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12th Jan 2002
Federation Equestre Internationale News
January 2002
FEI/BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RANKINGS

The No 12 List of the FEI/BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings includes all 2001 results.
Ulla Salzgeber still leads the standings with an unchanged score of 79.645. Lars Petersen (DEN) had no results in December 2001 to compensate for the points dropped the previous December. He consequently lost the runner-up spot and is now 3rd behind Nadine Capellmann (GER).
FEI/GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RANKINGS
Most of the riders in the Top Ten could replace their high amount of dropped points from December 2000, thanks to their good results in December 2001.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) celebrates the first anniversary of his undisputed leadership in the FEI Gandini Rankings with 3224 points, 761 more than runner-up, the Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa, who moves up from the third to second place. Ludo Philippaerts (BEL) is now third.
HALF TIME IN THE WORLD CUP DRIVING
With the CAI-W Mechelen in Belgium the newly introduced FEI World Cup Driving reached its halfway mark. Four competitions were held in Stuttgart, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Mechelen – four more are to come in Bordeaux, Dortmund, -s’Hertogenbosch and Göteborg.
Chester Weber of the United States, the only of the ten World Cup Drivers who did all his four events already, is in the lead with 27 points, ahead of Ludwig Weinmayr (GER) with 17 points and his countryman Christoph Sandmann with 14 points.

World Cup Dressage Qualifier For The First Time In Italy
A top International equestrian event will take place in the community of San Patrignano (Italy) from 25 to 27January 2002 when, for the first time ever, one of the qualifiers for the FEI Dressage World Cup will take place in the leading community in Europe for the rehabilitation and social re-integration of drug addicts.
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12th Jan 2002 Save Our Sanctuary
Please Help Save the Mostonbrook Sanctuary
The Mostonbrook Sanctuary is in desperate need of help. The sanctuary, formally of Manchester now in Pembrokeshire has not been able to fund-raise for winter feed as they usually do due to the foot and mouth restrictions.
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12th Jan 2002
Highlights of Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival To Include High-Flying and Dancing Horses
Wellington, FL— (January 11, 2002) — Like the swallows returning to San Capistrano, the top show jumping horses and riders in the country are returning to Wellington, FL, for the 30th annual Cosquin Winter Equestrian Festival. The annual migration is fueled by the promise of exciting competition at the festival, which offers more than $3 million in prize money.
The Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival (CWEF) is held from January 23 through March 19 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington. It then travels to the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, for competitions from March 13-31. It then returns to Wellington for the American Grandprix Association (AGA) National Championship, presented by Budweiser, April 3-7. For the first time this year, the Festival was selected to host a premiere international event, the United States’ first-ever outdoor Nations’ Cup, a prestigious international team show jumping competition.
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12th Jan 2002
USET Announces Change In Application Deadline For the 2002 WEG Reining Team Selection Process/USET Reining Championship and the 2002 USET Futures Reining Championship
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dstone, New Jersey—January 11, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced that the application deadline date for the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG) Reining Team Selection Process/USET Reining Championship and the 2002 USET Futures Reining Championship has been changed to March 1, 2002.
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12th Jan 2002
USET Announces Selection Procedures for CSIO Spruce Meadows
Gladstone, New Jersey—January 11, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the selection procedures for the Show Jumping squad that will compete at the 2002 CSIO Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada, September 4-8, 2002.
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12th Jan 2002

Coriano, Condios' Sire, Takes 6th Place in German Showjumping Index
CORIANO (Corrado I x Lord), the sire of Morningside Stud's jumping sensation CONDIOS (Coriano x Landgraf I), has ascended to the top tier of German sires according to a study released at the end of December by the German Federation.
The study's purpose was to determine the breeding values of German-based sires. The study used information on 350,000 horses and included results from mare tests, stallion tests, and, above all, showjumping competition results.
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11th Jan
$3 Million Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival
What: The $3 million Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival featuring the world’s best horses and riders and rising stars competing for top placings during the eleven-week Festival.
When: January 23 - April 7, 2002, riders compete every Wednesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m.
Where: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, FL
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Featuring: The $50,000 Samsung Nations’ Cup, presented by Canadian National CSIO at Wellington, March 8.
The 30th annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational will be held at
Raymond James Stadium on Saturday evening, March 30.
The $200,000 Budweiser American Grandprix Association National Championship presented by Jaguar/Land Rover, April 7 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.
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10th Jan 2002

2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Bayer Returns
Lexington, KY—January 9, 2002—One of the world’s most prestigious equestrian competitions, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, returns to the beautifully pastoral Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington April 25-28, 2002.
The competition features this country’s best horses and riders and international stars vying for their share of $190,000 in prize money, an increase of $40,000 from last year, and a chance at the elusive $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing crown. The winner will be awarded $60,000 and a Rolex timepiece, a $10,000 increase.
The only Four Star event in America, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the premier competition for the top horses and riders in Eventing. Past winners include Olympic Medalists David and Karen O’ Connor, and New Zealand’s Blyth Tait. Last year, David O’Connor won in a dramatic fashion on Giltedge, his two-time Olympic mount owned by Jacqueline Mar
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10th Jan 2002
PERA News
The champagne will certainly be flowing at this year's PERA ball; PERA is delighted to announce that next month's event, to be held on Saturday 23rd February at Newbury Racecourse, is to be supported by Bouvet-Ladubay. Bouvet-Ladubay will be hosting a special champagne reception and giving prizes to the winners in the 2001 FEI World Event Rider Rankings Awards, presented during the evening.
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10th Jan 2002
Performance horse training
Performance horse training is now being offered as a distance learning course by Allegany College of Maryland.
Students can learn horse training techniques, train their own horse with professional step by step guidance, and earn a certificate of recognition all at the same time, and at home, said Robert Penner, director of professional development.
"The nine-lesson course takes the student from before the first saddle through each progressive step until the horse is learning advance equestrian exercises," Penner said. "The focus of the course is on 'how-to' steps of teaching the horse forward, backward and lateral exercises, proper cadence and stride, impulsion, suppleness and collection."
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10th Jan 2002

Live Audio Webcast Available Of USA Equestrian Board Meetings
There will be live audio webcasts available of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors meetings held during the Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC.
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10th Jan 2002

Wild Heart Ranch positions itself in children's entertainment market with the Original Legend and Toy Line based on Magical Wild Horses Family entertainment with magic and horses....
January 9, 2002 Point Roberts, WA, Delta B.C., Wild Heart Ranch Inc is pleased to distribute the Original Legend of the No More Night Mares, to the entertainment and toys markets for 2002. Originally introduced in 1997, the No More Night Mares Legend has created a following initially
with horse enthusiast that has since spread to a more mainstream market. Current trends of family entertainment, based on the magic and wonder and wonder of childhood have dominated the Wild Heart philosophy since inception. Wild Heart is currently introducing and developing additional new lines for the market.
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10th Jan 2002 North American Young Riders' Championships Fact Sheet
The premier equestrian competition in North America for young riders, age 16-21.  Young equestrians come from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for the Championships.  Riders compete in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.  The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale, the international governing body for equestrian sport).  The NAYRC is also designated as an official USA Junior Olympic - Equestrian Event.
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9th Jan 2002
Encore Presentation - "With Equestrian Tact..."
The series preview of television's premier equestrian news Magazine will have an encore presentation in the United States on Sunday evening, January 27th.
"With Equestrian Tact: The International Video Magazine of the Equestrian Sports" will be broadcast nationally, as a HorseTV presentation on the America One Television network.
The program will air at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (GMT -0500).
First broadcast in mid October of 2001, the half hour presentation features stories profiling Ekkehard Brysch, President of the International Sports Horse Registry and the Oldenburg Registry N.A.; Elizabeth Cross, President of Ariat International, a leading manufacturer of footwear for both English and Western riders; and International Course Designer Leopoldo Palacios, of Venezuela.
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9th Jan 2002
KWPN Select Sale stallions on the internet
On Friday 1 February the second edition of the KWPN Select Sale will take place. Twenty-six three-year-old stallions have been entered in the catalogue and can be seen on the presentation video. Furthermore, from today on, the selected horses can be seen on the renewed internet site of the KWPN Select Sale. Extensive information about each stallion, including photographs in standing position, moving and free jumping, can be found on www.kwpn.nl.
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9th Jan 2002
USET Announces 2002 Reining Long List
Gladstone, NJ—January 7, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the names of the 2002 Reining Long Listed Riders. All the riders listed are eligible to compete in the World Equestrian Games (WEG) Reining Team Selection Process. The top 50 riders in NRHA Category 1, 2 & 6 earnings from 1999, 2000 & 2001 are listed below and are eligible to compete in the WEG Reining Team Selection Process/USET Reining Championship.
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9th Jan 2002
World Equestrian Game Selection Criteria Available On USA Equestrian Web Site
USA Equestrian announced today that the proposed selection criteria for the 2002 World Equestrian games is available on its website
The USA Equestrian Executive Committee is expected to consider and act on the criteria during its meeting Thursday, January 10, 2002.
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8th Jan 2002
Federation Equestre Internationale News
Flash News 7 January 2002

FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
Most of the riders in the Top Ten could replace their high amount of dropped points from December 2000, thanks to their good results in December 2001.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) celebrates the first anniversary of his undisputed leadership in the FEI Gandini Rankings with 3224 points, 761 more than runner-up, the Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa, who moves up from the third to second place. Ludo Philippaerts (BEL) is now third.
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8th Jan 2002
FEI Dressage World Cup: Top International Riders Come Back To San Patrignano For The Italian Qualifier
A top International equestrian event will take place in the community of San Patrignano (Italy) from 25th to 27th January 2002 when, for the first time ever, one of the qualifiers for the FEI Dressage World Cup will take place in the leading community in Europe for the rehabilitation and social re-integration of drug addicts. San Patrignano is located next to Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, in the Northern part of Italy (Bologna is the nearest International airport) and it extends on 250 hectares.
Some of the best International dressage riders will be competing in San Patrignano in what will be the first ever FEI Dressage World Cup competition held in Italy since the circuit was started sixteen years ago. Three days of competition are scheduled for the event, however the attention will be focused on Saturday 26th January on the Grand Prix (short) which will qualify the 12 combinations allowed to compete in the World Cup qualifier, the Free Style Grand Prix that will take place on Sunday 27th January, in the afternoon.
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8th Jan 2002 Above All Else @ Windsong
Jim and Sue Doll, owners of Windsong Arabians in Mt. Airy, Maryland, built a house for their daughter on their farm. Now their daughter has married and the newly weds bought a house of their own. It was Jim's idea to turn the 4 bedroom, 3 bath cape cod into a vacation rental for horse travelers. Above All Else @ Windsong has been fully furnished, thanks to friends and family, and now is a vacation get-a-way for anyone who wishes to savor life on a Maryland horse farm. For horse travelers, a corral is included in the rental, suitable for up to 4 compatible horses. Stall board on the farm, depending on availability, can be arranged for a nominal fee.
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8th Jan 2002 Government Response To Medicines Review Is Positive - NFU
Many of the NFU's concerns on the dispensing of prescription-only veterinary medicines have been allayed with the publication of the Government's response to an independent review of the issue.
The Government's response to the review, conducted by Professor Sir John Marsh, is positive and constructive and takes into account many of the NFU's views.
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8th Jan 2002
USA Equestrian Makes Additions To Honor Roll Of Distinguished Officials
USA Equestrian has announced that Alex Forman, 82, of Morristown, NJ, Howard Lewis, 77, of Gates Mills, OH and Col. Donald W. Thackeray (deceased) will be added to the Honor Roll of Distinguished Officials. The presentation will be made Friday, January 11, 2002 at the USA Equestrian Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC.
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7th Jan 2002
Western Pleasure Riding
One of the most popular classes within the spectrum of western riding is the western pleasure class. It is a typical class for beginners to the show ring to acquire experience and control over themselves in a show scenario. In contrast to events like reining, western riding, trail, and others, in a pleasure class the contestant is not alone in the show ring. He/she can "hide" among a group of other competitors and is not judged individually.
Of course, hiding among fellow competitors isn't what western pleasure is all about, but for the novice show rider it usually helps enormously not to be the only one under scrutiny and not to feel the eyes of all the spectators focussing in on him.
In a pleasure class, one can get used to being in the show pen. To be sure, winning a western pleasure class is NOT easier than winning any other class! In order to win or do well in a pleasure class, one needs to stand out in the crowd - which is the more difficult the more riders compete in the class.
Being competitive in a western pleasure class necessitates knowing what the judge is looking for - and being able to present your horse in that way. What is the judge looking for?
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7th Jan 2002
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6th Jan 2002 Three Pronged Promotion Strategy
Let's take a look at some common horse business marketing perceptions:
1) I tried advertising once, but it didn't work.
2) I don't need to advertise - I rely on word of mouth.
3) Marketing and advertising are the same thing.
4) I can't afford a marketing plan and don't have a marketing budget.
Marketing...advertising..budgeting..planning...
It's true that marketing is a broad topic. It can make any horse business owner dizzy to try to figure out how to get started. By building a fundamental understanding of marketing, you will take the first step to winding your way through this multi-faceted maze of options and opportunities. Formulating a three pronged promotion strategy is a good first step, and will form the backbone for any marketing you do.
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6th Jan 2002
Legendary Equestrian Helen K. Crabtree Passes Away
Helen Kitner Crabtree, 86, of Simpsonville, Kentucky, passed away January 4, 2002. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, December 14, 1915, she began her show career at age four, and started riding as a professional at twelve. She graduated from Illinois College and taught riding at MacMurray College where she received an honorary doctorate. While at MacMurray, the intercollegiate riding teams were never defeated during her stay.
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6th Jan 2002

The College Equestrian Centre
Upcoming Events at The College EC Keysoe, Bedford
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