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United States Equestrian Team Foundation Salutes and Honors 2008 National Championship Trophy Winners
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation would like to recognize and honor their 2008 award winners. The following horses and riders have been awarded trophies for their excellence in competition for the 2008 show year. From USEF. Read more >>

Horse Welfare

BLM: Emergency roundup of wild horses near Gerlach, Nev.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it will round up hundreds of wild horses in northern Nevada in an emergency gather beginning this week. From KRNV. Read more >>

Nonprofits Step Up, Sue Horse Abusers
Two nonprofit organizations filed a civil lawsuit yesterday against three people accused of neglecting and starving their eight horses. From ZooToo. Read more >>

9 horses perish as fire engulfs family barn
Nine horses died in their stalls when fire swept through a barn at a Brantley County family ranch specializing in breeding and training competition, working and pleasure horses. From Jacksonville.com. Read more >>

Racing News

Funny Cide co-owner Mahan, 61, dies
Dave Mahan, a member of the group who owned 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, has died. He was 61. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

Chandler to receive Eclipse Award of Merit
Alice Chandler, owner of Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Horse arrested as part of smuggling ring
Macedonian police have arrested a horse they believe was being used by a crime ring to smuggle air conditioners from Serbia. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Public asked to design an equestrian 50p coin to celebrate London 2012
Do you want to help create a lasting horsey legacy for the 2012 London Olympics? The Royal Mint wants the public to help design a new 50 pence coin to represent equestrianism at the 2012 Olympic Games. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Giddy up! Patrol horses gear up for Inauguration Day crowds
Inauguration Day crowd control inside the pedestrian-only restricted areas of downtown Washington is being relegated to a group of equestrian units that are receiving special training on how to maneuver through with large crowds of noisy people. From WTOP. Read more >>

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