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Olympic Updates

The Jumpers Pass with Flying Colours
A total of 87 Jumping horses were presented for veterinary inspection at the Olympic equestrian venue in Sha Tin, Hong Kong this morning and all passed with flying colours, with no visitors to the holding box, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Kemmer Throws Down the German Gauntlet
Germany’s Heike Kemmer and Bonaparte threw down the gauntlet when producing a superb test to take the individual lead after the first session of the Dressage Team Grand Prix, from the FEI.  Read more >>

King-Dye Leads the Way for Team USA after First Day of Dressage
The first round of team competition got underway for the team portion of the dressage competition and Courtney King-Dye, from New Milford, CT, was the lone American to perform her Grand Prix test on day one, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Horse sense
Owner, rider confident in Olympic show jumper, from The Columbus Dispatch.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Top Riders to Compete at DerbyCross This Weekend at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA
The 2008 DerbyCross is scheduled for 3 pm on August 16, at the beautiful Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

One Horse Found Dead, Two Others Possibly Malnourished
A Corpus Christi, Texas, veterinarian might be charged with animal cruelty after the disturbing discovery of a dead horse and two others malnourished in her backyard pasture, from KRISTV.  Read more >>

Horse panel weighs ban on steroids
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is expected to vote this afternoon to effectively ban anabolic steroids in thoroughbred racing at the state’s tracks, from the Courier-Journal.  Read more >>

State officials to review policy
To Jerry Meaux, two pressing issues face the Louisiana State Racing Commission: acting on nationally accepted model rules for equine veterinary practices and the health and medication of horses, and improving backstretch security, from The Times-Picayune.  Read more >>

Horse Severely Burned While Escaping Fire In Sylmar Stable
A horse was receiving treatment Thursday for severe burns that it suffered on more than half of its body sustained when it tried to escape a fire that broke out at a makeshift stable at a residence in Sylmar, Calif., authorities said, from KNBC.  Read more >>

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