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Olympic Updates

On Top of the World; US Show Jumpers Win Team Gold at 2008 Olympic Games
A jump-off between the United States and Canada decided the Team Gold medal tonight at Sha Tin, from the USEF.  Read more >>

The USA Make It Their Day
The USA pipped Canada for team Jumping gold in a thrilling third-round jump-off at Sha Tin Stadium in Hong Kong, from the FEI.  Read more >>

USEA Board of Governors Honors Olympic Silver Medalists Gina Miles and McKinlaigh
While Eventers in this nation and across the world are well aware of the scintillating three-phase (actually, four-phase) performance that earned Gina Miles and McKinlaigh the Olympic silver medal in Hong Kong, far fewer know how hard Gina has worked behind the scenes in addressing the critical issues that have faced the sport of Eventing this year, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Gina Miles’ Olympic Journal
Follow the eventer on her way to the medal’s podium, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Team WiseMove Wins 2008 DerbyCross Competition
This year’s DerbyCross™ held at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA was the closest competition in the history of the event.  In the end, it was Team WiseMove, captained by Jan Byyny, who finally claimed the DerbyCross Cup and the $6,500 grand prize.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Number of wild horse adoptions down over previous year
Wild horse and burro adoptions at a weekend event in Norco, Calif., dropped significantly compared with the same event in 2007, a change officials attribute to the tight economy and high prices for gas and hay, from The Press-Enterprise.  Read more >>

Horse Protection Act (HPA) Statistics Fact Sheet
Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has announced the recent results of an analysis of soring violations occurring under the Horse Protection Act (HPA), from the AHP.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Horse history movie plans
After visiting the Macleay Valley in Australia two months ago, Joy Poole, chair of the Australian Stock Horse Association, believes a movie could be made about the area’s history with stock horses, from Argus.  Read more >>

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