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6th July 2002

Equitana Brisbane
16-24 November 2002
July News Update

Experience the Greatest Horse Show in Australia THE MANE EVENT
This year the Mane Event will pay tribute to some of our greatest movie eras and themes. The show will take audiences on a journey back in time to ancient Rome, to the court of King Arthur, on to the wild west for a real cowboy experience, over to Europe for a glimpse of classical beauty on horseback, and into outback Australia for some true "Sunburnt Country" music, horsemanship and adventure.
MONTY ROBERTS The Man Who Listens to Horses
Monty Roberts identifies himself as "the man who listens to horses." Using his Join-Up* method involving kindness and communication, he can start a horse to saddle, bridle and rider in an average of 30 minutes.
EQUITANA BRISBANE 2002 ART AWARDS

Following on from the success of its inaugural staging in 2001, Definitive Events is proud to present the EQUITANA Brisbane 2002 Art Awards. This is your pportunity to achieve high visibility for you and your equine art to the largest gathering of horse lovers in the Southern Hemisphere.
EQUITANA BRISBANE 2002 TRAVEL PACKAGES
The Event Travel Office, in association with EQUITANA Brisbane 2002, has developed a range of accommodation packages and exciting travel options for visitors to Brisbane.
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6th July 2002

Long Island Riders to Compete at Inner Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability

HUNTINGTON, NY- July 5, 2002- Three Long Island equestrians will compete at the Inner Vision Championships for Riders with a Disability (IVC) July 9-11 at Willow Tree Farm at Caumsett State Historic Park in Huntington, NY.
Maryellen King of Uniondale, NY, is a Grade I rider, the most physically impaired of all grades. Competing at the Walk only, King has been riding for ten years. In 1999, she was the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association’s (USCPAA) Reserve Hi-Point rider for Grade I. The Inner Vision Championships will be her first international competition.

Joining King at the Inner Vision Championships will be Keith Newerla of Seaford, NY. The 19-year-old Grade II rider, who attends Southwest State University in Marshall, MN on a Wheelchair Basketball scholarship, has been competing in equestrian events at the local, regional and national level for the past 9 years. He has been named to the U.S. team for the Mills Team Challenge, a dressage competition for young riders with disabilities, at the North American Young Riders’ Championships in Wadsworth, IL, in August.
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6th July 2002

McLain Ward Wins Friday Feature at 25th Annual I Love New York Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – July 5, 2002 –McLain Ward of Brewster, NY continued his red-hot riding at the 25th Annual I Love New York Horse Show with a win Friday in the Lake Placid Lodge Open Speed Stake.
Ward, the top ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List and winner of last month’s $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship, was the 18th of 23 entries to try the 12-jump, one-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. He took the class lead when he rode his mount, Éclair, to a penalty-free ride in 54.582 seconds.
None of the remaining entries could catch his score with only Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ coming close. She rode Sprite to a clean ride in 55.406 seconds to take second place. Jeff Welles of Newtown, CT finished third with a time of 56.905 seconds on Muzcot.
The I Love New York Horse Show continues through Sunday. The highlight is Saturday when the horse show hosts the $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix. Joining Ward, Chapot and Welles in the Grandprix will be many of the nation’s best show jumping riders including Olympic veterans Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL; Nona Garson of Lebanon, NJ and Lisa Jacquin of Collegeville, PA.
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6th July 2002

Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Leader Board Continues to Take Shape Following June Events

Tampa, FL – July 3, 2002 –The 2002 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series saw 13 exciting member events in June – nine in the East Conference and four in the West Conference. The series kicked off in February and runs through November, culminating in the Series’ first-ever Year-End Championship to be held at the National Horse Show.
Charlie Jayne and Melbourne currently lead the junior division in the East Conference, and Marilyn Little and Corrada sit in first place in the amateur-owner division. In the West Conference, Andrew Ramsay and Lisa lead the junior division, while Catherine Boettcher and Cordellia B sit atop the amateur-owner division standings. For the first time this year, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is offering separate series for amateur-owner riders and for junior riders.
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6th July 2002
USET Names Marilyn Adams As Director of Dressage Activities
Gladstone, NJ – July 3, 2002 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marilyn Adams of Far Hills, NJ, as Director of Dressage Activities.
Adams succeeds Maureen Pethick who has served as USET Director of Dressage Activities since 1997. Pethick has chosen to step down from her current role with the Team as she is expecting a baby in August.
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6th July 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Geesteren, Netherlands 5 - 7 July 2002
NORIT PRIZE
International Jumping Competition Table A 1.50 with Jump Off
1) LISCALGOT; Dermott LENNON (IRL), 2) LOWINA; Albert ZOER (NED), 3) ENJOLEUSE DE L'EAUGRENEE; Richard DAVENPORT (GBR)

PLEGT-VOS BOUWGROEP PRIJS
International Jumping Competition Two Phases Table A/A 1.45m
1) OPSTALAN'S MEDLINE; Rolf-Goran BENGTSSON (SWE), 2) BONNE ESPOIRE; Roger-Yves BOST (FRA), 3) AGROVORM'S LAGUNAS; Ben SCHRODER (NED)
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6th July 2002

Death Of Hazel O'Callaghan - Statement from EFI President
EFI President Avril Doyle, MEP, has issued a statement on the death of 22 year-old Hazel O'Callaghan, who died on Wednesday, July 3, following an injury sustained two weeks earlier in Maynooth, while unloading a horse from a lorry.
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6th July 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSIO LUMMEN 11-14 JULY 2002, CSI-A HACHENBURG GERMANY 12-14 JULY 2002, CSI-C GREAT LEIGHS GREAT BRITAIN 14-16 JULY 2002, CSI-A REDEFIN GERMAY 18-21 JULY 2002, CSIO HICKSTEAD GREAT BRITAIN 24-28 JULY 2002
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5th July 2002

Orphan Foal Survives Against All the Odds
Faith a miniature Shetland pony orphan foal has survived despite her vet giving her only a slim chance to do so.
Tango, Faith's mum came to Penny Farm, the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Centre, near Blackpool, on 19th April in a small wild group of mini Shetlands that had been signed over after the sad demise of their elderly owner.

Faith was born on the 18th June but unhappily Tango was so poorly after the birth that she had to be euthanased.
Comments Tony Fleming, ILPH Centre Manager, "It really has been touch and go for the first few weeks and we thought we were going to lose her. We had no hoice but to hand rear her ourselves. I borrowed an infra red lamp that a neighbouring farmer used for his lambs, and she spent the first week or so under that with the farm staff taking it in turns to bottle feed her around the clock. They have been marvellous !
"We are all thrilled that she is now out of the woods and is turning out to be an inquisitive bold little foal."
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5th July 2002

Nona Garson Wins July 4 Feature at 25th Annual I Love New York Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – July 4, 2002 –Sydney Olympic veteran Nona Garson of Lebanon, NJ rode Capital S to victory in the $10,000 Golden Arrow Jump-off Thursday at the 25th Annual I Love New York Horse Show.
Garson was one of four entries among the 20 starters to qualify for the jump-off round by riding penalty-free over the 14-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. Federico Sztyrle of Argentina was first to try the eight-jump tiebreaker course and he set the mark to beat when he finished fault-free in 37.197 seconds on Caya.
After Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT scored 12 jump-off faults on After Eight, Garson moved into the lead with a fault-free finish in 36.986 seconds on Capital S. The day’s final entry, two-time Olympic veteran Lisa Jacquin of Collegeville, PA, scored eight faults on Fabrege for a third-place finish behind Garson and Sztyrle. Tribble finished fourth and Alberto Carmona of Venezuela was fifth with four first-round faults on Justice.
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5th July 2002

Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
* CHANGES TO CSI-A GEESTEREN, NETHERLANDS 5-7 JULY 2002
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4th July 2002
Equine Laminitis Research and Therapy Detailed In New Book by Leading Scientist
GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, USA-"Difficult, but not impossible" are the words that leading researcher Christopher Pollitt BVSc PhD uses to describe his mission to solve the mystery of how the disease of lamintiis affects horses. Pollitt has compiled the latest information on the disease in its many forms, from grass founder in ponies to full-blown systemic laminitis as an adverse toxic reaction to medication.

"Equine Laminitis", a book first published in Australia, is now available worldwide through Hoofcare Publishing, publishers of the Hoofcare and Lameness Journal, and the web site www.hoofcare.com. Funding for the volume was made possible by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) in Australia, which has been a key funding resource for many of Pollitt's research projects in his Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit at the University of Queensland. Hoofcare Publishing worked with RIRDC to make the book available in North America and to customers in other parts of the world.
In compiling the book, Pollitt created a well-rounded and objective overview of the disease, including coverage of many theories of laminitis that may be considered contradictory to his own research.
The book's eleven chapters include an in-depth look at the causes of laminitis and the process by which the disease initiates a painful structural breakdown of the horse's foot. Endocrine factors in laminitis, including the role of glucose and the links between chronic laminitis and the condition known as "Cushing's disease" in older horses, are covered. In the practical section of the book, Pollitt looks critically at how better radiographs may facilitate laminitis therapy, and discusses different courses of medication, and early intervention therapies such as intensive icing.
Therapeutic shoeing is a key chapter in the book, including important points in the use classic heart bar shoes, the modular EDSS laminitis shoeing system, and a hybrid shoe used in Australia that incorporates a heart-bar shoe with a trimmable "silicone rubber support cast" of the bottom of the foot.
"Equine Laminitis" is an in-depth but concise and objective overview of what is currently known about laminitis, and will serve as a catalyst for helping funding organizations or concerned individuals realize all that is not known about laminitis, as well as fully explaining what is known. Owners of horses, ponies, and donkeys afflicted with laminitis will find it comforting to know that researchers of Pollitt's caliber are at work on this crippling disorder affecting thousands of horses each year.

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4th July 2002
Mitsubishi To Sponsor Grand Prix
The winner of this year's Eventing Grand Prix at the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show will earn an all-terrain car worth £13,500.
The competition, to be held on Friday July 26 and worth a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin to the winner, is unique to Hickstead and will bear the sponsor's prefix - the Mitsubishi Eventing Grand Prix. It is run over a course combining showjumping and cross country obstacles and has developed into a "needle match" between riders from showjumping and eventing.
This year it will be particularly exciting, as local rider Pippa Funnell - twice European eventing champion and this year's Badminton Horse Trials winner - goes for her fourth win. And she will almost certainly be pressed hard by showjumping star Michael Whitaker, who has twice been narrowly beaten into second place.
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4th July 2002

Top Notch Horse World Personalities to Launch Charity Ride
It has now been confirmed that Sylvia Loch, Classical Dressage supremo will be joining Ian Stark, the well known International Event Rider, to launch the ILPH Transportation Awareness Ride at the Border Union Agricultural Show at Kelso on Saturday 27 July.
The launch event will take place in the main ring immediately after the Hunter Championships at approx. 12.50pm.
All those who wish to join the start of the Ride should meet at 10 am at Cleuchside Farm, just outside Oxnam on Sunday 28th July when the ILPH horses and riders will commence their journey southwards.

Comments Sylvia Loch who will be riding her part bred Lusitano gelding Espada at the launch, "Travelling can be stressful for even the most well cared for animal. The thought of 140,000 horses travelling in conditions of intolerable squalor and depravation over so many 100s of miles without care, food or water is a disgrace to the entire Human Race in the 21st Century."
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4th July 2002
Vermont Summer Festival Attracts Show Jumping’s Top Athletes
East Dorset, VT—July 2, 2002—Show Jumping’s biggest names will be on hand to contest the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival, taking place July 10 - August 11 at Harold Beebe Farm, in East Dorset, VT.
Among the international riders in attendance will be Canadian Show Jumping Team rider and Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers, who placed third in the $35,000 Mad River Grand Prix at the Vermont Summer Festival last year and will be looking to improve on his placing this time around.
Although just 37 years old, the Canadian rider first made his mark on the international scene in 1984 when he won the World Cup Final at the age of 19, becoming the youngest rider to ever claim the title. That same year, Deslauriers, a two-time Canadian Show Jumping champion, was involved in a jump-off for the individual bronze medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. Deslauriers also competed at the 1988 Olympic Games, where the Canadian team placed fourth, and the 1990 World Equestrian Games. Hot off his win in the $60,000 World Cup Qualifier in his hometown of Bromont, Quebec, as well as a victory in the $77,700 Grand Prix of Gulfport in Mississippi earlier this year riding Everest, Deslauriers is prime for another win in Vermont.
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4th July 2002
McLain Ward wins Opening Day Feature at 25th Annual I Love New York Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – July 3, 2002 – McLain Ward of Brewster, NY swept the top two places in the Phelps School Power and Speed Stake Wednesday to open the 25th annual I Love New York Horse Show.
Ward, the top ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List and winner of last month’s $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship, rode two of the eight penalty-free rides turned in by the 18 entries over the nine-jump power portion of the course at the North Elba Showgrounds. He then completed the seven-jump speed section fault-free in 33.428 seconds to claim the win on Farrah.
Ward also clinched second place with two fault-free rides and a time of 39.208 seconds on Galant. USET veteran Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ finished third with four faults and a time of 35.754 seconds over the speed section on New Flame.
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4th July 2002

Death Of Hazel O'Callaghan
The Irish show jumper, Hazel O'Callaghan, passed away today (Wednesday July 3, 2002), after two weeks spent in a critical condition at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Hazel (22) was injured at approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday June 19 at Copperalley Stud, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, where she had returned after competing in an RDS Qualifying Competition at Claregalway earlier in the day.
While unloading a horse from a lorry, Hazel, from Co. Cork, slipped off the lorry's ramp and sustained a serious head injury. She was immediately rushed to the James Connolly Memorial Hospital at Blanchardstown, Dublin, and susbsequently transferred to the neurological section of Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
The chairman of the Show Jumping Association of Ireland (SJAI) today (July 3) expressed his deep sorrow at the death of Hazel O'Callaghan, daughter of property developer, Owen O'Callaghan.
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4th July 2002
Findings Of Officers And Legal Counsel Attached
The findings of Officers and legal counsel, regarding the governance of the sport are attached. You may also find this document on the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/webcasts/7-9-2002/index.asp.
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4th July 2002
Kerrygold Grand Prix League
The Grand Prix scheduled for Blessington, Co. Wicklow on Sunday, July 7, will now be held at Punchestown, Co. Kildare on the same date.
4th July 2002
USA Equestrian Leadership Issues Findings On USOC Report, Sport Governance
In advance of the Board of Directors meeting of USA Equestrian, the National Equestrian Federation for the United States, to be held on Tuesday, July 9, in Lexington, Kentucky, the Federation's officers and legal counsel have issued findings on the pending sport governance issues. The Federation's Executive Committee, at its meeting on June 18, voted to direct the officers and legal counsel to study the matter, including the United States Olympic Committee's hearing panel report issued early in June, and report their findings to the Board of Directors.
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4th July 2002
Keeneland Magazine Wins AHP Speciality Publication Award
LEXINGTON, KY-- Keeneland Magazine , published by Blood-Horse Publications, won First Place from among 25 entrants in the Specialty Publication category at the 2002 American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Banquet. American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry.
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3rd July 2002

Federation Equestre Internationale News
2 July 2002

Top Ten Final
The second Final of the Top Ten, reserved to the 10 best riders of the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings, will be held again in Geneva (SUI) on Saturday 14 December 2002, in the frame of the CSI-W.
FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
Ludger Beerbaum (GER), winner of the Grand Prix of CHIO Aachen, earned 579 points this month, compensating a bit more than half the 1064 points he dropped from June 2001. Beerbaum earned no less than 445 points in six of the seven competitions of CHIO Aachen counting for the rankings.
FEI BCM World Dressage Rankings
The FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings are still dominated by Ulla Salzgeber (GER) with an unchanged score of 79.949.
CHIO Aachen (GER)
Ludger Beerbaum's week in Aachen was record-breaking. Three victories, crowned by a triumph in the Grand Prix on Sunday on his horse Goldfever 3, with 48,46 seconds in the jump-off, ahead of World Cup Champion Otto Becker (GER) on Dobel´s Cento (50.50).

Meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee In Aachen
The principle topic on the Agenda of the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) meeting held recently in Aachen (GER) was a meeting with the FEI Dressage Committee to discuss the progress of the Strategic Plan. This was part of an ongoing series of meetings with the FEI technical committees.
2002 IPC World Carriage Driving Championships
The 2002 World championships for disabled drivers/ Singles will be held from 25 to 29 September 2002 in Greven (GER). The championship will take place at the same time as the German national driving championships for pony-four-in-hand and horse pairs.
CDI*** Brno (Cze) and Waldfried Euro Future Cup
After a long break, it is very rewarding to see the Dressage discipline back in the Czech Republic, which has a long tradition in equestrian sport. For four years, an international Dressage event is organised in the equestrian club of “Panska Licha”, in Brno. In 2002 the event became a CDI *** and was included in the FEI Waldfried Euro Future Cup.
European Jumping Pony Championship in Lanaken (BEL)
During the last weekend of July, the domain of Zangersheide will be the scene of European Championship for pony riders. The original plan was to also host the Dressage and Eventing for the 25th international title for ponies organised in Lanaken, but logistical problems forced the Organising Committee to move these two championships to Hagen in Germany.
In Memoriam
Bruce Hansen, the captain of the 1964 New Zealand Olympic Jumping team, died recently aged 74, after a year-long battle against cancer. The 1964 team was the first New Zealand team ever to compete in the Olympics. Riding Tide, Bruce Hansen finished 31st in the event.
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3rd July 2002
Drinker Selected As Vaulting Chief D'Equipe
The USA Equestrian Vaulting Committee met on June 20, 2002 to review the applications for the position of Chef d'Equipe for the United States Vaulting Team competing in the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain.
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3rd July 2002

Equine Images Magazine Wins AHP and PIAS Awards Of Excellence
LEXINGTON, KY-- Equine Images Magazine , published by Blood-Horse Publications, recently received three prestigious awards: a "General Excellence" award and the "Overall Publication General Excellence" award from American Horse Publications (AHP); and an "Award of Excellence" from the Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS).
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2nd July 2002

It's all about winning medals….

The exciting new World Class Start and Potential Programme will focus on supporting and nurturing outstanding riding talent in young people across the Olympic equestrian sports in the UK and improve Great Britain's future success on the world stage. The first group of hugely talented riders (40 aged between 10 and 32) have now formally accepted World Class Start and Potential Manager Victoria Kind's invitation to come on to the programmes for this intensive development year.
The British Equestrian Federation's ambitious 10 year plan was granted Lottery funding by Sport England earlier this year and is still under development by governing bodies, riders, trainers and managers. So, how does it work? The long-term plan is to provide each rider with an entire 'toolkit' of skills, experiences, knowledge and information to equip them to win at senior and international level. Sports scientists, psychologists, nutritionists and fitness experts as well as the world's best riding trainers will help the selected riders to reach their optimum performance. That means having communication skills, being a good ambassador for the sport and being a well rounded person as well as a top athlete.
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2nd July 2002
U.S. Participants Fare Well At Aachen
The U.S. had participants in dressage, driving and show jumping at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, June 25-30, 2002.
Tucker Johnson placed well in the CAIO - Four-In-Hand Driving Competitions beginning with two first place finishes in the Dressage Phase - Freestyle to music and the Dressage Phase - FEI Dressage Test #6 and going on to receive a seventh in the Obstacle Phase - Top Score Competition, a second in the Obstacle Phase - Time Competition, a 12th place finish in the Marathon Competition and a ninth place finish in the Obstacle Driving Competition with one drive off. Johnson placed fifth in the Individual Classification of the Combined Driving competition and finished seventh along with drivers Chester Weber and James Fairclough in the team competition.
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2nd July 2002

Industry Produces "Passports For Horses" Scheme for DEFRA On Time
The British Equestrian Federation on behalf of the horse industry has provided for government a detailed plan for passports for all UK horses and ponies - and a disease surveillance scheme. The Federation promised the Minister for Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP to provide its own recommendations for this major project by the end of June.

"We have fulfilled our obligation as promised and on time," said BEF Chief Executive Andrew Finding, paying tribute to the work of its Implementation Planning Team.
The plan provides for passports to be issued by government approved Passport Issuing organisations. These include breed societies, sports organisations and others already involved in registration and passport issuing for horses and ponies.
BEF is asking government to fund all costs for the first two years - and to pay indefinitely for the new Central Disease Surveillance Register which would accompany the passport scheme.
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1st July 2002
Knowing Your Horse's Feet-- Inside and Out
As I reflect back on the years that I have spent learning and teaching, I admit that in the beginning, it would have been very easy to be mislead. hether we are willing to admit it or not, we are virtually at the mercy of those "first impressions". In some respects, I have been lucky because my first teachers, and my current mentors, made sure that I approached my work with pride and diligence. I was often told, as we all are, that we should never dismiss the obvious and that many complex problems can be solved with the most basic approaches.
When you examine and begin to learn about your horse's feet, I urge you to follow the same advice. In this article, I share these pages with my colleague, Clyde Alloway DVM, so that we might enhance your understanding of the external characteristics and the inner mechanism of a horse's hoof.
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1st July 2002
Mark Leone Wins $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by Jaguar/Land Rover To Close 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – June 30, 2002 –Mark Leone of Oakland, NJ won the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by Jaguar/Land Rover for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy to close the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
None of the first 20 entries was able to master the 16-jump course at the North Elba Showgrounds until David Raposa of Clinton, NY rode fault-free on Master Man. Ultimately, five of the 38 entries did ride fault-free to qualify for the 9-jump tiebreaker course where faults were converted to penalty seconds.
After Raposa, who won the class in 1990 on Shady Lady, received a score of 56.769 seconds, defending champion Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL returned on Hidden Creek’s Jones. Engle turned in what would be the tiebreaker’s fastest time, 41.411 seconds, but a rail down at fence 7 added four penalty seconds for a final score of 45.411.
The penalty proved costly when Leone mastered the course without penalty in 41.461 seconds on Pinkata de Longpre. His penalty-free ride held up for the win with Engle, the number-two ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List, placing second. Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL finished third with a score of 55.317 on Lancier 4 while Raposa finished fourth.
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1st July 2002
Colorado To See First Irish Draught Jump
A first in the Rocky Mountains
Colorado Show Jumping fans for the first time, in Colorado, will have the opportunity to see a Purebred Irish Draught Horse jump. America's most popular Irish Draught Stallion O'Leary's Irish Diamond will be competing at Colorado's biggest show jumping event. Irish will compete during the last two weeks of the High Prairie competition.
In the spring of 2001, the 8-year-old stallion was competing in dressage and winning at least one blue ribbon in every Colorado competition. He was the first Irish Draught to compete in Dressage in Colorado.
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1st July 2002

Show Jumping Results: CHIO Aachen Germany 25-30 June 2002
Prize of Lindt & Sprungli GmbH, Jumping Competition with one round and one winning round
1) Landstreicher MobilCom; Toni Hassmann (GER), 2) Liscalgot; Dermott Lennon (IRL), 3) Loughtown Atlanta; Michel Robert (FRA)
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30th June 2002
The Georgian Grande Horse - "The Perfect Blend"
Purpose in creating the breed; The acceptable blend is that of the saddlebred with the Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron, Belgian or Friesian; The percentage of saddlebred can be up to 75% but never less than 25%;In every case, the purpose of blending of the saddlebred with the draft or Friesian is to produce offspring that are the perfect blend, having the best of both "worlds" and being even better than either parent. Such is the magnificent Georgian Grande.
The Georgian Grande horse has the elegance and noble bearing of the saddlebred perfectly blended with the size, good bone and calm disposition of the draft or Friesian. It carries itself with an attitude that eludes description; some call it "presence, class, style, but this superior air distinguishes every ovement of the Georgian Grande. They are extremely versatile and good at multiple disciplines; Their movement is that of upper level dressage. They excel in driving as well as jumping; On trails they are dependable,quiet and calm. They grow big and stay sound. They possess strength, beauty and good mind!!
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30th June 2002
A Horse of Course
by Don Blazer
What is isn't necessarily what was. And what was could still be what is, only with a different name.
I said the Lone Ranger, Napoleon, El Cid and Gen. Zachary Taylor all rode albinos. They, of course, did not. And I said albinos are not weak, do not die young and do not have poor eyesight. They, of course, don't because they are not. Albinos are not any of those things because they are not-albinos, that is
Wendy Bockman took exception to most of what I said, and rightly so. Wendy is the co-founder of the Cremello & Perlino Education Association (CPEA). She set me straight, explaining that albinos have never been documented to exist in the equine species, and that what we once called albinos were actually Cremellos and Perlinos, also known as Double Dilutes. Wendy explains that Double Dilutes have coat colors ranging from pale ivory to light gold, have pumpkin/salmon colored skin and blue eyes. Any white markings will have pink skin just like any other horse, she said. Cremellos have white manes and tails, and Perlinos have golden-hued mane, tail and points. Both can have white markings, dappling and shadowing. According to Wendy, Cremellos and Perlinos appear in every breed of horse in which single dilute colors, such as buckskins, palominos and smoky blacks occur naturally. When you breed single dilute horses together, you have a 25 per cent chance of getting a double dilute foal.
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30th June 2002
McLain Ward Wins Saturday Feature at 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY – June 29, 2002 –McLain Ward of Brewster, NY swept the top two places in the Whiteface Mountain Speed Stake Saturday at the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show. Ward placed first in the North American League (NAL) Open Speed Division event on Éclair and also placed second on Romeo.
Jeff Welles of Newtown, CT was the fourth of 28 entries to try the 10-jump, one-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. He took the lead by riding Hurricane to a fault-free ride in 48.237 seconds. Five riders later, Ward, the top ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List and winner of last Sunday’s $50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship, moved Welles out of the lead by riding Romeo to a clean ride in 47.172 seconds.
Ward was the only one of the remaining entries to beat that score when he rode Éclair to a clean ride in 46.939 seconds to secure the top two places in the class and solidify his position atop the NAL Open Speed Division standings. Welles and Hurricane finished third.
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30th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Vichy France 28-30 June 2002
Vichy Derby 1.45m
1) Cruise Hill; Lt. David O'Brien (IRL), 2) Diamond Explosion; Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL), 3) Eolien II; Patrice Planchat (FRA)
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30th June 2002
:: Saddletude ::
::2002 US OPEN POLO on National TV ::
::STEEPLECHASE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ::
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30th June 2002

Show Jumping Results: CHIO Aachen Germany 25-30 June 2002
Prize of Sparkasse, Speed Derby, Hunting Competition over ditches and banks
1) Anthem; Dermott Lennon (IRL), 2) Experio HN ; Eric Levallois (FRA), 3) Edza de St. Denis; Markus Fuchs (SUI)
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