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24th August 2002
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2002
Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials
After two days of dressage at the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Terry Boon from England has taken the lead in the two star class with a score of 43.4. He leads Ruth Friend and Muschamp Impala by less than one penalty point and is looking forward to today's speed and endurance phase.
In the busy one star section, overnight leader Ruth Friend and Mister Barnabus now share the lead with Nini French and Pick and Mix II on an equal score of 42.1.
Today competitors take in the scenery round the Blair Castle Estate as they complete about 14km of speed and endurance including the spectacular cross-country phase which has over 20 solid timber fences.
The climax of the event is tomorrow, when riders showjump in reverse order of merit in the arena below the castle.
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24th August 2002
Caring For Horses
Lingfield Correspondence Courses
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the ILPH, Lingfield Correspondence is offering a £30 discount to readers of the ILPH magazine and of Equiworld. home study courses The horse care course provider, Lingfield Correspondence has recently updated their UK based web site at www.horse-care.co.uk Course convenor, Paula Clements told Equiworld.Com that the courses aim it to provide friendly informal advice for people of all standards and all abilities.
The courses encompass The BHS Horse Owner's Certificates syllabus. The BHS exams are offered to students in their own home at the end of the course. All course material is written in every day language rather than in text book style and technical jargon is kept to the minimum. For this reason the courses are one of the most popular on the market today. The first course is very comprehensive. In fact, Lingfield is prepared to offer a full refund to anyone can show them an entry level, home study course which provides more information.
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24th August 2002
United States Equestrian Team Announces Changes To Squad For CSIO Spruce Meadows
Gladstone, NJ—August 23, 2002—The Untied States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced that Schulyer Riley of Wellington, FL, will replace Ray Texel of Beverly Hills, CA on the team that will compete at CSIO Spruce Meadows, September 4-8, in Calgary, Canada. Riley had originally been named as first alternate to the team and she replaces Texel who has withdrawn.
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24th August 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Releases Documents On Equestrian Sports Governance
Documents on recent equestrian sport governance activities are now available on the USA Equestrian web site at
http://www.equestrian.org/EquestrianGovernance/index.asp. The following documents are now accessible:
* Sport Governance Update, August 20, 2002, * Letter from USA Equestrian Officers to the USOC Board of Directors Regarding Governance of Equestrian Sport in the United States, August 14, 2002, * NGB Litigation Commenced by USET, July 25, 2002, * USET Trustees Meeting Cancelled, July 17, 2002

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24th August 2002
SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
2 stolen horses
Stolen 22/23rd August 2002 from field at Melton Brand, Doncaster: -
LUCY, a piebald mare, 5 years old, 14.3-15hands high. She has a full black face with a white mane and tail. Lucy has one blue eye, the other being normal colouring.
FLIGHT, a Thoroughbred dark bay gelding, 11 years old, 16hands high with a thin blaze on his head. Please click here for further details
24th August 2002

Dressage Result - Donaueschingen CDI*** Germany - 23rd August 2002
International Dressage Competition, Pries der Baden Wurttembergischen Bank und der Firma Fischbach
Donaueschingen Dressurprufung Grand Prix - 23/8/2002
1. Nadine Capellman (Farbenfroh) GER, 2. Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff (Renoir Unicof) GER,
3. Martin Schaudt (Loesdau's Loriot) GER, 4. Ulla Salzgeber (Wall Street) GER
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23rd August 2002
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2002
Three Stars For Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is to become a CCI three star event in 2003.
This accolade which was awarded by British Eventing just two weeks ago puts Blair Castle alongside Bramham and Blenheim in the three day event rankings, and means it is only the third three-day event in the UK to be awarded this status.
Announcing the new development at a press briefing on the first day of this year's trials, Director, Sarah Phillips said she was delighted to have had the application for three stars accepted by British Eventing and the FEI. She said, "This is a real step up the ladder for us. It is where every event wants to be and it is just reward for the team at Blair for all their hard work in putting together a professional, well-organised event."Blair Castle was the first three day event in Scotland, now it will be the first three star, three day event."
Mike Keiller, Chief Executive of Morrison Bowmore Distillers said, "We are delighted as sponsors to support the progression of the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials to the next level of competition, to become Scotland's only three star three day event.
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23rd August 2002
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2002

Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials got off to the best possible start yesterday in glorious sunshine with the first day of dressage.
In the lead in the two star class was Erica Watson of Worcestershire with Tango Romeo on a score of 48. She was leading from Laurence Hunt of Surrey, while the best placed Scottish rider was Peter Laidlaw from Dumfriesshire in sixth place.
Ruth Friend from Cumbria has had success at Blair in the past and she was leading the CCI* dressage after the first day with Mister Barnabus, ahead of Heidi Simmons from Yorkshire and The Biz.
There is another day of dressage today (Friday) before the excitement of the speed and endurance on Saturday and Sunday's final showjumping phase.
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23rd August 2002
Dressage Result - Hickstead CCDI*** - England
International Dressage Competition, Hickstead CDI*** (Small Tour),
Class 2 - The KPMG FEI Prix St Georges - 22/8/2002
1. Carl Hester (Escapado) GBR, 2. Carl Hester (Donner Rhapsody) GBR, 3. Emile Faurie (Racit) GBR
4. Yvette Truesdale (Jaywalker) IRL
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23rd August 2002
USA Equestrian
FEI Announces World Pony Driving Championships
The FEI has announced that the inaugural World Pony Driving Championships (for singles, pairs, and teams) will take place in Karlstetten, Austria, August 14-17, 2003. Selection criteria are now being developed.
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23rd August 2002

News and Updates from Diamond Mountain Stables
Macella O’Neill, Charles White, and Kelli Cox
Calistoga, California 707-942-0719
There’s a lot going on at Diamond Mountain Stables in beautiful Calistoga, at the north end of the Napa Valley. We have been busy this year attending many “A” shows, including the Indio and Tahoe circuits. Owner/trainer Macella O’Neill has been enjoying great success with a new string of Grand Prix horses, and plans to head to the World Cup Qualifiers this fall with the fabulous new addition to the barn, Erik the Grey. She has also been campaigning Joe Montana’s incredible Irish Draught Horse stallion King of Hearts, who started in the Grand Prix classes at Tahoe with money winning finishes. She will be the jumping demonstration rider with King of Hearts at Dressage in The Wine Country, August 24 at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds. Our whole barn is planning on attending the performance and we encourage you to be there as well!
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22nd August 2002

Ultimate Horse
Author Elwyn Hartley Edwards Price £16.99
Publication Date: 29th August 2002
Elwyn Hartley Edwards' outstanding compendium of horse breeds has been fully updated for a new generation of horse enthusiasts This information rich, stylish revised edition of the international best selling Ultimate Horse will delight horse lovers of all ages.

Ultimate Horse is a superb visual encyclopedia show casing over 99 different horses, including an additional 17 profiles, bringing to life the splendour of breeds such as the Eriskay Pony, the Kathiawan and the American Cream. With detailed, double page biographies and annotated, full figure photographic portraits, the essential characteristics, history and uses of each breed are clearly explained.
Each variety of horse has been organised into equestrian disciplines, from dressage to mounted games to driving and long distance riding, celebrating the vital and creative relationship between horse and man. In addition there are chapters on the origin of the equine species, the domestication of the horse and key information on the horse's conformation.
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22nd August 2002

International Show Jumping Event To Launch In Sheffield
Steel City Jumping Limited (SCJL) has today announced an investment of £750,000 into the launch of a new international show jumping event. The inaugural show, the first major new indoor show jumping championships to be held in this country for over thirty years, will be staged at Sheffield Arena from Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th April 2003.
SCJL is a subsidiary of Grandstand Group, which also owns Grandstand Media, the team behind the resurgence of the Horse of The Year Show.
"I am delighted that a new world class equestrian show is to be launched in this country, and it is another high profile international event which Sheffield is proud to host. I know the public will turn out in force to back the event and prove one again that there is a big appetite for top quality sport in Sheffield." Said the Honourable Richard Caborn MP, Minister for sport and MP for Sheffield central.
The Show will host a full programme of world class international show jumping and, with a substantial six figure prize fund is sure to attract the top riders world wide.
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22nd August 2002

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22nd August 2002

Brookwick Ward Relocate To North Yorkshire & Appoint New Manager
Supplier of veterinary equipment and equine products Brookwick Ward has relocated to new headquarters in Masham, North Yorkshire and has a new contact number 0870 1118610.
The move will ensure an ever more efficient level of service to its veterinary, agricultural and equine markets. It will especially enhance the supply, service, sharpening and repair of Brookwick Ward's extensive range of clippers, blades and scissors.
Formed in 1047 and based in London, Brookwick Ward moved to its Scottish base in 1989. Oster, Hauptner and Aesculap are just a few of the prestigious brand names in its extensive range.
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22nd August 2002
USA Equestrian
Team Liberty Brings Home The Gold In Junior Dressage Team Championship
The USA Junior Dressage Team Championship presented by Cosequin ®, held August 15 - 18, 2002 at Dressage at DevonWood in Sherwood, Oregon, showcased some of the most talented young dressage riders in the country. This event, in its sixth year, continues to thrive with the help of generous sponsorship by Cosequin® and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as a USA Junior Olympic - equestrian event.
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22nd August 2002
USA Equestrian
F.A.C.E.Wins Top Honors At Vaulting Championship
Free Artists Creative Equestrians (F.A.C.E.) landed the top prize in the 2002 USA/AVA National Vaulting Championships held August 14-17, 2002 at the Robertson Park Equestrian Center in Livermore, California. Thirty-three of the nation's best vaulting teams met to vie for a number of awards. Results are as follows - Please click here for further details
22nd August 2002

Red Tape Threat To Traditional Rural Events Removed - NFU
The organisers of rural events like village fêtes and farmers' markets are breathing a sigh of relief today, thanks to the NFU.
It had been feared that the Government would in future insist that organisers of occasional events like gymkhanas or food fairs would have to get planning permission following a consultation on the issue by the DTLR*. Today, however, the Deputy Prime Minster's Office issued a statement saying that there will be NO change to the temporary use provision in current planning legislation.
In it, Planning Minister Jeff Rooker said that the ability to hold infrequent recreational and fund-raising events was of "significant value to rural communities and in particular to farmers".
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21st August 2002
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
20 August 2002

Samsung Nations Cup Final Donaueschingen (GER), 24 August 2002. The following eight teams will compete for the 2002 title: Belgium ; Germany ; France ; Italy ; Netherlands ; Sweden ; Switzerland ; USA Further to the withdrawal of the Irish Team, Switzerland will participate in the Final.
FEI Delegation to Aachen A delegation of the FEI composed of Wayne Roycroft (AUS), Mike Etherington-Smith, respectively Chairman and member of the Eventing Committee and Michael Stone, FEI Sports Director will pay a visit to Aachen on 21 August 2002. The purpose of the meeting is the assessment of Aachen's proposed facilities for Eventing included in their bid to host the 2006 World Equestrian Games.
FEI Gandini Top Ten Final The 30 November edition of the FEI/Gandini World Riders Rankings will decide on the participation field of the Final of the Top Ten to be held in Geneva on 14 December. The International Jumping Riders Club is currently working on the formula of the Final, which will be published after the World Equestrian Games.
Meeting of the Central European National Federations In Bratislava The annual meeting of the Central European NFs was held early August 2002 in Bratislava. The Central European NFs decided to hold a yearly meeting as of 1989, mainly to discuss World Cup matters. In addition to the discussion on the newly created Central European Driving Challenge, the meeting mainly concentrated on the World Cup Jumping.
Central European Driving Challenge A pilot project to promote International Driving competitions outside of Western Europe will start in 2003: the Central European Driving Challenge. In view of the considerable costs of transporting horses and carriages to international events it was felt to be more beneficial to concentrate on supporting increased regional activities. In Central Europe, the countries interested in Driving are invited to organise international events and to send their drivers to events outside of their country. The FEI's development department will contribute to the travel costs and possibly also give some support to Organising Committees.
Calendar Changes 2003 World Pairs Driving Championship At the request of the French Equestrian Federation, the FEI authorised the change of date and location of the 2003 World Pairs Driving Championship, due to take place in Versailles (FRA) in June. The Championship will take place in Jardy (FRA) from 18 to 21 September. 2003 World Combined Pony Driving Championships Further to the withdrawal of Saumur (FRA), the World Combined Pony Driving Championship will take place in Karlstetten (AUT) from 14 to 17 August 2003.

2002 WEG nominated entries on FEI website
Nominated Entries are published on the FEI website
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21st August 2002

Are You Warming Up To The Chill Buster Riding Boots?
The Equitector Chill range is taking off. Riders are already purchasing these boots in spite of the hot spell and sales are beyond all expectation. Our promotional campaign with adverts and editorials is about commence.
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21st August 2002

Hacienda dos Olivos
Established since 1995, Hacienda dos Olivos offers a very unique charm. Situated on a thirteen hectare working organic olive estate in the provence of sevilla, visitors are welcomed to experience traditional Andalusian life.
The Hacienda opens its gates to visitors world-wide to feel the magic of Spanish culture. The Spanish, English, German and French speaking household, is very much intergrated with the local community. Steeped in history with olive cultivation, classical equitation and the Spanish Purebred horses, an atmosphere is maintained so that guests can discover Andalucia and all its fine qualities.

The jewel of the estate reflects the special interest of its owner. Johanna Beattie Batista, a renowned classical dressage trainer and rider, shares her love of the Spanish Purebred with great enthusiasim. Johanna has been dedicated to the equestrian world from an early age. She has supervised numerous riding establishments, mainly in Morocco and Spain, as well as competing at National level in show-jumping. Her knowledge of Classical riding stems from wide sources colaborated over the past two decades. Including the Royal School of Equstrian Art in Jerez (Spain), Nuno Oliveira in Portugal, The Cadre Noir (Saumur) and Michel Henriquet in France. Johanna's understanding of classical methods is renowned Internationally and guests have the opportunity to learn an insight into these pure historical methods of training.
Equestrian activities offered at the Hacienda include: Instructional Holidays (with board and lodgings included), Working student courses, training of Spanish horses and exportation of good quality Spanish bloodstock

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21st August 2002
Horses Resist Infection With Actimune
A new product has been launched in the UK to help horses cope with stressful situations, such as training, traveling or weaning, and give them added protection against viral and bacterial infection when they are most vulnerable.
Actimune is a unique feed supplement that has been developed to maintain a healthy immune system. Modern stabling, feeding and training methods, as well as traveling, competing, weaning and similar stressful situations, often leave horses susceptible to any illness going. Coughs and colds are, at least, debilitating, and at worst can result in damage to the lungs that will end the career of a performance or competition horse.
When dealing with young stock, many breeders are now starting with a regime that includes Actimune to ensure maximum resistance to viruses at an early stage. The Cheveley Park Stud, Newmarket, is an advocate of starting young. A spokesman said "We have fed Actimune to a selected number of our foals and yearlings over the past 12 months and early indications are that Actimune does boost their immune system, giving these individuals a noticeably better defense against virus attack". The stresses and strains of training and traveling can be detrimental to the immune system of performance horses throughout their careers. Dr Chris Gilbert, a top equine vet in the USA, was the first to put Actimune to the test and continues to recommend it for horses of all ages. He says "Quite honestly, I've found very few horses that don't respond to Actimune. My clients are extremely happy with the consistent performance they see, and there's a marked reduction in the amount of illness we see in these horses".
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21st August 2002
NDS Alfred's Tower Ride FEI Emirates Endurance Worldwide Rankings Ride - August 24th 2002
Stourhead House, Wiltshire - Great Britain
A Preview report by Susie Cain
Wiltshire landowners have come together to support Endurance riding for the NDS Alfred's Tower Rider this Bank Holiday weekend (24--25 August 2002).
Over 430 riders from all over the country will have the unique opportunity to hoof it over the grounds of the glorious Wiltshire countryside starting and finishing at the National Trust's Stourhead House, passing King Alfred's Tower, and across land owned by the Duke of Somerset Estate and Longleat Estate, as well as Mere Down, Charnage Down and the Golden Valley.
The NDS Alfred's Tower Ride has attracted the largest team entry ever from The Riding Club Championships. Teams of 3-4 riders from Surrey, Cornwall, Herefordshire and Worcestershire will compete for the NDS Equine Team Endurance Challenge, a 34-km (20m) ride.
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21st August 2002
USA Equestrian
U.S. Riders Display Preparedness For World Equestrian Games
The U.S. showed its increasing depth in the dressage discipline by topping the leader board in various tests at CDI*** Lingen (GER) held August 16-18,
2002. Guenter Seidel finished 2nd in the Grand Prix held on Friday, a qualifier for the Grand Prix Special, with a 71.36% on Nikolaus 7 (Weinberg x Elise), a 13-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Richard and Jane Brown. Three of the top 4 places in Saturday's Grand Prix, the qualifier for the Grand Prix Kür, went to U.S. riders.
The naming of the team for the World Equestrian Games to be held in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, September 10 - 22, 2002 will be finalized in the near future.
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21st August 2002

Champions Crowned at the North American Young Riders’ Championships Presented by State Line Tack

Old Mill Creek, IL—August 19, 2002—The North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC) presented by State Line Tack, returned to Tempel Farms, in Old Mill Creek, IL August 6 – 11, 2002.

Jacqueline Paxton 21, of Cincinnati, OH, Cayce Harrison, 18, of Burridge, IL and Brittany Kart, 18, of Atlanta, GA, won the individual Gold Medals in dressage, show jumping and eventing respectively.
In the team competitions, Gold Medals went to USA Region 2 in dressage, USA Zone 2 in show jumping and USA Area 2 in eventing.
In Dressage, Paxton, riding for USA Region 2, led throughout the competition and received a 71.200%, her best score ever, to win the culminating Freestyle Championship and clinch the Gold Medal with a three-round score of 212.040.
“I can’t believe I did it,” said Paxton of her high score. “I am really happy with the way things went, I am so excited.”
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20th August 2002
British Dressage Team Bid For Hickstead Nations Cup In WEG Warm Up
The British Dressage team will take part in their final competition at Hickstead International CDIO (21st - 25th August) this weekend before leaving for the World Equestrian Games.
The team consisting of Richard Davison (Ballaseyr Royale), Emile Faurie (Insterburg), Laura Richardson (Millendium) and Peter Storr (Gambrinus) will compete against teams from Holland, France, Ireland and Germany for the coveted Nations Cup title.

World Class Performance Director, Ian Williams, said Hickstead CDIO will form an important part of the team preparations. "It is ideal for us to have an event of this status available locally to help us in our final preparations for the WEG. We are always treated well at Hickstead and there is a super atmosphere. Competing here will provide a warm up for the horses and riders and will help the team focus on the job in hand," he said.
The team will be looking for a good result on their last outing before the big one. Ian commented, "Whenever the British Team compete they go out to do as well as they can. We are not in the business of cruising. We will be looking for solid performances ready for WEG. There is always a good level of competition at Hickstead and we will be doing our best to produce a winning result".
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20th August 2002

Charity Ride Enters Final Stages of its Journey to No 10
A long distance ride aimed at raising awareness of the conditions of tens of thousands of horses transported across Europe for slaughter reaches Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire on its journey south from the Scottish Borders to 10 Downing Street.
The ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) staff and their horses will be starting week 5 of their Ride from Scotland on Saturday 24th August from Berry & Nicholson, Rectory Farm Lower Benefield, Northants

Tim Stockdale, International Show Jumper who will now be joining the ride on Monday 26th August comments, "My horses and I are travelling throughout the year to competitions both at home and abroad, so I know the stresses that they can endure en route - and they travel first class compared to the slaughter horses !
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20th August 2002

Copyright 2002 SportsQuest International
Badminton Horse Trials Television Special available on vhs
Copies of the television documentary "Backstage at Badminton: Eventing's Supreme Challenge" are now available for purchase online at www.SportsQuestInternational.com, or by telephone on (800) 872-9462 (Catalog # 9382).
Currently airing in the United States as a HorseTV presentation on the America One Television network, the forty-one minute program examines the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials from the perspective of riders, coaches, grooms, key members of the horse trials staff, volunteers and regular visitors to the event.
Scripted by noted equestrian journalist, Christine E. Stafford and directed by SportsQuest's senior producer, Melvin Cox, the program includes excerpts from interviews with Badminton Horse Trials Director, Hugh Thomas; Horse Trials Secretary, Jane Tuckwell; Badminton Stable Manager and Chief Stud Groom, Brian Higham, and 2002 champion, Pippa Funnell.
Conversations with former champions Bill Roycroft, Capt. Mark Phillips, David O'Connor, and Mark Todd highlight the presentation. Also included are the comments of Margaret Runcie, who witnessed the first Badminton Horse Trials in 1949, and Lorna Clarke, who completed the event a record 23 times. Katrina Barclay hosts this special edition of "With Equestrian Tact: The International Video Magazine of the Equestrian Sports".
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20th August 2002


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We are specialize in horse country rides and Classic Dressage classes, with Lusitanos stallions, which are given in an atmosphere of the most unique characteristics.

We are placed in a privileged area with a rich historical and cultural heritage, called “ Tapada Nacional de Mafra”. Besides its a natural patrimony, it disposes of a large variety of services and activities to offer, like: conducted tours, country rides, guided walks, hunting, carriage driving, the possibility of taking very good photographs,that is, the contact with real nature.
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20th August 2002
USA Equestrian
U.S. Gets Wild Card To Nations Cup
The United States Jumping Team was granted a wild card entry in the 2002 Samsung Nations Cup Final, to be held August 24, 2002 in Donaueschingen, Germany. Frank Chapot will serve as Chef d' Equipe for the team.
Entries are as follows: * Molly Ashe - Kroon Gravin * Leslie Howard - Priobert de Kalvarie * Beezie Madden - Judgement * Nicole Shahinian Simpson - El Campeon Cirka Z * Peter Wylde - Fein Cera
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20th August 2002
Costa Smeralda - Sardinia ( Italy )
FEI Emirates Endurance World Masters Ride - August 31st 2002
San Pantaleo - Sardinia
A Preview report by Luca Paparelli
The best of world endurance will make a leg in Costa Smeralda, absolutely one among the most beautiful places in the world and the coastline it is a sheer drop from the cliffs to one of the most crystal sea of the Mediterranean.
Costa Smeralda is located in the north side of Sardinia island, the Italian island which is place where the horse is since ever is integral part of men and where since centuries a precious breeding of Arab and Anglo-Arab that lately are giving good results also in endurance rides.
The meeting will be for the 31st of August, at San Pantaleo, where will take place a CEI** - 120 Km. ride, with the organization of Umbria Endurance Equestrian Team. The ride will be valid fro the FEI Emirates Endurance World Master and will be the second of the Italian stages after the ride of Piana di Castiglione del Lago of last 1st of June.
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20th August 2002
Great Prize of Visconde de Mauá ( Rio de Janeiro )
FEI Emirates Endurance Worldwide Rankings Ride - August 24th 2002
Village of Visconde de Mauá - Rio de Janeiro
A Ride report by Cidinha Franzão
On August 24th will be held the International Great Prize of Visconde de Mauá, in the Village of Visconde de Mauá, State of Rio de Janeiro. The ride of Mauá (forth consecutive year) entered definitively in the calendar of Brazilian endurance: for the beauty and tranquillity of the region, for the charm of the inns or the climate, but with certainty for the requirement technique of the track.
The ride of Mauá will have the categories 2 ** 103,60 km Adults and Young Riders (27,60. 23,50. 23,50. 15 and 14 km), 1 * 80,10 km Adult and Young (27,60. 23,50. 15 and 14 km) and 1* 56,60 km National (27,60. 15 and 14 km).
The ride will be valid for ranking of the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian and FEI. The ride managers of the ride are Malu Frisoni (MetaBrasil Events) and Júlio Villas Boas (Circuito Rio Events) with the support of Rodolfo Luiz da Costa e Silva, known like the master of ceremonies of Mauá). The track will have small alterations to diminish the variation of altitudes without running away the main characteristic from Mauá: requirement of select technician and strategical of riders.
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20th August 2002
USA Equestrian
PHR Class To Be Held At Dressage At Devon
There will be a Performance Horse Registry Breeding Class at Dressage at Devon in Devon, PA, Sept. 24 - 29, 2002. The inclusion of this class at this competition helps recognize the rapidly growing division of dressage sport horse breeding.
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20th August 2002

Excitement Builds as Triple Crown Draws Near
Unionville, PA—August 19, 2002—The excitement is building among advanced single and pair competitors alike as the first leg of The Triple Crown of Combined Driving draws near. The Triple Crown consists of three events including the Laurels Driving Event in West Grove, PA, September 6-8, the Gladstone Driving Event in Gladstone, NJ, October 11-13, and culminating in Fair Hill, MD at the Fair Hill International Driving Event, October 24-27.
Drivers who compete in all three events will automatically be entered in the competition for the Triple Crown. Drivers must compete in all three events to be eligible for the award but only their top two scores will count in determining the winner. The driver who obtains the lowest raw score will be crowned the winner.
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20th August 2002
How Show Jumping World Cup Points Are Earned
Gladstone, NJ—August 19, 2002—There are two Show Jumping World Cup leagues in the United States - East Coast League and West Coast League. The record of the points earned by individual riders (not horse-and-rider combinations) at CSI-W competitions in these leagues is maintained by the United States Equestrian Team (USET).
In general, riders qualify for the Final in the league in which they live. Points may be earned only during the time period of a rider’s home league.
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20th August 2002
"Sunday Silence" Author Comments on News of Horse's Death.
LEXINGTON, KY (Monday, August 19) -- Ray Paulick, author of the biography "Sunday Silence," expressed his sadness regarding the news report of the death of the legendary 1989 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who passed away in Japan early Monday at the age of sixteen. "Sunday Silence" was published earlier this year by Eclipse Press as part of the "Thoroughbred Legends" series of books.
Paulick, a frequent visitor to Japan who had seen Sunday Silence at Shadai Stallion Station on numerous occasions, reflected on the horse, saying, "Sunday Silence was an international superstar. American racing fans remember his exciting duels with Easy Goer in the 1989 Triple Crown races and Breeders' Cup when he always seemed to be the underdog. Japanese fans never saw him race but recognize him as the most prolific sire in their history.
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19th August 2002

Equitector Riding boots goes West.
For the first time, the Equitector was showing their range of riding boots at the King of Prussia show in the USA.(Aug. 10-12)
The show was a great success, says Nico Katan, the managing director, but we need many stores for distribution of our products into the US and Canada. We receive so many emails from riders who wish to purchase our boots within the America's and we do not know where to place them.
Our unique range of riding boots resolves many problems for rider and yard staff alike. The new Chill Buster and Master with Climate control keep your feet cool in summer but warm in winter and the Easy Rider Balance System give you that unique and more secure feel whilst in the saddle.
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19th August 2002

19 Year-Old Walsh Wins Millstreet Derby
DUBLIN RIDER DAN Walsh took a surprise win at the prestigious Millstreet Derby, Co. Cork today (Sunday) with <Evening Herald Normandy>, the horse
that helped launch the international career of Nations Cup rider Cian O'Connor.
The 19 yr-old Walsh, who is based in O'Connor's Copperalley Yard in Maynooth, rode the French-bred gelding in a faultless winning round, beating more seasoned campaigners from the Kerrygold Grand Prix circuit.
Normandy in the past has carried Cian O'Connor to three European Young Rider Championships and won a Team Silver Medal at Hartpury in July of 2000. The horse has also been a member of four senior Nations Cup teams.Dan Walsh was the winner of the 2001 RDS Young Riders Bursary, and this year won the Holmestead 1.35m Young Riders' Final at the Kerrygold Horse Show.
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19th August 2002

Equine Research
The new online Equine Science Certificate wins award…
The Council of Ontario Universities, Office for Partnership for Advanced Skills (OPAS) recently awarded the OPAS Teaching with Technology Award, Workplace Learning category, to the Equine Science Certificate. This program is an educational partnership between the Equine Research Centre and the Office of Open Learning, University of Guelph.
The award recognizes this new Certificate program, offered entirely online, for demonstrating effective pedagogy, for its innovative use of technology to enhance learning, and for addressing a real need in the equine industry for a current and accessible training program for professional development.
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19th August 2002

Result: Dairygold Boomerang Finder Championship, Millstreet, Co. Cork (€6000)
1) OLD TOWN KATIE: Shane Breen, 2) MUSKOKA : Paul Duffy Jr., 3) ALI G: Michael McGuinness
(This class was inaugurated to find the next <Boomerang>, the horse so successfully competed by Eddie Macken.)
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19th August 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Great Leighs England 16-18 August 2002
Class 9 GREAT LEIGHS GRAND PRIX
1) ANASTASIA III; BILLY TWOMEY (IRL), 2) KALUSHA; ROBERT SMITH (GBR), 3) CARESINO; HAUKE LUTHER (GER)
Class 7 Ben Shaw's Anglia Small Grand Prix
1) CORIAMA; PETER CHARLES (IRL), 2) BROOKEND FUEHRER; JOHN RENWICK (GBR), 3) TOM BOY; KELLY BROWN (GBR)
Class 8 Brake Bros Small Grand Prix
1) MR SPRINGFIELD; ROBERT SMITH (GBR), 2) AUDIS PRINCIPAL; HENRIK ANKARCRONA (SWE), 3) ABALONE CRACKER; MARK KYLE (IRL)
Class 12 Young Horse Jump Off
1) CASINO; KELLY BROWN (GBR), 2) PLATINUM; KELLY BROWN (GBR), 3) CLAYDONS ICE; CAMERON HANLEY (IRL)
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18th August 2002
Ambella
Connecting with others on a deep meaningful level is a rarity in our hurried world. When it does happen, it is truly a gift that needs to be recognized and acted upon. Sometimes we aren't quite ready or even aware of such connections and it's gone before we realize what has been lost. In the late summer of 1988 I had such a connection with one of the most beautiful young ladies I've ever known. I long to reconnect with Ambella.
I took a job that summer at Indian Creek Ranch near the one horse town of Cameron, Montana. The ranch was owned by some very well-to-do polo people who had homes throughout the world and hobnobbed with the most famous polo player of all, Prince Charles. In the polo world, the thoroughbreds have a career that usually ends in their mid-teens when they lose their speed or break down physically. From there they often become brood mares as they did at Indian Creek Ranch. With two famous stallions to service the mares, a new crop of foals arrived every year to welcome the warm springtime weather and green grass. As the sun just started to light the sky on the morning of the equinox, March 21st, a very special foal was taking her first breaths on that cool beginning. She was the color of aged hay, a buckskin with a prominent dark stripe running down the middle of her back. With a black mane and tail and dark lower legs, she wasn't common like all the bays that dominate the polo scene. She marched to the beat of her own drum, right from day one.
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18th August 2002
Build Leadership Through Board Development
Consider this scenario: You're on the executive committee of your local horse association (group a). You receive a request in the mail to represent your group on their executive council from another horse association (group b). You receive it on December 30, and the application has a January 9 deadline. The request asks you to name one representative and an alternate to their executive council, both who must be members in good standing of their association. This is the first time your association has been contacted about this. There is no other explanation of: who else sits on the executive council; how often the executive council meets; the representatives expected duties; and time commitment. Also missing from this request is a phone number for a contact person from group b. All you have is the return address for the person to send the request back to. You're left with many questions, and it will take a lot of time for you to track down a contact.
Many horse associations miss out on getting the leadership on their board that they are after. The example above demonstrates a poorly implemented board development plan. Other associations struggle along wanting more involvement, but not knowing what kind of additional assistance they need. If any of this sounds like your horse association, you can greatly improve your situation by putting together a Board Development packet.
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18th August 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Great Leighs England 16-18 August 2002
Class 4 - The Chelmer Stakes
1) FIRST DE LAUNAY HN; FLORIAN ANGOT (FRA), 2) CORIAMA; PETER CHARLES (IRL), 3) KALUSHA; ROBERT SMITH (GBR) -
Class 6 - The Gordon's Edge Challenge Accumulator
1) MR SPRINGFIELD; ROBERT SMITH (GBR), 2) GYPSY DE BACON; CAMERON HANLEY (IRL), 3) CARACAS K; HAUKE LUTHER (GER)
Class 1 - Stansted Hilton Premier (two-phase)
1) GRENAT DE GREZ-HN; FLORIAN ANGOT (FRA), 2) EUROPA EINS; HAUKE LUTHER (GER), 3) RODRIGO III; CAMERON HANLEY (IRL )
Class 2:The Great Leighs Gamble
1) ANASTASIA III; BILLY TWOMEY (IRL), 2) ARKO; NICK SKELTON (GBR), 3) MARIUS CLAUDIUS; ROBERT SMITH (GBR)-
Class 3: The County Class 1.50m Jump-Off
1)FIRST DE LAUNAY HN;FLORIAN ANGOT(FRA),2)MIDNIGHT CALL;EDWARD DOYLE(IRL),3)FRESH DIRECT WISTON BRIDGET;TIM STOCKDALE (GBR)
Class 10: Young Horse Tour
1) KUSTENFEE; HAUKE LUTHER (GER), 2) CLAYDONS ICE; CAMERON HANLEY (IRL), 3) OLIVIER; DAVID MCPHERSON (GBR)
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