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USEF Announces 2008 U.S. Equestrian Paralympic Team
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the horse and rider combinations for the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team-Equestrian in Hong Kong September 7-11, from the USEF. Read more >>

Lessons From the Red Hills Horse Trials, Part 1
There are plenty of reasons that the Red Hills Horse Trials evolved into not just a major performance for the sports of eventing, but an attraction for Florida’s Big Bend Community, from WCTV. Read more >>

NBC-TV to Re-Broadcast Rolex Kentucky Television Special on May 24
In a gracious nod to equestrian fans, NBC has announced that it will re-air coverage of the “Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Kentucky – Unbridled Spirit” in its entirety on Saturday, May 24 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, from the USEF. Read more >>

Rodeo rejects mediation request over minorities
The Houston rodeo has rejected a U.S. Justice Department offer to mediate disputes with minority groups who say it needs more minorities in high-ranking positions, doesn’t give scholarships to noncitizens in the country legally and has stopped featuring Tejano performers on its main stages, from the Houston Chronicle. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Illinois Farm Bureau Kills Bill to Ban Inhumane Equine Transport
Despite strong support for a bill banning the use of double deck trailers for hauling horses in Illinois, the legislation died earlier this week in a Senate Committee following a disingenuous lobbying effort by the Illinois Farm Bureau. H.B. 4162 was introduced following the horrific “Wadsworth Crash” of 2007 in which 59 Belgian draft horses were severely or fatally injured after the double-deck trailer they were being transported in was overturned, from AWI. Read more >>

CSU research aims to reduce horse injuries
The death of a top race horse in the Kentucky Derby is something researchers at Colorado State University hope to help prevent in the future, from the Coloradoan. Read more >>

Burrillville imposes rabies watch after infected horse
Pet owners in Burrillville, R.I., are being urged to vaccinate their animals after a horse in the town was found to have rabies, from the Boston Globe. Read more >>

Activists Level Abuse Charges Against Local Rodeo
For almost nine decades, cowboys and cowhands have gathered at the Rowell Ranch in Castro Valley to take part in the time honored tradition of the rodeo, from Fox Reno. Read more >>

Human Interest

Teen can’t walk at graduation after riding horse to school
A Dickson County, Tennessee senior will not get to walk at his graduation ceremony after he showed up to school on horseback, from WKRN. Read more >>

Riderless horse adds poignancy to military burials
Staff Sgt. Travis Nielsen had no idea when he joined the U.S. Army that his duty would include one of the most solemn and hallowed ceremonies in the military, from CNN. Read more >>

USET Foundation Announces Fabulous Items for Live Auction at One Team, One Dream – A Salute to Hong Kong Olympic Benefit on June 28
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce that generous donors have contributed fabulous items for the Live Auction that will highlight “One Team, One Dream – A Salute to Hong Kong,” an Olympic benefit scheduled for Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Oaks Blenheim Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA, from the USET. Read more >>

Rocking Horse Time Capsule Winners Announced
Manx National Heritage in the United Kingdom has selected the winners of their widely popular drawing competition, in which Island children vied to have their illustrations of mystical rocking horses stored in a unique time capsule, from Manx. Read more >>


  1. The article on the young man who wasn’t able to participate in his graduation ceremony was appalling. The poor boy!! What do those people think the kids did before cars were invented? How sad ~ I do not even see how the graduate’s mode of transportation was the school’s business. He could have walked, biked, driven ~ what is the difference?!?!?! How sad.


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