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2010 World Equestrian Games

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Web Site Has New Home
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Web site has a new home at www.alltechfeigames.com. From 2010 WEG Foundation. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Town supports bid for Pan Am Games equestrian event
The Blue Mountains council voted Monday in favour of officially supporting a $1.87 million bid for the 2015 Pan American Games equestrian event to be held at the Thornbury Horse Park being developed by the Cedar Run Corporation. From Blue Mountains Courier-Herald. Read more >>

USEF Accepting Applications to Host East and West Coast FEI Children’s Jumping Final Qualifiers
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is accepting applications to host qualifiers for the 2009 FEI Children’s International Jumping Final. From USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Economy sours West’s wild horse adoption market
When the U.S. Bureau of Land Management put more than 450 wild horses and burros up for adoption here last month, the dirt parking lot was filled with cars and trucks — but very few horse trailers. From Associated Press. Read more >>

Equine Health

Arabian Horse Association Establishes Task Force On Genetic Diseases
The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) of Aurora, Colo., has established an Arabian Horse Association task force on genetic diseases. From Arabian Horse Association. Read more >>

In Other News

LA council sells horse to hairdresser for $1
It looks like greener pastures are ahead for Bubba the horse and the city of Los Angeles. The City Council voted Tuesday to sell 12-year-old retired patrol horse to Hollywood hairdresser Laini Reeves for $1 because it would cost thousands of dollars to care for the thoroughbred horse.  From Mercury News. Read more >>

Boston Police could cut horse unit, lay off recruits to help fill budget gap
The Boston Police horse and bicycle units could be disbanded and up to 10 of the recruits now training at the Boston Police Academy could be laid off to help close a budget gap, Commissioner Edward F. Davis told his command staff during a meeting today, according to two law enforcement officials. From The Boston Globe. Read more >>

Fire drill seeks to improve horse safety
Horse trailers drove around Trabuco Canyon to pick up horses and evacuate them out of the fire danger zone as part of a drill to test animal safety procedures. From OC Register. Read more >>

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