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Hurricane Ike

Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Ike
Get up-to-date reports from the National Hurricane Center.  Read more >>

Texas State Animal Resource Team Ready for Hurricane Ike
Persons evacuating for Hurricane Ike are advised to call 2-1-1 for the latest information on available facilities open for emergency animal sheltering for livestock and pets, from MyEquineNetwork.  Read more >>

Paralympic Games

A bid farewell from the 2008 equestrian events of the Paralympic Games
The fifth and final day of the equestrian events of the Paralympic Games saw the last of the freestyle medals awarded, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

U.S. Horses Pass Jog at 2008 FEI World Reining Championships
The first FEI World Reining Championship held outside the World Equestrian Games gets underway tomorrow in Maneribo, Italy, from the USEF.  Read more >>

The 2008 USEF Dressage National Championships Set to Begin at the Kentucky Horse Park
Some of the most talented young horses from across the country have come to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete in the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championship presented by Collecting Gaits Farm along with the USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International, from the USEF.  Read more >>

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Over the past two years, five countries (South Africa, Poland, Croatia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) have benefited from grants provided by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Universal Sports Offers 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Encore Presentation
The athletes of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games may be resting, but the games and glory continue on Universal Sports. Ensuring the Olympic torch remains lit, Universal Sports Network is providing an exclusive encore presentation of the Olympic Games, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

UHC Continues to Compile List of Facilities to Accept Horses
The Unwanted Horse Coalition seeks more facilities that accept, place, or use horses to list themselves on the UHC website, from the UHC.  Read more >>

Horse slaughter bill up for committee vote
September 10, 2008:  Update on mark-up in the House Judiciary Committee, from AWI.  Read more >>

In Other News

Smelly messes lead to horse diapers
Horses in the British town of Blackpool are being forced to wear diapers to cut down on smelly piles found throughout the area, public officials say, from UPI.  Read more >>

Viggo has good horse sense
Viggo Mortensen loves horses. After filming “Hidalgo” (2004), about a grueling race across the Arabian desert, the actor purchased his co-star, a mustang, and brought the steed to his ranch in Idaho, from the New York Post.  Read more >>

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