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Equine Welfare

MEMA Urges Pet Owners to Prepare for Gustav
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency asks residents who own pets and livestock to have disaster plans in place for their animals as Gustav approaches, from WJTV.  Read more >>

Mexico flooding kills man, dozens of horses
Heavy rains have killed at least 50 horses at a Mexico City equestrian club and the 71-year-old watchman who tried to save them, officials said Tuesday, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

Accusation Made Against Top Official at BLM
A top official in the BLM’s troubled wild horse program has been slapped with a criminal complaint, from Las Vegas Now.  Read more >>

Only one horse missing after accident
Mississippi’s Attala County Sheriff William Lee said only one horse remained missing on Tuesday from an early Sunday morning wreck, from The Star-Herald.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Seventeen Countries Entered for the FEI World Reining Championship
The very first edition of the FEI World Reining Championship, which will be held at the Palasturla in Manerbio, Italy, on September 11-14, has already proven to be a success, from the USEF.  Read more >>

2009 Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Announced
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the dates and locations for the 2009 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Welsh Pony Winners at the 2008 USEF Pony Finals National Championships
Each year at the USEF Pony Finals National Championships, Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA) President Dr. Ruth Wilburn, with the help of computer guru Robin Nowak, host a grand competition for registered Welsh and Half-Welsh ponies, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Three-Day Eventing: Demo Riders Needed for October ICP Assessment at New Spring Farm
If you are riding at the Preliminary level or higher, and interested in being a demo rider at the ICP Assessment October 6-9, 2008 at New Spring Farm in Columbia, Missouri, please contact Cheryl Holekamp for more information, from the USEA.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Lost Thelwell cartoon goes under the hammer
A Thelwell cartoon, thought lost until an H&H reader ‘found’ it on her cottage wall, is likely to make £3,000 at auction in Cheshire, England, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Racing News

Purchase could alter horse sales
Since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum became a fixture in the thoroughbred marketplace during the early 1980s, he has altered the horse racing landscape in a way few could have imagined, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

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