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Major animal welfare project gives new lease of life to Afghans
Frankie's Appeal For Retired Racehorses
Horses Through History Feature In Top Summer Festival
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Samsung Super League Coming News
Federation Equestre Internationale News


14th June 2003

Carrie & Hallo Dandy
MBE For Founder Of Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre
THE founder of the original organisation that pioneered the welfare of retired racehorses said she felt deeply privileged to have been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours today (SATURDAY 14 JUNE).
Formby-born Carrie Humble is the Director of the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre in Lancashire - the first charity in Europe dedicated to the welfare, rehabilitation and re-homing of thoroughbred former racehorses.
The 52-year-old received an MBE for her contribution to the welfare of retired racehorses.
The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre, which stages its annual open day on Sunday 22 June, was founded by her 12 years ago.
Carrie Humble said: "I am deeply privileged to receive this honour and thank all the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre's many supporters and those who believe in our work for the welfare of former racehorses. I couldn't have done this alone for I am only as good as my team. The award of this MBE is a fantastic achievement for all of us. I am most grateful."
She conceived of the idea of the centre in 1991 while preparing thoroughbred stock for a friend's father in the UK after returning from 17 years in the United States.
Since achieving charitable status in 1993 the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre has become widely recognised and respected as the leading organisation in the field of racehorse rehabilitation and Carrie is regarded as the pioneer of the movement.
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14th June 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News

13 June 2003

FEI EXECUTIVE BOARD : The Executive Board held a meeting on 11 June 2032 in Athens (GRE).
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE : Mercedes Benz Prize/Nations Cup at Aachen - part of the Samsung Super League
FRANCE STILL LEAD THE WAY.. The French still head the leaderboard as the Samsung Super League series moves to the halfway stage in Aachen next week, but their lead has narrowed considerably as the Irish pile on the pressure after their superb victory in St Gallen 12 days ago.
EUROPEAN JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP IN DONAUESCHINGEN (GER)
47. Prinz Kari zu Fürstenberg-Turnier, 20th - 24th of August 2003
Four times in Aachen, two times in Munich and once in Mannheim: Those were the previous venues of European jumping championships in Germany. Donaueschingen is the fourth German city to host the European championship which will be held from 20 to 24 August.
EVENTING WORLD CUP : HOOLEY DOOLEY AS NICK TAKES OUT AUSTRALIA'S FIRST WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
By Adam Fawcett in Australia.
Victoria's Nick Roe and Wondaree Hooley Dooley have taken out Australia's first world cup qualifier in Werribee Park (AUS) from 7 to 9 June, after completing one of only two clear showjumping rounds to finish convincing winners, nearly 10 points clear of their nearest rival.
DRIVING WORLD PAIRS DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP IN JARDY(FRA) : The complete programme, ticket sale and more information on the World Pair Driving Championship to be held in Jardy from 17 to 21 September 2003, can be found on the new website www.aso-equitation.com
THIS WEEK-END : Olympic Selection Trial in Jumping (Aachen) : Jumping de Cannes (FRA): CSIO Poznan (POL) : Eventing : Luhmühlen CCI *** and CIC**:
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14th June 2003

Irish Second, Third In Finnish Six Bar
THE IRISH team kicked off their trip to Hamina in Finland with a convincing display in the Six-Bar competition this afternoon (Friday), with Cian O'Connor taking second place with the 11 yr old Norwegian-bred mare <Calanda>, owned by Joe Wall of Maynooth, and squad newcomer Clem McMahon in Third with <Dark Flight>.
Though the big battle will take place at the Nations Cup on Sunday, O'Connor said after the Six-Bar result: < I was delighted with the mare. She is a little bit special, but has all the talent. I could see her becoming my next Grand Prix horse.>
Army rider Lt. Shane Carey, riding <Laughton's Lass>, was Sixth in the competition.
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14th June 2003

Qualified Riders Named for USET Grand Prix Championship at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 12, 2003— The 2003 Bayer/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, will host the USET Grand Prix Dressage Championship, June 19-22 at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
To qualify for the Championship, rider/horse combinations had to compete in a series of qualifying events held throughout the country from September 2002 through June 1, 2003.
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14th June 2003

Healey, Kraut, Sherman, and LaMott Lead Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Following Spring Events
Tampa, FL – June 10, 2003 – The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series saw 13 exciting member events held in the East Conference and four in the West Conference in April and May. The series kicked off in February and runs through November, culminating in a Year-End Championship to be held at the National Horse Show.
Leigh Healey and Laurin currently lead the junior division standings in the East Conference, while Robert Kraut and Caviar sit in first place in the amateur-owner division. In the West Conference, Randy Sherman and Magdaline lead the junior division, while Nicole LaMott and Laredo sit atop the amateur-owner division standings.
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14th June 2003
FEI Discontinues Grand Prix "A" Dressage Test
USA Equestrian has received official notification from the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) to immediately discontinue use of the 2003 FEI Grand Prix Version “A” Dressage Test. The FEI Executive Board approved this decision during their meeting on June 11. Please note as of that date, all international dressage competitions (CDIs) will only use the “B” version of the Grand Prix test.
On the national level, the USA Equestrian Dressage Committee voted this week to recommend all USA Equestrian-recognized competitions immediately discontinue use of the Grand Prix “A”. This change will be mandatory for all competitions as of September 1, 2003.
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14th June 2003

USET Announces CDIO Aachen Dressage Team
Gladstone, NJ—June 12, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has named its four-member team plus one individual for CDIO Aachen. The team includes Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, with Brentina, owned by Peggy and Parry Thomas; Steffen Peters of Solana Beach, CA, on Grandeur, owned by Lila Kommerstadt; Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA, on Nikolaus, owned by Dick and Jane Brown; and Lisa Wilcox of Thousand Oaks, CA, with Relevant, owned by Gundula Vorwerk and Dr. Claus Crone-Munzebrock.
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14th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSIO**** Hamina Finland 13-15 June 2003
CLASS 3 150 cm CSIO Art. 238.2.2.
1) Jorg Kreutzmann; Indria (GER), 2) Hans-Thorben Ruder; Montanus Ricardo (GER), 3) Capt. Gerry Flynn; Rincoola Abu (IRL)
CLASS 2 140 cm CSIO Art. 274.5.2, Competition in two phases
1) Clement MacMahon; Dark Flight (IRL), 2) Lt. Shane Carey; Laughtons Lass (IRL), 3) Fabio Crotta; Midnight IV (SUI)
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14th June 2003

Tim Capps, Author Of Spectacular Bid Biography Reflects On Horse's Career
LEXINGTON, KY— Timothy T. Capps, author of the book “Spectacular Bid,” a biography about renowned race horse Spectacular Bid in the Thoroughbred Legends’ series of fine books published by Eclipse Press, reflected on the horse’s career and offered his thoughts on Spectacular Bid’s place among modern great racehorses. Spectacular Bid died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y. In Spectacular Bid, Capps details the heart-breaking Triple Crown run of Spectacular Bid who could have achieved racing immortality were it not for a loose safety pin in his stall. Spectacular Bid had already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and looked to be a sure thing in the Belmont Stakes until he stepped on the fateful safety pin prior to the race and ended up third.
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13th June 2003

Samsung Super League News - France Still Lead The Way.......
The French still head the leaderboard as the Samsung Super League series moves to the halfway stage in Aachen next week, but their lead has narrowed considerably as the Irish pile on the pressure after their superb victory in St Gallen 12 days ago.
The league table has almost divided itself in two – with France, Ireland, Great Britain and Germany battling it out at the top while Sweden, Belgium, Italy and Holland struggle to survive at the bottom end.
Aachen, of course, is the one they all want to win. The status of this equestrian fixture is second to none and victory here is as sweet as it gets. With a budget of 8.5m Euro it has been voted the World’s Best Outdoor Event by international riders for the last 15 years. The arena, one of the biggest in the world with a capacity for 40,000 spectators, encloses a spectacular range of obstacles including hedges, ditches and the famous lake so horses must be particularly brave, and experience counts for a great deal when riding those fences.

And of course it is an event steeped in tradition. So many of the great names in show jumping are linked to this arena including Hans Gunther Winkler and the wonderful mare Halla, the legendary Raimondo d’Inzeo, Paul Schockemohle and Gerd Wiltfang to name just a few. It has witnessed many great occasions during it’s 50 years and next Friday’s Samsung Super League competition promises to be one of those.
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13th June 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
Nick Roe (AUS), riding the 11-year old gelding Wondaree Hooley Dooley, won the tenth leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup held at Werribee Park (AUS) from 7 to 9 June. The pair completed one of only two clear Jumping rounds and finished convincing winners with a final score of 55.1 points, nearly 10 points ahead of their nearest rival. Roe had placed 6th after the Dressage test with 51.1 points (65.94%) and 3rd after the Cross Country where he had earned four penalties for exceeding the time allowed.

The only other clear round went to Michael Baker and his 14-year old gelding G.S. Chevalier, which moved them from 8th to runner up position with a final score of 64.3 points.
The third place went to 1996 Olympic Team Champion Wendy Schaeffer on Sun Shades. Schaeffer, who had placed 2nd after Dressage (41.5 points - 72.32%), performed the competition's best Cross Country scoring no penalties. This was all the more remarkable as she had initially been eliminated from Cross Country for allegedly taking out a flag. She was reinstated after her appeal backed by video evidence had been upheld. The pair were relegated to the 3rd position with a final score of 65.5 points after knocking down six rails during the Jumping test.
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13th June 2003

Charity saves mare and foal from certain death

An emaciated mare, who was barely able to stand and her newly born foal have been saved from certain death by The Blue Cross animal welfare charity.
Marie Claire, an emaciated, lice-ridden and worm-infested mare had unexpectedly just given birth in a puddle to a tiny foal when her owner decided that both mother and daughter should be shot. The attending vet tipped off the local Blue Cross centre and Manager Liz Grant rushed to the scene and took both mare and filly foal to the safety of The Blue Cross small animal and equine adoption centre in Northiam, West Sussex.
The mare, estimated to be about seven-years-old, was in such a weak state, with severely protruding bones, hairless skin and extremely overgrown feet, that it seemed unlikely she or the foal, named Sesame, would survive. Fortunately the expertise and round-the-clock care given by staff at The Blue Cross, together with Marie Claire’s determination to feed her small foal have enabled them to begin the slow process of recovery. Centre staff slept in the stable alongside Marie Claire and Sesame keeping watch over their precarious condition.
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13th June 2003

New distance learning courses in Equine Behaviour and Welfare
The Open College of Equine Studies, an international leader in equine distance learning, has launched a Foundation Degree (FD) and a BSc in Equine Behaviour and Welfare. Both are available on a flexible basis and will be of great benefit to students with full-time jobs or other commitments.
The role of the horse in western societies has altered in recent times and issues associated with behaviour and welfare, together with the ethics of certain production systems and types of use have become the subject of discussion and new research initiatives. The subject of animal behaviour and welfare is attracting increasing interest worldwide, with a strong focus on meeting the needs and optimising the management systems of farm livestock, companion animals and other captive species.

The courses are being managed by the highly qualified Dr Amanda Badnell-Waters, the college’s newly appointed Head of Equine Higher Education. Both courses provide a firm foundation in equine science with the development of additional specialist knowledge in the field of behaviour and welfare of particular relevance to the equine sector, but also applicable to other areas of animal science.
The FD is a new, modern higher education qualification, forming part of the national strategy to increase the number of employees qualified at the higher levels. There are no nationally set entry requirements for FDs – they are open to anyone with the ability to learn at a higher level. Upon completion of the FD students can opt to top-up to a full Honours Degree.
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13th June 2003
First HOYS Places Booked For SEIB "Search 2003"
Carly turns tragedy into triumph and Kate changes pace!
The first selection day this year for the South Essex Insurance Brokers "Search for a Star" competition was doubly important for Ellesmere-based Fiona-Jane Bebb.
Not only was it her first outing since fracturing her foot, but she also achieved a life-long ambition to qualify her home-bred Riding Horse, Tudor Knight, for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.
"Search for a Star," now in its eighth year, is designed to give amateur riders and owners an opportunity to compete at this national show, which will be held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on September 17-21.
Fiona-Jane qualified at Osbaldeston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire, first of five selection days nationwide.
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13th June 2003

USET Names Short List for 2003 Pan American Eventing Championship
Gladstone, NJ—June 12, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced its Short List of horses and riders for the 2003 Pan American Eventing Championship that will be held in Fair Hill, MD, October 22 – 26. The Championship will be held in conjunction with the Fair Hill International CCI***.
All of the horse/rider combinations on the Short List will be required to demonstrate their continued preparation, soundness, and ability by competing at a Mandatory Short List Outing that will take place on September 26 - 28 in Southern Pines, NC, after which the Pan Am Squad will be named. The Squad will be named in two parts, an A squad (7 horse/rider combinations) and a B squad (8 horse/rider combinations).
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13th June 2003

EFI Statement On Implementation Group, Horse Sport Ireland
FOLLOWING A UNANIMOUS decision at the May meeting of the Executive of the Equestrian Federation of Ireland, and endorsed again at the subsequent executive meeting on June 9, It was decided, with regret, that until the matter of the independence of the proposed chair of the implementation group could be satisfactorily resolved, the EFI would continue with its own programme of modernisation, while hope was expressed that the implementation group for Horse Sport Ireland would proceed as soon as possible,
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13th June 2003

CSI** Weer (Aut) 27 - 29 June 2003
Ben Maher From Bishops Stortford, HERTS, Kate Mead Based in Riaz, SWITZERLAND have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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13th June 2003

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSIO**** HAMINA FINLAND 13-15 JUNE 2003, CSIO***** AACHEN GERMANY 17-22 JUNE 2003, CSIOP FREUDENBERG GERMANY 19-22 JUNE 2003, CSI*** LONS LE SAUNIER FRANCE 20-22 JUNE 2003, CSI*** SOPOT POLAND 20-22 JUNE 2003, CSIO DRAMMEN NORWAY 24-29 JUNE 2003, CSI**** GEESTEREN NETHERLANDS 27-29 JUNE 2003, CSI** VICHY FRANCE 27-29 JUNE 2003, CEI***/CEI** CIRENCESTER PARK GREAT BRITAIN 12 JULY 2003, CSI*** DEAUVILLE FRANCE 4-6 JULY 2003, CSIP WIERDEN NETHERLANDS 19-21 JUNE 2003, CSI* ROESER, LUXEMBOURG 13-15 JUNE 2003
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13th June 2003

CSI*** Norten-Hardenberg (Ger) 26 - 29 June 2003
Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS has been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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13th June 2003

CSIO**** Drammen (Nor)
26 - 29 June 2003

Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Paul Barker From Northallerton, NORTH YORKS, Peter Murphy From Preston, LANCS have been selected to compete at the above mentioned show
Team Manager DEREK RICKETTS from Bicester, OXON.
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13th June 2003

CSI*** Deauville (Fra) 4 - 6 July 2003
James Fisher From Reading, BERKSHIRE, Veronique Whitaker Based in Brussels, BELGIUM
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12th June 2003

PolyPads® top class in pressure test trials
PI Associates/PolyPads® saddle pads have been awarded top marks for effectiveness, quality and price in a recent pressure testing trial conducted for Holland’s prestigious Bit Magazine by leading saddle manufacturers Stubben in Krefeld, Germany.
This pressure testing trial is the first independent study of its kind to have been carried out on why saddle pads work and their effectiveness against pressure when under the saddle.
The PI Associates/Polypads® Classic Single Polypad® was one of 10 scientifically tested saddle pads, ranging from a lambskin pad to a selection of well-known gel pads. The trial was overseen by Jan Hermkens of FSA pressure measurements, a recognised expert in the field of pressure measurements in saddle fittings and Henk Winkelman a biomechanics engineer and lecturer in professional equestrian training. The PolyPad® achieved an impressive second place in the average pressure exertion test, went on to score top marks in the crucial contact surface area pressure test and was ultimately voted ‘best buy’.
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12th June 2003

Exhibition on Rural Life at Kittochside
1 July - 1 August 2003
Museum of Scottish Country Life, Kittochside, East Kilbride
Over 100 beautiful paintings by renowned wildlife artist Keith Brockie are featured in a new exhibition at the Museum of Scottish Country Life, Kittochside. Rural Portraits: Scottish Native Farm Animals, Characters & Landscapes features pictures of every breed of Scottish native farm animal as well as landscapes, people, and aspects of rural life.
Many of the breeds portrayed are rare or endangered, such as the North Ronaldsay sheep, Castlemilk Moorit sheep, the Eriskay pony and the Shetland cow. As farming practices have changed, some of the older native breeds have been supplanted by faster growing types from Continental Europe or North America to suit changing market needs.
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12th June 2003

The Calistoga Classic Horse Show at Napa County Fairgrounds July 17-20
March 20, 2003, Calistoga, CA--Mark your calendar for July 17-20, 2003, when The Calistoga Classic horseshow comes to the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Its exciting new format features the best of local businesses and attractions in addition to top caliber horses and riders from all over the West Coast.
Thursday night opens with the Fiesta Party, featuring authentic Mexican, food, dancing and displays, plus a hotly contested Groom’s Class (tickets available at the door). Friday night, enjoy the Hoedown Party hosted by Joe and Jennifer Montana, with the band Pure Ecstasy a barbecue, and special door prizes following the $5,000 Beringer Welcome Stake, where the first prize is a Hawaiian trip sponsored by Viviani Touring Company. Tickets are available for $50 per person.
Morning highlights during the show include the special Young Horse Division, with $5000 in prize money supported by local veterinarians on Friday; the $2,500 Cal Mart Young Horse Classic and the $5000 Purina Non-Pro Prix for junior and amateur riders, both on Saturday. Admission is free to watch these events, and also for Saturday’s “Horseworld” exhibition in the infield of the racetrack, which will include dressage, polo, carriage horses, pony rides and more. Horseworld starts at 10AM and continues all day.
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12th June 2003

CSIOP Freudenberg (Ger)
20 - 22 JUNE 2003

SOPHIE BROOME From Newport, Gwent, HANNAH PAUL From St Albans, Hertfordshire, NICOLE PAVITT From Godalming, Surrey, NATASHA SEWELL From Farnham, Surrey, LOLA WADE From Ryde, Isle of Wight have been selected to represent Great Britain at CSIOP Freudenberg (GER) from 20 - 22 June 2003 Please click here for further details
12th June 2003

CSI*Bethune (Fra)
20 - 22 June 2003

Alex Rident Based in Saint Valery en Caux, FRANCE, Graham Lovegrove From Halstead, ESSEX, Jane Davies From High Wycombe, BUCKS,
Kelly-Anne Riches From Tiptree, ESSEX have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show

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12th June 2003
CSI** Barcelona (Esp)
27 - 29 June 2003
Kelly-Anne Riches From Tiptree, ESSEX, Alex Rident Based in Saint Valery en Caux, FRANCE, Geoff Billington From Nantwich, CHESHIRE, Peter Murphy From Preston, LANCASHIRE have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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12th June 2003

CSIO***** Aachen Super League Event, 17 - 22 June 2003
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Di Lampard is no longer able to compete at the above-mentioned show. Her place will therefore be taken by Damien Charles From Westerham, KENT Please click here for further details

11th June 2003
Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower Ride
9/10 August 2003 - FEI 140KM 3 Star and FEI 100KM 2 Star Plus British Riding Club's Team Endurance Challenge
NEWS: FIRST PRIZE IS TRIP TO UAE
THE first prize in the Hilton Herbs Alfreds Tower ride will be automatic entry to the $US 200,000 President's Cup in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in March 2004.
The entry to the prestigious CEI 4 star 160km event will include all expenses for the horse, rider and guest for up to one month over the period of the ride. The prize is at the invitation of HH Sheikh Mansoor and has been arranged through the Abu Dhabi-based Endurance World Magazine which has also donated sponsorship funding to the Alfred's Tower event. The announcement follows the selection of Alfred's Tower as one of three rides in Europe from which the winner will win the chance to compete in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Tony Self of ride sponsor Hilton Herbs said: "We are delighted with the link up between the Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower Ride and the UAE President's Cup. The first prize of a chance to compete in such a prestigious race is sure to attract a strong international field. The selection of the Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower ride as a qualifier for the President's Cup confirms its status as the premier ride in the UK in 2003."
John Hudson, Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower organiser and chairman of Endurance GB, said: "This is an exciting development for the ride and for endurance riding in the UK. We are hopeful of attracting some of Europe's best riders."
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11th June 2003
Newmarket Nights Begin With A Tribute To The Bee Gees
This year's Newmarket Nights, six evenings of horseracing followed by a live concert from a well-known group, start at Newmarket's July Racecourse on Friday, June 20, when A Tribute To The Bee Gees takes centre stage after an exciting six-race programme.
The Bee Gees performed as a group from an early age, gaining an Australian number one in 1966 with 'Spick And Speck', and enjoyed their heyday in the 1970s, reinforced by their role in the film 'Saturday Night Fever', which starred John Travolta. The movie's soundtrack featured six Bee Gees' songs, including the title track 'Stayin' Alive' and 'Jive Talkin''. The band produced hits over four decades.
Later during the summer, chart-topping Liberty X and Atomic Kitten appear at Newmarket for the first time. Liberty X will be on stage on Friday, July 25, while Atomic Kitten will perform on Friday, August 15. Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Status Quo were two of last year's sell-out attractions and both these bands feature again on the 2003 roster.
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11th June 2003
Equestrians Hail the Return of Denim & Diamonds 2004
Wellington, Florida – June 10, 2003 – It’s b-a-c-k. So, equestrians, get ready to get down! Denim & Diamonds – THE GREATEST PARTY EVER-- is returning during next season’s Winter Equestrian Festival after a 4-year absence.
Chairmen Mason Phelps, Jr. and Beverly Lake Wilkes, motivated by the overwhelming demand within the equestrian community, have recently announced that the famous Denim & Diamonds Gala will be reborn on February 15, 2004 at The South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Denim & Diamonds, a visual kaleidoscope and entertainment wonderland, was last held in the year 2000. During its successful 6-year run, Denim & Diamonds raised over $1,000,000 for The United States Equestrian Team (”USET”). Phelps and Wilkes, after the 2000 extravaganza, decided to take a breather.
But now, with the upcoming 2004 Olympic Games in the offing, Phelps and Wilkes felt it was time for a Denim & Diamonds comeback. And time to support the USET in its Olympic aspirations.
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11th June 2003
The Great NZ Farm Show "A Slice Of Heritage"
July 5th to July 19th 2003
TI PAPA Equestrian and Special Events Center 21 Brookby Road, Alfriston, Manukau City .
A rare opportunity to see re-enacted all indoors, a slice of an era long past, reminiscent of the evocative sights,sounds and smells of a time when horses were an essential part of our young nation. A time when the horse was king. A time when men, women, horses, bullocks and dogs worked tirelessly in changing the land. Horses and their role in New Zealand Society from beginning to our movie screens today.
A look at the startings of the deer industry in New Zealand. Lots of animals to see and touch and much much more for all the family. All indoors at the beautiful Ti Papa Special Events Center.
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11th June 2003
Pacific Wild Horse Club OHA approved Mustang and Open Horse Show
Saturday July 26 - Oregon Horse Center -Eugene, Oregon
Halter, Trail, Games, Burro/Donkey, English and Western Classes
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11th June 2003
2003 Vermont Summer Festival to Host Weekly Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series
Classes for Junior and Amateur-Owner Riders
East Dorset, VT—June 10, 2003—This year’s Vermont Summer Festival will host weekly Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series classes for junior and amateur-owner riders during its five-week run at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, July 9 – August 10.
New for this year, the Festival will hold separate Hall of Fame classes for juniors and amateur-owners during each of its first three weeks of competition. For the final two weeks, the classes will be combined. Previously, the Festival had hosted combined Hall of Fame classes each week.
“In splitting the classes for the juniors and amateur-owners, we double the total prize money available,” said Dotty Ammerman, Vermont Summer Festival Executive Director, “But more importantly for many of our exhibitors is the opportunity to earn coveted Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series points.”
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11th June 2003

CSI-O Lisbon
5 - 8 June 2003

Grand Prix 1. Florian Meyer zu Hartum Waldrose 10 GER, 2. Jurgen Kurz Kilian 38 GER, 3. Patrice Delaveau Frascator Mail FRA, 4. Damien Charles St Honore's Liquido GBR, 5. Juan Ignacio Rojo Priscilla 30 ARG, 6. Filipe Malta da Costa Guepard de Brekka POR
Nations Cup 1. GREAT BRITAIN, 2. SPAIN, 3. GERMANY, =4. FRANCE, =4. PORTUGAL, 6. HOLLAND, 7. BRAZIL 8. SWITZERLAND
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11th June 2003

CSI*** Sopot (Pol) 12 - 14 June 2003
Sara Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS, Emma Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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11th June 2003

CSI** Cinzano (Ita) 27 - 29 June 2003
Anna Rees Based in Pombia, ITALY has been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show.
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11th June 2003

CSI-V-B Karlsruhe (Ger)
19 - 22 June 2003

Liz Howes From Tenterden, KENT, Anne Berry From Folkestone, KENT, Lynda Birke From Market Drayton, SHROPSHIRE, Charlotte Steel From LONDON, Pat Crann From Bridgnorth, SHROPSHIRE have been authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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10th June 2003
Odyssey Show takes up speed
Sheridan Promotions have today confirmed plans for the exciting Five Star Belfast Indoor International Horse Show at The Odyssey Arena are now well under way.
Irish European Champions, Jessica Kurten, Peter Charles, Kevin Babington and Dermott Lennon, current World Show Jumping Champion have confirmed their wish to participate at the event. While Cian O’Connor, Conor Swail and British riders Michael and John Whitaker, Robert Smith, Di Lampard and Nick Skelton have also joined the prestigious line up. The first of the European riders to confirm attendance at this very early stage is Switzerland’s, Marcus Fuchs, with others being released shortly.
These biggest names in World Show Jumping will take you on a roller coaster ride of excitement in events like the exhilarating Puissance, The Sixbar, The Jockey Chase, The Knockout, the prestigious International City Grand Prix and of course The Irish Shetland Grand National along with the Celebrity Team Challenge. On the opening night of the show the 30 competing International riders will be balloted into six teams of five riders, each with their own celebrity team captain, which carries with it a total prize fund of £10,000 for the charity of their choice.
Some leading jockeys from the world of racing who will compete against the show jumpers for the charities of their choice on the Friday night of the show are confirmed as, current 2003 Martel Grand National winning jockey Barry Geraghty along with former winners Ruby Walsh and Paul Carberry.
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10th June 2003

BETA Voices Concern Over Hat Research
The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) has hit out following a story in a national newspaper at the weekend that claims most riding hats 'fail to protect' their riders. This is simply not true.
The implication of by ENHAP (Equestrian New Helmet Assessment Programme) have been strongly refuted by BETA and leading riding hat manufacturers who feel the story will cause unnecessary fear and uncertainty over safety issues in the minds of the thousands of people who ride in the UK.

At all times, BETA encourages tests and trials aimed at making riding safer for all, but is seriously concerned about the claims and implications of the ENHAP results which are, at best, meaningless and, at worst, will cause greater rider confusion.
Despite numerous attempts to obtain representation on the working party that established the testing protocols, BETA as a representative of both the manufacturing and retail trade, was excluded. Indeed, the working party did not even attempt to seek any type of advice from manufacturers, who between them, have over 156 years of equestrian safety heritage. Manufacturers have also invested a considerable amount of money ensuring rider safety is to the highest of British standards through the BSI kitemark. The kitemark guarantees that hats have been produced to the stringent standards through a series of independent tests (this means, on average, one riding hat is tested every single working day of the year).
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10th June 2003
Hickstead Launches Europe's Richest Prize For Juniors
A new pony jumping competition, believed to be the richest in Europe, is to be launched at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, during the British Jumping Derby Meeting (August 14-17).
The Hickstead Pony Masters, which is being supported by a number of private individuals within the sport, will carry total prize money of £7,500, with £2,500 going to the winner and then further cash rewards down to 10th place. Competition will start with two qualifying rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, from which 20 competitors will go forward to the third leg in Hickstead's world famous International Arena on Saturday.
The final round of the leading 10 riders will be decided on faults and time in the International Arena on Sunday, same day as the acclaimed British Jumping Derby.
"This will be a tremendous competition for junior riders, and entirely in keeping with the great traditions of Hickstead and the International Arena," said Hickstead owner Douglas Bunn. "These young people will get a real taste of the atmosphere and occasion on Derby day."
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10th June 2003

TV Coverage Of St Gallen Nations Cup Win
A one-hour programme covering the highlights of Ireland's Samsung Nations Cup Super League victory at St. Gallen, Switzerland, will be broadcast on RTE Network 2 at 11.45 pm tonight (Tuesday).
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10th June 2003

Boulet, APHA put hard work to the test at World Show
FORT WORTH, Texas-Hard-working Paint Horse owners know the importance of a durable boot, which is why Boulet and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) are a perfect match.

Boulet Western Boots, which has been in business for three generations, has agreed to partner with the APHA in support of this year's World Championship Paint Horse for the second year in a row. The company, based in Saint Tite, Canada, produces some of the highest quality footwear for customers who are heavily involved in the ranching and horse business. "Our realization is that the people we are making boots for are those who live the Western lifestyle," said Andy Rees, regional sales manager for the United States. "That's why our boots continue to get better. The people who buy our boots really use them."
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10th June 2003
Bramham CCI*** won by the Irish Sport Horse “Wallow”
The Bramham International Horse Trials (CCI***) last weekend, June 5th to 8th 2003, was yet another major three day event in which first place was claimed by an Irish Sport Horse. Following Supreme Rocks (ISH) achievement at Badminton, fellow Irish Sport Horse Wallow, ridden by William Fox-Pitt (GBR) won top prize at Bramham. In second place after the cross country, Wallow picked up just four showjumping faults to finish on a final score of 51.
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) had a very successful run at Bramham as he also took second place with another Irish bred horse, Ballincoola. In total, eight Irish horses finished in the top twenty at this event, four of them in the top ten. These were the above Wallow and Ballincoola with The Wexford Lady (ISH) seventh and Mary Kings (GBR) King George II (ex Ballyhane Imp ISH) finishing tenth.
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10th June 2003

Cosequin Named for Title Sponsor for USET Intermediaire I Championship/Pan American Games Dressage Selection Trials at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 9, 2003— Cosequin has been named title sponsorship for the USET Intermediaire Championship/Pan American Games dressage selection trials, June 19-22 at the Bayer/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
The Cosequin USET Intermediaire I Championship at the Festival will serve as the selection trials to choose the four horse-and-rider combinations who will represent the United States in dressage at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 7-10.
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10th June 2003

Fidelity Investments Awards CNB, The Comcast Network, Exclusive Rights To 2003 Grand Prix
2003 Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix Airs on CN8, SATURDAY, October 4, 2003, 12:30-1:30 PM/ET
South Hamilton, MA (June 5, 2003) -- The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic has announced that CN8, The Comcast Network will be televising the 2003 $50,000 Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix. The $50,000 Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix is the climax of the 14th annual Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, which will take place September 3-7 at the Myopia Schooling Fields, in South Hamilton, Mass. The Fidelity Grand Prix airs exclusively on CN8, The Comcast Network, SATURDAY, October 4, 12:30-1:30 PM/ET.
“Our exclusive broadcast of The Fidelity Grand Prix demonstrates the network’s goal to broadcast world-class sporting events important to New Englanders,” stated Jon Gurevitch, Vice President, CN8 Sports. “Our viewers know that CN8 is the place to tune-in to see exclusive sports coverage and in-person interviews with the athletes and coaches making headlines in sports news.”
CN8, The Comcast Network reaches 6.2 million homes in eight states from Maine to Maryland. The coverage area includes viewers in Boston, Providence, Springfield, Hartford/New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Baltimore.
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10th June 2003

CSI*** Cannes (Fra)
12 - 14 June 2003

John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE,
Richard Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND, Nick Skelton From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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10th June 2003

CSIO***** Aachen (GER)
Super League Event 17 - 22 June 2003

Di Lampard From Oakham, LEICS, Scott Smith From York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, Richard Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND,
Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE, have been selected to compete at the above-mentioned show. TEAM MANAGER DEREK RICKETTS from Bicester, OXON
The Nations Cup will take place on Friday 20th June and the Grand Prix on Sunday 22nd June 2003.
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10th June 2003

CSI*** Lons Le Saunier (Fra) 20 - 22 June 2003
Veronique Whitaker Based In Brussels, BELGIUM, Lynne Van Heyningen From Westerham, KENT, James Fisher From Reading, BERKS have been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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10th June 2003

CSIOJY Limido Comasco (Ita) 13 - 15 June 2003
KATE MEAD Based in Switzerland
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9th June 2003
The American Saddlebred Display Team
The unique American Saddlebred Display Team formed by horses and members of the breed's official organisation in the Britain, the ASAoGB, and can be seen this year at the following venues:
12th July Tendring Hundred Show (near Colchester)
24th/25th August Highclere Castle International Horse Trials & Festival of the Horse (both days), Newbury, Berkshire
6th September Alresford Agricultural Show, Tichborne Park, Alresford, Hants
13th September Romsey Show, Hampshire
4th/5th October South of England Autumn Show
The ASAoGB Display Team introduces the American Saddlebred show horse in three divisions - five-gaited, three-gaited and harness. The live interactive commentary reveals the culture and development of the breed, the ancient links with Britain, the riding style. Where possible a Question Time with the audience is an integral part of this fascinating display.
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9th June 2003
News from New Traditions Studio in Simsbury, CT
ART ON POTTERY. Yellow ware hand thrown bowls painted with original artwork in lead free glaze.
Safe in the microwave, dishwasher and in the oven to 300. Display them as art, use them at dinner!
Artist, Mary Femniak, exhibits painted yellow ware bowls at the 2003

"Elevating the Senses" exhibit 2002 Boston, MA.
Connecticut artist Mary Femniak relies on the natural world for the ideas that shape her work. Femniak's multidimensional functional works reflect this trend with great sensibility, as she successfully combines complex patterns of nature with simple graphic forms, bold colors and a variety of textures.

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9th June 2003

Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Smith Makes Debut Win At Ballivor
IN A JUMP-OFF almost entirely dominated by owner/riders, it was Peter Smith who won through in beautiful sunshine at Ballivor today (Sunday), taking <Zara's Pride> into First place in their debut 2003 Kerrygold Grand Prix Super League win. And with 15 points under his belt, Smith has now ousted both Lt. David O'Brien (14.5 points) and Cian O'Connor (13 points) from the Top Six in the Kerrygold rankings.
A Second place today by James Kernan on <Out of Touch> also catapulted him up the league table, where he now holds Fourth.
Shane Breen once again took Sixth in the Grand Prix on <Luandra>, as he had done last week at Mullingar, this time clocking up three faults in the second round with an unfortunate refusal at the second fence.

Clem McMahon is still comfortably leading the Kerrygold League rankings with a total of 35 points, but he will be vulnerable next weekend (June 14-15) as he has been called up for international duty at Hamina, Finalnd, and so will miss both the Armagh and Galway Grands Prix at home.
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9th June 2003

Crumley Second In Reims Grand Prix, Leading Rider Of Show
Ryan Crumley from Derry today (Sunday) took Second Place with <Baltimore> at the Young Rider Grand Prix at Reims, and was awarded the show's Leading Rider Trophy.
Crumley, whose father's company, Crumley Construction, bought the horse last November, was one of only two double clear rounds in the Grand Prix. Formerly know as <Liffey Valley>, the 10 yr old stallion was formerly competed by the late Hazel O'Callaghan and trained by Cian O'Connor.
This was Crumley's first trip abroad as part of an Irish Young Rider team, and he also celebrated his 21st birthday last Monday (June 2). He said: < Words can't describe how I feel. This has been an amazing week. I'll find it difficult coming back down to earth.>
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9th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Bourg En Bresse France 6 - 8 June 2003
BOURGE EN BRESSE GRAND PRIX ; 1) GANACHE L'AMANDOUR; Philippe Rozier (FRA), 2) FLINTSTONE 3; Jan Vleugels (BEL), 3) FOR DE LA HARDIERE; Edouard Couperie (FRA)
Competition No 9 PRIX CENTURY 21, Two Phase 1m40 Competition : 1) DOLLARS BOY; Francois Xaviboudant (FRA), 2) WINDGATES SENSATION: Conor Swail (IRL), 3) ECLIPSE DU MOULIN; Pierre Gautherat (FRA)
Competition No 10 PRIX DU CREDIT MUTUEL, Table A 7 yr old Competition :
1) TAI FUN; Santagio Lambre (MEX), 2) LONGFORD: Jan Vleugels (BEL), 3) IRIS PIRONNIERE; Philippe Rozier (FRA), 4) WINDGATES SENSATION: Conor Swail (IRL)
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9th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSI**** Wiesbaden, Germany, June 7-9 2003
PREIS DER DYCKERHOFF AG, International Show Jumping
1) Candela NRW; Heinrich Hermann Engemann (GER), 2) Gerry Maguire; Robert Smith (GBR), 3) Balaboeska; Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED)
PREIS VON HESSEN PREIS DER WIESBADENER VOLKSBANK
1) CYRENAIKA FRH; TONI HASSMANN (GER), 2) MARIUS CLAUDIUS; ROBERT SMITH (GBR), 3) L.B. POMPIDU; BEAT MANDLI (SUI)
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8th June 2003

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High Prairie Farms Hosts Riders from Seven States at USET Qualifier Dressage Shows
Parker, CO, June 6, 2003--Riders from seven states made their way to Parker, Colorado for Dressage at High Prairie I and II which included the only USET Qualifier in the region. “This is the first year we have had a show in May and overall I’m really pleased,” said show manager Glenda McElroy. “As support for the show continues to grow, I would like to add a second USET Qualifier.
Both the Prix St. Georges and the Intermediaire USET Qualifiers were won by Sue Halasz of Parker, Colorado riding Inca. The USET Qualifying classes are held only at select shows throughout the country. Top finishers are invited to compete at the USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey. Inca, a 13-year-old Dutch gelding owned by Barbara McElnea, also claimed the FEI High Point for Show II.
Young Rider Katie Westphal of Augusta, Kansas drove more than eight hours to show at High Prairie, but her effort was more than rewarded. The 20 year old, who trains with Bonnie Griest, won both the FEI Young Rider Team Test and the FEI Young Rider Individual Test, earning the FEI Junior/Young Rider High Point at Show II and the Reserve High Point at Show I. “We have been coming to High Prairie for five or six years,” said Westphal. “We just love it. Everyone is so friendly.”
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8th June 2003

Swail Racks Up Second Win At Bourg En Bresse
CONFIRMING THAT his disappointing performance at the Rome Nations Cup last month was something of an aberration, Malahide-based Conor Swail today (Saturday) upped his tally of wins at Bourg en Bresse, France to two, with victory in the 1m40 class for 7 yr olds, with <Windgates Sensation>.
Yesterday (Friday), Swail convincingly won the big 1m45 class with <Windgates King Koal>.
The 31 yr old rider will join the Irish team in the Nations Cup competition at Hamina, Finland, next week.
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8th June 2003

Pro Stepps partners with APHA for 2003 World Show
FORT WORTH, Texas-Pro Stepps, which produces products geared toward improving the appearance of horses, has agreed to partner with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) to put on the 2003 World Champion Paint Horse Show.

Pro Stepps, which has been in business for seven years, began with Paint Horses in mind. The very first line of horse care products was actually created for World Champion Paint Horse mare The Enchantress, according to Pro Stepps founder and owner Karen Stepp. Among the products designed for the Paint Horse were shampoos, conditioners and finishing sprays.
"This business began because of Paints," said Stepp, who owns five Paint Horses and is an APHA member. "I developed these products with a chemist because there was nothing out there I liked. Our first horses to use the products were Paints."
Pro Stepps provides products that are design to not only enhance a horse's appearance, but also to help provide the horse with healthy skin and hair. The products have been tested, formulated and modified throughout the years to become the highest quality horse-grooming products on the market, said Stepp.
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8th June 2003
The Revival of The Newport Jumping Derby is a No-Go
Wellington, Florida – June 6, 2003 – Negotiations between Peter de Savary of the Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Phelps Wilkes & Associates, Inc. concerning the revival of The Newport Jumping Derby have terminated. After much speculation and anticipation within the international show jumping community, Mason Phelps, Jr. recently announced that: “Sadly, after preliminary discussions, Carnegie Abbey and Phelps Wilkes had different visions about the Derby. In addition, certain constraints on property use within the Carnegie Abbey Club would make it difficult at best to go forward in the appropriate manner.”
The Newport Jumping Derby was founded by Mason Phelps, Jr. in 1976. Held each August at Mason’s ancestral estate, Glen Farms, in Newport from 1976 to 1988, the FEI-sanctioned Derby was the highlight of the Newport social season and was one of the most well-attended show jumping events of its time.
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8th June 2003

Buz Post becomes first-time APHA World Show partner
FORT WORTH, Texas-The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) welcomes Buz Post as one of the newest partner of the 2003 World Championship Paint Horse Show.

Based in Arlington, Texas, the Buz Post automobile dealership has joined other World Show partners in helping to make this year's show the best ever. Owner Buz Post is a horse person himself, and even owns American Paint Horses.
"I'm totally committed to the horse industry and I recognize the value of long-term relationships," Post said. "I want to be associated with people who are deeply rooted in this industry."
In business since 1987, Buz Post sells GMC, Pontiac, Isuzu, Hundai and Kia vehicles. The dealership has three locations in Arlington, Weatherford and Mansfield, Texas. The main location in Arlington spans more than 25 acres and has 3,000 vehicles in stock.
Since opening its doors, the Buz Post dealership has sold more than 50,000 vehicles, mostly through repeat business and referrals and by using the phrase "we stack 'em deep and sell 'em cheap," Post said.
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8th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSIOY/J Reims France 6-9 June 2003
CSIOY PRIX ETAP HOTEL REIMS TINQUEUX, International Show Jumping - Table C 1m35
1) Easterstar; Wim Vos (Ned)
2) Nomograaf; Pieter Koopmans (Ned)
3) Vilamoura Sjikita; Francisco Moura (Por)
4) Lucky 4 Sum; Ryan Crumley (IRL)
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