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Equestrian Sport

Saddlebred Stars of Saddle Seat Equitation Honored Friday Evening, February 19
The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) convention will honor Saddlebred Stars of Saddle Seat Equitation in a unique setting on Friday evening, February 19. From ASHA. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Public outcry brings ban on controversial equestrianism warm-up
Dressage riders may be subject to closed-circuit television in the warm-up arenas at international shows after the decision of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) yesterday to ban the controversial “rollkur” method of warming up a horse before a competition. From The London Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Conley Driediger awarded 2009 Equine Canada Junior Equestrian of the Year
Equine Canada has named Conley Driediger, 17, of Chilliwack, BC, the 2009 Junior Equestrian of the Year. From Horse Journals. Read more >>

Police horses to be sold despite effort to save patrol
An eleventh-hour, grass-roots effort to save the San Diego Police Department’s mounted patrol attracted some backers and about $30,000, but the idea is apparently dead in its tracks. From The San Diego Union-Tribune. Read more >>

Equine rescue houses Folsom police horses
If not for the generosity of the Grace Foundation, the Folsom Police Mounted Patrol Unit could meet the fate of other mounted units in the state. From The Folsom Telegraph. Read more >>

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