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2010 World Equestrian Games

‘HorseMania’ is back
It’s official: HorseMania is back. Lexington leaders on Monday afternoon kicked off the buildup for HorseMania 2010 — a repeat of Lexington’s popular 2000 art horse celebration, with some new added features tied to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park next year. From The Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

World Equestrian Games Agricultural Liaison Named
Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and Roger Thomas, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP), announced the appointment of Angela Blank as the World Equestrian Games Agricultural Liaison for Kentucky. From The Kentucky Post. Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Whitaker suspended after horse fails drug test
Four-time Olympic show jumper Michael Whitaker has been suspended after his horse failed a drug test. From USA Today. Read more >>

Olympic dressage champion Werth criticizes German equestrian federation
Five-time Olympic dressage gold medalist Isabell Werth accused the German equestrian federation Saturday of failing to support her after she was suspended over her horse’s failed doping test. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

In Other News

Animals’ future uncertain after Russian horse show abruptly ends Dallas run
The big top has abruptly dropped on Artania, the Russian equestrian circus that first brought its rare thoroughbreds to downtown Dallas in late May. From The Dallas News. Read more >>

Summit committee offers free DVD on hoof care
A shoeing and hoof care committee formed at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is offering a free DVD that examines the physiology of the equine hoof and demonstrates proper care and shoeing techniques. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

A Southern Oregon horse camp helps girls at risk
 Ann Gilbert is of the belief that the term “at risk” refers to all youth, despite their backgrounds, despite a promising future. KGW.com. Read more >>

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