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Live From The Highlands Of Scotland - Blair Castle Horse Trials,
One of the few equestrian events in the UK to be running since the outbreak of foot and mouth earlier in the year. Blair Castle is set in the highlands of Scotland. For more information about the event, live coverage on-line and details of the television programme to be broadcast around the world latter in the year visit, http://www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk/
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25th August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
Friday 24th saw the dressage phase of both the CCI * and the CCI** complete.
Please visit www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk to view the current positions of all competitors
25th August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
Friday 24th August - BSJA Show Jumping Results From Blair Castle
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25th August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
The Highland Pony Show Results
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25th August 2001
The British Horse Society So You'd Like Your Own Pony........
The British Horse Society is to hold a RESPONSIBLE OWNERSHIP DAY at its Rescue Centre at Oxhill in Warwickshire on 8 September 2001.
The day marks the start of the first ever Equine Welfare Week, a new initiative sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health Ltd and part of the Jeep National Riding Festival, which takes place from 8 to 16 September. The week is the joint initiative of leading equine charities throughout Britain under the banner of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC), which as well as the (BHS), includes The Home of Rest for Horses, The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), and Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
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25th August 2001 The New Zealand Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding Association
The New Zealand Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding Association is pleased to announce that its new website is now in operation.
Secretary Dinah Nicholas says the website is expected to ease the administrative load on the association, as well as provide a fast way of getting news and information to members and the public. The association is the governing body of the sport in New Zealand.
"Members are able to download membership and registration forms, as well as read the latest news bulletins from the council," says Dinah. "We expect this to be a huge saving in time and administration costs, plus it makes re-registering horses far faster for owners.”
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25th August 2001
The British Horse Society New Venue For Kawasaki BHS Hunter Trials Championship
New Farm, Compton near Newbury, Berkshire is the new venue for the Kawasaki BHS Hunter Trial Championships taking place on Sunday 9 September, and not Offchurch Bury Estate, as previously planned. This is due to FMD related restrictions.
Competitors and sponsors are supportive of this decision and the BHS are grateful to Diane Hope at New Farm for offering this venue at such short notice.
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25th August 2001 Zilco, a world leader in the manufacture of synthetic harness and saddlery
Zilco, a world leader in the manufacture of synthetic harness and saddlery, is pleased to announce that Kellinghusen Fahrsport, in Hamburg, will be its main distributor of Zilco Competition Driving harness in Germany.
Zilco is also releasing a new range of driving harness, 'Zilco First'. This harness is a new concept targeted specifically at the new entrant to the sport of carriage driving in the fast-growing leisure-driving market.
The company, based in New Zealand and Australia, specialises in top-quality synthetic driving harness for all levels of carriage driving.
This range of harness will be on show at Spoga, in Germany, September 2-4.
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25th August 2001
The British Horse Society Student Discounts On BHS Membership
From September 2001 the British Horse Society is offering bona fide students who are in full-time training or education, a discount on membership, BHS examinations and merchandise.
Students will be entitled to a 10% discount on any new Gold Membership, with other benefits including a 10% discount on Examination fees and a 15% discount in the BHS Bookshop. Students attending a college or educational institution who wish to take advantage of the scheme, must supply the BHS with a copy of their National Union of Students (NUS) card and number, accompanied by a letter from their Principal or Head of Department confirming their student status.
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24th August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
Ridden Hunter Results
Working Hunter Results
Don't Miss The House of Menzies Showjumper / Eventer Challenge
Watch the Cross Country Live!
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24th August 2001
A Horse, of Course with Don Blazer
If you live in a state with an equine-activity liability law and you think it is going to keep you from getting sued, think again!
The law may be the law, but lawyers get rich initiating and defending law suits. All kinds of law suits. Frivolous law suits.
You may be totally innocent of any wrong doing, so might your horse. Your boarding stable may be the safest in the country, or your training or riding instruction flawless.
A Horse of Course
It doesn't matter. Even after it has been declared you did everything correctly, or that your horse was not at fault, your defense costs could be in the thousands of dollars. It can cost you plenty to win a groundless law suit.

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24th August 2001 Show Jumping Result ; Hickstead Derby CSI-A 23-26 August 2001
Scaynes Hill Speed Stakes
1) Virtual Village Hunters Level, John Whitaker (GBR) ; 2) Roundstreet Charlie, John Renwick (GBR) ; 3) Diamond Explosion, Capt Gerry Flynn (IRL)
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23rd August 2001 Burghley Pedigree Horse Trials News Update
30th August - 2nd September 2001
Entries - There are currently 127 entries for the event including Individual Olympic Gold Medallist David O'Connor. The youngest competitor is now Mr Tom Crisp (GBR aged 22) riding Barnaby's Ballad. Please see the website for further information
Television Times - The BBC's coverage of Burghley will now be shown on Sunday 2nd September on BBC2's Grandstand 15.45-16.55 (BST). Eurosport's coverage will be shown on 19th September 19.00-20.30 (BST) and 20.00-21.30 (CET). These are alterations to the previous times.
Burghley Live Site - The Live section of the Burghley website will go live on Tuesday, 28th August.
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23rd August 2001 Equestrian Vaulters Earn Qualifying Scores
South Hadley, MA -- Vaulters arrived from all corners of the United States. They said it couldn't be done. Some said the vaulters would not come. They were wrong. The opportunity for vaulters to showcase the partnership they have spent the last year perfecting with their horses brought them to Massachusetts. They overcame many obstacles; the distance was just one of many. The horses, the vaulters, the longeurs and coaches made the first American Vaulting Association (AVA) National Vaulting Championships held in the Northeast a spectacular event.
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23rd August 2001 Foundation Training clinic
The tentative date for the Foundation Training clinic is the weekend of Friday, October 5thand Saturday the 6th. We will begin Friday evening at 6:30 PM. The evening presentation will consist of a demonstration with an interactive Q & A discussion afterwards.The second demonstration will beSaturday at 7:00 AM. A presentation will follow including both the aesthetic and technical aspects of Foundation Training at Smith's "North Room" until noon followed by lunch and a brief interactive session with the horses at our facility. Some of the topics discussed will be : Philosophical beliefs and perceptions, aesthetic and technical aspects of Foundation Training, avoiding all restriction, preconditioning for the first intercession, neurolinguistic programming, cognitive reorganization, integration of simultaneous hand, voice and body cues, the three levels of "No," banishment, altering equine communication awareness/ body language to verbal, allowing not forcing the horse to focus, the kiss/release and numerous other related topics. One of the greatest differences between Foundation Training and all other traditional training methods is that it uses NO restrictions of any kind such as round pens and lungelines. Another is that it never uses comfort/discomfort, restraint/release or any type of *physical punishment.
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23rd August 2001 Kentucky Horse Park Breaks Ground For New International Ring
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the Kentucky Horse Park, home to the Federation's headquarters, has begun work on a new international ring. The site, which is opposite the Park's first international all-weather arena used for grand prix show jumping and the Rolex Three Day Event, will create one of the finest show facilities in the U.S. with the goal of attracting top international competitions
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23rd August 2001 Irish Sport Horse News
* Horses selected to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Show Jumping, Lanaken, Belgium, 2001
* Irish Horse Board prize money and travel grants.
* Spring Stallion Inspections
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22nd August 2001 First Equine Welfare Week Gathers Momentum
The first ever Equine Welfare Week will be held from 1st to 16th September 2001, sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health Ltd, has attracted support from many top riders, including Pippa Funnell, Tim Stockdale and Leslie Law.
The week is part of the Jeep National Riding Festival which already does a great deal to boost riding through school visits with the famous mechanical horse, Trigger. Equine Welfare Week aims to highlight what it takes to keep a horse and to encourage responsible horse ownership, especially to the increasing number of people who are becoming horse owners for the first time. Information on horse care will be distributed around the country through vets and retailers and at events organised in support of Equine Welfare Week in conjunction with the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and Redwings Horse Sanctuary. (See details) A booklet, A Guide to Horse Care and Welfare produced by the British Horse Society in conjunction with the Home of Rest for Horses, is also available.
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22nd August 2001 easibed Links With Newly Launched Stable-On-Site Business
easibed dust-free bedding is to become the preferred bedding supplier to the newly launched Stable-on-Site temporary stables business, which supplied its first stables to the Dressage at Hickstead fixture last month.
Run by Dane Rawlins and partners, Stable-on-Site stables are a high-quality and proven European concept already familiar to international riders and now being introduced into the UK for the first time, proving an immediate success at the Hickstead fixture.
easibed sponsored bedding for Dressage at Hickstead and the response from competitors and their grooms was very positive to the product. easibed offers not only the obvious advantages of being dust free, but also is quick to muck out, free draining so the bed stays drier and clings less to manes, tails and rugs.
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22nd August 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
21 August
* World Driving Pairs Championship In Riesenbeck Dominated By Hungary
* European Eventing Championship In Pau
* Samsung Nations Cups Update
* In Memoriam
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22nd August 2001
Bob Mayhew Bob Mayhew at Burley-Villa
Having been postponed several times, due to Foot and Mouth restrictions, the Bob Mayhew Western Clinic, originally scheduled for March, finally went ahead last Sunday, 15th August at the Burley Villa Western Riding Centre in the New Forest.
Hailed as a great success by all who attended, the clinic, which was fully booked, saw riders working in groups of four for two, one hour sessions. Bob assessed each rider and, concentrating on individual strengths and weaknesses, soon had everyone enthralled as he put the riders and horses through their paces. There was a super atmosphere throughout the day, and, with Bobs expert tuition, many improvements were noted by spectators and riders alike.
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22nd August 2001
Culpeper Mark Leone and Casino Win $50,000 HITS Grand Prix at Winston National at HITS Culpeper IV
CULPEPER, VA (August 19, 2001)--Mark Leone, 39, of Oakland, New Jersey, riding Casino, won the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix at the Winston National Horse Show in Culpeper, Virginia, today, besting a field of 31 entries. In a four-horse Jump-Off, Leone was the faster of only two double-clears, beating Lynne Little of Frederick, Maryland, on Comtessa X by more than a second. Leone, a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team, has represented the USA at 10 World Cup Finals and 28 Nations Cups. Casino, a 15-year-old German-bred gelding by Polydor, earned $15,000 for his owner, Leone's Ri-Arm Farm. Buddy Brown of Wellington, Florida, designed the course. The Winston National is the fourth of six shows in the HITS Culpeper series held from May to September at Commonwealth Park.
On the Round One course, Brown allowed riders 94 seconds to jump 16 obstacles that included three double combinations--Fence Nos. 4, 8, and 10. The highest jump on course was the 5' 3" triple bar at No. 9. Riders had rails down at every fence except No. 7, the water. Fence No. 11 caused the most faults--12 horses were unable to clear the 5' wide oxer with its uneven rails set at 4' 9" and 4' 10". Two riders voluntarily withdrew on course. Three riders were eliminated in falls, including Todd Minikus who rode four horses in the class and qualified one for the Jump-Off, and Lynne Little, who rode three horses and qualified two for the Jump-Off.
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22nd August 2001 USA Equestrian Releases Call to End Challenge
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) issued a statement today by its president, Alan F. Balch, addressed to his fellow USET trustees in the wake of the finding by New Jersey Superior Court that the USET's corporate actions this year are "null and void."
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22nd August 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
Hickstead Derby CSI-A 23-16 August 2001
CSIO Rotterdam 30 August - 2 September 2001

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21st August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
Fun For All At The Bowmore Blair Castle Horse Trials
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials is Scotland’s leading equestrian event, but a spectacular Country Fair and vast tented village have helped turn the show into something much, much more. An event which shouldn’t be missed by anyone with an interest in the countryside, horses or shopping!
This years event takes place from August 23rd to 26th in the magnificent surroundings of Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire.
Spectators of the equestrian activities can see the elegance of dressage, the thrills of cross-country and the accuracy and agility of showjumping, not to mention Highland Ponies, Hunters and Pony Club Games.
Entertainment in the Country Fair Arena over the weekend includes for the first time the RAF Police Dog Display Team from RAF Kinloss and Lossiemouth. Smokey Gray and his duck herding dog will be back and there is also falconry, fly-casting and terrier racing. In the main arena on Sunday, there is a spectacular display of falconry on horseback.
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21st August 2001 DNA Seminar In Portland
The Kiger Mesteno Association is extremely honored to bring Dr. Gus Cothran, Director of Equine Parentage test and DNA Research at the University of Kentucky to Portland, Oregon on September 7th, 2001 for a much anticipated lecture on horses.
3 subjects to be included will be:
1) DNA Testing in horses
2) Studies linking the Kiger and other breeds to the Iberian Horse through blood work.
3) The Horse Genome Project and it's status
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21st August 2001 USA Equestrian Announces Live Web Broadcast Of Town Meeting
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the Sport Marketing and Development "Town Meeting" to be held today Monday, August 20, 2001 at 1:00 pm (ET) will be broadcast live via the Internet. By utilizing cutting edge technologies, members will be able hear the meeting live through streaming audio on a computer. We recommend logging on to www.ahsa.org approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to the webcast to download Real Player, a program that will play streaming Internet audio.
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21st August 2001 USA Equestrian Announces Availabilty Of New Jersey Superior Court Ruling
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the ruling by the Superior Court of New Jersey in the case of Balch vs. United States Equestrian Team, Inc., issued Thursday, August 16th, 2001 is available in hard copy or by fax from the Lexington office.
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21st August 2001 Court Finds For AHSA: USET Actions "Null And Void"
In a dramatic court ruling, the United States Equestrian Team's corporate actions this year have been declared "null and void," and its corporate books and records have been opened to unlimited inspection by its trustees.
The ruling was issued by mail on Thursday, August 16, 2001. The Superior Court of New Jersey found for the AHSA (now USA Equestrian) and its president, Alan F. Balch, in the case Balch vs. United States Equestrian Team, Inc. The decision followed oral argument held on Friday, August 3, at Somerset County Courthouse, Somerville, NJ.
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21st August 2001 Equine Law Conference 2001
Piebald Press, LLC/Horse Law News announces the conference agenda for its October 12, 2001 equine law conference.
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20th August 2001 ERC
Fibre For Horses
What is fibre? Fibre is the material of the plant cell wall that gives plants their rigidity. There are many types of fibre including lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin. These are all types of carbohydrate molecules made up of many glucose units bound by links that are indigestible by mammalian enzymes. However, microbial organisms located in the hindgut of the horse can break down these links and in doing so, create a useful energy source for the horse. These microbes can almost fully digest pectin and partially digest hemicellulose and cellulose, however they cannot digest lignin.
One can get an estimate of the amount of fibre in their horses diet through hay analysis and looking at feed tags. Fibre is described as crude fibre on feed tags which includes mostly the cellulose fraction and some lignin. On hay or grain analysis, the terms ADF or NDF will be used. NDF or Neutral Detergent Fibre is the component of the feed that is lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose. The ADF or Acid Detergent Fibre portion includes only cellulose and lignin. The higher the NDF/ADF values, the less digestible the feed is.
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20th August 2001
Canada Mounted Games Association Mounted Games Association World Championships Results
Canada 2001
August 17th - August 19th
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World Championships 2001
20th August 2001 Irish Horses Doing Well
Ado Annie wins the Grand Prix and the Masters at Vigo (Esp) CSI A 10th-16th August 2001 Ado Annie (ISH) won the 1m50 Masters at Vigo (Esp) CSI A on the 14th August 2001. She then went on to win the Grand Prix on Thursday the 16th August 2001 at the same show.
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19th August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
* Record Entries for Bowmore Blair Castle Horse Trials
* Perfect Going at Blair
* Wembley Qualifier for Blair Hunters
* World wide coverage for Bowmore Blair Castle Horse Trials
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19th August 2001
Horse-TV HorseTV Announces Expansion to C-Band, Cable and Independent Television Stations
HorseTV, the first regularly scheduled national programming for owners, riders, breeders and lovers of horses and equestrian sports, has expanded its television distribution to select cable systems and independent television stations throughout North America on America One Television, a 24/7 broadcast network which provides a variety of programming to millions of homes in the U.S. and Canada. The August 15th launch was also available "in-the-clear" to millions of C-Band dish owners.
Through America One's distribution, HorseTV is now available to television stations or cable systems in any community in America wishing to add equestrian and horse-oriented programming to its broadcast lineup. Distributed as two-hour time blocks, HorseTV can be seen on America One at 9:00 pm, EST on Wednesday evenings, and Sundays at 6:00 pm EST, and will be expanding to multiple week nights and Sundays in late September.
HorseTV provides a wide variety of educational, instructional, veterinary, documentary, and show and event programming covering many disciplines. Combining stunning documentary specials with entertaining and informative segments on every aspect of owning, riding or loving horses, HorseTV appeals not only to the millions of viewers with recreational or professional interest in horses, but also that vast audience which simply relates to the romance and mystery of the horse.
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19th August 2001 USA Equestrian Announces Results Of 2001 Prudential / AHSA National Hunter Pony Championship
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the results of the 2001 Prudential/AHSA National Hunter Pony Championship, which took place on August 16-17th 2001 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC.
Exhibitors have gone head-to head over the two days in the small, medium and large sections competing in over-fences, under-saddle and model classes.
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19th August 2001 Open Day At Blaikiewell, Maryculter, Aberdeen (near Storybook Glen)
Saturday 1st September 2001
Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary is a small charity in Deeside, Aberdeenshire.
It is home to 45 horses and ponies and two Jersey cows, all of which have been saved from various unhappy fates since 1977. The first two ponies were bought on impulse at the local market to save them from the meat dealers who were bidding for them. Other homeless ponies began to arrive and none were turned away.
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19th August 2001
Canada Mounted Games Association Mounted Games Association World Championships Results
Canada 2001
August 17th - August 19th
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World Championships 2001
19th August 2001 Hill Country Equestrian Lodge - A Haven For Riders And Nature Lovers
Nestled in an oak-studded valley, and encircled by the rugged hills west of Bandera, Texas, Hill Country Equestrian Lodge offers a new perspective on the traditional guest ranch. According to owners Dianne Tobin and Peter Lovett, "Everything here is designed to create a very personal experience for each guest. We emphasize privacy, and no one is restricted by a set schedule. Guests can bring their own horses and ride at will, or they can take a private lesson or a guided ride on one of ours. Each of our cabins is carefully placed among the trees to provide a sense of seclusion, and is situated to take advantage of the incredible Hill Country views here."
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19th August 2001 Success Is Easy
Three experts are forming a team just to help you and your horse.
And their help is free!
You ask the questions, the experts provide the answers.
Diane Solomon Blazer, Cathy Hanson and Dr. Jack Sales are now available on the Internet at www.donblazer.com to answer your questions about health care, training, nutrition, stable management, soundness and disease, showing techniques and more.
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