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LMA Asks Supreme Court To Hear Horse Processing Case
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal of a lower court decision effectively banning horse slaughter for human consumption in Illinois, from the Cattle Network. Read more >>

$5 million horse wins top prize at Scottsdale show
A horse that was sold for $5 million Saturday in a private sale went on to take the top prize Sunday at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, from azCentral. Read more >>

Mark Todd passes first Olympic hurdle
Eventer Mark Todd (pictured) has passed the first major hurdle in his attempt to qualify for this summer’s Hong Kong Olympics, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

FEI Endurance Task Force Meets in Final Session
The FEI Task Force Chairmen met for four days, from 21 to 24 February, to agree on the final recommendations for the new FEI Endurance Rules for 2009 and onwards, from the FEI. Read more >>

HOF trainer Watters Jr. dies at 90
Sidney Watters Jr., the Hall of Fame trainer who saddled champion colts Hoist the Flag and Slew o’ Gold, has died, from Sports Illustrated. Read more >>

Konik ponies released to restore an Irish wetland meadow
Polish ponies have been released on a wildlife reserve in Northern Ireland as part of a project to restore an Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) wetland meadow, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Giddyup for God
The driveway to Cowboy Church was lined with horse trailers, from the York Daily Record. Read more >>

EquiFit, Inc., Pony Contest Deadline Approaching
EquiFit, Inc., the equine industry’s innovator of protective performance gear, announces a contest to coincide with the release of its new pony products, from the USEF. Read more >>

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