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24th Nov 2001
FEI Bureau Members Visit The Chapin Site, Venue For Jerez 2002
HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbon sees for herself how the preparations for the World Equestrian Games are progressing
On the occasion of the recent annual meeting of the International Equestrian Federation in Jerez, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbon, accompanied by Federation chiefs, did not miss the opportunity yesterday (Wednesday, 21th)to visit the Chapin sports complex, the main venue for the World Equestrian Games in September 2002.
On site at the invitation of the Jerez 2002 Organising Committee, the FEI president praised the way the works were progressing and pointed out what a great advantage it is to have all the horses in the same area - the 30 hectare Chapín venue.
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24th Nov 2001

Show Jumping Result: CSI-W Berlin 22-25 November 2001
Qualifier for the FEI World Cup on Saturday
International Jumping Competition Cl.S*** 1m55, Friday, 23 November 2001
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23rd Nov 2001
Hoof Wall Fungus
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Keeping abreast of all the necessary information in horse health care is a constant challenge, especially since new problems and solutions are always being placed before our eyes and ears. Horse owners want only the best for their animals, which is sometimes difficult considering they do not always have all the information needed to make an accurate diagnosis of a condition or determine the proper course of treatment that should be taken.
One such problem came to the forefront this spring and summer that has had owners, veterinarians and farriers alike stymied. The signs are hooves that chronically are fractured and poor - looking, with the hoof wall actually peeling away. The cause is commonly believed to be onychomycosis (sometimes known as white line disease), a fungus that exists in the dirt. Horses that previously had strong healthy hooves are showing signs of infection, as well as those who have had problems with hoof quality in the past.
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23rd Nov 2001 Equine Farewells: ‘Easing the pain’
Having a horse or pony put to rest is a matter that is not normally discussed until the time presents itself. It is a heartbreaking, confusing experience and sometimes as a result of emotional upset a decision is made before all the options have been ealised. The proprietor of ‘Equine Farewells’ knows this only too well through her previous personal experiences. “I remember being in a highly emotional state, making phone calls to various businesses, some of which were either insensitive or extremely expensive. Furthermore, I have now learned that there are many more options available than I previously thought. Through my experiences I understand only too well that each person’s requirements are very individual, requiring a sympathetic and caring approach”.
There are many aspects that should be taken into consideration before choosing a humane destruction and disposal service provider. Some very important points for consideration are the type of humane pistol used, that an individual collection service is offered, the type of transportion used, and that the provider has experience with horses. Another important factor to consider is the size of the cremation unit if a cremation if required.Before a quotation is submitted to a client, Equine Farewells ensures that each service provider meets these high standards. The client then has peace of mind knowing that their horse, pony or donkey will be treated with the dignity and respect that he or she deserves and that the service provider will be sensitive to the situation whilst providing a high standard of service.
Every equine funeral service is available nationwide from a free of charge service to a complete cremation with the ashes returned in a wooden, nameplated casket. By negotiating nationwide, Equine Farewells offer a caring, complete funeral package suited to ‘individuals needs at a fair price’. For further details or to receive a brochure please telephone 01633 889496. Information is also available at
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23rd Nov 2001

Directors of EFI Agree To New National Governing Body
At a meeting on November 22, 2001, at the Ambassador Hotel, Kill, Co. Kildare, the Directors of the Equestrian Federation of Ireland considered the recommendations of the Taskforce. Please click here for further details

23rd Nov 2001

International Coaching Conference Postponed
The EFI wishes to announce that the International Coaching Conference originally scheduled for December 12, 2001, has now been postponed until March, 2002.
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22nd Nov. 2001
Farrier Science
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In today's world of horseshoeing there are basically two theories that are being addressed. Walter Koespich of Dutchtown Forge states the following: "Clinical Shoeing and Real World Shoeing. In clinical shoeing you shoe the horse in what ever way is best for the horse without worrying about what a judge may think, and when dealing with a lame horse that is the way to go, before you can worry about how the horse travels, he must first be sound.
Real World Shoeing, on the other hand, is the what the shoeing farriers do on a day to day basis. If a show horse isn't competitive, it wouldn't be a show horse very long. If a trainer doesn't produce winners he wouldn't be a trainer long and if show horse farrier doesn't shoe winners, he will be shoeing a different kind of horse before long."
"Shoeing show horses today is a dilemma for the farrier. On the other hand you have the very good principles that are laid down by the educators today and on the other hand you have to consider the kind of movement the judges are looking for.
Bottom line is, judges and stop watch determine how show horses are trained and shod! The farriers responsibility is to shoe for the judge, keeping as close to principles of good shoeing as you can."
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22nd Nov. 2001

The Dengie/Pony Club Scholarship Awards
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John Crawford discusses the importance of the Dengie/Pony Club Scholarship Awards with Michael Bacon of Dengie - please click the link below to listen
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22nd Nov. 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
November 2001
Bureau Meeting Summary
The FEI held its Bureau Meeting on 20 and 21 November in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) on the invitation of the 2002 World Equestrian Games Organising Committee.
The following items were discussed, decided and/or would be referred to at the FEI General Assembly to be held on 26 and 27 April in Rabat (MAR:
General ; Eventing ; Jumping ; Dressage ; Driving ; Endurance ; Vaulting ; Children ; Pony Riders ; Reining ; Olympic Games ; Veterinary Medication Control ; 2002 General Assembly
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22nd Nov. 2001
USA Equestrian Raine Accepts Seat On USA Equestrian Board
Kathleen Raine has accepted an appointment to the athlete position on the USA Equestrian Board of Directors vacated by Robert Dover's resignation.
This appointment will be voted on by the full board at the 2002 USA Equestrian Annual Meeting, held January 9-13, 2002 at the Hilton Charlotte & Towers, Charlotte, North Carolina, or at its next meeting, should a special meeting be held earlier.
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21st Nov 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
November 2001
FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
Participants to the Top Ten Final are named
This special edition of the FEI/Gandini World Riders Rankings decides on the participation field of the Final of the Top Ten to be held in Geneva on 8 December.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) is still in the lead with a total of 3253 points, 823 points ahead of his runner-up Ludo Philippaerts (BEL).
Michael Whitaker (GBR), who was placed eleventh at the end of last month, made it to the Top 10 with a total of 220 points earned this week-end in Stuttgart (GER).
Good Start For Michael Freud In The New Driving World Cup
German driver Michael Freund won the opening competition of the Indoor Word Cup Driving in Stuttgart (GER) last week-end.
In Memorium
Ian Dudgeon, a three-time Olympic Eventing rider from Ireland recently died aged 77.
Rembrandt is Dead
One of the most successful Dressage horses of all times, Rembrandt recently died aged 24. Under the saddle of the German rider Nicole Uphoff, Rembrandt won 13 gold medals at Olympic Games, World and European Dressage Championships.
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21st Nov 2001
Equitana Asia Pacific News Update
Mid - November 2001
EQUITANA got off to a great start with competition at the National Equestrian Centre in Werribee on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18. Crowds piled in on both days to catch their favourite athletes compete in one or more of the 13 different competitions. Enthusiastic competitors of all ages battled it out for their chance of victory, and many dedicated friends and family settled back to enjoy a friendly and sociable weekend.
The Sydney Olympics "Rearing Stockman" Comes To Equitana
Steven Jefferys, the man renowned for opening the Sydney Olympics with his breathtaking gallop to centre stage, will be entertaining crowds at EQUITANA along with his equally famous and impressive Stockhorse, 'Ammo' and his stunning black stallion, 'Jamieson'.
Equitana Official Souvenir Programs Now On Sale!
Over 120 colourful pages detailing all areas of the event, the Official Program will be priceless in planning your days at EQUITANA for one day is definitely not enough!
Clinic Tickets Available
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21st Nov 2001
Her Royal Highness the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón arrives today in Jerez, the World Equestrian Games' venue, to preside over the FEI's Bureau Meeting
HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), today arrived in Jerez, the venue for the World Equestrian Games 2002, to preside over the annual meeting of the FEI's Bureau.
On behalf of the Games' Organising Committee, Fino, the Jerez 2002 mascot, officially welcomed Doña Pilar to the city in a delightful event devoid of any kind of formality. The International Equestrian Federation president returned the gesture with affection and reciprocal friendliness.
HRH Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) today arrived in Jerez, venue for the World Equestrian Games 2002, to preside over the annual meeting of the FEI's Bureau.
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21st Nov 2001
USA Equestrian AHSA Saddle Seat Medal Champion Crowned
Sarah Thordsen from Waukesha, WI, bested the field of 33 exhibitors to take home the AHSA Saddle Seat Medal Finals title at the American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City, MO. The Reserve Champion honors went to Lucinda Hartley of Elizabethtown, KY
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21st Nov 2001

Support The Scottish March
Marching on the Mound, Edinburgh 16th December 2001
A message from the Scottish Countryside Alliance - The Scottish Steering Committee has confirmed that they are planning a major rally and march in Edinburgh on Sunday 16th December. At this stage, the date remains to be confirmed by the relevant bodies, but this is expected within the next week.
The short notice reflects the importance of a major public demonstration before the Scottish Parliament considers, in its final form, the already heavily criticised Watson Bill. The Scottish Countryside Alliance is mobilising this protest by Scotsmen against the Bill and is seeking support from all those who share their concern and anger elsewhere in the British Isles and Overseas.
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21st Nov 2001
Uniquine Art
Special Christmas Offer: Print of "Confidant" ONLY $24.99 US offer valid until Dec-01-01
Photolithograph Print of Western Cutting Horse and Cowboy Rider. by Equine artist Clare Hobson.
This exciting horse sport is steadily increasing in popularity.
This great work of art depicts the concentration and agility of an equine athlete.

21st Nov 2001
Saddletude ::Saddletude This Week::
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20th Nov 2001
Carl Hester at the British Equine Event 2001
"How to Ride A Winning Dressage Test"
Carl Hester joined forces with international dressage judge Stephen Clarke at the British Equine Event 2001 to present a demonstration giving an incredible insight into riding - and winning - a dressage test.
Carl is one of Britains leading international Dressage Riders and is also well-respected as a trainer
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20th Nov 2001
Olympia International Show Jumping Championships
Human Horses At Olympia!
This year’s Olympia International Show Jumping Championships (19th-23rd December 2001) will be another first for British Show Jumping when two unique displays will be joining the billing of world-class entertainment.
The human horses, Matthieu Nassif and friends will make a whirlwind visit to England when, on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the show, they will demonstrate their amazing jumping skills by leaping over the show jumping courses on their own two legs!
As if that wasn’t enough alternative entertainment, the crowds at Olympia will be entertained all week by Mountain Bike Champion, Jez Avery who has now turned his incredible talent to entertaining audiences with his incredible stunts and his ability to jump distances of 25ft and heights of up to 8ft – so guess what he’ll be doing at Olympia? Along with entertaining the crowds waiting to come into the show, the organiser’s have it in mind to see quite how good he is at jumping ….. show jumps!
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20th Nov 2001
APHA Seventeen American Paint Horses earn top honors from USDF
FORT WORTH, Texas-The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will honor 17 American Paint Horses for their outstanding accomplishments during a special ceremony Dec. 1 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The awards celebration is part of USDF's annual convention, which will take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in the Sunshine State.
The organization will present USDF All-Breed Awards for outstanding performances in events governed by the USDF and supported by the American Paint Horse Association
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20th Nov 2001 Three-Day Eventing Result: Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, Nov. 16-18 CIC* November 16-18
1) BARNABAI; Soullez, Geoffroy (FRA), 2) SADAN; Duroy, Marie-Christine (FRA), 3) NEWTON FLIGHT; Jarden, Joanne (IRL)
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20th Nov 2001 The North American Young Riders' Championships
Young equestrians from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands compete in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale, the international governing body for equestrian sport). The NAYRC is also designated as an official USA Junior Olympics–Equestrian event.
Many of the world's best equestrians got their start at the NAYRC including Olympic Medalists Greg Best and Karen Lende O'Connor.
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20th Nov 2001 EquiPulmon
(For horses with respiratory and pulmonary problems)
EquiPulmon is manufactured for the Equine Industry for horses with lung and breathing disorders. This product is holistic therefore it can be administered right up to race time. We have used this within 15 to 30 minutes before a race; the horses' won and they were tested with not problems at all with the racing authorities.
The product has been thoroughly tested in Western Canada on hundreds of racehorses with tremendous results. Some of the results have been quite amazing.
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19th Nov 2001
Gold Horses, Green Horses, Color Coordinated Riders
When new students first arrive here at Meredith Manor, we need to evaluate their current riding capability is so that we can match them up with appropriate horses. So everybody starts out with evaluation rides on our "goldie oldies" to see how they do and moves on to other horses from there.
A "goldie oldie" is a schoolmaster, a horse with a rich and sophisticated vocabulary or understanding of aid pressures. These horses are not the same as " babysitters". A babysitter is a horse that is programmed in a routine and will perform that routine even if its rider asks for it the wrong way. The schoolmaster, by contrast, understands and responds to full range of nuances within a corridor of aids. Since we know that the horse is very knowledgeable, its response to the new student's application of aids tells us volumes about what the rider already knows or still needs to learn at this point.
The "green" horse is the opposite of a goldie oldie. This is a horse that has no vocabulary at all yet or only a limited one. The most sophisticated rider cannot get on a green horse and perform upper level dressage movements or run through a complicated reining pattern. The rider could ask for shapes and movements correctly but the horse, no matter how willing, simply would not understand what was being asked.
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19th Nov 2001 Educational Opportunities with Horrell Hill Dressage Center
Principles of Riding ; Training of the Horse ; Carolina Adult Riders' Annual Christmas Party ; A Practical Guide for Adult Riders ; S.C.A.R.E. Educational weekend Clemson, SC "8 Secrets to Better Horsemanship" in a weekend ; Martha Olivo Barefoot Trim Clinic ; Walter Zettl Dressage Symposium ; Susan Harris Centered Riding Clinic ; The Natural Horse ; The Horses' Hoof
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19th Nov 2001 Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Stuttgart Germany 14-18 Nov 2001
1) Handel II; Whitaker, Michael (GBR), 2) De Sjiem; Dubbeldam, Jeroen (NED), 3) Tinello Rodenburghs; Voorn, Albert (NED)

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18th Nov 2001
Winterize Your Horse
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As the cold months of winter close around us concern for our horse's health and condition becomes more pressing. Aspects of management that are most important are temperature maintenance, nutrition and hoof care. By monitoring these, keeping your horse in top health can be easy and fairly trouble-free.
First let us look at keeping your horse's body temperature maintained at the proper level. Evaluate his living qualities; is he strictly pasture-bound, or does he split his time between a box stall and turnout. For horses that spend much time outdoors a windblock or shelter is necessary, whether it is natural or manmade. If your horse is both an indoor and outdoor kind be sure to watch your barn temperature and your animal's hair growth. During the mild early months of winter allow your horse to develop his thick coat and acclimatize to the dropping temps. Avoid blanketing during this time; you really are not helping your horse by preventing him from experiencing the changing weather conditions. As the season progresses, again watch how you use blankets. If your horse has been properly acclimated, they will be unnecessary; your horse should stay comfortable as the temperature falls provided he has an area in which to escape the wind and wet.
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18th Nov 2001
Armstrong & Holmes Ltd
The new trailer from Armstrong & Holmes has been especially designed with a low ramp and tipping facility in order to make the daily mucking out chores as easy as possible!
Please click the link below to listen to Anne Armstrong and John Crawford of discussing the ways in which this trailer can help make your life easier
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18th Nov 2001
A Horse, of Course
with Don Blazer
With the price of gasoline going up, up, up, we may have to give up our high powered chariots, and go back to riding the horse.
(It was a problem with the chariot which caused us to ride the horse is the first place.)
A Horse of Course
About 5,500 years ago man was trying to figure out what to do with horses and wheels., when va, va voooom, the chariot was invented. By 2000 B.C. the chariot-culture was zooming along and expanding. It started somewhere between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean and got as far north as China. Complete chariots with spoked wheels, full sets of harness, weapons and the bones of both driver and team were found in the graves of the Shan Dynasty which dates about 1500 B.C.
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18th Nov 2001 Show Jumping Result: CSI-A Stuttgart Germany 14-18 Nov 2001
1) Casanova; Firestone, Alison (USA), 2) Divine; Offel, Katharina (GER), 3) Paavo N; Kurten, Jessica (IRL)

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