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7th
December 2002

EQUITANA Brisbane
16-24 November 2002
Inaugural EQUITANA Brisbane a resounding success!

EQUITANA Brisbane, the largest and most exciting equine festival ever held in Brisbane has come to an end. The inaugural event has been an overwhelming success, with almost 50,000 people from around the country and overseas, attending the event.
"Again EQUITANA has bought people from all over the country, but especially from the Northern regions of Australia, uniting all areas of the equine industry. From competitors, to exhibitors and attendees, the feedback has been extraordinary and we are very excited about making the event more diverse in 2004."
"The extraordinary support from Queensland Events, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and most importantly the horse-loving public of Queensland, have all contributed to the launch and now ongoing development of this major biennial equine festival for Queensland." says event organiser Daryl Herbert.
People attending EQUITANA witnessed the excitement and exhilaration of the world's first-ever indoor cross country event, the beauty and spectacle of the MANE EVENT, gathered tips from some of the best Australian and international equestrian athletes and trainers, and shopped till they dropped at the stalls of over 150 exhibitors.
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7th
December 2002

ILPH Website Revamp Consultation
As part of the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) website relaunch site visitors are being asked to vote for their preferences for the site colour scheme, font and linking colours.
The new look ILPH website contains all the information that was on the old site but is more easily accessible through simple drop down menus.
With their own secure login supporters will be able to renew membership online, change their address or check donation history at a time that suits them. It will be much easier to purchase items via the website and it will be possible to track the progress of these orders.

Comments Phil Spiby, Communications Manager at the ILPH, "I'm very pleased that we are able to offer our supporters the opportunity to make the site as attractive as possible, afterall they are the ones that will be using it !
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7th
December 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Maastricht Netherlands 5-8 December 2002
INTERNATIONAL JUMPING COMPETITION B GROUP, International Jumping Competition Two Phases Table A/A 1.40m
1) NENA; Marc HOUTZAGER (NED), 2) KUPIDO; Jurgen STENFERT (NED), 3) INDULLAH; Herriet HOLTUS-VAN TRIEST (NED)
HOEFSLAG PRIX, International Jumping Compet. Table A with Jump Off 1.50m
1) LINCOLN; Albert ZOER (NED, 2) HBC JACOMAR; Marc HOUTZAGER (NED), 3) CLINTON; Dirk DEMEERSMAN (BEL)
HORSE INTERNATIONAL PRIX, International Jumping Comp. Table A 1.50m Against the Clock
1) CHICA BAY; Paige RASSAS (USA), 2) LOOPING 33; Jurgen KRACKOW (GER), 3) AK&K MINANDA; Henk VAN DE POL (NED)
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7th
December 2002
New Jersey Court Rejects As Frivolous USET's Motion To Disqualify Attorney
After hearing lengthy oral argument, the Superior Court of New Jersey today denied the motion of the United States Equestrian Team, seeking to disqualify the attorney representing Alan Balch, who is challenging the validity of various corporate actions taken by the USET in the fall of 2001. Judge Edmund R. Bernhard also ruled that the motion of the USET was unsupported by facts, was contrary to the law, and was frivolous. As a result, he ordered that the USET and its attorneys must pay sanctions to reimburse the legal fees incurred in opposing their motion. Mr. Balch is the President of USA Equestrian, the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, which authorized Mr. Balch to file the New Jersey litigation.
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7th
December 2002
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-W GENEVA SWITZERLAND 12 – 15 DECEMBER 2002, CSI-A FRANKFURT GERMANY 12 – 15 DECEMBER 2002, CSI-A MILANO ITALY 13 - 15 DECEMBER 2002, CSI-B GENOVA ITALY 20 – 22 DECEMBER 2002, CSI-W MECHELEN BELGIUM 26 – 30 DECEMBER 2002
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6th
December 2002

A Horse, Of Course
by Don Blazer
He's a wale of a horse, because he's not a Whale of a horse, just a Waler.
A Waler is the national horse of Australia and derives his name from his region of origin, New South Wales. He is also known as the Australian Stock Horse.
Similar to the American Quarter Horse, he has an alert, intelligent look, with a full eye, wide nostril and broad forehead. He has a long, graceful neck, set well on a sloping shoulder. He has a deep, wide chest, well-sprung ribs, well-developed forearm, short, flat cannon bone and strong, powerful hindquarters, well-muscled and nicely rounded.
=The first horses were imported to Australia in 1795 and they had their foundation in Dutch and Spanish blood, as well as, Arab and Barb ancestors.
From these first horses came type selection-some were used as saddle horses, some as cavalry horses, and some as racing horses. (Racing was established in Australia in 1826.)
The Waler, which comes in a variety of conformation types, gained international fame during World War I when the heaviest type forged a legend for courage and stamina in handling bulky artillery. His contribution to the war effort earned him a place as one of the most famous horses within the British Empire.
While the Waler may be the actual original Australian Stock Horse, today's Australian Stock Horse horse is more compact and well balanced. The early Waler showed a lot of ranginess from the Thoroughbred and a lot of bulkiness from the draft breeds.
The Australian Stock Horse was bred for work on a station (ranch), capable of working in rough terrain and capable of handling cattle and sheep.
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6th
December 2002
HBO to Sponsor Junior Medal Class
The New Marshall & Sterling League welcomes HBO as its newest sponsor.
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 5, 2002)--The New Marshall & Sterling League announced today that Home Box Office (HBO), America's leading premium television network, has become the title sponsor of the League's Junior Medal Class to be introduced in 2003. The class will be called the HBO Junior Medal.
HBO joins Charles Owen in the title sponsor category. Charles Owen, the leading manufacturer of quality riding helmets, will sponsor both the Charles Owen Children's and Adult Medal Classes for the 2003 & 2004 seasons. Other sponsors include long-time League sponsor-Marshall & Sterling Insurance, League co-sponsor-Great American Insurance Companies, presenting sponsor-Corona-Lexol, sponsor of the Pre-Green Hunter Division-Stillwell-Hansen, Inc., and sponsor of the Pony Hunter Division-The Equestrian Shop, Inc.
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5th
December 2002
Could You Be A World Neighing Champion?
How is your neighing? Are you a good imhorseanator? Well here is your chance to become a World Champion. The organisers of the Olympia International Show Jumping Championships (19th-23rd December) have teamed up with Sony Ericsson and are giving you the opportunity to become the first-ever World Neighing Champion!
All you have to do is visit the Sony Ericsson stand in the Grand Hall during the show and they will record your voice and you will then be judged by one of the Sony Ericsson team of international show jumpers. There will be a prize for the winner of each performance and each performance winner will go through to the Grand Final!
Not only will you be the World Neighing Champion, you will also walk away with a magnificent Sony Ericsson T68i, which will be presented to you on the final evening by one of the world’s greatest show jumpers, Franke Sloothaak! The Sony Ericsson T68i is all about imaging, usability, great looks and the latest mobile technology. As the first ever phone to support MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), it's the most expressive way to communicate on the move.
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5th
December 2002

Burghley Wins The Equestrian Oscar - Again!
The Burghley Masterfoods Horse Trials has been awarded the prestigious L’Annee Hippique Award for the best Three Day Event in the world in 2002.
Voted for by the international riders, the accolade is, in effect, the Oscars of the eventing world. Burghley has been presented with the coveted award on three previous occasions, more than any other event in the world.
Event Director, Bill Henson, who will travel to Maastricht show on December 7th to collect the award said of the win “Receiving an award that has been voted for by the riders is particularly special. The public vote in a different way, with their feet and the steady increase that we are seeing every year at Burghley is testament to their enjoyment of the event as well. Both the riders and the public know that the event will continue to evolve and improve and next year’s will be even better.”
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5th
December 2002
Werner Wins Breeders' Award
Judy Werner of Waterloo, IA, is the 2002 recipient of the USA Equestrian Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders' Award. The award was established in 1998 to recognize an individual who consistently breeds outstanding show horses and honors the role unique breeding enterprises have in the development and improvement of show horses.
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5th
December 2002

Irish Draught Horse Society revamps site
The Irish Draught Horse Society of New Zealand has made a fresh start online with a brand-new website showcasing the breed. One of the original New Zealand equine organisations to take to the Internet, the society recently revamped its website to include more news, information, and services to members and visitors. The revamped site, at www.irishhorse.org.nz, was designed by equine web design specialists Horsetalk, and is also hosted by Horsetalk.
Breeders also now have an opportunity to have a page within the site, which is proving an affordable way for those with smaller studs to have an online presence, says society president Colin Price. "Our new site offers more possibilities for the society and our breeders to promote their horses, and the breed," he says. "Breeders can have their own sites or pages within our site, and we are now also offering a sales section, and an area for form downloads."
News from the society and beyond is updated on the site after each newsletter is produced, and back copies of the newsletter will be available.
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5th
December 2002

USET Honors 2002 Champions
Gladstone, New Jersey—December 4, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) named champions in dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, and show jumping in 2002. The USET commends all equestrian athletes in America for their outstanding 2002 achievements.
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5th
December 2002
Leslie Howard To Compete In The Top Ten Final In Geneva
Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, will be competing in the Top Ten Final at CSI-W Geneva, Switzerland, December 12 - 15, 2002, rated as the best indoor show of the season. This year is the second edition of the Top Ten Final, open to the best 10 riders of the FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings. The Final will take place on Saturday evening where five nations will be represented. Leslie Howard, currently ranked in 11th position on the FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings, moved into 10th position for this class after a higher ranked rider notified the FEI of his non-participation.
Howard will be the only lady rider and the only overseas rider competing in the Final.
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5th
December 2002

USET Names Lauren Hough November Athlete of the Month
Gladstone, NJ—December 4, 2002—Sydney Olympian Lauren Hough of Wellington, FL was named United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for November for winning the $100,000 National Horse Show Jumper Championship on the final day of the 119th annual National Horse Show in Wellington, FL. The Championship was a qualifying class helping to determine which U.S. show jumpers will earn the right to compete at the 2003 Budweiser World Cup Final next April in Las Vegas, NV.
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4th
December 2002

Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI/GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS: Top Ten announced
After four important events in Germany last November (Hannover, Berlin, Stuttgart and Munich), the German riders have consolidate their position in the Top ten of the World Riders Rankings supported by the Italian fabrics designer Gandini.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) is still in the lead with a total of 3495 points, 896 points ahead of his runner-up Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA). Beerbaum won the Grand Prix in Stuttgart two weeks ago, and placed 2nd in the World Cup in Berlin and 2nd in the Grand Prix in Hannover.

FEI /BCM WORLD RIDERS RANKINGS
Ulla Salzgeber still leads the rankings / Ingrid Klimke enters the Top Ten
Ulla Salzgeber (GER) leads the rankings with 79.856 points ahead of Nadine Capellmann (GER) with 78.750 pts and Lisa Wilcox (USA) with 78.208 pts.
Ingrid Klimke (GER) enters the Top Ten with an incredible jump from 16th to 7th place.
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4th
December 2002
Ricochet Ridge Ranch
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4th
December 2002
Record Breaking Attendance At The 119th National Horse Show In Wellington
Wellington, Florida --- December 2, 2002 --- After being held indoors for 118 years at Madison Square Garden (with the exception of six years at the Meadowlands in New Jersey), The National Horse Show concluded its 119th year yesterday at the spacious, outdoor show grounds of The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The National, founded in 1883, is the oldest and most prestigious horse show in the U.S., bringing together the best horses and riders in the country.
During the last six years, attendance at the Madison Square Garden location had dramatically deteriorated, particularly after 9/11. The social cachet that had once been associated with the show had for some reason begun to lose its luster. Add to that the inability to secure a long-term, economically feasible contract with the Garden, and, by the spring of 2002, the continuing existence of The National was in jeopardy.
To the rescue, Gene Mische, Chairman of The National as well as Chairman of Stadium Jumping, Inc. -- Mr. Mische made the dramatic decision to move The National to an outdoor venue, far away from the New York metropolitan area, and to break with the show’s longstanding tradition.
While there were skeptics, the skeptics have now been proved wrong. The crowds came back, the social set was out in full force and the horses and riders were shown at their best in the flawless show rings of The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.
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4th
December 2002

Complete Results from 119th National Horse Show
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3rd
December 2002

TopSpec Launch New BloodStock Feed Balancer
TOPSPEC Equine has launched a new feed balancer to help provide optimum nutrition for thoroughbred broodmares, stallions, foals and youngstock.
TopSpec BloodStock feed balancer is formulated to the best possible specifications, using the highest quality ingredients.
It contains optimum amounts of all the micronutrients needed to complement feed intake and allow bloodstock to reach their maximum potential.
TopSpec Bloodstock improves nutrient availability in two ways:
Firstly the minerals, vitamins, trace-elements and amino acids balance hay (or haylage) and straights, allowing them to be utilised more efficiently.
Secondly the pure yeast improves the digestibility of fibre in the hindgut. These facts mean that horses can receive optimum nutrition from reduced levels of hard feed, with many resulting benefits.
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3rd
December 2002
2002 U.S. Olympian Lauren Hough Wins $100,000 Nat' Horse Show Jumper Championship
WELLINGTON, FL – Defending champion Lauren Hough of Wellington outdueled 1992 individual bronze medalist Norman Dello Joio to capture first place in the $100,000 National Horse Show Jumper Championship on the final day of the 119th annual National Horse Show Sunday at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.
Hough, a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, maneuvered Clasiko, a 12-year-old brown Holsteiner gelding, to his first grand prix victory, going clear in the jump-off round in 42.08 seconds. Dello Joio, aboard Glasgow, a 12-year-old chesatnut warmblood gelding, knocked down the fourth fence in the jump-off and also had four time faults, finishing in 48.98 seconds.
“It’s very difficult going first in a two-horse jump-off, especially with Norman behind you,” said Hough, who won last year’s event aboard Windy City. “Clasiko is not a very fast horse, but he’s been going great. I think he’s just coming into his own.”
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3rd
December 2002
New Marshall & Sterling League Gears Up for 2003 Season
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 2, 2002)--The New Marshall & Sterling League, presented by Corona-Lexol, is pleased to announce that it will offer hunter/jumper exhibitors some exciting new levels of competition for the 2003 season. The new League will introduce an expanded series of competition to include 11 hunter divisions, 5 jumper divisions, indoor finals for the Young Jumper Championships, the HBO Junior Medal Class, the Charles Owen Children's and Adult Medal Classes, and a Grand Prix. The competition year will culminate in an exclusive National Indoor Finals to be held September 17-21, 2003 at Worcester's Centrum Centre, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Worcester's Centrum Centre is one of the nation's most celebrated sports arenas, located right in the heart of New England (40 miles west of Boston). With this impressive facility as its backdrop, the New Marshall & Sterling League will provide a first-class finals competition that is poised to become the event of the season for hunter/jumper enthusiasts across the country.
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3rd
December 2002
The Social Scene Sizzles At The 119th National Horse Show
Wellington, Florida---December 2, 2002---The 119th National Horse Show, held for the first time at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida, concluded yesterday. The National, founded in 1883 by members of New York’s Social Register, traditionally brings together the best horses and riders in the U. S. competing for some of the most prestigious and lucrative prizes in the equestrian world.
More than 57,000 spectators jammed the stands and enjoyed the competitions and exhibitions during the six-day show. Sponsors The Palm Beach Post, Lexus, BET, Adequan and Kilkenny Insurance were gratified to have been associated with such a successful endeavor.
But what was the equestrian in-crowd up to during those six days? During the day, those in the know wined and dined, while watching the competition, at The Diamond Horseshoe Club Tent, overlooking The Internationale Arena. An elaborate continental breakfast started each day off at 8am, with lunch and beverages served beginning at 11:30am --- all with proper linens, china, crystal and silverware. The Diamond Horseshoe Club Tent, exquisitely appointed with flower-filled window boxes, wainscoting and chandeliers, was by far the best place to see and be seen during the week. Please click here for further details
3rd
December 2002
Canadians Karen Cudmore and Melissa Brown Qualify to Compete at 2003 Budweiser Show Jumping World Cup Final in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV—November 29, 2002—After a fierce qualifying season, Canadian show jumpers Karen Cudmore and Melissa Brown have qualified to represent Canada in the Budweiser World Cup Final at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, April 16-20, 2003. Cudmore and Brown, teammates on Canada’s World Equestrian Games show jumping team, earned the right to compete by finishing first and second, respectively, in the World Cup Canadian League standings. Two-time World Cup champion Ian Millar finished third and is first alternate for Canada should either Cudmore or Brown wind up not going.
Cudmore, originally from Victoria, British Columbia, is now based in Omaha, Nebraska. She topped the standings with a total of 58 points. Cudmore’s first place finishes at the Blainville World Cup Qualifier in Quebec and the Concours Hippique de Quebec World Cup Qualifier also in Quebec gave her a lead in the standings that she was able to maintain throughout the season.
With her second place finish in the standings, Melissa Brown of Claremont, Ontario, earned the right to join Cudmore in Las Vegas. Brown finished the qualifying period with 44 points. At the young age of 23, Brown’s trip to Las Vegas will mark her second consecutive trip to the World Cup Final.
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3rd
December 2002

USET’s History-Making World Equestrian Games Performance To Be Shown on Outdoor Life Network
Gladstone, NJ—October 21, 2002— The history-making performance of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will be shown on television in early December. U.S. riders, drivers and vaulters won a total of eight medals, doubling the U.S.’s best previous performance.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the World Equestrian Games telecasts on Outdoor Life Network will now air as follows:
December 24 10:00am Dressage ; December 26 10:00am Individual Jumping ; December 27 10:00am Eventing
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3rd
December 2002
USA Equestrian Committee Meeting Available Via Webcast
The next meeting of the USA Equestrian Executive Committee will be held Tuesday, December 3, at 4:00 PM ET, and will be available via live audio webcast. The webcast can be reached by visiting the USA Equestrian web site at www.equestrian.org and clicking on the link.
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3rd
December 2002

USET Announces Additions To Its Website
Gladstone, NJ—December 2, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) announces two exciting additions to its award-winning web site, www.USET.org, that will provide show jumping fans the ability to access an abundance of information with a minimum effort.
To better serve show jumping riders and spectators, the USET has created two, new links from the show jumping home page. A link to the USET’s Weekly Computer List rankings as well as a link to the FEI World Cup Points have been created to provide access to accurate, up to date information and results directly through the USET”s web site.
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3rd
December 2002
Robert Rost Passes Away
Robert C. Rost, DVM, 78, of Branchville, NJ, the 1996 recipient of the AHSA Lifetime Achievement Award and an all around jumping authority, passed away Thursday, November 28, after a long illness.
Known as a horse show fixture, having dedicated himself for nearly 40 years to innovative horse show management, as well as to maintaining an active show stable with his daughter, Robin, Rost ran the Washington International Horse Show during its infancy. He also managed the Sussex Farm & Horse Show and ran the Fairfield Horse Show for 40 years.
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2nd
December 2002
Dressage Result: Munich Indoors CDI*** Germany - 1st December 2002
Irish Rider Wins Grand Prix Special
Irish international dressage rider Anna MERVELDT-STEFFENS riding FOSBURY T won the Karstadt Oberpollinger prasentiert Grand Prix Special class at Munich Indoors CDI*** this morning (1st DECEMBER 2002).
International Dressage Competition
Karstadt Oberpollinger prasentiert Grand Prix Special
1. FOSBURY T;Anna MERVELDT-STEFFENS (IRL), 2. HERMES;Andrea JOHN (AUT), 3. BOSPOROUS S;Olga KLIMKO (UKR), 4. FERRAGAMO;Heike KEMMER (GER), 5. BELLMAN DANE;Constanze RUGHEIMER (GER), 6. GLORY PIX F;Alfons FRIEDBERGER (GER)
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2nd
December 2002

A Horse, Of Course by Don Blazer
New Year's resolutions are always made with good intentions.
I recall my mother told me the road to (you know where) was paved with good intentions.
The problem seems to be we are always making these resolutions to "improve ourselves." It's not a selfish thing; we generally want to improve ourselves in a way to benefit others. Our intentions are good, but they usually don't get much done.
Well, this year I'm recommending a "class action" set of New Year's resolutions not to improve ourselves, but to improve things for our horses. Maybe this way we can get something done.
Don't panic; it isn't going to be a lot of work. You aren't going to have to give up anything---well, maybe a little time, maybe a little effort. What I want our class action resolutions to do is change the way we think-just a little bit-about our horses.
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2nd
December 2002

Record crowds at 119th National Horse Show and Jumping Under The Stars
Wellington, FL- November 30, 2002-. The stands were full to capacity during the day on Friday. As evening arrived with the Black Tie Gala Jumping Under the Stars, the crowd was overflowing and extremely enthusiastic. The featured evening class, the High Jump Class, was won by a McLain Ward of Brewster, NY aboard Achat 6. They made a very game effort and just missed breaking the record set in 1949. The breathtaking Dressage exhibition of Fresien stallions brought the crowd to its feet early in the evening and the Ladies Side Saddle in all its finery and elegance was won by Mistress Connie with Jocelyn McDonald aboard.
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2nd
December 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-B Stockholm Sweden 29 November - 1 December 2002
Class S6, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m40 against the clock
1) MAKE A JOKE; Royne ZETTERMAN (SWE), 2) LASSERGUT CONTOUR; Stanny VAN PAESSCHEN (BEL), 3) SIGANE VD GRUNDEVAL; Maria SUNDBERG (SWE)
Stockholm Mitsubishi Grand Prix, International Jumping Competition, Table A 1m50 with one jump-off
1) VDL CARDENTO 933; Peter ERIKSSON (SWE), 2) CLASSIC H ; Helena PERSSON (SWE), 3) CARLOT 3; Maria SUNDBERG (SWE)
Mitsubishi Motors Cup, International Jumping Competition, Top Score 1m45 with Joker
1) MILLAR; Koen VEREECKE (BEL), 2) OLEANDER ; Peter POSTELMANS (BEL), 3) CARLOT 3 ; Maria SUNDBERG (SWE)
Class S4 International Jumping Competition, 1m40 Two Phases
1) RICHMOND PARK; Royne ZETTERMAN (SWE), 2) LADY PACHAT; Cameron HANLEY (IRL), 3) SAFFIER; Billy TWOMEY (IRL)
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December 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Munich Germany 28 November - 1 December 2002
Munich Grand Prix, International Jumping Competition
1) For Pleasure; Ehning, Marcus (GER), 2) Coster; Ahlmann, Christian (GER), 3) Hildon Fleche Rouge; Mc Intosh, Samantha (BUL)
Audi Cup for Young Horses – Final, International Jumping Competition
1) Contendra; Beerbaum, Markus (GER), 2) Gordon; Ahlmann, Christian (GER), 3) Acajou; Merschformann, Markus (GER)
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1st
December 2002

Mixed courses for horses: research shows the benefits of a varied diet in stables
Providing stabled horses with a range of forages could significantly reduce abnormal behaviour patterns, according to animal behaviour experts at the University of Southampton.
In collaboration with the WALTHAM Equine Studies Group, based in Leicestershire, the Southampton team has been investigating the link between diet and behaviour in stabled horses. Their findings, published the Equine Veterinary Journal, show that when provided with a variety of forages to choose from, stabled horses exhibited less 'abnormal' and potentially harmful behaviour.

The research is of particular importance to trainers of racehorses, eventers, dressage horses, and other competition horses, which necessarily often have restricted access to pasture, and which have already been identified as being at risk of developing behaviour problems.
Research leader, Dr Deborah Goodwin, lecturer in Applied Animal Behaviour at University of Southampton New College, explains: 'Unlike horses at pasture which have access to a variety of grasses and other plants, many stabled horses have highly restricted diets, often with only one or two foods available to them at a time. Previous studies have linked this to changes in patterns of behaviour, including a tendency for horses to eat their straw bed, a habit that can lead to colic, which is a potentially fatal condition.
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December 2002
Supermodel Jodie Helps Launch First Hickstead Ball
Some of the best-known stars of dressage, showjumping, eventing and polo will be helping to launch the first Hickstead Annual Riders Ball at the All England Jumping Course on Saturday December 7.
And among them is polo player and super model Jodie Kidd, European eventing champion and 2002 Badminton winner Pippa Funnell with husband, international showjumper William, the fans'favourite showjumper Tim Stockdale, and eventers Rodney Powell and Leslie Law as well as dressage star Peter Storr.
More than 400 tickets have been sold for the Ball, which will be held in the state of the art themed and heated marquee introduced to Hickstead to great acclaim last year. The reception area will be transformed into a ice palace, while the dining area will be a room of fire using stunning and sophisticated lighting and props.
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December 2002
Books do help
The proof they say, is in the pudding.
In this case, the proof is in the AQHA Reserve World Championship trophy. And that puddin' is pretty tasty.
First Rate Mos, pictured as a three-year-old in training in the book Natural Western Riding by Don Blazer and Cathy Hanson, won the Junior Trail Horse title at the 2002 AQHA World show in Oklahoma City.
The training techniques offered in the book, without a doubt, get results.
First Rate Mos is owned by Fay Vonada and was ridden in the championship performance by Quarter Horse trainer Cherie Vonada. Cherie designed the practice trail horse courses included in the book.
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