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J. Michael Plumb to be First Equestrian Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
Karch Kiraly, three-time U.S. Olympian in volleyball (1984, 1988 and 1996) and three-time gold medalist, leads the distinguished Class of 2008 that will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Presented by Allstate, from the USEF. Read more >>

N.Y. museum planning horse exhibit
The American Museum of Natural History in New York has announced it is planning a major new exhibition dedicated to the horse, from UPI. Read more >>

Opening ceremonies today for Festival of the Horse
The International Equestrian Triathlon commences with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. today at the Florida Horse Park Polo Field, from The Villages Daily Sun. Read more >>

Handy Township dog owner jailed in horse mauling
A Handy Township, Mich., dog owner whose pit bulls mauled and killed a neighbor’s horse in January will serve 30 days in jail after he was sentenced Tuesday, from The Detroit News. Read more >>

Little Cliff rescued from slaughter
Little Cliff, one of two horses owner Robert LaPenta named after the late turf writer and chartcaller Cliff Guilliams, was rescued from slaughter on April 7, from Thoroughbred Times. Read more >>

Horse Council grants go to 4-H clubs in several counties
The Kentucky Horse Council recently awarded six $250 grants to 4-H Horse Clubs throughout Kentucky, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Horse park hotel project appears dead
The proposed luxury hotel project at the Kentucky Horse Park is apparently dead after an April 15 deadline passed without a bond sale to finance the deal, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

2008 Rolex Kentucky Live Pay-Per-View Webcast
For the 2nd year in a row, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will be offered as a “LIVE” pay-per-view webcast, from the USEA. Read more >>

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