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9th Mar 2002

Top Eventers Help Libbys Develop New Training Aid
An innovative training aid devised by two leading event riders has been in a range of webbing tack by leading manufacturers Libbys.
The Lungie Bungie has a strong cord of elastic fitted to the bit with a triggered connector which has a large ring in the centre The aid is then fitted to a lunging roller and there are D-rings on each side which allow for three different tensions.

This new design encourages equal pressure on both sides of the bit and encourages softness and submission in the horse without using any force. It is supplied with separate trigger hooks so that the device can also be used on a saddle while the horse is being ridden.
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9th Mar 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSIO Wellington USA 6-10 March 2002 Samsung Nations Cup,
Friday, March 8, 2002, Palm Beach Polo Club, Florida
1) USA 16 Penalties, 2) CANADA 29 Penalties, 3) IRELAND 32 Penalties, 4) ARGENTINA 33 Penalties
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9th Mar 2002

Indio The Girls Beat The Boys In The $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix
Week 6 of Indio Desert Circuit
The boys went first in today's $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix during Week 6 of the HITS Indio Desert Circuit. Between the three of them, Will Simpson, Richard Spooner and Ray Texel, they could not post a clear jump off round over Dave Ballard's course. Misti Cassar was the first of the two girls to jump off, and with a shout of triumph as Pasadena flew over the final oxer she posted a clean round in a time of 47.443.
Cassar definitely learned from the boys as she rode a more conservative track, and was more than 10 seconds slower than Will Simpson, who posted a blazing time of 36.174 aboard El Campeon's Ado Annie. However, time is not the only factor in the jump off!
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9th Mar 2002
ILPH Prison Sentence for Horse Abuser
On Monday 4th March at Basildon Magistrates Court Sandra Carpenter, 49, of St. Margaret's Farm, Little Burstead, Essex was sentenced to a two month prison sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to a grey broodmare; 2 weeks in prison (to run concurrently) for breach of a Court Order banning her from keeping horses - and given a further 10 year ban on keeping horses.
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9th Mar 2002

Show Jumping Result: Spanish Sunshine Tour, Vejer de la Frontera
PRUEBA/CLASS 105 Small Tour B
1) IRISHTOWN PARTY; Whinnett, John (GBR), 2) CAVALIERS GOLD; Corkery, Roisin (IRL), 3) MADISON; Floody, John (IRL)
PRUEBA/CLASS 108 Big Tour B
1) MYKONOS; 92 Lambre, Santiago (MEX), 2) BAUCONCEPT ALMIRO; Marschall, Manfred (GER), 3) HERITAGE FLO-JO; Hughes, Marion (IRL)
PRUEBA/CLASS 094 Small Tour A
1) LORONA; Whinnett, John (GBR), 2) PIPA CINDY; Parot, Samuel Jr. (CHI), 3) MANNOLO; Ulrich, Julie (USA)
PRUEBA/CLASS 111 5 Years
1) JOYAU D'OR; Arroyabe, Dairo (COL), 2) JOJO DES HAYETTES; Talbot, Niall (IRL), 3) JOKING DE RIVERLAND; Couve, Tomas (CHI)
PRUEBA/CLASS 112 6 Years
1) COOPER; Waldman, Alan (USA), 2) MISS OPAL; Morton, Derek (GBR), 3) ONTARIO; Parot, Samuel (CHI)
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9th Mar 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Paris 8-10 March 2002
Epreuve en deux phases, International Jumping Competition
1) EBENE; Philippe ROZIER (FRA), 5) GINGER WATT; Dermott LENNON (IRL), 8) HONNIE; Cameron HANLEY (IRL)
Prix du Comite Regional d'Equitation d'Ile de France, International Jumping Competition
1) VERELST OTTERONGO V/D KOPSHOEVE; Ludo PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), 2) DOLLAR DU MURIER HTS DE SEINE; Eric NAVET (FRA), 3) ANKA 191; Marcus EHNING (GER)
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8th Mar 2002
HOYS Hunter Woodshavings to Bed Horses at HOYS
Grandstand Media Ltd today announced a comprehensive sponsorship deal with Finnforest UK, producers of the popular high-grade animal bedding Hunter Woodshavings. Hunter Woodshavings are to become the Official Shavings Supplier to Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), commencing with this year's event (9th - 13th October at the NEC, Birmingham). Hunter Woodshavings will also be sponsoring one of the prestigious International Show Jumping classes during the week.
"We are delighted to have the support of Hunter Woodshavings at the Horse of the Year Show," commented Grandstand Media Director Mike Gill. "Hunter Woodshavings have become the bedding choice for many horse owners and we are confident that they will benefit from their new association with HOYS. "
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8th Mar 2002

SkillHORSE - Ian Stark OBE, Patron of Exciting New Initiative
Ian Stark OBE is supporting a new national skills competition, to be announced at Equus - The Horse Event on 4th April 2002. SkillHORSE is the latest addition to over 70 national competitions covering a wide range of the country's vocational skills for young people.
SkillHORSE has been brought together by leading riders and key professionals with an interest in promoting the horse industry. (See below for committee). The competition was initiated by Stubbing Court Training Group, a leading provider of Work Based Learning for young people working with horses, based in the Midlands. SkillHORSE is supported by Derbyshire Learning and Skills Council. Ian Stark OBE outlines the aims of SkillHORSE:
"We aim to raise the profile and status of vocational skills in the horse industry, promoting work with horses at the critical time when young people are choosing their future careers."
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8th Mar 2002
USET Holds Successful Dinner In Support Of Show Jumping Developing Rider Program
Gladstone, New Jersey —March 7, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) held a highly-successful dinner in support of the USET Show Jumping Developing Rider program on Wednesday evening, March 6 at the Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL.
The dinner, coordinated by Mason Phelps and USET Show Jumping Developing Rider program chairman Ronnie Beard, introduced about 100 people to the Developing Rider program and its importance to expanding this country’s base of show jumping talent.
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7th Mar 2002
All The Queen's Horses
Halcyon Days for All The Queen’s Horses
The first major tribute to The Queen in her Golden Jubilee year is the spectacular equestrian event All The Queen’s Horses, to be hosted at Royal Windsor Horse Show during the evenings of 16th, 17th and 18th May 2002. To commemorate this splendid occasion, Halcyon Days, the world’s famous creator of enamels and objets d’art, has designed two exquisite enamel boxes.
The first is a delicate pale blue and gold, round memento box (3.5cm in diameter), bearing the prestigious ‘mark’ of the event and priced at £68.
The second is a magnificent, oval box (7cm long) finely illustrated with a selection of Royal scenes portraying The Queen with the late Princess Margaret in Queen Victoria’s phaeton,Prince Philip carriage driving, Prince Charles playing polo, Princess Anne eventing and a racing scene with The Queen’s colours. The base features the Gold State Coach and Windsor Castle. The special ‘mark’ is displayed inside the lid. It is priced at £175. A limited edition of just 500 of these boxes will be produced.
Both boxes bear the inscription ‘All the Queen’s Horses, a Golden Jubilee Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, 16th-18th May 2002’.
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7th Mar 2002
ILPH Not So Perfect Partners
Despite having rehomed nearly two hundred and fifty companions in the last 18 months a leading equine welfare charity is still desperately seeking loving homes for a further 23.
"All our 5 Centres", comments Nadine Hawkes, Operations Support Manager at the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses), "are full, and we urgently need to find loving homes for these companions if we are to have the space to acceptnew welfare cases."
Lots of horses and ponies every year are loaned out by the ILPH to suitable homes as riding animals, but others, due to old injuries, bad conformation or health problems, cannot be ridden so they lead happy useful lives as companions to other horses. When people are looking for riding or competition animals they are willing to accept stable vices or small problems especially if the animal is a good performer or is perfect in every other way. However, when it comes to equine companions, the largerhorses, those with behavioural or minor health problems, are the ones that get left behind.
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7th Mar 2002
Super Solvitax Continues Northern Dressage Sponsorship
In what will be the fourth season of dressage sponsorship centred on Cumbria, Super Solvitax has confirmed generous support for four summer championships to be known as the Super Solvitax Projoint Summer Dressage Championships at Blackdyke Farm Riding & Competition Centre.
The series will run from April to September at Preliminary, Novice, Elementary and Medium levels and will operate separately at each level as a points accumulator. Horse/rider combinations can achieve points for placings during the series and the Champions and Reserves at each of the four levels will receive some very generous prizes from Super Solvitax. Prizes will include clothing for both horse and rider, rosettes, commemorative shields and in addition, products from the highly regarded Super Solvitax range, used and endorsed by, amongst other leading competitors, Ian Stark, OBE.
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7th Mar 2002
Flarida, Rome and Haverty Win Qualifiers at the Florida Reining Horse Classic
Gladstone, New Jersey—March 6, 2002—Shawn Flarida, Charles Rome and Zane Haverty won USET Reining classes at the Florida Reining Horse Classic, held March 2-3, in Ocala, FL.
Shawn Flarida, of Wilmington, OH, won the Intervet/USET Reining Championship Qualifier aboard San Jo Freckles, owned by Michael Harper, with a score of 220.5, winning $2,718.95. Flarida edged out Bryant Pace, on Debra Sloan’s Gunner, and Tom McCutcheon riding Smartest Chic Olena, owned by Terry Owens. Pace and McCutcheon tied for second place with a score of 218, each winning a check for $1,882.35.
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7th Mar 2002

The South Of England Carriage Driving Fair
Sunday 24th March 2002
The South of England Showground Ardingly

Large Range of Trade Stands, Club Stands Static Displays, Great Arena Demonstrations featuring some of the top names in the sport, Chance to win a Bellcrown carriage
Britain's biggest indoor carriage driving show, a spectacular event covering all aspects of the sport

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7th Mar 2002
Foxhall Events, LLC To Host Grand Prix Dressage Competition
ATLANTA, GA—(March 6, 2002)—The MBNA Foxhall Cup, the National Championship of Eventing, will host the Foxhall Grand Prix Invitational on April 19 and 21, 2002. The dressage competition, featuring Olympic-level athletes, will take place in conjunction with the Foxhall Cup at Foxhall Farms, a 1,200-acre facility outside of Atlanta.
Athletes will compete amidst the beauty of the inaugural Foxhall Flower Show, held on the polo field at Foxhall Farms. The Grand Prix test will be on Saturday, April 20, the day of the eventing cross country competition. The musical freestyle will be on Sunday, April 21, prior to the conclusion of the stadium jumping phase of the eventing championship. A purse of $20,000 will be awarded to the winners of these events.
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7th Mar 2002

Officials Announced For The 2002 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
DARIEN, CT – March 6, 2002 – The 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, June 12-16 at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien, CT, returns with an impressive line-up of officials. Returning as Show Manager is John D. Ammerman of Dickerson, MD. The Operations Manager is William Glass of Bokellia, FL.
The 2002 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show will open on Wednesday, June 12 at 8:00 AM and run through Sunday, June 16. Each show day will present four rings of competition including pony hunters, juniors, amateurs, equitation classes and jumpers. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit The Center For Hope, a counseling and support center for children and adults located in Darien.
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6th Mar 2002
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
5 March 2002
* FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings
There were very few changes in the world hierarchy of the Jumping riders, despite the fact that most of the Top 10 riders had a considerable amount of points from last year dropped at the end of January. Ludger Beerbaum remains the undisputed leader with 3061 points.
* FEI/BCM World Dressage Rankings
Lars Petersen (DEN) moved up one place and is now second behind Ulla Salzgeber (GER). Petersen won the Short Grand Prix and the Kür on his home soil in Aarhus and made an excellent performance in finishing second in the Short Grand Prix and 1st in the Kür in Neumünster (GER).
* FEI Development Project Manager Visits India
Jacqueline Braissant, Development Project Manager paid a visit to the Indian Equestrian Federation from 28 January to 6 February 2002.
* FEI/PSI World Challenge Finals
The FEI/PSI World Jumping and Dressage Challenge Finals will be held as last year in Hagen a.T.W. in Germany at Ullrich Kasselmann Stables from 29 July – 5th August. 10 riders in Dressage and 20 in Jumping out of the 10 regional Challenge groups will be invited.
* FEI Seminar On The Development Of The Equestrian Sport - Riga (LAT)
* FEI Emirates Endurance Worldwide Masters
* FEI Endurance Forum Announced
* Endurance Development
* ILPH Anniversary Ball
* Silver Camera Award
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6th Mar 2002

The KB Bridle by Albion
"If you ever want a perfect performance, then all things must be perfect" - Klaus Balkenhol
The Most Radical Evolutionary Development Since The Bit

For many years, equestrian equipment manufacturers have concentrated on improving the design of the saddle, as it is understood that this item most influences the horse/rider performance. Recent developments in other "influential" areas of equipment such as bitting, artificial aids, etc. have have basically been developed to solve training problems. Albion was invited by Klaus Balkenhol, the then trainer of the German Olympic Team, to investigate the true needs of the horse, in terms of the equipment required, to maximise the willing co-operation of the horse and minimise interference. His approach is to make acute observations of all his student's horses, from condition and fitness, to hooves and shoes and every aspect of equipment. It is these observations that have inspired the radical Albion KB bridle, the most revolutionary innovation of the bridle for generations.
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6th Mar 2002
PERA
PERA News
PERA is offering its members the exclusive opportunity of a pre 3 day training session, with top international dressage judge Francis Verbeek, due to be held at Waresley Park Stud on 3rd and 4th April.
Members will be given the chance to ride either the new 3 or 4 star test in front of Francis, which she will judge and then follow with practical advice and tips.
Francis is a top international dressage judge who has judged pure dressage at the World Cup Finals, the World Championships and the Olympics. She used to compete at top level and is a top class trainer who is also able to wear an 'eventers hat'!
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6th Mar 2002

Canadian Ian Millar Wins $50,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix
Ian Millar of Perth, Ontario, a perennial favorite of show jumping fans world wide, led the victory gallop of the $50,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix at the new HITS Post Time show facility on State Highway 27. A total of 26 horses competed under gloomy skies and persistent rain around a course designed by Danny Foster of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. Foster's Round-one course included a total of 13 efforts, including a triple at fence 5a, b, and c. At the end of round one, only four horse-and-rider pairs had managed to turn in a clean effort in today's King Shavings U.S. Grand Prix League event. Of these, with McGee and Abby Converse just exceeded the 88 -second time-allowed, resulting in 1/2 -fault time penalty and fourth place finish.
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6th Mar 2002
The North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by State Line Tack, Return to Tempel Farms
USA Junior Olympic – Equestrian Event
Wadsworth, IL— March 5, 2002—The North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC) presented by State Line Tack will return to Tempel Farms, in Wadsworth, IL on August 6 – 11, 2002. This marks the 13th time that Linda Smith Buonanno and Martha Smith Simpson, the event’s honorary co-chairmen, have hosted the championship on their magnificent property! The North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by State Line Tack, is the premier equestrian competition in North America for young riders, age 16-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual Championships in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.
The competition is run under rules of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the international governing body for equestrian sport and is also designated as an official USA Junior Olympic-Equestrian event.
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6th Mar 2002 1st Horse Rescue Mannikin Developed to Train Rescue Techniques
March 4, 2002 - How many times have you seen a horse and rider in need of rescue and people unsure of what to do? Would you know who to call, or what to do in a life threatening situation to make sure they were safely rescued? The riding season is upon us, plus horse shows and events and with millions of horses throughout the world, it is inevitable that some of them will need to be rescued from places like ravines, ditches, collapsed barns, overturned trailers, riding trails, tracks, show rings, or injured in a field. Now for the first time people can be trained how to do horse rescues using "Lucky" the horse mannikin and a rope technique developed by a team of rescue firefighters.
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6th Mar 2002
USET Continues Preparations for 2002 World Equestrian Games
Gladstone, NJ—March 5, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) began its preparations for the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain almost immediately after the closing ceremonies of the 1998 World Equestrian Games (WEG).
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5th Mar 2002

Joe Fargis Wins The $75,000 Tommy Bahama Florida Open At The Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, Florida—March 5, 2002—1984 Olympic double gold medalist Joe Fargis of Southampton, NY won the $75,000 Tommy Bahama Florida Open presented by RV Sales of Broward during week seven of the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.
“The (first round) course was long and the time allowed was tight,” said Fargis. “There was no rest on the course. It was one of the bigger courses here in several years.”
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5th Mar 2002
Eqvalan is still as good as ever
Eqvalan paste is as effective in controlling worms in horses today as it was 21 years ago, when it was first introduced into the market, according to the latest research work, which was reported in the prestigious journal, Veterinary Parasitology.
The efficacy of Eqvalan against naturally acquired gastrointestinal worms was determined in ponies at two widely separated locations. Following treatment with the standard dose of Eqvalan, the average efficacy against all worms present was over 99%.
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5th Mar 2002

USET Announces Young Rider Training Session
Gladstone, New Jersey—March 4, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is proud to announce that international show jumping rider, Gabriella Salick, will conduct a training session for young riders at USET Headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey on April 12-14, 2002.
The training session, for young riders ages 10-15, will provide a unique world-class, hands-on learning experience set amongst the ambience of the historic USET headquarters, where over the years many championship teams and world-class riders have trained.
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5th Mar 2002
MBNA Foxhall Cup to Start Final Round of World Equestrian Games Eventing Selection Trials
Atlanta, GA—March 4, 2002—The MBNA Foxhall Cup CCI***, April 18-21 in Atlanta, GA, will be the first of the final five United States Equestrian Team selection trials for the U.S. eventing team for the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG). The eventing World Championships will take place as part of the World Equestrian Games that are scheduled to take place September 11-22 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
The World Equestrian Games are held every four years and are, other than the Olympics, the world’s most important equestrian event. This year, for the first time, seven world championships will be decided at the World Equestrian Games: eventing, dressage, show-jumping, endurance, driving, vaulting and for the first time ever, reining.
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5th Mar 2002

The New Zealand Hanoverian Society launched its own website late last month, at www.nzhanoverian.com.
As well as promoting the New Zealand Hanoverian locally and overseas, the new site will give members and breeders a central portal on which to promote and advertise their stock. Members and prospective members also have a resource area for downloading administration documentation, such as membership and registration forms.
Society president John Smith says the site is great for those wishing to learn more about the Hanoverian and its history in New Zealand.
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4th Mar 2002

Is Your Horse Afraid To Smile?
If you are taking the time to read this article, chances are you want the very best for your horse. Today, horses are our friends, companions, and in some cases our livelihoods. It is in our best interest ()and our horses) to provide the best health care possible, so they may live longer and happier lives. Special attention is given to make certain our horses are wormed every two months, keep current on all the necessary inoculations, obtain the highest quality hay and grain, have proper fitting saddles and tack, provide frequent sessions of massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and shoeing. We know how important shoeing is to our horse's performance, therefore we schedule routine visits from our farrier.
Did You Know? Many of us overlook another very important aspect of general health maintenance for our horse - that is care for their teeth.

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4th Mar 2002

New Webbing Tack Range has Quality and Versatility
Webbing tack is the modern day alternative to traditional leather, but now, thanks to Plymouth based manufacturer Libbys, it is moving into a new era.
"Webbing is seen as ideal for exercising and for the specialist designs we have introduced for endurance riders," says Libby Virgoe, who with husband, Nigel, started their company in 1996.
"Now we are producing tack which has the quality to be used at shows and events in all three disciplines - show jumping, dressage and Horse Trials - and what's more, it is versatile."

The Team Fredericks Range, designed in collaboration with leading husband and wife event riders Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks, is manufactured in high quality, black web material and brass fittings, although eyelets are gunmetal black and unobtrusive. The bridle has clip attachments for the bit, which makes it quick and easy to swap for event phases.
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4th Mar 2002

Indio Gail Greenough Only Clear In $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix At Indio Desert Circuit
Course designer William "Buddy" Brown started to get nervous mid-way through the $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix held during Week 5 of the HITS Indio Desert Circuit. "I built what I needed to build, and Richard Spooner and Robinson proved it was a jumpable course when they went first. Richard just left a stride out at the last jump and had the rail, but no one else did that the rest of the class."
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4th Mar 2002

Coat Color Genetics
Coat Color Genetics, written by Dr. Jim and Lynda McCall, will soon be
offered as an online college course which earns students a certificate of
recognition.
The course is available from Success Is Easy Distance Learning, which now provides an online horse training course through community colleges as noncredit continuing education. In addition to Training Performance Horses and Coat Color Genetics, Success Is Easy is developing a series of courses which includes health care and nutrition.
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A Horse of Course
4th Mar 2002
Indio Indio Desert Circuit Week 5 Wraps Up With Many Winners
Week 5 is usually the most popular week of the six week HITS Indio Desert Circuit, and this year was no exception. Competition was keen, and many riders are vying for prestigious circuit championships. At the start of Week 5, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson had the lead for the Golden Horse sponsored Circuit Grand Prix Rider title. Her win on Friday increased her lead. John Pearce is in second, followed by Duncan McFarlane and Ray Texel.
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3rd Mar 2002
Training Mythunderstandings - Managing Activity Levels.
WAVERLY, WV When a horse is just being kept as a pasture ornament, nobody pays much attention to his activity level. He pretty much does what he wants and being a horse that is mostly going to be ambling along grazing. As soon as we start training a horse or wanting to use him for some purpose other than admiring glances, however, we have to start managing both his mental and physical activity levels.
In his mental development, the horse learns that if he responds correctly to a pressure we put on him, the pressure goes away. He gradually builds a vocabulary of the pressures we use to suggest the shape of his body, the direction of the next stride, the tempo of that stride, etc.
In the beginning, the trainer's mental activity challenge is to help the horse build that vocabulary in a horse logical way that never raises the horse's excitement level. As the horse's vocabulary gets bigger, the trainer's challenge is to vary the mental activity enough to keep the horse from being bored.
In his physical development, the horse needs to build the muscles that can carry him as his training progresses into the higher levels of whatever sport he's being trained for. In the beginning, his physical conditioning needs to be made in small increments. The trainer builds bone and muscle by alternating periods of stress with periods of rest. The stress part pushes the muscle just a little bit past where it's been before and the rest part allows the stressed muscle to heal and, in the process, become stronger.
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3rd Mar 2002

Indio Nicole Shaninian-Simpson Captures Second Grand Prix Win At Indio Circuit
Nicole Shahinian-Simpson became the first grand prix rider of the HITS Indio Desert Circuit to log multiple grand prix victories with her win in today's $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix. After 51 rounds, nine horses moved on to the jump-off over Buddy Brown's testing course. Richard Spooner, riding with a broken bone in his leg, qualified four of his five horses for the jump-off, but he had to settle for second as it was Simpson's day aboard El Campeon's Petri.
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3rd Mar 2002
Marlborough Cup will not go ahead but spirit set to live on
The Marlborough Cup, the UK's only timber race, is to be discontinued in its current format and to be replaced by other exciting developments planned for the future. The seventh running of the race, along with its support events - The Silver Fox and Countryside Fair - had been set to take place on Sunday 26 May 2002. The organisers' decision has been made following an acknowledgement, after much thought and analysis that timber racing in the UK has only developed a 'niche' appeal.
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3rd Mar 2002

Become “Barn Buff” during April’s Equine Affaire
World champion equestrienne and fitness trainer Emily Harrington headlines clinic on fitness for the equestrian athlete
(Fort Worth, TX) – Two-time American Quarter Horse Association Amateur World Champion and Congress Champion Emily Harrington is bringing a different message to the horse-owning public – a message that emphasizes the physical condition of the rider, not just the horse. She’ll be sharing that message during the Columbus, Ohio, Equine Affaire, April 11-14.
“It’s become more and more apparent to me that most riders do not have the physical stamina they need to enjoy riding their horses,” says Emily. “Many see the act of riding the horse as exercise, but in fact, many muscle groups get ignored or abused, such as the lower back, inner thigh regions and neck and shoulder area. With this simple system, riders will be able to condition their bodies so that soreness and pain will become less of an issue.”
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3rd Mar 2002

HorseTV March Program Schedule

Please note that the program schedule has changed. HorseTV can be seen Sunday through Thursday nights beginning at: 11pm to 1:00am EST / 10pm to 12am CST / 9pm to 11pm MST / 8pm to 10pm PST
In some cases a local television station may have delayed broadcasts. Please check with your local independent station for correct times.
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3rd Mar 2002

Show Jumping Result: Spanish Sunshine Tour, Vejer de la Frontera
PRUEBA/CLASS 066 Small Tour C
1) BLUE LAGOON; Barbosa, Bernardo (POR), 2) E-MAIL; Walsh, Dan (IRL), 3) ULIOR DES ISLES; Manero Benavente, Ainoha (ESP)
PRUEBA/CLASS 075 Small Tour B
1) GRATIAS; Finquel, Sonia (FRA), 2) PELOMA; Dallis, Demis (GRE), =3) EROS DE CACHY; Rebelo, Laura (POR)
PRUEBA/CLASS 076 Small Tour C
1) MEADOWHEAD MC; Irving, Mischa (GBR), 2) NARTSUDO; Griffith, Amy (IRL),
3) UPTOWN GIRL; Bidon, Jorge (ESP)
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