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News Headlines 27th March 2004

The British Horse Society

Sixty children qualify for Royal final
The British Horse Society Equitation Competition for riding schools nears climax, and this year has attracted international recognition.
Tuesday 13 April will see sixty children competing in The British Horse Society's (BHS) Equitation Competition, sponsored by the Elise Pilkington Trust, at Warwickshire College in front of HRH The Princess Royal. The children, all riding school clients who do not own their own pony, have qualified from across the UK and, for the first year from Hong Kong, in what is the only competition of its kind.

Accompanied by their instructors, the children will be competing on riding school ponies in a short dressage test and over a show jumping course watched by The Society's Royal President. Each competitor will also sit a half hour theory test containing multiple-choice questions based on horse care and welfare.
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MP to Ride into Parliament
At 1.30 pm on Wednesday 31st March, James Gray, Conservative MP for North Wiltshire will ride his horse through Carriage Gates, into Parliament
James Gray, the first MP to exercise his right to ride a horse into Parliament since the beginning of the last century, will be supporting the ILPH and highlighting a Westminster Hall debate taking place from 2.00 pm that Wednesday afternoon.

The debate, which James Gray is answering, is on rising concerns over the resumption of the live export of British horses and ponies for slaughter in European abattoirs.
The MP is supporting the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) who have been running a campaign Say NO to Live Exports, since September last year.Please click here for further details
7-Year-Old Wins $2,500, Buys Arabian Dream Horse
Seven-year-old Madison Stephens may be a little girl, but she has big dreams and an uncanny ability to make them happen. After seeing a flyer for a photo cover contest for the Hodges Badge Company that offered a first prize of $2,500, Madison said to her mom Lisa Stephens, "Let's do it. I know I can win the money to buy a horse."
Madison's instructor, Virginia Godwin, snapped a captivating picture of her student kissing her oldest school horse after winning a championship at a Virginia Arabian Horse Association District 6 Open Show last September. Today that photo graces the cover of the 2004 Hodges Badge Company Catalog, and Madison is the proud owner of an Arabian gelding. Madison's photo was chosen from among 330 entries because of the affection she showed for her horse and the clarity of the rosette.
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Hickstead Launches New Scooter Facility For The Elderly And Disabled.
Elderly and disabled visitors to the two major shows at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, this year will, for the first time, have access to electric scooters to tour around all six arenas.
Event Mobility, which specialises in providing mobility aids at major events, will have operators at both the British Jumping Derby Meeting (June 3-6) and the Royal International Horse Show (July 21-25). Please click here for further details

Federation Equestre Internationale News
Brentina out of FEI World Cup Final
FEI World Cup Champion Debbie McDonald has had to withdraw Parry and Peggy Thomas's chestnut mare Brentina from next week's Final in Duesseldorf due to injury.
After their warm up competition at CDI Dortmund two weeks ago, where they won both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special, Brentina was found to have a slightly swollen leg. Despite careful monitoring, hopes that the US combination could defend their title were dashed when leading veterinarian Dr Peter Cronau diagnosed a mild tendon strain. While not serious for the mare's future, this would however make any performance during the next few weeks inadvisable.
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The British Horse Society

Get Smart to Sponsor The British Horse Society TREC League in 2004
The British Horse Society is pleased to announce that Get Smart, a leading mail order company in the UK, is to sponsor the BHS TREC League in 2004.
Founded in 1998, Get Smart offers the widest choice of horse clipping products by mail order, and the company is a strong believer in customer care and service. With highly competitive prices, quality products, a unique after-sales service and free next day delivery, it is easy to see why more people are turning to Get Smart.

The BHS TREC league includes all affiliated BHS TREC competitions throughout the year with competitors' four best placings deciding the Champion Pair and Champion Individual in the two divisions, taking in the popular Level 1 and 2 classes and the more advanced Level 3 and 4 events. The League is one of the major motivating factors for enthusiastic competitors, and is always keenly contested. Standings in the League table can be viewed by logging onto the TREC pages at The competition culminates in the annual Presentation of Awards in January and this year prizes will include a top of the range set of horse clippers from Get Smart.Please click here for further details
California Sets the Stage for 2nd Annual Sport Horse Nationals
The second annual Arabian Horse Association Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show will be held at the Murieta Equine Complex in Rancho Murieta, California on September 15-19, 2004. See the most beautiful horses in the world demonstrating supreme athleticism in 64 classes in three divisions: sport horse in-hand and under-saddle, dressage and hunter/jumper. For a complete list of classes, check out the prize list by going to The closing date for entries is August 4, 2004.
Showcase events include the elegant Musical Freestyle Dressage and Sport Horse Show Hack classes on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m. and the thrilling Jumper Mini-Prix on Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m. That same night the show will crown the Sport Horse Supreme Champion. There is free admission to all events.
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Jeffery Welles And Octavius Win $5,000 1.40m Acorn Hill Farm Challenge
Leigh Healey And Laurin Win $2,500 Junior Jumper High Power & Speed
Abigail Carpenter And Augustus Win $2,500 Amateur-Owner Jumper High
TAMPA, FL – March 26, 2004 – Jeffrey Welles of Pound Ridge, NY, riding Octavius for International Jumpers LLC won the $5,000 Acorn Hill Farm Challenge today at the Tampa Bay Classic, marking the ninth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. The 1.40m speed class, held in the covered arena at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, is a member event of the North American League (NAL) Open Speed Series.
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AHA Welcomes Paint Rock Designs as Corporate Partner
Paint Rock Designs, manufacturer of high tech equestrian products, has joined the AHA roster of Corporate Partners with their Turtle Neck™ brand line of blankets and sheets. Their sponsorship contract runs through 2005.
"Our criteria was to find discriminating consumers, and we couldn't think of a better group to partner with to help us evolve our product than Arabian horse owners," says president and founder H. Glen Hathcock from company headquarters in Weatherford, Texas.
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Alison Firestone And Iceburg Win $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series, Round VIII In Tampa
TAMPA, FL – March 24, 2004 – Alison Firestone, 27, of Upperville, VA, riding Iceburg owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone, won the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series, Round VIII at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL, today, besting a class of 59 entries. Firestone placed third with Casanova, also owned by her parents, and claimed $10,750 in total prize money for her performances. Laura Chapot, 30, of Neshanic Station, NJ, aboard her own Little Big Man placed second, earning $5,500. Marking Week 9 of the 10-week Winter Equestrian Festival, the class is the last competition in the series prior to the $30,000 Ariat WEF Challenge Cup Final CSI-W, which will take place on March 31 in Tampa. Guilherme Nogueira Jorge of Brazil designed the course.
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News Headlines 26th March 2004


Federation Equestre Internationale News
The Final Countdown!
The last competition of the FEI World Cup Dressage Western European League takes place this weekend at Indoor Brabant,'s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, and the result of Saturday afternoon's Freestyle to Music will decide which riders have succeeded in winning places at the 2004 FEI World Cup Dressage Final.
It is more important than ever, as now a further three riders from this League will be allowed to take part in Duesseldorf next week (April 1-4). There is also the question of who will top the League yet to be answered.
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Hickstead Online
The schedule, entry and accommodation forms for the British Jumping Derby Meeting (June 3-6), together with admission ticket applications for that meeting and the Royal International Horse Show (July 21-25), are now,available on the Hickstead website
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Huge Potential For United Horse Industry To Grow - Alun Michael
Minister for the Horse Alun Michael today challenged the horse industry to unite in order to maximise its potential. Speaking at the National Equine Forum, he invited everybody interested in horses to contribute to the development of a strategy for the industry's future growth.
Mr Michael also announced publication of the first-ever research on the horse industry as a whole, jointly funded by Defra and the British Horse Industry Confederation. He commented:
"When I came to Defra I was shocked by the lack of data and analysis that would be standard in any other industry. How can any industry plan ahead - and how can Government help - without facts, analysis, evidence, trends? And when the industry is as varied, stratified and divided as the horse industry, it's a recipe for disaster. Working with the industry, the Government has made great strides in putting that right." Please click here for further details
Bob Jeffreys Partnership Training for Horse and Rider
“We don’t break horses, we teach horses and riders to make breakthroughs!”

Topics Covered in This Issue:
-Bob’s World & Training Tip of the Month
-Some Thoughts from Suz & Riding Tip of the Month
-We have a Winner! A Ton of Feed!
-Shower your Horse this Spring!

-A Partnership Spectacular!
-Seeking a Better Understanding?
- Be Your Horse’s Advocate! By Bob Jeffreys
- Nutrena – Feed by weight, not volume
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
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Catamount, Bendabout, White Birch Post Opening Round Wins In Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Ten-goaler Mike Azzaro scored seven goals as Catamount won its seventh consecutive 26-goal game, a 9-5 victory over Everglades Thursday in the first round of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship at International Polo Club Palm Beach
In other first-round action, 10-goaler Mariano Aguerre scored 10 goals, including the game-winner with 40 seconds remaining as White Birch edged Lechuza 10-9 and Bendabout topped San Saba 12-8 behind four goals by 10-goaler Adam Snow.
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News Headlines 25th March 2004

Isla Carroll, Las Monjitas, Pony Express Post Opening Day Wins In Stanford Financial Group - 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Pancho Bensadon scored seven goals and 15-time champion Memo Gracida provided guidance and two key goals to lead 1997 Isla Carroll to a 15-9 rout over Orchard Hill in the first round of the Stanford Financial Group – 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship Wednesday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
In other first-round action, 10-goaler Javier Novillo Astrada scored eight goals to lead Las Monjitas over Millarville and 10-goaler Bautista Heguy scored six goals, including the game-winner with 56 seconds remaining, to lift Pony Express over Old Pueblo 11-10.
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News Headlines 24th March 2004

William a black shire horse and "Friend".
The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre opens its doors for the new Tourist season at Easter.
This is the centre's 15th year and although it is not really a "tourist attraction" its unique "hands on" lose contact programme is very attractive to tourists and families looking for a day our with a Real difference!
The Centre looks after big horses with problems and visitors can actually groom the horse of their choice during the daily programme.
Because of the unusual nature of the days events, it is very important to arrive in good time.
The numbers of visitors allowed close to the animals is limited and close supervision is obviously very important.
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Expert tuition FREE at Royal Windsor
Not content with running one the finest traditional horse shows in Britain, the organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show 13th – 16th May 2004 have gone one better this year. An exciting series of teach-ins have been introduced to give both competitors and spectators the privilege of watching and learning with some of the country’s top equestrian experts.
The teach-ins will be held on a daily basis and include Jennie Loriston-Clarke on showing, Tim Stockdale on show jumping and experts on carriage driving. In addition, in celebration of The Pony Club’s 75th birthday Sarah Verney (nee Cotton) will enlighten the crowd on many aspects of this bastion of equestrian learning. The teach-ins are free to those attending the show and will be held daily in the Datchet ring – see website for further details.
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Kevin Babington is Only Rider to Win Two Grand Prix at 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL—2004 has started out with a bang for grand prix jumper rider Kevin Babington. He is the only rider to win two grand prix events at this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival--the $100,000 Cosequin US Open Jumper Championship as well as the $75,000 PDP Capital Masters Cup, CSI ***. Beating some the world’s best riders like Olympic veteran Ian Millar and US superstar McLain Ward, Babington demonstrated why he was in the top ten at the 2002 World Championships in Jerez, Spain. The teach-ins are free to those attending the show and will be held daily in the Datchet ring – see website for further details.
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South Essex Acts To Bring Down 4X4 Premiums For Horse Owners
Four-wheel drive vehicles mean different things to different people - to some a fashion accessory but to equestrian fans a work horse!
Now South Essex Insurance Brokers is linking two of its areas of expertise, horses and vehicles, to offer a better deal for horse owners and their 4x4s.
"Premiums have risen on 4x4s because of their growth as a fashion accessory used for the school runs and shopping," said South Essex equestrian director David Buckton. "The insurance risks when used by horse owners to tow trailers and move hay and straw are totally different."
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NDSA Announces International Competition to be Held at Zada Enterprises, LLC Detroit Dressage
Kingston, RI—March 23, 2004—The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) has announced that Zada Enterprises, LLC Detroit Dressage will host an international competition for riders with physical disabilities when it returns to Willow Ridge Farm in Williamston, MI, May 21-23, 2004.
The competition, sanctioned by the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC), will provide an opportunity for riders from the United States and other countries throughout the world to compete early in the Paralympic year.
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CLA Asks DEFRA To Get A Grip On Horse Export Debacle
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is asking DEFRA to clarify a number of issues which are throwing angry horse owners into confusion.
In Britain horses cannot be exported live unless they meet a minimum value - a rule that allows exports of valuable competition horses, racehorses and breeding stock but effectively bans their export for food. However Government now appears likely to lift this ban, seemingly to conform with the rest of Europe where horses are considered livestock and enter the human food chain.
Although the EU seems willing to continue Britain's exemption on minimum value grounds, DEFRA no longer wants to make horses a special case, allowing them to be exported as livestock, a move that is causing widespread anger amongst the horse industry.
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National Disability Sports Alliance Announces Selection Trial to Determine Dressage Squad for 2004 Paralympic Games
Kingston, RI—March 23, 2004—The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA), in association with U.S. Equestrian, will hold a Dressage Selection Trial to determine the riders who will represent the United States at the 2004 Paralympic Games. The competition will also serve as the 2004 NDSA Championship.
The Selection Trial will be held during Good Horseman’s Dressage in the Horse Park at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA, May 1-2, and will determine the Short List of riders for the Paralympic Games. It is open to qualified riders by invitation only.
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News Headlines 23rd March 2004

Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre News
THE welfare of retired racehorses in Britain took a major step forward when the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre announced today (MONDAY 22 MARCH)
that it would be moving into its own premises next year.
The TRC is purchasing a 130-acre farm near the village of Pilling several miles from its current rented accommodation in Nateby, Lancashire.
The Centre's founder Carrie Humble MBE said: "This is the fulfilment of a personal dream that will place the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre on a firm footing for many years to come." The TRC - the original charity in Europe for the rehabilitation of racehorses - will now embark on a fund-raising appeal to finance the move.
The announcement came on the day that the Centre marked the 20th anniversary of its oldest resident Hallo Dandy winning the Grand National - and also the horse's 30th birthday.
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Federation Equestre Internationale News
'Last chance¹ competition for drivers in 's-Hertogenbosch
From 25 to 28 March the Brabanthallen in Os-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, will host the 37th edition of the Indoor Brabant Horse Show. Indoor Brabant was one of the first horse shows that introduced indoor carriage driving many years ago and has been part of the FEI World Cup Driving since the start in 2001/2002. With only one World Cup event to go after the CAI-W Os-Hertogenbosch, the performances during Indoor Brabant will for an important part determine the final standings.
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Dressage at Devon Backs Up “Born in the USA” Breeders Awards With Cash
Highest Scoring US-Bred Horses Will Share Thousands in Prize Money at the 30th annual Dressage at Devon September 28th to October 3rd
Devon, PA – (March 22, 2004)— The Dressage at Devon Committee and supporters will wave the flag at the Breed Division of the 30th Annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show with the Born in the USA Breeders Awards, Wednesday, September 29th. Celebrating those horses conceived and foaled in the United States, red, white and blue sashes will adorn high-scorers in 11 categories. Those owners and breeders of the winning horses will also share an in ever-increasing cash purse. To date, more than $5,000 in prize money has been offered by the Dressage at Devon Committee and enthusiastic sponsors, with additional sponsorship pledges arriving every day. Please click here for further details
Wrap Up For Winter Equestrian Festival Week 8, March 18-21
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y
WELLINGTON, FL – March 22, 2004 – Dressage returned to the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club for the third of three dressage shows held at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y was held March18 through 21. The finale show to the Winter Equestrian Festival’s run in Wellington featured United States Equestrian Team Federation (USETF) Qualifying Competitions for the USETF Grand Prix Dressage Championship/2004 Olympic Games Selection Trials and USETF Intermediaire I Championship. The show was also the Official Region 3 United States Dressage Federation Qualifying Competition for the 2004 North American Young Rider’s Championship.
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Robert Dover And FBW Kennedy Win Grand Prix Freestyle, CDI*** At WEF
Kathy Riley And Adonis Win Intermediaire Freestyle, CDI
Julie Watchorn And Quintesse Win FEI Young Rider Freestyle, CDI/Y
WELLINGTON, FL – March 21, 2004 – Wrapping up the Zada Enterprises LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI at the 32nd annual Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, Robert Dover aboard FBW Kennedy owned by Jane Forbes Clark won the Grand Prix Freestyle, CDI***. The duo topped a field of 12 horses. Dover claimed victory with 77.550%. Canada’s Shannon Dueck of Wellington aboard Korona placed second with 72.025%. Cheri Reiber of Toronto, Ontario, placed third scoring 70.375% with her G Tudor. The class was a Qualifying Competition for the 2004 USET Grand Prix Championship/Olympic Selection Trials.
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C.V. Whitney Cup Polo Tourney At International Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Under clear blue sunny skies, an appreciative champagne-sipping season-high 2,538 spectators turned out to watch a high-energy, thrilling championship match of the prestigious 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup polo tournament Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach
The title game featured the only two American 10-goal players in the sport – Mike Azzaro of Catamount and Adam Snow of Bendabout. Azzaro and Catamount came out on top, winning 10-9.
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Azzaro Leads Catamount Over Bendabout 10-9 In Whitney Cup Final At Internastional Polo Club Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Florida – Catamount, led by 10-goaler Mike Azzaro’s nine goals, made it two-for-two in championship matches as it defeated Bendabout 10-9 in the final of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Sunday at International Polo Club Palm Beach
The championship contest was a rematch of the season’s first high-goal tournament, the 22-goal Joe Barry Memorial final, which Catamount won 13-10. Bendabout also reached the title game of the season’s last 22-goal tournament, the Hall of Fame Cup, losing 11-9 to ERG.
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News Headlines 22nd March 2004

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JustWorld Ambassador Kevin Babington Claims $100,000 Cosequin Grand Prix
Wellington, Florida – Ireland’s Kevin Babington, a rider representative for JustWorld International, claimed victory on March 14 in the $100,000 Cosequin U.S. Open Jumper Championship, the final grand prix event held during the Winter Equestrian Festival circuit in Wellington, FL.
Babington was among just three of the original 31 riders who posted clear rounds to advance to the jump-off over a challenging track set by Jose Gamarra of Bolivia. Seven-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar was the first rider back for the jump-off and went for a slow but steady clear with Promise Me, stopping the clock at 47.62 seconds. Next to go, Babington went all out, speeding over the jump-off track in a time of 42.70 seconds with his partner of five years, Carling King. Last to challenge, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, had an early rail with his Olympic hopeful, Sapphire, to hand victory to Babington.
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Catherine Morelli And BeSe Win Intermediaire I, CDI*** At Winter Equestrian Festival
WELLINGTON, FL – March 20, 2004 – Topping a class of 20 entries, Catherine Morelli, 60, of Bedminster, NJ, and Wellington, FL, rode Diane Rosenberg’s BeSe to victory in the Intermediaire I, CDI at the Winter Equestrian Festival today, earning 70.60%. Canada’s Ashley Holzer aboard Gambol placed second – just splits behind the winner on a score of 70.30%. Heather Bender of Wellington rode her own Winwood to third place, earning judge’s marks of 69.90%. The class was a Qualifying Competition for the 2004 USET Intermediaire I Championship.
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Spinacci Rallies Bud Light For Key 11-10 Victory In Monty Waterbury Cup Sunday At Royal Palm Polo
BOCA RATON, FL – Seven-goaler Pablo Spinacci scored the game’s final two goals, including a 30-yard penalty shot with 1:35 remaining, to lift Bud Light over Barrington 11-10 in a 20-goal USPA Monty Waterbury Cup polo game Sunday at Royal Palm Polo.
Bud Light scored the game’s last four goals to even its record at 1-1.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Spanish Sunshine Tour 17 February - 21 March 2004
Big Tour A, PROCISA, CLASS 137
1) TEMPLE GUESS WHAT; Barker, Paul (GBR), 2) OTTO; Williams, Guy (GBR), 3) MALICE DES BERGERIES; Alves, Bernardo (BRA)
Big Tour C, PROCISA, CLASS 139
1) BUCARESTE; Alves, Bernardo (BRA), 2) A.K. BLAGEUR EX GONDELLIED; Whitaker, Ellen (GBR), 3) CUSHTY; Renwick, John (GBR)
Invitational Big Tour, DEHESA MONTENMEDIO, CLASS 149
1) MONTENDER 2; Kutscher, Marco (GER), 2) CHIPPISON; Burke, Marie (IRL), 3) VDL GROEP CALVARO STAR; McIntosh, Samantha (BUL)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI2* Holziken Switzerland 19-21 March 2004
Jungheinrich Prize, Hirschthal, International Accumulator Competition without Joker 1m40 - Big Tour
1) Classic Woman 2: Renzel, Markus (GER), 2) Calido 7: Lynch, Denis (IRL)., 3) Riant vd Mosselcentrale; Melse, Hank
Aargauischen Kantonalbank Prize, International Competition Table A Against the Clock 1m40 - Big Tour
1) Impact: Lennon, Dermott (IRL), 2) Classic Woman 2: Renzel, Markus (GER), 3) Gold du Talus: Melliger, Willi (SUI)
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Schweiz AG Prize, International Competition Two Phases 1m30 - Medium Tour
1) Landos: Lynch, Denis (IRL), 2) Granada XXI: Rutschi, Niklaus (SUI), 3) L.B. Scutt: Melliger, Willi (SUI)
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News Headlines 21st March 2004

More High-Profile Support Against Live Exports
As the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Say NO to Live Exports campaign gathers momentum with the voices and views of their supporters being heard in many regional papers around the country, more well-known personalities add their weight behind the campaign.

Martin Bell, prospective MEP, and journalist took a moment out of his own campaign to say, "This is an important animal welfare issue. It is imperative that the export of live horses for slaughter in distant abattoirs should not be allowed to resume. The United Kingdom must opt-out of new European regulations which would expose British horses to unacceptable and unnecessary suffering."
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Photo credit – Anna Calder
Andrina Calder Captures First Intermediate Event at Red Hills Horse Trials
Tallahassee, Florida – Three day eventing athlete Andrina Calder, 15, claimed her first win at the challenging level of intermediate competition at the recent Red Hills Horse Trials held March 12-14 in Tallahassee, FL.
Leading the field from start to finish, the native of Toronto, ON, completed the three day event with a final score of 48.2 penalty points. Following the opening phase of dressage, Calder earned a score of 34.2 to put her more than 10 penalty points ahead of her nearest competitor.
“I thought my dressage was great,” enthused Calder who was riding her long-time partner, HerzPrinz, a 12-year-old American Trakehner gelding. “I was actually really happy, I thought my shoulder-ins were really good. I am finally getting the hang of it!”
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Lars Petersen And Dansko’s Success Win Grand Prix Special, CDI*** At WEF
WELLINGTON, FL – March 19, 2004 – Denmark’s Lars Petersen, 39, of Loxahatchee, FL, riding his own Dansko’s Success won the Grand Prix Special, CDI*** at the Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y in Wellington, FL, today, scoring 71.720%. Tina Konyot riding Anna Karenina for owner Sally Miller placed second on judges’ marks of 70.080%. Robert Dover of Wellington and Southampton, NY, aboard Rainier for Jane Forbes Clark earned third place with 69.60%. Ten horses competed in the class, a qualifying competition for the 2004 USET Foundation Grand Prix Championship and the Olympic Selection Trials.
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