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4th May 2002
The Laminitis Trust, (Registered Charity Number 1049266)
New Telephone Helpline For The Laminitis Trust
A new telephone advice service for worried horse owners seeking the most up to date advice on laminitis is available via The Laminitis Trust’s help line on 0905 105 105 1
The new help line is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm when a veterinary expert will be available to discuss problems relating to laminitis. Calls will be charged at the rate of £1 per minute, which will greatly help the Laminitis Trust’s fund-raising drive for further research into the disease.
Director of The Laminitis Trust is leading equine veterinary surgeon Robert Eustace, FRCVS, a world expert on the disease, who has also set up a comprehensive website to assist horse owners on www.laminitis.org.
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4th May 2002
Three-Day Eventing Result: CCI**** Badminton England 2-5 May 2002
DAY TWO RESULT - AFTER DRESSAGE, Friday, May 3, 2002
1) SUPREME ROCK; Pippa Funnell (GBR) Penalties 31.61
2) DARIEN POWERS; Andrew Hoy (AUS) Penalties 37.61
3) FLINTSTONE IV; Rodney Powell (GBR) Penalties 38.40
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4th May 2002
TV Ads On Horses On The Roads Launched
Thanks to lobbying by the British Horse Society, the government has included riding on the road as part of its road safety Think! campaign. The new specially made for television thirty second announcement will be launched jointly by the BHS and the DTLR (Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions) at Badminton on 3 May.
Horse riders everywhere will be delighted at this recognition of riders as vulnerable road users. "If motorists were more aware of the dangers, there would be far fewer accidents" said Sheila Hardy, BHS head of safety, "and these 'ads' will be a very effective way of getting the message across to drivers. We are all very grateful to the government for their support in this.
"The BHS is hoping that every TV station in the country will run the 'ads' regularly. To have a horse killed in this way is devastating. Many accidents could be avoided if drivers understood why it is important to pass riders wide and slow. Television companies have it in their power to get the message across; let's hope they take it."
There will be posters and leaflets available to anyone who wants to boost the campaign by distributing these to their local garages, car showrooms, supermarkets and libraries.
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4th May 2002
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4th May 2002
'Mrs Brown' meets All The Queen's Horses
Judi Dench, Britain's foremost star of film and television, is to provide her famous voice for All The Queen's Horses, the country's largest outdoor theatrical performance to be staged in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's Golden Jubilee year on 16th -18th May 2002.
Renowned for her sympathetic portrayal of Queen Victoria in the hugely successful film 'Mrs Brown', Judi Dench recently received great acclaim with her Oscar-nominated performance as the literary genius Iris Murdoch in the film 'Iris'. She has also played the awe-inspiring 'M' in recent James Bond films and is currently completing filming for the next in the series.
She joins Robert Hardy, Prunella Scales and Edward Woodward in bringing to life an exciting variety of characters in the 12 acts of this once in a lifetime equestrian extravaganza, which is set against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle.
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4th May 2002
Ward In Second After Day Two Of World Cup Competition
McLain Ward, 26, of Brewster, New York is sitting in second after day two of the FEI World Cup Jumping Final taking place in Leipzig, Germany, May 1 - 5, 2002. Ward, the 2001/2002 AGA Rider of the year, and his mount, 10-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding, Viktor (Concorde - Gostella, by Bentley) have two penalty points to sit behind Germany's Ludger Beerbaum.
Riders qualified in 105 competitions in 13 Leagues around the world in this 24th season of the FEI World Cup Jumping. Approximately 42 of the top riders in the world come together to vie for the World Cup title. The US team of McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Leslie Howard, Lauren Hough, Will Simpson, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Ray Texel, Robert Chelberg, Richard Spooner, and Vanessa Haas will compete again on Sunday in the final round to determine the 2002 World Cup winner.
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4th May 2002
Visually Impaired Riders Are Handicapped Only If There Are No Horses To Ride In International Competition
HUNTINGTON, NY – May 3, 2002 - Close your eyes and picture this: your wonderfully talented horse, precise in his transitions, follows the lead of his rider and partner. In less than a week of training together, they move freely around the dressage arena exhibiting the finesse of champions. Horses and riders listen for signals that guide them through the next movement. They track right to A and counter canter to B. And then you realize with a thrill: The rider cannot see!
Blind or visually impaired, the only real handicap these equestrians face is not having a competitive horse to ride in an exciting new international dressage championship scheduled this summer on Long Island in New York.
Hopefully, generous horse owners will see the need to make available sound, trained and fit horses up to Level 4 as mounts for blind and visually impaired riders, as well as other riders with a disability competing in the first Inner Vision Championships (IVC) for Riders with a Disability. The competition will be held July 9-13 at Willow Tree Farm at Caumsett State Historic Park in Huntington, NY.
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4th May 2002
Leone and Kursinski Jump To The Top At Garden State
AUGUSTA, NJ—May 2, 2002— Although the rain created a muddy venue on the second day of the Garden State Horse Show, held May 1-5 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the exhibitors.
Peter Leone and Anne Kursinski started out strong this week in the main ring, a successful warm-up for Saturday’s $50,000 Garden State Grand Prix. Leone of Greenwich, CT, piloted Clea Newman’s Katrinka to a blue-ribbon finish in Thursday’s high preliminary jumper class. The bay mare stopped the clock in a blistering 33.370 seconds, blowing past second place Sincere ridden by Anne Kursinski of Flemington, NJ. Sincere posted a 35.188 on the board. The gelding is owned by Meralex Farm of Brandon, Florida.
In Thursday’s modified jumper class Laura Chapot, daughter of Olympians Mary and Frank Chapot of Neshanic Station, bested a field of 19 riding Warren II. The bay gelding, owned by Starwyn Farms of New York, NY, cleared the six-fence jump off in 26.803. Finishing second in 27.488 seconds was Leone riding Lataro. The bay gelding is owned by the Lataro Group, also of Greenwich.
These jumper riders, along with other United States Equestrian Team veterans can be seen riding in Saturday’s $50,000 Garden State Grand Prix. Nona Garson, New Jersey resident and member of the Olympic Team at Sydney, will attempt to defend her title with a second consecutive win. The Grand Prix is scheduled for a 1:30 start.
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4th May 2002
USA Equestrian Names Charles Crabtree For Medal Of Honor
Charles R. Crabtree of Simpsonville, Kentucky has been named as the first 2002 recipient of USA Equestrian's Pegasus Medal of Honor.
Crabtree and his wife, famed equestrian Helen K. Crabtree, opened their stable in 1959 and the duo went on to earn 75 World Championship titles, including CH Yorktown's 1966 World's Champion Five Gaited Two-Year-Old with Charles Crabtree aboard. In 1989 this husband and wife team was inducted into the World Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame.
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4th May 2002
Catherine Boettcher and Randy Sherman Lead Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series West Conference Following Blenheim Events

Tampa, FL – May 3, 2002 – After the first two exciting events in the West Conference, Catherine Boettcher and Randy Sherman stand atop the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Leader Board. The series kicked off in February and runs through November, culminating in the Series’ first-ever Year-End Championship at the National Horse Show.
In the first competition of the year for the West Conference, held during the Oaks Blenheim Beach Cities Horse Show in San Juan Capistrano, CA on March 30, Amateur-Owner rider Catherine Boettcher came home with the win aboard Cordella B.Boettcher also took second place with Cardiff to put her in first and third respectively in the Amateur-Owner Division of the West Conference Series’ Standings. Third in the class went to Amateur-Owner rider Custis Ferguson with Gladiator. Junior rider Randy Sherman placed fourth with Pacini, to put him in first place in the Junior Division of the West Conference Series’ Standings. This is the first year the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is offering separate series for Amateur-Owner and Junior riders.
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4th May 2002
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4th May 2002
USA Equestrian Releases Documents Updating USOC Mediation
In response to numerous inquiries, the Executive Committee of USA Equestrian, meeting Tuesday by teleconference, released several documents for publication on its website, relating to the United States Equestrian Team's withdrawal from mediation over the future governance of the sport. USA Equestrian is the National Equestrian Federation for the United States, and the incumbent National Governing Body for the sport, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. USET commenced litigation against USA Equestrian in February 2001, formally challenging its status as NGB.
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4th May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Mauberge France 3-5 May 2002
PRIX DE LA MUTUELLE LIBRE CHOIX, Jumping competition in two phases
1) EQUATEUR DU MEIX; BREUL, Robert (FRA), 2) BIZANCE D ARBAZ; LOPEZ, Carlos (COL), 3) FERSEN MAIL; BERTRAN DE BALANDA, Gilles (FRA)
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4th May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-C Fontainebleau France 3-5 May 2002
PRIX VERDURES DE CHAILLY, Jumping competition in two phases 1.25m
1) HILTON CLOVER; CLEMENT MAC MAHON (IRL), 2) HELIOS DE LA VERRERIE; CHRISTOPHE DEUQUET (FRA), 3) HUNTERS LEVEL; CORINNE COLLINS (GBR)
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3rd May 2002

Federation Equestre Internationale News
2 May 2002

 FEI GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS
With no surprise, Ludger Beerbaum (GER) comfortably leads the No. 16 List of the World Jumping Riders Rankings including events starting from 1 May 2001 to 30 April 202.
During this week of the World Cup Final, there is no drastic change in the hierarchy of worldwide show jumping. Beerbaum is once again followed by Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Ludo Philippaerts (BEL). Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) continued his smooth progression and went up once place. He is now 5th, thanks to the 120 points earned in Göteborg.
FEI BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS

The No 16 list of the FEI/BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings sees no change in the world Top 10. Ulla Salzgeber leads the rankings with a total of 79.810 points.
IN MEMORIAM

Joe Moore, a prominent British Driving personality, died on 28 April 2002, after a long illness. He was 70 years old. Harness horses had always been part of Joe Moore’s life, as he came from a family with a transport business. Until last year, Joe Moore was a member of the FEI’s Driving Committee.
This week-end:
World Cup Final Jumping in Leipzig
Badminton CCI****
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3rd May 2002

Horse welfare book

First book on Australian horse welfare and protection ever published.
An invaluable reference book for secondary and tertiary students completing horse studies. Written by freelance writer/librarian/secondary school teacher. Professionally edited and designed. Sold to public libraries, secondary schools, TAFE colleges and horse enthusiasts both here and interstate.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is the first book to focus on the welfare of Australian horses living under our unique conditions. It covers common welfare aspects, including care and training, as well as industry issues and government regulation. Every chapter contains facts, extracts, statistics, case studies and expert commentary on horse issues in Australia.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? brings together, for the first time in a single volume, coverage of the major issues in horse welfare and care in this country. Information has been gathered from hundreds of sources, including films, newsletters, interviews and web sites, and the book is fully indexed, to assist in your research and reference.
[There is] a public lack of awareness/understanding regarding the nature of horses; the physical and psychological requirements of their welfare and the true situation regarding the extent of cruelty, abuse and neglect to which many are subjected in contemporary Australia. If this [book] were available to the public it would address these issues and hopefully precipitate reactions which would in turn influence others.'
Peter Fisher, President, National League for Protection of Horses, Australia
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3rd May 2002

Flynn and Palmer Win USET Reining Qualifiers at the Carolina Classic
Gladstone, New Jersey—May 1, 2002— Susan Flynn and Matthew Palmer won United States Equestrian Team (USET) Reining championship qualifiers at the Carolina Classic, held April 27 in Raleigh, NC.
In the USET Futures Reining Championship Qualifier, Susan Flynn of Croydon, NH, took the top prize with a score of 216.5 points aboard her own Berrys Boy Jr. Kyle Johnson of Portland, CT, the 2001 USET Young Rider Reining Medal Champion, took second place on his Boomer Fritz with 214 points, stepping up to the next level of competition in grand style. The top four riders in the USET Futures Reining Championship Qualifier earned an invitation to compete in the USET Futures Reining Championship Final at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, June 20-23 at the USET Olympic Training Center, Gladstone, NJ.
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3rd May 2002
USA Equestrian Executive Committee Meets; Considers Finances, Mediation
The Executive Committee of USA Equestrian, National Equestrian Federation of the United States, met Tuesday (April 30) by telephone conference in a regular monthly meeting.
Among the agenda items was a consideration of the final audit of the organization's finances, as of the fiscal year ended November 30, 2001. Lori Rawls, Executive Director, and Ancie Hatfield, Assistant Executive Director-Finance, provided documentation of the Federation's financial condition, showing it to be sound in all respects
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3rd May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Leipzig Germany 1-5 May 2002
NESTLE CUP, Jumping comp. with jump-off
1) Albfuhren's Ramonus; Weinberg, Helena (GER), 2) Lou Lou HT; Tebbel, Rene (GER), 3) Lord II Z; Gulliksen, Geir (NOR)
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3rd May 2002
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-W LEIPZIG GERMANY 1-5 MAY 2002, CSI-A MODENA ITALY 3-5 MAY 2002, CSI-A HAMBURG GERMANY 9-12 MAY 2002, CCI** COMPIEGNE FRANCE 9-12 MAY 2002
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3rd May 2002
International Livestock Congress News
2003 International Livestock Congress Dates Announced Smith and Luba to steer program content
(Houston, TX) – The 2003 International Livestock Congress, managed by the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF), will be held February 25-28 in Houston, Texas, at the Warwick Park Plaza Hotel, announced ISEF Chairman Dan Gattis. Serving as the beef program chair for 2003 is ISEF board member Dr. Gary Smith of Colorado State University, with Dr. Jack Allen, professor emeritus of Michigan State University as co-chair. Norm Luba of the North American Equine Ranching Information Council will spearhead the horse program along with co-chair Dr. Jane Pruitt Bagley, formerly of Southwest Missouri State University and now in private enterprise.
2002 International Livestock Congress Proceedings Available: Beef and Horse program now available at www.livestockcongress.com
(Houston, TX) – The official proceedings of the 2002 International Livestock Congress are now available on the event’s web site located at www.livestockcongress.com. The proceedings feature the full white paper and power point presentation developed by Dr. Larry Corah, formerly of Kansas State University and Vice President of the Supply Development Branch of Certified Angus Beef.
Student Travel Fellowship Applications Now Available
(Houston, TX) – The International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF) will again offer 25 student travel fellowships to the 2003 International Livestock Congress to be held February 25-28 in Houston, Texas. The objective of the International Livestock Congress in recent years has been to focus on major international issues that impact the beef and horse industries. With this focus, the foundation has been very successful in attracting key thought leaders from throughout the world. The Congress is held each year during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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2nd May 2002
LSU Researcher Studies the Effect of Viral Infection on Allergic Airway Diseases in Horses
BATON ROUGE–LSU researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine have begun a study to investigate the effect of viral infections on the immune response of neonatal foals, specifically if exposure to influenza virus reduces the risk for developing recurring airway obstruction (RAO) later in life.
"This study is an evolution of many things we’ve been investigating to understand equine airway disease. It’s become pretty obvious that RAO disorders are a result of allergic reactions," said Dr. David Horohov, principal investigator and professor of veterinary immunology. "With this study, we’re hoping to provide insight into the consequence of early viral exposure and the tendency of horses to develop allergic immune response in their lungs," said Horohov.
Fifteen to 20 percent of horses worldwide suffer from RAO, a condition similar to human asthma, representing a significant impact on the equine population and industry. While RAO typically affects older horses, younger horses may have a less severe form of the disease. There is also evidence of a relationship between other inflammatory airway disease in young performance horses and RAO in older horses. All breeds of horses are affected.
Although it is believed that RAO develops from allergic reactions, researchers still question why the other 80 percent of horses worldwide are not susceptible to the allergic airway response even though they may be exposed to the same allergens.
It is currently believed that exposure to infectious agents early in life may help prevent later allergic complications. In other related studies, heavily parasitized horses were protected, while other horses were more susceptible to the development of allergic airway response. According to Horohov, this is similar to what may be seen in humans in underdeveloped countries. "Asthma problems were not typical in underdeveloped countries until the incidence of parasitism and other infectious diseases was reduced through the use of modern drugs and vaccinations," he said.
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2nd May 2002

Olympia Show Jumping launches new Olympia Shopping Village
There have always been 100 reasons to go to the country’s favourite Christmas show, the Olympia International Show Jumping Championships, but the organiser’s of the world famous event have just given us another.
Olympia is known not only for its world-class show jumping but also for the depth and diversity of shopping that it offers just before Christmas. The great news is that the shopping will be even bigger and better from 2002 with the launch of The Olympia Shopping Village. The new area, which will be located in the National Hall, will incorporate all the stands currently around the Grand Hall. The increase in space will give trade stand holders the opportunity to create more of a shop feel and give visitors more room to move around and between the stands.
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2nd May 2002

Federation Equestre Internationale Flash News 1 May 2002 - World Cup Final
24th Final FEI World Cup Jumping
Leipzig, Germany, 01-05 May 2002

Starting field with number of participation in a World Cup Jumping Final.
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2nd May 2002
Four Legged Friend For Son Of Catherine Zeta Jones
Swansea-born actress Catherine Zeta Jones is determined that her two-year old son Dylan will not lose touch with his Welsh heritage. So, she was naturally delighted when the Welsh Pony & Cob Society presented her with a Welsh Mountain pony especially chosen for Dylan.
As President of the Noah's Ark Appeal, the Welsh actress joined cricketer Ian Botham in Cardiff on Saturday April 27th, where the pair took part in a walk to raise money for the charity - which aims to build Wales's first ever children's hospital. The pony was presented to Ms Jones shortly before the walk, although she opted to complete the walk on two legs instead of four.
The seven year-old pony - Highland Jinks - has taught countless children to ride, under the expert supervision of Kathleen James, who has bred and successfully shown Welsh Mountain ponies for the past thirty years. When asked why 'Jinks' was chosen for Dylan, Ms James was in no doubt that the pony's attributes make him a natural choice for children:
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2nd May 2002

Sad Demise of a Much Loved Horse
It is with great sadness that the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has to announce the death of ILPH Observe, a 26 year old thoroughbred gelding who had an outstanding career in National Hunt racing.
ILPH Observe, or Hobbie as he was affectionately known, came to ILPH Glenda Spooner Farm in a severely emaciated state with badly neglected teeth and feet in February 1999.
In his long and successful National Hunt career during the 1980's, he had 18 wins and 12 places out of 40 starts to his credit including the Cathcart Cup and the Christie's Foxhunter Chase and Tripleprint Gold Cup in 1982 when ridden by John Francome and trained by Fred Winter.

John Francome who was saddened to hear the news rode his 1,000 race win on Observe, says, "When he first came to us at Fred Winter's he jumped badly left handed but never stopped improving and gave me some super rides. He was looked after by Harry Foster who was one of Fred's older lads and had the stable name of Tiddles - I don't know why."
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2nd May 2002

Kimberly Vinoski Wins USET Four Star Championship at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer
Gladstone, NJ—May 1, 2002—Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA won the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Four Star Championship at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, presented by Bayer. She won on Winsome Adante, a nine-year-old English Thoroughbred owned by Plain Dealing Farm, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002.
Vinoski, who was sitting in fourth position following the completion of dressage on Friday, posted a clear cross-country round, on a rainy Saturday, one of only four on the day. In Sunday’s final phase of stadium jumping held in windy conditions, Vinoski picked up eight penalties after having two rails down, but managed to hang on to the lead with a three-day total of 56.20 penalty points. The win marked her first win at the Olympic-level.

"I am a very lucky person to have the owner that I do and very fortunate to do what I love," said Vinoski. Vinoski left the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event with a winner's check of $60,000 and a Rolex timepiece.
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2nd May 2002

Kimberly Vinoski Named USET Athlete of the Month for April 2002
Gladstone, NJ—May 1, 2002—Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA was named the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for April following her win at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, presented by Bayer. The win, on Winsome Adante, a nine-year-old English Thoroughbred owned by Plain Dealing Farm, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002, marked Vinoski’s first win at the Olympic-level.
Vinoski, who was sitting in fourth position following the completion of dressage on Friday, posted a clear cross-country round on a rainy Saturday, one of only four on the day. In Sunday’s final phase of stadium jumping held in windy conditions, Vinoski picked up eight penalties after having two rails down, but managed to hang on to the lead with a three-day total of 56.20 penalty points.
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1st May 2002

Major Development for Equine Welfare Centre
It has been announced today that the contract for the development of Hall Farm, Snetterton, the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) equine recovery and rehabilitation centre in Norfolk, has been awarded to May Gurney.
Comments Richard Felton, ILPH Estates Manager, "Last year the ILPH Council took the decision to rationalize our Norfolk operations in order to save money over the long term and to update and improve our facilities in the short term. This process involves the sale of Overa House Farm at Larling* and the development of the Hall Farm site."
Works will involve the construction of a brand new purpose built Visitors' Centre which will comprise a gift shop, café and a lecture room/viewing gallery looking down onto a new covered riding arena.
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1st May 2002
Cross Country Trail Ride To Aid Children
Why ride 1900 miles on horseback? It takes an adventurous spirit, determination, skill, and a cause. Trail boss Richard Fipps and the cowboys who will join him in the ride from Cherokee County, Alabama to Vernal, Utah know the trip will not be easy. There will be delays, breakdowns and setbacks. That is when they will remember the reason they are riding - hungry and hurting children.
A six-year-old girl in the inner-city whose mother sold her to buy drugs. A migrant worker's son who has not had a decent meal in months. A child who lives in the sewers of Nogales, Arizona. A teen who attends a youth program after school to escape the violence at home. They, and children like them, are the reason.
On April 26, 2002, Fipps and the others will begin Riding for the Children. The adventure will last approximately three and a half months and take riders from northeastern Alabama to the Colorado/Utah border, passing through numerous communities, including: Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK; Amarillo, TX; Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.
"We started talking about the ride kind of by accident", says Fipps. "The more serious we got, the more I wanted to find someone who was helping hungry kids in America. You see celebrities on TV asking you to support children everywhere else, but there are needy children and needy parents in our own country."
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1st May 2002

Complementary Therapies for Cats and Dogs - Seminar - Sunday 16th June 2002
Another One Not To Be Missed!
Frimley Dog Trainers and Behaviour Specialists, Carol Donovan and Stuart Glover, have announced another of their one day specials.

Alongside their regular classes in Frimley Green, Carol and Stuart of the Walkabout Group will be holding a day at the Mytchett Community Centre, near Camberley in Surrey exploring the various aspects of complementary therapy for dogs and cats.
Speakers have been invited to talk on Homeopathic medicine, Acupuncture, the use of Bach flower essences and Aromatherapy. We have a Chiropractor coming to tell us all about the use of McTimoney practice and body balancing and Toni Shelbourne from the Tellington touch will be joining us to share some new ideas about helping dogs cope with their fears. There will be stalls with lots of information to take home.
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1st May 2002
The Blood-Horse Announces First-Ever Book Warehouse Clearance Sale
Two-Day Warehouse Clearance Sale to feature numerous horse-related books, Magazine s, videos, and more.
LEXINGTON, KY, April 30, 2002 - Blood-Horse Publications, publishers since 1916, will conduct a two-day book warehouse clearance sale at 1865 Alexandria Drive in the Gardenside Shopping Center, Lexington, Ky., on Friday, May 10 from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM and on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 AM to 3 PM. The sale will feature numerous horse-related books, videos, Magazine s, and more from Eclipse Press and ExclusivelyEquine.com, divisions of Blood-Horse Publications. Sale prices will be 20-85% off the original price.
Books and videos featured will span a wide range of topics including horse-related biographies, historical accounts, instructional guides, reference books, horse health care books, profiles, buying guides, and coffee table books.
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30th April 2002
Dressage Steps Sideways In Support Of The March
Following the announcement by the Countryside Alliance that the next Countryside March will be held in London on the Sunday 22nd September, British Dressage has changed the dates of the Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships which were due to take place over the same weekend from 19th - 22nd September. The Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships will now be held 1 week later from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September 2002 at the National Agricultural Centre in Warwickshire.
The Championships were already due to see significant changes in 2002 as the show will grow from three to four days and the arena layout will change to benefit spectators. There will be two arenas instead of three bringing spectators closer to the action.
In an exciting new deal this year's Mercedes-Benz National Champion will scoop a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster to drive for a year. Some riders hoping to compete in the World Equestrian Games in Spain have already indicated that the extra week may make it possible for them to return to England to compete for this coveted prize.
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30th April 2002

CEI-status for all Fasna Trail distances
The first Dutch Endurance Championships 2002 in Ermelo (NED)

The KNHS and FEI have awarded CEI-status to all distances of the Fasna Trail, which will be ridden on July 6 in Ermelo, The Netherlands. Riders in the 100, 125 and 160-kilometre distance will now all receive Eldric-points, and all competitors must comply to the minimum weight of 70 kilos. The competition is now a CEI *, **, and *** event.
The elite of the Dutch endurance riders will also compete in the first Dutch endurance championships in Ermelo. The KNHS-board recently decided to select the international endurance competition "the Fasna Trail CEI***" for the Dutch Championships. The best Dutch competitor at the most distinguished distance, the 160 kilometres, will become the first National endurance champion 2002.
The Fasna Trail in Ermelo is an open international endurance competition. Qualified riders from The Netherlands and abroad can compete at the three distances of 100, 125 and 160 kilometres. The KNHS-centre in Ermelo, the centre of the Royal Dutch Equestrian Sports Federation, will be the focal point for the endurance sport on this day. In the adjacent Veluwe-forests, the riders will compete at their various distances.
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30th April 2002

SkillHORSE - Launched At Equus 2002
SkillHORSE was launched at Equus 2002 and is the new national showcase event for skills in the horse industry. The launch included presentations by Ian Stark OBE, SkillHORSE Patron and Linda Ammonn CBE, Chief Executive of UK Skills.
The aims of SkillHORSE are to promote vocational skills in the horse industry, to recognise and celebrate the achievement of those working in the industry and to raise standards. It will involve competitions, displays by leading riders and "have-a-go" activities for visitors. Ian Stark outlined the key purpose of SkillHORSE "We hope to encourage young people to seriously consider working with horses as a career option and not just a hobby ......... SkillHORSE will enable young people to have a go at practical skills, meet people working in the industry and see the excellence that can be achieved".

Leading riders and key professionals with an interest in promoting the horse industry has brought SkillHORSE together. Stubbing Court Combined Training Group, a leading provider of Work Based Learning for young people working with horses, initiated the competition with support from Derbyshire Learning and Skills Council.
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30th April 2002

TV Producer Anticipates (his own) Injury Free Badminton
Somewhere in Melvin Cox’s California home sits a stack of slightly tattered British newspapers. Every now and then he’ll pull the stack out, glance over a particular set of articles, and be reminded of the awesome power of the horse.
Three years ago this week, as the articles reveal, Cox had an unforgettable run-in with such equine might. On a rainy afternoon at the 1999 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, he became seriously injured during the cross-country phase of the event – not unusual for a rider, but Cox, now 50, was recording highlights of the event in the capacity of a videographer and television producer.
Coming out of a lake, Australian Stuart Tinney’s horse, Tex, veered off course, jumped the fence in front of which Cox had been positioned and landed amidst the spectators in a viewing area. Cox, who was knocked backwards over the fence with a video camera on his shoulder, suffered a broken left forearm. A woman spectator was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone. The incident – seen live on closed circuit television by spectators at Badminton and via tape delay on the BBC – was unsettling for everyone including Mr. Tinney who, although swiftly coming to the aid of the injured, was later treated for shock.
The accident, including dramatic photos caught by nearby photographers, became front-page news in Britain the next day.
Cox will return to Badminton this year, his first visit since the accident. Joining him will be a multinational production team that will gather footage and conduct interviews for future documentary presentations. With its colour, pageantry and flare – not to mention the incredible tests of horsemanship – the Badminton Horse Trials encapsulates the ideal ingredients for high quality equestrian programming.
"We would not think of doing this series without a visit to Badminton," says Cox. "There is no question that it is one of the most exciting and prestigious events on the equestrian calendar."
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30th April 2002
Farmers Urged To Voice Concerns On Cost Of Animal Medicines
The NFU is urging individual farmers to contact the Competition Commission with their views about the cost of veterinary medicines.
The Competition Commission is currently carrying out an investigation into whether the market for prescription-only animal medicines in the UK acts against the interests of consumers.
NFU Technical Services Chairman Marcus Themans and Animal Health and Welfare Chairman Neil Cutler both attended the first public session of the inquiry in London on Friday (26 April)
The session, which heard that prices in the UK are 50% higher than in France and Holland, urged individual farmers and pet owners to come forward with evidence about the problem.
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30th April 2002

Success Planning Associates, LLC Restructures To Form Novel Consulting Service
Indianapolis-During these tough economic times, many non-profit organizations and small businesses are looking for solutions to budget woes by increasing the bottom line. Success Planning Associates, LLC (SPA) has recently been restructured to assist non-profit organizations and businesses with fundraising, planning, marketing, and operations needs.
Success Planning Associates, LLC provides novel approaches to consulting services in the areas of fundraising, planning, marketing, and operations. Within these areas, SPA associates will work with organizations and businesses to help with specific tasks like strategic, business, financial, or career planning. Associates will also assist with fundraising efforts like capital campaigns, and membership or sponsorship development. Furthermore, SPA Associates are experienced in the area of marketing and can assist entities with market strategy, brand or image development, as well as public relations and media buying efforts. Since all of the associates
have management experience, they will also offer operational services like legal analysis, contract negotiations, board assessment, leadership development, and plan implementation, as well as technology development.
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29th April 2002
Kimberly Vinoski Wins Her First Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Bayer, April 25 - 28
Lexington, KY-April 28, 2002-After a fourth place finish in 2000, Kimberly Vinoski emerged victorious at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, presented by Bayer, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002.
Marking her first win at the Olympic-level, Vinoski, 28, of Scottsville, VA, held onto the lead with Winsome Adante, a nine-year-old English Thoroughbred owned by Plain Dealing Farm. Vinoski, who was sitting in fourth position following the completion of dressage on Friday, posted a clear cross-country round, one of only four on the day. In Sunday's final phase of stadium jumping held in windy conditions, Vinoski picked up eight penalties after having two rails down, but managed to hang on to the lead with a three-day total of 56.20 penalty points.
"I am a very lucky person to have the owner that I do and very fortunate to do what I love," said Vinoski. Along with a winner's check of $60,000 and a Rolex timepiece, Vinoski was also awarded the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Four-Star Championship.
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29th April 2002

The May Monthly Program Schedule and Newsletter:
HorseTV is pleased to announce its new Home Video from Anky Van Grunsven, one of the most accomplished Dressage and Dressage to Music riders ever to grace a dressage arena.

Although not generally available to retail stores until after August (and not to be featured on HorseTV until later this fall) -- the video is available NOW in a special offer to HorseTV newsletter subscribers. Be one of the first to benefit from Anky’s fabulous insights, and get riding and training information from one of the the top dressage riders in the world.
To order, go directly to <http://www.horse-tv.com> and click on the “Video Library” link or call 800-872-9462. You can also request a hard copy of the new HorseTV video catalog for only $3.00, refundable with first order, or receive it free with any purchase. Printable Adobe .pdf version available for download, soon.
(This video is was produced from the initial Master's Tour seminar that took place February 10, 2002 at Addington Manor Equestrian Center, Bucks England. Hosted by Britain's Richard Davidson, the evening starts with Anky Van Grunsven and her partner trainer Sjef Janssen talking about what they look for when buying a talented young prospect. Anky then rides a 5 year old mare, with she Sjef showing how they start off the young horse, with demonstrations of the correct exercises. In the last part of the first half, Anky gives a lesson to one of her pupils and then rides the student’s horse herself. The second half includes a short interview, with Anky recalling some of her greatest moments with Bonfire, his weaknesses and how he conquered his fears. The final part features Anky riding one of her stars of the future under Sjef's watchful eye. This fascinating "lesson" had the capacity crowd enthralled. Taped using four cameras, this video is full of information and insightful tips to assist riders, especially those with novice and green horses. It is also a wonderful view into how an Olympic Champion prepares herself and her horses and what it takes to make it to the top.
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29th April 2002
Federation Equestre Internationale News
22 - 27 April 2002
The FEI held its annual General Assembly on 26 and 27 April 2002 in Rabat (MOR) at the invitation of the Royal Moroccan Equestrian Federation and its President HRH Princess Lalla Amina. It was the first time that an FEI General Assembly is held on the African continent. In connection with the General Assembly, both the Bureau and the Executive Board met twice. The five days of meetings were extremely well organised by the host federation and were held in a cooperative and friendly atmosphere.
The FEI General Assembly opened with a welcome message by HM King Mohammed VI. In her welcome address, the FEI President emphasised the efforts in the field of development and the enhancement of sport in Africa. Furthermore, she expressed her satisfaction at the improved dialogue between the NFs delegates, the Bureau and the FEI secretariat.
101 delegates representing 89 NFs (79 present, 10 by proxy) attended the General Assembly.
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29th April 2002
Record Entries For Britain's Biggest Horse Show
With the nation’s best show jumpers, 28 jumping classes, 1,759 showing entries, international driving and the world’s finest backdrop, the magnificent Windsor Castle, Royal Windsor Horse Show is set to be another magical horse show (15th-19th May 2002). Over 3,000 entries have been received.
A total of 1,198 entries have been received for the showjumping, including those from 9 of the top 10 riders in the UK including the Whitakers, Tim Stockdale, Robert Smith and Geoff Glazzard who will be competing in a wide range of classes including the climax of the jumping classes, the Mappin & Webb Grand Prix on Sunday 19th May worth £15,000 in prize money alone.
The all weather surface has given the organisers the scope to run a wider variety of classes and one of the rare treats will be the chance to see the Six Bar competition outside.
A favourite class of HM The Queen, Her Majesty The Queen’s Challenge Cup for Services Team Jumping gives both Service and Cadet teams the chance to demonstrate their jumping skills. This year representation will include the RAF, the Royal Navy and Harrow, Eton and Wellington CCFs.
As well as enjoying top class show jumping, showing including the Horse & Hound British Isles Showing Championship, Land Rover International Carriage Driving Grand Prix and dressage, visitors to the show can look forward to indulging in some shopping in over 150 trade stands. The audience will be over-awed by the skills of the world famous American ‘Horse Whisperer’ Monty Roberts and spellbound by La Gardé Republicaine’s elegant tandem quadrille.
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29th April 2002
Dutch Warmblood Studbook Announces Annual Inspections
The Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (NA/WPN), the North American department of the Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN), will be holding its annual "Keuring" tour (inspection and evaluation of breeding stock) from September 6 to Oct 8, 2002. The tour includes four sites in Canada and nine in the U.S.
The goal of the Keuringen, or inspections, is to improve the breed by evaluating issues relating to athleticism, conformation, soundness, character, temperament and type.
Studbook classes will be offered at all locations for mares and geldings, as well as premium grading classes for young horses. Classes for stallion approval will be offered at Iron Spring Farm in Pennsylvania and DG Bar Ranch in California. In addition, a full schedule of Dutch Harness Horse (DHH or Tuigpaard) classes will be offered at Pegasus Equine Center in Ohio.
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29th April 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSI-B and CSI-Children Le Mans France 25-28 April 2002
CSI-CHILDREN LE MANS FRANCE 25-28 APRIL 2002
PRIX DU RESTAURANT HOLLANDAIS, Epreuve children B - 1.10m prixl ; GRAND PRIX RFM, Epreuve children B - 1,15m
CSI-B LE MANS FRANCE 25-28 APRIL 2002
BEAUVAIS INTERNATIONAL, Epreuve CSI B senior - 1.35m prix ; PRIX DE LA COMMUNAUTE URBAINE DU MANS, Epreuve CSI B senior -1.45m prix ; PRIX PASSENAUD, Epreuve CSI B senior -1.40m
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28th April 2002
Kimberly Vinoski Overtakes the Lead at 2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented By Bayer, April 25 - 28
Lexington, KY-April 26, 2002-With a cross-country phase that saw a shake-up in the leaderboard, Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA, moved into first position in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002.
Vinoski, 28, who was sitting in fourth position following the completion of dressage on Friday, posted a clear cross-country round, one of only four on the day, with Plain Dealing Farm's nine-year-old Winsome Adante to finish on her dressage score of 48.20 penalty points. Her faultless ride took place in the morning, before steady rain affected the footing.
"I would have been more likely to ride Winsome Adante in this afternoon's conditions because he is more familiar to me and handles this kind of footing better," said Vinoski, who withdrew her second entry, Royal Venture, scheduled to begin the cross-country phase at 3:40 p.m. Eight other riders also choose not to start the afternoon's cross-country competition. William Fox-Pitt, 33, of Great Britain was simply stunning with the 16-year-old grey New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred gelding, Stunning. He, too, ran in the morning and finished on his dressage score of 48.60 penalty points.
"It's the nature of the sport, you have to risk your luck," said Fox-Pitt simply.
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28th April 2002

Carey Makes It An Army Double At Monte Carlo
IRISH Army rider Lt. Shane Carey racked up the second Irish win at the prestigious Monte Carlo international show jumping competition today (Saturday), riding the Irish-bred Clover Hill gelding Killossery, with whom he won the Prix Liebherr speed class yesterday.
Carey today won the Prix THERMES MARINS DE MONTE-CARLO, an accumulator class with Joker, on 44 points in a time of 47.16 seconds, in a field of 35 riders from all over the world. Yesterday he won the 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.
Carey has just come back into international competition following recovery from a compound fracture of the wrist incurred while preparing for the Army Nations Cup in Chile in February.
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28th April 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Monte Carlo Monaco 25-27 April 2002
GRAND PRIX DU PRINCE DE MONACO, International Competition CSIA - 1m50
1) BIANCA D'AMOURY; Rodrigo PESSOA (BRA), 2) GRAND COEUR D'ELLE; Peter WYLDE (USA), 3) HAY GUY; Carry HUIS IN'T VELD (NED), 4) BOHERDEAL CLOVER; Lt David O' BRIEN (IRL)
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