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Equestrian Sport

USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award Nominations Due October 1, 2009
Applications are being accepted for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman’s Award, sponsored by Breyer Animal Creations®. From USEF. Read more >>

Jumper Classic returning
The tradition of elite show jumping competition with a European look and feel keeps some of the finest international equestrian athletes returning to the Jumper Classic, now in its 20th year. From Seacost Online. Read more >>

FEI Launches New Awards
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) is proud to announce the launch of the first ever FEI Awards set up to celebrate the equestrian community and pay tribute to the heroes of the sport. From Yahoo! News. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Gov’t to thin wild horses in MT’s Pryor Mountains
Federal officials say they will close off the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range beginning Monday to thin the 190-horse herd by about 70 animals. From Local News 8. Read more >>

Equine Health

2 more cases of equine encephalitis in Va horses
Virginia agriculture officials say two more cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in horses have been confirmed in the state, bringing the total cases this year to eight. From WTKR. Read more >>

Thoroughbreds suffer a higher number of fatal injuries on synthetic surfaces compared to dirt
A UC Davis study of horse deaths at California tracks has documented for the first time that thoroughbreds suffer a higher number of fatal hind rear injuries on race tracks with synthetic surfaces compared to dirt. From The LA Times. Read more >>

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