The Equiworld Ezine
Online Magazine
August 2000

This section will keep you up to date with all the changes that are taking place. Please let us know what you think, your feedback is always appreciated,
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31st August 2000
The National Foaling Bank
Being able to breed from your favourite mare must be one of the most fascinating and rewarding achievements for someone with a real interest in horses. To watch the foal grow and develop in to an amazing horse like its mother creates a great sense of pride.
For any one who has bred, they will know the whole process is very rarely simple or passes with out at least some form of complication. It is when faced with a serious crisis when even your vet can not help you can turn to the experts at the National Foaling Bank for help.
Please click here to learn more
30th August 2000
The Hunter Horse Care Competition Results
The Question: Who were the first people to discover the healing and soothing properties of Tea Tree oil?
The correct answer was the Aborigines.

Congratulations to all the successful entrants! Please click here for the full results
29th August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair

Winner of the Bowmore Blair Castle CCI** was Lucinda Fredericks and Tina's Gold (left)
whilst Steven James and Inistioge Monarch won the CCI*
The full results are now available online!
Please click here
29th August 2000 Festival of the Horse 2000 Draws the Crowds
A record crowd over 4,000 spectators, competitors and participants and more than 500 horses attended the second running of The Festival of the Horse at Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berks over the Bank Holiday weekend (26-28 August 2000).
The top class of The International Horse Trials – the Advanced Intermediate - was won by this year’s Gatcombe victor, William Fox-Pitt from Bicester with Mrs Jayne Apter, Studio TV & Hire and Hackett’s Stunning. Please click here for further details.
28th August 2000 Lottery Success for Pendle Riding for the Disabled.
Earlier this year, Pendle Riding for the Disabled Association were awarded a Lottery grant under the Millennium Awards for All scheme so that they could refurbish their outdoor sand school. "We were extremely excited when we were awarded the grant, because it is important for our members to be as safe as possible when they are riding" explained a spokesperson for Pendle RDA.
World class dressage rider Joanna Jackson will be performing the official opening Please click here for details
26th August 2000 The Shropshire Horse Fair
September 3rd. at Colebatch, Bishops Castle, from 10 a.m.
A collective sale of approx. 65 horses and ponies that are offered for sale by private negotiation. A large variety of many breeds and types are catalogued and there is something for everyone! From a potentially top class competition horse to childrens ponies they can all be found here.
Please click here for further details
24th August 2000 The Festival of the Horse 2000
Buyer Alert for Highclere

The British Horse Database Showcase Sale & Potential Young Event Horse Class Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2000
The Potential Young Event Horse Class and Showcase Sale at The Festival of the Horse 2000 at Highclere Castle, Newbury on Bank Holiday Monday has attracted over 35 quality entrants. Of the 26+ Young Event Horse entries, six will go on to be shown for sale – along with over nine others - in the British Horse Database Showcase.Please click here for details
23rd August 2000
Stable Lick Launched in Response to Consumer Demand
Described as “the most useful piece of stable equipment to be designed in years”, the new 5kg HORSLYX Stable Lick is being launched in the UK at Burghley horse trials (Aug 31 - Sept 3) in response to increasing consumer demand for a wall-mounted version of the very successful HORSLYX product. It is suitable for use in the stable or horsebox.
Please click here for details
22nd August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
A full list of competitors and photographs of the cross country abstacles is now available online
- please click here
21st August 2000
Homeopathy for Horses
Homoeopathy is a natural medicine which has an affinity with both people and animals.
Based on the law of similars which is thousands of years old, a remedy is selected which, when taken in its raw state without homoeopathic preparation, would cause the same symptoms as the illness presented. Please click here to learn more
19th August 2000 From Wild Horse to the Nokota Breed:
One Herd's Fight for Survival
Nokota horses are descended from early Indian and ranch stock. Nokota horses are typically roan or overo in color. They survived as a wild population until rounded-up and sold at auction. Leo and Frank Kuntz purchased them to save them from slaughter.
Most surviving Nokota are supported and bred by the Kuntz family. A breed registry is being formed to help preserve these rare horses.
Please click here to learn more about these rare horses
18th August 2000 The Festival of the Horse 2000
26-28 August Bank Holiday Weekend
Well over 200 entries have been received for the two day International Horse Trials at Highclere Castle - the feature event of The Festival of the Horse 2000 at Highclere Castle, near Newbury over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Horse Trials will be supported by an even bigger all-star cast of displays and competitions making up the second running of Highclere’s FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE 2000 with carriage driving (Saturday and Sunday), Affiliated Show Jumping (Sunday) and on the Bank Holiday Monday: Horse Whisperer (Gary Witheford), Showcase competitive Horse Sale, Fullers Heavy Horse Musical Drive, Dressage-to-Music by Catherston Stud, American Saddlebreds, Western Riding and Side Saddle. Please click here for details
17th August 2000
Record Entries for Blair Horse Trials 2000
Entries for this years Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials from August 24th to 27th have exceeded all expectations, and the organisers have had to ballot out a number of horses for the first time.
Please click here for details
16th August 2000
Entertainment at Blair Horse Trials
Visitors to this years Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair from August 24th to 27th will have even more than usual to entertain them.

There is something for everyone with displays by the Chariots of Fire display team, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra and various Country Fair activities which include off-road driving, quad biking, archery, laser clay shooting and fly casting; not to mention the excellent shopping opportunities, festival of food, whisky tasting and cookery demonstrations.
Please click here for details.
15th August 2000 The Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System
The Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System is a highly sophisticated electronic medical instrument that has been very successful when applied to a wide range of neuromuscular conditions commonly affecting equine athletes. The Acuscope uses electricity to treat pain by stimulating the nervous system without puncturing the skin. The Myopulse, a companion instrument to the Acuscope, gently stimulates muscles, tendons and ligaments, reducing spasm, inflammation and strengthening tissue damaged by traumatic injury. Over the last decade, the Electro-Acuscope Myopulse Therapy System has been used extensively in the treatment of horses.
Please click here to learn more
13th August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
For those interested in horses, the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials is the foremost event in Scotland, attracting the cream of the world's event riders. 1999 saw Ruth Friend become the first Scottish winner in Blair's 11 year history. It is hoped that once again Ruth will spearhead the Scottish cohort's drive to win the top prizes on their home ground.
Please click here to learn more
13th August 2000
Could you help Chancelee Flanagan?
Chancelee aims to make it to the National Finals High School Rodeo and the PRCA National Finals Rodeo and plans on continuing her rodeo dreams for as long as possible.
Chancelee is now looking for sponsors for 2001. She will be competing in the Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Breakaway Roping.
Please click here for details
12th August 2000
Riding Holidays Online?
Finding a Riding Holiday over the Internet can become a very complicated experience! Here we have Ten Top Tips for finding and booking your riding holiday over the Internet. Please click here
11th August 2000 Cushings Syndrome
Cushing's Syndrome is well known in humans, cats and especially in dogs. It is also becoming more prevalent in horses, and yet there is little written about identifying it, and caring for horses who suffer from it. It is regarded as incurable in horses, though it is possible that horses can live reasonably happily for a long time whilst suffering from it.
Please click here
10th August 2000
Classical Riding Club visits the North Midlands
The Classical Riding Club – in conjunction with Free ‘n’ Easy Saddle Company and The Blue Chip Feed Company Ltd – is for the first time taking its roadshow to the North Midlands, at The Alsager Equestrian Centre near Stoke-on-Trent, on Tuesday 26 September 2000.
The Classical Riding Club (CRC) was established five years ago by dressage trainer, Sylvia Loch from Kelso, to promote the classical principles of dressage riding and now has more than 700 members across the UK and overseas
Please click here for details.
9th August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
August 24th to 27th, 2000
The ideal place to entertain friends, family, guests and clients. The unique blend of equestrian and country fair events in a spectacular setting makes this one of the most popular events in the Scottish sporting calender. The magnificent white-walled Blair Castle is the most visited historic house in Scotland, while the horse trials attract the world’s top competitors such as Ian Stark, Blyth Tait and Matt Ryan.
Please click here for details
8th August 2000
The Percheron
The Percheron Horse originated in the area known as "La Perche" in the north west of France. Here in 732 A.D. Arabian Horses abandoned by Moors after their defeat in the Battle of Tours were crossed with the massive Flemish stock and from this cross came the Percheron type which has endured for twelve centuries. Despite the placid nature of the Percheron, they are capable of a good showing with plenty of action when required for showing. A well-matched team of either dark dapple or light greys, properly handled, can make a very fine display. Again, their nature makes them good to handle and very popular with the public.
Please click here to learn more
7th August 2000
BEIB support Felicity Coulthard
To mark the start of a new millennium, BEIB has moved towards a new ear by pledging their support to equestrian sport at grass root level as they announce their commitment to young disabled dressage rider Felicity Coulthard. "By backing Felicity, we hope to be part of what we feel is a bright future with this promising young rider". Please click here for further details
5th August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Equiworld will be providing world wide live internet video and audio coverage during the event.
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th August 2000
Please click here for video highlights of the 1999 event
4th August 2000 National Finals of the BHS Equitation Competition
The Most Important Development in British Riding for 20 years
On 23 July the finals for the third National BHS Equitation Competition were held by the British Horse Society at the Markfield Equestrian Centre in Leicestershire. Prizes to the value of £4000 in training vouchers were awarded to the 21 winners who came from all over the UK The Instructor of the winner in each class was awarded a trophy and a trip abroad.

Please click here for details
3rd August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Tim Hadaway, organiser of the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is heading for the Sydney 2000 Olympics in Australia, this September. Tim has been selected as one of just two Technical Advisers from the British Horse Trials Association to travel to Sydney to work with the organising committee of the equestrian events. Please click here to learn more.
2nd August 2000
The Dales Pony
Dales Ponies were bred for a specific job in a harsh environment. When the job changed, they were successfully adapted for other uses, and today the ponies can demonstrate all the qualities and abilities which brought their forebears such renown. The combination of strength, agility, thrift, hardiness and high courage, with good conformation and a calm, intelligent nature, makes the Dales Pony a first-class riding and driving pony with all the abilities of a true all-rounder.
Please click here to learn more.
2nd August 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Organisers of the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair took the opportunity to view the challenging cross country fences of Scotland’s premier three-day event from horseback.
Please click here for details
1st August 2000
HorseLinks is back!
The Equiworld horse links directory, with many many 1000's of links is now back online following an extensive upgrade. You can search this huge database by topic, country and keyword and add your own site using the Add URL function.
Please bookmarkhttp://shirehorse.equiworld.com/horselinks/
1st August 2000
The Competition Winners
The results of the Aromesse competition to win natural products have now been announced.
The correct answer was: Aromaheel is the name of the Equinat product for Mud Fever
1st Prize: Rachael Smale - Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
2nd Prize: Camille d'Espagnac - Brighton, UK
Runner up Prizes: Marion Edwards - Wells, UK ; Alex Purdy - Newport, Isle of White, UK ; Jenny Allman - Bolton, UK ; Rachel Cawley - Berkeley, UK
To learn more about this fantastic product range please click here.


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