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25th January 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
23 January 2003

World Equestrian Games Debriefing Representatives of Jerez 2002 WEG Organising Committee and an FEI Delegation met on the 20 and 21 January 2003 for a debriefing meeting in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP). Jerez 2002 was represented by Mr Antonio Ortiz, General Manager, Ms Begona Merello, Mr Jaime de La Calle, Mrs Pilar Maldonado, while the FEI Delegation was composed by the FEI Treasurer, Mr Guillerme Sarmento, the Secretary General, Mr Bo Helander, Michael Stone and Catrin Norinder.
FEI Executive Board Meeting The Executive Board held its first meeting of the year on 22 January 2003 in Madrid.
FEI Delegation Visit Beijing A preparatory meeting between the FEI and the Chinese authorities took place on January 16 and 17. Representatives of the Organising Committee, National Federation and the Ministries of Agriculture and Quarantine were present. The FEI was represented by the Secretary General and managers of the Olympic and Veterinary departments. During two days the masterplan for the competition venue and sanitary issues relating to temporary import and return of horses were discussed
FEI 25th World Cup Jumping: Situation In The Leagues There are 12 Leagues in the 2002 / 2003 season of the FEI World Cup Jumping.
Seven Leagues have ended their qualifications:Central Europe, Canada, South America, South Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Japan.
Five Leagues are still going: Western Europe, USA East Coast, USA West Coast, Australia and New Zealand.

A Horse Show In The List Of "International Sport Venue Of 2002" The Globe Arena in Stockholm, which is hosting the Stockholm International Horse Show for 10 years was awarded the “International Venue of the Year” by American Pollstar.
Two Memberrs Of The Eventing Committee Honoured The 2002 Medals of Honour of the British Equestrian Federation are awarded to persons who have provided outstanding services in the equestrian field. Two members of the Eventing Committee were nominated, Michael Etherington-Smith, well-known director and course-designer of Blenheim and 2000 Olympic course designer, and William Henson, Director of Burghley since 1987 and representative of the Organisers within the Committee.
In Memoriam
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25th January 2003

American Paint Horse Association membership reaches new all-time high
Passion for American Paint Horses spurs continued growth for APHA

FORT WORTH, Texas-In 2002, the year during which the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) celebrated four decades of achievement, membership in the organization reached an all-time high of more than 104,000 members in 37 nations. The number represents an 8 percent increase over the previous year's membership total.
In addition, the total number of horses registered by the association climbed to nearly 710,000, as APHA continues to register American Paint Horses at a remarkable rate. In 2002, APHA registered more than 60,000 American Paint Horses-a nearly 6 percent increase over 2001's total.
"We continue to see a membership that remains strong and committed to a breed that has come a long way in a fairly short period of time," said Jim Kelley, APHA executive secretary. "In 2002, through the cooperative effort of APHA's membership and staff, the American Paint Horse breed has received the respect it deserves around the world.
"Through their record numbers, our members have said loud and clear that APHA is the association they want to be affiliated with," Kelley continued, "and our registration numbers continue to make us one of the fastest-growing breed registries in the world."
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25th January 2003
BHS Awards Party A Huge Success!
The British Horse Society in the North and Yorkshire recognised the achievements of six individuals at the sell-out second Annual Awards Party held at the Morritt Arms Hotel in North Yorkshire last weekend (18 January).
The event was once again shared with South Essex Insurance Brokers' BHS National TREC League Awards.
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25th January 2003

John Anderson Edges McLain Ward To Win AmeriChoice NAL Speed Challenge At Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL – January 24, 2003 –Canadian Equestrian Team veteran John Anderson of Calgary, Alberta edged McLain Ward of Brewster, NY by three tenths of a second to win the $5,000 AmeriChoice NAL Speed Challenge Friday at the 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
Friday’s featured attraction at the Nutrena/Western Hay Wellington Classic, the opening horse show of this year’s WEF, saw Anderson take an early lead. The 13th of 69 to try the one-round course at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, he finished in 61.123 seconds on Nesbitt Burns Dunvegan.
Anderson’s lead held up for the rest of the day with the closest challenge coming from Ward, the 2002 NAL Open Speed Champion. Ward rode Sporting United to a time of 61.463 seconds to narrowly miss the win. Finishing third was Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ with a time of 61.658 seconds on Little Big Man.
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25th January 2003

Revised Driving Championship Selection Criteria Available
The USA Equestrian Selection Criteria for the 2003 FEI World Pony Driving Championship and the 2003 FEI World Pair Championship have been revised by updating the lists of 2003 Selection Trials Updated criteria for the 2003 FEI World Pony Championship and the 2003 FEI World Pair Championship will be mailed to all applicants.
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25th January 2003

Night at the Races
Friday, March 14, 2003 the Equine Research Centre, in partnership with the colossal Can-Am Equine Emporium, is hosting a "Night at the Races" fundraiser at Western Fairgrounds, London, Ontario. Join us for:
A silent auction including stallion services to prominent stallions.
A bountiful buffet dinner in the beautiful Top of the Fair Dining Room.
A night of action-packed harness racing.
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25th January 2003

Winds and Cold Weather Attack the Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL – January 24- Near freezing temperatures and strong winds did not interrupt a full day of competition at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. Below are the results of Friday's ’s events. All results are posted daily at www.stadiumjumping.com as well.
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25th January 2003

USA Equestrian Board Acts On Rule Change Proposals
Following open rule change forums and committee meetings, the USA Equestrian Board of Directors acted on over 300 rule change proposals at the Sunday morning Board meeting held during the 2003 Annual Meeting in Lexington, KY. Complete results of the Board meeting will be available on the USA Equestrian website in the near future. A few of the rule changes that will be in effect as of December 1, 2003, are listed below.
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24th January 2003

BEF Invites Industry To Comment On Breeding Programme
3000 invitations have been sent out to Breed Societies and Stud Books, individual breeders, trainers, elite riders and other interested parties to an Open Meeting, where the initial work of the BEF Breeding Development Programme Plan will be presented and discussed.

Graham Suggett, BEF Consultant Director of Breeding said; "Thanks to the Breeding Development Programme Plan's seven working groups' excellent preparatory progress we now have a good basis for useful discussion and the BEF would like to widen the debate and seek the views of breed societies, stud books and ndividual breeders. Our committee and working groups endeavour to represent the industry's views, but it is vital that all our colleagues in the breeding community can participate in this process. Our aim is to circulate information on the BEF Breeding Programme as widely as possible amongst the British Breeding Industry, and give everyone the opportunity to participate in the plans if they wish."
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24th January 2003
An Exciting New Novel To Be Released This Spring - Legend of the Crown
The novel is called "Legend of the Crown", and for the few readers that have read it so far, reviews indicate that this could become the next great novel for fans of the genre.
Here is a short synopsis: Cassie Ferguson is a teenager trying to cope with her life. Following her mother's death in a tragic accident, she is forced to live with her estranged father, Richard, at his horse farm in Kentucky. Failing to come to terms with her loss, she grows up nearly void of hope and refuses to trust anyone but herself. After years of failed attempts to bond with his daughter, Richard almost resigns to giving up until the day a miracle occurs. A foal is born from the very thoroughbred responsible for the death of Cassie's mother. Cassie discovers the secret to this unique creature that only she can see- a secret that changes her life forever and helps forge a new bond with her father.
After raising her beloved companion, Cassie struggles against others trying to take away her young filly for her gift of speed to satisfy their own ambitions. In order to stay together, Cassie leaves home with her filly to embark on an adventure through the world of championship racing in an attempt to win the Triple Crown series. Along the way, she uncovers dark secrets from her past that threaten to destroy her unfolding future.
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24th January 2003

1st of $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup at Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL – January 23, 2003 – The first $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup of the Winter Equestrian Festival was won by Hidden Creek Jones with Margie Engle riding, producing the only clean round in the timed jump-off. Norman Dello Joio finished 2nd with 4 faults riding Mille. Mclain Ward aboard Rio was 3rd with 8 faults.
Left: Margie Engle WEF Challenge Cup Winner (Photo Credit Kym Ketcham).
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24th January 2003
Success Is Easy
If you are a horseman involved with a breeding operation, finding a few free minutes can be hard at this time of the year.
But Leslie Mongeur of DeLand, Florida is finding the time to attend school at Allegany College of Maryland. She's taking the online course, Training Performance Horses. "Being able to learn at my own pace was the key attraction when I first read about the course," Mongeur said. "I knew the season was coming and I wouldn't be able to take all the lessons on a regimented schedule. But as soon as the horses settle do for the evening, and I have the time, I'll turn on the computer and I won't have missed a thing."
In addition to caring for nine horses, primarily Paso Finos, and running a pet grooming shop, Mongeur is just as busy as most horse owners. Time is precious. That's why nationally-know author and trainer Don Blazer designed the internet course, Training Performance Horses. Now students can get lessons whenever they can find some free time. There is no time limit for completing the course, but when it is finished students receive a Certificate of Recognition.
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24th January 2003

Dressage In Florida Kicks Off 2003 Season
WELLINGTON, FL (January 22, 2003) — With Wellington’s Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club as its hub, the dressage community in Florida continues to expand in numbers and depth, marked this year by more international caliber competitions, clinics, and symposiums than ever before, as well as an ever-broadening base of riders, trainers, and fans who come from around the globe to participate in the Winter Equestrian Festival and events at the Horse Park at Equestrian Estates.
Starting off the season January 11-12, the Palm Beach Dressage Derby Series held The Derby Series Kickoff at the Horse Park at Equestrian Estates in Loxahatchee. Olympian Carol Lavell on her Much Ado topped the Prix St. Georges class on Saturday with a 67%. On Sunday, Olympian and World Equestrian Games Team Silver Medalist Sue Blinks and Flim Flam performed a Grand Prix Freestyle that earned 75%.
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24th January 2003
BSJA Stallions Lead The Way
Fifty percent of the top 14 horses in the new BSJA Horses List for 2002 are Performance Stallions. The breeding for these top stallions is as follows:
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24th January 2003

Show Jumping and Dressage Selection Procedures for Pan American Games Now Available on USET Website
Gladstone, New Jersey—January 23, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced that the show jumping and dressage selection procedures for this summer’s Pan American Games (PAG) are now available on the USET’s website at www.uset.org.
The 2003 Pan American Games will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 2-17.
The USET Show Jumping Selection Trials will take place in Lexington, KY, May 10 and 11 and May 15 and 17. The Dressage Selection Trials will be held during the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ, June 19-22.

These selection procedures are subject to final approval by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Executive Committee and are being posted and distributed with USOC permission.
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24th January 2003
Southern States Named as Official Feed Partner for 2003 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
SAUGERTIES, NY (January 23, 2003)--Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) is proud to welcome Southern States and its equine feeds--Legends and Triple Crown--as the Official Feed Partner for the 2003 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.
Southern States, now in its 80th year, offers everything for the horse owner, including specialized equine feeds, tack, and animal health products such as dewormers and grooming supplies. As a member of Cooperative Research Farms, the largest group of privately owned research farms anywhere in the world, Southern States is able to incorporate the very latest technical advances in its premier lines of Legends and Triple Crown feeds. These feeds are available exclusively from Southern States and Agway dealers in 23 states stretching from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.
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24th January 2003

Selection Criteria Now Available For 2003 USAE Dressage Championships
Selection procedures, locations, and dates for the following 2003 USAE Dressage Championships have been approved.

The USAE Dressage Seat Medal Finals will take place August 15 - 17, at the Northeast JR/YR Dressage Championships in Darien, Connecticut. The USAE Junior Dressage Team Championship will be hosted by Dressage at Devon, September 23 - 28, in Devon, Pennsylvania. Qualifying Criteria, Also, the USAE Young Horse Dressage National Championships will be held during the CDI***/Y Allentown & Dressage at Stone Tavern competition in Allentown, New Jersey, on August 28 - 31. Selection Procedures for the 2003 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage to be held in Verden, Germany have also been approved. Three selection trials will be held in the United States.
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24th January 2003
Greathouse & Sheehy Now Handling Advertising For TVG, Keeneland Magazine , The Official Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine and The Official Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships' Souvenir Magazine
LEXINGTON, KY - Lexington-based media services and advertising agency, Greathouse & Sheehy, LLC, is now the exclusive advertising representative for Keeneland Magazine . They are also national consumer representatives for Blood-Horse Custom Publications, including the Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine and the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships' Souvenir Magazine .
In addition, TVG named Greathouse & Sheehy, LLC, as a sales agent for national advertising sales on its television network. TVG is the only broadly distributed interactive sports television network that combines the excitement of live horse racing from premier U.S. racetracks and the convenience of in-home, account wagering.
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24th January 2003
CSI** Zwolle (Ned) 19 - 23 February 2003
Jon Egmore From Diss, NORFOLK, Johnathan Bowman From Malmesbury, WILTS, Blair Willmer From Cullompton, DEVON, Charles Baker From Horsham, WEST SUSSEX, Ben Dunning From Southampton, HANTS have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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24th January 2003
CSI***** Zurich (Sui) 30 January - 2 February 2003
Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKS with Marius Claudius, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Tim Stockdale From Roade, NORTHANTS have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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24th January 2003
CSI*** Neumunster (Ger) 13 -16 February 2003
Di Lampard From Oakham, LEICS, William Funnell From Dorking, SURREY have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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24th January 2003
CSI-W Bordeaux (Fra) 7 - 9 February 2003
John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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23rd January 2003

Racehorse Competition Launched For 2003
Entry forms for the second year of the acclaimed "Racehorses to Riding Horses" competition are now available.
The competition, run by South Essex Insurance Brokers and QBE International Insurance, is designed to prove that Thoroughbreds coming out of training can be re-schooled for a career in other disciplines. It will be supported this season by the British Horseracing Board charity Rehabilitation of Racehorses (RoR)
"The first year of competition was an undoubted success," said South Essex's livestock and marketing manager Nicolina MacKenzie. "We had many, many entries and the ultimate winners last year have set a standard that proves that these much maligned equine athletes can certainly do more than just race - and in the right hands they can even be handled by children."
"Racehorses to Riding Horses" will be open to horses affiliated to the British Show Jumping Association, British Dressage, British Eventing and the British Endurance Society as well as those contesting recognised showing classes or unaffiliated competition run by The British Riding Clubs, Pony Club, Permanent Show Organisers Association or approved centre.
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23rd January 2003

An Active Future For Older Horses
Trading an old car in for a newer model is something all drivers do at least once in their driving careers. It is a fairly emotion-free activity involving little or no thought for the car that has been discarded - unless the owner in question is prone to anthropomorphism!

The situation is very different for a horse. When older horses are replaced by younger animals, they are often retired while they are still fit and healthy. With retirement forced upon them, their condition deteriorates, they become depressed and they lose their zest for life - especially if they are turned out all year round with no rugs or protection.
And as some humans do not take to retirement, so it is with some horses that miss the physical and psychological stimuli of being active and working.
However, hope and help is at hand thanks to the Veteran Horse Society (VHS), founded just 18 months or so ago and which will be bringing the story of its success to the Midlands Equine Fair to be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on 8 and 9 March.
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23rd January 2003

FEI Dressage World Cup at San Patrignano
The 2003 equestrian competition season will open in the light of international dressage, with the Italian stop of the FEI World Cup, which will take place in San Patrignano from Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th January 2003.
For two days, the indoor arena of the community will host the competition among 28 riders representing 11 Nations: Austria, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia. Among them, the best performers of the speciality, such as the German Isabelle Werth, twice world champion and Olympic gold in Atlanta '96, and her compatriots Gina Capellmann and Monica Theodorescu, respectively ranked in third and seventh place in the FEI World Cup 2002/2003 standings. Many other top class riders are expected, such as the Swiss Daniel Ramseier, 5th in the cup ranking, the British Richard Davidson, 6th and the Russian lady rider Alexandra Korelova, currently second classified in the Central European League. At the starting line, the Italian participation is also foreseen, represented by the top speciality riders: James Connor and Stefano Blasi.
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23rd January 2003
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event 2003
What: Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer
America's only Four Star event
When: April 24-27, 2003
Where: Kentucky Horse Park - Lexington, KY
Featuring: The Rolex/U.S. Equestrian Team Four Star Championship for the Pinnacle Trophy
What: The sport of Eventing consists of three distinct elements: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Originally, Eventing competitions were held around the world to test the fitness and training level of cavalry mounts. The winner is determined by the horse-and-rider combination with the lowest combined score.
Four Star Events, the most challenging level of the sport, are held at just four venues each year plus the Olympic Games and World Championships every four years. Of the four annual Four Star Events, only one, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, takes place in the U.S. The other annual events are at the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials in Great Britain, and at Adelaide in Australia.
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23rd January 2003
National Disability Sports Alliance to Host Forum on Judging Dressage Riders With Physical Disabilities
Kingston, RI—January 22, 2003—The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA), in association with USA Equestrian (USAE), will host a forum on judging dressage riders with physical disabilities at Quiet Oaks Farm in Winter Garden, FL, March 17-19, 2003.
The forum is designed to provide judges with an in-depth review of judging dressage for riders with disabilities. It will include lecture, discussion, and demonstration, as well as practical judging of riders with disabilities.
Open to all USAE judges, the forum will allow for a maximum of 30 participants accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Judges with a dressage “R” rating or above will be given priority and may attend the course free of charge. There is a fee of $50.00 per person for judges at the lower levels and for observers.
Qualified judges who show competency during the practical segment of the forum will be eligible to become International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) international candidate, provisional, or national level judges.
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23rd January 2003

USA Equestrian Officers Elected
New USA Equestrian officers were elected January 16, during the Annual Meeting held January 15-19, in Lexington, KY.

Alan F. Balch was re-elected to a final two-year term as President. Olympian David J. O'Connor of The Plains, VA, was elected as Vice President, Judith F. Werner of Waterloo, IL, will serve as Secretary and Kathy Knill Meyer of Edwards, CO, as Treasurer. Olympian Carol C. Lavell of Loxahatchee, FL, will serve as Assistant Secretary and Stephen O. Hawkins of Ho Ho Kus, NJ, as Assistant Treasurer. These officers will serve until 2005.
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23rd January 2003

“Angel” to Honor Special Horse
Angel Bea Publishing is breaking ground by auctioning off the last page of their children’s book, “Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History,” to the highest bidding horse lover on ebay.com
The horse lover who has everything does not have this. With a starting bid of $10,000 on eBay, you can bid on a dedication page featuring YOUR horse in the upcoming title “Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History.”
The highest bidder will get: A full-color image of their horse on the last page of Angel Bea Publishing’s new book, “Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History,” along with a 200 word dedication to their horse from the author. The winner will also receive an original illustration of their horse ($1,500 value) and 100 copies of the book ($1,595 value) at no additional charge.
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23rd January 2003

Garden State Horse Show Announces 2003 Sponsors
Augusta, NJ—January 22, 2003—The 52nd Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., returns to the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ, April 30 – May 4, 2003, with several new sponsors.
It is through the ongoing support of its sponsors that the Garden State Horse Show remains the largest hunter and jumper show in New Jersey.
Some of this year’s sponsors include Aalsmeer Farm, supporter of the Modified Jumper Division; Agway, sponsor of the $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Prix; Der Dau Custom Boots, sponsor of the $2,500 Junior/Amateur-Owner Prix; and Infologix, supporter of the Medium Pony Hunter Division.
The 2003 Garden State Horse Show will have a number of colorful, eye-catching jumps in its Grand Prix Ring thanks to B & B Saddlery, who also supports the Small Pony Hunter Division; Cosequin®, who also helped outfit the jump crew; Jamie’s Jumps, builder of the 2003 Garden State Horse Show jump; the Colonel George Sanders jump; Kistler Buildings, proud sponsor of the 2003 Garden State Horse Show Exhibitors’ Party; and Land Rover of Parsippany, which will provide several brand new vehicles for the Grand Prix ring.
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23rd January 2003

National Disability Sports Alliance Announces International, Advanced, and Developing Rider Lists
Kingston, RI—January 22, 2003— The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) has announced its 2003 Advanced International, Advanced National and Developing Rider Lists for equestrian competition.

Placement on the 2003 NDSA Advanced Riders International List qualifies a rider for participation in the 2003 NDSA Championship, to be considered for the team for the 2003 World Championship, as well as other major international competitions, and NDSA sponsored training opportunities. Athletes are eligible to receive the highest level of NDSA scholarship funding (as available) to support their competition and training efforts at specific NDSA sanctioned and sponsored events.
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23rd January 2003

First Day of Competition at Winter Equestrian Festival
Below are the results of the classes that are from the first day of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival. The classes not listed are not yet available and will be posted on www.stadiumjumping.com. as soon as available.
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22nd January 2003
Equus-The Horse Event 2003
World-class displays and demonstrations, seminar topics, shopping, lots of excitement and celebrities - an event not to be missed!
Equus-The Horse Event takes place from 3rd-6th April 2003 at ExCeL, London and is open 10am-9pm from Thursday-Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Tickets can be booked for morning or afternoon performances from £10 adults and £7.50 children. A trio of specialist clinics with Olympic riders will be held in the evenings at 7.30pm with Pippa Funnell, Geoff Billington and Anky van Grunsven from £15.

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22nd January 2003
Riders Receive Recognition for their British Horse Society TREC Success
Riders from all over the country were at the British Horse Society (BHS) North and Yorkshire Awards Party held on 18 January 2003, at the Morritt Arms Hotel, Greta Bridge, County Durham to receive South Essex Insurance Brokers BHS TREC League Awards for their achievements in BHS TREC competitions in 2002.
Jane Bartle-Wilson, former Olympic dressage rider, made the presentations on behalf of the BHS and sponsors South Essex Insurance Brokers. Kathy Wilding from Shifnal in Shropshire took Champion Individual at Level 1 & 2 by a single point from Surrey rider Hilary Barnard with Alison Elmer from Lincoln third.
Champion pair at this level were the 'Quantock Cavalleros', Vanessa Warren & Ros Wood from Bridgwater in Somerset, with Sheila Roberts and Pat Funnell from North Yorkshire runners-up and Penny Lines and Julie Warner from the West Midlands, in their first TREC season, finishing third.
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22nd January 2003
'Riding into the Future' with the British Horse Society
Following hot on the heels from the sell out success of the British Horse Society Trainers' and Coaches' seminar held in November 2002, comes the BHS Instructors' Convention with Jennie Loriston-Clarke, MBE FBHS on 24 March 2003, at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire.
Entitled 'Riding into the Future' the convention aims to look at the art of dressage from Novice to Medium level. Aimed primarily at BHS Instructors, the Convention is also open to anyone looking to further their knowledge in this area.
Jennie competed in her first Olympic Games in 1972, and went on to compete her famous stallions 'Dutch Courage' and Dutch Gold' internationally until 1992. Jennie now focuses her attention on international judging and training.
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22nd January 2003

USA Equestrian Annual Meeting Coverage
For complete coverage of the 86th USA Equestrian Annual Meeting and 7th Sports Summit please visit the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/convention/2003/.

The staff at USA Equestrian has compiled news from the USA Equestrian breed and discipline meetings and EQUESTRIAN Magazine managing editor, Brian Sosby, has filed daily reports of activities. In addition to the many committee meetings were informative sessions including the League of Agriculture and Equine Center's forum entitled, "How Can We Help You?", and meetings of the International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) Board of Directors and the American Connemara Pony Society Board of Governors.
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21st January 2003

Equestrians Open Their Hearts To Make-A-Wish Patient Laura Jahnke
Wellington, Florida – January 20, 2003 – Laura Jahnke was a fun-loving, 17-year-old girl with a passion for horses and horse showing. In her spare time, Laura could be found at the barn caring for her beloved mounts. That was until last year, when Laura was diagnosed with bone cancer and when her life changed forever.
Laura has a wish, and thanks to The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minneapolis, Minnesota, that wish is about to be realized. What is Laura’s wish?: To meet her equestrian idols at The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Before her diagnosis, Laura showed at local shows, but never at “A” shows and never in Wellington. Her heroes are the United States’ grand prix riders she watches on ESPN.
After Make-A-Wish let the equestrian community know of Laura’s wish, it was not long before more than 50 well-known riders, trainers, owners, saddlery companies and others rallied to provide funding, transportation, a horse, a stall on the show grounds, riding lessons, tack, clothing and living accommodations for Laura’s trip to The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival.
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21st January 2003

Machine Washing Leather-Trimmed Breeches
By Anna Carner Blangiforti, President and Founder, Leather Therapy Products
OLDWICK, NJIn Victorian times, coachmen and grooms wore buckskin or doeskin breeches that were kept white by the application of pastes and chalks. When the whole thing just got too messy, the thin leather was carefully hand washed. Then the breeches were stretched back into shape to dry on specially constructed “breeches trees.”
Caring for breeches didn’t get much easier when someone thought of stitching leather patches onto woolen breeches. Now there were two different materials to keep clean, each with its own persnickety care requirements. Modern leather finishing processes and synthetic fabrics have made cleaning breeches easier than it was in “the old days.” But not by much.
Riders still grapple with the problem of how to launder riding clothing constructed of materials with very different cleaning requirements. The detergent products that do a great job cleaning sweat and ground-in mud off fabric also pull the lubricating oils out of leather, leaving it stiff and uncomfortable when it dries. The inner fibers become brittle and eventually break down. Suede, the leather of choice for good saddle grip, has always been a challenge to clean and condition because fat- or oil-based leather conditioners stain it and mat its nap.
Given the cost of a pair of leather-seated breeches, riders have cause to be concerned about finding cleaning methods that extend the useful life of their garments. Thanks to the synergy between two recently developed companion leather care products, however, riders can now both clean and condition leathers right in their washing machine. The cleaning solution works during the wash cycle to deep clean grimy dirt and leave leather fibers with a negative ionic charge that attracts the more positively charged conditioning dressing during the rinse cycle. The dressing lubricates and relaxes the leather fibers. The procedure is not much different than doing other laundry and the result is soft, supple, deep-cleaned leather.
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21st January 2003
Stable Manager Training from The British Horse Society
The British Horse Society has a few places left on the Stable Managers Preparation Course being held at the BHS Welfare Centre, Oxhill, Warwickshire, on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January.
The course is designed for students preparing for their BHS Stable Managers Examination, however any students who plan to take their Stable Managers exam in the future will also be welcome!
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21st January 2003

World Class Start And Potential Programmes 2003
Short Listed Riders

The following riders have been invited to take part in final selection trials in January at Addington Equestrian Centre (Dressage 20-21, Show Jumping 27-28, Eventing 29-30) and Hartpury College (Paralympic Dressage 30-31).
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21st January 2003

The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival Opens Its Doors to Numerous Charitable Causes
Wellington, Florida – January 22, 2003 – Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the equestrian community will be supporting numerous charitable and community causes during The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival.
Stadium Jumping and its President, Eugene R. Mische, are generously donating The Special Events Pavilion on The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club grounds, together with tables and chairs, during five Sunday grand prixs. Different charitable organizations will use The Pavilion during those afternoons for fundraising events. The Pavilion, which seats up to 400, is a 40’ by 200’, three-tiered, permanent structure overlooking the International Arena. The scheduled Pavilion events are as follows:
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21st January 2003
New Chairman Of Dressage Ireland
The appointment of Paul Byrne as chairman of Dressage Ireland was announced at the organisations AGM this evening (Monday 20th January 2003).
A native of Dublin Paul is a former show jumping and eventing competitor. In addition to being regular participant in dressage events over many years he was also an S.J.A.I course builder. Paul is an experienced equestrian administrator.
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20th January 2003
The Dartmoor Pony.
The Dartmoor Pony is an attractive pony very much in demand for its gentle nature as a child's first riding mount. Dartmoor ponies have provided children and families with wonderful experiences due to their versatility and adaptability to riders of all ages. It is not unusual for the same pony to patiently carry a toddler on lead line, be used by an older child for 4H or Pony Club and then happily work in harness taking the parents for a Sunday drive. Below are some of the top reasons Dartmoors are becoming increasingly more popular:
1) The pony averages around 12 hands thus making it easy for a child to groom, saddle and mount themselves.
2) They move with a low, smooth stride making their riders feel they are on a much larger mount.
3) They are not easily excitable like their cousins, easy to train and posses a gentle & kind heart like the family Labrador.
4) In the showring, the Dartmoor has competed with outstanding success against other breeds in jumping, cross-country and dressage proving that it is a breed to be reckoned with in competition.
5) When used as a harness pony, they can hold their own against much larger equines displaying toughness & courage allied with their calmness.
Typically, once a Dartmoor Pony makes it into a family, they are rarely sold. When the children outgrow them as riding mounts, they go on as harness ponies or are passed on to relatives to teach their young ones the love of riding and caring for a pony.
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19th January 2003

Ohio Top Hands Rodeo Drill Team featured at the Can-Am Equine Emporium
January 17, 2003… Hold onto your hats and tighten your saddles, the internationally renowned Ohio Top Hands Rodeo Drill Team will be performing at the Can-Am All Breeds Equine Emporium.
The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Emporium, the first all encompassing equine show ever held in Canada, is scheduled March 13-16 at the Western Fairgrounds in London, Ontario.
Since their debut in 1998, the Ohio Top Hands – 12 world class women riders performing various drills in spectacular costume - has delighted audiences in major shows and parades throughout the United States. In 2002, they were crowned Mid-America Drill Team Champions in Kentucky.
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19th January 2003

David O'Connor Is Named Equestrian Of The Year
The Olympic eventer is the first in the sport to take the title twice
After a remarkable year, David O'Connor, 41, of The Plains, VA, has been named as USA Equestrian's 2002 Equestrian of the Year. O'Connor is the first two-time winner of this award in the history of the sport. A stellar horseman, O'Connor was chosen from a group of eight of the country's most outstanding athletes that were already bestowed the title of Equestrians of Honor.

The eventer first won the award in 2000 largely for his individual gold medal winning performance at the Sydney Olympics, where he rode Custom Made, an Irish Thoroughbred gelding owned by Joe Zada. While at the games, O'Connor turned in the best eventing dressage score in Olympic history when he opened the individual competition with a score of 29.00 penalties. He was the first U.S. athlete to take the gold medal in the sport since 1984.
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19th January 2003
HITS Announces Indio Desert Circuit 2003
Saugerties, NY (January 17, 2003)--For the twelfth consecutive year, Horse Shows In The Sun presents the Indio Desert Circuit in Indio, California. This six-week hunter/jumper circuit will run from January 22 through March 9, 2003. Each week will feature approximately 250 classes including a Grand Prix every Friday and Sunday. Four of the Grand Prix competitions are qualifiers for the 2003 World Cup Finals. More than $1,000,000 in prize money will be awarded. The Grand Finale of the circuit is the $150,000 Ford Grand Prix of the Desert, one of the richest show jumping events in America. With 3,000 stalls available, the HITS Desert Horse Park can comfortably accommodate more than 2,000 horses and 6,000 horsemen each week. Exhibitors from Canada, Mexico, Europe and all regions of the U.S. will travel to Indio for the 2003 Indio Desert Circuit.
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19th January 2003
Volvo Drives into Official Vehicle Spot at 2003 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
SAUGERTIES, NY (January 17, 2003)--Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) is proud to welcome Volvo as the official vehicle of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. In addition to being the official vehicle, Volvo is also the title sponsor of the $100,000 Volvo Grand Prix scheduled for Sunday, March 9, 2003. Outdoor Life Network will provide television coverage of this prestigious event, allowing those who cannot attend the chance to share in the excitement.
"We are delighted that Volvo has assumed the title sponsorship of our featured Grand Prix event," said Tom Struzzieri, owner and president of HITS. "The company has a long tradition of being at the forefront of sponsorship in the equestrian field and we are proud to add Volvo to our list of sponsors."
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