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Equestrian Sport

US Show Jumpers Arrive in Sydney; Prepare for 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival
For the first time in 2009, the USEF is sending athletes to the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. From USEF. Read more >>

Kennebunk equestrian has been on quite a ride
Pick the right sport, and Olympic aspirations come unburdened by expiration dates. Susan Jaccoma, a 55-year-old dressage rider from Kennebunk, has her eye on the London Games of 2012. From Portland Press Herald. Read more >>

Horse Industry

AHC looks at upcoming legislation likely to affect horse owners
The American Horse Council (AHC) believes there may be less “gridlock” in getting horse-related legislation thought the just-convened 111th United States Congress. From Horsetalk.co.nz. Read more >>

Equine Health

Horse Quarantined for CEM Has Officially Tested Positive
Less than two weeks after 17 horses on 11 different farms in Wisconsin were quarantined for being exposed to a highly contagious disease that can cause reproductive problems in mares, a stallion has officially tested positive for the illness. From Wisconsin Ag Connection. Read more >>

In Other News

For blind Arlington girl, horse show is one of many welcome challenges
With her mom and dad and best friend, Emilee Paul, cheering her on, Brittany Breen experienced the ride of her life Tuesday at John Justin Arena, when she and 125 other contestants with physical, mental or emotional challenges helped kick off the Fort Worth Stock Show. From Star Telegram. Read more >>

Singer Lauryn Hill takes riding lesson at Essex Equestrian Center in NJ
Lauryn Hill has a new hobby. On Friday, the former Fugee was at the Essex Equestrian Center in West Orange, NJ, asking for a riding lesson. From NY Post. Read more >>

1,000 Horses on the beach
A thousand horses and a thousand riders on the beach.  If you haven’t seen that, it’s an awesome sight. From WCNC. Read more >>

Horse center may close
The Orange County Fair board is discussing doing away with the equestrian center in order to make way for more parking spaces. From Daily Pilot. Read more >>

British event rider flies to America to teach Madonna
British eventer Daisy Trayford is heading to Florida this week to coach Madonna for two weeks at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (7 January-29 March) at Wellington, Florida. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

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