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27th April 2002
William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain Overtakes the Lead at 2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Bayer, April 25 - 28
Lexington, KY-April 26, 2002-In front of a crowd of 14,110, the leaderboard changed dramatically following the completion of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002.
With 36.20 penalty points, William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain overtook the lead from countryman Ian Stark, whose score of 44.40 with Jaybee dropped him to eighth position following the completion of the first phase of dressage. "Today he tried very hard," praised Fox-Pitt, 33, of his equine partner, the Irish-bred Springleaze Macaroo. "He's actually got a good change in him when he's relaxed."
Darren Chiacchia, 37, of Ocala, FL, moved into second position with 36.80 penalty points riding R.G.'s Renegade, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred/Selle
Francais gelding owned by Colleen Hofstetter of Mars, PA. Exemplifying the international flavor of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Olivia Bunn, 23, who traveled from Australia to compete at this year's event for the first time, holds down third position with GV Top of the Line on a score of 37.40.
"I decided to come here instead of Badminton because I had heard how beautiful it is here," Bunn said. "I'm very glad I did." Kim Vinoski, 28, of Scottsville, VA, is currently in fourth position with 38.00 penalty points earned with Royal Venture and also holds down tenth place with Winsome Adante.
The largest four-star field in Rolex Three-Day Event history, 63 horses will compete in Saturday's challenging phase of cross-country, beginning at 8:30. Competition concludes on Sunday with stadium jumping. The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event serves as the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Four-Star Championship and is a selection trial for this year's Eventing World Championships to be held at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
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27th April 2002
Dengie Support The Brooke Hospital For Animals
Dengie Horse Feeds are delighted to announce that their International Charity for 2002's show season is The Brooke Hospital For Animals.
The Brooke Hospital , founded in 1934 with headquarters in London, provides free veterinary treatment for the working horses, donkeys and mules of poor people in Egypt, Jordan, India and Pakistan. Many owners live in such poverty they do not have the means, and certainly not the knowledge, to properly care for their animals, which results in needless suffering. By collaborating with the local people, and helping them improve their animal's health and their own husbandry skills the Brooke is already transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of working animals.
Dengie will be raising money by selling feed samples at shows, open days and promotions. Collecting tins will available for the public to make donations. Dengie will make a presentation to Brooke Hospital at The British Equine Event later this year.
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27th April 2002

Veteran cutter wins two of last three NCHA Super Stakes on a Paint
American Paint Horse world fired up over JR Red Diablo's NCHA Super Stakes win

FORT WORTH, Texas-Veteran cutter Chubby Turner gave competitors and a bunch of cattle the devil when he rode a hot American Paint Horse named JR Red Diablo to victory in the 2002 Flowmaster/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes, held April 21 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The red roan tobiano Paint stallion proved to be a deserving champion, earning $80,794 in tough open competition that featured 272 world-class 4-year-old cutting horses.
This is the second time in the past three years that Turner, 54, has ridden an American Paint Horse to victory in the prestigious NCHA Super Stakes open competition. In 2000, the Weatherford, Texas, resident earned a championship with a Paint Horse named JR Colord Prom.
"Paints have always been good for me," said Turner, who has trained cutting horses for 38 years and is a member of the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame.
Throughout the years, Turner said he has often taken a good-natured ribbing from some of his fellow trainers who have been reluctant to ride Paints in the performance arena.
"That's O.K.," said Turner. "I just tell them, 'If you boys don't want to ride 'em, I will, and I'll beat you with 'em.'
"I like Paints, and I really believe the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is working harder to improve its breed than any other organization. The American Paint Horse is well bred."
As for JR Red Diablo in particular, Turner said he couldn't have asked for a better horse to ride. "He's got a real pretty way of stopping," said Turner. "He's so smooth that it doesn't even feel like he's stopping. It wasn't until I watched a tape of him that I realized he really was such a big stopper. We worked hard every day and I couldn't have asked for a horse to be any better than he was. He was great."
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27th April 2002

First Army Win At Monte Carlo
IRISH Army rider Lt. Shane Carey clocked up the first Irish win at the prestigious Monte Carlo international show jumping competition tonight (Friday), riding the Irish-bred Clover Hill gelding Killossery.
Carey took the Prix Liebherr speed class with a time of 54.56 seconds, shaving fractions of a second off Belgium's Kristof Cleeren's time of 54.99 seconds.
Ireland's Jessica Kurten took eighth place in a time of 59.10 seconds, riding the German-bred Duke of Lando.
The Army riders Lt. Shane Carey and Lt. David O'Brien are at the Monte Carlo show at the express invitation of the Ireland Fund of Monaco, which is run by Bill Vincent.
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27th April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Monte Carlo Monaco 25-27 April 2002
AEGON MONEYMAXX MASTERS - Final
1) TAYLOR; Rodrigo PESSOA (BRA), 2) INSOLENT; Philippe ROZIER (FRA), 3) L.B. POMPIDU; Beat MANDLI (SUI), =4) VERELST QUEBEC; Ludo PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), =4) DUKE OF LANDO; Jessica KURTEN (IRL), =4) BAILEYS PION; Michael WHITAKER (GBR)
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27th April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-B Le Mans France 25-28 April
LE MAINE LIBRE, Epreuve CSI B senior -1.30m prix
1) GALANT DE LA MAINE; LAURENT LE VOT (FRA), 2) FENAUD DE TIVOLI; GILBERT DOERR (FRA), 3) EMERAUDE MINOTIERE; FLORIAN ANGOT (FRA), 4) DARK FLIGHT; CLEMENT McMAHON (IRL)
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27th April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-B and CSI-Children Le Mans France 25-28 April
CHIRON PUBLICITE, Epreuve children B - 1.15m prix
1) BELLONE D'IDEAL; ADAM PRUDENT (FRA), =2) TAQUIN DE VILLIER; JULIA LAMBERT (FRA), =2) DADDI DE ST SIMEON; RAPHAEL GOEHRS (FRA), 4) LOUGHNATOUSA ANDY; FIONA BEECHER (IRL)
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26th April 2002
Great Britain's Ian Stark Steals Early Lead at 2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Bayer, April 25 - 28
Lexington, KY-April 24, 2002-Ian Stark of Great Britain is in the early lead following Thursday's opening phase of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002.
With a score of 44.40 penalty points, Stark, only the sixth rider into the ring, topped the leader board with the 12-year-old Jaybee, a New Zealand-bred thoroughbred gelding.
"This is Jaybee's first three-day event run since he fell in the water at Sydney," said Stark, 47, referring to his bad luck at the 2000 Olympic Games. "The new dressage test is asking a lot more of the horses in terms of their training, but Jaybee is very adaptable."
American Kim Vinoski is in the hunt for her first Rolex win, having placed fourth in 2000. With Winsome Adante, the 28-year-old rider from Scottsville, VA, finished her opening phase of dressage with 48.20 penalty points.
William Fox-Pitt, 33, also traveling from England to contest the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, earned a score of 48.20 penalty points aboard Stunning, a 16-year-old veteran who carried Fox-Pitt to a team gold medal at the 2001 European Eventing Championships.
Although currently in fourth position with a score of 49.61, Olympic Champion David O'Connor, 40, of The Plains, VA, will be looking to defend his title with Tigger Too, an 11-year-old American thoroughbred gelding.
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26th April 2002
World's Best To Star At Horse Of The Year Show
Organisers Grandstand Media announced today that Jean Francois Pignon is to be the headline display at this year's Horse of the Year Show (The NEC Arena, Birmingham 9-13 October).
Described by Horse & Hound as 'the best equestrian display ever to visit this country', the incredible bond between Jean Francois and his horses produces a stunning performance that totally enchanted Horse of the Year Show visitors when he last appeared in the UK in 2000. "We are delighted that Jean Francois will be making his only British appearance this year at Horse of the Year Show', commented Grandstand Media director Mark Wein. "We consider him to be the best equestrian entertainment in the world and in his previous two appearances at Horse of the Year Show, his stunning performance has totally captivated the audience. Now, with Horse of the Year Show moving to The NEC Arena in Birmingham, we anticipate a new audience in addition to our frequent visitors and felt that Jean Francois was the perfect highlight in this exciting year."
This year, Jean Francois Pignon will be performing a new display that has never been seen before in this country. His act will take place every evening and during the afternoon performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will be supported by two further displays which will be announced shortly.
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26th April 2002

Royal Route Opened To Support Safer Riding
A picturesque route across the Derbyshire countryside designed for and ridden by the Queen 16 years ago will be opened for the first time to the public next month for a sponsored ride supported by leading national equine insurer, South Essex Insurance Brokers.
The BHS Jubilee Sponsored Ride on May 18 and 19 is organised by the British Horse Society with the help of South Essex and Stable Express, and is designed to raise funds for the Society's work on making the roads safer for horse riders and carriage drivers.
Riders will need a minimum of £15 in sponsorship (£10 for under 16s) to start the ride, which is expected to take between two and a half and three hours and includes the lanes and forests of the Duchy of Lancaster Estate. It will start from Eland Lodge Farm, near Ashbourne and will be started by international event rider Ian Stark at 10am.
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26th April 2002
Get your hands on the only manual you will want to read!
Forget your computer manual and your car manual. If you have a horse or pony the only manual you need is the latest issue of one of the biggest selling books of all time, The Pony Club’s Manual of Horsemanship.
The Manual has been a continuous bestseller since it was first published in 1950 and the revised and updated 12th edition will be launched at next week’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2nd-5th May 2002)
Its advantage over other books of its kind is that it covers all essential aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership within its 448 pages. Instead of being the work of one author, it is an amalgam of expert knowledge and experience. Dr. Sue Dyson provided the veterinary section.
Although widely read by Pony Club Members, it is bought and used by a nationwide cross-section of riders, both young and not so young.
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26th April 2002

McQuay and Gerst Win Qualifiers at the National Reining Breeders Classic
Gladstone, New Jersey—April 25, 2002—Tim McQuay and Ben Gerst won USET Reining classes at the National Reining Breeders Classic, held April 17-21, in Katy, TX.
Tim McQuay, of Tioga, TX, won the Intervet/USET Reining Championship Qualifier aboard Smart Shiner, owned by Carol Rose, with a score of 223. McQuay bested Dell Hendricks, on James Waldron’s Twice As Shiny, who scored 219.5 for second place.
Riders in the Intervet/USET Reining Championship Qualifiers are competing for a spot in the Intervet/USET Reining Championship Semi-Finals, which will be held May 17 at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby in Oklahoma City, OK. The top twenty riders in the Semi-Finals will advance to the USET Reining Championship, Presented by Bayer at the 2002 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, to be held June 20-23, in Gladstone, NJ.
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26th April 2002

Hanoverian Happenings - April '02 from 'Around the World' to 'Vista Ridge Farm'
American Hanoverian Society - 2001 Statistics Released
- In 2001, the AHS inspected 283 mares and registered about 550 foals (compared to 8,000 in Germany).
- The High Score at the Inspections was 8.16 earned by three mares -- One domestically-bred Dutch and two imported Oldenburg mares.
- 19 of the 23 top scoring (over 7.5 points) Hanoverian mares were domestically bred. - The top Hanoverian mare by Davignon scored 8.0 and was domestically bred.
- 85 Mares completed the Mare Performance Tests
-- Overall high score was 8.17 by a different Davignon mare.
-- 4 mares achieved Elite Mare status and 29 became Elite Mare candidates (needing to produce foal).
- 108 Stallions are listed in the AHS Stallion Directory for 2002.
Farm Foal and Broodmare News
6th. Hanoverian Free-Jumping Competition - Verden -March: Posthumous success for the great Eiger I:
The two Eiger offspring Emilio and Esteban (breeder/owner: Walter and Frank Johannsen, Buxtehude) won the free-jumping competition of young horses out of the Hanoverian Breeding Program for Show Jumpers.
In Memory of Biff (1982-2002)
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26th April 2002
New Regional Development Officer For BHS
The British Horse Society has appointed a new Regional Development Officer for the South and South West Regions. She is Mrs Julie Garbutt from Mark in Somerset.
The daughter of a Yorkshire farmer, Julie has been riding horses since the age of five. After going through Pony Club, she worked in a show jumping yard in the Midlands, and in 1981 she accompanied a British team to Dubai. Since moving to Somerset in 1988 she has run a saddlery/country clothing company, worked for a Danish grass seed company and more recently a newspaper.
She owns and competes at a local level on her horse Konker in various disciplines.
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26th April 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Monte Carlo Monaco 25-27 April 2002
Prix FEDERATION DE MONACO, International Competition CSIA - 1m40 - Coeff.1 for the KBL-Monaco Challenge
Prix POMELATTO, Relay Pony / Horse
Prix ING - International Competition CSIA - 1m50
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26th April 2002
NFU Attacks Threat To Traditional Rural Events
Traditional events like the village fête, farmers' markets and gymkhanas could be a thing of the past if Government decides that they need full planning permission, the NFU has warned.
The NFU has attacked proposals in a DTLR consultation document to limit or do away with temporary permission for infrequent local events like shows or food fairs and outdoor pursuits like paint-balling or clay pigeon shooting.
In its response to the consultation, the NFU describes such rural events - conditionally permitted without planning permission on 14 or 28 days a year - as a vital part of rural and urban life and an important source of revenue for farmers.
Its submission says: "Many farmers have over decades provided venues for village activities in this way. They have also come to rely on events like farmers' markets for the survival of the farm business.
"There is a deep concern within the farming community about the social and economic implications of any changes to the current arrangements and the consequent harm to the rural economy at a time when recovery and regeneration are vitally important."
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26th April 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A MODENA ITALY 3-5 MAY 2002, CSI-C FONTAINEBLEAU FRANCE 3-5 MAY 2002, CAI/1 ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW ENGLAND
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25th April 2002
Tiny New Arrival at Equine Welfare Centre
In the small hours of the morning on Saturday 20 April the first foal of 2002 was born at Glenda Spooner Farm, the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) equine recovery and rehabilitation centre, near Hoarwithy in Herefordshire.
Checking in at just under 19 inches Barley the miniature Shetland foal was born a few minutes after midnight, to delighted mum Maisie.
Comments Janet Dale, Centre Manager, "It was a very straightforward birth and Barley is a very boisterous little filly who was cantering around her mother in the stable within 2 hours of coming into the world!"
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25th April 2002
Starting Field of 63 Horses Marks Record Number for 2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Bayer, April 25 - 28
Lexington, KY-April 24, 2002-With a record starting field of 63 horses, the stage is set for another exciting edition of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002.
With the completion of Wednesday's horse inspection, where all 63 entries presented to the ground jury were accepted, the Olympic-caliber event is officially under way. The first phase, dressage, will be held over two days, Thursday and Friday, with the challenging cross-country phase taking place Saturday before concluding with Sunday's final phase of stadium jumping. The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event serves as the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Four-Star Championship and is a selection trial for this year's Eventing World Championships to be held at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
With entries from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United States, there is no shortage of star power as the world's best compete for $190,000 in prize money with the winner taking home $60,000 and a Rolex timepiece. In addition, the winner also has a chance at the $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley Four Star events in succession. Defending Rolex champion David O'Connor will be looking to make it two in a row, an attainable feat for the reigning Olympic champion who last year won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in dramatic fashion on Giltedge, owned by Jacqueline Mars. His wife and 1999 victor, Karen O'Connor, may pose the biggest threat, as she has received special permission to start four horses in the competition that usually limits riders to three horses each.
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25th April 2002

Sportsquest International Attends FEI General Assembly: Records Feature Stories For Television Series
SportsQuest International is pleased to announce the participation of its video production unit at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Extraordinary & Ordinary General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco, from April 23-27, 2002. During this time, the SportsQuest production team will be compiling material for upcoming programs of "With Equestrian Tact: The International Video Magazine of the Equestrian Sports". The series will air on Horse TV in the United States and be distributed internationally through London-based Prima Television International.
Meetings, workshops and social events taking place during the FEI General Assembly will provide a backdrop for upcoming feature stories. The production team also plans to conduct interviews with delegates, record demonstrations of Moroccan horsemanship and visit horse farms around the Rabat area.
"Attending the FEI meeting of the General Assembly provides our show with high level international exposure and facilitates contact with many of the people who shape equestrian sports throughout the world," says Melvin Cox, SportsQuest International Managing Director and Senior Producer.
SportsQuest International also looks forward to showcasing Morocco and its vibrant equestrian community in future "With Equestrian Tact..." programs. "With a rich and diverse culture, and a historic appreciation for equestrian sports, Morocco is a magnificent source of program content. We’re very excited to have this opportunity," says Cox.
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25th April 2002
20 Years of Realizing Young Riders’ Dreams at North American Young Riders' Championships
Wadsworth, IL—April 24, 2002—The North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC) presented by State Line Tack is returning to Tempel Farms, in Wadsworth, IL on August 6 – 11, 2002. With the return of the competition comes the 20 year anniversary of young riders pursuing and achieving their dreams.
The North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by State Line Tack, is 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 team and individual Championships in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.
The young riders all bring with them dreams of someday riding for their countries at the senior level. If history is any indication of the future, then the viability of those dreams is strong.
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25th April 2002

Ball of the Year
Friday 22 November, in the Great Room, Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel, in Park Lane, London
The UK's leading equine welfare charity, the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has announced its plans for an Equine Jubilee Celebration Ball to be held in London later this year.
Says Roly Owers, Director (Support) at the ILPH, " We couldn't let our 75th Anniversary pass without marking the occasion in some special way. We want the Ball to be an opportunity to celebrate the horse and the work of the ILPH since its foundation in 1927.
"We do not want it to necessarily be a fundraising exercise, but a celebration - all the costs will be covered by the ticket sales and sponsorship - with the auction and raffle revenue a bonus. We would love to see as many of our supporters as possible come along to celebrate with us."

Among the auction items will be a unique ILPH Bob the Cob rocking horse kindly made and donated by Stevenson Brothers, of Ashford Kent and a week long African safari.
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25th April 2002

Classical Training Clinic With Georges Dewez
24th 25th + 26th May
Lakeland Riding Centre, Lakeland Leisure Park, Cumbria
Georges is an international trainer and previous pupil of the great maestro Nuno Oliveria.
3 Days of intense classical training available for those who book early.
Left: GEORGES DEWEZ riding 'Nilo' his Lusitano Stallion
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25th April 2002
:: Saddletude Mega Weekend! ::
This is it, folks, the wildest weekend of the year!
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24th April 2002

With all tickets sold you can still box clever at All The Queen’s Horses
Tickets for All The Queen’s Horses are now sold out but there is a last-remaining opportunity to enjoy the magical performance in exclusive style. A handful of private viewing boxes and corporate hospitality packages, for two or more, are still available for this unique equestrian tribute to Her Majesty in The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Year on 16th, 17th and 18th May 2002.
Managed by Keith Prowse, the market-leading provider of entertainment facilities at national and international sporting and cultural occasions, the hospitality at All The Queen’s Horses offers unrivalled corporate and private entertainment opportunities.
All The Queen’s Horses provides the perfect venue to entertain. The magnificent Windsor Castle provides a stunning backdrop for this unique night-time spectacular which brings together a phenomenal 1,000 horses and 2,000 performers to recreate Her Majesty The Queen’s finest equestrian occasions, including the 1953 Coronation procession with the magnificent Gold State Coach.
Strict standards of professionalism and service, together with first class cuisine and wine are provided with each hospitality option to ensure that every aspect of the evening is exclusively and memorably excellent.
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24th April 2002
American Vaulters Complete First Team Selection Trial
Menlo Park, CA (April 23, 2002) - The first of four vaulting team selection trials is completed. Several hopeful teams left the Menlo Park Training Center with out the qualifying score they had hoped for. Judges Adrienne Stang (FEI O) and J. Ashton Moore (FEI O) presided over this one day event.
Five teams entered the competition and anxiously awaited the results. In the first round of compulsories every team struggled with the technical aspects of these required exercises. They each fell short of the required 7.0 qualifying score. Each vaulter, coach and longeur was aware that only an exemplary score in the freestyle round would be enough to raise their final score into the range which could be submitted to USA Equestrian for consideration to represent the United States at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Jerez, Spain in September. The competition was still wide open; less than one point separated the teams.
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24th April 2002

The first event for the public that AmaDon Hills Thoroughbred Corporation has planned is "A Day at the Races". At this time we would like to invite, and welcome, one and all to join us in making this day a huge success for the Thoroughbred, America's Horse!
"A Day At The Races"
"A DAY AT THE RACES" A Day At The Races is a fundraiser to support AmaDon Hills Thoroughbred Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized for the betterment of Thoroughbreds after their racing careers are over. A Day At The Races will be the first of a series of fundraising events to get AmaDon Hills Thoroughbred Corp. off to a running start and earn enough money to allow those of us who care the means in which to carry out this labor of love.
Please join us for Fun, Festivities, and Fast Horses on Saturday, April 27, 2002, from 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Turf Club at Bay Meadows Race Course, located at 2600 South Delaware Street in San Mateo, CA.
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23rd April 2002


regular width boot with 5" stirrup

How safe are my riding boots for riding?
Each time I look at riding footwear on offer, I am amazed by the lack of thought given by the manufacturer of the needs to the rider whilst in the saddle. Almost all boots are designed for use on the ground only.
Just one example is how little attention and importance is placed on the width of boots in relation to the width of stirrup irons.
Because the chunkier look has become more fashionable, many people now ride with boots that are too wide for their standard stirrup irons. Few footwear designers are horse riders and therefore stirrup iron widths are unlikely to have been taken into consideration.
Accidents do happen, like it or not and in order to avoid the rider becoming trapped in the stirrup iron, it is essential that there should be enough space for the foot to dislodge itself.
Whilst one is in the saddle the foot is positioned at an angle in the stirrup iron. For this reason the width occupied in the stirrup iron by a riding boot will be the widest width of the boot + an additional 7%.
In order to avoid the risk of the foot becoming trapped, it is advisable that the gaps on both sides of the boot should be at least 1 inch combined.
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23rd April 2002
BHS At Badminton
The British Horse Society will be out in force at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on 1-4 May.
The BHS Tradestand will be situated in its usual site just along from the scoreboard. As well as carrying over 1500 books on everything equestrian, there will be videos, gifts, toys, clothes and hi-viz safety gear.
BHS staff will be on hand to answer queries on the wide range of BHS activities: safety on the roads, access to off road riding, BHS exams, training and horse care. British Riding Clubs will be there too with information about all their activities.
BHS chief executive Kay Driver said: "We are looking forward to meeting our members at Badminton, and we welcome the opportunity to answer questions from members and non members alike. We very much regret that the BHS Enclosure that has proved so popular with members for many years will no longer be available, since Badminton changed the arrangements last year."
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23rd April 2002
Mosser Wins National Championship Of Eventing
Bonnie Mosser, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was victorious in USA Equestrian's 2002 National Championship of Eventing, held April 18-21, 2002 at Foxhall Farm near Atlanta, Georgia.
Mosser entered Sunday's stadium jumping phase in third place, behind five-time Olympic veteran Bruce Davidson, Sr. in second and Heidi White of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania who held the top spot. Mosser, riding her nine-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding, Jenga (Brigadier Linden x Gledes Scallywag VII), left all rails in place as she completed the stadium jumping phase penalty free to end with a score of 51.20 penalties.
This was Mosser's first three-day event win and her name will be the third inscribed on the Guy V. Henry Trophy, joining that of Tiffani Loudon, the 2000 winner, and Karen O'Connor who topped the field in 2001.
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22nd April 2002

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Financial Strategies for a Sound Horse Business
by Lisa Derby Oden
Just as you are considered to be an individual and separate from other individuals, your horse business is considered to be an entity of its own, separate from you. Just as your blood circulates through your veins and keeps you alive, cash runs through your business and is what keeps it alive.
If there isn't enough cash to keep circulating, you'll find your horse business losing its feet. The following financial strategies will assist you in keeping your horse business alive and sound.

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22nd April 2002

Bonnie Mosser Wins National Championship of Eventing At MBNA Foxhall Cup
Tina Konyot Wins Grand Prix Dressage Competition

ATLANTA (April 21, 2002) - Bonnie Mosser of Coatesville, PA won the 2002 MBNA Foxhall Cup CCI***, the National Championship of Eventing, at Foxhall Farm just outside Atlanta, GA.
Mosser, riding Jenga, her own 9-year-old English Thoroughbred, entered Sunday's concluding stadium jumping phase in third place with a two-phase score of 51.20 penalties. She completed Richard Lamb's stadium jumping course penalty-free to finish on her dressage score and gain her first three-day event win.
"I just can't believe this," she said. "I knew I had a great horse and he was just flying over the jumps today. Heidi is my stablemate and a good friend and I would have been just as happy to have her go clean and me finish second to her. But this is great!"
Five-time U.S. Olympic veteran Bruce Davidson of Unionville, PA and his mount Welton Tangle entered Sunday's finale in second place with a score of
50.41. Davidson received four jumping penalties on his 11-year-old British Thoroughbred owned by Amy Ruth DeWind of Unionville, PA, for lowering one rail and he dropped behind Mosser with a score of 54.41 and an ultimate third place finish.
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22nd April 2002
How is equine research money distributed in Ontario?
This year 22 projects are funded costing $1,438,000
There has been a major collaboration afoot over the past year-and-a-half aimed at bringing together Ontario’s equine research funding bodies. This streamlining will provide a more cost efficient and effective approach to selecting projects and distributing funds.
As a result of this collaboration the Equine Research Centre Research Committee has been formed comprised of the major funding groups:
• Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association – (2), • Ontario Racing Commission – (1), • E.P. Taylor Equine Research Fund – (2), • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and University of Guelph – (2), • Chairperson
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22nd April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-B Moorsele Belgium 19-21 April 2002
Zilveren Spoor Summer Challenge
1) Hilton Clover; Clement McMahon (IRL), 2) Breemeersen Parcival; Frederik Cattebeke (BEL), 3) Filou des Mesnils ; Marc Van Dijck (BEL)
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21st April 2002
Safety riding boots explained by Nico Katan.
John Crawford of Equiworld and Nico Katan of Equitector discuss some vital, but often overlooked features of riding boots including the nique balance system incorporated into Equitector boots to help the rider maintain the correct foot and leg position.
Also discussed is the new Equitector Chill Master boot which has a unique lining to keep your feet warm in winter and cool in summer as well as a safety toe cap. The Chill Master received a Highly Commended award in the IPC BETA New Product Awards 2002.
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21st April 2002

Heidi White Overtakes Bruce Davidson For Lead At MBNA Foxhall Cup
ATLANTA (April 20, 2002) -Heidi White of Unionville, PA rode Northern Spy to a penalty-free cross country ride to take the lead in the 2002 MBNA Foxhall Cup, the National Championship of Eventing, at Foxhall Farm just outside Atlanta, GA.

White started Saturday's cross country phase in fifth place after receiving a score of 50.00 penalties in the opening dressage phase on her own 9-year-old English Thoroughbred. With many riders making concessions to the unseasonable Georgia heat, there was a large number of time penalties. Among those who did was five-time U.S. Olympic veteran Bruce Davidson of Unionville, PA on his mount Welton Tangle who had held the lead with a score of 47.21 after dressage. Davidson and Welton Tangle completed cross country with no jumping penalties, but their 3.2 time penalties gave them a score of 50.41 and left them in second place.
"I knew I had a good horse under me today and that it was the day to ride well," said White who rides with Phillip Dutton, the two-time Australian Olympic team Gold Medalist from West Grove, PA. "He's really good in all three phases and he's the sweetest, nicest horse."
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21st April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSIP-A Fontainbleu France 19-21 April 2002
PRIX DAF PARIS SERVICE
1) ANDREW RYAN (IRL); ZINZANI, 2) STEPHANIE TOBLER (SUI); TIPTOP W, 3) EMERIC GEORGE (FRA); CITADELLE DU BUHOT
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21st April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-B Moorsele Belgium 19-21 April 2002
Zilveren Spoor Summer Challenge
1) IVOOR; Francois Mathy Jr. (BEL), 2) LUCIFER; Johan Laseur (NED), 3) KALIKUMBA; Felipe Ramos Guinato (BRA),4) KUPIDO; Michael Cave (IRL)
Zilveren Spoor Summer Challenge
1) VERELST KRISIA; Marc Van Dijck (BEL), 2) KORINA; Chris Kappler (USA), 3) ORFEE; Rik Hemeryck (BEL)
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