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Sheik Mohammed gets 6-month ban for horse doping
The International Equestrian Federation has banned its president’s husband from riding in endurance races for six months after his horse twice failed doping tests. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

Tevis note from Ride Director Mike Picket on the death of Ice Joy
The Tevis Cup Ride Director Mike Pickett along with the Board Of Governors of the Western States Trail Foundation have expressed their condolences to rider number 110 Skip Kemerer and his family for the accidental death of Skip’s horse Ice Joy. From Endurance.net. Read more >>

In Other News

Carriage horse dies after fall in Oregon
Police in Portland, Ore., say a horse pulling a carriage displaying a “Just Married” sign died after falling and breaking its leg. From UPI.com. Read more >>

Tour offers a new way to see LA: On horseback
For most tourists, visiting Los Angeles includes stopping in Hollywood and making a side trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. From Silicon Valley Mercury News. Read more >>

Authorities Investigate Horse Poisonings At Local Farm
 Investigators are trying to determine how and why nearly two dozen show horses were poisoned at a Rancho Santa Fe farm. From 10News.com. Read more >>

Five former police horses move on to greener pastures
Five powerful draft horses, accustomed to pounding city streets for 40 hours a week as members of Boston’s historic Mounted Patrol, are now enjoying an indefinite stay at the Plymouth County Farm. From The Boston Globe. Read more >>

Young horse performer overcomes missing hand
Getting on the horse is the toughest part. It’s the only time in 11-year-old Lizzy Traband’s routine when she is aware of having only one hand. From USA Today. Read more >>

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