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Can Fox-Pitt Forge Further Ahead on the HSBC FEI Classics Leaderboard at Burghley?
British Eventing star William Fox-Pitt has plenty to look forward to as he line out at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this week, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Townend takes the lead ahead of Fox-Pitt after first day of dressage at Burghley
Ollie Townend claimed pole position after the first day of dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Super Start for Weber at World Four-in-Hand Driving Championship 2008
The 19th edition of the World Four-in-Hand Driving Championship, one of the major highlights of the driving season, opened impressively yesterday in Beesd, the Netherlands, from the USEF.  Read more >>

2008 BMO Nations’ Cup Welcomes Olympic Medalists to Spruce Meadows
The richest team show jumping event in the world, the $350,000 BMO Nations’ Cup, takes place on Saturday, September 6, at Canada’s premiere show jumping event, the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament near Calgary, Alberta, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Over 5,000 Entries Anticipated for the 2008 American Miniature Horse Registry National Championship Show in Tulsa
The annual American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR) National Championship Show is scheduled for September 4th-13th at the Expo Square Arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from AHP.  Read more >>

Olympians Gather In Hampton Falls For Horse-Jumping Event
A group of Olympians will be in Hampton Falls, N.H., this weekend, showcasing their horse-jumping skills, from WMUR.  Read more >>

Launch for the New FEI Paralympic Website and News Service
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USDF Announces 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will induct Robert Dover and Fiona Baan into the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame (HOF) at the Salute Gala on December 4, 2008 during the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Denver, Colo., from the USDF.  Read more >>

USDF Sport Horse Seminar to be Held in October
The United States Dressage Federation will hold a USDF Sport Horse Seminar on October 18-19, 2008 in Colora, Md., with Melissa Creswick and sponsored by Hilltop Farm, Inc., from the USDF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

LSU Equine opens hotline for horse owners in need
In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and team members of the Equine Health Studies Program have developed a call center in an effort to respond to the potential needs of horse owners in southern Louisiana.   Read more >>

Horse attacked; cougar to blame?
The Missouri Department of Conservation is trying to determine if a cougar is responsible for bite marks to a horse eastern Missouri’s Jefferson County, from KOAM-TV.  Read more >>

On TV

Wide World of Horses to Run Through 2010
True South, LLC has announced that its award-winning television show,  Wide World of Horses, has been extended through 2010, from Wide World of Horses.  Read more >>

Racing News

Curlin to repeat as Horse of the Year
Curlin will become the first repeat Horse of the Year since Cigar in 1995 and 1996, from Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Horse-racing task force discusses a Ky.-owned lab
Kentucky is exploring the possibility of establishing a top-quality drug-testing lab to help ensure the integrity of the state’s horse racing industry, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Education

Oral histories of Kentucky’s equine industry sought
An oral history collection on the horse industry in Kentucky hopes to showcase the bond forged between the horse and the Commonwealth, from the KHP.  Read more >>

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