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16th Feb 2002
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
15 February 2002
World Cup Driving
Michael Freund remains unbeaten
The CAI-W Bordeaux was the fifth station of the eight events FEI World Cup for Four-in-Hand Drivers. Michael Freund, who had only competed once before, in Stuttgart, where he won, remained unbeaten. But as in Stuttgart by Ludwig Weinmayr he had a tough competition, this time by Daniel Würgler of Switzerland. Harry de Ruyter, the winner of Amsterdam, placed third, after being eliminated in the warm-up.
New FEI Driving Series
The FEI just formed a new Driving Series for Singles, Pairs and Four in Hand in North America. The FEI North American Driving Challenge will be supported by the US company Driving Essentials and the Canadian Freedman Harness.
Five events will be part of the Series in 2002. The three best results will be taken into account to decide the winner of the Award for the best Singles, Pairs and Fours.
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16th Feb 2002
ILPH Bootsies' Boys
When the Fairways Horse Sanctuary, Perthshire closed down at the end of 2000, 28 year old Bootsie, a 7 hand high Shetland pony, and his companion Snudge, were among the many horses and ponies that were taken to Belwade Farm at Aboyne.
Sadly Snudge died last year and Bootsie, distressed at the loss, went off his food. To cheer him up the staff at the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Equine Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre in Aberdeenshire introduced him to a group of cheeky Shetland foals for company.
They are all growing up into fine little youngsters and some of them are now looking for good loan homes as companions. There are 6 shetlands altogether that need homes which includes some older ones too, in all shapes, sizes and colours.
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16th Feb 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Vigo 14-17 February 2002
O'Connor Fails To Qualify For World Cup Competition After Injury Problems
Ireland's Cian O'Connor, the sole Irish rider at CSI-W Vigo, Spain, failed tonight (Friday, February 15) to make the cut for the World Cup class following injury to his main horse <Irish Independent Casper>.
Though Casper had jumped clear the previous night with just one time fault, O'Connor withdrew him from the qualifying competition following soreness in the horse's hind leg, which appeared this morning after exercise.
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16th Feb 2002 NFU Criticises DEFRA Policy On Right To Roam Maps
The NFU has criticised DEFRA proposals not to circulate provisional access maps widely to the farming community.
Responding to a consultation document issued by DEFRA this week, the NFU said that it was essential that all farmers should have easy access to the documents.
The maps are being issued by DEFRA to determine how much land can be opened up to the public under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
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16th Feb 2002
USET President Delivers Annual Report
Gladstone, NJ—February 14, 2002—United States Equestrian Team (USET) President Dr. Armand Leone, Jr. delivered the annual report of the USET President at the USET Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL on February 11.
Following is Dr. Leone’s report to the USET membership:
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15th Feb 2002
The British Horse Society BHS Welcome Equine Passports
The British Horse Society welcomes the announcement today that from 31
December 2003 all horses, ponies and donkeys will be required to have a
passport, bringing this country into line with European legislation.
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15th Feb 2002
USET Announces WEG Selection Trials Dates for Dressage
Gladstone, New Jersey—February 14, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the dates during which the Selection Trials for dressage riders for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) will take place. The Trials will be held on June 1 and 2 and June 8 and 9 at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. The Trials will also serve as the 2002 USET Grand Prix Championship.
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15th Feb 2002
USA Equestrian Approved Rule Changes Available On USA Equestrian Web Site
Rule changes approved by the USA Equestrian Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, held January 9-13, 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina, are available on the USA Equestrian web site.
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15th Feb 2002

Show Jumping Results: Spanish Sunshine Tour, Vejer de la Frontera
PRUEBA/CLASS 012 6 yr old
1) TUESDAY; Paterson-Robinson, James (AUS), 2) OPINION BB; Greeve, Michael (NED),
3) HEROINE DU SCION; Talbot, Niall (IRL)
PRUEBA/CLASS 014 5 yr old
1) PRINZ MEDOC; Morbitzer, Helmut (AUT), 2) GAMA ALONDRA; Fernandez-Duran, Alfredo (ESP), 3) JOUVE D'EAU GRENOV; Garmendia Echevarria, Jesus (ESP)

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15th Feb 2002
USA Equestrian National Driving Championships Approved
At its meeting on February 12, 2002, the USA Equestrian Executive Committee approved the Driving Committee's recommendations for awarding national championships as follows.
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15th Feb 2002
USET Announces US Team for CSIO Wellington
Gladstone, New Jersey—February 14, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the US Team that will compete in the CSIO – Wellington, March 6-10 during the Cosequin Wellington Finale at the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL.
The four riders were chosen based on their ranking on the USET Computer List as of January 25, 2002
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15th Feb 2002
USA Equestrian American Rider Ranked 5th On Latest FEI/BCM Ranking
German based dressage rider Lisa Wilcox who ended the year ranked 5th on the FEI/BCM World Ranking continues to maintain her lofty position on the latest Ranking of January 2 - January 31, 2002.
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14th Feb 2002
The British Horse Society The First Borders Festival Of The Horse
in the Scottish Borders, Scotland's Horse Country
18 - 29 May 2002
Boasting more horses per capita of population than any other region in Scotland, the Scottish Borders is rightly known as Scotland's Horse Country. Its historic riding traditions are maintained by the Border towns in their annual Common Ridings when cavalcades of horses ride the boundaries of the common land, and the importance of the horse in local life is evident from the wide range of equine businesses and attractions located in this scenic and unspoilt region.
To showcase and celebrate what Scotland's Horse Country can offer in the way of entertainment, spectacle, recreation and culture, the Borders committee of the British Horse Society (Scotland) has organised the first Borders Festival of the Horse to take place between 18 and 29 May this year.
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14th Feb 2002 The Mysterious And Ancient World Of The Nagsman
Pickmere Stud are pleased to announce the launch of their new website which can be seen at http://www.pickmerestud.co.uk
"His Neigh Is Like The Bidding Of A Monarch, And His Countenance Enforces Homage. He Is Indeed A Horse."
Ever since men (and woman) first worked with horses many centuries ago the Egyptian, Roman, American, Indian, Mongol, Spanish, Irish, Germanic, British and legions more have discovered the secrets of our Equine friends. In Britain these secrets were passed from generation to generation by The Nagsman who lived and breathed horses and through many long hours of toil and labour and love discovered the best ways to motivate, handle and control the horse.
The Nagsman was a breed apart, he devoted his entire life to the horse and through his own experience and that of his forbearers became as one with the equine. Sadly today few Nagsmen remain and the secrets that they hold all to frequently die with them. In the modern world there little room for Nagsmen and they are disappearing from our midst. When the last Nagsman dies the equine world will be a much poorer place
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14th Feb 2002

International promotion of Jerez 2002 in France
Fino's Great Success At The Bordeaux World Cup

Fino, the Jerez 2002 mascot, was a great success among the public at this weekend's international meeting for the World Cup held in Bordeaux, the leading equestrian event of the autumn-winter season, which brings together, fundamentally, the biggest names on the international Showjumping, Carriage Driving and Dressage scene.
Amid great expectation, Fino took part in the prize-giving at this renowned international competition, and took the opportunity to meet many of the riders who will be competing next September at the World Championships in Jerez.
Jerez 2002 promoted its event among the elite of the international circuit and the public of a country, France, whose riders are always at the forefront at all the most important competitions.
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14th Feb 2002

Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon Presented By Outback Steakhouse Features Dressage, Show Jumping and Polo on March 4
WELLINGTON, FL (February 12, 2002)-The second annual Sidelines Triathlon Presented by Outback Steakhouse will be held on Monday, March 4, 2002, starting at 1pm, at Outback Polo on Southfields Road in West Palm Beach, Florida. "It's the perfect event for Sidelines to do because Sidelines covers dressage, show jumping, and polo," said Samantha Charles, publisher of Sidelines magazine and organizer of the event. The triathlon is a benefit for Paul Rizzo, a polo player with inoperable cancer.
The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon features top riders in three disciplines who compete against each other in four teams of three riders. All perform in disciplines not their own. In Phase 1, the jumpers and polo players ride a dressage test to music. In Phase 2 the polo players and dressage riders jump a course. And in Phase 3, each team plays a chukker of polo, though the polo player is not allowed to score.
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14th Feb 2002

Garden State Horse Show and the Saunders Family Announce The $10,000 Colonel George S. Saunders Gamblers Choice and the Essex Troop Educational Fund
Augusta, NJ - February 13, 2002— The Junior Essex Troop and The Garden State Horse Show are pleased to announce the addition of the Colonel George S. Saunders Memorial $10,000 Gamblers Choice class. The Gamblers Choice will be held on Friday May 3, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. and is generously sponsored by the Saunders Family. The Garden State Horse Show runs May 1-5 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds Augusta, NJ.
The Colonel Saunders $10,000 Gamblers Choice class is an exciting timed class in which riders are to accrue as many points as possible in 60 seconds over a course of 4’ to 4’6” fences.
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13th Feb 2002
What's new on www.baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk?
Here at Baileys we pride ourselves on our understanding of the needs of horses and horse owners. We have a hands on approach, so we know the pleasures and the problems associated with keeping horses. One problem is looking good in the yard, the saddle and about town without the need for an extra wardrobe! This is where Baileys offers a solution, with its new range of Practical Clothing.
To look at and order any of this practically priced Practical Clothing, and more, log on to our triple award winning website, on: www.baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

So from the comfort of your home, you can order practical essentials for you and your horse, from the people who understand the practicalities of owning horses.
We also know that horse ownership isn't all work and no play, and that we do it because it's fun (and we're slightly mad!) so why not meet Baileys' newest equine acquisition, Harry. Harry features in his very own on-line game, "Bung 'im some Baileys!". In the game, the playful Harry darts around the yard, popping up in various different places, waiting for his favorite feed. All you have to do, is follow him round with your mouse, and click on his cheeky face.
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13th Feb 2002

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Bayer A Winner with Tourists
LEXINGTON, KY—February 12, 2002—Competing with tours of azalea-filled gardens and historic homes across the South, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer has been named one of the top 20 activities for tourists in 10 states for the month of April by the Southeast Tourism Society. The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, at the Kentucky Horse Park, attracts more than 80,000 horse-loving spectators for exciting equine sport known as the ultimate challenge of horse and rider. This year's event takes place April 25-28 at the 1,200-acre park, a working horse farm with museums on 50 breeds of horses.
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13th Feb 2002

Jeanette Brakewell To Help Burnham Market Reach New Heights
Olympic team Silver Medallist and double European team Gold Medallist Jeanette Brakewell has agreed to support Burnham Market International Horse Trials as it prepares a new advanced course in its endeavours to become the premier pre-Badminton competition.
Jeanette, from Dereham in Norfolk, is amongst the many world class event riders who have already discovered the advantages of the Burnham Market events:
"The course is so well drained that cancellation is unlikely - even in the wettest weather the going is excellent," said Jeanette. "The current cross country element is well-built and enjoyable to ride and walk, the show jumping ring is situated in a natural amphitheater and the dressage arena is not far away from the action."
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13th Feb 2002

Area 12 Riding Club Showjumping
Witheridge make it two in a row
Witheridge Riding club delighted their followers and supporters by repeating their 2001 victory in the Senior team novice competition, finishing on a clean sheet and once more qualifying for the indoor championships, this year to be held at Hartpury College, Glos
Brent Knoll riding club were once again the organisers of this popular competition, which was kindly sponsored by Natural Animal Feeds. The Hand Stadium, which always proves a popular venue amongst competitors, hosted the event for the third consecutive year and complete with a brand new set of showjumps, managed to present two testing courses which reduced the field of twenty teams to just five for the jump off.
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13th Feb 2002
USET Announces Spring 2002 USET Reining Rider Ranking List
Gladstone, New Jersey—January 11, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the Spring 2002 USET Reining Rider Ranking List.
The Spring 2002 USET Reining Rider Ranking List will be used to select teams and/or individuals who will compete in CRIO and CRI (Nations Cup) competitions. Selection will be based on ranking in the list, in descending order, according to rider availability.
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13th Feb 2002

Indio First Half Of Indio Desert Circuit Concludes With Mid-Circuit Championships
As the third week of the HITS Indio Desert Circuit concluded, mid-circuit champions were presented with championship ribbons and special awards during the opening ceremonies of the $75,000 Bayer/USET Grand Prix. During the first three weeks, some of the top equitation and hunter judges in the country have presided over very competitive divisions and classics.
Horses owned by Cathy Mendez of Menlo Park, CA and ridden by well-known hunter rider and trainer John French captured several mid-circuit awards. Lucky Brown won dual championships in the Low and Pre-Green Hunters. Molly Malone captured the championship in the Green Conformation. Mendez herself finished as the reserve mid-circuit champion aboard Windsor in the Adult Amateur Jumpers 31-40.
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13th Feb 2002
John Pearce of Canada and Harry Potter Win $75,000 Bayer/USET Grand Prix At Indio
Gladstone, New Jersey—January 12, 2002—John Pearce of Canada and Harry Potter, worked magic besting the four-horse jump off field in the $75,000 Bayer/USET Grand Prix. "This horse is dangerous in a jump-off," said John Pearce with a grin. "If he makes it to the second round I know he is fast, he is careful and he tries hard." Like the Harry Potter of literature, the equine Harry Potter has magic in his genes. He is by Jus de Pomme, winner of the 1996 Show Jumping Olympic Gold in Atlanta, GA.
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13th Feb 2002

Eric Lamaze Wins $75,000 Kilkenny Internationale Cup At Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, Florida—February 12, 2002—Canadian Equestrian Team veteran Eric Lamaze won the $75,000 Kilkenny Internationale Cup, presented by Insurance Corporation of Hanover, aboard his 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding Millcreek Raphael during week three of the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival. It was the second grand prix victory of the season for the 33-year-old who hails from Ontario, Canada.
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13th Feb 2002

Indio Harry Potter Works Magic While Richard Spooner Is Miraculous In The $75,000 Bayer/USET Grand Prix
Harry Potter, with Canadian John Pearce in the irons, worked magic besting the four-horse jump off field in the $75,000 Bayer/ USET Grand Prix. "This horse is dangerous in a jump-off," said John Pearce with a grin. "If he makes it to the second round I know he is fast, he is careful and he tries hard." Like the Harry Potter of literature, the equine Harry Potter has magic in his genes. He is by Jus de Pomme, winner of the 1996 Show Jumping Olympic Gold in Atlanta, GA.
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13th Feb 2002

Don Blazer *NEWS FLASH* February 2002
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A Horse of Course
12th Feb 2002 When one dream ended, another began
By Martha Barbone, Reprinted with permission by The Horse of Delaware Valley
MIDDLEBURG, VA.-Kim Keppick, inventor of Rein-Aid and Elasto-Rein, points
to two defining moments in her life, one that ended a dream and the other that began a new one.
Her first profound moment of clarity came when she saw Karen Stives finish at Rolex Kentucky with three horses in top ribbons and still not make the Olympic team. That helped refocus her goals to a more realistic level. "I had no financial resources and without a string of top horses I knew I couldn't be a long-term international rider," she said. The second was a flash of brilliant inspiration that let to the invention of Rein-Aid and the start of her own business.
Keppick is an advanced level event rider who twice competed internationally as a member of the Irish three-day team.
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12th Feb 2002 Riding Stables Planned To Return To Elsham Hall
The long history of stables and horse back riding dating back to the early 1800's and the racing stables of the Corbet Family is set to return to Elsham Hall as part of a strategic review by the Country Park. The Park has had a long association with Pony Trekking during the 1970's and 1980's although the stables closed after a fire in the late 1980's in favour of the creation of a Children's Animal Farm.
"We ran an excellent stables here with safe country Pony trekking in our wonderful woods free from the dangers of public highways." Said Robert Elwes, Park Manager. "In the light of the Foot and Mouth epedemic and subsequent Zoo over-regulation, we have begun to review the Children's Animal Farm and have arranged for these animals to move to a New Parkland Petting Area with larger grazing areas. This has meant that we are now able to look at uses for the fabulous stables and trekking trails with a view to encouraging applications for a Riding School for Children".
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12th Feb 2002
The Sowell Ranch would like to invite you to visit our site and enter our Second Annual Name our Foal Contest. It is very easy, just give us your best name for each of the mares in foal. When the foal arrives we will choose the name we feel fits and the winner will be contacted. We award prizes to each winner!
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12th Feb 2002
The Equine Affairs Grasshoppers Series 2002
Equine Affairs - the UK's Leading Competition and Training Information Service is pleased to announce their continued sponsorship and support of the Equine Affairs Grasshoppers Series for 2002. The Series is aimed at those starting out in Eventing, and is judged on STYLE and PERMORMANCE, with the aim of encouraging competitors to improve technique, and therefore to better their results.
Judged by Trainers from the BE Accredited Trainers list, the session starts with a conducted course walk given by the Judge. Each competitor will then jump a short course, receive individual help and advice from the Judge, then jump again. When all the riders have completed the training, the Competition round will be held which will be scored by the Judge. Score/comments sheets will be given, and the riders with the highest scoring rounds will qualify for the Final at the prestigious Windsor International Three Day Event on 24th May 2002
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12th Feb 2002
ILPH Life Ban for Causing Unnecessary Suffering
Today, Monday 11th February at Stockport Magistrates Court Deena Khan, of
Stockport, Cheshire, was given, in her absence, a lifetime ban on keeping all
equines, a £100 fine and ordered to pay £300 costs.
Following a complaint in April last year from a member of the public, the ILPH
(International League for the Protection of Horses) visited the livery yard where Khan kept an 11.2 hh 13 year old roan mare called Rhona.
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12th Feb 2002

Top Officials To Judge Garden State Horse Show
Augusta, NJ—February 11, 2002—The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., has announced an impressive lineup of officials for this year’s show, May 1-5 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ.
Exhibitors should be pleased with this year’s team of judges, hand-picked by the show committee. Some of the nation’s top names are listed below, underscoring the management’s commitment to creating one of the finest hunter-jumper shows in the country.
“We are offering our competitors some of the finest officials in the United States because that is what they expect from a horse show of our caliber,” said George Uniss, Co-Chairman of the Garden State Horse Show.
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12th Feb 2002
Cable Claims Two Victories In Grand Prix Arena On Same Day
Riding into the ring for the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at the new HITS Post Time show grounds at Ocala, Florida, Ian Silitch (Sperryville, VA) probably felt pressure to win. After all, Cable carried Alexander, Ians son, to victory earlier in the day in the Leadline Class. Silitch and Cable were one of four horse and rider pairs clean in the 37 horse field.
It was clear it would not be an easy day over the Ken Krome-designed course when Canadian show jumping star Ian Miller and Aftershock collected 8 faults as the first to go in round one. At the end of the first round, only four horse-and rider pairs had managed to best Kromes challenge.
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11th Feb 2002
The Sorraia Horse
When the Sorraia horse was discovered in 1920, few could believe that a wild horse subspecies could have survived that long in Europe. A few decades earlier, the Mongolian wild horse had been all but wiped out, with just a few specimens saved in zoological gardens, and the East European Tarpan had become extinct even earlier. There were already zoologists ready to deny the Tarpan the status of a true wild horse, just because they hadn't had a chance to study and scientifically describe the Tarpan before he vanished forever. Zoologists had ignored him until it was too late.
They were going to do the same with the Sorraia, even though the Portuguese scientist who discovered this horse, Ruy d'Andrade, did his level best to study the Sorraia, preserve him, and make the zoological community aware of him. In this respect the Sorraia shares his fate with the English Exmoor pony: although significant evidence exists for the Exmoor to be not a man-made breed, but a remnant of an ancestral wild horse, many, if not most, zoologists wouldn't hear of it. Wild horses in our civilized Europe? Come on!
In the Sorraia, we still have a primitive horse of South Iberia, thanks to the efforts of Ruy d'Andrade. With the benefit of modern technologies, namely DNA analysis, we have a bit more insight though in any ancestral role the Sorraia may have played. It isn't quite as simple and clear-cut as d'Andrade saw it, but this technology did confirm that he indeed singled out and preserved a horse of singular status, and an invaluable genetic resource at that.
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11th Feb 2002

Nutraceutical Alliance 2002
3rd Annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium
May 10 and 11, 2002
Lifetime Learning Centre " Ontario Veterinary College "
University of Guelph, Canada

MSM in Equine Joint Disease " Garlic for Horses Research results "
Yeast as an inhibitor of mycotoxin production in equine feed " Hemp as a Nutraceutical " Veterinarians as Clinical Investigators in Validating Natural Supplements " Tibetan Herbal Medicine: the Animal Applications " Herbal treatments for equine skin disease and infections " Clinical Nutrition: modulating common equine diseases with nutrition " Botanicals in Swine Production " and more!
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11th Feb 2002

National Raceline Launches HandRide.com
The National Raceline, which has provided instant race calls and race results via the telephone to the thoroughbred racing community since 1989, have announced a new venture. The company has launched HandRide.com, which through the power of the Internet, brings buyers and sellers of thoroughbred racehorses and breeding stock together with innovative features such as online video viewing of racehorses for sale, and state-of-the-art search capabilities.
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11th Feb 2002 Sociedad Espanola Para La Proteccion De Los Equinos
Another year has begun and reflecting on past the year there has been a lot of positive progress along with all the frustration of not being able to achieve more than we have. We have come across terrible situations where it was impossible to achieve any type of solution due to the lack of legislation to back our work.
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11th Feb 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Bordeaux 8 - 10 February 2002
GRAND PRIX DU JUMPING INTERNATIONAL DE BORDEAUX
1) JOLI COEUR 6; Franke SLOOTHAAK (GER), 2) HANDEL II; Michael WHITAKER (GBR),
3) AK ZANDOR Z; Jos LANSINK (BEL)
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10th Feb 2002

Indio Rich Fellers and Gallagher Gallop Home With The Blue In The $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix
Rich Fellers (OR) did not need to call "911" for help when he stopped the timers in 36.911 in the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix. Sixth to go in the eight-horse jump off, Fellers took on Juan Carlos Tafur Eisenmeyers technical jump off course. "I had a good position," commented Fellers after the class. "Not only did I go late in the jump off, but I had the advantage of having ridden the track on Amos." Fellers was very pleased with Gallaghers performance as the eleven-year-old gelding has been a challenging horse to develop. "He is kind of quirky, but I like that in a horse. He is also very powerful and scopey." This was Gallaghers first grand prix victory, and based on todays performance Feller plans to ride the horse in Sundays $75,000 Bayer/ USET Grand Prix.
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10th Feb 2002 Irish Army Team Takes Silver Medal In Chile
A four-man team from Ireland's Army Equitation School at McKee Barracks in Dublin today (Saturday February 9, 2002) won the silver medal in the Team Show Jumping Event at the World Military Equestrian Championships in Quillota, near Santiago in Chile.
Surprise entrant in the competition was Army Equitation School OC and team Chef d'Equipe Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins, who was forced to ride when team member Lt. Shane Carey broke his wrist during training.
<Lt. Carey has his wrist pinned, and is comfortable, >said Lt. Col. Mullins, <but it meant we were a man short. So although I haven't competed for five years, I took the ride.>
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10th Feb 2002
Canadian Show Jumping Legend Captures Season Opener At Ocala
The $15,000 Friday Prix at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit was captured by Canadian Show Jumping star Ian Millar of Perth, Ontario, with a clean ride in the jump-off aboard "Aftershock" with a time of 44.191 seconds. Graf Rossini and Mary-Lisa Leffler, of Brookville, MD, secured second place with another clean ride in 45.420. Third place belonged to Sulu Rose, Manakin, VA, aboard "Cool Waters" with a clean ride and a time of 45.616; followed by "Kargita" ridden by Elizabeth Towell, Camden, SC, with a time of 45.186.
Ken Krome, course designer, said his aim today was to give the horse and rider a warm-up for Sundays Grand Prix by providing a variety of elements. "I wanted to provide the riders a chance to see the adjustability of their horses by including scope and galloping space, getting them to think bigger and wider."
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