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Equestrian Sport

Pony rider stripped of medal after positive dope test
The 16-year-old rider who won bronze at the 2008 European Pony Championships has lost her medal and been suspended from competition for two months by the FEI after her pony tested positive for a prohibited substance. From HorseTalk.co.nz. Read more >>

American Morgan Horse Association Show Horse Hall of Fame Sees First Inductees
The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) recently created a Show Horse Hall of Fame, which honors registered Morgans with three or more world champion titles, or if shown prior to 1973, registered Morgans with three or more Grand Champion titles. From USEF. Read more >>

Horse Welfare

Washington Horse Owners Seek High Ground
More than 30,000 Washington residents have fled their homes due to flooding caused by deep snow melting in warm, rainy conditions. Many horse owners are evacuating their horses or moving them to high ground. From The Horse. Read more >>

Dead Horse Found In Livermore Raises Rancher Concerns
Animal lovers in the East Bay have a mystery on their hands involving a dead horse found over the weekend on Tesla Road in Livermore near the San Joaquin County border. From KTVU. Read more >>

Investigator Exclusive: ‘Killer Buyer’ penalized for horse slaughter hauling
The USDA has fined LeRoy Baker $162, 800 for violations of animal safety regulations. He’s also a so-called “killer buyer” or middleman who buys and sells horses for human consumption overseas. From WKYC. Read more >>

Evacuated horses in Boulder County doing well after fire
At least 200 horses evacuated in Thursday’s Olde Stage Fire are being returned to their homes at private residences, farms and ranches. From Longmont Examiner. Read more >>

In Other News

Priscilla brings rescued horses to Graceland
“Graceland is a living breathing home,” says Priscilla Presley, and she wants “to keep it the way Elvis left it,” including the barn and horses that were a part of life with Elvis. From Commercial Appeal. Read more >>

Funeral procession halted after horses bolt
A funeral procession had to be stopped when a horse-drawn hearse collapsed. It is thought that two of the horses slipped on black ice and bolted, dislodging two of the wooden wheels. From Times Online. Read more >>

Mounts on march for Obama parade
Topeka is no Washington, D.C., but its urban setting served as a training ground for Army horses that will take part in the presidential inaugural parade Jan. 20. From Topeka Capital-Journal. Read more >>

In slavery to the sport of kings
Life as a 14-year-old jockey apprentice at France’s sole equestrian academy, Le Moulin N’Avon, starts off resembling a romantic period piece in “Lads and Jockeys,” set as it is to the strains of jazz and lit like a moody Parisian bar. From Japan Times. Read more >>

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