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Equestrian Sport

Horse park work nears completion
As horses run in nearby fields, workers at the Kentucky Horse Park are rushing to finish the outdoor stadium and indoor arena for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. From Louisville Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Morgan Riders Compete in South Africa
A group of six young equestrians traveled to Middelburg, South Africa, in March as Team Morgan 2009 to compete in an international saddle seat competition. From USEF. Read more >>

EQUESTRIAN: World Cup back on display
Some of the world’s most talented horses and riders have taken over the Thomas & Mack Center. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find any beat-up western hats, well-worn Wranglers or scuffed up Justin boots worn by the riders. From Las Vegas Review Journal. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Call for new legislation on slaughter of healthy horses
A recent BBC ‘Season Ticket’ programme which found a “strong possibility” that thoroughbred horses from Northern Ireland could be ending up on the dinner table in Europe has shocked the local UUP Assembly member, Tom Elliott. From Fermanagh Herald. Read more >>

Banned Suffolk Downs trainers reinstated
Suffolk Downs has reinstated three licensed trainers banned from the grounds last year under the track’s first-in-the-nation horse slaughter policy. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Shatner to Perform “Kind of Scary” Trick in Burbank
William Shatner will trade his Star Trek uniform for western wear and a horse in a “terrifying” performance when he joins Willie Nelson for William Shatner’s Hollywood Charity Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center next week. From NBC Los Angeles. Read more >>

Horse stem-cell technique to be tested in people
A stem-cell repair technique that has already been used to fix hundreds of injured race horses is to be tested for the first time in people with damaged Achilles tendons. From Reuters UK. Read more >>

New Relief for Horse Boarding Facilities Stuck With Unpaid Fees
Horse owners failing to pay boarding fees can and do create real hardship for Kentucky farm owners. From Business Lexington. Read more >>

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