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Equestrian Sport

Youngest-ever Olympic equestrian to perform
Luiza Tavares de Almeida, 17, became the youngest-ever Olympic equestrian at age 16 when she competed with the Brazilian team in dressage at the 2008 Olympics. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

World’s Best Equestrians To Meet In Las Vegas For The 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping and Dressage Finals
It won’t be long before the “city of lights” becomes the “city of stars” as some of the world’s best riders return to the , April 15-19, 2009 for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Show Jumping and Dressage Finals. From DressageDaily. Read more >>

American Vaulting Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Annual Convention in Washington, DC
The American Vaulting Association (AVA) will celebrate its 40th anniversary at its Annual Convention, February 26-March 1, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. From USEF. Read more >>

Horse Welfare

Local horse rescuer in need of rescuing
The troubling economy and an accident have left a local horse rescue group in need of rescue itself. From KOMO News. Read more >>

Several states back horse-butchering plants
Utah’s resolution supporting the transport of horses out of state for slaughter in Canada and Mexico is one of several efforts in the nation to reinstate the controversial practice. From Scripps News. Read more >>

Anti-horse-slaughter legislation reintroduced
Opponents of horse slaughter, not satisfied with existing state legislation prohibiting the practice in the United States, are pushing to go one step further. From AVMA News. Read more >>

In Other News

Taking the Reins: Training with horses helps students work out some of their own difficulties
Devin Atkinson leads a horse around hula hoops, over a swimming noodle, and finally, around a barrel. From Winston-Salem Journal. Read more >>

Coloured colt a first for Danish warmblood licensing
A coloured colt will be presented at the Danish Warmblood stallion licensing and the Spring Auction in Herning, Denmark next month. From Read more >>

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