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Equestrian Sport

Changes Announced to the USEF Show Jumping Computer List for 2009 Competition Season
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved the following modifications to the Selection Procedures for CSIO/CSI Competitions, aka “the USEF Computer List,” from the USEF.  Read more >>

Qualifying Points for the 2009 AQHA World Championship Show Approved
The qualifying season for the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show is under way, and the recommendations for qualifying points have been approved, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

Pennsylvania National Horse Show Announces Changes to 2009 Format
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show has announced modifications to its standard horse show format for 2009. Competition in the hunter and jumper divisions will be expanded and the traditional Saddlebred, Western and Draft horse sections will now be showcased as exhibitions and special attractions, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Dr. Cesar Parra Sworn in as U.S. Citizen and Looking Forward to Representing America on U.S. Dressage Team
In a ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Newark, NJ, on Friday, December 12, dressage rider Dr. Cesar Parra took the Oath of Allegiance for Naturalized Citizens and was sworn in as a United States citizen, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Quarter Horse in KY Positive for CEM
Kentucky and federal agriculture officials are investigating a case of contagious equine metritis in a Quarter Horse in central Kentucky, from BloodHorse.  Read more >>

Contraceptive for wild horses in Utah
Eighty wild mares gathered by Utah authorities will be released back in the wilderness after receiving contraceptive pellets, from HorseTalk.  Read more >>

Equine Research

Whinnies help horses picture herd
Horses have an almost human ability to conjure up visual memories of their herd-mates from the sound of their whinnies, a study has shown, from the BBC.  Read more >>

Human Interest

There’s no reining in this horse’s tail… it’s 12ft 6in, making it the longest in the world
If she were a racehorse, she could have her nose in front and still be a tail-ender, from the Daily Mail.  Read more >>

Beth Jenkins Named 2008 United States Dressage Federation Volunteer of the Year
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the winner of the 2008 USDF Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by The Paddock Saddlery, at the 2008 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Education

Horsemastership Training Session in Wellington, Florida Free to Auditors
Auditing is free at the 2009 George Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by Bates Saddles, January 5–9 at the South Grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Grand Prix Ring in Wellington, Fla., from the USEF.  Read more >>

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