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Olympic News
Olympic Short List Now Available
The short lists for the three Olympic disciplines have been unveiled and are now available on the FEI Olympic website www.fei.org/olympics, from the FEI. Read more >>

White thinks of horse first
Aiken, Ga., rider Heidi White withdrew from the U.S. Olympic eventing team earlier this week because of an injury to her horse, Northern Spy (a.k.a. Farley). After a weekend workout in England, the horse showed swelling and an MRI revealed the inflamed suspensory ligament in the front left leg, from the Augusta Chronicle. Read more >>

Hong Kong Hand-Over Ceremony for the American Shetland Ponies a Great Success
The Hong Kong Equestrian Federation (HKEF) in conjunction with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and ING Corporation, hosted an extraordinary “Hand- Over” ceremony on July 10th in Hong Kong to receive two ponies the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) donated to salute Hong Kong’s efforts in hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympics, from the USEF. Read more >>

Olympic Equestrian Events Tickets a Sell-Out Success
The following is issued on behalf of the Equestrian Events (Hong Kong) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Company and China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited (CTS), from www.info.gov.hk. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport
FEI World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
The success of the Oldenburg studbook in the qualifying test of the 5 year olds was repeated in the qualifier for the six year olds, from the FEI. Read more >>

Region 7 Wins Young Riders Dressage Team Gold at 2008 CN North American Junior & Young Rider Championships at The Colorado Horse Park Presented by Gotham North
Region 7 won the Young Riders team Gold Medal in the USDF/Platinum Performance Dressage Division 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 >>

The American Shetland Pony Club Celebrates their 120th Anniversary at the Shetland Pony Congress Show
American Shetland Pony Club is ready to rock and roll with the celebration of their 120th Anniversary during the 2008 American Shetland Pony National Championship Congress Show in Cloverdale, Indiana, from AHP. Read more >>

FOSH to Present Gaited Horse Judging Clinic in Europe:
History will be made when Dianne Little, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) Director of Judging, presents an Independent Judges Association (IJA) judging clinic in South Germany, prior to the European Championships for Tennessee Walking Horses, from FOSH. Read more >>

Industry News
MD Barns Silver Spur Award Nominations Open
No words can describe the bond between you and your American Quarter Horse. AQHA and MD Barns know that finding the right words to describe your amazing horse is not easy, from the AQHA. Read more >>

Cutters, reiners, ropers break new ground in rope horse industry
A landmark meeting of the minds last month brought nine pillars of the equine community to the roundtable for the first time – and the results were extraordinary, from AHP. Read more >>

Across the Nation
Zoo welcomes birth of rare wild horse
Officials at Minnesota Zoo said they are excited a rare Asian wild horse was born there for the first time in two decades, from UPI. Read more >>

Racing News
Britain: Horses killed and jockeys injured in 5 horse pile-up at Kempton
Two jockeys are recovering in hospital after a 5 horse pile-up at Britain’s Kempton Park that killed 2 horses, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Portion of Big Brown’s earnings to help retired racehorses
Big Brown’s Haskell Invitational run at Monmouth Park on Sunday will help out retired racehorses, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Human Interest
Jordan hits out at polo ‘snobs’
Model Katie Price has hit out at the “snobs” who excluded her from a prestigious annual society polo event, from the BBC. Read more >>

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