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Equine Welfare

Fifty-One Abused and Neglected Horses Required Extra Care and Donations to Cover the Costs
The Humane Society of Ventura County is reaching out to the community for extra help and assistance in the care of 38 severely neglected horses that arrived on October 8 at the Ojai Shelter, from the USEF.  Read more >>

NTRA Forms Safety And Integrity Alliance And Announces Sweeping Reforms; Tabs Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson To Provide Oversight
National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) President and CEO Alex Waldrop and Thoroughbred racing industry leaders outlined a series of industry-wide safety and integrity reforms at a press conference in New York today, from the NTRA.  Read more >>

Horse racing moves to reform, but faces many skeptics
A new overseer, Tommy Thompson, promises to be tough on doping and other questionable practices, from The Christian Science Monitor.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Tryon and Rosin Lead USEF CCI***/CCI** National Eventing Championships at Dansko Fair Hill International
Run concurrently for the first time, two USEF National Eventing Championships got underway as the first half of both the CCI*** and the CCI** performed their dressage tests at the 2008 Dansko Fair Hill International, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Kels Annabelle Bonham Wins 2008 Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final
With 274 riders vying for the title of 2008 Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, making the top twenty-five is tough enough, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Mid-America Horse Show Turns Pink
The Mid-America Horse Show Association is pleased to announce that the Mid-America Mane Event’s Ladies Five-Gaited Stake on Saturday evening, October 25, has been designated a United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) Pink Ribbon Class, from the USEF.  Read more >>

2009 Hunter Rule Re-Organization
Last year, the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Open Hunter Task Force began re-organizing the separate hunter sections of the USEF Rule Book, from the USEF.  Read more >>

The story so far …
It all began in Lexington, Ky., in April with the Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Another successful season for William Fox-Pitt
By anyone’s standards, 2008 has proved a remarkably successful season for British rider William Fox-Pitt, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Education

Public invited to “Olympic Journey,” a gala event celebrating the road to Hong Kong featuring Olympian Phillip Dutton
Four-time Olympian Phillip Dutton, Olympic Nutritionist Dr. Joe Pagan and United States Olympic Team Veterinarian Dr. Brendan Furlong will share their nutritional insights and equine competition experiences from Hong Kong at a feature presentation “The Olympic Story” at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation at 1040 Pottersville Road, Wednesday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., from the USEA.  Read more >>

Training Opportunities Down Under
Ever wanted to visit Australia and spend all your time riding? from the USEA.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Write an Essay to Win a P.R.E. Mare! 
The deadline is fast approaching for entries into The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse’s talent contest, from the AHP.  Read more >>

Eight retired Hall of Fame jockeys to ride again
Jerry Bailey, Pat Day, Gary Stevens, Julie Krone and Angel Cordero Jr. are among eight Hall of Fame jockeys coming out of retirement Saturday to ride in a “Living Legends” race at Santa Anita, from Fox Sports.  Read more >>

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