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24th May 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Samsung Super League News
The French cemented their position at the top of the Samsung Super League leaderboard when repeating their opening-leg success in La Baule with another convincing victory in Rome yesterday, but the result was only decided in the later stages of the second round which saw a ferocious battle for the minor placings.
Course-designer Giovanni Bussu’s challenging track took a heavy toll and the winners finished with 16 faults on the board while the only double-clear performance of the day secured runner-up spot for Ireland. This was a real surprise as the Irish were fielding a relatively untried squad and two of the horses were clearly struggling at this level of competition but Babington produced two super-cool rounds from the Irish-bred Carling King and when Cameron Hanley followed an opening four-fault effort with a clear from Jerome that proved good enough.

The French did not have such a clear run this time and shared the lead with Ireland, Germany and Great Britain at the end of the first round with all four teams carrying 12 faults each.
The Dutch and Italians were already in trouble at this stage. A good result for Wout Jan Van der Schans was required if Holland was to stay afloat but there were an unusually large number of falls, refusals and eliminations and the Dutchman paid the price for an inaccurate line to the second last, hitting the turf when Broere VDL Atlantic missed his stride here.
It was even tougher for the Italians who really wanted to put on a good show in front of the home crowd and their President, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who arrived to present the prizes on a beautifully sunny afternoon in the Piazza di Siena.
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24th May 2003

Historic Newspapers Recycling Scheme Makes Horse Sense
When it comes to recycling its stocks of unwanted newspapers, Historic Newspapers is in a one-horse race. The UK's largest archived newspaper business is racing ahead with its latest environment scheme, producing bedding material for horses and other animals. The company has discovered that newspapers make ideal bedding for all types of animal. It currently produces 150 tonnes of material each year which is enough to supply bedding for over 2,000* horses.
Historic Newspapers, based in, Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway already supplies this unique bedding material to a variety of horse owners and farmers in the area. It is fresh and clean and contains no bugs or germs. As an added bonus, the used bedding material can then be recycled a second time as it breaks down easily in soil - making a useful fertiliser.
John Druce, owner of Historic Newspapers is delighted to have found a use for its unwanted newspapers: "We are keen to do our bit to protect the environment and avoid using landfill. We do have a regular quantity of newspapers which we no longer require, usually recent newspapers which we have in very large quantities. We've discovered that shredded newspaper is one of the best bedding materials for horses and farm animals. It is very hygienic and comfortable and also inexpensive."
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24th May 2003
Box Office Opens for Bumper Burghley
The Box Office is now open for what will be the best ever Burghley Masterfoods Horse Trials (4th-7th September).
The event, which provides a higher competitive standard than the Olympics, is already the world’s favourite horse trials but this year it will be offering so much more.
In addition to Burghley providing the last chance to see the top riders before they leave for the European Championships, visitors will be able to see Badminton Champion Pippa Funnell giving her all to claim the richest prize in the sports history by winning the $250,000 (£150,000) Rolex Grand Slam – but she must win, second place will not be good enough
The final phase of show jumping on Sunday is always the climax of Burghley but this year the trot-up will take place from 8.00-9.30a.m. and Three Day Event Show Jumping will finish at 1.00p.m.. Visitors will then be able to enjoy a packed ring programme, which will include Four-In-Hand Obstacle Driving, Power Show Jumping and Celebrity Gymkhana Games as well as The Band of The Parachute Regiment and the traditional Parade of Foxhounds.
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24th May 2003
Ireland Second At Rome Nations Cup Today
AGAINST ALL THE PREDICTIONS, Ireland's last-minute team of four took Second place at the prestigious Rome Nations Cup in Italy today (Friday).
Lt. David O'Brien's withdrawal earlier in the week caused Lt. Shane Carey to be hurriedly flown out with his Grand Prix horses, and the team, under Chef d’Equipe Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins, had only days to prepare for the daunting competition.
However, a magnificent double clear from anchorman Kevin Babington today, making his 2003 European debut, and a clear and a four-fault round from Mayo's Cameron Hanley, catapulted Ireland over the heads of heavily-fancied Britain and Germany to finish on a total score of 24 faults.
France, winners at La Baule Nations Cup two weeks ago, once again proved too much for the opposition and glided into First position on a total score of just 17 faults.
However, Ireland's Second today is a big improvement on La Baule's equal Fourth finish, and gives them a much-needed seven points in the Samsung Super League, now bringing a total of 10.5 points after two competitions. Babington's double clear was the only one of the Nations Cup at Rome today.
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24th May 2003

Hampton Classic Announces New Competition and Special Events for 2003
Eight-day schedule begins with the First Annual Long Island Wine Classic and concludes with $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix
Show grounds enhanced with a relocated exhibition area and a new Mercado
Bridgehampton, NY—May 23, 2003—The Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, returns to Bridgehampton, NY for its 28th year with an expanded calendar of events and equestrian competitions. The Classic is a benefit event for Southampton Hospital.
In collaboration with the Long Island Wine Council, the Classic will kick off on Saturday, August 23 with Wine Spectator’s Long Island Wine Classic—a one-day event featuring an afternoon tasting of wines from twenty-four Long Island vineyards and an evening paired-wine dinner and auction. Both events benefit three East-End hospitals and are open to the public who purchase tickets in advance.
Officials of the show also announced a new Opening Day show jumping competition in the Grand Prix Ring—the $20,000 David Yurman Time Challenge. This marks the first time that show jumping will be held on the Classic’s Opening Day and was made possible by David Yurman—the Official Jewelry and Timepiece Designer of the Hampton Classic. The Classic’s Exhibition Horse Tent & children’s activity area has been moved to a new, more central location directly behind the Boutiques Garden. The horse show will add a new Mercado at the Classic, a marketplace for local Hispanic artists and craftsmen, in this family-focused area.
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24th May 2003
Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Aach Germany 23 - 25 May 2003
Preis der Stadt Singen, Youngster-Tour - 1.Qualifikation - Group A/B
1) Itot du Chateau; Hecart, Michel (FRA), 2) Kustenfee; Luther, Hauke (GER), 3) Acajou; Merschformann, Markus (GER)
Preis der Turniergemeinschaft CSI Aach - Group A,
1) Quick Flash; Mc Intosh, Samantha (BUL, 2) L.B. Omar; Marschall, Manfred (GER), 3) Charlottenhof's Athl; Ronne, Soren von (GER)
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24th May 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Samsung Super League News : Can They Do It Again?
France got the best starting position when the draw was made for the second leg of the Samsung Super League which takes place at the Piazza di Siena in Rome today (23 May 2003).
Already holding the whip hand after their impressive opening victory in La Baule 11 days ago the reigning World Champions are in top form, but they were not firm favourites with all the Chefs d’Equipe who made a forecast of how the line-up will look at the end of the competition.

Despite the fact that the Italians finished bottom of the order at the French fixture Britain’s Derek Ricketts, Belgium’s Lucien Somers, Sweden’s Sylve Sondestrand, and Germany’s Peter Weinberg all tipped the home team.
Ireland’s Lt Col Mullins however said the French would be the ones to beat and French Chef d’Equipe, Jean-Maurice Bonneau, was confident that his side could make it two-in-a-row. "We have the luck of the draw" he said, "but we will be hoping to reverse the positions you see on the board today!".
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24th May 2003
CSI**** Hamburg (Ger)
29 May - 1 June 2003
Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE, Richard Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show. Please click here for further details
24th May 2003
CSI*** Eindhoven (Ned)
29 May - 1 June 2003
John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Veronique Whitaker Based in Brussels, BELGIUM, James Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND, Sara Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS, Emma Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details
24th May 2003
CSI*** Bourg En Bresse (Fra)
6 - 8 June 2003
Veronique Whitaker Based in Brussels, BELGIUM, James Fisher From Sonning, BERKSHIRE, Lynne Van Heyningen From Westerham, KENT have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show. Please click here for further details
23rd May 2003
Show Jumping - Ireland Bids For Rome Nations Cup Today
IN THE SECOND of this year’s Samsung Super League Nations Cups, the Irish show jumping team, under the management of Chef d’Equipe Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins, bids for glory in Rome today, Friday (May 23).
The competition, against the top riders from the seven other nations who have qualified for Super League status, is expected to finish around 6 pm, Irish time.
Ireland earned 3.5 Super League points from their equal Fourth place at La Baule, France, two weeks ago, and today’s team will be hoping to improve on that score, to pull Ireland up the leaderboard, and also ensure that the country remains in the Super League by the end of the season.
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23rd May 2003
Italian International Rider James Connor Declares For Ireland
Dressage Ireland announced today (Thursday 22nd May 2003) that Italian world ranked international rider James Connor has declared for Ireland following formal confirmation from the Equestrian Federation of Ireland that his change of nationality has been accepted by the Federation Equestre Internationale.
Paul Byrne Chairman of Dressage Ireland stated "I am delighted to welcome James as a member of Dressage Ireland. I believe his presence in our senior ranks will greatly enhance the steadily growing international reputation of Irish dressage."
James will compete at Barzago CDI**, Italy (23rd - 25th May) along with fellow Irish riders Anna Merveldt-Steffens and Heike Holstein.
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23rd May 2003
3rd Annual San Diego County Fair Draft, Mule, and Friesian Horse Show
DEL MAR Fairgrounds - The San Diego County Fair, the 7th largest Fair in the United States, will present a multi-breed horse show that equestrian fans and fairgoers won't want to miss!
The San Diego County Fair's Draft, Mule, and Friesian Horse Show, June 13 - 15, promises to be an event like no other. The Del Mar Arena and Equestrian Center will thunder with the sound of big rigs pulled by gentle giants, 18 hands high, including Shires, Clydesdales, Percherons, and Belgians. Mules with foot-long ears and donkeys with sure-footed hooves will delight Fairgoers as they run through pole bending and barrel racing competitions.
Dozens of magnificent black-as-night Friesians will compete under saddle and in costume to transport spectators back to the enchanted days of noble steeds, knights, kingdoms, and the spectacular carriages of yore.
There is no other Horse Show, or competition in San Diego County like this one!
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23rd May 2003

USET Reining Championship to be Featured at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—May 20, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) will once again feature championship reining at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, June 19 – 22 at the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
Competitions include the $75,000 USET Reining Championship, presented by Bayer; the $25,000 Futures Reining Championship, presented by Intervet; the $10,000 USET CRIO Gladstone Reining Nations’ Cup, presented by Cosequin; the $10,000 Invitational Freestyle, presented by Cosequin; and the USET Young Rider Reining Medal Finals.

Only the best will have the chance to compete at the Festival. In 2002, the top four finishers in the USET Reining Championship went on to represent the U.S. in the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, and made history by becoming the first reining Gold Medal winners. Additionally, Shawn Flarida of Springfield, OH, won the individual Gold Medal and Tom McCutcheon of Aubrey, TX, captured the individual Silver Medal. This year’s competition will prove to be just as exciting with members of the World Championship team and other notables expected to compete.
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23rd May 2003
Frost & Reed showing important contemporary sporting art as well as outstanding paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, at Saratoga Springs in August
Significant pictures by Harold Septimus Power, John Sargent Noble, Aiden Lassell Ripley, George Garrard, Heywood Hardy and Jean Baptiste Louis Guy join contemporary works by Heather St. Clair Davis, Peter Smith and Booth Malone.
New York, NY May 7th - For more than a quarter century FROST & REED (www.frostandreed.co.uk) has been exhibiting 19th and 20th century classical and contemporary equestrian and sporting art at the Annual Saratoga Springs event in August.
Tony Nevill, managing director of the London firm, which opened its first US gallery off Madison Avenue last October, says, "We are delighted to have such outstanding artists represented in this year's exhibition. In particular are excellent works by Harold Septimus Power, an early contemporary of legendary sporting artist, Sir Alfred Munnings, and two fine large canvases by John Sargent Noble. Perhaps the most important art on view will be two paintings by the 20th century artist American artist, Aiden Lassell Ripley, "Pheasant Country" and "Setter on Point." He painted in Massachusetts and has a large following of admirers throughout the US."
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23rd May 2003
Show Jumping Results: CSIO Rome Italy 21 -24 May 2003
Class n. N.3 - 1.50 Two Phase (Fei Reg. 274.5.2 )
1) Michel Robert (FRA) Olympia
2) Roberto Arioldi (ITA) Loro Piana Dime de la Cour
3) Conor Swail (IRL) Windgates Paragon
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23rd May 2003
Ireland Opens Rome With A Bang
IRISH RIDERS started the big Nations Cup show in Rome with a bang today (Thursday), picking up a Second and a First in the opening classes.
Conor Swail took Second in this morning's Table A Against the Clock, riding <Windgates Mystique>, while after lunch Lt. Shane Carey won the Alitalia Table A prize on <Shannon Dale>.
Carey, who was a last-minute replacement on the Irish team when his fellow-officer Lt. David O'Brien pulled out, shaved half a second off former World Champion Rodrigo Pessoa's time to clinch the class for Ireland.
The second of the new season's Samsung Nations Cup Super League competitions takes place on Friday.
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22nd May 2003

Pippa - The Road To The Top Out Now
The new video, Pippa Funnell - the road to the top, produced by Equestrian Vision, was launched at Badminton Horse Trials. The film takes a look behind the scenes at one of Britain's most popular event riders, reliving her greatest moments in the sport of Eventing.
In her own modest way Pippa, and those close to her, tell the story of her rise to the top, following her career from the early days on ponies to European Champion and Badminton winner.
Her mum, Jenny Nolan, takes us through her early years with family pictures of her daughter on ponies. Ruth McMullen, Pippa's mentor and provider of Sir Barnaby, describes nurturing her talent, which culminated in them becoming National Champions. The programme also provides a unique insight into Pippa's daily routine as you watch her schooling, see her at home, on the gallops and at competitions.
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22nd May 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
The ninth leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup will take place within the scope of the Rodderberg Park Derby (GER) from 22 to 25 May. This is the first time that a World Cup qualifier is held in Germany.
The Eventing World Cup is organised as a three-star level CIC (One Day Event) qualifiers and a three-star level Final.

To make the competition more thrilling and easier to follow for spectators, Rodderberg organisers have placed the Cross Country start and finish line within the Jumping Showground. Also, just in time for the World Cup, the surface of the 4,200 m long Cross Country track has been significantly improved. It was first sand back-filled with 1,200 tons of special silicate sand; then, hundreds of thousands of little holes were drilled and filled with sand; and finally, the track was newly seeded and rolled. Thanks to this method, the rooting of the grass has been enhanced and the ground takes in more water than before. Says show manager Dirk Schneider: "At Rodderberg we canter on cloud nine now. We have achieved ideal absorbability and elasticity and the strains that weigh down the horses have lessened decisively." However, participants have to be more than well prepared since the steep course demands strong stamina.
Another exciting feature are the eight newly added obstacles located around the nearby Omya Pool. "They will be rather tricky", reveals course designer Wilfried Thiebes.
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22nd May 2003
Eriskays Tandem Team Take Windsor Driving Trials Title
A team of Scottish bred Eriskay ponies has taken the Tandem title at this year's Windsor Driving Trials.
Linton Ben Oss and Linton Luath, bred by Anne Bell in East Lothian, took victory with their owner Lesley Cox whose successes with the team include the 2001/2 Srongid P Indoor Tandem Driving Championships and the 2002 Castle Kennedy Title.
Lesley and partner Andrew Gooden, who acts as groom, have worked very hard for success, both holding down full time jobs while campaigning the pair around the country from their base in Sandbach, Cheshire. They are very dedicated to the breed, having visited the islands where the breed originated to learn more of their history.
Lesley said: " I am delighted that Lu and Ossie have achieved so much, they are living proof that while Eriskays are the remnant of an ancient breed, they're very much 21st century ponies, able to take on the best of modern ponies and win. They're a very versatile pair and even competed under saddle in the Eriskay Ridden class at the Royal Highland Show last year.
"Ben Oss is very much an ambassador for the breed, when he's not out there competing he's very happy talking to the crowds at the British Equine Event every November, when he lives on site as an exhibit!"
The Eriskay breed is still classed as category 1 "critical" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, although interest is growing and numbers are increasing steadily. Following a visit by Society Inspectors to Coll recently, two more young stallions owned by Sheila MacKinnon, have been added to the register, bringing the number of stallions to 14.
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22nd May 2003
New York's new Frost & Reed fine art gallery showcases amazing talents of contemporary sporting artists Heather St. Clair Davis, Peter Smith and Booth Malone
New York, NY Jan 20th - Two contemporary British equestrian artists, Heather St. Clair Davis and Peter Smith, and a celebrated American sporting artist, Booth Malone, are the subject of spring shows at the new Frost & Reed fine art gallery on New York's Upper East Side. The exhibitions are timed to coincide with thoroughbred racing's popular "Triple Crown," which includes one event at New York's Belmont race track, in June.
Frost & Reed has a long relationship as sole agent for Peter Smith and was the exclusive representative of the late Heather St. Clair Davis. They are delighted to also have new works by American Booth Malone to share with their many New York clients.
It is only a few months since the well known King Street gallery, established in 1808, opened at 21 East 67 Street in Manhattan. Although half of its business has been with Americans for decades, many familiar with Frost & Reed from visits to London or the numerous US art fairs where it has exhibited, in fact the firm began making annual tours of America in 1884, when Walter Frost traveled across the US with 20 trunks of art.
Today, Frost & Reed is well known for exhibiting fine Impressionist and Post Impressionist and 20th century European art, as well as for being a respected specialist in classic and contemporary equestrian and sporting art.
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22nd May 2003
O'Brien Withdraws From Rome Nations Cup Show
Lt. David O'Brien has withdrawn from the CSIO (Nations Cup) Show at Rome, Italy (May 21-24) and has been replaced on the Irish team with Lt. Shane Carey, riding Lismakin, Killossery, and Shannondale.
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21st May 2003

Lusitano Display Team To Visit Hickstead Derby Meeting
A display team of Portuguese Lusitano horses is to make its first UK appearance during the British Jumping Derby Meeting (August 14-17) at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.
Lusitanos were once highly-prized horses used in close-combat warfare. Today they are used to round up and control cattle on the Iberian plains. The qualities once used for war are now earning international acclaim as the basis for the new discipline of Working Equitation, which comprises dressage, obstacles, speed and cattle penning.
Most of the riders in the display team compete in Working Equitation in Portugal, which won the World Championship last year.
The team of eight horses and riders, sponsored by the Portuguese Breeders Association, will give daily displays in Hickstead's International Arena during the four day show. The visit is being organised by Sherene Rahmatallah from Sussex Lusitanos at Ifield, West Sussex.
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21st May 2003
British Horse Society Ragwort Bill goes forward to Report Stage and Third Reading
The Private Members' Bill, Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill, initiated by The British Horse Society and sponsored by John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, successfully completed its Committee Stage last week and now goes forward to Report Stage and Third Reading, set for Friday 11 July.
Following agreement at the Bill's Second Reading (March 21) between Mr Greenway and Alun Michael, Minister for Rural Affairs and Minister for the Horse, Committee Stage amendments have ensured that a Code of Practice, to be made by the Minister, will provide statutory guidance on how to prevent the spread of Ragwort. It will also be 'admissible in evidence' meaning that it can be taken into account if a court feels it to be relevant.
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21st May 2003
The Equine Affairs Grasshoppers Series Northern Final
The Equine Affairs Grasshoppers Series hosted a new Northern Final for Scottish competitors at Floors Castle on 16th May. Her Grace the Duchess of Roxborough presented the winner Will Murray on Swedish Rhapsody, with a selection of prizes from Equine Affairs. Despite the poor weather, competitors enjoyed a testing course in the main ring built by David Brockett who travels with the organising team from Buckinghamshire.
"We are so pleased to be here having had great support from Scotland and the north this series" said Jane Vowles. "We look forward to the 2004 series and welcome enquiries for the qualifiers which will commence again in March".
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21st May 2003
CSI**** Madrid (Esp)
29 May - 1 June 2003
John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKSHIRE, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKSHIRE, William Funnell From Dorking, SURREY, Mark Armstrong From Bordon, HANTS, Scott Smith From Yorks, NORTH YORKSHIRE, Damien Charles From Westerham, KENT have been selected to compete at the above mentioned show
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21st May 2003
CSI* Le Mans (Fra) 29 May - 1June 2003
Judi Piper From Hailsham, EAST SUSSEX, Ricki Hill From Benfleet, ESSEX have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details
21st May 2003
CSIOJY Reims
5 - 8 June 2003
CSIOJ : James Billington From Nantwich, Cheshire, Tim Gredley From Newmarket, Suffolk, Sophie Heaven From Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Gemma Plumley From Chepstow, Gwent, Georgie Strutton From Steyning, West Sussex
CSIYR : James Davenport Based in Holland, Ricki Hill From Benfleet, Essex, Sarah Lynch From Loughborough, Leicestershire, Ben Maher From Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, Lee Williams From Mold, Clwyd have been selected to participate at CSIOJY Reims from 5 - 8 June 2003

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21st May 2003
CSIJ-A Compiegne (Fra) 30 May - 1 June 2003
Martha Beaumont From Stocksfield, Northumberland has been authorised to participate at CSIJ-A Compiegne from 30th May - 1 June 2003 Please click here for further details
21st May 2003
CSI* Compiegne (Fra) 30 May - 1 June 2003
Veronique Whitaker Based In Brussels, BELGIUM has been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show Please click here for further details
21st May 2003
CSI**** Aach (Ger)
23 - 25 May 2003
John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKSHIRE, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Richard Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND, James Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show Please click here for further details
20th May 2003

Libbys Moves To Help Pony Schooling
New version of innovative training aid launched
Leading webbing tack manufacturer Libbys is marketing a pony-sized version of the Lungie Bungie training aid, devised for them by successful event riders Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks.
The aid, launched at the 2002 BETA Trade Fair, has been popular in this country and abroad, is designed to encourage horses and ponies to develop the muscles enabling them to find self carriage and to help mouthing young animals and re-mouthing older ones.
"We had so many inquiries from people who had used it successfully on horses and also wanted it for ponies that we thought it was a gap in the market which had to be filled," said Libby Virgoe, founder of the Plymouth-based company.
"It is not a gadget to be used by children, but a training aid which can be a great help in schooling ponies for general riding or for the show ring."
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20th May 2003
All Tacked Up and Somewhere To Go!
Kieffer UK is delighted to announce their sponsorship of young event rider Georga Beckitt.
As part of a three year sponsorship deal, Kieffer UK will kit out Georga’s horse, The Colour of Magic II (Chas), with all a horse could need for the three elements required in eventing.
Kieffer has historically been known for producing high quality saddles, but the Kieffer UK of today offers in addition, a huge range of bridles, headcollars, girths, saddlecloths, protective boots and so much more. Today’s range may be bigger and the quality of every item is as high as you would expect from this highly respected brand but the prices are not as high as you might think.
The revolutionary tree, which is used in all Kieffer saddles means that any Kieffer saddle can be adjusted to fit any horse. To ensure that your horse gains the maximum comfort allowing you to achieve the best performance, it is very important to have your saddle fitted by a qualified saddle fitter.
Karen Moxon, a SMS qualified saddle fitter, from R&R Country fitted the Kieffer saddles for Georga and was happy that they were an excellent fit.
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20th May 2003
Brookwick Ward To Distribute New Silvandersson "Super" Fly Control Products
World leader in fly control products Silvandersson of Sweden has appointed equine product specialist Brookwick Ward to distribute its "Super" range
The Super range was developed following a scientific study of the behavioural patterns of flies which showed their attraction to and preference for certain patters. The newly patented range of non-toxic, environmentally - friendly fly trap products uses a unique combination of special glue, patterns and fluorescent colours, giving a powerful 3-D effect to lure flies onto the trap. The fluorescent colours ensure that the trap is equally [powerful in daylight as well as twilight.
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20th May 2003
Hypnotist Laura Boynton King Releases Four New CD Series
Wellington, Florida – May 19, 2003 – With multiple series of hypnosis CDs already on the market, a book deal, radio interviews, regular columns for The Miami Herald at miamiherald.com and on towerheads.com, a coterie of dedicated clients, a calendar booked with personal lecture appearances, you’d think that hypnotist Laura Boynton King would take some time off. Maybe just to ride one of her horses.
But, no. Laura is so passionate about her life’s work – helping people with all kinds of problems through hypnosis – that she continues to develop and create new programs. And, obviously, the demand is there.
Laura has proven that, through hypnosis, a person can reprogram the negative attitudes and feelings buried in one’s subconscious, leading to life-changing results. During the state of total relaxation achieved while hypnotized, one’s subconscious goes into a heightened state of awareness, allowing positive suggestions to reprogram the subconscious
Always on the cutting edge, Laura has just released four new CD series utilizing self-hypnosis: The Facing Illness Series, The Awesome Cheerleading Series, The Achieving Flawless Auditions and Performances Series, and The Working Through Grief and Regaining Happiness Series.
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20th May 2003
RTE2 Screen Hour Of Show Jumping Highlights Tonight
Highlights of the May 11 Samsung Nations Cup Super League competition at La Baule, France, where the Irish team finished Fourth overall, will be screened in an hour-long programme by RTE2 at 11.45 pm tonight (Tuesday May 20).
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20th May 2003
Irish Army stage successful attack on Pontedera (ITA) CSI A
Capt. Gerry Flynn and Lt. David O’Brien represented the Army Equitation School well at the Pontedera, Italy CSI A from May 16th to 18th, by taking top placings in six classes over the weekend. The climax of their run at Pontedera found Boherdeal Clover (ISH), ridden by Lt. David O’Brien (IRL) take first in the Pontedera Grand Prix on Saturday. Also competing in this class, and finishing in seventh place, was Two Mills Showtime (ISH) ridden by Robert Maguire (GBR).
Prior to his Grand Prix win, Lt. David O’Brien rode Boherdeal Clover (ISH) to take third place in Fridays 1m45 class, which was won by Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL) and Rincoola Abu (ISH). Lt. David O’Brien (IRL) went on to come second in both the 1m40 class on Friday riding Lismore Clover (ISH) and again on Saturday, this time riding Carraig Dubh (ISH). Sundays 1m40 Accumulator class was won by Rincoola Abu (ISH) and Capt. Gerry Flynn (ISH) while the 1m40 Table A class saw Lismore Clover (ISH) and Lt. David O’Brien (IRL) take third.
Irish Sport Horses also scored Grand Prix success last Sunday at the Linz (AUT) CSIO**** where Swanky (ISH) and Tadayoshi Hayashi (JPN) took second place and Royal Charmer (ISH) and Markus Fuchs (SUI) took ninth.
The 2003 Pan American Games Show Jumping selection trials at Lexington placed Ado Annie (ISH) and Will Simpson (USA) in seventh position and Carlow Clover (ID), ridden by Robin Sweely (USA) in eighth.
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20th May 2003

U.S. Equestrian Team Announces Fourth Annual Golf Benefit
Sponsored by Paul Miller, Inc.

Gladstone, New Jersey—May 19, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Golf Benefit, a benefit for the USET, sponsored by Paul Miller, Inc. to be held on Monday, October 6, 2003. The Golf Benefit will be held at the beautiful Hamilton Farm Golf Club located on the same property as the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. The Benefit will include a great day of golf followed by champagne reception, dinner and award ceremony.

Participants at last year’s Golf Benefit included USET veteran show jumping riders Eric Hasbrouck, McLain Ward and Mark Leone; Peter Howard, husband of two-time Olympic show jumping medalist Leslie Howard; USET Executive Director Bonnie Jenkins and USET Chairman Frank V. Lloyd. USET riders and officials are expected to participate again this year.
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20th May 2003
Show Jumping Results : CSI** Moorsele, Belgium May 16 - 18 2003
Moorsele Grand Prix,
1) HARRY POTTER; Peter Wylde (USA)
2) SULTAN: R. Sarmento (BRA)
3) ALLY McBEAL: Carl Hanley (IRL)
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19th May 2003
The Kabardin
The world's best mountain breed.
Reliable & sure-footed, very economical to keep.
Good for endurance rides in a rough terrain.
The Kabardin horse, well-known since the 16th century, is one of Russia's "extreme" breeds, that is a horse meant for living under extreme Conditions. The Kabardin thrives in the most difficult mountain terrain, at high altitudes, undeterred by snow and fast rivers. Temperamentally, it is a tractable and obedient animal, being both hardy and infinitely enduring.
It is safe to say that the Kabardin is the world's best mountain breed.
The Kabardin has been bred by the mountain tribesmen of the Northern Caucasus. Like many Russian breeds it is a product of centuries of primitive selective breeding for survival under the harshest conditions. That wondrous steed is derived from the horses of the steppe people crossed with Karabakh, Persian and Turkmenian strains.
The Kabardin is the principal breed of the Northern Caucasus, and is widely used to improve native stock in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The best Kabardins are raised at the Karachai and Malka studs.
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19th May 2003

"Be a Racehorse Owner for 67p!"
"A Single, One-Off Payment (equivalent to about 67p per day) Makes You A Racehorse Owner Until March 31st 2005"
IBARS offers you an affordable opportunity to be a Racehorse Owner. The syndicate has two promising two year olds in training and they have been placed with two of the shrewdest trainers in the business:
Ibars Boy (Golden Lahab (USA) - Clover Girl) is in training with Brian Ellison at his Spring Cottage Stables in Malton, North Yorkshire
Ibars Lady (Mind Games - Pasadena Lady) is in training with Kevin Ryan at his Hambleton Lodge yard near Thirsk, North Yorkshire
The Syndicate will run from 20th March 2003 until 31st March 2005
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19th May 2003

Engle, Hough, Kappler and Kraut Nominated for Pan American Games Show Jumping Team
Gladstone, NJ—May 17, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has nominated Margie Goldstein Engle, Chris Kappler, Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut, plus Beezie Madden as alternate, for the show jumping team that will represent the United States in the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 2-17.
The choices were made following the completion of selection trials in Lexington, KY, May 10-17. Executive Committee sub-committees of the USET and USA Equestrian approved the choices that will now be submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee for final approval and selection to the U.S. Pan Am team.
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19th May 2003
From The Bank's Perspective
At some point your small business will require additional capital in order to continue growing. It may be that you want to finance an indoor arena, buy
a new tractor, or purchase some top breeding stock. Perhaps you are a start-up looking for funds to get your venture off the ground. Or you hear of an existing business for sale that you recognize as a great opportunity. You go down to your local bank, and they indicate you will need a business plan. What are they really looking for and how do they make their financing decisions?
The minimum requirements in the application process include the bank loan application form and a business plan that contains: a cover letter or executive summary; background information regarding the business and the owner; proposal specifics - how much money do you want; sales and expense projections and assumptions; historical financial information for the last two to three years; and a personal financial statement for the last two
years.
If you are looking for $100,000 or less, the bank will probably use CREDIT SCORING to determine whether you are granted the loan or not. This
system is based on your business and business principal's past credit history. Their rule of thumb is to examine the 5 C's. These are: Character,
Commitment, Cash flow, Collateral and Conditions
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19th May 2003
Show Jumping Results : CSI*** Pontedera, Italy May 16-18, 2003
Class N.13 - 1.45 Diff.Prog. (Fei Reg. 269.1.2.4.5 )
1) Gerry Flynn (IRL) Rincoola Abu
2) Karin Weder (SUI) Careful S
3) Celine Stauffer (SUI) Daloubet d'Evordes
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18th May 2003
Pembrokeshire Trail Rides
Trail Riding? Yes, full days, riding and exploring the countryside on horseback. Now beautiful Pembrokeshire in south west Wales can offer this exciting experience. Based on their own experiences (and disappointments!) Pembrokeshire Trail Rides have put together midweek and weekend breaks for small groups of experienced adults exploring the stage coach routes and drovers trails in Britain's only coastal National Park.
With comfortable en-suite accommodation, full breakfasts, lunches and 3 course dinners, the rides average 6 hours daily, covering around 25 miles. Riders must be experienced and over 17 years, and the group size is restricted to 6. Non riding partners are welcome and there is no single room supplement.
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18th May 2003
HITS Catskills Returns to Ellenville for its Summer Series of Competitions
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 16, 2003)—Horse Shows In the Sun, Inc. (HITS), producer of five world class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, is pleased to announce that it will return to Ellenville for the HITS Catskills 2003 summer series of horse shows. A total of six horse shows will be held at the Kelly Farm in Ellenville, New York, from May to September. HITS Catskills will feature a $25,000 Grand Prix every Thursday and a $50,000 or $75,000 Grand Prix every Sunday. Over $1,000,000 in total prize money will be awarded over the six-week series.
Every week, over 250 hunter, jumper and equitation competition classes will be offered. Eight all-weather rings will be in action simultaneously. Up to 1,500 horses and 3,000 horsemen are expected to be on the grounds every week including Olympians, World Cup riders, and Pan American Games veterans from across the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and Mexico. Competition is held Wednesday through Sunday, from 8am to approximately 5pm. Spectators are admitted free Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets are $5 on Sunday with the proceeds benefiting local charities. Children 12 and under are always admitted at no charge. Parking is also free. Bleacher seating is available at all the rings. An international menu of meals and snacks is available at the HITS food service facility centrally located on the show grounds. The Vendor Courtyard features 15 to 20 shops offering horse-themed gifts, clothes, art, antiques, and jewelry.
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18th May 2003
Show Jumping Results - Another Army Victory At Pontedera
THE ARMY EQUITATION SCHOOL riders completed the Irish romp through the CSI three-star event at Pontedera, Italy this afternoon (Saturday) with a decisive Grand Prix win by 25 yr old Longford-born Lt. David O'Brien, riding the Clover Hill stallion <Boherdeal Clover>.
The Army Lieutenant, who won the Gijon Grand Prix last year, was almost three seconds faster than his nearest rival, and completed a strong display of Irish talent at the Italian venue. Capt. Gerry Flynn won the Jump-Off class on Friday, and was Third in the 1m35 class later in the day, while O'Brien clocked up a Second and a Third on the same day.
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