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Equestrian Sport

Gabe Hutchins Third on 2007 FEI Reiner of the Year Ranking
For the first time ever, a U.S. Reiner has broken through to the top three on the FEI Reiner of the Year Ranking List, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Competition Schedule Set for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Sixteen days of eight world championships are officially scheduled for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Click the link below to see the schedule, from the FEI.   Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Wild horse roundup planned at NV wildlife refuge
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to round up hundreds of wild horses this week from a national wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line, putting most up for adoption and sterilizing males before they are returned to the wild in an effort to keep the herd in check, from the Fresno Bee.  Read more >>

State Horse Racing Panel Imposes New Whip Rules
Kentucky horse racing officials tightened reins on the use of the whip in harness racing Monday by approving new rules for standardbreds they say are the nation’s toughest, from Lex18.  Read more >>

Trainer faces warning for positive steroid tests
John Sadler, the leading trainer at the Hollywood Park spring-summer and Del Mar meetings this year, had four horses test in excess of the permitted levels of anabolic steroids at Del Mar in early August, the California Horse Racing Board announced on Saturday, from NBC Sports.  Read more >>

Human Interest

New Hampshire man quits job to cross country in horse-drawn wagon; rides through Herkimer
He sold his house, he sold his truck, he quit his job, from WKTV.  Read more >>

Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans has ‘kidney failure’ after mushroom poison hell
Millionaire writer Nicholas Evans has been left with “absolutely no kidney function” after eating poisonous mushrooms on a holiday, from the Daily Record.  Read more >>

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