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Equine Welfare

Keeping an Eye on Tropical Storm Gustav
Visit the National Hurricane Center for the latest updates, from the NHC.  Read more >>

Thoroughbred Safety Committee Announces Four More Recommendations
The Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June recommended the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe grabs and a series of whip-related reforms, has issued four additional recommendations pertaining to drug testing and laboratory standards, uniform penalties for drug rules and prohibited practices violations, TCO2 testing, and a national system to report injuries during both racing and training, from the Jockey Club.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Future of Olympic equestrian sport under threat
The president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has warned that the status of equestrian sports within the Olympic movement is precarious, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Escape to APHA’s 12th annual Fort Robinson trail ride
Take the ultimate equine destination vacation with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1–6, on the all-inclusive Fort Robinson Trail Ride at Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford, Nebraska, from the APHA.  Read more >>

In Other News

Horse license plate designs put up for vote
The Florida Horse Park is asking residents for help in selecting a specialized equine license plate for drivers, from Ocala.com.  Read more >>

United States Equestrian Federation Now Accepting Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award – The Jimmy A. Williams Trophy
Nominations are now being accepted for the United States Equestrian Federation Lifetime Achievement Award, from the USEF.  Read more >>

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