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California Wildfire Updates

Blogs about: California Wildfires Nov 2008
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Video: Police Rescue Horse From Sylmar Fire
Police work amid flames to save a horse from an enclosure, from NBCLosAngeles.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Horse advocates decry government euthanasia option
A stampede of opposition is growing over a proposal by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to kill or allow unrestricted sale of wild horses captured from western public land because of budget constraints, from the International Herald Tribune.  Read more >>

Phoenix ordinance makes horse-tripping illegal
The tripping of horses, a traditional event in some Mexican rodeos, is now illegal in Phoenix, Ariz., from azCentral.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

2008 AQHA All-Around Amateur
Nicole Barnes and Zippos Ace Of Spades snagged the 2008 AQHA World Show All-Around Amateur title Friday night, November 14, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

Important Notice for Dressage Exhibitors, Officials and Managers – New FEI Tests Effective January 1, 2009
In official communication received today, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has notified all National Federations that NEW dressage tests have been issued for the following levels, effective January 1, 2009, from the USEF.  Read more >>

2009 FEI Rider and Horse Registration and Renewal Information
Following the decision of the General Assembly FEI Registration has been mandatory for all riders and horses competing in FEI competitions since January 1, 2006, from the USEF.  Read more >>

First use of safety jump material at Wayne DuPage Horse Trials
What is the new material, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Man rides horse 2,000 miles across West to Wash.
More than halfway through his 2,000-mile horseback journey across the West, Mark Ryan stopped at Zeb Bell’s ranch outside a tiny town in southern Idaho, from KATU.  Read more >>

Racing News

Horse of the Year Curlin retiring
Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will be retired next year, and may already have run his last race, from Sports Illustrated.  Read more >>

Spooked Horse Flips Over, Kills Man
An exercise rider at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif., was killed this morning when a spooked horse flipped over and fell on top of him, a publicity manager for the racetrack said, from KCRA.  Read more >>

Ohio harness-race horse industry declines
Ohio is slowly slipping in the ranks of states that produce the standardbred horses used in harness racing, from WXIX.  Read more >>

Twin thoroughbred foals to make history at Goffs sale
Twin thoroughbred foals will go under the hammer at Goffs next week for the first time in the Irish bloodstock auctioneer’s history, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

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