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Varsity Equestrian National Champion Brackets Released
The Varsity Equestrian National Championships (VENC) announced the collegiate teams that have been selected and seeded for this year’s competition, in conjunction with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), from the USEF. Read more >>

Top polo players sacked for “bad-boy behaviour”
Two of polo’s highest-rated players, brothers Pite and Sebastian Merlos, have been fired from their team for “bad-boy behaviour” in the middle of America’s high-goal season, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Ohio Equine Industry Coalition formed
In an attempt to overcome numerous challenges and what amounts to an economic crisis
in several segments, members of this state’s horse community today announced the formation of the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition (OEIC), from the OEIC. Read more >>

Trakehners International and Friends Host Darren Chiacchia Fundraiser
Trakehners International and friends have joined together to host an online auction to raise funds for Darren Chiacchia, the International event rider who was critically injured in a fall on course at Red Hills Horse Trials on March 15, 2008, from USEA. Read more >>

Lendon Gray Appointed President and CEO of The Dressage Foundation
The Dressage Foundation proudly announced following a special meeting of its Board of Directors, that Lendon Gray will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Dressage Foundation, effective September 1, 2008, from the USEF. Read more >>

Owner May Face Charges After Car Hits Horse
The driver of a car that struck a horse loose on county Road 220 in Florida Tuesday morning was not injured, but the horse had to be put down and its owner is facing charges, from News4Jax. Read more >>

Two juveniles arrested after spooking horse with fireworks
Suffolk, Va., police have filed animal cruelty charges against a 17-year-old girl and her 14-year-old brother for using fireworks to intentionally frighten a horse, from WAVY. Read more >>

Horse’s tough life eases in retirement as humans fight
The knowns in this pony’s life are so fragmented that they might as well be a chain of islands in a distant sea. But the knowns are bad enough. They go something like this, from the Palm Beach Post.  Read more >>

Construction begins on 8,000-square foot museum expansion
The Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse Launches Exhibition Space to Honor the Horse of the Near East, from the KHP. Read more >>

The spirit of sport when it comes to welfare and fair play
Update on the Medication Control Programme figures for 2007, from the FEI.  Read more >>

First class educational programme for endurance
The discipline of endurance is undergoing a full review of its rules, from the FEI. Read more >>

Polo Ralph Lauren Signs Deal to Become Exclusive Parade Outfitter of the 2008 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams
The United States Olympic Committee and Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) announced an agreement designating Polo Ralph Lauren as an Official Outfitter of the 2008 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, from the USEF. Read more >>

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