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Olympic Updates

FEI President Carries Olympic Torch in Beijing
August was the second day of the Olympic Torch relay in Beijing. The FEI President was one of the 268 torchbearers, among whom were several well-known sport stars, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Photos of the Olympic eventing course
Arnd Bronkhorst, photographer, provides a glimpse of the eventing challenges for Olympians, from Arnd Bronkhorst.  Read more >>

Equestrian Bloggers
Check out these Olympic blogs from notables in the equestrian world, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Olympic Coverage Now Available to USDF Members
USDF members who log in to the USDF Web site can now access Olympic coverage provided by Jennifer O. Bryant, Editor of USDF Connection, from the USDF.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

2008 USEF Junior Hunter National Championship East Coast Kicks Off at HITS Saugerties
In the days between HITS-on-the-Hudson V and VI, HITS is hosting the 2008 USEF Junior Hunter National Championship for the East Coast. It’s the fourth consecutive year that the event has taken to the rings at HITS Saugerties and competition kicked off yesterday with the WIHS Equitation Classic, the USEF/Pessoa Medal and the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Medal, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Walking horse field grows
The field for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville will increase, ending a streak of declining entries for the annual event, from The Tennessean.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

AAEP Issues White Paper on Ending the Soring of Tennessee Walking Horses
Calling it one of the most significant welfare issues affecting any equine breed or discipline, the American Association of Equine Practitioners today issued recommendations for eliminating the abusive practice within the Tennessee Walking Horse industry known as soring.  Soring is the infliction of pain to create an extravagant or exaggerated gait in horses for training or show purposes, from AHP.   Read more >>

How hot is too hot for carriage horses?
Official thermometer high above steamy streets decides, from The Post and Courier.  Read more >>

Man arrested in horse-dragging case
A Florence, Ariz., man and his 13-year-old daughter have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after they were caught dragging a horse behind a pickup, from the Mojave Daily News.  Read more >>

Misc.

Hemet horse ranch bomb suspect sought
Investigators are searching for an employee of a Hemet, Calif., horse ranch, suspected of making a series of homemade bombs last week, from The Press-Enterprise.  Read more >>

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