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The Sorraia Horse
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Federation Equestre Internationale News

4th January 2003

The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, Florida – January 3, 2003 -- With over $3 Million in prize money at stake, The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival (“WEF”) promises to be one of the most highly competitive in its 31-year history. Produced by founder Eugene R. Mische and Stadium Jumping, Inc., WEF is the horse show of all horse shows in the U. S. Over 4,000 horses and 6,000 people (riders, trainers, owners and grooms) will be added to the Wellington population during this time.
Commencing on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, the best horses and riders in the world in the equestrian disciplines of hunters, jumpers, equitation and dressage will square off against the very best of their peers. The hunter, jumper and equitation horses will compete in Wellington for seven weeks through Sunday, March 9, 2003, with the last dressage competition takes place during the week of March 13th.
Spectators can expect to enjoy classes for all age groups and discipline interests. And with as many as seven rings going at any one time, there will be something for every member of the family. There will be hunter, jumper and equitation classes for children and junior riders, mounted on ponies and small/large horses. Adult amateurs of all ages will be represented in hunter, jumper and equitation classes. The professional and advanced amateur riders will dominate the competition in pre-green, green and regular hunter divisions as well as at many levels of the jumper classes. The dressage competitions, with elegance and grace, will captivate all audiences.
When it’s time to take a break from the varied competitions, spectators can browse amongst the many eclectic boutiques or grab a bite from one of the multi-ethnic food tents. And there’s always a place to sit, as ringside seating is plentiful.
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4th January 2003
4-H event
"How to talk horse talk and train better," will be demonstrated by internationally known author/trainer Don Blazer at the 12th annual Trumbull County 4-H Equine Development symposium slated for Saturday, March 8.
Blazer will explain how horse behavior can be modified by using the horse's natural instincts, gaining the horse's respect and eliciting his desire for praise and acceptance by his trainer. Blazer will ride local horses, demonstrating how the techniques are applied. Blazer's presentation will begin at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Champion, OH.
Open to the public, there is no admission fee. There will be a new and used tack sale. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Trumbull County 4-H. The event is being co-sponsored by the Western Reserve Farm Cooperative.
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3rd January 2003
The Sorraia Horse
When the Sorraia horse was discovered in 1920, few could believe that a wild horse subspecies could have survived that long in Europe. A few decades earlier, the Mongolian wild horse had been all but wiped out, with just a few specimens saved in zoological gardens, and the East European Tarpan had become extinct even earlier. There were already zoologists ready to deny the Tarpan the status of a true wild horse, just because they hadn't had a chance to study and scientifically describe the Tarpan before he vanished forever. Zoologists had ignored him until it was too late.
They were going to do the same with the Sorraia, even though the Portuguese scientist who discovered this horse, Ruy d'Andrade, did his level best to study the Sorraia, preserve him, and make the zoological community aware of him. In this respect the Sorraia shares his fate with the English Exmoor pony: although significant evidence exists for the Exmoor to be not a man-made breed, but a remnant of an ancestral wild horse, many, if not most, zoologists wouldn't hear of it. Wild horses in our civilized Europe? Come on!
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3rd January 2003

Leslie Howard Named USET Athlete of the Month for December
Gladstone, NJ—January 2, 2003—Two-time Olympic Medalist Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, was named United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for December after she finished in third place in the Show Jumping Top Ten Final at CSI-W Geneva, Switzerland, December 12 - 15.
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2nd January 2003

Condios a "Top 10 Stallion" at the Sales
Condios, Morningside Stud's showjumping star, continued to show his value as a sire when his name appeared in the Irish Farmers Journal's list of "The top 10 stallions at the sales."
The list contains the names of the sires in Ireland whose progeny sold for the top 10% at public auction. Condios is the youngest approved stallion on the exclusive list.
It is not just Condios foals that sold for good money in 2002. In the spring a 2-year-old stallion by Condios out of a May Sherif mare sold for euro23,000. This is reputed to be the largest sum ever paid for a 2-year-old sport horse in Ireland.
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2nd January 2003
Making, saving money
If you want to make money with horses or you want to save money and reduce expenses, then you want It's All About Money, a monthly newsletter that's all about making and saving money.
It's All About Money is for all horsemen who want their own business, want to supplement their incomes, want to enjoy a better lifestyle, and want more money in their saddlebags. The newsletter is published by Success Is Easy.
"It's all about how horses can make you rich," says Don Blazer, trainer and author of the best selling book, Make Money With Horses, and newsletter editor. "Experts from every facet of the horse industry-pinhooking to stallion syndication-will share their success formulas with subscribers each month," Blazer said.
"Savings on special product offerings made exclusively to subscribers could add up to thousands each year," Blazer said.

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2nd January 2003

U.S. Nationals Provides a Grand Finale to End of Show Season
The 36th U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show held October 11-18 at the Kentucky Fair and Exhibition Center in Louisville, Ky. featured the best and brightest Arabian and Half-Arabian horses from 52 different states and provinces. The International Arabian Horse Association® (IAHA®) of Aurora, Colo., produced the event. The U.S. Nationals is considered the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry, and this year's flagship event offered fun, excitement and beautiful Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. When the final numbers were tallied, 2, 216 horses came to Louisville. Both amateur and professional riders or handlers competed in 120 classes ranging from halter, native costume, reining, working cow, cutting, trail, dressage, show hack, hunter/jumper, sidesaddle, park, driving and English, western and hunter pleasure classes.

Four new Arabian halter classes made their debut at U.S. Nationals with the split of the stallion and mare championships into junior and senior divisions. The creation of a junior and senior championship not only gave halter fans two additional champions to root for but nearly doubled the number of mare and stallion entries overall.
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1st January 2003
Doubting Thomas saved by his Equitector boots
New York mounted policeman Thomas Catanzaro tells us of his experience with the Equitector Chill Master Riding Boot.
o far I found them good with the cold weather. The boots are very comfortable.
But I have to tell you something. I am not a fan of the steel toed boots, but yesterday I was walking my horse from the trailer to the barn after a day out on patrol when my horse stepped high over the curb and came down hard on my left toe.
I have never had a horse step on my foot so solid. There is a scuff in the leather from the stud that is welded to the bottom of the shoe but my toes were not touched.
I am sure I could have broken a toe or something worse since the horse I had yesterday was a big Quarter Horse. Did I tell you it was the first day wearing the boots. I guess that steel toe boots are not a bad idea after all.
Thomas Catanzaro
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1st January 2003

IAHA® Presents Club Excellence Awards
The network of 270 clubs that belong to the International Arabian Horse Association® (IAHA®) perform the vital grassroots work of promoting the Arabian and Half-Arabian horse, recruiting new members and providing activities and communication that encourage participation. To honor the efforts of its clubs, IAHA created the Club Excellence Awards Program, which is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.
On November 23, 2002 at the IAHA Convention, the program presented five awards and five $500 checks to four clubs in the following categories: Membership Recruitment/

Retention, Club Projects, Communications and Breed Promotion/Community Involvement. Each of the category winners was then eligible for Club of the Year Award. A panel of four judges from Equisure, Inc., Proctor and Gamble, Arabian Horse America and the Urban Farm evaluated each entry.
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31st December 2002
Totally Online Equine Associate Degree now available
If you have been searching for a very indepth Equine Program that allows you to stay home and get a degree this is it. The classes are 8 week, very indepth, courses. Students may take as many, or as few, classes as time permits.
Global Equine Academy, Sundance, Wyo. and Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND have teamed together to offer this great opportunity. All equine lovers now have the opportunity to stay home and get an associate degree in Equine Management. These classes are transferable to any College or University.
Gene and Sandy Miller, owners and founders of Global Equine Academy, live near Sundance, Wyoming. The Millers started, and taught, the equine program at National American University in Rapid City, SD, they also taught in the WDTI Equine Program for five years. They have a background of teaching for the past 30 years both at the high school and college level, plus a personal level having their own training facility and ranch. The information that is contained in this program is tops and comes from years of experience.
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31st December 2002

IAHYA President Hillary Hoffman Named USA Junior Equestrian of the Year
Hillary Hoffman, the president of the International Arabian Horse Youth Association (IAHYA®), has been named as the 2002 USA Junior Equestrian of the Year. Hoffman, 18, of Hastings, Minnesota, will be presented with the Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy during the USA Equestrian annual meeting, January 15-19, 2003, in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy was established in 1985 to honor a junior individual who exemplifies "exception talent, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport" and has made "outstanding contributions to equestrian competition." Hoffman was honored for her devotion to the International Arabian Horse Association (IAHA) and its youth and her excellence as a competitor.
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30th December 2002
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30th December 2002

2003 Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Judges Named
The International Arabian Horse Association®(IAHA® ) has approved judges for the 2003 Arabian Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, which will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, on September 17-21, 2003.
National championship classes at the five-day show will include, dressage, hunter/jumper and sport horse classes for Arabians, Half-Arabians and Anglo-Arabians.
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30th December 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Mechelen Belgium 26 - 30 December 2002
International Competition CSIW - 1m50-1m60
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29th December 2002
Therapy Center Has New Name and New Strength
Nottingham Equine Therapy Center (NET) -- formerly Hannums Equine Therapy Center -- in Nottingham, PA, is celebrating its Grand Re-Opening and 10-year anniversary.
Doug and Bonnie Hannum announce the financial restructuring of their equine rehabilitation and therapy center. A group of New York investors have acquired the facility and intend to carry on the Hannums' commitment to excellent equine therapy. Doug will remain as the Center's Senior Equine Therapist.
Bill Godbold will serve as president. Bill has worked with Doug Hannum since the beginning of their careers in holistic health in 1992. Bill's expertise lies in nutrition, therapy, and training. Bill has also accompanied the US and Canadian teams to world class events as the team therapist. Most recently Bill and Doug went to the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain where Doug performed therapy on the Gold Medal 3-Day team.
The new company will allow Doug to continue work with all of the USET teams, on the road and at home. Doug Hannum's therapy programs are used on all disciplines, from the trail horse to competition jumpers to western reining horses. NET prides itself on the ability of its staff to provide services, drug-free, for equines of all levels.
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29th December 2002

Five IAHA® Members Receive National Volunteer Service Awards
Volunteers are the backbone of the International Arabian Horse Association® (IAHA®). To honor some of the most noteworthy volunteers, IAHA established the National Volunteer Service Awards nine years ago. This year five individuals were chosen by their peers as outstanding models of selfless service to IAHA--Lois Miller, Lollie Ames, Frank and Lana Gaddie and Elton Weeks.

Lois Miller has been a tireless worker for IAHA at local, regional and national levels since 1974. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association (PAHA) and has served as its president and secretary. She has also written for the PAHA news at various times over the years. She was the Region 15 Director from 1994-1997 and is currently serving on the IAHA/USAE Arabian Rules Committee, the Dressage Committee and the Bylaws Committee. Miller's hard work, spirit and enthusiasm have been an integral part of the success of the Pennsylvania AHA, Region 15, and IAHA in general.
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29th December 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Mechelen Belgium 26 - 30 December 2002
L'ANNEE HIPPIQUE TROPHY, International Jumping Competition CSIW - 1m40
FLANDRIA RENT CUP, International Jumping Competition CSIW - 1M45
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