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Equestrian Sport

Excitement builds for UPHA Equitation Update III Clinic
The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) will host the “Equitation Update III” Clinic at William Woods University, Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, 2009. The topic of the clinic, “Inspiration for Today’s Rider, Instructor, and Judge,” will focus on horsemanship. From ASHA.  Read more >>

A Newly Engaged Aaron Vale Wins the $50,000 Duggan Brothers Equipment Grand Prix at HITS Ocala
The Ocala Winter Festival proved to be one heck of a week for Aaron Vale. The grand prix superstar not only won Sunday’s $50,000 Duggan Brothers Equipment Grand Prix aboard Joan Kalman’s Tarco, he also got engaged on Valentine’s Day to cap off the week at HITS Post Time Farm, in Ocala, FL. From USEF. Read more >>

Equine Industry

Top three finalists for the 2008 MD Barns Silver Spur Award Announced
The MD Barns Silver Spur Award honors American Quarter Horses who have made a significant impact on the lives of others or who have been cast into the public spotlight through prominent accomplishments to help create a favorable perception of the breed. Read more >>

Saddlebred Museum mobilizing for Saddlebreds Showcase addition
Excitement is building as March 2, 2009 marks the mobilization date for construction of the Showplace for Saddlebreds – the7,000 sq ft addition onto the American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park. From Kentucky Horse Park. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Bills filed to deal with unwanted horses
Two bills aimed at addressing unwanted horses — a problem made worse by the recession – passed the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee yesterday. From Louisville Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Rescue Blankets aids horses in bad times
Bonnie Weber, a real estate agent with Burns & Olson Realtors, realized that horses were suffering along with their owners because of the bad economy. From The Oregonian. Read more >>

Lawmaker: Help financially troubled owners find shelters for horses
Some people are finding it impossible to keep their horses as the economy worsens, leaving owners scrambling to sell or find shelters for their animals. From Tucson Citizen. Read more >>

In Other News

Cops and their horses train for Mardi Gras madness
Blaring bands and waving flags, stumbling drunks and splashing beer, glittery trinkets flying toward curb-to-curb crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands — Mardi Gras could almost have been invented to spook horses. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

Garibaldi the horse stuns Parisians in cross-city escapade
A French military horse threw off its rider near President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Elysee palace and stunned locals and tourists as it galloped along the banks of the Seine and through the streets of Paris. From AFP. Read more >>

On the Bright Side: Student named “Groom of the Year”
Hard work and generosity have earned an Afton college student a national honor, according to a family friend and a professor Wednesday. From The Daily Star. Read more >>

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