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Olympic Updates

Anky Makes it an Olympic Hat Trick
Anky Van Grunsven claimed her third consecutive individual gold medal at the equestrian stadium in Hong Kong, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Riders seek funding for costly sport
An aura of wealth surrounds Olympic equestrian sports, but the impression that riders can buy their way onto an Olympic podium is far from the reality, from NBC.  Read more >>

Criminal past haunts Brewster horse family
The shining Olympic gold medal McLain Ward won as a member of the United States’ equestrian show-jumping team is the pinnacle for any rider, from LoHud.com.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Walking Horse National Celebration starts 11-day run today
The first of 15 performances of the 70th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Celebration’s Calsonic Arena, from the Tennessean.  Read more >>

Sure Am Hot wins the 2-year-old Western Pleasure Challenge at the Reichert Celebration
It was the biggest $250,000 Equine Sports Medicine 2-year-old Western Pleasure Challenge yet at the 2008 Reichert Celebration, from the AQHA.  Read more >>

2009 Adequan/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships Information Now Available
Attention junior riders interested in competing at next year’s Adequan/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships, from the USEF.  Read more >>

United States Dressage Federation’s Executive Board Position on USEF Dressage Performance Standards Proposal
The USEF Dressage Committee met on July 1-2, 2008 and discussed the USEF Dressage Performance Standards Proposal, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

St. Louis-area horses stricken with fever
An unusually high number of horses in the St. Louis area have come down with a potentially fatal disease, a University of Missouri veterinarian said Monday, from the News-Leader.  Read more >>

Aerial Kaimanawa cull condemned by group
The Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust Inc is appalled that the Department of Conservation have shot 42 Wild Kaimanawa Horses from the Northern Region of the Kaimanawa Ranges in New Zealand, from HorseTalk.  Read more >>

Horse euthanasia discussed at forum
A veterinarian talked about the controversy surrounding the issue, from the Missourian.  Read more >>

Tornado rakes Wellington equine center
If Onyx, an eight year old mare could speak, what a harrowing tale of survival she could tell, from WPTV.  Read more >>

Kentucky Horse Council offers Equine Abuse Investigation Training Seminar in Eastern Kentucky
A three-day course on investigating equine abuse and neglect is offered by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) in cooperation with Morehead State University (MSU), October 1-3, 2008, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Obese horse numbers ‘increasing’
The number of obese horses in the UK has risen significantly, according to equine charity World Horse Welfare, from the BBC.  Read more >>

Industry News

Legendary Horse Passes On
Former Kentucky Derby-winning “Genuine Risk” has died at age 31, from WCTV.  Read more >>

USEA Wellpride AEC eBay Auction Item List
In a shopping mood? from the USEA.  Read more >>

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