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Equestrian Sport

New group formed to help future riders
In an effort to unite “a scattered equestrian industry” and control a sport that is pricing itself out of future equestrians, the North American Riders Group was launched on Tuesday night. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Professional Riders Organization Announces Formation to Represent Professional Event Riders Nationwide
Acclaimed professional riders from the United States eventing community announced the formation of the Professional Riders Organization (PRO). PRO is the only organization that represents the interests of career riders competing at the highest levels of the sport of eventing. From USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Sugarcreek auction fined $162,800 for equine violations
Leroy Baker Jr., owner and operator of Sugarcreek Livestock Auction, has been fined more than $162,000 by the USDA for violating equine transport laws. From FarmAndDairy.com. Read more >>

In Other News

Recent Tempe PD horse chase renews budget cut concerns
The recent arrest of a 24-year-old California man in Tempe has some calling the city’s mounted patrol unit a necessity. From ABC15. Read more >>

Saddling up for business
Women and horses have always made a winning combination, most recently at the Kentucky Horse Park’s second annual “Women and Horses” seminar. Held on February 21, this business-oriented seminar drew about 50 attendees. From Business Lexington. Read more >>

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Cancer Research Benefit and Horse Show to Run April 30-May 3 in California
The popular Fiesta of the Spanish Horse, an annual benefit and horse show to support cancer research, will be held April 30 through May 3, 2009 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. From USEF. Read more >>

Advanced DVD Orders Now Available For the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals
Those interested in owning DVDs of the championship dressage and jumping competition at the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals can now place their advance orders online at www.thesporthouse.com. From USEF. Read more >>

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