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13th Oct. 2001 Woof Dressage Rankings Winners
Emile Faurie, from Oxfordshire, has won the Woof Grand Prix rankings 2001 with 200 points and Jane Bredin, from Wiltshire, has won the Woof Small Tour Rankings with 185 points.
It was tight at the top in the Grand Prix Rankings but a strong performance at the Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships 2001 kept Emile in premier position, ahead of the best of the rest - Richard Davison with 192 points and Laura Richardson with 183 points.
Emile also finished third in the Small Tour Rankings, but Jane Bredin had built a considerable lead. Last minute success at Saumur CDI in France served to cement her position at the top and she finished 60 points clear of second placed Carl Hester.
Both riders will be asked to perform their Freestyle to Music tests at the Horse & Hound Winter Dressage Championships, 3rd - 7th April 2002 at Solihull Riding Club, where they will be presented with prize money, rosettes and sashes by Rankings sponsors Woof Wear.
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13th Oct. 2001 Olympic Gold Medalists Head Entry List At Fairhill International
Fair Hill, MD—October 12, 2001—Olympic Gold Medalists David O’Connor and Phillip Dutton head the list of world-class eventing competitors entered in this year’s Fair Hill International CCI***, October 25-28 at the Natural Resources Area in Fair Hill, MD.
O’Connor, who won the individual Gold Medal in eventing at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, will be seeking his fourth title at the Fair Hill International. He is entered to compete on five mounts, Grand Teton, Tigger Too, The Native, Fox in Flight, and Rattle ‘N Hum, the horse he rode to the Fair Hill Championship in 1999. O’Connor won the Fair Hill International title in 1993, 1997 and 1999. He also won the USET Fall Championship at Fair Hill in 1995 when he placed second to Australia’s David Green.
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13th Oct. 2001
ILPH New Head Groom for Penny Farm
A new Head Groom at ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Penny Farm, near Blackpool has been appointed and is now in post.
Louise Hogan, 26, who has been working as a groom at Penny Farm since the beginning of the year, had previously worked as a Manager, riding instructor and Head Girl at equestrian centres and riding schools in the Blackpool area.
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13th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian Announces New Start Time For USOC Hearing
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the United States
Olympic Committee (USOC) has given notice that the formal, public hearing on the National Governing Body (NGB) status will begin at 7:30 a.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, October 13, 2001, in Austin, Texas.

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13th Oct. 2001
Saddletude :: Saddletude This Week ::
The Radnor Hunt International 3 Day Event ; European HorseTrials Championship from Pau, France October 11-14 ; International Gold Cup Steeplechase ; Far Hills Race Meeting Breeders' Cup Steeplechase Far Hills,NJ October 20 ; AQHA World Show:: Oklahoma City, OK November 3-17
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12th Oct. 2001
2001 National Horse Show
Fast Facts

WHAT: 118th National Horse Show - America’s oldest indoor horse show. The National is America’s most prestigious year-end championship show, offering the country's top horses and riders a chance to decide the ultimate champions.
WHEN: November 2 – 4, 2001
WHERE: Madison Square Garden – the world’s most famous arena
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12th Oct. 2001 Good results for Irish Sport Horses
Good results for Irish Sport Horses in showjumping at Wembley CSI-A, Bremen CSI-A and Neustadt CSI-B, 5-7 October 2001
Bremen: Audi Championat (Grand Prix): Dermot Lennon (Irl) was fourth with Liscalgot. The combination were part of the Irish team along with Jessica Kurten and Peter Charles that won the team event ahead of Germanys top two teams. Ten teams participated.
Wembley (Grand Prix): Robert Smith with Mr Springfield, and Di Lampard with Abbervail Dream were 5th and 6th, respectively.

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12th Oct. 2001
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12th Oct. 2001 NFU Report To National Audit Office
The NFU's submission to the National Audit Office inquiry on foot and mouth says the cost of the crisis for farmers and the country has been high because the epidemic had taken a hold before adequate resources were made available to tackle it.
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12th Oct. 2001
Local Day Riders Qualify for National Horse Show
New York, NY—October 11, 2001—The 118th National Horse Show, presented by Budweiser, hosted its Local Day at Overpeck Stables in Leonia, NJ on Monday, October 8.
Champion and Reserve ribbon winners in the Children’s and Adult Hunter Sections qualified to compete in the Children’s and Adult Hunter Championship Challenge at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 4.
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12th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian Announces Plans For USOC Hearing, Website Coverage
USA Equestrian (formerly American Horse Shows Association) announced today that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has made arrangements for the formal, public hearing on National Governing Body (NGB) status to begin on Saturday morning in Austin, Texas. The United States Equestrian Team (USET) filed a formal USOC challenge against AHSA in February, commencing litigation in an attempt to take over the NGB status, which has always been held by AHSA.
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11th Oct. 2001 Equine Research Continuing education for the horse lover:
Linking research and expertise with the horse industry
The ERC is prepared to offer the horse industry an unparalleled service to meet your continuing education needs. Our travelling speakers bureau is now on-line and offers an extensive list of topics and experts from which to choose. We are ready to customdesign days of learning for your industry group.
We can offer you one or more speakers on themes of your interest, speakers on a variety of topics, and even daylong workshops on anatomy, reproduction technologies, and environmental management.

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11th Oct. 2001
USA Equestrian Wilcox Wins Again In Europe
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that Lisa Wilcox continued her winning form at the Bremen CDI*** in Germany, October 4-7, 2001, when she captured four classes to beat strong European competition, which included Germany's Sydney Olympic bronze medalist, Ulla Salzgeber, and Ingrid and Michael Klimke. Originally from Thousand Oaks, CA, and now based in Cappeln, Germany, with Gestüt Vorwerk which owns the horses she rides, Wilcox won the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Kür riding the ten-year-old Oldenburg stallion Relevant 5 (Rubinstein I-Havanna) with scores of 72.20% and 76.94% respectively.
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11th Oct. 2001 Derek Braun Wins 2001 BET/USET Talent Search Finals-EAST
Gladstone, NJ-October 10, 2001 – Derek Braun of Ocala, FL riding Le Grand, owned by Barbara Braun, won the 2001 BET/USET Show Jumping Talent Search Final-East held at the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, New Jersey, on October 6-7.
United States Equestrian Team (USET) veteran rider and 1992 Olympic Individual Bronze Medalist Norman Dello Joio, and highly respected equitation judge, Cynthia Hankins, judged the Finals, in which 58 young riders competed.
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11th Oct. 2001
Inaugural NHJC National Finals Conclude at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Sunday - October 7, 2001
The inaugural National Hunter/Jumper Council National Finals concluded at the Capital Challenge Horse Show today, with the presentation of five titles. The NHJC National Finals have been well received and has brought the Council more visibility. Organizers of the Capital Challenge were honored to host the NHJC National Finals.
Kendle Handtmann and her family of Carpenteria, CA purchased Remember Me from Europe, they were buying the handsome chestnut mare as a Grand Prix prospect. "In 1999 Susie (Hutchison) started showing her in the hunters," explained 14 year old Handtmann. "She did really well, and last year she did the Regulars with Susie and I did her in the Juniors."
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11th Oct. 2001
2001 National Hunter/Jumper Council National Finals Champions
Capital Challenge Horse Show - September 29 - October 7, 2001
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10th Oct 2001
Lone Ranger Loads again . . . Finally
Chuck Brazier came out to shoe our two Arabians in mid-July this past summer. A seasoned farrier with thirty years experience, he was so impressed with our horses' manners that after finishing Lakota Breeze, my Angle/Arab he had some questions about training. He had a nine-year-old thoroughbred that he could not load. He'd had a couple seemingly competent trainers give it a go and while they did get the horse loaded, it took hours; but the horse didn't learn anything in the process nor did Chuck. And Ranger still refused to get into his four-horse trailer. The few times he had loaded it had required five big men manhandling him into the trailer. It was the same coming home from the racetrack two years earlier. It had been a real ordeal. Chuck was exasperated. We set up an appointment for the following week.
I arrived at the stable in the late afternoon. The wind was gusting heavily, which did not bode well for a touch loading situation. The trailer was parked in the middle of a large corralled area on flat ground. It was an older four-horse in-line unit, which could have had more headroom for a big horse as I sensed Ranger, was. I was then
introduced to Ranger in the barn and immediately took a liking to him. He was a massive 16-2 black thoroughbred with a white sock front and back and a bright white blaze on his intelligent looking head. I led him into the center aisle and we got acquainted. He seemed to enjoy my touch, especially the eye rubbing and lowering of the head, which he complied to happily. I then drove him in and out of a stall from both sides. Certain he understood the driving procedure perfectly; we then proceeded to the trailer.
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10th Oct 2001 Whitaker Tops List Of British Qualifiers For Olympia's 30th Birthday
The organisers of the 30th Olympia International Show Jumping Championships, London (19th-23rd December 2001) have published the list of British qualifiers for this year’s show, which will offer the highest prize money offered at Olympia. The ten automatic qualifiers taken from the British Show Jumping Association (BSJA) Riders Ranking List, for the £232,000 plus event, are: -
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10th Oct 2001 Veteran USET Driver Nancy Johnson Ranked Fourth On The FEI/Kuhnle Singles Driver Award Rankings
Gladstone, NJ—October 9, 2001- The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is proud to announce that Nancy Johnson of Lincoln, MA is ranked fourth on the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)/Kuhnle Singles Top Driver Award rankings following her win at CAI-A Gladstone, September 21-23.
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9th Oct. 2001 Lapland To London
Father Christmas drops in on London’s biggest Christmas show
Olympia International Show Jumping Championships (19th-23rd December 2001) will be having a special visit from Father Christmas this December when he makes a flying visit from Lapland to London just days before Christmas.
For the last 30 years both children and adults alike have thrilled to Father Christmas’s sleigh rides around the arena during the Finale of the biggest Christmas Show in London. But now, despite his heavy schedule, Father Christmas will be putting in a personal appearance in the main shopping area, along with two of his elves, on Wednesday, 19th December. This is your chance to meet Father Christmas in person and, you never know, he might even have a little something for you!
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9th Oct. 2001
BETA BETA Strengthens VAT on Riding Hats Campaign
BETA has put its weight behind a campaign to remove VAT from riding hats and helmets.
The hard hitting campaign follows the decision by HM Customs to zero rate cycle helmets.
And BETA - the British Equestrian Trade Association - has put forward a case for zero rating riding hats on safety grounds.
It is also hoped the campaign will help to remove the anomaly which leaves horse riders at a disadvantage compared with cyclists and motor cyclists.
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9th Oct. 2001 Marshall & Sterling League Finals Presented by Corona Lexol Award Four Hunter/Jumper Titles and $30,000 in Prize Money
UPPER MARLBORO, MD (October 8, 2001)-Marshall & Sterling Children's and Adult League Finals presented by Corona Lexol for Regions I, II, and III were held October 2-4 at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Finalists competed in the Show Place Arena at the Prince George's Equestrian Center. A total of $30,000 was awarded in two jumper and two hunter finals.
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8th Oct. 2001
The British Equine Event The British Equine Event 2001
3 & 4th November 2000 - Don't Miss It!
This year’s British Equine Event is scheduled for the weekend of 3-4 November 2001 at the NAC, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
The event, organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) in association with Your Horse, attracted over 15,800 visitors and 300 exhibitors in 2000.
Some of the world’s top equestrian stars will gather at the British Equine Event, 3-4 November 2001 at the NAC Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, to share the secrets of their successes, skills and experience with horse enthusiasts.
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8th Oct. 2001 Volunteers
Just think about all the activities in this country that rely on volunteer help! Town officials, fire departments, youth leaders and many more, this dedicated group provides the backbone for our organizations. The horse industry has many opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers run our horse shows, muck stalls, provide horse care, clear trails, provide therapeutic support for handicapped riding stables, give riding instruction, and perform a multitude of other organizational activities.
Volunteer development isn't a hit or miss thing. It's components are: understanding motivation, recruitment, training, and recognition/reward

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7th Oct. 2001
Innovative Fluorescent Polartec® Fleece Horsewear
Concern continues to grow over the unacceptable level of road accidents involving horses. As traffic increases so does the danger and high visibility fluorescent clothing is now no less essential than a hard hat for riding on the road.
The products currently available have two drawbacks. They are made of stiff, uncomfortable plastic fabrics and they are an extra item to remember every time you tack up.
Equafleece, a company based in Tavistock, have solved both these problems by commissioning Malden Mills to make Polartec®200 with water repellency in fluorescent yellow.
Saddlepads and exercise sheets in this fabric, combining the benefits of Polartec®200 with the ultimate in high visibility, were launched by Equafleece at their stand at the Royal Cornwall Show in mid-September and have almost immediately become their biggest selling product. They can be seen on the company¹s website at and purchased by credit card on telephone no 01822 810272.
Polartec® 200 is fully water-repellent, twice as warm as wool and four times as warm as "thermal" cotton products. It was developed for wear by sailors to minimise ther build up of sweat inside oilskins and therefore has unique wicking ability which means that it dries sweat as fast as a horse produces it.
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7th Oct. 2001
Training Mythunderstandings - Games People Play
Close up, horse shows look like serious business. They're certainly business because their economics affect an awful lot of different people in a lot of different ways. For breeders and trainers and show managers and hamburger slingers and farriers and lots of other people, horse shows are a big investment both literally and figuratively.
They're certainly serious because look at what a big thing so many people make of them in their lives. Of course winning or not can make a big difference in the value of an individual horse or the ability of a farm to sell horses or lessons or whatever they have. But winning or not can make a big difference in how a lot of people go home feeling about themselves.
Horse shows are a big ego thing. If you win you feel pretty positive about yourself and your horse. You feel like you must be doing something right and you especially like the part that someone else--the judge--thinks so, too. (Boy, that judge sure saw things right today.) If you lose, your self esteem is damaged. You wonder if you're ever going to amount to anything or why your horse is so dumb. (Boy, that judge was blind today.)
But if you stand back a ways and look at horse shows from a different perspective, you can see they're only games that people like to play with their horses. A bunch of people get together, make up some rules, and then play that game until some one of them starts to win the game all the time. So then somebody else decides they need to change the rules so more people or different people can win and they start all over again with a new set of rules. And so on.
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7th Oct. 2001
What is new at the ERC?
The news is out, we have spent the last year collaborating resources with the University of Guelph to result in a combined research approach that will better benefit horses and horse owners.
Equines In Cyberspace:
Equine enthusiasts wanting to learn more about their favourite animal will be able to launch into the cyberspace of learning opportunities. The Equine Research Centre along with the Office of Open Learning at the University of Guelph are pleased to announce that funding has been received from CanAdapt to help in the creation of five web-based modules in equine science. This series of courses will cover many of the basics to help horseowners and employers develop better care and management of their horses. Up-to-date research findings from equine researchers at The University of Guelph, The Equine Research Centre and other research facilities world-wide will be incorporated into the curriculum.
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7th Oct. 2001
NHJC National Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Saturday - October 5, 2001
The National Hunter/Jumper Council presented six NHJC National Finals titles at the Capital Challenge Horse Show today. The Pony Hunters took to the indoor Showplace Arena, while the Large Junior Hunters finished their sections in the outside ring. Amateur Owner Jumpers also concluded today, and all the NHJC awards were well received.
Nicoletta VonHeideger rode her Silver Steps to the NHJC National Finals Small Pony Hunter title. VonHeideger represented Zone 10 and was thrilled with her victory. When ten year old Laura Forsberg of Furlong, PA found out she and her small pony, First Edition, qualified for the NHJC National Finals at the Capital Challenge as the Zone 2 representative, she was very excited. "It is so cool to represent Zone 2," said Forsberg who rode her pony to the reserve champion NHJC title.
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