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2nd June 2001
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2nd June 2001 Equine Promotions
Online Equine Classifieds Just Got Easier
FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA (May 30, 2001) - EQUINE PROMOTIONS OFFERS classified advertising for everything equine. From tack to trailers, horses or stallions, you can literally clean out your barn here. And advertising online has never been easier.
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2nd June 2001 Derby day at Capannelle race track
Roma, May, 27; sun, good
A Sunday afternoon of high level racings that of May 27 at Capannelle, with 3 group races and moreover 2 listed races in schedule.

The stayers started on 14 furlongs and Super Tassa, trained at Pisa – San Rossore, already winner of the Prix Corrida, Gr.3, Saint Cloud, a year ago, made herself conspicuous after a back going and a notable final sprint in the outside.
Finally the Derby, still slipped out of Italian stables, and for the 13th consecutive time. The winner, Morshdi, belongs in fact to a member of the royal family ruling in Dubai.
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2nd June 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A Madrid May 31 - June 3, 2001
Marion Hughes, Lt. David O'Brien, Lt. Shane Carey, Robert Splaine
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2nd June 2001 Show Jumping Result Madrid CSI-A May 31 - June 3, 2001
Two Phase 1.40m
1) Killosery; Lt Shane Carey (IRL) ;2) Igor De Viango; Alfredo Fernandez- Duran (ESP) ;3) Tres Coronas Mariachi; Leonardo Medal (ESP)
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2nd June 2001 Show Jumping Result - CSIO St Gallen Switzerland 1-4 June 2001
Prf.3 - Preis der ST. Galler Tagblatt Ag Qualifier for Land Rover Grand Prix
1) Loughtown Atlanta; Rudolf Letter ;2) Tinka's Boy; Markus Fuchs (SUI);3) Gladdys S; Ludger Beerbaum (GER) ;4) Paavo N; Jessica Kurten (IRL)
Competition .2 - Preis der K + D AG Karton + Design
1) Bonita 38; Jessica Kurten (IRL) ;2) Centaure du Murier; Hansueli Sprunger (SUI) ;=3) Jacomo III; Daniel Ette (SUI) ;=3) Liscalgot; Dermot Lennon (IRL)
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1st June 2001
Catskills Tracy Bartko and Argus Win $10,000 Welcome Stake at HITS Catskills II
ELLENVILLE, NY (May 30, 2001)--Tracy Bartko, 29, of Hughesville, Maryland, riding Argus, won the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake on opening day of HITS Catskills II in Ellenville, New York, today. The duo was the fastest of four double-clears, taking the win by .864 seconds. "Argus is naturally fast," said Bartko. "He goes fast even when I'm not trying to. Sometimes he's even better in the Jump-Off when I go a little faster." Argus earned $3,000 for owners Mr. and Mrs. John Bartko. Buddy Brown of Wellington, Florida, designed the course for the field of 23 entries.
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1st June 2001
AHSA AHSA Approves 2001-2002 U.S. Dressage Freestyle Criteria
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) has approved the new U.S. Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Championship/U.S. League Final criteria for the 2001-2002 season. In order to assure that the best U.S. riders are selected to represent the U.S. at the World Cup in 2002, the Ad Hoc CDI Committee, working with input from top riders, has revamped the selection procedures, thus creating one championship event, which will be the U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle Championship/U.S. League Final.
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1st June 2001 Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
CSI-A Bourg En Bresse France 5-10 June 2001 ;CSIO Modena Italy 7-10 June 2001 ;CSIO Aachen Germany 12-17 June 2001
CSI-A Barcelona Spain 14-17 June 2001 ;CSIY/J Boursonne France 15-17 June 2001 ;Spruce Meadows National 6-10 June, ; Rocky Mountain Classic 14-17 June,Canada; North American 4-8 July
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31st May 2001
The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News
30 May 2001

- FEI/GANDINI World Jumping Riders Rankings
- FEI/BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
- EU-Championship in Arnhem
- Samsung Nations Cup: CSIO Rome + New section on the FEI website
-Dressage Committee Meeting
- Endurance Committee Meeting
- Seminar for experienced Endurance officials
- Revised qualification to European Vaulting Championship
- Caretano Z died
- First Silent Auction for the Canadian Junior Dressage Team
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31st May 2001
AHSA AHSA Names Riders For Junior Dressage Championship
The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that selection for the AHSA Junior Dressage Championship has been completed and the 12 Juniors that will attend the 2001 Junior Dressage Team Championship in Gladstone, NJ, June 14-17, 2001 have been chosen. This year's qualifying average scores ranged from 65.66 to 72.84. The competition, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by Cosequin and is being held this year at the Festival of Champions. These Juniors will then go on to the North American Junior Dressage Championship at Paxton Farm, Batavia, OH, June 28-July 1, 2001, and will constitute three of the four teams to represent the United States. The United States Pony Club will also be selecting an additional team to represent the U.S.
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31st May 2001 "100 Days Of Hell", NFU On Foot And Mouth
One hundred days after the first outbreak of foot and mouth NFU President Ben Gill has reflected on how the disease has taken its toll on farmers.
Mr Gill said: "It's been 100 days of sheer hell.
"Cases of foot and mouth are still occurring daily and the new hotspots show how critical it is to keep our guard up.
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30th May 2001
The British Horse Society Go Ahead For BHS Kawasaki Hunter Trials
The BHS Kawasaki Hunter Trials, on hold because of FMD, are to go ahead now, with the first competition to be held on Sunday 10 June at Moreton Stables in Dorset.
This venue has been chosen for the first qualifier because it is situated on arable land with no livestock, and as they have been holding events there for several weeks now, they are familiar with the precautionary measures that need to be taken. There have been no cases of foot and mouth in Dorset.
Main event sponsor Kawasaki Commercial Products, who have supported the postponement of the qualifiers during the outbreak of FMD, are delighted to support the go ahead. “We are satisfied that the BHS has done a thorough risk assessment and will be responding to MAFF and BEF guidelines, and that the event poses absolutely no danger of spreading foot and mouth” said Jack Ford, Sales & Marketing Manager for Kawasaki Commercial Products. “We are delighted that the Kawasaki BHS Hunter Trial series can now go ahead, and we look forward to an exciting series of competitions.”
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30th May 2001
Catskills Ainsley Vince and Catch 22 Best Four Olympians to Win $100,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Catskills
ELLENVILLE, NY (May 27, 2001)--Ainsley Vince, 24, of Milton, Ontario, Canada, riding Catch 22 out-jumped a field of 42 horses to win the $100,000 EMO Grand Prix today at HITS Catskills in Ellenville, New York. "It was a bit of an intimidating field to walk into," said Vince, referring to the start order that included four Olympians-Margie Engle, Nona Garson, Todd Minikus, and Eric LaMaze. Vince has represented Canada twice, including at the World Cup in Las Vegas last year, and has competed against some of these show jumping superstars before. Going into the jump-off today, she said she'd hoped for a clear round and sixth place, but she finished more than two seconds faster than her closest competitor, second place Jeffery Welles on Riviera. "I never realized my horse was that fast," said Vince. Catch 22, owned by Vince and Trinity Farm earned $30,000 for today's win. Catch 22 is an 11-year-old Dutch warmblood that Vince bought seven years ago. "He's my pet. S&L Farms originally imported him and Riviera. McLain Ward had him and we purchased him from McLain," said Vince who trained Catch 22 to Grand Prix and began showing him at that level in 1998. "He's my baby. I love him."
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30th May 2001 Irish Pony Riders Feature At French Event
Irish pony riders gave more than a good account of themselves at the big International Show Jumping event in Courlans, France, last weekend.
A superb win on the opening day was complemented by Top Five placings throughout the event, and two of the riders (Ger O'Neill, Mark Beecher) who shone at Courlans will also represent Ireland at the Pavarotti International in Modena on June 7-10.
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30th May 2001 Seven Nations Confirm For 2001 Kerrygold Horse Show
The RDS (Royal Dublin Society), organisers of the annual Kerrygold Dublin Horse Show, said yesterday (Monday) that seven nations have confirmed in principle their intention to compete for the famous Aga Khan Trophy on Friday, August 10, 2001.
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30th May 2001
Catskills Mark Jungherr and Roscoe Win $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Catskills
ELLENVILLE, NY (May 25, 2001)--Mark Jungherr of Amesbury, Massachusetts, riding his longtime partner, Roscoe, was the fastest of seven double-clears to win the $15,000 Open Jumper Prix at HITS Catskills in Ellenville, New York, today. Roscoe earned $4,500 for owner R.A. Francoeur. In a hotly contested jump-off, four riders finished in 33 seconds and fractions, with 100ths determining the winner and placings. Course Designer Paul Duffy of Claregalway, Ireland, commented, "What I haven't seen ever before, and I'm 30 years at it, is four in the same second. To me that was incredible."
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30th May 2001 Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Cancelled
The Al Maktoum Cup and the Rambo Cup - highlights of the Endurance Racing calendar in Ireland, have been cancelled by the organisers, and the cancellation approved by the directors of the Irish Long Distance Riding Association (ILDRA)..
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29th May 2001 HorseQuest Voted "Best Equine Sales Site"
by Dressage Magazine May 2001
Their Webwise section says
"You'd be a fool to miss this one 10/10"
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28th May 2001
Munich CDI - Anna Merveldt-Steffens Placed In Grand Prix Special
Senior Irish International rider Anna Merveldt-Steffens placed seventh in the Grand Prix Special final with Darius 213 in Munich today. The class was won by German rider Nadine Capellman and Gracioso 8.
Speaking after the prizegiving ceremony Anna said she isstill on track to represent Ireland at the European Championships in Verden, Germany this August and her next international outing should be at the Dutch fixture in Arnhem in June.
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Anna Merveldt-Steffens
28th May 2001 Trio Of Wins In France For Army Rider
Having won the Prix Conseil General de la Sarthe on Thursday, and the Speed Class on Saturday, the Army Equitation School's Lt. David O'Brien made it a hat-trick at Le Mans, France today (Sunday) by winning the Le Mans Grand Prix on <Cruise Hill>.
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28th May 2001 Show Jumping Results CSI-A Eindhoven 24-27 May 2001
1) L. Van Asten (NED); VDL Groep Spirit;2) K. Cleeren (BEL); Brustor J'Aime la Vie; 3) WJ. Vd Schans (NED); Broere Loreas
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28th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - Grand Prix - CSI-C Eindhoven Netherlands 25-27 May
1) D. Maarse (NED); Chess; 2) S. Wordley (NZL); Kitte M; 3) David Quigley (IRL); Ashdale Quest;
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28th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - Grand Prix - CSI-A La Courneuve France 25-27 May
1) S. Delestre (FRA); Faraon de la Ressee; 2) J. Epaillard (FRA); Fidelio de Ravel; 3) R. Raskin (AUT); Chamal Corubert;
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28th May 2001 Show Jumping Results CSI-C Busto Arsizio Italy 24-27 May 2001 Class 5 CSI-C BASSA MT. 1.20 Against the Clock

Class 7 CSI-C MEDIA MT. 1.30

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27th May 2001
Meredith Manor Farrier-Friendly" series - Consider Care Even When They are Bare
The decision to shoe or not is one that is based on an evaluation of three main concerns. The first being the quality of health of the horses hoof (i.e. the presence of any deep cracks or extreme distortions of the wall). The second being a noticeable weakness in the limb-to-hoof connection, resulting in a lack of weightbearing capacity for the horse (i.e. Collapsed "urderran" heels, Longtoe / Lowheel syndrome, Club footedness, etc.).
And last, the consideration of the workload. Certain jobs the horse may be asked to perform may require a particular type of shoe. For instance, a Trail horse will need traction for those slippery spots, whereas a Reining horse that moves quickly and slides will need a non-traction type shoe. We will discuss the various types of traction and their purpose a little later.
Seeing the Signs of Stress
When observing your horses feet there are some general notes on anatomy you must be aware of.
The single most important point is that you should realize that your horses hooves are a result of a metabolic process in his body. This process is no different from your nail growth. Diet and the type of exercise your horse faces has a direct affect on the growth process of the bodys horn producing times. If you or your horse become ill some signs of bodily stress can be noticed. For example, the skin, hair and horn will become dull in appearance and in extreme cases these tissues may deteriorate and "slough-off". It has been said that the horses feet are its barometer and, as good horse owners, we should learn how to read it. Lets begin by defining what kind of stress can take place. Generally speaking there are two: metabolic and mechanical.
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27th May 2001 Lennon Takes Third In Major Dutch Grand Prix
Ireland's Dermott Lennon took Third Place in today's (Saturday) prestigious Eindhoven Grand Prix in Holland, winning £4,000 in prize money.
Lennon was clear on the Irish -bred <Liscalgot> after the first round, and although taking the fastest time in the seven-way jump-off, lowered one pole to drop to third place.
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27th May 2001 Show Jumping Results CSI-C Eindhoven 24-27 May 2001
1) David Quigley (IRL); Ashdale Early Bird; 2) Nena Verlooy (BEL); Acasia; 3) Linn Olsson (SWE); Ebony

1) Paul Estermann (SUI); Flying Shark; 2) Tadayoshi Hayashi (JPN); Gold Run II; 3) Eric Van Der Vleuten (NED); Audi's Curastella ; 4) Cian O'Connor (IRL); Irish Independant Casper

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27th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-C Busto Arsizio Italy 24-27 May 2001
Class 1 CSI-C BASSA MT. 1.20
1) Paolo Zani (ITA); Doris D'isigny; 2) Robert Splaine (IRL); Coolcorron Willow; 3) Roberto Turchetto (ITA); Joint Venture

Class 3 CSI-C MEDIA MT. 1.30
1) Alberto Vitali Marranti (ITA); Picasso ; 2) Domenico Morosoli (SUI); Jouvencelle Du Houssoit; 3) Andrea Amadessi (ITA); Deborah; 4) Robert Splaine (IRL); Coolcorron Willow

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27th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSIO Rome 24-27 May 2001
LANCIA Int. H. 1.45 Mixed Competition
1) Rogiano Carlo (ITA); Kobus; 2) Engemann Heinrich-Hermann (GER); IRIS;3) Lejeune Philippe (FRA); Double O Seven
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27th May 2001 Show Jumping Results - CSI-B Moorsele (Belgium) 25-27 May 2001
Class 8 Table A with Jump Off 1.40m
1) Jan Vinckier (BEL); Kobalt ;2) Tanja Torgilsman (SWE); Amour;3) Conor Swail (IRL); Windgates Cruise West
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