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A suspected arson attack at a riding school in Texas has led to the death of 9 horses.

The blaze broke out at around 1am on Friday, 19 December at Special Pals Riding School in Houston.

It took firemen 15 minutes to control the fire and only 2 of the 11 horses stabled there survived.

Many of the horses took part in the local Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Investigators believe it to be arson.