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Paralympic Games

U.S. Team Lies Tenth After First Round of Team Competition at 2008 Paralympic Games in Equestrian
Team USA faced some formidable competition in the first round of Team competition at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Hong Kong, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Burghley Horse Trials

Winning is an Emotional Roller-Coaster
“This is a very emotional result for me,” commented William Fox-Pitt after winning The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, from the Burghley Horse Trials.   Read more >>

William Fox-Pitt (GBR) wins the Fourth Leg of the HSBC FEI Classics at Burghley
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) is invincible in the 2008 HSBC FEI Classics rankings, having scored an emphatic one-two at the Land Rover Burghley Horse-Trials in Lincolnshire, England, the fourth out of the five legs in the series, from the FEI.  Read more >>

The moment Zara Phillips was flung headlong from her horse
She may be one of the most accomplished horsewomen in the world but 2008 just hasn’t been Zara Phillips’s year, from the Mail Online.  Read more >>

BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows

U.S. Show Jumpers Top in Spruce Meadows Nations Cup
The U.S. Show Jumpers continued their winning ways, storming to victory in the prestigious BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters CSIO5* in Calgary, Canada, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

U.S. ban sought on double-deck horse trailers
U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk is calling for a national ban on the use of double-deck trailers for the transportation of horses following an accident in Wadsworth last October that killed 19 Belgian draft horses. Kirk is scheduled to address his proposed legislation, the Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2008, at an appearance in Mettawa Monday, from Suburban Chicago News.  Read more >>

Kentucky governor bans steroids in horse racing
Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an emergency regulation immediately banning steroids for Kentucky’s thoroughbred and standardbred races, from the Courier Press.  Read more >>

NMSU could get equine drug testing lab
Horse racing officials are lobbying state lawmakers for funding to start the state’s first-ever equine drug testing laboratory at New Mexico State University, from the Las Cruces Sun-News.  Read more >>

AWI Mourns the Loss of Leading Advocate for Horses
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of horseman and humanitarian John Hettinger, the nation’s leading advocate for the humane treatment of horses, from the AWI.  Read more >>

Windsor Tornado Horse Victim’s Embryos Implanted
Jennifer Mears lost Tuesday, her beloved buckskin mare, in the devastation caused by a deadly tornado that struck northern Colorado in May. But thanks to the quick thinking of doctors and researchers at Colorado State University and the help of her horse-loving neighbors, two mares are now pregnant with Tuesday’s offspring, from CBS4Denver.  Read more >>

Giving horse a rubdown? Check state law first
Mercedes Clemens is certified to massage humans, but she claims the state of Maryland is keeping her from her first love: Massaging horses, from Cincinnati.com.  Read more >>

Equine Celebrations

Hoofprints: The Horse in Art, Legend and Action at Millard Sheets Center for the Arts
Portrayals of the horse in art and history emphasize the admirable qualities of this majestic animal – strong, capable, magical, from Art Daily.  Read more >>

Famous Oxford race horse remembered
The Benton County community in Indiana held an annual celebration to remember the life of a very famous resident, a horse, from WLFI.  Read more >>

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