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Equestrian Sport

Statement regarding the alleged participation of Rodrigo Pessoa at the upcoming Global Champions Tour Final
In response to the alleged participation of Rodrigo Pessoa at the upcoming Global Champions Tour Final in Sao Paolo (BRA) to be held from 15 to 19 October, the FEI stands by the decision of the Tribunal which stated that Rodrigo Pessoa “is suspended for a period of four and a half months (135 days), which period began on the date of the application of the provisional suspension, 29 August 2008, and shall run up to 10 January 2009,” from the FEI.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Horse racing notes: Churchill Downs limits toe grabs at its four tracks
Churchill Downs Inc. has instituted a new policy that bans toe grabs longer than 2 millimeters at each of the company’s four tracks, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Around the World

Thailand to host its first FEI Endurance
The first ever FEI Endurance Competition took place at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, Thailand, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Polo starting to break into a trot in China
Riders swinging hard, turning sharply and charging their mounts after a ball is a sight more familiar at English country clubs, an emir’s stables or the grounds of a wealthy landowner in Argentina, from the People’s Daily Online.  Read more >>

Pony Falls Into Pool After Getting Drunk on Fermented Apples
The pony, nicknamed “Fat Boy,” escaped his stable in Newquay, Cornwall, in England on Tuesday and became intoxicated after munching on fallen, rotten apples, from Fox News.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Nevada horse chosen to exhibit artwork in Italy
His artwork has been described as having the “fire of Pollock” and the “fixed gaze of Resnick,” from Yahoo.  Read more >>

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