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Equestrian Sport

German federation wants longer ban for equestrian Ahlmann
The German riding federation wants a longer ban for rider Christian Ahlmann, who has been suspended for four months after his horse tested positive for a banned medication during the Olympics, from Sports Illustrated.  Read more >>

From the Beginning, Oare Steals the Show
Betty Oare betrayed a bit of tension and nervousness in her voice yesterday afternoon as she readied to compete in the amateur-owner 35-and-over Hunter division at the Washington International Horse Show. At 67, she has lost none of her desire to show horses, and her presence in the event dates from its inception, 50 years ago, from the Washington Post.   Read more >>

The Samsung Legacy Lives On
As Samsung takes its leave after a fruitful 20-year partnership with the FEI, it is time to reflect on the legacy of the Korean company’s influence and contribution, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Stars Trot Up At Pau
Les Etoiles de Pau, the last four-star event in the HSBC FEI Classic Series, promises to be as fiercely competitive as the other four after all 39 of the world’s best horses passed today’s fir horse inspection, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

King County, Wash., launches Web site to prevent neglect of horses
King County Animal Care and Control has established a new Web page — www.kingcounty.gov/safety/AnimalServices/horses.aspx — to provide contact information to horse owners about horse care, horse-rescue organizations and laws relating to horses in King County, Wash., from Seattle Times.  Read more >>

In Other News

Iraq war veteran trampled by police horse in New York
An American Iraq war veteran has undergone facial reconstructive surgery after he was trampled on by a police horse, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

America’s Horse Returns to the Bluegrass
Kentucky Derby winner Alysheba is coming home to the Bluegrass, from WTVQ.  Read more >>

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