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Singer Willie Nelson joins wild horse effort
Nevada’s Gov. Jim Gibbons is getting a lot of calls after country singer Willie Nelson joined the fight to preserve a wild horse herd roaming mountains near Virginia City, from the Reno Gazette-Journal. Read more >>

Austrian event rider dies in cross-country fall
A 62-year-old Austrian rider, Franz Graf, has died at a national event at Aspang, near Vienna, Austria, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Horse owners seek rescue help as feed prices climb
Horse owners are feeling the same pinch as grocery store customers with rising costs affecting alfalfa and hay as well as wheat, from Herald.Net. Read more >>

Hundreds Attend Fundraiser for Olympian Darren Chiacchia; Equestrian Aid Foundation Continues to Raise Funds
Hundreds of people attended a fundraiser last week in Tallahassee, FL, for critically injured Olympic event rider Darren Chiacchia, from the USEF. Read more >>

Hotel’s demise won’t affect games, Horse Park chief says
The proposed hotel deal at the Kentucky Horse Park is officially dead, but it shouldn’t have an effect on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Susan Dutta Retires Gumshoes DC at the 2008 Winter Equestrian Festival
Top FEI competitor Susan Dutta retired her famous grand prix partner of many years, Gumshoes DC, a 17-year-old Dutch gelding in a touching ceremony held in the International ring at the Zada Enterprises CDI show in Wellington, from the USEF. Read more >>

Horsepower for Horses sets third charity ride
A charity ride to save abused horses that began with a group of Westerville bikers has begun to captivate the rest of central Ohio, from ThisWeek. Read more >>

At Modesto Junior College, lessons in horse sense
Whether it’s a career in horse racing, breeding, nutrition or veterinary medicine, jobs for equine experts are in hot demand in California, from The Modesto Bee. Read more >>

UK’s Horse Pasture Evaluation Program helps horse farms optimize pastures
Optimal use of horse pastures has always been important. As news of the high price and limited supply of hay continues to worry horse farmers, the health of horse pastures becomes ever more critical, from AHP. Read more >>

Movie Review: Documentary brings back energy of horse racing
Today, the Kentucky Derby, along with the entire sport of horse racing, tends to be sidelined in the world of American sports, from The Daily Texan. Read more >>

State horse park set to be off and running
When it’s built, the Washington State Horse Park will be this state’s premier facility for equestrians of all persuasions — from Western riding competitors to those whose interests run to English-style events, from the Daily Record. Read more >>

The Humane Society of the United States Publishes Comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses
The Humane Society of the United States Press has announced the release of The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care, an educational resource for first-time and experienced horse owners, from the USEF. Read more >>

Adopt a wild horse
Yearn to rein in a wild horse or burro? from The Saginaw News. Read more >>

‘Art of the Horse’ back in DeLand, Fla.
The Museum of Florida Art’s sequel to its popular “Art of the Horse” series of annual exhibits continues with “Equus IV,” and a corral full of activities and images, from News-JournalOnline. Read more >>


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