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News Headlines 10th April 2004

FEI Eventing World Cup travels to New Zealand for the first time
For its fourth qualifier, the FEI Eventing World Cup will leave the United States and travel all the way to New Zealand.
Already well renowned for its national level horse trial competitions, the Mitavite Horse Trials held at the Kihikihi Domain (Akaroa County) will host New Zealand's inaugural World Cup qualifier. This class will be the highlight of the Easter trial which also caters for a CIC Two Star, Open intermediate and Novice classes.
It is only fitting that a world equestrian legend is behind the design of New Zealand's very first FEI Eventing World Cup Cross-Country course. Cambridge based double Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Todd and course designer John Nicholson have worked closely and have devised some innovative and interesting obstacles some of which reflect the wide range of sports practised at the Kihikihi Domain.

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Debbie McDonald Auction Package To Highlight “Celebrate With The Champions”
WELLINGTON, FL – April 9, 2004 – Invitations for “Celebrate With The Champions” will go out mid-May announcing the premier fundraising party at the Dressage Olympic Selection Trials in San Juan Capistrano, California. Orchestrated by Chairs Jane Thomas, Dick and Jane Brown, Linda Edwards, and Honorary Chairperson Akiko Yamazaki, the June 19 event will not only bring together 300 members of the dressage community for an evening of festive ‘wining and dining’ California-style, but will also feature one of the most original and generous fundraising efforts conceived by one of the riders – Debbie McDonald has offered up for auction a one-month training package at Peggy and Parry Thomas’s River Grove Farm including five lessons per week with her, board for the rider’s horse, and accommodations at a condo in the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Ontario Young Riders’ Show Jumping Team Finalists for 37th Ontario Sport Awards
Toronto, Ontario – In recognition of its gold medal victory at the 2003 North American Young Riders’ Championship, the Ontario Show Jumping Team consisting of Carly Campbell Cooper of Elora, ON, Chris Sorensen of Caledon East, ON, Elliot Stone of Midland, ON, and Keean White of Cambridge, ON, was one of three finalists for the Ontario Team of the Year Award at the 37th Ontario Sports Awards held April 2, 2004.
Nominated by the Ontario Equestrian Federation on behalf of the Ontario Hunter Jumper Association, the Ontario Young Riders’ Show Jumping Team was one of three teams up for the award against the Ottawa Titans Water Polo Team and the eventual winners, the Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball Team. The 37th Ontario Sports Awards ceremony took place at the Atlantis Pavilions at Ontario Place in Toronto, ON.
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Kurten Shows Class At Gothenburg
WITH just 20 points accumulated so far in her bid to be at the World Cup Show Jumping Final in Milan two weeks from now, Ireland's Jessica Kurten tonight (Friday) stretched herself to take first place in the World Cup Preliminary class at Gothenburg, the last of the World Cup qualifying venues.
Riding the 10 yr old bay mare <Quibell>, Kurten now puts herself in pole position for Sunday's World Cup competition at the Swedish event, and will hope for another win to earn her a place at Milan.
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Old Pueblo Wins 12-7, Is Last Team To Reach Quarterfinals In Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Old Pueblo became the final team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship, defeating Texas Polo 12-7 Thursday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The loss eliminated Texas Polo from the tournament. Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Results CSI** Moorsele Belgium 9 - 11 April 2004
CSI ** 1.40 m (1st qualifier), Class 04-Table A jump-off -FEI 238.2.2
1) Armani 91; Vincent Lambrecht (BEL), 2) Twenty; Bert Prouvé (BEL), 3) Cortaflex Macchiavelli; William Funnell (GBR)
CSI ** young horses 1.30 m, Class 02-Two phase -FEI 274.5.3
1) Copyright; Denis Lynch (IRL), 2) Jan Willem; Harrie Smolders (NED), 3) Clayton; Dave Molin (NED)
CSI ** 1.35 m, Class 03- Two phase -FEI 274.5.3
1) Kadorijke; Wim Smet (BEL), 2) Larcos B; Felipe Gandara Velasco (CHI), 3) Marengo; Steve Lefevre (BEL)

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News Headlines 9th April 2004

WINERGY® Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers kick off
The prestigious WINERGY® Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers kick off next month at Chepstow Horse Trials on 22nd May.
Supported for the sixth year by the elite equine feeding system WINERGY®, a total of 20 qualifiers will be held around the UK between May and August 2004, culminating in the four-year-old and five-year-old finals at Burghley Horse Trials on Friday 3rd September 2004, the second day of the Event which runs from 2nd-5th September.
The WINERGY® Burghley Young Event Horse series is regarded as a showcase for event horse breeding in the UK. Its purpose is to identify the three-day event equine stars of tomorrow and judges of the series include history’s cream of equestrianism such as Ian Stark, Malcolm Pyrah and Judy Bradwell.
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Exciting Line-up of Events at Museum of Scottish Country Life
The new events season begins at the Museum of Scottish Country Life this weekend, with a packed schedule of exciting days out designed to appeal to all ages. From agricultural shows to country fairs, the Museum is offering a breath of fresh air to anyone who wants a day away from city life.
Visitors can discover their hidden talents for tatty howking or bee-keeping, learn about the ancient art of dowsing, or test the wonders of science by disrupting a tornado. The start of the new season also coincides with a host of new spring arrivals on the Museum's working farm, including lambs and Ayrshire calves. The latest calf, April, was born last weekend.
The season begins with the Easter Sunday Funday on Saturday 11 April, where the star of the show is the Easter Bunny. There are lots of activities aimed at children including an Easter-egg hunt and the chance to travel in a wagon pulled by four Clydesdale horses.
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Opening Day Of Charlotte Jumper Classic CSI**** Kicks Off On Friday, April 9
Three Day Schedule Features Olympians, R&B Singer Jeffrey Osborne, And Easter Bunny
CHARLOTTE, NC – April 8, 2004 – The 14,000-seat Charlotte Coliseum has been transformed from an NBA basketball court into a four-star indoor horse show arena for the Charlotte Jumper Classic CSI, which opens on Friday, April 9, and runs through Sunday, April 11, in Charlotte, NC.
Topnotch show jumpers scheduled to compete are US Olympians Joe Fargis, Todd Minikus, Nona Garson, and Laura Kraut, plus eight-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar. Pan American Team Gold Medallists Beezie Madden and Chris Kappler are also on the roster, as well as three-time AGA Rider of the Year McLain Ward, and the record-holder for most Grand Prix wins in a single year, Aaron Vale. Please click here for further details
Americana, Augsburg September 8-12, 2004: Cutting - Highlights during AMERICANA 2004
550 cattle for the international elite of cutters
You can become addicted to cutting - who ever had the chance of riding a cutting horse himself, will approve of that. Experiencing the incredibly agile, fast and intelligent cutting horses fascinates both riders and audience. From September 8 until 12, 2004, the Americana, Europe's number 1 westernriding event, offers a variety of top class cutting events. Cutting fans should not miss this show in the Augsburg Schwabenhalle versäumen. The show management already ordered 550 cattle for competitors. Please click here for further details
Irish Horse Board launches new look website
The Irish Horse Board’s new look website is now live at www.irishhorseboard.com. The website has a new FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section which answers such questions as how to register a horse, or how to become a shareholder in the Irish Horse Board.
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USEF Announces Riders For World Cup Finals in Milan, April 21st through 25th
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), the National Governing Body of Equestrian Sport, today announced the riders who will compete in the 2004 World Cup Finals in Milan, Italy, April 21st through the 25th.
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Show Jumping - Launch Of 20,000 Euro National Grand Prix League
AT a press reception at Kildare Paddocks, Co. Kildare, the Show Jumping Association of Ireland (SJAI) today (Thursday April 8) formally announced the launch of the 2004 Outdoor Grand Prix League, sponsored by IJM TimberFrame of Monaghan.
Among those present were David Hart, Area Sales Manager for IJM TimberFrame; Charles Hanley, Chairman of the SJAI; Cian O'Connor, member of the 2004 Irish Olympic show jumping squad; and Sarah Jane Tracey, national rider.
With a total prize fund of 20,000 euro and a top prize of 8,000 euro going to the outright winner, the annual league attracts the country's best riders and horses, and creates a premium level of competition and excitement.Please click here for further details

USEF Olympic Veteran Guenter Seidel Finishes Sixth At FEI World Cup Final
Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA placed sixth in the FEI World Cup Final, held April 1-4, at the Dusseldorf Masters in Dusseldorf, Germany. Leslie Morse with her stallion, Kingston, placed fifth in the B Final.
In the preliminary competition held on Friday, April 2, Seidel, aboard the 15-year-old Westfalian gelding Nikolaus 7 (Weinberg - Elise), had a Grand Prix score of 71.33%. Morse, aboard the 12-year-old Dutch stallion Kingston (Voltaire - Gisnette), turned in a test score of 65.87%.
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News Headlines 8th April 2004

Equestrian Support Services (ESS) Shares Its Success
Specialist equestrian breakdown service provider, Equestrian Support Services (ESS) is further rewarding its customers.
ESS' specialist breakdown services have proved to be a huge success among horse owners nationwide, with demand continuing to grow. Such accelerated growth has enabled ESS to share its success with customers by reducing the prices of some of its most popular packages
The comprehensive 'Traveller Plus' package which provides 24-hour breakdown assistance, the ESS 'At Home' option (which provides breakdown assistance from your home address) and the 'Long distance' option (which offers recovery to any destination in the UK) have all seen significant price reductions.
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ABRS launches prestigious award for instructors
The search is on to find the most dedicated and talented riding instructor in the UK. The Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) has launched a fabulous award scheme to acknowledge the best instructors working at ABRS member schools. So if you know a particular instructor who deserves praise, recognition and prizes for his or her untold teaching talents, now is the time to do something about it.
The ABRS Golden Spur will be awarded to the instructor demonstrating the perfect combination of quality instruction and commercial acumen, teaching at any level. This prestigious accolade will bring both public acclaim and prizes to the winner and also the runner up. Colleagues or pupils who would like to recommend an instructor for the award must talk to their centre proprietor or manager, who is responsible for assessing and putting forward nominations.
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11 Nations, 2000 ponies, 40 classes : an exceptional vintage is being prepared !
The international registrations are closed for this third edition of the CSIP of Fontainebleau (France). 11 nations are already in the starting blocks for this 2004 BIP (for Bonneau International Pony). The tenors of European Pony Riders will unstitch some in a festive environment on one of the most beautiful grounds of the circuit.
By organising this year the French Official Pony Show Jumping (CSIOP), the team of the Etrier d'Arbonne riding school was right. This unique show in France, with a "O" like "Official", propose almost the same program than for the European Championships (1). The mythical ground of the Grand Parquet of Fontainebleau, one of the best grass grounds of France, attracts once again the European elite. Judge by yourself : Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Luxemburg, Belgium, The Netherlands and France of course. A small exotic touch with the venue for the very first time of a representative of Mauritius !
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Prestonwood Country Club Hosts 2004 Brookhill Steeplechase Gala Benefitting Duke Cancer Center April 30
Raleigh, NC - Cary's Prestonwood Country Club was selected as the host of the 2004 Brookhill Steeplechase Gala on Friday April 30. Themed "An Evening of Elegance," this annual charity benefit marks the start of the 12th annual Brookhill Steeplechase weekend featuring a gourmet buffet dinner, silent and live auction and dancing. Dress is black-tie optional and tickets are available online or by phone at $60 each. Auction and festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 12:00am midnight. Please click here for further details
Isla Carroll Beats San Saba 8-5 To Reach Quarterfinals In Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Isla Carroll, using the experience of 15-time champion Memo Gracida and the inspiration of patron John Goodman, defeated San Saba 8-5 in a first-round game of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship Wednesday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The loss eliminated first-time entrant San Saba from the tournament. The 13 combined goals is the second lowest scoring game of the tournament.
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News Headlines 7th April 2004

Horseworld Grooms Receive RSPCA Awards
HorseWorld grooms Sarah Hollister and Gill Banks were delighted to be awarded the RSPCA Certificate of Merit recently for their part in a difficult horse rescue. The RSPCA gave the HorseWorld grooms the awards as a result of a very tense and potentially dangerous rescue in August 2003.
HorseWorld, the South West's premier equine welfare charity, had been contacted by the RSPCA to help rescue an apparently abandoned mare and foal in a ragwort infested field. Sarah and Gill arrived with the RSPCA, with the aim of removing the animals to safety at HorseWorld's Welfare Department at Whitchurch, Bristol. The emaciated foal was found in a ditch at the bottom of the field, and it became apparent very quickly that the animal was too ill to stand. Despite the best efforts of HorseWorld and RSPCA staff, the foal later died at the vets. Gill and Sarah not only had to cope with the frightened animals, but also with several aggressive travelers, who wanted to stop the animals from being removed. Gill said; "It was really scary. We were just so worried about the horses and it was quite traumatic being threatened by strangers. I am really proud to receive the award, but Sarah and I know that any other HorseWorld groom would have done the same thing".Please click here for further details

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Gothenburg closes FEI World Cup Driving season Sandmann aims for second place
The Gothenburg Horse Show will host the last FEI World Cup Driving event of this season. From 9 to 11 April, the Globen arena will be the place where Germany¹s Christoph Sandmann will get his last chance to climb in the standings. His compatriot Michael Freund is certain of his third World Cup victory in a row and will compete in Gothenburg with an extra wild card, which allows him right to prize money, but no points. Sandmann is currently in fourth position and will have to win or come second behind Freund to climb up to the second place in the standings, which is currently taken by Australia¹s Boyd Exell.
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Feeding for breeding from SPILLERS
Feeding breeding mares and growing youngstock that are good doers can present real problems. It can be hard to find a feed that will provide them with the extra nutrients they need when, at this time of year, most of their requirements are met by grass. Thanks to SPILLERS, the worldwide experts in equine nutrition, there is now an easy answer - SPILLERS Stud Concentrate.
Launched this Spring, SPILLERS Stud Concentrate is a highly palatable supplement, formulated specifically for all good doers, irrespective of breed, and is particularly recommended for native ponies and their crosses and warmbloods. It is also ideal for all mares foaling in summer and for bloodlines with a history of growth-related disorders.
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Equine Locomotion Seminar - Saturday and Sunday 3-4 April
ILPH Belwade Farm, at Aboyne, Aberdeenshire this weekend hosted a Seminar designed to assist farriers and vets diagnose equine lameness.
Equinalysis, is a new concept in the understanding of horse lameness which harnesses a video camera with computer technology to assist farriers and vets to help understand the root cause of a horse's lameness.
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Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. ® and the State Horse Councils Alliance, LLC. present The Great American Horse Book “A Children’s Guide to Horse’s” in English and Espanol
(Some members include: The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), The Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana Horse Council Foundation and Success Planning Associates)
An official Teaching and Learning Tool for children pre-K to grade 6 for the equine industry.
A fantastic item in gift shops, tack shops, race tracks, and by the horse industry at large to raise awareness about horse to the public at large.
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2004 Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Champions And Trophy Winners
WELLINGTON, FL – April 6, 2004 – Wrapping up this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival in ceremonies held during the Budweiser American Invitational on April 3 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, a highlight of the evening was the Parade of Champions and Series Winners prior to the start of competition. Ribbons, coolers, and trophies were presented to the Circuit Champions for the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival and the winners of the Winter Equestrian Festival Series Awards. Following the Parade of Budweiser American Invitational Riders, an awards ceremony honored the Special Trophy Winners.
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Edward Bowen's Legacies Of The Turf Is Finalist For Book Of The Year Award
LEXINGTON, KY - Racing authority Edward L. Bowen's latest book, Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders (Vol. 1), has been selected as a finalist for ForeWord Magazine 's Book of the Year Award in the sports category. Legacies of the Turf, which tells the stories of the powerhouse dynasties that dominated horse racing in the early to mid-twentieth century, is published by Eclipse Press, a division of Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916. Please click here for further details
Bendabout Avenges Losses To Catamount With 7-5 Victory In Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – In a game featuring the only two American 10-goalers and two of the pre-tournament favorites, Bendabout avenged two losses to Catamount with a 7-5 victory in a first-round game of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship Tuesday at International Polo Club Palm Beach. The 12 combined goals is the lowest scoring game of the tournament.
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News Headlines 6th April 2004

Federation Equestre Internationale News
5 April 2004
- FEI World Cup Dressage: Anky Van Grunsven wins the Duesseldorf Final
- FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
- FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
- More than 1 million km ridden in FEI Endurance competition in 2003
- In Memoriam: Alfons Lütke Westhues
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Keean White Awarded Horse Sport Young Riders Scholarship
Cambridge, Ontario - Keean White of Cambridge, ON, has been awarded a $500 scholarship as part of the Horse Sport Young Riders Scholarship Fund for his outstanding performance at the 2003 North American Young Riders’ Championship held in Bromont, QC, for riders aged 16-21
White was the top placed Canadian show jumping athlete, capturing Team Gold and Individual Silver medals, at the North American Young Riders’ Championship, riding the Dutch Warmblood mare, Libidou. Representing the Ontario Team, who was in fourth position following the first round of competition, White’s flawless performance in the second round clinched the victory for Ontario, ensuring them top position on the medal podium. Individually, White completed five rounds of jumping with just 5.07 faults to claim the Individual Silver Medal behind USA Region 2’s Georgina Bloomberg, who won the gold with 3.03 faults.
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Wrap Up For Winter Equestrian Festival Week 10 : March 30-April 3, Tournament of Champions
TAMPA, FL – April 5, 2004 – The 10th and final week of the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival entitled Tournament of Champions was held March 30 through April 3 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, Florida. The 2004 WEF wrapped up with the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Presented by Publix and The Tampa Tribune on April 3 at the Raymond James Stadium. Total prize money for the 2004 WEF was three-million-dollars. Produced by founder Eugene R. Mische and Stadium Jumping, Inc., the Winter Equestrian Festival is the largest and longest consecutively running equestrian sporting event in the world.
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Rockin’Horse Productions Announces Media Relations Appointment
March 30, 2004 (ALBANY, NY) – Susan Kayne Omnimedia, LLC (SKO, LLC), today announced the appointment of Anya Frost of Troy, New York, as its media and public relations specialist for rockin’horse productions, a unit of SKO, LLC.
Frost has a background in various aspects of communications including more than six years of experience in public relations. She previously served as External Affairs Manager for Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries in Boston, as well as Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the New York State Thruway Authority/Canal Corporation in Albany. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Russell Sage College in Troy.
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Show Jumping Hall of Fame Honors 2003 Inductees
Tampa, FL—April 5, 2004—The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducted its annual induction ceremonies during the intermission at the Budweiser American Invitational on Saturday, April 3, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. J. Russell Stewart, Sr. and Main Spring were inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. They join 52 previous inductees whose contributions to the sport set them apart and earned them the honor of enshrinement in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.
J. Russell Stewart, Sr. was born in Albany, NY, in 1926. He began riding at age 11, and though he had no formal training, subsequently began showing successfully in the jumper divisions. By the time he returned to New York after serving in the army during World War II, he was well recognized for his riding and training abilities. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 5th April 2004

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Anky wins again
Anky van Grunsven won the FEI World Cup Final for a record breaking sixth time in Duesseldorf today with her new star Gestion Salinero. The Dutch rider was the unanimous victor with all five judges, and on 83.45 per cent, scored three per cent higher then her pupil Edward Gal who took runner up position on the Dutch stallion Gestion Lingh.
"I could not believe it could go so well", said van Grunsven, who admitted to feeling nervous at the start of her winning freestyle, which was the nine year-old Salinero's best performance yet. She had to wait for both Gal and Guenter Seidel (USA) to ride before her victory was confirmed and joked afterwards that she had told Gal he could be very good as long as he did not beat her!

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Norman Dello Joio And Glasgow Win $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational At WEF
TAMPA, FL – April 3, 2004 – Norman Dello Joio, 47, of Wellington, Florida, riding Glasgow for The Glasgow Group topped a field of 35 horses to win the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational presented by Publix and The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday night, April 3. In a five-horse jump-off, Dello Joio was the faster of two clear rounds and claimed $60,000 for his win. Please click here for further details
Lechuza Defeats San Saba 12-9 In Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Ten-goaler Sebastian Merlos scored six goals to lead a revamped Lechuza lineup past San Saba 12-9 in a first-round game of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
In other first-round games, 9-goaler Milo Araujo and 7-goaler Gaston Laulhe scored four goals each as Texas Polo surprised Pony Express 10-9 and 8-goaler Facundo Pieres scored seven goals to lead Old Pueblo over Millarville 12-8.
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United States Defeats United Kingdom 5-4 To Win " An Afternoon Of Polo And Evening Of Elegance" Match To Benefit British Forces Foundation At International Polo Club
WELLINGTON, FL – Adam Snow scored the game-winner, but high-goal patrons John Goodman, Tim Gannon and Dawn Jones were major contributors as the United States defeated the United Kingdom 5-4 in a four-chukker benefit match Saturday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The polo match was part of “An Afternoon of Polo and Evening of Elegance” to benefit the British Forces Foundation. Following the match more than 150 guests attended a cocktail reception, catered dinner and auction. Dame Celia Lipton Farris was International Honorary Chairman.
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Catamount Wins Emotional Game Against Isla Carroll, White Birch Remains Unbeaten With 11-9 Victory In Stanford Financial Group - 1OOth U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Catamount’s dynamic duo of 10-goaler Mike Azzaro and 9-goaler Carlos Gracida used a four-day break to heal from injuries and the time off worked as Catamount defeated 1997 champion Isla Carroll 10-8 in an emotion-packed first-round game of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship Saturday at International Polo Club Palm Beach
In other first-round games, 9-goaler Lucas Craido scored nine goals to lead White Birch over Bendabout 11-9 in a battle of unbeaten teams and Everglades, led by four goals each from 8-goalers Tomas Llorente and Lucas Monteverde, beat Orchard Hill 10-7. Please click here for further details

News Headlines 4th April 2004

ESS Solve Livestock Dilemma
Specialist equestrian breakdown service provider, Equestrian Support Services (ESS) has made one customer very happy indeed. Staff at ESS's call centre in Dorchester, were surprised to receive a call from a lady with an unusual dilemma: 129 prize-winning sheep and a custom-made livestock vehicle were making it difficult for Mrs Phillippa Ball to find a breakdown assistance company, willing to provide her with breakdown cover
The majority of breakdown assistance companies had refused to cover the vehicle, which had been specially made to include living quarters and an area for the sheep. Please click here for further details
World Reining Trophy 2004 attracts Top Riders from all over the World
Mooslargue (France), June 9-13, 2004
The World Reining seems to meet expectations everywhere. Reiners all over the world are looking forward to one of the largest sums of prize money in the reining horse world. The World Reining Trophy (Mooslargue/France, June 9-13, 2004) offers EUR 160,000.-added, with EUR 100,000.-added alone in the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy Open. Besides the Bronze Trophies there are the Intermediate Reinings plus Cutting Non Pro and Open
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First June Derby Meeting Will Still Draw Showjumping Fans
The British Jumping Derby Meeting (June 3-6) breaks new ground this year, moving for the first time in its 43 year history from August to June to avoid clashing with this summer's Athens Olympic Games. But it is still a great draw for showjumping fans.
The DFS Derby is wide open. Peter Charles, who last year went into the record books with a third successive win, is looking for a new Derby specialist after losing Corrada to an overseas sale, which leaves local rider William Funnell and his on-form Cortaflex Mondriaan as possible favourites.
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Ben Maher Wins The Winter A & B League Championship

A cheque for £1,000, sponsored by the BSJA, together with the magnificent Pegasus trophy were presented to Ben Maher at Towerlands Equestrian Centre on Sunday evening 21st March 2004, when he recorded the highest number of points on Alfredo II to win the BSJA Winter A & B League.
Ben was placed first, second twice and fifth and sixth on this good French bred 16.1hh 10 year old chestnut gelding, owned by his father Richard Maher.
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farrierFACTS steps into National arena award-winning equine lifestyle series to feature hoofcare
Albany, NY -- March 16, 2004, -- UNBRIDLED, winner of the US Equestrian Federation's 2003 BROADCAST MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD announced it will feature a special hoofcare segment in every episode of its National broadcast this season. The feature segment, aptly named farrierFACTS is a two-minute piece dedicated to sharing a better exchange of information between owners, trainers and farriers to promote proper shoeing and regularly scheduled hoofcare.
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