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16th
November 2002

New American Paint Horse book released
More than Color reveals remarkable lives of horses that set Paints a breed apart

FORT WORTH, Texas - Readers interested in gaining a deeper understanding about the American Paint Horse and the outstanding horses that had the biggest impact on shaping the breed can learn a lot from More than Color: Paint Horse Legends, an informative new book by Frank Holmes.
Few people would argue that the American Paint Horse is one of the most attractive horse breeds in the world. A magnificent spectrum of colors and an endless variety of coat patterns have contributed to the horse's widespread popularity.
Vibrant and colorful coats, however, are far from the only characteristics that have endeared this magnificent breed to hundreds of thousands of Paint Horse owners in 43 nations over the past 40 years. In More than Color: Paint Horse Legends, Holmes details not only the looks, but the lives of 18 Paint Horse foundation stallions, mares and geldings who established the American Paint Horse as a distinct breed.
A noted author and equine historian, Holmes tells the story about Paints by delving into the lives of the remarkable foundation horses, citing not only their accomplishments but also the physical and mental attributes that made them so special. At the same time, Holmes explores the lives of the trainers, owners and breeders who were associated with these horses. The work represents one of the most comprehensive biographical sketches ever written about American Paint Horses.
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16th
November 2002
Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series to Hold Championship at National Horse Show in Wellington
Wellington, FL—November 15, 2002—For the first time ever, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series will hold a year-end championship final for the series’ top horse-and-rider combinations in the Junior Jumper and Amateur-Owner Jumper divisions. The final will be held at the National Horse Show, November 26-December 1, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. This is the first year that riders from the East and West conferences will compete against one another in one series final.
On Sunday, December 1, 2002, the nation’s top horse-and-rider combinations in the Junior Jumper division and Amateur-Owner Jumper division will challenge each other in the Internationale Arena at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. The competition will be fierce as horses and riders who have earned the top spots in their conference throughout the qualifying period will challenge the other top competitors from both conferences.
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16th
November 2002
Bonnies Share USA Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award
Edward and Nina Bonnie of Louisville, KY, have been named as the winners of the 2002 First USA Bank/USA Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award for the Jimmy A. Williams Trophy.
This prestigious award is bestowed annually by the USA Equestrian Executive Committee to an outstanding equestrian or equestrians whose "lifetime experience and accomplishments exemplify uncommon devotion to the sport of horse showing and whose equestrian career and horsemanship has continually elevated the sport's excellence."
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16th
November 2002
USA Equestrian Executive Committee Meeting Schedule
The next meeting of the USA Equestrian Executive Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, at 4:00 PM ET. The meeting will be available via live audio web cast and can be reached by visiting the USA Equestrian web site at www.equestrian.org and clicking on the link.
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16th
November 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Berlin Germany 14-17 November 2002
FEI World Cup Qualification, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m50 against the clock
1) VDL GROEP THINK TWICE II; Leopold VAN ASTEN (NED), 2) SHUTTERFLY; Meredith MICHAELS-BEERBAUM (GER), 3) FEIN CERA ; Peter WYLDE (USA)
Audi-Cup for Young Horses 2002, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m45 against the clock
1) KATIE RIDDLE; Lars NIEBERG (GER), 2) MAY AMAIRE; Heinrich Hermann ENGEMANN (GER), 3) CYRANO DE BERGERAC 11; Franke SLOOTHAAK (GER)
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15th
November 2002
Ward Wins The World Cup Grand Prix At The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
McLain Ward, 27, from Brewster, NY, won the $60,000 World Cup class in Toronto (CAN) Wednesday, November 13, aboard the 10-year-old bay gelding, Rio (Belgian Warmblood: Apem Remondo x Crack de Bouche), owned by Ward and Harry Gill. Eight riders made it to the jump off with Ward jumping a clear round in 35.3.
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15th
November 2002
2003 AVA / USA Equestrian Vaulting Championships Approved
At its meeting on November 12, 2002, the USA Equestrian Executive Committee approved the Vaulting Committee's recommendations for awarding the AVA/USA Equestrian National Vaulting Championship to Denver, Colorado. The event will take place August 7 - 10, 2003, at the National Western Complex.
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15th
November 2002
Draft Of Proposed Hunter And Jumper Constituency Representation Available On Web
The draft plan forwarded for membership review by the USA Equestrian Planning Committee is now accessible by visiting USA Equestrian's web site at www.equestrian.org and clicking on the Equestrian Governance button. Comments are welcome and should be sent to lrawls@equestrian.org.
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14th
November 2002

BETA Support Business Forum At Equus 2003
FOLLOWING the huge success of the Business Forum at Equus 2002 plans are well underway to reach new heights with the 2003 forum.
Supported by BETA, the theme for the Business Forum will be 'Developing Your Business' and once again brings together some of the industry's leading figures.
BETA Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams said: "The inaugural Business Forum proved very successful and we are very pleased to be putting together the 2003 event.

"The forum will include presentations on topics vital to the success of businesses in the equestrian industry.
"It will provide the opportunity for those attending to meet others in the industry and to learn more about developing their businesses."
The Forum will take place on Thursday, April 3, and commence at 10.30am with the first of four speakers.
The speakers will include Ronnie Leggat of Merial Animal Health who will talk on Developing your Business- Feasibility, Acceptability, Suitability For Business, and Jane Skepper of HorseIT.com who will discuss Using The Internet To Build Your Business.
Other areas covered will include PR and marketing, staff motivation and training.
The Business Forum will be of particular interest to manufacturers, retailers, livery yards and riding schools as well as anyone involved in supplying goods or services to the equestrian sector.
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14th
November 2002
Comedy And Bargains At Hickstead's Equine Event
Popular comedy television shows will be the theme running through the public forum at the Hickstead Equine Event, to be held at the All England Jumping Course on January 10-12.
Hickstead's version of "They Think it's All Over" is likely to be the highlight, built around the dry humour of showjumper Tim Stockdale coupled with the outrageous comments of dressage trainer and producer Dane Rawlins and, at their mercy, Irish showjumping team member and British Jumping Derby winner Peter Charles, European eventing champion and Badminton winner Pippa Funnell, Young Rider European individual silver and team gold showjumper Jamie Wingrave and Young Rider dressage star Charlotte Edmonds.
Peter, Pippa and Tim will also feature in "Room 101" Hickstead style, airing their pet hates and it is a lottery as to who will parade the catwalk for a lighthearted fashion show "Model (mis)Behavior."
Farrier Richard Chard talks about his job, while a well known local veterinary surgeon describes the highs and lows of "Vets in Practice." Memorable moments - and some best forgotten - are highlighted in a video action feature.
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14th
November 2002
National Disability Sports Alliance Conducts Successful Forum on Judging Dressage Riders With Physical Disabilities
Kingston, RI—November 13, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic Training Center in Gladstone played host to a forum on judging Dressage riders with physical disabilities, November 1-3. The forum was conducted by the National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) in association with USA Equestrian (USAE).
The forum was designed to promote a better awareness of the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) dressage tests and classes through education. It was open to all USAE judges on the roster. Judges with an “r” or above participated free of charge, while there was a nominal fee for judges at the lower levels. Close to 30 judges participated making the forum a tremendous success.
The moderator of the forum was Inger Bryant of England, a member of the IPEC Committee and an international judge. Bryant is deeply involved with the disabled rider program in England and feels the United States needs a boost in promoting the sport.
“There are over 25,000 riders with disabilities competing in England compared to only 70 active participants in the US,” said Bryant “The judges who were at the forum are already good able-bodied judges, they only need to know the differences to make themselves able to judge IPEC classes.”
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14th
November 2002

119th National Horse Show Welcomes Returning and New Sponsors
Wellington, FL – November 13, 2002 – The National Horse Show is proud to welcome back Adequan and BET on Jazz as sponsors for the 119th National Horse Show that will be held November 26-December 1 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, the National’s first appearance outside the New York area.
For this year’s event, Adequan will be the Title Sponsor of the Amateur Owner Jumper Division and will also be presenting sponsor of the National Horse Show Jumper Championship, CSI-W (World Cup Qualifier). BET on Jazz is returning for its third year as the Title Sponsor of the National’s Junior Jumper Division.
Lexus is on board as the “Official Luxury Automobile” and will set up an off-road type course in the Grand Hunter Field for test drives. Lexus will donate one dollar for every test drive to a local charity. Lexus will also be the title sponsor of the High Jump Challenge at the special Friday evening event, “Jumping Under the Stars”. Kilkenny Insurance Agency is also joining this year’s National as a sponsor and will be the “Official Equine Insurance Provider” and also the Title Sponsor of the Amateur Owner Hunter Division.
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13th
November 2002

Success of ILPH Loan Horses
The ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has 455 of their horses and ponies out on loan in Scotland, the majority of which have come from their equine recovery and rehabilitation centre, Belwade Farm, in Aberdeenshire.
Around the Scottish shows this summer some of these equines, from Clydesdales to tiny ponies, have started to make a name for themselves by getting into the ribbons.

With a policy of rehoming the horses and ponies that come into their centres once they are rehabilitated the ILPH ensures that it has the space to be able to take in needy cases.
At present Belwade Farm at Aboyne has several horses and ponies that are looking for suitable loan homes. Among these are 3 thoroughbreds that need experienced riders, extra special care and lots of tlc and Pegasus a 13.2 hh Highland pony who cannot be ridden but would make a lovely companion, is very hardy and lives on fresh air.
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13th
November 2002
Wilcox Dominates CDI*** Oldenburg
Lisa Wilcox, member of the Silver Medal dressage team at the World Equestrian Games in Spain, won all the FEI-level classes at the Internationale Oldenburger Pferdetage held November 8-10, in Oldenburg, Germany. She led the Grand Prix by a sizeable margin aboard Relevant with an impressive score of 78.20%.
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12th
November 2002
British Equine Event Round-Up!
Leisure riders, professionals and many more enjoyed the two-day equestrian extravaganza at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, November 2-3, benefiting from the series of displays, demonstrations, lectures and seminars given by Europe's leading equestrian manufacturers, competitors and celebrities.
An attendance of 15,600, the event's third highest figure ever, saw exhibitors doing brisk business. David Storrar, Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) said, "There was a very positive response to this year's event proving yet again that the event is an outstanding success, attracting support from all equestrian spheres. We are delighted so many renowned equestrian personalities joined us, and we are riding away from this event with more ideas to build on for next year."
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12th
November 2002

BETA Chief Executive Joins BEF Directors
BETA Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams has been invited to join the British Equestrian Federation Board of Directors.
Ms Williams will represent category C members on the board including many of the associations and groups within the equestrian world.
"I am extremely pleased that the other category C members have asked me to represent them on the board and will do everything I can to put forward any issues and views on their behalf that we would like to get across to the British Equestrian Federation," said Ms Williams.

BETA works closely with many organisations including the British Horse Society on such issues as safety and legislation, the Association of British Riding Schools, and the Horse and Pony Taxation Committee
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12th
November 2002

BETA Sponsor New Feed Forum At Horse and Country Fair
BETA is supporting the Horse and Country Fair at Sandown Park by sponsoring a new discussion session - The Feed Forum.
The organisers of the fair which runs on April 12 and 13 are working with BETA to bring together some of the leading figures and experts from the feed industry who will be on hand to discuss the latest developments and technological advances.
The forum will include presentations on topics relevant to feeding horses and ponies including how to understand legislation on feed packaging and how to better understand what ingredients are in the bag.

"We are delighted to be supporting the Feed Forum at the Horse and Country Fair," said BETA Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams.
"There are so many new developments concerning feed and supplements and we felt the forum would provide visitors to the event with the ideal opportunity to find out more about both new legislation and rulings.
"With so many feeds on the market, it is understandable if horse owners become confused on what is the best feeding regime for different types of animal, but the Feed Forum will give them the opportunity to ask questions and give them more direction."
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12th
November 2002

119th National Horse Show To Feature Stallion Dressage Exhibition
Wellington, FL—November 11, 2002—The 119th National Horse Show is proud to announce that it will host a specially-produced musical freestyle dressage exhibition when it hosts its 119th edition, and first at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL, November 26 – December 1
Large black Friezian stallions will perform dressage movements choreographed to music, which has been compared to a fine ballet performance. Horses teamed from a pair up to 8 stallions will perform together with costumed riders.
These Friezian stallions perform Prix St. Georges movements each with black mane and tail flowing. The performances will be held daily, Wednesday through Sunday. When not performing, the horses and riders will be available in the barns all week and welcome visitors to stop by and visit the magnificent animals. Please click here for further details

12th
November 2002
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-B STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 29 NOVEMBER- 1 DECEMBER 2002, CSI-C BOIS LE ROI FRANCE 22 -24 NOVEMBER 2002
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12th
November 2002

USET Executive Committee Responds to USA Equestrian
Gladstone, NJ—November 11, 2002—The officers and executive committee of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) issue the following statement in response to the November 1 communication from USA Equestrian (USAE):
USA Equestrian, under the direction of its President, Alan Balch, has maintained a policy of continuous communications designed to cloud the issue of governance of equestrian sport.

The funds wasted on mass mailings and overnight charges, as well as the time and effort wasted in creating their misleading letters, press releases and emails, are a misuse of resources at a time when our sport can ill afford it. The USET has tried to steer clear of waging a communications battle with USA Equestrian and adhere to a policy of maintaining our focus on our mission of serving our athletes, while still working with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and USA Equestrian where possible, to resolve the dispute within our sport. However, as has happened periodically over the last couple of years, we are currently faced with a communication from USAE so egregiously misleading that we have no choice but to respond.
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11th
November 2002
Cavan International Horse Show (CSI-B) November 7 - 10
Following the Grand Prix at Cavan Equestrian Centre tonight (Sunday), Clem McMahon was declared winner of the 2002 Indoor Show Jumping League, beating Robert Splaine by just one point.
Harry Marshall, riding <Splendido> was the winner of the Aer Rianta Grand Prix at Cavan tonight.
Cian O'Connor received the following awards: Leading National Rider : Leading International Rider : Leading Male Rider
O'Connor has now won the Leading National and International Rider Awards at both of Ireland's international venues - Dublin and Cavan - this year. Please click here for further details
11th
November 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSIOP Verona Italy 8 - 10 November 2002
Ireland's pony riders took third place in the Verona Nations Cup today (Sunday), with Italy finishing first. The Irish team was Bernice Gaffney, Orlaith Sheehan, Andrew Ryan and Sarah Jane Tracy. In today's Pony Grand Prix at Verona, Orlaith Sheehan was Second on Cuffsgrange, while Sarah Jane Tracy placed Fourth with Some Man For One Man.
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10th
November 2002
The Newfoundland Pony
As long as there have been Newfoundlanders in this newest province of Canada there have been ponies assisting them in their labours. As the people have struggled to survive inhospitable weather and landscape and a changing society, so the ponies have had a struggle to adapt to the changes brought on by a modern, mechanized world.
The Newfoundland Pony is descended from those pony breeds commonly used in Europe for draft purposes. In 1611 John Guy brought Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies to the island. Lord Falkland brought over a hardy type for living on hard ground.
In the 1800s when settlement was finally encouraged small draft horses were brought from New England and Nova Scotia. Sable Island ponies came in 1852. In 1939 Welsh ponies arrived from Toronto and were cross bred with Newfoundlands.
The ponies' work year was mainly in the fall, winter, and spring when they hauled caplin and seaweed for the gardens and firewood for the winter. In summer the owners were occupied at sea and ponies were turned out onto open spaces to roam freely and breed.
No law restricted their movements.
The animal that evolved from 400 years of island interbreeding is now known as the Newfoundland Pony. Taken as a whole its characteristics are distinct and unique.
The ponies have a good temperament, are docile and easy to work with. They have a color range from black to brown to bays to roans, chestnuts, and greys, including various shades of dun. They usually have dark legs and manes.
They have a heavy coat which can change color and character seasonally. They have small furry ears and a low set of tail to conserve heat in winter. They have a short back and a height that ranges from 11.0 to 14.2 hands. Evolution gave them legs that are close together so they can travel narrow woods paths freely.
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10th
November 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSIOP Verona Italy 8 - 10 November 2002
Event no. 1, Category: Competition in two phases Tab. A Obstacles: 1.15 mt.
1) NELLY KIM; ULRIKE BRUNS (GER), 2) SHALOM OUTLAW; MARK MCAULEY (IRL), 3) GAZELLE DES TELIER; CHARLOTTE ROBLIN (FRA)
PREMIO BANCO POPOLARE DI VERONA E NOVARA
1) ESPOIR DE LA BIGNE; MARIE MABILLE (FRA), 2) SABRA; JULIE DELAPORTE (SUI), 3) CUFFESGRANGE; ORLAITH SHEEHAN (IRL)
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10th
November 2002

A Horse, Of Course
by Don Blazer
When you ask a horse what he wants for Christmas, you don't expect much of an answer.
"What do you want for Christmas, Walter," I asked?
Instantly he produced a list!
The fact he had the list really didn't surprise me; but the contents of the list did.
The list read, "sweet feed, eggs, molasses, bread, parsley, celery leaves, carrot tops, water, parsnips, Lifesaver mints, peppermint candy and seedless red grapes." The list continued, "measuring cup, tablespoons, egg beater, blender, small round bowl, large round bowl and a cake pan."
I looked at Walter and Walter looked at me. One of us didn't have a clue. Obviously, it was me.
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