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Helpful Foot and Mouth Disease Links
Equiworld has been flooded with requests for information about how Foot and Mouth Disease affects horses and how people can help stop its spread.
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24th March 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale
FEI News Flash 23 March 2001

Updated list of events cancelled due to Foot & Mouth Disease
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24th March 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak causes cancellation of Royal Windsor Horse Show
Following a regular management meeting held today (Friday, 23rd March), six weeks in advance of the show, the organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have announced that the foot and mouth outbreak has caused the cancellation of the show in 2001.The show had been due to take place from 9th-13th May.
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24th March 2001 Slaughter and Disposal Procedures Raise Questions Regarding Potential Avian Spread of Foot and Mouth
Carcass disposal associated with mass slaughter and the capacity to rapidly eliminate the source of Foot and Mouth (FMD) virus is described as essential for prevention of further spread as well as the possibility of recurrence or recrudescence of FMD in the future. According to the Executive Summary of the 1994 USDA:APHIS:VS paper Foot and Mouth Disease - Sources of Outbreaks and Hazard Categorization of Modes of Virus Transmission: "Sources were reported for 627 of more than 880 primary FMD outbreaks worldwide from 1870 through 1993 with 22 percent attributed to airborne transmission or birds."
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24th March 2001 Christopher Northcutt
The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2001 committee dedicates this year's program to Christopher Northcutt, Colorado's own Special Olympian.
At last year's Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Christopher, the kind and gentle soul he was, gracefully loaned the RMHE committee the use of his show horse, which was ridden all weekend by Ga Wa Ni Pony Boy giving demonstrations.
Sadly, when riding his tricycle in front of his family home this summer, Christopher was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Following is a commentary written by Christopher's mother, Barbara Northcutt, for the Boulder County 4-H Senior Recognition Day held August 1st, 2000. - please click here
Rocky Mountain Expo
24th March 2001
Thunder Honorary Chairman for Horse Expo 2001
Rocky Mountain Thunder
On national television every Fall season for the past eight years, a prancing white horse has been seen circling the field at the old "Mile High" Stadium when ever the Denver Broncos scored a touchdown.Known as Rocky Mountain Thunder, this 18 year old Arabian stallion stands 15.2 hands high at the withers, and is a son of GG Jabask, out of the mare Kom-Nitah.
Trained by Tom Hudson of California and ridden by Ann Wegener of Bennett, CO, Thunder is owned by Sharon Magness, Magness Racing Ventures, Inc. of Evergreen, CO
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24th March 2001 Talk to Farmers on Extended Cull, NFU Tells Government
The NFU is insisting that Government officials consult directly with farmers in the worst affected areas of Cumbria and Devon before making a decision on toughening foot and mouth slaughter following the publication of two studies today.
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24th March 2001 The College Equestrian Centre
Event Diary 2001
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23rd March 2001
HOYS Important Changes to HOYS Qualifiers
Due to the restriction of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, it has been necessary to re-schedule several of the Spring Qualifiers for the 2001 Horse of the Year Show (2nd – 7th October).
The West Midlands Stallion Show (14th April) has been cancelled. The HOYS Qualifiers due to run at this show have been re-scheduled as follows;
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23rd March 2001
APHA FORT WORTH--The American Paint Horse Association Breeders Trust, an incentive program for the breeders of quality Paint Horses
Breeders Trust awards reach all-time high
American Paint Horse Association pays out $663,260 as part of special incentive program
FORT WORTHThe American Paint Horse Association Breeders Trust, an incentive program for the breeders and owners of competitive Paint Horses, this year awarded $663,260 to 1,545 individuals—a 34 percent payout increase over last year’s award of $493,805 to 1,147 people.

“It has been our goal, through the Breeders Trust program, to give Paint Horse breeders, as well as stallion owners and show horse owners, the chance to win money for their horses’ accomplishments,” said Ed Roberts, APHAs executive secretary. “Based on our annual payout figures, it is obvious that the program is becoming more valuable to these people every year.”
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23rd March 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale
FEI News Flash 22 March 2001


FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE UPDATE.
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23rd March 2001 Riley Wins First Grand Prix in Tampa by a Hair
TAMPA,FL -- MARCH 22, 2001 - 2000 Budweiser American Invitational winner, Scuyler Riley of Wellington, FL, was in the winner's circle aboard the 11 year-old Dutch-bred gelding, Ilian, in the $25,000 Sheraton Four Points Inn ChallengeCup at the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival on Thursday.
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23rd March 2001 Foot and Mouth Welfare Scheme will Prevent Suffering - NFU
The Government announcement of a scheme to slaughter some of the animals trapped by the foot and mouth movement ban will be the most humane option for many farms - but will be an absolute last resort, says the NFU.
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23rd March 2001 FMD - Association of Irish Riding Clubs Cancels All Activities
The Association of Irish Riding Clubs confirms the cancellation of all activities of our members including meetings, training and competitions. It is vital that as an Association, in conjunction with the other equestrian bodies, that we do everything possible to help contain and prevent the spread of the Foot & Mouth outbreak confirmed in Co. Louth today.
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23rd March 2001 EFI Urges Vigilance on FMD Outbreak
The Equestrian Federation of Ireland today (March 22) called for extra vigilance from its members in light of the confirmed outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Co. Louth.
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23rd March 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale
FEI News Flash 22 March 2001

Preparations to the World Cup Dressage Final continues.
Due to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the Netherlands, which lead to the cancellation of the last World Cup Dressage qualifier, the Organising committee for the World Cup Dressage Final at Vilhelmsborg,
Denmark, had a meeting on 21 March afternoon and issued the following statement:
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23rd March 2001 Ben Gill Gives Situation Report to Prime Minister
The Prime Minister received a situation report on foot and mouth disease from NFU President Ben Gill when they met yesterday.
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23rd March 2001 The Equestrian Federation of Ireland
In response to the FMD crisis, The Showjumpers Club and The Irish Pony Club made the following announcements:
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23rd March 2001 Summer House Equitation Centre Show Dates for “2001”
All Winter Shows are Indoors
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23rd March 2001 Army Equitation School Postpones 75th Anniversary Celebration
Due to the continuing FMD crisis, the celebration planned at McKee Barracks, Dublin, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Army Equitation School has been postponed.
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22nd March 2001 Olympian Captures Tampa Season Opener
TAMPA, FL : March 21, 2001 : Three Time Olympian, Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, was in the winner's circle aboard the 11 year-old grey stallion, Nick of Diamonds at the 2001 Cosequin Winter Equestrian FestivalTampa Series. Howard bested a field of 67 starters after she turned in a first clear round and advanced to thejump-off, clearing the seven obstacles in 34.306 seconds.
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22nd March 2001 Last World Cup Qualifier Cancelled Due to FMD
The Organisers of the Indoor Brabant CSI-W & CDI-W at 's-Hertogenbosch have this morning advised all international Federations that the show is now cancelled, due to a confirmed outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease in Holland.
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22nd March 2001 Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic
By Amber Heintzberger for horsesdaily.com
The weekend continued the quest for points in qualifying for the USET Championships in Gladstone, New Jersey in June. While Thursday and Friday were so scorching hot that jackets were excused, Saturday afternoon brought torrential downpours and Sunday threatened rain all day, with intermittent showers soaking a few unlucky riders.
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22nd March 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale
FEI News Flash 21 March 2001
Foot and Mouth Disease
CSI-CDI-W 's-Hertogenbosch cancelled

Further to a total ban of all animal movements - including horses - in the Netherlands, announced this morning by the Ministry of Agriculture, CSI-W CDI-W 's-Hertogenbosch had to be cancelled this morning. Very few horses had already arrived in 's-Hertogenbosch.
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22nd March 2001 Finals TNT Sires of the World to Zangersheide
As a result of a general ban on the transport of livestock issued by Minister Brinkhorst, the board of Indoor Brabant has decided that the international concours hippique in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch cannot take place. The planned final of the TNT Sires of the World of Friday evening 23 March will, therefore, take place at a later date.
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22nd March 2001
ILPH Foot & Mouth delays Opening of State of the Art Equine Centre
The opening to the public of Penny Farm an Equine Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre at Peel, nr Blackpool, is yet another casualty of the Foot and Mouth outbreak.
Due to open its gates on 1st April the new ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre, is to stay closed until MAFF lift their ban on the movement of livestock.
The same delay in opening applies to the ILPH run Underhill Touring Caravan and Camping site next door which was also due to open its doors to the public on 1st April.
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22nd March 2001 Harness Sale Up to $50 off!
All of our harness is on sale now.
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Don't forget to check out our carts, books/videos, mini tack, and driving accessories.

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22nd March 2001 NFU Sets Up Fund After Receiving Floods of Donations
The NFU has been given so many generous offers of money to help farmers struggling with foot and mouth that it has set up a fund to make sure it gets to those who need it.
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22nd March 2001
Saddletude Saddletude Equestrian News
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21st March 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale
FEI News 20 March 2001
- FEI/PSI World Challenge Final
- World Cup Final: a tough battle for Göteborg tickets
- Finance Committee Meeting
- Strategic Planning Committee

- FEI World Cup: Jos Lansink changes nationality
- Eventing Committee will be in Lexington
- Seminars in Palm Beach (USA)
- In Memoriam
- Silver Camera Award
- Foot and Mouth Disease: cancellations update
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21st March 2001 117· Premio Pisa,
Listed race, 3 y.o., metres 1.500, Pisa – San Rossore, Sunday, March 18, sun, quite sloppy
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21st March 2001 24 Hour Action Needed on Infected Animals NFU Tells PM
NFU President Ben Gill today repeated in the strongest terms to the Prime Minister farmers' frustrations at the building delays in the slaughter of animals diagnosed with foot and mouth.
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21st March 2001 Prime Minister Urged to Give Hope to Farmers
NFU President Ben Gill yesterday made a further impassioned plea to the Prime Minister to give farmers a glimmer of hope through the gloom of foot and mouth disease.
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21st March 2001 "Please Help Us to Say Thank You"
NFU President Ben Gill yesterday issued an appeal to shops, pubs, libraries and newspapers to help the NFU say "Thank you" to the public on behalf of Britain's farmers.
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20th March 2001 How Reiki helped Isabelle
This is one of the most bizarre cases I have treated, not because of the symptoms being exhibited but the eventual release point for the healing to be fully initiated.
Isabelle is a beautiful TB/Irish Cob of approx. 15.3hh. She is about 9 years old and had been bought from a dealer about 2 years ago. At first she was a very sweet and easy to handle mare. Since being with her present owner there had been a couple of incidents in the field where she had been bullied by another horse. Last summer she had completely "lost it" and the vet diagnosed that in horse terms she had suffered a nervous breakdown. With the aid of sedatives and other medication she had made a partial recovery but was still left with some quite serious behavioural disturbances.

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20th March 2001 Farmers put their Views to Chief Vet in Cumbria
Local NFU members met with the Government's Chief Veterinary Officer in Cumbria today to discuss how the extended cull needed to rein in the disastrous spread of foot and mouth can be targeted most effectively.
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20th March 2001
A Horse, of Course
with Don Blazer
Three things are evident about those who want to continue the slaughter of horses testing positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)......
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A Horse of Course
19th March 2001
The Tiger Horse The Tiger Horse
Does it have stripes?
Does it roar instead of neigh?
Well no, but the Tiger Horse is certainly worth roaring about! The history of this colorful easy gaited breed is the history of Europe and the New World. These horses carried conquerors and the conquered and carved new empires out all across the world.
Thirty thousand years ago, unknown artists painted their horses, wearing rope halters, in caves in Spain. These horses, members of the huge "proto warmblood" herds which roamed Europe, are the base upon which the Spanish Jennet was built. Over the millennia various infusions of blood from northern climates, the Orient, and North Africa gradually produced horses of smooth gait and great pride. Please cilck here to learn more
19th March 2001
The Members Photo Gallery.

The aim of this section is to allow you to meet the people, horses and ponies we all hear so much about through the Message Board.
Pup
Pup owned by Zulu
Fiver
Fiver, owned by Random
To add a picture of yourself or your horses please send an email to pictures@equiworld.net with the images as jpg or gif attachments and any text you would like to include. You must include a note of your membership number and you must own the copyright for any pictures submitted and give permission for them to be used.
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19th March 2001 Canadian Horse Classifieds
If you would like to post your horse for sale advert free of charge complete with a full description and a picture, visit this site!
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18th March 2001
Meredith Manor Training Mythunderstandings -
Loud Bits Destroy Communication

A lot of people think you train horses with equipment. This is one of the biggest MythUnderstandings out there. Try this bit, try that bit. If those don't work, try a thinner bit or one with a longer shank. If those don't work, tie that sucker's head down or crank him in with draw reins.
Most people believe that you should start a horse with a really quiet bit, so-to-speak. Then the further along in the horse's training you go, the bigger the bit you should automatically put in his mouth because it takes a bigger bit for him to understand more. People think that there's a direct relationship between what a horse knows and what kind of bit is in his mouth. What actually happens is that the horse gets used to the bigger and bigger bits. Eventually, you need the bigger bit because the horse is used to the beating he gets with it every day.
You can either treat your horse with respect and use a bit that is only a small part of an entire corridor of aids or you can force the horse to accept its daily workout in a severe bit that is louder than your legs and seat. If you force the horse to accept a bit that shouts, you cut all the other communication lines that you could have developed using your body position and legs.

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18th March 2001 World's Best: Show at Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic
WELLINGTON, FLORIDA - March 17, 2001 - It has been an impressive week so far during the Zada Enterprises LLC WEF Dressage Classic, part of the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. The 50 year-old Dressage Veteran, Betsy Steiner of Charlottesville, VA captured the USET Prix St. George on Hilltop's Giotto with a score of 66.917%.
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18th March 2001 The Northern Minnesota Horse Fair 2001
Welcome to the 2001 Northern Minnesota Horse Fair. Here is the presenter schedule for this years show. Please note there is both a classroom and main arena area for presenters.
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18th March 2001 Horrell Hill Dressage and Trailer Sales Center
New "happenings" and dates at HHDC, new pictures,
celebrating a Brenderup Trailer Sale with discount prices.

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