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21st July 2001
horse Top Dressage Trainers At BHS Convention
The British Horse Society's 2001 two day Instructors' Convention is to be held on 20 and 21 November at Gleneagles Equestrian Centre, Auchterader in Perthshire, the first time it has been held in Scotland, and is sponsored by Scottish Farmer/Scottish Horse, Super Solvitax and Eqvalan, as well as the Scottish Equestrian Association.
The Convention features the world renowned dressage trainer Christoph Hess and international dressage rider Nicole Uphoff. The theme will be Training the Dressage Horse.
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21st July 2001
horse San Patrignano CSI-A (ITA)
Equestrian sport against drugs and social outcasting
San Patrignano CSI-A begins successfully for Italian colours
In an afternoon with a variable weather, scattered with showers of rain, the three-day event in San Patrignano opened with a double victory for Italian colours: Mario Verheyden on Zip placed first before Jerry Smit, who gained the second place on his Mackinley. Italian riders preceded for a few hundredth of a second the Olympic champion Jeroem Dubbeldam on Meat Loaf and the Belgian rider Joan Philippaerts on Verelst Camilo, placed fourth.
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21st July 2001 Rural Riders European Championship - Rescheduled
The Rural Riders European Championship (RREC), being hosted by British Riding Clubs (BRC), and postponed from July this year because of FMD can now go ahead in 2002.
The European Committee has agreed to the rescheduling of the event and it now takes place between 3 and 7 July 2002. The championship will take place at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. Key officials and contractors lined up for the event in 2001 are now being contacted and are agreeing to support the event in 2002.
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21st July 2001 Runners Gear Up For Countryside Run
Thousands of runners will leg it through the centre of London this Sunday, many of them to raise cash for Britain's beleaguered rural communities.
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20th July 2001
Goliath The Tallest Horse In The World Died Today
Goliath, perhaps the most famous Shire Horse that ever lived died today the 20th July 2001.
A huge black horse of immense character, he travelled the Country for ten years as the senior members of Young and Co's Brewery, team of show horses.
During this time he was found to be the tallest horse in Great Britain and in fact featured in the famous Guinness Book of Records for over eight years.
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20th July 2001
TX Ranch Sponsor the "Rookie Reining Class" at the AQHA-UK Show.
The TX Ranch will be sponsoring the "Rookie Reining Class" at the AQHA-UK show to be held at Towerlands Equestrian Centre, Braintree, Essex on Friday/Saturday/Sunday the 3/4/5 August.
This is a recognised American Quarter Horse Show where you can see both English & Western Classes and a chance to see what "Reining" is all about.
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20th July 2001
horse Federation Equestre Internationale News
19th July 2001

- Australia wins Saumur CAI-A Driving Pairs
- SNC update: Germany leads the standings
- Press accreditation Samsung Final in Madrid
- Jumping Committee meeting
- Golden Years Trophy for Young Riders and Juniors
- First Seminar for Indoor Course Designers in Driving
- European Eventing Championship in Pau
- Importation of horses from the EU to Australia
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20th July 2001 All Breed Equine Workshop
Featuring Kimball Lewis: Lecturer, Author, Management Consultant, Cowboy Poet, & host of 2 popular radio talk shows
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 25th & 26th, Arlington, Texas
- Language of the horse, safety & the hard to handle horse,calming the nervous horse, choosing the right trainer, theft prevention, marketing your horse business Choosing the right horse (includes confirmation demonstration & evaluation), retraining the average auction horse, benefits of adoption. -
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20th July 2001 AHSA Announces Certification Committee
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that its Board of Directors enacted provisions in the Constitution for a new standing committee to be known as the Certification Committee at the July 10, 2001 Board meeting in Lexington, KY. The Certification Committee will not be empowered until rules for its conduct and scope of authority have been developed in the normal rule-making process at the January 2002 annual meeting.
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20th July 2001 Please help us recover our tack
Please help us recover our tack. There were 13 saddles, bridles, halters, lead ropes and all of our brushes.
If you know the where abouts of our tack or have any extra tack laying around it would be greatly appreciated as we are a group who helps handi-cap adults and children. They desperately miss riding the horses.
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19th July 2001 ERC
The Art of Treating Equine Joint Disease: new surgical technique saves horses
With the emphasis on healthier and more active lifestyles, competitive sports are attracting people well into their later years. Horse owners are expecting the same of their mounts. Many hard working hunt, dressage, and three-day event horses can be highly competitive in their late teens and early twenties. Injuries, however, are a fact of life for both people and horses. This is particularly true for those involved in competitive sports. Often these injuries occur early in life and are career-limiting. Now, with specialized mosaic arthroplasty techniques, the rehabilitation of many competitive horses with previously untreatable joint injuries is possible.
Joint injuries are a major cause of economic loss in the horse industry. Even a small cartilage injury in a critical spot can end a successful career. While the knee is the most problematic site for the human runner, injuries in the equine carpal (knee) and fetlock joints in the front limb are limiting for the horse. Cartilage in these high motion joints does not heal in adult horses. Medications in the glucosamine sulfate, non-steriodal anti-inflammatory and hyaluronate families are ineffective treatments for the kind of cartilage and bone injury that we often see in competitive horses.

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courtesy of the Equine Research Centre, Guelph Ontario and Mark Hurtig, Dept. of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College Guelph, ON
19th July 2001 Show Jumping Results - European Show Jumping Championships - Juniors and Young Riders Gijon, Spain 18-22 July 2001
Competition Fed. Hipica del Principado de Asturia July 18
1) EAGLE DU BOBOIS; Mathieu Billot (FRA) ; 2) TINELLO KWIDANTA; Vincent Voorn (NED) ; 3) POMMEROL V/D WELLINGTON; Guy Kotser (ISR) ; 4) DUC DU MOYAN; Dan Walsh (IRL)
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19th July 2001 USA Equestrian Board Adopts Amendments To Constitution
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the constitutional changes approved at its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, KY are available at the USA Equestrian web site
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18th July 2001
Tahoe Seniors Admitted Free to Horse Show and Seniors Day Activities at HITS Tahoe, Sunday, July 22
MINDEN, NEVADA (July 17 2001)-HITS Tahoe Horse Show Circuit is introducing a new event for spectators this year-Seniors Day presented by Douglas County Senior Services and the Douglas County Library. On Sunday, July 22, 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. A full acre of the 100-acre HITS Tahoe horse show grounds will be set up for free entertainment, cultural exhibits, and educational displays for seniors.
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18th July 2001
Tahoe Jenni Martin and The Real Thing Win $5,000 PCHA Jimmy Williams Classic at HITS Tahoe Week III
MINDEN, NEVADA (July 14, 2001)-No Jump-Off was necessary in the $5,000 Jimmy Williams Classic today-Jenni Martin, 32, of Central Point, Oregon, and The Real Thing had the only clean Round One in the seven-horse field, for an uncontested win. Martin owns The Real Thing with partner Steve McAllister, and took home a $1,500 paycheck for her ride. Course Designer Pierre Burch of Vercheres, Quebec, Canada, built today's course.
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18th July 2001 USA Equestrian Increases Drug Testing Fee
USA Equestrian announced today that it has increased the drug-testing fee by $2, effective December 1, 2001. This is the first increase in the drug-testing fee in over ten years. The Federation's Drugs & Medication Committee recommended and the Board of Directors overwhelmingly adopted the increase in the testing fee at its July 10, 2001 Board meeting. When remitted together with the Federation competition fee, the total fees per entry will be $10, up from $8 a year ago.
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18th July 2001
Tahoe Javier Fernandez and Loreto Win $50,000 Coldwell Banker ITILDO Grand Prix at HITS Tahoe
MINDEN, NEVADA (July 15 2001)-Javier Fernandez of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, riding Loreto, won the $50,000 Coldwell Banker ITILDO Grand Prix at HITS Tahoe in Minden, Nevada, today, taking home $15,000 for owner Charles R. Parks. In a field of 19 horses, none went double-clear, but Fernandez's lightning fast four-fault jump-off round edged out the only other four-faulter in the tiebreaker-John French of Woodside, California, on Millenium-by more than eight seconds. Pierre Burch of Vercheres, Quebec, Canada, designed the course.
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18th July 2001 CSIO Dublin 8-12 August 2001 - Irish Squad Announced For Aga Khan
The team of Irish riders for the Samsung Nations Cup competition (Aga KhanTrophy) at the Kerrygold Horse Show, Dublin, in August has been announced bythe International Affairs Committee.
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18th July 2001 Crookham Western Performance Horses - Clinic with David Gray - 29th July 2001
The cost of the clinic is £40 per horse and rider and £10 per spectator, which includes a barbeque lunch and soft drinks. Please make cheques payable to: S Ambridge and send this form to Crookham Stables, Feltham Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 5LL (to arrive at least 5 days before the event. For directions, scroll down.
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17th July 2001
horse Paint Horse make strong showings at nation's top reining competition
Gunner wins showdown at USET Festival of Champions
FORT WORTH-An American Paint Horse named Colonels Smokingun, "Gunner," aimed to outdraw the competition at the $100,000 United States Equestrian Team (USET) Opening Reining Championship in Galdstone, N.J., June 26, and didn't disappoint the crowd of 5,000 people who turned out for the showdown.
(APHA photo by Ross Hecox)
The American Paint Horse won the Championship by a wide margin, with a two-round composite score of 448.5-nine points ahead of the second-place competitor. A team of five judges awarded the points.
Gunner's totals were considered exceptionally high. In fact, the 8-year-old sorrel overo stallion went into the competition with the highest USET reining score in history -a 233 in the semi-finals at Oklahoma City, Okla. Ridden by Bryant Pace and owned by Kim and Debra Sloan, all of Newfoundland, N. J., Gunner has proven to be a master at the sport, earning more than $160,000 over his career.
"He's all start and he's all stop," said Kim Sloan, emphasizing that Gunner is cool under pressure and never wastes energy.
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17th July 2001 Perry Wins Inaugural AHSA Adult Amateur Saddle Seat Medal
USA Equestrian announced today the results of the inaugural Adult Amateur Saddle Seat Medal that was held at the Lexington Junior League Show, Lexington, KY, July 13th, 2001.
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17th July 2001 USA Equestrian Appoint Burns To Top Development Post
USA Equestrian (formerly American Horse Shows Association) announced today that Kevin Burns, of Geneva, Illinois, has been appointed Assistant Executive Director - Development for equestrian sport's national federation of the United States.
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16th July 2001
A Horse, of Course with Don Blazer
Brown Jack was laid back!
That’s why he’s one of history’s horses.
Sure, Brown Jack could run. He began his racing career jumping fences. He even held the title of champion hurdler of England.
But that isn’t why he’s remembered.
He ran on the flat, too. For him it was a second career, and he set the unequaled record of winning the Alexandra Stakes at Ascot six successive years.
But that isn’t why he’s remembered.
He’s remembered because he had "style."
When you got "style" you’ve got that unique something no one can forget.
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16th July 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-C Lignieres Switzerland 13-15 July 2001
Prix UBS SA, a BIENNE & OMEGA SA,a BIENNE Saturday July14
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16th July 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO Lummen Belgium 11-15 July 2001
1) VD Schans, Woutjan; Broere Goldenbridge (Ned) ; 2) Chimirri, Vincenzo; Defi Platiere (taA) ; 3) Laevers, Sven; Heros (Bel) ; 4) Demeersman, Dirk;Fuego Du Prelet (Bel) ; 5) Babington, Kevin; Carling King (Irl)
=1) Steinau, Christopher; Sham (Ger) ; =1) O'Halloran, Dominic; My Sky Diamond (Irl) ; 2) Dagorn, Perinne; Countrine (Fra)

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16th July 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO Falsterbo Sweden 12 - 15 July 2001
Falsterbo GRAND PRIX, International Jumping Competition
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15th July 2001
horse Training Mythunderstandings -
Why Good Training Starts on the Ground
by Ron Meredith President, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
When some students first arrive here at Meredith Manor they don't see the point of the ground work we call "heeding." Moving their horses around on the ground doesn't seem very exciting. They're impatient to get in the saddle and start riding. They might jabber something about "respect" or herd hierarchy or some other mumbo jumbo if I pushed them to come up with a reason why the ground work was important. But they really don't see much connection between how they, say, lead their horse from the barn to the arena and how they ask that horse to canter.
The horse experiences everything you do when you're with him as a positive or negative feeling. Positive feelings or experiences are non-stressful and keep the horse relaxed. Negative experiences are stressful, raise the horse's excitement level and make the horse tense. A horse must be relaxed before he can pay attention and learn. The horse that's tense is just looking for a way to get out of Dodge. And if he can't find one, he'll either blow or he'll shut down, depending on his inclination. There's no learning in going on with either one.

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15th July 2001
horse BHS TREC 2001
The British Horse Society TREC is the most exciting new equestrian competition to reach the UK in decades. It has attracted hundreds of competitors in the three years it has been running so far because it appeals to the 'ordinary' rider who is looking for fun, not medals.
BHS TREC is a three-phase event. Phase One consists of orienteering on horseback, where riders follow a route on a map at pre-determined speeds. Phase Two tests control of paces, and Phase Three can be up to 5km long. This part of the competition involves the skills and hazards that any rider might encounter out hacking: mounting and dismounting, going through water, under low hanging trees, opening gates, traversing narrow paths, going over bridges, jumping fallen logs and so on. It is completely in tune with the BHS objectives to help riders improve their skills to make riding in the countryside safer and more enjoyable.
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15th July 2001
horse Relief in racecourse horror
(Issued on behalf of the ILPH and Brooke Hospital for Animals)
Relief has come at last to the horses left to die at a Pakistani racecourse thanks to a joint operation by UK based charities the ILPH and Brooke Hospital for Animals.
Brooke Hospital’s recently retired Chief Veterinary Officer, Colonel Anwar ul-Haq arrived at Karachi racecourse on Monday this week. His findings were sobering. Seventy horses have died and at least sixty of those remaining are seriously malnourished. Green fodder and barley have been purchased and is being distributed to the starving animals.
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15th July 2001
Tahoe Dana Levin and Blackmail Win $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Tahoe Week III
MINDEN, NEVADA (July 13, 2001)-Dana Levin of Santa Monica, California, riding Blackmail, won the $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Tahoe III in Minden, Nevada, today, out-jumping a field of 24 horses on a course designed by Danny Foster of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. Jenni Martin of Central Point, Oregon, on Careless had the only other double-clear of the class, but missed the win by just 0.715 seconds. Levin, who is an amateur owner/rider, took home $4,500 for the win.
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15th July 2001 Lummen - Pony Riders Third In Nations Cup
While the senior riders at Lummen were battling to win the Samsung Nations Cup competition at Lummen (Belgium) yesterday (July 13), Ireland's pony riders also managed a Third Place in the CSIOP Nations Cup at the same venue.
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15th July 2001 Ireland Fifth In Nations Cup Series After Double Victory
After their spectacular double Nations Cup victory yesterday (July 13) in Falsterbo (Sweden) and Lummen (Belgium), Ireland has now jumped from Eighth position in the Samsung Nations Cup League to Fifth overall.
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15th July 2001 Show Jumping Result - CSIO Lummen Belgium 11-15 July

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