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12th May 2001
horse Equitana Asia Pacific - News Update
MAY 2001
* Pat Parelli returns to Equitana - CLINIC TICKETS RELEASED
* Exhibition Space Selling Fast
* Equitana's Stallion Showcase
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12th May 2001 Import Of Horses From The United Kingdom
The following statement was issued to the EFI by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development today.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development has made arrangements to allow horses to be imported from the United Kingdom under licence, and subject to strict protocols which were agreed with the Irish Horseracing Authority and with the Turf Club on Friday, 4th May, 2001. For the present the protocols limit the points of entry to the State to Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports and to approved Border Crossings.
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11th May 2001
horse Yearling session debuts this year
Top Paint Horses to be sold during 2001 World Championship Paint Horse Show
FORT WORTH, Texas-Some of the highest-quality American Paint Horses on the market take center stage during the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Showcase Sales, to be held June 30 and July 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. Held in conjunction with the 2001 World Championship Paint Horse Show, the sale will include yearlings, geldings, stallions and mares.
The sales will take place in the Will Rogers Memorial Center West Sale Arena. Horses will be previewed in the John Justin Arena on the morning of their respective sale days.
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11th May 2001
horse BHS Access Week 2001
- highlighting the need for safer off road riding
Plans are in hand to mark the British Horse Society's ACCESS Week 2001 - 19-27 May. Because of the restriction of riding on bridleways, the week will concentrate on the BHS presenting awards to local authorities and landowners who have addressed the need of riders.
The aim of BHS Access Week is to highlight the need for more off road riding for horse riders and carriage drivers. Today's roads are too busy, and today's drivers too impatient, to enable riders to use the roads safely. There are an estimated 3000 accidents involving horses on the roads every year, and the BHS is campaigning for measures to reduce that number.
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11th May 2001
horse Foxhall Farm Hosts Second Successful AHSA National Eventing Championship
The American Horse Shows Association's (AHSA) second successful National Championship of Eventing was conducted at Foxhall Farm CCI***, Atlanta, GA, May 3-6, 2001. AHSA Secretary General, Sherry Frank, presented the Guy V. Henry Memorial Cup to Karen O'Connor from The Plains, VA, who also received the $60,000 first prize for her victory on Prince Panache. The event boasts one of the richest prizes in the sport with a total purse of $210,000. The Guy V. Henry Trophy was first presented to the AHSA National Eventing Champion, Tiffani Loudon, at the inaugural event in 2000.
The AHSA National Championship marks the end of Prince Panache's three-day event career. "In the four-star events since the 1998 World Equestrian Games, he's finished in the top three every time," said Karen, including his 1999 Rolex win and his Sydney Olympic team bronze medal. "He's done everything for the sport and for his country," she added proudly.
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11th May 2001 Pavarotti Prepares for 11th International Show
Pavarotti International
Modena CSIO, 7th - 10th June 2001
Luciano Pavarotti's hometown of Modena, Italy is preparing for its 11th Pavarotti International Horse Show this summer. The show, which the Maestro himself instigated in 1990, has become one of the eagerly awaited highlights of the show jumping season. With eleven international classes including a Samsung Nations Cup the event is sure to attract many of the world's leading riders, a total prize pool of over LIT 700,000,000 (approx. £220,000) makes it one of Europe's richest shows

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11th May 2001 New - Dressage And Saddle Fitting Clinic Combined
College Equestrian Centre, Nr Keysoe, Beds on Friday 25 May 2001
A new combined dressage tests training and saddle fitting clinic aimed at the "Thinking" Rider will take place on Friday 25 May at 19.00hrs at College Equestrian Centre, near Keysoe in Befordshire.
Two independent Classical Riding Club (CRC) dressage instructors - Fiona Bubb and Andy Fitzpatrick - will be putting some local dressage riders through their paces with a focus on training for the Classical Riding Tests which, through the structure of the tests, encourage a co-operative relationship between horse and rider.
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11th May 2001
horse AHSA Membership On Record Pace
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that its membership for the current year to date has surpassed the 71,000 mark. This figures compares to 68,530 members at the same time last year.
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11th May 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
Cameron Hanley has withdrawn from CSI-B Treffen, Austria 11-13 May 2001.
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11th May 2001 Pony Club Information Evenings
The Irish Pony Club has issued the following Press Release:
The Irish Pony Club has arranged Information evenings at four venues around the country. These evenings will provide an opportunity for all the hard working volunteers in the Branches to meet the staff at Headquarters and their new Chairman, Mrs.. Alice Mernagh.

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11th May 2001 NFU Establishes Online Gateway To Political Candidates
The NFU has developed an online facility so that farmers isolated by foot and mouth restrictions can communicate directly with MPs via the farmers' web-site. Please click here for further details
10th May 2001
horse Take a seat in the "virtual stands"
World Championship Paint Horse Show to be broadcast live over the Internet
FORT WORTH, Texas-For the second consecutive year, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will broadcast live video over the Internet from the 2001 World Championship Paint Horse Show. APHA will also post show results hourly and supply daily news via the Internet. One site,, is exclusively dedicated to the event, to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 24-July 7.
With new technology being used by APHA, Paint enthusiasts around the world can catch video broadcasts of evening performances and the World Showcase Sales.
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10th May 2001
The FEI Federation Internationale News
2001 Samsung Nations Cup Series in La Baule (FRA), 8 May 2001
French victory at home
For the first appearance of the new national trainer, Jean-Maurice Bonneau, the French team took the victory in the 1st Nations Cup after the winter break of the 2000-2001 season in La Baule (FRA). Nine teams were at the start. Switzerland (in spite of the presence of World Cup champion Markus Fuchs and Tinka's Boy), Germany (with a weak team) and Ireland (leader throughout the 1999/2000 season) were eliminated after the first round.
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10th May 2001
horse AHSA/NHJC Extends Nominating Process For Zone 10
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) has announced that the National Hunter Jumper Council (NHJC) Board of Governors and the Officers of the AHSA are recommending that the Zone 10 Committee extend the nominating process for this year's Zone election. The final Open Nominating forum will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 4:00pm PT at the Zone 10 Office at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA.
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10th May 2001 A short update on the YEH qualifiers.
Yorkshire Stallion Committee Horse Show - postponed, awaiting new date
Riding Club National Horse Trials - new date 15th July and venue - Holmside Park Arena, all other details the same
Ryedale Agricultural Show - cancelled.
Border Union Show - could take place on 27th OR 28th July.
Full list of Burghley Winergy Young Event Horse Classes
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9th May 2001
horse AHSA Approves 2002 First Quarter Competition Date Applications
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that the 2002 Date applications for December 2001 through March 2002 have all been reviewed and the approval and/or permission letters have been mailed to the show contacts. It is believed to be the fastest turn-around time on date applications in the history of the AHSA. The second deadline for 2002 Date applications is May 15, 2001. Once this deadline passes, Christine Ruddy, Director of the Competitions Department, will start approving competitions that will run April 2002 through November 2002, in month order, beginning with the Date renewals, then working on competitions that will have changes in date, location, rating and new competitions for 2002.
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9th May 2001 Irish Fail To Get Rolling At La Baule
A disappointing first round of 32 penalties knocked the Irish team out of the Samsung Nations Cup competition at La Baule, France, today.
Cameron Hanley, riding <Ballaseyr Twilight> had eight faults, Dermott Lennon had 12 on <Liscalgot>, and Peter Charles also had 12 faults on <Traxdata Carnavelley>. The fourth member of the Irish team, Billy Twomey, riding <Brokers Caramia>, suffered a fall during his round, and therefore became the discard score.
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9th May 2001 Show Jumping Results -CSIO**** La Baule (Fra) 5-8 May 2001
Competition No. 11 - Grand Prix Conseil General Loire Atlantique
Tuesday May 8 2001 13:14
Bareme A. Avec Barrage (238.3.AM.3)
1) Michel Robert (Fra); Olympia
2) Peter Charles (Irl); Traxdata Amber Du Montois
3) Alexis Gautier (Fra); Cincaba Rouge

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9th May 2001
horse :: Saddletude Live ::
A look at the Kentucky Derby- Chop Chop Chavez survives the claim and more.
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9th May 2001 Update - Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
Cian O'Connor has withdrawn from CSI-A Pontedera 18-20 May 2001
Niall Talbot has withdrawn from CSI-B Treffen, Austria 11-13 May 2001
Application has been made to enter Niall Talbot for CSI-A Pontedera 18-20 May 2001, riding Diamond Carat, Lord du Pachat, Quinto 3 and Fancy Brown and Man Child (both young horses).
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8th May 2001
horse Federation Internationale News
7 May 2001
- FEI/BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
- Driving News
- in Memoriam
- updated list of cancelled events
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8th May 2001 Peter Charles Runs Away With French Derby For Ireland
WITH THE 2001/2 NATIONS CUP series kicking off in earnest tomorrow (Tuesday), Ireland's Peter Charles gave the best indication yet that the Irish are in battle mood with a surprise win at the La Baule Derby in France this evening (Monday), riding <Traxdata Corrada>.
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8th May 2001 Show Jumping - Derby Day At La Baule
The celebrated Derby competition at La Baule, France, takes place today (Monday) with Ireland's Peter Charles, riding <Traxdata Corrada> a qualifier, having taken second place in yesterday's Grand Prix.
Below is a summary of the Derby's history, as compiled by the organisers of the CSI-O at la Baule.
The Nations Cup competition takes place on Tuesday. All eyes will be on the Irish team, who last year took the world by surprise with an outright win of the Nations Cup series.
The Irish Nations Cup team at La Baule will be Dermott Lennon, Peter Charles, Cameron Hanley, and Billy Twomey, all veterans of last season's successful Nations Cup victories.
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8th May 2001 Show Jumping Results -CSIO**** La Baule (Fra) 5-8 May 2001
7th Event - Grand Prix De La Ville De La Baule
Sunday, May 6th, 2001 20:39
Grand Prix Bareme A En 2 Manches
1) Edouard Couperie (Fra); Pro Pilot II

2) Peter Charles (Irl); Traxdata Carnavalley
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7th May 2001
horse The Cleveland Bay Horse Society Video
John Crawford was able to meet the Cleveland Bay Horse Society at the Equine Event 2000.
The video of the interview is available in the following formats: Audio, 56k modem and ADSL
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The Cleveland Bay - A British horse with a history and a future! The Cleveland Bay is the only British clean legged breed of horse and originally bred in the Cleveland area of the North Riding of Yorkshire. It is noted for stamina and even temperament and was originally used as a pack horse to carry the coal, iron ore and alum from the moors down to the coast. The return journey would be of salt, fish or whatever could be sold. The 'Chapmen', as these merchants were called, used the local clean legged short coupled horses which were hardy and sure footed.
The breed's potential has been recognised for many years by horsemen throughout the world and many have been exported to far distant lands including Australia, New Zealand, America, South Africa and Japan to improve their native stock. The Royal Stud of Japan has used the Cleveland Bay for many years to produce their carriage horses. Today's Cleveland is the ideal cross for producing hunters and competition horses for every sphere.
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7th May 2001 Marshall And Swail Keep Up Blistering Pace In Italy
With four wins to his credit in just two weeks, Ireland's Harry Marshall made it five in a row at the CSI-A in Cervia today (Sunday), with team-mate Conor Swail taking Second in the same class. Swail has also racked up a series of First and Seconds in the last few weeks of European show jumping.
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7th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-A Cervia Italy 4-6 May 2001
Prix n. 1 - Mixed Competition (H.1,30) (art. 238.3.AM5) May 4, 2001
1) Chimirri, Vincenzo (Ita); Q'Leos-S-Sair
Prix No 3 - Two Phases (H.1,45) (art. 284.2.3) May 4, 2001
1) Govoni, Gianni (Ita); Loro Piana Las Vegas
Prix No7 - Against The Clock (H.1,30) (art. 238.2.A2) May 5, 2001
1) Swail, Conor (Irl); Windgates Mystery
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7th May 2001 Show Jumping Results -CSIO**** La Baule (Fra) 5-8 May 2001
1st Event - Prix Asselven Saturday, May 5th, 2001 15:26
Prix Asselven - Chevaux de 7 ans Epreuve En 2 Phases(art 284.2.3)
1) Wout Jan Der Schans (Ned); Broere Maroen
2nd Event- Prix Presse Ocean Saturday, May 5th, 2001 16:23
Bareme A. Au Chrono Sans Barrage (art 238.2A2)
1) Roberto Arioldi (Ita); Echapee Moussure
3rd Event - Prix Echo De La Presqu'ile Saturday, May 5th, 2001 17:33
Prix Echo De La Presqu'ile Bareme A. Au Chrono Speciale
1) Michel Robert (Fra); Olympia

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6th May 2001
Spanish Mustangs: Past, Present, Future, Perfect
When the Conquistadors arrived in the Americas they brought with them some of Spains finest horses. They also brought some of the toughest horses the world has ever produced. You all know the story: The horses spread throughout the land through theft, gift and their own cunning. By the late 1800s hundreds of thousands of these horses still roamed free, or in Indian herds. Some isolated herds still as pure as the horses they descended from.
However, the Government made a practice of shooting herd stallions and then introducing domestic Thoroughbred, Morgan or Draft stallions to improve these herds. Horses confiscated from Indian tribes were often shot or infused with other domestic herds. The number of pure horses left quickly dwindled. The Spanish Mustang was in danger of losing its unique qualities to an equine melting pot.
These are the historic horses who won the west: Mounts of Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, Mexican Banditos, the Pony Express and countless others who depended on their strong back and hardy nature. The original Nez Perce Appaloosa was a Spanish Mustang, and the Quarter Horse got his cow sense from this remarkable breed whose courage was born in the bullrings of Spain. The Spanish Mustang had lost none of this legendary brio; the Spanish horse left a legacy in the tough, beautiful and hardy descendant who now called America home. They were now on the brink of extinction
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