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Frankie's Appeal For Retired Racehorses
Horses Through History Feature In Top Summer Festival
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28th June 2003
British Horse Society (BHS) goes 'RAW' in 2003!
Following on from the success of the British Horse Society's annual campaign, to control the deadly weed, Root out Ragwort Week, comes RAW - Ragwort Awareness Week, which will be launched on Thursday 24 July at the BHS owned Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead, West Sussex.
RAW will run from 21 - 27 July this year and its aims are simple; to take the campaign to control Ragwort to a higher level! Thanks to the BHS many people can now recognise Ragwort and realise that the weed can cause death to horses, ponies, cattle and other livestock. RAW aims to raise the political awareness of the campaign and has already got off to a flying start with a Ragwort Bill going forward to Report Stage and Third Reading (set for 11 July) in the House of Lords.
The Private Members' Bill, known as the Ragwort Control Bill, aims to provide statutory guidance on how to prevent the spread of Ragwort through a code of practice, and the BHS is confident that if the Bill succeeds it will make a positive difference in controlling the spread of Ragwort.
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28th June 2003

Sun Shines on Royal Opening
Official opening of the new ILPH Equine Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre on Monday 23rd June at Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk

After torrential rain Sunday night and Monday morning the sun broke through just in time to welcome HRH The Princess Royal when she arrived at the new ILPH Hall Farm, at Snetterton,Norfolk.
Her Royal Highness, as the charity's President, had come to officially open the new Centre, tour the purpose built facilities, meet staff and chat to well-wishers.
Recent security breaches elsewhere had obviously not fased the Princess - appearing relaxed and happy as she walked around talking to grooms and horses alike. ILPH Bob the Cob managed to trigger a smile and a quick retort from the royal visitor when he showed a rather greedy interest in the royal posy of yellow flowers.
After refreshments the Princess unveiled a commemorative plaque saying, "The facilities and opportunities it provides for those animals which come to the ILPH in very great need are exactly what we want. I wish we thought this wasn't necessary, but it continues to be necessary.
"It has included a human part, in terms of education in the responsibilities of caring for horses and ponies and how not to go down the road where animals become welfare cases.
"With a little bit of knowledge and care we can make a real difference, and these facilities will allow us to do that even better."
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28th June 2003
Keep your canines cool this summer!
To help keep your pets cool in the summer, Puddle Pet Care, the friendly on-line pet shop is now selling a range of exciting Cooling Doggie Bandannas and Cooling Mats.
Imported from the US, COOLDANNAT pet cooling products are designed to provide instant cooling relief for dogs in hot environments. The bandannas contain super absorbent crystals that will absorb over 1000 times their own weight in water. Simply soak the bandanna in water and put loosely around neck of your dog to provide cooling relief on hot days.
The bandannas and cooling mats are made from a soft, comfortable fabric that enhances evaporation and cooling. The Pet Cooling Products are a great way to 'air condition' your best friend and keep them ultracool when the temperature rises.
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28th June 2003
Certified Horsemanship Association National Conference
October 23 - 26, 2003 - Ward, Colorado outside of Boulder and Estes Park
Denver, CO (May 2003) - The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Annual Conference will be held October 23 - 26, 2003 at Glacier View Ranch in Ward, Colorado just outside of Boulder and Estes Park near the Rocky Mountain National Park.
The conference is open to the public and includes mounted workshops for participants, lessons on great performance horses from master level certified instructors and round pen demonstrations. Topics for this year's event include: saddle fit, reining, dressage, chiropractic care for horses, equine first aid, dentistry, vaulting, Feldenkreis therapy, conditioning the endurance horse, fundraising, grant writing, nutrition, harnessing and driving, leather working, farrier science, riders with disabilities, overnight camping with horses, packing and much more!
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28th June 2003

U.S. Equestrian Team Joins Global Tree Planting Project Planting at USET Olympic Training Center Joins Others in Olympic Torch Route Cities And Other Sites to Boost Environmental Effort
Gladstone, NJ—June 26, 2003—Olympic show jumping riders Margie Goldstein Engle, Nona Garson, Lisa Jacquin and Anne Kursinski joined other Olympic athletes from around the world who are championing the environment as part of the Global Olive Wreath project, created by the Athens Environmental Foundation (AEF). The four equestrians joined the project by presenting a tree to the United States Equestrian Team (USET) for planting at the USET Olympic Training Center at Gladstone, NJ.

Beginning on Earth Day 2003 (April 19), AEF launched an 18-month tree-planting project that will eventually encircle the globe along the 2004 Olympic torch route forming a figurative “Global Olive Wreath.” People in every region and country of the world are being encouraged to support the effort by participating in local ceremonies as champions of this project. Every city that has ever hosted an Olympic Summer Games, plus the cities of Beijing, Cairo, Cape Town, Rio De Janeiro, Las Vegas, Lexington (Kentucky), New York, Lausanne, and Nicosia have held or are planning tree-planting ceremonies, reflecting a worldwide commitment to environmental responsibility, peace, and prosperity. AEF also plans to extend “branches” of the Global Olive Wreath to some of the most troubled cities in the world, including Jerusalem, Belfast, Ramallah, and Baghdad.
Gladstone, New Jersey, home of the USET Olympic Training Center, joined the project by accepting a tree presented on behalf of Olympic athletes by Engle, Garson, Jacquin and Kursinski who were in Gladstone to compete for the Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions presented by State Line Tack. The tree they donated was provided by Hall’s Garden Center of Berkeley Heights, NJ and Tamke Tree Experts of Liberty Corner, NJ on behalf of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) who is partnering with AEF on the Global Olive Wreath project.
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28th June 2003
British Horse Society AGM celebrates another successful year
The British Horse Society AGM, held yesterday (26 June) at Saddlers' Hall in London and chaired by the Society's President, HRH The Princess Royal, celebrated yet another year of success.
In her address to Society members The Princess Royal commented that it was difficult to plan ahead as the future was currently less predictable than before, with changes occurring all the time. She was encouraged by the existence of more partnerships and collaborations within the horse world, and the accessibility to more funds. However, Her Royal Highness said that none of this changed the fundamental role of the BHS which was a very important part of the network. The Princess Royal congratulated the Society on increasing its membership and the volunteers on an incredibly constructive year.
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28th June 2003
Laura Chapot Sweeps Both Open Jumper Classes Friday at 34th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY—June 27, 2003—Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ rode to victory in both featured open jumper classes Friday at the 34th annual Lake Placid Horse Show. The 31-year-old daughter of Olympic veterans Frank and Mary Chapot won the Lake Placid Resort North American League (NAL) Speed Stake on Three Coins and the Turtle Lane Farm Welcome Stake on Little Big Man.
Chapot earned her win in the speed stake by completing the 13-jump one-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds in the day’s fastest time of 57.441 seconds. The 26th of 28 entries, Chapot took the win away from Sydney Olympic veteran and seven-time American Grandprix Association (AGA) Rider of the Year Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL who had been leading throughout most of the class with a time of 58.257 seconds on Camille.
In the Welcome Stake, Chapot edged another Olympic veteran with a fast ride at the end of the class. One of only three entries from the starting field of 20 to reach a tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump first-round course, she also rode fault-free over the eight-jump second-round course and her time of 35.357 seconds proved good enough to edge four-time Olympian Anne Kursinski of Flemington, NJ. Kursinski had been leading with a time of 36.072 seconds on Indeed.
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28th June 2003

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI*** NORTON-HARDENBERG GERMANY 26-29 JUNE 2003, CSI*** BALVE GERMANY 3-6 JULY 2003, EUROPEAN JUNIOR SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS SAN REMO ITALY 10-13 JULY 2003, CSIO***** FALSTERBO SWEDEN 10-13 JULY 2003, CSI** CHESTER GREAT BRITAIN 17-20 JULY 2003, CSI* SANEM LUXEMBOURG 18-20 JULY 2003, CIC**/*** LULWORTH GREAT BRITAIN 25-27 JULY 2003
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28th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSIO Drammen Norway 24-29 June 2003
Class 1, Comp 1 Lena Maskin Trophy, Table A 1m40
1) Rincoola Abu; Flynn, Capt. Gerry (IRL),
2) Lanthanid; Lund, Tina (DEN),
3) AK&K Mindira II; van de Pol, Henk (NED)
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28th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSI**** Norten Hardenberg Germany
Preis der Gothaer, International Jumping Competition Cl. S, First Grand Prix Qualifier : 1) LINCOLM L; Markus MERSCHFORMANN (GER), 2) GORDON 299; Christian AHLMANN (GER), 3) INDIRA 84; Jorg KREUTZMANN (GER)
Preis der Gothaer (2), Last Qualification for Hardenberg Trophy Finale 2003 1m55 : 1) OLYMPIA; Michel ROBERT (FRA), 2) GORDON 299; Christian AHLMANN (GER), 3) DIABOLO D'YSIEUX; Fritz FERVERS (GER)
Audi Cup for Young Horses, International Jumping Competition Cl. S : 1) COCO 75; Markus BEERBAUM (GER)
2) SAFIER; Billy TWOMEY (IRL) 3) OPTICO; Piet RAYMAKERS (NED)
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28th June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSI**** Geesteren Netherlands 27-29 June 2003
NORIT PRIJS, International Jumping Compet. Table A 1.50m with Jump Off
1) ARKO; Nick SKELTON (GBR)
2) MORFEE; Angelique HOORN (NED)
3) L.P. HAVINIA; Gianni GOVONI (ITA)
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27th June 2003

Photo by Horse and Ryder
Olympians to Compete for more than $225,000 at High Prairie Farms
Parker, CO—Olympians from as far away as Mexico and Ireland will converge on the Colorado Horse Park at High Prairie Farms in July. They will join local athletes and others from around the country as they vie for more than $225,000 in prize money in three grand prix show jumping events.
The highlight of the events is the AGA $60,000 Grand Prix of Denver presented by Dillards and Ariat held on July 19. Defending champion Tracy Fenney returns this year to attempt to retain her title. Fenney is currently ranked number one in the MASCUP standings and has had an amazing spring, winning three $50,000 grand prix in Ocala, Florida.
Another defending champion returns to Parker as well. Lorenza O’Farrill won the Rocky Mountain Grand Prix last year. O’Farrill, who travels to High Prairie all the way from Mexico, has been a World Championship Team member, top ten at the World Cups Finals and qualified for the Olympic Games. She will attempt to defend her title in the AGA $40,000 Rocky Mountain Grand Prix presented by American Sport Horse Stables on July 12.
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27th June 2003
Olympic Veteran Anne Kursinski Wins Whiteface Mountain Jump-off at 34th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY—June 26, 2003—Four-time U.S. Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski of Flemington, NJ claimed the top two places in the Whiteface Mountain Jump-off, Thursday’s featured event at the 34th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Thirteen of the 34 entries turned in fault-free rides over the 13-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. Nine of these then rode fault-free over the seven-jump second-round course and Kursinski claimed the win with the fastest fault-free time of 31.690 seconds on Sun God. The 1983 Pan American Games double Gold Medalist also took second place by finishing the jump-off in 31.990 seconds on Great Point.
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27th June 2003
Equestrian Vaulters Headed For Denver Championships
PETALUMA, California - Three hundred equestrian vaulters and their equine partners will converge on National Western Complex in Denver Colorado for the 34th annual National Vaulting Championships. This is the largest and most comprehensive vaulting competition in the United States and vaulting clubs from 25 states are expected to attend. This intense four day competition will begin August 7th and culminate on August 10th with the final round of A Team, Gold and Pas de Deux freestyle. This will be the first opportunity for American vaulters to earn qualifying scores for the 2004 World Championships to be held in Stradl Paula, Austria.
Spectators can expect to be amazed by these top level vaulters, including Devon Maitozo, Acton, CA who has earned more medals in World Championships in the Men's Division than any other man in the world. The sport of vaulting has long been recognized in Europe as the perfect way to introduce children to equestrian sport. Since the 1950's the sport has developed with dramatic levels of difficulty as vaulters perform gymnastics and dance moves to music on their horses. Modern Vaulting is a visual and auditory spectacle of elegance and drama in motion.
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27th June 2003
Equestrian Magazine Wins Three AHP Awards
EQUESTRIAN Magazine was awarded first place in the Open Color Editorial Photograph division of the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards contest, for material published in 2002, for the Brant Gamma photo used in the feature article from the June issue, “If the Shoe Really Fits.” This photo was honored earlier in the year at the USA Equestrian Annual Meeting as the recipient of the Media Award for Best Photography and Overall Excellence.
In addition, the “In Stride” column written by USA Equestrian president, Alan F. Balch, entitled “It Was Fun, Fun, Fun Until…” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Editorial Column division. The column was published in the June 2002 issue. “Remembering Victor Hugo-Vidal” written by Stephanie Stephens and published in September, was awarded Honorable Mention in the Personality Profile (Circulation Over 15,000) division.
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27th June 2003

USET Champions Crowned at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 25, 2003— The United States Equestrian Team (USET) hosted the 13th annual Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, June 19-22 at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. The weekend featured top-level equestrian competition in four disciplines – dressage, show jumping, reining, and endurance, as well as exhibitions in vaulting.
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27th June 2003
USA Equestrian Board Meeting To Be Held In July
Meetings of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors have been scheduled for Monday, July 7, from 3:00 pm (EDT) until adjourned, and continuing on Tuesday, July 8, at 9:00 am (EDT) until noon.
Following the USA Equestrian board meeting on Tuesday, organizational meetings of the US Equestrian Federation Board of Directors, the new proposed National Governing Body for equestrian sports, have been scheduled from 1:00 pm (EDT) until adjourned. Materials prepared for the meetings are currently available on the USA Equestrian web site at www.equestrian.org. Additional documents will be published as soon as they are provided to directors.
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26th June 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
25 June 2003

2006 WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES The countdown has begun: In the course of the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2003, the fixed date as well as the official logo for the FEI World Equestrian Games Aachen 2006 were presented. The World Championships in seven equestrian disciplines will take place from 22 August to 3 September 2006 on the traditional tournament grounds of the Aachen-Laurensberger Renverein e.V. (ALRV). The organisers await 800 participants with 875 horses and more than 500.000 spectators.

SILVER CAMERA AWARD The SIlver Camera Award for the Best Equestrian Photo of the Year 2002/2003Award went to the German photographer Karl-Heinz Frieler for "tears of joy" and was presented by Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis.
TOP DRIVER AWARD On Saturday, Jack Pemberton, Chairman of the Driving Committee, handed over the Top Driver Award, supported by Finn Caspersen, to the 2002 winner Christoph Sandmann (GER).
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE The Irish put in another stunning performance to record their second Samsung Super League victory and their third Nations Cup win in a row when topping the line-up at the Mercedez-Benz Nations Cup on Friday.
EUROPEAN JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP The Organisers of the European Jumping Championships held a press conference in Aachen, where they presented the programme. The Championship will be held in Donaueschingen (GER) from 20 to 24 August 2003.
EUROPEAN JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR YOUNG RIDERS The European Jumping Championship for Young Riders will take place from 2 to 6 July 2006 in Le Touquet (FRA). Twenty-one nations have announced their participation:
EUROPEAN PONY CHAMPIONSHIP IN JUMPING, DRESSAGE AND EVENTING The European Pony Championships return to Ireland after 15 years and will be held from 22 to 27 July in Necarne Castle. So far, 15 nations have announced
their participation.
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26th June 2003
Supreme Champions at HOYS 2003
Grandstand Media Ltd., organisers of Horse of the Year Show sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces (The NEC Arena, Birmingham, Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st September), announced today that Sunday's Gala Night performance is for the first time to host separate Supreme Horse and Supreme Pony Championship titles.
The Champions from each of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) showing classes will be presented in the International Arena on Sunday 21st September during the evening performance. Those who qualify for the Supreme Pony of the Year Championship will be competing for the coveted Timberwolf Trophy that was won last year by Vanessa Compton and Castle Comet.
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26th June 2003

The Psychic Horse Healer
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26th June 2003
Equissage To Sponsor A Race At Sandown Park
IN an exciting new venture, horse physiotherapy experts Equissage are to sponsor a race at Sandown Park on August 14.
The Equissage Handicap Stakes will run over one mile and six furlongs for three year olds.
Already sponsors of race horse trainer Giles Bravery, Equissage is well known in the racing world but this is a first foray into race sponsorship.
There are six races at the meeting and the groom of the best turned out horse running in the Equissage race will receive a £50 cash prize.
All trainers with horses running during the afternoon will also be given a £160 money-off voucher for an Equissage system.
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26th June 2003

ILPH Summer Show an Unqualified Success
With an estimated 6,000 people through the gates of the ILPH Summer Show, at ILPH Hall Farm, Norfolk, last Saturday (21 June) it was deemed yet again, a resounding success.
The top attractions in the main arena, the stunt riding team the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the King's Troop with their tent pegging display and gun carriage team certainly drew the crowds.

An extra bonus for all ILPH supporters present was the opportunity to see, and touch, ILPH Penny (or Hallmark as she is now known). Penny came into ILPH Penny Farm, near Blackpool, a couple of years ago with 3 other welfare cases. She is now a 'wheeler' in the Kings Troop gun carriage team, and is another success story for the ILPH.
The sun shone brightly all day with a cooling breeze which made life a bit more comfortable for the other horses, and competitors elsewhere on the showground who were competing in the Horse Show.
With nearly 300 horses and ponies competing in 81 affiliated and unaffiliated classes for 21 championships, the horse show too was a huge success.
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26th June 2003

Preparations For AMHA Championship Show Series Underway
AMHA 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues as Reno, Shelbyville, Tulsa Host Championship Show Events
(ALVARADO, TX) - The Road to Nationals. Preparations continue as competitors from around the world ready for the upcoming American Miniature Horse Association Championship Shows. A series of pinnacle championship events for the American Miniature Horse industry, the Association's best will vie for
titles in a total of 145 classes and a chance to continue on to the industry's top event, the AMHA National Show (September 27 - October 5 in Fort Worth, TX).
AMHA Championship Show Series. Championship events will be held for the Western, Eastern and Central regions according to the schedule below. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with classes running throughout the day. Amateur, Open, Youth and Special Needs Individuals will compete in halter, showmanship, driving, jumping, and obstacle. Trade show vendors will also be on hand at each championship show offering fine jewelry, tack, clothing, gifts and more. Admission is free. A complete schedule of events can be found on the AMHA website at www.amha.com.
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26th June 2003
Newerla Wins 2003 NDSA Championship For Riders With A Disability at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Kingston, RI —June 25, 2003—In his first trip to the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, Keith Newerla of Seaford, NY, topped a field of 10 horse-and-rider combinations to win the 2003 National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) Championship for Riders with a Disability. The Championship was held June 20-22 at the USET’s Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Twenty-year-old Newerla, and Atticus, a Hanovarian gelding owned by Jenny Sutton, won all three phases of the competition earning an overall score of 70.906% for the weekend. “It’s my first year here,” he said. “I’m the rookie. Somehow I ended up doing well, I guess it was beginner’s luck.”
However, with his highest score of the weekend coming in the Musical Freestyle competition, where he executed more movements than were required in the test, Newerla proved that it was more than luck that landed him on top. “I had a good day. Today was a good day but being lucky helps,” he contested.
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26th June 2003
McLain Ward Wins Wild Horse Winery Speed Challenge to Open 34th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY—June 25, 2003—McLain Ward of Brewster, NY swept the top two places in the Wild Horse Winery Speed Challenge to open the 34th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Ward claimed the win by turning in the fastest penalty-free ride over the one-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. His time of 60.700 seconds on LaBelle gave him the win over the 27-horse field. Last year’s American Grandprix Association (AGA) Rider of the Year also claimed the second spot by finishing in 62.162 seconds on Pinocchio.
The third and fourth places went to Sydney Olympic veteran Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL who finished with a time of 63.520 seconds on Julius and 63.985 seconds on Camille.
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26th June 2003
The Horse Recognized at the American Horse Publications’ Annual Awards Program
Lexington, KY, June 25, 2003 –The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care, a monthly publication celebrating 20 years as the leader in equine health care news and information, and its companion Web site TheHorse.com, the Web’s premiere site for online equine health care, news and in-depth, veterinarian-approved articles on equine health care, were recognized June 21, 2003, at the American Horse Publications’ Annual Awards Program in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association of more than 290 publications, individuals and businesses dedicated to promoting better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. Since its inception in 1970, the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program has recognized excellence in editorial content and graphic design.
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25th June 2003
Scottish Pairs Championships
In glorious sunshine the second Mounted Games Association (Scotland) Scottish Pairs Championships were held at Vogrie Park, Midlothian, as a one-day competition.
Two separate competitions for junior (under 17) and open riders took place with finals in the afternoon.
In the junior competition after the morning session Kelly Quinn and Vicky Riva were on 28 points, with Carol Scott and Katie Hancox and Lisa Burns and Callum Evans both on 24 points. Riders were close thereafter with just three points seperating three pairs.
In the afternoon Kelly and Vicky led from the start to win, dropping just three points to take the overall title. Nonetheless it was not easy for Kelly and Vicky with Edinburgh riders Carol and Katie pushing them all the way to the final race. In third place, two marks adrift was Lisa Burns and Callum Evans, Callum making a welcome return back to competition after breaking some bones in his foot earlier this year.
In the open competition Kelly paired up with older sister Leanne to take the open title, East Ayrshire riders' Gwen Smith and Leanne Skelly ran out second only a few marks away. Thanks go to MGA Chairman Bruce Nicol for starting and organising the competition, and to Mark and Caroline Ritchie for maintaining the equipment. Please click here for further details
25th June 2003

Morse Wins USET Dressage Grand Prix Championship
Gladstone, NJ—June 23, 2003—Leslie Morse of Beverly Hills, CA, and her stallion, Kingston, topped a field of twelve horse-and-rider combinations to win the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Dressage Grand Prix Championship at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, held at the United States Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
Earning the blue ribbon in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle and taking second place honors in the Grand Prix Special, Morse finished the weekend with an overall score of 68.711%. “He’s going really well. I’m really excited. It’s only his fourth year in dressage,” she said of her stallion.

Morse imported her stallion, who stands at 17.3 hands, from Holland after finding him at a sales barn. “He gives a feeling that he will just protect you and take you. He touches me,” she said of her partner.
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25th June 2003
Another Nations Cup Superleague Win for Ireland at Aachen CSIO 5*
The Irish Nations Cup team have won their third Nations Cup class in as many weeks with last weekends win at the Aachen (Ger) CSIO 5* Samsung Nations Cup Superleague.
Two Irish Sport Horses were on the team representing Ireland at Aachen, Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) ridden by Robert Splaine (IRL) and Carling King (ISH) ridden by Kevin Babington (IRL). This win places Ireland in second position, just 0.5 points behind leaders France, in the Samsung Superleague Table after round four.
Earlier in the week at Aachen, Gerry Maguire (ISH) was ridden by Robert Smith (GBR) to win Tuesdays 1m45 Accom Prize class. Wednesday found That's Life (ISH) and Michel Hecart (FRA) take third in the 1m45 Preis des Kreises Aachen class. They went on to take third in Thursdays Preis des Handwerks 1m40 class also.
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25th June 2003

Landfurst 6

Michael Whitaker's 10-year-old gelding, Landfurst 6, owned by the Gillespie Brothers, has sadly been humanely destroyed following a fall at CSIO Aachen yesterday. Landfurst 6 was originally x-rayed on site and then transferred to a clinic in Aachen for further investigations, but unfortunately the damage to the long pastern bone (P1) was irreparable.
The Hannoverian bred gelding, by Landadel I, amassed over £40,000 winnings during his short career with Michael. Some of his most notable wins include the 2002 1.40m Championship at the BSJA Festival of Show Jumping and the Grand Prix at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto in November 2002.
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25th June 2003

EFI Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee of the Equestrian Federation of Ireland met on Monday June 23.
The question of the Implementation Group for the future of the Federation was discussed in detail with considerable progress reported.
There was common accord on the objectives to be achieved to enable the Horse Sport Ireland concept advance.
The EFI Press Release dated 12 June was clarified and agreed. All colleagues on the Executive Committee disassociated themselves from certain media criticism of the Federation President.
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25th June 2003

Young Rider European Championships
LE TOUQUET - FRANCE, 3 - 6 JULY 2003

The following Accenture international squad riders have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Young Rider European Championships from 3 - 6 July 2003:- Matthew Broome From Newport, Gwent, James Davenport From Knutsford, Cheshire, Ricki Hill From Benfleet, Essex, Ben Maher From Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Chef d'Equipe Mike Florence from Rochdale, Lancashire, Team Trainer Rowland Fernyhough from Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Accenture are once again very kindly supporting the British Young Rider Team at the European Championships in Le Touquet.
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25th June 2003

Junior European Championships
SAN REMO - ITALY, 10 - 13 JULY 2003

The following Accenture international squad riders have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Championships from 10 - 13 July 2003:- James Billington From Nantwich, Cheshire, Tim Gredley From Newmarket, Suffolk, Louise Pavitt From Godalming, Surrey, Gemma Plumley From Chepstow, Gwen, Ellen Whitaker From Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Chef d'Equipe Mike Florence from Rochdale, Lancashire Team Trainer Rowland Fernyhough from Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
Accenture are once again very kindly supporting the British Junior Team at the European Championships in San Remo.
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25th June 2003

CSIO**** Falsterbo (Swe)
10 - 13 July 2003

Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE, Richard Davenport Based in Valkenswaard, HOLLAND have been selected to compete at the above mentioned show Team Manager DEREK RICKETTS from Bicester, OXON. Please click here for further details
24th June 2003

New Toggi Twills Set To Brighten Up The Summer Wardrobe
With spring already here and summer a hop, skip and a jump away, it's time to check out Toggi's chic new cotton twill collection which offers style gurus a seamless combination of equestrian durability and urban style.
Twills have become a popular must-have for any trendy wardrobe and what better way to brighten up your life than with Toggi's new and exciting Spring/Summer 2003 collection - sure to tempt any Toggi lover!
This year, the flattering Stratford, the memorable Cromwell and the striking Raleigh join the Toggi camp.
The Stratford certainly sets Toggi apart in the style stakes. This ladies 3/4 sleeve tailored shirt boasts intrinsic stitch detailing with contrasting colours on hem, cuffs and collar, finished off with herringbone webbing on the side splits. Meanwhile, the Cromwell has been introduced to the collection as a unisex cross-panelled long sleeve shirt.
Finishing off the new collection of twills is the striking Raleigh, a unisex long sleeve shirt with hoop detail.
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24th June 2003
Equestrian Business UK - A Unique Opportunity For The "Equiconomy"'
A unique business-to-business conference, exhibition and workshop event designed specifically for the 'equiconomy' - Equestrian Business UK - has been launched to the approval of the market.
Equestrian Business UK will take place at the International Centre, Telford, on 12 and 13 October 2003.
Equestrian Business UK will give manufacturers, distributors and professionals a unique opportunity to meet and do business with the section of the industry that relates directly to the buying public and who will make up the delegate body - retailers, vets, therapists, riding schools, livery yards, farriers, equine dentists, equine holiday companies, and so on. They will be able to show new stock, demonstrate new ideas and discuss complete ranges at a specially designed exhibition
A unique aspect to the exhibition will be a tailored appointment service, where delegates will be able to make appointments with exhibitors via the Contour website - www.contour.uk.net. Not only will this help to secure visitors to each exhibition stand, but it will also enable delegates to manage their time at Equine Business UK more effectively.
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24th June 2003
Staff at Robinsons will dress to impress
Customers eagerly awaiting the opening of Robinsons' new superstore can be assured that all the staff will be dressed to impress with new uniforms. These eye-catching black and green outfits have been designed to be stylish and yet very practical . Please click here for further details
24th June 2003

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Dr. Cesar Parra Chosen for Pan-American Games Team
White House Station, New Jersey— Dr. Cesar Parra’s domination of the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire FEI classes at prestigious CDI shows in Florida and New Jersey has resulted in a berth on Colombia’s Pan-American Games team. With scores routinely above 70%, Parra and Horses Unlimited’s imported Hanoverian stallion Pik L will give the favored American team a run for their money in August in the Dominican Republic.
Pik L and Parra have been together for about 18 months and have matured into a consistent team. “At this point in our relationship I can really rely on Pik L,” said Parra. “Not only can he do all of the movements very easily, he can add a lot of brilliance.” The judges have agreed. Top European and North American judges have rewarded the pair with scores above 70%, resulting in FEI High Score awards at the US Freestyle Championship show, the Palm Beach Dressage Derby and the Port Jervis CDI.
This will be Parra’s second trip to the Pan-American Games; in 1999 he helped his team win a silver medal. “My goal would be to do at least as well as we did at the last Pan-Am Games and perhaps also medal as an individual,” Parra said. The USDF Gold Medalist and member of the International Dressage Trainer’s Club has more than 300 FEI wins.
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24th June 2003
The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its third annual internet-based Stallion Service Auction on October 15, 2003 to generate funds for expansion of the Equine Intensive Care Unit.
The second multiple-breed stallion auction raised more than $20,000 for the new unit, and the EHSP hopes to continue that success with an improved auction this year. "The Stallion Service Auction offers mare owners the opportunity to select top quality stallions for breeding with potentially discounted fees," said Dr. Rustin Moore, director of the EHSP. Stallions from across the United States, representing the multiple breeds, will be featured in the auction. Stallion owners that donate stallion services will be recognized as participants in the auction and their contributions are tax deductible.
Stallion bidding starts October 15 and closes November 15 at 12pm. All stallion services offered in the auction are intended for the 2004 breeding season and individuals may bid on any number of stallion services. Bids will be placed on the internet with the highest bid always being current, and bids made over regular stud fees are tax deductible for the mare owners.
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24th June 2003
Olympic Riders Set to Compete In The Oaks Blenheim International at the Capistrano Summer Festival
San Juan Capistrano, CA—June 23, 2003—Olympic show jumping veterans are entered to compete at this year’s Oaks Blenheim International CSI**** to be held as part of the Capistrano Summer Festival, July 17-20. Expected to compete are several of the United States’ top riders, as well as riders from Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand.
Heading the impressive list of riders from the United States are Olympic veterans Margie Engle and Laura Kraut, as well as Chris Kappler, winner of last year’s $175,000 Cargill Grand Prix of the United States, Presented by HBO, at the 2002 Oaks Blenheim International CSI-A and Richard Spooner, winner of this year’s Grand Prix of Las Vegas held at the Budweiser World Cup Final in Las Vegas. Canada’s John Pearce and Karen Cudmore are also expected to compete, as well as Mexico’s Gerado Tazzer and New Zealand’s Peter Breakwell.
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24th June 2003
Journées Selle Français 2003
FRANCE
This year, the 2003 Selle Français Breeding Show, major event and meeting for the selection and promotion of the Selle Français breed, will take place on:" 27 and 28 september 2003 at the Haras du Pin, National Championship for 2 year old females and filly foals.
" 2, 3 and 5 october 2003 at the Haras de Saint Lô : . 3 year old Selle Français Stallions Licensing Show : . National Championship for 2 year old males and foals.: . Commission for the aproval of 4, 5 and 6 year old stallions.: " Saturday 4 october : AUCTION SALE presenting championship finalists for sale.
This great event will naturally take place in the cradle of the French sport horse breeding, Normandy, and is organised by the ANSF, the National Association for the Selle Français breed, together with the FNSF, Norman Selle Français Federation. About 380 horses will run for the highly prized title of Male and Female Champions of the Selle Français breed of their generation and/or for approval as a sire.

The potential of the 2 and 3 year olds will be judged on conformation, movement and jumping ability, and for foals on conformation and movement only.
In the evening of Friday 3 october, sires, dams and offspring from the best SF bloodlines will be presented to you during the ANSF and FNSF breeder's party.
On saturday 4 october, about 50 promising Selle Français 2 and 3 year old males, females and foals will be sold by auction. This first auction sale of Selle Français genetics is organised by the ANSF with M. BOSCHER, auctioneer.
Sunday 5 october, the 2003 edition of the JSF will end with the approval of 4, 5 and 6 year old stallions by the SF stud-book Commission, the best ones being licensed for SF breeding.
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24th June 2003
USAE/USDF Horse ID Update
USA Equestrian is now accepting copies of completed United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Horse Identification (Horse ID) applications or copies of breed registration papers in place of completed USA Equestrian Horse ID applications if the USDF Horse ID number has not been assigned at the time of the competition. Competitions are asked to submit copies of these documents to the USA Equestrian office along with competition results and this will meet the requirements of article 811 of the rules.
USDF Horse ID numbers already assigned can be used at USA Equestrian recognized competitions and it will not be necessary to apply separately for a USA Equestrian Horse ID number. Please click here for further details
24th June 2003
Fair Hill International Festival in the Country Returns, October 23-26 Pan American Eventing Championships to Highlight Schedule
Fair Hill, MD—June 23, 2003—The 15th annual Fair Hill International Festival in the Country will again host top-ranked equestrian competition when it returns to the Fair Hill Natural Resources Area in the beautiful countryside of Fair Hill, MD, October 23-26, 2003.
This year’s event features exciting equestrian championships highlighted by the 2003 Pan American Eventing Championships. Also featured are the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Fall Eventing Championship CCI***, one of the most prestigious three-day events held in the United States, and the USET National Pair Horse Championship.
Since there will be no eventing at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, this summer, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation – FEI) has chosen Fair Hill to host the Eventing Championship, which will be held at the three-star level as is always the case in Pan American eventing competition.
“We’re so thrilled to be hosting the Pan American Eventing Championships this year,” said Lou Morris, Fair Hill International Executive Director. “Fair Hill spectators will be given a rare and exciting opportunity to see, up close, many of North and South America’s best horses and riders as they compete for international team and individual medals.”
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24th June 2003
Wild Horsefeathers To Sponsor National Hunter Pony Championships
Wild Horsefeathers has signed on to sponsor the Wild Horsefeathers/USAE National Hunter Pony Championships for the second consecutive year. The event is part of the 2003 State Line Tack/USAE Pony Finals to be held August 5 – 8, at the Andrew’s School in Willoughby, OH.
Wild Horsefeathers celebrates the special bond between young girls and their horses, whether it is an adoring friendship with the faithful old lesson horse at the neighborhood stable or an intense partnership that takes the horse and rider to the very top.
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23rd June 2003

Royal Opening for New Equine Welfare Centre
On Monday 23 June HRH The Princess Royal, President of the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses), has kindly agreed to officially open their new Hall Farm development at Snetterton, South Norfolk.
Her Royal Highness will arrive on site at 12.20 and, following a short break, will tour the new centre, meeting ILPH staff and equine residents.
Invited guests will watch The Princess Royal unveiling a commemorative plaque at 13.35 after which Her Royal Highness will leave for her next engagement.
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23rd June 2003
Many Were Called, Few Were Chosen
SCOPE, Ireland's first and only "elite" auction of young showjumping, eventing, and dressage prospects, selected on June 18-19 horses for the inaugural SCOPE Auction on August 2-3.
The selected horses that passed the veterinary and x-ray examinations carry with them bloodlines of Irish, Warmblood, and Thoroughbred super-sires such as Cavalier Royale, Ballinvella XX, Burggraaf, Chair Lift XX, Clover Hill, Condios, Cruising, Ekstein, Heartbreaker, King of Diamonds, Landgraf I, Master Imp XX, Pilot, Roven XX, Sky Boy XX, and Voltaire.
The SCOPE Selection Committee inspected a large group of excellent foals, yearlings, and two-year-olds drawn from the four corners of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The committee, comprised of chairman Jaap Werners (chairman of the KWPN Stallion Inspection Committee) and Olympians Ned Campion (IRL-showjumping), Jennie Loriston-Clarke (UK-dressage), and Gillian Rolton (AUS-eventing) were very impressed with the high quality of the presented horses. The committee was very strict in their selections, judging on bloodlines, conformation, movement, athleticism, and potential for excellence in sport.
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23rd June 2003

New President For BETA
BETA is delighted to welcome Jane Holderness-Roddam as the association's new president.
Jane is to take over the role following the AGM in London in November.

Well known throughout the equine world for her extensive work on a wide variety of committees, Jane is also a keen Show Hunter, Hack and Riding Horse judge and breeder.
Jane takes over from Sir Adam Butler who has been the President since 1991.
"I am very much looking forward to taking over as BETA President. I believe the trade is highly important and can be very influential in supporting the horse world," said Jane.
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23rd June 2003

Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - O'Brien Takes Victory At Cavan
HARRY MARSHALL did not make his expected challenge to the Top Six in the Kerrygold Grand Prix leaderboard at Cavan today (Sunday), but left the honours instead to Army rider Lt. David O'Brien, who followed his recent Galway Grand Prix win with another First on the Minister for Defence's 14 yr old bay gelding <Carraig Dubh>.
This victory now leapfrogs Athlone-born O'Brien over Army team-mate Lt. Shane Carey in the Kerrygold rankings. After his win, Lt. O'Brien said: <I am absolutely delighted with my horse's performance here today. Galway last week and now Cavan today shows in what good form he is at the moment. It's been a terrific day.> Please click here for further details

23rd June 2003

Wareing Shires from Blackfoot, Idaho
Photo courtesy Forrest Bliss Photography.
2003 Draft Horse Show at the San Diego County Fair Draws to a Successful Ending
Del Mar, CA - After a successful opening weekend at the San Diego County Fair the three-day 2003 Draft Horse Show came to an end Sunday night with the Wareing Shires from Blackfoot, Idaho carrying home the top-prize money in the $7,900 Draft Six-Up Hitch sponsored by Catti Alvarez.
Hitches competed in Draft Tandem, Unicorn, Singles, Pairs, Four-abreast, Gambler's Choice in Halter, Under Saddle and Bareback events throughout the show. The Log Skidding, Draft Farm Implement, Light and Heavy Pulls culminated with Steve Ferrasci holding the reins as Casy and Katie owned by Central Valley Percherons dragged 4,000 pounds of salt blocks to win the class.
Dozens of black Friesians competed under saddle, in costume, and driving carriages reminiscent of the legends of noble steeds, knights and kingdoms. Lady Lora Martin and her Friesian mare "Yenta" were among the entries in the Costume Class sponsored by Grand Meadows Products. Rider Lauren Cirignano rode to victory on "Meine van de Riderdzk" owned by Mike and Debra Salta in the Friesian Under Saddle Amateur to Ride sponsored by Logan Show Horses. The Friesian match was huge and the classes were very competitive.
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23rd June 2003

Four USET Championships Awarded at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 22, 2003— Kristina Harrison-Naness of Burbank, CA, aboard Kantor topped the Cosequin/USET Pan American Games Selection Trials to secure herself a position on the squad that will represent the United States this August in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. The Selection Trials took place as part of the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
Qualifying for the squad along with Harrison-Naness were Carol Lavell of Loxahatchee, FL, and Much Ado; Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, CA, with two horses, Feleciano and Liberte; and Pierre St. Jacques of Boscawen, NH and Lucky Tiger. Susan Dutta of Wellington, FL with West Side Lady DC was named as alternate.
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23rd June 2003

Pony Show Jumping Results: CSIOP Freudenberg Germany 19 - 22 June 2003
NATIONS CUP
Preis der Knebel Gruppe, Siegen
Nations Cup Jumping with 2 rounds
1) IRELAND, 2) GT BRITAIN, 3) GERMANY, 4) ITALY, 5) DENMARK, 6) SWEDEN, 7) BELGIUM, 8) POLAND
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23rd June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSIO***** Aachen Germany 17 - 22 June 2003
S16- Last Chance, Jumping Competition with one round and one winning round
1) Champion du Lys; Ludger Beerbaum (GER)
2) Comtessa; Christian Ahlmann (GER)
3) Anka 191; Marcus Ehning (GER)

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23rd June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Lons Le Saunier France 20-22 June 2003
LONS LE SAUNIER GRAND PRIX
1) RUBENS DU RY d'ASSE; Hansueli Sprunger (SUI)
2) RETSINA Z; Arthur Gustavo da Silva (BRA)
3) MEDOC ll; Rossen Raitchev (BUL)

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22nd June 2003
The Dales Pony
The Dales Pony is a native of the upper dales of the eastern slopes of the Pennine range, from the High Peak in Derbyshire to the Cheviot Hills near the Scottish Border, where a lead mining industry flourished from Roman times, until the mid-nineteenth century. The favoured breeding grounds have always been the upper dales of the rivers Tyne, Wear, Allen, Tees and Swale.
The lead mining industry was subject to the geography and environment of the area. The rakes of lead were always situated on the high moors; the washing places had to be near a stream; the smelting boles were always on a hill to catch the wind and needed to be near a wood for fuel. The pigs of lead produced were transported over the moors to the ports on the North-East Coast and, if wood had run out, coal was taken back. The ore, fuel and lead were carried by strong, active pack ponies, working in gangs of 9 to 20, loose-headed, and in charge of one mounted man.
During the late seventeenth century, the Scotch Galloway was considered to be the best pony for the fast pack work and replacements were bred near the lead mines. Suitable native mares ran with the breeding herds and it is recorded that farmers also liked to run a few Scotch mares with the native herds on the fell. The largest, strongest and most active ponies were chosen for pack work and were well fed to ensure fitness and speed. So it was that the black galloways of the mixed herds eventually superseded the Scotch Galloway, and become the Dales Pony.
The Scotch galloways were famous for their peculiarly deep and clean legs, their qualities were speed, stoutness and sure-footedness over a rugged and mountainous country. In turn the Dales ponies became renowned for their great strength, iron constitution, endurance and the ability to get over rough country fast. A pack load was 240lbs, or two pigs of lead per pony
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22nd June 2003
Equissage Young Achievement Award
The search for this year's winner of the Equissage Young Achievement Award is hotting up.
Scouts from the South East Eventer's League are currently out and about keeping a keen eye on competitors to find the rider they think is the most deserving. Riders can also be nominated for the award so if you know of a young event rider based in the South East who is 25 or under please contact the organisers.
After an exceptional season, young rider Molly Key from Chiddingfold in Surrey took the honours last year.
The prestigious Young Achievement Award is open to all South East eventers aged 25 and under and is supported by Equissage, the leaders in equestrian physiotherapy.
The winner also receives a week's training with top event rider Tiny Clapham and the Equissage Trophy.
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22nd June 2003

Lavell Takes Lead in Cosequin Pan American Games Dressage Selection Trials at Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJ—June 21, 2003— After fishing first in the USET Intermediaire I, the second round of the 2003 Cosequin Pan American Games Dressage Selection Trials, 1992 Olympic Team Bronze Medalist Carol Lavell of Loxahatchee, FL, and Much Ado have taken the lead in the standings at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack in Gladsone, NJ.

The pair went to the top of the field of 13 horse-and-rider combinations after posting a score of 71.150% in the class. Lavell earned the win despite a tack failure while on course. Although she was happy with her performance, she noted, “I looked a little weird in the change because my stirrup leather was getting longer and longer.”
Kristina Harrison-Naness of Burbank, CA, who won the first class of the Cosequin Selection Trials, the FEI Prix St. Georges held on Friday, June 19, stands in second place after finishing second in the USET Intermediaire I, aboard Kantor. The first pair to enter the ring, they posted a score of 69.500% to finish behind Lavell. New to the tour, Harrison-Naness is thrilled with her performance so far in Gladstone. “I’ve never had a top horse before. I’m working hard at it. I’ve been very dedicated to it, and I’m really excited,” she said as a smile lit up her face.
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22nd June 2003

Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Saintfield Gives First Win For Harry Marshall
THOUGH JUST 15 riders lined out for the Farming Life Grand Prix at Saintfield, Co. Down today (Saturday), the results caused a major change in the Kerrygold Grand Prix League rankings.
With Harry Marshall taking his first Grand Prix win of the 2003 season, a double placing in today's top six now gives James Kernan pole position in the League, while Andrew Dunlop also moves ahead of former leader Clem McMahon, who has been absent on international duty for the last few league events.Seven riders made it through to the jump-off in fair weather at the Saintfield Super League venue today, but the final battle took place in heavy rain, changing the aspect of the competition. Marshall, however, a seasoned campaigner in all weathers, took victory on his own <Splendido> with a double clear and what turned out to be an unbeatable time.
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22nd June 2003

Jeff Welles Wins $25,000 USET Festival of Champions Grand Prix at 2003 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, New Jersey—June 20, 2003—Jeff Welles of Newtown, CT, rode Penelope to victory in the $25,000 USET Festival of Champions Grand Prix at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack.
Welles was one of seven entries of the starting field of 28 to qualify for a tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 16-effort, first-round course designed by Richard Jeffery. He clinched the win when he turned in a penalty-free ride over the seven-jump tiebreaker course in a time of 36.590 seconds.

Margie Engle of Wellington, FL had held the lead after finishing the jump-off course fault-free in 36.770 seconds on Hidden Creek’s Perin, her 2000 Sydney Olympic mount. However, Welles made no concessions to the rain-soaked course and sped around the course to edge Engle by less than two-tenths of a second on the 12-year-old, German-bred mare on whom he claimed the Grand Prix win last weekend at Ox Ridge.
“She is jumping really well right now and I had no worries about going too fast because the footing is really good here,” Welles said. “She’s always fast in the jump-off and I couldn’t have asked more of her today.”
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22nd June 2003

Show Jumping Results: CSIO***** Aachen Germany 17 - 22 June 2003
S12- Winning Round, Jumping Competition with two different rounds and one winning-round
1) Noble Savage H; Marcus Ehning (GER), 2) Lauriston; Peter Wylde (USA), 3) Lando; Otto Becker (GER), 4) Carnavelly; Peter Charles (IRL)
S13- ROLEX Best of Champions, Jumping Competition with rotation of horses
1) Balaboeschka; Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED), 2) Coronation; Jean Claude Vangeenberghe (BEL), 3) Ginger Watt; Dermott Lennon (IRL )
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