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Equestrian Sport

Update Regarding USEF Dressage Performance Standards Proposal
Results of a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) online survey conducted in May and June 2008 concerning the USEF Dressage Performance Standards Proposal showed that 65% of the over 1,250 respondents feel that there should be a proficiency requirement in order to advance through the levels in dressage competition, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Area I and VI Young Riders Clinch Final 2008 USEF National Eventing Championship
The final United States Equestrian Federation National Eventing Championship of the year wrapped up the season at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. Held in Temecula, CA (concurrently with the CCI**) on November 1-2, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Quarter Horse News

Moorhouse Ranch wins 2008 AQHA/Bayer Best Remuda Award
The ranch is owned and managed by Tom Moorhouse and includes 50,000 acres of land owned or leased in King, Knox and Stonewall counties in Texas, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

New AQHA Web Site Features Three Premiere American Quarter Horse Sales in Three Weeks
The American Quarter Horse Association announces the launch of a new online resource for horse buyers worldwide, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Three in court in Domecq horse trial
A dozen horses were firebombed in their trailer in 2001 when being transported to a bullfight. The court case relating to the shocking event which took place in Spain more than seven years ago, finally gets underway in Toledo today, from TypicallySpanish.com.  Read more >>

Horse welfare meeting draws crowd
Extension Veterinarian Kerry Rood spoke before a crowd of 65 people on the evening of Oct. 29 at the Western Park in Vernal, Utah, about the problem of unwanted horses, from Vernal.com.  Read more >>

Judge to decide restitution for horse care
Former horse owner Elsie Smith, whose 40 malnourished horses were seized from her Myers Flat property by authorities in April, is being ordered to reimburse the county for the cost of caring for her animals — the amount to be repaid, however, has yet to be determined, from the Times-Standard.  Read more >>

Human Interest

China horse fair spurs human stampede
China’s equestrian-related industries are set to boom if the feedback from this year’s China International Equestrian & Horse Industry Exhibition 2008 is any barometer, from the People’s Daily.  Read more >>

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