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Equestrian Sport

$50,000 CN Palm Beach Jumper Derby starting today said to be first such event in U.S.
Veteran show jumpers Margie Engle, Laura Kraut and Todd Minikus will have a change of scenery when they compete in today’s inaugural $50,000 CN Palm Beach Jumper Derby. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Long Hopes to Be Short-Listed for 2010 World Equestrian Games
Bill Long is one of the top four-in-hand drivers in the world. So it comes as no surprise that Long won the team division at the mini-Combined Driving Event held at the Carolina Horse Park Feb. 8. From ThePilot.com. Read more >>

Lis Hartel, Danish polio-hit equestrian, dies
Lis Hartel, an equestrian who won two Olympic silver medals in the 1950s for Denmark despite being paralyzed below the knees because of polio, has died. She was 87. From USA Today. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Animal rights vs. rodeo DMCA takedown fight settled
An organization representing rodeo cowboys has agreed to pay $25,000 to an animal rights group in order to settle a suit claiming the cowboys abused DMCA takedown notices in order to quiet critics. From ars technica. Read more >>

Racing News

Curlin begins stud career
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin began his stallion career on Friday when he covered Maggy Hawk, dam of 2005 three-year-old champion male and dual class winner Afleet Alex, at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Pioneer Days Draw In Fans Of Horse Pulling
The entertainment is decided low-tech this weekend at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, with quilters, sugar-cane grinders and mandolin pickers gathering to show their stuff. From MSNBC. Read more >>

Cowgirl and Horses Back on Road To Texas
Two days off the road was almost too much for Donna Byrne. “I’m ready to go. I’m tired of laying around,” she said, tightening a rope around the tarp on her pack horse. From MSNBC. Read more >>

‘Toughest Cowboy’ and ‘Jockeys’: the quest for control
In 2003, Fox aired “Man vs. Beast,” a series of preposterous competitions between humans and animals that proved beyond any sliver of a doubt that Fox could leave no sensationalistic reality television idea alone. What it didn’t do, though, is answer the root question: Who’s really in control? From LA Times. Read more >>

Seeking your equestrian soul mate on-line
There is almost nothing harder than finding a soul mate except maybe a soul mate who shares your passion for horses. From LA Equestrian Examiner. Read more >>

Equine tack stolen from Hemet therapy center
Saddles, collars and halters worth $5,000 that had been loaned to Therapy for Handi-capable Equestrians in Hemet were stolen recently. From The Press-Enterprise. Read more >>

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