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Equine Welfare

Storm Response: Hurricane Ike
Governor Rick Perry issued a declaration of imminent disaster and amended it after landfall, from the TAHC.  Read more >>

Hurricane Ike Update from Habitat for Horses President
As of today, HfH has retrieved around 20 horses from Galveston island and brought them to the staging area at Jack Brooks Park, from Habitat for Horses.  Read more >>

Information from the USDA Farm Service Agency: Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
Producers who suffered livestock losses as a direct result of Hurricane IKE will be able to file an application for LIP as soon as the signup dates are announced, from the TAHC.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

USEF Names Definite Entries for FEI World Endurance Championship 2008
The World Endurance Championship Definite Entries and Alternates were named after the final Training Session in Williston, Florida on September 13, from the USEF.  Read more >>

New Sportsmanship Award Announced by the American Morgan Horse Association
This year marks the inception of the Tristanne Weber Childress Memorial American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Youth of the Year Contest Sportsmanship Award, from the USEF.  Read more >>

USEF Announces Show Jumping Selection Procedures for the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces that the Executive Committee has recently approved the Show Jumping Selection Procedures for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival which will be held January 14-18, 2009 at the Sydney International Equestrian Center. Athletes from across the world will be competing in this international competition, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Racing News

Derby to save a spot for European horse
In an attempt to encourage foreign participation in the Kentucky Derby, one of the 20 spots in the field will be reserved for the winner of a new stakes race in Great Britain, from the Courier-Journal.  Read more >>

Horse track takes lead with no-slaughter policy
When Suffolk Downs decided to ban from its backstretch those who sell their horses for slaughter, the goal was to save a few animals or a few dozen that might otherwise wind up as food, from NBC Sports.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Tremendous Response to Wellington Aid Drive for Haiti Flood Victims; Collections to Continue
A trailer full of clothing, blankets and other items to help victims of widespread flooding in Haiti has been sent from Wellington to Miami for shipment to the devastated nation, from the USEF.  Read more >>

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