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Equestrian Sport

$100,000 Grand Prix Featured at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Celebrating its 113th year, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, for the second year, is offering $100,000 in its signature class, the Budweiser Devon Grand Prix. From USEF. Read more >>

USEF Names 2009 Show Jumping Developing Rider Tour
The following five horse/rider combinations have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to the 2009 Show Jumping Developing Rider Tour. From USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Donkey race promotes health and animal rights in West Bank city
West Bank- Palestine-A donkey race drew crowds in the city of Qalqiliya in the northern West Bank on Wednesday as The Brooke foundation UK sponsored an “equine welfare” event that combined training and veterinary clinics with races and competitions for local owners of beasts of burden. From Allvoices.com. Read more >>

New York Takes Over Paragallo’s Horse Farm
The state police and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took over the farm of the prominent New York thoroughbred breeder and owner Ernie Paragallo on Wednesday, saying he had neglected more than 170 horses under his care. From New York Times. Read more >>

In Other News

A City Boy Who Loves Horses Goes Galloping Toward His Goals
Dannielle Brown says that if her son was into basketball, football, soccer — or even golf — she’d know what to do. From The Washington Post. Read more >>

MoD blamed over horse kick injury
A Devon woman is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) claiming she was seriously injured when her horse was frightened by a low-flying helicopter. From BBC News. Read more >>

Legislature working on equine dentist issue
A legislative solution is being sought over whether equine dentists may keep working on horses. From Tulsa World. Read more >>

Lubbock mounted police scaled back, still hold presence
The Lubbock Police Department has patrols in the form of cars, motorcycles and bicycles all over the city, but Lubbock residents don’t always see the department’s equestrian partners-in-crime fighting. From The Daily Toreador. Read more >>

The Riches of Arabia and the Near East to Come to Kentucky
The British Museum’s famed Standard of Ur, along with over 340 other priceless Near Eastern artifacts and paintings, are on their way to the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse. From MarketWatch.com. Read more >>

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