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Equestrian Sport

Equestrian Hansen faces hearing to keep Olympic jumping medals
Tony Andre Hansen will fight to keep the Norwegian jumping team’s Olympic bronze medals Saturday when he answers charges that his horse was doped, from Sports Illustrated.  Read more >>

Friesian Enthusiasts Come from All Over for the 2008 IFSHA World and Grand National Championships
For the second year in a row Friesian horses from all over the United States converged at the very center of the country in beautiful Lake St. Louis, Mo., from the USEF.  Read more >>

Hillary Dobbs Named Leading Open Jumper Rider Two Consecutive Years at the Washington International Horse Show
Hillary Dobbs, last year’s Leading Open Jumper Rider, returned to defend her title at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) and retained it for the second consecutive year, from the USEF.  Read more >>

WEC 2008: Former pony rider Firdaus on threshold of international stardom
Muhammad Firdaus Hamid, 15, the youngest rider in the Malaysian team competing in the 12th FEI-World Endurance Championship (FEI-WEC) is on the threshold of achieving what others his age can only dream of, especially when he only a pony to ride in Kampung Nibong Atas, Terengganu, from The New Straits Times.  Read more >>

‘Hunting’ to be defined by the High Court in December
The definition of “hunting” will be clarified by Britain’s High Court next month — in a case that will set a precedent for what activity is legal under the British Hunting Act, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Area III Young Rider Cookbook Fundraiser – Send in Your Recipes!
The USEA Area III Young Riders’ Program is putting together a benefit cookbook as part of our fundraising campaign this year, from the USEA.  Read more >>

USDF Announces 2008 Youth Volunteer of the Year
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Kassidy Peacock of Helotes, TX, has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by The Paddock Saddlery and sponsored by the USDF Youth Executive Board, from the USDF.  Read more >>

Traders throng a horse exhibition in India
The three-day horse fair at Rampur in Himachal Pradesh, India, that started on Tuesday and will conclude on Thursday has been attracting buyers from neighbouring states like Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, from the New Kerala.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Winterize your horse — and there’s no missing u
The first autumn frost brings some short-term health hazards that need watching, so it is time to winterize your horse, from the Muskogee Phoenix.  Read more >>

Horse roundup troublesome
Horsemen fought wind, rain and darkness Wednesday night as they tried to round up horses that were taken from a ranch near Meriden, Kansas, from The Capital-Journal.  Read more >>

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