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28th July 2001 Ireland Wins Hickstead Nations Cup By One Fence
The Irish quartet of Dermott Lennon, Cian O'Connor, Peter Charles and Kevin Babington today (Friday) won the British Samsung Nations Cup at Hickstead, England, beating the German favourites by just one fence.
Last man in, Dermott Lennon, displayed his usual coolness under pressure to go clear on the Irish-bred <Liscalgot>, clinching the Prince of Wales Cup for the second year at succession at Hickstead.
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28th July 2001 Wurzels Single Will Help Farmers In Crisis
The NFU is delighted that the re-release of the Wurzels song, due to appear on record shelves this Monday, will boost the NFU's Supporting Farmers in Crisis fund. Pop group The Wurzels, has decided with EMI Records to donate fifty pence from each single sold to the NFU's fund, set up as a result of foot and mouth.
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28th July 2001 Joan Hamill Passes Away
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the passing of Joan Birnie Hamill, 84, from Wayne, Ill. on July 22, 2001. Hamill was a leading equestrian figure who served on the boards of the U.S. Pony Club, U.S. Equestrian Team and the Hooved Animal Humane Society.
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28th July 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CCI**** BURGHLEY ENGLAND 30 AUGUST-2 SEPTEMBER 2001
CSI-B DINARD FRANCE 3-5 AUGUST 2001

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27th July 2001
Charities Pull Together For Equine Welfare
The first ever Equine Welfare Week, a new initiative sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health Ltd and part of the Jeep National Riding Festival, will take place from 8th to 16th September. The week has attracted support from the leading charities throughout Britain including The British Horse Society (BHS), The Home of Rest for Horses, The International League for the protection of Horses (ILPH), The National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) and Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
The Equine Welfare Week will promote responsible horse ownership, highlighting the important aspects of horse care, the consequences of neglect and where to get help and advice when it is needed. With the assistance of the ILPH, a series of seminars and open days will take place throughout the country to deliver this message to students, riders and members of the public. Seminars will include a presentation by the ILPH on The Consequences of Neglect, plus information on horse care.
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27th July 2001
5th Annual Work to Ride Polo Fund-raiser
By Lezlie Hiner
Before an exuberant crowd of over 250 people Work to Ride (“WTR”) held the 5th Annual Polo Fund-raiser. Large yellow tents graced the sidelines while pokeymon characters wandered among the crowd and painted children’s faces and handed out brightly colored balloons. Between chukkas a jazz trio played eclectic tunes.
The Fairmount Park Polo field is among the oldest in the United States with trees lining the field on all four sides to provide shade for the spectators and trailers. The field lay dormant for 43 years following WW II. Since Work to Ride found a home at Chamounix Stables the field is once again active with polo alive and growing in Philadelphia. The polo gods, while raining out the original fund-raising event, threatened to rain out the event once again but ended up smiling on the day with occasional breaks of sun and temperate weather.
Work to Ride is a non-profit equestrian program for urban youth at risk in Philadelphia. Adopted by the Cowtown Polo club and Valley Forge Military Academy, WTR youth play grass polo in the summer and Interscholastic Polo in the fall and winter. Raising funds for the WTR program is a major focus for the annual event. However, for the young participants, it is an opportunity to play before a hometown crowd.
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27th July 2001 Irish Take First And Third In Hickstead Grand Prix
Irish riders Kevin Babington and Peter Charles took First and Third places, respectively, at the prestigious Hickstead British Grand Prix this afternoon (Thursday).
The two Irish riders battled it out with German ace Rene Tebbel in a six-way jump-off, but Kevin Babington, from Carrick-on-Suir, slid past the German by fractions of a second to take the £3,000 First Place prize money.
Last year (2000) the Grand Prix was won by British Rider John Whitaker on Virtual Village Calvaro FC, while the highest Irish place was taken by Cian O'Connor on <Normandy>, who came Sixth. However, Whitaker finished Sixth this year, on the same horse.
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27th July 2001 Truesdale To Compete At European Dressage Championships
Dressage Ireland international affairs director Ninnie Odenrick confirmed today (26/7/2001) that Irish dressage champion Yvette Truesdale ( FEI/BCM World Ranking 63rd ) and Accolade will compete at the European Dressage Championships in Verden ( 8th to 12th August 2001).
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27th July 2001
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27th July 2001
:: Saddletude Live ::
::Saddletude::Hickstead:: TheBrits are back in the groove after the F&M scourge.
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27th July 2001 Result: European Pony Championships Vejer De La Frontera Spain 23-29 July 2001
CLASS 2 SHOW JUMPING
1) MISSISSIPPI; Vetker, Judith (NED) ; 2) ROCKIN MORRIS; Petersson, Emma (SWE) ; 3) NEW YORK SPRITZER; Pavitt, Louise (GBR)
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27th July 2001 Show Jumping Result: CSIO Hickstead England 25-29 July 2001
THE COWFOLD SPEED STAKES
1) Pomone De Couzeix; Philippe Le Jeune (BEL) ; 2) Elu De La Hardiere; Candice King (USA) ; 3) Brookend Fuehrer; Julia Biddle (GBR)
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26th July 2001
San Patrignano CSI-A: Emile Hendrix, the ”senator” of international equestrian sports, wins the Infostrada Grand Prix – “Vincenzo Muccioli” Challenge
The 5th edition of the San Patrignano International Show jumping, “Vincenzo Muccioli” Challenge, came to a triumphant end, as in a beautiful story, with the victory of the Dutch top rider Emile Hendrix, on the extraordinary chestnut jumper Audi’s Finesse. Hendrix, performing a double clear with the fastest course in the second round, (43.76), gained the Infostrada Grand Prix, the most important class of the event, dedicated to the memory of the San Patrignano founder. The Dutch rider gave the whole community a precious success, considering that this year he was the new technical advisor of the show. It was an exciting and hard fought competition until the end; 39 combinations were on the starting line and only 10 of them were admitted to the second round: eight riders went clear on the first course while the Argentine rider Wertheim and Urs Fah from Switzerland got a slight time fault.
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26th July 2001
Donations To The Rescue
Olympic silver medallist Jeanette Brakewell and international show jumper Rob Hoekstra are donating some of the equipment that has helped get them to the top to the BHS Rescue Centre. Both Jeanette and Rob are supporting an initiative to equip the centre, at Oxhill in Warwickshire, with some new gear to help the 26 horses in its care. Donations are being collected at Horse 2001, a major equestrian event taking place at Solihull Riding Club on Saturday August 11, 2001.
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26th July 2001 Bradley Out Of European Dressage Championships
Senior Irish international rider Katy Bradley confirmed today (25/07/2001) that she has withdrawn from the European Dressage Championships ( Verden, Germany - 8th to 12th August 2001) due to an injury to her Grand Prix horse Damiant II.
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26th July 2001 Result: European Pony Championships Vejer De La Frontera Spain 23-29 July 2001
Class 1
1) Mississippi; Vetker, Judith (Ned) ; 2) Sharon; Vlemmix, Jan (Bel) ; 3) New York Spritzer; Pavitt, Louise (GBR) ; 6) Loughnatousa Gold; Beecher, Mark (IRL)

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26th July 2001 Irish Riders In Action In The Week Ahead
CSIO Hickstead England 25-29 July 2001 (Nations Cup)
European Pony Championships, Vejer De La Frontera Spain 23-29 July 2001
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25th July 2001
Burghley To Host Official Trial For New Olympic Format
This year's Burghley Pedigree Horse Trials (30th August-2nd September) will host the trial for the proposed new format for the Athens Olympics.
The outcome of the trial, decided on at a recent meeting of the FEI Three Day Event Committee in Brazil, could result in the most dramatic changes to the format of Three Day Events since the sport began.
Traditionally at Burghley, those competitors who pass the horse inspection on Sunday morning showjump in reverse order to decide the final placings, with the top 25 jumping in the afternoon. This year, all the competitors will jump in the morning and the top 25 will jump for a second time in the afternoon.
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25th July 2001
Share The Games Countdown With Us Here In Jerez!
Reining Will Be In Jerez 2002
Jerez Captivated Aachen
Jerez 2002 Sold The First Ticket To The Games In Aachen
Fino, The Official Mascot, To Promote The Jerez 2002 Games
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WEG 2002 Presented To The International Media At CHIO Aachen
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25th July 2001
BHS Rescue Centre Open Day
Sunday 19 August 2001 11am - 4 pm, Stonecroft Yard, Oxhill, Warwickshire
A fun day out for all the family will be Sunday 19 August when the British Horse Society Rescue Centre has its Summer Open Day. Horse lovers everywhere will have the opportunity to see for themselves the work that the BHS does in rescuing neglected and ill treated horses and ponies
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Highlights of the day will include pony parades by both the rescue ponies at the Centre and those who have been re-homed; Caspar, the Shetland who was sold in a pub one Christmas and kept in a garden shed, will demonstrate his carriage driving skills; David Lloyd will give a demonstration of Western Riding, and there will be displays of Exmoors, Arabs, Dales and Irish Draught horses, as well as a dog agility demonstration and a Spanish horse extravaganza. Other attractions include a bouncy castle, stalls, raffle, beer tent and refreshments.
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25th July 2001
Richard Spooner and Robinson Repeat Grande Finale Win at HITS Tahoe with Victory in $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix
MINDEN, NEVADA (July 22, 2001)-Richard Spooner, 31, of Burbank, California, returned to HITS Tahoe in Minden, Nevada, to defend his title as the winner of the grande finale of the circuit--he won the $100,000 Grand Prix of Tahoe last year aboard Robinson, and he did it again this year. With the only double-clear round in a field of 19 horses, Richard Spooner and Robinson won the $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix today. Spooner owns Robinson, a 13-year old Hanoverian gelding, with the Half Moon Bay Investment Group and took home $30,000 for his win. Spooner also placed third with Tracey Kenly's Bradford for $13,000 and eleventh with Oscany Inc.'s Incento for $2,000. He was awarded checks for $45,000 in prize money. Danny Foster of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, was the course designer.
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25th July 2001
Kids Day, Sunday, July 29, at HITS Catskills Horse Show Features Free Pony Rides, Bouncy House, Prizes, Games
ELLENVILLE, NY (July 24, 2001)-The annual Kids Day at HITS Catskills horse show in Ellenville, New York, will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 11am to 1pm. Children 12 and under will be admitted free to the show grounds and treated to two hours of fun and festivities followed by the $100,000 Cosequin® Grand Prix show jumping event and an Autograph Signing Session with the Grand Prix riders. Spectators are also invited to attend the Southlands Foundation Benefit Luncheon from 1pm to 3pm in the VIP tent overlooking the Grand Prix ring. To pre-purchase Benefit Luncheon tickets, call Southlands at 845-876-4862. Tickets for the luncheon will also be available at the show grounds.
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25th July 2001 Thousands More Farmers To Be Hit By "Diabolical" C&D Decision
Thousands more farmers than first feared will be hit by the Government's "diabolical" decision to halt the final stage of cleansing and disinfection of farms hit by foot and mouth, the NFU has learned.
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25th July 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A Hachenburg Germany 2-5 August 2001 Jessica Kurten with Paavo N, Alvaretto 2, Got Loh¹s Centro and Weid Kamp.
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24th July 2001
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24th July 2001
Leslie Howard and Nick of Diamonds Win $100,000 Avis Grand Prix at HITS Catskills III
ELLENVILLE, NY (July 22, 2001)-U.S. Olympic Team Silver Medallist Leslie Howard, 44, of Westport, Connecticut, aboard Nick of Diamonds, was the fastest of five double-clears to win the $100,000 Avis Grand Prix at HITS Catskills III today, besting a field of 22 that included another three U.S. Olympians-Nona Garson, Peter Leone, and Todd Minikus. Sydney Team Alternate Minikus, 39, had four clear for today's jump-off, including his Olympic mount Oh Star, but the win eluded him. "It only takes one horse to win," said Howard, who rode only the single entry in today's class. "My horse is extremely fast. If he keeps the jumps up, I don't think there's a faster horse in the country. His ground tempo is so quick and he turns so quickly. When Oh Star had problems, I knew that if I kept the jumps up, I had a good chance."
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24th July 2001 Fight Against Foot and Mouth Must Not Slacken - NFU
The worrying outbreak of foot and mouth in North Yorkshire shows that there must be no let up in observing every possible disease control measure - including the rigorous clean up operation, says the NFU.
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23rd July 2001
“Vincenzo Muccioli” Challenge to the “Senator” Emile Hendrix
Tonight Emile Hendrix, riding Audi’s Finesse, won the second round in the Infostrada Grand Prix – “Vincenzo Muccioli” Challenge which closed the San Patrignano International show jumping for only one hundredth of a second. “I am really happy about this success; winning this very competition is an incredible satisfaction. On behalf of all riders, groom and technicians I must thank the community young guests for what they did. Last year and this year I have learned an important thing in San Patrignano: team work makes a dream work”.
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23rd July 2001 High note of the Italian rider Gianni Govoni
In front of a large audience, the second-last competition of day three in the San Patrignano International show jumping ended. The Aon Prix, a speed class in two phases, went to one of the top riders of the Italian team, Gianni Govoni. The Italian rider, riding Loro Piana Stella performed , as he is used to do, an extremely fast jump-off and largely preceded the British Robert Smith – on Mr. Springfield - one of the most constant riders of the show.
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23rd July 2001
Duncan McFarlane and Eezy Win $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Tahoe Week IV
MINDEN, NEVADA (July 20, 2001)-Duncan McFarlane of San Ramone, California, riding Eezy won the $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Tahoe in Minden, Nevada, today. McFarlane was one of only two riders to go double-clear in a field of 19 horses. Peter Breakwell, a member of the New Zealand Olympic Team at Sydney, was clean but less than half a second slower on Dekoracija, taking second place. McFarlane took home $4,500 for owner Kathie Cheatham. Eezy is a nine-year-old, 17.3-hand, bay Irish-bred gelding by Diamond Chin out of Brown Dolie by Skylar. Danny Foster of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, designed the course.
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23rd July 2001
Smith strikes again in the young horses class
Robert Smth rules again in the young horses class. The British rider, already winner in the American Continental Properties Prix on Saturday afternoon, doubled his victory in the opening competition of the of the last day in San Patrignano CSI-A,. He won the SEA Aereoporti di Milano Prix, going before respectively Mark Van Dyck from Belgium and the Australian lady rider Edwina Alexandra. Senator Marius Claudius turned out to be the young horse with the best condition at the show.
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23rd July 2001
Belgian colours and Mathy yet again.
Day two of the San Patrignano International show jumping closed with double victory for Francois Mathy. The Belgian rider, riding his top horse Ivoor, has in fact doubled his afternoon success by winning the last competition of the day, a speed class with the Derby formula (natural fences – ditch and water jump - and traditional fences). Mathy, before the ceremony, expressed his satisfaction about his results and declared: “I hope this is some kind of “déjavu”. Even last year I first won the speed class with the Derby formula and then I won the Grand Prix. Today has been my lucky day; tomorrow night I hope I’ll be in the condition to say, my god that was my lucky weekend. Besides tonight among the audience there were the owner of my horses, my father and my girlfriend. And that made everything even more beautiful.”
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23rd July 2001 Result : Junior European Show Jumping Championships, Gijon Spain July 22
INDIVIDUAL MEDAL:
1) Sergio Alvarez (Spain); Flash de la Ramee ; 2) Felix Hassmann (Germany); Rodrigo 44 ; 3) Michael Kearins (Ireland); Adventure
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23rd July 2001 Bronze Medal For Ireland At Junior European Show Jumping Championships
IRELAND¹S Michael Kearins won a Bronze Medal today (July 22) at the Junior European Show Jumping Championships in Gijon, Spain, the first time Ireland has taken a medal at Junior European show jumping level since the 1970s.
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22nd July 2001
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22nd July 2001
American Continental Properties to the British rider Robert Smith
In the opening class of day two in the “Vincenzo Muccioli” Challenge, the British rider Robert Smith, riding Senator Marius Claudius, a seven-year-old bay stallion, preceded the Belgian champion Ludo Philippaerts on Verelst Raspoetin and the Italian rider Mario Verheyden took the third place.
The American Continental Properties Prix – a speed class in two consecutive phases - was reserved to young horses. Smith is an actor son of an actor father: his father, Harvey, was one of the outstanding rider in the sixties/seventies.
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22nd July 2001
Equitana Asia Pacific News
1. Club EQUITANA Giveaway
2. Advertising in the EQUITANA Official Souvenir Program
3. Lee Kernaghan performing live at the Mane Event!
4. Navatoe Amber Joe - A True Champion!

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22nd July 2001
Mathy and Aster: another Belgian combination wins in San Patrignano
In front of a large audience (about 3000 people which had gathered in the afternoon in San Patrignano to attend day two of the show) the young Belgian rider Francois Mathy Jr., who last year had dominated the 4th edition of this show, gained – on Aster - the McDonald Prix: an accumulator class, extremely fast and technical.
Mathy, who yesterday had declared he felt in good form and capable to achieve good results, went before the Swiss top rider Willi Melliger, currently 2nd in the world rankings, riding the grey gelding Annaconda II. On the third place Robert Smith, fresh winner of the day’s opening competition, riding his nine-year-old Senator Athos du Vallot
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22nd July 2001
Ludo Philippaerts/Otterongo: a winning combination
San Patrignano, July 20, 2001 Day one of the San Patrignano International show jumping closed late at night. The Belgian rider Ludo Philippaerts – a true “senator” of International equestrian sports - got on the top place of the podium scoring a double clear with the fastest time in the jump-off.
In second place last year’s winner in the Vincenzo Muccioli Challenge, the Belgian rider Francois Mathy Jr, riding Quatro. Third place for young Argentine rider Lucas Wherteim on Vlaminck Trefle. The combination Philippaerts/Otterongo showed, in the last season, to be unbeatable.
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22nd July 2001
Engemann wins the Tamoil Prize
The German rider Heinrich-Hermann Engemann on Candela gained the second competition – a speed class – of the international San Patrignano show jumping, preceding the Belgian rider Johan Philippaerts, on RBG Nikias, and the Italian rider Gianni Govoni on Loro Piana Coriana. Engemann has been through many positive results in some important European shows (Rome, Dortmund and Aachen), which pushed him up to the 63rd place of the world rankings.
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22nd July 2001 European Show Jumping Championships - Juniors and Young Riders Gijon Spain
RESULT: JUNIOR NATIONS CUP July 20
1) GERMANY 24 faults ; 2) NETHERLANDS 32 faults ; 3) FRANCE 32 faults ; =4) GT. BRITAIN 34 faults ; =4) SPAIN 34 faults
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22nd July 2001
San Patrignano CSI-A (ITA)
Michael Whitaker: : I arrived here Thursday night, and the facilities are perfect.
Tim Stockdale: I have to say that I am very impresed by everything here, the ring and especially the stables. The stables are really second to none.
Jeroen Dubbeldam, Olympic Champion Sydney 2000 : I have to say that everything here is just super
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22nd July 2001 Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Royan France 20-22 July 2001
PETIT GRAND PRIX PARIS TURF July 21, 2001
1) DENNIS LYNCH; LUIGY K (IRL) ; 2) TAKESHI SHIRAI; VICOMTE DU MESNIL ; 3) MARIE PELLEGRIN; CABRE IBARRA (FRA)
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22nd July 2001 Show Jumping Result - CSI-A Spangenberg Germany 20-22 July
EAM-Preis - Second Grand Prix Qualifier July 21
1) Just Do It; Michaels-Beerbaum, Meredith (GER) ; 2) Potsdam 4; Johannsmann,Heinrich-Wilhelm (GER) ; 3) Cruiseway; Connors,Francis (IRL)

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22nd July 2001 European Show Jumping Championships - Juniors and Young Riders Gijon Spain
Cajustur Two-Stage Competition July 20
=1) Adventure: Michael Kearins (IRL) ; =1) Flash de la Ramee: Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) ; =1) Rodrigo 44; Felix Hassmann (GER) ; 4) Rockmount Ca Va; Olive Clarke Please click here for further details


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