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Federation Equestre Internationale News

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19th
October 2002
Horse of the Year Show a Spectacular Success
As the curtain came down last Sunday at the NEC Arena, the 2002 Horse of the Year Show sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces, was heralded a resounding success. Described by Horse & Hound as 'a Triumph', the show attracted record audiences across the entire week to the new venue. The 8,000-seat arena was sold out for five of the eight performances including the entire weekend. The total attendance was over 55,000.
Director Mark Wein of organisers Grandstand Media commented, 'To move a fifty acre show and slot it into a new venue was an awesome challenge. We were extremely pleased that the intense planning meant that, from an infrastructure perspective, things went relatively smoothly and the new facilities were well received. It was obviously also a new challenge for the venue and, with an increase on last year of over 10,000 people, there are a number of visitor management issues which we will be addressing for next year.'
Sunday's Gala Night, staged in the presence of royalty and a host of celebrities saw the prolific Tony McCoy team up with Jeff Osborne and John Whitaker to win the Hurry Scurry. Going last in the jump off, Tim Stockdale won the biggest prize of the show - the Grand Prix with Fresh Direct Parcival and also took the award for the leading British Rider.
In addition to the exceptional level of competition, the capacity crowds were awe-struck by the unique display of trust and liberty by Jean Francois Pignon and were entertained by the British Young Riders Dressage Display Team's ride to 'Grease'.
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19th
October 2002
Olympia’s Extra Christmas Presents to you
If you thought Olympia International Show Jumping Championships (19th – 23rd December 2002) couldn’t get any better then think again! This year at The Grand Hall, Olympia, London, we are giving you more than ever before with some spectacular ‘extras’ to keep you and the children fully entertained throughout the day.
While you get to grips with your Christmas shopping in our spectacular new Olympia Shopping Village, children can test their artistic abilities with our talented children’s artist. Alasdair Banks, our ‘artist in residence’ will be providing fun sculpture workshops every day enabling children to get creative and make, paint and take away their very own Christmas presents!
All this is in addition to the show itself, which combines the finest aspects of equestrianism including world-class show jumping, the awe-inspiring Hungarian Flying Csikos, the fabulous Metropolitan Police Activity Ride and family favourites the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Pedigree Dog Agility and the party atmosphere of the Grand Finale. It just keeps getting better!
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19th
October 2002

Addington Manor Leads the Way for Riders in the Winter Months
Equine Affairs, the UK's leading competition and training information service, have partnered with Addington Manor, one of Europe's finest Dressage Centres. In another first for the equestrian industry they have unveiled the UK's first ever Winter Unaffiliated Dressage Series with classes ranging from Prelim to Grand Prix. The series, which runs from October to April, is the first to provide unaffiliated riders with a unique opportunity to compete at all levels of dressage along side top Dressage riders.
The top four within each of the ten classes will qualify for the Championships of this prestigious unaffiliated event on 26th - 27th April 2003. The Saturday Gala evening will host the finals of the Music Championships and includes inspirational demonstrations from leading Dressage riders as well opportunities to listen to guest speakers.
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19th
October 2002
Pfizer helps Exmoor ponies
Pfizer Ltd, the world’s leading pharmaceutical company has donated drugs to the Moorland Mousie Trust to help retain the value of the rare breed Exmoor pony. Pfizer has provided the local anaesthetic Domosedan, free-of-charge to enable the castration of the 14 colts on The Moorland Mousie Trust’s current gelding programme.
The Moorland Mousie Trust, granted charitable status in 2000, was established in order to support breeders with the promotion and conservation of the Exmoor pony. Presently there is no viable market for Exmoor colt foals. Through a co-ordinated handling and gelding scheme the Moorland Mousie Trust is working to create a market which would give farmers and breeders some financial return for breeding these ponies.
Selective castration ensures quality stock remain entire while breeders can be sure that the colts which don’t quite meet the grade for breeding still have a market value as gelded riding and driving ponies.

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19th
October 2002

SkillHORSE - Competitors selected to compete for £1,000 training bursary
Eighteen competitors have now been selected to compete in the SkillHORSE competition to be held at SkillCity - The Skills Show, Salford Quays, in Manchester on 13-16 November 2002.
The best six students will go forward to compete in the Final on Saturday 16th November. The winning student will receive a £1000 training bursary that has been kindly provided by Derby College. The students will complete tasks including the following; Lungeing for improvement, horse preparation for competition, riding on the flat, jumping a course of 1m and interviews with Ian Stark on all aspects of yard and horse management.
Ian Stark, the Patron of SkillHORSE will also be sharing his eventing skills with a demonstration in the Main Arena. On Thursday dressage champion Richard Davison will be wowing the audience with his skill and finesse. There will also be displays from UK Mounted Police Branch and the UK Polocrosse team. All of these will take place in the Main Arena, which has kindly been provided by Fibresand UK Ltd.
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19th
October 2002

Callous Horse Owner Receives a Second Ban
On Monday 14th October, at Basildon Crown Court, an Essex woman was given a 12 year ban on keeping horses and a 4 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Sandra Carpenter, 50, of St. Margaret's Farm, Little Burstead, was appealing against a ban of 10 years and a suspended prison sentence of 6 weeks given to her on 4 March this year at Basildon Magistrates Court for causing unnecessary suffering to a grey broodmare, who was subsequently euthanased, and a breach of a ban imposed on her in 1993.

In October 1993 she was banned from keeping horses for 20 years for causing unnecessary suffering to 12 horses one of which was ILPH Annie, but this was reduced to 10 years on appeal.
Says ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Field Officer Michael Smith, "Ms Carpenter is no stranger to Courts, but on appeal this Monday she wasn't quite so lucky as she was in 1993. This time both her ban and her suspended prison sentence were increased."
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19th
October 2002
New President for ABRS
James Gray MP, shadow minister for the countryside, was elected President of the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) at their forty-eighth annual conference and dinner, last Monday 14th October. He takes over from Harry Greenway MP who held the post for a number of years.
More than 100 riders, proprietors, instructors and managers attended the conference, which provided a stimulating programme of presentations including ‘horse passports’ by James Gray MP, ‘carrying out a risk assessment’ by Charlie Lane and ‘using riding holidays to grow the market’ by successful riding holiday business proprietor Wendy Hofstee of Unicorn Horse Trails.
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19th
October 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Oslo Norway 18-20 October 2002
Felleskjoepet Cup
International Jumping Competition, Table A, Two Phases, 1m40
1) LANDATO; Cara RAETHER (USA), 2) ISOLDE GOSSE DE CERISY; Dag OLSEN (NOR), 3) FARO DE LA TREILLE; Paul FREIMüLLER (SUI), 4) LUCKY 4 SUM; Cian O'CONNOR (IRL)
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19th
October 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Leeuwarden Holland 17-19 October 2002
TH EQUIPMENT PRIX, Intern. Jumping Competition, Table A 1.45m against the Clock
1) ESPADON; Candice KING (USA), 2) ROBIJN VDBH Z; Philippe LE JEUNE (BEL), 3) CAT'S CHARLY; Kevin OLSMEYER (NED), 4) GINGER WATT; Dermott LENNON (IRL)
CONSORTIUM PRIX, International Speed- and Handiness Competition, Table C 1.40m
1) LORD WILLIAM; Clare BRONFMAN (USA), 2) LABOR'S VDL KALUSHA; Jur VRIELING (NED), 3) DOW JONES COURGEL; Dermott LENNON (IRL) Please click here for further details
18th
October 2002
The FEI

Federation Equestre Internationale News

FEI Delegation’s visit to Athens (Gre)
On 15 October 2002, a delegation composed of the FEI President, HRH The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón Freddy Serpieri, 1st Vice President, and Catrin Norinder, Manager of the Olympic Department visited Athens Organising Committee for the 2004 Olympic Games (ATHOC).
FEI World Cup Jumping
Western European League of the FEI World Cup started with three Scandinavian events.
The 2002 / 2003 season of the Western European League of the FEI World Cup Jumping started on 13 October 2002 in Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena. Toni Hassmann on Goldika, already the winner in Helsinki last year, beat 37 other competitors to take the early lead in the point standings.
FEI World Cup Dressage
DANIEL RAIMSEIER (SUI) WINS AGAIN IN KAPOSVAR. IRINA LIS (BLR) IS THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNER
The last of the 2002/2003 Central European league World Cup qualifiers was held in Kaposvar, Hungary on 13 October 2002.
Top riders competed in the indoor arena of Agriculture University of Kaposvar, all looking to gain points to qualify for the Final to be held in Goteborg next Spring. The World Cup competition was won by the Swiss Daniel Ramseier, who had won Kaposvar World Cup in 2001.
World Breeding Championship For Young Horses In Jumping In Lanaken (Bel), 26 - 29 September 2002
6-year old horses: SBS-bred Mozart des Hayettes wins finals of the 6-yr-olds, silver and bronze go to Studbook Zangersheide. 7-year old horses: Gold and silver for KWPN, bronze for Zangersheide and Jos Lansink
The results of the two finals of the 5- and 6-yr-old youngsters showed the dominance of the Belgian studbooks.
FEI World Cup Driving 2002 / 2003
After the press conference of the World Championship in Jerez, the Top Ten Four-in-Hand Drivers chose their starting places for the 2nd season of the World Cup Driving
.At each event, a wild card is given to a home driver to arrive at a starting field of six drivers.
World Equestrian Games Endurance
The FEI set up an inquiry to investigate the circumstances of the death of two horses during the Endurance ride of the World Equestrian Games on 16 September 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP). Sir Fire, ridden by Anna Maxenchs Serra (ESP), died after having completed the course and Floyd, ridden by Nik Isahak Wan Abdullah (MAS), on course during the fourth loop.
I.P.E.C. World Championships For Carriage Drivers With Disabilities
The IPEC World Diving Championship was organised in Westphalia at the St Martin’s Carriage Driving Centre of Greven Bockholt from 25 to 29 September 2002. Excellent competition and warm-up arenas for Dressage and Cones competitions; were put at the disposal of the disabled drivers. The 10-km long Marathon included five obstacles within easy walking distance and which could be viewed from large raised banks for spectators.
Dressage Global Forum
Further to the successful Forum organised last year, A Global Dressage Forum will be organised again on 21 and 22 October 2002.
Central American Games and Carribean Games
THE XIX Central American and Carribbean Games will take place in San Salvador (ESA) from 30 November to 6 December. The Games will include Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Endurance competitions.
South American Dressage Championship
The South American Dressage Championship will be held in Quillota (CHI) from 28 October to 1 November.
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18th
October 2002
"High Octane" Featured on Hollywood Park Invitationals
On July 25, 2002 Tom Chapman received a letter from the Turf Club Director at Hollywood Park, Aimee Smith. Aimee explained that she was looking for a new artist to showcase during the year in the Turf Club and invited Tom to be that artist. Feeling very proud, indeed honored and overwhelmed by Aimee's letter, Tom began painting our September 25 - November 1 Contest Painting.
The painting depicts 6 horses in a blanket finish on the Hollywood Turf course. The painting is an 18'' x 36'' oil painting done on canvas. In addition to inviting Tom to display his art in the Hollywood Turf Club, Aimee asked if they could also use an image of his painting "High Octane" to be used on the invitations for their upcoming opening night reception to be held Nov. 8.
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18th
October 2002
USA Equestrian
2003 USA Equestrian Dressage Tests & Booklet Now Available
The 2003 USA Equestrian Dressage Tests for Training through Fourth Level are now available for purchase. These new editions become effective with the 2003 competition year (which begins December 1, 2002) and will remain in use for the next four years.
Also available is a new USA Equestrian Dressage Test Booklet. This booklet, which contains all movements, directives, and test information for Training through Fourth Level, can be ordered for $5 using the 2003 Dressage Test Order Form or upon request from the USA Equestrian office.
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18th
October 2002
Singer Takes the Lead in the Triple Crown of Driving, Presented by Driving Essentials, Inc./Glinkowski Carriages
Gladstone, NJ—October 17, 2002—Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA, took the lead in the Triple Crown of Driving, presented by Driving Essentials, Inc./Glinkowski Carriages, after winning the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Pairs Championship at the Gladstone Driving Event, the second leg of the Triple Crown, held in Gladstone, NJ, October 11-13.
The 2002 Triple Crown consists of three events: The Laurels at Landhope Driving Event which took place September 6-8 in West Grove, PA; the Gladstone Driving Event; and the Fair Hill International Driving Event in Fair Hill, MD, October 24-27.
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18th
October 2002
Stolen From Rake, West Sussex
3rd / 4th October 2002
Bruce is 15hh 7 years old and has two wall eyes.
At the time of theft he was unshod, had a small wound in front of his sheath, a lump on the inside of his rear nearside leg, and a small rub mark on his left shoulder. He is a much loved member of the family.
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18th
October 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Executive Committee Meeting Available Via Webcast
The USA Equestrian Executive Committee meeting conference call being held on Tuesday, October 29, at 4:00 PM ET, will be available via live audio webcast. The webcast can be reached by visiting the USA Equestrian web site at www.equestrian.org and clicking on the link.
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18th
October 2002
Stolen Equine Related Items in South Yorkshire
Stolen 15th October 2002 from Moss, Doncaster:
Stolen between 15/16th October 2002 from Wombwell, Barnsley
Stolen from Rossington on the 8th October 2002
Stolen from New Lodge, Barnsley between 6/7th October 2002
Stolen from Cawthorne, Barnsley between 23/24th September 2002
Stolen from Worsborough Common, Barnsley between 26/27th August 2002
Stolen from Ward Green, Barnsley
Stolen from Elsecar, Barnsley between 11/12th August 2002
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18th
October 2002
Equitana And Vodafone Join Forces
Vodafone Rental is pleased to announce their involvement in Equitana 2002 as the official telecommunications provider for the event.
Vodafone Rentals operates exclusively with the Vodafone Network and specialises in the rental of SIM cards, Digital Cellular phones and Data capable solutions to businesses and individuals. One of the main benefits of using Vodafone Rentals is that it allows you to receive free incoming calls, reducing some of the costs associated with roaming.
Vodafone Rental will be at booth number 807 conveniently located near the exhibition entry where we can help you with all enquiries regarding roaming on the Vodafone network. Please click here for further details
18th
October 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Dusseldorf Germany 17-20 October 2002
INTERNATIONALES EROFFNUNGSSPRINGEN
International Competition 1m45 - Group B
1) DUC DE ST. MARTIN ; Hardy DIEMER (GER), 2) LANDOS; Dennis LYNCH (IRL), 3) LOOPING; Jurgen KRACKOW (GER)
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18th
October 2002
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A DUSSELDORF GERMANY 17­20 OCTOBER 2002, CCI*** PAU FRANCE 24-27 OCTOBER 2002, CSI-A ZUIDLAREN NETHERLANDS 31 OCTOBER-3 NOVEMBER 2002, CSI-B MESSENHALLE KLAGENFURT AUSTRIA 31 OCTOBER-3 NOVEMBER 2002, CSI-W VERONA ITALY 8-10 NOVEMBER 2002, CSIOP VERONA ITALY 8-10 NOVEMBER 2002
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17th
October 2002

Breeding Under Scrutiny At HOYS
SEIB and BEF act to improve Olympic prospects
The British Equestrian Federation, supported by South Essex Insurance Brokers, has taken the first steps on a programme designed to improve British sport horses - and to win Olympic medals.
The SEIB/BEF Young Horse Evaluation series drew sport horse enthusiasts to the Horse of the Year Show at the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, for the culmination of a season-long, nationwide search for future winners in all three disciplines - eventing, showjumping and dressage.
And after expert assessment covering conformation, performance and temperament, the Brendon Stud's stallion, Caretino Glory, emerged as not only the highest-marked showjumping horse but also the best over all three disciplines.
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17th
October 2002
Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs, Rugs
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Winter weather is finally with us. With the nights drawing in and horses stabled at night rugs are one of the first things that horse owners think about.
Saddle Up offers a vast range of rugs at very reasonable prices.
Our online shopping site offers you the option to browse through all the latest rugs from all top brands without leaving your home.
With so many rugs to choose from you will always find a rug that is suitable for your needs.
Why not take a look your horse and your pocket will be glad you did.
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17th
October 2002
Equus-The Horse Event Expands….
This year's event saw the consolidation of this new addition to the equestrian calendar attracting over 20,000 visitors during the four days. The displays by Tim Stockdale, Blyth Tait, Kelly Marks and many others proved to be an irresistible combination yet again. 93% of visitors enjoyed it so much they said they would come back next year.
Equus is continuing to develop as a high profile exciting event, there are many new initiatives for 2003 and the new website offers the chance to register as an Equus elite member and receive free newsletters. This year Equus is supporting British Riding Clubs in their efforts to increase the numbers of members.
Riding Club talent will be seen in the Main Arena on Saturday 5th April and Sunday 6th. The winners of the quadrille championships at Olympia have been invited to show the Equus audience how they won. In addition, the Rural Riders Team of 6 Dressage will be showing what they can do. These will be alongside demonstrations and clinics from famous equestrian personalities.
The Individual Champion of the Senior Riding Test at the BRC National Championships, Emma Ross, is also the lucky winner of a dressage clinic at Equus 2003. She can be seen in the Main Arena learning tips and techniques from a top level rider.
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17th
October 2002

Lisa Singer Wins Record Sixth USET Pairs Championship
Gladstone, NJ—October 15, 2002—Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA won the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Pairs Driving Championship for the fourth consecutive year and record sixth time overall. The Championship was held during the Gladstone Driving Event, October 11-13, at the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
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17th
October 2002

Spainhour Took Leap Of Faith to the Top in the $10,000 NAL Children’s Jumper Final
Harrisburg, PA—October 15, 2002—Sarah Beth Spainhour 16, of Camden, SC and Leap of Faith negotiated the only double clear rounds to win the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children’s Jumper Final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
The pair improved on their second place finish last year to claim the Championship title this time around. Spainhour gives all the credit to her 14-year-old gelding.

He’s the best horse,” said Spainhour. “ He always jumps clean, it’s usually just a matter of how well I do.”
As the last to go in the first round of 31 and in the jump-off, Spainhour considered herself lucky.
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17th
October 2002
American Vaulting Association Announces New Manager And Location
Fairfield, OH - October 16, 2002 --The American Vaulting Association (AVA) is pleased to announce that it has relocated its National Office to Fairfield, Ohio. The National Office will be managed by Janet Brown of CFC Solar's Certified Business Consultants Division. Ms. Brown is experienced in association management and will bring her skills as a Certified Management Accountant and her extensive training as a Microsoft Specialist to the AVA National Office.
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17th
October 2002
USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Now Accepting Applications For 2002 Media Awards
USA Equestrian's 2002 Annual Media Awards are now open for nominations. The deadline for nominations to be received in the Lexington office is Friday,
November 22, 2002.
A panel of media experts will judge the awards on Friday, December 6 and the winners will be notified by December 13. The 2002 USA Equestrian Awards for Media Excellence will be presented formally on the evening of Friday January 17, 2003, at the 2003 USA Equestrian Annual Meeting at the Marriott Griffin
Gate in Lexington, Kentucky.
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16th
October 2002

Photo Credit Anthony Reynolds. LBIPP. LMPA.
Money "Can't Buy" New Search Champion!
Judges praise the champions at HOYS final
Winner of this year's South Essex Insurance Brokers Search for a Star Supreme Championship at the Horse of the Year Show was the show hunter Urishay, owned and ridden by Elaine Place from Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire.
It was the Place family's second attempt to win the title. Daughter Laura, 20, competed unsuccessfully two years ago, but this time it was mother, Elaine, with the "safe" horse she bought so she could accompany her daughter to shows who impressed the judges.
And even before the Supreme judging, she was getting offers for the six-year-old chesnut gelding. "There's not enough money to even tempt me," she said. "He's everything I want."
Reserve champion was the hunter pony Hurstead Quince, ridden by 11-years-old Amy Mitten from Flixton, Manchester. Amy, who has been riding for three years, was distraught when she lost her pony earlier this year and Quince was bought for her when the replacement pony was sidelined.
Search for a Star, now in its seventh year, was introduced by South Essex Insurance Brokers to give amateur riders an opportunity to compete at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show and to identify future equine stars. "And it just gets better and better," said judge Robert Oliver, himself one of the leading producers and exhibitors of show horses.
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16th
October 2002

The Ultimate Equestrian Experience Is About To Begin!
These all-indoor events will feature regional, national and international stars from the equine world.
The South West Christmas Equine Fair (23/24 November) will start the season at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, followed by The North of England Equine Fair (30th November/1st December), The Scottish Christmas Equine Fair (7/8 December) and The Midlands Equine Fair (8/9 March), Three Counties Showground, Malvern
All the events have amazing shopping villages with special show offers. A perfect opportunity to shop 'til you drop"!
The Ultimate Equine Experience is heading your way and is a truly complete Equine experience not to be missed!
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16th
October 2002
Miscongeniality Captures The NAL Children's Hunter Final
Harrisburg, PA—October 14, 2002—Callie Schott 16, of Versailles, Kentucky, won the $10,000 North American League Children’s Hunter Final riding Miscongeniality, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The Reserve Champion was Oh So Sweet, owned and ridden by Tracey Mack of Noank, Connecticut.
Schott and Miscongeniality received the highest score in both rounds to capture the prestigious victory, a difficult feat for the six-year-old mare.
“I was thrilled to win”, said Schott. “I think this is the best my mare has ever done. Usually she does well in only one round, but this time she held it together for both.”
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16th
October 2002
Olympic and World Championship Veterans Expected to Compete at Fair Hill International
Fair Hill, MD—October 15, 2002—Olympic veterans and World Champion equestrians are expected to compete at the 14th annual Fair Hill International Festival in the Country, October 24-27, in Fair Hill, MD.
The 2002 Fair Hill International will host the final legs of both the Triple Crown of Driving and the FEI North American Driving Challenge in addition to three other prestigious equestrian championships – the USET Three Star Fall Eventing Championship, the USA Equestrian Single Horse Driving Championship, and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) East Coast Championships.
Fresh from his Eventing team Gold Medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Spain, David O’Connor is once again planning to compete in the Fair Hill International CCI***. The individual Gold Medalist at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, O’Connor is the defending champion in the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Three Star Eventing Fall Championship held at Fair Hill, having won the championship in 2001.
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16th
October 2002
USA Equestrian
Morrissey Wins 2002 BET/USA National Junior Jumper Championships
Zone 4 Takes Team Title
Michael Morrissey, 17, of Bradenton, Florida, and his mount Gera 28 (Holsteiner: Calando I De x Larsa), were victorious in the 2002 BET/USA Individual National Junior Jumper Championships at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The Individual Champion was named after completion of three phases held October 10th through 12th.
Morrissey and Gera 28 finished ahead of 16-year-old Randy Sherman of Pasadena, CA, and his mount Caldero (Thoroughbred). Andrew Ramsay, 17, of Oakland, CA, and his mount Lisa (Dutch Warmblood), finished in third.
The BET/USA Prix de States Team Championship title was decided on October 12 with Zone 4 (AL, FL, GA, MS, SC, TN) taking the top spot. The winning team was made up of Michael Morrissey of Bradenton, FL, riding Gera 28, Jennifer Urioste of Wellington, FL, riding Casanova (Unknown), Erin Stewart of Ocala, FL, riding Karat (American Sport Horse: Artos x Riviera Z) and Derek Braun of Ocala, FL, riding Mandella (Unknown).
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16th
October 2002
CSI-A Dusseldorf (Ger)
(17 - 20 October 2002)
The following riders have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:- Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Damien Charles From Westerham, KENT, Geoff Billington From Nantwich, CHESHIRE, William Funnell From Dorking, SURREY Please click here for further details
16th
October 2002
USA Equestrian
Maggie Jayne Wins Hunter Seat Equitation Final
Maggie Jayne, 18, of Elgin, Illinois, defeated a field of 259 of the nation's top junior riders to win the 2002 USA/Pessoa National Hunter Seat Medal Final held Sunday, October 13, at the Pennsylvania National in Harrisburg, PA.
George Morris of Pittstown, NJ, and Kip Rosenthal of Brewster, NY, judged this year's championship. The championship was decided after three rounds of competition and judged on equitation, the rider's ability to ride their horses with control, competency and compatibility.
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16th
October 2002
CSI-C Dunkerque (Fra)
(25 - 27 October 2002)
The following riders have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:- Angela Bell From Harrogate, NORTH YORKSHIRE, Rachel Williams From Goole, NORTH HUMBERSIDE, Nicky Boulter From Epsom, SURREY, Nick Charles From Farnham, SURREY, Philip Spivey From Hemel Heampstead, HERTFORDSHIRE, Paul Bevan From Lichfield, STAFFORDSHIRE, Vicky Bevan From Lichfield, STAFFORDSHIRE, Rebecca Kenny From Crowborough, EAST SUSSEX Please click here for further details
16th
October 2002
CSI-W Oslo (Nor)
(18 - 20 October 2002)

In addition to Tim Stockdale, the following rider has been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:- Richard Davenport From Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS
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16th
October 2002
CSI-B Montichiari (Ita)
(25 - 27 October 2002)

The following rider has been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:-Anna Rees From Novara, ITALY
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15th
October 2002
Tim Stockdale Wins Horse Of The Year Show Grand Prix
Tim Stockdale rode to victory in impressive style in last nights Grand Prix at the Horse of the Year Show, held for the first time this year at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Tim riding Collin Garratt's 10-year-old grey gelding, Fresh Direct Parcival jumped a faultless double clear round beating Irelands Billy Twomey riding Anastasia III into second place and Nick Skelton and John and Lisa Hales' Oldenburg stallion, Arko finished in third place.
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15th
October 2002
Interim Chief Executive For The Pony Club
The Pony Club has announced the appointment of Tony Wardle as interim Chief Executive, whilst a permanent candidate is found. This is expected to take some 4-6 months.
Mr Wardle, who started on 7th October, is an experienced businessman with a background in marketing. He has run a number of highly regarded businesses and most recently held a senior management post with the leading global news and data provider, Reuters.
Mr Wardle has been actively involved with The Pony Club for 15 years, as a parent of two members.
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15th
October 2002
Show Jumping Results: Connaught Region Show Jumping Finals for Young Horses
Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway.
Results of 1.10M FINALS: 1) Stilo Soviet; Tom Slattery, Tynagh, 2) Clear Sky Diamond; Richard Kerins, Sligo, 3) Bouncy Butler; Tony Hanley
Results of 1.20M FINALS, 1) Jessie B; Gabriel Slattery, 2) Tupelo; David Horkan, 3) Welcome Flagmount; Gabriel Slattery
Results of 1.30M FINALS; 1) Clover Supreme; Shane Breen, 2) Riverdance Clover; Cathal Power, 3) Notre Dame; Gabriel Slattery
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15th
October 2002
CSI-A Zuidlaren (Ned)
(31 October - 3 November 2002)
The following riders have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:-
Emma Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS , Sara Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE
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15th
October 2002
CSI-A Caen (Fra)
(25 - 27 October 2002)
The following riders have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:- Alex Newsham From Saint Valery en Caux, FRANCE, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS
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15th
October 2002
CSI-W Aarhus (Den)
(24 - 27 October 2002)

The following riders have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show:- Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Richard Davenport From Valkenswaard, HOLLAND, Tim Stockdale From Roade, NORTHANTS
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14th
October 2002
The Robinsons' Prince Philip Cup goes to the final game of the final session to decide the winner.
Last week at the NEC Birmingham, the top six Pony Club Mounted Games in the country fought long and hard to win the coveted Robinsons' Prince Philip Cup. The quality of competition was brilliant and no team should be disappointed with their performance.
Eglinton Hunt, the past masters of this competition, this year came with a young team and their slight lack of experience meant that they did not manage to get into the final four on the Sunday evening. Robert Noble the Eglinton trainer commented, "we'll be back next year with more experience and take the cup back to its rightful home in Scotland."
With only two games to go the battle really hotted up between Wylye Valley and Oakley West. Wylye were trailing and rode like demons to take two seconds and a first place over those last three games. Oakley only had a two-point advantage just one place. Oakley won the last but one game, putting more pressure on Wylye. The last game went to Wylye but Oakley came in second to clinch the Robinsons' Prince Philip Cup by the narrowest of margins just two points.
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14th
October 2002

A Scottish Equine Experience!
The second annual Scottish Christmas Equine Fair is set to take place on the weekend of 7/8 December at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh ..... a show dominated by excitement, entertainment and education with shopping opportunities of an exceptionally high standard!
The all-indoor event, supported by BHS Scotland, Oatridge College, Scotland's Horse News and The Scottish Equestrian, will captivate the audience with a stunning program of Supreme Equine Arena demonstrations from some of the equestrian world's most talented stars.
The exciting lineup will include Sylvia Loch (Classical Dressage), Richard Maxwell (Horse Whisperer), Andrew Hamilton (Show Jumping), David Lloyd (Western Riding), a thrilling stallion parade from local studs, The Scottish Icelandic Horse Association and The Highland Pony Society.
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14th
October 2002
Crickhowell and District Pony Club Mounted Games Team prove that they are just the best at stable management.
It is the first year the Crickhowell and District Pony Club Mounted Games Team have qualified as one of the top six Pony Club Mounted Games teams in the country -that in itself is a huge achievement. They then competed for the Robinsons' Trophy and the Robinsons' Prince Philip Cup at The Horse Of The Year Show held in Birmingham over the last few days.
All of the teams' ponies where stabled at Birmingham for the week and as part of their duties, they had obviously to care and look after their ponies, which were stabled in temporary stables. How they cared for their ponies and how tidy the stable yard was, was judged on a daily basis by people from different areas within the horse world - which this year included British International Show jumper, Di Lampard. Over the week Crickhowell has been consistent and took the title from teams with much more experience than they had, such as Eglinton from Scotland and Oakley West, Bedfordshire.
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14th
October 2002
Show Jumping Results: Connaught Region Show Jumping Finals for Young Horses
Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway
Saturday, October 12, 2002
1.10M 2nd Qualifier, Sponsored by Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre
1) Quick Clover; Shane Breen, Tipperary, 2) Merlin's Castaway; David Moore, Claregalway, 3) Here is Weir; Paddy Sweeney, Ballina
1.20M 2nd Qualifier, Sponsored by Ballygar Equestrian Centre
1) Four Leaf Flyer; Richard Kerins, Collooney, 2) Lady P; Cathal McMunn, Sligo, 3) Caherlean Hill; Paul Duffy, Turloughmore
1.30M 2nd Qualifier, sponsored by Munsboro Equestrian Centre
1) My Sky Diamond; Gabriel Slattery, Irishtown, 2) Clover Supreme; Shane Breen, Tipperary, 3) Impact FEI; Louise Walsh, Wexford
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14th
October 2002

Support Growing For SkillHORSE
With only two months to go till the inaugural SkillHORSE, support from the equine industry is growing. Fibresand UK Ltd. is kindly providing the surface for the Main Arena, which will play host to the SkillHORSE competitions over the four days, culminating in the Final on the last day. In addition there will be top class displays interspersed between these competitions to entertain the 80,000 visitors expected to SkillCity, The Skills Show at Salford Quays in Manchester 13 - 16 November 2002. The vast majority of visitors will be young people coming to learn more about their potential future careers.
Ian Stark, the Patron of SkillHORSE will be sharing his eventing skills and in addition dressage champion Richard Davison and the ever inspiring show jumper Tim stockdale will be imparting their winning techniques to the crowd. There will also be displays from the King's Troop RHA and demonstrations from the myriad of disciplines from the equine world such as vaulting, horseball, polocrosse and polo.
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14th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Horse Of The Year Show England 9-13 October 2002
Class Number 20 - THE XEROX BUSINESS SERVICES CUP
1) ANASTASIA; Billy Twomey (IRL), 2) PIQUETTE; Mattijs Van Asten (NED), 3) STEPS HELSINKI; John Whitaker (GBR)
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14th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Palermo Italy 11-13 October 2002
Competition N.17 - 1.40 Fasi cons. (Fei Reg. 284.2.3)
1) Stanny van Paesschen (BEL); Lassergut Contour, 2) Andres Penalosa (COL); Jericho de Mauvinage, 3) Francis Connors (IRL); Millstreet Miss-
Competition N.18 - GRAND PRIX Coppa degli Assi Due manches (Fei Reg. 283.3.3)
1) Andres Penalosa (COL); Upton's Mill, 2) Roberto Arioldi (ITA); Loro Piana Paprika della Loggia, 3) Francis Connors (IRL) Cruiseway
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14th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Helsinki Finland 10 - 13 October 2002
Metro Knock-Out, International Jumping Competition
1) LUCKY 4 SUM; Cian O'CONNOR (IRL), 2) LORIEN; Satu LIUKKONEN (FIN), 3) RIDERS FRIEND; Jonna AALTONEN (FIN)
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13th
October 2002

Robinsons Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games
In the fifth round of The Robinsons’ Prince Philip Cup, which is being held at The Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham, Oakley West and Clydach and District were in joint first place on points each. In third place was Eglinton and Crickhowell and District fourth.
Riding for the Oakley team were: Charlotte Castle (14) from Market Rasen riding Vimto, Holly Howson (14) from Long Buckby (Nipper), Lauren Poole (14) from Wooton (Beds) (Poppy), Melissa Bell (14) from Nash, (Lucy), Adam Frost (13) from Wooton (N ‘hants) (Mandy) and reserve rider Jessica Cox (9). The Oakley West trainer is Maureen Thomas from Wooten End.
With just one round to go before the final on Sunday evening when only the top four teams compete the competition is so close that it will need Sunday afternoons session will decide.
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13th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Palermo Italy 11 - 13 October 2002
Competition N.6 - 1.45 Fasi cons. (Fei Reg. 284.2.3)
1) Jorg Rothlisberger (SUI) Zeno d'Or, 2) Francis Connors (IRL) Cruiseway, 3) Alberto Vitali Marrani (ITA) Larcos B
Competition N.11 - 1.40 Tempo (Fei Reg. 238.2.A2)
1) Andres Penalosa (COL) Upton's Mill, 2) Francis Connors (IRL) Millstreet Miss, 3) Salvatore Vacirca (ITA) Larosch
Competition N.12 - 1.50 Mista (Fei Reg. 238.3.AM5)
1) Hans Dieter Dreher (GER) Tomgar Rocky, 2) Francis Connors (IRL) Cruiseway, 3) Andrea Herholdt (ITA) Jamira
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13th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Kiel Germany 11 - 13 October 2002
Competition N.5 - Bank Companie Nord Winning round
1) Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) Bianca d'Amaury, 2) Marcus Ehning (GER) Noble Savage H, 3) Jessica Kurten (IRL) GK Helena
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13th
October 2002
Mail Order Service Totally Unaffected!
Despite the huge fire, which engulfed the Robinsons store on Thursday 19th September, their mail order business is totally unaffected. Orders from both their new catalogue 2002/3 and the website are being processed without any delays. Even store customers are being tempted to make their purchases this way whilst the store is out of action.
The Haydock store at almost 20,000 square feet was the largest equestrian superstore in the UK, but just over five miles away is their Call Centre and Warehouse, which at 74,000 square feet is over three times larger than the store. Stock holding at the warehouse is almost five times the stock value held in the store. Robinsons are still able to answer and take an order from up to 3,000 calls per day. In terms of sending out orders, in less than ten days they could despatch enough orders to equal the value of all the stock that was in the Store.
Marketing Manager Paul Bentham explained, "at this stage, it's too early to say what we will do, but it's safe to assume that we'll be back with a new store that will be better than any other equestrian store in the world. Despite all the upheaval, we see this as an opportunity to create something better than anything anyone has seen before. We now have the chance to put all our experience of 20 years that we had in that building into a Store, which meets the demands of today's customers. Nobody is better able than us to make this happen. Our Store may have been the biggest in the UK, but its success was achieved in an old building with far fewer facilities available to us than we would have liked."
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13th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Helsinki Finland 10 - 13 October 2002
Hufvudstadsbladet Classic, International Jumping Competition
1) LORO PIANA HAVINIA; Gianni GOVONI (ITA), 2) COCO CHANEL; Hugo SIMON (AUT), 3) QURIEL; Norman DELLO JOIO (USA), 4) LUCKY 4 SUM; Cian O'CONNOR (IRL)
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13th
October 2002

A Horse of Course

A Horse, Of Course
by Don Blazer

Is Sneakers a shy cat? Or is it just a human perception?
She doesn't cuddle up to humans. She usually hides when folks come to visit.
She likes me, I think. But she doesn't want to sit on my lap. She wants to sit in the mail "in-box." When I'm writing, she curls up and sleeps in the "in-box." She's close, but still distant.
When I go to the barn, Sneakers goes along, but not to be with me. She likes to keep up her social contacts.
She first visits with a horse named "Black." Black is "Black" because "Black" is black. Sneakers is black and white, but mostly black. Maybe that is why she visits with the black horses and generally ignores the others. Black is friendly in his way, but not too friendly. At least Sneaker's behavior would make you think that. She goes to visit him, but she wants little to do with him. She meows, walks back and forth in front of his stall, looks at him looking over the stall door at her, and then sits without another word. I think it is her way of sitting in his mail "in-box."
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13th
October 2002
Wylye Valley Mounted Games Team win the Robinsons Trophy at The Horse of the Year Show
Wylye Valley Pony Club Mounted Games rode superbly in the first mounted games competition of the week, the Robinsons Trophy. Wylye are competing at The Horse of the Year Show as one of the six top team mounted games teams in the country - from the initial 180 teams entered. Wylye came second in the first round of the Robinsons' competition, but didn't fair so well in the second round and dropped a place to third. Wylye are just three points behind the leaders Oakley West who last year won the main competition the prestigious Prince Philip Cup.
The Robinsons' Trophy is the preliminary competition to the Prince Philip Cup, which is the culmination for the Pony Club Mounted Games teams and runs every day during the week of The Horse of the Year Show. The Wylye Valley Team is: brother and sister, James (13) and Michelle Stark (15) from Stanton Drew riding their ponies Magic and Rossi, their cousin Chris Clinton (13) from Chewton Mendip riding Misty, Mary Chivers (14) from Stratton on the Fosse (Rosie), Tayah Barrs (13) from Freshford (Bouncer) and reserve rider Vicky Andrews (15). Their trainer is Maria Gibson from East Compton.
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13th
October 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Horse Of The Year Show England 9 - 13 October 2002
Class Number 8 - THE AON 6 YEAR OLD HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP
1) OAKHILL SUPREME; Robert Smith (GBR), 2) WITCHES TOUCH OF FLEUR DE LYS; Di Lampard (GBR), 3) PAGINA; Billy Twomey (IRL)
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12th
October 2002
Trade Stand Sell Out!
This year's British Equine Event, 2-3 November 2002 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, is set to break new records! With Christmas looming, organisers are anticipating another successful show following a trade stand sell out and last year's large increase in visitors..
With well over 300 trade stands dealing in every conceivable aspect of horse care and management, visitors will be able to browse and buy at their leisure, whilst also taking advice from specialist associations and horse and pony societies.
As well as shopping, visitors can spend time watching stars such as dressage impresario Conrad Schumacher or husband and wife team, eventers Vere and Clea Phillipps, giving lecture-demos in the event's purpose-built main arena.
Jam-packed with seminars, the event offers a wide array of topics, with audiences gaining an insight into current issues as well as practical advice and tips on keeping a happy and healthy horse. The weekend also includes a number of business forums where visitors can also learn about anything from avoiding the legal pitfalls of buying a horse though to implementing breeding strategies and the future of equestrian shopping!
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