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News Headlines 24th April 2004

Kim Severson Early Leader Following Dressage at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** Presented by Bayer
Lexington, KY—April 23, 2004—Kim Severson holds the lead following the conclusion of dressage at the CCI**** Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, running April 22-25, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Severson, 30, of Keene, VA, and Winsome Andante, winners of the 2002 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, posted a dressage score of 37 penalty points to put them well into the lead from a starting field of 44 entries. Please click here for further details
The FEI

FEI World Cup Jumping News: Bruno Beats Them All To Win Second Final Competition In Milan - Now Shares The Lead With Meredith.....
There was a sensational shake-up in the second competition at the Sony Ericsson FEI World Cup Final in Milan today when Markus Fuchs lost his grip on the lead with a single mistake in the opening round and Bruno Broucqsault, overnight sixth, stormed to victory in a thrilling seven-horse jump-off. This leaves the Frenchman sharing the top of the leaderboard with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum while Markus is in third position going into Sunday’s deciding clash.
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Great Yorkshire Show: Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 July 2004
Plans are well underway for the 2004 Great Yorkshire Show, one of the premier events on the British summer calendar. Dates are Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 July when the organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, expect more than 120,000 visitors to come through the gates.
A showcase for the best and latest in the farming industry, a snapshot of the many different elements of the countryside and a packed programme of entertainment all combine to provide a great day out.
The animals remain at the heart of the event with more than 8,000 expected to enter the competitive classes, ranging from international show jumpers to champion bulls to exotic poultry whilst hundreds of stands across the Showground provide the opportunity to literally "shop till you drop." Please click here for further details

Nick Skelton Wins The British Open At Sheffield

Nick Skelton from Shrewley, Warwickshire stormed to victory in Sundays British Open held at the Sheffield Hallam FM arena. Nick, riding John and Lisa Hales' Oldenberg stallion Arko III carried away the £25,000 prize money to become the British Open Champion. Based on a points system over three competitions, Nick finished with the least points to beat fellow countryman Robert Smith and Harry Smolders of the Netherlands into second and third place respectively.
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Hickstead Highlights Lack Of Financial Support
New ground improvements brought forward to answer criticisms
Hickstead has brought forward planned improvements to the All England Jumping Course to answer FEI criticisms after last year's Samsung Super League Nations Cup competition.
"Apart from work on the all-weather surface in the warm-up area, everything now being done had been on our development plan," said director Edward Bunn. "Like everything, improvements need financing and we walk the same narrow line as everyone else."
And he adds: "But it does highlight a particular problem faced by Hickstead. For 43 years, the upkeep and facilities on the show ground have been financed by my father and it does beg the question of why a venue classified as one of the best in the world and certainly the best in this country has to be financed solely out of Bunn family resources. Please click here for further details
Yann Candele and Mill Creek Marco Taere Enjoy a Win at World Cup Final
Cambridge, Ontario – Canadian-based show jumping athlete Yann Candele of France enjoyed victory in the opening competition of the 2004 World Cup Final held April 22-25 in Milan, Italy.
On April 22, the opening day of the event, Candele and Mill Creek Marco Taere won the 1.40 meter speed competition by one one-hundredth of a second over Sencer Can of Turkey. The class is open to World Cup Finalist competitors only and gives the riders an opportunity to compete with their second horses. Candele, 33, who rides for France and is based in Schomberg, ON, was riding Mill Creek Marco Taere for owner Mill Creek Stables of Cambridge, ON.
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Yann Candele and Mill Creek Sweet Dream Finish Second at World Cup Final
Milan, Italy – It was a dream come true as Canadian-based show jumping athlete Yann Candele of France and Mill Creek Sweet Dream finished in the runner-up position in the second leg of the 2004 World Cup Final held April 22-25 in Milan, Italy.
Riding Mill Creek Sweet Dream for owner Mill Creek Stables of Cambridge, ON, Candele was seventh in the starting order from a field of 36 horses and posted the first clear round over a tough and technical course designed by Uliano Vezzani of Italy to advance to the jump-off where six others joined him.
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Julie Muth Goodman To Join United States Equestrian Federation As General Counsel
Julie Muth Goodman, a partner with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Lexington, Kentucky, will join the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) as General Counsel and Senior Vice President on June 1st.
During her twenty-four years of practice, Ms. Goodman has obtained a national reputation as a leading trial attorney in product liability, construction defect and class action litigation.
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BSJA Code of Conduct & Principles

"The BSJA Executive Board has taken on board points raised at the AGM held on the 1st October 2003 and has drafted a new Statement of Principles and Code of Conduct for those who serve the Association as a member of the Executive Board or other Committees, to ensure they are held to the highest standards of conduct for the benefit of the Association and its members. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 23rd April 2004

Tony Head Pirate Costumes To Aid Rescue Rabbits!
Well-known actor Anthony Stewart Head and his partner Sarah Fisher are holding an auction for the pirate shirts worn in the stage productions of 'Peter Pan' and 'Pirates of Penzance' in aid of the Bunningham Palace rescue rabbit enclosure at their farm near Bath. The address for the worldwide online auction is http://www.anthonyhead.org/Auction.html, and the auction for the first pirate shirt closes on May 8th, 2004.
Anthony Stewart Head, better known to millions of fans as Giles from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, appeared in the productions wearing these pirate shirts at the Savoy Theatre until March 20th 2004. This is an amazing opportunity for fans to own some memorabilia from the shows.
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Fox-Pitt Takes Early Lead at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** Presented by Bayer
Lexington, KY—April 22, 2004—Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt took the early lead at the CCI**** Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, running April 22-25, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
The first of two days of dressage competition, Thursday saw 22 of the world’s best horse-rider combinations perform in wet conditions. Riding Coastal Tide, an 11-year-old Australian-bred gelding, Fox-Pitt earned the lowest penalty score, 43.4, from the international panel of judges.
“This is the first time he’s done this dressage test as it is only his first four-star event,” noted Fox-Pitt, 35. “He made a few mistakes that he doesn’t normally make, but he has a fantastic presence and a great mentality.” Please click here for further details
The FEI

FEI World Cup Jumping News: Fuchs Wins The First Final Competition At Drama-Filled Sony Ericsson FEI World Cup Final In Milan......
There was high drama on the opening day of the Sony Ericsson FEI World Cup Final in Milan today where Switzerland's Markus Fuchs and Tinka’s Boy took the early lead.
He threw down a powerful challenge when fourth into the ring in this speed event and the rest of the runners simply could not match his target-time of 68.35 but defending champions, Markus Ehning and Anka, are breathing down his neck going into tomorrow’s competition having finished second ahead of fellow-German Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum who was third with Shutterfly.

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Condios Approved by Holsteiner Verband
Condios, the international Grand Prix winning stallion, has been approved as a sire by the Holsteiner Verband following two days of rigorous inspections at Elmshorn, Germany. Condios is now approved by a total of ten studbooks in Germany, Denmark, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Bred by Dieter Steffen, Condios (Coriano x Landgraf I) is a nine-year-old Holsteiner owned by Morningside Stud in County Clare, Ireland and ridden for Denmark by Henrik Steen Gundersen. . Please click here for further details

Eventing’s Best to Compete at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** Presented by Bayer
Lexington, KY—April 21, 2004—Eventing’s biggest names are ready to compete at America’s most prestigious equestrian competition, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, running April 22-25, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
The Event is hosting many of the world’s best horse-and-rider pairs as they compete for one of the most coveted purses in equestrian sports and one of the most prestigious championships in the sport of Eventing.
Husband-and-wife Olympians, David and Karen O’Connor of The Plains, VA, both past Rolex Kentucky champions, are back for this year’s event. David is the reigning Olympic champion, having won the Individual Gold Medal for the United States at the 2000 Olympic Games riding Custom Made. He was also a member of the Bronze Medal Team in Sydney riding Giltedge and previously won the Team Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Karen was David’s teammate on both medal-winning occasions. Please click here for further details

Scheduling Change at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Bayer
Lexington, KY—April 22, 2004—Due to weather conditions, the organizers of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, presented by Bayer, have made a change to Saturday’s Cross-Country schedule.
On Saturday, the Cross-Country phase of the CCI**** division will begin at 9:30 a.m., while the Bayer Modified Four Star Three-Day Event will run in the afternoon. Originally, the Modified was set to begin at 9:00 a.m. to be followed by the CCI**** division.
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The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society announces new President
Noel Edmonds, star of TV and radio for over 30 years, is to become the new President of The British Horse Society. A riding enthusiast, Noel has supported the BHS for many years and has now kindly agreed to take that support to a higher level.
The British Horse Society's current President, HRH The Princess Royal, steps down in June after an amazing five years in post, during which time The Society saw the largest number of members since its formation in 1947. Please click here for further details

Festival Of Champions/Dressage Olympic Selection Trials Set For San Juan Capistrano
WELLINGTON, FL – April 22, 2004 – The Bayer/USET Foundation Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack featuring the 2004 Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, USEF Grand Prix Championships, and USEF Intermediaire Championships will be held June 12-13 and June 18-20, 2004, at Oaks Blenheim Exhibitions in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Please click here for further details

CSIO**** Copenhagen (Den) 6 - 9May 2004
Guy Goosen Based in Swolgen, HOLLAND, John Renwick From Brentwood, ESSEX, Tim Stockdale From Roade, NORTHANTS, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKSHIRE have been selected to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details

Skilled Contractors Make Vision For HITS-On-The-Hudson A Reality
Horse Shows In The Sun To Premiere World-Class Equestrian Facility In May
SAUGERTIES, NY – April 21, 2004 – In May 2002, Tom Struzzieri, owner and president of Horse Shows In The Sun, walked the site for his new horse show facility with excavation contractor Glen Metzger. The pair surveyed the land and devised a preliminary sketch for HITS-On-The-Hudson. Throughout the two years of planning and construction, that sketch underwent several revisions at the hands of engineers Bob Hagopian and Mark Day. Despite the necessary changes, the plans have remained true to the original vision for HITS-On-The-Hudson. Please click here for further details

CSI** Fontainebleau (Fra) 30 April - 2 May 2004
Richard Davenport From Knutsford, CHESHIRE, Scott Smith From York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, Alex Rident From Saint Valery En Caux, FRANCE have been authorised to compete at the above show Please click here for further details

News Headlines 22nd April 2004

ILPH Loan Scheme goes On-line
To speed up the process of finding loan homes for their horses and ponies the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has decided to put them on their website.
Although the ILPH currently has 1800 horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes out on loan to approved homes they are always looking for suitable borrowers for those equines that have completed their rehab or have been returned.
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Hickstead Schools Day Launches Individual Titles
Hickstead owner Douglas Bunn has made the first change in 40 years to the popular national competition run for school and Pony Club riders.
Competitors at the Alpine National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships, to be held at the All England Jumping Course on July 31, will be competing for individual as well as team titles.
"We have always felt it sad that individual riders who go clear on their big day don't get more recognition," said show secretary Lizzie Bunn. "This year, things will be different." Please click here for further details

The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society appoints new Chief Executive Government 'Official for the Horse' moves to Stoneleigh
The Board of The British Horse Society is delighted to announce that Graham Cory, the current Defra 'Official for the Horse', is to be the Society's new Chief Executive. Graham will take up his appointment in the summer.

Chairman of the BHS, Mrs Pat Campbell, said "With his oversight of the horse industry, his political knowledge, and his appreciation of the grass roots rider, Graham Cory has the right mix to ensure The Society continues its healthy period of growth. With almost 60,000 members, The British Horse Society is moving from strength to strength." Please click here for further details
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI General Assembly
Paris, 16-22 April 2004
A record number of National Federations took part in the 2004 FEI General Assembly hosted by the French Equestrian Federation. The six days of meetings (16 through 21 April) were held in a cooperative and friendly atmosphere.
In connection with the General Assembly, both the Bureau and the Executive Board met twice. A total of 26 different meetings took place throughout the week, which represents the highest number of meetings ever organised in the framework of an FEI General Assembly.
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Forum calls for industry co-operation to advance database
The National Equine Forum, held in London last month, called for all members of the equestrian industry to work together to ensure the future success of the National Equine Database (NED).
Graham Suggett OBE, DL, Consultant Director of Breeding British Equestrian Federation, presented a comprehensive paper on ‘The National Equine Database’ at the Forum, provoking an enthusiastic response from attending equestrian organisations, with the majority expressing a strong desire to see the project work effectively. Please click here for further details
Royal Show 2004 - Judges : Horses & Livestock
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David O'Connor And Outlawed Win At Foxhall
Win earns him National Championship of Eventing and Spring Three Star Championship Title
David O’Connor, of The Plains, Virginia, riding the 14-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding, Outlawed (Thoroughbred: Our Westminster (NZ) - Outline (NZ); bred by Gillsepie, McNamee, Oak & Samson (NZ)) owned by Jennifer Taxay of Agua Dulce, California, finished in the top spot to win the Foxhall CCI***, held at Foxhall Farm in Douglasville, Georgia, April 15 - 18. As the top placed American rider, he also won the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Championship of Eventing and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation Spring Three Star Championship.
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New Date Confirmed For Aglish Gymkhana (25th April)
The Aglish Gymkhana, which was postponed last Sunday due to adverse weather conditions, has been rescheduled for next SUNDAY 25th APRIL, starting at 10.00am.
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EMG Announces On-Site Equine Diagnostic Facility
Palgrave, Ontario --- The Equestrian Management Group (EMG) is pleased to announce that McMaster Services and McKee-Pownall Equine Services will operate an equine diagnostic facility at the Caledon Equestrian Park for the duration of the 2004 show season, May 12 to September 28.
Operational for a full 18 weeks, the state-of-the-art facility will be dedicated to lameness diagnostics, therapies and pre-purchase examinations.
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Blood-Horse Publications Joins With Toba And The Parkinson Support Center Of Kentuckiana To Present Derby Eve Gala
LEXINGTON, KY - Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916, joins with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana to present the fifth annual Derby Eve Gala at the Olmsted in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, April 30. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 21st April 2004

The FEI

Milan Final Promises To Be A Thriller.........
Milan becomes the centre of the show jumping universe this weekend when, after a season full of surprises, the 2003/2004 FEI World Cup Jumping series reaches it’s climax but there are three tough days of jumping to be completed before the new champion is crowned.
Riders from 12 leagues around the world assemble in the Forum of Assago for a five-day jumping festival which begins tomorrow (Wednesday 21 April) but, although there is a training session included in the first-day programme, the final stage of the FEI World Cup does not begin until Thursday when the first of the three deciding jumping tests takes place.
Everyone begins with a zero score going into Thursday’s competition which is a one-round speed event and there is already much speculation about who will take the early lead.
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Horse Owners And Vets Must Be Alert For West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus, an encephalitis disease affecting horses, humans and birds and spread by mosquitoes, is threatening to engulf the whole of the USA - and there is now a risk that the disease could be found in Europe and the UK, too. A new information resource on the virus and the disease is now available from Wildlife Information Network (WIN) an international charity based in the UK.
Horses exported from the UK to the USA are vulnerable to infection, and are at risk in regions where the virus is known to be present - which is throughout most of mainland USA. Please click here for further details

Support For World Class Start And Potential Squads
The British Equestrian Federation¹s World Class Start & Potential programme has recently set up ŒSupporters of World Class Equestrian¹ that brings together equestrian companies who would like to assist the World Class Start & Potential squads.

ŒSupporters of World Class Equestrian¹ is based on a partnership approach tailored to the individual company, either through offering products, services or discounts. In return there are a number of generic PR and marketing opportunities that a company is able to take advantage of.
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Equinox Resort and Spa Continues Support of the Vermont Summer Festival as a 2004 Grand Prix Sponsor
East Dorset, VT—April 20, 2004—The Equinox Resort and Spa, one of the premier properties in the Rock Resort portfolio, has joined forces with the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show in becoming a Grand Prix Sponsor for the third consecutive year. The five week long event will be held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, July 14 – August 15, 2004.
“The Vermont Summer Festival exhibitors have been enjoying the fine staff and services of the Equinox Hotel for years, but are now experiencing the beautiful Gleneagles Golf Course and the new Avanyu Spa during their free time,” stated Dotty Ammerman, Vermont Summer Festival Executive Director. “While our competitors love the rural nature of the Manchester area, they also look for luxury and first-rate amenities in their accommodations.”
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News Headlines 20th April 2004

The British Horse Society

A magical Final to a unique competition
The British Horse Society Equitation Competition for riding school clients
Tuesday 13 April saw almost sixty children complete with horses, ponies, an army of volunteers, and a Royal Princess descend on a tranquil corner of Warwickshire. The reason? The seventh Final of the British Horse Society (BHS) Equitation Competition, sponsored by the Elise Pilkington Trust.

Children qualified for the competition at BHS Approved Riding Establishments, including one centre in Hong Kong! To be eligible for the competition, children had to be riding school clients who did not own a horse or pony. Success at the qualifiers earned them a place at the final, held at Warwickshire College, in either the 13 years and under, or 17 years and under class. Please click here for further details

(C) by Cristy Cumberworth.
New Olympic Format CIC** and New Fences at Colorado’s Two-Star Three-Day Event
Parker, CO – The Colorado Horse Park will again be the site of the region’s only Two-Star Three Day Event May 27-30. High Prairie Farms Three-Day Event and Horse Trials has been expanded to include the new Olympic format CIC** International Intermediate Horse Trials as well as the Area IX Young Riders’ Team Challenge. In addition, CCI One and Two-Star, Intermediate, Preliminary and Training divisions are offered. Riders are expected from Germany, Canada and Mexico as well as from around the United States.
“We are thrilled with last year’s success,” said event organizer Chris Eaves. “For this year, we are looking forward to an expanded cross-country course with several new fences that should be fun for the riders and spectators.”
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Photo Credit: Ann L. Pringle
Colorado Horse Park to Host National Combined Driving Championship For Second Consecutive YearParker, CO – The Colorado Horse Park will again host the U. S. Equestrian National Combined Driving Singles Championship August 27 – 29. This prestigious event attracts drivers from around the United States, Canada and Mexico. They will compete for the national title as well as for awards in advanced, intermediate and preliminary divisions. In 2003, the Colorado Horse Park was honored when the facility was chosen to hold the Championship—the first time the event had ever been held west of the Mississippi.
“We were extremely pleased to host the National Championships last year,” said event organizer Deborah Terry. “And even more thrilled that we were once again chosen to hold the event. The Colorado Horse Park is looking forward to providing a top notch marathon course and facility for the nation’s best drivers.” The Colorado Horse Park has been home to many other national and international events, including the North American Young Riders Championships.
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Belgium - The Netherlands - Switzerland : the winning tiercé !
Till saturday, France was dominating the competition by winning 5 classes among the 6 of the programme. Our european neighbors caught up with themself on Sunday, despite rain and wind. Belgium, The Netherlands and finally Switzerland were definitively the best.
It had started so well… Five victories among six possible, the score was great for the French team trained by Marcel Delestre, the national Chef d'équipe, who preferred not to be too trustful in the potential of his team faced to the best European riders. During all the day, rain and wind came and swept the Grand Parquet. Despite it, all the riders played the game, and tried to outdo each other in skill with a delicate ground.
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Polo Royalty Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of U.S. Open In Style At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Polo royalty partied all night at the annual U.S. Open Polo Ball, the equestrian social season finale at the Grand Marquee overlooking the majestic stadium field at the new International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The sold-out, glamorous black-tie gala celebrated the 100th anniversary of the most prestigious polo tournament in the United States. Colorful tiered imitation birthday cakes adorned each table as centerpieces. A Marilyn Monroe impersonator sang a husky rendition of Happy Birthday to the guests and concluded her performance by sitting on the lap of Jack Shelton, Chairman of the USPA, much to the delight of the crowd. Please click here for further details
Polo Season Ends With Style At Fabulous Finale Of Stanford Financial Group - U.S. Open Polo Championships At International Polo Club Palm Beach
The inaugural high-goal polo season at International Polo Club Palm Beach combined pomp and circumstance, and culminated with the championship match of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo tournament before a packed house of 6,896 spectators.
The season finale was all about polo as John Goodman’s Isla Carroll team scored eight consecutive goals en route to a 10-6 victory over Peter Brant’s White Birch team. Pancho Bensadon scored eight goals to lead Isla Carroll. Hall of Famer Memo Gracida of Isla Carroll won his 16th U.S. Open title, more than anyone else in the history of the sport. Please click here for further details
Bensadon Leads Isla Carroll Over White Birch 10-6 To Capture Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championships At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON – Sentimental favorite Isla Carroll, led by Hall of Famer Memo Gracida, scored eight consecutive goals en route to a 10-6 victory over White Birch in the championship match of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship in front of 6,896 spectators at International Polo Club Palm Beach on Sunday.
It was the 16th U.S. Open championship for the 47-year-old Gracida, whose handicap was lowered to 9 goals at the beginning of the 2004 season after more than 20 years as a 10-goaler. His first title was in 1977 with Retama. His 15th U.S. Open crown was in 1997 with Isla Carroll. It was his experience that provided leadership for Isla Carroll. Please click here for further details

Marshall Takes Pioltello Grand Prix In Style
Ireland's Harry Marshall was the emphatic winner of today's (Sunday's) 25,000 euro Grand Prix at Pioltello, Italy, with his own horse Splendido.
The enduring pairing produced the only sub-40-second jump-off clear round to take first place by well over two seconds from nearest rival Jean Claude Vangeenberghe of Belgium on Osta Rugs Tresor.
David Quigley put in the second fastest time in the jump-off round but incurred four faults on Ashdale Futuro to finish a creditable eight overall.
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News Headlines 19th April 2004

Isla Carroll, White Birch Ready Themselves For Title Game Of Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Sentimental favorite Isla Carroll and perennial powerhouse White Birch held light workouts and team meetings Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s 3 p.m. final of the historic Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Pancho Bensadon scored eight goals to lead Isla Carroll past 2003 finalist Lechuza 12-11 and 10-goaler Mariano Aguerre scored on a short forehand 35 seconds into overtime to lift three-time finalist White Birch over Catamount 13-12. Please click here for further details
Mundole Equestrian One Day Event 18-04-04
Some rain in the morning failed to dampen the enthusiasm for nearly 60 competitors who attended the Mundole Equestrian One day Event. The new course provided a lot of variety and challenges for Open to Mini competitors. Ruby Downie on Just Toby, the winner of the Mundole Winter Showjumping Series, was presented with her prize. Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Result: IJM Timberframe Grand Prix League - Clarke Wins Opener at Coilog
The new-founded partnership of Galway rider Olive Clarke and Hands Free swept into an early lead in the IJM Timberframe-sponsored Grand Prix League by taking the opening event at Coilog, Co. Kildare, this afternoon.
The 25 starters found Gerry Byrne's course more than a little tricky in the the mixed weather conditions, with only Clarke and Edward Little on Pulserate leaving everything intact after the opening round.
In the two-horse jump-off, Little steered Pulserate clear again, in a testing time of 34.84, but Clarke followed up by getting Hands Free clear and clocking-down a time that was over a second faster, taking first place and the League's first 10 point tally of the season.
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Show Jumping Result - Twomey 7th in Final of British Open Championship
The British Open Show Jumping Championship - Final International Jumping Competition
1) Arko 111; Nick Skelton (GBr)
2) Mr Springfield; Robert Smith (GBr)
3) Omar; Harry Smolders (Ned)
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Show Jumping Results - CSI-P/J/YR Moorsele Belgium 16 - 18 April 2004
CSI-P-A Competition No. 16 Grand Prix P-FEI 238.2.2
1) Reape's Pride; Melanie Vestergaard (Den), 2) View Spot On; Darragh Kenny (Irl), 3) Randel; Charel Spekenbrink (Ned)
CSI-J-A Competition No. 15, Accum.+Joker, FEI 269.1.2.3 and 5
1) Qrandelle vd Wellington; Odile Gierich (Bel), 2) Skovgaardens Chewan; Martin Bundgaard (Den), 3) Tell Which Trump; Darragh Kenny (Irl)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Piotello Italy 16-18 April 2004
Competition No 7 1m40 (art 238.2.2)
1) AK Kanselier; Ellen Whitaker (GBr), 2) Splendido; Harry Marshall (Irl), 3) Kastello; Giuseppe Rolli (Ita), 4) Ashdale Spirit; David Quigley (Irl)
Competition No 8 1m50 Accumulator (art 269.5 215)

1) Gold Du Talus; Willi Melliger (Sui), 2) Can Do; Paul Estermann (Sui), 3) Novesta; Gunnar Klettenberg (Est)
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Pony Show Jumping Results: CSIOP & CSIP Fontainbleu France 15-18 April 2004
Competition No 7, difficulte progressive, CSIP, (art 269)
1) Extie; Guillaume Ruant (Bel), 2) Balou; Stpheniee Brugmann (Ned), 3) Clonkill Blaze; Frank Curran (Irl)
Competition No. 8 CSIP GRAND PRIX
1) Chivas Regal; Stephanie Brugmann (Ned), 2) Western Wonder; David Simpson (Irl), 3) Gypsi De Taurou; Erika Chapuy (Fra)

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News Headlines 18th April 2004


"FERIA DEL CABALLO" (Annual Jerez Fair): May 9 - 16, 2004
Declared to be of International Touristic Interest, the "Feria del Caballo" is the most popular of local celebrations, with young and old involved, dancing Sevillanas and enjoying all the major attractions and most typical features of Jerez: horses, flamenco singing and dancing, sherry and all the gaiety, art and colour of Andalusia.
Along with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the Feria is also famous for its spectacular parade of dressage horses and horse-drawn carriages. Taking place in the middle of May, it lasts for a whole week and coincides with numerous equestrian competitions and Flamenco events.
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Award Winning CONQUER®Now Available in Powder Form
Lexington, KY—Award-winning CONQUER®, the original hyaluronic acid (HA) oral gel, is now available in handy powder form. Horse owners and trainers simply sprinkle a daily dose of CONQUER®on their horses’ feed. CONQUER®, from Kinetic Technologies, is one of the few joint supplements on the market that has been successfully clinically tested by veterinarians. It has quickly become a barn favorite among equestrians as diverse as racehorse trainers to recreational trail riders.
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Show Jumping Athlete Elliott Stone Heads to 2004 World Cup Final in Milan
Midland, Ontario – Show jumping athlete Elliott Stone is set to make his World Cup Final debut when the annual event is held April 21-25, 2004, in Milan, Italy.
Stone, 21, of Midland, ON, is one of two Canadian representatives invited to contest the 2004 World Cup Final and will compete alongside Canadian World Cup League winner, Ainsley Vince of Milton, ON. Stone will ride Freestyle, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by his father, Michael Stone.
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Kenny Excels Again In Belgium
Ireland's Darragh Kenny continued in excellent form at the Pony/Junior meeting in Moorsele, Belgium, today (Saturday). Yesterday the 15 year-old Offaly rider, who is Ireland's sole representative at the event, had secured one victory, and was placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the four events he contested. This morning Kenny opened his account for the day with another 3rd placing in the day's opening Junior event on Tell Which Trump, before steering Earls Golden Glory into a further 3rd spot in the first of today's Pony competitions. Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Result: CSI**** British Open Championships, Sheffield 15-18 April 2004
~ The British Open Show Jumping Championship Third Competition
1) Granie 5; Lesley McNaught (Sui), 2) Russel; Nick Skelton (GBr), 3) Blue Chip Quinton; Paul Barker (GBr)
The Meadowhall Classic, International Jumping Competition
1) Fresh Direct Glenwood Springs; Tim Stockdale (GBr), 2) Renzerin Vd Rampaarden; Michael Whitaker (GBr), 3) Gem Of India; John Whitaker (GBr)
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Armadillo Cowboy Club Free Online Non-Violent Arcade Interactive Video Game Builds Popularity with Online Gamers
Get Out Your Lasso Partners, the Wild West Animated Video Game will Rope You in…
April 07, 2004 - Point Roberts, WA, - Wild Heart Ranch, Inc., a publishing, entertainment and toy company is pleased to continue to offer the free online Internet video game “The Armadillo Cowboy Club” for avid gamers. The game is based on an original story, about three Armadillo Deputy heroes that capture criminal coyotes with slingshots firing bees as well as fast flying lassos. . Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Result: CS*** Pioltello Italy 15-18 April 2004
Prix No. 4, 1m50 against the clock, Art 238.2.1
1) Karondo V Schlhofch; Theo Muff (Sui), 2) Gatsby De Quinhon; Fabrice Lyon (Fra), 3) Cantus; Niklaus Schurtenberger (Sui)

International 1m40 Competition In Two Phases (274.5.2 )
1) SILVIO; Ales OPATRNY (CZE), 2) SPLENDIDO; Harry MARSHALL (IRL), 3) NIGHTLIFE; James WINGRAVE (GBR)
Giovani Cavalli ( 6/ 7 Years ) Competition Against the clock (238.2.1 )
1) PRINS IV; Niklaus SCHURTENBERGER (SUI), 2) GREENFIELD DEL BARONCIO; Filippo MOYERSOEN (ITA), 3) JERICHO DE LA VIE; Giuseppe ROLLI (ITA)
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Show Jumping Results: CSIOP & CSIP Fontainbleau France 15-18 April 2004
Competition Number 4, CSIP Table C (art 239)
1) Silverlea Skye; Anne Boulet (Fra), 2) Kantjes Allard; Guillaume Ruant (Bel), 3) Lou Vichot; Helen Du Clos (Fra)
Competition Number 5, CSIP Table A (art 238.2.1)
1) Joyau D'Argent; Sandy Castel Escoffier (Fra), 2) Holy Island Aluinn; Camille Fuzeau Thomas (Fra), 3) Silverlea Simply Red; Camille Jussiaux (Fra) Please click here for further details

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