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10th August 2002
MEP and International Show Jumper Support Slaughter Horse Awareness Ride
Roger Helmer MEP for the East Midlands, and Tim Stockdale, international show jumper, of Roade, Northants are both turning out in support of an awareness raising Ride as it journeys through Derbyshire, Leicestershire and into Northants on its way to Westminster.
The ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) staff and their horses will be continuing their journey from Scotland south when they leave from the Swan Inn, Milton, Derbyshire on Saturday 17th August.
Everybody who is concerned about the long distance transport of live horses across Europe for slaughter, whether a rider or not, is invited to show their support by joining the Ride or attending at the start on one of the days that it is in their local area.
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10th August 2002
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2002
Blair Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl, is set in wonderful parklands in the heart of Perthshire providing a stunning backdrop to this major equestrian event and Country Fair. The Event first ran as a Three Day Event in 1989 and since then it has grown in popularity both with competitors and spectators. In 1996 Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials hosted the European Junior Championships. This achievement recognised the standard of excellence for which Blair has become internationally renowned. The Event is not confined to horses and their devotees, there is a large tented village with shopping opportunities for all, and an action-packed Country Fair.
Four days of action packed fun including top class Showjumping, Highland ponies, Hunters, Native breeds and Carriage rides. For the non equestrian in the family we can offer a vast array of attractions. The Country Fair boasts a wealth of entertainment from falconry to duck herding, and there are a selection of 'have a go' activities to bring out the child in you! There is go-karting, archery and even a miniature steam train. In the tented village you will find over 170 shops with something for everyone, whether it's clothes, jewellery, crafts or garden equipment, even a new yard of stables!! You can buy it all here.
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10th August 2002
Top Riders Compete In 17th Annual Millbrook Horse Trials
Millbrook Horse Trials To Be Held August 23-25, 2002
Millbrook, NY - Top riders from around the country will compete in the 17th annual Millbrook Horse Trials. Reorganized last year as a benefit for the Dutchess Land Conservancy, this years's competition will feature the United States Eventing Association's (USEA) prestigious 2002 National Championship for the Intermediate Division, as well as the USEA Region 1 Preliminary Championships
The Millbrook Horse Trails boasts newly redesigned cross-country courses created by nationally renowned course designer Tremaine Cooper. This course, which debuted last year, drew accolades from upper level competitors, including Buck Davidson, Louise Meryman, and Darrah Alexander. This led to the selection of this event as this year's championship site. The upper level Horse Trials, held from August 23-25, will offer Advanced, Intermediate and Preliminary divisions.
More than 500 competitors are expected to compete in the three disciplines that define the horse trials: Dressage, Stadium Jumping, and Cross Country Jumping. The events which are free to spectators, provide a chance to spend a weekend in the picturesque countryside of Dutchess County, one of oldest and most distinguished equestrian communities in the United States.
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10th August 2002

France Win Aga Khan, Ireland Third
FOR THE first time in 45 years, the French show jumping team won the Aga Khan Trophy at the Kerrygold Horse Show, Dublin, with a clutch of double clear rounds giving them a two-round total of just four faults today (Friday). Italy were second on 16 faults, while Ireland finished third on 20 faults. Despite a copybook first round clear by 22 yr old Kildare rider Cian O'Connor on <Waterford Crystal>, Ireland failed to manage another clear round in the competition.
However, the points picked up at Dublin today mean that Ireland now qualifies for the Samsung Nations Cup Final at Donauschingen, Germany, in two weeks' time. Please click here for further details

10th August 2002
LSU Equine Health Studies Program Holds Second Annual Stallion Auction
BATON ROUGE–The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its second annual Internet Stallion Service Auction in October to generate funds for expansion of the Equine Intensive Care Unit.
The first multiple-breed stallion auction raised more than $37,000 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 multiple breeds and use, 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.
Bidding on the stallions opens October 1 and closes November 15 at 12 p.m. All stallion services offered in the auction are intended for the 2003 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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10th August 2002
US Zone 2 Takes Show Jumping Team Gold Medal at the North American Young Riders’ Championships Presented by State LineTack
Old Mill Creek, IL – August 9, 2002 –The show jumping riders from US Zone 2 snagged the Team Gold Medal with a faultless performance in a tiebreaking jump-off in one of the most exciting competitions in the history of the North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), presented by State Line Tack, on Friday at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL.
An unprecedented jump-off for the gold medal caught the riders of Ontario and Zone 2 by surprise as no one expected a tie following the two round Nations’ Cup format. The jump-off became necessary when each team totaled 25 faults. The four riders of the Gold Medal Team in order of appearance were Kristy McCormack and Marga; Vanessa Stevenson and Galiana; Michelle Pia and Mable and Georgina Bloomberg and Riviera. Bloomberg was the anchor in the pressure cooker situation, but seemed to take it all in stride.
“There was a lot of pressure,” said Bloomberg. “It’s also a compliment because it means someone believes in you enough to come through. It makes you determined to do well. We all worked very hard to win.”
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10th August 2002

US Region 2 Captures Dressage Team Gold Medal at the North American Young Riders’ Championships, Presented by State Line Tack
Old Mill Creek, IL – August 9, 2002 – The local riders of Region 2 won the Dressage Team Gold Medal today at the 2002 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), presented by State Line Tack, held at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL. This is the first time Region 2 has taken top honors at the NAYRC since 1990.

The Gold Medal Team consisted of: Lindsey Holcomb of Batavia, IL, riding Chevriot, Lindsey Koffler of Lexington, KY on Alfredo, Martin Kuhn of New Berlin, IL aboard Romulos and Jacqueline Paxton of Batavia, OH and Sangmelima. The Region 2 team won convincingly with a total score of 3809. Paxton helped the team accomplish their goal with an outstanding score of 1367 and 70.103% and was thrilled with her personal best.
“This was the most fun I ever had in a test,” said Paxton. “I worked so hard to get here and have a good test. The fact that it happened at Young Riders makes it ten times better.”
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10th August 2002
USA Equestrian Announces Results Of 2002 Pony Medal Championship
Jamie Gibson, 14, of Ocala, Florida, was the Grand Champion in the 2002 Pony Medal Championship, held August 7, 2002 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The winner of the Pony Medal Championship receives the Easter Sunday Memorial Trophy donated by Ms. Catherine A. Kaiser and Ms. Jennifer T. Pesko, a tack trunk donated by Oakcroft, a Triple Crown Custom Cooler and a vest from Romhf Equestrian Apparel.
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10th August 2002
Speed Is the Name of the Game At the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
East Dorset, VT—August 8, 2002— Meghan Moran of Malvern, PA, proved speed was no object as she won the $3,000 Open Speed competition at the Vermont Summer Celebration, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Moran and Z-Max pushed speed to the maximum, clocking in at 65.38 seconds to claim victory. Moran also placed fourth riding Mr. Happy.
Last week’s winner of the $3,000 Open Speed, Tracy Bartko of Hughesville, MD, was the runner-up this time around with Argus. Bartko was also fifth with Cannon Boy. Please click here for further details
10th August 2002

Show Jumping Results: CSIO Dublin 7-11 August 2002
THE KERRYGOLD SIX BAR, International Jumping Competition
1) GRAF GOLD; Mark ARMSTRONG (GBR), 2) IRISH INDEPENDENT CASPER; Cian O'CONNOR (IRL), 3) EXPERIMENT; Alessia MARIONI (ITA)
THE KERRYGOLD NATION'S CUP, Part of the Samsung Nation's Cup Series 2001-2002, For award of the Aga Khan Challenge Trophy
1) FRANCE, 2) ITALY, 3) IRELAND,
4) GT. BRITAIN, 5) SWITZERLAND
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10th August 2002
Four Additional Cases of Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed at Lexington, Ky Veterinary Hospitals
Reported by: Stephanie L. Church, News Editor, The Horse Magazine ; TheHorse.com

LEXINGTON, KY--- Four additional cases of Potomac horse fever (PHF) have been confirmed at two veterinary hospitals in Lexington, Ky. According to Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (HDM) Veterinary Hospital, two of the horses at HDM are recovering, and one was euthanized. Tests are pending on four other horses at HDM, with their symptoms resembling those found in the clinic's three confirmed cases. One additional case was seen at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
Bill Bernard, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood and Riddle, reported the additional case of PHF diagnosed at that clinic, although the outcome of that case is unknown. Potomac horse fever is normally detected in only one or two horses per year in Kentucky.
Commonly recognized PHF symptoms include diarrhea, depression, colic, anorexia, dehydration, and signs suggestive of laminitis or founder. However, the cases at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee have not exhibited the characteristic diarrhea. The horses had low white blood cell (WBC) counts, a little heat in their feet, and were depressed. Please click here for further details
10th August 2002

Kerrygold Horse Show, Dublin 7-11 August 2002
THE EQUESTRIAN WORLD OF MAYNOOTH, National Championship 128cm
1) REDFORD MAYFLY; Andrew LATTA (IRL), 2) KILMOYLAN JOEY; Vincent BYRNE (IRL), 3) TURBO BOY; Connor LIGGETT (IRL)
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10th August 2002
HorseCityAuctions.com August Update
Over $10,000 in horse merchandise sold to online auction users!
Over the last 30 days, HorseCityAuctions.com has sold over $10,000 in horse merchandise to online users! Professional retailers as well as private users have sold everything from used saddles to new manure picks. One retailer reported over $3000 in revenue in one week alone. Online auctions are growing in popularity each and every day. Are you online using this easy technology to sell your products or used horse goods? The process is fast and easy.
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10th August 2002
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10th August 2002
SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
Stolen Equine Related Items and Property Recovered in South Yorkshire
Stolen 7th August 2002 from a car parked at Hospital in Rotherham-
Stolen from Clayton near Doncaster on 7th August 2002
Stolen between 20/21st July 2002 from Elsecar near Barnsley
Stolen between 19/20th July 2002 from Brierley near Barnsley
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9th August 2002

Federation Equestre Internationale News
8 August 2002

International Young Riders Festival, Hagen a.T.W. (Ger)
From 30 July to 5 August, Hagen was dedicated to the youth and hosted three FEI European Championships for Juniors and Pony riders as well as the FEI/PSI World Challenge Finals 2001, without mentioning national classes.
About 35'000 spectators on Saturday and on Sunday went to encourage and applaud riders participating in the FEI European Junior Jumping Championship, European Dressage Pony Championship, FEI European Eventing Pony Championship, as well as the finalists of the FEI World Jumping Challenge, World Dressage Challenge and Children Dressage Competition.

Samsung Nations Cup ; Battle for the Final
Four teams are in a battle to qualify for the Samsung Nations Cup Final, which will take place from 22 to 25 August in Donaueschingen (GER).
The total number of teams in the Final will be eight (including the home team). The top six teams qualify for the final, plus two wild cards (1 for the home team, one for an overseas team). As the home team, Germany, is leading the standings with a comfortable 63 points, no wild card will be needed to qualify them. Consequently, the best 7 teams of the standings will go to the Final, plus one wild card for the best overseas team (USA).
FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
No changes in the Top Ten. Ludger Beerbaum still leads the rankings with 3547 points, ahead of Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE).
FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
Ulla Salzgeber (GER) leads the rankings with 79.949 points. Olympic Champion Anky van Grunsven goes up from 10th to 8th place.
FEI World Eventing Rankings On The FEI Website
The FEI World Eventing Rankings are now available on the FEI website in a dynamic format.
In Memoriam
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9th August 2002

British Equestrian Team WEG 2002 Official Souvenir Brochure
The British Equestrian Federation have produced an Official Souvenir Brochure to support and commemorate the British Equestrian Team competing at WEG 2002, Jerez, 10-22 September.
The beautifully designed, full colour brochure contains masses of information about the Games, the Team and the seven disciplines competing for their World Championships at WEG.

Interesting articles on horse welfare and travel, the teamwork between riders, owners and grooms as well as where to go in Jerez give an inside view on all the work that has gone into getting a 300 strong British Team to the biggest international equestrian event ever staged.
Photographs and biographies of the riders, drivers and vaulters of the British Equestrian Team reveal fascinating facts about our most famous equestrian athletes. Find out what Pippa Funnell loves most, Richard Davidson's pet hates and Tim Stockdale's favourite food!
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9th August 2002

Rene Gasser - the Master of unique Equestrian Entertainment, presents "Gala of the Royal Horses" ™
Rene Gasser has two passions; Horses and Entertainment.
For many years now Rene has bred and trained these magnificent stallions. This, combined with his other love, entertainment, has produced an event the calibre of which, has only been seen historically in the Royal Courts of Europe or demonstrated in the halls of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Rene has assembled in Australia, some 30 Baroque Stallions, featuring the famous Lipizzaners performing "Airs Above the Ground." And other movements of the "haute école", such as the Levade, Piaffe in the pillars, Courbette and the most difficult of all, the Capriole.
Accompanying the Lipizzaners are the "Black Pearls of Europe", the magnificent Friesians. These majestic horses with their gleaming black bodies, long flowing manes and movements as gracious as their free spirit, are a sight to behold.
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9th August 2002
United States Equestrian Team Names Squad to Compete at CSIO Spruce Meadows
Gladstone, NJ—August 7, 2002—The Untied States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the team that will compete at CSIO Spruce Meadows, September 4-8, in Calgary, Canada. The USET named four riders to the team as well as two alternates.
Riders were selected based on their performances during the six selection trials held in California in July to choose the team that will compete at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
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9th August 2002
International success for second Arabian Horse Show
The second International Arabian Horse Show, Merrist Wood 20th-21st July 2002, the only European Conference of Arab Horse Organisations (ECAHO) ‘B’ show in the UK, was an outstanding success. Hosted by leading London-based corporate financier Amjed Al-Jaffery, the show is now firmly established as an international highlight in the Arab horse show calendar.
The prime location and first class facilities at Merrist Wood provided easy access for both national and international competitors, while the total of £21,000 in prize money provided a generous incentive. All classes were well filled with high numbers of top quality competitors.
Entries were received from as far a field as Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, while a prestigious list of international judges included HRH Teresa de Bourbon of Spain, Isabella Pawelec-Zawadska President of the Arab Horse Society of Poland, Willi Poth from Germany and Ferdinand Huemer from Austria, the current President of ECAHO.
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9th August 2002
Olympians Battle for Victory in $2,500 Open Jumper Competition At Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
East Dorset, VT—August 7, 2002— It was the battle of the Olympians on opening day of the Vermont Summer Celebration, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Peter Leone, a silver medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and Lisa Jacquin, a member of the Silver Medal team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, dueled for the win in the $2,500 Open Jumper competition with Leon coming out on top.
Leone of Greenwich, CT, rode one of four horses to advance to the jump-off over the course designed by Jerry Dougherty. Leone, the first rider back into the ring, posted a time of 33.33 seconds aboard the 12-year-old bay mare, Bella Louisa, that could not be beat.
Jacquin of Wayne, PA, had two chances to beat Leone, but a time of 33.89 seconds riding the nine-year-old thoroughbred-cross gelding, Fabrege, was not quick enough. In addition to second position, Jacquin also took fourth after having a rail down with La Bonita.
Squeezing between Jacquin for third position was Ireland’s Cian McDermott and Falcone II who had a clear round in a time of 34.15 seconds in the jump-off. McDermott, who is based in New Hope, PA, also finished fifth riding D’Accord.
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9th August 2002
USA Equestrian Announces Results Of Green Hunter Pony Championship
Lauren Hogan, a ten year old from Tampa, Florida, rode her own small pony, Miss Australia, to win the 2002 Wild Horsefeathers/USA National Green Hunter Pony Championship held August 6, 2002. The championship was held as part of the USA Pony Finals being held August 6-9, 2002, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. As Champion, Lauren received a Beval saddle, donated by Berk Lee and The Tack Box of Middleburg, Virginia.
Exhibitors went head-to-head in competition competing in an over fences class, a model class and an under saddle class, competing against riders from across the nation to vie for top honors. Competitors qualified to compete in this event by winning a Champion or Reserve Champion at an "A" or "AA" rated USA Equestrian competition between Dec. 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002. This competition was made possible through the generous donations of Wild Horsefeathers and Robin Greenwood/Tinker Hill Ponies.
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9th August 2002

2002 North American Young Riders’ Championships, Presented by State Line Tack, Competition Underway
Old Mill Creek, IL – August 8, 2002 – The 2002 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), Presented by State Line Tack, officially began on Wednesday with dressage and show jumping action at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL. Nearly 200 of the nation’s finest young riders and horses arrived on the scene to compete in this world-class competition featuring show jumping, dressage, and eventing.

At the end of the first half of the Dressage Team Championship, Alison End of South Freeport, ME led the way riding her Danish Warmblood May Star, with a score of 63.949%. Leahe Webb of Temecula, CA placed second on Hugo, owned by Kathleen Webb, with a score of 63.795% and third went to Courtney Raiser of Liburn, GA and Pegaus, owned by Lori Bell, scoring 63.231%. The remaining dressage riders compete for the Team Championship on Thursday at 8:00 am. The other two disciplines get underway on Thursday with Show Jumping beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Eventing Dressage at 1:00 p.m.
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9th August 2002
It’s Official- The Race to the 2003 Budweiser Show Jumping World Cup Final Has Begun for Riders Around the World
Las Vegas, NV—August 8, 2002— The race to Las Vegas has started! Some of the world’s best show jumpers have already begun vying for the right to represent their countries at the Budweiser Show Jumping World Cup Final to be held at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, April 16-20, 2003. The qualifying season for the 25th Annual Show Jumping World Cup is well underway in Canada and competition is getting fierce in the Canadian League as the final Canadian World Cup Qualifier draws nearer. Currently, Victoria, British Columbia-native, Karen Cudmore and Conejo occupy the top position in the standings with 54 points. Kudmore’s win in the $60,000 Quebec City Air Canada Jazz World Cup Qualifier, held June 30, gave her the initial lead in the series. After that win Kudmore went on to win the $60,000 Blainville, Quebec World Cup Qualifier, July 7.
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9th August 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSIO Dublin 7-11 August 2002
THE KERRYGOLD POWER & SPEED, International Jumping Competition, Table A/A 1m40 to 1m50 Two Phases
1) LOTUS XV; Patrice DELAVEAU (FRA), 2) JEROME; Peter CHARLES (IRL), 3) COOLMAN V; Pius SCHWIZER (SUI)
THE KERRYGOLD SPEED DERBY, for award of the Wylie Trophy, International Jumping Competition
1) LISMORE CLOVER; Lt David O'BRIEN (IRL), 2) ABC LANDLIEBE; Cian O'CONNOR (IRL), 3) CARROIR DES AJONCS; Alessia MARIONI (ITA)
National Jumping Competition - M2 (Five Year Olds), Table A/A Two Phases
1) MONTANA; Linda COURTNEY (IRL), 2) NEWMARKET CLARE; Mark O'SULLIVAN (IRL), 3) SUIR CLOVER; Michael BUCKLEY (IRL)
National Jumping Competition - A2 (Grade A), National Rules - Two Phases
1) DOW JONES COURCEL; Dermott LENNON (IRL), 2) CRUZ FOREVER; Andrew DUNLOP (IRL), 3) QUICKSAND; Simon TRENT (IRL)
National Jumping Competition - E2 (Six Year Olds), National Rules, Art. 284.2.3
1) BOEING; James KERNAN (IRL), 2) LOLTAIRA QUEEN; Neal FEARON (IRL), 3) EYE QUE; Gabriel SLATTERY (IRL)
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8th August 2002

‘AI Club’ formed to protect new profession
The proposed Veterinary Surgery (Artificial Insemination of Mares) Order, which is expected to come into force in autumn 2002, will make it legal for ‘lay people’ to carry out equine Artificial Insemination, but only once they have successfully completed an approved training course. The move will ensure that the welfare of the horse is protected and that mares have the greatest possible likelihood of conception through AI. It has led to the launch of a new professional body to govern standards of practice within the industry and to give horse owners peace of mind.
In the same way that you expect your farrier to fulfil strict professional criteria, The AI Equine Trade Association has been set up to support and monitor the interests of the growing number of individuals passing the new, DEFRA approved AI of Equines Technicians training courses.
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8th August 2002

Sweden's Fredericson Brothers Launch Hickstead Assault
Sweden's Fredericson brothers are out to make their mark on this year's British Jumping Derby Meeting at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead (August 22-25). Jens will be defending last year's Hasseroeder Speed Derby win and younger brother, Peder, runner up in the Mitsubishi Eventing Grand Prix at the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show, will be a serious challenge to 2001 British Jumping Derby winner, Peter Charles.
A win by Fredericson junior will not only give him the £20,000 purse and put Sweden in the Hickstead Derby record book for the first time, but it would give him also the £50,000 H&M bonus, for which he has qualified with a third place in last month's Falsterbo Derby.
This year's British Jumping Derby (August 25) will be hard fought. As well as the Charles and Fredericson assault, three Whitakers - John, Michael and Robert - are already well fancied, but ranked alongside them is last year's runner up, Nicky Boulter, Norman Dello Joio, Robert Smith and Tim Stockdale, who is making his last home appearance before heading for the World Equestrian Games.
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8th August 2002
US Participates In World Breeding Championship Dressage For Young Horses
The U.S. had 3 participants competing at the FEI World Breeding Championship Dressage for Young Horses in Verden, Germany which took place August 1-4, 2002. Tennessee based, Jane Cleveland was the highest placed US rider finishing in 10th place in the final standings of the 5-year-old class on her gray Trakehner gelding Kavalier (Amatcho - Kandice). This was the first time Cleveland competed in an FEI competition in Europe. "It was a fabulous experience and the competition was particularly tough said Cleveland. I learned where the judges want the horses to be at a certain age. Breeding and riding are a bigger part of their culture here so of course they are further along than we are but we just have to keep at it".
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8th August 2002

Olympian Jessica Ransehousen Featured Speaker at the North American Young Riders’ Championships, Presented by State Line Tack
Old Mill Creek, IL – August 7, 2002 –The 2002 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), Presented by State Line Tack, began on Tuesday at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL with the veterinary examination of dressage and show jumping horses and a welcome party with Olympic veteran Jessica Ransehousen as the featured speaker.

Ransehousen addressed a full house during the party that included competitors, coaches, chefs d’equipe and officials. The USET Vice-President spoke of the NAYRC as the experience of a lifetime for the young riders.
“For those of you who see this as the ultimate experience, savor the memories,” said Ransehousen. “But most of all have fun!”
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8th August 2002

USOC Board Adopts Hearing Panel Recommendations Acknowledges USET As De Facto Joint NGB
Gladstone, NJ—August 7, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is pleased to report that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors has voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Report and Recommendations of the Hearing Panel reviewing the status of USA Equestrian (USAE), formerly the AHSA, as the National Governing Body (NGB) for equestrian sport.
With 86 individual members of the USOC Board voting, 84 voted to adopt the Hearing Panel’s recommendations, one voted not to adopt and one voted to abstain.Please click here for further details
8th August 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSIO Dublin 7-11 August 2002
THE KERRYGOLD SPEED STAKES, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m35 to 1m45 against the clock
1) GINGER WATT; Dermott LENNON (IRL), 2) FERSEN MAIL; Gilles Bertran DE BALANDA (FRA), 3) LOTUS XV; Patrice DELAVEAU (FRA)
THE KERRYGOLD CLASSIC, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m40 to 1m60 with one jump-off
1) CROCUS GRAVERIE; Gilles Bertran DE BALANDA (FRA), 2) FRASCATOR MAIL; Patrice DELAVEAU (FRA), 3) ABBERVAIL DREAM; Di LAMPARD (GBR)

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7th August 2002

An Appeal to Derbyshire Horse Lovers to Join Charity Ride
ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) staff and their horses will be continuing their journey from Scotland to Westminster on the ILPH Transportation Awareness Ride, accompanied along the way by local riders supporting their cause.
The Ride will start Week 3 at 10am on Monday 12th August at Chelmorton (nr Buxton). Riders are asked to be ready by 9.30 a.m for a possible photocall.
Everybody who is concerned about the long distance transport of live horses across Europe for slaughter, whether a rider or not, is invited to show their support by joining
the Ride or attending at the start on one of the days that it is in their local area.
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7th August 2002
Event Rider Ruth Friend Delighted With New BMW Horsepower
International event rider Ruth Friend has been in cracking form this season, claiming a number of high profile wins and placings with her string of horses, which she trains and competes from a base near Carlisle in Cumbria, her most recent win achieved last weekend in the British Intermediate Championship with Two Thyme.
Being added to the small elite group of ‘Potential’ Olympic riders has necessitated Ruth travelling to designated venues and specialist centres across the country and she is delighted that local BMW dealer Lloyd BMW in Carlisle have generously offered sponsorship for her in the form of a BMW 318i.
Gary Bingley, Dealer Principal at Lloyd BMW said, “Ruth is known to us and undoubtedly has enormous potential as an event rider – we are a local business and we are delighted to support a local rider in her efforts to achieve her full potential.
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7th August 2002
Updated list of International riders and horses in the 2002 Kerrygold Horse Show
Kerrygold Horse Show 7-11 August 2002
2002 Kerrygold Horse Show
Individual Riders In International Competitions
2002 Kerrygold Horse Show
Kerrygold Nations' Cup Teams
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7th August 2002

West Nile Virus ALERT
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that causes inflammation or swelling of the brain and spinal cord. Since its discovery in New York in 1999, the incidence of equine West Nile virus has more than doubled. Once horses show clinical signs of illness, the disease is fatal nearly 40% of the time.
Signs of West Nile Virus: These symptoms can be confused with rabies, EPM ("Possum Disease), equine encephalitis, and other serious neurological diseases. If you see these signs in your horse, see your veterinarian immediately. ·Stumbling or tripping ; ·Muscle weakness or twitching ; ·Partial paralysis ;
·Loss of appetite ; ·Depression or lethargy ; ·Head pressing or tilt ; ·Impaired vision ; ·Wandering or circling ; ·Inability to swallow ; ·Inability to stand up ; ·Fever ; ·Convulsions ; ·Coma
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6th August 2002
Highclere to host Australian Final Selection Trial
Highclere Castle, Sunday 25 August & Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2002
The crème de la crème of international event riders – including a squad of shortlisted hopefuls for the top-performing Australian event team - will be descending on Highclere Castle (near Newbury, Berks) to compete in the Advanced Intermediate section on the Monday at The International Horse Trials & Festival of The Horse (25/26 August). The Australian riders will have all to play for as they compete for a place on their national team for The World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain (11-22 September 2002). They include: Andrew Hoy, Matt Ryan, Bill Levett and Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks who will be joined by Phillip Dutton (flying in from the USA) and other competitors arriving from Down Under on 17 August.
Commented David Green who will be playing host to the Australian riders at his Marlborough base: “I have competed for many years at Highclere and recommended it as the final selection trial because of the testing and innovative course and the varied terrain which should give them a good blow out and provide a great final run.”
Australia is one of the top eventing nations in the world today but Britain will also be among the ‘favourites’ at this year’s World Championships having taken 5 Team Golds and 2 Team Silvers in the last 10 runnings of this event. Bicester-based William Fox-Pitt and Surrey-based Pippa Funnell will be amongst the selected British riders down to compete against the Australian squad at Highclere .
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6th August 2002
British Dressage WEG Team Announced
Following the CDI at Aarhus in Denmark, the selectors have announced the dressage riders who will represent Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games, to be held at Jerez, Spain from 11th - 22nd September 2002. They will be: -
Richard Davison (Staffordshire), riding Ballaseyr Stables' 16.3hh bay mare Ballaseyr Royale.
Emile Faurie (Oxfordshire), riding Dr W Bechtolsheimer's 16.2hh chestnut gelding Insterburg.
Laura Richardson (Oxfordshire) riding Mrs V Richardson's 16.3hh dark brown stallion, Millenium .
Peter Storr, (Oxfordshire), riding Mrs M Heintz's 16.1hh chestnut stallion Gambrinus.
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6th August 2002
American Vaulters Prepared For Challenges In Spain
August 5, 2002 - The Vaulting Committee of USA Equestrian named the vaulting contingent to represent the United States at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Jerez, Spain in September. Kenny Geisler, Devon Maitozo and Erik Martonovich are to compete in the Men's Division. The Women are Pam Geisler, Jill Main and Samantha Smith. The F.A.C.E. Vaulters of Moorpark, CA will compete in the Team classes.
Chef d'Equipe, Emma Drinker, will join the group and act as advocate for the equestrian vaulters at WEG. "This is an experienced and talented group of athletes. They are well prepared for the challenges that will face them in Jerez," said Drinker. American Vaulters have earned medals at all three previous World Equestrian Games. Vaulters and coaches are making final preparations for the competition, and feel that medals are again within the grasp of this strong field of contenders.
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6th August 2002
Mario Deslauries Claims Second Grand Prix Win In The Catskills
Canadian Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers riding his own Big Sir won the $75,000 Hudson Valley Resort Grand Prix on Sunday, as the fifth of the HITS series of horse shows concluded at Kelly Farm in Ellenville, New York. This marked the second big win of the series for Mario, who won two weeks ago with another mount, Everest.
The starting field of twenty-four horse and rider combinations included several veterans of Olympic and international competition, including Kevin Babington, Laura Chapot and Nona Garson, all from New Jersey. The course included fifteen jumping efforts, with one double and one triple combination. Nine of the twenty-four produced clear rounds and proceeded to the timed jump-off. The first horse in the jump-off was Kinetic, from the Sagamore Farm and ridden by Darren Graziano. They showed the way and set the pace with a clear round in the very good time of 36.599 seconds, which gave the rest of the riders something to shoot for. Earlier in the show, Darren and Kinetic won the Thursday, $25,000 Grand Prix where they produced the only clean round.
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6th August 2002

Swail Breaks 100 In Points Race For League Prize
Despite not making it through to the jump-off at Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix today (Monday August 5), Conor Swail nevertheless took Fifth Place, and pushed his points total in the Kerrygold Grand Prix League through the magic 100 barrier to 102.
The Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix was won by Francis Connors on <Cruiseway>, which took him to Second in the League, with a current score of 69 points.
The Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix is traditionally the final preparation for the Kerrygold Horse Show, Dublin, where many of today's riders will appear next week.
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6th August 2002
Equestrian Community Loses Another Legend
Victor Hugo-Vidal, 68, of San Juan Capistrano, California, passed away in the early morning on Saturday, August 3, 2002. He was the 1951 Champion of the AHSA Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Finals and Reserve Champion of the ASPCA Maclay Equitation Finals. In 1971 he was named as the AHSA Horseman of the Year, in 1991 the California Professional Horseman's Association Horseman of the Year and in 1996 was awarded the Walter B. Devereux Trophy for the AHSA Sportsmanship Award. Please click here for further details
6th August 2002
Jimmy Torano Tops $35,000 Vermont Grand Prix, Presented by Bruce Chovnick LLC
East Dorset, VT—August 4, 2002— Jimmy Torano celebrated victory with a win in the $35,000 Vermont Grand Prix, Presented by Bruce Chovnick LLC, at the Manchester and the Mountains Horse Show, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Torano, who has just returned east after competing the United States Equestrian Team’s Selection Trials for the World Equestrian Games in California, did not show any signs of jet lag as he set a blistering pace of 40.93 seconds in the eight-horse jump-off. Torano, who also won a Grand Prix at the Vermont Summer Festival in 2001, appeared very smooth and fluid and he tackled the course set by 1976 Olympian, Buddy Brown, but his pace was deceivingly quick. “This horse has a really big stride, so he can leave a stride out a lot easier than most,” said Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in praise of Aguila, a 10-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood gelding by Libero. Torano collected a winner’s check of $10,500 for the day’s work.
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6th August 2002
Luxury Resort Equinox to Sponsor Vermont Summer Festival Grand Prix
East Dorset, VT—August 5, 2002—Luxury resort Equinox is the final Grand Prix Sponsor of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival. The Equinox Resort & Spa, a four diamond resort in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, is the sponsor of the fifth and final $35,000 Grand Prix of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show circuit. The event will be held at 2:00 pm on the closing day of the show, August 11, 2002.
"The Equinox Hotel is a quintessential historic property, with the staff and services of the finest resort and I believe that many of our exhibitors have found it to be one of the best reasons to add the Vermont Summer Festival to their summer circuit" stated Dotty Ammerman, Vermont Summer Festival Executive Director. "We are excited to be a partner of this fine property and are pleased that the Equinox has rolled out the red carpet for our clients."
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5th August 2002

RESEARCH UPDATE: Fusarium mycotoxins and horses.

Mould infestation of grain and forage plants usually begins pre-harvest. This is greatly influenced by weather conditions and is difficult to control. Mould growth can be compounded by improper storage postharvest, and can alter the nutritional status of horse feed.
This study looked at the impact of Fusarium moulds on feed consumption. Fusarium moulds are commonly found in temperate climates like Ontario, and mycotoxins produced by these moulds have a very high economic impact as grain contaminants. The Fusarium mycotoxins are associated with decreased feed consumption, gastrointestinal disorders and immunosuppression in other livestock species. The horse industry is questioning the effect Fusarium may be having on their horses' performance or breeding ability and, in particular, the dangers that may be inherent with the chronic consumption of low levels of these mycotoxins.
In response to these concerns, this study was conducted to measure the effect of feeding naturally contaminated grains on feed intake and blood responses in the horse, and to measure the efficacy of a natural nutritional supplement in preventing the intestinal absorption of feed-borne mycotoxins.
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5th August 2002

In the Money
What's 35 feet long and stretches from New Zealand, to England, to Prince Edward Island and California? Answer: The only horse trailer in the world to platform load then transport all six equine passengers facing away from the direction of travel. Inspired by experience, Mr Jim O'Brien, CEO of O'Brien Animal Transportation Services, Inc. (OATS) worked with equine behavioral and automotive dynamics concepts to design his new trailer.
Performance horsemen know that transport is the most stressful event that their animals endure. O'Brien, who customises transport for elephants, ostrich and Komodo Dragons, has an interest in engineering out trip stress. Scotland's Edinburgh mounted unit were known to transport their horses rear face. Their saddled horses are out of the trailer fast to face rioters or crowds. The European Union's Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare also endorsed rear face transport. Horsemen with whom O'Brien talked knew it was best for horses, but there were no trailers. Now there is. Built in Arkansas, the double-axle steel gooseneck had its inspiration in a two-horse rear face Kiwi trailer built first in New Zealand, then England. One of these trailers is now in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
"Outside of Australia and New Zealand, there were no all rear-facing trailers," says O'Brien. "I talked to some big name trailer dealers, but they emphasised people amenities. Some might tack on a couple of 45 degree forward facing slant stalls, but they weren't interested in trying platform loading and rear face. Sharon Cregier sent photos and drawings about the concept. Four years after meeting her at an Animal Transportation Association conference, I decided to design a trailer for commercial use to benefit the horses."
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5th August 2002
Condios News Update
Condios (Coriano x Landgraf I), the 7-year-old Holsteiner stallion owned by Morningside Stud, has been approved as a sire by the Australian Warmblood Horse Association (AWHA) and the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. The AWHA is a full member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. Condios (Coriano x Landgraf I) is now approved by seven studbooks in six countries.
The Showjumping Association of Ireland (SJAI) reports that, as of 2 August 2002, Condios has 305 SJAI points. With 201 points required for Grade A status, Condios is one of the youngest Irish-owned horses ever to reach Grade A in Ireland and the youngest to achieve Grade A International status in two countries (Ireland and Denmark).
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5th August 2002

Hazel's Horse Wins Again At Celbridge
The horse of the late Hazel O'Callaghan, the show jumper who died on July 3 after injuries sustained in a fall, today (Sunday) won its second Grand Prix of the season, at Celbridge, South County Dublin, with the only clear round in the jump-off.
Ridden once more by 25 yr old Paul O'Shea from Co. Limerick , the horse <Liffey Valley>, previously ridden by 22 year old Hazel before her tragic accident, also won the Grand Prix at Newcastle West last month
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4th August 2002

PI Associates/PolyPads® fit for the dogs!
The many fans of PI Associates/PolyPads® know that old PolyPads® never die – they just go to the dogs! But now your dog no longer needs to make do with hand-me-downs from horses – he can have a pucker new PI Associates/PolyPads® Pet Bed all of his own.
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Perfect for use in the house, kennel, car and of course the stable yard Polypads® Pet Beds are made from thermally bonded fibre, quilted to a tough polycotton outer which cleverly dry wet pets using accumulated body heat, helping to alleviate stiffness and arthritis. Unlike many pet beds on the market both the outer and the inner of the bed are washed together helping to eliminate parasites and making Polypads® Pet Beds a very hygienic choice.
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The highly practical PolyPads® Outsider® selection goes up to a decadent 8cm double thickness and comes in a range of sizes, making it suitable for every type of dog who enjoys luxuriating on the ultimate of dog duvets.
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4th August 2002

Hickstead Reports Increase In Weekday Gates
Attendance over the five days of the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, was 44,318, slightly down on 2001. "We put the decrease down to the very hot weather," said Hickstead director Edward Bunn. "There is covered seating, but never enough for everyone and I don't think people go out, even to Hickstead, to get burnt in extreme conditions."
Best attendance was on Thursday for the Samsung Nations Cup and Friday for the Mitsubishi Eventing Grand Prix. "This is very much in line with trends over the last few years, when weekday crowds are definitely getting bigger," said Mr Bunn.
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4th August 2002
Governor Pataki Signs Bill- Closes Loophole in Horse Transport Law!
Albany, NY - On July 23, 2002 Governor Pataki signed into law Act 191 closing a "loophole" in New York's Horse Transport Law that often allowed illegal horse haulers to escape prosecution. It states that every vehicle used to transport more than six horses shall have no more than one tier, further strengthening NY’s landmark law against shipping horses in cruel and inhumane double deck trailers originally passed in 1981. The horses shipped in these cruel trailers are often destined for slaughter in Canada for human consumption overseas. Due to a “loophole” in the law there have been several instances when the haulers were able to escape arrest, have the charges dismissed or entered a plea agreement involving fines substantially lower than the law allowed. With the passage of Act 191 this will no longer be the case.
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4th August 2002

Irish Participation In International Events
CSI-C LUCCA ITALY 9-11 AUGUST 2002, CCI*/** HARTPURY ENGLAND 8-11 AUGUST 2002, CSI-A GREAT LEIGHS ENGLAND 16­18 AUGUST 2002, CDI*** DONAUESCHINGEN GERMANY 22-25 AUGUST 2002
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