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Statement from the O’Connor Event Team Regarding Response to Theodore O’Connor
We want to thank everyone so much for the encouragement shown through your heartfelt emails and postings about our beloved Teddy, from the USEF. Read More >>

USET Foundation Funds the 2008 USEF Show Jumping Developing/Young Rider Tour
The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that it is funding the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Show Jumping Developing/Young Rider Tour, which is part of the long-term high performance strategy to develop the best possible United States equestrian teams for the future, from the USEF. Read More >>

National Horse Show Association of America Announces 2008 ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier Dates and Locations
The National Horse Show Association of America is pleased to announce the dates and locations for this year’s ASPCA Maclay Regional competitions, from the USEF. Read More >>

Britain: Test show most polo helmets offer little protection
Shocking results from Britain’s Hurlingham Polo Association’s (HPA) tests on popular polo helmets have shown the majority provide very poor safety levels, from Horse and Hound. Read More >>

New rules for steroid use in horse racing
There are new restrictions in New York on steroid use in horse racing, from Capital News 9. Read More >>

Equine Welfare

Horses Seized from Owner
Marion County Animal Services in Florida filed an emergency petition Thursday for custody of 120 full size horses, miniature horses, ponies and donkeys, from MyFoxOrlando. Read More >>

Teen accused of shooting horse
Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the January shooting death of a horse in Franklin Township, Ind., from the Indy Star. Read More >>

Congress Overrides Veto of Farm Bill, Provisions Beneficial to Horses Become Law
On Thursday, May 22, Congress overrode Presidents Bush’s veto of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, commonly known as the Farm Bill, from the USEF. Read More >>


  1. The fact that 120 horses were JUST found is leading to the point that the Animal Police were just being arrogant. It takes more that 1 or 2 days for horses to get in that condition.


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