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2010 World Equestrian Games

High-quality riding surfaces for the 2010 Games on Kentucky Horse Park arenas
About a year and a half before Lexington will host the greatest equestrian event ever held in the USA, the work on the Kentucky Horse Park’s Outdoor Stadium is proceeding at a brisk pace. From Kentucky Horse Park. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Chase The Wind AH Named 2008 AHA Distance Horse of the Year
The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is proud to name purebred Arabian gelding Chase TheWind AH (El Paso x Wind Sonja), owned by Suzanne Ford Huff of Gardnerville, Nev., as its 2008 Distance Horse of the Year. From Arabian Horse Association. Read more >>

Horse Industry

Hickstead Approved by Three North American Breed Associations
The admired stallion Hickstead, winner of Individual Gold and Team Silver Medals at the 2008 Olympic Games under Canada’s Eric Lamaze, has been approved for breeding based on performance by the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, the American Holsteiner Horse Association (AHHA), and the KWPN of North America breed associations. From Hunter Jumper News. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

State funds blocked from Kentucky Walking Horse Association
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission blocked renewal of lucrative breeders’ incentives for the Kentucky Walking Horse Association after commissioners expressed concerns about safeguards on horses’ health. From Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Horse abuse carries lesser charge than pet abuse
Every time Stephanie Moore, the Director of Jefferson County’s Humane Society, looks over Hana the horse’s injuries, she gets furious. From WBIR. Read more >>

I-Team: Bold Plans to Save Wild Horses
The wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is riding to the rescue of Nevada’s wild horse herds. Madeleine Pickens has a bold plan that would not only save the horses, but would get taxpayers out of a jam as well. From Las Vegas Now. Read more >>

Montana considering horse slaughterhouse
A Montana legislator is sponsoring a bill that would clear the way for a horse slaughterhouse in the state, if investors want to build one. From KXMB. Read more >>

In Other News

Farm gets a big Special Olympics ‘thanks’
The Loudoun Special Olympics Equestrian Team was born four years ago because Tammi and Dan Ketterman and their family stepped up to offer the use of their Philomont farm and horses. From Loudoun Times-Mirror. Read more >>

Ready to Jump the Hurdle
For equestrian enthusiasts, one of the more heartbreaking moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was when young Chinese rider Hua Tian fell at fence eight of the cross-country eventing competition. From China International Business Organization. Read more >>

NH Man Making Horse-Drawn RV Trip Injured In Collision
A New Hampshire man who was making a horse-drawn RV trip across the country was in a critical collision in Mississippi on Tuesday after a crash that killed two of his horses and demolished the RV. From WMUR. Read more >>

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