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15th Sept. 2001 USET Cancel Plans To Send Team To Samsung Nations' Cup Final
Gladstone, New Jersey - September 14, 2001- The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced that it has canceled plans to send a show jumping team to compete at the Samsung Nations' Cup Final scheduled for September 20-23 in Madrid, Spain.
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15th Sept. 2001 Final And First Competition TNT Sires Of The World
Due to the cancellation of Indoor Brabant as a result of the foot-and-mouth disease crisis, the winner of the TNT Sires of the World is still not known. But in this case postponement has not led to cancellation; the final of TNT Sires of the World of the 2000/2001 season will take place on Saturday afternoon, 22 September, during the World Breeding Jumping Championship in Lanaken, Belgium. This competition will also be the first qualifier for the new season.
The gains of the competition are not only of interest for riders and owners. Zangersheide Studbook is putting up a generous breeders premium for those breeders responsible for the three most highly-placed horses.
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15th Sept. 2001
Deadline For Submission Of Proposed Rule Changes Extended
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that a presidential modification to Article 342 of the Rules relating to the schedule for receiving rule change proposals has been granted for this year only. This will allow for an extension of the due date for rule change proposals from Saturday, September 15, 2001, to Monday, September 24, 2001. The extension applies to submissions from USA Equestrian committees, councils and staff.
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14th Sept. 2001 Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team CVI** Malmo, Sweden
31 August, 1 and 2 September 2001
The Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team travelled to Sweden to compete in a CVI** international vaulting competition on 31 August 1 and 2 September. The team was Philip Beasley, Ann Rogerson, Amy Panter, Gemma Hope, Mandy Rawlinson, Joanne Eccles, Louise Smith, Lucy Phillips and Heidi Johnston with Jenni Dailly, Ruth Morris and Jim Pate as travelling reserves. Rebecca Morgan was their lunger and Jenny Leggate was chef d’equipe.
Jenny, Helen Rogerson and Paul Hope drove the horsebox with Rebecca and Daniel Mackay acting as navigators. The journey took them via England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark and across the bridge into Sweden. They took 4 nights to complete the journey with stops at Dover, in Holland and in Denmark. The second stop in Holland was a new education for us all.
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14th Sept. 2001
Great Britain Gets Silver
World TREC Championships 2001, Vielsalm, Belgium 8-9 September
Great Britain confirmed their progress in this comparatively new sport in both the World Championships and the Belgian Open Young Riders Championships in Vielsalm over 2 days of competition. Britain took the Team Silver behind France, and British Riders topped the leader board in two of the three phases. Young Becky Hine from Cumbria took the overall Individual Silver in the Young Riders Competition.
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14th Sept. 2001
Festivities Planned for Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Finals at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia
CULPEPER, VA (September 13, 2001)-The fifth annual Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Invitational Finals will be held from September 26 to September 30 at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia, showcasing the top show jumping horses and riders in the League nationally. On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, competitions will decide the national League champions in four classes:
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14th Sept. 2001 Dealers For The Gladstone Antiques Show Contribute To American Red Cross Disaster Fund On Behalf Of United States Equestrian Team
Gladstone, NJ-September 13, 2001-After Tuesday's tragic events, the dealers for the 7th Annual Gladstone Antiques Show, presented by The Glenmede Trust Company of New Jersey, September 22-23, have decided to donate antiques to be sold during the show with proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund in the name of the United States Equestrian Team (USET). The show will be held at the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
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14th Sept. 2001
BETA founder retires after 24 Years at the Helm
AFTER more than 24 years at the helm BETA’s founder Antony Wakeham is stepping down from his role as director general of the British Equestrian Trade Association.
And his decision to ‘take life easier’ has met with a ‘big thankyou’ from his colleagues and many supporters throughout the equestrian industry – for his sterling work over the years.
BETA Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams said: “Antony has made a huge impact on the equestrian industry and it is good news that he will still be involved with a number of key issues and projects.
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14th Sept. 2001 Brothers Wins ASPCA Maclay Northwest Regional Final
NEW YORK, NY-September 13, 2001-Tara Brothers of Bend, OR won the ASPCA Maclay Northwest Regional Final at the Northwest Autumn Finals in Monroe, WA on September 8.
Brothers qualified for the Maclay National Championships for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, November 2-4, by defeating a field of 12 competitors in the Northwest (Region 7) Maclay Final. Also qualifying were Tommy Brawley of Jefferson, OR (2nd) and Celine Swolensky of Bellevue, WA, (3rd). Fifty finalists from eight Maclay Regional Championships will qualify to compete for the Maclay National Championships for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes. The other qualifying events are:
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13th Sept. 2001 HITS Launches King Shavings, Inc.
SAUGERTIES, NY (September 12, 2001)-Horse Shows In the Sun (HITS), producer of six world class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced the launch of King Shavings, Inc., a new business that will process, bag and sell wood shavings for animal bedding, principally in the equine industry. The first bags of wood shavings will be available from King Shavings in late October 2001. The shavings will be transported to event producers, shavings distributors, and private barns.
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13th Sept. 2001
A Horse, of Course
with Don Blazer
I've always been an advocate of saddle training horses at a young age. It has always gotten me into trouble---not with horses, with people.
What I'm about to say will probably generate a lot more criticism.
I like to saddle break (I use the word "break" just to needle those who are already furious with me) using horses when they are one-year-old.
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13th Sept. 2001
USA Equestrian Releases Advisory To Recognised Competitions
In the wake of Tuesday's terrorist tragedy in the United States, USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) today released an advisory to all Recognized Competitions scheduled during upcoming weeks.
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13th Sept. 2001 Garden State Horse Show Presented By The Junior Essex Troop Presents The John H. Fritz Perpetual Trophy
AUGUSTA, NJ-September 10, 2001-Leigh Healey of Mt. Holly, New Jersey and her mount Ideal from Glenayre Farm receives her award as winner of the John H. Fritz Perpetual Trophy after winning the John H. Fritz $2,500 Challenge Jumper Class at the Garden State Horse Show. The establishment of the new perpetual trophy was part of the 50th Anniversary celebration May 2-6, 2001 at the Garden State Horse Show.
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13th Sept. 2001 Stover Grabs Early Lead In The Jaguar Triple Crown Of Driving Presented By Driving Essentials/Glinkowski Carriages
UNIONVILLE, PA-September 10, 2001-Kimberly Stover of Warwick, MD claimed the lead during the first leg of the Jaguar Triple Crown of Driving presented by Driving Essentials/Glinkowski Carriages. Stover, who was the Jaguar Triple Crown Champion in 1999, won the Advanced Singles division at the Laurels Combined Driving Event in Unionville, PA.
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12th Sept. 2001 The King Of The Ring Will Finally Be Crowned!
The sponsors of the fantastic King of the Ring are getting ready to crown their Kings. Aon, Cushionride Arenas, Dengie Horse Feeds, Crannog Kitchens & Ace Security Management will all be there at Gleneagles Equestrian Centre on the 13th & 14th October, for the Final. The hugely popular series promises a weekend of fantastic Scottish show jumping as well as displays, entertainment and audience participation.
Nothing like this has been done in Scotland before, with the riders competing for a prize fund worth over £5 500. The competition will be strong. The points series is heating up and the crown has proven to be in huge demand.
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12th Sept. 2001 The Borders Festival Of The Horse
Scottish Borders, UK, 18th - 29th May 2002
The Scottish Borders is rightly known as Scotland's Horse Country, its proud riding traditions maintained by the Border towns in their annual Common Ridings when cavalcades of horses ride the boundaries of the common land, and also in the wide range of equestrian businesses and attractions located in this scenic and unspoilt region.
To showcase and celebrate the range of equestrian activities and attractions in the Scottish Borders, the British Horse Society (Borders) is organising a Festival of the Horse to take place from 18th - 29th May next year. The programme will encompass the Floors Castle Horse Trials and a race meeting at Kelso as well as guided rides, competitions, have-a-go sessions and demonstrations covering the whole range of equestrian activities, stud visits and open days, together with themed entertainment and social events. The highlight will be an Equestrian Extravaganza family day at Springwood Park showground in Kelso on Saturday 25th May 2002.
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12th Sept. 2001
Big Ben Project
For The Love Of A Horse

Perth, Ontario, where Ian Millar makes his home, is honouring one of Canada's most successful partnerships in Canadian sport and arguably the greatest team in equestrian history. Millar and Big Ben, the 17.3hh Belgian Warmblood who died in December 1999 at age 23, won hearts of a nation and made their mark in the equestrian world.
As a lasting tribute, Perth's Chamber of Commerce has committed to erecting an arresting bronze statue of Millar and Big Ben in a picturesque park setting along the banks of the Tay River in beautiful downtown Perth, not far from Millar's home and Ben's final resting place. The life-size statue will depict Ian and Ben in full flight over a 5 and-a-half foot jump.
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12th Sept. 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
Final entry for CSI-A Mesikon Switzerland 20-23 September 2001
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12th Sept. 2001 Farmers Prepare For A Bleak Winter
NFU President Ben Gill today outlined his concerns about the prospects for livestock farmers in England and Wales following DEFRA's clarification of the livestock movements that will be permitted this autumn.
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12th Sept. 2001 Equine Management, Auction & Appraisal Services
Equine Management, Auction & Appraisal Services sets clinic dates and locations for the 2002 season. Check our web site at www.saddlefitting.net for information on EquiScan Computer Saddle Fitting Clinic and Farrier Science Clinics.
11th Sept. 2001
Vinoski Wins Blenheim Three-Day Event
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that Virginian, Kimberly Vinoski riding Winsome Adante won the Blenheim Three-Day Event in Oxfordshire, England, September 5-9, 2001 by retaining her overnight lead after a clear round on the cross-country with a clean performance in the show jumping phase.
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11th Sept. 2001 Garden State Horse Show Presented By The Junior Essex Troop Donates $25,000 To Centenary College
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ-September 10, 2001-In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Garden State Horse Show presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., has presented a check for $25,000 to Centenary College, the beneficiary of this year's horse show. The $25,000 donation was presented by John H. Fritz, former Commandant of the Junior Essex Troop, to Centenary College's Wolfgang Gstattenbauer.
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11th Sept. 2001 Show Jumping Results: CSI A Portimao (Portugal) 7/09 September 2001
BCP 1m35 - 2 Phases
1) Marion Hughes (IRL) Flo Jo; 2) D. Hendrickx (BEL) A Touch of Romance; 3) LS. Goncalves (POR) Giffard de la Mare
Vila Vita Parc
1) Marion Hughes (IRL) Flo Jo; 2) P. Raymakers (NED) Van Schijndel's Patrick; 3) J. Silva Pinto (POR) Girassol de Cevadais
Regiao de Turismo do Algarve
1) PL. Cordon Muro (ESP) Enharmonie; ; 2) Marion Hughes (IRL) Flo Jo ; 3) F. Cattebeke (BEL) Sunbird II
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11th Sept. 2001 USET To Host Two Dressage Developing Rider Training Sessions With Olympic Veteran Robert Dover
Gladstone, New Jersey-September 10, 2001-In continuing its commitment to developing promising riders and horses, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) is proud to host two USET Dressage Developing Rider Training Sessions with five-time USET Olympic rider, Robert Dover.
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11th Sept. 2001
USA Equestrian Approves Record Number Of Competitions
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that it has approved a record number of competitions for the 2001 competition year with 2,803 sanctioned to date. This figure compares with year-end totals of 2,742 for 2000 and 2,717 for 1999.
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11th Sept. 2001 Veteran USET Rider Kimberly Vinoski Wins Blenheim Petplan International Three Day Event
Gladstone, NJ-September 10, 2001-Veteran United States Equestrian Team (USET) rider, Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA won the Belheim Petplan International Three Day Event CCI ***, September 6-9 in Woodstock, England, riding Winsome Adante, owned by Linda E.A. Wachmeister. She finished the three phase competition with a score of 41.6 penalties, beating an international field of over a hundred competitors that included Great Britain's 2000 Olympic Team Silver Medalist, Pippa Funnell, and the recent 2001 Burghley CCI**** champion, Blyth Tait, and runner up, Andrew Nicholson, who finished this event in second place as well. Vinoski, who placed second at Blenheim in 1999, was clear on the cross country and stadium jumping phases to finish on her dressage score and place just ahead of Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand, who completed the competition with a total score of 42.6 penalties. Polly Stockton of Great Britain was third with 45.6 penalties.
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11th Sept. 2001 Torano, Haas & Fauth Lead Show Jumping Hall Of Fame Jumper Classic Series Conferences
TAMPA, FL-September 10, 2001- Three riders sit atop the leader boards in the National Horse Sports Foundation Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL leads the East Conference with 128 points; Erin Haas of Chelsea, MI leads the Central Conference with 58 points; and Morgan Fauth of Wayzata, MN leads the West Conference with 43 points.
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11th Sept. 2001 Guenter Seidel Wins At CDI Fritzens
Gladstone, NJ-September 10, 2001-U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) veteran dressage rider Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA won the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle at CDI Fritzens in Austria over the week-end. Seidel, who won team Bronze medals at both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, topped a world-class field of riders. Riding Nikolaus 7, owned by Dick and Jane Brown, Seidel received scores of 71.6% in the Grand Prix and 76.66% in the Freestyle. Additionally, he and Nikolaus were named "Best Horse and Rider" of the CDI.
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11th Sept. 2001 Levy Board funds new Red Book
The BHB today published the second edition of the manual “Health and Safety in the Racing Industry”. Commonly referred to as “The Red Book”, the guidelines aim to show how to interpret the requirements of Health and Safety legislation in the context of the Racing and Breeding Industries.
Written in simple language, the Red Book covers the following areas:
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11th Sept. 2001 Post conviction comment Pugh/Valentine
Two Surrey men who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to handling stolen saddlery stolen from riding stables in Surrey appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Friday (7 September) for sentencing.
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10th Sept. 2001 Show Jumping - Ireland Wins Fourth Nations Cup Of Season
The European Championship team of Kevin Babington, Peter Charles, Jessica Kurten and Dermott Lennon took victory in their final Nations Cup outing of the 2000/2001 season at Spruce Meadows Canada today, Sunday (Saturday- Canadian time), with anchorman Dermott Lennon once again snatching triumph for Ireland in his final round by just one fence.
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10th Sept. 2001
U.S. Riders Place Second In Spruce Meadows Nations Cup

USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the U.S. show jumping team placed second from seven nations in the Bank of Montreal Nations' Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters, CSIO Calgary, Canada on September 8, 2001.
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10th Sept. 2001 Three-Day Eventing: European Young Rider Eventing Championships
WAREGEM BELGIUM 6-9 SEPTEMBER 2001
FINAL Team Results September 9, 2001
1) GREAT BRITAIN ; 2) GERMANY ; 3) FINLAND ; 4) SWEDEN ; 5) IRELAND ; 6) ITALY ; 7) BELGIUM ; 8) POLAND ; 9) PORTUGAL ; 10) FRANCE Total Penalties 2078.8
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10th Sept. 2001 Mr Ned at Blair.
Probably only a few people know that the horse in the Equiworld Logo is a real live horse and belongs to our editor Caroline Martin. His name is Springdale Steven and this year he was part of our busy team at the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair. While I was showing a group of American visitors round the event, Peter Asprey who is our technical chap was supervising the live web coverage and Caroline was keeping the site updated plus finding time to compete in the various show jumping classes. For all of us it was a funny feeling to be knee deep in the heather in the Scottish Highlands beside historic Blair Castle yet be connected to Equiworld by a high-speed ISDN line! Steven on the other hand was happy in his temporary loose box munching hay and enjoying the company of a hundred other horses.
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10th Sept. 2001 Three-Day Eventing Results: CCI*** Blenheim, England 6-9 September 2001
Final Results, Sunday September 9
1) WINSOME ADANTE; Kimberly Vinoski ; 2) FENICIO; Andrew Nicholson ; 3) TANGLE MAN; Polly Stockton Faults 45.6
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10th Sept. 2001 International Dressage : Fritzens-Wattens CDI***, Austria
September 9
At the Fritzens-Wattens CDI*** today (Sunday September 9), Ireland's Anna Merveldt-Steffens placed Eighth in the Grand Prix Special, riding <Darius 213> with a score of 66.9 per cent.
The National Dressage Championships Of Ireland 2001
Cavan Equestrian Centre, Latt, County Cavan, September 9
Yvette Truesdale, riding <Jaywalker> successfully retained her National Championship here today (September 9) by winning the Intermediare 1, repeating her successes of1996 and 2000.
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9th Sept. 2001 Something About Saddles
Have you ever had a problem with your saddle blanket crawling out from under your saddle? It probably slid out the back, right?
Saddle makers solved this problem long ago. But it may resurface in modern times due to the shortcuts taken in the misunderstanding that the woolskin is only a pad. Some who think this way also think it is all right to replace the wool with a synthetic fleece.
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9th Sept. 2001
Dengie Feeds British Team For French Heavy Horse Driving Trials.
Dengie are delighted to announce their support of the British Heavy Horse Driving Trial team. The team are taking part in “La Route Du Poisson” (The Fish Race) 28,29,30th September. Each team uses 10 pairs of heavy horse from Boulogne to Paris. The British horses being used are Percherons, Ardennes, Suffolk Punch and Shires, weighing between 800 and 900 kilos! The British team is one of sixteen teams taking part. The race finishes at the Hippodrome Vincennes, the Trotting racetrack and coincides with The French National Day of The Horse.
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9th Sept. 2001
Saturday,October 20: Dialogue on Nutrition
The 2nd Annual Nutrition conference will feature speakers Dr. Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky; Dr. Harold Hintz of Cornell University; Dr. John Burton, Dr. Physick-Sheard, Dr. Henry Staempfli, and Dr. Mark Hurtig of the University of Guelph; and the ERC's own nutrition researcher Shannon Pratt. Sunday October 28 Woodbine Day at the Races 2001
It is that time of year again, when horse lovers unite for a fun afternoon of dining, thoroughbred racing, and an exciting live and silent auction all in support of the ERC's research, education, and communication initiatives.
NOVEMBER 16,17, &18 Hands on Reproduction Workshops on Transported and Frozen Semen and Artificial Insemination for Stallion and Mare Managers
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9th Sept. 2001
USA Equestrian Announces American Equestrian Games Initiative
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that planning is going forward for a new Federation event, the American Equestrian Games, to begin in 2002. USA Equestrian is the national equestrian federation of the United States. Professional organizer Peter Doubleday has been retained by the Federation to lead the effort.
An exploratory committee had been named earlier this year to investigate its feasibility, and evaluate plans to produce it at the National Horse Center, Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, the home of USA Equestrian.
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