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Equestrian Sport

Jacksboro horse wins Super Stakes
As the National Cutting Horse Association was in the process of concluding the second jewel of its Triple Crown Series on Sunday night, it looked as if fans had bought tickets for a lackluster performance. From Star-Telegram. Read more >>

Michaels-Beerbaum scores hat trick in Vegas
Defending champion Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum secured her third Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping title with consummate ease at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Sunday where America’s McLain Ward finished second ahead of the Netherlands’ Albert Zoer in third. From Universal Sports. Read more >>

Steffen Peters wins World Cup dressage final
America’s Steffen Peters and the Dutch-bred Ravel received a score of 84.95 percent from the five-judge international panel to win the $300,000 dressage World Cup final on Saturday. From USA Today. Read more >>

Georgia wins second straight national equestrian championship
With final-day action still underway, the Georgia Equestrian team has already secured the overall team title – its second straight and the fourth in the program’s seven-year history – at the Varsity National Championships here Saturday afternoon. From Red and Black. Read more >>

A&M rides away from Waco as national champ
The Texas A&M equestrian team’s western riders took home the 2009 Varsity Equestrian National Championship in western riding Saturday after downing defending champion Texas Christian 7-1 in Waco. From The Batt. Read more >>

US celebrity team wins reining challenge at World Cup
World Cup spectators were treated to a fun exhibition in the International Reining Celebrity Challenge in which world-class show jumpers and dressage competitors pulled on their cowboy boots and went Western. From Read more >>

In Other News

Fla. polo horse death toll hits 21; cause unknown
Seven more polo horses have died overnight to bring the death toll to 21 animals that were supposed to play in a Florida tournament. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

Hungary’s Spirits Are Back Up, on a Horse
A racehorse bought for a pittance has turned into a national hero in crisis-stricken Hungary. From New York Times. Read more >>

Madonna Injured Again in Horse-Riding Mishap
If anyone knows how to get back on the horse, figuratively and literally, it’s the pop star Madonna, below, who has mounted countless comebacks throughout her long career. From New York Times. Read more >>

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