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News Headlines 3rd July 2004

The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS
FEI BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS
REINING : FEI CREATES NEW MILESTONE WITH US$ 100 000 WORLD REINING MASTERS
FEI EVENTING WORLD CUP UPDATE : MOSCOW ESTABLISHES ITSELF ON THE INTERNATIONAL EVENTING CALENDAR, NERVE-RACKING FIGHT IN LUHMÜHLEN
BRILLIANT GERMAN TRIO WIN AT STRZEGOM
WORLD SINGLES DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP IN ASTORP
"CLUB DE FRANCE" WILL OFFER LIFE TRANSMISSION OF ALL THE OLYMPIC EQUESTRIAN
COMPETITIONS ON GIANT SCREEN IN THE HEART OF PARIS
AACHEN SCHOOL OF COURSE DESIGN - ASCD
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The British Horse Society

British Horse Society supports Operation Ragwort
The British Horse Society (BHS) has pledged full support to Warwickshire County Council and its 'Operation Ragwort' initiative. Running from 12 - 30 July, in conjunction with the Highways Agency and timed to link in with the BHS' own 'Ragwort Action Week' (19 - 25 July), 'Operation Ragwort' will involve displays in Stratford, Rugby and Warwick informing members of the public on the dangers of Ragwort to grazing animals, particularly horses. The County Council is also making available a Ragwort Hotline (01926 412515) and email address (Ragwort@warwickshire.gov.uk for the public to notify them of Ragwort hotspots. Please click here for further details

Hickstead introduces championship for miniature horses
Hickstead, acknowledged for having introduced classes to give the Longines Royal International Horse Show competitions for most British breeds of horses and ponies, is to introduce four championships for miniature horses,
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Statement By Col. Ned Campion Regarding Olympic And Super League Show Jumping
ON behalf of the EFI, Col. Ned Campion, Chef d'Equipe of the Irish Olympic and Samsung Super League show jumping teams, today (Friday) appointed Eddie Macken as trainer for these teams. Col. Campion made the appointment in line with the wishes of the senior riders, and it has now been ratified.
Col. Campion said: <<Eddie Macken, with his outstanding record and long experience, will contribute a lot to the team effort. He has been working with the riders since early in the year, and is familiar with the current form.
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Callan Solem Wins Holiday Inn Lake Placid Resort NAL Speed Stake at 35th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY—July 2, 2004—Callan Solem of Colt’s Neck, NJ rode Warsaw to victory in the Holiday Inn Lake Placid Resort North American League (NAL) Open Speed Stake Friday at the 35th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Solem was the 13th of 21 entries to ride over the 12-jump, one-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds in Lake Placid. She and Warsaw completed the course fault-free in 52.911 seconds to take the class lead.
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Mundole Equestrian Summer Series Showjumping
Summer Series Showjumping 1 22-04-04
A fine dry evening helped make the first summer showjumping at Mundole get off to a good start with 2 rings running and plenty of interest in the early classes. Local rider, Susan Campbell from Forres on Winnie had two wins in the early classes. Nicky Gosling and Avril Johnston are new qualifiers for the Highland Amateur Qualifier for the Black Isle Show in August. Please click here for further details

Show Jumping - Coyle Sixth At Miese
MAKING a welcome return to top ten prize money tonight (Thursday) was Ireland's Trevor Coyle, who brought <Overtime> into sixth place in the 1m40 competition at Miese, Belgium.
Coyle was a good six seconds adrift of Belgian winner Koen Vereecke, but still managed to see off most of a 51-strong field, including fellow-countryman Cian O'Connor, who had an unlucky fence down in the second round with his Irish Speed Derby winner <ABC Landliebe> and finished eleventh.
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Show Jumping - Lennon Fifth At Neuendorf
WORLD show jumping champion Dermott Lennon made an impression at the opening day of the four-star show at Neuendorf, Switzerland, today, with a fifth place in the Kimberly Clark Prize.
Riding the seven year-old <Pedro>, Co. Down-born Lennon went clear in a time of 48.38, not quite fast enough to challenge the scorching 41.57 round of Swiss winner Phillipe Putallaz. Please click here for further details

Dressage - Olympic Rider And Horse Confirmed
THE Equestrian Federation of Ireland will today (Friday) present to the Irish Sports Council and the Olympic Council of Ireland final details of the rider and horse that will represent Ireland in Dressage at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
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Cornish Woman Convicted for Horse Cruelty
Today, Thursday 1 July, at Bodmin Magistrates Court, Caroline Courtney Wiles of St Clether, Cornwall was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to Homer, a horse in her possession.
Courtney Wiles, of Lower Trevithiac Farm, St Clether, was sentenced to a 15 year ban on keeping horses, fined £250 and ordered to pay £1,916 towards the ILPH and the RSPCA costs.

Comments ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Field Officer, Jeff Herrington, "We are delighted with the 15 year ban, this surely sends out a strong and clear deterrent message to people neglecting their horses and ponies, that the Courts treat such cases extremely seriously. Other than Courtney Wiles' 15 year ban the only good thing to come out of the case is that Homer will have a safe and secure future for the rest of his life in ILPH ownership."
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High Prairie Farms Equestrian Center Transferred to the Colorado Horse Park
Parker, CO— High Prairie Farms Equestrian Center has been transferred to the ownership of The Colorado Horse Park, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation. After years of hard work by a multitude of people, the Colorado Horse Park belongs to the community.
“This is a very exciting development for everyone who has been involved with the Colorado Horse Park,” said Hank Held, Chairman of the Board for the Colorado Horse Park and Senior Vice President and In House Counsel at LGC Management.
“However, this transfer is just the beginning,” Held continued. The transfer paves the way for further development of the history and heritage of the horse in the West, including museums, expanded show facilities and more in the Park.
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Call for Bids – Fall 2006 CCI****
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. hereby issues a Request for Proposal for hosting and operating a CCI**** beginning in the fall of 2006. The USEF reserves the right to evaluate sites other than those for which applications have been received.
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI4* NEUENDORF SWITZERLAND 1-4 JULY 2004, CSI2* DEAUVILLE FRANCE 2-4 JULY 2004, CSI2* MIESE BELGIUM 1-4 JULY 2004, CSI* BOIS LE ROIS FRANCE 9-11 JULY 2004, CHIO5* AACHEN GERMANY 13-18 JULY 2004, CSI* CHESTER GREAT BRITAIN 16-18 JULY 2004, CDIO2*/CDI3* HICKSTEAD GREAT BRITAIN 21-25 JULY 2004, EUROPEAN PONY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EVENTING JASKOWO POLAND 27 JULY-1 AUGUST 2004 Please click here for further detail

News Headlines 2nd July 2004

Countries send their best reiners - Ranking Update
On November 15, we will know which reiners will compete at the FEI World Reining Masters in Oklahoma City, USA. That day is the nomination deadline for the first $ 100 000,-- Masters in the history of reining. For this mega show, riders must qualify via CRIs (Concours Reining International) in their own countries. It's the prize money that counts then. The rider with the largest prize money will be sent by his or her National Federation to the FEI World Reining Masters. Those countries which qualified for the World Equestrian Games Final 2002 (U.S.A., Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Italy) are entitled to send two riders to the Masters which will take place on December 2, 2004 in Oklahoma City, USA. .Please click here for further details
America returns to Hickstead in search of a Super League win.
A United States team will be competing at the Longines Royal International Horse Show (July 21-25), the first time since 2001 that American riders will have competed at Hickstead. On that visit they won the coveted double when Candice King and Norman Dello Joio won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup and King George V Gold Cup respectively.
They will be one of the eight teams in the Samsung Super League Nations Cup of Great Britain, competing for the Prince of Wales Trophy.
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Clea Phillips at Poplar Park Horse Trials, image reproduced courtesy of Richard Weller-Poley Photography.

Sue Carson Saddles offer a ‘Clea’ Advantage.
Top Event Rider Clea Phillips and bespoke saddle manufacturer sue carson saddles have teamed up to create a winning combination.
Clea and her husband Vere Phillips have been working with sue carson saddles on the design of the close contact jumping saddle and the result is the Scope jumping saddle which is ideal for cross country and show jumping.
Lighter in weight than a normal saddle, it is designed with a single panel to allow the rider to get a closer feel. The unique design options ensure that whatever the size and shape of the horse, the saddle will allow total freedom of movement for the horse, particularly through the shoulder and back whilst also providing maximum security, comfort and balance for the rider.
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3 New Posts at Horse Welfare Charity
Danielle Zitman, 22, from Grimsby, Lincs who took up her post on Monday 28 June, is the last recruit to 3 new posts recently created at the Headquarters of one of the UK's leading horse welfare charities.
As Events Officer with the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Danielle joins the newly appointed Internet Officer, Basil Hayes, 30, from Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex and Direct Mail Co-ordinator, Tina Sales, 42, from Thompson, Norfolk who joined the charity earlier this summer. Please click here for further details

The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
The 2004 FEI Eventing World Cup season is at its height and three very different yet equally exciting qualifiers took place over the last fortnight in Moscow (RUS), Luhmühlen (GER) and Strzegom (POL). Please click here for further detail

HITS-On-The-Hudson Gives Spectators Another Taste Of The Hudson Valley
SAUGERTIES, NY (July 1, 2004) The ever-popular "Taste of" Event, presented by Cumulus Broadcasting, returns this summer to HITS-On-The-Hudson on July 24. At HITS new 200-acre site in Saugerties, New York, spectators will get a chance to taste some of the best cuisine the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Against the backdrop of the majestic Catskill Mountains, local restaurants, wineries and breweries will tantalize horse show attendees with a virtual cornucopia of food, wine, beer and ale. Participating establishments will include: Bing's, Blue Mountain Bistro, Bluestone Country Inn, Caf Tamayo, Catskill Point, Chowhound, Depuy Canal House, Dutch Tavern, French Corner, Hickory BBQ Smokehouse, Hyde Park Brewery, Main Street Bistro, New World Home Cooking, Town & Country Liquors, and Village Pizza. Please click here for further details
Gorky Takes a Walk in the Park at Woodside to Win $5000 Circuit Opener Jumper Classic
Woodside, California. Sharn Wordley rode Gorky to a walk in the park – the Horse Park at Woodside – to win the $5,000 Woodside Circuit Opener Classic. Only three horses managed a clear round over Chris Collman’s course, and Gorky was the fastest of the three with a winning time of 34.554. Wordley was especially pleased with the black Selle Francais’ performance given that this was the horse’s first time back in the show ring after colic surgery. “I bought this horse in January and out of nine classes, this horse has won a prize in each of them. He is pretty hard to beat in a jump off. He is unbelievably fast, smart and careful.” Wordley and Gorky won a grand prix at Rancho Mirage, CA in January and they earned ribbons in all the grand prix classes they entered at Tucson, AZ.
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Bob Jeffreys & Suzanne Sheppard - Partnership Training for Horse & Rider
Upcoming Events for you and your horse?
Which one fits your partnership needs?
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Crossing The Border
Kanadiana International Equestrian Center and Success Is Easy, the leading provider of online equine courses, have joined for a “hands on horses” learning program leading to an Equine Studies Certificate.
The certificate program is completely online, and while students work with horses, they do not get “in-person” riding instruction. During school or after being awarded a certificate, students are encouraged to attend Kanadiana in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, for all levels of riding instruction.
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News Headlines 1st July 2004

The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society Cymru visits Bobby Roberts' Circus
With a circus in town it was a great opportunity for BHS Welsh Development Officer, Wendy Davies, to visit the performing horses, and help out with some equine passport applications at the same time!

Owner of the circus, Bobby Roberts Junior, requested help with obtaining passports for his 21 equines - horses, ponies, a mule and a donkey - and Wendy was only too happy to help.
"The animals really were in a fantastic condition," said Wendy. "It was obvious they receive excellent care and attention. Bobby asked for some help with the passport forms, and the BHS was only too happy to help".
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Olympia's New Name Tops The Bill
The box office opens today for the newly renamed world-famous Christmas show at Olympia (14th-20th December 2004). The show, will this year feature the spectacular Barcelona Mounted Police as well as the Metropolitan Mounted Police Display alongside its existing programme of world-class sport from Dressage and Showjumping.
Olympia now represents, with the inclusion of a Dressage World Cup Qualifier (release 06.05.04), many aspects of the horse world. To reflect this the show, known until now as “Olympia International Show Jumping Championships”, has reverted back to the title from the original show at Olympia, started in 1906, and will now be called, “Olympia, The London International Horse Show”.
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Olympics - Heike Holstein Selected To Represent Ireland
The chairman of the Dressage Ireland International Affairs committee, Mrs Joan Keogh, announced this evening (Wednesday 30th June 2004) that Heike Holstein has been selected to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games. Heike will compete in Athens on the 12 year old hannovarian gelding Welt Adel
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The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Samsung Super League News: Tight At The Top At The Halfway Stage.....
Less than three points separate France, at the top of the table, from The Netherlands in second spot after four of the eight legs of the Samsung Super League which has more than lived up to expectations in its second season.<ep>
The French looked really confident at the last round in Rotterdam where the home side had a terrible day, failing to find anything like the form they displayed when winning the previous two legs in Rome and Lucerne, but one bad result will not decide the series and the Dutch are so far ahead of the teams at the bottom of the order that only their pride should have been damaged by the experience.<ep>
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Sue Carson Saddles Supports the British Dressage Supporters Club.
As a list 2 judge, British Dressage 3 star trainer and herself a competitor at Prix St George level, Sue Carson knows a thing or two about dressage! Her deep involvement with the sport over the years has brought her into contact with the British Dressage Supporters Club and the amazing work they do to help riders, trainers and judges of all levels.
This year, to help raise funds, Sue has donated a fantastic sue carson saddle worth £1,600 as the prize for the BDSC annual raffle.
The winner can chose any one of the styles of bespoke sue carson saddles, so whether their sport be dressage, jumping or simply pleasure riding, the saddle will be specifically made to fit their horse and them! Please click here for further details

EquiVouchers sponsors hunters
EquiVouchers, the new national gift voucher scheme for the equestrian retail trade, is sponsoring the working hunter championships at this year's Royal Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
As qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show, which will host the much anticipated consumer launch of these new equestrian gift vouchers, these are some of the most hotly contested competitions at the Royal.
"We are delighted to be able to sponsor such a prestigious qualifying competition," says EquiVouchers' founding director and keen horseman Charlie Lousada. "Although our main interest is eventing, we are looking forward to watching the competition and presenting the winner with a sash and specially commissioned EquiVouchers rug.Please click here for further details

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI4* GEESTEREN NETHERLANDS 8-11 JULY 2004
CSI2* DEAUVILLE FRANCE 2-4 JULY 2004
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