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Olympic Updates

U.S. wins gold after jump-off
The U.S. has won the gold medal Monday in Olympic equestrian team jumping, knocking out Canada, which has taken silver, from NBC.  Read more >>

Werth leads after grand prix special
Former gold medalists Isabell Werth of Germany and Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands renewed their long-standing battle here Saturday on the first day of Olympic equestrian competition for the individual dressage, from NBC.  Read more >>

US Dressage Riders Return in Grand Prix Special; Peters and Ravel sit Fourth, King-Dye and Mythilus Eighth, Heading into Freestyle at 2008 Olympic Games
The dressage riders temporarily reclaimed the ring from the show jumpers tonight at Sha Tin and although Germany continued to rule… the Americans put in an impressive showing, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Olympic Eventing Rider Amy Tryon Hospitalized in Hong Kong
Eventing rider Amy Tryon has been in the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong recovering from cellulitis in her leg. The infection occurred after her fall from Poggio II on the cross country course at the 2008 Olympic Games, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Decision of the Appeal Committee as to the Eligibility of John Whitaker to Jump in the Second Round of the Team Competition
The Appeal Committee upheld its objections as to the eligibility of Britain’s John Whitaker to jump in the second round of the Olympic Team Competition, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Three Clear Rounds Gain Jessica Pyfer the Title of 2008 Adequan/USEF National Pony Jumper Individual Champion
The final leg of the three-day Adequan/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2008 National Pony Jumper Individual Championship was fast-paced and highly competitive as 25 young riders came back on Saturday night to compete in head-to-head competition, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Morgan Moog Tops Competition to Win the 2008 USEF Pony Medal
Though it was Morgan Moog’s first time competing at the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pony Medal, she and her horse Goodnight Moon topped the efforts of 184 other competitors to win the championship title, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Northern Irish eventer Stephen Moore, 45, has died
A Northern Irish event rider has died, two weeks after a fall at Glenarm Castle Horse Trials, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

 Equine Welfare

Horse Diagnosed with Disease
The state says a horse in southwest Florida has been diagnosed with a disease thought to be eradicated in the United States, from WCTV.  Read more >>

Jockey Club calls for upgraded lab system for horse testing
To further clean up Thoroughbred racing’s act and image, a key panel has recommended that states and racetracks move toward a top-level system of labs for equine drug testing, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Quest for speed is challenged
Arthur Hancock, the owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., has horse-breeding roots in the bluegrass that go back three generations, from the Courier-Journal.  Read more >>

Genetics may hold key to injury-prone horses
With enough money, a test for many genetic causes for unsoundness might be developed soon, from the Courier-Journal.  Read more >>

 Horse milk makes debut at agriculture show
It all started with a request from a sick relative who wanted to try horse milk, from NSTOnline.  Read more >>

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