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News Headlines 6th September 2003
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society Safety Symposium takes on the Big Issues: Risks, Roads, Hats, Bodies and Blue Lights!
The British Horse Society's Safety Department is holding a Safety Symposium on Saturday 4 October looking at the Big Issues: Risks, Roads, Hats, Bodies and Blue Lights. The day-long event will take place at The Quality Inn, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, starting at 10 o'clock.
The day is aimed at exploring the relationship between horses, riding on the roads and other road users as well as protective clothing and risk assessment. Topics will include emergency vehicles and how horses react to them, cyclists' and drivers' perceptions of horses on the road, risk assessment and riders' responsibilities - particularly pertinent following the Law Lords decision earlier this year (Mirvahedy v Henley) - body protectors, riding hats and avoiding injury to riders' teeth.
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Age-Old Equine Feeding Myth Dispelled
Researchers of a unique new product, combining a specific mix of ingredients that have a high inclusion of sugar beet pulp, have finally dispelled an age-old equine myth that soaking pulp is alwyays essential.
At long last it has been scientifically proven that sugar beet pulp can be included in a high horse diet without the inconvenience of soaking.
Researchers at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, following extensive trials, have announced this major breakthrough in horse feeding.
These trials, led by Dr. Meriel Moore-Colyer, who has a PhD in equine nutrition, were commissioned earlier in the year by Youngs Animal Feeds Ltd in readiness for the launch of a brand new product into the equine market place
Dr. Moore-Colyer’s findings – which will be contained in a detailed scientific report – will make Young’s Molichop Shreddi a uniquely formulated product when it is launched this autumn.
It will be the first time in the UK that a manufacturer has developed a horse feed with a high inclusion of dry sugar beet pulp in a special way that enables the horse to enjoy the benefits without the risk of digestive upset. At the same time backed up by scientific evidence on the bag.
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PAC 2003 Site Ready To Welcome Endurance RidersThe trails are cleared and marked, and organizers of the Pan American Endurance Championship say everything is ready for the international slate of riders now on their way to Trout Lake, WA. for the September 13 ride.
PAC organizer Stephanie Irving says that even with fire prevention measures being strictly adhered to, workers have managed to get everything ready for camp to open on September 7. A forecast of rain for the weekend will hopefully relieve the extremely dry conditions that have plagued the entire Pacific Northwest this summer.
Irving says the PAC ride committee is excited that its six years of work to prepare the site will be rewarded with some of the best endurance riders in the world coming to the ride. The 100-miles of trails, in the beautiful Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, range in elevation from 2,000 to 3,800 feet.
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Jeffries at British Equine Event~
The Elite range of saddlery from Jeffries has stirred up a great deal of excitement this year. And it will be on show at the Your Horse British Equine Event at Stoneleigh Park on 1-2 November.
This is the third year that the Walsall-based company has exhibited at the event which is expected to attract more than 300 stands offering all things equestrian to the 2004 retail village.
"One of the most popular items in the range is the new girth," says Duncan Kent from Jeffries.
"Made from top quality leather it looks stunning and is soft enough to allow freedom of movement while retaining durability."
The girth features a recessed D-ring to accommodate draw reins, martingales and breastplates and comes with best quality stainless steel roller buckles.
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Ward Wins $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix for Record-Tying Third Time to Highlight 28th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY — September 3, 2003 — McLain Ward of Brewster, NY became only the third rider in history to win the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix three times when he rode Hurricane to victory on the closing day of the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Ward’s victory, tying the three wins turned in by Rodney Jenkins and Margie Goldstein Engle, came on Sunday, August 31 following a week of world-class show jumping competition surrounded by the beauty and mystique of the Hamptons.
From August 24-31, the sport’s biggest names gathered in Bridgehampton, NY for one of the world’s premier show jumping competitions. Ward could not have been prouder after receiving his award from former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. “This was a big deal for me. It was a big course, as big as I’ve seen it here,” Ward said.
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USA Equestrian
Celebration Wins Best Young Horse At Hunter Breeding Championship
Celebration (Our Diplomat - Pardon Me Mister, by Mr. Inspector) a 3-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Cismont Manor Farm and handled by Kenneth Wheeler, received the Dave Kelly Perpetual Trophy donated by Nokomis Farm and Diana Dodge for the second consecutive year as the Overall Grand Hunter Breeding Champion at the 2003 Sallie B. Wheeler/USAE National Hunter Breeding Championship held Saturday, August 30, at the Warrenton Horse Show in Warrenton, VA.
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U.S. Stands Fifth After Day One at I.P.E.C. Dressage World Championships for Riders With Disabilities
Gladstone, New Jersey—September 5, 2003—The United States stands fifth out of 22 teams in the fifth International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (I.P.E.C.) Dressage World Championships in Moorsele, Belgium.
The U.S. team, selected by the National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) and fielded by the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), has a score of 196.49 to trail Great Britain (216.87), Germany (211.48), Norway (203.81) and Denmark (198.50).

The team includes Robin Brueckmann of Summerfield, NC competing in Grade IV on Richmond; Barbara Grassmyer of Placerville, CA competing in Grade III on Polomius Millesine; Rebecca Hart of Erie, PA competing in Grade III on Phoenix B; and Lynn Seidemann of Coppell, TX competing in Grade I-B also on Phoenix B. After the first day of competition, Seidemann is fourth in her division with a score of 67.47 and Hart is fifth in her division with a score of 65.31. Kathryn Groves of Winter Garden, FL and Cynthia Ruiz of Houston, TX are also competing in the Championships as individuals.
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Dressage Competition Kicks Off The Laurels At Landhope International Combined Driving Event
West Grove, PA—September 5, 2003— The Laurels at Landhope Combined Driving Event kicked off without a hitch on Friday with the first leg of the event, the Dressage phase, at Landhope Farm in West Grove, PA.
This world-class international equestrian competition features the very best in the discipline including the current leader of the Advanced Multiple Division, Chester Weber of Ocala, FL. Weber, a member of the Silver Medal Winning Team at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Jerez, Spain in 2002, received a score of 43.20 penalties, which places him slightly ahead of his WEG teammate, Tucker Johnson, of Hobe Sound, FL who received a 50.56. Weber is pleased with his top placing.
“It means a lot, ” said Weber. “I need to be on top in Dressage because I have a history of not winning the Marathon. My goal this year was to win all the international events that I compete in and so far I have won three.”
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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Board Of Directors Meeting Available Via Webcast
A special meeting of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors is scheduled for September 11, at 6:00 PM (ET). The meeting will be available via live audio webcast and can be reached by visiting the USA Equestrian web site at www.equestrian.org and clicking on the link.Please click here for further details
5th September 2003
A Race To The Finish With Charles Owen & Co
Charles Owen & Co recently sponsored at NAPPA. The Northern Area Point to Point Association Finals in Leesburg, Virginia, America.
The meeting is the final for a wide variety of race types, including a Junior Horse Fieldmaster's Chase. This involves the 'jockeys' aged approximately thirteen or fourteen years old, having to follow a Fieldmaster over a course of jumps for about two miles. They are not allowed to pass the Fieldmaster at any time. But once the Field has jumped the last fence, they race to the finish line about a quarter of a mile away. The aim of the NAPPA races is to teach children the most basic concepts of race riding and the importance of having ridden a well judged enough race to still have 'fuel in the tank' for a finish. The 2003 Junior Fieldmaster Chase was aptly led by Chris Gracie who won the Maryland Hunt Cup this year at the grand age of 16!
The proceeds of the meeting are given to NAPPA and put towards Educational Seminars across America. Youngsters are taught how to Race Ride at Schooling Sessions by Professionals on made horses at different tracks and barns. Chris Gracie is obviously one who has benefitted from the scheme, being the youngest ever victor of the Maryland Hunt Cup 2003. Charles Owen believes that by investing in the education of tomorrows riders throughout the disciplines they are helping to safeguard the future of the sport.
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Late Summer Madness
Madness 2003 at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield, this year incorporates a Sponsored Fun Ride on Saturday 13th September and Family Fun Day on Sunday 14th.
The Fun Ride on Saturday, organised by the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) and Central Horse News, will give horse riders the unique opportunity, by kind permission of local landowners, to ride either a route of 9 or 16 miles through some beautiful south Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire countryside.

ILPH Equine Ambassador, rescued horse, ILPH Bob the Cob will be officially starting off the Ride from Walltree House Farm on the airfield at 9.10 am. Proceeds from the Ride will be divided between the ILPH and a number of children's charities. Entries accepted on the field - £10 for the shorter ride and £15 for the 16 mile ride. Please click here for further details
Adam Shereston visits Trallwm Farm Animal Sanctuary
It was not only the horses that benefited from Adams visit to Trallwm, as with all visits as much time was spent with the people as with the horses. One person at Trallwm had recently had an accident with a tractor, causing him to have severe headaches these abated almost as soon as Adam started working with him. He was also a lot calmer and more relaxed after being helped by Adam. The first evening Adam was there, all the resident humans talked to Adam.
There was a lot of positive reaction to his presence and a lot was gained by all in attendance. The first pony that Adam saw was wispa, a very timid pony with no physical problems but a lack of interaction with humans. Adam tried to gain the ponies trust and waited for wispa to make the first move in contact, which was achieved quite quickly. From what Lesley later told Adam, she was quite surprised to see the pony rolling and playing about in the stall. Wispa had been there 6 months and nobody had ever seen her roll, as she was always up against the wall watching nervously. Since Adams visit wispa has been a different pony. Actually understanding what people are about now. Lesley has said: "It's like we're speaking the same language now"
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The British Horse Society 'Through the Grades' with The British Horse Society and Rob Hoekstra
Following hot on the heels from the sell out success of the British Horse Society Instructors' Convention with Jennie Loriston-Clarke in March, comes the October Convention with international show jumper Rob Hoekstra.
Entitled 'Through the Grades' the convention aims to look at the art of show jumping at Foxhunter level. Ridden demonstrations will take the spectator through each phase, step-by-step, and will enable a greater understanding of how to apply the knowledge after the day.
Aimed primarily at BHS Instructors, the convention is also open to anyone looking to further their knowledge in this area.
Rob has represented Great Britain on six occasions and was a member of the winning Nations Cup team on 1989 in Drammen, Norway. He has also won the Hickstead Derby on his great horse, Lionel. As a popular competitor at top level, Rob is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and wealth of experience with the teachers of today.
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MGAGB Home International
The cream of British mounted games riders can be seen this weekend (September 6/7) at the Mounted Games Association of Great Britian Home International.
Held at Carlisle Racecourse the two-day competition will see riders from across Great Briatin compete for the annual international competitions.
Teams taking part are British Champions, England North, England South, Scotland and Wales in both junior (under 17) and open age groups.
Mounted games are a series of very fast relay races using ponies which do not exceed 148cms. The ponies wear simple tack - only snaffle bits are worn - and whips and spurs are not permitted.
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Michael Whitaker Wins Munster Grand Prix

Michael Whitaker riding his own 12 year-old chestnut gelding, Dobels Frechdacks, stormed to victory in Sunday's Grand Prix in Munster, beating Germany's and current European Team Champion, Ludger Beerbaum and Gladdys S into runner-up spot. Brazilian L. Diniz Knippling finished in third place.
1st Michael Whitaker GBR, 2nd L. Beerbaum GER, 3rd L. Diniz Knippling BRA, 4th E. M. Bitter GER, 5th C. Muller GER, 6th J. Kuerten IRL
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Irish Team win Gijon (ESP) CSIO 5* Nations Cup
The Irish team consisting of four Irish Sport Horses, Killossery (ISH) ridden by Lt. Shane Carey (IRL), Splendido (ISH) ridden by Harry Marshall (IRL), Bornacoola (ISH) ridden by Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL) and Gelvin Clover (ISH) ridden by Clem McMahon (IRL) jumped to success in the Gijon (ESP) CSIO 5* (August 28th to September 1st) winning the Nations Cup class there last Saturday.
Harry Marshall (IRL) and Splendido (ISH) went on to jump a double clear and win Mondays Gijon Grand Prix, with Killossery (ISH) and Lt. Shane Carey (IRL) coming fourth. Lt Shane Carey (IRL) also won Mondays Premio Cafes Oquendo
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FEI World Breeding Championships
Zangerseide

25 - 28 September 2003

The following riders have been selected to compete at the above mentioned show:-
5 year-olds : GUY WILLIAMS From Canterbury, KENT, ELLEN WHITAKER From Barnsley, SOUTH YORKS, BEN DUNNING From Southampton, HANTS, SIMON DAVIES From High Wycombe, BUCKS,
6 year-olds : LAURA RENWICK From Brentwood, ESSEX, SIMON DAVIES From High Wycombe, BUCKS, WILLIAM FUNNELL From Dorking, SURREY, GUY WILLIAMS From Canterbury, KENT
7 year-olds : GUY WILLIAMS From Canterbury, KENT, ELLEN WHITAKER From Barnsley, SOUTH YORKS, JOHN RENWICK, WILLIAM FUNNELL From Dorking, SURREY
8 year-old stallions : GUY WILLIAMS From Canterbury, KENT
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Tropical Rider to Sponsor Equine Affaire Tropical Rider Arena
Big Pine Key, FL-- Tropical Rider, known for designing innovative performance apparel for serious equestrian athletes, is pleased to announce sponsorship of the Tropical Rider Arena at the Equine Affaire to be held in W. Springfield, MA November 6-9. The Tropical Rider Arena will host numerous clinicians of national reputation including Josh Lyons, GaWaNi Pony Boy, Elizabeth Graves and many others.
“We are extremely pleased to work with Equine Affaire,” said Sheree Ganske, CEO of Tropical Rider. “Many riders in this area use our products so sponsoring Equine Affaire is a nice way to say ‘thanks.’”
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Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Smyth Consolidates Lead At Iverk
THE FIRST to break the 100 points mark in the Kerrygold Grand Prix League this season, Strabane's Peter Smyth romped home on <Zara's Pride> today (Thursday) at Iverk, Co. Kilkenny, almost two seconds ahead of Eddie Moloney on <Kilmoylan Warrior>.
The second place, however, brings Moloney into serious League contention, earning him an equal fifth placing with Shane Breen, who steered <Iman d'Occagnes> into fourth at Iverk.
Richie Moloney joined his brother in the Top Six today, giving <Millfall Hill> its first serious placing, while Lt. Brian Curran-Curnane once again flew the Army flag with a good third on <River Boyne>.
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USA Equestrian
Beemer Receives High Score At Young Horse Dressage Championships
The Oldenburg gelding, BEEMER (Laudatio – All Day Long, by Aldatus) finished with an 8.62, the highest score of the day, to win the Five-Year-Old Championship at the 2003 USAE Young Horse Dressage National Championships, hosted by CDI***/Y Allentown and Dressage at Stone Tavern at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, NJ, August 28 – 31. Beemer, bred in Germany, was ridden by owner Edward Borresen of New Hope, PA.
The Five-Year-Old Reserve Champion was the Dutch Warmblood gelding, REMY MARTIN (Dutch Warmblood: Inferno – Iris, by Rex Magna) with a score of 8.52. Bred in Holland, Remy Martin was ridden by owner Marisa Festerling of Newbury Park, CA, and was also the Champion Five-Year-Old at the USAE Western Selection Trial in May for the FEI World Breeding Championships.
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The Urban Farm Fall Showdeo Horse Show and Gymkhana
Saturday, September 27, 2003
8 a.m. registration / 9 a.m. start time
Denver - I-70 and Havana 10200 Smith Road
All day horse show - English, Western, Gymkhana and games. Proceeds to benefit The Urban Farm a non-profit organization that teaches agricultural education to inner city children, youth and their families. We look forward to seeing you!
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CSI**** Haras Du Jardy (Fra) 19 - 21 September 2003
John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS has been selected to compete at the above mentioned show Please click here for further details

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSIO SPRUCE MEADOWS CANADA 3-7 SEPTEMBER 2003, FEI WORLD BREEDING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR YOUNG HORSES LANAKEN BELGIUM 25-28 SEPTEMBER, CSI**** HARAS DE JARDY FRANCE 19-21 SEPTEMBER 2003, CSIOP AREZZO ITALY 12-14 SEPTEMBER 2003, CSI**** GEORGENBURG RUSSIA 12-14 SEPTEMBER 2003, CSIO**** PODEBRADY CZECH REPUBLIC 11-14 SEPTEMBER 2003, CSI*** PINEROLO ITALY 12-14 SEPTEMBER 2003, CCI*** BLENHEIM GREAT BRITAIN 11-14 SEPTEMBER 2003
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CSI*** La Bagnaia (Ita) 26 - 28 September 2003
Mark Armstrong From Bordon, HANTS, Anna Rees Based in Pombia, ITALY have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details

CSI-V-B Dijon-Bonvaux (Fra)
12 - 14 September 2003

Laureen Evans From Ramsgate, KENT, Liz Howes From Tenterden, KENT, Pat Crann From Bridgnorth, SHROPSHIRE, Anne Berry From Folkestone, KENT, Lynda Birke From Market Drayton, SHROPSHIRE, Charlotte Steel From William Morris Way, LONDON, Bina Ford From Bath, AVON, Henk Mindermann From Haywards Heath, WEST SUSSEX, Rachel Hendry From Lower Heyford, OXON, Brian Lear From Hassocks, WEST SUSSEX, Lyn Hyett From Pershore, WORCS have been authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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4th September 2003
Clicker Training In The Spotlight
"Clicker training" for horses will come under the spotlight when Alexandra Kurland, world leader in the new technique, pays a flying visit to the UK in October.
She will hold one clinic at the Osbaldeston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire, on October 21 and use "volunteer" horses and ponies to show how sounds from a clicker device can be used to speed up and improve their training.
The clinic is being organised by horse behavourist Linda Pearson, who hopes to arrange a series around the country next year.
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Robinsons' two-storey Superstore to open on November 2nd
At 12 noon on Sunday 2nd November 2003, Robinsons' two-storey Superstore will open in a blaze of publicity. It will have taken just four hundred and nine days following the fire, which devastated the old store, to design, approve, build and finish a Superstore. The equestrian market in the UK has never seen anything like this before. At two storeys high, with 24,000 sq. ft of showroom space there will now be an additional 80% more showroom space. There'll be more leisurewear and equestrian products and another customer favourite, the very popular Nose Bag Café returns, this time with a more extensive menu and of course with lots more space. There'll also be a huge function room that will be used for some regular promotional events as well as book signings, 'Group Visits' and special occasions.
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New Designs for Old Courses
COUNTRYSIDE SHOWJUMPS have been leading the way in sales of high quality MOBILE CROSS COUNTRY fences for several years and we are pleased to announce new additions to our range.
Already popular with the public, riding clubs and equestrian centres the new additions will bring that "big course feel" to any setting. New designs include Dog kennel, Mushroom and Log roll.
Sizes start from 1'6" through to 4' so there really is something for everyone.
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easibed Scope Festival Excells
The easibed Scope Festival 2003 having started on Monday evening, finally closed its doors on Sunday night following an immense timetable of classes. Taking place on Staffordshire County Showground, and running for the seventh year, the 2003 event has surpassed all others, with around 2,300 horses taking part.
Director of Scope Promotions (Equestrian) Ltd, Jimmy Maguire commented, 'We are delighted with Scope Festival 2003 it really has excelled all previous shows, and the competitors have enjoyed a fantastic week of show jumping.'
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The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News
3 September 2003

FEI EUROPEAN REINING CHAMPIONSHIP : GERMANY TAKES THE TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL GOLD
The very first FEI European Reining Championship was conquered by Germany who took both the team and individual gold medals home.
FEI GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS : FUCHS IN THE LEAD FOR THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE MONTH
Markus Fuchs (SUI) the new World No 1 since June 2003 keeps the first place of the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings list.
FEI BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS
The European Champion Ulla Salzgeber (GER) firmly keeps her position of World No. 1 with an improved score of 80.978 compared to 80.293 last month

SAMSUNG NATIONS CUP SERIES
Ireland wins the Nations Cup in Gijón
Nearly 15.000 people witnessed the victory of the Irish team over the nine other countries that took part in the Nations Cup competition held in Gijón on 30 August.
JACK'S CORNER : SELECTION FOR THE FEI WORLD CUP DRIVING
During CAI Donaueschingen, which was held at the end of August, the Top Ten Four-in-Hand drivers of the Summer qualification series selected the events they wish to compete in the coming 3rd World Cup season. Isbrand Chardon, as the winner of the qualification series, could select his four events first.
FEI TOP DRIVER AWARD
FOUR-IN HAND, SUPPORTED BY FINN CASPERSEN, PAIRS SPONSORED BY VAN DER WIEL HARNESS, SINGLES SPONSORED BY KUEHNLE GmbH
TOP ENDURANCE RIDERS AT PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Over 100 endurance riders and their horses from 11 countries are gathering at the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest at Trout Lake, WA for the 2003 Pan American Endurance Championship.

CALENDAR : PROVISIONAL FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE CALENDAR 2003/2004
IN MEMORIAM
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Rich Fellers (USA) wins Three Grand Prix’s with McGuinness (ISH) in the USA
American Showjumper Rich Fellers has long been an Irish Sport Horse enthusiast having ridden horses like Amos, Andy and Tullamore Dew in the past. In 2003 he has found success with the Irish Sport Horses McGuinness and Flexible.
McGuinness (ISH) won the $10,000 AGA 1m45 Championship in Palm Beach, Florida (US) last April. In May he won the $20,000 Atco Cup and the $50,000 Grand Prix at Edmonton Northlands Show in Alberta, Canada. He went on to win a 1m50 International Speed Class at Spruce Meadows and also won the $40,000 Country Classic Grand Prix in Oregon in July. Most recently he won the $50,000 Fort Langley Grand Prix and was placed second in the $10,000 Tommy Bahama Grand Prix at Thunderbird Showpark Show in British Columbia, Canada in August.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society appoints Assistant chief executive
The British Horse Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Josephine Jenkins as assistant chief executive with effect from Monday, 1 September.
Josephine joins the Society from Goldman Sachs International where she had worked her way up to executive director working in trading operations, thus bringing high-level commercial and financial skills to the Society at a time of expansion. As well as deputising for chief executive Kay Driver, Josephine is tasked with increasing membership, improving equestrian tourism through better off-road access and formulating strategy on the BHS' overseas policy.
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Kappler Named USET Athlete of the Month for August
Gladstone, NJ—September 3, 2003—Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, was named United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for August after he and Royal Kaliber, owned by Kathy Kamine, helped the U.S. win the team Gold Medal in show jumping at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. That Gold Medal resulted in the U.S. being able to send a squad to the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
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CSI* Dijon-Bonvaux (Fra) 12 - 14 September 2003
Gillian Bilbrough From Whitchurch, SALOP has been authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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Inter Countries Challenge
Victoria, Australia

26 November - 8 December 2003

Richard Hook From Winchester, Hampshire, Michaela Russell From Braintree, Essex, Emma Shaw From Great Haywood, Staffordshire, Georgie Strutton From Steyning, West Sussex, Ellen Whitaker From Barnsley, South Yorkshire have been selected to participate at the Inter Countries Challenge in Victoria, Australia from 26th November - 8th December on borrowed horses. Please click here for further details

CSI* Amiens (Fra) 12 - 14 September 2003
Veronique Whitaker Based in Brussels, BELGIUM has been authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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3rd September 2003
European Medallists Battle It Out For Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championship Title
Two members of Britain's Bronze Medal winning team at this year's European Dressage Championships will be meeting each other head-on at this year's Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships. Newcomer Nicola McGivern, on what is currently one of Britain's most exciting dressage horses, Active Walero, will be riding against Hickstead team-mate, Olympic veteran and previous National Champion, Emile Faurie. The winner of this year's title will drive away in a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster sports car.
Other significant competitors for the all important title of the 2003 Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Champion are likely to include Carl Hester, who has won more national titles than any other rider, and the current Champion, Nicky Barrett. "I've had a fantastic year as the Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Champion," says Nicky "And I'm really hoping to be the person who drives away in that lovely SLK again this year!"
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Scottish Christmas Equine Fair Galloping Towards Success
The popular Scottish Christmas Equine Fair returns to the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December, and organisers Contour Exhibitions & Events are already billing it as the biggest and best so far.
In what will be a great day out for anyone with passion for horses, world class displays rub shoulders with advice from experts who are leaders in the fields, and a dedicated Equestrian Shopping Village with over 100 exhibitors to choose from.
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Keeping Condition through the Winter
Sophie Edwards MSc, BSc (Hons), BHSSM-Allen & Page Nutritionist
During the winter your horse will probably have to spend a large proportion of the day indoors. Turning him out for a few hours each day is very important - he will be able to get some exercise, relax, socialise with other horses, and pick at any grass that is available. Even if there is a good covering of grass it will be of low nutritive value and additional forage will be essential to help to satisfy his appetite, avoid boredom, and maintain a healthy digestive system. Some horses will start to put on weight on unrestricted forage and it may be necessary to mix the hay ration with oat straw to maintain the bulk of the fibre, but reduce the calorie intake.
Hay is the most commonly used forage in this country although it contains a high degree of dust and spores. Soaking it for 30 minutes will suppress the spores and it should not be allowed to dry out before it is fed, or the spores will still be breathed in and can damage the airways. If soaked for longer than 30 minutes, valuable nutrients can leach out and be washed away.
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National Indoor Finals Fueled By 600 Horsepower Gallops To Worcester
Horse Show Brings Equine Agility, Speed and Power To Centrum Centre
SAUGERTIES, NY (September 2, 2003) - Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) has saddled up with Worcester's Centrum Centre to host the inaugural Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals Horse Show slated for September 17 - 21, 2003. Along with the thrilling hunter/jumper competition taking place in the ring, an expansive variety of entertainment and educational programs will be featured day and night during the five-day event.
Spectators will be treated to amazing feats of speed and agility as some of the country's finest horses and their riders compete for the blue ribbon in 6 jumper divisions, 11 hunter divisions, the HBO Junior Medal Finals, and the Charles Owen Children's and Adult Medal Finals. Worcester's Centrum Centre, a first-class sporting facility in the heart of Massachusetts, will showcase this extravaganza of exciting show jumping competition. The five days of competition will culminate with the $100,000 Grand Finale Grand Prix on Sunday
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USA Equestrian
Dry Conditions Bring Mandates For Pan Am Endurance Championship
Fire Rangers in the West are concerned about the possibility of fire in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Trout Lake, WA, the site of the September 13, Pan Am Endurance Championship, bringing about mandates set by the organizing committee and fire management officials.
The terrain is extremely dry due to a severe drought and the influx of riders and spectators for the Championship will increase the fire hazard. There will be no smoking, generators must have appropriate spark arrestors, no ATVs, trips in and out of the competition area must be limited and vehicles parked with teams or vendors must be considered stationary. The PAC camp is closed to the public due to fire danger until Sunday, September 7.
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The National Tetrathlon Championships (Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire)
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2nd September 2003

Horse Welfare Centre Open Day and 2nd Annual Farriery Competition
Saturday 6 September, ILPH Glenda Spooner Farm, Hoarwithy, Herefordshire
ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Equine Ambassador ILPH Bob the Cob will be Guest of Honour this Saturday September 6th, when he will be at the charity's Herefordshire Centre Open Day to meet his fans.

As well as meeting Bob, visitors to the centre will be able to go on a farm tour, listen to a talk by David Simmonds FWCF (HONs) on the training of farriers in nearby Hereford and about his work in Ethiopia. Horse and pony owners will be pleased to know that there will be a secondhand tack stall and horse owners and horse lovers alike will be able to get to know lots of rescued horses and ponies too.
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Saddle Up For The North Of England Equine Fair!
The popular North of England Equine Fair will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November, and organisers Contour Exhibitions & Events Limited are already billing it as the biggest and best so far.
The North of England Equine Fair has all the ingredients for a great family day out - a fantastic range of displays in the Supreme Equine Arena and the Top Equestrian Arena, the ever popular Meet the Experts area, and the Equestrian Shopping Village where visitors can choose from over 200 exhibitors.
In addition to a range of displays and the Equestrian Shopping Village, the North of England Equine Fair will also the feature the established and popular Meet the Experts area, where experts in the fields will be available to answer questions on a wide range of topics.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society announces Ragwort success story!
The British Horse Society is delighted to announce a real success story in its campaign to prevent horses dying from ragwort poisoning. The Society has been contacted by Rick Lewis, from Kirkham in Lancashire, who, as a result of the BHS' Ragwort Action Week (July 21-27), spoke to his local county council about clearing some land occupied by horses that was full of ragwort. He was particularly concerned as there was a foal in the field.
Rick told the BHS, "On 28 July I contacted Nick Bower of the Rural Estates section of Lancashire County Council's Resources Directorate to raise the issue, referencing your Ragwort Action Week web pages. They replied that they would contact the tenant and within two weeks, before the ragwort had seeded, the entire field had been cleared of the weed. I was surprised at the prompt action and very pleased, especially for the foal's sake.
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C.S. Stutesman Named 2003 Equine Artist of Distinction by North American Horsemen's Association
The North American Horsemen's Association, Paynesville, MN, is pleased to announce the selection of C.S. Stutesman of Bowie, AZ, as recipient of the 2003 Equine Artist of Distinction Award. C.S. (Cezanne) Stutesman is given this honor in recognition of her knowledge, talent, and skill at portraying horses with versatility of style, boldness of color, and sensitivity of meaning, to create art that is beautiful, majestic, and unforgettable. This award also acknowledges her for bringing art and art history to students in rural areas and to shut-ins at hospitals and in nursing homes.
Part of the honor includes a story about Stutesman in the 2003 NAHA Yearbook of News. The magazine also features her paintings "Gold Rush" on the magazine's front cover and "Bring the Beans" on the inside back cover opposite to a poem by the artist entitled, "Lord, Make Me Like My Horse. " Please click here for further details
Derby House Novice and Intermediate Final winners
ALEX Postolowsky and the diminutive Diplomatic Jack captured the prestigious final of the Derby House Novice Owner/Rider series in a fiercely fought event at Henbury Hall in Cheshire.
Carole Dennis riding Goulton Storm took the Intermediate section from 21 starters.
Now nine, Diplomatic Jack was bought unseen by Alex and her mother Sue six years ago.
At 15hh Diplomatic Jack is "a little horse with a giant heart" according to 18-year-old Alex who produced him herself.
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Marshall Takes Gijon Grand Prix
HARRY Marshall completed the virtual Irish whitewash at Gijon, Spain, by winning the fixture's Grand Prix tonight (Monday) on his own <Splendido>, and beating world leading rider Markus Fuchs into second place.
Marshall had already played a part in Ireland winning the Spanish Nations Cup at Gijon on Saturday, and his team-mate Lt. Shane Carey also won the Gijon Speed Class tonight. Carey took fourth in the Grand Prix, riding <Killossery>.
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The Pony Club Championships At Sansaw Park 2003
Full results for the Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Polocrosse and Mounted Games.
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Carey Wins Gijon Speed Class
IRELAND'S Lt. Shane Carey won the Speed Class at Gijon today (Monday) on the 11 yr old Irish-bred mare <Laughton's Lass>.
Carey narrowly missed winning Thursday's speed class on the same horse, being narrowly beaten by Swiss ace Markus Fuchs, but left nothing to chance today.
Clem McMahon on <Dark Flight> took third today, while Harry Marshall, riding <Romance> followed up in eighth.
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1st September 2003
Biggest and Best Devon & Cornwall Christmas Equine Fair Under Starter's Orders!
The successful Devon & Cornwall Christmas Equine Fair returns by popular demand to Westpoint, Exeter, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November - and organisers Contour Exhibitions & Events Limited are already billing it as the biggest and best so far.
The Fair, which has been running for seven years, is well established as a highlight in the South West's equine calendar. It is a great family day out, combining superb displays with advice from the experts, and an Equine Shopping Village with over 100 exhibitors to choose from.
Highlights from the Fair include:
" A breathtaking display from national show jumping champion Geoff Billington;
" Lessons on how to manage problem horses from expert Richard Maxwell;
" An exciting display from Amanda Saville of Chariots of Fire;
" An insight into the work of the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH). The ILPH will also be running its successful Crunch a Carrot fundraising campaign, where its representative will be selling off carrots to raise money for the charity. It was so popular last year that the carrots ran out, leading to a Devon wide search for sackfuls of the horses' favourite!
" The ever-popular Stallion Parade from local studs.
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Legged up in style with Toggi
Leading equestrian clothing brand Toggi has unveiled its latest range of long riding boots, combining essential practicality, comfort, style and proven protection.
For those looking for a traditional style of riding boot, this Autumn sees the launch of two new styles into the collection, the Ripon and Derby long leather riding boots. They represent a complete revamp for Toggi's long boots, featuring high cut sides and a flattering shape to fit the rider with perfection.
The Ripon and Derby join Toggi's existing range of long boots, which includes the Gymkhana boots for juniors and Equestrian boots for adults. Please click here for further details
Robert Smith Triumphs In The Killoran Demolition Grand Prix
The principal competition of the easibed Scope Festival 2003 was filmed in front of a packed house on Saturday night. The atmosphere was electric in the Championship Arena as an enthusiastic crowd welcomed the Killoran Demolition Grand Prix with a fabulous total prize fund of £22,000.
Filmed for Sky Television, a hotly contested competition, which had the eager audience sitting on the edge of their seats, then ensued. International show jumper Robert Smith, having had an incredibly successful season, continued along his winning streak and completing the three round competition as the eventual winners. From 39 starters, Robert, riding his stunning grey horse Kalusha were the last combination to go in the jump off grasping victory in a time of 37.48 seconds. A delighted Robert, who recently competed at the European Championships in Germany and is based in Shrewley, Warwickshire, was presented with her award by Jimmy Maguire, Peter Gillespie and Michael Mac, all Directors of Scope Promotions (Equestrian) Ltd.
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Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Kernan Racks Up First Win Of Season
THOUGH always in contention for the top spot, James Kernan racked up his first Grand Prix win of the season at Cavan today (Sunday), and edged himself into No.2 on the League rankings.
Riding his own <Out Of Touch>, James consolidated his consistently good performances throughout the year with the only double clear of the competition, and said afterwards: << It was a grand course, but a very testing track, and I am especially delighted with the win here today, and even more pleased to be No. 2 in the League standings.>>
Peter Smyth, fast becoming the Golden Boy of this year's League, rode his former trotter <Zara's Pride> into third place in the Grand Prix, despite having an ankle broken in two places and a broken big toe, incurred during a fall earlier in the week. He is now 10 points clear of Kernan in the League rankings, as a result. Please click here for further details

Ward Wins $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix to Culminate the 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 31, 2003-- The 28th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show was once again the perfect end to the perfect summer. McLain Ward of Brewster, NY rode Hurricane, owned by Sarah B. Willeman & Turnabout Farm, to win his third $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix in Bridgehampton, NY. The former mayor of New York City, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, presented Ward with his award.
After the qualifying competition, the $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix held on Friday, August 29, 29 horses qualified to compete in the week’s highlighted event. Out of the starting field, only five horse-and-rider combinations managed to ride clear over Olympian Conrad Homfeld’s first round course to qualify to ride over the shortened jump-off course.
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Champions Crowned at the 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 31, 2003—As is the case every year at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, a wide variety of championship titles were awarded.
At the 28th edition of the Hampton Classic, local favorite Joe Fargis of Southampton, NY, was named the Open Jumper Champion riding Ingaletta. Fargis, 55, is a double Olympic gold medalist, having won both team and individual gold in 1984.
In this year’s Championship report, a number of coincidences were found. Double victories went to Alexandra Arute of Avon, CT. Arute won the Small Pony Hunter title riding Far From Home and the Medium Pony Hunter Championship title riding Enchanted Forest.
Local rider Paige Allardice of Sagaponack, NY, won two titles as well. Riding Rainbeau’s Reflection, Allardice took home the Children’s Working Hunter Large Pony Championship and the Children’s Working Hunter Large Pony – Section B, riding King of Hearts.
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McLain Ward Polishes Off Another Win in $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix
Bridgehampton, NY—August 30, 2003—For the second year in a row, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, rode away with top honors in the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
Forty-seven horses entered the competition with ten advancing to the grand prix, including two for Ward. Riding Kartousch, his seven-year-old mare, Ward took the early lead by posting a time of 36.27 seconds. The time held until Ward returned to the ring with Labelle, a nine-year-old bay mare owned by Sarah Willeman and Turnabout Farm. Blistering around the shortened jump-off track set by course designer Conrad Homfeld of Southampton, NY, Ward clocked in at 35.20 seconds to become the new leader. Sydney Olympian Laura Kraut was the only other entry to come close to Ward’s winning time, posting a score of 35.29 seconds to finish second.
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Show Jumping Results: CSIO Rotterdam Netherlands 28 - 31 August 2003
PETROPLUS PRIJS, Presented by: Petroplus International NV
1) BALABOESKA R; Jeroen DUBBELDAM (NED), 2) NOMOGRAAF; Pieter KOOPMANS (NED), 3) GINGER WATT; Dermott LENNON (IRL)
PRIJS VAN DE PROVINCIE ZUID-HOLLAND, Presented by: Province of South-Holland
1) LINCOLN; Albert ZOER (NED), 2) ADLANTUS AS FRH; Lars NIEBERG (GER), 3) LORO PIANA DIME DE LA COUR; Roberto ARIOLDI (ITA)
DE BOER TENTEN PRIJS, Presented by: De Boer Tenten
1) TIBOR; William FUNNELL (GBR), 2) CHICAGO; Dermott LENNON (IRL), 3) OKIDOKI; Gert-Jan BRUGGINK (NED)
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easibed Scope Festival 2003
Staffordshire County Showground
25th - 31st August 2003
RESULTS - Saturday
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Munster, Germany August 28 - 31 2003
LEHMANN-PREIS : 1) COCO 75; Markus BEERBAUM (GER), 2) DER LOHMANN; Toni HASSMANN (GER), 3) FIT 3; Holger WULSCHNER (GER) AWM-PREIS : 1) CARSTLE FORBES LIBERTINA; Jessica KUERTEN (IRL), 2) DER LOHMANN; Toni HASSMANN (GER), 3) LEO 127; Henrik GRIESE (GER) HANS-LIEBHERR-PREIS : 1) MONTENDER 2; Marco KUTSCHER (GER), 2) AEGON'S DOVER; Luciana DINIZ-KNIPPLING (BRA), 3) PIK'O PUR; Carsten AVERKAMP (GER) PREIS DER WARSTEINER BRAUEREI (GRAND PRIX) : 1) FRECHDACHS; Michael WHITAKER (GBR), 2) GLADYS S; Ludger BEERBAUM (GER), 3) AEGON'S DOVER; Luciana DINIZ-KNIPPLING (BRA)
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31st August 2003
The Welsh Pony, Cob & Part Bred
The Welsh breeds are the most beautiful and aristocratic of all the native ponies and their influence is so widespread that it is not difficult to trace the presence
of Welsh blood in many animals successful in equestrian events of all sorts throughout the world.
The Stud Book contains four sections:
The Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A)
The Welsh Pony (Section B)
The Welsh Pony of Cob Type (Section C)
The Welsh Cob (Section D)
There is also the Welsh Part Bred Register.
Welsh Mountain Ponies are believed to be descended from the Celtic Pony and to have existed in the mountains of Wales for over a thousand years, enduring great hardship and often persecution. As a result of this hardship, these ponies have developed a hardiness of constitution and an intelligence which has made them one of the finest foundations for horse breeding in the World. Today the Welsh Mountain Pony is acknowledged to be the world's most beautiful pony.
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Black is the new green from Toggi
Toggi has some good news for all of those riders and country lovers who only divert from their beloved black when the greens, blues and browns favoured by country clothing brands dictate that they do so. Black - that perennial fashion favourite - is the new green in Toggi's 2003 Autumn/Winter collection. What's more, with the variety of products from hats and jackets to trousers and sweatshirts now available in this colour choice, you can dress in black from head to foot.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society Royal President to open Three Downs Link long distance route
The British Horse Society's President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, will perform the opening ceremony of the Three Downs Link, a long distance route for riders, walkers and cyclists at approximately 12 noon on Friday 26 September. The link joins together the two national trails of The South Downs Way and The Ridgeway, crossing Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire in the process.
At the ceremony Her Royal Highness will be accompanied by BHS chief executive Mrs Kay Driver and BHS chairman Mrs Pat Campbell, and will meet with local BHS volunteers, landowners and council rights of way officers involved with the route.
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Leigh Healey Rides in Style to Win $10,000 CK Equitation Championship At the 2003 Hampton Classic
Bridgehampton, NY—August 30, 2003—Leigh Healey of Lumberton, NJ, rode to the top of the $10,000 CK Equitation Championship at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
The competition was held over two rounds, over two days, over two separate courses in the grass grand prix ring. The top ten riders from Thursday’s Round 1 advanced to Saturday’s Final where they carried forward their scores and competed in reverse order of standing. Healey, in sixth position coming into Round II riding the 13-year-old bay gelding, Starlight, topped the ten-horse field.
“Starlight is owned by my older sister, Mary Alexis, but she’s in college now so he’s mine to ride,” explained Healey, 17, who began riding Starlight in February. “I also ride him in the low junior jumper division. He’s a very brave and honest horse. Even if he gets nervous, he’ll never cheat you out.”
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Irish Triumph At Spanish Nations Cup
FOLLOWING yesterday's disappointing Super League result for Ireland at Rotterdam, a second Irish show jumping team trounced the opposition this afternoon (Saturday) in Gijon, Spain, to win the Nations Cup by a margin of four points.
Under Chef d'Equipe Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins, the Irish squad of Lt. Shane Carey, Harry Marshall, Capt. Gerry Flynn and Clem McMahon delivered the result riding four Irish-bred horses.
Ireland finished with a total of 16 faults, beating the British team on 20 points into second place, while Belgium was third. A total of ten nations took part, but three of these - Germany, France and Portugal, were unable to make it to the second round today.
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Cablevision’s Kids Day Clowns Around at 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—August 30, 2003—Cablevision’s Kids Day provided an entire day of fun and activities for the whole family at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Catering to the young people who attend the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the Eighth Annual Cablevision’s Kids Day offered no shortage of games and attractions. Youngsters spent time at the World of the Horse™ Exhibition Tent and Show Yard area right behind the main Grandstands. A big hit was Llamaland, which featured goats and alpacas, too, Millstone Farm's Miniature Horses and several unusual breeds of horses.
Double-Bar-D petting zoo was also on hand to introduce kids to the formerly abandoned creatures that they have lovingly rescued, including rabbits and even a pot bellied pig. Following free pony rides, the Kids-Teaching-Kids Pony Care Program allowed children to get interactive and learn that a lot of work goes into having a pony. Additional educational projects included a special presentation on the contributions made by Companion Dogs.
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easibed Scope Festival 2003
Staffordshire County Showground
25th - 31st August 2003
RESULTS - Friday
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Show Jumping Results: CSIO Gijon Spain 27 August - 1 September 2003
Class No. 6, sponsored by TROFEO PESCANOVA
1) QUERLY CHIN; CHRISTOPHE BARBEAU (SUI)
2) MILLENIUM; JOHN FRENCH (USA)
3) EL CAMPEON'S SO LONG 29; EVA GONDA (USA)

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