Horse Illustrated Newswire


Equestrian Sport

U.S. will get chance to strut its stuff when WEG hits Lexington in ’10
It’s likely that, a year from now, 2010 will be remembered as the American year in horse sports. From The Star-Ledger. Read more >>

NE La expo center lands new show
The largest team penning horse competition in the United States will be coming to West Monroe next year. From The Houston Chronicle. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Turfway Park works to ensure horses not neglected
In the event that a Turfway Park horseman feels like he or she is out of options for a Thoroughbred finished with racing, the Northern Kentucky track sets aside stall space as a last resort. From Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

Out of the Gate
When the Kentucky Derby rolls around each year, few ordinary fans are aware of the grisly waste of horseflesh that underpins the self-proclaimed Sport of Kings. From The New York Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Vail Valley donkeys escape church nativity scene
What’s a living nativity scene without a little real-life drama to go along with it — that’s what local church officials and members are saying in hindsight. From Denver Post. Read more >>

Md. Girl wins Morgan Horse in national contest
Katerina Barrett’s Christmas was celebrated in a similar place to the first Christmas — a stable. From WTOP. Read more >>

Mystery pony found wandering Norwalk streets gets a new home just in time for Christmas
It seems that the mystery — and it’s a big one — surrounding a wayward Shetland pony found wandering the streets of Norwalk earlier this month may never be solved. From LA Times. Read more >>

2 NY girls help rescue 40 horses from barn fire
Fire officials say two teenage girls helped rescue 40 horses from a burning barn at a riding stable in suburban Albany. From The Boston Herald. Read more >>

Tulsa police horses find new homes
Tulsa’s eight mounted police horses have found new homes spread out among five nonprofit agencies involved with therapeutic equestrian programs. From Tulsa World. Read more >>

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