The HorseChannel Newswire
Updated: 12/22/2007

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USEF Awards 2007 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Burt
An equestrian who made his name in the reining world will be wearing the Tiffany sterling silver cowboy hat this January at the annual Pegasus Awards Banquet, from the USEF. Read More >>

Ashley Baker and Clementine Goutal Win Year-End Championships for 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series
Ashley Baker and Clementine Goutal emerged as the Amateur-Owner and Junior division winners of the 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Year-End Championships held on Dec. 9, 2007, from the USEF. Read More >>

Laramie, Wyo., Horse, Rider Celebrate 1,000 Miles of Endurance Riding
It’s an unlikely story of a 25-year-old mare and her 62-year-old rider competing on the endurance ride circuit, from the Billings Gazette. Read More >>

Man Arrested for Killing Horse By Dragging Animal to Death
Ripley, Miss., man has been arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly dragged a horse behind his vehicle for nearly two miles, killing the animal, from My Fox Memphis. Read More >>

Owner May Keep Neglected Horse
One of eight neglected horses seized from a Clarke County, Va., farm in November will be returned to its owner, from The Winchester Star. Read More >>

Millions More Hectares Cleared of EI
More than eight million hectares of NSW, Australia, that were previously part of the high-risk zone for horse flu have now been declared low-risk, from Yahoo. Read More >>

Science Brushes with Phar Lap’s death
New tests have been carried out on a hair from Phar Lap’s mane in a bid to determine how the champion horse was poisoned with arsenic, from the Herald Sun. Read More >>

Pik L and Son Pikk Primero Win at the 124th National Horse Show
Horses Unlimited’s flagship stallion Pik L continued his winning ways at the 124th National Horse Show in Wellington, Fla., with two wins at Intermediaire II, from the USEF. Read More >>

American Quarter Horses Rewarded for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Performances
The dust has settled at Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center from the 49th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and the fans’ votes are counted for the Fort Dodge Champion American Quarter Horses of the WNFR, from the AQHA. Read More >>

Metro Police Increase Bike, Horse Patrols
Shoppers and motorists downtown and around the malls in Kentucky may notice the presence of extra police officers on bicycles and horses this weekend and into next week, from The Courier-Journal. Read More >>

Robert Higgins Named 2007 United States Dressage Federation Volunteer of the Year
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the winner of the 2007 USDF Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by The Paddock Saddlery, at the 2007 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, from the USEF. Read More >>

Shelby French Wins United States Hunter Jumper Association Volunteer of the Year Award
Of all the awards the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) offers, it is the Volunteer of the Year Award that is deemed the most prestigious, from the USEF. Read More >>

United States Hunter Jumper Association Affiliate Equitation Awards Program Announced
The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) has implemented an Equitation Awards program through its Affiliate Organizations Medal Classes primarily offered at local and unrecognized horse shows, from the USEF. Read More >>

Tickets Now Available for Paralympics Opening/Closing Ceremonies
The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) has started to receive applications from the domestic spectators for the tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Paralympic Games, from the USEF. Read More >>

A Month to Winter Equestrian Festival and Stabling Almost Sold Out; Revised Prize List On Internet
With one month to go before the start of the newly expanded Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) into the world’s largest and richest horse show, virtually all on-ground stabling has been sold out. Of 2,800 permanent and tent stalls at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), fewer than 150 stalls — 50 permanent and fewer than 100 tent stalls — were uncommitted as of Sunday, a month from the kickoff of WEF on Jan. 16. It runs through April 6, from the USEF. Read More >>

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