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2010 World Equestrian Games

2010 International Equestrian Festival to Be Held During the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
As thousands of visitors travel to Lexington, Ky., to watch the world’s premier equestrians compete for top honors at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, there is another reason to explore the city in the heart of the bluegrass.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Florida Horse Park hosts Festival of the Horse 2009 presented by Ocala Star-Banner
With the Festival of the Horse less than a month away the Florida Horse Park is getting ready to host another first class international event. From USEA. Read more >>

Racing News

Many horses are withdrawn from Keeneland sale, but others bring top dollar
For the most part, there is no denying it is a buyer’s market right now in the Thoroughbred auction industry. But as some of the more notable shoppers will attest, there is precious little room for lowballing where the top-quality stock is concerned. From Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Oklahoma Passes Cloning Bill
The Oklahoma legislature on April 7 approved a bill that prohibits cloned horses or the offspring of cloned horses from participating in races at tracks in Oklahoma. From AQHA. Read more >>

In Other News

Bethlehem to buy 2 horses to bring back mounted police unit
Bethlehem police officers could be back in the saddle later this year with the return of a mounted patrol for the first time since the 1940s. From The Morning Call.
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Oklahoma horse owners stampede Capitol
A state legislator said he will file an amendment today to a bill that would allow equine dentists to keep working on horses. From The Oklahoman. Read more >>

Illinois Equine Promotion Board awards more than $72,000 in grants
More than $72,000 in grants by the Illinois Equine Industry Research and Promotion Board (EPB) have been awarded, according to chairperson Karen Freese, including $8,000 to Monmouth’s Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center. From Review Atlas. Read more >>

BBC’s ‘sickening’ horse documentary sparks viewer complaints
The shocking scenes were shown in a BBC Two documentary, Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy, in which the grand-niece of writer Leo Tolstoy travelled to Siberia to examine the lives of herders in the remote Yakutia region, who live on a diet of horse meat. From The Telegraph. Read more >>

Small horses make a difference for blind
There are only a few miniature horses in the United States that have been trained to be service animals to the blind, and one of them arrived in Dearborn this week to help 28-year-old Mona Ramouni. From Detroit Free Press. Read more >>

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