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30th Mar 2002
The Caspian Horse Today
by Elizabeth Webster (Hopstone Caspian Stud)
The Caspian is a horse, not a pony, and therefore should be viewed in the same manner as when judging a Thoroughbred, i.e. the limbs, body and head should all be in proportion to each other . The overall impression should be of a well-bred, elegant horse in miniature. The Caspian Horse is now recognised as the ancestor of one of the four main types of horse breeds. A true hot-blood, his descendants include the Arabian, for long thought to be the oldest breed, and therefore the Thoroughbred and many of our well-known native horses and ponies.
As long ago as 3000 years before the birth of Christ, the peoples of the Middle East were especially fond of the small type of equid celebrated in the ancient friezes and carvings of that era. Indeed, Darius the Great, ruler of Mesopotamia around 500 BC, so favoured these courageous, swift little horses as his personal choice to draw his hunting chariot that he honoured them by having their likeness used on the royal seal (British Museum).
For many breeders their powerful combination of looks, brains, charm and character has been impossible to resist. More than a thousand registered pure-bred Caspians have been listed in the International Caspian Stud Book and crosses to mares of non-Caspian breeding have produced some spectacularly successful part-breds in many spheres and disciplines of the horse world.
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30th Mar 2002
The British Horse Society BHS Gets Radio & TV Ads On Riding and Road Safety
The British Horse Society is delighted to announce that there are to be radio and television announcements explaining to motorists how to treat horses on the road. The "ads" are being made by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR) in response to requests by the BHS. They will be distributed to radio and television stations around the country for them to use as and when they please.
There are over 3000 accidents a year involving horses on the roads, and the BHS has been running a campaign to try and get the message over to motorists why they should pass horses wide and slow. In a survey by the BHS, 20% of riders had had an accident and a further 40% had experienced a near miss. One third of riders had been subjected to road rage.
The radio announcements have already been circulated, and the television "ads" will be shown in the Spring.
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30th Mar 2002

A Horse of Course with Don Blazer
You don't pull the mask off the old L one Ranger, and you don't say Silver was a weakling or had poor eyesight. And you don't call El Cid "babieca" (idiot), or express doubts about the choice of horses ridden by Emperor Hirohito of Japan, or Napoleon or Gen. Zachary Taylor.

A Horse of Course
They all rode Albinos, as did many kings, queens, knights, commanding generals and Indian chiefs.If you made disparaging remarks about their horses you might find they didn't take it kindly, and some of them could be pretty rough characters.
But to make matters worse, you'd be perpetuating the misconceptions that the albino horse is weak, has poor eyes, dies young and is white. You see, most albinos aren't.
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30th Mar 2002
The British Horse Society Bridleway Success By BHS After 12 Years
The Government has approved the building of a bridge to enable riders, walkers and cyclists to cross the busy A34/M4 junction at Chieveley in Berkshire. The decision has come twelve years after BHS Bridleways Officer Penny Reid first put forward the case for a safe crossing of the A34 to the rights of way networks in the area.
Penny has seen the traffic on the A34 increase steadily over the years. Riders used to be able to cross the road, but when the A34 became a dual carriageway it became impossible, and the two rights of way became truncated. To the north of the junction lies the Ridgeway Downs and to the South is Snelsmore Common, and the area contains some important equestrian routes.
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30th Mar 2002

It Could Kill Your Horse Although It Cannot See It…
I am talking about RAGWORT. It has been said that horses can get ragwort poisoning without the plants growing in their fields. Spores or seeds or both get carried by wind from anywhere where people are irresponsible enough not to pull those plants up in their gardens or fields. Horses will inhale the seeds or spores whilst grazing and the slow process of poisoning will begin.
Now some of you might believe that ragwort poisoning can be cured and that the liver regenerates anyhow. The liver does regenerate but once it is poisoned by ragwort, the liver will NOT regenerate!
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30th Mar 2002
USA Equestrian USA Equestrian Announces Criteria To Compete At FEI Dressage Championships Of The Americas
USA Equestrian recently approved criteria for the selection of U.S. teams to compete at the FEI Dressage Championships of the Americas, which will be held July 17-21, 2002 at the Blainville Equestrian Park, Blainville, Quebec, Canada. This is an international dressage competition sanctioned by the FEI. Participants will come from throughout North and South American countries to compete at four competition levels: Grand Prix, Small Tour, Young Riders, and Junior Riders. Each team will be comprised of two rider/horse combinations. Up to three teams per level may be sent from each national federation. Countries confirmed to date include Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, and the United
States. For further information contact Ms. Louis Thibault, Events Manager,
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29th Mar 2002

Stars come out for All The Queen’s Horses
An all-star cast will be the voices of ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ - Britain’s biggest outdoor theatrical performance to be staged in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee year on 16th -18th May 2002.
Robert Hardy, Sir Derek Jacobi, Prunella Scales and Edward Woodward are to be star readers during the 12 acts of this unique Equestrian Extravaganza. With their world-famous voices they will bring to life an imaginative variety of characters.
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29th Mar 2002
ILPH Ex Show Jumper Finds New Star Role
An ex top flight showjumper is making a name for himself in a second career and taking the name of a UK horse welfare charity into Europe.
ILPH Flump, or Conkeffy Black as he was formerly known, is out on loan from the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) to Helen Rogerson of Berwickshire in Scotland. Helen, as well as being a registered vaulting coach, is reserve lunger for the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting 'A' Team. She and ILPH Flump are off to Saumur, France this Friday 29th March for the Concours Voltige International.
The horse was brought over from Ireland as a 5 year old by Sandra Low-Mitchell, of Fife, who comments, "At the beginning he was an absolute delinquent but he turned into an angel who would jump 7 feet just for fun, and was only just off upgrading to A when his problems came to light."
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29th Mar 2002
The British Horse Society BHS Junior Progressive Riding Tests
The British Horse Society has introduced a new junior version of the BHS
Progressive Riding Tests which will be available from 1 April.
For many years the BHS Progressive Riding Tests have been providing a worthwhile system for learning progression in riding and stable management among those who want a systematic learning programme and accreditation for progress made. They are designed for the leisure rider though they can lead in to the BHS exams system for those who decide to go on and take professional qualifications.
The BHS have now put in place a programme for youngsters aged approximately 6 to 11 years. As with the adult version, they will be run at BHS Approved riding schools and examined by BHS Registered Instructors.
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29th Mar 2002

Record attendance at tenth National Equine Forum
Representatives from a record total of 78 separate equestrian organisations attended this year’s National Equine Forum at The Royal Veterinary College, London on 21 March.
The National Equine Forum is the only independent conference for the horse world in the UK. Although not intended to be a lobbying body the Forum strives ultimately to secure change and improvement through government and industry wherever appropriate.
Chaired by Professor Sir Colin Spedding CBE, this year’s Forum welcomed contributions from some of the country’s leading equestrian experts:
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29th Mar 2002

Johnson and Stover Top USET Selection Trials at Live Oak CDE
Gladstone, New Jersey—March 28, 2002—Tucker Johnson of Oldwick, NJ and Kim Stover of Warwick, MD won the USET World Championship selection trials at the Live Oak CDE.

Johnson, five-time USET Four-in-Hand Champion, topped the trial for the Four-In-Hand World Championship to be held at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in September. He drove his team, owned by Mr. and Mrs. James L. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duke, to a three-phase score of 132.52 penalties. Johnson, who has competed in three previous Four-In-Hand Championships, won the dressage phase with a score of 33.33, was second in the marathon with 94.19 and tied for first in cones with 5.0.
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29th Mar 2002

Irish Participation In International Events
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29th Mar 2002
Saddletude :: Saddletude Hits The Airwaves::
Saddletude proudly presents the Steeplechase Spring Preview television special on Outdoor Life Network, OLN. Sunday,
April 7
Go behind the scenes, check out the action and take a sneak peek at the biggest Steeplechase races of the 2002 Spring on Saddletude's Steeplechase Spring Preview, brought to you by the National Steeplechase Association.
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28th Mar 2002
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
27 March 2002
Ulla Salzgeber Wins The World Cup Dressage Final
The World Cup Dressage Final 2001/2002 was held in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED) from 21 to 24 March 2002.
The Final took place on 24 March 2002 in front of a large crowd. The favourite and title defender Ulla Salzgeber (GER) won the Final with her impressive chestnut gelding Rusty. Although she did not ride a faultless Kür, she stayed ahead of Lars Petersen (DEN) thanks to high notes of three out of the five judges.
First Event Of The North American Driving Challenge In Live Oak, FL (USA)
Live Oak celebrated their 10th year as a Combined Driving Event and 4th year as an FEI Event.
There was a record attendance on the Saturday, the Marathon day and on Sunday, the Cones day. The organizers had a two-phase Marathon under the new rules and most competitors had favourable comments.
FEI Emirates Endurance World Cup
The UAE once again hosted the FEI Emirates Endurance World Cup on March 21st at the permanent Endurance Village at Seih Assalem in Dubai. The largest ever field of 108 riders from 32 countries took part over the 130km course in hot and windy conditions.
FEI Veterinary meeting and course for Veterinarians in Santiago de Chile (CHI)
A combined meeting on health regulatory issues and a veterinary course were held in Chile on 12 and 13 March 2002. The meeting had been organised by the Chairman of Group VI, General Manuel Rodriguez (CHI). Sanitary and Event Veterinarians from 11 South and Middle American countries participated in a one-day session on facilitation of international movement of competition horses.
Meeting of The Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on 12 March 2002 in Lausanne (SUI). The main subjects on the agenda were the results of the 2001 financial year and the budget for 2002.

World Equestrian Games - Reminder for Press Accredition Deadline
In Memoriam
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28th Mar 2002
The British Horse Society Rights Of Way Losing Out Says BHS
The British Horse Society has come up with disturbing evidence that money
given to local authorities to fund the implementation of the Countryside and
Rights of Way (CROW) Act is being diverted to other departments.
In September 2001 Alun Michael, Minister for Rural Affairs advised that significant additional funds would be made available to help County councils to implement Part II of the Act. At the same time DEFRA also advised that additional funds would be made available for the establishment of Local Access Forums. The money was to be included in the counties' SSA allocation. The money was not ring fenced in spite of recommendations to do so by all involved in rights of way issues including DEFRA. The Minister said he expected County Councils to allocate sufficient resources to ensure delivery.
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28th Mar 2002
To Be The Best You Have To Learn From The Best
In any form of horsemanship you need to worship at the feet of gurus. The Pony Club is giving Branch Eventing Team hopefuls just that chance when it runs two courses with Eventing Wizards Anne Marie Taylor and Sarah Verney.
The Courses which will take place at Cirencester (Glos.) on 26th June and Eydon (Northants.) on 9th July, will be for 24 members each day.
Anne Marie Taylor and Sarah Verney (nee Cotton) are both BHSII’s and former British Eventing Team members.
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28th Mar 2002
The British Horse Society BHS Two Day Instructors Convention
A Show Jumping Masterclass with Albert Voorn
April 22 - 23

Kindly Sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers
The 2002 British Horse Society's National Two Day Convention will be taken by internationally renowned trainer Albert Voorn. It is to be held on 22 and 23 April at Solihull Riding Club.
Dutch show jumper Albert Voorn is an exceptionally talented and gifted rider and trainer whose expertise is sought after the world over. He has been show jumping champion of Holland twice, most recently in 2000 riding Lando, and he has had wins in both the World Cup and Nations Cup as well as a Silver medal at the Sydney Olympics 2000. Albert is best known as a rider and trainer of difficult or problem horses. He likes to work with the rider and the horse as a partnership to improve performance. This convention will be an opportunity to see a master at work.
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28th Mar 2002
ILPH New Manager for Horse Welfare Centre
A new Centre Manager has been appointed at the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) equine recovery and rehabilitation centre, Glenda Spooner Farm, at Hoarwithy, in Herefordshire.
Janet Dale (38), originally from St. Helens, Liverpool, came to Glenda Spooner Farm in 1997 as Head Groom, following several years working and teaching at a local riding school.
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28th Mar 2002
New for 2002 Sportz Truck Tent II Arrives !!!
The latest addition to the truck tent camping experience, Sportz Truck Tent II.
The Sportz Truck Tent is a necessity for today's hunter, fisherman, camper and outdoor sports enthusiast. This patented nylon tent fits into the bed of virtually any pick-up truck on the market today, in less than 10 minutes! No more worrying about finding that perfect campsite.
Features include a polyurethane floor, fiberglass poles, large mesh windows, and a rain fly that extends out over the windows for excellent ventilation. The tent is fully enclosed and comes complete with rain fly. After a good night's sleep, it folds up into a small carrying bag that fits conveniently behind your seat!
This ingenious new tent is designed to include the tailgate, providing an extra two feet of sleeping and storage space, a larger door for easier entrance, and an access sleeve has been added to allow cords to run to and from the cab.
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27th Mar 2002
XP Triple Action
Up to 10% less mucking out ! ….. findings show horses produce up to 10% less droppings when supplemented with Dengie XP Triple Action!….
A recent trial of Dengie's unique three-phase probiotic XP Triple, a combined yeast, nine-strain probiotic and pre-biotic, at Writtle College showed some impressive results that were greater than those previously seen by supplementing yeast alone.
" XP Triple Action significantly improved the digestion of fibre, protein, oil and certain minerals, helping the horse utilise their feed better.
" Increased the faecal pH which is likely to reflect an improved hindgut environment, that would favour the growth of 'friendly' microflora.
" Reduced faecal output by up to 10%, which basically means that you have 10% fewer droppings per day to remove! This is likely to be due to a combination of improved dropping consistency as well as the increase in total feed utilisation.
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27th Mar 2002
Clay Webster Performance Horses
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Are you tired of the search for gentle horse training methods?
Unconfident in your riding, or horse handling abilities?
Are you constantly looking for the latest winning show-ring techniques?
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27th Mar 2002

Ride Of Their Lives Offers Intimate Look At America's Top Jockeys
Lexington, KY (March 26, 2002) Ride of Their Lives: The Triumphs and Turmoil of Today’s Top Jockeys, a new book by award-winning author Lenny Shulman, goes behind the scenes to offer an intimate look at America’s top Thoroughbred jockeys.
Based on revealing interviews, Shulman, the features editor for The Blood-Horse magazine, profiles 14 top riders, including five-time Eclipse award winner Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, Pat Day, Corey Nakatani, and Laffit Pincay Jr., Thoroughbred racing’s all-time leading rider. The book describes each jockey’s love for horse racing as they share their stories on how they became riders and what has propelled them to the top of their profession.
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27th Mar 2002
Ward Moves To Top Of The NAL Open Speed Standings
Annville, PA - March 26, 2002 - McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, and Puertos Mortero, a 12-year-old Belgian-Warmblood bay gelding, jumped into the winner's circle in the $5,000 1.40m AmeriChoice North American League Challenge during the Tampa Series of the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The win pushed Ward to the top of the NAL Open Speed standings.
Ward turned in a clear round over the 15-obstacle jumping course designed by Javier Fernandez of Mexico in 68.120 seconds. Ward, 1998 AGA Rider of the Year, is currently leading the standings for this year, both in the AGA and in the World Cup standings.
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26th Mar 2002

Hickstead Creates A Dick Saunders Memorial Championship
Dick Saunders, Hickstead's showing director for the last 10 years and oldest-ever winner of the Grand National, who died in January, is to be remembered with a new showing championship at this year's Royal International Horse Show.
The Dick Saunders Supreme Ridden Pony Championship will be judged in the International Arena on the last day of the show (July 28). Mrs Pam Saunders, who has agreed to become Assistant Showing Director at the Royal International Horse Show this year, will make the presentation.
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26th Mar 2002

Groundbreaking Equine Industry Welfare Guidelines Compendium Launched
A growing need for the introduction of guidelines for the welfare of horses has long been recognised. A steering group, chaired by Lord Donoughue and comprising representatives from 17 equine-interested organisations was set up to address this need, resulting in the production of the Equine Industry Welfare Guidelines Compendium, which will enhance the welfare of horses, irrespective of where they are kept and how they are used.
The Compendium, funded by the Home of Rest for Horses and available free of charge, is to be launched on 21st March at the National Equine Forum. It is a guide to standards of husbandry and management, based on scientific knowledge and best practice within the industry. It provides equine welfare guidance based on the current statutory provisions and is intended neither to propose any new statutory provisions, nor to provide a complete explanation of the law relating to horses.
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26th Mar 2002

Study and Discussion Days with Lucinda McAlpine
April, May, June 2002
Seven years ago Lucinda McAlpine began exploring the fields of alternative therapies for her dressage horses when it seemed that their conventional training and competition regime was causing them stress. With her move to Brackenhill Stud she gradually progressed to developing a system of keeping them closer to nature and now over 35 horses are resident on the Stud all living naturally without shoes or rugs. This ongoing research project aims to find a better working partnership between horse and rider with a view to increasing longevity and eliminating 'problems' and 'problem horses'. This too has a massive impact on the issue of safety in horse management.
Through a series of study discussion days Lucinda would like to share some of her experiences and knowledge so that others may be able to see how easy it is for horses to teach us the way forward.
We have scheduled the following study days for April, May and June 2002.
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26th Mar 2002

Joel Proves Himself A Worthy Competitor To The Very Best Showjumpers In The World
Joel, the eleven-year-old gelding sired by Morningside Stud's KWPN approved stallion Ekstein, again proved himself a worthy competitor to the very best showjumpers in the world with a second place finish in the lucrative Grand Prix of Brabant (1.60 metre) in Holland.
The class, and an Audi A4 automobile, were won by the gelding Priobert de Kalvarie under American rider Leslie Howard. Joel, under his breeder/rider/owner Gert-Jan Bruggink, placed second and took home euro 12,000 in prize money.
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26th Mar 2002

USET Olympic Veteran Steffen Peters Finishes Eighth at FEI World Cup Final
Lisa Wilcox Finishes 13th

Gladstone, NJ—March 25, 2002—USET Olympic veteran Steffen Peters, of Escondido, CA, notched an impressive performance to earn eighth place in the FEI World Cup Final, held March 24, 2002 at the Brabant Indoor Horse Show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Holland. U.S. rider, Lisa Wilcox, currently based in Germany, placed thirteenth. Fourteen riders competed in the Final won by Ulla Salzgeber of Germany on Rusty with a score of 76.98%

In the preliminary competition held on Friday, March 22, Peters, aboard the Dutch Warmblood gelding Grandeur, placed eighth with a score of 68.39%. Wilcox aboard the Oldenburg stallion, Rohdiamant, also turned in a solid test for a score of 64.29% and thirteenth place. The placing in the preliminary class did not effect the final standings of the FEI World Cup Final but was used to determine the starting order for Sunday’s Final.
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26th Mar 2002

Kappler Wins $75,000 Grand Prix Of Tampa At Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival
TAMPA, FL – March 24, 2002 – Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ won the $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa - CSI-W, presented by Kilkenny Insurance Company to conclude week nine of the ten-week Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival.

Kappler, 35, and the 12-year-old Trakehner stallion, Rafiki, owned by Greg Obrecht of Fortville, IN, were one of 67 initial horse-and-rider combinations. The duo cleared the 16-obstacle first-round course designed by Javier Fernandez of Mexico, and joined only 4 others in the sudden-death jump-off round. The pair went 4th in the jump-off, following Todd Minikus and Oh Star, who had just become the leaders. Kappler and Rafiki jumped clear and took the lead with a blistering time of 42.87 seconds and then remained unmatched to secure first place. They won $22,500 for their efforts.
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26th Mar 2002
USA Equestrian Peters Finishes 8th At Dressage World Cup Finals
Steffen Peters of Escondido, California, finished 8th in the 2002 Dressage World Cup Finals held in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, March 21-24.
Peters, riding the Dutch Warmblood gelding, Grandeur (John U To Berry xx X Cisca) secured 8th place with a score of 68.39% in the Grand Prix and a score of 74.69% to capture the 8th spot in the Freestyle event.
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26th Mar 2002
2002 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack,To Serve as Final Selection Trial for Reining Team for World Equestrian Games
Gladstone, NJ – March 25, 2002 – In what will be an historic first, the 12th annual Bayer/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, June 20-23 at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ, will showcase the final selection trial for the horses and riders who will represent the United States in the first-ever Reining World Championship to be held at the World Equestrian Games in September.
The $75,000 USET Reining Championship presented by Bayer joins world-class events in four other disciplines that have long been a tradition at the Festival – dressage, combined driving, show jumping and endurance. That cowboy hats are now spotted among the velvet hunt hats at the Festival is a sign of the growing global popularity of a horse sport long identified with the United States.
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26th Mar 2002
USA Equestrian Howard Wins Again In Holland
Leslie Howard claimed her third Grand Prix victory in a four-month period in Holland, at s'Hertogenbosch, on the 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, Priobert de Kalvarie (Kimball x Dorothee de Kalvarie), owned by Higher Ground Farms.
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26th Mar 2002 Kistler Buildings Returns To Garden State Horse Show As A Major Sponsor
Augusta, NJ—March 25, 2002—The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., is pleased to have Kistler Buildings on board for another year of sponsorship. Kistler is sponsoring a beautifully painted “Kistler Fence” in the Grand Prix Ring, and is also proudly sponsoring the exhibitors’ party.
The Garden State Horse Show runs May 1-5 from 8:00 a.m. until about 5:00 p.m. each day at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ and features five rings of exciting equestrian competition. The week’s competition is highlighted by the $50,000 Garden State Grand Prix, a member event of the U.S. Grand Prix League, on Saturday, May 4.
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25th Mar 2002
Communicating By The Seat Of Your Pants
WAVERLY, WV--Sometimes a super horse appears at the events where our instructors are showing that really catches my eye. He is already such a nice mover or I can see that he has the potential for three good gaits as he progresses. The following year, however, I might not even recognize the same horse much less tag him as a rising star. His flowing
gaits have become short and choppy. His soft jaw and relaxed back are now clamped and tight.Instead of moving forward in his training, he has deteriorated. When a setback like this happens, the reason is often that his rider does not have an independent seat.
Developing a truly independent seat is the ultimate goal for a rider. It is not about looking pretty on the horse. It is about being in the right position with the right control over your own body in order to be able to communicate clearly and logically with the horse. If your horse feels the bit move in his mouth, it should be because you are deliberately asking him for a specific shape or a cadence or a degree of collection, not because you have momentarily lost your balance or have become tense somewhere in your body.
Obviously, if you are bouncing around on the horse's back or grabbing at his mouth in order to keep your balance, that "noise" is what he is going to listen to. If the way you are sitting or moving on his back creates pain or discomfort for the horse, then any communication is gone. Without an independent seat, it is impossible to properly influence the horse's mind and body in order to train it for any higher level equestrian sport from dressage to eventing or cutting or reining.
The rider must master six distinct skills as she or he develops an independent seat.
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25th Mar 2002 Grow Or Die: How Change Affects Your Horse Business
Change, both planned and unplanned, is a part of the landscape for every horse business. A riding facility is likely to make daily operation policy changes as it grows. For example, perhaps when this business opened it was quite small, and so allowed people to bring their dogs. As the business grew, and the general traffic in and out of the stable increased, the initial policy contributed to disruption. Another example may be that a freelance trainer increases fees because of increases in transportation costs. The following scenario provides a more detailed look at this and how it affects the horse business.
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24th Mar 2002

The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2001
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Four glorious days of sunshine at Blair Atholl combined with top class sport and entertainment led to record crowds at the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair 2001
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Overall winner of the two star competition was Lucy Wiegersma, who made her long journey from Penzance in Cornwall worthwhile by winning the prestigious Duke of Atholl Challenge Cup and Bowmore Trophy and also the Sir Wattie Bronze for the top British rider. She finished on her excellent dressage score of 49.6 riding River Vally.
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24th Mar 2002

Show Jumping Result: CSI-W 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands 21-24 March 2002
Finale TNT Sires of the World
1) AK High Valley Z; Jos Lansink (BEL), 2) Dow Jones Courcel; Dermott Lennon (IRL), 3) Lincoln; Albert Zoer (NED)
RABOBANK PRIZE,1.50m with 2 Jokers
1) Anthem; Dermott Lennon (IRL), 2) Lowina; Albert Zoer (NED), 3) Kor II; Roelof Bril (NED)
1) Goldfever; Ludger Beerbaum (GER), 2) Priobert De Kalvarie; Leslie Howard (USA), 3) Mr. Springfield; Robert Smith (GBR)
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