By Kathy Boccella
Inquirer Staff Writer

Roby Burch's predawn ride to school takes him on a winding route through quiet streets with silhouetted mansions. Bicyclists with blinking lights turn their heads, startled at the sight; drivers slow down for a better look; and some people come out of their houses to take his picture.


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Sykesville, Maryland (CNN) -- It's the dirty little secret of the racing industry. Thoroughbreds who don't make the winner's circle, are injured or simply too old to race are discarded by their owners, auctioned off -- sometimes to the slaughterhouse. Now these horses are getting new lives.

The twist? Prison inmates looking for their own second chances are helping save them.

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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 - Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The World Equestrian Games are comprised of the world championships for eight equestrian sports. The Games are held every four years, two years prior to the Olympic Games, and are governed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).

In the heart of city hosting the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, produced by Horse Capital Productions, LLC.

Downtown Lexington, Kentucky
September 25 - October 10, 2010

Northbrook Hiton
2855 N Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook IL 60062

Saturday 23-Jan-10
5:30 PM to 11:00 PM CST

Established in 1972 as a Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation and an affiliate member of the United States Eventing Association, IDCTA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the sports of dressage and eventing through continuing education and support of it's members.  As our president, Ed Eichelberger states, "The IDCTA is composed of individuals with a passion for dressage, eventing and good horsemanship. We encourage our members to compete by sponsoring dressage shows and events as well as rewarding competition success with an extensive awards program. We also sponsor educational activities such as clinics, seminars and demonstrations throughout the year, providing members with opportunities to improve their horsemanship."

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Steffen Peters named one of 7 USEF Equestrians of Honor.

Ravel, ridden by Steffen Peters and owned by Akiko Yamazaki, is nominated for USEF Horse of the Year.

Release: December 11 2009
Author: Brian Sosby

With the close of the 2009 competition year and in anticipation of the United States Equestrian Federation's annual Pegasus Awards celebration in January, the Federation is proud to announce the candidates in line to become the coveted 2009 Equestrian of the Year.

Known as the USEF Equestrians of Honor, these seven stars of equestrian sport across breed and discipline have each been named recipients of one of seven different competitive trophies awarded during the Pegasus Awards on January 16 at the Downtown Marriot in Louisville, KY.

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Gladstone, NJ - November 20, 2009 -  The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that the Whitney Stone Cup has been awarded to McLain Ward of Brewster, NY. The Whitney Stone Cup is awarded annually by the USET Foundation Executive Committee to an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in international competition, high standards of sportsmanlike conduct, while also serving as an ambassador for the United States and equestrian sport.

The Whitney Stone Cup is given in honor of the late Whitney Stone, who served as President and Chairman of the Board of the USET. Whitney Stone led the USET from 1953 to 1973. He was instrumental in the creation of a civilian team when the Army retired from competitive horse sports after 1948.