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4th August 2001
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001
Blair Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl, is set in wonderful parklands in the heart of Perthshire providing a stunning backdrop to this major equestrian event and Country Fair.
The Event first ran as a Three Day Event in 1989 and since then it has grown in popularity both with competitors and spectators. In 1996 Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials hosted the European Junior Championships. This achievement recognised the standard of excellence for which Blair has become internationally renowned. The Event is not confined to horses and their devotees, there is a large tented village with shopping opportunities for all, and an action-packed Country Fair.
What's On
Four days of action packed fun including top class Showjumping, Highland ponies, Hunters, Native breeds and Carriage rides. For the non equestrian in the family we can offer a vast array of attractions. The Country Fair boasts a wealth of entertainment from falconry to duck herding, and there are a selection of 'have a go' activities to bring out the child in you! There is go-karting, archery and even a miniature steam train. In the tented village you will find over 170 shops with something for everyone, whether it's clothes, jewellery, crafts or garden equipment, even a new yard of stables!! You can buy it all here.
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4th August 2001 LSU Researchers Investigate Role of Endothelin-1 in Equine Respiratory Disease
BATON ROUGE - Two LSU researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine received a $164,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program) to investigate endothelin-1, a naturally occurring substance in humans and animals, and its role in equine recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).
RAO is a common equine respiratory condition characterized by bronchoconstriction, pulmonary inflammation, increased mucus secretion, and pulmonary emphysema in later stages of the disease. It is identified in horses with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and summer pasture-associated obstructive pulmonary disease (SPAOPD), both also known as "heaves."
COPD commonly affects the lower respiratory system of horses in the northern United States during the winter months. SPAOPD is a similar disease affecting the lower respiratory system, but is more commonly seen in Louisiana and other southern states when horses are out to pasture.
Heaves is similar to asthma in humans because it is believed to be an allergic-mediated, inflammatory disease of the lower airways. Horses affected with it generally develop severe coughing, mucus plugging of the airways, and have difficulty breathing, especially at the end of expiration.
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4th August 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSIO Dublin, Ireland, 8-12 August 2001
Team Selection
Individual Selection
Young Riders
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4th August 2001 Wild Heart Ranch Inc. Positioned for Success in Children's Entertainment Market
Wild Heart Ranch Inc. Announces Linda Mancuso, Guy McCarter and Robert Trow as Additions to the Board Of Directors
August 3, 2001, Point Roberts, WA, - Wild Heart Ranch Inc, an entertainment and toy company is pleased to announce the appointments of three new Directors to the Board, including Ms. Linda Mancuso, COO of Peter Engel Productions; Mr. Guy McCarter, Director of Entertainment Marketing of OMD USA; and Mr. Robert Trow, Chairman and CEO of Seafood USA. The Company has attracted three prominent Board members representing the children's/teen television market, entertainment marketing /advertising, and executive management and board consultation.
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4th August 2001 Cleansing And Disinfection Resumes
The NFU said it was pleased that cleansing and disinfection will resume on farms hit by foot and mouth from today - although operations should never have been halted in the first place.
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3rd August 2001
horse Armathwaite Hall Strongid™-P Horse Trials and Country Fair
Armathwaite Hall Horse Trials Secures Three Year Global TV Deal
Just weeks after the cancellation of the 2001 event, the dynamic organising team at Armathwaite Hall has revealed that a 3-year contract for global television coverage of the blue riband Lake District event has been put in place for 2002 - 2005.
The Armathwaite Hall media team’s extensive contacts and expert media knowledge have proved invaluable in developing additions to the schedule in place for the 2001 event. The coverage now contracted for will, for the first time in the history of the sport, put British Eventing onto television screens across the world.
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3rd August 2001
Strongid P At Last A No-Nonsense, Easy To Understand Worming And Rotation Guide
The nations favourite wormer has combined with the nations favourite female rider to bring you a user-friendly guide to worming and rotation.
Strongid-P, trusted and relied upon for over 30 years by generations of owners and riders, has teamed up with Mary King to offer advice on worming and resistance, including where to look, what to look for, types of worms, the different types of active ingredients, ways of worming foals and the effectiveness of granules.
Even if you know everything there is to know about worming - this leaflet might just surprise you.It is packed full of useful information and tips.Did you know for example that most wormers, with the exception of Strongid-P, could kill your dog if it eats paste that has fallen out of your horse's mouth?
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3rd August 2001
horse APHA boosts incentive payout to $60,000 this year
American Paint Horse Association awards $20,000 at first Gelding Plus payout for 2001
FORT WORTH--The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) paid out $20,000 in incentive money recently to the highest-advancing geldings in four classes at the National Snaffle Bit Association-approved event, The Southern Belle Invitation, held July 27-29, in Tunica, Miss.
The payouts were part of APHA's innovative Gelding Plus incentive. Open to both Regular and Breeding Stock Registry horses, the program gives Paint gelding owners and breeders added opportunities to earn cash and increase the market value of their horses. APHA paid out $45,000 in prize money last year at select shows and earmarked $60,000 for top-placing geldings at several futurities around the country this year.
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3rd August 2001
horse BHS Warning On Horse Lick Deaths
The BHS has received disturbing evidence that horses have died from severe colic after swallowing so called "horse licks". The molasses blocks are designed to be put in a horse's stable, for horses to lick on an occasional basis. When eaten in quantity the molasses may impact food in the gut and cause a blockage.
The BHS is recommending that owners should only use these products when they are placed in a suitable container that cannot be opened by the horse. Ideally, there should be only a small area of the block accessible encouraging the horse to lick rather than bite and chew. Blocks should not be left loose in the feed manger or on the floor of the stable.
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3rd August 2001
Strongid P New sponsor for Mary King
Mary King, the nations favourite eventer, has attracted further support for one of her strong team of horses from the nations favourite wormer, Strongid-P.
The sponsorship covers the rising star of Mary's Devon yard, King Richard.Gill Robinson owns the Advanced 8 year-old, whom Mary has brought on from a four year old and both Gill and Mary have high hopes for "Ricky" as he is known at home.
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3rd August 2001
Catskills Michael Dorman and Quriel Win $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake at HITS Catskills V
ELLENVILLE, NY (August 1, 2001)-Michael Dorman, 44, of Jamison, Pennsylvania, riding Quriel won the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake at HITS Catskills V in Ellenville, New York, today. Dorman out-jumped a field of 15 entries, taking home $3,000 for owner Wyndmont, Inc. Dorman also placed third with Dumbo de Chapelle owned by Flora Ribeira. "Quriel loves to jump and he's a great competitor," said Dorman. "His personality is a little tricky. You have to be friends with him, then he'll help you all the way. You have to know when to challenge him and when to just be real friends with him. He's a strong personality that works beautifully once you find that balance with him."
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3rd August 2001 "Natural Western Riding"
Cathy Hanson, trainer of AQHA champions in western pleasure, western riding and trail, lends her talents to the rewriting of Natural Western Riding, a book which has been a classic for more than 20 years.
Hanson is authoring a new section of the book entitled, Mastering Trail Courses. Natural Western Riding, which has been used as the text for western courses in nearly a dozen equine college programs, was originally authored by Don Blazer and published in 1979. The book was the first to detail every rider aid and cue for every western exercise. In addition to explaining what the rider must do, the book tells each of the horse's footfall sequences for every western exercise.
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3rd August 2001
Catskills Colin Syquia and White Russian Win $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake at HITS Catskills III
ELLENVILLE, NY (July 18, 2001)-Colin Syquia, 27, of Forest Hills, New York, riding White Russian bested a field of 12 horses today, with the only double-clear performance of the class. Syquia took home $3,000 for owner, Alex Carl, who is a client at Raylyn Farm in Maryland. "I just started working for Raylyn about seven weeks ago," said Syquia. "I started showing him in the High Preliminary Intermediate at Lake Placid and then at this show we decided to move him up to the Open. This was his first day. He was just fabulous."
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2nd August 2001
horse Sponsored Ride through Royal Parkland
Issued on behalf of the ILPH and BHS (Scotland)
On Saturday 22nd September horseriders will have the opportunity to enjoy a ride through magnificent royal parkland scenery as well as raise money for two equine charities.
HRH The Queen has kindly given her permission for the sponsored ride to take place in the Glenmuick area of the Balmoral Estate to raise money for the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) and BHS Scotland.
There will be the option of a 6 km, 10 km or 20 km ride along grass and forestry tracks with stunning views and the opportunity to see roe and red deer.
Horses and ponies need to be fit because of the hilly terrain and participants are asked to try to raise at least £30 (adults) and £20 (12s and under) in sponsorship.
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1st August 2001
Catskills Welles Wins $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Catskills IV with Julius
ELLENVILLE, NY (July 27, 2001)-Following his one-two finish in the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake on Wednesday, Jeffery Welles, 39, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, took his second-placed horse, Julius, and rode him to the win today in the $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Catskills in Ellenville, New York. Welles and Julius, a 10-year old Dutch gelding, were the fastest of 10 double-clear rounds in a field of 31 horses, taking home $4,500 for owner Daybreak Farm, Inc. Today's Order of Go included U.S. Olympic Team Members Anne Kursinski, Peter Leone, Nona Garson, Todd Minikus, Lauren Hough, and Canadian Olympian Ian Millar.
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1st August 2001 Building Your Mailing List
There are many ways to get your horse services and/or product into the mind of your client or buyer. Some of these methods are: advertising in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, billboards and other signage, direct mail, promotional materials with your logo, internet, telemarketing..The list is a long one, and it can frequently be difficult to decide where to spend your marketing time and money. A good marketing plan will make use of a variety of tools based on who, and how many, that particular tool targets and reaches.
Direct mail is a widely used marketing tool of small businesses of all kinds. It provides an effective method for your horse business to stay in the front of your client and prospects minds. Your mailing list is the backbone of your direct mail program, and a valuable asset for your horse business. If you don't have a mailing list you can start now to build one.
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1st August 2001
Catskills Jeffery Welles Takes 1st, 2nd, and 8th in $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake at HITS Catskills IV
ELLENVILLE, NY (July 25, 2001)-Jeffery Welles, 39, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, riding Jasmine won the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake at HITS Catskills IV in Ellenville, New York, today, besting a field of 21 horses. Welles and Jasmine were the fastest of seven double-clears in the class and earned $3,000 for owner, Sagamore Farm. Welles also placed second with Julius owned by Daybreak Farm, Inc. and eighth with Beaucoup owned by Ashley Baker. "Jasmine is a very fast mare," said Welles. "She's really quick and quite careful so you can gallop along. She really takes care not to have a rail down even when she's going fast."
Ken Krome of Westminster, Maryland, designed the Table II.2.b course in which riders who are clear in Round One stay in the ring and immediately ride a Jump-Off course. For Round One, Krome built a 13-jump course that included a water jump at Fence No. 7 and a double combination at Fence No. 13. Time Allowed was set at 96 seconds. For the Jump-Off, riders jumped a short course of seven single obstacles with Time Allowed set at 46 seconds.
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1st August 2001
Catskills Todd Minikus and What Nu Out-Jump Six Olympians to Win $100,000 Cosequin® Grand Prix at HITS Catskills IV
ELLENVILLE, NY (July 29, 2001)--Todd Minikus, the U.S. Olympic Team Alternate at Sydney, won the $100,000 Cosequin® Grand Prix at HITS Catskills IV in Ellenville, New York, today aboard What Nu. Minikus out-jumped a field of 29 that included six Olympians--three of his Sydney teammates, two U.S. Team Silver Medallists, and seven-time Canadian Olympic team member Ian Millar. In a seven-horse jump-off that produced six double-clear rounds, Minikus, 39, of Loxahatchee, Florida, was the fastest, beating Margie Engle on Hidden Creek's Jones by just .285 seconds. He also placed third with his Olympic team mount, Oh Star.
"It's nice to have a pair of horses that are international caliber, world-class horses. I'm a lucky guy to be able to ride them and to know that both of them are extremely careful especially under the pressure of the speed that I go at," said Minikus. "Oftentimes people say, 'Todd rides too fast in the jump-off', and I don't think that's true. I think the horses are too slow. Finally I've got a pair of horses that can go as fast as I can ride."
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31st July 2001 Young Riders Achieve Team Fourth At The European Championships
The British Young Rider Team achieved a creditable Team Fourth at the European Championships, which were held at Iserlohn, Germany from 26th - 29th July 2001.
The British Team attained a score of 3850, just missing bronze position by 12 points. The Swiss captured the bronze position with 3862, whilst Germany took silver with 4127 and the Netherlands gold with a score of 4167.
The Individual European Championship saw Becky Moody with Kwadraat achieve a very creditable eighth position in the Prix St Georges Freestyle to Music.
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31st July 2001 Team Bronze At The Pony European Championships
The British Pony Dressage Team won Team bronze at the European Championships, which were held at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain from 23rd - 29th July 2001.
Despite the tremendously hot conditions the British youngsters attained a team score of 2929, just missing silver position by 3 points. Silver was taken by Netherlands with a score of 2932, whilst the gold was captured by Germany with a score of 3243.
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31st July 2001
horse Charity Attempts New World Record
The big challenge at the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Madness 2001 will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever tombola.
Madness 2001 follows on from the success of Millennium Madness last year, and will take place at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield, Nr Brackley, Northants on Sunday, 9th September 2001.
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31st July 2001 U.S. Riders Triumph In Europe
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that U.S. riders triumphed in major show jumping classes at European competitions this past weekend by scoring an unprecedented double-header at the Hickstead Royal International Show, UK on July 29, 2001. Candice King from Wellington, FL riding Penlyn Farms nine year-old French chestnut stallion, Elu de la Hardiere (by Laudanum out of Real Star II) won the prestigious ladies title, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. King, who earlier this year was the highest placed U.S. rider at the World Cup final, jumped the only double clear round to capture their first major win at the All England Jumping Course after finishing second in a speed class earlier in the show which ran from July 26-29th. She had not competed at Hickstead for ten years and endured unusual temperatures in the 90's to make this result the first time an American has won this class since Mary Chapot and White Lightening triumphed in 1968.
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31st July 2001
horse Wine, horses and flamenco will meet in Jerez on September
From the 8th to the 24th september Jerez meet three of fundamental elements of the Andalusian culture on the occasion of the Autumn Celebrations 2001.
PRESS RELEASE (July 2001, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain).- The city of Jerez, the site of the World Equestrian Games 2002, has summoned a new edition of the Autumn Celebrations. For seventeen days, the visitors of this Andalusian city and its citizens will have the opportunity to enjoy diverse acts that gather the best of the wine culture, the horses and the Flamenco.
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31st July 2001 £100,000 Cash Jackpot at HOYS
A total £100,000 cash jackpot is once again on offer in the 2001 Bonus Challenge at this year’s Horse of the Year Show at Wembley Arena, 2nd - 7th October.
The Bonus Challenge is one of the richest prizes awarded at any show jumping event, and is sponsored by BEIB (British Equestrian Insurance Brokers), the BSJA’s official insurance brokers, and To claim the £100,000 challenge, the same rider must win the following four international show jumping classes;
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31st July 2001 Two Foals Win Championships In July!
PACIFIC PATINA by Pointmaker(Penelope)- 2000 Filly out EM-SPA ALUETTE wins RESERVE CHAMPION FILLY and was the Highest Scoring Hanoverian at the United States Dressage Federation Breeders' Championships Series in Rancho Murieta, CA today. This win qualifies her for the Series Final Champioship on September 22-23 at The Breeder's Challenge in Santa Rosa, CA.
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31st July 2001 Eventing Result - July 29, 2001
European Pony Championships Vejer De La Frontera Spain 23-29 JULY 2001
Final Result, Eventing Championship, July 29
1) Germany ; 2) France ; 3) Ireland ; 4) Gt. Britain ; 5) Italy ; 6) Belgium
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30th July 2001
TX Ranch Sponsor the "Rookie Reining Class" at the AQHA-UK Show.
The TX Ranch will be sponsoring a "Rookie Reining" class at the AQHA-UK show to be held on August 3rd, 4th & 5th at Towerlands Equestrian Centre, Braintree, Essex.
If you were wondering what "Reining" (this new Olympic Sport) involves this is a good opportunity to come and see besides numerous Western Classes and Quarter Horses.
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30th July 2001 Show Jumping Result CSIO Hickstead, England 25-29 July 2001
The Refco King George V Gold Cup
1) GLASGOW; Norman Dello Joio (USA) ; 2) GRAISHUTER; Henrich W. Johannsmann (GER) ; 3) AUDI¹S FINESSE; Emile Hendrix (NED)
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29th July 2001
horse Training Mythunderstandings - Why Good Training Starts on the Ground
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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29th July 2001 Lennon Wins Hickstead Speed Grand Prix
After a winning clear round in yesterday's Irish Nations Cup victory, 32 yr-old Dermott Lennon from Co. Down, riding the Irish-bred <Garronturton Lady> today (Saturday) won the Resco Speed Grand Prix at Hickstead and prize money of £4,000.
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