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29th June 2002
Another Successful ILPH Horse Show
This year's ILPH Horse Show was yet another resounding success with 276 horses and ponies entering 82 classes, with competitors coming from as far as Lincolnshire and Hampshire.
New classes at the Show this year included the Ponies (UK) Gilbert-Scott In Hand Championship qualifiers, which were won by Sarah Holdsworth's Alaska (Sport Horse section), Mr & Mrs Rennocks' Colbeach Stardom (Riding Pony section) and Ms S Bush's Rendene Romany (Hunter Pony section).
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29th June 2002
The British Horse Society
HRH The Princess Royal Prepares BHS For Another Successful Year
The BHS AGM held on Wednesday 26 June 2002, chaired by BHS President, HRH The Princess Royal, at Saddler's Hall, Gutters Lane, London was a complete success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. HRH The Princess Royal gave a speech to open the meeting, praising the British Horse Society for a successful year and working in partnership with landowners and other organisations. She dealt with comments and questions from the floor and handed the BHS Awards of Merit to the six recipients. The three new honorary Vice presidents, The Rt. Hon Lord Freeman, Mrs P E Vestey and Baroness Masham were also welcomed to the Society.
Mrs Pat Campbell continues her role as BHS Chairman and new appointees to the Board of Trustees include The Rt Hon. Robin Cook MP, Laurie Punnett as a British Riding Clubs representative, Peter Cook, Chris Barber and Vikki Allen.
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29th June 2002
USA Equestrian
Dressage Committee Selects Competitors and Chef d'Equipe for 2002 FEI Dressage Championships of the Americas
The USA Equestrian Dressage Committee has selected the competitors for the 2002 FEI Dressage Championships of the Americas to be held July 18-21, 2002 in Blainville, Quebec, Canada. These riders and horses will represent the United States in Junior, Young Rider, Small Tour, and Grand Prix divisions, competing as three (3) teams for the Juniors and Grand Prix, and two (2) teams plus one (1) individual competitor for the Young Riders and Small Tour. In addition, the Dressage Committee has recommended Lois Yukins to act as Chef d'Equipe for the competition. These selections are pending final approval at the July 9, 2002 meeting of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors.
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29th June 2002
USET Announces Squad For The 2002 World Equestrian Games Endurance Squad
Gladstone, New Jersey—June 28, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the endurance squad of six riders and nine alternates, pending Executive Committee approval, that will represent the United States in the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
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29th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CHIO Aachen Germany 25-30 June 2002
NATIONS CUP
1) SWITZERLAND, 2) GERMANY, 3) BELGIUM
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29th June 2002
Monroe, Singer, Wetzel, and Morgan Drive to Victory at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 28, 2002—Scott Monroe of Sharon CT, won the Advanced Single Horse Division at the Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack held at the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. The competition was the final event being used by the USET to select its three-driver squad for this year’s World Singles Championship in Conty, France in August.
Monroe and his Bethesda After Dark topped a field of 13 competitors with the best overall combined score from the three phases of competition--dressage, marathon, and cones--with a score of 103.9 penalties. Nancy Johnson of Lincoln, MA and her Canequin's Look took second place honors with a combined overall score of 105.2 penalties. Kimberly Stover of Middletown, DE, driving Doug and Virginia Kliever’s True Grit, received the ribbon for third place with a total of 109.2 penalties.
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29th June 2002

Young Riders Learn FEI Rules At NAYRC
Old Mill Creek, IL— June 28, 2002—The North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC), presented by State Line Tack, an official USA Junior Olympic-Equestrian event, which takes place at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL on August 6 – 11, 2002, offers Young Riders the unique chance to compete under Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) rules. The FEI is the international governing body for equestrian sport; any and all internationally-sanctioned equestrian competitions are run under FEI rules.

The North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by State Line Tack, is the premier equestrian competition in North America for Young Riders, age 16-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual Championships in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.
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29th June 2002
Marilyn Little Wins Friday Feature at 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – June 28, 2002 –Marilyn Little of Frederick, MD rode Hertel Landman to victory in the $10,000 Turtle Lane Farm Jump-off Friday at the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Little was one of seven entries among the 20 starters to qualify for the jump-off round by riding penalty-free over the 14-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT took an early lead in the jump-off when she rode After Eight to a fault-free round, finishing the seven-jump tiebreaker course in 41.236 seconds
Little, who has won the BET On Jazz U.S. Equestrian Team Show Jumping Talent Derby a record four times, was the sixth to return for the tiebreaker and she moved Tribble out of the lead with a clean ride in 38.965 seconds. The last entry, U.S. Equestrian Team veteran Mark Leone of Franklin Lakes, NJ, also finished fault-free, but while his time of 39.661 seconds on Pinkata De Longpre moved him ahead of Tribble, it left him seven tenths of a second behind Little in second place.
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29th June 2002
United States Equestrian Team Announces Drivers To Compete In Team Competition At The FEI World Singles Driving Championship
Gladstone, NJ—June 28, 2002—Following a series of qualifiers that concluded with the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, and pending Executive Committee approval, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the drivers who will compete in the team competition at the FEI 2002 World Singles Horse Championship in Conty, France, August 28 through September 1.
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29th June 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSIO LUMMEN, BELGIUM 11-14 JULY, 2002, CSIOP LUMMEN, BELGIUM 11-14 JULY, 2002
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29th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Vichy France 28-30 June 2002
Class No. 1, Power and Speed
1
) Rincoola Abu; Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL)), 2) Cheyenne Rosso; Barbara Souter (ITA), 3) Guenor du Mad; Robert Broyle (FRA)
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28th June 2002

Britain To Face Brazil - Again!
Brazil, high profile in the soccer World Cup, will be facing yet another international sporting battle against some familiar nations next month - in the International Arena at Hickstead.
It is one of the countries contesting the Samsung Nations Cup of Great Britain at the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show (July 24 - 28), where as well as a British team it will be up against the familiar nations of Germany, Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland.
"This is always a hard fought competition, but I think Brazil could in the circumstances add a little more fire to the occasion," said Hickstead show secretary Lizzie Bunn. "British team manager Derek Ricketts will get some first-hand experience of what Sven Goran Eriksson has been going through."
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28th June 2002

Irish Team Gears Up For Aachen Nations Cup Battle
IRELAND¹S SHOW JUMPING team this afternoon (Friday June 28) faces one of its most daunting competitions in the current Samsung Nations Cup series.
Aachen in Germany is a four-star Nations Cup event, and traditionally attracts the cream of European riders and horses. Ireland is currently battling its way up from Sixth position in the Samsung Nations Cup League, and badly needs the 10 points that a victory at Aachen today would produce.
Up against the Irish squad of Cian O'Connor, Dermott Lennon, Peter Charles and Kevin Babington, will be crack teams from France, Germany, Gt. Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium.
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28th June 2002

Tucker Johnson Wins Dressage Phase at CHIO Aachen
U. S. Equestrian Team Stands in Second Place

Gladstone, NJ—June 27, 2002—Veteran United States Equestrian Team (USET) driver, Tucker S. Johnson of Oldwick, NJ, won the Four-In-Hand Dressage phase during CHIO Aachen.
Johnson, driving a team owned by Mr. & Mrs. James L. Johnson and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Duke, topped the international field with a score of 37.28 penalties. German driver Michael Freund finished the phase in second place with a score of 40.32.

James Fairclough of Newton, NJ, drove a team owned by Jane Forbes Clark to thirteenth place, scoring 50.56. The third member of the U.S. team, Chester Weber of Ocala, FL, finished in 20th place with a score of 60.00, driving a team owned by Live Oak Plantation. Johnson’s and Fairclough’s scores combined for a team score of 87.84, putting the U.S. in 2nd place in the standings behind Germany’s 86.66 score.
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28th June 2002
Kimberly Frey Wins Thursday Feature at 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – June 27, 2002 –Kimberly Frey of Hume, VA rode Conawara to victory in the Lake Placid Lodge Power and Speed Stake Thursday at the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, the top ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List and winner of last Sunday’s $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship, took an early lead in the class when he rode Galant to fault-free rides over both portions of the course, finishing the speed section in 32.919 seconds.
Frey, the 19th of 39 entries to ride the 10-jump power portion of the course at the North Elba Showgrounds, moved Ward out of the lead by matching his fault-free performance and bettering his time over the five-jump speed section by finishing in 32.900 seconds.
More than 1300 horses and the nation’s best show jumping riders are at the Lake Placid Horse Show competing for $360,000 prize money. The horse show continues through Sunday, June 30 when it concludes with the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by Jaguar/Land Rover for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. The Grandprix will be preceded by the Juliam Farm Leadline Class for riders up to age seven. The 25th annual I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 3-7. The highlight of the I Love New York Horse Show is the $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix on Saturday, July 6.
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28th June 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Meeting Agenda Available On Web
The USA Equestrian Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, July 9th, 2002, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. Materials that have been prepared for the meeting are currently available on the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/webcasts/7-9-2002/. Among the documents available are the agenda for the meeting, proposed constitutional amendments and proposed extraordinary rule changes.
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28th June 2002
USET Names Reining Squad for 2002 World Equestrian Games
Gladstone, NJ—June 27, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has named the squad of four riders plus one alternate for the Reining World Championships that will be contested at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain this September.
Tom McCutcheon of Pilot Point, TX will ride Conquistador Whiz owned by George Shifrin of Aspen Colorado. Joining Tom is his brother Scott McCutcheon of Whitesboro, TX, who will ride Inwhizable, owned by Inwhizable Partners of Whitesboro, TX. Shawn Flarida of Springfield, OH will compete on San Jo Freckles owned by Mike Harper of Morrow, OH, and Craig Schmersal of Menifee, CA, will ride Tidal Wave Jack owned by the BS Syndicate of Menifee, CA. The team alternate is Craig Johnson of Gainesville, TX, and his equine partner Smokin Chic Olena who is owned by Mary Susan Mason of Fairmont, WV.
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28th June 2002
Two Time World Endurance Champion, Valerie Kanavy, Wins USET 75-Mile Ride At The Bayer/USET Festival Of Champions, Presented by State LIne Tack
Gladstone, New Jersey—June 26, 2002— Two time Endurance World Champion Valerie Kanavy of Ft. Valley, VA won the 75-Mile United States Equestrian Team (USET) Endurance Championship Ride and FEI/Emirates Endurance World Masters Series Ride, riding Hott Property, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai, UAE, with a ride time of 9 hours 14 minutes and 31 seconds.
Meg Sleeper of Frenchtown, NJ was just ten minutes behind on her mare Syrocco Blair in a ride time of 9 hours 24 minutes and 30 seconds. Yvette Vinton of Ontario, Canada, riding EH Malachi nosed out Cia Reis on Coeur-D-Wave by one second to come in third with a ride time of 9 hours 47 minutes and 31 seconds.
“It was hard,” said Kanavy. “The last loop was long, 18 miles, but my horse did an outstanding job. It’s such beautiful country here and the landowners are so kind. Some of them even let us ride into their yard! I couldn’t believe it.”
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28th June 2002
FEI Champion Stallion, Joshua (Roemer x Quick Confession xxa) 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 offspring have inherited the wonderful Roemer temperament and his older babies are already winning in dressage competitions With his dam being a Steeplechase mare herself, she traces her bloodlines back to those legendary sires, Bold Ruler, Hyperion, and Blenheim II . Joshua's blood is being used to improve the movement of event horses, the minds of Thoroughbreds and the endurance of international caliber Combined Driving horses..
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28th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CHIO Aachen Germany 25-30 June 2002
Nordrhein-Westfalen-Prize, Jumping Competition with two rounds and one jump-off
1) Goldfever 3; Ludger Beerbaum (GER), 2) Lando; Otto Becker (GER), 3) Innovation; Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE), 4) Jerome; Peter Charles (IRL)
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28th June 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A VICHY FRANCE 28-30 JUNE 2002, CSI-C ROYAL SHOW, STONELEIGH, ENGLAND 1-4 JULY, 2002, CSI-C RIDGEWOOD, ENGLAND 6-8 JULY, 2002, CSI-A GEESTEREN, NETHERLANDS 5-7 JULY 2002, CSIO FALSTERBO, SWEDEN 11-14 JULY 2002
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27th June 2002
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
26 June 2002

 Additional Qualifying Jumping Events for the World Equestrian Games 2002
The following additional competitions will serve as qualifiers for the 2002 World Equetrian Games, Jumping Events : July 18 - 21, Redefin (GER), July 26 - 28, Royan (FRA), August 01 – 04, Valkenswaard (NED), August 08 – 11, La Coruna (ESP)
CHIO Aachen Opening Ceremony
About 39,000 spectators attended the official "Opening Ceremony" of CHIO Aachen (GER) last Tuesday 25 June. This year, the Netherlands were invited as the partner country. During the opening ceremony, 173 children from 23 nations officially presented Aachen's bid book for the 2006 World Equestrian Games to FEI 1st Vice-President Freddy Serpieri (GRE).
Samsung Nations Cup Preview: Aachen
After CSIO Drammen (NOR) last week-end, which saw the victory of the Swedish team, Germany – finishing second - is still in the lead of the Samsung Nations Cup Series standings with 53 pts ahead of Belgium (48).
Silver Camera Award 2002
Organised by CHIO Aachen, the FEI and the Sparkasse Bank, the "Silver Camera" rewards the „Best Equestrian photo of the Year". In total 20 photographers sent 59 pictures for the international contest. The Jury included representatives of the photographers, the bank Sparkasse Bank, the German magazine Reiter Revue, the daily newspaper Aachener Nachrichten, Aachen Organising committee ALVR, a member of the German National Federation representing the FEI. as well as active riders.
IPEC European Dressage Championship
IPEC (International Paralympic Equestrian Committee) Open European Dressage Championship will be organised from 17 to 22 September 2002 in Anadia (POR). The Championship is hosted by the Portuguese Sports Federation for the Disabled and the POR NF. The competition is for disabled riders of all grades according to IPEC Rules. IPEC supports international equestrian sport for people with disabilities.
Development Update
Beside the organisation of courses for riders and officials, another example of the support to the development of equestrian sport is the recent purchase of technical equipment.
New CAI-B in the North American Driving Challenge
Fair Hill, Elkton, Maryland (USA)- 25 - 27October 2002 was included in the FEI Calendar as a CAI-B. It was decided to include the event in the North American Challenge Series.
Holders of FEI badges of honour: admission to WEG 2002
Holders of FEI Badges of Honour are entitled to free admission to the 2002 World Equestrian Games. The holders shall apply to the Organising Committee of the World Equestrian Games in advance for the necessary tickets and passes.
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27th June 2002
Budweiser Show Jumping World Cup Final Returns To Las Vegas for 2003 With Style
Las Vegas, NV—June 26, 2002—Exciting plans are underway for the return of the Budweiser Show Jumping World Cup Final to the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, April 16-20, 2003.
The top show jumping riders in the world will once again be competing for the prestigious title of World Cup Champion at what will be the 24th annual World Cup Final. After winning his third consecutive World Cup Final in Las Vegas in 2000, international superstar Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil exclaimed, “This has been one of the best World Cup Finals I’ve ever seen.”
Budweiser World Cup 2003 promises to be even better!
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27th June 2002
South Essex Insurance Brokers Offers Help To Potential Stars
Owners and riders of horses from a prestigious Horse of the Year Show qualifying competition are to be offered advice on preparing for a national show.
South Essex Insurance Brokers, which launched and runs the Search for a Star series is organising a Training Day open to horses with places already booked for this year's Horse of the Year Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham..
Nicolina MacKenzie, the company's sales and marketing manager and driving force behind the Search for a Star series, said: "Competing indoors with so much going on can be a shock for both horse and rider and we are doing everything we can to prepare them so that everyone is competing on equal terms.
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27th June 2002

Evan Coluccio Takes Top Two Honors in $10,000 USET Show Jumping Talent Derby, Presented by BET On Jazz, at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions
Gladstone, NJ—June 26, 2002—Evan Coluccio topped a field of 21 starters to win the $10,000 USET Junior/Amateur-Owner Show Jumping Talent Derby Presented by BET On Jazz at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack held at the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
Out of the starting field, only six horse-and-rider combinations went clear in the first round to qualify for the jump-off. Those qualifying for the jump-off were Coluccio of Middleburg, VA, and Jonathan Phillips of Potomac, MD, each on two mounts, Michelle Pia of Landenberg, PA, and Danielle Goldstein of New York, NY.

Coluccio and his second mount in the jump-off, White Russian, a gray stallion owned by Alex Carl, were the last to go and the only pair to complete the jump-off course fault free, in a time of 50.199 seconds. Coluccio was already leading the class with his four-fault performance and a time of 43.249 seconds on Guilt, a horse he co-owns with Ericka Scherer, to finish in second place.
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27th June 2002
Nona Garson Wins Wednesday Feature at 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – June 26, 2002 –U.S. Olympic veteran Nona Garson of Lebanon, NJ won the featured event of Wednesday’s rain-shortened opening day schedule at the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Although rain and lightning forced postponement till Saturday of the Whiteface Mountain Speed Stake, Garson exhibited her Olympic form at the North Elba Showgrounds when she rode Susdal to victory in the Intermediate Jump-off class. Garson, a 2000 Sydney Olympian, rode Susdal to the only penalty-free ride of the competition to secure the win.
McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, the top ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List and winner of last Sunday’s $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ, placed second and third on Sasha and Romeo, respectively. Ward scored four faults on each mount with Sasha getting the higher placing based on a better time over the 15-jump course.
More than 1300 horses and the nation’s best show jumping riders are at the Lake Placid Horse Show competing for $360,000 prize money. The horse show continues through Sunday, June 30 when it concludes with the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by Jaguar/Land Rover for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. The 25th annual I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 3-7.
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27th June 2002
McLain Ward Wins $50,000 Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship At Bayer USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 26, 2002—McLain Ward topped a field of 15 starters to win the $50,000 Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship, part of the Fleet Show Jumping Division at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack, held at the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
Out of the starting field, seven horse-and-rider combinations went clean in the first round to qualify for the jump-off. Those qualifying for the jump-off included Candice King of Wellington, FL and Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, both of whom qualified on two mounts, Marylisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, and Margie Engle of Wellington, FL.
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27th June 2002
Top Mare Bred To Irish Draught
Pinon Lilli, shown left ridden by Emily Cureton, continues to win.
How do you build a good breeding program?
Any one successful in breeding knows good mares are most important. That is why the owner of O'Leary's Irish Diamond was thrilled with the contract to breed Grand Prix mare Pinon Lilli. "We're thrilled," said Jim Leary. " I knew Lilli when Irish rider Damian Gardiner rode her to three Grand Prix victories including the $50.000 grand prix at Denver." She also won at Spruce Meadows and Indio. I thought she was one of the classiest mares in the world. " We have been quite selective in which mares we breed to O'Leary's Irish Diamond and have been criticized for denying a contract to some mares." said Leary. "But, when a foal turns out ugly onlookers don't ask the question who is the mare, they always ask who was the stallion." But more important is our goal to put top notch horses on the ground.
It has taken time to earn the respect, by owners of top mares, for O'Leary's Irish Diamond. Leary said he asked the stallion to perform and he has performed. "Why would the owner of a top performance mare want to breed to a stallion that hasn't proven he can perform?" he asked..
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27th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CHIO Aachen Germany 25-30 June 2002
Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup, Jumping Competition for Young Horses
1) Lanarius; Jessica Kurten (IRL), 2) Kasting Horses Gavi; Helena Weinberg (GER), 3) MobilCom Cyrenaika FRH; Toni Hassmann (GER)
Warsteiner-Prize, <Prize of Europe>
1) Baloubet du Rouet ; Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), 2) Gladdys S; Ludger Beerbaum (GER), 3) Parco; Ludo Philippaerts (BEL)
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26th June 2002
The Riding Tree: Relaxation
WAVERLY, WV--Before you can clearly communicate to the horse what shapes you want him to take at what gait and in what rhythm, you need to have control over your own body. You cannot simultaneously influence the horse's shape, gait, and cadence unless you are in the right position over his center of gravity to apply the right sequence of aids with the right degree of pressure and the right timing. To control your body to that extent, you need to have an independent seat.
Relaxation is the basic skill riders must master on the way to achieving an independent seat. It is the first of six skills that build on one another to create what I refer to in my classes as "the riding tree" because once students have mastered them, they have the necessary foundation to branch out into any specialized riding discipline they may choose. An independent seat is the strong foundation that allows a student to successfully ride and train a dressage horse or reining horse or higher level horse in any discipline.
Riders need to be relaxed both physically and mentally. Physically, all of the muscles should be relaxed and all of the joints should be loose. The ankle, the knee, the hips, the elbows, and the shoulders are the joints we think of first. However riders need to be aware of tension anywhere in their bodies such as their wrists or fingers, their neck or jaw. Scan your body frequently while you are riding for any muscle or joint that is tense.
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26th June 2002

Balmoral Championships Set For July
With a record prize fund in excess of Stg£20,000, the National Balmoral Championships will be held between July 14 and 18 this year in Belfast.
Championship Day is July 18, which will feature the finals of the young horse classes and the feature event <The Planet Bingo Grand Prix>. This is part of the Kerrygold Grand Prix League, and will carry superleague status.
The finals of the young horse classes are sponsored by WKD and Hillcrest Stud, with a combined £3,000 on offer, are sure to attract the country's top young horses. This year the organisers have secured television coverage, and the final day's events at Balmoral will be broadcast on Sky.
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26th June 2002
33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show Opens Wednesday
Lake Placid, NY – June 25, 2002 – The 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show opens Wednesday with more than 1300 horses and the nation’s best show jumping riders on hand to compete for $360,000 prize money. The Lake Placid Horse Show runs at the North Elba Showgrounds through Sunday and is followed by the 25th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 3-7.
McLain Ward of Brewster, NY and Margie Goldstein-Engle of Wellington, FL, the top two ranked riders on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List, head the list of entries. Ward and Engle finished one-two this past Sunday in the $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. Ward, who placed fourth in this year’s Show Jumping World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany, won the Championship on Viktor, while Engle, a 2000 Sydney Olympian, placed second on Hidden Creek’s Perin.
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26th June 2002

Show Jumping Grand Prix - Charleville On, Rolestown Off
Confirmation was received today that the Show Jumping Grand Prix at Charleville, Co. Cork, scheduled for Saturday June 29, wil go ahead as scheduled.
However, the Grand Prix at Rolestown, Co. Dublin, also due to take place this weekend, has been cancelled due to adverse ground conditions.
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26th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: June 23, 2002: CSIOP Freudenberg Germany 21-23 June 2002
NATIONS CUP
1) Gr. Britain, 2) Ireland, 3) Belgium, 4) Italy, 5) Germany, 6) Poland
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25th June 2002
The British Horse Society
Equine Passports
In accordance with European Union Legislation, the BHS is one of 54 passport issuing authorities in the UK.
Charges will be £22.00 for Gold Members of the BHS and British Riding Club members. Concessions will be granted for BHS Approved riding establishments, BHS Approved livery yards and equine welfare charities. The charge for non-members will be £27.00.
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25th June 2002

Headquarters Troop, 9th Memorial Cavalry
The"Ninth" Is Going Home!
September 1, 2002 will be the kick off of the horseback ride to New Orleans, Louisiana, to honor the legacy of the 9th United States Cavalry (the "Buffalo Soldiers"). Several members of the 9th Memorial Cavalry from Phoenix, Arizona, are undertaking this 2200 plus mile horseback trek across the country the 9th U. S. Cavalry rode, protected, and helped to civilize during the mid to late 1800's. This ride will cover four of the principal states of their operation - Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana.

Of the four regiments, the 9th U.S. Cavalry served for the longest period in the Big Ben country of southwest Texas - the worst part of the western frontier. They also were the premier participants in the Lincoln County Wars of New Mexico. They were instrumental in helping to retain the lands in the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) for the Indians, which included the five civilized tribes who were moved from the southeastern United States in the early 1800's. The 9th U.S. Cavalry received the largest number of Medals - of - Honor of the four "colored" regiments during the Indian Wars period.
Many of the great cattle drives in the American West were protected by the 9th U.S. Cavalry and, during their 26 years on the western frontier, the 9th U.S. Cavalry made it possible for Southern Pacific Railroad to become established and grow into one of today's major railroad carriers.
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25th June 2002

Condios Wins 1.50 Metre Class."Mother Nature" Has One Fence Down
Condios, the Holsteiner stallion owned by Morningside Stud, won the 1.50 metre class in Kolding, Denmark on Sunday 23 June with a fast double-clear performance. For a 7-year-old stallion, this was quite a performance. Even more impressive, however, was how Condios had to outwit Mother Nature to secure the victory.
As told by Henrik Steen Gundersen, Condios' rider, he and the horse had just landed after clearing the first part of a treble combination when a strong gust of wind began to topple the entire second element of the combination. With the rails and wings crashing down around them, Condios cleared the second fence without touching wood. Condios then put in an extra stride and cleared the third element of the treble combination. The pair went on to finish the course without penalty. The judges met, agreed that it was Mother Nature and not Condios that deserved the four penalty points, and confirmed Condios' double-clear round and winning time.
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25th June 2002
Ireland's Darragh Kerins Takes Grand Prix Prize At Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
DARIEN, CT—June 24, 2002—The sun came out to cap off the final day of the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show in Darien, CT as Ireland’s Darragh Kerins beat a field of 28 entries in the $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix.
Kerins, who helped Ireland to a third place finish in the Samsung Nations’ Cup in West Palm Beach, FL, in March, won the Ox Ridge Grand Prix aboard his Notre Dame, one of approximately 1300 horses competing during the five days of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show.
The Ox Ridge Grand Prix course, designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of Mount Kisco, NY, presented 13 fences that proved challenging to the field. After the first round, only 5 of 28 horses had fault-free rides.
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25th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Cinzano Italy 21 - 23 June 2002
Competition No. 14, 7 yr old
1) Pius Schwizer (SUI) Carneval VI, 2) Ignace Philips (BEL) Gauguin de Guldenboom, 3) Roberto Arioldi (ITA) Anton
Competition No. 15, 1.35m
1) Harry Marshall (IRL) Pakko, 2) Holger Wenz (GER ) Siracusa Dolce Vita, 3) Paolo Zuvadelli (ITA) Paulinka van Westuur
Competition No. 19, GRAND PRIX DU MANCHES
1) Gianni Govoni (ITA) Loro Piana Las Vegas, 2) Sonke Kohrock (GER) Liberty, 3) Elad Yaniv (ISR) Polarwind
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24th June 2002
The Practical Horse Herbal
Natural Therapies for Your Horse
Beef industry hormone scandals .... birth control traces found in drinking water .... a growing strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics due to overprescription .... our hyper-medicated world has started to seem like a very scary place for both humans and animals.
Alternative health therapies and plant-based remedies have caught mainstream attention for humans; now equine herbalists have begun to explore natural treatments to enhance the well-being of horses as well.
Who would have thought celery, camomile, dandelions, hawthorn, juniper, peppermint, skullcap and violet could have such healing and restorative effects?
The Practical Horse Herbal provides reliable, concise information on nutrition and basic herbal remedies for many routine ailments to help owners provide a healthy natural diet and balanced exercise routine for their horses. Renowned equestrian and herbalist Victoria Ferguson offers both specific recommendations for horse ailments and behavioural problems as well as general advice on keeping horses healthy and fit.
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24th June 2002
We are not just a Registry... We are an Association !!!
Welcome to a bright new future for all Trail Equines......
No longer is your "Trail Horse" grade, generic, or stock!
Or your registered equine... just based on it's bloodlines, instead of it's true proven abilities !
The American Trail Horse Association, Inc., was designed to meet the needs of today's Trail Rider. By providing identification, and registration, we provide proof of ownership and identity to equines that are registered of all breeds and those that cannot be registered purebred. But then, ATHA goes beyond that, by making owners PROVE their trail equines.
Think you own a Trail Horse?
By polling today's trail riders, ATHA has found out what they look for and need out of a true Trail Horse. With that information, ATHA came up with the 7 Stamps of Excellence Program. With this program, in conjunction with "Trail Horse Trials", owners can prove their trail horse's abilities to everyone and have these accomplishments "Stamped" on the back of their Trail Equine's registry papers! This way future and current owners have Proof of Ability that has been witnessed and proven.
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24th June 2002
McLain Ward wins $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship
US Squad Named for First- Ever Reining World Championship
Gladstone, NJ- June 23, 2002-McLain Ward of Brewster, NY won the $50,000 Rolex/ USET Show Jumping Championship at the Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions presented by State Line Tack on Sunday afternoon at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
Out of a starting field of 15 horse-and-rider combinations, 7 went clear in the first round to qualify for the jump-off. For the second time this weekend, Ward and Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, battled for the top two ribbons in the class. Only six tenths of a second separated Ward and his mount, Viktor, from Engle and her mount, Hidden Creek's Perin.
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24th June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSIOP Freudenberg Germany 21 - 23 June 2002
Show Jumping Kl. M/B-International
1) Martin Bundgaard (DEN) Casino 25, 2) Christelle Heymans (BEL) My Mystic Lady, 3 ) Anthony Condon (IRL) Another Riot
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23rd June 2002

ILPH Transportation Awareness Ride 2002
It has just been announced that Ian Stark, the well known International Event Rider, will officially be starting off the ILPH Transportation Awareness Ride at the Border Union Show at Kelso on Saturday 27 July.

The event will take place in the main ring immediately after the Hunter Championships at approx. 12.40.
Those wishing to join the Ride should meet at 10 am at Cleughside Farm, just outside Oxnam on Sunday 28th July when the ILPH horses and riders will start on their journey south.
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23rd June 2002

United States Wins CRIO Gladstone Nations Cup Presented by Cosequin At Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ--June 22, 2002—The United States won the CRIO Gladstone Nations Cup Presented by Cosequin at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack.
The USET squad of Tim McQuay on Okie Dun Did It, Craig Johnson on Sailing Smart, Dell Hendricks on Dunnit In Hollywood and Shawn Flarida on Freckles Top Prize combined for a team score of 1326.5 points to edge the team from Canada at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. Canada, which upset the USET squad in last year’s first-ever Reining Nations Cup, finished this year with a score of 1309. Brazil finished third with a score of 1269, Mexico was fourth with 1231.5 and Japan was fifth with 1194.
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23rd June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Norten Hardenberg Germany 20-23 June 2002
Gothaer Trophy, International Jumping Competition, 1.55 m
1) ADOLF D; Oleg KRASUK (UKR), 2) NIKIAS; Johan PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), 3) DOBEL'S ARACONIT; Otto BECKER (GER)
AUDI Championat von Norten-Hardenberg, International Jumping Competition 1.55 m.
1) SALIERI 6; Holger WULSCHNER (GER), 2) JEROME; Peter CHARLES (IRL), 3) CONTROE; Jorg KREUTZMANN (GER)
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23rd June 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Cinzano Italy 21-23 June 2002
Competition No. 7, 130cm 7 yr-old
1) WINDGATES SENSATION; CONOR SWAIL (IRL), 2) SNEL; PAUL ESTERMANN (SUI), 3) ORINDE; ROBERTO ARIOLDI (ITA)
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