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15th June 2002
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Samsung Nations Cup
CSIO HELSINKI, 13-16 June 2002 - Preview
The Samsung Nations Cup will take place on Saturday 15 First round starts at 12.00. Second round around 14 :30.
There will be eight teams participating : Belgium, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Russia and Estonia.
SAMSUNG NATIONS CUP CSIO LINZ (AUT) - Preview
The Nations Cup has just started, this Friday 14 at 14:00
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15th June 2002

Professional Farrier Organization Issues Warning To Horse Owners
Strasser Hoof Trim Method Far Too Risky To Recommend, Says Guild President Henry Heymering
WASHINGTON DC-In response to an anti-traditional hoofcare program advocated by German veterinarian Hiltrud Strasser, the Guild of Professional Farriers, an organization of advanced-level professional full-time farriers, is the first US horse health organization to caution horseowners about this program for the well-being of their horses.
"Strasser hoofcare" is currently being promoted in the United States and Canada through a network of seminars and via Internet discussion groups.
Guild president Henry Heymering issued a multiple-point statement in June outlining the potential dangers of the Strasser program, which is built on a naturalistic approach to horse management, but with unorthodox trimming of the feet.
The Strasser hoof trimming method has been the subject of equine welfare warnings in Great Britain from organizations such as the International League for the Protection of Horses, the Worshipful Company of Farriers, the Farriers Registration Council, and the Laminitis Clinic. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals became involved in one case where a horse was euthanized following unsuccessful trimming by a Strasser follower.
Heymering agrees with several points of the Strasser program, stating, "Barefoot is an ideal state for horses who can perform safely and soundly without shoes. I also agree that maximum turnout time is desirable for all horses. My disagreement with her method comes in the severity of the trim and the radical intentional misaligning of the hoof capsule compared to current professional farriery standards."
Heymering is most concerned that not only may the extreme trimming technique be dangerous, but that it is made considerably more dangerous when done by untrained owners or even Strasser-certified trimmers, if they have less that three or four years of experience applying the method.
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15th June 2002

Ireland Fourth In Linz Nations Cup
The water jump caused many riders a problem in today's Nations Cup competition at Linz, Austria, but none more so than Ireland's Lt. David O'Brien, whose Boherdeal Clover had two refusals at the jump, and was eliminated.
In the first round, 24 out of 50 horses had a foot in the water jump, and in the second round it also caught Cian O'Connor's Waterford Crystal, whose heel touched the tape, spoiling what was otherwise a perfect round.
Chef d'Equipe Lt. Gerry Mullins saud : << I have never seen Waterford Crystal jump better in his career, and it was a shame that the water spoiled what would have been a classic double clear for Cian. Lt. David O'Brien was most unfortunate, having won the speed class this morning, and then picking up two refusals in the Nations Cup. I also think that Denis Coakley and Obos Quality deserve praise for their performance. As relative newcomers to the pressure of Nations Cups, they did very well indeed.>>
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15th June 2002

Ward Has A Good Day at the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
DARIEN, CT – June 13, 2002 – McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, rode Peter, owned by Ward and Harry Gill, to win the $1500 Brooks Community Newspaper Preliminary Jumper Class at the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show in Darien, CT. Ward beat out 20 other entries to win the class.
Ward also placed 4th on Flier, owned by Ward and Gill and 6th on his mount Acapulco. Ward won the 2001 Ox Ridge Grand Prix and will defend his title on Sunday.
The highlight of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show is the $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix which will be held on Sunday, June 16 at 1:00 pm. The Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show is one of the nation’s most prestigious competitions, drawing approximately 1300 horses this year.
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15th June 2002

Ireland Faces Tough Trial At Linz Nations Cup Today
THE IRISH SHOW JUMPING TEAM OF Denis Coakley, Lt. Shane Carey Lt. David O¹Brien and Cian O¹Connor take on 13 other countries today (Friday) at the Samsung Nations Cup in Linz, Austria.
Currently lying Seventh in the Nations Cup rankings after a Third in Poznan, Poland, last weekend, moved them up one place, the Irish team will be hoping for a Top Three place again if they are to have any chance of winning the Nations Cup League, as they did in the 99/2000 Season.
Chef d'Equipe, Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins, said from Linz this morning: << It will be a tough one. It¹s a very big track, and there are crack teams here from Britain, France, Germany and Italy. We will be up against it.>>
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15th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Balve, Germany, 14-16 June 2002
SAUERLAND-PREIS, Two-Phase Competition
1) Tamina 64; Malin Baryard (SWE), 2) Sambo 15; Christian Ahlmann (GER), 3) Duke of Lando; Jessica Kurten (IRL)
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15th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSIO Linz Austria 13-16 June 2002
TOYOTA Mitterbauer Prize 145cms Speed
1
) Lismore Clover; Lt. David O'Brien (IRL), 2) Remus Racing 2; Anton Martin Bauer (AUT), 3) Ragazzo 39; Markus Renzel (GER)
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14th June 2002
United States Equestrian Team Announces Eventing Short List For The 2002 World Equestrian Games
Gladstone, NJ—June 13, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the horses and riders named to the short list for the Eventing World Championships to be held at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, September 11-22.
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14th June 2002
Two for Three: Competing in Dressage Championships Brings Added Bonus
HUNTINGTON, NY—June 13, 2002—It’s an offer that’s hard to refuse: compete in two classes in the upcoming schooling show and the third class is free! Then you read the fine print. The third class—for free—is a challenge for sighted riders to perform the same dressage test as blind visually impaired and physically disabled riders who are participating in the first-of-its kind competition.
The competition will be held July 9-13 at Willow Tree Farm at Caumsett State Historic Park in Huntington, NY.
"Few have accepted ‘The Able Challenge,’ that we are offering" says Denise Avolio, chairman of the organizing committee for the Inner Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability. "Riders don’t have to be blindfolded or impaired in any way. They just have to ride the test, but few accept the challenge."
Avolio is determined to change misconceptions: physically challenged people are able and capable. "There is a misconception that people with disabilities aren't as capable. ‘The Able Challenge’ is a fun attempt to bring awareness to the challenges and determination of people with physical disabilities."
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14th June 2002
USET Announces Dressage Short List For World Equestrian Games
Gladstone, NJ—June 13, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the list of horses and riders for the Dressage World Championships at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Jerez, Spain in September. The list was named following selection trials at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ, June 1-2 and 8-9.
The five riders and horses that will go to Europe for further training before the WEG in September are: Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, and Brentina, owned by Parry and Peggy Thomas; Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA, with Nikolaus 7, owned by Dick and Jane Brown; Sue Blinks of Wellington, FL, and Flim Flam, owned by Fritz Kundrun and Dressage Sponsor Corporation; Lisa Wilcox of Thousand Oaks, CA, with Relevant, owned by Gundula Vorwerk and Dr. Claus Crone-Munzebrock; and Christine Traurig of Carlsbad, CA, with Etienne, owned by Kelly Trierweiler.
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14th June 2002
Dressage Result: - Achleiten CDI*** Austria - 13th June 2002
International Dressage Competition, Klasse: S Intermediare II - 13/6/2002
1.EGALITE;Nina STADLINGER (AUT), 2.WILLIBALD'S CANDIDAT;Peter GMOSER (AUT), 3.DOUGLAS DORSEY;W BECHTOLDSHEIMER (GBR)
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14th June 2002

North American League Boosts Prize Money for Finals at Harrisburg
Annville, PA—June 13, 2002—Riders now have even more reason to try to qualify for the North American League (NAL) Finals, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October.
The NAL has increased the prize money for the Children’s Hunter, Adult Hunter, and Children’s Jumper Finals to $10,000 for each division. The NAL Pony Jumper Final has been increased to $5,000. This is a one hundred percent increase in all four divisions. The prize money for the Adult Jumper Final and the Open Jumper Speed Final will remain the same as for 2001, $10,000 for the Adult Jumper Final and $25,000 for the Open Jumper Speed Final.
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14th June 2002

Kappler Wins On Opening Day at the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
DARIEN, CT – June 12, 2002 – Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, piloted Stuart, owned by Amy Van Houten of Chatham, NJ, to win the Reuters $1000 Preliminary Jumper Class at the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show in Darien, CT. There were 55 entries in the class and 21 in the jump-off.
Kappler was named USET Athlete of the Month in February 2002 following his string of top-ranked rides during the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival in West Palm Beach, FL.
Finishing in second place was McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, riding his mount, Éclair. Ward won the 2001 Ox Ridge Grand Prix and will be defending his title this year
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14th June 2002

Countdown to the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 13, 2002—The 12th annual Bayer/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, returns to the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ, June 20 – 23. It is the only event in the country to showcase five equestrian disciplines at the international level with the nation’s best horses competing for championship titles in show jumping, dressage, combined driving, endurance, and reining.
Also at this year’s Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, the equestrian sport of vaulting will be featured with a world-class demonstration. Fans will have a first-hand look at some of the young vaulters who compete in the newest USET discipline. Vaulting will be one of the seven disciplines to hold World Championships at the World Equestrian Games in Spain this September.

One of the headline competitions at the Festival is the $75,000 USET Reining Championship, presented by Bayer, that will serve this year as the final selection trial to pick the U.S. team for the first-ever Reining World Championship to take place at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in September.
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14th June 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A BALVE, GERMANY, 14-16 JUNE, 2002
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13th June 2002
The British Horse Society
BHS Alerts Horsebox Owners
The British Horse Society is alerting horsebox owners that tachographs, where fitted, will now be checked at the annual MOT in line with new regulations which came into force on 1 April. This will happen even where the horsebox is privately owned. It will not apply to older vehicles where there is a separate speedometer.
Prior to the test, horsebox owners will need to have the tachograph checked to ensure that it was initially calibrated and tested when the horsebox was new. If it has been disconnected for some reason (for the fitting of a new clutch for instance), then in order for the lorry to pass its MOT it will have to be recalibrated and sealed. If the vehicle is used for hire and reward, the tachograph check at the annual test will ensure that the vehicle complies with the current regulations.
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13th June 2002
A Host of Fun for all the Family
ILPH Summer Show, Hall Farm, Snetterton, Saturday 22 June
The Good News is that there is free entry to the showground at the ILPH Summer Show again this year and there is the possibility of winning £5,000 in the Grand Summer Draw as well !
One of the principle attractions in the main arena will be the daring stunt riding team, the 'Horsemen of the Apocalypse' who were so popular last year. They have featured in numerous television programmes and films, including 'Sharpe', Sleepy Hollow', 'Merlin' and 'Jason and the Argonauts' to name but a few.
Following on the Horsemen's heels come the Shetland Pony Grand National who, with their little jockeys, will be thrilling the crowds racing around the arena as fast as their short legs will carry them.
Other attractions appearing in the main arena include displays by the Kings Troop, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Banham Birds of Prey and the West Yorkshire Mounted Police - as well as the draw for the £5,000 raffle winner and a parade of ILPH horses !
There will be trade stands, a kiddies' play area, refreshments and a Bric a Brac stall and a Tombola that is second to none, with numerous prizes and items generously donated by local businesses and ILPH supporters. Saddles, bridles, rugs, riding gear and bits and pieces can all be found on the second hand tack stall, all at knock down prices !
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13th June 2002
The British Horse Society
BHS Membership Keeps On Growing
Membership of the British Horse Society continues to grow, and at 57,434, is higher now than at any time since the competitive disciplines of eventing, dressage and endurance left the BHS to go it alone in 1997.
Kay Driver BHS chief executive said: "The increase in membership is evidence that people recognise the BHS as the one body working for ordinary riders and horse owners, and campaigning for all their needs. It is really encouraging that more and more people are joining. If you are a rider we need your support."
Riders are becoming increasingly concerned about the problems of riding on the roads and the BHS is the only organisation actively working to get the message over to motorists to pass horses wide and slow and to treat riders with consideration. It is thanks to the BHS that there are now ads on TV which illustrate the problem graphically. Riders and carriage drivers need more off road routes and in the past 10 years the BHS has opened up hundreds of miles of new bridleways and byways.
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13th June 2002

Olympic Veterans Expected to Compete at 2002 Lake Placid Horse Shows
Lake Placid, NY – June 12, 2002 – Margie Goldstein-Engle, Nona Garson, Leslie Howard, and McLain Ward head an impressive list of riders expected to compete in the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $50,000 I Love New York Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6.
The two American Grandprix Association (AGA) Series events will headline two weeks of world-class equestrian competition in the heart of the Adirondacks when the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows return to the North Elba Showgrounds, June 26 – July 7.
Engle, of Wellington, FL, was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team in Sydney. She became only the third rider ever to sweep both the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid and the $50,000 I Love New York Grand Prix in the same year in 2001. Leslie Howard seized both titles in 1985 and 1989, and Debbie Dolan-Sweeney won both events in 1995.
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13th June 2002

Riders Across The Country Battle For Top Positions In North American League Standings
Annville, PA—June 12, 2002—Riders across the country are vying for their chance to qualify for the North American League (NAL) Finals, which will be held in October at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA.
NAL Series classes for the six divisions—Children’s Hunter, Adult Hunter, Children’s Jumper, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Open Jumper—are held at hundreds of horse shows across the United States and Canada and the 2002 season runs from September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002.
The months of May and June were a busy time for riders in the six NAL divisions. In some division standings riders maintained their leads: in other divisions riders moved up to the top.
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13th June 2002

The Story of War Admiral: Triple Crown Winner, Champion Sire, and Man o’ War’s Most Distinguished Son
Lexington, KYJune 17, 2002 Eclipse Press announces the publication of War Admiral, the seventeenth title in the Thoroughbred Legends series.
Only one son of the immortal Man o’ War approached his sire in greatness: War Admiral. In 1937, War Admiral swept the Triple Crown races, showing his courage in the Belmont Stakes in which he ran with a badly cut foot. Although the smallish brown colt did not resemble his imposing chestnut sire, War Admiral matched Man o’ War in racing mettle. He was a champion and a Horse of the Year.
Author Edward L. Bowen, biographer of Man o’ War, chronicles the exploits of War Admiral, including his historic battle with the great Seabiscuit. War Admiral raced until the age of five, then was retired to owner Samuel D. Riddle’s farm in Kentucky. There, he distinguished himself as a stallion, siring Horse of the Year Busher and other champions.
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12th June 2002

South Essex Trailblazers Entries Up By 20 per cent
More PSOA centres opt for championship list
At least 24,000 riders will have competed in qualifying classes by the time the national South Essex Insurance Brokers Trailblazers showjumping and dressage championships are held in September.
Norman Bargh, spokesman for the organisers, the Permanent Show Organisers Association (PSOA), said: "We estimated that there were about 20,000 entries in qualifying rounds last year, which is only 10 per cent of the estimated 200,000 unaffiliated riders in the country. This year, our members - who run permanent show centres - are reporting that entries this season show a 20 per cent increase."
The competition, part of the extensive sponsorship programme financed by South Essex Insurance Brokers, is designed to provide both an introduction to showjumping and dressage competition and to give unaffiliated riders a well run, national championship to aim for. In qualifying rounds, dressage classes are at Preliminary, Novice and Elementary levels and showjumping over 75cms, 85cms, 95cms and 1.05m obstacles for both seniors and juniors, with seniors strictly limited to rides at a minimum 14.2hh.
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12th June 2002
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12th June 2002


News from The Equine Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario

WEB UPDATES
Some recent postings on the website include our new home page; a summary of research in 2001 funded by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association; and a summary of 22 projects funded in 2002.
DAY AT THE RACES
November 3rd is the date of the annual “Day at the Races” fundraiser for equine research.
NEW OWNER FORUM AUG. 20&21
A in-depth one-day conference, followed by a halfday golf tournament with racing personalities, is targeting harness racing enthusiasts who are seeking information on how to become more involved in the sport.
MARK HURTIG
The Nutraceutical Alliance (NA) hosted its third annual symposium in May with an excellent array of speakers addressing topics ranging from hard science to social and political issues surrounding the growing trend in natural health products for animals. Dr. Mark Hurtig of Clinical Studies at the University of Guelph is part of a team of researchers working in the Arthritis Network. Dr. Hurtig presented current research on the efficacy of MSM as a feed additive for performance horses at the NA Symposium in May.

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12th June 2002
USA Equestrian
Additional Documents Available Regarding Hearing Report
The USA Equestrian Officers response to the United States Olympic Committee Hearing Report and USA Equestrian President, Alan F. Balch's report to the Board of Directors, Board of Governors of the National Hunter/Jumper Council, National Western Council and Zone Committees regarding the USOC Hearing Report.
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12th June 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Officers Issue Response To USOC Hearing Report
The officers of USA Equestrian, the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, met Monday, June 10, 2002, and issued the following joint statement upon a preliminary review of the recent report made by a hearing panel to the United States Olympic Committee.
For over 80 years, USA Equestrian has served as the governing body for equestrian sport in America. To encourage broad participation in equestrian sports, in order to field the highest quality representation of our country possible in international competition, we have always pursued three primary goals:
* Decision-making that is inclusive, transparent and open to the public.
* Sound management of financial resources.
* Competition that is open, fair, and above reproach, protective of the welfare of horses.
Everything that we do going forward will continue to focus on these objectives.
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12th June 2002
Walter at model show
Not once, but twice!
Walter, a real live horse, has been invited to attend the West Coast Model Horse Collector's Jamboree and introduce his own model likeness.
Humbly, he has accepted.
The Jamboree, in it's 11th year, will be held from August 16 to 18 at Fairplex Building Five in Pomona, California, and will attract model horse collectors from all over the country as well as Europe and Asia. Last year Walter was selected by Jamboree officials as a new model horse because he had just "written" a book, Walter Spills The Oats." Since the book is still selling very well, Sheryl Leisure, show producer and sculptress of Walter's model, thought he should have a second appearance so show goers could see first hand how much the model resembles the live horse.
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12th June 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CCI*** LUHMUHLEN GERMANY 13-16 JUNE 2002, CSI-A CANNES FRANCE 13-15 JUNE 2002, CSI-A NORTEN HARDENBERG GERMANY 20-23 JUNE 2002, CSI-A CINZANO ITALY 21-23 JUNE 2002, CSI-B KERZERS SWITZERLAND 28-30 JUNE 2002, CSIOP FREUDENBERG GERMANY 21-23 JUNE 2002, CHIO AACHEN GERMANY 25-30 JUNE 2002, CSIP LANAKEN BELGIUM 4-7 JULY 2002, CDI-J/YR LANAKEN BELGIUM 4-7 JULY 2002
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11th June 2002
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11th June 2002

Loyal Supporters make Charity Ride a Great Success
The ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) charity ride through the Elveden Estate, Nr Thetford, Norfolk on Sunday 9 June, raised £1,454 thanks to the support of riders from all over East Anglia.
118 riders, and several parents leading children's ponies, took advantage of the chance to ride on grassy tracks and estate roads through private countryside while raising money for the Norfolk based charity at the same time.
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11th June 2002
Condios Places in Two 1.40 Classes at CSI-Altenhof
At the CSI-Altenhof (Germany) over the weekend of 8 - 9 June, Morningside Stud's stallion Condios placed in two 1.40 metre classes. In one class, Condios placed 14th in a field of 88 starters; in the second class, Condios placed 4th in a field of 84 starters. Both placings earned Condios prize money.
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11th June 2002

USOC Hearing Panel Recommends NGB Status of USA Equestrian Be Revoked
USET Acknowledged As De Facto Joint NGB For Last 50 Years
Gladstone, NJ—June 10, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is pleased to report that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Hearing Panel reviewing the status of USA Equestrian (USAE), formerly the AHSA, as the National Governing Body (NGB) for equestrian sport has determined that the USET has been, and is, primarily responsible for governing the international equestrian programs for the United States.
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11th June 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Announces Availability of Documents
The transcript of the formal, public hearing on the National Governing Body status, held Saturday, October 13 - 15, 2001 in Austin, Texas, along with the United States Olympic Committee Hearing Panel Report and Recommendation issued June 7, 2002, are available on the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/EquestrianGovernance/ .
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11th June 2002

A Horse News of a Different Color - Announcing the Launch of Canter Magazine
San Jose, CA--June 6, 2002--A new magazine aimed at horse owners and horse enthusiasts is set to launch this summer. Subtitled "The Literary Journal for Horse People," Canter Magazine takes a completely different look at horses and our centuries-old relationship with them.
Instead of emphasizing practical and how-to subjects, Canter focuses on the history, art, and culture of horses and the equestrian lifestyle.
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11th June 2002
GM Debate Clouded By Fields Of Gold Programme
The NFU today condemned the Fields of Gold programme broadcast on BBC1 at the weekend, saying it would only serve to further cloud serious and balanced debate on the complex issue of genetic modification. Expressing his concern at the two-part thriller screened on Saturday and Sunday, NFU President Ben Gill said he feared it would leave the public needlessly confused and scared.
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10th June 2002
Brentina Wins Grand Prix, Takes Lead in WEG Trials
By Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore
June 8, 2002, Gladstone, NJ--Despite Brentina's breaking out into hives just two hours before her ride time, Debbie McDonald and the Hanoverian mare took the gold medal in the second Grand Prix of the selection trials for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) dressage team. "I was very emotional at the end of the test," said McDonald after her second win during the trials with a 71.28 percent. She went into the test riding a little conservatively, looking for a strong, clean performance. McDonald said that even though the mare wasn't feeling 100 percent, "she really came through for me." Her scores moved her into first place over Sue Blinks and Flim Flam in the overall standings, with Sunday's freestyle score to count for the final 15 percent.
Christine Traurig and Etienne took second with 69.96 percent. "I was really happy with him," she said. "I couldn't have asked for more." Traurig didn't expect to be in contention for a team spot since they came into the trials toward the bottom of the qualifying list. "I just wanted to ride a consistent test and do a good job," she said. The pair kept their fourth place standings overall.
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10th June 2002
www.yourgifthorse.com Presents the horse in Art & Gifts
A new UK company was launched successfully at Equus this April offering what will always be one of the largest diverse online catalogues full of presents and gift ideas because many of the items for sale are totally unique artists work, perhaps antique stock pins, or sourced from different parts of the world. From toys with hand made suede and leather hobby horses, to books and cards, to jewellery including a huge range of stock pins, sculptures and lamps. You will even find jokey Welsh chocolate sweets and if you only want a card or two there is no standard P&P so it won't cost you a fortune !
From an arts & crafts background combined with a love of horses this site is much more than a shop, other artists are positively encouraged to join and display their talents. For example at Hickstead Sally Reece will be working on the stand for two days creating beautiful horses from lumps of grey clay!
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10th June 2002
Three Day Eventing Results: CCI*** Bramham England 6-9 June 2002
FINAL RESULT AFTER DAY FOUR - SHOW JUMPING, Sunday, June 10, 2002
1) WALK ON STAR; Pippa Funnell (GBR), 2) THE BUSKER; Jeanette Brakewell (GBR), 3) ROBIN DES BOIS; Sara Algotsson (SWE)
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10th June 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSIO Poznan, Poland 6-9 June 2002
SAMSUNG NATIONS CUP, Sunday, June 9, 2002
1) GERMANY, 2) ITALY; 3) IRELAND; 4) NETHERLANDS
11 Nations competed
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10th June 2002

USET Dressage Short List Selected For The World Equestrian Games
Gladstone, NJ—June 9, 2002—The short list to determine the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Dressage squad for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Jerez, Spain was named today. The five riders and horses that will go to Europe for further training before competing in the WEG in September are: Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, and Brentina, owned by Parry and Peggy Thomas; Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA, with Nikolaus 7, owned by Dick and Jane Brown; Sue Blinks of Wellington, FL, and Flim Flam, owned by owned by Fritz Kundrun and Dressage Sponsor Corporation; Lisa Wilcox of Thousand Oaks, CA, with Relevant, owned by Gundula Vorwerk and Dr. Claus Crone-Munzebrock; and Christine Traurig of Carlsbad, CA, with Etienne, owned by Kelly Trierweiler. Steffen Peters of Escondido, CA, with Grandeur, owned by Robert and Lila Kommerstadt actually qualified in sixth place but removed themselves from the selection process leaving five riders to vie for the U.S. team.
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10th June 2002
O'Leary's Irish Diamond is Modified Open Champion
June 7, 2002 Albuquerque New Mexico.
The Irish Draught Stallion O'Leary's Irish Diamond continued his winning ways in show jumping by winning the Sandia Classic Modified Open Championship. Since starting training in jumping with international grand prix rider Rob Gage, last December, the stallion has impressed many with his nearly perfect jumping form. "Irish" won the first two classes of the competition insuring a championship. He was the only horse to have clear opening rounds in the first two classes. By winning the first two classes he was assured of the championship and did not jump in the third competition.
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10th June 2002
Irish Riders 5th & 6th In Intermediare Kur
Lipica CDI*** Slovenia - 9th June 2002
Irish international riders Heike Holstein and Judy Reynolds were in the money once again on the final day of the CDI*** in Lipica, Slovenia.
Reynolds put in her best performance of the week when placing 5th in the Intermediare 1 Kur (Freestyle to Music) with a score of 64.82% on the Danish bred gelding Saturday Night. Holstein placed 6th with the 10 year old mare Burgfraulein on a score of 64.56% despite her mount spooking at the television cameras which were placed in very close proximity to the arena.
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10th June 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSIO Poznan, Poland 6-9 June 2002
Class No 10, BNP Paribas Prize 150cms
1) Dream Point Clover; Denis Coakley (IRL), 2) Aphrodite 83; Jesper Kristensen (DEN), 3) Lambaro; Josef Schwarz jr (AUT)
Class No 4, Two phases 140cm
1) Brokers Animal; Tony Andre Hansen (NOR), 2) Hombre dOz; Walter Gabathuler (SUI), 3) Tinka's Girl; Cian O'Connor (IRL)
Class No 9, 140 cm
1) Semsaladem; Stefan Corten (BEL), 2) Thank You; Claudia Gisler (SUI), 3) Tinka's Girl; Cian O'Connor (IRL)
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9th June 2002

Horse Racing Personalities Join Support for Charity Ride
Jockeys, trainers and media personalities alike have come out in support of a long distance charity ride this summer to raise awareness of the slaughter horse transportation traffic across Europe.

Richard Pitman, Carl Llewellyn, Clare Balding, Jonjo O'Neil, Terry Biddlecombe, Henrietta Knight, John Francome, Richard Dunwoody, and Graham Thorner have all added their names to a growing list of personalities from the field of entertainment and the horse world supporting the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Transportation Awareness Ride from Scotland to Westminster this summer.
"We are fortunate in the UK that regulations governing the transportation of horses, and indeed all animals, for slaughter are enforced. This sadly is not the case on the continent and many equines suffer unnecessarily, travelling for days without stopping for rest, food or water.
"We fully support the work of the ILPH in trying to see the same standards on slaughter horse transportation that are in operation in this country, applied in mainland Europe, with the eventual aim of stopping the live traffic altogether," they commented.
In addition Richard Dunwoody, Clare Balding and Graham Thorner are all hoping to join the ride on horseback at some point over its 6 week duration.
Adds John McCririck, of Channel 4 Racing, "We should all back the ILPH's initiative to stop the live traffic of horses for slaughter in Europe - no horse ought to suffer appalling transportation conditions particularly on its final journey."
Full details on the Ride can be obtained by calling 0870 366 6910. Those wishing to offer their support in any way can call 0870 908 1927 where they will be able to leave a message.
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9th June 2002
The Spanish Horse
Made for & by a King, King Philip II in 1567
We are pleased to announce that the long awaited 3rd edition of Juan Carlos Altamirano's "The History and Origins of the Spanish Horse" is now available.
This book will silence the loud and patient crys for a translated format. Non Spanish speakers will now have the opportunity to read and relish the information gleaned from Sr. Altamirano's patient and intense study of the origin of the Spanish Horse as this edition is bilingual - Spanish / English.
This edition, following the author's tradition of outstanding quality and presentation contains more than 100 pictures of Spanish Horses taken by some of the best photographers in the world.
The spanish press considered and proclaimed the first edition of this book to be a classic and has described it as; of genius, revolutionary, magnificent, extraordinary, a revelation etc the press, radio and television and equine journals, magazines and associations throughout the world of the Spanish Horse, have done extensive reviews and commentaries as well.
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9th June 2002

Irish Rider Wins Grand Prix Special - Lipica CDI*** Slovenia 8th June 2002
Irish international rider Heike Holstein won the Grand Prix Special class with Welt Adel at the Lipica CDI*** in Slovenia this afternoon. (Saturday 8th June 2002).
Speaking from the Lipica showgrounds a delighted Holstein stated that she was thrilled with the performance of her imposing 18 hh chestnut gelding Welt Adel (also known as "Tiny") as this was his first outing in a Grand Prix Special. Heike scored 66.12% to beat Russian rider Pavel Volkov and Manhatten with Philippe Jorissen and Forrester of Belgium in 3rd place.
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9th June 2002
Irish Riders 3rd & 6th In Intermediare 1
Dressage - Lipica CDI*** Slovenia - 8th June 2002
Irish riders Heike Holstein and Judy Reynolds continued their good run of form at the Lipica CDI*** in Slovenia today (Saturday 8th June 2002) by placing 3rd and 6th respectively in the Intermediare 1 class.
Senior rider Heike Holstein scored 64.75% with Burgfraulein to place third behind Barabara Peter of Germany and Austrian Mag Karl Kuprian. Young rider Judy Reynolds from Naas, Co Kildare placed sixth with her Danish bred gelding Saturday Night. Reynolds achievement is all the more remarkable as she sat her final university exams in Ireland only last Saturday and this was followed by a quick celebration of her twenty first birthday before flying out on Monday to join up with Heike Holstein. Reynolds is aiming to represent Ireland at the European Young Riders Dressage Championships next month.
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9th June 2002
SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
Telephone 0114 2964152
Fax 0114 2964060
Ifor Williams HB 505 blue trailer, in mint condition, Stolen from Thurlstone, Barnsley between 03/04.06.02
Synthetic black GP saddle, Brown leather saddle, Black synthetic Bridle, Brown leather bridle , English black leather Harness, Stolen between 31st May and 1st June 2002
Brown GP saddle, Stolen from Wortley area of Barnsley on 24th May 2002

Ifor Williams, Stolen from High Green area of Sheffield between 21/22.05.02

Ifor Williams, Stolen from Midhopestones on 21st May 2002
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9th June 2002
The Know and Go Series
Good conformation-as defined by almost everyone-is often times not exactly what you want in your performance horse.
"The best conformation," says Don Blazer in his newest Know and Go Series e-booklet "is the conformation which gets you the performance you want. And good conformation by the usual standards may not get the job done."
Blazer explains the standards of conformation established by most breed associations are related to the horse's efficiency of movement and not to specific performances.
"Yes," Blazer agrees, "what is called good conformation also has a direct bearing on soundness in most cases. But soundness and efficiency of movement may not be the most desirable traits for specific performances," Blazer points out. "Today's winning western pleasure horse is not the epitome of soundness and efficient movement. And the best conformation for a gaited horse is not the best conformation for a jumper."
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9th June 2002
Upcoming Events At The College E.C.
The College E C
Church Road, Keysoe, Bedford
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