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Breed of the Week : The Pintabian

News Headlines 23rd August 2003
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International Rider and Trainer Betsy Steiner Identifies Secrets to Her Success in New Book
Ringoes, New Jersey— It is a rare opportunity when an actively competing international rider takes the time to identify some of the secrets to her success. Betsy Steiner, member of the 1990 World Equestrian Games American Dressage Team and winner of CDI Grand Prix from coast to coast, has done just that in her new book and on her web site.
Betsy’s book, A Gymnastic Riding System Using Mind, Body and Spirit: Progressive Training for Rider and Horse, published by Trafalgar Square Publishing, offers more than the traditional aspects of riding—position, movements and aids. Instead Betsy reveals her unique and well-rounded approach that she has used to train many horses and riders to the grand prix level. “For me dressage is about the development of mind, body and spirit in both horse and rider,” Betsy explains. “I wanted the book to explore practical aspects of riding that have often been overlooked in other texts.”
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No Fuss de Boiz Tail Guard Sleeve
The award-winning de Boiz Tail Guard Sleeve has been designed to ensure that the horse's tail is both protected and kept clean when travelling.
It also prevents the horse from rubbing its tail during the journey.
Developed after extensive research, the sleeve follows on from the huge success of the original de Boiz Tail Guard.
The full length sleeve has a nylon outer cover to make it easier to keep clean and opens all the way down to provide easy fitting. Velcro and elasticated fastenings make sure it is quickly and securely in place.
Machine washable, it is hand quilted for added protection. Available in navy, black, green and burgundy, it costs around £15.
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Scope Festival 2003 To Be Televised
25th - 31st August 2003
Scope Promotions (Equestrian) Ltd are delighted to announce that this years Scope Festival is to be filmed and televised by Sky TV.
This prestigious event will be filmed on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August, 2003, to be screened at 8pm on the 18th September. The coverage will include the shows major class the Killoran Demolition Grand Prix, which has received a change in the scheduling this year and now takes place on Saturday evening. Berkshire based Killoran Demolition will be generously sponsoring the Grand Prix, and riders will be competing for a total prize fund of £22,000.
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Saddlebag Safaris Testimonial.
The white rhino stood together in the bush like ancient, primordial rocks; still and brooding. On the opposite bank of a dry river bed, metres away 4 riders watched, 4 horses alert and aware appraised the situation second by second. Suddenly, as one, 7 rhino wheeled and ran in a dust cloud away from the watchers. Horses and riders remained quiet, held by the magnificence and mindful of the power of the rhino in its domain where man is just a watcher.
This was just one of many magical sightings of game in a week in Lapalala wilderness with Saddlebag Safaris. Throughout our time in the reserve we were constantly rewarded with herds of zebra, groups of white and black rhino, kudu, impala, wildebeest as well as a richness of birdlife. We came upon crocodile, were privileged to observe a hippo family group and eavesdropped on the spectacular and colourful conversation of baboons. Lapalala is caught in time, with its preserved wildness, its grand rivers and expressive rock formations, the history is literally etched on the land by passing water and land changes as well bushman painting and later Iron Age art. To put your hand where a bushman did it shamanic trance is indescribably humbling as is the realisation that the rocks which carry the hand prints are ever present and each man is only passing through.
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Derby House Launch New Winter Rug Range
MAKE sure your horse stays snug and warm all winter with the new Derby House winter rugs, the Sergeant Quilt, the Walrus and Scorpion Turnouts.
The stylish yet tough Walrus features a super durable Ballistic nylon outer top with a waterproof and breathable outer to guarantee your horse is kept warm and dry whatever the weather.
The Walrus boasts a 400g Polyfil filling as well as a full neck with 200g polyfil, and two secure double back touch and close Velcro fastenings for superior warmth in the coldest of conditions.
The Scorpion Turnout is made from top quality tough ripstop 600 denier which is waterproof and breathable.
The rug is lined with 220g insulated filling and features a cotton lining with satin lining on the shoulder to minimise rubbing, high shoulder gusset to allow for freedom of movement, a large gusseted tail flap for extra protection and removable back leg straps.
The Derby House Sergeant Quilt combines good looks and warmth with its incredibly durable 1200 denier polypropyline shell in an attractive blue check design.
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The Ultimate Clipping Solutions
Atlantic offers a complete range of clippers, blades and accessories that meet just about any requirement that you might have in the clipper department. Cordless battery powered models and mains powered models are available, for use on cattle, horses or sheep, in the yard or in the field. The detachable blades not only mean easier maintenance but also give certain models the versatility to be quickly converted for alternative uses with just a change of blade or head.
The huge array on offer includes models from all the top-notch manufacturers around the world - from heavy-duty prolonged use in a busy yard to occasional lighter-weight use, there is guaranteed to be a model that will suit your needs, whether you are a professional farmer, stockman or groom, or a smallholder.
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Official - European Show Jumping Championships - Ireland Finish Fifth, But Qualify For Athens
AFTER the second round of the Nations Cup competition at Donaueschingen, Germany, today (Friday) the Irish show jumping team finished Fifth of 10 teams.
Importantly, though, Ireland was ahead of both Gt. Britain and Italy, the vital position needed to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Switzerland staged a late rally in the second round of the Nations Cup today, finishing Third, and taking one of the two available spaces for Athens in the team event.
But Ireland, though dropping to Fifth place overall in today's European Championship team final, still finished ahead of other teams vying for the second Athens slot, such as Gt. Britain and Italy. Ireland's star was Kevin Babington, who jumped a textbook double clear on the Irish-bred <Carling King>, keeping the Irish a vital step ahead of the Italians.
Babington now lies Fourth individually, ahead of Sunday's European Individual Championships, with Cian O'Connor 17th and Robert Splaine 20th. Only the Top 25 riders jump for the Individual title.
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Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Features Driving and Dressage Exhibitions
This September, carriage driving enthusiasts and dressage riders who compete in all-breed competitions will give four demonstrations at Sport Horse Nationals in Lexington, Virginia-an obstacle driving and driving dressage demonstration and two dressage musical freestyle exhibitions.
According to the chair of the Eventing & Combined Driving Committee, Wanda Funk, the pleasure driving session will begin with a short working class of five turnouts, demonstrating proper equipment, attire, gaits, turnout, reinsmanship and other specifications. Then each exhibitor will complete a short timed obstacle (cones) course. Committee member Kristin Urban from Minnesota will announce times and explain the rules and the various types of obstacles.
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Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Debuts in Virginia
The inaugural Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show will debut as the only national single breed show focusing specifically on the sport horse disciplines at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., September 17-21, 2003. The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) of Aurora, Colo., produces the event that features top-level sport horse competition, a commercial trade fair, an open barn party and many exciting exhibitions
The show features the nation's best Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian sport horses competing in 63 classes in three divisions: sport horse in-hand and under-saddle, dressage and hunter/jumper. Competition starts Wednesday, September 17 and runs through Sunday, September 21 and is open to the public. Most days, four rings will run simultaneously with classes starting at 8 a.m. and running to approximately 5 p.m. Admission to all performances and exhibitions is free for the duration of the show. This event will feature more than 400 horses, and the economic impact to Lexington is estimated at $1.8 million.
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CSIO***** Rotterdam (Ned) Super League Event
28 - 31 August 2003

Andrew Davies From Warrington, CHESHIRE, Mark Armstrong From Bordon, HANTS, William Funnell From Dorking, SURREY, Scott Smith From York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS have been selected to compete at the above-mentioned show, TEAM MANAGER Derek Ricketts from Bicester, OXON.
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CSI*** Den Haag (Ned) 5 - 7 September 2003
James Davenport From Knutsford, CHESHIRE has been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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22nd August 2003
Young horse rider in first aid dash
If a young girl falls off her horse and stops breathing would you know what to do? Well that was the scenario facing members of the national first aid, care and patient transport charity, St. John Ambulance Sussex recently.
Horse rider, Natasha Morris from Horsham was taking part in a Senior Camp organised by the Crawley & Horsham Pony Club when she suddenly fell, stopped breathing and was treated by the voluntary organisation's first aiders, Hilary Thompson and Steve Walker.
Natasha, 12, also suffered facial injuries in the incident and was airlifted to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and later transferred by Matthew Codling and Daryl Peters of the St. John Ambulance Patient Transport Service to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children in Brighton. She is now making a good recovery.
Her recovery can be attributed to the knowledge of emergency first aid given by Steve and Hilary with club organisers Sue Slade and Julian Langridge. They were later joined by paramedics from Sussex Ambulance Service and worked as a team.
Natasha's mother, Denise, said: "I was so relieved when her breathing was restored and she was put into the recovery position to help keep her breathing going. I had taken a 4 day First Aid and Work qualification myself and so felt reassured that Steve and Hilary would revive her. I cannot stress enough the importance of going on a short first aid course."
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New Horslyx Mobility Lick
Maintaining suppleness and mobility in joints and associated soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, cartilage) and limiting arthritic and other degenerative changes, is the subject of increasing research aiming not just to improve the performances of competition horses, but also to benefit the many older horses and ponies enjoying less demanding lives with their owners.
Many horse owners just assume that problems arise due to 'wear and tear', however there are two distinct forms of arthritis, osteo (degenerative) and rheumatoid (inflammatory). Osteo arthritis can result from injury or wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis perhaps following infection or other illness when the immune system may have been compromised.
Many joint care supplements available address just one of these problems, but Horslyx is being launched in a new Horslyx Mobility Lick formulation to help maintain healthy, supple movement and also aid the support of joint function compromised by both degenerative and inflammatory changes.
In addition to the well-proven and trusted high-specification Horslyx formulation, Horslyx Mobility Lick contains MSM, Glucosamine and Omega Oils.
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PEASRIDGE is Europe's largest stockist of animal clippers, trimmers and grooming products.
The PEASRIDGE web site is the world's most informative site for animal clippers with special consumer features such as CLIPPER STAR RATINGS and BUYER'S GUIDE and is used world wide by consumer and manufacturer alike what ever the breed!
…………THE BREAKING NEWS OF THE DAY!……… From the USA - the clipper manufacturer Kim Laube launches a new light duty "MINI" horse clipper known as the "LAUBE 573 Mini Lasor Shear" (shown left)
At just over 7 inches and weighing less than half a kilo this light duty full body horse clipper is available in two speed mains or vari-speed mode
Also from the USA - working in conjunction with the German company HAUPTNER - manufacturers of the top selling HAUPTNER 2000 horse clipper - comes the exciting new " PREMIER 3000 DOMINANCE" a clipper designed for horse and cattle clipping
PLUS! A NEW "STAR RATING" system (the first ever!) has been introduced for all listed clippers, (which includes virtually all the animal clippers, manufactured world-wide.) The object of the "star rating" system is to provide a reasonable "bench mark" and a degree of confidence for those contemplating the purchase of a new machine.
PEASRIDGE assess all current makes of clippers/trimmers on a criteria which includes factors such as weight, length, handling ability, blade range, value for money - against similar machines, and design, engineering and reliability. Clippers can achieve up to 100 points maximum. Machines not listed are due to the manufacturer not supplying a current model for trial and assessment. Please click here for further details
de Boiz Launch New Correct Contact Rein
A Correct Contact Rein designed by Show Jumping Trainer Ernest Dillon and developed and marketed by de Boiz is seeing great success in the showjumping ring.
"A serious fault with the developing show jumping rider is to throw the contact away on the take-off stride which is the precise moment the horse needs the support of the contact", Says trainer Ernest Dillon.
"With the Correct Contact Rein this is almost impossible.
"I have experimented with the reins for over a year with great results from young children on strong ponies, right through to serious adult riders competing over 1.50m courses. Without exception every rider showed a marked improvement in a remarkably short time."
Like many successful ideas, the Correct Contact Rein is simple. It is a "no gadget" way of putting across the feel for the correct contact in the rein with the horse going forward and "up" into the rein rather than the rider pulling the horse about.
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Win a FREE Breakthrough Horsemanship Week!
Bob Jeffreys Partnership Training for Horse & Rider offers anEssay contest for adults only!
How? It’s easy! Write a one page essay on how you enjoy your horses and the activities you do with them, and then send it to (with your contact information) by 12/31/03.
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Mari Inouye Places Fourth in European Vaulting Championships
Palo Alto, CA—August 13, 2003—Mari Inouye of Palo Alto, CA placed fourth in the Female Individual Finals at the European Vaulting Championships in Saumur, France.
Inouye competed on Scarletto Sun, a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Phoebe Hearst Cooke of Woodside, CA. Inouye’s coach, Martin Vavacek, served as her longeur. The only U.S. vaulter in the competition, Inouye received an impressive score of 8.307.
Earlier this year, Inouye, the 2001 American Vaulting Association (AVA) Women’s National Champion, won the women’s division at the CVI** in Nitra, Slovakia, where Scarletto Sun won the competition’s best horse award.
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FEI Eventing World Cup News
Another exciting Eventing weekend lies ahead. The 17th and penultimate qualifier of the 2003 FEI Eventing World series will be held at Martinvast-Cherbourg (FRA) from 22 through 24 August. This northern town located near the Channel successfully hosted a World Cup qualifier one year ago. The winner was national Eventing star Jean Teulère on Espoir de la Mare who a month after their victory at Martinvast went on to become world champions at the World Equestrian Games at Jerez de la Frontera (ESP).
Fifty-five riders with 75 horses representing Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland have announced their participation in this World Cup qualifier.
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European Championships - O'Connor Best Of Irish In Opening Battle Of The Giants
WITH THE all-important Nations Cup looming tomorrow (Friday), the four riders who must defend Ireland's European Show Jumping Championship title rode careful but determined rounds on their top horses in the Speed Class at Donaueschingen today (Thursday).
For individual points gained today may count in the final reckoning for Olympic qualification if the quartet fails to shine sufficiently brightly in the team event tomorrow. But as today's Speed Class horse will also be tomorrow's Nations Cup horse, all riders were acutely aware of the gamble in pushing their animals too hard in this opening battle of the European giants
.With a staggering line-up of 77 of Europe's very best riders and horses, it was Ireland's 23 year-old Cian O'Connor who emerged as an early Top Ten contender, jumping halfway down the running order on <Waterford Crystal> but clocking up a fault-free round of 84.54 seconds that put him into Fifth at the halfway stage.
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Proposed Olympic Show Jumping Selection Procedures Available on Web
Gladstone, NJ and Lexington, KY—August 21, 2003— The Show Jumping High Performance Committee invites comments on proposed Selection Procedures for choosing the United States’ 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Team.
The Selection Procedures are posted on the websites of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) at and of USA Equestrian at
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USA Equestrian
Proposed Olympic Show Jumping Selection Procedures Available on Web
Gladstone, NJ and Lexington, KY—August 21, 2003— The Show Jumping High Performance Committee invites comments on proposed Selection Procedures for choosing the United States’ 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Team.
The Selection Procedures are posted on the websites of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) at and of USA Equestrian at
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21st August 2003
Mercedes-Benz puts you in the driving seat at this year's Nationals
Visitors to this year's Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships (Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 25th - 28th September) will have the unique opportunity of being able to purchase a new Mercedes at the event.
In an unprecedented move, the retail division of the National Championships' title sponsor, Mercedes-Benz, will be attending on the Saturday and Sunday of the show with several demonstration A-Class, C-Class and M-Class models.
Equipped with detailed product knowledge, staff from the Mercedes-Benz Birmingham group of retail outlets will be on hand to demonstrate the latest from the marque's stable. Information on the cost to change to a Mercedes-Benz including a valuation on current vehicles will be available as part of the service on offer.
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Jeffries update its website
Check out new products and developments from leading saddlers Jeffries on its updated website
You'll find plenty of details available on bridles, bits, spurs, nosebands and horse boots alongside in depth information about the ranges including the Elite Collection, as well as the Falcon, Eldonian and Wembley brands.
There is also advice on taking care of leather tack from the experts.
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The Sidelines Fourth Annual Equestrian Triathlon to be held at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington
Wellington, Florida -- August 20, 2003 – Sidelines Magazine has just announced the details of its Fourth Annual Equestrian Triathlon. The popular event will be held, beginning at noon, on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington.
Sidelines is a bi-weekly magazine which regularly covers the sporting and social aspects of the equestrian disciplines of hunters/jumpers, dressage and polo, with occasional coverage of three-day eventing and foxhunting. Sidelines, owned by polo-playing Wellington-resident Samantha Charles, is published in Wellington and distributed nationally. It is fair to say that readers across the country wait for Sidelines to come out to learn the skinny on who’s who and what’s what in the equestrian world.
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British Riding Clubs' Horse Trials Championships 8-10 August
The hottest weekend on record for the UK saw the South Essex Insurance Brokers sponsored National Horse Trials Championships take place at the beautiful Offchurch Bury Estate in Warwickshire. The weekend was packed with competition encompassing a one-, two- and three-day event, plus the new Home International competition.
In all four championships, officials were extremely impressed with the standard of riding and horse welfare.
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Irish Sport Horse Selection for FEI World Breeding Showjumping Championships for Young Horses, Lanaken, Belgium September 25th to 28th 2003.
The final selection of Irish Sport Horses chosen to represent the Irish Sport Horse Studbook at the FEI World Breeding Showjumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium this September has been completed following Dublin and Millstreet shows.
The Irish Sport Horse Studbook quota is five horses in each of the 5, 6 and 7 year old categories. The top three horses from both the 5 year old and 6 year old national championships and the top two horses in the seven year old category at the Dublin Show are automatically selected for Lanaken. The remaining two horses in the 5 and 6 year old categories, and the remaining three horses in the seven year old category are selected following Millstreet show.
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Second Annual “An Evening of Shopping” at the Hampton Classic, August 28
Music, Food and Shopping in the Boutique Garden
Bridgehampton, NY—August 19, 2003—The Hampton Classic will once again offer “An Evening of Shopping”, to take place Thursday, August 28 from 5:00 -7:00 pm.
Every year more than four dozen vendors set up shop at the Boutique Garden at the Hampton Classic which returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 24-August 31, to sell their wares throughout the course of Long Island’s premier week-long equestrian event. For seven days, visitors to the Classic can browse and shop for everything from jewelry to art to equestrian supplies and leather goods.
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SCOPE 2 inspection
Inspections for the SCOPE 2 elite auction will be held on September 15-16 at the Kill International Equestrian Centre.
SCOPE 2 will feature foals and 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old showjumping, dressage, and eventing prospects.
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USA Equestrian
Laity-D'Agostino and Dainer Win Dressage Seat Medal Finals
Kelsey Laity-D’Agostino and Jennifer Dainer topped their respective age divisions in the inaugural USAE Dressage Seat Medal Finals, hosted by the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championships, August 15 – 17, in Darien, CT. Both winners were competing on borrowed horses.
The winners in each division will have their names inscribed on The Hart Perpetual Trophy. Kelsey Laity-D’Agostino received a saddle, donated by Amerigo, for having the overall highest score in the competition.
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U.S. Places Sixth in Pony Driving World Championships
Gladstone, NJ—August 19, 2003— The United States Equestrian Team finished sixth in the first World Driving Championships for Ponies. Teams and individuals from 15 nations competed. Germany dominated the competition taking all three individual Gold Medals as well as the team Gold. The team Silver Medal went to The Netherlands and the Bronze went to the host nation, Austria.
The championships included singles, pairs and four-in-hands and broke exciting new ground. The U.S. teams consisted of Miranda Cadwell of Southern Pines, NC, and Sara Schmitt of Glen Gardner, NJ, driving singles; Tracey Morgan of Beallsville, MD, and Allison Meyer of Newton, NJ, driving pairs; and Katie Whaley of Southern Pines, NC, and Boots Wright of Southern Pines, NC, driving four-in-hands. Allison Stroud of West Grove, PA, drove her pair of Connemaras as an individual.
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USA Equestrian
Collecting Gaits Farm To Sponsor Junior Dressage Championship
Collecting Gaits Farm has signed on to become a sponsor of the USAE Junior Dressage Team Championship. The championship, created as part of a movement to encouraging outstanding young riders, will be held during Dressage at Devon, in Devon PA, September 23 – 28.
Riders, ages 14 – 18, qualified for the USAE Junior Team Dressage Championship by competing at USA Equestrian/United States Dressage recognized competitions from August 1, 2002 through July 31, 2003. Competitors must submit an Application of Intent and a minimum of five qualifying scores to USA Equestrian. Of these five scores two must be FEI Junior Team Tests, two FEI Junior Individual Tests and one USA Equestrian Fourth Level Test 1.
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20th August 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
19 August 2003

The United States won the team Gold Medal with 13.66 penalties at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Mexico earned the Silver Medal with 21.87 penalties and Brazil the Bronze with a team total of 43.39.
Ulla Salzgeber retains her European title
During a highly successful championship held in Great Britain for the first time in 16 years, Ulla Salzgeber's Rusty led Germany to Team Gold and finished with a total score of 244.092, after having made an extraordinary score of 85.44% in the Freestyle to Music (Kür).

Athens (GRE), 13 - 29 August 2004
Terry Boon and Air Cruise Triumph at Markopoulo
From start to finish, Terry Boon and Air Cruise were in the lead, winning an uncontested first place in the Athens 2003 CIC** Sport Event which took place from 15 to 17 at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre.
Hagen am T.W. (GER), 4 - 10 August 2003
The Third FEI World Challenge Finals were held at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen (GER) within the framework of the "Internationales Reiterfestival Hagen 2003" where, the CSIOJ, national Dressage competitions for Young Riders at LM and Grand Prix levels and the German Championship for Dressage Instructors at Grand Prix level were simultaneously organised.
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Calmly conditioned - health and shine without the excitement.
"Each winter my 18-year-old Part-bred Arab went loopy and it was difficult to keep his weight on. I tried all sorts of feeds, but with no success, until I tried Calm and Condition."
This is a typical response from someone who has just started using Allen and Page's Calm and Condition. For a horse that is prone to 'heating up', finding a feed that really boosts condition can be a headache - you need to provide more energy (calories) but in a form that won't make him excitable. Calm and Condition is specifically designed to help your horse gain condition whilst avoiding the 'heating up' that often results from other conditioning feeds.
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To Buckskins, Buckskins and More Buckskins
It is summer time in Arizona and while for many people that conjurs up images of 100 degree heat in the desert of Phoenix, high in the hills at HorseBreakers Unlimited it means the excitement of preparing all the buckskin horses for the annual Buckskin Extravaganza and Production Sale.
This years sale was the 9th Annual and saw a crowd of over 1500 people from twenty states on hand to bid on a very special and unique set of horses. Jon & Marywade Gilbert opended HorseBreakers Unlimited in Dewey, Arizona just outside of Prescott in 1987. In 1994 they held their first Buckskin Extravaganza. Since their breeding and sales business is centered around Buckskin and Dun quarter horses an annual sale to highlight these horses was a natural progression.
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Horsemanship Clinic And Cancer Benefit
In support of Cancer research, Blackland Ranch hosted a Clay Webster Reining/Horsemanship Clinic on August 9 and 10, 2003. The event fared very well despite current financial stresses on the agricultural industry, and at the end of the two days $1,057.70 was tallied in support of the Canadian
Cancer Society. Organizers Jenn MacRae and Sherry Menard were pleased with the results. All the clinic participants, Nikki Downey, Kerri Russell, Deb Stefiuk, Sherry Menard, Gene Gawreletz, Jamie Motta, and Shelley Loren, were all reportedly happy with the information they received.
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USA Equestrian
Wild Cards Available For North American Competitors At Eventing World Cup Final In Pau, France
Jack Le Goff, Chairman of the FEI World Cup Committee announced that a limited number of wild cards are available for the inaugural Eventing World Cup Final in Pau, France, October 22-26. If you were unable to qualify your horse at one of the CIC*** World Cup Qualifiers held in the U.S. this year, pursuant to the FEI Eventing World Cup Rules, you may be able to obtain a wild card if you and your horse are qualified three-star competitors.
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19th August 2003
Take the Confusion Out of Worming
Worming Seminar at Warwickshire College, Moreton Hall, Moreton Morrell, Warwick CV35 9BL
Wednesday Aug 27th 2003
9:30am to 4:30pm

Learn About:
• The Right Worming Programme For Your Horse
• Worms and Worming Programmes
• Worm Health & Disease Issues
Plus Lecture Demonstration by Pippa Funnell
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BETA Show Voucher Support
IS your Riding Club organising a show and looking for support?
Help is on hand from BETA, The British Equestrian Trade Association through its Retailer Support Scheme.
The scheme is aimed at providing assistance for Retail Members to generate more business whilst also encouraging the sport to work with their local suppliers.
Prize vouchers are provided for sponsorship of individual classes for up to a total value of £25 per class and can be redeemed in any BETA Retail Member shop.

The total value of the prize for the class can be divided into smaller denominations but it is up to the retailer awarding the vouchers to decide on the break down of the value. BETA Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams said: "We have vouchers available which are ideal for extra prizes at shows and events. Retailers are limited though on the number of vouchers they can apply for so organisers are advised to talk to their local retailers early in the season.
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United States Equestrian Team’s Gold Medal Pan American Games Team To Compete at 2003 Hampton Classic Horse Show
U.S. Team Also Includes Two Individual Medalists
Bridgehampton, NY—August 18, 2003—All four riders who won the team Gold Medal for the United States at the XIV Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will compete at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 24-31 in Bridgehampton, New York.
The U.S. squad of Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL; Lauren Hough, also of Wellington, FL; Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ and Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY will be on hand throughout the week, competing daily with an eye on the Classic’s premier event, the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix which culminates the Classic on Sunday, August 31. Engle, who also won the Individual Bronze Medal at the Pan Am Games, has won the Prudential Financial Grand Prix a record three consecutive years.
The U.S. win at Santo Domingo was particularly noteworthy in that the United States entered the Games needing to finish first or second in order to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The U.S. successfully pulled this off, clinching the Gold and adding two individual medals. In addition to Engle’s individual Bronze, the U.S. had another medal win by Kappler who turned in two fault-free rides in the Nations’ Cup on his way to the Individual Silver Medal.
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International Horse Show CSI****
Top Two Riders Battle For KL Grand Prix 2003 Title
Kuala Lumpur, August 15, 2003 - The excitement is mounting as the international equestrian community waits with bated breath for the world's two top riders, Markus Fuchs and Ludger Beerbaum, to meet in a clash of skills and wills in the upcoming International Horse Show 2003, to be held in the Putra Stadium from 2-5 October.
Swiss rider Markus Fuchs, the current World Number One Rider and runner up Ludger Beerbaum have announced their intentions to compete for the much coveted Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix Title in October.
Fuchs, 47, for the second month this August, is the ruling world champion since a spectacular defeat of German Ludger Beerbaum's reign of two years since the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Gandini World Cup Jumping Riders Rankings began in January 2001.
Whether Fuchs will be riding with Tinka's Boy, his famed 13-year old Dutch stallion, who helped him win the Grand Prix of Ascona recently, remains a mystery.
The KL Grand Prix will highlight showjumping, the most thrillingly intense and challenging equestrian sport. Indoors it becomes even more breathtaking. The action is inches away.
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Irish Sport Horses are winners at Millstreet
At the Millstreet Show in Cork last weekend, August 15th to 17th, Saturdays 1m50 Millstreet Derby class was won by Laughton Lass (ISH) ridden by Lt. Shane Carey (IRL) while Sundays Boomerang Finder Championship final brought first place for Welcome Captain (ISH) and his rider, Gabriel Slattery (IRL).
At the Hickstead Derby CSI 4*, the Osborne Refridgerators Derby Trial 1m60 class was won by Cullawn Diamond (ISH), ridden by J. Annett (GBR).
Further afield, at the Valkenswaard CSI 5* in the Netherlands (August 14th- 17th), Royal Charmer (ISH) ridden by Markus Fuchs (SUI) won Saturdays 1m45
Eurocommerce Prix class. Also competing at Valkenswaard were Quick Flash (ISH), ridden by Samantha McIntosh (BUL) to take third in Fridays Gestut am Schalsee 1m40 class and Katie Riddle (ISH), ridden by Lars Nieberg (GER), to come third in Saturdays 1m50 Valkenswaard Derby.
In Italy, at the Cervia CSI 1*, the Grand Prix class last Sunday found Windgates Illusion (ISH) ridden by G. Martinengo jump a double clear to come fourth.
Finally, at the Santo Domingo (DOM) Pan American Games, August 13th to 16th, Bohemio (ISH) ridden by Frederico Fernandez (MEX) was on the silver medal
winning Mexican team and finished fifth overall in the individual placings.
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Ian Silitch And Cable Capture $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix
Culpeper, VA (August 18, 2003)—Ian Silitch of Sperryville, Virginia, and Cable won Sunday's $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper. Silitch bested a field of twenty-seven horses to take home the top prize of $15,000. Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, Florida, came a close second with Viktor, owned by Harry Gill. Third place went to Alison Firestone of Upperville, Virginia, on Iceberg, owned by her family. Kimberly Frey of Hume, Virginia, finished in fourth place aboard Tyson, owned by Overlook Farm.
Course designer, Buddy Brown, set a challenging 13-obstacle first round course that narrowed the field to only seven horses. Michael Walton and Espadon V were first to attempt the shortened seven-fence jump-off course. The pair went clear in a time of 41.35 seconds. Next in the order was Silitch, who guided Cable clear in the winning time of 37.27 seconds. There were three more clear rounds in the jump-off—Kimberly Frey riding Tyson, Todd Minikus riding Viktor, and Alison Firestone riding Iceberg. Minikus turned in a time of 38.01 seconds, narrowly securing second place. Finishing only .04 of a second behind Silitch, Firestone had to settle for third place.
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First National Championship West of the Mississippi to be held at the Colorado Horse Park
Parker, CO— The Colorado Horse Park at High Prairie Farms is pleased to welcome the 2003 USA Equestrian National Combined Driving Singles Championship August 22-24. For the first time, this prestigious event is being held west of the Mississippi. Drivers from around the country are expected to compete for the National Championship title as well awards in a selection of other divisions.
“This is a very big deal for the west in order to build the sport out here,” said course designer James O’Rourke, of Unionville, Pennsylvania. “We’ve worked hard to establish a track that is equivalent to any course they have in the east.” For the National Championship four new hazards have been to the cross-country course. “These are similar to what we see in Europe,” O’Rourke said
Drivers will find officials from the highest echelons of the sport at the Colorado Horse Park. Enno Georg, who previously judged the World Championships, is President of the Jury. Other members of the Ground Jury include, Jack Pemberton, Jack Lyndon, Mickie Bowen and William Long.
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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Approves 2004 Competition Date Applications
The 2004 USA Equestrian Date renewal applications for December 2003 through November 2004 competitions have all been reviewed and the approval and/or permission letters have been mailed to the competition contacts. In addition, all applications for new competitions, as well as changes of date, location and rating received through July 31, 2003 have been reviewed at this time.
"The Competitions Department staff has been working extremely hard this year. Due to the fact that 2004 is a date rotation year, there were many changes requested to competitions, yet the staff has still managed to turn these date applications around in record time,” said Christine Ruddy, Director of the Competitions Department.
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18th August 2003
The American Cream, The "Cream" of Draft Horses
The only breed of draft horse to originate from America
The ideal American Cream is a medium cream color with white mane and tail, pink skin and amber colored eyes. Some white markings are also very desirable. Pink skin is the determining factor in securing this rich cream color. Past experience has proved that dark-skinned Creams often do not have a satisfactory color. Further when mated with our American Creams, they generally produce too light or nearly white offspring. Therefore, our chief and most sought for strain of American Creams has always carried the pink skin trait. These vary but little in color throughout the year and the white markings contrast beautifully with their rich cream color.
The amber eyes are also an unusual and distinguishing trait of the American Creams. The foals are born with nearly white eyes. In a short time they begin to darken and by maturity have turned to an amber color.
The American Cream draft horse may be classified as a medium-heavy draft type. The ideal mature weight of females is 1600 pounds and height of 15 - 16 hands. Ideal mature weight of stallions is 1800-2000 pounds and height of 16-16.3 hands. We feel this size most desirable. With their type and action, they make good show horses and also are of a size that fits into the average person's plans.
A characteristic of these horses, which makes a lasting impression on those who have handled them, is their good disposition. The person who keeps a team wants one not only trustworthy, but one in which they can take pride as well. They will, therefore, be pleased to note the uniformity in color and type of the American Creams, making for easily matched teams.
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Show Jumping - Charles Wins Hickstead Derby For Third Consecutive Year
IRISH European team member Peter Charles pulled off one of the greatest performances in show jumping this afternoon (Sunday), when he won the famous Hickstead Derby on <Corrada> for the third successive year.
Only Eddie Macken and Michael Whitaker have ever bettered this tally in the past, each with four wins, but Charles is now the 21st century record-holder.
This was Peter's last Derby on the mare <Corrada>, as the horse is being sold, but before the competition began, he said: < I'm only worried about one fence. The rest she can jump in her sleep.> The one <fence> was the notorious Derby bank, which has 3' 5" rails at the top, and then an almost vertical slide down 10' 6" of grass bank before tackling a 5' 3" fence just one stride from the bottom.
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The United States Wins Two Individual Show Jumping Medals at 2003 Pan American Games
Chris Kappler Wins Silver and Margie Engle Takes the Bronze
Santo Domingo, DR—August 16, 2003—The United States won two individual Show Jumping Medals at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Saturday. Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, riding Royal Kaliber, owned by Kappler and Kathy Kamine captured the Silver with a cumulative score of 10.40 penalties and Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, took the Bronze on Hidden Creek’s Perin, owned by Hidden Creek Farm with a final score of 12.22. The Gold Medal went to Mark Watring of Puerto Rico who led from start to finish with a score of 5.83, riding Sapphire. Please click here for further details

Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Moloney Snatches Millstreet
IN ONE OF THE surprise results that so enliven the Kerrygold Grand Prix League, 21 yr old Richie Moloney from Kilkenny walked away with the top prize in today's much-anticipated Millstreet fixture.
Previously anguishing near the very bottom of the league table, with just 4 points, Moloney said after his win: < I was heartened to see it was a good strong track when I arrived. My horse needs big fences, and this course was almost built for his talents. But I'm still over the moon at winning.>
The track was indeed strong enough to stop all but three of the 44 starters going through to the second round, and Moloney found himself battling it out with 21 yr old Louise Walsh and veteran international rider Marion Hughes. But Appolonaire's liking for the big fences told in the end, with a gap of over four seconds opening up between first and second, while Hughes was dogged by time faults, lowered one pole, and racked up an unfortunate seven penalties in her second-round total.
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Show Jumping - Slattery Wins Boomerang Championship At Millstreet
1) WELCOME CAPTAIN (Owner J. Lee); Gabriel Slattery, 2) AUTO CRUZ (Owner F. Mangan); Shane Breen, 3) SARAH'S SPARKY E (Owner P. Flynn ); Brendan Ryan, 4) EARLY DAYS (Owner I. Smyth); Richie Moloney, 5) SANDVELLA (Owner P. Bartlett); Trevor Bartlett, 6) KUDOS (Owner J. Doherty); Conor Swail
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17th August 2003

Mediaeval Day is 31 August 2003
Following three other successful themed open days with FREE Admission, the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre at Great Steeping near Spilsby announce their most ambitious event ever!
A costumed re enactment day based on a market of the 15 century, visitors will be mingling with Lords and their ladies, a jester, merchants, a magistrate, craftsmen, men at arms, soothsayer, apothecary, mediaeval farmers, peasants and villagers.
Students from Mencap (Lincolnshire) who use the centre as a training base, very successfully helped to arrange the previous themed events. They will be manning stalls and making many of the wares on sale.
Longbow archers from the Friskney Bowmen will be bringing their popular "Have a go" display. A Farmers Market is being organised and Boston butcher Stephen Dunmore is bringing his well known "Hog Roast".
Obviously, the event is a fund-raiser to assist with the care of the horses resident at the centre and we hope people will be very generous.
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2003 Sales Dates at Cavan
2nd October National Registered Irish Draught Sale
3rd October Young Sport Stock sale for Irish Sport Horse foals, yearlings, 2 year olds & broodmares.
7th, 8th & 9th October International Performance sale of Irish Sports Horses & Ponies, 3 year olds & upwards, suitable for showjumping, hunting, eventing, dressage & pleasure riding.
24th November Young Sport Stock sale for Irish Sports Horse foals, yearlings, 2 year olds & broodmares
25th & 26th November International Performance Sale of Irish Sports horses & ponies, 3 year olds & upwards suitable for showjumping, hunting, eventing, dressage & pleasure riding.
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Condios wins international Grand Prix of Copenhagen
Last Sunday 10 August Condios won the international Grand Prix of Copenhagen.
The results were: 1. Henrik Steen Gundersen, Denmark, Condios, 2. Sören von Rönne, Charlottenhoff's Carisma, Germany, 3. Tjark Nagel, Kymba 2, Germany
Condios (Coriano x Landgraf I) is an 8-year-old Holsteiner stallion owned by Morningside Stud of County Clare, Ireland. This was Condios' second international
Grand Prix competition; several weeks ago he placed 3rd in the Grand Prix of Drammen.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI**** Hickstead Great Britain 14-17 August 2003
1) DOBELS FRECHDACKS; Michael Whitaker (GBR)
2) FLIP; Ian Kerr (IRL)
3) COLOUR OF LIFE; Ellen Whitaker (GBR)
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