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5th May 2001
FEI Flash News 4th May
Highlights of the World Cup Dressage Final in Vilhelmsborg on Eurosport:
Wednesday 9 May 2001, 21:00 (European time)
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5th May 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events: Show Jumping
CSI-C Migliarino Pisano 11-13 May 2001
CSI-A Pontedera 18-20 May 2001

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5th May 2001 Italian Guineas 2001
Roma, Capannelle, May, Tuesday, 1, 2001. Good to firm
Premio Regina Elena, females, Kg. 56, Gr.2, 1600 metres, wide track

1st BUGIA, gr. by Kendor out Bugiarda, by Fabulous Dancer; Owner and Breeder: Nordovest Stable, Trainer: L. Brogi, Jockey: M. Pasquale,
2nd LOVE ROI, b. by Roi Danzig out Law Tudor, by Law Society; O.: Belforte Stable; B.: Ascagnano Stud; T.: B. Grizzetti; J.: T. Jarnet,
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5th May 2001 Some Pressures To Be Eased Following NFU Calls
Farmers hit by foot and mouth should soon find that compensation payments have been speeded up and that more movements of animals to slaughter can take place following calls to Government from the NFU.
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4th May 2001
horse Multiple TV Deals Confirmed For Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Event
Several major TV contracts secured by the organising team of the Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials were announced this week and add up to coverage that will put British Eventing into almost every country in the world.
The premier Lake District event, which offers what is arguably the biggest one-day prize package on the UK circuit, has proved highly attractive to broadcasters and with the exception of China, is scheduled for global coverage. UK viewers will have a choice of satellite broadcasters, plus terrestrial coverage.
The event, which takes place this year over the weekend of July 20th-22nd, will host competition at the highest level and should attract most of the leading international riders keen to enjoy both the competitions and the unrivalled hospitality based around the 4-star Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel.
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4th May 2001
horse Horse Shows In The Sun Announces Dates for HITS Tahoe 2001 Horse Show Circuit
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 3, 2001)--For the second consecutive year, Horse Shows In The Sun, Inc. will present HITS Tahoe in Minden, Nevada. From June 27 through July 29, 2001, this hunter/jumper horse show circuit features nearly 300 classes each week for five weeks including a $15,000 Open Jumper Prix every Friday, a $50,000 Grand Prix on four consecutive Sundays, and a $100,000 Grand Prix on the final day of the show. More than $850,000 in total prize money will be awarded. Horse Shows In The Sun management is anticipating that HITS Tahoe will again have an international roster of exhibitors including entries from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The HITS Tahoe facility has 1,500 stalls available and can accommodate 1,000 horses and 2,500 horsemen each week.
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4th May 2001 Swill Ban And Import Measures - Weapons In The Fight Against FMD
The NFU says today's decision to ban the feeding of swill containing meat will be another weapon in the armoury against foot and mouth disease in future.
But NFU President Ben Gill said what must be equally important is that infected meat is prevented from reaching our shores ever again.
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4th May 2001 Progress But No Room For Complacency - NFU
The NFU met again this morning with the Prime Minister to discuss the evolving situation in the fight against foot and mouth.
After emerging from the meeting at Number 10 with other UK farm leaders, NFU President Ben Gill said: "While the disease continues to decline there is no room for complacency and there are serious front-line issues still to be tackled."
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4th May 2001 NFU And NPA To Spell Out Welfare Concerns At Meeting With Baroness Hayman
The NFU will spell out their dismay over the surprise cuts in rates for the welfare disposal scheme at a meeting with Agriculture Minister of State Baroness Hayman on Friday.
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3rd May 2001
Catskills HITS Catskills in New York Adds Week to Summer Series and Increases Prize Money to $1,000,000
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 2, 2001)--Horse Shows In the Sun, Inc. (HITS), producer of six world class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced dates for the HITS Catskills 2001 summer series of horse shows, including the addition of one more show week. A total of six horse shows will be held at the Kelly Farm in Ellenville, New York, from May to September. Each of the shows will run for five consecutive days and feature a $10,000 Welcome Stake every Wednesday, a $15,000 Open Jumper Prix every Friday, and a $100,000 Grand Prix every Sunday. "In the middle of the summer, we'll have three straight weeks of horse shows with three consecutive $100,000 Grand Prix events--that's never been done in the U.S. before," stated Tom Struzzieri, owner and president of HITS. HITS Catskills will award more than $1,000,000 in total prize money over the six-week series.
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3rd May 2001 Enhanced Showing Competition at HOYS
Following the recent announcement that showing competition at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (2nd – 7th October 2001) will benefit from a new indoor arena, organisers Grandstand Media Ltd have further enhanced several aspects of the Showing Classes for the Horse of the Year Show 2001.
· NEW Supreme Horse and Pony Championship
In a move to find a Supreme Champion of the Horse of the Year Show 2001, the Supreme Pony Championship has been developed to become the Supreme Horse & Pony Championship. The Supreme Championship, sponsored by Lyndsey Kelbie will be the climax to the prestigious showing classes staged at HOYS, and fittingly will be the culmination of the 2001 showing programme held in the new Horse & Hound Arena. Contested by the Champions from thirteen classes at the show, the winner of this new championship will be presented with the most coveted ridden showing title of the 2001 season.
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3rd May 2001 Show Jumping Results - Modena CSI-A, Italy 28 April-1 May 2001 Class 12 - Mixed Competition (modified Art 238.3.AM5) - (Special class)First round: against the clock with one jump-off - Table A - Speed: 375mt/min MAY 1
1) Funnell, William; (GBR) Kristel
2) Zuvadelli, Paolo (ITA) Jonia
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2nd May 2001
horse Proper Education & Becoming Employable
Horses are nice, but can you actually make a living with them?" Many a parent has asked their children this question upon learning of their equestrian ambitions.
"The answer is a resounding yes, provided you learn horsemanship correctly and thoroughly from the beginning. The most expedient way to accomplish this is by starting with a solid education. You'll learn more from two years of qualified instruction in a coherent program than from 10 years out there trying to learn it by ear.
But how do you choose from the many Equestrian programs, college affiliated or otherwise, being offered in America, indeed around the world, today? The most reliable point of comparison is this: how much time will the student spend riding. This may sound too obvious to mention, yet many schools offer a core of general equestrian courses, with only 2 or 3 hours per week of riding time. This should serve as a red flag for those seriously seeking to advance their riding and training. Horsemanship requires unique athletic skills, and coordination with a 1200 pound animal; and acquiring those skills means practice.
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2nd May 2001
horse HITS Moves Headquarters to Saugerties, New York
SAUGERTIES, NY (May 1, 2001)--Horse Shows In the Sun, Inc. (HITS), producer of six world class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced that the company's headquarters has moved from Rhinebeck, New York, to Saugerties, New York. The move was complete as of Monday, April 30, 2001. The Village Mayor, Robert Yerick, made a personal welcome visit to the new offices on opening day and, with the Saugerties Board of Trustees, sent a bouquet of flowers.
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1st May 2001
horse Video - Talks to the BEF.
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1st May 2001 Show Jumping Results - Maubeuge CSI-A, France 29 April-1 May 2001
Classement Petit Grand Prix Du CSL Regional April 30
1) Voorn, Albert, (Ned) Tinello Rodenburgh Nevada
2) Couperie, Edouard (Fra) Razia

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1st May 2001 Irish Riders Crank Up For Another Successful Season As Marshall Makes It A Hat Trick At Modena
Just like last season, when Irish show jumpers signalled their serious intentions in the Spring - and then went on to win the Samsung Nations Cup - our riders are again racking up wins in the big early international shows throughout Europe.
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30th April 2001
horse The "Farrier-Friendly" series -
Does Your Horse Suffer From Farrier Phobia?
Imagine yourself trapped in an elevator. Your hands are tied and you are only able to stand on one leg at a time. Let's also add an annoying fly that insists on using your nose for a landing site. Sounds pretty uncomfortable and maybe even scary if you're the claustrophobic type, doesn't it?
Keep this in mind the next time you see a young horse in crossties, fighting flies in a narrow barn aisle, anxiously awaiting a farrier. One thing the owner and farrier should realize is that the horse's skittish, jumpy, kicking, etc., reactions are not personal attacks directed at them, rather, they are natural responses to the situation.
An automatic response to this behavior is to hold the horse in place physically. Such approaches include crossties, leg hobbles, "honda knots" and the like, most of which prove dangerous to both horse and handler. Some may argue in support of these tactics and to accomplish the job. However, these methods are long, physical processes that never lead to a lasting fix.

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30th April 2001 Show Jumping Results - Maubeuge CSI-A, France 29 April-1 May 2001
Classement Prix Hostellerie des Remparts
Classement Prix Assurances Lecat
Classement Prix Mutuelle du Libre Choix
Classement Prix RFM
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30th April 2001 O'Connor Scores At Modena
Ireland's Cian O'Connor scored his first win at Modena CSI-A today (Sunday) with a First Place in the Speed Class, riding <Kala>.
The win by the 21 year-old Kildare-based rider brings the Irish tally to three firsts at Modena in two days, Conor Swail and Harry Marshall having already racked up class victories.
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30th April 2001
horse Irish Pile On Pressure At Modena
After a First in the opening class by Conor Swail today (Saturday), Harry Marshall repeated the medicine in the third class of the competition later in the evening at the Modena CSI-A.
Marshall, who has already had a notable beginning to the season with several wins in Italy last week, was riding <Exander>. Swail also managed a Sixthplace in the following (4th) class, riding <Windgate's Cruise West>.
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29th April 2001
horse Training Mythunderstandings -
Learning from Horses: Plute

Anyone who's honest with themselves and has been in the horse business for very long can look back and count quite a few mistakes. It's the old "if I knew then what I know now" thing. Honest mistakes are OK. Everybody makes them, so don't beat yourself up too much about the things you do wrong. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes.
Plute was a very smart horse. He was a short, muscular mahogany bay with a dished face, chipmunk cheeks, tiny ears and a big, wise eye. He'd been trained by Dale Wilkinson and had gone on to become a winning cutting horse. Then his owner sort of semi-retired Plute and turned him over to his kids to ride.
One day after a clinic I did for the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club, Plute's owner approached me and commented that he liked my way with horses. He told me he had a good cutting horse that had gotten spoiled by his kids so he wouldn't canter anymore. The horse was a Poco Bueno son, he said, whose sister was winning lots so he wanted me to get the horse loping good for a sale that was coming up. What he didn't tell me was the reason the kids weren't cantering him anymore was that Plute wanted to buck into the canter. If you didn't let him buck, he wouldn't canter.
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29th April 2001 Burghley Sponsored Ride Cancelled
Following careful consultation between Burghley Horse Trials and CWG Equestrian, it has regrettably been decided to cancel this year's sponsored ride. Although it is still intended that the Burghley Pedigree Horse Trials will go ahead, the CWG Equestrian ride on 2nd September 2001, which was to be sponsored by Intervet, has been abandoned.
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29th April 2001
horse Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI General Assembly 2001
- Samsung renews Nations Cup sponsorship until 2005
- FEI and International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC)
- Eventing Committee statement well received
- New edition of Veterinary Regulations
- 5 Olympic equestrian managers in attendance
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29th April 2001 Show Jumping Result - Modena CSI-A, Italy 28 April -1 May 2001
Class 1 - Competition against the clock (Art 238.2.A2)
Reserved for 6 year-old horses
No jump-off Table A Speed: 350 mt/min
Height: 125 cm Width: 145 cm
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29th April 2001 Clinics at Horrell Hill Dressage Center - Please mark your calendars
· Saddlefitting Clinic with Dana Spark of Schleese Saddlery
· Barefoot and Performance - A Reality -Barefoot Trim Clinic
· Longeing - How to work your Horse from the Ground
· Ground Driving and Long Lining
· A day to a better seat - Theory and practice
· Dressage Concepts
· Lead them to Ride- Ground training incl. trailer loading
· Better Performance through Planning
· Dressage - How cross-training with dressage can help your horses' performance.
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