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Equestrian Sport

Olympian Steffen Peters wins opening round at Winter Equestrian Festival
Olympian Steffen Peters and Ravel led after the opening round of the inaugural Exquis World Dressage Masters Global Tour stop at Palm Beach International Equestrian Club in Wellington. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Horse abuse leads to jail time
In a case that has drawn national attention, two Georgia men were convicted, fined and sentenced to nearly a year in jail Friday for abusing and starving four horses during a wilderness pack trip last summer. From The Missoulian. Read more >>

New York’s Carriage Horses’ Future Uncertain
New Yorkers are split over what to do about 220 of the city’s most beloved urban animals _ the carriage horses that offer rides through Central Park. From WCBS. Read more >>

Industry News

Last publicly owned riding school in Scotland to close
Nestled in the leafy surroundings of Linn Park in Glasgow is one of the city’s gems. The Linn Equestrian Centre, which is run by Glasgow City Council, is Scotland’s only publicly owned riding school. From The Times Online. Read more >>

Horse Racing

Barbaro’s brother grabs quarter in debut, finishes tenth
Nicanor’s highly anticipated career debut did not end with a storybook finish on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Tulsa program offers second chance for troubled youths
As Dalton, 16, leads a retired race horse through “Temptation Alley,” he begins to understand the challenges his parents faced trying to keep their troubled son away from drugs, alcohol and theft. From The Oklahoman. Read more >>

Horses vs. helicopter race to decide once and for all who is the fastest
We won’t keep you in suspense: Match a helicopter against a champion team of quarter horses pulling a chariot driven by the 2006 Utah State Champion chariot driver over a quarter-mile course, and you get well-kicked equine butt. From Standard Net Live. Read more >>

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