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Reining Added to North American Junior/Young Rider Championships
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is please to announce that Reining has been added as the fourth discipline to the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, from the USEF. Read more >>

Hispanic group calls for boycott of Rodeo Houston
A group of Hispanic leaders on Tuesday called for a boycott of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, saying show officials haven’t done enough to include Hispanics, from the Houston Chronicle. Read more >>

Horse-abuse charges denied at academy
The president of Valley Forge Military Academy and College yesterday “vehemently” denied the animal-cruelty charges recently lodged against the director of the school’s equestrian program, from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>

Loose horse destroyed after being deemed public safety threat
California officials destroyed a 2-year-old horse Monday in a harrowing incident Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said has saddened everyone involved, from ChicoER.com. Read more >>

Horse rescuer: ‘It was a bunch of walking skeletons’
Dozens of horses are dead or dying in the worst animal cruelty case some local rescuers have seen, from KOMOTV. Read more >>

Accident alters horse trainer’s approach
Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age, but a life-changing event reshaped his approach to interacting with horses and launched a career working with horse lovers, from CNJ Online. Read more >>

International interest in Arabian horses draws visitors to Dubai
Global interest in the Middle East’s fast-growing equestrian sector – and in the grace and speed of Arabian horses in particular – has driven the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) to become the largest event of its kind in the entire region, from AME. Read more >>

National Cowboys of Cowboys of Color Museum founders featured in 2008 Paint Horse calendar
Jim and Gloria Austin, founders of the Fort Worth, Texas based National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame (NCCMHF) are currently featured in the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) newly released official calendar, from the APHA. Read more >>

New look for Royal Windsor show jumping revealed
Organisers of the Royal Windsor Horse Show from 8-11 May have announced that, along with the new Royal Windsor Tattoo (news 14, February), an extra “national show jumping competition day” will take place on Wednesday, 7 May, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

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