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Equiworld has been flooded with requests for information about how Foot and Mouth Disease affects horses and how people can help stop its spread.
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21st April 2001 Burghley Winergy Young Event Horse Qualifiers under starters orders
The 2001 Burghley Winergy Young Event Horse series will be off and running from 20th May when the first qualifier is held at College Equestrian Centre in Bedfordshire.
The series traditionally starts in May and although it has had three qualifiers (Chepstow Horse Trials, Rutland Agricultural Show and Bramham Horse Trials) cancelled due to the Foot and Mouth outbreak, the organisers have been able to substitute further qualifiers. Arena UK is one of the venues that have stepped in to the breach, hosting qualifiers on 7th June, 5th July with a further qualifier is planned for an August date.
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21st April 2001
horse New International Training Manager for the ILPH
Ian Kelly has joined the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) as their new International Training Manager, based at their Headquarters at Snetterton, in Norfolk.
Ian, 53, comes from The Royal Household, at Buckingham Palace where, for the last three years, he held the position of Superintendent at the Royal Mews. Prior to that he was Headquarter Squadron Leader in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment where one of his main responsibilities was Regimental training.
ILPH Acting Chief Executive, Jonny McIrvine, comments, "We are looking to develop our International Training Programme and this is a key appointment for which Ian has been recruited. He brings with him to the ILPH a wealth of equine knowledge and experience."
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21st April 2001
horse Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Donates Signed Team Basketball to Juleps & Jockeys Gala for Auction
RALEIGH, NC – A signed basketball recently sold on ebay for over $1500 and Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center donated one to the Raleigh Jaycees to auction at the 2001 Juleps & Jockeys Gala.
“We do a lot of fundraising activity for the Duke Cancer Center,” states Jeannie Beeston, Raleigh Jaycee and Juleps & Jockeys event chair, “We are very excited about the amount of support that Duke Cancer and specifically Ellen Stainbeck have provided to this event.”
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21st April 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-C Compiegne France 20-22 April 2001
CSI-C Parabiago Italy 20-22 April 2001
CSI-A Modena Italy 28 April-1 MAY
CSI-A Maubeuge France 29 April-1 MAY 2001
CSI-A Cervia Italy 4-6 May 2001
CSI-B Sachendorf Austria 4-6 May 2001
CSI-B Treffen, Austria 11-13 May 2001

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21st April 2001 FREE 'N' EASY win a Commended Award at the EQUUS 2001 Horse Event
The Free 'n' Easy Saddle Company (STAND C62) has won a Commended Award in The Best (small) Stand category at Equus 2001at Excel in London.
Yesterday - on the first day of The (4 day) Show -Free 'n' Easy was judged in The Best Stand in the small (under 10m square category) by Alison Bridge, editor of Horse & Rider magazine.
The Free 'n' Easy Saddle Company's revolutionary flat panel construction has produced the only saddle in the world which is fully adjustable both across the width and length of the horse's back - to ensure maximum freedom of action for the horse; as well as in the location of the stirrup bar - which encourages a natural, correct and balanced position for the rider.
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21st April 2001
horse Saddletude Equestrian This Week
In the Trenches of Lexington
Check out the Saddletude preview to The 2001 Rolex Kentucky 3Day Event
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20th April 2001
Culpeper Commonwealth National Opens HITS Culpeper Summer Series of Horse Shows at Commonwealth Park
RHINEBECK, NY (April 18, 2001)--Horse Shows In the Sun, Inc. (HITS), producer of six world class hunter/jumper circuits nationwide, opened the East Coast series of summer shows today with the first horse show of the season at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia. Almost 1,000 stalls were booked for the Commonwealth National that runs from April 18-22. Featured events at the show are the $15,000 Open Jumper Prix on Friday evening, April 20, and the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at 1pm on Sunday, April 22. The course designer in the Grand Prix field this week is Doug Russell of Wellington, Florida, a former member of the USET who represented the United States at the Pan Am Games in 1995 and is an active Grand Prix competitor.
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20th April 2001 Statement given by Mark Wein, Director, Grandstand Media Ltd regarding the Horse of the Year Show and the FMD Crisis
“Following the BSJA’s recent statement that Show Jumping is due to recommence shortly and with over 90% of the Horse of the Year Show Showing Qualifiers being held from June onwards, we are confident that the impact of the current FMD crisis will have a minimal effect on this year’s Show and that competitors will have ample opportunity to enter qualifiers for the 2001 Show. This is further helped by several qualifying shows postponing their dates until later in the season with a small number having changed venues altogether. The HOYS show office is working extremely hard to reallocate qualifiers from those shows who have unfortunately had to cancel
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20th April 2001 National Pony Society (Devon Area 10) Spring Show
National Pony Society (Devon Area 10) Spring Show on May 6th 2001 has been postponed until August 26th 2001.
Summer Show is going ahead as planned at Westpoint on July 22nd.
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20th April 2001 Riding Clubs Association Postpones Popular Two Day Festival
It is with much regret and disappointment that I have been asked by our Committee to announce the postponement of our very popular two-day Festival at Tattersalls (Ireland) on 2nd and 3rd June. The Committee felt that postponement was the only responsible course of action available to them while Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks continue.
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20th April 2001 Fair Oak Cross Country Course
Rogate - West Sussex UK
Following full consultation with MAFF, British Eventing, Pony Club local branch DC's and our local farmers Fair Oak Estate in West Sussex has decided that it will be possible to run its Hunter Trials on Sunday May 27th subject to remaining in a FMD free area. The BEF guidelines will be adhered to and all competitors will be required to sign a Certificate of Compliance.
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20th April 2001 EFI Invites Applications For New Post of Coaching Development Officer
The EFI invites application for the new, full-time position of
The duties of the Coaching Development Officer, undertaken in conjunction with the National Coaching and Training Centre, will be as follows:
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20th April 2001 Vaccination Remains "A Massive Gamble" - NFU
NFU President Ben Gill today emerged from a meeting with the Government's Chief Scientist saying he remained unconvinced of the need for vaccination to complement the Government's current policy on foot and mouth.
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20th April 2001 NFU President Ben Gill To Have Further Meting With Chief Scientific Advisor
NFU President Ben Gill is to attend a further meeting this morning with the Government's Chief Scientific Advisor Professor David King on the use of vaccination in the fight against foot and mouth disease.
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19th April 2001
horse Equitana Asia - Pacific News Update
APRIL 2001
Club Equitana - Join now to enter our exciting competition!
GaWaNi Pony Boy - Confirmed to appear at Equitana
Pony Club Dressage & Showjumping Championships new to Equitana
Horse and Riding Clubs Association of Victoria 'Dressage and Showjumping Championship'
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19th April 2001
horse Federation Equestre News
17 April 2001
* Jumping World Cup Final in Goteborg
Markus Fuchs is the first Swiss World Cup Champion
* Meeting of the FEI World Cup Working Group:
* 2000 FEI Dressage Challenge Supported by PSI
Final Results Group IX:
* FEI 2001 General Assembly, San Francisco, 24-27 April 2001
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19th April 2001 Action Plan For Animals Applauded
A new RSPCA initiative aimed at helping farmers cope with all the extra animals they have to care for during the foot and mouth crisis has been welcomed by the NFU.
The animal charity has launched a scheme to provide feed, shelter, bedding and other vital supplies to farmers whose animals need it most. Eighty RSPCA inspectors have also been removed from normal duties to help tackle the fallout from the crisis.
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19th April 2001 Ben Gill To Meet Chief Scientific Advisor on Vaccination
NFU President Ben Gill is to meet the Government's Chief Scientific Advisor to try to get answers to a series of outstanding questions on the use of vaccine in the fight against foot and mouth disease.
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18th April 2001
APHA APHA to offer color inspections at several U.S. locations
FORT WORTH-The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has announced a series of color inspection clinics around the country to help Paint Horse owners determine if their horses meet minimum color requirements for APHA's Regular Registry.
Cody Weirich, with APHA's Field Services department, explained that when Paint Horses have minimal white markings, it is difficult to determine from some photographs sent in with registration applications if the horses qualify for the association's Regular Registry. For the convenience of owners, they can request an APHA color inspection for closer examination.
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18th April 2001
Strongid P Strongid-P™ Offers Free Robinson Animal Healthcare First Aid Kits*
Strongid-P, the nation's favourite wormer, is offering livery yards, studs, riding schools or any stables where horses are kept, an additional reason to double dose horses in April, the ideal time for the Spring treatment of tapeworm. Strongid-P are giving away Robinson First Aid Kits and you can choose from two kits, depending on the number of empty sachets and/or paste box tops that you collect.
The offer works on a points system with 1 earned for every empty packet of granules and 2 points for every syringe box top. For example treating only 8 horses with Strongid-P paste will earn a regular sized first aid kit (RRP = in excess of £25) while treating 16 horses will earn enough points for a large kit (RRP= in excess of £50) .
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18th April 2001
German Grand Prix Rider Teaches at Pine Lodge
German Grand Prix rider Uta Pulvamacher has just completed a three day working holiday teaching at Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation. The school provided a wide range of standards for her to teach, from the UEA college team to Pine Lodge owner Sue Barber and her international dressage prospect, Infinito.
With the more advanced riders, Uta’s keen observation meant she quickly spotted problems like slightly incorrect weight distribution that prevented the horses from performing correctly. Her calm manner meant she could communicate the solution quickly and so enable the riders to improve the horse’s way of going. She was also able to make great improvements to the less experienced riders.
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18th April 2001 Series Of Questions Put To Government On Vaccine By NFU
The NFU has put a series of questions to the Government on the use of vaccination in the fight against foot and mouth as discussions on the vexed issue continue.
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17th April 2001 Show Jumping World Cup Final
- Kurten 12th in Final Stage, 16th Overall
Ireland's Jessica Kurten, riding <Paavo N> made it to equal 12th Place in the third and final stage of the FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final at Gothenburg Horse Show (Sweden) today, giving her a total of 28 penalties, and 16th Place overall, after all three stages had been completed.
The World Cup was won by Switzerland's Markus Fuchs, riding <Tinka's Boy> (5 penalty points), who knocked the reigning World Champion Rodrigo Pessoa (Brazil) into Second Place in a jump-off in the Third Stage. Third overall was Gt. Britain's Michael Whitaker, riding <Handel ll>, who finished with a total of 8 penalties.
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17th April 2001
horse The Farrier Friendly Series -
General Horse Foot Care

The old saying "No Foot, No Horse" is one horse people like to recite all the time. What constitutes a healthy foot? As equine experts, you will have to be familiar with and responsible for the "Life-Line" of your horse - his feet.
A Healthy Foot:
Includes hard, solid soles and soft, flexible frog bands with a triangular center. The outer hoof wall should be at least two times greater than the width of the white line, and the white line should bond with no deep cracks between the connecting sole.

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17th April 2001 Foot and Mouth Advice From The Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Information for those wanting to run events is now available to download in PDF format from the DCMS (The Department for Culture, Media and Sport) web site.
The short information document details how and where events can be run. You can download the information sheet from,
And visit the DCMS web site at,
17th April 2001 Kurten Sixth in Gothenburg Speed Class
Ireland's Jessica Kurten finally made the individual prize money bracket in a Speed Class at Gothenburg, Sweden today (Monday April 16) just hours before her vital World Cup Final appearance.
Riding <Bonita 38> she took a sixth, and prize money of 11000 Swedish Kronor (about IR£960) in Class 17.
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16th April 2001
The "Pintaloosa" of ISHR Association
The "Pintaloosa" has been added to the branches of the International Spotted Horse Registry. There are more and more of these "double spotted" equines coming into view everyday and ISHR has recognized the need for these beautiful equines to have a place where they will be noticed and recognized for their extra beauty and spots!
The Pintaloosa pictured is of "EASY TO SPOT" just one of the Pintaloosas registered with ISHR. The owner is Irene Wiederhold of Ft. Myers, Florida.
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16th April 2001 Show Jumping Result - Gothenburg Horse Show, Sweden
Goteborg Grand Prix
International Jumping Competition, Table A with one jump-off
FEI Art. 238.3AM5, 1.60 m., Sunday, April 15th 2001 Class:15
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16th April 2001
horse Classical Master Teaches at Pine Lodge
European working equitation champion 2000 Bento Castelhano has just completed three days teaching at Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation.
Bento trains and sells horses from the Centre Hippico, Porta Legre, Portugal, where he is Director. He teaches and competes all over Europe including Brazil, France and Germany. Pine Lodge is the only venue in England where he teaches.
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16th April 2001 Show Jumping Result - Gothenburg Horse Show, Sweden
International Jumping Competition
Table C, FEI Art. 239, 1.45 m.
Saturday, April 14th 2001, Class:13
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16th April 2001 Show Jumping - World Cup Final Gothenburg April 16, 2001
Below are the accumulated penalties from Rounds One and Two of the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. The World Cup organisers have declared that only the top 30 riders will compete in the last and Third Round on Monday April 16. The Third Round will be televised by Eurosport at 4.30 p.m. Irish Time on April 16.
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16th April 2001 Show Jumping Result - Gothenburg Horse Show, Sweden
International Jumping Competition
Show class for 4 teams, Table C, 1.40 m.
Saturday, April 14th 2001 Class: 11
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15th April 2001
horse Come on a REAL CATTLE DRIVE this Spring! horse
This Spring come on a REAL CATTLE DRIVE at the TX Ranch on the Wyoming/Montana, USA. Starting from the home winter feed grounds on Crooked Creek, Montana to the Spring Range beside the Big Horn Canyon.
You will round-up and drive the cattle to a gathering place, there you will cut out all the cow/calf pairs able to go on the drive. The next few days are spent rounding-up and driving cattle, when you reach "Dead Man" the first cow camp you will be helping Brand, Vaccinate or Ear Tag new calves.
Spring Cattle Drive Dates:
April 21st - 28th
April 28th - May 5th
UK Contact Rosie Thompson
15th April 2001
horse Training Mythunderstandings -
Psychological Pressures and the Learning Zone

When we're training a horse, we use both physical and psychological pressures to shape the horse's behavior.
. Every training activity needs to be structured in such as way that the horse himself removes the pressure when he provides the correct response. He must feel the pressure as a solvable problem, as something that goes away when he takes a certain shape.
When the horse is aware of the pressures but remains relaxed and breathing rhythmically, the horse is in a learning zone. You want to keep him in that zone all the way through anything you're teaching him, regardless of how energetic the activity is, regardless of how complex it is or how often you want to change the activity. If you can keep the horse in that learning zone through the whole training process, then what you'll wind up with is a super performance horse.
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15th April 2001 Show Jumping - Kurten Improves Position In Round Two Of World Cup Final
After finishing 17th in yesterday's opening round of the World Cup Show Jumping Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, Ireland's sole finalist Jessica Kurten, today (Saturday 14) improved her position to equal 13th Place in the Second Round of the Final, riding <Paavo N>. However, ten other riders also shared the equal 13th position.
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15th April 2001
horse St Jude's Trail / Wagon Ride
Rich and Rich would like to invite you out to the beautiful Lake Wisconsin area to enjoy horseback riding, horse-drawn wagon rides, prizes, awards, an auction, pot luck dinner, dancing, and "Cowboy Poetry"(All participants welcome).
This trail ride accomodates all levels of taste in horsemanship and scenery with over 10 miles(No road, mind you) of cleverly marked trails.
Next Upcoming Day Event - Saturday May 19th, 2001
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