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News Headlines 13th March 2004

Minister to speak at National Equine Forum
Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael will speak about his plans for the equine industry at this year’s National Equine Forum, to be held on Thursday 25th March 2004 at The Royal Veterinary College, London.
The National Equine Forum, which is to be attended by HRH The Princess Royal, is the only independent conference for the horse world in the UK. It is not a lobbying organisation. Its major function is to identify important topics and provide an opportunity to hear all sides of complex issues
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Spanish Sunshine Tour 17 February - 21 March 2004
Big Tour A, CLASS 97
1) PRIMA DONNA; Veniss, Pedro (BRA)
2) FOLKA DU PARC; Rozier, Thierry (FRA)
3) FABULEUX MERZE; Miranda, Alvaro (BRA)
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FEA judges Tickled pink by purple carrots
A Cambridgeshire grower is the inaugural winner of a new category in the NFU Farming Excellence Awards, the Best Innovation in the Food Chain Award, sponsored by Marks & Spencer, for developing and growing purple carrots.
Clem Tompsett, managing director of Tompsett Burgess Growers, first started trying to develop purple carrots five years ago in private trials on his farm and brought them to market just last year.
Carrots were originally purple until Dutch growers patriotically developed an orange variety which soon became the most common variety and Clem’s idea was to re-introduce purple carrots as a fun way of encouraging children to eat more vegetables. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 12th March 2004

World Class Start And Potential Riders Selected For 2004 Programme
Riders for the 2004 World Class Start and Potential programmes have now been decided following the selection trials that took place from February 16th ­ 22nd. From an initial 400 applications, 102 riders were short listed to attend the ridden selection trials, from which 20 riders were chosen to join the Start programme and 20 riders for the Potential programme.

The British Equestrian Federation¹s World Class Start & Potential programme is for riders between the ages of 14 and 30 who demonstrate the exceptional talent and dedication to ride and win at Olympic level in Dressage, Paralympic Dressage, Show Jumping or Eventing and which establishes a development pathway for these riders to progress onto the Olympic Performance squads in 2008 and 2012.
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Beezie Madden Tops Class Of Nations’ Cup Veterans To Win $25,000 Equus Medal
WELLINGTON, FL – March 11, 2004 – Beezie Madden, 40, of Cazenovia, New York, topped a class of 24 veterans of Nations’ Cup competitions to win the 2nd Annual $25,000 Wellington Equus Medal on Monday, March 8, 2004, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The two-round night class was held under the lights in the Internationale Arena as a benefit for the Wellington Equestrian Alliance. Only riders who had represented their country in a Nations’ Cup were eligible to compete. “It’s judged on the style of the rider and the performance that night,” explained Madden. “It was fun. I had a great horse both rounds.” Madden’s mounts were borrowed from Frank and Stacia Madden’s Beacon Hill, and their young ‘staff’ attired in the stable’s navy blue T-shirts were Beezie’s ground crew. “All the kids helped. We held a practice session in the afternoon and they helped us get ready for tonight,” said Madden. “We all just had fun with it. It was a great night.” Please click here for further details
Tracy Bartko Magness And Lebora Win $2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome
OCALA, FL (March 11, 2004)—Tracy Bartko Magness rode her family's Lebora to the blue ribbon in Wednesday's Brookledge Open Welcome at HITS Ocala V. Bartko was the fastest of three double-clears in a seven-horse jump-off. Callan Solem and Warsaw took second in the competition. Heather Tinney and Ironclad finished in third place.
Sixteen horse/rider combinations took to the Grand Prix field to attempt Anthony D'Ambrosio's first round course. Seven riders went clean. For the jump-off, D'Ambrosio shortened the course to six elements and set time allowed at 54 seconds.
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Obstructions On Rights Of Way: Removal Process Is Tightened
New provisions for removing obstructions from public rights of way are outlined by Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael in guidance for local authorities, published today.
The guidance has been prepared in the light of legislative changes under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, which will require local authorities to ensure obstructions are cleared within a set timescale. Keeping rights of way clear of obstructions which interfere with the public's use and enjoyment has always been the responsibility of local authorities, but this is the first time a limit has been put on the window in which they must act. If they fail to comply, a magistrate's court order can now be served, compelling them to do so.
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Reward for lifelong passion for conservation
Conservation and farming have been lifelong passions for the winner of the English Nature Farming for Wildlife Award, at the NFU’s Farming Excellence Awards, announced today.
The award recognises achievements in nature conservation and provides funds for further wildlife projects on the winning farms.
The winner, Tom Meikle’s interest in wildlife and conservation began in childhood when his father began planting trees on the family farm, work that Tom has continued. Tom is a local committee member of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG), hosts visits by conservationists to his farm and is committed to Farm Assurance and the Voluntary Initiative.
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News Headlines 11th March 2004

Anyone for side saddle?
British Horse Society organises taster day
Thanks to the generosity of several senior Side Saddle Association (SSA) instructors, The British Horse Society (BHS) East of England Region are able to organise an annual taster day for riders from the area and surrounding counties wanting to try side saddle. This year the event takes place at Writtle College, Chelmsford in Essex, on Tuesday 6 April with Trish Drake, a leading side saddle judge and instructor. Attendees just need to present themselves, suitably clothed, and the BHS does the rest.
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PERA News
Top international dressage judge and trainer, Francis Verbeek will be holding a dressage clinic at Waresley Park Stud on 16-18th March.
Francis has judged pure dressage at the World Cup Finals, World Championships and the will be judging at the Olympics in Athens. She is former European Bronze medal winner and has been Dutch champion several times. She has also been involved in training the Dutch eventing squad and is therefore able to wear an 'eventer's hat'. She has held a number of dressage clinics at Waresley Park Stud over previous years and therefore returns by popular demand!
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McLain Ward Wins $5,000 Acorn Hill Farm Challenge at Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, FL – March 10, 2004 – McLain Ward of Brewster, NY rode LaBelle to victory in the $5,000 Acorn Hill Farm Challenge Wednesday, to open the CSIO U.S. Cosequin Finale marking the final week of the Winter Equestrian Festival’s seven-week stay in Wellington, Florida. The 1.40m speed class was a member event of the North American League (NAL) Open Speed Series.
Riding LaBelle, owned by Sarah Willeman and Turnabout Farm, Ward was the 42nd of 90 entries to try the 14-effort, one-round course designed by Jose Gamarra. He completed the course fault-free in 55.420 seconds to take over the lead from Chris Pratt of Canada who had held the lead with a clean ride in 57.472 seconds on Markant. Please click here for further details
NBC to Televise Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Bayer
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the National Governing Body for the sport of Equestrian, and Equestrian Events, Inc., (EEI), the organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, announced today that NBC-TV will present a 90-minute telecast of the 2004 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer. The national network broadcast will be titled the “Rolex Equestrian Championships” and will air Sunday, May 2, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
"As America's Olympic Network, NBC is proud to broadcast the nation's premier equestrian competition," said Jon Miller, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports. "The 2004 Rolex Equestrian Championships will provide viewers a preview of the Olympic hopefuls as they prepare for the Athens Games."
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Old Pueblo Edges Isla Carroll 9-8 Wednesday In C.V. Whitney Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Nine-goaler Matias Magrini converted a 60-yard penalty with 1:15 left in regulation to lift Old Pueblo over Isla Carroll 9-8 in a first-round match of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Wednesday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
In another C.V. Whitney Cup contest, 9-goaler Agustin Merlos scored five goals to spark San Saba past Lechuza 11-9.
Isla Carroll scored the first goal but there were eight ties in the game, with neither team able to take more than a one-goal margin. Pancho Bensadon of Isla Carroll scored on a breakaway with 3:01 left in the game, tying the game for the final time at 8-8. Both teams missed scoring opportunities before Magrini’s game-winning penalty shot. Please click here for further details
Cosequin® Sponsors Week 7 And $100,000 Grand Prix At Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, FL – March 10, 2004 - Week 7 of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 10, and runs through Sunday, March 14, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. Cosequin is the title sponsor of the five-day show, entitled CSIO**** United States, Cosequin Finale. The featured event is the $100,000 Cosequin US Open Jumper Championship, CSIO****, which will be held on Sunday, March 14, starting at 2:00 pm. Also highlighting this week’s competition is the $50,000 Samsung Nations Cup presented by CN, CSIO**** on Friday, March 12, starting at 7:00 pm.
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New “Schooling Field Summer Series” Horse Shows To Be Held at the Schooling Field in South Hamilton
South Hamilton, MA—March 8, 2004--President of the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, Melissa Lovasco, has announced that a new series of three horse shows, the Schooling Field Summer Series, will be held on the Grand Prix Field at the Schooling Field in South Hamilton, MA in 2004. The shows are scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, Wednesday, July 21, and Wednesday, August 11. The Series is rated by the United States Equestrian Federation, the New England Horseman’s Council, and the Massachusetts Horseman’s Council.
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI3* DORTMUND GERMANY 11-14 MARCH 2004,. CIC3*-W/2* TALLAHASSE FLORIDA USA 12-14 MARCH 2004, CSI2* HOLZIKEN SWITZERLAND 19-21 MARCH 2004, CSI-W s'HERTOGENBOSCH NETHERLANDS 25-28 MARCH 2004, CIC2* BURNHAM MARKET GREAT BRITAIN 8-9 APRIL 2004, CDI3* STADL-PAURA AUSTRIA 8-12 APRIL 2004, CSIO4* WELLINGTON, USA, MARCH 10-14, 2004
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10th March 2004

Ian Stark Supports Supa Dog Get Fit Challenge
TOP event rider Ian Stark is supporting a nationwide initiative to help get the nation and their pets fit and active.
The initiative launched by Burgess Supafeeds, one of his longtime sponsors, aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief through sponsored dog walks.
Said Ian: "We read in the national press every day that we are a growing nation, growing in numbers, but also growing in size and weight.
"The Supa Dog Get Fit Challenge is a great way to encourage everyone to take more exercise, go for a daily walk, with their dog, and help them to get fit as well.

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Yvonne Losos de Muñiz Shines on Spanish Sunshine Tour
Vejer de la Frontera, Spain --- Dressage competitor Yvonne Losos de Muñiz of the Dominican Republic celebrated victory on opening weekend of the CDI*** Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera held March 3-7, 2004.
The 2003 Pan American Games individual bronze medallist, Losos de Muñiz won Saturday’s Intermediaire I with a score of 67.92% riding Inatana Las Marismas, a 14-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood mare by Latano and out of a Carneval dam. With a score of 68.91% in Thursday’s Prix St. Georges, Losos de Muñiz finished runner-up to British rider Carl Hester, currently ranked 37th in the world.
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Viggo Mortensen, John Fusco bring 'Hidalgo' home
American Paint Horses ride into hearts of leading Hollywood actor and screenwriter

FORT WORTH, Texas-In Walt Disney Pictures' latest adventure movie, Hidalgo, a special relationship develops between a rider and his horse. The story unfolds with a colorful horse, once considered to be unworthy of competition against other breeds, who defies the odds and proves his worth to the world. In the process, he forever endears himself to his owner, who never doubted the horse's spirit, loyalty or determination.
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Irish Sport Horses perform well in Showjumping classes worldwide
The US Showjumping circuit has been a successful jumping ground for Irish Sport Horses recently. Furistos Treasure (ISH), ridden by Tricia O'Connor (USA), made it to the jump off of the Ocala, Florida $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix on Sunday, February 22nd (one of only two horses from a competitive field to do so) to finish in second place. Please click here for further details
United States Equestrian Federation Accepting Bids To Host Dressage Championships
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting bids to host the following Dressage Championships for 2005:
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Bob Jeffreys and Suzanne Sheppard Partnership Training for Horse & Rider Clinics
2004 Schedule

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9th March 2004

Just Days To The Ultimate Equine Experience 2004
The Ultimate Equine Experience - the national tour of regional equine fairs - kicks off its 2004 season with the Midlands Equine Fair, which will take place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, in just a few days on 13 and 14 March 2004.
The 2004 Fair looks set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a fantastic range of demonstrations, displays and, of course, opportunities to shop.
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Festival Of Horses - 19 - 20 June 2004
Learning to Listen, Hill Top Farm, Ilton, nr Masham, North Yorkshire
A weekend to celebrate horses, including demonstrations in natural horsemanship by Sarah Kreutzer, Western riding with Gill Shepherd and the spectacular thrills of daring rider Guido Louis and his extremely well trained horses (as seen at Olympia).
Equine therapists, pony rides, carriage driving, trade stands, barbecue, carnival rides and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend, with a live band playing on Saturday evening. Visitors who don't want to miss a moment can bring their tents to camp overnight at a cost of £5.
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Aaron Vale Nails Fourth Grand Prix At HITS Ocala In $50,000 Kings Shavings Grand Prix
OCALA, FL (March 8, 2004)—Aaron Vale looks like he is set on a course to top his own record. The talented Grand Prix rider, who holds the record for the most Grand Prix wins in a single year, has captured his fourth Grand Prix victory at HITS Ocala with Sunday's $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix.
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John French Rides To First-Ever Grand Prix Win At Indio
INDIO, CA (March 8, 2004)—John French of Los Altos, California, rode Cathy and Alex Mendez' Millenium to victory in the $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix at HITS Indio Desert Circuit V. Someone quipped that John is "always the bridesmaid" on the equestrian circuit and he was quick to agree. "I've had dozens and dozens of second place finishes but today is my very first Grand Prix win ever!" he exclaimed.
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Wrap Up For Winter Equestrian Festival Week 6, March 3-7, CN Wellington Open CSI-W
WELLINGTON, FL – March 7, 2004 – The sixth week of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival entitled CN Wellington Open CSI-W was held March 3-7 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Dr. Arno Gego of Germany was the course designer in the Internationale Arena. J.D. Godart built the tracks in the Grand Hunter Field.
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Highlights of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI****/CDIY
WELLINGTON, FL – March 8, 2004 – The Palm Beach Dressage Derby, the flagship show of the annual three-event Palm Beach Dressage Derby Series hosted by The Horse Park At Equestrian Estates, drew a stellar roster of competitors for the prestigious show, held March 5-7, 2004, in Loxahatchee, Florida. Walter and Mary Anne McPhail and their Fair Weather Properties, Inc. developed White Fences Equestrian Estates and the Horse Park.
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Royal Kaliber Named 2004 Limited Edition Breyer Model Horse
Gladstone, NJ—March 8, 2004— The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that Royal Kaliber, co-owned by Kathy Kamine and Chris Kappler, has been chosen as the 2004 USET Foundation Breyer model horse. Royal Kaliber, the Dutch Warmblood stallion, is the ninth Breyer model in this popular series.
Royal Kaliber and Kappler dominated the 2003 show jumping season. They became the first horse-and-rider combination to win the Budweiser American Invitational and American Grandprix Association Championships back-to-back at the end of the Florida Circuit.. Please click here for further details

Bendabout Rallies Past Millarville For 10-9 Victory Monday In C.V. Whitney Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Ten-goalers Miguel Novillo Astrada and Adam Snow scored 50 seconds apart early in the sixth chukker to snap an 8-8 tie and lift Bendabout over Millarville 10-9 in a first-round match of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Monday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Astrada opened the sixth chukker by knocking in a backshot from 15 yards to give Bendabout a 9-8 lead. On the ensuing possession, Snow converted a 30-yard penalty shot to give Bendabout a 10-8 advantage with 5:59 left in the game.
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Reception Honors Stanford Financial Group - U.S. Open Polo Teams At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, FL – More than 250 guests attended a fun-filled, surprise-packed invitation-only cocktail reception honoring the high-goal polo teams entered in the historic 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship at the new International Polo Club Palm Beach
Thirteen teams, the second most in the history of the tournament, will attempt to have their names engraved on the most prestigious polo trophy in North America.
International Polo Club Palm Beach General Manager Michael Brown engineered the first surprise when he announced the tournament’s new title sponsor – the Stanford Financial Group. Please click here for further details

FEI World Children's Jumping Final : West Coast Qualifier To Be Held At The Oaks Blenheim CSI***
ATTENTION ALL CHILDREN’S JUMPER RIDERS: The West Coast qualifier for the 2004 FEI World Children’s Jumping Final will be held at the Oaks Blenheim CSI*** competition in San Juan Capistrano, CA May 20-23, 2004.
Children between the ages of 12 and 14 as defined by FEI rules from various nations around the world are expected to compete at the FEI World Children’s Jumping Final. Please click here for further details
"I Sea Horses!" Plush Toys & Collectable Line Based on New Children's Book Create Oceans of Fun
www.Iseahorses.com Launches with Fun and Educational Pages Featuring Aquarium & Seahorse Links, Coloring Pages and New Children's Product Line of Six Loveable Seahorse Characters
POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. March 08, 2004 - www.Iseahorses.com is pleased to announce the launch of the new website and product line "I Sea Horses!." The original story introduces six new seahorse characters, all possessing the star qualities for a successful premiere brand.
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8th March 2004


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Lauren Hough And Clasiko Win $75,000 CN Florida Open Grand Prix Presented by Estates of Wellington Green, CDI-W
WELLINGTON, FL – March 7, 2004 – Marking the second Grand Prix win of his career, Clasiko, Lauren Hough’s 2000 Olympic mount, won the $75,000 CN Florida Open Grand Prix
Presented by Estates of Wellington Green, CDI-W today at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. “They are few and far between but they’re important,” said Hough, regarding Clasiko’s short victory list. Clasiko earned a berth on the Sydney team before he’d ever won a grand prix, and notched his first victory at the National Horse Show in 2002 when it was held in the Internationale Arena of the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, home of the WEF and today’s class. “I’m so grateful. He’s such an amazing horse. It was very, very big and very scopey and he just jumped beautifully,” said Hough. “He’s peaking at the right moment so I’m very happy.” Please click here for further details
Mundole Equestrian Results for Dressage and Showjumping 6 and 7 March 04
Mundole Equestrian had a busy weekend with large entries in Dressage and Showjumping. The Dressage on the previous Sunday had to be cancelled due to snow. Avril Johnston from Rafford was in sparkling form as ever winning the first Preliminary class with Karen Maclennan's Ziggy and Novice 29 with Willa. Elaine Taylor who has recently taken on the running of Seaforth Equestrian in Ross-shire won both Elementary classes. Sue Jardine, from Grantown and Minette Maclennan from Ross-shire are battling it out in the Dressage league with Sue just holding the lead by one point. Gill Teft from Marybank is in third place just ahead of Sue Jardine on her own horse, Utrillo. The league has generated a great deal of interest and next week-end will be the last time to pick up points. Raymond Strachan at Ladymire has provided trophies in this hotly contested competition.
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Las Monjitas Overcomes Injury To Star Player To Post Win In C.V. Whitney Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Defending champion Las Monjitas overcame a serious injury to 9-goaler Eduardo Novillo Astrada to edge Orchard Hill 9-8 in a first-round match of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
In other games, 9-goaler Carlos Gracida scored six goals to lead Catamount over Pony Express 14-7 and Everglades edged Old Pueblo 6-5.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*Vilamoura Equestrian Tour, Portugal, 2004
Prova/Competition 20 : 1) Osta Rugs Que Sera; Jean Claude Vangeenberghe (BEL), 2) Nesette; Alfredo Fernandez Duran (ESP), 3) O'Jessie; Marion Hughes (IRL), Prova/Competition 23 - <GARVETUR> : 1) Heritage Fortunus; Marion Hughes (IRL), 2) Nesette; Alfredo Fernandez Duran (ESP), 3) Celine; Andrew Davies (IRL) , Prova/Competition 24 - <C.M.LOULE> : 1) Pedro; Alberto Honrubia (ESP), 2) Gladstone; Thierry Goffinet (BEL), 3) Fleur de Coquerie; Thierry Goffinet (BEL), 4) Heritage Spirit; Marion Hughes (IRL)
Prova/Competition 26 - <ICEP>, Accumulator with Joker : 1) Igor de Viango; Alfredo Fernandez Duran (ESP), 2) O'Jessie; Marion Hughes (IRL),
3) Celine; Andrew Davies (GBR), Prova/Competition 27 - GRAND PRIX <SOLVERDE> :
1) Gapache d'Adriers; Gilles Bertran de Balanda (FRA),
2) LB Galileo; Marion Hughes (IRL), 3) Osta Rugs Coronation; Jean Claude Vangeenberghe (BEL)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Spanish Sunshine Tour 17 February - 21 March 2004
Small Grand Prix, EL CORTE INGLES : 1) THESAURA; Armstrong, Mark (GBR), =2) WHINNIE JACKSON; Twomey, Billy (IRL), =2) ENERGIE DU ROC; Maldonado Ysasi, Alejandro (ESP)
Big Tour D, GONZALEZ BYASS : 1) ASKAN IV; Talbot, Niall (IRL), =2 of Six) A.K. LOCARNO 62; Whitaker, Ellen (GBR), =2) CLAUDIUS 28; Rodriguez Ronderos, Francisco (ESP), =2) OVER TIME GSM; Coyle, Trevor (IRL)
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7th March 2004

FEI World Cup Jumping : Pessoa Makes It A Double In Paris................
Rodrigo Pessoa galloped away with his second victory in the FEI World Cup 2003/2004 series in Paris-Bercy tonight and rocketed from equal-11th position to take over runner-up spot on the leaderboard with just two more qualifying rounds remaining before the Final in Milan next month.
"I was lucky to be last in the jump-off" the Brazilian rider said afterwards, "I could see the others go first and that’s always a big advantage – it minimises the amount of work I have to do" he added.
He had the best of the draw in both rounds of the competition after sharing victory with Patrice Deleveau in Friday’s Preliminary competition and was clearly on form at the French fixture when placed consistently on each day of the show.
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Sheila Burke And Caya Win $20,000 1.50m Classic
WELLINGTON, FL – March 6, 2004 – Sheila Burke riding Caya for owner Athlone Partners topped a class of 47 horses to win the $20,000 1.50 Meter Classic today at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Burke was the fastest of four double clear performances in the Internationale Arena over a course designed by Dr. Arno Gego. Laura Kraut riding Joyous for Summit Partners placed second. Eric Navet of France was third aboard Lassergut Contour owned by Lassergut Farms. Henri Prudent, also of France, rode Olympus owned by Trelawny Farm, Inc. to the fourth place ribbon. Please click here for further details

Two Awards for Zebra Products
Zebra Products Limited, supplier to the equestrian trade of high quality European products, has won two awards at the UK's leading equestrian trade event, BETA. The exclusive Amerigo brand was judged "Highly Commended" in the New Products Award for its Vespucci Bridle. Ruth Friend, who is sponsored by Lucinda Green Clothing, beat off strong competition to win the Sponsored Rider Award.
The Sponsored Rider Award is judged on the rider's contribution to the brands that sponsor them. This may include reporting on interest at events and providing feedback on products to assist in their improvement. Winning this award is testament to Ruth's commitment to her sponsors and a demonstration of the great working relationship that can exist between sponsor and athlete.
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Texas Polo Rallies Past San Saba 12-11 In Overtime Saturday In C.V. Whitney Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Nine-goaler Pepe Heguy scored a team-high six goals, including the game-winner on a 30-yard forehand 1:28 into overtime, to lift Texas Polo over San Saba 12-11 in a first-round match of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Saturday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Heguy’s goal capped a rally from an 11-8 deficit in the final 3:21 of the sixth chukker.
Seven-goaler Gaston Laulhe started the comeback, converting a pass from 9-goaler Milo Araujo to make the score 11-9. Araujo scored on a 30-yard penalty shot with 1:18 left, setting up Heguy’s heroics. Please click here for further details

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Testing In Eventing

Further to recent media attention in relation to the use of prohibited medication (i.e. sedatives) in Eventing, the FEI would like provide the following update. In 2003, FEI responded immediately to rumours circulating about the use of sedatives in the Dressage test of Eventing and the subsequent use of 'reversal' agents prior to the cross-country.
The Federation took this matter seriously and discussed it in detail during its April 2003 Bureau Meeting. Further to consultation with the Veterinary Committee, the Medication Sub-Committee and the FEI Veterinary department, it was decided to increase the testing activities during several major events.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Paris France 4-6 March 2004
COUPE DU MONDE FEI - GRAND PRIX ROLEX, International Jumping Competition
1) BALOUBET DU ROUET; Rodrigo PESSOA (BRA), 2) PARCO; Ludo PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), 3) DOBEL'S FIALA; Otto BECKER (GER)

Prix du 20me Anniversaire, International Jumping Competition
1) LINCOLM L; Toni HASSMANN (GER), 2) JUMEX SPORT QREDO; Hubert BOURDY (FRA), 3) DOBEL'S CORDINA; Otto BECKER (GER)
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