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Volcano strands equestrian athletes, officials
British equestrian athlete Oliver Townend is just a win away from one of the most coveted achievements in his sport, but the volcanic eruption in Iceland nearly stranded him in Europe for the Kentucky competition. From USA Today. Read more >>

New Officials Named For Rolex Kentucky And Kentucky Cup Events
The cloud of volcanic ash that has canceled hundreds of airplane flights from Europe has forced the organizers of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, to replace four of its officials at the last minute. From US Eventing. Read more >>

Halted European Air Traffic Doesn’t Stop FEI Reining
The Sweden National Championship Concours de Reining International (CRI) came to a completion after the announcement of awards for the second competition in two days. From NRHA. Read more >>

After Show Jumper’s Disqualification, More Questions Than Answers
For two nights, Sapphire, a powerful liver chestnut mare, had jumped fast and clean, clearing courses with obstacles five feet tall and across. From The New York Times. Read more >>

In Other News

U.S. aims to bar drug-making lab in polo horse deaths
Franck’s Compounding Lab Inc and its chief executive Paul Franck were accused of improperly mixing active pharmaceutical ingredients into animal drugs, a practice the Justice Department and Food and Drug Administration said was illegal in veterinary medicine. From Reuters. Read more >>

State Urges Early Horse Vaccinations
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis vaccination recommendations for their animals. From WHSV. Read more >>

Hampton Beach business owners rally to keep police horses
Hampton Beach business owners are joining forces in a grass-roots effort to raise enough funds to save the police Mounted Patrol Unit. From Seacoast Online. Read more >>

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