HorseChannel Newswire (Updated 08-06-2008)

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Olympic Updates

Olympic Eventing Preview
Key Facts, from the FEI. Read More >>

Typhoon expected in Hong Kong for Olympic equestrian events
A typhoon is threatening to mar the first few days of Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, from Horse and Hound. Read More >>

Equestrian Sport

Medals Awarded at 2008 CN FEI North American Young Rider Championships at the Colorado Horse Park presented by Gotham North
The CN FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships at the Colorado Horse Park presented by Gotham North finished with a three-hour closing ceremonies at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, from the USEF. Read More >>

Peptos Stylish Sue and Boyd Rice top the NCHA Open Derby, while Justin White and Wild Hickory Bob win the Non Pro
It was a night of firsts for Boyd Rice and Peptos Stylish Sue at the NCHA Summer Spectacular Open Derby finals on the evening of August 3, 2008, from the AQHA. Read More >>

Aiken, SC, Boy makes United States Pony Clubs History
Tyler Morris moved to Aiken, SC, from Lafayette, NJ, where he trained with Robin Fairclough of Newton, NJ, and Top Brass Farm in 2007, when he transferred to Aiken County Pony Club, from the USEF. Read More >>

American Tory Smith and Australian Kevin McNab Take FEI World Cup Eventing Qualifiers
With only two more FEI World Cup™ qualifiers to run in the 2008 season, Australia’s Kevin McNab has sensationally swept into a huge lead in the FEI World Cup™ rankings, after scoring a one-two at his local qualifier at Warwick, Australia, from the USEF. Read More >>

Equine Welfare

Reno wild horse expo comes as mustangs threatened
To help educate people about wild horses, the National Wild Horse Center will conduct the largest wild horse and burro show in the country, as the future of mustangs faces new threats, from RGJ. Read More >>

Horse Rescue Saga: Breeder Was ‘Lied To’
A large-scale Southern California horse breeder who gave away 40 Thoroughbred broodmares and six stallions in an effort to cull his stock says he never intended for those horses to wind up at a Phoenix, Ariz., ranch awaiting sale at a feedlot and an uncertain future, from BloodHorse. Read More >>

Stallions to arrive in Australia — a year after horse flu outbreak
Nearly 40 stallions from Europe and the US are due to arrive in Australia today — a year after the country’s equine influenza outbreak, from Horse and Hound. Read More >>

Industry News

USDF “Goes Green”
The United States Dressage Federation announced today the start of its “Going Green” Campaign, from the USDF. Read More >>

Former Olympic Equestrian Coach Carl Knee Dies
A lifetime horseman and trainer, Carl Knee, passed away at age 76 on July 22, 2008, from the USEF. Read More >>

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