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Equestrian Sport

Equestrian: Tattersalls World Cup event hangs in balance
The Meath venue was due to stage a leg of the FEI World Cup series at the end of May, but Tattersalls Ireland managing director, George Mernagh, last month signalled that, without alternative funding or sponsorship, the event would not go ahead. From The Irish Independent. Read more >>

Winter Equestrian Festival saddles up for 12 weeks in Wellington
Mark Bellissimo wants to draw more spectators to the 2009 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. From Palm Beach Daily News. Read more >>

Horse Industry

ASHA Convention, Youth Conference, Saddlebred Ball set for February 12-14
The American Saddlebred Horse Association’s Annual Convention and Youth Conference will be held Thursday, February 12, through Saturday, February 14, at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa in Lexington, Kentucky. From ASHA. Read more >>

Equine Health

CEM Exposure: 17 Wisconsin Horses Quarantined
Seventeen horses on 11 different farms in Wisconsin have been quarantined and will be tested because they have been exposed to a highly contagious disease that can cause reproductive problems in mares. From The Horse. Read more >>

Horse Racing

Racing Commission: 8 horses died at Turfway last month
Some horse owners and trainers who run horses at Turfway Park are thinking twice about putting their horses on that track. From Fox19. Read more >>

Horses Injured on Santa Anita’s New Track Surface
A new synthetic horse racing track leads to several horses getting injured while running, and some of them are euthanized as a result. From NBC Los Angeles. Read more >>

In Other News

Cheshire firecrews work for an hour to free horse trapped in box on M6
Firefighters in Cheshire worked for over an hour to free a horse that was trapped in a horsebox on a motorway. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Dover Saddlery Announces Grand Opening in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Dover Saddlery Retail, Inc. will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new store in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, during the weekend of February 13-15, 2009. Celebrations will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 13, attended by Olympic show jumper Peter Wylde. From MSNBC. Read more >>

Stink raised at stables
Responding to a local horse owner who complained, Passaic County Health Department officials cited the Garret Mountain Equestrian Center’s new manager for violating state regulations by allowing manure to pile up outside the stables. From NorthJersey.com. Read more >>

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