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26th May 2001
Bob the Cob Rescued Horse to be a Star
Bob the Cob came to the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Norfolk Centre last year as a half starved 2 year old barely able to walk.
One year on Bob, who is now owned by the ILPH, is barely recognisable. He has doubled his body weight and is well on his way to becoming a star.
For Bob the Cob is to be immortalised by the toy company Julip Horses Ltd. featuring in their latest gift set, due out this summer, with his friend Liz.
Says Annabel Davies, Managing Director at Julip, "When Liz Hatten, ILPH Shows and Promotions Manager, suggested Bob as a model I was thrilled to bits as the ILPH is Julip’s favourite charity and we have always wanted to do one of their horses !"
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26th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-A Hamburg (Germany) 24-27 MAY 2001
Class 11 Springprufung KI.S
1) Jessica Kurten (IRL); Calistro 5; 2) Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER); Shutterfly; 3) Markus Merschformann (GER); Lancelott 5;
Class 10 Preis des Studbook Zangersheide (Young Horses)
1) Ludger Beerbaum (GER); Lucy May; =2) Otto Becker (GER); Fiala; =2) Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER); Shutterfly
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26th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO ROME 24-27 MAY 2001
Banca Finnat Euramerica Int. H. 1.40 Top Score Competition
1) SMITH Robert (GBR); Senator Hennessey; ;2) SMIT Jerry (ITA); Ikamorca; 3) ROLLI Giuseppe (ITA); Kastello
Punto SNAI Int. H. 1.50 Competition In Two Phases
1) ENGEMANN Heinrich-Herman (GER); Candela 2; 2) FRANA Enrico Maria (ITA); Dohitzun Guernica; 3) SCHEPERS Thomas (GER); Capital W

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26th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-C Le Mans (France) 25-27 May 2001 L'Epreuve. De Palmares Power and Speed May 25, 2001
1) LT. David O'Brien (IRL); Cruise Hill ; 2) Eric Lombard (BEL); Apogee ; 3) Florian Angot (FRA); Drakkar Des Hutins
Result: Prix Conseil General de la Sarthe, 1.35m Two Phase
1) Lt. David O' Brien (IRL); Galteebeg l ; 2) Laurent Levot (FRA); Kastana ; 3) Frederique Fabre Delbos (FRA); Gordon De La Loge

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25th May 2001
ILPH Summer Show A Host of Fun for all the Family
ILPH Summer Show, Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk, Saturday 23 June
The Good News is that the ILPH Summer Show 2001 isn’t a casualty of foot and mouth disease and is still going ahead with free entry to the showground this year and the possibility of winning £3,000 !
One of the principle attractions in the main arena will be the daring stunt riding team, the 'Horsemen of the Apocalypse' - who have featured in numerous television programmes and films, including 'Sharpe', Sleepy Hollow', 'Merlin' and 'Jason and the Argonauts' to name but a few.
For those who like life at a more leisurely pace the other principle main ring event is Tanya Larrigan’s Mini Marvels. Tanya puts on an enchanting long-reining display with her beautiful team of miniature horses who have appeared at the European Dressage Championships as well many county and country shows throughout the UK.
Other attractions appearing in the main arena include displays by the Kings Troop and the Horse Rangers as well as the draw for the £3,000 raffle winner !
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25th May 2001 Star-Studded Cast Support Horse of the Year Show
Grandstand Media Ltd has today announced the eagerly awaited 2001 Honorary President’s Committee. Supporting Susan George (Hon. President) on this year’s committee are actors, celebrities and personalities from all walks of the entertainment industry.
Making up the committee are Sir David Frost, the tough interviewer and TV presenter, well–loved singer Dame Shirley Bassey, stage, screen and TV actor Christopher Plummer, singer Olivia Newton-John, and Formula One supremo Bernie Eccleston. Joining them are “Millionaire” quizmaster and breakfast show DJ Chris Tarrant, the stars’ favourite fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, former racing trainer Jenny Pitman, Monty Roberts, the original “horse-whisperer”, and the popular TV presenter of “Grandstand” and “A Question of Sport”, Sue Barker.
A very special program of equestrian entertainment and top class competition is planned for this year’s Horse of the Year Show (2nd - 7th October) with many of the hottest celebrities expected to descend upon Wembley Arena to enjoy the Show, including the members of the Honorary President’s committee.
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25th May 2001
Catskills Olympian Margie Engle Wins $10,000 Welcome Stake At HITS Catskills Season Opener
ELLENVILLE, NY (May 23, 2001)--Olympian Margie Engle, 43, of Wellington, Florida, riding Reggae bested a field of 21 riders at HITS Catskills in Ellenville, New York, today, to win the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake on opening day of the six-event summer series. Engle also placed fourth with Hidden Creek's Alvaretto, her mount from the World Cup Final in Sweden last month. Reggae's win today brought home $3,000 for owner Robert Pergament. Paul Duffy of Claregalway, Ireland, was the course designer.
Rain had soaked the show grounds since Monday, but the all-weather rings withstood the downpours. "The footing is great," commented Engle. "With this rain, most places would have been a real mess. You didn't see any of the horses slipping or having trouble with the footing. It held up really nice." Course Designer Duffy said that he did not have to adjust his design to accommodate the rain. "These sand arenas actually jump better with a lot of rain. If the weather's fine, we water them to keep them compacted. The footing was absolutely perfect today."
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25th May 2001 100 Years Young!
Welsh Pony and Cob Society Celebrate Centenary Year at HOYS

The Horse of the Year Show (2nd - 7th October) is commemorating the Welsh Pony and Cob Society’s Centenary Year (1901 – 2001) with a very special celebration of this versatile breed.
In order to recognise the high standard and exceptional achievements of both Pure and Part Bred Welsh Ponies and Cobs; found successfully competing in all spheres of equestrianism, the Horse of the Year Show have introduced for one year only, a Welsh Centenary Championship. To be judged and awarded during the star-studded Gala Night performance on Sunday 7th October, in front of a capacity audience, the Welsh Championship is designed to showcase the native Welsh breeds.
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25th May 2001 Irish Set Pace At Eindhoven
Irish riders set up a blistering pace on the first day (May 24) at both the Eindhoven (Netherlands) CSI-C and CSI-A, with David Quigley taking both First and Seventh in the opening class at the CSI-C, while Cian O'Connor placed Fifth in the CSI-A Grand Prix Qualifier on <Waterford Crystal> (see previous Press Release) and followed this with a Second in the Derby Qualifier, this time riding <Irish Independent Casper>. Edward Doyle continued the strong Irish presence at Eindhoven with a Fourth in the Derby Qualifier, riding <Cor D'Alme Z>.
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25th May 2001
ILPH Sponsored Ride Raises £300 for Horse Welfare
It felt like a new beginning when after the constraints of the Foot and Mouth restrictions several like minded people met at the Cattle Market in Wadebridge for a sponsored ride in aid of the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).
Wonderfully organised by Pat Knight and her husband Malcolm and ably supported by Rose and Sally who administered the paperwork and escorted the riders, the ride covered some 20 miles through gloriously sunny countryside.The lunch break in a paddock kindly supplied by a local farmer was a huge success with Pat’s gang of helpers producing good Cornish fare for the, by then, ravenous riders.
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25th May 2001 Show Jumping Results -CSI-A Hamburg 24 May 2001
Class 1
1) Michael Whitaker (GBR); First Samuel ; 2) Christian Ahlmann (GER); Kusak ; 3) Jessica Chesney (IRL); Paavo N
Spring-Derby Qualifier
1) John Whitaker; Virtual Village Welham ; 2) Achaz von Buchwaldt; First Lady;3) Soren Pedersen; Remember Me
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25th May 2001 Show Jumping Results CSI-C Eindhoven 24 May 2001
Class: A
1) David Quigley (IRL); Ashdale Early Bird; 2) Paul Van Herten (NED); Garcon II; 3) Christine Taillieu-Huot (CAN); Tiger Cat

NRE PRIJS (Grand Prix Qualifier)
1) Wout-Jan Van Der Schans (NED); Broere VDL Corland ; 2) Leopold Van Asten (NED); VDL Groep Think Twice II; 3) Clare Bronfman (USA); Charlton; 4) Maurice Van Roosbroeck (BEL); Le Coup C; 5) Cian O'Connor (IRL); Waterford Crystal
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25th May 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A LA Courneuve France 25-27 May 2001 ; CSIO Rome Italy 24-27 May 2001; CSI-A Munich Germany 24-27 May 2001 ; CDI*** Munich Germany 24-27 May 2001; CSI-C Busto Arsizio Italy 24-27 May 2001; CSIO Lisbon Portugal 7-10 June 2001; CSIO ST Gallen Switzerland 1-4 June 2001 ; Spruce Meadows National 6-10 June; Rocky Mountain Classic 14-17 June, Canada
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24th May 2001
Baileys Horse Feeds Everything You Need To Know About Feeding Foals
Baileys Horse Feeds has produced a new booklet aimed at anyone breeding foals and raising youngstock. Feeding Foals and Weanlings is a 20-page booklet containing practical information based on the latest American research and focusing on the specific requirements of foals and growing youngstock, potential developmental problems and how products from Baileys really can help.
The value of forage, the importance of minerals and monitoring the growth rate of foals is covered and there is a section devoted to the extensive range of services offered in addition to a wide range of products.
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23rd May 2001
AHSA AHSA Announces Confirmed Date For FEI Veterinary Course
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) has confirmed the dates for the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Veterinary Course, to be held in conjunction with the FEI North American Young Riders Championships in Wadsworth, IL.The course will be held from August 7-12, 2001.
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23rd May 2001 Great races on Sunday afternoon at Milan
San Siro, Sunday May, 20, wide track, good to firm
Premio Emilio Turati, Gr.2, metres 1600, 3 y.o. and up
1st Nicobar ; 2nd Caluki, ; 3rd Faberger ;4th Fairy Charm,
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23rd May 2001
AHSA AHSA Announces Inaugural Junior Hunter National Championship
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that the first annual AHSA Junior Hunter National Championship will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC, August 12-13, 2001. In order to qualify, a horse must win a Champion or Reserve Champion in an "A" or "AA" rated AHSA Recognized Competition.
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23rd May 2001 International Stockmen¹s Educational Foundation News
- Officers Named for International Stockmen¹s Educational Foundation
- Hillman Honored for Leadership by International Stockmen¹s Educational Foundation
- Collins, Ensminger Named to Hall of Fame by International Stockmen¹s Educational Foundation
- Gattis Named Chairman of International Stockmen¹s Educational Foundation
- Kimball named Executive Director of International Stockmen¹s Educational Foundation
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23rd May 2001
MuckItch Muck-Itch Skin Saver
This AMAZING new product "Muck-Itch" Skin Saver relieves horses of rainrot, mud-fever, dew-poisoning, scratches, rain scald & fungus within days.
Easy to use. Spray on - Rub in - Leave on. No Scrubbing!
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22nd May 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
21 May 2001

- First CRIO won by Italy
- Eventing Committee Meeting in Lexington
- Update Foot and Mouth Disease
- FEI and IPEC signed cooperation agreement
- EU Jumping Championship with record number of teams
- Veterinary course in Wadworth changes date
- Nations Cup in Gijon changes date
- In memoriam
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22nd May 2001
Catherston Zulu
The reigning UK BSJA National Grade B Champion is standing at stud at West Kington Stallion Centre. Catherston Zulu is by Zandor who is by Nimmerdor out of a Marco Polo mare. On his dams side he has international dressage lines in Dutch Courage and international eventing lines in Welton Gamefull.
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Catherston Zulu
22nd May 2001 Yorkshire FMD Outbreak Shows Need For Continued Vigilance
The recent cluster of foot and mouth cases in Yorkshire in the last few days shows the need to be vigilant against the disease is as great today as at the start of the outbreak, says the NFU.
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21st May 2001
A Horse, of Course
with Don Blazer
I peeked into Walter’s stall, just out of curiosity. There was a lot of movement going on in there.
Walter, a horse, of course, had his day sheet over his ears and twisted around and draped across his right shoulder. He was looking at himself in a mirror and striking different poses. He grabbed the sheet in his mouth and flipped it back so it slid down his neck. Then grabbing the fabric at his chest, he pulled the sheet up his chest. He looked at himself, but appeared unsatisfied.
A Horse of Course
"What’s going on?" I asked.
He looked a little embarrassed, then replied, "I’m trying to create a new fashion look," he said.
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21st May 2001 Show Jumping Results
CSI-A Pontedera, Italy 18-20 May 2001
Class No. 11 1m35 - Table C, May 20
Class No. 9 Two-Phase for 6/7 yr.old horses May 20
Class No. 8 GRAND PRIX 1.50m May 19
Class No. 7 Accumulator with Joker 1.40m May 19
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20th May 2001
Live Webcasting Equiworld Invests in Video WebCasting Technology
Equiworld today announced the introduction of a range of enhancements to their already popular video streaming and webcasting services. The key to the enhancements is the installation of computer software written specially for Equiworld to manage video streams.
Equiworld's Peter Asprey explained that the software has become increasing necessary to manage in real time the availability of video streams. Peter explained the software is built round a database which allows the Equiworld team to quickly change how video is made available to the users.
Take for example our live webcasting service, the live video stream is normally only available for a set period of time during the event. Archive footage is normally only added when the team return to the office. The new software allows users to bookmark a single URL which before the event might for example link them to a promotional video. Then during the live event route them to the live video. As soon as the event is over the system switches them over to a highlights package, or even a re-run of the days live action.
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20th May 2001
Meredith Manor .It's Hard to Get Back to Basics When You Haven't Been There to Start
I was interviewing a prospective student the other day - the very proficient youth-pleasure-trail-horsemanship rider who just wanted to "get a certificate" so she could "get a job as a trainer" type - the type whom I have seen so often. I was explaining, as carefully as I could, that the skills produced by a program are what give a "certificate" its value.
Toward that end I mentioned some of the specific exercises and lessons needed to transform her show ring expertise into professionally marketable products. About half way into my thousand-time rehearsed explanation, her mother piped up with, "In other words, honey, you have to go back to the basics."
"Pardon me," I wish I had said, "but you don't have to go back to basics when you have never been up to basics in the first place."

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