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6th Oct. 2001
ILPH Sponsored Ride Raises Money for Rescued Horses
Wet, miserable weather didn't deter 85 riders who took part in a sponsored ride on Sunday, September 23rd through West Harling Wood, near Thetford.
£1,450 was raised for the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) by valiant riders who braved the weather, the majority of whom opted for the 15 mile ride, although shorter distances were available
Top fundraisers were Sue and Vic Newlove of Mildenhall who raised £150 and received horse accessories, a bottle of wine and a year's free ILPH membership for
their efforts.
Left: ILPH Sherman leads off through the woods.

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6th Oct. 2001
Best New Exhibition And Grand Prix Winner For Equus
Billed as an entrepreneurial project that produced excellent results, Equus 2001-The Horse Event, was winner of not just Best New Exhibition, at the Marketing Event Awards held 28th September at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, but also the coveted top award of the night, the Grand Prix Award.
>Mike Fletcher, Editor of Marketing Event stated, "Our Grand Prix winner, Equus 2001-The Horse Event, is a launch that went ahead despite the foot and mouth crisis and smashed all expectations courtesy of a well-thought-out campaign"
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6th Oct. 2001
A Horse of Course, with Don Blazer
Some things are named well, some things aren't.

The Lone Ranger was named well. Man O' War is pretty good.
Olympic Champion. That's great!
Pony Club. Bad name, bad name.
When you see or read the name United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) all the images which pop to mind are wrong.
Pony Club isn't what it's name makes you think it is.
In fact, it's almost everything you think it isn't
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6th Oct. 2001
ILPH Horse Welfare Charity Appoints New Campaigns Manager
The new Campaigns Manager for the UK's leading international horse welfare charity, has now been appointed and will be starting her duties at the end of the month.
Jo White, presently working at Plumpton College in East Sussex, is due to take up the reins of her new job at the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) on Wednesday, 24 October.
Says Jo, "I am really looking forward to taking up the challenges of my new role at the ILPH, as it has been a long-term ambition to become involved with the valuable welfare work that the ILPH do."

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6th Oct. 2001
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NHJC National Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Friday - October 5, 2001
The NHJC National Finals continue at the Capital Challenge Horse Show this week in Upper Marlboro, MD. With the conclusion of the amateur divisions, the Junior and Pony riders took up the reins today. The NHJC National Finals awards have been well received, and many people are showing increased interest in the National Hunter/Jumper Council.
The NHJC represents hunter/jumper issues to USA Equestrian and its Board of Directors. The NHJC is very active in rule changes affecting the hunter/jumper sport, and works with a variety of committees to clarify existing rules and develop new ones to better the sport.
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6th Oct. 2001
NHJC National Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Thursday - October 4, 2001
Amateurs reigned at the Capital Challenge Horse Show today, and the National Hunter/Jumper Council presented four National Finals titles today.
Rick Oas of Zone 10 was thrilled with his NHJC win in the Amateur Owner Hunters 18-35 with his eight year old Holsteiner/ Thoroughbred cross, Wait ‘n See. Oas was especially thrilled with his win since he started the mare four years ago. "She was thin and unbroke, and then she just bloomed." Oas was hoping to do the Indoor shows this fall, and qualifying as the Zone 10 representative cemented the decision. "I had ridden in the East as a junior and I always wanted to come back. This is so much fun getting to compete against the best horses in the nation." Oas and his wife, Buffy, operate their own Pollyrich Farm, work together and show together. "We understand and respect one another," explained Oas "and we show as a team."
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6th Oct. 2001
Saddletude :: Saddletude Oktoberfest::
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe:: BET USET Talent Derby Finals from Gladstone, NJ October 6-7 :: The NHJC Capitol Challenge at the Prince George's County Equestrian Center :: Jockey Club Gold Cup Final Prep to the Breeders Cup:: World Thoroughbred Championships October 6 from Belmont Park Jump Racing from Shawan Downs :: Dressage At Devon CDI*** September 25-30 :: COMING SOON:: International Gold Cup Steeplechase :: The National Horse Show in NYC is On!
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5th Oct. 2001
BETA EU Directive threatens sales of horse wormers
PROPOSED changes in Brussels to legislation controlling the sale of animal medicine could prevent horse owners being able to buy horse wormers over the counter from qualified and registered retailers in the future.
These far-reaching plans which could radically change the way horse wormers and other animal medicines are sold, have come under strong criticism from the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA).
The new proposal on veterinary pharmaceutical sales by the EU Commission could make all medicines for food-producing species (including horses) prescription only (POM).
The plans which are firmly opposed by BETA as well as other UK animal health trade bodies, could drastically alter the way horse owners buy their wormers.
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5th Oct. 2001
Olympic and World Eventing Champion Blyth Tait visits Haydock store
Olympic and World Champion Blyth Tait, fresh from winning the Burghley Horse Trials this year, is due to visit Robinsons retail store at Haydock on Thursday 25th October 2001.
Instore from 12.00 - 8.00pm, Blyth, who is sponsored by Horseware will be available to chat to fans and sign autographs. He will also explain why his horses wear Horseware rugs. Don't miss out on this wonderful chance to meet and talk to one of the very best event riders in the world.
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5th Oct. 2001
The Horse in Bronze
Maisons-Laffitte (78) - Paris, France - Exhibition until November 25 novembre The Museum of the Racing Horses in Maisons-Laffitte whose purpose is to promote the Horse in Arts proposes a very impressive exhibition of equestrian sculptures
.Art, knowledge, passion
The visitor will admire the best signatures from the Renaissance to contemporary.
A large place is devoted to the XIXth c. bronzes, golden age of the "Animalier" sculpture and particularly of equine representation.
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5th Oct. 2001 Irish Eventers Set Sail For European Championships
Today (Thursday, October 4), the senior Irish Eventing squad of Carol Gee, Trish Donegan, Sasha Harrison and Ann Hatton left Ireland for the Senior European Eventing Championships at Pau, France, where they will compete between the dates of October 11 -14.
The Senior Eventers will be hoping to repeat the success of Ireland's show jumping squad of Peter Charles, Jessica Kurten, Kevin Babington and Dermott Lennon, who, at Arnhem in the Netherlands in June of this year, took the Senior European Team Championships for the first time.
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5th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian Releases October Report
USA Equestrian (formerly American Horse Shows Association) today released the monthly presidential report of ongoing activities issued to its board of directors and other leadership of the equestrian community
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5th Oct. 2001 Show Jumping Hall Of Fame Jumper Classic Series Nears Completion
Torano and Fauth Lead Eastern and Western Conferences Haas Wins Central Conference
TAMPA, FL-September 28, 2001- Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL was leading the East Conference with 136 points; and Morgan Fauth of Wayzata, MN leading the West Conference with 43 points as the National Horse Sports Foundation Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series neared the conclusion of its 2001 season. Erin Haas of Chelsea, MI and North Face Farm's mount, Mir, won the Central Conference following the Kentucky National Horse Show on September 23. Central Conference Action
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5th Oct. 2001 USET Announces Show Jumping Team For CSIO Toronto
Gladstone, New Jersey -October 3, 2001- The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the squad of show jumping riders that will compete at CSIO Toronto, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada, November 5- 10.
Named to the USET team are 2000 Sydney Olympic teammates Margie Goldstein-Engle of West Palm Beach, FL on Hidden Creek's Perin, owned by Hidden Creek Farm, and Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI on Anthem, owned by Summit Syndicates; along with Beezie Patton Madden of Cazenovia, NY riding Judgement, owned by Iron Springs Farm, and McLain Ward of Brewster NY, riding Viktor, owned by Full Cry Farm.

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5th Oct. 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
European Eventing Championships 11-14 October Pau France
CSI-A Leeuwarden Netherlands 18-20 October
CSIO Washington USA 23-28 October
CSI-W Oslo Norway 12-14 October
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4th Oct. 2001
BEF leads new initiative to highlight ‘Best of British’
SEIB to sponsor scheme to identify leading bloodlines
The British Equestrian Federation today announced a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of sports horses in this country as well as identifying prospective performance horses needed to provide leading British riders with horses capable of winning international medals.
The South Essex Insurance Brokers BEF Young Horse Evaluation Series will involve holding assessments for four-year-olds horses, registered with a recognised British breed society, at six qualifying shows around the country in Spring 2002.
The priority in this new series of events, which is aimed at finding horses for all major competitive disciplines, has been given to identifying the best young horses in the country, as well as the bloodlines from which they come.
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4th Oct. 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
3 October 2001
- FEI Open European Endurance Championship
- FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
- FEI/BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
- Bolivarian Games
- WEG Test Event
- Samsung Nations Cup

- Top Driver Awards
- Open Forum Eventing
- In Memoriam

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4th Oct. 2001
Culpeper Erika Christie and No Doubt Win $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Pony Jumper Final at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA
CULPEPER, VA (September 29)-Erika Christie, 15, of Warwick, New York, riding No Doubt won the $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Pony Jumper Final at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia, today. The class was held in the Grand Prix Field at the Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Invitational Finals Horse Show. Christie was the fastest of eight double-clear rounds and beat a field of 26 entries. No Doubt is a 14-hand, nine-year-old Haflinger-Welsh pony that Christie has been riding for three years. As owner/rider, Christie earned $1,500 for her win. Christie has been riding since she was three years old and currently trains with Linda Mancini. "I went to all of the HITS Catskills shows and a few others to qualify. Making it to the Finals was my goal," said Christie. "I qualified last year for the Pony Jumper Finals here and placed third. This year we won so we're all excited." Dave Ballard of Ontario, Canada, designed the course.
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4th Oct. 2001
Natural Western Riding
Cathy Hanson will take time off from AQHA World Championship competition to autograph her new book, Natural Western Riding. Hanson, who has six horses competing this year, co-authored the book with author/trainer Don Blazer. Hanson wrote a special section entitled, Mastering Trail Courses, and she did all the riding for the book's more than 40 demonstration photographs.
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A Horse of Course
4th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian 2001 BET/AHSA National Junior Jumper Championships To Be Held At Pennsylvania National
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the 2001 BET (Black Entertainment Television) /AHSA National Junior Jumper Championships will be held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on October 11-13th, 2001.
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4th Oct. 2001
Culpeper Margie Engle and Hidden Creek's Perin Win $100,000 Cosequin® Invitational Grand Prix at Cosequin USGPL Finals
CULPEPER, VA (September 30, 2001)--U.S. Sydney Olympic Team Member Margie Engle, 43, of Wellington, Florida, riding her Olympic mount Hidden Creek's Perin, beat a field of 26 entries that included eight Olympians, to win the $100,000 Cosequin® Invitational Grand Prix at the Cosequin U.S. Grand Prix League Invitational Finals in Culpeper, Virginia, today. Perin earned $30,000 for his owner, Hidden Creek Farm. "This was one of the strongest fields that I've shown against in a long time," said Engle. "There were a lot of the same people here that were at Spruce Meadows, which is the biggest Grand Prix in the world. Most people used their top horses."
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4th Oct. 2001

www.weedfreefeed.com Receives "Merit Award"
In a first for the California Trails & Greenways Conference, a website received the 18th Annual California Trails & Greenway Conference Merit Award. The website, www.weedfreefeed.com (cross referenced as www.weedfreeforage.com), was presented the prestigious "2000-2001 Trail/Greenway Program Merit Award" at its Annual Award Banquet September 8th.
Each year a California program is selected to receive the Award based upon it being "an active trail/greenway program that has benefitted trails and greenways". www.weedfreefeed.com was selected by Judges and Awards Committee for its "creation and maintenance of a public service website developed for the education of all trail users regarding the prevention of noxious weeds on public lands."
According to developer/manager, Bonnie Davis of Fremont, Ca., "weed free was designed to assist horseowners in California and those hauling into the state in locating weed free hay or forage.

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4th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian Pessoa & Miller's Sponsor AHSA/National Hunter Seat Equitation Medal At Pennsylvania National
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that Pessoa and Miller's are the title sponsors of the 2001 AHSA/Pessoa & Miller's National Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Final to be held on October 14th, during the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Harrisburg, PA, October 11-20, 2001. The sponsors name has changed to reflect the merger of former sponsors, Eisers with Miller Harness.
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4th Oct. 2001 HITS Purchases New Site in Ocala for 2002 Season
SAUGERTIES, NY (October 1, 2001)-Horse Shows In the Sun (HITS), producer of six world class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced the purchase of a new site in Ocala, Florida, for the five-week HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. The new facility, formerly Post Time Training Center, is a 300+ acre property located two miles west of the current facility on Highway 27. HITS crews will prepare the new show grounds to be ready for the 2002 Ocala Winter Circuit which will run from February 6 to March 10.
The Post Time Training Center was originally built for thoroughbred racehorses. The 300+ acres are professionally landscaped and feature gated entrances, 52 miles of four-board fencing, 26 permanent barns that house 500 stalls, numerous paddocks, bridle paths, and additional buildings for the horse show office, restaurant, and on-site school.
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4th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian Changes Address Of Web Site
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that it has changed the name and address of its web site to www.equestrian.org to reflect the new name of the Federation. The change will take effect immediately. Please click here for further details
3rd Oct. 2001
Jerez 2002 JEREZ 2002: Positive Result For The Second Test Event
Last week end (28/30 September) Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) hosted the second scheduled Test Event for next year's World Equestrian Games. After the International driving competition that was successfully run on the second week of September, WEG 2002 Organizing Committee staged an International Three Day Event (CCI**).
The competition had the aim of testing facilities and tuning the organizing team for next year, therefore it represented an ideal occasion for delegations from all over the world to arrive in South of Spain to familiarize with the competition venues where, in exactly one year time, the biggest ever equestrian event (seven world titles awarded in the same contest at the same time) will take place. Eighteen riders in total (from Australia, France and Spain) competed in the CCI** which saw the final victory of Didier Dhennin, member of the French cavalry troup 'Cadre Noir', riding his eight year old mare Fine Fleur V Ene HN.
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3rd Oct. 2001 Dressage Champion Wins Funding For Career Kick Start
Felicity Coulthard from Darwen in Lancashire has been selected as a winner in the Bodyform Career Awards 2001.
Now in its third successful year, the Bodyform Career Awards is a national scheme set up by SCA Hygiene Products (the makers of Bodyform) to help individuals from a range of different backgrounds achieve their careers goals and ambitions.
Fully endorsed by the ICG (Institute of Careers Guidance) which represents careers advisors in a broad range of organisations around the UK, the Bodyform Career Awards offers a share of £25,000 for people who are seeking a kick-start.
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3rd Oct. 2001
Culpeper Marilyn Little and Lassango Win $25,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper High Invitational at Cosequin USGPL Finals
CULPEPER, VA (September 30, 2001)--Marilyn Little, 19, of Frederick, Maryland, aboard the stallion Lassango, bested a field of 27 horses to win the $25,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper High Invitational at the Cosequin® U. S. Grand Prix League Finals in Culpeper, Virginia, today. Ms. Little owns the eight-year-old, 16.1-hand German-bred stallion with her family's Raylyn Farm, and took home $7,500 for her win. Dave Ballard of Ontario, Canada, designed the course. "I did my first Grand Prix ever in Culpeper when I was 16," said Little. "Now here I am at 19. It's a good way of gauging how far you've come. I'm in exactly the same place three years later where I did my first Grand Prix, and now I'm qualified for this class. And I qualified in the middle of the field. It's good to see, and it's a good accomplishment, not necessarily winning, but just to say 'Look how far I've come and progressed as a rider'."
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3rd Oct. 2001 USET Announces Date Change For The Dressage Developing Rider Training Sessions With Olympic Veteran Robert Dover
Gladstone, New Jersey -October 2, 2001-The dates for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Dressage Developing Rider Training Sessions with five-time USET Olympic rider, Robert Dover have been changed to October 20-21 at the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
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3rd Oct. 2001
Culpeper Michelle Pia and Gabby Win $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Low Invitational at Cosequin USGPL Finals
CULPEPER, VA (September 30, 2001)--Michelle Pia, 18, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, riding Gabby won the $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Low Invitational at the Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Finals in Culpeper, Virginia, today, beating a field of 33 entries. Gabby, an eight-year old, 16-hand, Brazilian mare, brought home $4,500 for her owner, Grand Prix rider Manuel Torres. Ms. Pia trains with Emil Spadone at Redfield Farm in Pottersville, New Jersey. Dave Ballard of Ontario, Canada, designed the course. "Gabby is really fun to ride," said Ms. Pia. "She's so easy. She's perfect. You don't have to show her at all, you can just go into a class and she doesn't look, she doesn't spook, she will just jump anything. She's the best horse."
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3rd Oct. 2001 The Fair Hill International To Feature Equine Health Pavilion, sponsored by Cosequin
FAIR HILL, MD-October 2, 2001-The Fair Hill International Festival In The Country will feature a new Equine Health Pavilion, sponsored by Cosequin, during the combined driving and eventing competitions at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Area in Fair Hill, MD, October 25-28, 2001.
A variety of learning opportunities will be available for equestrian enthusiasts of all ages. The Equine Health Pavilion, sponsored by Cosequin, will feature educational opportunities with experts from the New Bolton Center at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Smartpak (custom packager of daily supplements for equine feed), and Pennfield Feed together with Kentucky Equine Research, a leading equine nutrition, research and consultation company. Talks, demonstrations, and autograph sessions with international stars of eventing and combined driving will round out the opportunities in the Equine Health Pavilion
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3rd Oct. 2001
Culpeper Bert Mutch and Nelson B Win $25,000 Pre-Green Hunter Invitational at Cosequin® USGPL Finals
CULPEPER, VA (September 29)-Bert Mutch of Berryville, Virginia, riding Nelson B won the $25,000 Pre-Green Hunter Invitational Sponsored by Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. & Four Winds Farm at the Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Finals in Culpeper, Virginia, today. The judges scored the duo as the best in a field of 32 horses. Mutch and Nelson earned an average score of 85.5 after two rounds, taking first place and $7,500 for owner Pierre Jolicoeur of Culpeper, Virginia.
"I was so nervous, I rode the whole course, every flying change with them," said Jolicoeur. Jolicoeur imported the six-year-old Dutch gelding a year ago as a jumper prospect and noted that the horse's pedigree includes jumping stars Nimmerdor and Marco Polo. Both Jolicoeur and Mutch rode Nelson in classes and earned the points to qualify for the finals, but Jolicoeur gave the ride to Mutch for today's class.
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3rd Oct. 2001 National Horse Show Extends Deadline For Local Day Entries
New York, NY-October 2, 2001-The National Horse Show has extended the deadline for entries for its Local Day to Friday, October 5. The 118th National Horse Show, presented by Budweiser, will host its Local Day at Overpeck Stables in Leonia, New Jersey on Monday, October 8.
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3rd Oct. 2001 USET Champion Heads List Of Fair Hill International Combined Driving Competitors
FAIR HILL, MD-October 2, 2001-Five-time United States Equestrian Team (USET) pairs driving champion Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA, heads an impressive list of drivers who have filed entries to compete in the 2001 Fair Hill International, October 25-28, at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Area in Fair Hill, MD.
Singer will be seeking to defend the Fair Hill pairs title she won last year. Singer, who has won two Jaguar Triple Crown of Driving titles (1996 and 1997), made history in 1997 when she became the first driver ever to sweep all three Triple Crown events in the same year. She is the only woman ever to win the USET Pairs Driving Championship, a feat she has now accomplished five times, including the last three years in a row.
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3rd Oct. 2001 National Horse Show To Proceed At Madison Square Garden As Planned
New York, NY- October 2, 2001-National Horse Show Chairman Eugene R. Mische has announced that the 118th edition of the National Horse Show, presented by Budweiser, will be held at Madison Square Garden, November 2-4, as originally planned.
"Last month's terrorist attacks and the recent death of Sallie Wheeler, the National's Vice Chairman of the Board, led to a lot of speculation about the fate of the National Horse Show," Mische said. "It is important that the many rumors stop and that we proceed with our plans for this year's event. Keeping the National at Madison Square Garden this year is both a response to the terrorists and a tribute to Mrs. Wheeler."

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3rd Oct. 2001 Fair Hill International to Host 2001 AHSA National Combined Driving Pony Championships
Fair Hill, MD-October 2, 2001-The Fair Hill International Festival in the Country, host to some of the country's most prestigious equestrian competitions, will add the 2001 AHSA National Combined Driving Pony Championships (for singles, pairs, and teams) to its roster of events. The Fair Hill International returns to the Fair Hill Natural Resources Area in the beautiful Maryland countryside October 25-28, 2001.
The AHSA (American Horse Shows Association) Driving Committee has decided to move the 2001 AHSA National Combined Driving Pony Championships from the Wethersfield CDE, which was recently canceled, to the Fair Hill International.
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2nd Oct. 2001 Equine Reiki - Red’s Sarcoids
When treating horses I am normally asked to help sort out strange behaviour patterns far more than any sort of physical problems. The vet must always be your first port of call when you suspect that there is anything amiss with your horse. Although Tara had asked me to come along to help Red with his Sarcoids it was clear that he’d had a hard life and whether or not there was an improvement in the Sarcoids he would definitely benefit from the emotional release that Reiki would provide.
Red is a 16hh. TB. He is a nice looking chestnut gelding. Tara told me what she knew of his history. As a youngster he had been raced. She had bought him from the meat man and when she got him home he tried to kill her. She had spent many hours with him, gaining his trust and settling him down. He was still a bit unpredictable but had improved immensely. She had ridden him from time to time but had felt that his back was that not great and just lately the Sarcoids in the girth area were so big that it was causing a problem with the tack. It was her dream to be able to ride him again and do some more serious work.
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2nd Oct. 2001 CHAPS Show 7 - 9 September 2001
Express Steams Ahead!
The perfect Skewbald Shetland stallion - Butterby Express excelled this weekend at the Chaps UK International Show at Southview Equestrian Centre in Cheshire by holding his own amongst some of the best coloured horses and ponies in the country.
The spoils were shared on Saturday in hand by 14 year old Craig Chadwick from Catterick Garrison and on Sunday ridden to victory in the Horse of the Year Show Native, Traditional under 13hands qualifier by 14 year old Kaye Gilligan from Colburn.
On Saturday, Express won the Shetland Class: the Small Native, Traditional Qualifier Final: 2nd and Reserve Champion in the Graded Stallion and Colt Class: and also stood Reserve Champion in the Native, Traditional Cob class 14.2. and under to the fabulous Mr. Moses.
On Sunday he won the coveted Horse of the Year Qualifier in the shetland, native and traditional under 13.0 clas

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2nd Oct. 2001 Kimberley Vinoski Named USET Athlete Of The Month For September
Gladstone, NJ-October 1, 2001-Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA was named USET Athlete of the Month for September following her win at the Blenheim Petplan International Three Day Event CCI ***, September 6-9 in Woodstock, England.
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2nd Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian Announces Early Mailing Of Membership Renewals
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that mailing for membership renewals began on September 17, 2001, which is the earliest time for mailing of renewal forms in recent years.
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1st Oct 2001
Big Ben Memorial Fund Update
In this past year the Equine Research Centre (ERC) has made an excellent start on delivering colic education and prevention information as a result of the Big Ben Memorial Fund. New educational material, both completed and in the works, include: a traveling display, fact sheets, posters, and nutrition courses. These highlight ways to identify the early signs of colic, management techniques, and feeding practices to help avoid colic.
On the Research front, the ERC has been planning a busy year of colic- related research. One of the projects that donations to the Big Ben Memorial Fund have helped support is examining the effects of dietary starch on gas production, and is a project in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
Colic is an ongoing battle for our equine partners and we owe it to them to do everything in our power to control this painful, life-threatening ailment.
Thank you to everyone that has donated and helped with the fund.Please spread the word and help us to help horses worldwide.

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1st Oct 2001
Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team
Vaulting is the unusual sport of gymnastics on the back of a cantering horse. It is a huge sport on the continent but is only now becoming a truly recognised sport in Great Britain

SEVT was formed in 1996, with the aim of producing a team capable of competing internationally. The squad was made up of the 4 vaulting groups in Scotland; Lauderdale, Sheildbank, Gleneagles and Highland.
The team are always keen to do as many demonstrations throughout the year as possible as this is the best preparation for the major competitions. Although based in Scotland the Team are the only one in Great Britain that can show Team vaulting at International level and are very prepared to travel.
The team is totally self funded as they cannot gain lottery support due to vaulting not being an olympic discipline. The team are also always looking for keen owners for there truly amazing horses and if anyone has a horse of Elementary level or above with a calm temperament that they feel would like a change of career then feel free to get in touch.
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1st Oct 2001
Dan Franklin
Equine Communication Services
A good turn out at Solihull Riding Club on Saturday evening saw Dan Franklin, Equine Communicator, demonstrate his talents with two different horses.
The first horse was an easily excitable mare and Dan played with her until she was ready to accept a rider, which she did with confidence. The horse then went on to be ridden during the interval in the second arena where the owner could see the level of performance the horse obtained.
The second horse had quite a history to it in as much that at the age of 3 years she was part broken, but would not accept a saddle, bridle or rider. Several trainers had previously worked with the horse with little success.
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1st Oct 2001
EFI
NHJC National Finals Will Award Championships in 25 Divisions at Capital Challenge, September 29-October 7
(RHINEBECK, NY) September 28, 2001-The National Hunter Jumper Council National Finals Horse Show will be held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, from September 29-October 7, in the Prince George's Equestrian Center. Marshall & Sterling and Great American Insurance Company are sponsoring the NHJC Finals. Mary Moeller representing Marshall Sterling and Virginia Cardenas representing Great American Insurance will be on hand to present awards. Champions and Reserves will be pinned in 25 divisions of hunter and jumper classes.
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1st Oct 2001

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Aach Germany 27-30 Sept. 2001
Furstlich Fürstenbergischen Brauerei KG Prize
1) For Pleasure; Ehning, Marcus (GER) ; 2) Fighting Alpha; Nieberg, Lars (GER) ; 3) Himmerdor; Freimuller, Paul (SUI)
Golden Toast Prize Grand Prix Group A
Gladdys S; Beerbaum, Ludger (GER) ; 2) For Pleasure; Ehning,Marcus (GER); 3) Crocodile Dandy; Firestone, Alison (USA)
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30th Sept. 2001
Meredith Manor Training Mythunderstandings - Recipes for Riding
A new student recently told me he was diligently taking notes, carefully describing the corridor of pressures that create each a specific shape we ask horses to take when we are riding. He planned to take all his class notes and develop them into a book. Then, he figured, people could read the book, know exactly what combination of pressures created what shapes, and every movement they wanted to get would just happen like magic when they rode. It would finally make riding simple and easy.
Since any instructor or trainer welcomes initiative and forward motion that can be molded into the activity they want, I didn't say anything. I just let him go on thinking that was going to work. I knew that before long he'd be back, scratching his head and wondering why it didn't.
One of the things I knew he was going to find out was that while a corridor of basic pressures creates the feeling of a specific shape in the horse, how the horse expresses that shape depends on a whole lot of other factors that are not as easy to describe on paper as a specific combination of seat, hand, and leg.
At one level, it's kind of like recipes. I can tell you that if you mix milk, eggs, and sugar together you can make a pudding. Someone else could take that same milk, eggs, and sugar and turn them into a custard or a soufflé. There's more to the end result than just the ingredients alone.
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30th Sept. 2001
Top Competition Reveals Very Best in Horsepower
Peter Storr became National Dressage Champion for the second consecutive year at the Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships in Warwickshire, 21st – 23rd September, where the cream of British Dressage riders and horses gathered to contest National Championship titles at all levels.

Peter Storr riding Gambrinus accepting the Mercedes-Benz trophy from Jim Lindsay
The title of National Dressage Champion 2001 was decided on Sunday, with the scores from the Butchers Pet Care Grand Prix Kür being added to the Grand Prix scores from the previous day.  Peter Storr and Gambrinus scored 74.31%, which put them 3% clear of Nicky and Giorgio S, and well into the lead.  A superb performance by Emile Faurie and Reuters Rascher Hopes put him into second place, but Peter's dazzling display had confirmed him as National Dressage Champion 2001.
Left: Carl Hester riding Dolendo - winner of the HorseHage Medium Open Championship.
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30th Sept. 2001
Relaunched horseracing equestrian marketing consultancy sponsors young dressage rider
Swindon-based Racing and Equestrian consultancy, Foxhill Racing Promotions, has relaunched as Sporting Horse Promotions to coincide with the business’s move to new offices at Idstone (Wiltshire) – and has announced a new dressage sponsorship, as part of a part grant-funded recovery business plan following the impact on the business earlier this year by FMD.
Comments Sandy Thwaites: “The name Sporting Horse Promotions reflects the fact that we work for a broader base of clients, outside of racing alone, across the equestrian field.   In fact, part of our relaunch strategy is to raise awareness in the increasingly popular sport of dressage, through a sponsorship of 18 year old young dressage rider, Emily Pigott, based near us at Liddington, near Swindon
Emily Pigott has represented Great Britain on the Junior and Young Riders team with her 7 year old Danish bred, Mistral which she has trained with Pony Club and affiliated through the different levels to ‘Medium’. 
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30th Sept. 2001
Culpeper Jill Henselwood and Toyz R Us Win $25,000 HITS Wild Card Grand Prix at Cosequin USGPL Finals
CULPEPER, VA (September 28, 2001)--Canadian Jill Henselwood, 38, of Oxford Mills, Ontario, riding Toyz R Us won the $25,000 HITS Wild Card Grand Prix at the Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Finals Horse Show in Culpeper, Virginia, today. Henselwood bested a field of 43 that included five Olympians, and was the fastest of three double-clears in an eight-horse Jump-Off. Toyz R Us earned $7,500 for her owner, Juniper Farms Ltd, Henselwood's training stable.
Henselwood was already qualified for the Finals and didn't need the Wild Card win to compete in the $100,000 Cosequin® Invitational Grand Prix on Sunday. The Wild Card went to Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Lancier 4, who placed third, which was the highest place earned by a rider not already qualified for Sunday's Grand Prix.
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30th Sept. 2001

Corsa Takes Pole Position
Vauxhall's Corsa is now the UK's number one training car, according to figures released by the Driving Instructors' Association Britain's leading professional organisation for driving instructors. In a highly competitive market, the ever-popular Corsa has knocked rival Ford Fiesta off the much coveted pole position, into second place. Nissan's Micra has now slipped to third place, with Peugeot in fourth. Renault is rapidly gaining ground with its new Clio and the Toyota Yaris takes sixth. Rover, currently in seventh position, is expected to make an imminent comeback and Fiat, VW and Citroen are battling it out at the rear.
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