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Equestrian Sport

Equestrian driving event brings focus to sport
With hundreds of Marion County thoroughbred farms and a lot of attention on horse sales and races, the sport of equestrian combined driving sometimes takes a back seat. From Ocala.com. Read more >>

FTI Winter Equestrian Festival’s Finale Grand Prix on March 21 Available for Live Internet Viewing
The $400,000 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Finale Grand Prix on Saturday night, March 21, will be broadcast live on the Internet from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. From USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Swedish woman charged with cruelty for keeping pony in cellar
A Swedish woman has been charged with animal cruelty after housing a pony in her cellar. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Illinois Equine Welfare Organizations Unite to Denounce Proposed Repeal on Horse Slaughter Ban
In a joint statement issued today to the Illinois General Assembly, Illinois-based equine rescue organizations announced their united opposition to pending legislation that would repeal the state ban on horse slaughter enacted in 2007. From PR Newswire. Read more >>

‘Very Special’ event saves unwanted horses
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park for the fifth annual Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary fundraiser, called A Very Special Horse Event. From Arizona Daily Star. Read more >>

In Other News

OBS’ March sale off $13 million from 2008
The horse-breeding business, like every other industry in this struggling economy, has seen better days. That was again apparent this week during the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, which saw its gross sales plummet almost $13 million from last year. From Ocala.com. Read more >>

Honolulu Mayor Updates Future of Police Horses
Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today that the city is considering several options to transfer the seven horses in the Honolulu Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, which the department discontinued last year. From KGMB9. Read more >>

FEI Launches New Web Video Platform
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) launches FEI.TV, the new broadband based video platform which combines live coverage, video on demand, highlights, interviews and equestrian lifestyle features. From FEI. Read more >>

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