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Equestrian Sport

Captain Mark Phillips to Continue to Lead US Eventing Program until 2012
US Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor, Captain Mark Phillips and the USEF have renewed the contract for Mark Phillips to serve in this capacity through 2012, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Vote for Your Favorite AEC Winner to Appear on Magazine Cover
Attention concerned eventers! from the USEA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare and Law

Wadsworth tragedy spurred horse-safety action
A year ago this evening, a double-decker trailer loaded with 59 Belgian draft horses overturned, leading to the death of 19 of the horses, from Lake County News-Sun.  Read more >>

EEE found in Jackson County horse
Due to a recently confirmed horse case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the Jackson County Health Department in Florida is encouraging residents and visitors to take a number of steps to protect themselves against mosquitoes, from the JC Floridan.  Read more >>

N. Ill. woman sentenced to jail in horse deaths
A Will County, Ill., judge has fined a woman $10,000 and sentenced her to 180 days in jail on charges she let three horses starve to death, from WTHI TV 10.  Read more >>

Arrest made in Oregon horse shooting
The authorities arrested a man accused of shooting a horse and abandoning him in Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest, from Seattle PI.  Read more >>

Horse show offenses may bar access to state breeders’ fund
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday acted to prevent those with federal horse show infractions from benefiting from a state breeders’ fund. The commission approved an emergency regulation to make those with Horse Protection Act violations of any kind ineligible for money from the state fund, which is designed to encourage horse breeding in Kentucky, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

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