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Miles and Dutton within Ten Points of Individual Lead; US Drops to Seventh as Germans Impress in Eventing at 2008 Olympic Games
It was an interesting cross-country day at the Beas River venue today as 70 horses took on Mike Etherington-Smith’s eight minute cross country course. Not one horse achieved the optimum time, and Australia’s Shane Rose (riding All Luck) was the only pair to have single digit time penalties, from the USEF.  Read more >>

China’s ‘one in 1.3 billion’ crashes out of Olympics
China’s first and only Olympic horse rider crashed out of competition on Monday after what he said was a stupid mistake, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

All Went Extremely Well
Olympic Cross Country day, 11 August 2008, shall certainly be remembered as a day of spectacular success, which was brought by years of in-depth preparation, planning and results, but also helped by luck, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Eventing Horses Transferred Back to Sha Tin
Only four hours after the completion of the Cross Country, the Eventing horses were transferred back to the stables at Sha Tin, 25 km away, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Photos of all the Olympic action
From the USEA.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Young eventer dies in rotational cross-country fall at Hartpury
A young event rider died yesterday in a cross-country accident at the Mitsubishi Motors Hartpury Horse Trials, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Ban on selling horses for slaughter has support in Congress
Animal welfare advocates say they expect Congress to take the next step in curtailing horse slaughter by passing measures that would stop the shipment of animals to be slaughtered, from The Dallas Morning News.  Read more >>

Horse massage industry watching case of Md. therapist suing for right to practice on animals
Mercedes Clemens is certified to massage humans, but she claims the state of Maryland is keeping her from her first love: Massaging horses, from the Star Tribune.  Read more >>

Lethal parrot disease may be caused by horse virus
Polly want a virus? A devastating parrot disease that has pushed one species to the brink of extinction might be spread by a newly-discovered virus, from New Scientist.  Read more >>

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