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15th Dec 2001
ILPH Penny Passes Out
ILPH Penny, the Irish Draught mare rescued from a life of neglect, passed with flying colours the first stage of her career with the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery.
In the 2 months that Penny has been in the army she has been broken to saddle, ridden out in the thickest of London traffic as well as being introduced to small jumps.
At her passing out last week she was one of eight new remounts that showed off their paces at the barracks in St. Johns Wood, London.
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15th Dec 2001
APHA Sliding into stardom
RR Star becomes first Paint to win NRHA Open Futurity
FORT WORTH, Texas-If a perfect ending had to be written about an American Paint Horse at the 2001 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, held Nov. 23-Dec. 1 in Oklahoma City, Okla., nothing could have topped what actually happened on the last day of the event
The ultimate victor of the NRHA Open Futurity, RR Star, a 3-year-old sorrel overo stallion owned by Rose and Richard Lundin of Del Norte, Colo., proved beyond a doubt that he is more than just a great reining horse. With his victory, he became the first American Paint Horse to win the futurity and he won it in a nail-biting finish. Also, his rider, Andrea Fappani, is one of the youngest riders to win the NRHA Open Futurity and is the first international rider to do so.
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15th Dec 2001
Gage Prepares Irish Draught For Winter Show
Thank you Betty Meyer!
Because of the support of the breeders of more than a hundred offspring by O'Leary's Irish Diamond, this great Irish Draught Stallion is successful in both the breeding barn and in the show arena. As anyone who competes in the show jumping arena knows, the cost of showing is very expensive.
Our special thanks go to Betty Meyer of Salinas California. When it was decided Irish possessed exceptional jumping ability, it was Betty who offered to sponsor Irish at either the Indio or Tucson winter show circuits. Irish will compete in jumping for four weeks before returning home for another very busy breeding season. Betty bred her favorite Thoroughbred mare to Irish two years ago and is confident she has a world class talent in her barn.
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14th Dec 2001
Wally and His Girls Afternoon Adventure
It was a beautiful crisp fall afternoon as Alex and I crested the long hill on Rt. 105 and started driving down through beautiful ranching country when we noticed congestion a good mile to the north. From a distance it looked like an accident. At least two dozen cars were backed up in three directions from where Tomah Rd. intersected route 105. The scenario unfolded as we approached. Several cars were actually off the road. Horns were honking and people were out of their cars running around waving their hands in the air.
A man on a four-wheeler was racing frantically back and forth. Suddenly horses appeared from between the cars. They dashed over to the fence-line on the west and began moving along it in our direction. They were still several hundred yards away, but headed toward us at a steady pace. "This doesn’t look so good Frank. Why don’t you see if you can help," Alex suggested. I pulled in behind the last car in line and we watched the show for a few moments. I tacit agreement, I jumped out of the car, grabbed my 12’halter/lead, and moved toward the confusion ready to lend a hand. Alex replaced me in the driver’s seat.
It looked like about ten horses. It was a colorful lot with a several paints, a roan, a
palomino, buckskins, bays and sorrels. Then there was the massive jet-black Percheron who towered above the other horses. This statuesque creature was every bit of 18 hands. He was dripping with sweat and breathing hard as steam poured through his nostrils into the cold fall air. As he moved, so did the others.
We were in the middle of prime ranching country only a few miles from the eastern most edge of the Rocky Mountains. Cattle, bison, lamas, and horses populated the ranches. It was normally a low traffic area especially mid-week. But today there were a lot of cars and people waiting for this drama to end. As I passed the cars it was evident that the occupants had neither intention nor inclination to get involved. I couldn’t blame them. They wouldn’t know what to do and would probably end up in the way or possibly get hurt. This was a dangerous situation for everyone, let alone the inexperienced.
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14th Dec 2001
News from the International Livestock Congress
Foundation Awards Student Travel Fellowships
Twenty-five students from around the world to take part in International Livestock Congress
Registration Deadline Draws Near
February 1 marks last day to register for International Livestock Congress
International Livestock Congress Launches Bilingual Web Site
Meeting information now available on line in Spanish
Steve Harper Named to ISEF Board
HEB Grocery Company executive joins international agriculture group
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13th Dec 2001
Olympia International Show Jumping Championships
Mammoth Olympia Stars Next Week
With a fantastic line up of world-class show jumpers, some exciting new competitions and a diversity of crowd-thrilling displays, the 30th Olympia International Show Jumping Championships is set to be another mammoth show
.Definite entries have been received from 38 riders representing13 countries, with an impressive list including seven of the world's leading ten riders. They are set to compete for the largest prize money ever offered at Olympia - a total figure in excess of £232,000.
During the Wednesday afternoon performance His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will become the first ever recipient of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) award for his dedicated and distinguished services to equestrian sport.
Human horses Matthieu Nassif and friends will make a whirlwind visit to England when on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the show they will demonstrate their amazing jumping skills by leaping over the show jumping courses on their own two legs! Matthieu's current jumping record is an incredible 1.73m.
Sunday afternoon will see the introduction of Double Your Money, a brand new competition devised by Equestrian Director Simon Brooks-Ward. The highest placed rider who achieves the maximum money in the quickest time over a numerical eight- fence course with two Jokers will have that money doubled.
A host of stunning daily displays include the wild-riding Cossacks, the awe-inspiring grace and beauty of the Westphalian Stallions and family favourites the Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, Pedigree Dog Agility and the traditional Finale, which provides a spectacularly festive end to every performance.
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13th Dec 2001
Chaplin Hill Horse Park Development Planning Complete
Planning and schematic design services have been completed for the development of The Horse Park at Chaplin Hill. The horse park will be developed on a 120-acre tract adjacent to the Chaplin Hill Parks complex in Morgantown, West Virginia. The first phase of construction on the $11 million facility is expected to begin during the summer of 2002.
The Horse Park at Chaplin Hill is being developed to serve as a venue for the region's premier equestrian events, which require extensive indoor and outdoor facilities. The Horse Park will capitalize on the high level of interest in equine activities in the northern West Virginia, as well as the interest in moving several major regional equestrian events to Morgantown. Groups from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio have expressed sincere interest in the development of the facility and plan to incorporate it into their annual event programs.
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13th Dec 2001
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian and Stadium Jumping Present The Coach To The Superstars
Jim Fannin, coach to superstars, will present two, half-day seminars on peak performance and "zone attainment" at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Saturday, January 19, 2002 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and again from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The first session will be by invitation only for current riders at the international level, Young Riders, those on the Developing Rider
list, and foreign nationals competing in the United States. The second session is open to others interested in Sports Psychology. Licensed officials, trainers, instructors, amateurs and owner/riders are particularly encouraged to take advantage of this unique training program.
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13th Dec 2001

Irish International Equestrian Events 2002
International Eventing, Show Jumping and Endurance competitions scheduled for 2002.
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13th Dec 2001
Saddletude ::Saddletude Awards 2002::
YOU be the judge. It's your time to vote for the 2nd Annual Saddletude Equestrians of The Year Awards.
Who's it gonna be?
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13th Dec 2001

Turkey Hotline Brings Christmas Cheer
The NFU's turkey hotline, launched just three weeks ago, has already "gobbled up" over 450 calls from shoppers, generating £18,000 worth of sales for farmers.
The hotline has been inundated with calls from shoppers preparing for their Christmas feast with around 500 birds sold so far.
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12th Dec 2001

American Quarter Horse Association - UK
AQHA UK is the breed society devoted to providing its members with the highest quality programs, shows and services in the equine industry, with 4m members worldwide.
Please fiollow the link below to listen to a discussion of this versatile breed between John Crawford of Equiworld.Com and Anna and Pat of AQHA UK
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12th Dec 2001
International Distributor Appointed For Horse Focused Television Series
SportsQuest International is pleased to announce the appointment of Prima Television International as its exclusive agent in the marketing of media rights to "With Equestrian Tact: The International Video Magazine of the Equestrian Sports". The appointment is on a worldwide basis excluding the United States of America. Prima will seek placement of the series with
broadcasters on all continents.
Based in London, Prima Television International was formed in 1998 by Directors Helen James and Lorraine Rudman. Prima works closely with broadcasters, sponsorship companies and advertising agencies.
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12th Dec 2001

2002 USET Competition Calendar
Following is a list of select USET equestrian competitions scheduled for 2002:
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11th Dec 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
10 December 2001
TOP TEN FINAL
Beerbaum Is The Undisputed World Number One
The first ever Top Ten Final in Jumping was held last Saturday 8 December in the frame of CSI-W Geneva (SUI).
The participation field was to include the first ten riders in the FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings. The Swiss Willi Melliger (4th of the rankings), who was suffering back problems withdrew and was replaced by number 13 of the rankings, the Olympic Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED).
WORLD CUP
Young Swedish Star Beats The Best To Win World Cup in Geneva
The talented young Swedish rider Malin Baryard beat an impressive field including current and former World Cup Champions Markus Fuchs (SUI) and Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and World Rankings leader Ludger Beerbaum (GER) to win her first World Cup Qualifier in round six of the series from Geneva.
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11th Dec 2001
Equitana Asia Pacific
Equitana Asia Pacific 2001
The magic returned to Melbourne, attracting over 75,000 people to the 8 day equine spectacular.
From across the country and around the world, over 75,000 people visited the second EQUITANA Asia Pacific, the largest non-racing equine event in the Southern Hemisphere. This represents an 8% increase in attendances from the first EQUITANA Asia Pacific in 1999.
Event Director, Daryl Herbert said, "We are absolutely thrilled with the feedback from exhibitors, competitors, educators and visitors. All agree that EQUITANA Asia Pacific 2001 exceeded their expectations in all areas. We feel confident that the EQUITANA brand has established itself as the key event on the equine calendar in Australia."
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11th Dec 2001

The Blood-Horse Signs Exclusive Agreement With Timeform To Provide Timeform Ratings In Auction Edge
LEXINGTON, KY -December 10, 2001-The Blood-Horse, Inc., publisher of Auction Edge, the Thoroughbred industry's premier auction catalogue supplement, announces it has signed an exclusive U.S. agreement with Timeform of England to offer Timeform Ratings in future Auction Edge books. Timeform Ratings, expressed in pounds, are an objective basic measure of a horse's merit.
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10th Dec 2001
Living with Lameness
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When a healthy horse comes up lame, it is disturbing for every one, the owner, veterinarian, farrier and trainers, instructors and other riders. Whether it is a top-level show horse, local competitor or weekend trail companion a sore horse is heartbreaking, especially since many animals will continue with the same high effort, even though they are in pain.
Lameness may mean an end to a career, and extended lay-up or time-consuming health care from the owner; all are situations every horse owner wants to avoid. A savvy owner, though, knows the facts off her horse's case, and armed with that knowledge can make caring and smart choices about the future.
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10th Dec 2001
Ten years of Studbook Zangersheide
Next year our Studbook will celebrate its first jubilee year. Together with the breeders, we want to make our 10 year anniversary something special. Since Jumping Indoor Maastricht 1992, when I received the prize awarded to the breeder of the world’s best showjumping horse - which was, of course, our Ratina Z - so much has happened, so many people stuck out their neck and so many breeding issues have been changed for the better, that we have good reason to be proud of this.
Studbook Zangersheide has set many things in motion. In ten years time we have grown into a flourishing organisation in charge of an officially recognized studbook, a renowned assortment of breeding stock, a large number of top-class sires, a magazine in four languages and amongst other things an annual official World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses held at our domain.
Studbook Zangersheide is a studbook with by now more than 5,000 registered mares and an autonomous growth of 25 percent per year. We can not only look back with satisfaction at our Zangersheide-bred horses which have claimed high places in world rankings, but also confidently look forward to the increasing number of Z-products which we encounter frequently in the international jumping arenas.
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9th Dec 2001
Champion Stallion Toc Hill Sir Alfred owned by J. R. Richardson, S. Yorkshire, UK 
Champion Stallion Toc Hill Sir Alfred owned by J. R. Richardson, S. Yorkshire, UK

The Shire Horse Society 
John Crawford of Equiworld.Com met with John Ward of the Shire Horse Society at the British Equine Event 2001. Please follow the link below to listen to their discussion of the breed including the potential of the Shire under saddle.
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The Shire Horse is the most numerous and largest of the heavy horses found in Great Britain, many of the leading prizewinners standing up to and over 18.00 hands. The characteristic of the Shire is the nice silky feather on the legs. The history of the breed goes back to the medieval "Great Horse" used in time of war to carry knights in armour weighing up to 400lbs. In the 1800's the horse was to become the main power in agriculture and commerce particularly the docks and railways. For this they required massive horses with great muscular strength. In 1878 a selection of the best types of heavy horse was made from the old English carthorse and the Shire Horse Society was formed.
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9th Dec 2001

Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Geneva 6 - 9 December 2001
FEI WORLD CUP - CCF GRAND PRIX
1) Malin Baryard (SWE) H & M Butterfly Flip; 2) Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) Baloubet du Rouet;
3) Roberto Arioldi (ITA) Loro Piana Dime de la Cour

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