 2008 CN North American Junior and Young Rider Championships at the Colorado Horse Park Presented By Gotham North
After all the dressage horses sailed through the first horse inspection on Tuesday, Wednesday brought the first championship day at the 2008 CN North American Junior and Young Rider Championships at the Colorado Horse Park Presented By Gotham North, from the USEF. Read more >>

16 Successful Years – Arabian Youth Nationals Underway
The Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Youth Nationals) is underway through Saturday, August 2 in Albuquerque, NM, at the Expo, from the USEF. Read more >>

British Eventing changes policy on ‘one-fall-and-out’ rule
British Eventing (BE) has decided not to implement the controversial “one-fall-and-out rule” at national affiliated competitions, less than 24 hours before the new rule was due to come in, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Horse racing’s richest claimer to head back to the stable
Lava Man was retired Wednesday as thoroughbred racing’s richest claiming horse after X-rays revealed changes in the horse’s front ankles, from USA Today. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Exposing the reality of long-distance live transport for slaughter
I am holding my face in my hands in horror, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Round Table Conference to Spotlight Thoroughbred Safety Committee
The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June issued its initial recommendations calling for the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe grabs and a series of whip-related reforms, will provide an update on its activities and announce additional recommendations when The Jockey Club’s 56th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing convenes Sunday, August 17, at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., from the Jockey Club. Read more >>

German wild horse lovers repulsed at BLM’s plans
Local wild horse advocate, Bonnie Matton, recently received an e-mail from a young German teen regarding the wild horses in Nevada and Lyon County, and she asked Matton to submit her letter to the local newspaper, from RGJ.com. Read more >>

Hendra virus quarantine to stay after fifth horse dies
Quarantine conditions at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic in Australia will remain in place for at least another month after a fifth horse was confirmed with Hendra virus last week, from the Courier Mail. Read more >>

Misc. News

Walk-Run Classification Of Symmetrical Gaits In The Horse: A Multidimensional Approach
The ‘tolt’, ‘amble’ or ‘running walk’ is a strange gait used by elephants, some primates, and some horse breeds. Should it be considered a ‘walk’ or a ‘run’? from Medical News Today. Read more >>

2008 America’s Horse Cares Grant Recipients Named
The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2008 America’s Horse Cares grant recipients, from the AQHA. Read more >>

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