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16th June 2001 The Equi-Stim Leg Saver© - The Ultimate Alternative Therapy For Repair and Maintenance of the Athletic Horse
Ting Point Therapy developed by Dr Thoresen is the foundation of the theory that makes the Equi-Stim Leg Saver so successful. The combination of the two is the perfect match to repair and maintain the sick or injured horse.
The LEG SAVER accelerates healing by stimulating acupoints and meridians associated with the appropriate organ or area of injury. A unique therapeutic waveform restores ion transport to the appropriate area of injury or organ. It promotes movement of toxins from, and nutrients to the cell, which results in a dramatic reduction in inflammation. The LEG SAVER stimulates blood flow. The TING POINTS and meridians of some of the main organs of the horse are very responsive to the LEG SAVER and are the foundation for many of our treatments.
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16th June 2001 Realise your dreams ……………… we’ll get you there on horseback !
User friendly riding programs from Unicorn Trails in conjunction with the British Horse Society.
Unicorn Trails and British Horse Society have joined forces to expand your holiday horizons. Now anyone can enjoy a unique holiday type previously reserved for the few.
With 3 revolutionary new programs, Unicorn Starter, Unicorn Trail Rider and Unicorn Safari Adventure, you can now prepare for a worldwide riding holiday at BHS approved establishments throughout the UK. Whether you are a beginner wanting to try a new activity or holiday, a lapsed rider wanting to get fit for a riding holiday or experienced rider wanting to hone your skills and fitness for a challenging trek, there is now a ready made, quality, affordable program available at a BHS establishment locally.
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16th June 2001 NHJC Presents Inaugural National Finals Horse Show
The NHJC is teaming up with the organizers of the Capital Challenge Horse Show (Maryland) to host the first annual NHJC National Finals Horse Show. Special championships will be presented in each of the rated hunter and jumper divisions, as well as the Capital Challenge/NHJC Equitation Classic. In keeping with the goal of including all twelve zones, each zone is eligible to send one entry per division. This year, horses will qualify for their respective hunter and jumper divisions based on AHSA Zone Horse of the Year standings as of August 1, 2001.
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16th June 2001
horse U.S. Riders Competing At World Equestrian Festival
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that results of U.S. riders competing at the World Equestrian Festival, Aachen, Germany from June 12-17, 2001 can be found on its website at
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16th June 2001 Show Jumping Result Friday June 14 - Aachen Nations Cup
Friday, June15th,
S8 Mercedes-Benz-Prize
<Nations' Cup>
Jumping Competition - Team Classification
Challenge Trophy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Counting for the <Samsung Nations' Cup Series>
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16th June 2001
Tahoe Seniors Day, Sunday, July 22, at HITS Tahoe Horse Show Kicks Off with 5K Run/Fun Walk and a Horse Shoe Tournament
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 15, 2001)--Horse Shows In The Sun has announced that HITS Tahoe, the new four-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit in Minden, Nevada, is introducing a new event for spectators this year--Seniors Day Presented by Douglas County Senior Services. On Sunday, July 22, from 10am to 1pm, seniors will be admitted free to the show grounds and free bus service to and from the event will be supplied by the Douglas County Seniors Center. Event organizer Warren Bottino of the Douglas County Senior Services is working with the Douglas County Library staff and HITS to present a grand finale to the final day of the circuit starting with a 5K Run and Fun Walk and a Horse Shoe Tournament, and concluding with the $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix.
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16th June 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-A Barcelona Spain 14-17 June 2001
+ Copa De S.M. La Reina De Espana - Trofeo Challenger (Competition No 6 - Two Matches with Jump Off 1.55m June 15)
1) Scappino Zallapam; Antonio Chedraui (Mex) ; 2) Gsarset; Cristian Pitzianti (Ita) ; 3) Australe; Blandine Roux (Fra) '; 4) Coolcorron Cool Diamond; Robert Splaine (Irl)

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16th June 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-A Barcelona Spain 14-17 June 2001
+Trofeo Ricoh, Competition No 2 - Two Phases (A/A) 1.45m June 14
1) RBG Nikias; Johan Philippaerts (Bel) ; 2) Killossery; Lt. Shane Carey (Irl) ; 3) Quatro; Francois Mathy Jr (Bel) ; 4) Cruise Hill ; Lt. David O' Brien (Irl)

+ Copa Segura Viudas, Competition No 3 - Table A direct on Time 1.50m June 14
1) Leon; Uwe Volmer (Ger); 2) Coolcorron Cool Diamond; Robert Splaine (Irl) ; 3) Scappino Elastique; Antonio Chedraui (Mex)

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15th June 2001
horse Federation Equestre Internationale News
14th June

- FEI/GANDINI Final will be held in Geneva
- FEI/Walfried Euro Future Cup in Dressage
- European Eventing Open Forum in Luhmühlen
- Samsung Nations Cup in Modena and Lisbon
- Veteran European Cup Final
- FEI Jumping Media Guide
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15th June 2001 Nationally Recognized Polo event to Benefit Children's Hospital @ Albany Medical Center for second year.
Owl Creek Polo Club of West Glenville, New York, is hosting its fifth annual Charlie's Angels Women's Polo Tournament, scheduled for August 25-26. Sanctioned by the US Polo Association, female Polo players from all over the United States and Canada can be expected to participate in the tournament, and draws much press nationally. These top female athletes, are expected to ring at least 100 horses to the area to compete in a 2 day event where they will separated into 8 teams. The preliminary matches will take place on Saturday, the finals will be on Sunday behind Beukendaul Fire Department on Sacandaga Road in Glenville. They will start approx. 10:00 am and continue throughout early afternoon. This event is one of few exclusively for women, and the largest in the Northeast United States. The introductory levels of this tournament introduces many women for the first time, to competitive polo, allowing them to play their fullest potential.
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15th June 2001
horse New Blue Ribbon Streak
6/10/01 Fort Collins Colorado.
Though surrounded by mares from the university reproductive facility O'Leary's Irish Diamond continued his impressive competition streak in Colorado. The seven-year-old Irish Draught Stallion has earned at least one blue ribbon in each of his four competitions in Colorado. His medium score being above 65 percent at 3rd level
"He talked but he still did his business", said observer Jennifer Frisbee. "He looks like such a happy horse", she added. Irish has been competing for the second year at 3rd level. His average score has improved over last year. His rider, former USET team member Grant Schneidman, is avoiding 4th level competition until Irish perfects some of the technical demands of 3rd level. Schneidman worked Irish three days with US Olympic team Chef De Quip Jessica Ransehousen. It was agreed that though he is doing higher level work, it was important that he perfect his work at 3rd level. They agreed he is an international quality horse but he needed some work on his changes and collection before moving into the international competition arena.
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15th June 2001
Oral Liquid Dispensing Gun

For a long time horsemen have struggled to find a liquid dispensing gun that was durable enough for long term use, yet economical enough for the person with just one horse in the barn.
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15th June 2001
Tahoe Kids Day, July 8, at HITS Tahoe Horse Show in Minden, Nevada
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 14, 2001)--Horse Shows In The Sun has announced that the second annual Kids Day at the HITS Tahoe horse show circuit in Minden, Nevada, will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2001, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Officially titled "Resort Sports Network's Kids Day presented by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and the Douglas County Library," the event will provide free admission and free fun activities for children 12 and under. A full acre of the 100-acre HITS Tahoe show grounds will be devoted to Kids Day and the line-up of fun-and-games booths, live entertainment, and educational exhibits. More than 1,000 children and their parents are expected to attend.
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15th June 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO Aachen Germany 12-17 June 2001
+S5 Prize of Handwerk, Accumulator Jumping Competition with Joker
1) Virtual Village Hunters Level; John Whitaker (GBR) ; 2) Scutt ; Willi Melliger (SUI) ; 3) Traxdata Glenwood Springs; Tim Stockdale ; 4) Lady's Hope GD; Soenke Kohrock (GER)

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15th June 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A Barcelona Spain 14-17 June 2001
CSIO-J/YR Hagen Germany 4-8 July 2001
CSI-A Deauville France 29 June -1 July 2001
CSI-A Norten-Hardenbnerg Germany 22-24 June 2001
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14th June 2001
horse Doggy Additions
Since 1982, Baileys have become renowned for quality and innovation in the manufacture of horse feeds and now produce an extensive range at their mill in Essex. So it goes without saying that the same care, attention and quality ingredients go in to their dog foods.
For busy working dogs and those with an active outdoor, or sporting, lifestyle, Baileys have introduced Working Dog Mix. Based on their original Complete Dog Mix, Working Dog Mix is a blend of micronised cereals, real chicken nuggets and crunchy extruded biscuits with a nutrient specification to suit the more energetic dog.
Quality protein ensures excellent muscle tone whilst the cereals provide carbohydrate energy to satisfy the demands of the working dog. Coated in poultry fat for an appetising flavour, Working Dog Mix looks good and provides a variety of textures to tempt even the fussiest feeder. Baileys Working Dog Mix is available in a 15kg sack at a VAT FREE price of about £8.25 whilst Complete Dog Mix is available in a 2.5kg bag at £2.35.
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14th June 2001
horse"Clare Blaskey of Blue Chip Feed Ltd competing at HOYS" NEW Best-Turned Out Award at HOYS
For the first time Best-Tuned Out Awards will be given in each of the Showing Class sections at this year’s Horse of the Year Show. Blue Chip Feed Ltd are supporting these new Horse of the Year Show Awards and have generously donated prizes.
Having competed at HOYS since she was five years old, and ridden and groomed a variety of horses and ponies herself, Blue Chip’s Clare Blaskey knows first hand the time and effort involved in competing at the Horse of the Year Show.
The Best-Turned Out Award recognises the hard work and dedication of the grooms that goes on behind-the-scenes in order to present each of the horses and ponies beautifully turned out for their championship class. The Owners will receive the Award and a tub of Blue Chip Feed Balancer, and the Groom will receive an embroidered Blue Chip Jacket and cap.
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14th June 2001
Tahoe HITS Tahoe Charity Partners Benefit From Horse Show Ticket Sales
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 13, 2001)-Horse Shows In The Sun is presenting HITS Tahoe, a four-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit, from June 27 to July 22, in Minden, Nevada, for the second consecutive year, and is again working with local charities that will benefit from ticket sales. HITS Tahoe horse shows will be held Wednesday through Sunday with free admission every day except Sunday, when adults pay $5 each. The proceeds are donated to the charities that have partnered with HITS. Last year five Carson Valley charities each received a check for $1,227. In addition to a percentage of the total gate, the five charities were allowed to keep all of the money for tickets sold before the show-several of the charities each pre-sold more than 200 tickets, and one group sold over 300. This year, HITS is working with nine charities in the Carson Valley.
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14th June 2001 Show Jumping Results - Spruce Meadows National Tournament
$40,000 ATCO STRUCTURES "Double Slalom" - 1.50m Jumper
1) Alzu Woodlands; Beezie Madden; 2) Belladonna; Katie Prudent (USA) ; 3) Follow Me Sm; Denis Coakley (IRL)
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14th June 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO Aachen Germany 12-17 June 2001
+S3- Prize of Kreis Aachen
1) Diva des Maves; Bernardo Alves (BRA); 2) Loro Piana Paprika d. Loggia; Roberto Arioldi (ITA); 3 ) Rincoola Abu; Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL)

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13th June 2001
horse Armathwaite Hall Horse Trials The Latest Victim Of Foot And Mouth Disease
Armathwaite Hall Strongid™-P Horse Trials and Country Fair July 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2001
The Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials & Country Fair has become the latest victim of foot and mouth disease with news that DEFRA (formerly MAFF) has withdrawn the approval to go ahead with the event given just over a week ago.
Current veterinary risk assessments recommend that no equestrian event should be held on agricultural land in an infected area and DEFRA officials, after further specific consideration of the Armathwaite Hall fixture, contacted the organisers to withdraw permission on Monday, confirming that the event could not be made an exception.
Event joint organiser Charles Graves said, "In order to contain foot and mouth disease, DEFRA has felt it necessary to ensure that movements in this area remain restricted and confirmed to us yesterday that this year’s event should be cancelled.
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13th June 2001
horse Stuntman to the Stars to dazzle with display at HOYS
Daniel Naprous, the dashing stuntman, and his team The Devil’s Horsemen, are busy preparing an awesome display of stunts, trick riding, acrobatics, and fast-moving action ready to entertain, fascinate, and astonish the expected audience of 50,000 at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (2nd - 7th October) at Wembley Arena.
Daniel Naprous, an astonishing horseman and stuntman, is no stranger to the limelight. In recent years, Daniel has been doubling for Hollywood stars, such as Timothy Dalton, John Lithgoe, Goran Visnjic, Rutger Hauer, Pierce Brosnan and performing equestrian stunts for some of the biggest film and television blockbusters.
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13th June 2001 More Shows Cancelled
As MAFF(UK) duties are taken over by the new Department for Enviroment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) further equestrian events and shows are being forced to cancel. Events and shows given the go ahead just days before lasts weeks British general election are now finding themselves forced to end plans for 2001. This is a further blow for the struggling equestrian industry in the UK, which industry experts estimate is loosing between £100,000,000 and £200,000,000 a week as a direct result of foot and mouth. Already a number of equestrian companies and magazines have ceased trading, with more set to follow. So far pleas by industry representives for grant aid have fallen on deaf ears.
13th June 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO Aachen Germany 12-17 June 2001
+Class 1 - S1A -Accom-Prize Jumping Competition - Section A and Section B
1) Heinrich Hermann Engemann (GER) Candela NRW: 2) Christian Ahlmann (GER) Kusak: 3) Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL) Rincoola Abu: 9) Cian O'Connor (IRL) Irish Independent Casper:

+Class 1 - S1B- Prize of Kaiserbrunnen AG Section A and Section B June 12
1) Jessica Kurten (IRL) Bonita 38: 2) Markus Merschformann (GER) Costa Calma : 3) Willi Melliger (SUI) Scutt :
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13th June 2001 AIRC Cancels Festival But Confirms Other National Events
Association of Irish Riding Clubs Chairman, Peter Roberts, reported today (Tuesday June 13) that the AIRC Executive Committee have, after careful consideration of all factors, cancelled their 2-day Festival at Tattersalls for 2001. The enforced change of dates from the more suitable June Bank Holiday weekend, together with a full assessment of the financial implications, have influenced this decision.
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12th June 2001
A New Business Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
By Lynne Kaye Subler
'Reprinted with permission from the Virginia Horse Journal'
Kim Keppick stumbled onto a rewarding business opportunity when, in a last ditch attempt to get her student’s horse to relax and accept the bit, she attached one end of a pair of elastic side reins to the horse’s bit and handed the other end to her student. As the student rode off, to her amazement, the horse dropped his head and relaxed. According to Kim, “that’s when a light bulb went off for me.” To the horse, the give of the elastic simulated the soft feel of a highly skilled rider’s hands.
At first, Kim did not expect the elastic rein inserts she tinkered with to turn into a full-fledged business. “I just wanted something practical for myself and a few other trainers.” She and the leather workers at Journeymen developed prototypes with all kinds of different designs. As Kim described, “all the designs helped the problem, but some were too heavy or too bulky or had too much stretch or not enough.” Kim sent the prototypes that worked best to other trainers for their feedback. The other trainers’ responses proved that getting a horse to relax and accept the bit was a common problem. Kim said, “thanks to the positive responses I got from the trainers, and most importantly the horses, I kept trying different prototypes until I found a design that worked. Then, having proved that there was a need, I patented the design and turn it into a business.”
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12th June 2001
horse AHSA Announces Proposed Rule Changes On Web Site
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that the list of proposed rule changes received as of June 1, 2001 is posted on the AHSA website. The format now includes an online form for members to submit comments regarding any of the proposed rule changes.
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12th June 2001
horse Slough Man found Guilty of Abandoning Pony
Today at Lyndhurst Magistrates Court, Leigh Lawrence, 40, of Slough, Bucks was found guilty of abandoning a Shetland pony with deformities in a manner likely to cause it unnecessary suffering contrary to the 1960 Abandonment of Animals Act. Lawrence was ordered to pay £540 costs to the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) and £150 costs to the Court.
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12th June 2001
horse OLN Re-Broadcasts $100,000 Grand Prix of Ocala, June 12
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 11, 2001)-HITS has announced that the Outdoor Life Network will re-broadcast the $100,000 Grand Prix of Ocala presented by Great American Insurance Companies Inc. on Tuesday, June 12 at 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The event was previously televised on May 22. Filmed on March 11, 2001, at the Golden Hills International Show Grounds in Ocala, Florida, the footage shows the unique event in which the Millar family of Perth, Ontario, placed first, second and third in this high-stakes class.
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11th June 2001 Samsung Nations Cup Series
Top Six standings after Lisbon and Modena
1. Italy 36 ; 2. Germany 31 ; 2. Switzerland 31 ; 4. France 28 ; 5. Belgium 27 ; 6. Nederland 15
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11th June 2001 French Wins Bring Irish Grand Prix Victories To Four
Grand Prix wins at the CSI-B in BOURG EN BRESSE (France) by Capt. Gerry Flynn and Robert Power bring the tally of Irish Grand Prix victories to four this weekend in Europe.
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11th June 2001 CSIO Lisbon Portugal 7-10 June 2001 Samsung Nations Cup (June 10)
1) ITALY Total 4 penalties ; 2) GT. BRITAIN Total 13 penalties ; 3) SWITZERLAND Total 16 penalties ; 4) IRELAND Total 24 penalties
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11th June 2001 Lennon Wins Modena Grand Prix
In a remarkable double, two Irish riders have now won major European Grands Prix within the last 48 hours. Dermott Lennon from Co. Down this afternoon (Sunday) completed the double when he snatched the prestigious Modena Grand Prix held at the Pavarotti Horse Show in Italy, and prize money of £55,000 (35 million lira).
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11th June 2001 International Show Jumping Result - CSI-A Bourg En Bresse France 5-10 June 2001
Mini Grand Prix 1.45m June 9
1) Elan de la Cour; Laurent le Vot (FRA) ; 2) Eclipse du Moulin; Pierre Gautherat (FRA) ; 3) Rincoola Abu; Capt. Gerry Flynn (IRL) ; 4) Leonardo; Cameron Hanley (IRL)

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10th June 2001
horse The Ties That Bind
By Permission of Karen Boush
Western Horseman, September 1998
"The ONLY way to have a friend is to be one," Ralph Waldo Emerson wisely pointed out, and his advice can aptly be applied to our relationships with horses. The horses in the greatest need of a friend, however, are often the most difficult to befriend. How do you get physically let alone emotionally close to a horse who's busy biting, rearing, and bucking? Or to the horse who's a bundle of nerves and shies for the seemingly smallest of reasons? In other words, how do you help anxious, distrustful, and downright nasty horses?
Horseman and clinician Frank Bell, Larkspur, Colo., does it with kindness. Having built his own particular brand of horse handling on the cornerstones of touch and intimacy, he's created a seven-step safety program he teaches in 3-day clinics around the world and demonstrates at fund-raisers for therapeutic riding groups. Last year he raised $25,000 for North American Riding for the Handicapped Association centers across the country. The philosophy underlying Bell's work is straightforward: Lasting, positive behavior changes come about as a result of the give and take of any close friendship. "It's like with people," he says. "You want to develop a rapport with someone before you ask them to do something for you. If you give, give,give to horses, then they'll want to give back."
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10th June 2001 Another Irish Army Win At Lisbon
With two wins already in the bag at Lisbon's four-star event, including yesterday's £20,000 Grand Prix, the Irish Army riders did it again this morning (Saturday) when Lt. Shane Carey set a blistering pace in the <OCIDENTAL SEGUROS>jump-off with the Irish-bred Killossery, and left the rest of the field unable to match him.
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10th June 2001 Show Jumping Result - Army Rider Wins Lisbon Grand Prix
In his most spectacular win yet this season, the Army Equitation School's Lt. David O'Brien snatched the Lisbon four-star Grand Prix today (June 8) from some of the strongest opposition he has yet faced, and picked up prize money of almost £20,000.
O'Brien has already scored a class win at Modena, and last month took three consecutive Firsts at Le Mans.
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10th June 2001
horse NTRA Purchases Digital Fingerprint Machine For National Racing Compact
Robin Williams, chairman of the National Racing Compact (NRC), announced today that the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has agreed to purchase a portable, digital fingerprint machine for the Compact.
Mrs. Williams stated, "We are thrilled that the NTRA has provided the funding for a state of the art, inkless fingerprint machine," she said. "We want to take the licensing process to the applicants. With a digital machine and a digital camera, we can go on the road, go to the tracks, go to the association meetings, and sign up lots of people quickly and easily."
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