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Equestrian Sport

Larson Cruises to Individual Gold; Schmersal Bronze at 2008 FEI World Reining Championship
The US Reiners had plenty to celebrate at the first FEI World Reining Championship, convincingly bringing home three medals, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Soggy Breeches And Safe Rides at Wellpride United States Eventing Association American Eventing Championships
Nearly eight inches of rain flooded the Chicago area during the past few days, and though the officials at the Wellpride United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) tried their best to run all the phases in each division, in the interest of safety they had no choice but to hold the upper levels (preliminary, intermediate and advanced) as combined tests, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Whips to be Banned in Horse Racing
Kentucky racing officials are preparing to ban certain whips and whipping procedures in standardbred racing, from WBKO.  Read more >>

Kentucky jockeys to test new whips at Keeneland
As Kentucky Thoroughbred racing moves toward adopting new whip rules, jockeys in the state will have the opportunity to try some of the proposed whips during the Keeneland Race Course fall meeting, from Thoroughbred Times.  Read more >>

Britain: Redwings Horse Sanctuary installs mirrors for rescue horses
Mirrors are to be installed in all the stables at Redwings Horse Sanctuary after successful trials proved their calming effect on horses, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Three people and horse attacked by bees in Tucson
Three people and a horse were attacked by a swarm of bees in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, from ABC15.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Artist helps ease horse owner’s grief
Artistic talent, a caring heart and a determination to ease the pain of losing a beloved pet have brought Helvezia the horse back to life, from LivingstonDaily.com.  Read more >>

30 years ago, two Triple Crown winners went head to head twice
It had never happened before and may never happen again, but on Sept. 16, 1978, Seattle Slew, the ’77 winner, took on Affirmed, the ’78 winner, from the Los Angeles Times.  Read more >>

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