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Equestrian Sport

Oliver Townend and William Fox-Pitt’s emergency plans for Kentucky
British riders Oliver Townend (pictured) and William Fox-Pitt have had to make emergency travel plans to get to America to ride at Rolex Kentucky (22-25 April), due to the volcanic ash cloud preventing flights out of Britain. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Georgia Earns Fifth Overall VENC Title – Texas A&M claims Western championship, Georgia wins Hunter Seat title
The University of Georgia’s equestrian team claimed its fifth overall team title at the Varsity Equestrian Championships (VENC) on Saturday at the Heart O’Texas Fair Complex at Waco, Texas. From Varsity Equestrian. Read more >>

Anky van Grunsven’s top horse Salinero injured
Dutch Olympian Anky van Grunsven’s gold medallist and Kentucky World Equestrian Games prospect Salinero is out of action for the next three weeks having injured his withers. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

For Giddyup, Give a Horse a Holiday
Mister Ed knew what he wanted out of a vacation. He once stowed away on a cruise ship bound for Honolulu, took up surfing and announced that he liked the Hawaiian life so much he wouldn’t be returning home. From The NY Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Charges filed in horse and carriage wreck
The driver whose Lexus ran into a horse and carriage carrying four people has been charged with following too closely, driving on a suspended license and violating the open container law, Atlanta police said Sunday. From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read more >>

Henry Signs Equine Dentistry Law
Gov. Brad Henry has signed legislation that authorizes practitioners of equine dentistry to perform the services. From KTUL. Read more >>

Limited Recall Of Horse, Poultry Feed
Purina Mills LLC is announcing a voluntary recall of some horse and poultry feed manufactured at its Nashville plant because metal fragments have been discovered in some of the bags. From WJZ. Read more >>

Horse park unveils statue of Alysheba
A bronze statue honoring Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Alysheba was unveiled Friday at his grave site at the Kentucky Horse Park across from a similar monument commemorating fellow racing great John Henry, who also spent his final days there. From The Associated Press. Read more >>

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