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13th December 2003

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Manufactured to PolyPads®’ usual high standards using the traditional quilted polycotton outer, both the Pod© and Butterfly© feature the technically ingenious Filament AirTrap© System on the inside. This enables the pad to literally retain tiny pockets of air to form a supremely comfortable shock-absorbing, buffer between saddle and horse. Please click here for further details

National Equine Forum - the horse world’s voice
The National Equine Forum has become well known for its thought-provoking but balanced discussions on a wide range of veterinary and general equestrian matters. The 12th National Equine Forum, to be held on Thursday 25th March 2004 at the Royal Veterinary College, London will be no exception. A carefully chosen programme of speakers, all leading experts in their fields, will cover a range of topics from foot balance to strangles and the optimum colour for horse box loading ramps
The Rt Hon Alun Michael MP Minister for Rural Affairs will lead the proceedings with ‘a government overview of the industry’, followed by Graham M Cory, Official for the Horse and Head of DEFRA Rural Economies and Strategies Division revealing his ‘strategy for the equine industry’. Other speakers will include Haydn Price DipWCF, Dr Josh Slater and the winner of the prestigious Eqvalan Equine Thesis of the Year competition. As usual a slot has been reserved for topical matters for which speakers will be chosen nearer the time. Currently, it is expected that these will cover the National Equine Database, Passports, The Transport of Equines together with items raised from the floor.
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Welsh Pony and Cob Society Performance Awards
The performance awards are run every year by the WPCS to promote the versatility of the Welsh Breeds. They include sections for A, B, C, D, small part-breds and large part-breds. Every competing cob receives a performance card for which it can claim 3 classes at 20 show between March and October of the current year.
There are a great many championship classes which can be contested: Showing Lead Rein 1st Ridden :Show Hunter Show Pony Pony Club Mounted Games : LD Riding One Day Event Hunter Trials : Le Trec Tretathlon Show Jumping Junior &Senior : Handy Pony Combined Training Side Saddle : Working Hunter MM Working Hunter Dressage Junior & Senior : Private Driving Driving Trials Pairs & Tandem : Ride & Drive Overall Driving MM Championship : Owner/Rider Owner/Breeder Welsh Champion : Scottish Champion Breeders Section Veteran : Versatility Res Sup Champion Supreme Champion
All these classes are hotly contested and there are no sections without competitors. Some of the entries are cobs which compete not just against other welsh cobs but against a variety of other horses and winning against a variety of different horses. Which just shows how much a Welsh Cob can really Perform.
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USA Equestrian Trust Elects Leadership
Lexington, KY (December 12, 2003) – The board of directors of USA Equestrian Trust, Inc., meeting by teleconference on Wednesday, December 10, elected officers to lead the reformed corporation. The Trust was formerly known as USA Equestrian, and was re-named and reorganized December 1, when the United States Equestrian Federation officially became National Governing Body for equestrian sport.
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2003 USA Equestrians Of Honor Named
The 2003 USA Equestrians of Honor, finalists for the overall USA Equestrian of the Year, have been selected by the U.S. Equestrian Honors Committee. For the second year several divisional trophies will be awarded prior to the voting which selects the overall Equestrian of the Year.
Chris Kappler, of Pittstown, NJ, is the recipients of the William C. Steinkraus Trophy awarded to an equestrian competing in the Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing or show jumping. Kappler was a member of the Gold medal-winning team at the Pan Am Games. His other wins throughout the year include the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational and the $150,000 AGA Championship in Wellington, FL.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI****Maastricht Netherlands 11 - 14 December 2003
HOLBOX PRIX, International Jumping Competition Two Phases Table A/A 1.40m: 1) MISS MONTANA; Emile TACKEN (NED), 2) KARINA; Robert WHITAKER (GBR), 3) MORFEE; Angelique HOORN (NED)
AUDI JUMP & DRIVE International Show Class Jump & Drive : 1) GERRY COPPERFIELD; Helena WEINBERG (GER), 2) AUDI'S SISI VAN HET GRAVENHOF; Eric VAN DER VLEUTEN (NED), 3) AUDI'S DOLCE VITA; Henrik ANKARCRONA (SWE)-
BOUWBEDRIJVEN JONGEN PRIX International Jumping Competition : 1) KOR II; Roelof BRIL (NED), 2) ROOFS; Jan TOPS (NED),
3) DE SJIEM; Jeroen DUBBELDAM (NED) International Jumping Competition - B GROUP :
1) BMC KUPIDO; Jurgen STENFERT (NED), 2) AUDI'S DOLCE VITA; Henrik ANKARCRONA (SWE), 3) CASTLE FORBES LIBERTINA; Jessica KURTEN (IRL) Please click here for further details

12th December 2003
Ultimate Equine Experience 2004 Kicks Off At Malvern
The Ultimate Equine Experience - the national tour of regional equine fairs - kicks off its 2004 season with the Midlands Equine Fair, which will take place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on 13 and 14 March 2004.
The 2004 Fair looks set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a fantastic range of demonstrations, displays and, of course, opportunities to shop.
The Midlands Equine Fair is part of the Ultimate Equine Experience, which includes the Southern Equine Fair, the Devon & Cornwall Christmas Equine Fair, the North of England Equine Fair and the Scottish Equine Fair. It is believed that the Ultimate Equine Experience will grow over the next 12 months to include the East of England Equine Fair to be held at the Royal Norfolk Showground.
Sandra Turner, managing director of Contour Exhibitions & Events which organises the Ultimate Equine Experience, commented: "We are delighted to be starting our tour at the Three Counties Showground. The Midlands Equine Fair is a great day out for all the family, and anyone with a passion for horses should come along."
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Promoting Racehorse Retraining
Following recent publicity regarding the unaffiliated dressage classes taking place at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre over the winter in which participants with horses that have formerly been in training will be eligible to win some additional prizes at the end of the series, it has been decided to extend the classes included and incorporate the Preliminary classes too; to date only participants in the Novice, Elementary and Medium classes qualified for eligibility for such additional prizes.
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37 Year Old pony competes at the Veteran Horse Society Final at Olympia.
VHS. North East Champion Orient Magic has been withdrawn from the prestigious Veteran Horse Society final at Olympia on 21st December 2003.
In the Champions place will go, the Reserve Champion a 37 year old Grey Connemera Mare, Blue Moon owned by Jane Thorp.
Blue Moon will be competing against 9 other veteran champions to win the Minty Memorial Trophy currently held by 21 year old Preview II.
Blue Moon was born in 1966 and therefore is the oldest veteran attending the final at 37 years of age. A full vet inspection will be done on each of the horses before they set off on their way to this international final. Making sure that they are all fit and well to travel.
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Stallion AI Services unaffected by Genus Equine
It’s business as usual for Stallion AI Services, despite the recent withdrawal by Genus Equine from the equine AI market.
A DEFRA-approved establishment, the Shropshire based Stallion AI Services has been at the forefront of the equine AI industry for the past 14 years and freezing semen with Genus for the past seven years. Over 350 stallions, incorporating 37 different breeds, have been through the centre during this time, representing over 7000 semen collections. The business is also continuing its work with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) to establish a sperm bank to ensure the future survival of Britain’s most threatened native breeds of horse and pony.
Stallion AI Services uses the very latest equipment and technology and can freeze semen for both UK and worldwide markets.
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ILPH in Brussels to Lobby MEPs
Representatives from the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) were in Brussels earlier this week to lobby support from MEPs on slaughter horse related issues.
Comments Jo White, Campaigns Manager at the ILPH, "We went to Brussels to gain further support from the politicians for our two inter-linking campaigns, against the long-distance transportation of slaughter horses and the possible resumption of the live export of horses and ponies from the UK to the continent for slaughter.
"We are concerned about certain aspects of the draft EU Animal Welfare Regulations, published this summer, that will affect the transportation of slaughter horses into the EU and could allow the resumption of live exports of horses and ponies from the UK to the continent.
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Denim & Diamonds Children’s Fair At Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon®
WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – December 11, 2003 – Mason Phelps, Jr. and Beverly Lake Wilkes in the name of Denim & Diamonds, the gala benefit for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation, are sponsoring a Children’s Fair on Saturday, December 27, 2003, at the Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon in Wellington, Florida. The Denim & Diamonds Children’s Fair will be held from noon until 3pm on the Great Lawn located behind the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds. Children 12 and under are admitted free to the Triathlon as well as to the Children’s Fair where they will be treated to a carnival of exhibits, rides, clowns, and festivities geared especially for family fun. Admission to the fair for those over 12 is included with their general admission ticket to the Triathlon. Gates open at noon and the Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon starts with a parade at 1pm.
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11th December 2003

Javlin Are Back!
"We're back…and we're here to stay!" says Zoe Fearnley, Sales and Marketing Manager for Javlin Outdoor Clothing, part of the Ashtons Manufacturing Group.
Javlin Outdoor Clothing was created thirty years ago in South Yorkshire, when a gap in the market for good quality, warm but functional clothing to wear whilst out sailing was noticed. The company's owners developed their own fibre pile fabric, designed the products and Javlin was born.
In 1972 the British Olympic Sailing team wore their new, innovative wetsuit to victory, with Rodney Pattisson bringing home a Gold Medal. Then came those 'Yellow Wellies' and further Fibre Clothing all developed for the sailing market. Soon, however, other sporting fraternities noticed Javlin's clothing and orders began flooding in from climbers. Javlin was delighted when the British Everest Expedition of 1975 wore the Javlin Fibre Pile and conquered the South West Face. Always on the look out for ways of expanding its range, Javlin set about captivating the equestrian market, and developed a full range of products from base layer to waterproofs.
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The FEI

Maastricht CDI-W December 11-14
The next 'hot bed' in the FEI World Cup Dressage Season….And Anky is back
The third leg of the FEI World Cup dressage Western European league season, which takes place in Maastricht, The Netherlands this weekend, promises to be a hot bed of excellence and excitement.
Olympic and five-time World Cup champion Anky van Grunsven makes her return to the international grand prix arena in Maastrict, nearly a year after sustaining a complex fractured to her thigh in a fall while training. Riding the nine-year-old Gestion Salinero, with whom she won the freestyle here last year, van Grunsven will debut a brand new programme created by her music gurus, Cees Slings and Victor Kerkof, entitled 'L'Esprit Chanson'. Please click here for further details

Peter Wylde Named Leading Rider at CSI-W Geneva
GLADSTONE, NEW JERSEY—December 10, 2003—U.S. show jumping rider Peter Wylde was named Leading Rider at CSI-W Geneva. Wylde, a double Silver Medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games and individual Bronze Medalist at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG), was awarded a new Land Rover for his consistently-successful performances during the international show jumping competition.
In the final event of the week, the Rolex Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier, Wylde placed third on Fein Cera (Holsteiner, Landadel-Cera, owned by Turnabout Farm Inc.), his 2002 Bronze Medal mount who was named Best Horse of the Show Jumping World Championships held at the WEG. Wylde and Fein Cera turned in one of only four double clear rides in the Rolex Grand Prix to place third behind Thomas Velin of Denmark and Otto Becker of Germany.
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USA Equestrian
Seminars At U.S. Equestrian Meeting Available For Audit
The American Association of Equine Practitioners will be sponsoring a series of health seminars at the U.S. Equestrian Meeting and Sports Summit being held January 14 – 18, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
The seminars will kick off with Mark Martinelli, DVM, a board certified surgeon specializing in orthopedic problems of the race and sport horse. He will discuss “Diagnosis of Lameness in Sport Horses” from 10:00 am to 11:15 am on Friday, January 16. Also on Friday, Duncan Peters, DVM, an associate at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA, where his primary focus is on performance horses and reproduction, will discuss “Veterinary Medicine: Working with Trainers/Owners to Reduce Injuries and Optimize Performance” from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm.
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The British Horse Society

British Horse Society response to Defra consultation document
The British Horse Society (BHS) has received a copy of the Government's consultation paper, 'Use of mechanically propelled vehicles on Rights of Way' as one of the consultant user groups.
The BHS will be scrutinising the consultation document and until that work has taken place the BHS is unable to comment more fully.
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Jo Shairp is the new Dressage Ireland P.R.O.
Paul Byrne, Chairman of Dressage Ireland stated today (Wednesday 10th December 2003) << "I am delighted to welcome Jo as P.R.O. of Dressage Ireland. I believe her appointment will greatly assist us to further enhance the steadily growing national and international profile of Irish dressage. Paul Nolan who filled the role for a number of years felt that it was time for him to stand down and on behalf of Dressage Ireland I would like to thank him for his dedicated efforts over the years" >>. Please click here for further details
10th December 2003
Alun Michael Launches Proposals On Use Of Off-Road Vehicles On Rights Of Way
Proposals to curtail the inappropriate use of mechanically propelled vehicles on countryside rights of way are outlined in a public consultation launched today by Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael.
The consultation responds to widespread concern about problems caused by the use of mechanically propelled vehicles - including motorbikes, quad bikes and 4x4s - whose users can currently claim rights of way for such vehicles on the basis that the routes were historically employed by horse-drawn carriages.
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Make-A-Wish Foundation® Of Southern Florida To Benefit From Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon®
WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – December 8, 2003 – The fourth annual Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon scheduled for December 27, 2003, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds in Wellington, Florida, will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. A wish come true provides a special kind of magic that helps sustain these children through their extremely difficult times.
Launched in 1980, Make-A-Wish is the largest wish granting organization in the world with 77 chapters in the US and 27 affiliates across five continents that have granted more than 110,000 wishes. The Plantation Junior Woman’s Club started the Southern Florida chapter in 1983, growing it from granting two wishes then to more than 485 wishes in 2003. A 30-member Board of Directors governs the chapter and over 500 volunteers assist in the work. To date, the Florida chapter has granted 4,000 wishes of a wide-ranging variety – a treehouse, a prom fantasy weekend, meetings with celebrities, and visits to Disney World.
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TAMU Mare and Foal Workshop Set for February 24
College Station, Texas – Broodmare and foal management is the focus of the 8th Annual TAMU Mare / Foal Workshop, set for February 24, 2004 at the Louis Pearce Pavilion in College Station, Texas.
The workshop offers mare owners training on topics including basic reproductive function, estrus detection and teasing, signs of foaling, health care, foal handling and neonatal care. Additional topics include body condition scoring, weight estimation, broodmare nutrition, forage selection and hay quality, and feeding young horses for sound growth and development.
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Mundole Equestrian Winter Series Showjumping 08-12-03
The last show this year at Mundole Equestrian Winter Series again enjoyed good weather. An excellent turnout of horses and ponies took part in the all weather arena. Fancy dress added some amusement to the day with Santa and snowmen vying for prizes. Jayne Mitchell on Clova holds on to first place in the series leaderboard seven points ahead of her sister, Tracy and Rebecca Garner with Quantum Leap who share equal points. There were no new Dengie Feeds qualifiers with all prizewinneres having already qualified.
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2004 North American Young Riders’ Championships Welcomes Maui Jim as Title Sponsor
Old Mill Creek, IL—December 9, 2003—The 2004 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC) is proud to welcome Maui Jim Sunglasses as title sponsor. The Maui Jim North American Young Riders’ Championships will return to Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL, August 10-15, 2004.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Maui Jim on board with us,” said NAYRC event director Howard Simpson. “Maui Jim has shown a strong commitment to equestrian sports with its U.S. Eventing Association sponsorship and we know their support of our Championships will make the Young Rider experience even better for every one of our competitors.
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10th December 2003
Britain To Spend £100 Million On Christmas Presents For Pets
London (ots) - Britain's pet owners will spend over £100 million on Christmas presents for their pets this year, according to Britain's pet charity The Blue Cross ... but pets in the north will be pampered more than those in the south.
An online survey carried out for The Blue Cross reveals that nearly three quarters of pet owners (70%) are set to buy their pet a Christmas present this year, and that men are as soft as women when it comes to making a fuss of their pet at Christmas.
Nearly 4 million people will cook their pet a special Christmas dinner and the same number of people will send Christmas cards and presents to friends and relatives on behalf of their pets.
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USA Equestrian
Le Goff Wins USA Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Le Goff, 72, of New Ringgold, PA, has been named as the winner of the 2003 USA Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award for the Jimmy A. Williams Trophy. This prestigious award is bestowed annually by the USA Equestrian Executive Committee to an outstanding equestrian or equestrians whose “lifetime experience and accomplishments exemplify uncommon devotion to the sport of horse showing and whose equestrian career and horsemanship has continually elevated the sport’s excellence.”
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Mademoiselle de France
All our products are made with the best materials,best leathers, best hand-painted papers, etc…
Each item is exclusively hand-made by Mademoiselle Jourdan, that is to say that our products are real french traditional bookbinding and luxury stationery.
We provide Equitation books with several sections for you to write all your memories down. Equitation books are available with material and hand-painted paper (lot of colours and patterns available) or full shagreen leather cover.
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That’s Life (ISH) wins at Geneva CSI W
Irish Sport Horses competed at the Geneva, Switzerland CSI W from December 4th to 7th last. Thursdays Prix des Communes Genevoises 1m45 class finished with That’s Life (ISH) ridden by Michel Hecart (FRA) taking top rank. Frisky IV (ISH) was ridden by G. Guliksen (NOR) to take second place in the Prix Zschokke SA 6 Bars class on Thursday also. Fridays Prix de l’Arve 1m40 class brought second place for Marion Hughes (IRL) riding Oh Jessie (ISH) while Sails Away (ISH) and S. Numminen (FIN) took second in the Qualifier for the FEI World Cup Grand Prix (1m55).
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The Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference 2004
July 29 - 31, 2004
Who should attend? YOU!
Join your fellow trail supporters from the Southeastern region and beyond for this fun, informative and educational conference!
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NH Charitable Horse Rescue Farm Holding Fund Raiser December 15 - 18th at Concord Walmart to Save Pregnant Mares Slated for Slaughter
Live and Let Live Farm, a charitable, non-profit, horse rescue shelter, located in Chichester, New Hampshire, will be holding a fund raiser December 16th - 18th, 3:00 - 6:00pm at the Concord Wal-mart. Money raised will help rescue mares slated to be slaughtered.
Premarin is a hormone replacement for women that is made from pregnant mares urine (www.premarin.org). Since recent medical studies have warned of negative consequences of Hormone Replacement Therapy, demand for Premarin has fallen by a third. A major pharmaceutical company that uses pregnant mares to make Premarin is downsizing, and closing one third of their farms. Because of this, 20,000 pregnant mares (40,000 lives) are scheduled to be sent to slaughter in January of 2004.
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FFA prize winner
Laura Cormier knows a bit about bits, and her knowledge won her a prize.
Laura knows the difference between a snaffle bit, which is a direct action bit, and a curb which is a lever action bit. Because she knows that, she also knew that a “Tom Thumb Snaffle” is incorrectly named, and she said so at the FFA National Career Show in Louisville, KY.
Her understanding of bits won her a $200 Professional Designation course from www.horsecoursesonline.com. Laura, who lives in LeRoy, IL, will get her course, How to Feed for Maximum Performance, online by e-mail. She’ll get any special help or assistance by e-mail from her instructor, nutrition specialist Eleanor Richards, who lives in Ohio. Each time Laura completes a lesson, she’ll submit a quiz which will be graded and returned with comments and suggestions.
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Will Your Christmas Party Be One To Remember?
The NFU is issuing a nationwide challenge to those in charge of the office Christmas party this year to get rid of the guacamole, ditch the Dijon and pan the peanuts in favour of traditional British food.
It has prepared a list of recipe ideas that dare this year's party planners to be different and challenges the new breed of party food that has come to rule the Christmas table.
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USA Equestrian
Selection Procedures Now Available For 2004 Dressage Championships
Selection procedures for the following 2004 Dressage Championships were approved at a meeting of the USA Equestrian Executive Committee, held Monday, November 24.
The U.S. Equestrian Junior Dressage Team Championship will be hosted by Pebble Beach Dressage, July 9 – 11, 2004 in Pebble Beach, CA. Selection Procedures, Applications of Intent, and Score Submission Forms are now posted on the Federation website at http://www.usef.org/content/equestrianSports/disciplines/2004-JR-Dressage-Team-champ.php. Please click here for further details
8th December 2003
The FEI

FEI/Gandini Top Ten Final Presented By Rolex: Pessoa Wins Top Ten Final In Geneva
A capacity crowd enjoyed the third annual FEI/Gandini Top-Ten Final in the Palexpo Arena in Geneva yesterday (Saturday 6 December) where Rodrigo Pessoa claimed the 36,000 CHF first prize riding the stallion Baloubet du Rouet.
The Brazilian rider, who placed ninth in 2001 and seventh last year, said "it’s a unique competition, my horse jumped very well in both rounds and I am very happy to win it".
His success was all the more remarkable for the fact that he had been feeling ill on Thursday and Friday but, after his victory, Rodrigo said "I felt it was important to stay and compete, so I rested a lot. I’m still not 100% but I was well enough to stay on the horse and be transported!".
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"Self Defense for Trail Riders" training video
These days we are all concerned with our personal safety. While there are many ways to be safe in our homes, our places of work, and some parks and recreation areas, there are few safety measures for us when we are out on the trails with our horses. Many women ride alone or in pairs and are vulnerable to attack, especially on trails in more urban settings.
Scot Hansen, a former mounted police officer and an accomplished clinician and natural horseman, developed a clinic to help riders defend themselves while horseback riding on the trails. Riders have responded well to Scot’s “Self Defense on the Trails” classes. And inquiries have been coming in from all over the U.S (and the world, in fact) to schedule clinics and get more information. One of the most common questions has been, “Do you have a video or book on this?” Even people who had been through the class wanted something that they could take home to review and practice with.
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The FEI

FEI World Cup Jumping News: Velin Makes It Two-In-A-Row
Thomas Velin won his second successive leg of the FEI World Cup Jumping series at Geneva today with another superb performance from the French stallion Equest Carnute.
Winner at the previous leg in Berlin three weeks ago, the 28 year old Danish rider said afterwards "it’s been a great few weeks for me because in Stockholm last weekend, which was not a World Cup Show, we also won the big class on Friday and then the Grand Prix – the only two competitions in which I jumped the horse. He has been eight times in the ring and has won four times in the past few weeks" he said, delighted to earned the winning prize of 35,000 CHF.
This promoted him to third position on the Leaderboard behind Eric Van der Vleuten in second while Marco Kutscher, ninth today, remains at the head of the table with 50 points and is now well-qualified for the Final in Milan next April.
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7th December 2003

Choosing a career and then succeeding at it are not always easy.
But then 17-year-old Casey Cousins wasn't looking for the easy way, just the best way to fill her dreams with success.
Casey has always loved horses, so being a horse trainer is her career choice. To assure her dream will be a success; Casey became the first in the nation to seek a Professional Designation in Horse Training from Austin Education Center. Casey will take nine courses, all online, and all at her convenience.
"I won a scholarship, but I still have to work to pay for my education," says the high school graduate. "So I work in my family's insurance business and study when I can." Casey lives in Vandergrift, PA, but since all courses are online, she does her studying at home instead of traveling to a campus.
"I know I want to train horses, but I'm not positive yet about specializing. I think maybe I'd like to train horses for dressage competition-particularly Andalusians." Please click here for further details

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