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Paralympic Updates

US Riders Look Forward to Freestyles; Great Britain Orchestrates Gold Medal Performances at 2008 Paralympic Games in Dressage
The first medals were handed out at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Hong Kong tonight, and although the US anthem wasn’t played, the Team is looking firmly to the future, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Patience is a Virtue
Sixteen years and four Paralympic editions later, Anne Dunham from Great Britain can finally claim the individual Olympic gold all to herself, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

U.S. Show Jumping Riders Start Race To Qualify For 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals at Las Vegas
The nation’s best show jumping riders from coast-to-coast have started their quest to qualify for the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Show jumping professionals dispute survey’s claims
A study by a Newcastle University scientist that established a correlation between the way a show jumper tucked up its front legs and the price paid at point of sale has been disputed by equestrian experts who say professionals are not influenced by flashy jumping styles, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Third horse infected with West Nile Virus
A third horse in Moses Lake tested positive for West Nile Virus Thursday, according to the Grant County Health District in Washington State, from the Columbian Basin Herald.  Read more >>

Rare horse disease spreads
The rare horse disease found in Manatee County, Fla., two decades after its eradication from the United States has spread into Polk and DeSoto counties, Florida officials confirmed Monday, from the Bradenton Herald.  Read more >>

A long horse tale may land in court
Two horses kept in a North Ward, N.J., backyard may be sparking an international incident, from NJ.com.  Read more >>

Around the Globe

Riding For Reading Sets New Record at Los Angeles Event
“Libraries are built over time, and we can always use all the help we can get for our libraries,” from the USEF.  Read more >>

The EQUUS Foundation Awards Over $300,000 to 50 Charities in 2008
The Board of Directors of The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce the award of over $300,000 in grants to 50 charitable organizations, from the USEF.  Read more >>

The American Shetland Ponies Are on YouTube.com!
The Chinese gave United States the Panda bears and the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) gave Hong Kong two beautiful Shetland ponies, from AHP.  Read more >>

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