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Pakistanis seek world record in ancient sport of tent-pegging

Multan - Traditional drumbeats and melodious shahnai flutes are drowned out by thundering hooves in the small Pakistani city of Tulamba, as riders pound down a dusty track seeking world record glory in the ancient sport of tent-pegging.

War horses: Syria's Arabian beauties plod way to recovery

Damascus - A shadow of her former self after years of war, 11-year-old Arabian mare Karen stands quietly as a Syrian vet gently pushes a syringe into her pale grey neck."Karen used to be the beauty queen of all horses," says the vet, Ahmad Sharida.

Royals at the Court of the Olympics

Paris - Saudi Prince Faisal Al Shalan is an equestrian rider at Rio, the latest in a long list of kings and queens, barons and counts to throw their titles into the court of the Olympics.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

Toronto - How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Ireland's Shane Breen makes Hickstead history

Ireland's Shane Breen made Hickstead history today when he won the Queen Elizabeth II cup. The Irish Nations Cup star guided Zarnita, his 9-year-old mare to victory edging out the UK's Robert Whitaker by only 0.61 seconds.

Olympic Update: What's in store for day nine?

London - Here is a quick preview as to what the world can expect to enjoy watching during Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

Olympic Equestrian Eventing Day 2: Germany and Japan take lead

London - Not surprisingly, as the dressage portion of Olympic eventing came to a close at Greenwich Park today, defending Olympic champions Germany, took the lead in the team event with Japan's Yoshiaki Oiwa, turning in the best individual dressage ride.

London Olympics 2012 — Equestrian Dressage preview

London - There are six gold medals up for grabs in the equestrian Olympics. Two of those will be awarded in individual and team dressage. What is dressage and who are the hot picks to medal?

Review: Odysseo - Spectacular, and spectacularly hollow Special

Toronto - Odysseo is Cirque du Soleil for the horsie set. It’s the latest creation from the people behind the 2003 hit Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human And Horse, that ran to popular acclaim in Toronto’s Distillery District.

A new home for Dubai World Cup: The World's Richest Horse Race

The days of Nad Al Sheba are not over. Dubai's equestrian scene has recently seen a major upgrade. The changes have been gradually taking place since the 'shut-down' of Nad Al Sheba' race course earlier this year, just after the 2009 Dubai World Cup
 

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