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Equestrian Sport

2008 NCHA Futurity
On December 14, the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity came to a conclusion with Beau Galyean and Metallic Cat capturing the title, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

FEI Clean Sport Commission Moves Ahead
FEI Anti-Doping and Medication Commission Chair Arne Ljungqvist, FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg and FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin met yesterday, 16 December, to plot the way forward for the Commission recently established by the FEI General Assembly, from the FEI.  Read more >>

FEI World Cup Dressage
Dutch Adelinde Cornelissen no proved to be the rising star of dressage in Olympia London, from the FEI. Read more >>

Equestrian: Irish rider disqualified from Olympics
Irish rider Denis Lynch was officially disqualified today from the Beijing Olympics equestrian events for a positive drug test on his horse, from The New Zealand Herald.  Read more >>

American Paint Horse Association Makes Plans for Best-ever World Championship Show Series
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently announced an expanded slate of events and an enhanced format for its ever-popular World Championship Paint Horse Show Series, from AHP.  Read more >>

Four Ariat Athletes Crowned World Champions at 2008 NFR
Amidst a sea of green and red, Ariat ProRodeo Team athletes Luke Branquinho, Justin McDaniel, Lindsay Sears and Stran Smith are happy to have struck gold at the 2008 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, from AHP.  Read more >>

Jamaica’s Story: An Unlikely Happy Ending to a Horse Slaughter Case
There are few happy endings in animal slaughter cases, from U.S. News & World Report.  Read more >>
Equine Welfare

Residents, horses rescued from storm waters near border
Twenty-one people and 50 horses – some in neck-deep water – were rescued Wednesday in the flooded Tijuana River Valley by San Diego lifeguards and a helicopter, with assistance from the Border Patrol, authorities said, from  Read more >>

Injuries Too Severe for 2 Horses Hurt in Crash
Two horses were euthanized Wednesday after the trailer they were traveling in slid off a metro highway, from NBC Action News.  Read more >>

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Wild Horse Roundup
The Nevada Bureau of Land Management’s Winnemucca District Office is proposing a roundup to remove approximately 462 wild horses from the Buffalo Hills Herd Management Area (HMA) north of Reno, from  Read more >>

New Article on – Is Teff Grass Hay Always Lower in Sugar?
Some people are calling teff hay (Eragrostis teff) the ‘perfect grass for foundered horses’, from AHP.  Read more >>

Racing News

Derby reserves spot for European horse
Churchill Downs will give one lucky European horse a straight ticket to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, and an extra $100,000 just for showing up, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Country music gets hooves moving in horse barn
When you have a horse barn, there’s some kind of unwritten law that it must have a radio tuned in at all times to a country music station, from The Herald-Mail.  Read more >>


  1. About the BLM, The Paper Horse reports: “Interestingly, despite BLM’s dire financial straits, they have not increased grazing fees, which are as low as the law allows. Several decades ago President Reagan passed laws to allow the BLM to increase the fees, but instead, they lowered them. (It needs to be noted that a number of long-term politicians have ties to the cattle industry, some collecting tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars in disaster aid.)”


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