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Equestrian Sport

McLain Ward wins equestrian prix in Wellington, earns $120,000
Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward and his Olympic mount Sapphire won the $400,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix on Saturday night at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

Isabell Werth and Satchmo claim Dutch World Cup round
A polished performance by Germany’s Isabell Werth and Satchmo saw the combination rewarded with the win in the latest round of the dressage World Cup qualifiers, in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands at the weekend. From Horsetalk.co.nz. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Orphaned foals find refuge of their dreams
Terri Stemper has an expensive habit she can’t seem to shake – she rescues orphaned baby horses. From Charlotte Observer. Read more >>

Montana slaughter bill goes to governor
The Montana Senate approved a bill by a 27-23 vote on Friday that would allow the construction of a plant to slaughter horses for human consumption. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Horses a valuable tool in anti-gang program
Sade’e Weatherby fell in with the wrong crowd a few years ago. Things weren’t looking good. Her mother was worried. From Star News Online. Read more >>

Ex-racehorse owners benefit from telephone helpline
Owners of ex-racehorses experiencing training problems can find help through the charity Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

The World’s first Talking Horse Introduced at DIHF ‘09
Mr Zhed, the world’s first talking horse was unveiled yesterday before amazed audiences at the annual Dubai International Horse Fair and Exhibition. From Maktoob Business. Read more >>

Does a ‘seeing-eye horse” go too far?
If horses could talk, they’d surely say nice things about Tabitha Darling. The horse she’s currently training was abused by a previous owner. From Texas Cable News. Read more >>

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