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News Headlines 20th March 2004

The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
Darren Chiacchia (USA) wins the second qualifier of the FEI Eventing World Cup on home ground
Darren Chiacca of Ocala, FL (USA) riding the 12-year old black stallion Windfall 2 brilliantly won the second qualifier of the FEI Eventing World Cup, which was held at Red Hills, Tallahassee, FL (USA) from 12 to 14 March, with a final score of 46.5 points. He took the lead from the very beginning thanks to Windfall's noteworthy Dressage test (41.7 points); he kept it through Cross Country scoring 4.8 time penalties and, with one fence in hand, went flawless in Jumping.
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Irish Horse Board Spring Stallion Inspections
The Irish Horse Board Spring stallion inspections were held in Cavan Horse Marketing Centre from Monday 8th March to Thursday 11th March and again on Monday 15th March.
A total of 66 stallions were presented for inspection and 20 stallions were selected for performance testing. The following gives a breakdown of the breeds of stallions inspected and selected for performance testing: *With full pedigree recorded that are were eligible for selection for performance testing A number of other Irish Sport Horses with full or partial pedigree were also inspected. These stallions were not eligible for performance testing.
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Canada’s Stuart Black Captures Victory at Red Hills Horse Trials
Tallahassee, Florida – Two-time Canadian Olympian Stuart Black successfully captured the CIC** division of the Red Hills Horse Trials held March 12-14 in Tallahassee, FL.
Originally from Orangeville, ON, and currently training in Bluemont, VA, Black bested a large field of 43 entries to win the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) sanctioned CIC** division in front of approximately 30,000 spectators.
In third position following the opening phase of dressage, Black overtook the lead after incurring only 10.4 time penalties during the difficult cross-country phase. Heading into the third and final phase of stadium jumping, Black could afford to have two rails down and still claim victory, but the breathing room was not required. A clear jumping effort from his horse, Fleeceworks Pacific Storm, gave Black the win with a total of 56.1 penalty points. Please click here for further details
American 10-Goalers Azzaro, Snow Face-Off In 26th Annual C.V. Whitney Cup Final Sunday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Mike Azzaro and Adam Snow, the only two American 10-goalers, will be on opposite sides when Catamount plays Bendabout in the championship match of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup polo tournament Sunday at 3 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Catamount (5-0) reached the final with a 10-6 victory over Everglades in the semifinals while Bendabout (3-1) advanced to the final by virtue of an 11-7 semifinal win over Lechuza.
The teams also met in the first high-goal final of the season, with Catamount winning 13-10 in the Joe Barry Memorial in late January. This is Bendabout’s third final – it also reached the 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup, losing to ERG. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 19th March 2004

USEF Performance Horse Registry Presents 2nd Annual Event Horse Breeding Symposium During 2004 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day-Event
Members of the sport horse breeding community will have many opportunities to learn about breeding horses for the sport of eventing during the Performance Horse Registry’s (PHR) second annual Event Horse Breeding Symposium: >From Foal to Four-Star, April 22-23, 2004. The symposium will take place during non-competing hours of the concurrent Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.
“We learned so much from coordinating this event last year, which was very well received,” said John Long, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). “Breeders across our nation want to know more about bloodlines, breeding stock, and how to develop and market young horses. Our Performance Horse Registry team has organized this symposium to help breeders focus on the most important criteria for both breeding and marketing.”
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Darren Chiacchia And Windfall Win FEI World Cup Qualifier
Darren Chiacchia, of Spring Valley, New York, riding the 12-year-old stallion, WINDFALL 2 (Trakehner: Habicht - Wundermaedel) owned by Timothy Holekamp of Columbia, Missouri, added 4.8 cross-country time penalties to their dressage score, and was one of only eight clean show-jumping rounds to finish with a total of 46.5 to win the FEI World Cup Qualifier. The Qualifier was held at the Red Hills Horse Trials and CIC***-W and CIC** in Tallahassee, FL, March 12-14.
The Red Hills FEI Eventing World Cup Qualifier kicked off the Eventing World Cup season in the United States. This year the United States will offer four qualifiers, including Red Hills. Additional Qualifiers will be held at Galway Downs (Temecula, CA – March 26-28), The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, MT – July 23-26) and Over the Walls (Hardwick, MA – July 30-Aug 1). Please click here for further details
Robert Dover And FBW Kennedy Win Grand Prix, CDI***
WELLINGTON, FL – March 18, 2004 – Robert Dover and FBW Kennedy owned by Jane Forbes Clark earned 72.583% today in the Grand Prix, CDI*** at the Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y in Wellington, FL. The class is a qualifying competition for the 2004 USET Foundation Grand Prix Championship and the Olympic Selection Trials.
Dover, 47, of Wellington and Southampton, NY, aboard his Olympic hopeful, a 13-year-old Wurttemberger gelding by Tiro, topped a class of 34 entries. While Dover has been capturing the top two spots in his recent outings, taking the red ribbon with Rainier, his 2000 Sydney Olympic mount, also owned by Ms. Clark, today the duo had uncharacteristic communication lapses and momentarily went off course. They finished in sixth place with a score of 65.958%.
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Polo And Parties Week To Celebrate 100th U.S. Open Begins April 11th At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, FL – A week-long celebration in honor of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship combines thrilling high-goal polo action and a series of distinctive parties and unique special events at the new International Polo Club Palm Beach. The polo and once-in-a-lifetime celebratory parties begins Sunday, April 11 and ends Sunday, April 18
The Stanford Financial Group – U.S. Open is the most prestigious polo tournament in North America. Thirteen teams will compete for the title, with the championship match scheduled for Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. The 26-goal tournament draws most of the world’s best players and polo aficionados from around the globe. The U.S. Open is the highest-rated tournament in the United States and one of only three tournaments played at the 26-goal level in North America.
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Georgina Bloomberg Wins USET Foundation Maxine Beard Award
Gladstone, NJ—March 18, 2004— The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation is proud to announce that Georgina Bloomberg of New York, NY, is this year's winner of the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award. Bloomberg was awarded this honor because of her competitive records to date and her promise for the future
As recipient of the Maxine Beard Award, Bloomberg will receive a trip to the World Cup Final, which will be held in Milan, Italy, April 21-25. There she 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 George H. Morris. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 18th March 2004

The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Dressage World Cup Special

FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE FINAL
DUESSELDORF 1- 4 APRIL 2004
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Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Kicks Off 2004 Season
Tampa, FL—March 16, 2004—The 2004 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is underway! The 2004 Series kicked off in February and continues through November, culminating in a Year-End Championship to be held at the National Horse Show.
The Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, hosted the first three Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series competitions of the year. Following these events, Brianne Goutal and Onira held an early lead in the junior division in the East Conference, while Charlie Jacobs and Innocence were in first place in the amateur-owner division. The West Conference will begin at the Oaks Blenheim Spring Classic I in San Juan Capistrano, CA, in April.
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United States Equestrian Federation Names New Marketing Executive
John Long, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., (USEF) announced today that Maria G. Partlow has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She reports directly to Mr. Long at the USEF headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Tremendous new marketing, public relations and sponsorship opportunities were created when the former U.S.A. Equestrian and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) joined as one December 1st, 2003,” said Mr. Long. “The appointment of Ms. Partlow is the first step in creating new marketing initiatives for our organization. She will spearhead our efforts to expand our membership by creating new member benefits and to market our sport to the media, public at large and to potential new sponsors.” Please click here for further details
Bendabout, Catamount Advance To Sunday's Final Of OF C.V. Whitney Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – In a game featuring four 10-goalers, Bendabout scored four consecutive goals in the final two chukkers, two apiece by patron Gillian Johnston and Miguel Novillo Astrada, to break open a close game en route to an 11-7 victory over Lechuza Wednesday in the semifinals of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach
In Wednesday’s first semifinal, Catamount scored the first four goals and coasted to a 10-6 victory over Everglades.
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News Headlines 17th March 2004

The British Horse Society

British Horse Society qualifications gather pace
Following on from the highly successful Lee Valley project (see press release issued 29 January) The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce another educational project whereby students can study an equestrian qualification as part of their curriculum.

Eleven students from Paignton Community and Sports College are studying for BHS Level 1 at Sorley Riding Stables in Kingsbridge, Devon, one of the Society's approved riding schools. The course will run for a complete school year and each weekly session lasts for two and a half hours. Claire Blagdon, Paignton College's Out of Hours Co-ordinator, says, "The students really enjoy the chance to gain a qualification in something they love doing as well as taking part in a school activity. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this course and look to make it an annual event."
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Canada's Jill Henselwood Captures 4th Victory In Indio
Indio, CA: Canada’s Jill Henselwood (Oxford Mills, ON) is taking no prisoners as she chalks up her fourth grand prix victory this year in the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix aboard the jumping sensation Special Ed.
The final week of competition at the HITS Desert Circuit had famed Olympic course designer Leopaldo Palacios (VEN) set a challenging Friday grand prix course that prevented all but seven of the fifty-seven first round competitors from advancing to the timed jump-off round.
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The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
16 March 2004
- FEI World Cup Dressage Final: participation and wild cards
- Samsung Nations Cup in Wellington
- Eventing Committee Meeting in Pratoni
- Rumours of 'doping' in Eventing, a response from the Veterinary Committee
- News from USA NF: NBC to televise Rolex Kentucky CCI 4*
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Over The Walls Horse Trials To Host Eventing World Cup Qualifier
Hardwick, MA—March 15, 2004—The Over Walls Horse Trials will host the final Qualifier for the 2004 Eventing World Cup at Great Meadowbrook Farm in Hardwick, MA, July 30 — August 1, 2004
The World Cup Qualifier at Over The Walls will be last of four held in the United States in 2004 in which the nation’s best eventing horses and riders will compete for the right to represent the United States at the 2004 Eventing World Cup Finals held in Pau, France on October 20-24. The qualifier at Over The Walls will follow the first two qualifiers held at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA, and Red Hills Horse Trials in Tallahassee, FL, in March and the third held in July at The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT. Please click here for further details
100th U.S. Open Championships Features 13 Teams, Prestigious Sponsors At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Thirteen teams, featuring nine 10-goalers, have entered the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious polo tournament in North America, highlighting the historic inaugural polo season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach
The 26-goal tournament begins March 19 and culminates with the championship match on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. Fifteen teams, in 2002, is the record for teams in a U.S. Open.
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News Headlines 16th March 2004

South Essex's 'Equine Healthcare' Jumps Into The 21st Century
South Essex Insurance Brokers, which has pioneered most major developments in equestrian protection over the last 30 years, is to refine its policies to provide a "equine healthcare" service.
"When they pay their premiums, owners are really investing in their horse or pony's health and well being," said equine director David Buckton. "What they are doing is to buy healthcare in the same way that people buy private medical care for themselves - we provide the funds to help a horse or pony get better when it has a problem."
Managing director Barry Fehler said: "In the past, when veterinary costs were comparatively low, people took out livestock policies to insure their saddlery, or cover the cost of a horse's life. If they lost a horse, financially they had lost three thousand or so pounds.
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Carling King (ISH) and Hilton Flight (ISH) take top dollar in the Palm Beach and Indio Grand Prix competitions
Irish Sport Horses were best from east to west in the U.S. last weekend winning two major Grand Prix classes in Indio and Palm Beach.
The remarkable Carling King (ISH), ridden by Kevin Babington (IRL) added another major win to his list of achievements last Sunday, March 14th, by taking top spot in the $100,000 Palm Beach CSIO 4* Grand Prix, Cosequin US Open Jumper Championship.
Hilton Flight (ISH) also jumped to victory yesterday, ridden by Richard Spooner (USA) to win the $150,000 Indio Ford Desert Grand Prix.
McGuinness (ISH) was ridden by Rich Fellers (USA) to take joint sixth in the same class.
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Richard Spooner Victorious In $150,000 Ford Grand Prix Of The Desert
INDIO, CA (March 15, 2004)—Record crowds lined the bleechers for the $150,000 Ford Grand Prix of the Desert, the Grand Finale to six weeks of top-level hunter/jumper competition at the HITS Indio Desert Circuit. The competition attracted a field of 46 entries, and Richard Spooner and Hilton Flight were first in the order of go. Not the most enviable position in the competitive sport of Grand Prix show jumping, Spooner proved that first in the ring can also mean first in the class. When asked if he imagined that he might win today's class considering his #1 position in the jump order, Richard replied, "It didn't surprise me at all. Hilton Flight is a really, really good horse. That's why I chose him as my World Cup horse today. He had performed pretty well on the [Indio Desert] Circuit so far, but he hadn't won. Today he proved he could!"
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Gold Medal Pan Am Team Heads List of Show Jumping’s Best Set to Compete at $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Presented by the Tampa Tribune
Tampa, Florida—March 11, 2004—The four riders who won the team Gold Medal for the United States at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republican head the list of 30 riders expected to compete in show jumping’s most prestigious event, the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by Publix and the Tampa Tribune, when it returns to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, on Saturday night, April 3.
As the Pan Am Gold Medalists—Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ; Margie Engle of Wellington, FL; Lauren Hough, also of Wellington; and Beezie Madden of Cazenovia NY—all receive an automatic berth in this year’s showdown at the stadium. Kappler, who also won the individual Silver at the Pan Am Games, is the defending champion of the Invitational and will be looking to become only the third rider (joining Michelle McEvoy and Molly Ashe) to win the title two straight years.
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Derek Petersen And Promised Land Win $100,000 King Shavings Grand Prix Finale At HITS Ocala
OCALA, FL (March 15, 2004)—Local favorites, Derek Petersen and Promised Land posted the only double-clear round to take home the blue ribbon in the $100,000 King Shavings Grand Prix at the close of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Course Designer Anthony D'Ambrosio of Red Hook, New York, built Sunday's challenging course for the field of 42 entries. This was the second Grand Prix win for the South African born rider and his talented 10 year-old bay gelding—in week II Petersen and Promised Land won the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix. Petersen, who lives in Archer, Florida, had the support of an enthusiastic home crowd in a competition that saw only five horses advance to the jump-off.
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Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y Features Olympic Selection Trial Qualifiers, Week 8 at Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, FL – March 15, 2004 – Dressage returns to the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club for the third of three dressage shows held at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y will be held Thursday through Sunday, March18 through 21. The finale show to the Winter Equestrian Festival’s run in Wellington features United States Equestrian Team Federation (USETF) Qualifying Competitions for the USETF Grand Prix Dressage Championship/2004 Olympic Games Selection Trials and USETF Intermediaire I Championship. The show is also the Official Region 3 United States Dressage Federation Qualifying Competition for the 2004 North American Young Rider’s Championship.
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Kevin Babington And Carling King Win $100,000 Cosequin US Open Jumper Championship At Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, FL - March 14, 2004 – Kevin Babington, 35, of Tipperary, Ireland, rode Carling King owned by Kindle Hill Farm to victory in the $100,000 Cosequin US Open Jumper Championship today at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. The duo bested an international field of 31 riders over a course designed by Jose Gamarra of Ellenton, FL. Babington was the faster of two clear rounds in a three-horse jump-off. Currently a resident of Gwynedd Valley, PA, Babington earned $30,000 for today’s victory. In second place, Ian Millar, 57, of Perth, Ontario, riding Promise Me for The Baker’s Dozen pocketed $22,000. Finishing third, McLain Ward, 28, of Brewster, NY, riding Sapphire, a mare he owns in partnership with Double H Farm and Missy Clark, earned $13,000.
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Wrap Up For Winter Equestrian Festival Week 7, March 10-14, CSIO**** United States, Cosequin Finale
WELLINGTON, FL – March 15, 2004 – The seventh week of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival entitled CSIO**** United States, Cosequin Finale was held March 10-14 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Jose Gamarra of Ellenton, FL, was the course designer in the Internationale Arena.
The Finale wrapped up show jumping action in Wellington for the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival. The WEF competition continues in Wellington March 18-21 with the Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y, a qualifying competition for the Dressage Olympic Selection Trials. Show jumping moves to Tampa for two weeks at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center kicking off with the Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W, March 24-28 and wrapping up with the Tournament of Champions CSI-W, March 30-April 3. Please click here for further details

Polo, Pomp Highlight The C.V. Whitney Cup Polo Tourney At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – A full day of polo, pomp and circumstance highlighted the activities during the quarterfinals of the prestigious C.V. Whitney Cup polo tournament Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
More than 275 guests enjoyed a pre-game bountiful buffet in the Grand Marquee, catered by The Breakers. The on-field festivities began with the parade of polo players to midfield, led by 13-year-old Maggie Boyle carrying the American flag. Jonathan Panks sang the national anthem. Kathy Foster, president of Junior Achievement and the first mayor of the Village of Wellington, handled the pre-game coin toss with aplomb.
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Bendabout, Catamount, Everglades and Lechuza Post Wins To Reach Finals In 26-Goal C.V. Whitney Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Ten-goaler Adam Snow scored on a 10-yard neck shot 91 seconds into overtime to lift Bendabout over Isla Carroll 12-11 in a quarterfinal match of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
In other C.V. Whitney Cup quarterfinals, 10-goaler Mike Azzaro scored 10 goals to lead Catamount past San Saba 16-8, Lucas Monteverde converted a 30-yard penalty shot to lift Everglades over White Birch 12-11 and Lechuza scored the last five goals en route to an 11-9 victory over defending champion Las Monjita
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News Headlines 15th March 2004

Laura Kraut Wins $10,000 Classic Hosted by JustWorld International
Wellington, Florida – American Olympian Laura Kraut topped an international field to win the $10,000 1.50 meter Classic, Hosted by JustWorld International, during the CSIO**** United States Cosequin Finale in Wellington, FL, on Saturday, March 13, 2004. JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization founded in 2002 to prepare and empower students to become visionary leaders and work for social justice.
Four riders bested the tough track set by course designer Jose Gamarra of Bolivia to advance to the shortened jump-off. The first rider into the ring, Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, FL, posted a second clear round in the jump-off riding Peace Train. His time of 38.06 seconds held as fellow American Schuyler Riley clocked in at 39.44 seconds riding South Beach Stables’ Nottingham. Canada’s Chris Pratt of Terra Cotta, ON, gave it his best shot aboard Susan Grange’s Rivendell, a nine-year-old Westphalian gelding, but one rail down ended his bid for the win.
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Brianne Goutal Wins The Winter Equestrian Festival Equitation Championship For The R.W. ‘Ronnie’ Mutch Trophy
WELLINGTON, FL - March 13, 2004 – Brianne Goutal, 15, of New York, NY, won the Winter Equestrian Festival Equitation Championship for the R.W. ‘Ronnie’ Mutch Trophy today at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. Goutal topped a class of 23 junior riders, aged 18 and under, who qualified to compete. “It’s a prestigious class,” said Goutal. “He was a really talented rider. He was an amazing person all around and it’s a really great feeling to win this.”
The annual class is open to the winners of any U.S. Equestrian Federation Medal, ASPCA Maclay, BET/USET Talent Search or WIHS Overall, Hunter Phase and Jumper Phase equitation class from the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival (with the exception of Week 2). Riders competed in three rounds today and Goutal led all the way. Charlie Jayne, 18, of Elgin, IL, was the Reserve.
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Babington Strikes Again In Florida
AFTER winning the $75,000 PDP Capital Masters Cup in Wellington, Florida, at the end of last month, Ireland's Kevin Babington returned today (Sunday) to claim the $100,000 Grand Prix at the same venue.
Shortlisted for the Irish Olympic show jumping team, Carrick-on-Suir-born Babington devastated his nearest rival, Canada's Ian Millar, with close to a five second lead in a faultless second round, and left US star McLain Ward limping home in third with four faults in the three-man jump-off. US-based Babington was riding his main mount, the Irish-bred <Carling King>, which has stood him in such good stead over the last four seasons. This is the horse he will be hoping to take with him to Athens in August.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Spanish Sunshine Tour 17 February - 21 March 2004
Big Tour C, CRUZCAMPO, CLASS 109
1) ESPOIR DU PUITS; Alvarez Aznar, Eduardo (ESP)
2) CARMEN II; Whitaker, John (GBR)
3) KARTOUCHE VD WATERING; Veniss, Pedro (BRA)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Dortmund Germany 11-14 March 2004
Audi Cup for Young Horses Final
1) Lolita H; Toni Hassmann (GER), 2) Lalique-B; Andreas Ripke (GER), 3) Ovidius; Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED
Kl. S International Show Jumping with Joker
1) Catania 043; Frank Plock (GER), 2) Holsatia 6; Andreas Ripke (GER), 3) Life is Paradise; Holger Wenz (GER), 4) Calido 7; Denis Lynch (IRL)
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News Headlines 14th March 2004

Laura Kraut Wins $10,000 Classic Hosted by JustWorld International
Wellington, Florida – American Olympian Laura Kraut topped an international field to win the $10,000 1.50 meter Classic, Hosted by JustWorld International, during the CSIO**** United States Cosequin Finale in Wellington, FL, on Saturday, March 13, 2004. JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization founded in 2002 to prepare and empower students to become visionary leaders and work for social justice.
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Saddletech Releases The New And Improved Saddletech Gauge MK I I
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WOODSIDE, CA: March 12, 2004: To determine if a saddle FITS a horse's back, the laws of geometry require the comparison of all three (3) dimensions, of both surfaces, in relationship to each other. Unfortunately, saddles are not measured in three-dimensions. There is Gullet Width and Seat Length, but there are no standardized three-dimensional measurements to be able to relate the curvature of the horses backs to the shapes of saddles. This lack of an accurate calibrated measurement method is the reason why Equestrians have such difficulty finding a saddle to FIT their horse.
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Canada Wins $50,000 Samsung Nations' Cup, presented by CN, CSIO****
WELLINGTON, FL - March 12, 2004 – “I’ve spent a bit of time in Palm Beach over the last few years and this was the greatest event I’ve ever been involved with here,” said Eric Lamaze, 36,of Schomberg, Ontario. “What was so unbelievable tonight is that everybody who came to support their country, whether they had a great day or a bad day, they were cheering just as loud.” Indeed a standing-room only throng of 13,000 cheered for every rider in an electric two-rounds of show jumping contested by six international squads with the Canadian Team of Lamaze, Ainsley Vince, Harold Chopping, and Ian Millar claiming victory in the $50,000 Samsung Nations' Cup, presented by CN, CSIO**** tonight at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Dortmund Germany 11-14 March 2004
Audi Cup for Young Horses
1) Van Schijndel's Optical; Piet Raymakers (NED), 2) Lalique-B; Andreas Ripke (GER), 3) Oladin M; Maurice van Roesbrook (BEL)
Preis der Stadt Dortmund, International Jumping Competition
1) Gina Ginelli 51; Rene Tebbel (GER), 2) VDL Groep Mistieke; Leopold van Asten (NED), 3) Zandor 15; Mario Stevens (GER)
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Bud Light Goes For Three-Peat In $25,000 International Cup At Royal Palm Polo
BOCA RATON, FL – Two-time defending champion Bud Light knows it has a bulls-eye on their jerseys as Billy Busch’s team goes for a three-peat in the $25,000 USPA International Cup against Henley House Sunday at 3 p.m. at Royal Palm Polo
“We haven’t lost a game in this tournament in two years and the pressure is on us,” said Busch, who has scored four goals in two games in 2004. “In a single-elimination tournament every game is important, but we’ve risen to the challenge. Every team plays a little harder to try to knock us out.”
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