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Equestrian Sport

USEF Eventing Watch List to Become Effective January 1
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Executive Committee approved the specifications for the Eventing Watch List on November 17, 2008. Born out of discussions at the USEF/USEA Safety Summit in June, the goal of the Watch List is to notify riders at USEF licensed and USEF endorsed Eventing competitions that their riding is potentially dangerous, from the USEF.  Read more >>

German Equestrian Federation wants Olympic rider’s ban doubled
The German Equestrian Federation yesterday appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to at least double the competition ban imposed on its rider Christian Ahlmann, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Cash-Strapped Horse Owners Turn to Euthanasia
A first of its kind free horse euthanasia clinic in Oroville, Calif., filled up quickly Wednesday, as more and more owners struggle to afford keeping all their horses, from News10.  Read more >>

New evidence set to help horses transported live for slaughter in Europe
World Horse Welfare has submitted a large file of evidence to the European Commission in support of changes it is requesting to the laws governing the long distance live transport of horses for slaughter, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Industry News

Registration Still Available for Second Annual USEF Youth Convention
For the second year, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will host the Youth Convention, which will take place Saturday, January 17, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equestrian Aid Foundation and USDF Partner to Raise Funds
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) announced today they will be working together at the 2008 Adequan/USDF National Convention to raise funds in support of the EAF in honor of EAF co-founder Robert Dover, a 2008 inductee into the Roemer Foundation/ USDF Hall of Fame and founder of the EAF, from the USDF.  Read more >>

American Quarter Horse Association official will retire in March
Oklahoma City civic leaders honored Bill Brewer, executive vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association, in a ceremony Tuesday, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

Equine Obituary

Power Ty 1992 – 2008
Power Ty, owned by Darren Chiacchia was put down on Wednesday November 12, 2008 after colicking, from the USEA.  Read more >>

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