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22nd June 2002

Generous Wedding Gift to Help Horses in Need
John and Dilla Patrick, of the Argyll Riding Centre, have very generously donated £480, collected in lieu of wedding presents and at Dilla's hen night, to the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses).

Dilla, who has been involved in horses all her life competing in showing, show jumping and eventing, rode her horse out to the ceremony on the tiny island of Eilean Dubh on Loch Fyne, Inverary at low tide on 11 May.
Says John, a life member of the ILPH, who fulfilled his lifelong ambition in February last year by taking over the Argyll Riding Centre, "We would like to thank the guests for their contributions and their support for the charity."
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22nd June 2002

McLain Ward Wins $25,000 Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions Grand Prix at Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ- McLain Ward of Brewster, NY rode Viktor, the Dutch gelding he co-owns with Harry Gill, to the top of the $25,000 Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions Grand Prix presented by State Line Tack Friday at the Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions held at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.

Out of a starting field of 13 horse-and-rider combinations, six qualified for the jump-ff by riding clear in the first round. All six of the combinations in the jump-off went clear again so the final standings came down to the numbers on the clock. The first to go in the jump-off, Candice King, set the standard by going clear and fast with a time of 40.109 seconds. After King set the pace, the jump-off continued to get faster as Ward on his first mount, Rio, Nona Garson on Capital S, and Kim Frey on Conowara laid down fast trips.
The competition came down to the last two riders, Ward and Margie Engle, who currently sit at the number one and two positions respectively on the USET Computer List. The second to last rider to go, Engle, on Hidden Creek’s Perin, beat the previous riders’ times by over two seconds. Ward proved that he was up the challenge of going even faster and crossed through the timers a mere two- tenths of a second faster than Engle.
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22nd June 2002
USA Equestrian
Vaulting Committee Selects WEG Competitors
The USA Equestrian Vaulting Committee met on June 20, 2002 to review the scores of the vaulting teams and individual competitors applying to be a part of the United States Vaulting Team for the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. The Vaulting Committee selected three individual male vaulters, with one alternate, three individual female vaulters, with one alternate, and one team to represent the United States. These selections are pending final approval at the July 9, 2002 meeting of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors
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22nd June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Norten Hardenberg Germany 20-23 June 2002
Volksbank Gottingen Prize, International Jumping Competition 1.45 m.
1) CRAZY CHARLY; Franz BORMANN JUN (GER), 2) GAMBE 19; Markus MERSCHFORMANN (GER), 3) ROYALE BONHEUR; Jorg KREUTZMANN (GER), 4) AGROVORM'S LAGUNAS; Ben SCHRODER (NED), 5) CECILIA; Peter CHARLES (IRL)
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22nd June 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Approves 2003 Competition Date Applications
USA Equestrian announced today that the 2003 date renewal applications for December 2002 through November 2003 have been reviewed and the approval letters have been mailed to the competition contacts. We believe this to be the fastest turn-around time on date renewal applications in the history of the Federation.
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21st June 2002
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
20 June 2002

Executive Board Meeting
The Executive Board met on 12 June 2002 in London (GBR). Among the main topics discussed were the following: Central European Driving Challenge, Regional Championship of Central Asia ; CSI Event Categorisation ; Course Designer at the 2002 World Cup Final in Leipzig (GER); Dressage Rule Changes ; World Championship for Young Horses in Dressage – Verden ; 2002 Dressage Championship of the Americas
Berlin & Aarhus in World Cup Calendar for one more year
The Executive Board of the FEI decided to include Aarhus and Berlin in the FEI World Cup Calendar in the 2002 / 2003 season.
CIC World Cup Will Be Launched In August
The FEI has developed an Eventing World Cup based on CICs (One-Day Events) to commence 1st August 2002. The CIC World Cup is organized as on a Three-star level CIC competition, with three-star level qualifiers and a three-star level final.
FEI Children's International Jumping Competition Final
The 2002 Final of the FEI Children’s International Jumping Competition will take place in Brasilia (BRA) from 2 to 8 December 2002.
FEI Waldfried Euro Future Cup Final
The second Final of the FEI Waldfried Euro Future Cup will be held in Frankfurt (GER) from 12 to 15 December 2002. The FEI Walfdried Euro Future Cup is a Dressage Series aimed at Young Riders in Western and Central Europe which includes six events and a Final.
Samsung Nations Cup Preview
Germany is still in the lead of the Samsung Nations Cup Series with 51 points ahead of Belgium with 48 points. The Leading Horse is still Carling King (IRL) of Kevin Babington. Cian O’Connor (IRL) is now the Leading Rider with 9 points.
CSIO Ikast Replaced By CSIO Vilhelmsborg (Den)
Further to the cancellation of CSIO***/CDIO*** Ikast, the Danish CSIO***/CDI*** will be held in Vilhelmsborg – Aahrus, from 1 to 4 August.
In Memoriam
The Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein mourns the death of Hans Nicolaus Gilljam (GER) who passed away on 8 June 2002 at the age of 71. FEI Event Veterinarian Roger F. Johnson (GBR) passed away on 26 May 2002. Mr. Johnson was a Testing Vet in the FEI Medication Control Programme (MCP) for more than 10 years.
News From Russia
CDI ***, 4-6 July 2002, Moscow (RUS)
A CDI*** will take place in Moscow (RUS) from 4 through 6 July 2002. Riders representing Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine will participate in it. Anky van Grunsven (NED), European champion in 1999 and Olympic champion in Sydney 2000, Arjen Teeuwissen (NED), Lone Jorgensen (DEN) or Rudolf Zeilinger (GER), many time World and European championships, will be among the competitors.
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21st June 2002
San Patrignon

San Patrignano CSI-A (ITA)
Equestrian sport against drugs and social outcasting

Top riders to San Patrignano
The 6th CSI-A San Patrignano's International Jumping Show, which will take place from July 19 through 21, will have an extraordinarily rich participation of high-level riders. Top names of the worldwide equestrian have already confirmed their attendance and some national formations will compete with the full team which will participate to the World Championships in Jerez on next September.
Belgium will compete with Ludo Phlippaerts, European Champion and current n. 5 of the FEI world ranking, Jos Lansink (n°14) Marc Van Dijck (n°18); for the 'blues' of France Thierry Pomel, vice world-champion at the Weg '98, Michel Robert (n°26) e Hubert Bourdy (n°50). The Netherlands will present the Olympic Champion Jeroem Dubbeldam (n° 17) Eric Van Der Vleuten (n°36) and Emile Hendirix (n°40). For Switzerland Markus Fuchs (n°6) Willi Melliger (n°24) and, under the United Kingdom colors, three very well experienced riders: Michael Whitaker (n°12) Robert Smith e Tim Stockdale. Large and qualified also the Italian participation, with our top riders Jerry Smit (n°15) Roberto Arioldi (n°27) Gianni Govoni and a bunch of emerging young riders that the manager of the National Team, Duccio Bartalucci, will select on the basis of the technical and competitive programs of the Italian Federation. Lastly, for Ireland will be present Peter Charles (n°35), for Jordan the Princess Haya, who will renovate her participation this year too and, for the home-team, the "San Patrignano Jumping Team", the Spanish Fernando Fourcade, technical director of the community competitive activities.
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21st June 2002
Soft-Lunge™ For real feel while lunging
Rein-Aid Productions has expanded their product line to include the new Soft-Lunge™. The signature elastic backed by leather as seen in the Rein-Aid® elastic inserts and the Elasto-Rein® has been added to lunge lines. The elastic allows the handler a soft, yet precise connection through the lunge line. Acceptance and correct response to the bit begins on the lunge and Soft-Lunge™ encourages the horse to yield to the pressure of the lunge line without suddenly hitting the end of the line and being jerked.
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21st June 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian To Host NCAA Meeting
A conference to discuss the ongoing development of equestrian sport in the NCAA will be held at the USA Equestrian office in Lexington, Kentucky from June 26-28, 2002. An open forum with the Varsity Steering Committee will be held Friday, June 28, 2002 at 1:00 pm. This forum is open to any school interested in becoming a varsity sport with the NCAA.
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21st June 2002
Ride The Bend!!!
Post Oak Farm & Guest Ranch has received permission to offer fully catered weekend or mid-week trail rides for up to 10 guests on 5000 acres of the Baxter Ranch bordering the Colorado River at Bend, Texas.
Sign-ups for these rides will be taken on a first-come/first-served basis. Individuals, couples and groups are welcome, but riders must be 15 years of age or older. Because these rides are held on private property by special permission, all rides are fully catered. Guests with trailers equipped with sleeping quarters may elect to stay in their trailers, but the per person cost remains the same. All rides must be accompanied by a trail boss and wrangler.
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20th June 2002
The Search For Sponsorship
Is your horse business or association running a horse show, clinic or expo that you'd like to beef up?
Are you a competitor, trainer, or instructor looking for backing to perform to your potential?
Is your horse association or non-profit looking for more support in carrying out your mission?
Sponsorship is one way to bring new resources to these horse-related pursuits. Sponsorships can provide financial support, in-kind support (goods or services), and third party endorsement. Perhaps this sounds too good to be true. But the key to developing sponsors is to realize that it is mutual relationship. You benefit and the sponsor benefits. The sponsor can benefit in a variety of ways that include: increased exposure for their company or product to an attractive market; tax deduction if the event or organization is a 501-c-3 non-profit; increased good will for their business image; third party endorsement of their business or product.

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20th June 2002
Equine Research

New web-based course launches with over 60 students
The first module of the Equine Science Certificate, Equine Management, opened in May with over 60 students enrolled! This unique mode of learning offers the industry research-driven education in a multidimensional format. The course incorporates traditional text book learning with state-of-the-art web interaction. Students communicate on-line with other students as well as an instructor. The course uses video and CD Rom to introduce each section using a typical student, “Chris”, who sets the stage and provides direction through each exercise. This practical approach incorporates the latest research in horse care for students wanting to learn more about horse housing, seasonal, environmental and arena management. The course includes assignements and quizzes in each section. This is the first module of six offered for the Equine Science Certificate. Students completing all the modules with an
average of 75% or more are recognized with honours.
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20th June 2002
Swail and Marshall Clean Up At San Remo
Ireland's Conor Swail and Harry Marshall had a field day at last weekend's CSI-B at San Remo, Italy. Swail notched up no less than three Firsts, two seconds and three Thirds, while Marshall had a First and a Third. Swail also took an Eighth in the San Remo Grand Prix on Windgates Cruise West
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20th June 2002

Young Adult Scholarship Program Announced
Program goal to promote education and deeper horse understanding
Bob Jeffreys, founder of "Partnership Training for Horse and Rider", clinician, author and horse trainer, announces the establishment of the Partnership Training Young Adult Scholarship. In an ongoing effort to promote education and a deeper understanding of horses, as well as more effective, gentle training techniques, Bob and his business partner, Suzanne Sheppard, offer the opportunity for anyone between the ages of 16 years to 21 years who is interested in learning how to train horses to enter an essay contest. The first prize will be a full scholarship ($2000.00 +value) to Level 1 of Bob's Trainer Education Program in 2003. The second place prize will be a free attendance in one of the Extended Foundation Clinics held at Jeffcrest Ranch. The third place prize will allow the entrant to participate in a Foundation Clinic free of charge.
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20th June 2002

A Horse of Course

A Horse of Course
by Don Blazer
"I've got to warn ya," said Slim. "This hoss don't look too good."
"I can see through a little long hair and dirt," the snake skin boots with the silver tipped toes reassures Slim.
"Okay," Slim says with a grin.
Training horses is nothing more than teaching the horse a new language. It's all about communication.
Once a horse knows what you are asking, he's usually more than willing to do your bidding.
But, you have to say what you mean and mean what you say. You can't be wishy washy and say one thing one time and something else the next time. No horse can be expected to perform if he doesn't know the meaning of the terms.
It's the same when you go to the auction looking for a horse.You must understand the meaning of the terms.
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19th June 2002
Tired of boots with insufficient quality and durability?
Most riding and yard boots are made to a fashion standard of with a life expectancy of not more than 1200 hours of continuous wear and boots manufactured in the developing countries often are made to the even lower standard.
Manufactures, when designing riding footwear, rarely take into consideration that the equestrian environment is one of the toughest for a boot. A stable bed or a muck heap is saturated with urine containing ammonia and all kinds of other nasties - which destroy the soles and leathers in a matter of months.
However EQUITECTOR riding boots are designed to withstand that treatment.
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19th June 2002
easibed Wins Bedding Contract For Major Hickstead Fixtures
easibed has been selected as the official bedding for the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show (July 24-28) and the British Jumping Derby (August 22-25) meetings at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.
Manchester-based easibed manufacturer G.I. Hadfield has confirmed a new three-year deal, which will see the dust-free, shredded wood fibre bedding - already the choice of Richard Davison and Di Lampard - supplied for both the national and international stables on the Hickstead showground.
The deal also confirms easibed as sponsors at Hickstead, the company adding Young Rider classes and the British Young Riders Championship to a portfolio that already includes the easibed Winter Novice Championship, which has its Championship at the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show.
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19th June 2002
Appaloosa Horse Club to Host 55th National Show and World Championship Youth Show in Oklahoma City
Moscow, Idaho-The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) will be hosting the 55th National Appaloosa Horse Show and Appaloosa Youth World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. June 24-July 6, 2002.
Over 1,200 Appaloosas and 3,000 exhibitors will compete in over 190 youth, open, and non-pro classes for Championship titles.
The first six days of the show are dedicated to the World Championship Youth Show. Youth exhibitors have the opportunity to participate in a variety of classes to demonstrate their skills and talents with horses both in and out of the show-ring. Youth also participate in several other social and educational activities including Appaloosa Youth Association meetings, a speech contest, a dummy roping, a stall decorating contest, and the Team Tournament Parade on Saturday, June 29.
The nation's oldest single breed championship event in the country, the National Appaloosa Show, will begin Sunday June 30. For seven days exhibitors will compete for titles, money, and prizes in classes ranging from Team Penning to Reining. Additionally the Appaloosa Pleasure Horse Association and the Appaloosa Cutting Horse Association will be hosting classes; providing competitors with added money.
Highlights of the show include the fifth annual Challenged Riders Leadline class for the physically and mentally challenged, Most Colorful at Halter, Horse Against Horse games, Youth Year-End Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 23, and Year-End Awards Banquet on Sunday June 29.
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19th June 2002

New Broadcast Dates Announced For Badminton Horse Trials Special
SportsQuest International has announced a revised broadcast schedule for the television documentary, "Behind the Scenes at Badminton: Eventing’s Supreme Challenge". The program was previously scheduled for broadcast on Sunday, June 23.
The "With Equestrian Tact..." special will air nationally in the United States as a HorseTV presentation on the America One Television network.
The one-hour documentary will provide a detailed ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
The delay in the program’s release was necessitated, says Senior Producer Melvin Cox, by the production team’s desire to incorporate additional materials outlining the rich history of the Badminton event. These elements include photos of past Badminton champions, including John Shedden, winner of the first event in 1949. Also to be included are comments from His Grace, The 11th Duke of Beaufort, host of the Badminton Horse Trials. "This is going to be an outstanding hour of television", says Cox.
Produced by SportsQuest International, the program will examine the many factors that define the Badminton Horse Trials as the world’s premier Three-Day Event. Katrina Barclay hosts the presentation.
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19th June 2002
The King of Diamonds legend gets bigger and bigger.
Ado Annie {a 1993 Irish Sport Horse mare by Errigal Flight (ISH), out of Coolrain Princess (ISH), by Blue Henry (RID)} has added another win to her list of successes on the US circuit. Ridden by Will Simpson (USA), she won the Aon Reed Stenhouse 1.60m Jumper class at the Spruce Meadows CSI show on Thursday the 6th of June, 2002 bringing home $6000. She followed this on Sunday June 9th with a third place result in the Shell Cup Derby 1.50m Jumper, a category B FEI world ranking points competition, which won her $19,000. Ado Annie (ISH) was bred by Francis Sheeran, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. She was purchased by the Larkin brothers and then sold on as a four year old to the US.
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19th June 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Leadership Reviews National Governing Body Issue
The Executive Committee of USA Equestrian, the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, held a regularly scheduled meeting today by telephone conference. The lengthy agenda included a discussion of the National Governing Body matter, and the recommendations to be submitted by a hearing panel to the United States Olympic Committee.
Executive Committee members took note of statements issued by the United States Equestrian Team, as well as the fact that the hearing panel report has not as yet been submitted to the USOC Board of Directors for consideration.
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19th June 2002

Subscribers To Horse Health Care E-Newsletter Published by thehorse.com Now Tops 25,000
Lexington, KY--- June 18, 2002 --- The free weekly electronic horse health care e-newsletter published by The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care surpassed 25,000 subscribers in May. The comprehensive newsletter, founded in December of 2000, offers the latest health care news and information and provides quick links to articles on numerous topics found in the over 3,000 veterinarian-approved, in-depth news articles posted on TheHorse.com Web site.
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18th June 2002
British Reining Team takes on the World.
The British Reining Team has qualified for the International Finals at the World Equestrian Games in Spain during September 2002.
The Team, pictured below, travelled to Reggio Emillio in Italy for the European Qualifying round at the end of May, and was placed fourth overall, against an incredibly strong field of 12 European countries and nearly 50 riders. Five qualifying places were available in Italy for European Teams, so Great Britain's fourth place has qualified them for Spain and they will travel to Jharez La Frontierra in the Autumn to take on the other eight qualified nations from the rest of the world. This years World Equestrian Games are the first at which Reining will be a full medal discipline.
Reining is a fast and exciting sport, involving spins and slides on horseback which are spectacular and breathtaking to watch. The partnership between horse and rider has to be perfection to achieve the accuracy demanded during the reining patterns, and this growing sport is deservedly on track to, hopefully, become an Olympic discipline in the near future.
Team members, Doug Allen, who is one of Europe’s most highly respected AQHA and NRHA judges, and sisters Rosanne and Francesca Sternberg are all based at the Sterling Quarter Horse Ranch at Bodiam in East Sussex. Doug, Rosanne, six time European Amateur Reining Champion and Francesca, who gained an individual seventh place in Italy, were joined by Lauren Jolly, who replaced the side lined Bob Mayhew, for the Italian Qualifiers.
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18th June 2002

British Dressage riders selected for Aachen CDIO
Aachen CDIO, Germany

25th - 30th June 2002
The following riders will be representing Great Britain in the team competition at Aachen:
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18th June 2002

The Western Equestrian Society Presents: The Area 3 Approved Show at Badgeworth Arena
20th - 21st July
Including a Reining Demonstration by Mark How, who rode on the British Reining Team in Germany in 2001.
Reining is also known as Western Dressage and involves a pattern, much like a dressage test, some of which is done at high speed and is amazing to watch! Other classes include, Trail, Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western Riding and Reining, with a range of in-hand classes including Showmanship

Everyone welcome. Licensed Bar and Canteen
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18th June 2002
FEI/Emirates Endurance World Masters Ride Featured At The Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 17, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is pleased to announce that the 75-Mile USET Endurance Championship ride, to be featured at the 12th annual Bayer/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, will also be part of the FEI Emirates World Masters Series. The nation’s best endurance horses and riders are expected to compete in the event to be held on Saturday, June 22 in and around the USET grounds.
The FEI Emirates World Masters, presented by Ambassador Endurance Management in Paris, France, is an exciting new series of rides, which offers a $1,000,000 bonus to the World Endurance Master. The conditions are similar to America’s Thoroughbred Triple Crown in that the rider must win three Master competitions and the Dubai Endurance World Cup in order to be crowned the “Master” and receive the bonus. This is the first year of the series and the response has been overwhelming, especially in the United States.
“This is one of the most exciting things to happen to Endurance in a long time,” said Mary Lutz, USET Director of Endurance. “So far the response has been very positive and we look forward to hosting the event.”
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18th June 2002
Joel Wins Dutch National Championship
Joel, the 11-year-old gelding sired by Morningside Stud's stallion Ekstein, won the 2002 Dutch National Showjumping Championship in Hoofddorp, Holland over the weekend 14 - 16 June.
Joel and his breeder/rider Gert-Jan Bruggink, narrowly defeated last year's champion, Angelique Horn and Hascal, who placed second. Other top riders and horses from the Netherlands included 3rd place finisher Marc Houtzager on HBC Jacomar, 4th place finisher Ben Schroder on Agrovorm's Maria Callas, and fifth place finisher Albert Voorn on Tinello Corona. Also competing in the championship were Albert Zoer, Eric van der Vleuten, Peter Geerink, and Olympic Gold Medal winner Jeroen Dubbeldam.
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18th June 2002

Darragh Kerins Wins $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix To Close the 73rd Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
DARIEN, CT – June 17, 2002 – The sun came out for the last day of the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show in Darien, CT and Darragh Kerins of Ireland beat a field of 28 entries in the $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix.
The Grand Prix course consisted of 13 fences and was designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of Mount Kisco, New York.
After the first round, only 5 horses had clean rounds. McLain Ward of Brewster, NY had two entries for the jump-off and was first and second to go. Galant was his first ride. He had one knockdown, scoring 4 jumping faults with a time of 44.415 seconds. He came back on Alegro and had two knockdowns for 8 faults and a time of 46.034 seconds which ultimately earned him fourth place.
Next to go was Kerins on his 14-year-old Irishbred gelding, Notre Dame. Kerins had a no-fault ride and a time of 46.499 seconds to take the lead. Callan Solem, riding Allison, was next. She had 12 faults and a time of 48.078, which earned her fifth place. Last to go was Canadian Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers with Amica. One fence came down and his score of four faults and time of 46.247 seconds put him in third place behind Kerins and Ward.
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18th June 2002
NSU offers new course
Learn to train horses at home, at your own pace, with a professional to help you step-by-step, and earn a community education Certificate of Recognition from New Mexico State University (NMSU).
And if you like colorful horses you can also study Coat Color Genetics and earn a noncredit certificate. It's all part of the distance learning program being offered online by the Grants Campus, according to Patricia Strange, coordinator, Community Education.
"New Mexico residents have historically been associated with horses and horsemanship," Strange said. "And this online program gives us a chance to provide courses of interest to virtually anyone in our statewide community." Students register for the courses with NMSU, but receive their instruction by computer. Students without a personal computer can make arrangements to use on campus computers.
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18th June 2002
Trustees of United States Equestrian Team Vote To Support Recommendations of USOC Hearing Panel
Gladstone, NJ—June 17, 2002—Following last week’s release of recommendations made by 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, the Trustees of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) passed the following resolution on Monday, June 17 during a teleconference meeting:
"The United States Equestrian Team Board of Trustees supports the recommendations of the United States Olympic Committee Hearing Panel and votes to use its best efforts to implement the resolution of the Hearing Panel including the resignation of the USET Chairman, Mr. Frank Lloyd, and the USET President, Dr. Armand Leone, Jr. The USET Trustees look to the Board of USA Equestrian to implement a similar motion in a timely manner, including the resignation of Mr. Alan Balch as President."
The USOC Hearing Panel ruled that USAE does not meet the criteria for recognition as the NGB having delegated many, if not most, of its responsibilities to the USET over the past half-century. Accordingly, "the Panel recommends to the [USOC] Board that the formal recognition now held by the USAE be revoked."
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17th June 2002
Training With Attitude
WAVERLY, WV--Heeding is an attitude you have whenever you’re around your horse as much as it is a technique for communicating with him on the ground. You start heeding your horse from the first moment you connect with him whether that’s walking down the barn aisle to his stall or out in a field to catch him. You maintain that attitude all the while you’re grooming, while you’re tacking him up, and while you’re working him, whether you work him on the ground or under saddle. And it’s not over til it’s over. You maintain the attitude while you tack his tack off, cool him out, groom him again and put him away.
Students here at Meredith Manor learn techniques for heeding in their Training I class to give them a method for consistently and clearly communicating with their horses on the ground. But because heeding is an attitude as well as a set of techniques, it is ultimately going to apply to every interaction they will have with their horses. When students tell me they don’t see how heeding has any relation to their riding, I know they haven’t really figured out the big picture yet.
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17th June 2002

Three Day Eventing Result: CC1** Burgie Scotland 13-16 June 2002
1) BALLINCOOLA; William Fox-Pitt (GBR), 2) MCGUIGAN; Jeanette Brakewell (GBR), 3) LAMBOURNE'S MIDAS TOUCH ; Amanda Bettle (GBR) Three Three Day Eventing Result: CC1* Burgie Scotland 13-16 June 2002
1) SUNRISE SAFARI; Anne-Marie Taylor (GBR), 2) ABBERVAIL CLARE VIEW; Christie Lomax (GBR), 3) APTERYX ; Samantha Seaton (AUS)
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17th June 2002
FEI Champion Stallion, Joshua/Roemer now available worldwide, frozen semen.
Windy Ridge Farm of Bethel, PA, is pleased to announce that its home-bred Roemer stallion, Joshua, has just completed quarantine and testing procedures enabling his frozen semen to be distributed worldwide.
Joshua is a modern-type performance stallion, winner of numerous national dressage awards at FEI levels. Recently, he was the champion stallion at the 2001 Oldenburg NA inspection held at Hilltop Farm in Colora MD. Joshua's offspring have inherited the wonderful Roemer temperament and his older babies are already winning in dressage competitions.

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17th June 2002

Three Day Eventing Result: CC1*** Luhmuhlen Germany 13 - 16 June 2002
1) Moon Fleet; Andrew Hoy (AUS), 2) Ringwood Cockatoo; Bettina Hoy (GER), 3) Fly by night; Clemens Hayessen (GER)
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17th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Balve, Germany, 14-16 June, 2002
Preis des Gestuts Margaretenhof Final of <Jumpers Tour>
1) Camirez B; Markus Merschformann (GER), 2) Adlantus As FRH; Lars Nieberg (GER), 3) Kasting Horses Gavi; Helena Weinberg (GER)
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17th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSIO Linz Austria 13-16 June 2002
Preis der Fa. EQUESTER 150cm, Final, Little Tour
1) Killossery; Lt. Shane Carey (IRL), 2) Olympic 2; Gerfried Puck (AUT), 3) Pasadena Grande; Lisen Bratt Fredricson (SWE)
Preis der CASINOS AUSTRIA 135cm
1) Hidalgo du Bois; Patrice Delaveau (FRA), 2) Kurage; Jens Fredricson (SWE), 3) That's Life; Michel Hecart (FRA), 4) Tinka's Girl; Paul O'Shea (IRL)
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16th June 2002
Chilko Explorer Ride  - British Columbia -
" Whether we ride to the top of adjacent peaks or gallop along open meadows,  . . . we all love to ride. "
Seldom visited and largely untouched, the Chilcotin is like a rare gem.
Few people have discovered it, but once discovered, it is rarely forgotten. There are very few areas in the world as beautiful to explore

This trip was designed for the intermediate to advanced rider looking for an exciting riding adventure in breathtaking country while enjoying the comforts of a wilderness lodge at night. After an exhilarating day in the outdoors you can play volleyball or horse-shoes, relax in the whirlpool on the front porch overlooking the Chilko Valley; or just relax in front of the large wood-burning fireplace exchanging stories with your fellow riders. Exceptional meals and fine wines are served family style. On one day during the week you will take part in a float trip down Chilko River or sightseeing boat ride up Chilko Lake.
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16th June 2002
The best bedding for your horse may not be the most expensive!
“When I come to choose bedding for my horses”, says John Whitaker (International Show Jumping & Olympic Champion), “my first consideration is their health, my last consideration is economics. That is why I was amazed to find No1 Horse Bedding not only performed better than any of the other bedding materials available in the market it was also less expensive than most!”
No1 Horse Bedding is a relatively new product which is fast finding favor with competitive horse riders such as John Whitaker, with racing stables and with veterinary practices. It is totally “dust free”; 5 or 6 times more absorbent than shavings and straw; minimizes ammonia; is easy to handle and is quickly biodegradable. Yet the cost per kg. is no more than the better quality shavings and less than many of the more “sophisticated” products.
No1 Horse bedding is produced from the highest quality corrugated cardboard. This is diced into small square pieces and then is passed through a unique dust extraction system to remove both the dust which can so easily be responsible for various lung complaints including COPD and small particles which may be ingested with food. Unlike many other “DUST FREE” products No1 Horse Bedding does not create its own dust with use. The result is a bedding material that wins no prizes for its looks but is the “Champion” when it comes providing the best care for your horse.
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16th June 2002

Ireland Strikes Back In Linz
After a Fourth Place in yesterday's Nations Cup competition, Irish riders upped the ante at Linz, Austria, today (Saturday) with a First and Second Place in the 1.45m Class, the Fischer Brot Prize.
Lt. David O'Brien, who had a disappointing Nations Cup on Boherdeal Clover, switched to Lismore Clover - loaned to the Minister for Defence by Lady Moira Forbes - and romped home in First, while fellow Army rider Lt. Shane Carey took Second for Ireland on Killossery.
Lt. O'Brien also won the opening Speed Class on Friday at Linz with Lismore Clover
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16th June 2002

Ward Wins Again at the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
DARIEN, CT – June 15, 2002 – McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, scored another victory today at the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show in Darien, CT. Ward rode Peter, owned by Ward and Harry Gill, to a win in the $5,000 CL Adams Futures Class. Peter is a repeat winner at Ox Ridge this week. Ward also placed third with his mount Romeo.
Ward won the 2001 $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix. Ward will ride to defend his title on Sunday.
The $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious competitions, is the highlight of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show. The Grand Prix is scheduled for 1:00pm on Sunday, June 16, and will draw approximately 1300 horses this year.
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16th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Balve, Germany, 14-16 June 2002
Einrichtungshauses Ostermann Prize, Young Horse Class
1) Quebel; Jessica Kurten (IRL), 2) Katie Riddle; Lars Nieberg (GER), 3) Poly Power; Lutz Gripshover (GER)
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