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Olympic Updates

McLain Ward Sitting Pretty in First Show Jumping Qualifier
The American had zero faults during the first round, from NBC.  Read more >>

Germany rides for redemption
Germany’s equestrians are collecting gold in almost every Olympic equestrian event, just as they have almost every Olympic Games for nearly 100 years, from NBC.  Read more >>

Germans Grab Gold
Germany wins its 10th team dressage title, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Brentina Given Clean Bill of Health after Uncharacteristic Performance at 2008 Olympic Games
After receiving the lowest score of her career (63.00%), all of Brentina’s connections were concerned that despite training absolutely phenomenally every day leading up to the Games, there may have been something physically wrong with the gallant 17-year-old Hanoverian mare, from USEF.  Read more >>

US Team Barely Beaten for Dressage Bronze; King-Dye Remains Highest Placed American at 2008 Olympic Games
Steffen Peters, the anchor rider for the US Team, did everything he could to coax a brilliant performance out of Ravel to secure the team bronze medal, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Horse Mania in Hong Kong
Hong Kong may be ambivalent about the Olympics-related nationalism sweeping mainland China, but there is no lack of promotion for the equestrian events being held in the city, from The New York Times.  Read more >>

Lolo Jones: I’m not racing against a horse
An attorney representing Lolo Jones said last month that the U.S. 100-meter hurdler was considering a race against a horse after the Olympics, from USA Today.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Lillie Keenan Sweeps 2008 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Green Hunter Pony Finals
For the second year in a row, Lillie Keenan swept a championship at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2008 Pony Finals, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

7 Horses Need Homes, Could Be Euthanized
Seven horses that were rescued from an El Dorado County, Calif., farm could be euthanized if they don’t find a home in the next couple of weeks, from KCRA.  Read more >>

Owner of Curlin wants to keep 4-year-olds on track to compete
Jess Jackson, majority owner of Curlin, is doing his part to increase the popularity of Thoroughbred racing by keeping the defending horse of the year running this season at age 4, from USA Today.  Read more >>

Kentucky pulls in reins
Horse racing group to get toughest ban on steroids, from the San Francisco Chronicle.  Read more >>

In Other News

Western States Wild Horse & Burro Expo
Reno, Nevada, August 15 – 17, 2008, from the WSWHBE.  Read more >>

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