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Equestrian Sport

Shelley Francis And Shannon Dueck Win The Oaks of Lake City Prix St. Georges at Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I
Dozens of riders turned out for a Prix St. Georges class at a recent Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge January show, but it was Shelley Francis and Shannon Dueck who rode away the winners. From Dressage Daily. Read more >>

USEF and Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe George Morris Renew Contract through 2012
The pursuit of Show Jumping excellence in the United States continues. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and George Morris have renewed Morris’ contract to serve as Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor through 2012. From USEF. Read more >>

Horse Industry

Azeri Fails to Sell at Auction
Azeri, a former Horse of the Year, was still the property of Michael Paulson after a bid of $4.4 million fell short of the owner’s reserve price. From New York Times. Read more >>

National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda
The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association will discuss aftercare for racehorses, equine medication and drug-testing thresholds, and synthetic surfaces during its winter convention Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Hollywood, Fla. From Blood Horse. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Buster’s Law for horses backed
Buster’s Law, which aims to protect pets from cruelty, could be expanded to cover some horses, state Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco said. From Times Union. Read more >>

Marines Charged in Horse Shooting Case
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Department has charged two Marine scout snipers in the November shooting of a Canadian Sport Horse in Onslow County, N.C. From The Horse. Read more >>

In Other News

Back from war, veterans taming their wild horses
In Vietnam, Levi Jackson was a hero. He was awarded eight medals, including two purple hearts and a bronze star for heroism. From Democrat and Chronicle. Read more >>

Equestrian center hit by tornado is back
Horse riders and polo players from around the world are once again descending on Wellington this week for another equestrian season. From WPTV. Read more >>

Britain’s first coloured TB takes steps closer to racing
Ben, the first coloured full thoroughbred born in Britain, will take a step closer to a racing career when he comes up for sale at the Doncaster bloodstock sales later this month. From Horsetalk.co.nz. Read more >>

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