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14th February 2004

Magnets: Use, Don't Abuse!
Armadillo's Founder Justin Hoon is an Equine Sports Therapist. He has been using magnets as part of treatment for many years.
'Using Static magnets is like having a stretch or a warm-up. They simply increase the circulation in the area you put them. If an increase in circulation helps the condition you are treating, then static magnets will help.'
'But Magnets are not a miracle cure.' Warns Justin
'If an increase in circulation is bad, ie in the case of open wounds, or even headaches, magnets should not be used.'
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American Trail Horse Association Raffle!!!
We are pleased to announce ATHA 1st Annual Raffle!
This is our first national raffle to help offset the ever raising cost of advertising and promotion of the American Trail Horse Association. ATHA strives to give members the best benefits at the lowest costs. A raffle is the only way to bring in extra for shows, demos, and other advertising not budgeted for.
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In-depth interviews with Dutch riding stars lensed for HorseTV
Exclusive interviews with the 2000 Individual Dressage Gold Medalist, Anky van Grunsven, and with four time Olympian Tineke Bartels, both of The Netherlands, have been recorded for HorseTV by SportsQuest International.
The celebrated equestrian athletes were in the United States as the featured participants in a recent symposium conducted by the California Dressage Society (CDS) at the Murieta Equine Complex, near Sacramento.
The interviews were conducted by SportsQuest International's Senior Producer, Melvin Cox, with the assistance of KMTP-TV's Daniel Fountenberry.
The interviews will form the cornerstone of a special presentation on Dressage that is to air this spring on HorseTV.

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Jeffery Welles And Ursa Major Win 1.40 Meter Acorn Hill Farm Challenge, Section B
Fabio Leivas De Costa Of Brazil Wins 1.40 Meter Acorn Hill Farm Challenge, Section A
Rob Bielefeld And C.C. Bloom Win First Year Green Hunter Championship, Section A
Ken Smith And Noir Win First Year Green Hunter Championship, Section B
WELLINGTON, FL - February 13, 2004 - With 114 horses entered in the $5,000 1.40 Meter Acorn Hill Farm Challenge Time First Round at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, today, management split the class into two sections, A and B.
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USEF Seeks Bids To Host NAYRC
The United States Equestrian Federation is currently seeking bids to host the FEI North American Young Riders’ Championships, for Dressage, Eventing, Reining and Show Jumping, in 2005.
As part of the bid process, candidate organizing committees are required to submit an advertising and promotions proposal to ensure the competition is given the prestige it deserves
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White Birch, Old Pueblo, Erg Register Wins In Hall Of Fame
Polo Friday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Ten-goaler Mariano Aguerre converted a 40-yard penalty shot 87 seconds into overtime to lift White Birch over C Spear 13-12 in a physical 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Friday at International Polo Club Palm Beach. The victory gave White Birch (2-0) sole possession of first place in its division.
In other Hall of Fame Cup action, Jeff Hall scored four goals to lead Old Pueblo over Everglades 10-9 and ERG got five goals from Pablo Spinacci en route to a 12-9 victory over Brigadoon.
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USEF Announces FEI World Children's Jumping Final
The FEI World Children’s Jumping Final, for children between the ages of 12 and 14, will be held at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA, November 22-29.
There are two qualifying classes in the U.S., an East Coast Qualifier held February 21-22, in Wellington, FL, and a West Coast Qualifier. The dates for the West Coast Qualifier will be announced in mid March.
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13th February 2004

The FEI

FEI World Cup Jumping News:
Pessoa Wins In Bordeaux
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Joins Lansink In Top Of The Standings

Double World Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa scooped the 25,000 Euro winners prize and rocketed up the league leaderboard with a superb victory in the FEI World Cup qualifying competition in Bordeaux riding Baloubet du Rouet. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum finished 4th and is now leading the standings together with Jos Lansink.
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Nine Illegally Grazed Ponies Arrive at HorseWorld
HorseWorld is urging all horse owners to ensure their animals are being grazed on suitable land after 9 animals arrived at their Welfare Yard in Whitchurch requiring immediate attention. The ponies had all been illegally grazed on land belonging to Wessex Water near Bath, and legal ownership of the animals has now been passed to HorseWorld after the owner failed to respond to a 14 day notice served by Wessex Water.
The land where the ponies were kept is unsuitable for grazing, and staff at Wessex Water had become very concerned for the animals' welfare following the death of two foals, either during or just after birth. On arrival at HorseWorld, it became apparent that all of the animals had a very significant worm burden, in addition to overgrown feet. Several of the animals were underweight, and three have since been confirmed as pregnant. Please click here for further details
Local Charities Benefit From HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
OCALA, FL (February 12, 2004)—For the twenty-third consecutive year in Florida, Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) will produce its world-class hunter/jumper horse shows, the Ocala Winter Circuit, in Marion County. In an effort to give back to the community that has embraced it, HITS partners each year with several deserving charities from Marion County. HITS is pleased to announce that the following charities will benefit from ticket sales at the 2004 Ocala Winter Circuit: Arnette House, Interfaith Emergency Services, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, Take Stock in Children, and Silver River Marine Institute.
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Robert Dover Wins USEF Grand Prix Qualifiers For Olympic Selection Trials
Gladstone, NJ—February 11, 2004—Five-time U.S. Olympian Robert Dover of Watermill, NY, won the USEF Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle, Qualifying Competitions for the USEF Grand Prix Championship and the 2004 Olympic Selection Trials, at the Wellington Dressage Show in Wellington, FL.
For the first time since he returned from his retirement with his two mounts owned by Jane Forbes Clark, Dover entered them both in the same class and produced a one-two finish – Dover placed first with FBW Kennedy, scoring 75.694% and placed second with his 2000 Sydney Olympic mount Rainier, earning 72.431%. In addition, Dover won the Grand Prix Special with a score of 77.000% on FBW Kennedy and he won the Freestyle with a score of 77.917% on Ranier.
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The Streak Is In Tact - McLain Ward And Hurricane Win $25,000 Challenge Cup
Ken Smith And Carmen Win Regular Working Hunter Championship
WELLINGTON, FL - February 12, 2004 - "The problem with having such a good run is that you get fearful when it's going to end, because you know at some point it's going to end," said McLain Ward after chalking up his 10th win in the Internationale Arena at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, today. "But we'll keep riding and enjoying it while it goes on."
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Isla Carroll, Las Monjitas Register Wins In Hall Of Fame
Polo Thursday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Isla Carroll built up a big lead but had to hold off a late rally to defeat San Saba 13-12 in a 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Thursday at International Polo Club Palm Beach. San Saba scored the final four goals of the game, the last one by 9-goaler Agustin Merlos with two seconds remaining.
In other Hall of Fame Cup action, 10-goaler Javier Novillo Astrada scored six goals as Las Monjitas crushed Orchard Hill 12-3.
There were five ties, all in the first half, before Isla Carroll took control with four unanswered goals in the fourth chukker, two apiece by 5-goaler Tomas del Rio and 8-goaler Pancho Bensadon.
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Purina Mills Named Official Feed Partner For All HITS Horse Shows
SAUGERTIES, NY (February 12, 2004)—Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) is pleased to announce that Purina Mills, LLC, America's leader in animal nutrition, is the Official Feed Partner for all HITS horse shows including: HITS Indio Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, Arizona Winter Circuit, HITS Culpeper, HITS-On-The-Hudson, and the Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals.
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South Yorkshire Police Horsewatch
Stolen from Upper Whiston area, Rotherham between 4/5th January 2004, Stolen between 12/13th January 2004 from Brinsworth area, Rotherham, Stolen from Swinton between 21st/22nd January 2004, Stolen between 23/24th January 2004 from Penistone, nr Barnsley, Stolen from Penistone near Barnsley between 23/24th January 2004, Stolen from Catcliffe between 27/28th January 2004, Stolen from Silkstone near Barnsley between 1/2nd February 2004, Stolen between 4/5th February 2004 from Moorends, Doncaster, SUSSEX HORSEWATCH: Break to outhouse on farm at Southwater daytime Tuesday 3rd February 2004, STOLEN OVERNIGHT 9th - 10th JANUARY 2004 FROM BASILDON ZOO, LONDON
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Athens Environmental Foundation Brings the "Wreath" to Iraq
Emeryville, CA, February 4, 2004; The Athens Environmental Foundation (AEF), at the invitation of the Interim Committee to Administer Sport in Iraq (ICTASI), participated at the election of the New Iraq Olympic Committee on January 29, 2004 and dedicated the Global Olive Wreath to the new Iraqi Executive Board
AEF Executive Board member and Olympian Michael Voudouris joined the delegation that attended the elections in Sulaimaniya City (Northern Iraq) together with members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), members of the Iraqi Governing Council, and representatives from the United States Government.
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WEF Jumper Results Thurs 2.12.04
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12th February 2004

Malvern Makes The Going Good
The owners of a top competition venue in the Midlands are to invest in an extensive programme of further improvements to its equestrian facilities for 2004.
The Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire - home of the Three Counties Agricultural Society (TCAS) - hosts in the region of twenty separate horse events, together with its long running Three Counties Countryside Show every year.
The planned regeneration of its equestrian area will involve breaking down compacted surfaces, installing a permanent irrigation system and enlarging the horse rings.
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Record Number Of Countries Competing At 2004 WEF
WELLINGTON, FL - February 11, 2004 - This year marks a record for number of countries represented at the 32-year-old Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Riders competing at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds hail from 31 countries - Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Holland, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, the USA, and Venezuela.
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PERA
PERA News
Olympic gold medallist Anky van Grunsven comes to Waresley Park Stud on 2-3 March and, back by popular demand, top international dressage judge Francis Verbeek will also be at Waresley on 16-18 March, to give riders the exclusive opportunity of pre-season dressage training with two top names in the world of pure dressage. Please see the website for full details.
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World Reining Trophy 2004 - Schedule changed
As the showmanagement already informed, the EUR 160,000.-- World Reining Trophy (Mooslargue, France, June 8-13, 2004) will now offer an Intermediate
Open class as well. With this additional class, the show schedule had to be changed.
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HorseTV Announces New Programming For April/May
A Television Special From Iceland
Launch of the new National High School Rodeo Series, "20X Rodeo High!"
Launch of the new Appaloosa Horse Club Series
Houston, TX - HorseTV announced today new additions to its April - May program lineup. By adding to its programming base unique television specials and on-going series covering many different aspects of the horse world, HorseTV continues its ongoing expansion while pursuing its goal of the 24/7 HorseTV Channel.
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U.S. Equestrian Announces Vaulting Training Camps in Menlo Park and Saratoga, California, February 14-15
Gladstone, NJ—February 10, 2004— U.S. Equestrian will host 16 of the nation’s best vaulters at a training camp to be held at Riekes Center for Human Enhancement in Menlo Park, CA on February 14 and at Garrod Farms in Saratoga, CA on February 15.
This training camp is the vaulters’ last chance before the Selection Trials for the 2004 World Championships to focus on maximizing performance through specific instruction on vaulting technique. The vaulters will also be working with the strength and conditioning coaches at the Riekes Center. This is their third visit this season to the Riekes Center to work with their expert coaches. Vaulters will receive private lessons on choreography, kur content, and performance presentation. Auditors are welcome. Please click here for further details
APHA

Barnmaster inaugurates World Show High-Point Exhibitor award for APHA
FORT WORTH, Texas-Barnmaster, one of the country's foremost builders of modular barns, has extended its support of the American Paint Horse Association by initiating a new APHA World Championship Show High-Point Exhibitor Award. Beginning in 2004, Barnmaster will award a $7,500 gift certificate for its products to the rider who claims the World Show's top honor.

"Barnmaster wanted to give APHA winners the freedom to choose their reward," said Jessica Miller, Barnmaster's national show coordinator and director of marketing. "The gift certificate is perfect. It gives people multiple options."
Miller notes that Barnmaster renewed its APHA sponsorship after receiving a tremendous amount of feedback from association members. The company's product has been APHA's official barn for the past four years, while Barnmaster has been an official sponsor for the past six years.
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CSI-W Vigo (Esp) 13th - 15th February 2004
Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details

Ward Wins Again, Not Once But Twice Today Kicking Off WEF Week 3
Joe Fargis And Maria Bonita Notch Win $5,000 Faults Converted Section
WELLINGTON, FL - February 11, 2004 - Hot off a seven-win streak in the Internationale Arena after just two weeks of competition at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, McLain Ward, 28, of Brewster, NY, notched two more wins to his tally of victories. Kicking off the Kilkenny/ICH Internationale CSI***, which runs February 11-15, Ward rode Cinderella 248 for owner Double H Farm to win the $$7,500 1.45 Meter in the morning. He followed that up in the afternoon aboard LaBelle for owner Turnabout Farm, chalking up the victory in the $5,000 1.40 Meter. Course designer this week in the arena is Frank Rothenberger.
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HRW Names AYHC as Recipient Of 2004 Equine Leadership Award
For over four years, Horseman’s Radio Weekly has been broadcasting interviews with people from all over the world who are involved in the horse industry. During that time, Jim Campbell and his team have encountered numerous horse enthusiasts with dedication and passion for an ever growing and changing business. “Many of those people have made contributions that have had a major impact, not only on breeds and disciplines, but some contributions have gone past the horse industry to affect people’s lives in general,” says host Jim Campbell. “Because of this, we decided to create an award to honor the people, horses and even organizations that have made significant contributions. Thus, we created the HRW Equine Leadership Award.”
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WEF Jumper Results Wed 2.11.04
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CSI* San Lazarro Di Savana (Ita)
Kate Mead Based in Hochdorf, SWITZERLAND has been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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11th February 2004

SPILLERS launch new ‘fibres for welfare’ initiative
SPILLERS have introduced a brand new range of fibre feeds, together with a comprehensive booklet on the benefits of feeding fibre. Both form part of a new initiative to highlight the importance of a high fibre based diet in supporting the best health and welfare of your horse or pony.
Unsurpassed as pioneers in equine nutrition SPILLERS are relied upon for using their technical and practical expertise to supply solutions to modern feeding challenges. The three new fibre blends build on the success of the UK’s fast growing fibre feed SPILLERS Happy Hoof, a complete feed designed for horses and ponies at risk from laminitis. Each new blend has been carefully designed to suit specific types of horses and ponies kept in a variety of different environments.
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Shopping Spree - Winter Equestrian Festival Style Saddles, Silver, And Sensual Art
WELLINGTON, FL - February 9, 2004 - While topnotch equestrian competition is the centerpiece of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, there's also another draw that many shopping aficionados have discovered - the tents, trailers, vans and RVs located throughout the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds, colorfully decorated and filled to the brim with gifts, apparel, tack, jewelry, and art.
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EUR 160,000.-- World Reining Trophy 2004 offers Intermediate Open Class now
The World Reining Trophy 2004 will offer an Intermediate Open class as well, which means a total prize money of EUR 160,000.-now.
From June 10 to 13, 2004 Daniel Straumann and his team organize at Mooslargue (France) the first World Reining Trophy. This show concewntrating on Reining and Cutting offers a highly attractive variety of classes, among them the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy Open with a purse of EUR 100,000.-alone.
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Blainville Returns with Flagship Dressage and Show Jumping Tournaments
Blainville, Quebec --- The Classique Internationale de Blainville is pleased to announce the return of its two most popular equestrian competitions, the CDI***-W Blainville Dressage International from June 30-July 3 and the CSI-W Blainville Jumping International held July 7-11 at Blainville Equestrian Park in Blainville, QC
Both competitions, which include World Cup Qualifying events, are sanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and feature the world’s top athletes competing in the two Olympic disciplines of dressage and show jumping.
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Canada's Jill Henselwood And Special Ed Win $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix At Indio Desert Circuit II
INDIO, CA (February 9, 2004)—Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills, Ontario, rode her 10 year-old Oldenburg gelding, Special Ed, to victory in Sunday's $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix, presented by Cosequin® . Henselwood was the fastest of five double-clears in a nine-horse jump-off. Olympic veteran, Gerardo Tazzer of Mexico City, Mexico, took second place with his mare Scappino Chanel. Third place went to John French of Los Altos, California, aboard Millenium, owned by Cathy & Alex Mendez. Misti Cassar of Malibu, California, placed fourth with Pasadena, owned by Sopranos Farm. Ronnie Freeman placed fifth with Litente, owned by Marlborough Corp. Please click here for further details
APHA

Special international competition to debut at APHA World Championship Paint Show
FORT WORTH, Texas-The World Championship Paint Horse Show, set for June 20-July 3 in Fort Worth, Texas, will feature more international competition than ever before, with the debut of the Youth Paint World Games.

Youth from all nations are invited to participate in this special competition, which will take place on the first day of the World Show. Teams will compete in four categories-barrel racing, reining, showmanship and horsemanship. As many as four riders and one alternate will make up each team and the horses will be randomly drawn prior to the contest. In addition to the thrill of international competition, youth will have the opportunity to explore the many similarities they have with Paint Horse admirers from many nations around the world. Please click here for further details
Kappler Wins $50,000 Bayer/USET Foundation Wellington Cup
Gladstone, NJ—February 10, 2004—Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, rode Kathy Kamine’s Royal Kaliber to the win in the $50,000 Bayer/USET Foundation Wellington Cup, February 8, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. A crowd of more than 5,200 spectators gathered at the show grounds on Grand Prix Sunday to watch two of America’s best hopefuls for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games – Kappler and McLain Ward – compete for the win. Please click here for further details
PERA
PERA News : Your comments required
You may already be aware there is a discussion document currently featured on www.peraworld.com which is to be presented to the FEI Eventing Committee. PERA requests your feedback on this document currently which you will find under the FEI news section..
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Behind-the-Scenes Book on Wellington's Winter Equestrian Festival to Debut at Denim and Diamonds on Sun, February 15
Vicky Moon, author and equestrienne, will be signing the first copies of her new book A Sunday Horse about the celebrity and character-packed Winter Equestrian Festival.
As part of the many festivities planned for the spectacular Denim & Diamonds gala to benefit the United States Equestrian Team (USET) on Sunday, Feb 15, a new book "A Sunday Horse: Inside the Grand Prix Show Jumping Circuit" will debut.
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HITS Hosts Fiesta Day Fun At 2004 Indio Desert Circuit
INDIO, CA (February 6, 2004)—Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Fiesta Day, presented by Nextel and Avis Rent A Car, will take place on March 14th from noon to 2pm at the HITS Indio Desert Horse Park. Please click here for further details
Keean White Congratulates Jessica Speiser on the Purchase of Libidou
Cambridge, Ontario – Canadian Show Jumping Team member Keean White of Cambridge, ON, wishes to congratulate Jessica Speiser of Armonk, NY, on the purchase of Libidou.
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Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Sponsors Week 3 Of 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, FL - February 9, 2004 - Week 3 of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival kicks off on Wednesday, February 11, and runs through Sunday, February 15, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. Kilkenny/ICH Internationale is the title sponsor of the five-day show, which features the $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup, CSI***, a Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series, on Sunday, February 15.
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10th February 2004

Under Starter's Orders
With the worst of the winter hopefully over, now is the ideal time to consider how best to prepare your horse for the working months ahead. Maintaining weight and condition through this change in seasons can certainly be tricky - particularly if there are other factors to into account, such as, if your horse:
o Has a tendency to be 'fizzy', o Is a 'fussy feeder', o Suffers with bad digestion, o Is barley-intolerant, o Has poor coat and/or coat condition
Despite this diverse set of concerns and problems, simply supplying your horse with the correct feed can help resolve all of the conditions above as well as ensure that he keeps on weight and condition.
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The FEI

FEI World Cup Driving News: Exell ready to beat Freund in Vigo with his own weapon
Exell ready to beat Freund in Vigo with his own weapon The fifth and sixth leg of the FEI World Cup Driving will take place in Vigo, Spain, on 13th and 14th February 2004. After Bordeaux had dropped out of the World Cup Driving circuit, the organisation of Vigo offered to host two World Cup events instead of one.
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Keean White Named 2003 Equine Canada Athlete of the Year
Cambridge, Ontario – Show jumping athlete Keean White has been named the recipient of the Dr. George Jacobsen Trophy as the 2003 Equine Canada Athlete of the Year.
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Farmkey Develop Innovative Website
FARMKEY has added major new innovations to their website, providing an even better service for customers.
A new addition which has been developed provides the opportunity for horse owners to apply for a passport online.
This quick and efficient method of applying for a passport is a major plus for busy horse and pony owners.
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Int. Western Riding Show at Bremen: 29 riders now in the first CRI of the world
Only three more weeks until the first CRI of the world. On Friday, February 27, there will be the first CRI (the first qualifying show for the $ 100,000.-- FEI Reining Masters in Oklahoma City) during the 17. Int. Western Riding Show at the Kampmann Pferdesport Festival at Bremen (February 27-28, 2004). The show is one of the most renowned events in Germany and offers more than EUR 25,000.-- prize money plus Trophys, among them the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy and the Jan Mapes Cutting Trophy. It is also the second qualification for the German Reining Championship (FN).
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Wrap-Up For Wellington Dressage, Qualifying Competition for the Olympic Games Selection Trials, February 5 - 8, Winter Equestrian Festival Week 2
WELLINGTON, FL - February 9, 2004 - Wellington Dressage, the first of three dressage shows at the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, was held February 5-8 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. Wellington Dressage featured qualifying competitions for the Olympic Games Selection Trials, USET national championships, and the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships.

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Winter Equestrian Festival Week 2 Wrap-Up, February 4 - 8
WELLINGTON, FL - February 9, 2004 - The second week of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival was held February 4 through February 8 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The five-day show entitled Bayer/USET Gold Coast Jumper Classic CSI*** featured an all-jumper roster.
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Polo Sunday @ International Polo Club Palm Beach Feb.8,2004
WELLINGTON, Florida - With a gracious gesture to the storied history of a sport more than 2,500 years old, high-goal polo continued to flourish at the International Polo Club Palm Beach on and off the field during action at the 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup.
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Robert Dover And Rainier Win USET Grand Prix Freestyle
Catherine Morelli And BeSe Win USET Intermediaire I Freestyle
WELLINGTON, FL - February 8, 2004 - Starting off with a brassy "If My Friends Could See Me Now," Robert Dover and Rainier owned by Jane Forbes Clark wowed a standing room only crowd at the FEI ring today as they danced their way to victory in the $2,000 USET Grand Prix Freestyle.
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Irish Sport Horses compete at Bordeaux CSI W
The Bordeaux CSI W took place last weekend, February 6th-8th, with Fridays opening 1m40 class, the Prix du Club des Leaders, being won by That’s Life (ISH)
and Michel Hecart (FRA).
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
VILAMOURA EQUESTRIAN TOUR PORTUGAL 16 FEBRUARY-14 MARCH 2004
CSI*** SPANISH SUNSHINE TOUR 17 FEBRUARY-21 MARCH 2004
CDI SPANISH SUNSHINE TOUR 4-21 MARCH 2004
CSI-W PARIS FRANCE 4-6 MARCH 2004
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9th February 2004

Promoting Racehorse Retraining
Oberon Equestrian www.oberon-equestrian.co.uk is pleased to be supporting the 'Promoting Racehorse Retraining' scheme in association with Equine Management and Training www.equine-training.co.uk and Niagara Equissage www.equissage.co.uk
For the thousands of racehorses, some only three or four years old, that come out of training each year the future is uncertain and often bleak. There is much prejudice against ex-racehorses which is caused I believe because of a few horses that give the rest a bad name. Racehorses are individuals the same as any other living animal. Many of them will be very trainable for other jobs and go on to excel in eventing or become quiet ladies hacks or dressage horses etc. There are a few, of course, who because of injury or temperament will not be suitable to retrain but this should not spoil it for the rest who deserve a second chance at leading a useful happy life.
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SEIB/British Breeding Young Horse Evaluation Series 2004
These evaluations are designed to assess natural ability, identify the top British-bred sport horses of the future and recognise the most successful bloodlines used by British breeders
A Final Gala Championship is to be held at The Royal Show and there are generous premiums throughout the series plus many other awards including Most Promising Dressage Horse, Event Horse, Show jumper; Top Mare; Performance Diplomas; Elite Mare Diplomas; Breeder's Diplomas and Breed Society specials.
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The FEI

FEI World Cup Jumping News: Brilliant Baloubet Beats Them All In Bordeaux........
Double World Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa scooped the 25,000 Euro winners prize and rocketed up the league leaderboard with a superb victory in tonight’s FEI World Cup qualifying competition in Bordeaux riding Baloubet du Rouet.

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Jensen And Kursinski Win $25,000 Windsome Dressage/Show Jumping Spectacular
WELLINGTON, FL - February 7, 2004 - Olympians Bent Jensen and Anne Kursinski won the $25,000 Windsome Dressage/Show Jumping Spectacular today at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. This is the sixth year for the duo to claim victory in this popular crowd-pleaser that features teams of two competing in two phases - the show jumpers ride a Third Level Test 3 and the dressage riders jump a Hit 'N' Hurry course with fences up to 3'6". Kursinski placed third in the dressage phase, while Jensen won the jumping phase. Their total points proved to be sufficient to top the field of 11 teams.
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Chris Kappler And Royal Kaliber Win $50,000 Bayer/USET Wellington Cup, CSI***
WELLINGTON, FL - February 8, 2004 - It was an early birthday present for Chris Kappler who will turn 38 tomorrow - he picked up his first Grand Prix win at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, today. Riding Royal Kaliber owned by Kathy Kamine, Kappler topped a field of 37 entries in the $50,000 Bayer/USET Wellington Cup, CSI***. More than 5,200 fans were in the stands to witness a competition that showcased two of America's best hopefuls for the Olympic Games - Kappler, and McLain Ward who placed second on Sapphire. Please click here for further details
Dover Notches Lifetime High Score In USET Grand Prix Special Aboard FBW Kennedy
WELLINGTON, FL - February 7, 2004 - Robert Dover riding FBW Kennedy owned by Jane Clark won the $1,250 USET Grand Prix Special at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, today.
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Ride The Marwari Horse To The Balotra Fair
-with Tiger watch safaris, Himalayan rafting, Kerala-Tropical and Ayurvedic spa/ beach other extensions
06th-15th MARCH 2004 $ 1,800 all inclusive land and internal air
IJ's (featured in Horse and Hound UK,World Wide Riding Vacations USA, Horse Action Canada, Polo Player Edition USA, Residence Elegance Holland, amongst others)
is proud to announce its new alliance with the Royal Stables of Pratap Country Inn-Udaipur-the Lake Palace City Rajasthan India.
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APHA

Ranch and training facility tour to kick off AYHC National Youth Leader's Symposium
FORT WORTH, Texas-Four top-notch horse breeding and training facilities will be part of a tour slated for the first day of the American Youth Horse Council's (AYHC) National Youth Horse Leader's Symposium, to be held Feb. 20-22 in Irving, Texas. This pre-conference tour will start out at 9 a.m. on February 20 at the Harvey Hotel in Irving, Texas, also the site of the symposium. Please click here for further details

Hughes Second At Bordeaux
SHOWING one of her most remarkable spurts of form in the last few seasons, Ireland's Marion Hughes once again produced a notable result in today's (Sunday) Prix Casino de Bordeaux at the eponymous French venue, with a second place on <Heritage O'Jessie>. She then followed this with a fifth place in the jump-off class, the Prix GPA, with <Galileo>.
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WEF Jumper Results Sun 2.8.04
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8th February 2004


Photo credit – Cealy Tetley
Expanded Capital Classic Show Jumping Tournament Jumps into Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario --- Plans are underway for the expanded 2004 edition of the Capital Classic Show Jumping Tournament to be held from Tuesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 18, at the Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa, ON.
One of the largest show jumping tournaments in Canada, the Capital Classic Show Jumping Tournament annually welcomes over 700 competitors from all over the world to compete for more than $150,000 in prize money. Traditionally a five-day tournament, the 2004 edition has expanded its schedule to six days of competition running Tuesday to Sunday in order to accommodate the overwhelming number of entries.
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Irish Horse Board “Breeding and Producing for Market Requirements” Seminars
The Irish Horse Board is running two seminars on the theme “Breeding and Producing for Market Requirements” on Thursday the 12th of February at 8pm in Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe and on Friday the 13th of February at 8pm in Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny. Speakers at the seminars will include experts in the field of showjumping, eventing and dressage.
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The British Horse Society

British Horse Society welcomes new members of staff
The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce the appointments earlier this year of two members of staff. Both took place in January and are appointments to vacant positions.
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McLain Ward Aboard Quickstar II Z Claim Victory In $20,000 1.50-Meter Classic
Abby Carpenter Wins Amateur-Owner High Championship
WELLINGTON, FL - February 7, 2004 - McLain Ward took yet another victory lap in the Internationale Arena at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, today, for his win in the $20,000 1.50 Meter Classic riding Quickstar II Z.
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Robert Dover And FBW Kennedy Win USET Grand Prix
Patricia Becker And Tsunami Win USET Intermediaire I
WELLINGTON, FL - February 6, 2004 - For the first time since he returned to the show ring with his two Jane Clark-owned Grand Prix mounts, Robert Dover entered them both in the same class and produced a one-two finish.
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Lechuza Caracas Edges Erg 12-11 In OT In Hall Of Fame Polo Saturday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Ten-goaler Pite Merlos converted a 30-yard penalty shot 1:20 into overtime to lift Lechuza Caracas over ERG 12-11 in a 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Saturday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
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Hughes Second At Bordeaux
IRELAND'S Marion Hughes moved up a few gears at the World Cup show in Bordeaux today (Saturday) with her best performance so far at this year's event..
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Approved Rule Changes Now Available
The rule changes approved by the United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors at a meeting held January 18, as part of the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, are available on the U.S. Equestrian web site (www.usef.org) in the following locations:
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WEF Jumper Results Sat 2.7.04
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Wellington Dressage Friday, February 06, 2004 Results
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Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Bordeaux France 6-8 February 2004
Prix CHATEAU LAFITE, International Jumping Competition CSIW 1m40
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