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Equestrian Sport

Holiday & Horses CSI-W/CDI*** Opens at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Holiday & Horses CSI-W/CDI*** opened Wednesday in the made-over Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with about 200 horses competing in hunter and jumper classes, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Editorial: Madeleine Pickens–a plan for all horses
“How do you corral 30,000 horses, having taken them off the range where they lived, and just say ‘night night’?” asked Madeleine Pickens, the animal-loving wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens and better known in Thoroughbred racing circles as the former Madeleine Paulson, who with her late husband, Allen Paulson, developed one of the most successful Thoroughbred breeding and racing operations of the 1980s and ‘90s, from the Paulick Report.  Read more >>

Starving mustangs rescued
More than 70 Spanish mustangs that were part of a nonprofit effort to protect the rare horses are being removed this week from a 633-acre ranch west of Browning, Mont., from the Great Falls Tribune.  Read more >>

“Miracle’ horse finds permanent home
A horse shot multiple times and left for dead earlier this year has recovered enough to be transported to a new home in Cerillos, N.M., Doña Ana County officials said today, from the Las Cruces Sun-News.  Read more >>

Vet says cobra venom was in horse barn by mistake
The veterinarian at the center of a notorious horse-racing medication case said on Wednesday that he never gave cobra venom to an active racehorse, let alone one in the care of top trainer Patrick Biancone, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Wyoming resident wants bucking horse on state flag
Ask anyone what comes to mind when the name “Wyoming” is mentioned and it’s the bucking horse, the single most recognizable symbol in the state, from the Billings Gazette.  Read more >>

Lending a helping horse
Sanctuary for equines offers hands-on work for program entrants, from the Post Star.  Read more >>

New wealth stirs Chinese interest in horse riding
For Shi Qi, the 35-year-old owner of a Beijing door factory, there is one haven for peace and quiet in an otherwise stressful existence: horse-riding, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

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