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Equestrian Sport

Norwegian rider appeals against Olympic disqualification
Norwegian rider Tony Andre Hansen, who had won a bronze medal but was disqualified from the Beijing Games because of doping to his horse, filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS said on Tuesday. From The Guardian. Read more >>

Taylor Land Wins 2009 Sydney Youth Olympic Festival Individual Gold medal in Show Jumping
To go halfway around the world and win is a monumental achievement – especially on a borrowed horse. No one told show jumper Taylor Land. From USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

It’s Liam Neeson Vs Alec Baldwin On NYC Horse Carriage Issue
Liam Neeson has taken issue with a proposed bill to ban the horse carriage business in New York City. The legislation aims to put an end to an industry considered cruel by some, including Alec Baldwin. From Ecorazzi. Read more >>

Two more horses die at Santa Anita
Two more horses broke down and were euthanized over the weekend at Santa Anita, bringing the number of fatalities from racing or training to seven since the meet’s traditional Dec. 26 opening. From Los Angeles Times. Read more >>

In other News

100 black horses and 10,000 marchers to salute Obama
One of the most interesting aspects of the presidential inaugural parade for Barack Obama is the inclusion of about 10,000 marchers from all 50 states stepping off behind the new chief executive in the 56th inaugural parade. From LA Times. Read more >>

Kerrits Equestrian Apparel donates $390,000 to NARHA
Kerrits Equestrian Apparel recently donated nearly $390,000 in riding apparel to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). From Equestrianmag.com. Read more >>

Cloned horses could offer insight into DNA possibilities
Before the show-jumping champion Gem Twist died in 2006, his New Jersey owners paid to have a flap of his skin frozen – hoping to carry something of his prodigious talent into the future. From The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>

Riding group savors the moment
The Colorado-based Freedom Riders are equestrians who have learned plenty about this inaugural parade thing. From Rocky Mountain News. Read more >>

Horse Rescued From Icy Lawrence County Lake
Rescuers needed a chainsaw to rescue a horse that crashed through an icy lake Sunday. From WPXI. Read more >>

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