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Equestrian Sport

SmartPak New USDF Sponsor for Instructor Certification Program
The United Stated Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that SmartPak signed on as title sponsor for the USDF Instructor Certification program. From USDF. Read more >>

Olympic equestrian champ Lamaze is No. 1 for first time
Olympic show jumping champion Eric Lamaze has risen to the top of the world rankings for the first time at the age of 40. From Sports Illustrated. Read more >>

Equine Health

Australian Brumby Research Could Apply to Laminitis
The Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Sciences is conducting an array of research projects involving horses in a free-roaming environment. From The Horse. Read more >>

Hagyard Veterinary Firm Contributes to Equine Research
The Lexington, Ky., veterinary firm Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has made a $10,000 donation to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to further research on racehorse lameness issues, the foundation announced today. From The Jockey Club. Read more >>

Horse Industry

Record Breaking Annual Meeting
USHJA closed 2008 with a successful Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN December 8-11 at the Hilton Downtown. From US Hunter Jumper Association. Read more >>

Horse Welfare

National Western Stock Show bans prods
Small electric prods won’t be used to get balky broncos to bolt and buck at the National Western rodeo after an anti-animal-abuse group complained last year about their use. From The Denver Post. Read more >>

Reporting Abandoned Horses
In an effort to identify the extent to which Kentucky horses are being abandoned, the Horse Council is currently collecting information from people with firsthand experience with abandoned horses. From Kentucky Horse Council. Read more >>

In Other News

Lake County horses find new temporary home after roof collapse
50 animals were forced to evacuate Lake Villa stables before calamity caused by excess snow. From Chicago Tribune. Read more >>

Alltech distilling new bourbon for Equestrian Games
Alltech Inc.’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. has begun distilling a new bourbon for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010. From Business First Louisville. Read more >>

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