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The Knapstrupper

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Finding The Right Riding Instructor

6th December 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
5 December 2003

The FEI Bureau held its statutory meeting on 4 and 5 December 2003 at Jerudong (BRU) on the kind invitation of the Brunei Equine Association.
The following items were discussed, approved and/or will be presented for approval to the 2004 General Assembly:
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Show Jumping Results: SI-W Geneva Switzerland 4 - 7 December 2003
1) Landjuweel St Hubert; Daniel ETTER (SUI), 2) O'Jessie; Marion HUGHES (IRL), 3) Miss Speed; Sebastian NUMMINEN (FIN)
1) Patchouli; Reynald ANGOT (FRA), 1) Desiree de Here; Bruno BROUCQSAULT (FRA), 2) Loriot XI CH; Christophe BARBEAU (SUI), 2) Henzo II; Daniel ETTER (SUI), 3) H & M Tamina; Malin BARYARD (SWE), 3) Edza de St Denis; Markus FUCHS (SUI)
PRIX CLARINS, Table A Accumulator Against The Clock
1) Fighting Alpha; Lars NIEBERG (GER), 2) Lincoln; Albert ZOER (NED), 3) Desiree de Here; Bruno BROUCQSAULT (FRA)
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USA Equestrian
Approved Rule Changes Now Available
The USA Equestrian Executive Committee approved rule changes to the 2004 U.S. Equestrian Rule Book on November 24.
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
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5th December 2003
The British Horse Society

A unique blend produces genius between two equine disciplines
The British Horse Society and Riding Clubs in Scotland host a powerful event sponsored by Equenox

Scotland enjoyed a unique blend of two sporting disciplines last week (27 November) when The British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs in Scotland hosted 'An evening with Jeanette and Emile' - a Masterclass featuring Jeanette Brakewell and Emile Faurie and sponsored by Equenox, the equine clothing company.
The event, held at Gleneagles EC, was enjoyed by over 500 people and its hallmark was the complementary styles of the two presenters; mixing the artistry and science of the disciplines produced excellent entertainment as well as education.
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Providing More Than Cold Comfort This Winter
Now that winter is here and routines have changed are you finding that your horse is losing condition and is generally not looking quite as good as during the rest of the year?
The question of how to keep weight on and maintain good condition, without overfeeding or causing behavioural problems is one which is frequently asked. Choose a conditioning feed which is low in starch yet contains plenty of slow-release digestible energy (either for work or to maintain condition) and you won't go far wrong. Such a feed will put condition on almost any horse, but lower starch levels have the benefit of minimising the risk digestive upsets, particularly in horses that are being fed large quanitities. Barley-free, low starch conditioning feeds also avoid the problems of 'hotting-up' for many horses that have previously been difficult, as well as being suitable for horses with a barley intolerance.
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Bob Jeffreys Clinics - Partnership Training for Horse and Rider
December 2003 E-Newsletter
“We don’t break horses, we teach horses and riders to make breakthroughs!”
Topics covered in this issue: *Bob’s World and Training Tip of the Month, *Nutrena Feed, *Some Thoughts from Suz, and Riding Tip of the Month, *Calendar of Events, *Last Chance-Win a Horse Vacation!, *Bob’s Article of the Month, *New! 2004 Winter Riding/Training Program, *Free-2,000 lbs. of Nutrena feed
*Locks of Love to the winner! , *Northeast Horsemen’s Conference and *Convenient Holiday Shopping….Really! Trade Show
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The Very Best Of Fresh, Home-grown, British Produce
Farmers' markets around the country will be offering the very best of fresh, home-grown, British produce to shoppers who want to eat local this festive season.
And to add to the festive spirit, many farmers' markets throughout the UK will have special events in December. Look out for mulled wine, hot chestnuts, mince pies, carols sung by local schools, Victorian carousels, music from local bands and, needless to say, Father Christmas.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, celebrity chef and patron of the National Association of Farmers Markets, said: "I've not the least doubt that the best food for Christmas feasting is to be found at farmers' markets.
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4th December 2003
Veteran Horse Society Olympia finalists confirmed.
The Veteran Horse Society again is about to show the equine world the standard of veteran horses and ponies that are registered within the society.
10 horses and ponies have competed against hundreds of other hopeful veteran horse owners and carers to get to the prestigious event in December.
There have been over eighty area rounds qualifying to Regional Rounds and these 10 champions all represent their areas within the UK.
National Show Co-ordinator Linda McLintock spoke from their showing office in Powys today,' we are absolutely delighted about the standard of horses and ponies this year again, they are a credit to their owners and carers, it is also lovely to see a golden veteran at 30 years of age competing. The event helps to raise the profile of VHS,veteran's and their welfare and are delighted that already the event is a sell out'.
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'Ambassador' for Horse Industry rewarded at 'Scottish Land-based Modern Apprentice of the Year' Awards
Ryann Walker, a riding instructor and groom from Milngavie, was one of six finalists in the recent 'Scottish Land-based Modern Apprentice of the Year Awards 2003'. Ryann took second place, receiving a special achievement award, in recognition of her commitment and positive attitude to learning. She was presented with her award and certificate of achievement at an evening ceremony hosted by Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the Environmental and Land-based Sector.
Eligible candidates from across Scotland competed for the award, representing a range of land-based industries including greenkeeping, floristry, agriculture and equine. The award is designed to reward Modern Apprentices in Scotland who have demonstrated a commitment to training, gained knowledge in a specialised land-based subject and supported others as part of their personal development.
Ryann impressed the judges with her all-round ability and determination to achieve her Modern Apprenticeship in just 6 months. In particular, her commitment to helping colleagues and real love of the horse industry really shone through.
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GLC 5500 - Ultimate Joint Care Now In New Handy Size
American Thoroughbred Products Ltd have announced the launch of GLC5500 in a handy new pack size. With the cold and wet winter months approaching, joint stiffness in horses of all ages, particularly those in regular work, can be aggravated. The new 450g pack of GLC5500 provides 45 days supply of the very latest development in joint care supplements at an affordable price.
GLC5500 is the first joint supplement to offer a combination of the full spectrum of bio-available glucosamine compounds plus chondroitin sulphate whose functions have already been clearly established. The quality and concentration of ingredients are verified during manufacture using United States Pharmacopoeia testing protocols. Formulated using only active ingredients for maximum uptake and absorption, GLC5500 provides the foundation for optimal joint health.
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The British Horse Society

British Horse Society Ragwort MP wins award for animal welfare
The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce that John Greenway, the Ryedale, North Yorkshire MP who was responsible for steering the BHS initiated Ragwort Control Bill successfully through Parliament, has won the inaugural ePolitix Charity Champion Award for Animal Welfare. The awards ceremony, which took place last night (2 December) at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, was attended by a large number of MPs, Peers, charity representatives and the Charities Commission.

Mr Greenway was delighted with his award and in his acceptance speech he paid tribute to the BHS and to Alun Michael, Minister for Rural Affairs, and his team at Defra for their help and support. He added that he had not needed much persuading to introduce the Bill following his success in the Private Members' Ballot last year. Thanking ePolitix for including animal welfare as a category at the awards ceremony he told the audience, "In June every year you can stand on the hill and look down on Ryedale Show. It has six rings to accommodate all the horses that come from miles around to take part. It's obvious that these are much loved animals and sadly, too many horses die from ragwort poisoning."
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Kraut, Coluccio, Bauer, and Gardner Top 2003 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Standings
Tampa, FL—December 3, 2003—Robert Kraut, Evan Coluccio, Fred Bauer, and Katie Gardner emerged as champions of the 2003 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series featured classes at more than 70 horse shows across the nation in 2003, giving competitors an abundance of opportunities to accumulate points throughout the year. The Series featured separate divisions for amateur-owner and junior riders with separate standings kept for East and West Conferences.
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The Horse Professional's Code Of Conduct
By Lisa Derby Oden
Wow. Proposing a Code of Conduct for horse professionals could be a daunting task. Anyone who has been part of the horse industry for many years will recognize that it is a highly diverse industry. This diversity offers a tremendous wealth not only to those that are involved for a lifetime, but also to those who participate for a shorter term. But just as it provides us with endless opportunity, it can also be the jumping off point for differing opinions, the inability to unite, and industry division. Is it possible to propose a code of conduct that applies to all disciplines and all breeds? Maybe, maybe not. The underlying question for professionals is this: How do we want others, whether lifers or short-termers, to experience and regard the industry? This question has great depth to it. The answer may prove to
be a key to industry survival.
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3rd December 2003
SPILLERS Senior- the first complete senior feeding system
SPILLERS have launched a revolutionary new way to cater for the special nutritional requirements of the senior horse by introducing the first ever, complete senior feeding system, which will be available from January 2004.
Like people, horses age at different rates and are considered older by their owners at very different stages. In general most senior feeds are designed to provide condition, but all horses differ in their energy requirements and don’t always need the extra calories these feeds offer. However, the aging process itself places extra demands on the body that will benefit from specialist nutrition to support health and activity during later years.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society in Scotland lobbies for its own Ragwort Bill
The British Horse Society (BHS) Scotland is pressing on with lobbying the Scottish Parliament for its own Ragwort Control Bill and code of practice following the success of the BHS' Bill in England and Wales.
The BHS sponsored Private Members' Bill, the Ragwort Control Bill introduced by John Greenway, MP for Ryedale in North Yorkshire, received Royal Assent last month (20 November) and comes into force on 20 February 2004. The new Act, which provides for a statutory code of practice, covers England and Wales only. A draft code of practice for England has been prepared in advance of the Bill and should be ready for publication when the Ragwort Control Act comes into force. A separate, but similar, code is being developed by the National Assembly for Wales.
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Results of Mundole Equestrian Winter Series
Mundole Equestrian held a very successful day of showjumping and dressage. It was the last British Dressage competition of the year to be held at Mundole. Dressage judges were Shona Mckenzie from Muir of Ord and Fiona Meiklejohn from Rafford.
Claire Sim from Banchory won both Novice classes on Soxx. Local rider, Elizabeth Leslie on Collective Effort, came first in one Elementary class and equal first with Elaine Taylor from Dingwall in the second. Avril Johnstone on winning form took first place in the Unaffiliated sections of the Elementary and Medium classes riding Murphy and Independent Archie.
Sue Jardine from Grantown with Shelt now heads the Dressage Leaderboard pushing Minette Maclennan on Maximum Impact from Muir of Ord into second place. Gill Teft with Red Dwarf has moved up to third place ahead of Linda Davidson on Blake.
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120th National Horse Show Wraps Up Wellington In Winning Style
WELLINGTON, FL – December 2, 2003 – The 120th National Horse Show was held for the second consecutive year in Wellington, Florida, over Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-30, featuring top riders in the US qualified to compete. Produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. for the National Horse Show of America, Ltd., at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, the National hosted 600 horses vying for national championships and more than $380,000 in prize money. The equestrian disciplines of show jumping, hunters, equitation, and sidesaddle were featured, as well as dressage at the 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises LLC Dressage at the National, which ran from November 28-30. Record-setting crowds overflowed the 7500-capacity arena for Jumping Under The Stars and the AGA Championship Grand Prix.
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Grice and Goodman Win 2003 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Year-End Championships
Tampa, FL—December 2, 2003—In the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series year-end finals held on November 30 at the National Horse Show in Wellington, FL, Danielle Grice and Marley Goodman emerged as the Junior and Amateur-Owner Champions. Each bested a field of the nation’s top horses and riders who had qualified for the Finals based on their performances in the Series throughout the year.
Grice, of Northfield, MN, rode her mount Good Karma to the win, topping a starting field of 15 horse-and-rider combinations in the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Championship. Grice produced two clear rounds on the day, including the only clear round in the jump-off. She stopped the timers in the jump-off at 40.770 seconds. Please click here for further details
Farmers welcome back birds
Farmers will welcome the findings of a Government report that suggests that their efforts have resulted in a stabilising of the numbers of British farmland and wild birds, says the NFU.
The arrest of the decline in bird species announced in a report by Defra yesterday is a testament to the efforts of the thousands of farmers who are implementing environmental schemes and farming practices.
Sir Ben Gill, NFU President, whose farm in York was recently surveyed by the RSPB and found to contain 57 species of farmland and wild birds, said: "Farmers will be very happy to hear this news and encouraged for the future.
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The 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National Draws Top FEI Competitors
WELLINGTON, FL – December 2, 2003 – The 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National wrapped up after three days of competition November 28-30, held in conjunction with the 120th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL. The event was held at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, and was produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. for the National Horse Show Association of America, Ltd. Dressage at the National featured $10,000 in prize money and awards, with classes contested from Training Level through Grand Prix. A stellar roster of world-class riders and horses competed at the two-ring show, with scores pushing the 70-percentile in several classes. The show also marked the return to the Grand Prix ring of five-time Olympian Robert Dover. Please click here for further details

Beezie Madden Named USET Athlete of the Month for November
Gladstone, NJ—December 2, 2003— Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY was named United States Equestrian Team Athlete of the Month for November after she topped an international field to win the Mercedes German Masters class at CSI**** Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany on November 21. The 2003 Pan American Games team Gold Medalist, who was awarded a new Mercedes-Benz for her win, won the class on Authentic, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Elizabeth Busch Burke and John Madden Sales.
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2nd December 2003
Funnell Wins Sunday Times Sportswoman Of The Year Award
Event rider, Pippa Funnell has added another triumph to her phenomenally successful year by scooping the prestigious Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Award.
Britain's leading event rider, who is currently ranked number one in the world, convincingly beat off strong competition for the award including previous winner, athlete Paula Radcliffe, cyclist, Nicole Cooke who was third and yachtswoman Emma Richards who took the runner up position.
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Porsche Backs Hickstead's Star Studded Riders Ball
Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex, due to move operations from Portslade to Burgess Hill on December 15, is to sponsor the Hickstead Riders Ball at the All England Jumping Course.
The company, which is also providing a weekend's use of a luxury, £31,450 Porsche Boxster sports car for a prize draw, will make it possible for equestrian fans to rub shoulders with star riders such as double European and Badminton winner Pippa Funnell and her international showjumping husband William, Hickstead Derby winner John Popeley and popular showjumper Duncan Inglis.
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Tim Stockdale - Robinsons first celebrity guest
Show jumper Tim Stockdale, sponsored by Fresh Direct, was warmly welcomed by Robinsons as the first celebrity guest to visit their Superstore. Following a radio interview on Radio Merseyside, Tim then called at the Superstore to promote his new series of Successful Show Jumping videos from Equestrian Vision. With three videos: the first, Laying the Foundations, the second, Moving On, Moving Up and the third Advanced Show Jumping, Tim spent a few hours explaining to fans all about his brilliant new video series. As he continued to sign endless autographs Tim was still happy to answer any questions about his career, his horses and also riders own problems that they were having with their own horses. His advice was always sensible and practical and always ended with Tim's mantra - 'Keep it Simple'. Please click here for further details
Ministerial Carriage Tour Of The National Forest
Minister for Nature Conservation, Ben Bradshaw took to a horse and carriage recently to view one of the new woodland sites in The National Forest. Provision for equestrian activities is a high priority in the creation of the Forest, which spans 200 square miles of the counties of Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
On his first visit since taking on Ministerial responsibility for the Forest within its sponsoring Department, Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), Mr Bradshaw was impressed by the massive transformation that had taken place within the short lifetime of the Forest.
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Margie Engle And Hidden Creek’s Perin Claim Victory In $100,000 Budweiser AGA National Championship Presented By Chesapeake Petroleum At 120th National Horse Show

WELLINGTON, FL – November 30, 2003 – Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, riding Hidden Creek’s Perin won the $100,000 Budweiser AGA National Championship Presented By Chesapeake Petroleum today, wrapping up the 120th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL. It was Engle’s third time to claim victory in the Championship, and the second time aboard Perin. “The other times that I’ve won it, I haven’t had to go fast,” said Engle, noting that in Perin’s previous win he was the only double clear, and when she won it with Hidden Creek’s Laurel, she was the only one clean in round one, which eliminated a jump-off. Of this year’s track, Engle said, “It was tough enough, not as big as some years, but it was still plenty big. Sometimes it’s almost impossible.”
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Royal Charmer (ISH) wins at Belfast CSI 5*
The first Belfast 5* Indoor International Horse Show took place last weekend, November 27th to 30th, in the Odyssey Arena. Irish Sport Horse Royal Charmer (ISH) was ridden by Markus Fuchs (SUI) to win the My Travel Lite Top Flight 1m40 class on Friday. Boherdeal Clover (ISH) came third in the Odyssey Welcome Stakes 1m40 class on Thursday, ridden by Lt. David O’Brien (IRE). Fridays Odyssey Jump off 1m50 class found Gelvin Clover (ISH) ridden by Clem McMahon (IRE) in third place. Please click here for further details
USA Equestrian
Virginia Horse Center To Host Pony Finals
The USA Equestrian Executive Committee approved the dates and location for the 2004 U.S. Equestrian Pony Finals at a meeting held via conference call on Monday, November 24.
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Charlie Jayne Wins Victor Hugo-Vidal National Horse Show Equitation Championship At The 120th National Horse Show
WELLINGTON, FL – December 1, 2003 – Charlie Jayne, 17, of Elgin, Illinois, riding Ivy owned by Missy Clark, clinched the win in the Victor Hugo-Vidal Equitation Championship on Sunday, November 30, the final day of the 120th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL.

The three-phase championship was contested over three days and included testing on the flat, over a hunter course, and on a jumper course. Charlie bested the reigning champion, his sister Maggie Jayne, 19, who rode Cedar owned by Sarah Willeman, by two points, edging her out when the two were asked to work-off following the jumper phase. Riding off against his sister didn’t faze Charlie. “That was just fun,” he said. “If I won or she won, it was in the family, so I felt pretty good about that. It’s not as much pressure.”
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1st December 2003
Sponsor a Christmas Donkey
For a great Christmas present this year why not sponsor Eeyore, HorseWorld's Christmas Donkey. Eeyore is one of the sponsor animals looked after by HorseWorld, the charity based in Whitchurch, Bristol.
By giving someone this unforgettable gift for Christmas you will receive a special Eeyore Christmas colour certificate, his story, invites to his birthday party, a complimentary ticket to HorseWorld's Visitor Centre, plus regular updates and their bi-annual newsletter, for only £20.
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19th FEI World Cup 2003/2004
Western European League Dressage
Stockholm (SWE) - November 28-30, 2003
Stockholm's Globe arena was filled to capacity with an audience screaming and applauding in pop-concert fashion to watch local hero Jan Brink, Sweden's European individual silver medallist, triumph in the FEI World Cup dressage qualifier.
" I have never felt an atmosphere like it, the audience raised the roof", said Brink, who also won the grand prix on Bjoersells Briar. " And as I said to German riders Heike Kemmer and Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff, it was such a high quality field here that it was success even to get into the first five or six", he added.

It was also a great birthday present for Finnish rider Kyra Kyrklund to come second, even though it meant being beaten by her pupil, Jan Brink. However, Kyrklund also saw another former pupil, Britain's Emma Hindle, who spent five years studying with her at Flyinge Stud, place fourth. Kyrklund, who is currently based in England but is buying her own place in Sweden close to Jan Brink, also scored over 80 per cent for a fault free performance on Andiamo Tyme, the impressive grey gelding she rides for American owner Linda Fowler.
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O'Connor Fourth At Belfast Grand Prix
BRITAIN again stole the honours at Belfast tonight (Sunday), with Andrew Davies winning the £27,000 Grand Prix prize purse, but Ireland's Cian O'Connor managed a lucrative fourth, and was the only Irish rider to jump a double clear round.
Bryan Henry's taxing course had the near-capacity crowd at Belfast's Odyssey arena holding its collective breath as rider after rider in the first round fell foul of the bogey line from the vertical at Fence No. 6 to the double at No.7. By the time Cian O'Connor arrived to tumultuous applause, only one rider of 15 - Switzerland's Daniel Etter - had managed to jump clear. Four riders had also retired after racking up multiple errors.
O'Connor, ecouraged by shouts from the crowd, clocked up Ireland's first clear on <Waterford Crystal>, and this seemed to break the spell the next three riders, who also took clears, one of them O'Connor's Nations Cup team-mate Billy Twomey on <Anastasia>.
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Jeffery Welles And Equinox Win $10,000 Chesapeake Petroleum National Speed Stake At 120th National Horse Show
WELLINGTON, FL – November 30, 2003 – Jeffery Welles, 41, of Pound Ridge, NY, riding Equinox for owner Elizabeth Saunders won the $10,000 Chesapeake Petroleum National Speed Stake on Saturday, November 29, at the 120th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL. The show runs from November 26-30 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds, highlighted by the $100,000 AGA Championship on Sunday, and Dressage at the National, November 28-30.

Welles bested a class of 20 entries in the Internationale Arena over a course designed by Jose Gamarra. He described the 11-effort track as “a nice galloping course with a few turns and a few options. One oxer by the ingate that was a little bigger caught a few horses.” The time allowed was 76 seconds, and Equinox blazed around the course clean in the unbeatable time of 51.290. “It was a very fast class,” said Welles. “The other entries that really tried to go fast ended up with some mistakes at the end. The horses got a little flat and had rails. My horse really kept his focus all the way through and jumped a really nice round. The horse went great and I’m very happy with him.”
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Robert Dover And FBW Kennedy Win Grand Prix Special At 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National
WELLINGTON, FL – November 30, 2003 – Robert Dover, 47, of Long Island, NY, and Wellington, FL, rode FBW Kennedy to victory in the Grand Prix Special at the 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National on Saturday, November 29, with a score of 69.700%. The dressage show runs from November 28-30 in conjunction with the 120th National Horse Show at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds in Wellington, FL.

“The horse is absolutely fabulous,” said five-time Olympian Dover. “I learned an awful lot today.” This was Dover’s first trip down centerline with Kennedy and also his first competitive ride since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Dover said he was so pleased with the first part of his test that he was “a little over-zealous into the ones on the centerline. I got ahead of his movement for a second and instead of sitting down I let him get too free. I probably let him get too free with my hands in several places instead of just keeping steady contact. Those are things we learn as we go along and now I’ll watch the video 25 times, ad nauseum.”
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Stockholm Sweden November 28-30, 2003
Mitsubishi Cup, National Jumping Competition
Class 6, International Jumping Competition
Stockholm Mitsubishi Grand Prix, International Jumping Competition
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Dressage At The National
Sunday, Results - November 30, 2003
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Show Jumping Results: CSI***** Belfast Northern Ireland 27-30 November 2003
THE BALLOO SIX BAR, International Jumping Competition : 1) HILTON III; Andrew DAVIES (GBR), 2) JERRY MACGUIRE; Robert SMITH (GBR), 3) KATIE RIDDLE; Lars NIEBERG (GER), THE DAYS HOTEL STAKES : 1) KALUSHA ; Robert SMITH (GBR), 2) MISS MONTANA; Emile TACKEN (NED), 3) RETREATS OAKIE DOAKIE; Robert MAGUIRE (GBR) , The Newsletter Equestrian Life Knock Out : 1) LACTIC TWO; John WHITAKER (GBR), 2) HILTON III; Andrew DAVIES (GBR), =3) EDZA DE ST.DENIS; Markus FUCHS (SUI), =3) QUITO DE LUIZ; Samantha VANGEENBERGHE (BEL) , THE EQUESTRIAN SPORTS PROMOTIONS PUISSANCE, International Jumping Competition : 1) FARCEUR DE HAUL; Robert BREUL (FRA), =2) XL; Harry MARSHALL (IRL), =2) MIDNIGHT CALL; Edward DOYLE (IRL), =2) LACTIC TWO; John WHITAKER (GBR), =2) JERRY MACGUIRE; Robert SMITH (GBR), =2) CONDUCT ; Conor SWAIL (IRL). =2) GIACOMO Robert MAGUIRE (GBR) Please click here for further details

30th November 2003
Pregnant Pony Abandoned With Rope Embedded in Nose
HorseWorld staff were shocked when they found a pony abandoned on wasteland in Avonmouth with a blue nylon rope embedded in its nose. The nylon rope appeared to have been used as a head collar, which is very dangerous as they can tighten and as in Sweet Pea's case, leave a very deep and painful wound.
HorseWorld staff rushed the pony back to their Welfare department in Whitchurch, Bristol, to remove the rope. The wound was obviously very painful for the pony, but she remained calm whilst grooms cleared out the dead skin. Staff at HorseWorld named the pony "Sweet Pea" - due to her prettiness and sweet nature.
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Federation Equestre Internationale News
Second World Cup victory for Freund
World Cup Champion Michael Freund has won the FEI World Cup Driving event in Stockholm. After he won the World Cup event in Stuttgart last weekend he drove superb again in the Globen arena in Stockholm. He won the warm up competition and was therefore last to go in the World Cup. OI had seen that all the other competitors made mistakes, so I took it easy,¹ explains the 49-year old driver from Germany. Freund is now half way through his World Cup season and in the lead of the standings. He is ready to renew his World Cup title, but he knows that he will have to fight for it in Vigo.
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Ken Smith And Carmen Win National Horse Show Hunter Championship At 120th National Horse Show
WELLINGTON, FL – November 29, 2003 – Ken Smith, 36, of Wellington, Florida, riding Carmen for Millridge LLC, won the National Horse Show Hunter Championship on Friday night, November 28, as one of the highlights of Jumping Under the Stars at the 120th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL. The show runs from November 26-30, highlighted by the $100,000 AGA Championship on Sunday, and Dressage at the National, November 28-30.

The top 12 horses that qualified in competitions held earlier in the week were eligible to compete in the final two jumping rounds on Friday night to determine the hunter champion. Smith qualified seven horses for the final. In addition to his win, Smith also placed second, third, fifth and sixth. “We had a good night, for sure,” said Smith. “It was an accumulative score throughout the week so you really had to have a horse that was consistent. They were all good steady horses so that worked in our favor nicely.”
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Irish Pile On Pressure At Belfast
THOUGH British riders continue to dominate the main classes at the Belfast international horse show this weekend, Ireland piled on the pressure today (Saturday), with five riders in the top ten in the big 1.55m Horseware Classic, Peter Charles bringing his new mount <It's Magic Max> in fractions of a second behind second-placed UK rider Robert Smith at the new Odyssey Arena.
Ireland's Marion Hughes, who has had a strong show so far, finished in third, while veteran Edward Doyle and Zagreb Nations Cup hero Ryan Crumley took fifth and sixth respectively. The class was won by British veteran Nick Skelton, riding <Russel>, who took £5000 in prize money.
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Norman Dello Joio And Glasgow Win $100,000 National Horse Show Jumper Championship Presented by Lexus at 120th National Horse Show
WELLINGTON, FL – November 28, 2003 – Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, Florida, riding Glasgow owned by The Glasgow Group won the $100,000 National Horse Show Jumper Championship CSI-W presented by Lexus at the 120th National Horse Show tonight. One of the featured classes of the show, the Grand Prix was held in the outdoor Internationale Arena under lights, kicking off an evening of competitions and exhibitions called Jumping Under the Stars. The 120th National Horse Show runs from November 26-30 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds, in Wellington, Florida.

Twenty-five riders attempted the first round track built by course designer Jose Gamarra. With 15 jumping efforts, which included a double at Fence 5 and a triple at Fence 7, the sprawling course produced only three clear trips. Fourteen riders had time faults including four riders who jumped clean but couldn’t cross the timers in the 83-second time allowed.Please click here for further details

Lennon Wins Speed Class At Stockholm
WHILE Irish riders struggled to take their first win at Belfast International, Irish World Champion Dermott Lennon hit the target at Stockholm tonight (Saturday).
Riding the 11 yr-old black stallion <BMC's Kupido>, the Northern Ireland rider took the speed round of the two-phase 1m40 competition in 33.79 seconds, almost two seconds faster than Dutch star Eric van der Vleuten, on <Naomi>.
Ireland's Niall Talbot took third on the chestnut gelding <Fancy Brown>, while fellow Irish rider John Hickey finished in sixth with his own seasoned 14 yr-old campaigner <Stanley> at the three-star Swedish venue..Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Results: CSI***** Belfast Northern Ireland 27-30 November 2003
1) KARINA; Robert WHITAKER (GBR) Time 44.34
2) ZARA'S PRIDE; Peter SMYTH (IRL) Time 46.11
3) LAURUS; Jessica KURTEN (IRL) Time 46.70
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