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Equestrian Sport

Arabian horse `beauty pageant’ to be held in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Feb 9 (IANS) A “beauty pageant” of Arabian horses would be held Feb 12-13 in the United Arab Emirates capital, WAM news agency reported Monday. From Thaindian News. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Committee approves slaughterhouse study
Friday the North Dakota Agriculture Committee voted unanimously, 15-0, in favor of legislation that would appropriate $75,000 for the North Dakota Department of Commerce to conduct an equine processing facility feasibility study. From Whapeton Daily News. Read more >>

National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to Meet in Reno in March
The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet in Reno on Monday, March 2, 2009, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. From BLM.gov. Read more >>

Lawsuit seeks control of wild horses
An Oregon couple alleges in a U.S. District Court lawsuit that federal authorities should properly control the rising wild horse population in the state. From UPI.com. Read more >>

Industry News

Colorado man earns highest honor from the American Paint Horse Association
Don Manuello of Sterling, Colo., was presented with the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) highest member honor, the Distinguished Service Award. From APHA. Read more >>

Jackson Land & Cattle LLC and Fields Family Foundation Support the AQHA Youth World Show Assistance Program
Support from the Fields Family Foundation and Jackson Land & Cattle, a Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ranch, has made it possible for many qualified youth participants to attend the Ford AQHYA World Championship Show. From AQHA. Read more >>

In Other News

Jury rides to rescue on a little horse
The little horse that spurred a big uproar will get to spend the rest of his days in his owner’s backyard, thanks to a jury’s ruling. From TulsaWorld.com. Read more >>

Horse trainers also save dogs’ lives
Sometimes a little luck, and a second chance is all that someone needs. And for Danny and Ron’s Rescue Dogs, adoptable canines now have a new lease on life, and are bringing warmth and love into their new owners’ homes. From Aiken Standard. Read more >>

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1 COMMENT

  1. The whole North Dakota slaughterhouse thing is not right! The reason why the “horse economy” is suffering IS NOT because of the closing of the slaughterhouses. Have you seen our “normal economy?” People are losing their jobs, so then they are unable to pay for their horse(s), so then they try to sell them, but they can’t because either nobody wants it (picky people prefer 1 breed to another) or no-one can afford it. Horses have alway been a part of America and resemble freedom & peace. Horses can be retrained, such as Thoroughbreds make excellent jumpers, dressage horses, eventers, barrel racing, etc. Other breeds can be retrained for therapeutic horsemanship, public trail rides, or lesson horses. Slaughter is NOT humane and horses do not deserve to be murdered.

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