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Olympic Updates

A Golden German Double
Germany took individual and team gold at the Olympic Eventing finale at Sha Tin stadium in Hong Kong, but not without a terrific battle to the very last, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Miles Jumps up to Individual Silver; Germany Proves Invincible at 2008 Olympic Games in Eventing
Gina Miles waved the flag for the US tonight at Sha Tin, winning an Individual Silver medal with McKinlaigh. The duo jumped two textbook clean rounds, adding nothing to their two-day score of 56.1, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Two clean rounds of jumping vault Creston’s Gina Miles and her horse from fifth to second and onto the medal stand
For Creston resident Gina Miles, it’s a childhood dream come true, from SanLuisObispo.com.  Read more >>

Silver medalist Gina Ostini Miles started horse career in Davis
The Happy Horse Riding School doesn’t exist anymore. But the memories from along County Road 96 in Davis took on a lot more meaning Tuesday, from the Sacramento Bee.  Read more >>

British Show Jumping Team: Michael Whitaker and Portofino out of the Olympic Games
Michael Whitaker and Portofino will not represent Britain in the show jumping competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Lucinda Green Weighs In On The One-fall Rule
Lucinda Green, who will be a keynote speaker at the USEA Convention this December in New Orleans, has always been a thought-provoking commentator on our sport.  Here, in a letter she submitted to Horse & Hound in Great Britian and re-published by permission, Lucinda states her views on the one-fall elimination rule adopted by the U.S., the FEI and a number of other national federations–but recently rejected by British Eventing, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Racehorses: How A Run For Glory Can End In Neglect
Animal rescue workers are going after owners of former racehorses that were left to fend for themselves, from NBC10.  Read more >>

Bureau gathers dozens of burros north of Lake Havasu City
More than 70 wild burros were gathered from along the Colorado River north of Lake Havasu City recently by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District, from the Chino Valley Review.  Read more >>

Dodge County horse death is linked to insect-borne disease
A horse in Dodge County, Wis., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination, from the FDL Reporter.  Read more >>

Misc.

Salaries, Benefits, Housing…. Horse Industry Study Tops 250 Participants
The Equimax Horse Industry Compensation Study now has data for over 250 actual jobs and the number is climbing every day, from AHP.  Read more >>

Horse-headed sculpture unearthed in Gansu
A precious horse-headed sculpture dating back to the Western Xia regime has recently been unearthed in Wuwei city, northwest China’s Gansu Province, from China Daily.  Read more >>

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