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Featured Articles:
The Training Tree: Suppleness
The Irish Draught Horse
Proof That Horses Have A Life After Racing!
Federation Equestre Internationale News


22nd March 2003
APHA

American Paint Horses earn starring roles in Walt Disney Pictures' "Hidalgo"
Epic action-adventure shooting on location in Morocco, California, Montana, South Dakota and Texas

"Hidalgo," an epic action-adventure from Walt Disney Pictures, based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race in history, started production recently and will feature a registered American Paint Horse in the starring role. In all, five American Paint Horses are being used at various times to play the role of Hidalgo, the colorful equine star of the film.
Directed by Joe Johnston and produced by Casey Silver, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, and Omar Sharif. John Fusco, whose screenwriting credits include "Thunderheart," "Young Guns," and the animated feature, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," wrote the original screenplay. Don Zepfel is the film's executive producer. The film will be distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution and will be released Oct. 3, 2003.
Based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run, Hidalgo is one man's journey of personal redemption. Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire—a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian Desert—was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families.
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22nd March 2003
The Horse in the Ancient World
BY ANN HYLAND
TO BE PUBLISHED: 3 APRIL 2003

A unique overview of the uses and development of the horse in ancient Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia.
This book '. . . should change the way we think about both
the military and the cultural history of early empires.'
Professor F. E. Walbank CBE, FBA

Writers have spun fantasies around the relationship between horse and man, from Pegasus and the centaurs of ancient Greek mythology to Jonathan Swift's Houynhnms and Yahoos. However it is less common for historians to analyse the decisive role played by the horse in some of the main episodes of human history.
Written by an experienced breeder, trainer and skilled endurance rider who knows what a horse can and cannot do, this book explores the role of the horse in ancient civilisations including the Hittites, the Seleukid Kingdom in Mesopotamia, the Steppe and Hun tribes. Ann Hyland uses her own experience to support evidence from Babylonia, Assyria, Palestine, Egypt and Greece about all aspects of horsemanship and its importance to rulers such as Ramses II, Solomon and Alexander the Great. Illustrated with a wide variety of images from documentary, archaeological and literary sources, it offers a global perspective on the period 2300 BC to 300 BC.
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22nd March 2003
Gem Twist to be Inducted into Show Jumping Hall of Fame in Ceremony at 2003 Budweiser American Invitational
Tampa, FL—March 21, 2003—Tampa area show jumping fans will have a rare opportunity on Saturday evening, March 29, when show jumping superstar Gem Twist returns to Tampa, scene of some of his greatest victories, for the 2003 Budweiser American Invitational.
Gem Twist will return not as a competitor, but as a distinguished guest when he is honored with induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame during a special ceremony to be held that evening.
Owned by Michael Golden, Gem was bred and trained by another Show Jumping Hall of Famer, Frank Chapot, and was ridden by Greg Best, Leslie Howard and Laura Chapot.
Gem Twist, formally retired at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1997, has an incredible list of victories as long as that of any horse. In addition to nine years’ worth of grand prix wins, Gem earned two Silver Medals at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and was named “World’s Best Horse” at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990. Twist also accumulated more than $800,000 in prize money and attracted purchase offers of $2.5 million.
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22nd March 2003

Sow Your Pastures With Nutritional Herbal Seeds
Pottstown, PA-(February 7, 2003)-Horses are herbivores and are genetically predisposed to free graze a variety of herbs, forage, and grasses. Since their domestication, horses are no longer able to roam free to select the herbs they instinctively seek for nutritional value. Equilite, Inc. is a strong believer in the importance of returning horses to their natural roots and has created a new improved form of the Sow Your Seeds product line. Sow Your Seeds equine grazing herbs bring your horses one step closer to their natural diet.
Sow Your Seeds are easy to plant herbs that can be planted at home, at the racetrack, at horse shows and events, or even harvest fresh herbs to take on the road. The mixture contains easy to grow perennials and self-sowing annuals nutritionally balanced for a healthy equine diet. Equilite's popular Sow Your Seeds Pasture Blend is comprised of hearty plants that can withstand heavy traffic in the heartland of your field. The herbs can be planted in strips or patches of your field to mix in with the rest of your pasture grass. Please click here for further details

22nd March 2003

USET Appoints Jamie Saults as Director of Reining Activities
Gladstone, NJ—March 21, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Saults of Freehold, NJ, as Director of Reining Activities.
Saults began working for the USET in 1995 as a consultant in Public Relations and Television Production. Additionally, Saults has worked in television as an ESPN Producer/Associate Producer for twenty years and has worked for NBC and ABC Sports at major equestrian events including five summer Olympic Games. Recently, Saults had the honor of working with broadcast legend Jim McKay on the NBC team at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
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22nd March 2003

Laura Kraut and Liberty Capture the $5,000 NAL Americhoice Challenge
Tampa, FL – March 21 – The Tampa Bay Classic at the Florida State Fairgrounds saw torrential rains in the morning followed by afternoon clearing. The $5,000 1.4 m NAL Americhoice Challenge went in the indoor arena with Laura Kraut winning the 1st place victory. The Americhoice Challenge is a speed class and Laura won the class riding Liberty almost 4 seconds faster than the second placed Margie Engle. Liberty is owned by the Summit Group and was the 13th horse to compete in the class of 21 horses. In second place was Margie Engle riding Hidden Creek’s Charley Brown who is owned by the Hidden Creek Farm. Of the 21 entries, 9 horses had fault-free rounds but Laura and Liberty were the fastest
The North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter and jumper divisions – Children’s Hunter, Children’s Jumper, Adult Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Open Jumper Speed. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October.Please click here for further details

22nd March 2003
Foxhall Events Serves Up Award-Winning Brew
Atlanta, GA, March 21, 2003 – Max Lager's American Grill & Brewery will be sampling their award-winning beer in the member’s tent at Foxhall Events on Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. The member’s tent is an exclusive area, which provides an exceptional view of the Foxhall Cup course. Max Pale Ale and Max Gold Pilsner, both voted as one of the top ten beers in Atlanta in 1999 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be available. Max Red, a vibrantly red Vienna-Style lager and Max Common, a caramel-like malt with a complex hop finish, will also be available. Members tickets to Foxhall are $40 per person; for information call (404) 572-7255.
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22nd March 2003

Morrissey and Johnson Win USET Maxine Beard Award
Gladstone, NJ—March 20, 2003— The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is proud to announce that Michael Morrissey of Bradenton, FL, and Paige Johnson of The Plains, VA, are this year's winners of the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award. The USET Show Jumping Committee awarded the young equestrians with this honor because of their competitive records to date and their promise for the future.

As recipients of the Maxine Beard Award, Morrissey and Johnson will receive a trip to the Budweiser World Cup Final, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV, April 16-20. There they will get an insider’s look at a major international show jumping competition including the chance to observe operations in the horse show office, stabling, veterinary inspections and schooling. A highlight of the experience will be the chance to walk each course with the riders while receiving instructional comments from respected coaches such as USET Vice President for Show Jumping George H. Morris.
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21st March 2003
The Training Tree: Suppleness
WAVERLY, WV--Suppleness is another mythunderstood word in the horse industry. Suppleness simply means the ability to bend without stiffness. We want the horse to have loose, pliable jointshis hocks, his hips, his knees, his shoulders, his poll and his jaw. There are other joints that must be flexible, too, but generally when we talk about a horse’s ability to bend, we’re talking about one or another of those major joints.

If a horse stiffens any of these joints, that stiffness goes through his whole body. If the horse braces in his poll or jaw, for example, nothing else is going to be loose because he is locked against the rider’s hand and that stiffness is going affect all his other joints to some degree. Stiffness or resistance in any joint causes a disruption of the energy flow throughout the horse. Smooth transitions are a sign of a supple horse and, vice versa, jerky, jumpy or jarring transitions signal resistance somewhere.
Just as some people are suppler or stiffer by nature, horses are individuals. Some have short bunchy muscles, short necks, straight pasterns, or other conformation traits that make flexibility more difficult to achieve. Others have long, lean muscles, long necks, and perfect shoulder and hip angles that make bending their joints very easy for them. There are a lot of different exercises trainers can use to help any horse become looser and suppler in his joints. The key is that these exercises need to be done while the horse is moving in order for him to become truly supple.
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21st March 2003
Jeffries Bramham GP Saddle A Huge Hit
LAUNCHED in the middle of last year the Bramham GP Saddle from Jeffries is proving hugely popular.
In the space of just a few months the saddle is already in the Walsall-based company's top 10 list of best sellers.
Jeffries Chief Executive Duncan Kent said: "We are delighted with the sales of the Bramham Saddle it has certainly found a gap in the market and provides very good value for money."
The saddle was specifically developed to meet the needs of teenage and lightweight adult riders and designed to allow maximum freedom of movement for the horse or pony's shoulder.
The Bramham GP is suitable for both general leisure riding and competition riders is ideal for junior event riders wanting a saddle to suit all three phases.
A new tree design, which Jeffries developed with the lighter weight rider in mind, is incorporated in the saddle.
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21st March 2003

Todd Minikus and Gardenio Win the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup by 2 Seconds
Tampa, FL – March 20, 2003 – The $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup, Round VIII in the series was the featured class at the Tampa Bay Classic at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Fifty-three horses attempted the course and Todd Minikus won riding Gardenio in a time of 60.17 seconds – a full two seconds faster than the second place horse. Gardenio is a black Hanoverian gelding owned by YZ Partners. In second place was Leslie Howard riding Priobert De Kalvarie who is owned by Higher Ground Farm.
In the Hunter Rings, Stellar was Pre Green Hunter 3’3” Champion with Scott Hofstetter riding for owner Alysha Leonard.
Emil Spadone rode Mynos to the First Year Green Hunter Championship. Mynos is owned by Redfield Farm. Reserve Champion was Southern Lights with Samantha Darling riding for Dr. Sheila Buchbinder
Social Secretary was Champion in the Green Conformation Hunters with Jeffrey Ayers riding for owner Thomas Deibert. Reserve Champion Green Conformation Hunter was Barbados with Heidi Fish riding for Elsa Goding
The American Invitational will be held March 29, in the Raymond James Stadium. Thirty horses will be invited by the amount of money won during the Winter Equestrian Festival in designated classes. This class has one of the largest purses of any Grand Prix type competition in this nation.
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21st March 2003

Read the Essay That Won a $2000 Scholarship from Bob Jeffreys Clinics!
Bob Jeffreys, founder of the Partnership Training for Horse and Rider system, and his clinic partner Suzanne Sheppard want to congratulate Kate Weston, author of the essay that won her a scholarship worth $2000! The nationwide essay contest was open to young adults between 16-21 years who aspire to become horse trainers. Kate, from New Paltz, New York, is a 20 year old college student at SUNY New Paltz, part-time wrangler, and competitor on the college equestrian team. She’ll be a participant in Bob’s Trainer Education Program Level 1, to be held at Bob’s own Jeffcrest Ranch in Middletown, NY from July 7 – 18, 2003.
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21st March 2003
Show Jumping Results: CSI-W 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands 20-23 March 2003
BRABANTHALLEN PRIJS
International jumping competition (CSI****)
Table A 1.50m against the clock
1) LORD Z; John WHITAKER (GBR), 2) CLINTON; Dirk DEMEERSMAN (BEL), 3) LISCALGOT; Dermott LENNON (IRL)
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21st March 2003
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-W GOTEBORG SWEDEN 27 – 30 MARCH 2003
CIC** BURNHAM MARKET ENGLAND 18 APRIL 2003
CSIP/J WELKENRAEDT BELGIUM 28 – 30 MARCH 2003
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20th March 2003
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
19 March 2003

MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Finance Committee met on 11 March 2003 in Lausanne (SUI). The main subjects on the agenda were the results for the 2002 financial year and the budget 2003. The Committee received a report from the FEI auditors, Price Waterhouse Coopers who approved the accounts as presented by the Secretariat.

PRESS CREDENTIALS OPEN FOR FEI BUDWEISER WORLD CUP FINAL IN LAS VEGAS
The FEI Budweiser World Cup will return to the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 16-20, 2003. The top show jumping horses and riders in the world will be competing for the prestigious title of World Cup Champion at what will be the 25th annual FEI World Cup Final.
Budweiser World Cup 2003 features five action-packed days of competition in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. Event highlights include heart-stopping speed classes, the Grand Prix of Las Vegas, and of course, the World Cup Final.
With 32 million people visiting Las Vegas each year, airfare and accommodation options are in abundance. A variety of vacation packages are available to fit every budget and lifestyle.

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE TRANSPORTATION OF HORSES
The Second International Conference on the Transportation of Horses by Road, Sea and Air will take place at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, (GBR) on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2003.
The conference will be sponsored by the FEI, the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). It will focus on horse welfare during transport and will build on the First Equine Transport Workshop, held in March 1999 in Middleburg, Virginia, USA, sponsored by the MSPCA which updated earlier research into Transport Stress in horses initiated by FEI and ILPH.
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20th March 2003

Neighbours Earn Places In SEIB/BHS Championship
Two near-neighbours from Cornwall have become the first to qualify for the South Essex Insurance Brokers/BHS Cross Country Championships.
They earned their places at the Pendavey Hunter Trial, first of more than 50 qualifiers nationwide, leading to the final near Swindon in September.
Mother of three, Susan-Joy Keeping, 41, who runs her own two livery yards at Roche, took three horses to Pendavey - Sunrise Gemeni, Lanner and An Officer and a Gentleman. Sunrise Gemeni took places in the Open and Novice classes, while the third, paired with Mrs Sue Coffin's Jack, qualified in the pairs.
Mrs Coffin, who runs the Crosswinds Equestrian Centre at Whitemoor, qualified in both the pairs and with her own Spot On, in the Open.
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20th March 2003

Strongid™-P announces strong sponsorship portfolio

Strongid-P, a leading equine wormer, has announced its continued commitment to the policy of ‘putting something back’ by agreeing new sponsorship deals at Burghley, Badminton, Ponies UK, Royal Windsor Horse Show and with British Junior Show Jumper, Lola Wade. All this in addition to their continuing support of Mary King, the RDA Championships at the National Dressage Championships and Indoor Carriage Driving.
Under the brand names of Strongid-P and its sister product, the popular equine feed supplement, Vi-SorbinTM, Strongid-P will be supporting the dedicated work of the event vets at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this May. Meanwhile at the Burghley Masterfoods Horse Trials this Autumn, Strongid-P has pledged its support for our future equestrian stars with the sponsorship of the Burghley Strongid-P Pony Club Show Jumping Championships.
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20th March 2003
Gandini Stardust wins Vejer Grand Prix
Vejer de la Frontera in Spain is proving to be a successful run for Irish Sport Horses. Gandini Stardust VI (ISH) won last Sundays (March 16th) €111,787 Vejer Grand Prix with the only double clear round in the class. She was ridden by Khaled Al Eid (KSA).
Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) came sixth in the same class ridden by Robert Splaine (IRL). This follows their win in last Fridays 1m45 Gonzalez Byass class and third place in Thursdays 1m45 El Corte Ingles class. Gandini Stardust VI (ISH) also won Thursdays 1m40 class, followed by Hopes Are High (ISH) and Matthew Broome in fifth place.
Meanwhile in Germany, at the Dortmund CSI W (March 13-16), Mister Springfield (ISH) and Robert Smith (GBR) took third place in Saturdays 1m50 Preis der Warsteiner Brauerei class. On the same day the 1m60 class saw Royal Charmer (ISH) and Markus Fuchs (SUI) in eighth place.
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20th March 2003

Only 2 Double Clear Rounds in the 1.45 m Class – Both Horses Ridden by Chris Kappler!
Tampa, FL – March 19, 2003 – The Tampa Bay Classic began today at the Winter Equestrian Festival at the fairgrounds - the second week of competition in the Tampa area.
The $7,500 1.45 m Time First Jump-Off held in the indoor arena had 26 entries and there were only 2 double clear rounds. Chris Kappler rode both of them. He rode Royal Kaliber to the victory and was second on Jorgen Winroth’s Profox.
A $2,500 1.35 m class had 40 entries and was won by Thrilled with Todd Minikus riding for YZ Partners.
The First Year Green Hunters had 21 horses go in two classes over fences and an Under Saddle Class. Mynos with Emil Spadone riding for Redfield Farm won the first jumping class. The other over fence class was won by Southern Lights with Samantha Darling riding for Dr. Sheila Buchbinder.
The American Invitational will be held March 29, in the Raymond James Stadium. Thirty horses qualify to be invited by the amount of money won during the Winter Equestrian Festival in designated classes.
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20th March 2003
Local Nevada Riders to Compete at Budweiser World Cup 2003
Las Vegas, NV—March 17, 2003—Local Nevada riders will have their moment on the worldwide stage when the first annual Nevada Team Jump Invitational is held on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, the first day of the Show Jumping World Cup Final, Budweiser World Cup 2003. The competition will begin at approximately 4:15 PM, immediately following the World Cup Warm-Up Classes.
Team Captains will be appointed by the Nevada Team Jump Committee. The captains will propose riders, who must be residents of Nevada, to the Committee. The Committee will extend invitations at the Committee's sole discretion. The Committee will secure acceptance of ten riders. Interested riders may contact Kathy Strelau at Las Vegas Events at 260-8605.
Each Team will consist of a Captain and five amateur riders, one of which must be a junior. Each Team will be assigned a World Cup Rider as Celebrity Co-Captain, who will advise and counsel the Captains on dividing the ten invited riders into two teams as nearly equal in ability as possible.
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20th March 2003

Paul Miller Land Rover of Parsippany Joins 2003 Garden State Horse Show as Major Sponsor
Augusta, NJ—March 18, 2003—The 2003 Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., April 30- May 4 at the Sussex County Fair Grounds in Augusta, NJ, is proud to announce that Paul Miller Land Rover of Parsippany will join the 2003 Garden State Horse Show as a major sponsor.
Exhibitors and spectators will have the chance to check out the new 2003 Land Rover, which will be on display in prominent locations around the show grounds. In addition, Land Rovers will enhance the aesthetic beauty of the Grand Prix ring as brand new models will be on display there throughout the horse show. As a special treat to the show’s exhibitors, Land Rover Parsippany will be offering anyone dressed in proper horse show attire the chance to test-drive a Land Rover along side a Land Rover of Parsippany representative.
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20th March 2003
Cardinal Club to Host Brookhill Steeplechase Gala on Friday May 2
RALEIGH- The Raleigh Jaycees present the annual Brookhill Steeplechase Gala on Friday May 2 at the prestigious Cardinal Club in downtown Raleigh. The annual black-tie charity fundraiser will bring local personalities, including WRAL-TV’s Cullen Browder, and Steeplechase fans together to raise money for the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the Raleigh Jaycees’ primary charities for 2003. ADS Printing and Tournament Promotions have stepped up to be among the many proud sponsors of the 2003 Brookhill Steeplechase Gala. Already a long-standing supporter of the Steeplechase, this will be the first year the Cardinal Club will host the Brookhill Gala.
Part of this year’s Brookhill Steeplechase Weekend, the Brookhill Steeplechase Gala kicks off the festivities with hors d’oeuvres, a live and a silent auction, musical entertainment and dancing.
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19th March 2003
No Flies On Comfort Zone Equestrian - New Fly Rug
A revolutionary cross breast fastening and permanent neck cover are features of a new summer protection fly rug from Comfort Zone Equestrian.
The neck cover has a heavy duty zip and Velcro fastening to keep flies firmly at bay while at the same time allowing the horse to easily put its head down to graze. There is also a loop at the top of the cover through which the headcollar crown can be put to secure the cover further.
Based on the Australian turnout paddock sheet, the summer protection fly rug reflects UVA rays and is ultra tough which means it can be used as both a turnout and stable rug.
It is also good for show horses as it stops the coat bleaching.
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19th March 2003
Equissage Support Show Pony Team
A team of young pony riders has received sponsorship from one of the leaders in equine physiotherapy.
Gatwick show ponies which saw plenty of success in the ring in 2002 are to be sponsored by Equissage, the leading equine massage experts. Julie Farrell of Gatwick Show Ponies said: "We are delighted to be sponsored by Equissage, their support is a real boost for the team."
One of the stable's biggest winners is the 13hh Show Hunter Pony - Hindleap Sweet William who captured a number of major championships last year and is ridden by Charlie Sale.
The family-run business currently has 12 ponies at its yard at Ifield Wood, close to Gatwick airport. Six ponies are being prepared for the show ring this season with a 15hh ex-racehorse, millimetre, making her debut at the South of England Spring show.
Three-year-old Millimetre who won in France was bought from Ascot Bloodsales at the beginning of January and is being retrained as a riding horse. Along with the ponies she is being aimed at the Horse of the Year Show and Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead.
"Since we started using the Equissage system on Millimetre she is definitely more calm and supple" says Emily Curtis who is retraining her.
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19th March 2003
Equine Research
Equine Research Centre News
It is regularly taught that to properly balance a horse ration we must have our hay analyzed. While this is true, many horses are not fed this way. A new Fact Sheet posted on our website provides some excellent guidelines for sensory hay assessment. This may be just the tool you are looking for, particularly if you hay supply is inconsistent.
Our new Jobtrack page is getting a lot of traffic! There are now 13 positions posted. Drop by and have a look for yourself.
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19th March 2003
The Horse and Country Fair
Canadian "Horse Whisperer" Dan Franklin is presenting his skills in Equine Communication in daily demonstrations. Visitors to the fair will be able to see Dan play with his equine companions in a unique way, which might change their perception of the horse-human relationship.
Dan, who prefers to be described as an Equine Communicator, has based his training on his love for horses, observing and studying their behavior over the past 26 years. Horses naturally communicate through play, and this is the method Dan uses to "talk" to his equine friends, with truly remarkable results. Dan has developed a unique way of dealing with all kinds of horse problems, such as lack of respect, nervousness and even more serious instances of kicking and biting.
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19th March 2003
World Championship Silver Medalist To Perform Dressage At Budweiser World Cup 2003
Debbie McDonald and Brentina Set To Return To Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV—March 17, 2003—Peggy and Parry Thomas will send their superstar mount, Brentina, ridden by Debbie McDonald, to perform a special dressage exhibition at the Budweiser World Cup 2003.
The Budweiser World Cup 2003, the Show Jumping World Cup Final, will be held April 16-20, 2003 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Started in 1979, the World Cup Final is an annual showdown among the world's best jumping horses and riders. Approximately 45 riders qualify from 13 leagues around the world. In the 24 World Cup Finals held through 2002, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won seven championships. Riders from Austria have won four world titles and riders from Great Britain and Canada have three victories apiece.
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19th March 2003

Zada WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y Draws Strong Contenders For Pan Am And Championship Qualifiers
WELLINGTON, FL (MARCH 18, 2003) – Yvonne Losos de Muniz of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, riding Inatana Las Marismas won all three of her CDI classes at the Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y held March 13-16, 2003, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida.
Of nine CDI classes offered, de Muniz rode the Prix St. Georges,Intermediaire I, and Intermediaire I Freestyle as qualifiers for the 2003 Pan American Games to be held in her hometown in August. De Muniz, 35, has been paired with her 12-year-old, 17.2-hand, Dutch-bred mare by Lantana for a year. “She doesn’t look it, but she’s actually a very difficult mare, and we just seemed to click,” de Muniz said. “I think it shows in the ring.”
“The I-I was really the premiere class of this show,” said Axel Steiner, USA ‘O’ Judge, one of the panel of five judging the CDI classes. “It was a large class, with very good competition, especially at the top.”
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19th March 2003

Kistler Buildings Returns as Major Sponsor of 2003 Garden State Horse Show
Augusta, NJ—March 17, 2003—The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., is pleased to have Kistler Buildings on board for another year of sponsorship. Kistler is sponsoring a beautifully painted “Kistler Fence” in the Grand Prix Ring, and is also proudly sponsoring the exhibitors’ party.
The Garden State Horse Show runs April 30-May 4 from 8:00 a.m. until about 5:00 p.m. each day at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ and features five rings of exciting equestrian competition. The week’s competition is highlighted by the $50,000 Garden State Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings/U.S. Grand Prix League, on Saturday, May 3.
Kistler Buildings and the Garden State Horse Show are a natural combination, as Kistler is a leader in quality post frame construction and has been specializing in equestrian facilities, from state of the art equestrian facilities to moderate provincial barns, for the past 22 years.
Kistler barns are custom designed with sensitivity to aesthetic appeal as well as function. A state-of-the-art bar and grill system for stalls and protective anti-chew detailing has been developed by Kistler for stall areas. Kistler will also design and manufacture stall components which can be integrated into an existing design.
Customization is the essence of Kistler Buildings, and they can tailor-build the design of anyone's choice. Whether you need an ordinary or extraordinary design, you want Kistler Buildings. If you’re looking for an extraordinary horse show, you want Garden State.
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19th March 2003
USA Equestrian
Primedia Joins USA Equestrian Sponsors
USA Equestrian is proud to welcome PRIMEDIA Equine Network to its growing list of sponsors.
PRIMEDIA Equine Network publishes magazines, web sites and books. The PRIMEDIA Equine Network is part of the PRIMEDIA Inc. Consumer Media and Magazine Group, the nation’s largest publisher of special interest magazines.
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18th March 2003
Country's Top Cleveland Bay Stallions On Show
The UK's top 12 Cleveland Bay stallions will be in the spotlight at York Livestock Centre on April 26. The premium stallions will be competing for the prestigious Cleveland Bay Horse Society's King George V Cup.
The Society's inspectors toured the country last November choosing the stallions to come forward in April from those nominated.Roy Raikes who bred last year's Champion premium stallion Laughton Saladin is among the judges. The stallions who must all be under 18 will be shown in-hand and will also be judged on conformation.
The competition aims to keep the breed, which is on the Rare Breed Survival Trust's critical list, in the public eye while also maintaining breeding quality.
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18th March 2003
Spring and Summer products from Equitector
The Equitector Paddock Boot and Prairie Master are both made out of rich brown waterproof Nubuck Leather and are ideal riding and yard boots for the season.
With the Easy Rider balance system these boots with give you that superior ride and make you feel more secure in the saddle. The system also eases back stress for back ache sufferers. These VAT free boots offer extremely good value for money.
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18th March 2003

Equestrian Events, Inc. Produces Kentucky Three-Day Event 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book
Lexington, KY—March 17, 2003—Kentucky’s famed Three-Day Event celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2002. As part of its Silver Anniversary Celebration, the organizer, Equestrian Events, Inc., has published a commemorative book chronicling the 25-year history of the nation’s premier Three-Day Event, from the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships through the 2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
Kentucky Three-Day Event: A 25-Year Retrospective is a limited edition, hardcover book combining more than 150 captivating color photographs with highlights from each historic year plus first-hand accounts from a variety of people who have been involved with the event over the last quarter century.
The first 2500 copies are individually numbered. Numbered copies are available for $50.00 each and unnumbered copies are available for just $40.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling per book.
As you relive many of Kentucky’s most exciting moments and watch it transform into the world-renowned competition it is today, you’ll be able to see why the Kentucky Three-Day Event has become America’s best and most beloved equestrian sports event. A perfect gift for friends and family, this book is a must-have for Kentucky Three-Day Event fans and all horse enthusiasts!
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18th March 2003
Showtime for the Equissage Team
EQUISSAGE, the physiotherapy system developed for horses, is getting set for a busy season appearing at major equestrian events.
"The tour give people around the country the opportunity to find out more about the system and see it being demonstrated," says Kim Smith-Bingham of Equissage. The system is used by riders in all disciplines.
"Used on a daily basis for 20 minutes, the Equissage pad will provide a deeply beneficial circulatory massage. It also helps to promote general health and well being.
Adds Kim: "The pad gives a deep cycloidal massage to the whole horse and due to its unique action of the therapy, the pad actively improves circulation, eases and tones muscles, and promotes lymphatic drainage.
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18th March 2003
A Call For Horse Shoes
Gladstone, NJ—March 17, 2003—Horse shoes from Show Jumpers that have represented the USA in competition (e.g. Nations/World Cups; Pan Am/ Olympic Games etc.) are being sought. Shoes from these horses are being cast into a legendary glass sculpture that will be auctioned next February at the Denim and Diamonds Gala in Wellington, Fla. to benefit the USET.
This glass sculpture is being designed and created by NJ equine glass artist Mary Beth. Mary Beth melds her love of horses with her passion of glass, creating stunning and unique pieces of art. Having the great fortune to apprentice with world-renowned Master Craftsman, Rudolph H. Buenz, Mary Beth learned the age-old medieval craft of traditional glass painting, whose traditions she continues in design and execution at her studio.
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18th March 2003

Yvonne Losos deMuniz and Inatana Las Marismas Win Again!
Wellington, FL – March 17, 2003 – Sunday ended the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington with a big day of dressage competition at the Zada WEF Dressage Classic.
Yvonne Losos deMuniz won again on Sunday riding her Inatana Las Marismas to victory in the FEI Freestyle Intermediate. Yvonne has worked hard this year in Wellington and her efforts showed with her numerous wins. She scored a 72.875% in the Freestyle.
Patrick Burssens won the FEI Freestyle Grand Prix riding Marfil to a score of 71.225%. Ashley Holzer was second riding Imperioso with a score of 69.700%.
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18th March 2003
CSI-W Dortmund (Ger)
13 - 16 March 2003
Grand Prix
1. Sören Von Rönne Cantaro ll GER, 2. Rene Tebbel Chopin 45 GER, 3. Marco Kutscher Montender 2 GER, 4. Marcus Ehning Lucky Boy GER
World Cup

1. Lars Nieberg Fighting Alpha GER, 2. Gerco Schröder Eurocommerce Geneve NED, 3. Ludger Beerbaum Goldfever 3 GER, 4. Markus Merschformann Camirez B GER
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18th March 2003
Show Jumping Results : Sunshine Tour - Spain February/March 2003
Big Tour C, BAREMO/BAREME 2F
1) BENNY DU LEURE; Fontan García, Jacobo (ESP), 2) ULIOR DES ISLES; Manero Benavente, Ainhoa (ESP), 3) ARRISMA 95; Talbot, Niall (IRL)
Invitational Big Tour, BAREMO/BAREME AM5
1) GANDINI STARDUST VI; Al Eid, Khaled (KSA), 2) DIAGONAL; Meech, Daniel (NZL), 3) WARREN 94; Lambre, Santiago (MEX)
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18th March 2003
CSIJ Welkenraedt
28-30 March 2003
Lynne Clibburn From Preston, Lancashire, Kelly Connor From Lochgelly, Fife, Samantha John From Llanelli, Dyfed, Charlotte Platt From Haslemere, Surrey, Emily Portas From Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Ryan Prater From Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Michaela Russell From Braintree, Essex,
Andrew Walker From Halifax, West Yorkshire have been authorised to participate at CSIJ Welkenraedt from 28 - 30 March 2003
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18th March 2003
CSI-W Goteborg (Swe), 27-30 March 2003
John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE
have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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17th March 2003
First Premium Cleveland Bay Stallion in Powys
FOR the first time ever, a Premium Cleveland Bay stallion will stand in Powys for the season.
Good news for the region and the Cleveland Bay breed, four-year-old Tregoyd Journeyman, owned by Colin and Margaret Green looks set to have an outstanding future.
Worldwide there are only about 400 pure-bred breeding mares with only about 80 foals born each year. The breed features on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust's critical list.
"Tregoyd Journeyman, who is 16.2hh with approximately 10in bone, will run out with his mares as many of our other stallions have done," says his breeder Colin Green whose stud nestles at the foot of the Brecon Beacons Park near Hay-on-Wye. "The breed is known for its excellent temperament which they pass on.
"Although we are keen to cover pure-bred mares, many people like to cross the breed with thoroughbreds.
"The Cleveland Bay is very versatile and is now used to produce sport horses for dressage, show jumping and eventing," adds Colin.
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17th March 2003

Yvonne Losos deMuniz Wins the FEI Intermediate Riding Inatana Las Marismas
Wellington, FL – March 16, 2003 – The Zada WEF Wellington Dressage Classic continued Saturday with Michael Shondel winning the FEI Young Riders Individual on Wallaby with a score of 69.829%. Michael was also a member of the winning team in the Team Young Riders.
Yvonne Losos deMuniz who is from the Dominican Republic has had a successful time here in Wellington. Yvonne won the FEI Interemediate Saturday riding her Inatana Las Marismas. The Pan Am Games for which this Dressage Classic is a qualifier will be held in her country, the Dominican Republic.
The FEI for 5 Year-Olds was won by Cameron de Mesille with Sasha Newman DuBois riding. Jan Brons won the FEI for 6 Year-Olds riding Kavalier.
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17th March 2003
Show Jumping Results : CSI-W/CDI Dortmund Germany 13-16 March 2003
Audi Championat von Dortmund, Grosser Preis der Bundesrepublik, **FEI World Cup Qualifier**
1) FIGHTING ALPHA 3; Lars NIEBERG (GER), 2) EUROCOMMERCE GENEVE; Gerco SCHRODER (NED), 3) GOLDFEVER 3; Ludger BEERBAUM (GER)
Class 6, International Jumping Competition, FEI Art. 238.2.2 Table A 1m60 with one jump-off
1) ADOLF D; Franke SLOOTHAAK (GER), 2) PREISHAMMER; Jessica KüRTEN (IRL), 3) GIORGIO 66; Lars NIEBERG (GER)
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17th March 2003
Show Jumping Results : Vilamoura Equestrian Tour, Portugal - February/March 2003
CSI* Prova/Competition XXXII, Table A against the clock with Jump-off 1.35m
1) Harry Smolders (NED) Lelie; 2) Niels Nanning (NED) It's Chico; 3) Mischa Everse (NED) Little Lady
CSI* Prova/Competition XXXI, Two Phases: 1st not against the clock; 2nd against the clock 1.30m
1) Jean Claude Vangeenberghe (BEL) Que Sera ; 2) Jochen Munsterhuis (NED) Okometa ; 3) Louise Walsh (IRL) Jogatina
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16th March 2003
Chill Master Testimonial
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I am writing to congratulate you on your "Chill Master" range of boots from Equitector. I have found them to be extremely useful, but for a slightly unorthodox reason than horse care and riding! Please read on.
Since Summer 2002, I have been responsible for a friend's mare, and as she is kept at a DIY livery yard all the work - both mucky and otherwise, was done by myself. A friend recommended Equitector boots to me, and so shortly before Christmas I bought a pair of Chill Masters . However, before I could put them to their intended use, I was the victim of a serious road traffic accident, sustaining multiple injuries that included a scarred eye, two broken arms, and a broken left foot.
Once the plaster cast came off my leg, I found that I could not walk whilst wearing "normal" fashion shoes; some of them didn't even fit my foot anymore due to a bony lump left on my foot from the healing process. I tried my as-yet unused Chill Masters; not only did they fit perfectly, they gently supported my foot and helped greatly in my learning to walk again. Your "Easy Rider" technology actually helped my balance while I was slowly regaining my strength, and the supportive ankle padding in the boots was a bonus too.
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16th March 2003

Dan Franklin Presentation At The The Arab Horse Society National Show
Dan's involvement with Arabian horses goes back some twenty years ago when he purchased his first Arabian. Since then Dan has developed quite a unique breeding program and his barn carries some of the oldest foundation bloodlines of the purest Polish Arabians in the world. On Dan's ranch in the heart of the Cariboo, in Northern British Columbia, Canada his Arabian horses go back to the foundation lines of Synbad, Aladdinn, Fadjur, Silverdrift, Khemosabi Bask, Bey Shah, Fadaro, Ferzon, just to name a few.
Dan's horses live on 160 acres of natural forest habitat, drink out of a lake and forage on some of the country's finest grasses and herb vegetation there is to offer. Dan's Arabians are very relaxed in their environment and have very little stress in their lives. They feel very safe and comfortable in their surroundings, and their quiet disposition is attributed to their natural enviroment.

Dan has two outstanding stallions, Lyndale Flame Dancer, a great-great-grandson out of Khemosabi and JC Aladdinn, a direct son out of the world's famous Aladdinn. These two stallions have a very quiet temperament, excellent conformation and very intelligent minds, which each of them passes on to his foals.
In Dan's estimation the Arabian horse is the most intelligent horse in the world today. They are the people's choice when it comes to photography, pleasure and showing. They are the most prestigious horse in today's time, and are admired by people of all walks of life.
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16th March 2003

Shelly Francis and Gala win FEI Grand Prix Special
Wellington, FL – March 15, 2003 – On Friday, March 14 at the Wellington Dressage Classic, Shelly Francis won the FEI Grand Prix Special. Shelly rode Gala to a first place score of 68.080%.
Dressage riders are working to qualify for Sunday the final day of competition here in Wellington.
Tina Konyat socred 67.917% riding Liberty in the FEI Prix St. Georges to win first place.
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16th March 2003
Show Jumping Results : CSI-W/CDI Dortmund Germany 13-16 March 2003
Preis der Warsteiner Brauerei, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m50 with Winning Round
1) CHAMPION DU LYS; Ludger BEERBAUM (GER), 2) ROOFS; Jan TOPS (NED), 3) MISTER SPRINGFIELD; Robert SMITH (GBR)
Class 12 - Qualifier CSI-Group, International Jumping Competition, FEI Art. 238.2.1 Table A 1m45 against the clock
1) COLBERT GTI; Markus RENZEL (GER), 2) DJANE DES FONTENIS ; Grzegorz KUBIAK (POL), 3) KENZO DES HOTTIERES; Heino KNORR (GER)
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16th March 2003
Show Jumping Results : Sunshine Tour - Spain February/March 2003
Big Tour D, GONZALEZ BYASS, BAREMO/BAREME AM5
1) COOLCORRON COOL DIAMOND; Splaine, Robert (IRL),
2) WARREN; Lambre, Santiago (MEX)
3) SEVEN UP 15; Krasyukk, Oleg (UCR)
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