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1st June 2002

16-24 November 2002
May News Update

This is your chance to secure the best seats in the house! Tickets for EQUITANA - the biggest and most exciting equine event in the Southern Hemisphere - will go on sale through TICKETEK.
The equine event that has taken Australia by storm, Equitana Brisbane offers 6 days of action and excitement for horse enthusiasts and non-horse lovers alike:
Announcing 2 exclusive EQUITANA Clinics
Special guests of EQUITANA Brisbane are Monty Roberts and Ulla Salzgerber, presenting exclusive clinics. This will be the only chance this year to see these two stars present what they do best and tickets are strictly limited - be sure not to miss out!
One day is definitely not enough!
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1st June 2002
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2002
Bigger And Better Blair
Plans are progressing for the 2002 Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair – August 22nd to 25th.
Director, Sarah Phillips, who joined the team at Blair in March is settling in. She said, "I am beginning to put faces to names now and it is great to be working with such an enthusiastic team. We are building on the success of previous events and I am convinced this year will be bigger and better than ever."
The CCI one star and two star classes are at the top of the list for many top international riders with young horses to bring on. Indeed several young horses which cut their teeth at Blair Castle, went on to much greater things, such as Blyth Tait’s Ready Teddy and Chris Bartle’s Word Perfect. Entries are expected to be at their maximum again this year.
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1st June 2002
The Chilcotin Mountain Horse Trek Challenge
British Columbia, Canada
I saw an editorial in one of our Equestrian trade magazines seeking PIONEERS ! Intrigued I rang for details and discovered an opportunity to help a charity for which I have always had a soft spot- Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Further enquiries now mean that I am to embark on a very challenging trek through the Columbian mountains. Amenities will be basic and we will have to carry everything needed for the entire trek on packhorses.
However before that I have to raise a considerable sum of money for the guide dogs. It costs £10 per day to train and support a Guide dog partnership all from voluntary contributions. There are over 5000 guide dog partnerships in the UK as well as the other services provided to visually impaired people. All the money I raise for the challenge will go to the charity. (Only 4p in the £ is taken for administration)
I am doing several fundraising events including a sponsored ride and a dog show. This is hard work but very rewarding.
Many of our Equestrian wholesalers have been extremely generous and have donated some lovely prizes. In order to give more people the opportunity to win I have arranged an Internet draw. To be eligible, for every pound donated to your name will be entered once into the draw. (i.e. £1 = one chance £5 = five chances etc.)
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1st June 2002 offers More and More
Now the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) website has more on line facilities than ever:
· Tickets can be purchased for the ILPH Equine Jubilee Celebration Ball, on Friday 22 November, at Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London;
· Raffle tickets for the Grand Summer Draw (£5,000 first prize) can be ordered;
· Entries can be made for the ILPH Hall Farm Summer Show, on Saturday 22 June at Snetterton, Norfolk;
· Mail Order goods can be purchased;
· Adult and Junior Membership subscriptions can be made;
· Donations can be made.
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1st June 2002
David Yurman Named Official Jewelry Designer of The Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY—May 30, 2002—The 27th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, is proud to announce that leading jewelry designer, David Yurman, is returning as the Official Jewelry Designer and Official Timepiece of the 2002 Hampton Classic Horse Show.
This year’s Classic, which takes place in Bridgehampton, NY on August 25 - September 1, hosts exciting hunter/jumper competition from junior levels up to the pinnacle of the sport, grand prix show jumping. The best riders of the sport, including Olympic medalists and World Cup winners, will be competing for the top prize in the featured class of the horse show, the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix.
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1st June 2002
Blarney Horse Trials Cancelled Due To Bad Weather
A decision was taken by the organisers of the Blarney Castle International Three Day Event in Co. Cork to cancel all classes of the competition (CCI**/CCI*/CCNJ) for safety reasons, due to adverse ground conditions caused by bad weather.
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1st June 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSIO Lucerne Switzerland 30 May - 2 June 2002
Preis des Casino Luzern, Grand Prix Qualification, for Land Rover Grand Prix
1) Eve des Etisses; Hubert Bourdy (FRA), 2) Tinka's Boy; Markus Fuchs (SUI), 3) AK Caridor Z; Jos Lansink (BEL)
Radio Sunshine Preis, Youngster Tour
1) Capitana G; Mylene Diederichsmeier (GER), 2) Sylver II; Rob Raskin (AUT), 3) Cosima R; Theo Muff (SUI)
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1st June 2002
Show Jumping Results: CSI-A Spangenberg Germany 31 May - 2 June 2002
Preis der Friedola, 1. Qualification for Final <Middle Tour>
1) Jux; Cleeren,Kristof (BEL), 2) Duke of Lando; Kurten, Jessica (IRL), 3) Indira 84; Kreutzmann,Jorg (GER)
Preis der KRUG, 1. Qualification for Spangenberg Grand Prix
1) HBC Jacomar; Houtzager, Marc (NED), 2) Caresino; Luther, Hauke (GER), 3) Holsatia 6; Ripke, Andreas (GER)
Preis der F-H Fruhlich Handelsgesellschaft mbH
Qualification Youngsters for Final <Little Tour>
1) Katie Riddle; Nieberg, Lars (GER), 2) Cajano; Luther, Hauke (GER), 3) White Socks 16; Schafer, Armin jun. (GER)
SPANGENBERG PREIS, International Jumping Competition
1) KILLOSSERY; Lt. Shane Carey (IRL), 2) FREYA; Hans Ruder (GER), 3) IDAME DU MURY MARAIS; Patrick McEntee (BEL)
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31st May 2002
The British Horse Society
BHS Welcomes Court Decision
Injured carriage driver get compensation from bus company
The Countess of Lindsay, from Upper Largo in Fife, has been awarded compensation of £21,153 in the Edinburgh Court of Session after a bus owned by Stagecoach sped past her carriage spraying water over the horses, causing them to bolt and crash head-on into a car. Lady Lindsay suffered injuries to her arm, ankle, pelvis and lower back, her carriage was damaged beyond repair, and one of the horses will not be able to work again.
When the Procurator Fiscal decided not to press charges, Lady Lindsay decided to sue the company for damages herself. During the week long case, Stagecoach maintained that Lady Lindsay contributed to the accident. They said she had a duty to keep the carriage and horses under control.
Sheila Hardy, head of Safety for the British Horse Society, said "This is a wonderful result. Riders everywhere have reason to thank Lady Lindsay for her courage in fighting this case. It is vital that motorists understand that passing horses at speed and too close is a recipe for disaster. Eight riders were killed on our roads last year, and Lady Lindsay could well have been more seriously injured. Drivers now need to be aware that they could be successfully sued for damages if they fail to show consideration."
She added: "The British Horse Society is delighted that the Court did not hold the carriage driver responsible, nor did it agree that she was not in control because the horses bolted. This could prove a landmark case."
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31st May 2002

Little Bluey Saved from Life of Misery
Bluey an emaciated 3 year old 14 hands high coloured pony with desperately overgrown hooves is the latest arrival at Cherry Tree Farm, the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) equine rehabilitation and recovery centre near Lingfield in Surrey.
Discovered in squalid surroundings in a village near Swanley, Kent, Bluey's owner, in fear of a prosecution, signed him over to the ILPH.
Says Ian Gibbs, ILPH Cherry Tree Farm Manager, "Because Bluey's feet were so overgrown he was walking on his toes and this has stopped his tendons at the back of his legs growing properly.
"He is young so we are hoping that once his feet have been trimmed back his tendons will eventually come right - He's a lovely little chap and he deserves a chance in life"
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31st May 2002

Blenheim EquiSports
Tickets Now Available for Oaks Blenheim International CSI-A
San Juan Capistrano, CA—May 30, 2002—Tickets are now available for purchase for the Oaks Blenheim International CSI-A, to be held July 25-28, in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The Oaks Blenheim International CSI-A will be hosting the United States Equestrian Team’s final three rounds of Show Jumping Selection Trials for the 2002 World Equestrian Games.
This year marks the second annual Oaks Blenheim International CSI-A, which was the country’s first outdoor CSI-A (international individual show jumping competition). It is also the second time Selection Trials to determine a USET squad are being held at the Oaks Blenheim Exhibitions – Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. Selection Trials for the USET’s Sydney Olympic squad were held at the San Juan Capistrano venue in 2000. This year’s $175,000 Cargill Grand Prix of the United States, presented by HBO, on Sunday, July 28, will be the final event that determines the show jumping squad that will represent the United States at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
Joining this country’s top riders in the Cargill Grand Prix will be show jumping’s reigning World Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Jeroen Dubbeldam of The Netherlands, and four-time British Olympian Michael Whitaker.
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31st May 2002

Wolff And Beudelair Top John H. Fritz Challenge
AUGUSTA, NJ—May 30, 2002—A field of 27 entries competed in the John H. Fritz Challenge at the 2002 Garden State Horse Show held May 1-5 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The John H. Fritz Perpetual Trophy was presented to Ali Wolff and her horse Beudelair.
The class, introduced in 2001, was designed for junior and amateur riders who compete over fences 3’–3’3” in height. It was held following the conclusion of the Garden State Grand Prix. The perpetual trophy was donated last year by Mr. and Mrs. Finn M.W. Caspersen in honor of John H. (Jack) Fritz.
Fritz has played a key role in nearly every aspect of the equestrian world. From founding organizations such as the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) and the United States Dressage Foundation (USDF), to governing and officiating equestrian events, Fritz has dedicated his life to promoting equestrian sports.
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31st May 2002
Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
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30th May 2002
Equistro Agrees Three-Year Hickstead Sponsorship
Feed supplement manufacturer Equistro is to sponsor ring three for both the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse Show (July 24-28) and Derby Meeting
(August 22-25) at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.

The German company is now part of the Vetoquinol Group and its leading equine brand. The sponsorship is part of the company's commitment to elevate Equistro into a predominant market position and the agreement with Hickstead will run for three years.
Ring three, host to many important national showjumping and showing classes at both meetings, will be known as the "Equistro Ring".
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30th May 2002
Highclere to host pre-novice for first time
Highclere Castle, Sunday 25 August & Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2002
Highclere Castle’s Festival of the Horse 2002 and The International Horse Trials (near Newbury, Berks) is to host a pre-novice event for the first time on Sunday 25 August 2002; providing a unique opportunity for the grassroots end of the sport to compete alongside our top international riders who will be taking part in the Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate sections (25/26 August 2002); as well as providing two whole days of cross country for spectators.
This year’s Highclere event benefits from the increased support from Mitsubishi Motors Reading - the cross country course will include a Badminton-style Mitsubishi pick-ups fence for the first time, and Mitsubishi will host a charity luncheon for The Spinal Injuries Association in a new mobile executive hospitality suite from Golden Corporate.
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29th May 2002

shm Casts Spotlight On Pedigree Horses
Horse lovers with an eye for a good buy will find shm Smith Hodgkinson's latest sale spot on.
The valuation and sales specialist will be auctioning 29 prize-winning Appaloosa and spotted horses at the Capitall Stud, Sceuthmyre, Southwaite, near Carlisle.
Many of the horses to be auctioned on Saturday 1 June are winners in stock, hand, and show ring competitions, while others have been sired by champion stallions. All breeds offered in the sale are recognised by the Spotted Horse & Pony Society (SHAPS), Appaloosa Horse Club UK (ApHCUK), and British Spotted Pony Society (BSpPS).
The horses will be available for inspection from 10 am on the day of the auction. Selling starts at midday.
Norman Duckworth of shm Smith Hodgkinson commented: "This auction is quite an unusual one, and it offers a marvellous opportunity for horse lovers. We are delighted to have the opportunity to sell these superb horses, and are sure they will attract a lot of interest."
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29th May 2002
The 'Hay Presto' Hay Steamer.
Horsegadgets have developed a portable, convenient, efficient and easy to use hay steamer.
The 'Hay Presto' is a robust tank of 3 haynet capacity. It cuts out all the mess and sheer hard labour of soaking. All that is required is an electrical and a water supply.
Clouds of thick steam penetrate to the heart of haynets to dampen down the dust menace very thoroughly. The owner is quickly provided with a warm sweet smelling supply of feed which is light, easy to handle, and full of nutrition. All the hard grind of soaking has disappeared!
Your hose is clipped to the water connection, the plug connected, through an RCD safety device, to the mains. The haynets are placed into the tank, the tank switched on, and 'HAY PRESTO' in a few minutes the hay is sweet, dustfree and ready for the stable. - any simpler and the horse could do it him, (or her) self!
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29th May 2002
USA Equestrian
Clare Bronfman Wins The Grand Prix At CSIO Rome
Exactly a year to the day of winning the Grand Prix at CSI-A Eindhoven (NED), Clare Bronfman won the Grand Prix in Rome (ITA) on Sunday, May 26th aboard Charlton (Cavalier - Kilkenny Diamond, King of Diamonds), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. "It still hasn't sunk in, it was great, he was jumping incredibly" said the 23-year-old Dutch based rider who had jumped three double clear rounds. Bronfman was followed by compatriot Laura Kraut, who had the fastest time on the 11-year-old Dutch bred gelding Anthem (Dutchboy - Ecvalan, Triton), however a rail in the jump off cost them the class. The two American women, in a competition dominated by men, were the only riders who went into the jump off with double clear rounds.
"We were jumping strong," commented Kraut, referring to the Nations Cup class on Friday where the team was in third position going into the second round, "so it wasn't too surprising that we had some really good results after this class." However a ripped shoe forced one of the riders to retire before completing the second round of the Nations Cup class placing the team, which finished 6th, at a disadvantage.
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29th May 2002
Young Riders Gain Vital Team Experience At NAYRC
Old Mill Creek, IL— May 28, 2002—In most equestrian competitions, riders compete as individuals. But at the North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC), presented by State Line Tack, which takes place in Old Mill Creek, IL on August 6 – 11, 2002, Young Riders get the chance to participate in highly rewarding and exciting team competition.
The North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by State Line Tack, is the premier equestrian competition in North America for Young Riders, age 16-21. Young equestrians come from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual Championships in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.
Many of the riders competing will use the experience they gain from riding on a NAYRC team in the future if they go on to represent the United States or their respective countries at World Championship events.
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29th May 2002

Equestrian Window Decorating Contest Brings Horse Show to the Sidewalks of Lake Placid
Lake Placid, NY– May 28, 2002 – The 15th Annual Equestrian Window Decorating Contest, held in conjunction with the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows, June 26 – July 7 in scenic Lake Placid, NY, provides an artist treat to shoppers and strollers in Lake Placid’s village.
Lake Placid village merchants showcase their “horse sense” and artistic flair in the contest held concurrently with the horse shows. The equestrian theme window displays are popular with horse show participants, spectators, and shoppers as local businesses welcome members of the horse show community to town.
Judging will take place during the Lake Placid Horse Show, June 26 -30 and winners will receive their awards on Wednesday, July 3, opening day of the I Love New York Horse Show. The winner of the annual window decorating contest receives $100, a blue ribbon and has their name engraved on the perpetual plaque which is displayed in the VIP Lounge during the horse shows and in the horse show office during the year. The runners-up each receive a commemorative T-shirt and horse show ribbon. Honorable Mentions are also awarded.
The Adirondack Trading Company, the defending window decorating champion, will face tough competition, as is the norm in this festive town. There’s no doubt these companies will once again try to impress the judges and the visitors to Lake Placid by spending hours beautifying their windows with the elegant equestrian theme.
Be sure to stroll the village sidewalks during the two weeks of the Lake Placid Horse Shows to see the variety and creativity of the window displays, enjoy some fabulous shopping, and thank the local merchants for their support of the Lake Placid Horse Shows.
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29th May 2002

Vermont Summer Festival Website Provides Comprehensive Information
East Dorset, VT—May 28, 2002—As the five-week Vermont Summer Festival draws near, exhibitors and spectators alike can find all the information they need on the user-friendly Vermont Summer Festival website, The 2002 Vermont Summer Festival will take place July 10 - August 11 at Harold Beebe Farm, in East Dorset, VT.
The Vermont Summer Festival, which is New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter-jumper horse show circuit, kicks off with the Manchester Summer Festival, July 10-14. The action continues with the Manchester Classic, July 17-21, The Valley Classic, July 24-28, and the Manchester and the Mountains Horse Show, July 31-August 4. The action culminates with the Vermont Summer Celebration, August 7-11.
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28th May 2002

Federation Equestre Internationale News
27 May 2002
Samsung Nations Cup Preview
CSIO Lucerne (SUI)

30 May- 2 June

The Samsung Nations Cup will take place on Sunday 2 June, the 1st round starting at 13:45, and the second round at 17:15.
After CSIO Rome (ITA) last Friday, Belgium is leading the Samsung Nations Cup standings with 25 points, followed by Germany with 22 points and Italy with 20 points. Cian O'Connor and Kevin Babington from Ireland and Josef Turi from Hungary are at the Top of the Leading Rider standings with 7 points; Carling King of Babington is the Leading Horse with 7 points.
The Swiss TV DRS will broadcast around 5 ½ hours of CSIO Lucerne. The Grand Prix on Friday 31 May will be transmitted live as will the Nations Cup on Sunday 2 June. Highlights will be on Eurosport on Saturday 8 June 09:30-10:30 and 11 June 12:00-13:00 (CET). A 1 hour programme is also scheduled on CNBC Sport Europe on 16 June 15:00-16:00 (CET) and CNBC Asia the same day 12:00-13:00 (HKT).
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28th May 2002
Wellington lands National Horse Show
When every friend I have in the USA is sending me e-mails telling me that the 119th National Horse Show (which is the oldest indoor horse show in the USA), is to move to Wellington in Palm Beach Florida, then you had better believe, that's a BIG deal. The event is now to be held on Thanksgiving weekend, running from Nov. 26, through Dec. 1, and will include the traditional Maclay National Championship for junior riders.
The Madison Square Garden Show officials who are responsible for the future success of the show made their decision after careful consideration of the problems and restrictions involved with staying at the old venue. I personally hope that the move is well received by competitors and those who support them. Knowing the showground, the facilities and Gene Misch quite well I can assure those who are doubtful that the new venue and the staff who run the facility are nothing short of superb and quite professionals.
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27th May 2002

Possible Causes and Prevention of Equine Entroliths (intestinal stones)
One of the primary issues when addressing diet and hind gut function is the hay to grain ratio. The control of pH within certain limits is essential. Excess grain in the hind gut can cause founder and colic. When excess grain is fed, more starch reaches the hind gut and the fermentation of the starch decreases the pH (makes the gut content more acid).
On the other hand, chronic alkalosis could increase the incidence of enteroliths (intestinal stones). Several other factors, however, such as the intakes of magnesium, phosphorous and nitrogen, presence of a nidus (a foreign body such as a stone), breed of horse, and alfalfa intake may also be associated with enteroliths.
The intakes of magnesium, phosphorous and nitrogen are of interest because the majority of enteroliths are struvite, a material composed of the above three elements. Struvite is more likely to be formed in a pH of 6.5 or higher. This is why the pH of the hind gut is a factor.
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27th May 2002
Kerrygold Grand Prix League Show Jumping Result: Tattersalls, Co. Meath
1) GOLDFINGER; Glen Leddy, 2) MIDNIGHT CALL; Edward Doyle, 3) BALLYCOMBER; Lt. Danielle Quinlivan
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27th May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Aach Germany 23-26 May 2002
Audi Championat von Aach
1) MobilCom Graziana; Toni Hassmann (GER), 2) Goldfever; Ludger Beerbaum (GER), 3) Tinka's Boy; Markus Fuchs (SUI)
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27th May 2002
Show Jumping Result: CSI-A La Courneuve France 24-26 May 2002

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