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Equestrian Sport

Team USA Wins Silver at 2009 Pan American Endurance Championships
Team USA put in a remarkable effort on the final phase at the 2009 Pan American Endurance Championships in Costa Azul, Uruguay to secure a Team Silver medal. They finished less than six minutes off the gold medal-winning pace of Argentina. From USEF. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

The Gelding Project: Helping the unwanted horse one stallion at a time
The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition, the Minnesota Horse Council, the Animal Humane Society, and the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the Minnesota Association of Equine Practitioners are launching ‘The Gelding Project.’ From The University of Minnesota. Read more >>

House panel considering horse meat processing plant
With cooperation from the state Department of Agriculture, some state legislators are tentatively seeking ways to process horse meat in Tennessee, either for consumption by humans in other nations or animals in zoos. From Knoxnews.com. Read more >>

Behind the Story: The Final Furlong
Words matter in horseracing. Those who work in the sport are sensitive to how it is portrayed — especially when a racehorse dies on the track. From ESPN. Read more >>

Tragedies spur action in best interest of the horses
First came Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who broke a hind leg in the opening strides of the Preakness and was euthanized eight months later. From The Star-Tribune. Read more >>

In Other News

Tickets still available for BHS breeding awareness day
Horse owners can learn more about equine breeding at a British Horse Society workshop this weekend. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Moustachioed horse evades barbers
Alfie, a 10-year-old Shire-cross, is said to flee if he thinks he is in danger of getting even a trim. From Telegraph.co.uk. Read more >>

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