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The horse world is alive and well in the nation and to keep you up-to-date with what's been happening keep on reading.

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For the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy (August 23-September 7) or as they say in French Jeux Equestres Mondiaux FEI Alltech™ 2014 en Normandie the latest is about the final release of tickets. These tickets are now on sale to the public. So, for those of you who want to join me at this year’s largest equestrian competition in the world in Normandy now’s your chance. Just go to the official web site: www.normandy2014.com.

The USA I Team of Adrienne Lyle, Tina Konyot, Silva Martin and Shawna Harding won the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* sponsored by Stillpoint Farm, which is part of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

If you are a member of the United States Equestrian Federation make sure you stay on top of what’s happening weekly with their Equestrian Weekly email. If you’re not a member this is one reason to join. Go to www.usef.org to find out more.

The American Saddlebred Horse Association is on the move to spread the word about this great association. They are presently working on their 2014 Marketing Plan. To know more about this organization visit www.asha.net.

In the Morgan world Margaret Bailey-Miller was just honored with the AMHA Promoter Award which recognizes members who show clear support of the breed. Visit the American Morgan Horse Association web site to learn more about this breed: www.morganhorse.com/.

If you are in or near Wellington, Florida this Saturday, March 8th you’ll want to be sure to attend the “Saturday Night Lights” $200,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI-W4 Grand Prix, presented by The Bainbridge Companies. It all takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Visit www.equestriansport.com for more details.

On Saturday, February 28, Team Canada won the $75,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Presented by G&C Farm. Team members includes Olympic medalists Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar.

The U.S. team of Frances Land, Wilton Porter, Lillie Keenan and Michael Hughes were victorious in the Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington on March 1.

Para-Dressage will be showcased March 12-16 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CPED13* in Wellington (www.globaldressagefestival.com). Riders are vying to compete in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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