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25th May 2002
BHS Instructors Convention With Yogi Breisner FBHS
October 21, 2002
Do not miss the fantastic opportunity to see Yogi Breisner FBHS, at the British Horse Society's one-day Instructors' Convention, on October 21 2002 at Solihull Riding Club.
Yogi, who is British Eventing's Performance Manager and was British Three Day Event Team Chef d'Equipe at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, will be sharing his expertise by linking the three disciplines of dressage, show jumping and cross-country.
As a Junior, Yogi had success in several Swedish National Championships in both dressage and show jumping as well as experience in point to point and showing. From 1976-1987 he was a member of the Swedish Three Day Event Team winning team gold and individual 4th at 1983 European Championships. He has been placed in the top ten four times at Badminton, and was ranked in the top ten of World Three Day Event Riders for four years.
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25th May 2002

Charity Race Evening Unqualified Success
The ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Charity Race Evening at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Monday 20 May helped to raise valuable funds for the charity.
Invited guests dug deep into their pockets to bid at the auction and buy raffle tickets - all helping to raise the staggering total for the evening of just over £65,000.
A dazzling array of generously donated items and promises were on offer at the auction plus a magnificent selection of raffle prizes. The evening saw top bids of £5,000 each for a bronze of a galloping cheetah and a special edition ILPH Bob the Cob rocking horse, kindly donated by sculptor, Mark Coreth and rocking horse makers, Stevenson Brothers.
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25th May 2002
KBIS Equine Insurance To Sponsor British Riding Clubs' Senior Novice Show Jumping Championship
Kbis Equine Insurance are to sponsor the British Riding Clubs' Senior Novice Show Jumping Championship for the first time.
The Championship forms part of the extensive BRC National Championships, which this year are moving to Lincolnshire Show Ground after eleven years at the Three Counties Show Ground in Worcestershire. The Senior Championships will take place on Saturday 14th September, with the juniors following on Sunday 15th.
In the year 2000, a staggering 1272 competitors took part in the Area Qualifiers for the Senior Novice Show Jumping, with 160 going forward to the championships. With such a large entry, the championship had to be split into two rings, in order to complete the competition in one day. The same format will be used in 2002, when entries are expected to be even higher.
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25th May 2002
West Country Witheridge Hold Their Own
Witheridge Riding Club have fun at The Festival
Having successfully competed in our area Hunter Trial qualifier held at Pontispool Farm in Taunton on Sunday 7th April, our Senior Open and Junior Novice teams set off for the championships, held as part of “The Festival of the Hunter” at Grange Farm, Peterborough. This was quite an undertaking as it included a 500 mile round trip!
The Senior Open teams campaign started with disappointment when Rachel Davey’s horse, Fluta had to be pulled up on course due to an injury. Carol Hayes and Natalie Bucklar lifted the Witheridge hopes when they both completed clear rounds with just a few time penalties between them. Claire Wilson, final team member, not only went clear but also proved to be the fastest competitor of the day, completing her fantastic round in the exact optimum time. It was later discovered that Claire was the only competitor not to exceed the time limit from 450 taking part!
The superb efforts of the girls meant that not only did Witheridge take the honours in the team competition but Claire also picked up the individual prize, winning a sash, ribbon and a silver salver trophy, the second national trophy for the club. This proved to be a really exciting day for Claire who, earlier that morning had also taken the Working Hunter Championship receiving yet another sash and ribbon presented to her by KBIS Insurance, sponsors of the show.
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25th May 2002

Irish Horses Doing Well
Punchestown CCIO*** 2002 - Many of the King of Diamond's Line do very well.
The International Sport Horse Show at Punchestown took place from May 16th to 19th 2002. Despite the inclement weather a good competition took place with Irish Sport Horses making up a large part of the international field present. The winning horse was the Irish bred Bally Leck Boy by Robertstown Boy, who led from start to finish ridden by Australian Lucinda Fredericks.
Highest placed of the Irish was Kilnadeema Star (ISH) ridden by Jane OFlynn (IRL). Having picked up 54.2 penalties with their dressage test the pair were lying 14th after the first day. A clear Cross Country run moved them up to 5th place after day two. Their Showjumping performance added a further 4 faults to their total penalties leaving them with a final result of 58.2 penalties and fourth position overall.
The following Irish Bred Horses and Irish Sport Horses also completed the CCIO*** at Punchestown:
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25th May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Aach Germany 23-26 May 2002
Audi Cup for Youngsters - 1st qualifier: 1) Quibell; Jessica Kurten (IRL), 2) Melina; Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), 3) Madame Pompadur M; Fabio Crotta (SUI) Audi Cup for Youngsters - 2nd qualifier: 1) Melina; Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), 2) Raphaela; Markus Beerbaum (GER), 3) Quibell; Jessica Kurten (IRL)
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25th May 2002

The Only Sure Thing at Saratoga is an Upset
Lexington, KY (May 24, 2002) Eclipse Press announces the publication of Graveyard of Champions: Saratoga’s Fallen Favorites.
Man o’ War lost there. So did Secretariat. And so have a host of other champions who seemed a “sure thing.” Over the years, Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, has gained a reputation as a place where heavy favorites lose with seeming regularity. The elite late-summer race meeting at “the Spa” attracts the best horses in the nation, increasing the chances that a big horse will be defeated in a major race thus the track’s nickname “the Graveyard of Champions.”
Author Bill Heller traces the history of this phenomenon from the racetrack’s beginnings in the 1860s to the present day in Graveyard of Champions: Saratoga’s Fallen Favorites. He examines the defeat of champions such as Hamburg, who went down at 1-3 in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes in 1897; Gallant Fox, defeated at 1-2 in the 1930 Travers; and Stymie’s 1947 loss at 2-5 in the Whitney Handicap. He also takes a look at the upsets of modern-day stars such as Lonesome Glory and Skip Away.
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25th May 2002
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
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24th May 2002

Gunner Wins Intervet/USET Reining Semi-Final
Gladstone, New Jersey—May 23, 2002—Bryant Pace of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and Gunner, owned by Debra Sloan of Newfoundland, NJ, won the 2002 Intervet/U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Semi-Finals for the USET Reining Championship presented by Bayer. The Semi-Finals were held during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby.
The quintessential show horse, Gunner was “on” for an appreciative Oklahoma State Fairgrounds crowd. To the cheers of the crowd, the distinctive American Paint Horse stallion exhibited his trademark stops and spins and marked a 225.5 to win the event and $6,080.
Gunner was the 1996 NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion, the 1998 National Reining Breeders Classic Reserve Champion and the 2001 USET Reining Champion. With over $165,000 in winnings, he is the second highest money earner in NRHA history. He was selected by the USET as the 2002 USET Breyer model horse.
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24th May 2002
Documentary Special Examines Badminton Horse Trials
A one-hour documentary providing a detailed 'behind-the-scenes' look at the 2002 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will premiere in prime time on Sunday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The "With Equestrian Tact..." special will air nationally in the United States as a HorseTV presentation on the America One Television network.
Produced by SportsQuest International, the program will examine the many factors that define the Badminton Horse Trials as the world's premier Three-Day Event. Katrina Barclay hosts the presentation.
The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is traditionally among the most well attended fixtures on the European sporting calendar, consistently drawing crowds of 120,000 plus for the cross-country phase.
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24th May 2002

Work to Ride 6th Annual Polo Fund-raiser
Sunday , June 9th 2002
1:00 P.M. Belmont and Edgely Rd, Fairmount Park West
Please join us for a fun filled day of Polo in the Park to benefit Work to Ride, Inc. Work to Ride is a non-profit intervention program that utilizes horses and horse sports to engage inner city youth at risk. Youth ages 9 to 16 will demonstrate their skills along with polo players from the tri-state area in a 6 chukka match. Bring the family and friends to picnic and enjoy fast paced action and festivities. Picnicking encouraged
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24th May 2002

Shulman to sign copies of Ride of Their Lives at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY - Lenny Shulman, Emmy award-winning writer and author of Ride of Their Lives: The Triumphs and Turmoil of Today's Top Jockeys, will sign copies of his book from 7:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 29th, at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Lexington Green in Lexington, Kentucky.
Shulman, features editor for The Blood-Horse Magazine , chronicles the lives of 14 of Thoroughbred racing's most successful contemporary jockeys. Research for this book included interviews with each jockey and establishing a rapport of trust with them, allowing for greater openness and honesty from the jockeys. Included are amazing tales of human triumph, such as rising from the depths of poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, and the constant struggle to maintain the low weight necessary to ride daily.
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23rd May 2002
Top Ten Horse Business Concerns
Do you sometimes feel all alone running your horse business? You've discovered how difficult it can be to get away from your daily business demands in order to connect with your peers and colleagues. You know what you're dealing with for issues in your horse business. But what about everybody else? Are they experiencing the same problems, or have you somehow gone off track without realizing it?
Through a poll conducted at horse seminars, workshops and other equine-related meetings over the last 18 months, the following issues emerge as the Top Ten Concerns.
1) Finding and training employees ; 2) Generating revenue and managing the money for financial viability ; 3) Insurance ; 4) Finding and keeping customers ; 5) Keeping costs down ; 6) Horse health issues ; 7) Environmental concerns and government regulations ; 8) Land issues, open space, zoning ; 9) Making payroll
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23rd May 2002
Lack Of BBC Live Coverage
After watching the minimal coverage of Badminton HT 2002, I was personally disgusted with the quality of the outside broadcast. It was appalling that they only showed 200 minutes in total and that none of it was live.
When thinking about Burghley and Gatcombe and the rest of the big events, it tends to be the same story. It is minimal coverage and most of its not live.
As the BBC has said they cannot afford to cover such events. My personal view is, if they can afford to cover numerous football matches or other sports on a weekly basis surely it wouldn't hurt to sacrifice these when the once a year Equestrian Events are on. It's not like they're on regularly.
Why is it that although we are achieving as a country in these events, they are given a backseat to the televised coverage.
In the past we have won numerous medals and as individuals taken to trophies and titles. These are equal in meritocracy to football and any other sport.
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23rd May 2002
Cablevision Kids Day At The Hampton Classic Means More Than Just Horses
Kids Under 12 are Free All Day Saturday, August 31
Bridgehampton, NY—May 21, 2002—With all the exciting activities taking place during the Hampton Classic’s Seventh Annual Cablevision Kids Day on Saturday, August 31, it’s easy to forget that the main draw of the day is the thrilling equestrian competition. In addition to watching the nation’s top horses and riders compete for prestigious prizes, kids can take part in the wide variety of fun and games offered throughout the day.
The annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, returns to Bridgehampton, NY for its 27th year. The show, which begins on Sunday, August 25, will conclude its weeklong schedule of competition, special events, and social activities with the excitement of the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix, Sunday, September 1, 2002.
At Kids Day, youngsters can spend time at the World of the Horse™ Exhibition Tent and Show Yard area right behind the main Grandstands. Here kids will find Llamaland (with goats and alpacas, too), Millstone Farm's Miniature Horses, several unusual breeds of horses, and the Kids-Teaching-Kids Pony Care Program. Parents and grandparents will certainly want to come with extra film in the camera to capture their kids and grandkids taking part in the free pony rides and the chance to learn how to groom a pony. Double-Bar-D petting zoo will also be on hand to introduce kids to the formerly abandoned creatures that they have lovingly rescued.
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22nd May 2002
Federation Equestre Internationale News
21 May 2002

Samsung Nations Cup Rome (Ita) 24 May 2002
Eight Teams will compete at the legendary Piazza di Siena: Belgium, France, Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and USA. The host team will be composed of Roberto Arioldi, Gianni Govoni, Massimo Grossato and Jerry Smit. The Nations Cup will be held on Friday 24 May. The 1st round will start at 15.30 and the 2nd round at 17.35 to finish at 18.50. The course designer is Uliano Vezzali (ITA)
Meeting of The Jumping Committee
The FEI Jumping Committee held its annual statutory meeting on the 6 May 2002 in Leipzig (GER) following the Jumping World Cup Final.
Italy Supreme At CRIO Reggio Emilia (Ita) 15-19 May
On Saturday, 18 May afternoon all the twelve teams looking to qualify for the World Equestrian Games paraded together under one flag: the “world reining flag²” Once again the stands were filled with reining enthusiasts cheering the riders from all over Europe and the Middle East .
Endurance Test event for WEG 2002
The Endurance Trial ride for WEG 2002 was held in Jerez on the 27th April 2002. 140 horses and riders took part from all over the world and they were supplemented with many observers keen to see the course for the WEG.
CDIO** Józefin (POL)
The first CDIO in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, took place from 3 to 5 May. Scheduled for 2001, the event had to be cancelled due to the Foot and Mouth disease which affected Europe last year.
This Weekend: CCI*** / Saumur - 23 to 26 May
75 riders from 17 nations have confirmed their participation to CCI*** Saumur (FRA). World title holder Blyth Tait (NZL) and Lily the Pink will participate, as will his fellow countryman Andrew Nicholson entered with three horses. The double European Champion Pippa Funnel (GBR), who won Badminton CCI**** two weeks ago, will be the great favourite.
90 Veteran Riders At La Baule (Fra): 1st Victory For A Lady
For the first time of the season, Germany had to leave a nations’ cup victory to another country and could even not reach a place on the podium! One week after the French CSIO, the European veterans (130 horses and 90 riders) had the opportunity to ride on the grass of these wonderful facilities.
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22nd May 2002
Leslie Morse Stays in England to Train and Compete with Four Time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund
American dressage rider Leslie Morse and her stallion Kingston will stay in England through 2002 to continue working with four time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund. The pair arrived in England in March for a two-month training session as recipients of a United States Equestrian Team Grant. The coaching has been so successful that Morse was determined to find a way to stay. "We have made so much progress," Morse said. "I really feel this is a big year for Kingston and there is nothing he needs more than to continue with this highly focused, high-level training."
Morse found the two months with Kyrklund to be absolutely invaluable. "The time I have spent with Kyra has felt like a real luxury," she said. "I haven't had this type of in-depth assistance for a long, long time." Although Kingston routinely receives scores of 8s and 9s on his dressage tests, Kyrklund has really helped Morse fine tune the 17.2 hand stallion.
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22nd May 2002

Four USET Riders Receive FEI World Cup Silver Medal
Gladstone, NJ—May 21, 2002—Four United States Equestrian Team (USET) show jumping riders—Debbie Stephens, Chris Kappler, Robert Ridland and Will Simpson—were presented with the FEI World Cup Silver Medal at the 2002 FEI World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany on Saturday, May 4, 2002.
The prestigious award is given to riders who have competed in 100 World Cup show jumping competitions. World Cup Director Max E. Ammann presented the medals.

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22nd May 2002

ILPH Bursary for Droitwich Farrier
Issued on behalf of the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) and the Worshipful Company of Farriers
Thanks to an ILPH bursary to fund his studies, Craig Hopkins Dip.W.C.F, a Droitwich farrier, will be able to take the Associateship exam of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
Comments David Mountford, ILPH Director of Operations, "We are extremely happy to be able to offer this bursary to encourage farriers to further their training and careers. In turn they will be able to assist us on our farriery training courses in the developing world and within our equine rehabilitation programmes at our equine recovery and rehabilitation centres in the UK."
Commodore Richard Bridges RN, Chairman of the Craft Committee of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, says, "We are very pleased that the ILPH have offered to fund the studies of a Diploma holder enabling them to take their Associateship examination. Craig, who recently attended a foot balance course at Hartpury College as part of his preparation for the AWCF exam, was chosen out of 15 candidates.
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22nd May 2002
USA Equestrian Announces Availability Of Reports
USA Equestrian is pleased to announce the availability of regular detailed reports to the members of the Federation. The reports, from Executive Director, Lori Rawls and President, Alan F. Balch, were issued on May 16, 2002 and are now posted on USA Equestrian's web site at www.equestrian.org/EquestrianGovernance .
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22nd May 2002

Exclusively Equine Catalog Named Winner of 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award in Recognition of Excellence in Publishing
LEXINGTON, KY - May 21, 2002-- The Blood-Horse, Inc. is proud to announce that the Exclusively Equine - Winter 2001 catalog won the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award in the category "Mail Order Catalogs (Consumer)". The Benjamin Franklin Awards are sponsored by Publishers Marketing Association and celebrate excellence in editorial and design. The 2002 Benjamin Franklin Awards were presented on Wednesday. May 1st at the Grand Hyatt New York at which time winners were recognized for setting the standards and pace for the publishing industry.
The Exclusively Equine - Winter 2001 catalog is published by Blood-Horse Publications and features horse-related books, videos, photographs, toys, jewelry, and gifts. As one judge of the Benjamin Franklin Awards' wrote about the Exclusively Equine - Winter 2001 catalog: "This catalog is outstanding. What a joy for its consumers."
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21st May 2002

English Rose Rescues Horses
Claire Goose Launches Rose At Chelsea Flower Show
Every gardener knows that horse manure is good for roses. But now TV star Claire Goose hopes roses will benefit horses……
Today, horse lover Claire, star of Casualty, Waking the Dead, launched an exciting new rose variety, Golden Beauty at the Chelsea Flower Show. Developed by Notcutts, it is hoped that Golden Beauty will raise much-needed funds for the world’s largest equine charity, the Brooke Hospital for Animals.
English rose Claire reckons the new variety will be a blooming success with gardeners. She said today: “To have a beautiful rose that will help the Brooke is fantastic, they do such wonderful work.”
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21st May 2002

The Chill Buster Riding Boot
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At least 70% of riders are female and 80% of females frequently suffer from cold feet. For them the "Chill Buster" will be very welcome. It keeps the feet at body temperature whatever the weather and the waterproof leather keeps them dry.
The Easy Rider balance system stops your feet slipping out of the stirrup irons and makes you more secure in the saddle.
The steel toe cap which protects your toes is so well concealed that it cannot be felt nor seen. You simply would not know it was there until the day it saved your toes. The rot proof leather and soles mean that wet beds or muck heaps are no problem and the boots are very durable.The high counters in the heel give you ankle support and are designed for use with a spur. The collar is snug and has been designed for the use of gaiters or half chaps.The stitched in tongue stops shavings penetrating and sticking to your socks and therefore prevents the clogging up the filter in your washing machine.
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21st May 2002

Charity Ride through Elveden Estate
By kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Iveagh, on Sunday 9th June the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) will be holding 6, 10 and 15 mile rides through beautiful countryside on the Elveden Estate, near Thetford.
Entries on the day will be a minimum of £10, or equivalent sponsorship, and riders can start between 10 am and 2pm. All proceeds to go to the ILPH.
Sponsorship forms are available in tack shops or by sending a sae to Jennie Debbage, ILPH Headquarters, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norwich, NR16 2LR.
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21st May 2002

In Germany, Condios Places in Inaugural Grand Prix
Morningside Stud's 7-year-old stallion Condios competed over the weekend of 18-19 May at the Wedel (Hamburg) Show in Germany. On Saturday Condios placed 8th, in the prize money, in a 1.40 metre class. On Sunday morning Condios jumped double-clear in another 1.40 metre class. On Sunday afternoon Condios jumped in his first Grand Prix. In a class with 90 starters, Condios placed 11th, in the prize money.
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20th May 2002
Three-Day Eventing Result: CCIO*** Punchestown Ireland 16-19 May 2002
1) GALAN DE SAUVAGERE; Nicolas Touzaint (FRA), 2) YOUNG MAN; Sally Corscadden (IRL), 3) DELICE lll; Cedric Lyard (FRA)
1) FIVE BOYS; Kitty Boggis (GBR), 2) VOLNAY; Cressida Clague-Redding (GBR), 3) HUSZAR; Cressida Clague-Redding (GBR)
1) BALLY LECK BOY; Lucinda Fredericks (AUS), 2) PRIMMORE'S PRIDE; Pippa Funnell (GBR), 3) FENICIO; Andrew Nicholson (NZL)
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20th May 2002
A Competitive Edge For Horses
Swentana has a theory about competitive equestrian animals in that they can, like us humans, give more once their personal energy is addressed as a separate issue. She has already proven this fact with humans and now she wants to show horse owners and trainers that her “energizing” techniques can enhance the animal’s strength and mental vitality. Her approach has already proven itself in horse competitions---current users refer to it as “acupuncture without needles."
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20th May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Wiesbaden Germany 17-20 May 2002
CHAMPIONAT VON WIESBADEN (Viebrock-Preis), International Jumping Competition, 1m55
1) Meurer's Le Patron; Rene Tebbel (GER), 2) Goldfever 3; Ludger Beerbaum (GER), 3) E.T. FRH; Hugo Simon (AUT)
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19th May 2002
Hot or Cold Shoeing: What is your Farrier Doing?.
One of the hottest issues in today's horseshoeing industry is the concept of shoe fitting. If you were to gather a group of farriers and initiate a round table discussion on this topic, you would find yourself in the middle of a heated debate.
This debate, however, is not a new one. As early as 1890 a book, entitled The Practical Horseshoer, clearly illustrated opposition among many prominent farriers and with a bit of poignancy, M.T. Richardson summarized it best:
"The advocates of each system of fitting are numerous, but the weight of evidence seems to be in favor of cold fitting, in theory, and more or less hot, in practice."
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19th May 2002
Logo Change For Robinsons
A brand new logo will feature on robinsons New "Spring" and "New for 2002" catalogues which are out this month. In addition to a much more modern oval shape, the company will also be removing the words "Country Leisure". Marketing Manager, Paul Bentham explained why:
"When I talk to any of our customers, it's quite clear that we're always known simply as "Robinsons". The word "Country Leisure" had become a little confusing because we have not stocked any shooting or fishing items for years. We are dedicated soley to horse-owners and riders everywhere and we wanted to reflect that, which is why instead of a dot above the "i" there is a small horseshoe. Even though some things needed a change, we really like our strong colour scheme, so we were very keen to keep the green in the logo. Another important thing we wanted to say about ourselves is that we are extremely customer-friendly The white crescent represents a smile and the star (or the "ting", as we call it), just adds to the effect. Both Amazon and Argos have "smiles" in their logos and we liked the idea too!"
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19th May 2002
Trailer Thefts
Ifor Williams Hunter stolen from Foxhill area of Sheffield with an attempt theft at the same premises between 13th May and 14th May 2002
Ifor Williams stolen between 15/16th May 2002 from Wortley
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19th May 2002

Dolfynydd Show 2002
I am very happy to let you know that this year we are able to hold our annual show THE DOLFYNYDD SHOW on SUNDAY JUNE 9TH 2002 AT THE SANCTUARY
I do hope you will be able to attend as this show enables us to buy our winter hay off the fields and as we need over 2000 bales of hay to get through the winter we really do need every penny we can get to do this Last year the year of foot and mouth was the worst year we have ever had and I never thought I would say that again but sadly it is true it was the most horrid year I can remember

Please remember it's you who can help us to make the difference to a lost lonely animal in need we are always there for them please can you be there for us, I do hope so the animals need is much greater than ours with you help we can and will continue to survive and give help, hope and a life when there seems that there is none
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