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Equestrian Sport

Bay stallion named ‘Star’ of American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show
Roo Star, a 1999 bay stallion, was named Superhorse at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Saturday, from NewOK.  Read more >>

Hattrick for Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER) wins the Rolex FEI World CupTM qualifier on home ground, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Riders call for harsher dope bans after positive Olympic tests
Doping allegations at the Olympic Games in August have polarised opinion as to whether the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) rules are too harsh — or not tough enough, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

USEF Dressage Committee Invites Members to Attend Dressage Performance Standards Open Forum
The USEF Dressage Committee invites all members of the dressage community to participate in an open forum on Thursday, December 4, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. local time during the Adequan/United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Annual Convention in Denver, Colo., from the USDF.  Read more >>

NRHA European Futurity Postponed
Earlier this year, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced the development of the very first NRHA European Futurity in response to the International explosion in the Reining arena, from the NRHA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

10 Thousand Dollar Reward in Horse Murder
Spirit, the horse, is getting used to life without her longtime friend, Mitzi, from NBC DFW.  Read more >>

In Other News

Warm clothing needed for farm workers
The Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy, which serves the needs of Kentucky horse farm employees and their children, is in need of gently-used or new, warm clothing for all ages, from the Kentucky Horse Park.  Read more >>


  1. That’s absolutely disgusting. Anyone who can kill an innocent creature without reason is obviously a very, very sick person.
    I don’t understand how anyone could look at a horse’s face and think that they’d like to kill it, they’re such wonderful creatures.
    I hope they catch whoever did it, but unfortunately I don’t hold much hope as to the punishment : although whoever did it deserves it, I doubt equine homocide carries a life sentence. It is just as much a crime to kill a defenceless animal as to kill a human – there should be a harsher penalty for animal cruelty!!
    Nobody should think that they can get away with that! Just think how that poor horse’s owner felt, and how panicked and scared the horses in the paddock and the horse that was killed were! Enough to make an adult cry!


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