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USEF Names Driving Preliminary Training Short List for the 2008 World Horse Championships (Singles)
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved the following horse/rider combinations to the Driving Preliminary Training Short List for the 2008 World Horse Championships (Singles) to be held in Jarantow, Poland Aug 28-31, from the USEF. Read more >>

Weber and Groves Win USEF Selection Trials for Driving at Garden State CDE
Chester Weber continued his undefeated assault in the Four-in-Hand Combined Driving division in the U.S. finishing more than 30 points clear of the competition at the Garden State CDE held in Allentown, NJ, from the USEF. Read more >> 

World Show Schedule Changes Shift Cutting Classes
The American Quarter Horse Association’s World Show isn’t starting until November, but AQHA is already busy building on the success of the 2007 World Show, from the AQHA. Read more >> 

Olympic News

Nations confirm their participation for the 2008 Olympic Games
The deadline for nations to confirm their participation at the 2008 Olympic Games was 31 May 2008, from the FEI. Read more >>

The American Shetland Pony Club Salutes Hong Kong For Hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympics With a Gift of Two Shetland Ponies
In a gesture of goodwill, the American Shetland Pony Club is sending a gift of two American Shetland Ponies to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation to salute their efforts in hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympics, from Hunter Jumper News. Read more >>

Racing News

Horse racing steroid ban could arrive before 2009
This Saturday’s Belmont Stakes could be the last legally drug-fueled Triple Crown race, from NewsDay. Read more >>

 Equine Welfare

Jail sentence in death of horse faces appeal
A Staunton, Va., woman charged with animal cruelty in the death of a horse received the stiffest penalty possible Tuesday — a year in jail and a $2,500 fine — but will remain free on bond while she appeals her conviction, from The News Leader. Read more >> 

Games and Books

My Horse and Me 2″ Gallops Ahead
Atari today announced the forthcoming launch of My Horse and Me 2, the sequel to 2007’s successful equestrian sports and lifestyle video game experience, from the FEI. Read more >>

‘Barbaro’ Book Recognized With Award
Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America’s Heart, written by Sean Clancy and published by Blood-Horse Publications’ Eclipse Press division, has won a 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association, from Bloodhorse. Read more >> 

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