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Equestrian Sport

Beezie Madden, Onlight capture first equestrian grand prix with win in Wellington
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden knew it was only a matter of time for her 10-year-old German-bred horse Onlight. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Booth honored by American Morgan Horse Association
Katharine “Kass” Booth of Eliot, Maine, recently was awarded as the 2008 American Morgan Horse Association’s (AMHA) Cecil J. Brown Memorial Sportsmanship Award at its annual convention, which was held Feb. 18-21 in Sacramento, California. From Fosters Daily Democrat. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Emotions rear up for horse-slaughter bill
Emotions ran high during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Thursday as lawmakers heard a bill that would allow the construction of a horse slaughter facility in Montana. From Great Falls Tribune. Read more >>

Watering project may help wild horses
When Willis Lamm was hauling thousands of gallons of water up a rutted dirt road last summer to give a drink to thirsty cattle, wild horses and other wildlife, he didn’t think much about the unusual partnership he had forged. From Reno Gazette-Journal. Read more >>

Oregon Senate Votes to Make Horse Abandonment a Crime
The Humane Society of the United States applauded the Oregon state Senate for passing Senate Bill 398, adding horses and other equines to the animal abandonment statute. From Salem-News.com. Read more >>

In Other News

Saddle Up For St. Jude
Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club along with Lazy Faire Ranch in West Cajon Valley, California is co-sponsoring the 7th annual benefit trail ride for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on May 2, 2009. From ApHC. Read more >>

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