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News Headlines 30th August 2003
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The FEI

Samsung Super League News : Dutch Delight in Rotterdam!
In what can only be described as a bizarre twist to the Samsung Super League, the Dutch came out on top in the second-last leg of the series at Rotterdam today when completing with the only zero score of the competition.
Fault-free performances in both rounds for Eric Van der Vleuten (Audi’s Jikke), Jan Tops (Grande Dame) and Albert Zoer (Lowina) meant that the final Dutch rider, Peter Geerink, did not have to jump while the line-up of teams at the end of the competition was in stark contrast to what might have been expected.
The French completed with just four faults on the board but few would have dreamed that the Italians and Swedes would join them in second place after their run of recent form and while Great Britain slotted into fifth carrying nine faults ahead of Belgium with 12, it was left to Germany and Ireland, two nations with different but very definite expectations for a considerably better result, to share seventh place with 13 faults apiece.
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Celebrity vet's mission to save the brick kiln donkeys of Cairo
Vet Emma Milne, star of the hit TV series 'Vets in Practice', has returned to Egypt with the Brooke Hospital for Animals to raise the plight of donkeys slaving in the brick kilns of Cairo.
Emma was first made aware of the suffering inflicted upon thousands of donkeys when she visited the brick kiln sites with the Brooke last year. A subsequent article in the People newspaper raised nearly £20,000 and has enabled the Brooke to purchase a new 'mobile team' (vehicle plus vets) to reach even more 'brick kiln donkeys'.
Donkeys often work 12-hour days in temperatures as high as 50C pulling heavy loads of bricks on carts between the brick making machines and the furnaces. Most suffer from heat exhaustion, pressure sores, lameness, malnutrition and broken bones. The workers themselves are very poor and work under arduous conditions and tend to beat the donkeys to make them work as hard as possible. Before Brooke's arrival, the animals had a very short lifespan and many would be worked to death.
Today, Brooke mobile teams provide free veterinary treatment for the donkeys. They also educate brick kiln owners and workers in equine care, install water troughs, construct shade shelters and work to improve the design of harnesses and saddle packs.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society joins forces with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
The British Horse Society has been invited to attend the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service open day at Telford Fire Station on Saturday 30 August to launch a partnership initiative between the two organisations.
The BHS met recently with Mike Ablitt, and John Harrison, fire officers from the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, to discuss ways in which horse owners could evaluate risk assessment in their yards and assist the fire service to deal promptly with emergencies. In addition, with the help of Harry Paviour at the Fire Service College, the BHS will be advising fire officers on how horses react when frightened and how best to handle them in the event of a fire in the yard.
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Feet first with Toggi
Leading country and equestrian clothing brand Toggi's latest range of country boots not only combines essential practicality and comfort for horse lovers, but offers proven protection from a brand name you've come to know and trust.
Ideal for walking the course and providing all the right protection, the new style unisex Quebec is an ankle-length, lace up country boot. Made from highly waterproof, waxed leather with a Varidex waterproof membrane, it boasts a fully cushioned lining and lightweight TPR sole unit.
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Ireland Fail To Shine In Rotterdam Nations Cup
IRELAND'S show jumping team failed to rise to the occasion at the last-but-one of the Samsung Super League fixtures in Rotterdam today (Friday), and must now rely on the double-points scoring system at Barcelona's Final in September if they are to overtake France for the Series trophy. Home team Holland took today's Super League Cup, while Italy, Sweden and France tied for second place, an unprecedented occurrence in the Super League, but one which France another 5.3 points to further increase their lead in the rankings. Ireland tied for seventh place with Germany.
Finishing so far down in the competition was certainly not the result Irish Chef d'Equipe Tommy Wade had been looking for, and there may be some serious head-scratching by the selectors before Barcelona.
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Stormin’ Norman Dello Joio Captures $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix
Bridgehampton, NY—August 29, 2003—Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, FL, captured the $30,000 Adequan Fiesta Day Grand Prix at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
In the eleven horse jump-off, the times kept getting quicker and quicker. The second-last rider in the ring, Dello Joio was the fastest of them all, clocking in at 35.46 seconds.
“The course was careful, and I was expecting only five or six clears,” noted Dello Joio of the test set by course designer Conrad Homfeld of Southampton, NY. “There were a lot of very good horse/rider combinations in the competition.”
Dello Joio, a 1992 individual Olympic bronze medalist, was riding Glasgow, a 14-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding by Emilion that Dello Joio purchased with the Glasgow Group in Scotland.
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Fiesta Day Fun Featured at the 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 29, 2003—The fun and excitement of the third annual Fiesta Day was the main attraction at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Presented by Hoy, the second largest Spanish language daily in the country, Fiesta Day is a one-day event intended as a tribute to the Greater New York Hispanic and Latino community. Over thirty diplomats from Latin America and numerous Hispanic civic leaders including representatives of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce participated in Fiesta Day celebrations at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
In a special ceremony in the grand prix ring, Yanina Alvarez of Argentina was honored with the 2003 Outstanding Hispanic Horseman Award, presented to a Hispanic individual who has contributed to the horse industry in the United States. Alvarez is Argentina’s National Champion of Artistic Gymnastics and is also a veteran World Vaulting Championship competitor. Throughout the Hampton Classic Horse Show, Alvarez has been treating spectators to world-class vaulting demonstrations that include executing a sequence of compulsory vaulting movements on horseback as well as performing a freestyle program to music.
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Ivercare™ - Because You Care™ Award Finalists Announced
Public to Decide the Winners

PHOENIX, Ariz. - (June 13, 2003) Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the IVERCARE™ - Because You Care™ award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100 organizations and individuals were nominated for the award program, which was initiated by Farnam to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals that strive to improve the health and welfare of horses and/or the lives of humans that love them.
All nominees were posted on www.IverCare.com with a short description of their efforts for the public to vote. The top five finalists in each category will be posted on the Web site during September 2003 for the public to vote again, but this time it will be for the winners. Farnam will award a total of $17,500 to four nonprofit organizations and one individual in the equine industry. Two small organizations (annual operating budget of less than $250,000) each will be awarded $2,500; two large organizations (annual operating budget of more than $250,000) each will receive $5,000; and one individual will receive $2,500.
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Rotterdam - Ireland In Penultimate Battle For Super League Victory
THE IRISH team of Billy Twomey, Peter Charles, Cian O'Connor and the reigning World Show Jumping Champion, Dermott Lennon, line out this afternoon in Rotterdam to do battle for the Super League Nations Cup of the Netherlands.
With France pulling further into the league lead, Ireland, currently at No.2 on the overall rankings, badly needs a win at Rotterdam to close the gap between second and first place.
Lennon comes back into the Irish squad after a long absence. Both he and his most celebrated horse <Liscalgot> have been prone to unfortunate injuries for most of the year, but Lennon now has a new horse, <OBOS Quality>, with which he hopes to recreate some of the magic that won him the World Championship in Jerez last year.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society selects teams for the Senior World and Young Rider European TREC Championships
Libramont in Belgium, 5 - 7 September 2003.
The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce the teams to represent Great Britain at the World TREC Championships and the European Young Riders Championships, both of which take place in Libramont, Belgium from 5-7 September. The Senior Team for the World Championships will be Faye Hamilton (English & Scotshield GB Champion 2003) on Amarylis, Ros Evans on Boco, Anthea Kendrick on Larkswood Fantasia, Jane Willett on Italian Dancer, Nicola Ross-Watt on Brenfield Ask and David Hay-Thorburn (Scottish & Welsh Champion 2003) on Brenfield Mhairi. Jennie Free travels as reserve rider.
The Young Riders for the European Championships will be Kate Ellison (Scottish, Welsh & British Champion 2003) on Spice of Life, Lois Hamilton (English Champion 2003) on Corehouse Gypsophila, Lianna Bourne on Sheba, Danielle Samuel on Stormhill Electra, Alex Wells on Marquis of Gargunnock and Mark Logan on Brenfield Bragi.
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Gladstone Driving Event Returns, September 19-21
Gladstone, NJ—August 29, 2003—The Gladstone Driving Event, one of the nation’s premier equestrian driving competitions, will return to Hamilton Farm Golf Club and Equestrian Center, home of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Headquarters and Olympic Training Center, in Gladstone, NJ, September 19-21.
Many of the world’s leading drivers and horses will compete in a variety of carriage driving events, featuring the 2003 USET Four-in-Hand Championship, among whose contestants will be the drivers on the United States’ 2002 World Championship Silver Medal team.
The 2003 Gladstone Driving Event will also host the Northeast Regional Finals of the Bellcrown North American Preliminary Pony Challenge as well as the Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation – FEI) North American Driving Challenge for singles, pairs, and four-in-hands.
Competition begins on Friday, September 19 with the dressage phase, a test in which horses must respond to subtle signals from drivers and show a willingness to go forward with energy, elasticity and grace.
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easibed Scope Festival 2003
Staffordshire County Showground
25th - 31st August 2003
RESULTS - Thursday
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29th August 2003

The Ultimate Equine Experience National Tour Gets Underway
The national tour of the Ultimate Equine Experience - a series of unique and successful regional equine events - will soon be underway.
The tour starts with the Southern Equine and Country Fair (Royal Bath & West Showground, 25 and 26 October), and then travels to the Devon and Cornwall Christmas Equine Fair (Westpoint, Exeter, 22 and 23 November), the North of England Equine Fair (Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 29 and 30 November), the Scottish Christmas Equine Fair (Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh, 6 and 7 December) and the Midlands Equine Fair (Three Counties Showground, Malvern, 13 and 14 March 2004).
Organised by Contour Exhibitions & Events Limited, the shows have a combined number of exhibitors of around 1300 and attract tens of thousands of visitors.
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Charity Ride Raises Funds for Horse Welfare
Last Saturday 23 August dawned fair and dry for the ILPH Sponsored Ride through the Elvedon Estate , near Thetford, Norfolk.
"The cool breeze certainly made the day more comfortable for both horses and humans," comments Jenni Debbage, ILPH Operations Support Officer who organised the event.

The 67 riders who enjoyed a peaceful ride around the beautiful estate tracks and roads had the choice of a 6, 10 or 15 mile ride, with the majority of riders opting for the 10 miles.
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The British Horse Society Tim Stockdale To Compere Livery Yard Seminars
Showjumping star Tim Stockdale is to compere two seminars being presented by The British Horse Society to promote its acclaimed Livery Yard Approvals Scheme
"Your Horse - Your Livery Yard" will be presented at the Baileys Horse Feeds Learning Centre during the Your Horse British Equine Event, scheduled for November 1 and 2 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
"Livery has such an important place in today's horse world and we want people to understand how they can recognise a well run yard," said the Society's chief executive, Kay Driver. "Approval under the scheme means the proprietor can display our coveted green plaque, which must be seen as an indication of excellence."
And Tim Stockdale added: "We have to keep up standards at livery yards and this is a very effective way to do it. I'm very happy to help."
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Nokota Horse Conservancy, Inc.
Ivercare “Because You Care” Award Voting Begins September 1, 2003

For the past 30 thirty years, brothers Leo and Frank Kuntz of North Dakota have labored alone and at great personal cost and heartache in their quest to save the rare Nokota Horses. These wild horses, descendent from the Indian ponies of Chief Sitting Bull, evolved into a distinct type when they roamed the Little Missouri Badlands and were eventually enclosed in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park of North Dakota.
Voting for the Winner of the “Because You Care” Award begins September 1, 2003. Every email address may register one vote, every day, for the month of September. To participate in the Ivercare Finals, log on to www.ivercare.com, beginning September 1st, and cast your vote daily for the Nokota Horse Conservancy.
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Dutch Rider Albert Voorn Cashes In By Winning $5,000 Credit Suisse/ First Boston Open Jumper Stake
Bridgehampton, NY—August 28, 2003—Albert Voorn of the Netherlands cashed in with a win in the $5,000 Credit Suisse/First Boston Open Jumper Stake at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Eight of top international riders in the world succeeded over the first round test set by course designer Conrad Homfeld of Southampton, NY, to advance to the jump-off.
While four of the riders were again able to go clear, Voorn posted a time almost three seconds faster than his nearest competitor. Voorn blistered through the timers in 37.24 seconds while Margie Engle, known for her speed riding, had a time of 40.01 seconds. Voorn was aboard Laurenzo’s Kairo, a seven-year-old bay mare owned by Sir Ruly Inc. Laurenzo’s Kairo’s regular rider, Jimmy Torano of Fort Lauderdale, FL, handed the mare’s reins over to Voorn while he was in the United States.
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USA Equestrian
USAE Announces Leaders For South Pacific Memorial Award
Iron Spring Farm’s Consul (Nimmerdor –Waloniki, by Purioso) leads the mid-year rankings for the South Pacific Memorial Award in 2003. Consul is ranked 12th overall with progeny earnings of $63,818.
The South Pacific Memorial Award recognizes the top ranked U.S.-based sire of show jumpers and was created by Joan Irvine Smith of The Oaks, in memory of her flagship stallion South Pacific (Silvester – Kamera, by Cor de la Bryere). Inaugural winner in 2002 was Hamilton Farms’ Galoubet A (Alme’ – Viti, by Nystag), inarguably among the world’s leading sires of show jumpers including 3-time World Cup Champion Baloubet du Rouet.
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Eventing Results : CCI*/*** Blair Castle, Scotland August 21 - 24
BOWMORE CCI* HOME INTERNATIONAL TEAM COMPETITION 2003
1) IRELAND,
2) OLD SCOTLAND, 3) YOUNG SCOTLAND, 4) GT. BRITAIN, 5) REST OF THE WORLD
BOWMORE CCI*** 2003
1) MATTHEW II; Ruth Friend (GBR), 2) TIR NA DOONE; Philippa Peters (IRL), 3) NABATAEAN TREAT; Anne Marie Taylor (GBR)-
BOWMORE CCI* 2003
1) KING OF THE CASTLE II; Vittoria Panizzon (ITA), 2) NULLARBOR; Clayton Fredericks (AUS), 3) MUCH MORE; Vicky Simpson (SCO)
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Junior Jumper David Tromp Crowned Champion at Hampton Classic
Bridgehampton, NY—August 28, 2003—David Tromp of North Salem, NY, jumped his way to the Junior Jumper Championship title at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Following a win in Wednesday’s $2,000 Junior Jumper competition riding Calvin, Tromp, 17, again topped the standings in Thursday’s $5,000 Junior Jumper competition, this time aboard Jasper Gold. The two wins easily earned Tromp the Junior Jumper Championship, open to riders aged 18 and under.
In the $5,000 Junior Jumper competition, Tromp was one of nine riders to post a clear round and advance to the jump-off. While four riders were again able to jump clear, Tromp had the fastest time, 35.47 seconds, to take the win.
“He’s a really fast horse, he likes to jump, and he goes for it,” said Tromp, showing at the Hampton Classic for the third consecutive year. “It is very rare that he doesn’t have a clear round. He tries really hard, he’s a fun horse, and I am very lucky to have him.”
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USA Equestrian
Approved Rule Changes Now Available
The USA Equestrian Executive Committee approved rule changes to the 2003 USA Equestrian Rule Book on August 19.
Approved rule changes are available on the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/rulechange/index.asp. Additionally, the 2003 Rule Book on the website has been updated with all rule changes effective to-date.
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Carey Pushes Fuchs At Gijon
IRELAND'S Lt. Shane Carey gave world leading rider Markus Fuchs of Switzerland a run for his money in the Speed Class at Gijon (Spain) today (Thursday), finishing just .20 of a second behind him in the event's major Speed Class.
Clem McMahon, riding <Dark Flight>, took sixth in the same class, turning in a blistering speed of 64.99, but paying the price by having one fence down, leaving him with a total time of 68.99.
Riding the 11 yr old Chestnut mare <Laughton's Lass>, Shane Carey repeated his finishing position in yesterday's opening class on the same horse, when he trailed just under two seconds behind Belgium's Gregory Wathelet.
Irish riders are preparing for Saturday's Nations Cup, which although not a part of the Super League, is nevertheless seen vital in preparing yet another Irish squad for performance at this elite level.
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Hampton Classic Hosts Fourth Annual Seniors Day Presented by 50 Plus Senior News
Bridgehampton, NY — August 28, 2003 — The 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show held its fourth annual Seniors Day, Presented by 50 Plus Senior News, on Thursday, August 28.
In addition to hosting world-class hunter-jumper horse show competition, Seniors Day at the Hampton Classic featured special activities for seniors including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings, and health awareness programs designed and presented by the Classic's primary beneficiary, Southampton Hospital. Grandchildren accompanying their grandparents enjoyed pony rides while 50 Plus Senior News, the monthly newspaper for Long Island and New York seniors, conducted prize drawings throughout the day.
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Eventing - Update On Injured Rider Jane O'Flynn
Kildare-based Eventing rider Jane O'Flynn, who was seriously injured in a fall from a horse during a One-Day Event at Richhill, Co. Armagh on Saturday, August 23, remains in a stable condition at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, where she was airlifted immediately after the accident.
Doctors expect her to make a full recovery.
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Kill International Equestrian Centre News
Kill, County Kildare.
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Weston Nurseries Named Official Nursery of the New Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals
SAUGERTIES, NY (August 27, 2003)—The New Marshall & Sterling League is pleased to welcome Weston Nurseries as the Official Nursery for the New Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals to be held September 17-21, at Worcester's Centrum Centre in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Weston Nurseries, located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is central New England's premier resource for assisting clients in designing, creating, and enjoying outdoor living areas.
"We are delighted to partner with Weston Nurseries," said Michael Twomey, Director of Awards & Hospitality for HITS. "Great care and attention is given to the design and appearance of our show jumping rings. With all of our jumps accentuated by quality plants from Weston Nurseries, the display will certainly create a special impression for both riders and spectators at our National Indoor Finals."
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easibed Scope Festival 2003
25th - 31st August 2003
RESULTS - Wednesday
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Show Jumping Results: CSIO Gijon Spain 27 August - 1 September 2003
Class No. 1, sponsored by COCA-COLA, Against the Clock Art. 238 2.1
1) ECLAIR DES BOIS; GREGORY WATHELET (BEL), 2) LAUGHTON'S LASS; Lt. SHANE CAREY (IRL), 3) TRES CORONAS MARIACHI; LEONARDO MEDAL (ESP)
Class No. 2, sponsored by TELEFONICA MOVISTAR, Against the Clock with Jump-Off Art.238 2.2
1) LA TOYA III; MARKUS FUCHS (SUI), 2) ABOYEUR W; HEINRICH HERMANN ENGEMANN (GER), 3) RIOT GUNI; BEAT GRANDJEAN (SUI)
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Show Jumping Results: CSIO Rotterdam Netherlands 28 - 31 August 2003
EQUUS PRIZE
Presented by: Stichting Equus, friends of the CHIO, Competition for 6 (1.30m) and 7 (1.35m) year old horses
1) IDOLINE DE ST. CLAIRE; Emilio BICOCCHI (ITA), 2) THESAURA ; Mark ARMSTRONG (GBR), 3) PAGENA 46; Billy TWOMEY (IRL)
DURA VERMEER GROEP PRIJS
1) VERELST GOLIATH; Ludo PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), 2) IZAURA G ; Leon THIJSSEN (NED), 3) AK CHELLANO Z; Jos LANSINK (BEL)
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28th August 2003
The FEI

Samsung Super League News : Roll On Rotterdam..............
After the agony and ecstasy of last weekend's European Championships, show jumping minds have now firmly switched focus to the Samsung Super League with next Friday’s crunch leg in Rotterdam likely to prove pivotal to the end result.
Donaueschingen however was fairly unforgettable.
The agony on the face of Belgium’s Ludo Philippaerts who could afford to have a fence down and still take gold in the final round of the European Individual title-decider when he realised that he had lost everything due to a single time fault, and the ecstasy for Germany when claiming team gold along with all the individual medals were the two extremes of devastation and delight which so often mark great sporting moments

Germany’s dominance proved one thing for sure. When they bring out their big guns for a major occasion they are difficult to beat, but that makes the French result in the team championship all the more remarkable. They lost nothing in defeat as they slotted into silver medal position because their best horses and riders have campaigned long and hard in the Samsung Super League all season and yet still presented a colossal challenge. For sheer brilliance and consistency the reigning World Champions are in a league of their own.
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Parelli News:
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the F.F.E.., the French Federation of Equitation, 450,000 members strong, has integrated into the Federal French program the "SAVOIRS ETHOLOGIQUES". More specifically the French federal equitation program will now embrace the "PARELLI" method.
In France you have to be certified by the FFE to teach. Instructors go through an apprenticeship period and then take an exam both written and ridden. During the apprenticeship time some study of the PARELLI method will take place. Haras de La Cense is certified as the first training centre under No ETH.1.2003.78730003 in France to teach the "PARELLI" method to all horse enthusiasts as well as professionals in the horse world who will then integrate this method into their equestrian culture.
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A Leg Up from Kieffer UK!
Kieffer UK has launched their new range of half chaps. Both stylish and practical, the new range is already proving extremely popular with riders of all ages and disciplines.
The Kieffer half chaps are made from a technologically advanced material developed by Clarino® which gives them the feel and appearance of Nubuck, while being fully machine washable. And because they were designed by riders for riders, they fit beautifully.
They keep their shape and softness wash after wash making them ideal for the serious rider who hasn’t always time to be taking them off between riding and stable work.
The Kieffer half chaps are available in black or brown and come in wide range of sizes from XXS to XXL.
Across all their product range, Kieffer pay attention to practical detail and this range is no different. Each pair of their half chaps comes packed in its own clear, resealable packaging giving you the added benefit of being able to keep them together when not in use!
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Lightning and Floods Fail To Deter "Search" Hopefuls
Extreme weather conditions, including constant thunder and lightning together with flooding, failed to deter South Essex Insurance Brokers "Search for a Star" competitors at their last chance to compete at the Horse of the Year Show.
They were at the Richmond Equestrian Centre in Yorkshire for the last selection day in the current series. "Conditions were absolutely awful, but the horses were wonderful, even when they were waiting in their boxes outside," said organiser Nicolina MacKenzie, equestrian marketing manager for South Essex.
But it was a worthwhile journey from Huddersfield for Rebecca Brierley and her cob, Barney Rubble V. The pair had failed by one place to qualify in Lancashire earlier in the series - "so I thought I would have one last go." They came first in their class to clinch their place at the Horse of the Year Show, due to be held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on September 17-21.
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Get Rugged Up With R&R Country
WANT your horse to feel warm and snug whether in the stable or out in the field this winter?
R&R Country has launched a range of new and improved rugs for both indoor and turnout.
The R&R Country Stable Rug is available in a heavyweight version, in navy, with attractive contrast binding. Offering the best quality with heavyweight quilting, cross surcingles and easy to fasten bulldog clips at the front.
Also available is a heavyweight turnout rug. The heavyweight R&R Country Turnout Rug has a 1200 denier ballistic nylon outer which is both waterproof and breathable. This rug, available in navy, will keep your horse or pony warm and snug whatever the weather and is extremely hard wearing. Both rugs are available in a wide variety of sizes for the smallest pony to the largest horse. Please click here for further details
The right tool for the winter stable, with Atlantic Superstores …
Atlantic Superstores has a comprehensive range of tools and equipment that will meet all your stable needs this winter. For example, Atlantic offers a complete range of clippers, blades and accessories that meet just about any requirement that you might have in the clipper department. Cordless battery powered models and mains powered models are available, for use in the yard or in the field. The selection of wheelbarrows is also impressive - take the Goliath, a 200-litre barrow that at first sight looks just like a conventional wheelbarrow for pushing by hand. However, when you remove the retaining pin and swing the tow bar out, hey-presto, you have a handy 4X4 trailer for towing behind an ATV or tractor/mower! Please click here for further details

Laura Kraut Absolutely Fabulous in Absolut Open Jumper Competition at the Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 27, 2003—With back-to-back victories on Wednesday in the Open Jumper division, Olympian Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI, shined at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show held in Bridgehampton, NY.
Kraut topped a 44-horse field to win the Absolut Open Jumper competition by one fraction of a second. Todd Minikus had posted what looked to be an unbeatable time of 40.50 seconds, but Kraut managed to clock in at 40.49 seconds to overtake the lead and win the class.
“My goal was not to win, but just to be neat,” explained Kraut. “I was surprised when I looked up at the clock and saw that I had come close to Todd’s time, I didn’t realize at first that I had beaten it.”
Kraut, 37, has only been partnered with Quick Star 2Z, a nine-year-old mare owned by Pasmore Stables, since March.
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The Sidelines Fourth Annual Equestrian Triathlon to be held at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington
Wellington, Florida -- August 20, 2003 – Sidelines Magazine has just announced the details of its Fourth Annual Equestrian Triathlon. The popular event will be held, beginning at noon, on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington.
Sidelines is a bi-weekly magazine which regularly covers the sporting and social aspects of the equestrian disciplines of hunters/jumpers, dressage and polo, with occasional coverage of three-day eventing and foxhunting. Sidelines, owned by polo-playing Wellington-resident Samantha Charles, is published in Wellington and distributed nationally. It is fair to say that readers across the country wait for Sidelines to come out to learn the skinny on who’s who and what’s what in the equestrian world.
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United States Equestrian Team Announces U.S. Team for Spruce Meadows
Gladstone, New Jersey—August 27, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the U.S. team that will compete at the Spruce Meadows CSIO, September 3-7, in Calgary, Canada.
The four riders named to ride are Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL on Hidden Creek’s Perin owned by Hidden Creek Farm; Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI, on Anthem, owned by The Summit Syndicate; Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, on Conquest II, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patton; and Chris Kappler, of Pittstown, NJ, on Royal Kaliber, owned by Kappler and Kathy Kamine.
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2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show Offers Wide Variety of Special Events
Bridgehampton, NY—August 27, 2003—The 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show features numerous special events for all members of the community.
After opening in spectacular style on Sunday, August 24, with Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine, the horse show grounds in Bridgehampton, New York, are alive with activity. The Hampton Classic is gearing up for a fun-filled week with features the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Thursday, August 28 is Seniors Day, Presented by 50 Plus Senior News. Senior Citizens 60 years of age or older will be admitted free and can enjoy a number of special activities presented just for the horse show’s senior visitors, including health awareness programs. The day wraps up with the popular “Evening of Shopping” in the Boutique Garden from 5 to 7 p.m.
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USA Equestrian
Changes In FEI Rules For Eventing
The FEI published rule changes to Table Annex 4 in FEI Bulletin 2/2003. The FEI rules have changed, effective immediately, to specify new heights for the show jumping phase of the CIC.
The FEI rules for the Dressage phase of Eventing have also changed, effective immediately.
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2003 Fair Hill International to Host United States Pony Club President’s Cup Championship Joins Eventing and Driving Events at Fair HIll
Fair Hill, MD—August 25, 2003—The 15th annual Fair Hill International Festival in the Country will host the first United States Pony Club (USPC) President’s Cup for the top four Pony Club Senior teams when it comes to the Fair Hill Natural Resources Area in beautiful Fair Hill, MD, October 23-26, 2003.
The USPC President’s Cup will serve as the national championship for the USPC’s Senior Division. The country’s top four teams of Pony Club Seniors, which comprises youngsters age 14-16, will compete for the President’s Cup and ribbons championship. Additionally members of the top four teams will serve as the honor guard for Pan American Eventing Championship Closing Ceremonies on Sunday 26 October.
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USA Equestrian
Pony Jumper Criteria Available
The Pony Jumper Criteria for the 2004 USAE Pony Jumper National Championships is currently available on the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/disciplines/jumper/2004-pony-jumper-nat-champ.pdf.
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Scope Festival 2003
25th - 31st August
RESULTS - Monday & Tuesday
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27th August 2003
BETA

Be Seen This Winter Says BETA
THE British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) has put out a call for riders to be more safety conscious in the run up to and during the winter.
Riding on the road can be dangerous but at times unavoidable and in winter it is more important than ever to make sure both you and your horse are visible to drivers. "Many people do not maximise their visibility when they're out on the roads" says Claire Williams of BETA.
"High visibility clothing is not just baggy, green tabards anymore. There's a whole new range of stylish gear available on the market, so there's no excuse for not being safe on the roads this winter."

The most important area to highlight is the riders' head as this can be seen above car height in built up areas and also above fences and hedgerows on country roads so make sure you invest in a fluorescent hat cover.
Highlighting points on your horse can also make a big difference. Tail guards with reflective strips are perfect for increasing visibility from behind while a bridle kit, with strips for the browband, noseband and both reins will make a big difference to oncoming traffic.
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Exford Meeting Seeks To Identify Support For Horseshoe Return
A meeting is to be held in Exford Village Hall on September 10 to identify support for plans to return the prestigious Golden Horseshoe Ride to the village.
Exford had hosted the ride for more than 25 years, but this year it was moved to Dunster after concerns about Health and Safety, steep gradients for competitors as they started and alleged local hostility.
A six-strong committee, chaired by Mrs Beth Horstmann from Court Farm, has been working to answer criticisms and has found an alternative site to the traditional Auction Field, together with promised sponsorship.
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Top Endurance Riders At Pan American Championship
TROUT LAKE, WA - - Over 100 endurance riders and their horses from 10 countries are gathering at the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest at Trout Lake, WA for the 2003 Pan American Endurance Championship. The USA will field five teams while Canada is sending two. The countries of Denmark, Germany, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Sweden are also sending top ranked riders to challenge the trails.
Competitors will begin the 100 mile (160 km.) ride over rolling terrain at 5:00 the morning of September 13. Although they have a full 24 hours to complete the ride, the winners are expected to cross the finish line in about half that time. Riders will also be vying for the coveted Best Condition and High Vet Score awards, which reward the excellent physical condition of the top endurance horses.
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New Feed From R&R Country
IN a bid to keep feeding simple, R&R Country has put together a range of feeds which take away the confusion.
The company has added new Conditioning Mix and Veteran Mix to the well established Cool Cubes, Cool Mix and Conditioning Cubes.
Designed to help the horse owner 'wade' through the 'minefield' of the many feedstuffs available - both the Conditioning Mix and the Veteran Mix are nutritionally complete, balanced diets, to keep feeding easy.
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The FEI

FEI Eventing World Cup News
Bettina Hoy (GER), riding the 11-year old gelding Woodsides Ashby, won the 17th and penultimate leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup held at Martinvast-Cherbourg (GER) from 22 to 24 August. She performed a highly technical Dressage test scoring the qualifier's best mark (36.5) and cleared the cross-country course with no penalties. She had one Jumping rail down which brought the pair's final score to 40.5 points.
The 18th and last FEI Eventing World Cup qualifier will be held in Sweden in the framework of the Malmö City International Horse Trials from 28 through 31 August. The city of Malmö is located in southern Sweden and the show ground known as Ribersborg is a well-established sea-side recreation area.
All 50 riders and horses who will participate in the Final will be known after this weekend.
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Margie Engle Returns to Defend Her Title at Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 26, 2003— Three-time winner of the $150,000 Prudential Financial Hampton Classic Grand Prix, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL is back this year to compete at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Engle who has won the class a record three consecutive times, will compete in the $150,000 Prudential Financial Hampton Classic Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings U.S Grand Prix League on Sunday, August 31 aboard Hidden Creek’s Jones.
Straight off a Team Gold Medal victory at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic earlier in August, Engle is fit to compete and knows the large grass Grand Prix Ring at the Hampton Classic well. “This is the nicest Grand Prix in the country. It’s the closest show we have to a European show. There are a lot of spectators, and they are educated spectators who get behind the riders,” she said.
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Ireland Dominates Schools And Pony Club Championship
Ireland swept the board at this year’s National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championship on August 23, with teams from the Iveagh Pony Club taking the title and two equal-second places in the Pony Club Championship, Loreto Senior College from Mullingar winning the senior title and Gorey Community School, County Wexford, in the runner-up spot.
The Junior title went to Llandovery College in Wales.
Nearly 400 riders made the journey to the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, for the championship, with qualifying teams in all three sections going forward to the International Arena to compete over courses built by Bob Ellis, who only days before had built and designed tracks at the prestigious British Jumping Derby Meeting. Please click here for further details

Howard Drives to Top of Jaguar Open Speed at Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 26, 2003—Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, was the winner of the Jaguar Open Speed competition at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show held in Bridgehampton, NY.
Proving the old adage, ‘it’s not over until it’s over!’, Howard was the second-last competitor in the 62-horse starting field. Riding Kenwi, Howard clocked in at 60.11 seconds to finish just ahead of Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, riding the 13-year-old grey gelding, Cloud Nine, whose time of 60.71 seconds earned her second place. McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, was third riding Labelle.
Howard, an Olympic silver medallist, is known for her speed riding, but the win was simply a matter of planning.
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Ireland Dominates Schools and Pony Club Championship
Ireland swept the board at this year's National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championship, with teams from the Iveagh Pony Club taking the title and two equal-second places in the Pony Club Championship, Loreto Senior College from Mullingar winning the senior title and Gorey Community School, County Wexford, in the runner-up spot.
The Junior title went to Llandovery College in Wales.
Nearly 400 riders made the journey to the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, for the championship, with qualifying teams in all three sections going forward to the International Arena to compete over courses built by Bob Ellis, who only days before had built and designed tracks at the prestigious British Jumping Derby Meeting.
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U.S. Wins Five Gold Medals at 2003 North American Young Riders' Championships
Bromont, QC—August 26, 2003—U.S. riders won five of the six Gold Medals awarded at the North American Young Riders’ Championships, held August 20-24 in Bromont, Quebec, Canada.
Winning individual Gold Medals for the U.S. were Mary Haskins Gray of USA Region 1 (dressage), Ashley Dalton of USA Area 4-9 (eventing), and Georgina Bloomberg of USA Zone 2 (show jumping). Team Gold Medals went to USA Region 3 in dressage, Canada-Ontario in show jumping, and USA Area 2 in eventing.
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Hickstead Moves Derby Dates For 2004
Next year's British Jumping Derby Meeting at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, has been moved to June to ensure coverage by BBC Television.
The four-day show, which includes the British Jumping Derby, will be held on June 3-6 and the Royal International Horse Show on July 21-25.
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USET Announces List of 2003 and 2004 Selection Trials For 2004 World Singles Driving Championship
Gladstone, NJ—August 26, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the list of 2003 and 2004 Selection Trials for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship, in Astorp, Sweden.
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Hampton Conservatories on Display at Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY — August 26, 2003 — When guests arrive at the VIP Tent at the 28th Hampton Classic Horse Show, they will be treated to a stunning sample of the Hampton Conservatories’ handiwork.
An enclosed glass structure featuring a fireplace and decorated with fine furniture, including a white baby grand piano, the conservatory is on display throughout the Classic, running until Sunday, August 31.
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Derry Equestrian Club
2 Day Charity 23rd & 24th August 2003

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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSIO GIJON SPAIN 27 AUGUST-1 SEPTEMBER 2003
CSI*** VICENZA ITALY 5-7 SEPTEMBER 2003
CSIO ROTTERDAM NETHERLANDS 28-31 AUGUST 2003
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26th August 2003
Equestrian Sport At Its Best at Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 25, 2003—The 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show will once again feature the best show jumping action in the nation as the country’s top riders converge in Bridgehampton, NY.
The Hampton Classic officially opened on Sunday, August 24, with Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine, featuring a new open jumper speed class, the $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge.
Show jumping action will continue all week long, culminating on Sunday, August 31, with the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings U.S. Grand Prix League (USGPL).
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The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
25 August 2003

EUROPEAN JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP IN DONAUESCHINGEN (GER)
Germany wins the European title for fifth time, and grabs all three individual medals
Germany takes the Team gold and all three individual medals in the European Jumping Championship, with a surprise victory by newcomer Christian Ahlmann.

NORTH AMERICAN YOUNG RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP
American riders win 5 gold medals at the Championnat des Amériques, Canada steels gold in individual Jumping
The North American Young Riders Championship in the three Olympic disciplines drew some 14,000 spectators as it came to a close on Sunday 24 August in Bromont (CAN). The United States were the big winners of this equestrian event for young riders taking 15 of the 18 medals being awarded, leaving three to Canada.

JACK'S CORNER - WORLD COMBINED PONY DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP
The first ever World Combined Pony Driving Championship was held from 14 to 17 August in Karlstetten (AUT).
Germany was the undisputed leader of the championships and won gold in all three categories (Four-in-Hand, Pairs and Single) as well as the Team gold.
PRINCESS ASTRID PATRON OF IPC DRESSAGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 5th IPC Dressage World Championships will take place from 2 to 7 September in Moorsele, Belgium, under the Patronage of the Princess Astrid of Belgium. They will be a major selection trial for dressage competitors who want to qualify for the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games.
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Todd Minikus Sweeps 1-2 In The $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix
Culpeper, VA (August 25, 2003)—Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, Florida, captured the top two spots in Sunday's $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper. Minikus bested a field of twenty-one horses to place first on Gardenio, owned by Y Z Partners LLC, and second on Roller Coaster, owned by Elaine Decanio. Alison Firestone of Upperville, Virginia, rode her family's Casanova to third place. Laura Linback of Mundelein, Illinois, finished in fourth on Grand So So, owned by Woodrun.
Seven of the first-round horses managed to jump clean on the Danny Foster designed course. The shortened seven-fence jump-off course posed no problems to these same seven horses, each horse posted a double-clear. It was up to the clock to determine the final outcome.
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Endurance Results: CEI** Hexham Great Britain 24 August 2003
NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 102km ER
1) Suzanne Perry (IRL) Dorimist
2) Gemma Parkin (GBR) Luntandorvici
3) Linda Cowperthwaith (GBR) Zorro Nazeero
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25th August 2003
Christmas Cheer From Goold
In need of a tipple? Then a new range of top quality hip flasks and accessories launched by Goold, Jeffries Saddlery sister company, could come in useful.
Included are hip flasks, a travel bar, cup sets and a hunting flask which will all make ideal gifts for family and friends, or even a great treat for yourself.
All the flasks come with captive tops that are fastened to the flask so they can't get lost, if taking a quick drink while out riding, shooting, fishing or simply having a walk in the countryside.
They come complete with a filler funnel and are hand covered in Walsall using top quality hide with prices starting at £24.
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Welles Celebrates Win in “$20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge” On Opening Day of the Hampton Classic
Bridgehampton, NY — August 24, 2003 — Jeffrey Welles of Newtown, CT, opened the 28th Hampton Classic Horse Show with a victory in the inaugural $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge, a new Open Jumper Speed class held on Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine, August 24.
Twenty-four horse-rider combinations contested the competition where speed was the name of the game. Welles had a clear round in the fastest time, 67.60 seconds, to win the $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge riding Equinox, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Elizabeth Saunders.
“It was really nice to have a fun class without a lot of pressure to ride in,” said Welles. “The jumps weren’t that big, so you had to take a chance by going fast if you wanted to win.”
The final rider on course, 1996 Olympic team silver medalist Peter Leone of Greenwich, CT, came close riding Kiana, but his final time of 68.40 seconds left him in second position. Callan Solem of Colts Neck, NJ, placed third in a time of 71.12 seconds riding Warsaw for Quiet Winter Farm.
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2003 Hampton Classic Kicks Off With Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, Presented by Distinction Magazine
$20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge and Unveiling of Stephan Weiss's Final Work Highlight Grand Opening
Bridgehampton, NY—August 24, 2003—The 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opened in spectacular style with Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine, at the horse show grounds in Bridgehampton, New York on Sunday, August 24. Long Island’s traditional end-of-summer equestrian and social event, the Classic continues through Sunday, August 31, when it culminates with the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix.
The Classic’s Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine, featured a new open jumper speed class, the $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge, as well as equestrian vaulting and canine demonstrations, and the traditional horses and hounds of the Smithtown Hunt. The day also included the unveiling of “Dressage Horse,” the final work by the late sculptor Stephan Weiss.
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Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - O'Brien Steals Limerick Super League Show
EXCITEMENT and temperatures both ran high at Limerick today (Sunday) as the lead in the Super League Grand Prix changed hands several times, and with major upsets occurring in the overall rankings.
Lt. David O'Brien on <Boherdeal Clover> was an early Grand Prix leader, and seemed unbeatable, until Peter Smyth on <Zara's Pride>, fourth last in the jump-off, set a scorching pace that put him into first place. But O'Brien had an ace up his sleeve in the form of <Carraig Dubh>, and, second-last to jump, shaved fractions of a second off the Ulsterman's time to re-take the pole position.
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Stephan Weiss's Final Work Unveiled at the Hampton Classic
Bridgehampton, NY — August 24, 2003 — An impressive bronze sculpture, ‘Dressage Horse’, the final work by artist Stephan Weiss, was unveiled on Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day, presented by Distinction Magazine, at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY, on Sunday, August 24.
Donna Karan, wife of the late sculptor, and Weiss’s family chose the Hampton Classic as the site for the first public viewing of the large-scale bronze statue, a piece from the “Larger Than Life” collection.
“There were four elements to the “Larger Than Life” collection, including a big apple, a high-heeled shoe and a roll of film,” explained Karan, well-known fashion designer. “Steve had a vision for each piece, for example the big apple of course was his tribute to New York City. This horse was my husband’s last piece before he passed away, and he knew he was doing it inspired by the Hampton Classic.”
Karan and other members of Weiss’s family including his children Lisa Weiss Keyes, Gabrielle Karan Defelice and Corey Weiss, were all on hand to witness the unveiling. The bronze statue will greet visitors as they enter the grand prix tent throughout the duration of the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
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Show Jumping - Babington Fails To Dent German Supremacy At Euro Finals
DESPITE racking up one of only two double clear rounds in the whole of the European Team show jumping championships on Thursday, Ireland's Kevin Babington failed to repeat the magic in the Individual championships today (Sunday).
Hopes were high as US-based Babington, from Carrick-on-Suir, went into the arena today ranked fourth out of 25 riders after his scores on Thursday and Friday, but with the middle part of the combination fence down and a toe in the water in the first round, he quickly slipped to 12th position overall.
The last fence down in the second round marginally improved his position to 11th in the Final, but German domination of the competition proved unassailable, and the home country finished with the top three places, to add to their team championship win on Friday. Only 19 riders took part in the second round today. Please click here for further details
Eventing - European Hopeful Injured
Kildare-based Eventing rider Jane O'Flynn was seriously injured during a One-Day Event at Richhill, Co. Armagh yesterday (Saturday) and was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast immediately afterwards.
Jane, who is one of Ireland's European championship hopefuls, sustained the injuries in a fall from a horse during the competition.
Her condition is said to be <critical, but stable>, and doctors report that Jane's overall physical fitness has helped her respond well to treatment.
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24th August 2003
The Tiger Horse
Does it have stripes? Does it roar instead of neigh?
Well no, but the Tiger Horse is certainly worth roaring about! The history of this colorful easy gaited breed is the history of Europe and the New World. These horses carried conquerors and the conquered and carved new empires out all across the world. Thirty thousand years ago, unknown artists painted their horses, wearing rope halters, in caves in Spain. These horses, members of the huge "proto warmblood" herds which roamed Europe, are the base upon which the Spanish Jennet was built. Over the millennia various infusions of blood from northern climates, the Orient, and North Africa gradually produced horses of smooth gait and great pride.

When Ferdinand came to the Spanish throne, he passed the "Gentleman’s Law", which stated that "All Gentlemen must ride stallions". This law intensified the breeding of horses which had great presence, but were gentle and docile in nature. These influences insured that the Jennet was so highly regarded by the European horsemen of the 15th through 18th centuries that, in 1593 Salomen de al Broue, Horsemaster to Henry IV of France wrote: "Comparing the better horses in order to appreciate their greater perfection, I must place the Spanish at the top and give it my vote for being the most noble, the best conformed, the bravest and the most worthy of being mounted by a Great King."
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Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Moloney Repeats Wexford TriumphIreland Finish Fifth, But Qualify For Athens
PROVING that his July win at North Wexford was no flook, Eddie Moloney repeated the trick today (Saturday) with the same horse <Kilmoylan Warrior>, on the sunlit grass arena at Barnadown Stud.
And as if to show that the Moloneys are a force to be reckoned with, his brother Richie took third place on <Appolinaire>, the horse that he steered to victory last week at Millstreet. The Army also flew the flag at North Wexford today, with Lt. David O'Brien finishing second, and, for good measure, taking fifth place as well. Peter Smyth, hero of the Dublin Horse Show with <Zara's Pride>, was the fastest of the first round four-faulters in sixth place, while Michael Kearins reappeared in fine form on <Polanski>, taking fourth. Please click here for
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Junior Riders Shine at 11th Annual Arabian Youth Nationals
The Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show celebrated its 11th anniversary when it returned to Expo New Mexico July 20-26 for a successful week of showing. This year's event showcased 902 of the nation's best Arabians, Half-Arabians and Anglo-Arabians from the United States and Canada competing in 104 classes with their talented young riders. Class entries totaled 2,373, indicating the versatility of the horses and riders. The slate of classes offered everything from dressage, English pleasure, hunter pleasure and halter to western pleasure, native costume, reining and working cow. Horse show competition and activities were open to youth, defined as competitors up to 18 years of age. Prizes such as saddles and bridles were awarded to competitors in select classes. The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) of Aurora, Colo., produced the event that offered top-level horse show competition and many exciting activities.
Two classes for juniors aged 14 to 17 tied for the title of largest class at Youth Nationals with 80 entries each. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 champions Laura Lauterbach and her horse, Black Lite+/ (The Prophecy x Aur Magic Amber), were delighted hear they beat out 79 horses for their first championship title. Ariel Harrington and her Half-Arabian mare, Hafa Buck+// (Steppenwulf x Whirlwind's Temptation) came out on top in the Hunt Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship.
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Florida Hosts AHA National Championship Competitive Trail Ride
Riders attending the 32nd Annual Arabian Horse Association National Championship Arabian and Half-Arabian Competitive Trail Ride on October 31-November 2 will enjoy the scenic trails of the Ocala National Forest on the two-day, 80-mile ride. In a change from previous rides, no portable stalls are allowed. All horses must be stabled at Rocking Horse Farms in Altoona, Fla.
Bordered by the St. John's River on one side and the Ocklawaha River on the other, the 382,408-acre Ocala National Forest includes several springs and quite a bit of water. Footing is a combination of hard packed trails, grass and sand with some hills to negotiate. Riders should be prepared for showers since the average rainfall in November is more than 2 inches. Temperatures are mild with lows in the mid 50s in the early morning and day time highs in the low 80s.
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CSI*** Vicenza (Ita) 5 - 7September 2003
Jamie Wingrave Based in Nagykoros, HUNGARY has been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show.
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Indiana Hosts AHA National Championship Endurance Ride
It's déjà vu all over again with a slight twist. In 2003, as in 2000, the Arabian Horse Association National Endurance Ride-100 Mile Championships will take place during the U.S. Nationals National Championship Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show. Except this time riders will also compete in a 50-Mile Championship, which was instituted in 2001 to great success. As the nation's elite Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian show horse compete on green shavings, the nation's top endurance horses will race to the finish along the Clark State Forest trails in Henryville, Indiana. The 100-Mile Championships will be held on October 23, and the 50-Mile Championships will be held on October 25, the last day of Nationals.
Run in conjunction with the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) 25-, 50- and 100-mile Spook Run, the championship ride offers challenges--rugged hills and rocks--and fall beauty. You'll trot through a forest ablaze in shades of crimson, ruby, rust, maroon, gold and plum and ride around Deam's Lake. There are lots of points along a ridge where you can see for miles.
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CSIO***** Gijon (Esp) 27 August - 1 September 2003
Alex Rident Based in Saint Valery en Caux, FRANCE, David McPherson From Maidstone, KENT, Tim Stockdale From Roade, NORTHANTS, Damien Charles From Westerham, KENT have been selected to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details

Arabian Horse Association Dates and Deadlines
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