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2010 World Equestrian Games

Shatner, Collins, McCarron on WEG council
Actor William Shatner will be among those advising Gov. Steve Beshear on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. From Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Son of British Olympian wins in Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington
After an impressive showing Sunday, Great Britain will contend for the $75,000 Nations’ Cup title Friday night at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Equestrian Rider’s Recovery Serves as Reminder of Sport’s Danger
The exacting equestrian discipline of dressage depends as much on a rider’s mental acuity as it does on the agility of the horse. From New York Times. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Bill would put “soring” inspections in state hands at walking horse events, sales
A Kentucky legislator wants to stiffen penalties for people who injure walking horses to exaggerate the breed’s gait in competitions. From WHNT. Read more >>

Bill creates horse-rescue registry
As the economy worsens, some are finding it impossible to keep their horses. That often leaves owners scrambling to sell or find shelters for their animals. From The Arizona Republic. Read more >>

Equine Health

The long, lonely days of a horse in exile
Three D Jewel is an eye-catching mare with a champion’s genes. And these days, she’s very lonely. From The Globe and Mail. Read more >>

In Other News

Anger at ‘ridiculous’ claims that ecstasy risk is equal to horseriding
Claims by a government drugs expert that riding is as dangerous as taking the illegal drug ecstasy have been met with anger and ridicule by the equestrian community. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Horse escapes barn destroyed by fire
Officials are searching for the cause of a fire that broke out just after 4 a. m. Saturday and destroyed a barn at 4931 Ridge Road. From Buffalo News. Read more >>

Two more Mira Loma horses lose tails to theft
Two horses in the Sky Country equestrian community had their tail hair hacked off this week and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. From The Press-Enterprise. Read more >>

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