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USEF Names Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games
The United States Equestrian Federation has approved the following horse/rider combinations to the Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-14, 2008, from the USEF. Read more >>

Andrew Hoy to face FEI tribunal over ‘spiked’ boots allegation
Australian event rider Andrew Hoy will face a disciplinary hearing of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) with Dutch rider Madeleine Brugman, whom he trains, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Nullabor did die of broken neck, post-mortem shows
A post-mortem on Clayton Fredericks’ eventer Nullabor, who died at Saumur CCI*** on Saturday, has revealed he broke his neck, as suspected, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Samsung Super League With FEI Ready to Go in Rainy Rome
A relentless downpour disrupted the program of competitions at the Piazza di Siena in Rome Thursday afternoon, but spirits remained high amongst the teams preparing for Friday’s second leg of the 2008 Samsung Super League with FEI series in which the Swedish side will be pathfinders, from the USEF. Read more >>

University of Kentucky Equestrian and Dressage Teams Win National Championships
The University of Kentucky’s (UK) College of Agriculture is celebrating national championships by two of its collegiate equine teams. Riders from its equestrian and dressage teams nabbed top honors in their respective competitions, from the USEF. Read more >> 

Equine Welfare

7OYS Interview with Veterinarian Horacio Chavira
The following is a portion of an interview 7 On Your Side conducted with one of Mexico’s leading opponents of horse slaughter, from My Fox Austin. Read more >>

Quarter horse policies part of the problem, not the solution
Duane Burright argues that the American Quarter Horse Association shows its hand in arguing for the need for a United States slaughter industry, while at the same time having policies which encourage breeding on a massive scale, from HorseTalk. Read more >> 

New Horse Show Concept Inspired by Safety Concerns
The Farm Equestrian Center (FEM), TeamWallace (TW), and Big Bend Cares Inc. are joining together to unveil a new charity horse show concept that is designed with rider and horse safety in mind, from WCTV. Read more >>

 ASSATEAGUE: Public forum to outline horse management plans
A public forum will be held June 10 to outline plans to improve management of Assateague horses and better protect their island home, from Delmarva Now. Read more >> 

Owner: Missing Horse ‘Didn’t Make It’
Antz, the horse that ran off when it was spooked by a revving car engine during a walk with his owner in Malabar, Fla., earlier this month, apparently has died, from Local 6. Read more >>

Officials probe race horse shooting on Maine farm
Officials say a $4,000 race horse had to be put to its death after being shot on a farm by an unknown assailant, from the Boston Globe. Read more >>

Trainer Hints Belmont Isn’t End for Big Brown
With the Belmont Stakes still more than two weeks away, the trainer Rick Dutrow’s swagger over Big Brown is in full force, from The New York Times. Read more >> 

Human Interest

Small horse looms large in state history
Legislators go Crackers for heritage horse selection, from News-Journal Online. Read more >>

Win a Morgan in Youth Essay Contest
The American Morgan Horse Association’s “Team Morgan” is conducting an essay contest to promote the Morgan horse to equine-minded youth across the country and to raise funds for Team Morgan to travel to and host international equitation competitions. Copper Beech Morgans has graciously and generously offered the grand prize, a Morgan foal or young horse, from the USEF. Read more >>

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