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16th August 2003

FEI Eventing World Cup News
Another busy Eventing weekend lies ahead. The 15th and 16th FEI Eventing World Cup qualifiers will be held simultaneously at Cavertitz (GER) and Thirlestane Castle (GBR) from 15 through 17 August.
Cavertitz (GER) - No less than 74 riders representing Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland will take part in this second German qualifier. Competition will be particularly exciting as last weekend's winner Linda Algotsson of Sweden will be bringing her two top horses Stand By Me and Fair Dobbin to strengthen her chances for final qualification.

Thirlestane Castle (GBR) - The weekend sees the 20th edition of the Thirlestane Castle Horse Trials, the largest international sporting event in the Scottish Borders, which this years has attracted riders from nine nations.
Among the leading international riders who will be competing are standings leaders William Fox-Pitt and last year's winner Leslie Law, number 1 of the FEI World Event Riders rankings Pippa Funnell, Mary King, Jeanette Brakewell and Karen O'Connor (USA). Local riders include Ian Stark and Niccy Roncouroni. Zara Phillips (GBR), the reigning Young Rider champion and a silver medallist at last year's European Championships who made her World Cup at Chatsworth last May, will also be present.
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ILPH to sell Lingfield Centre
The ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has decided sell Cherry Tree Farm its centre near Lingfield, Surrey.
Due to its success the ILPH needs to expand its operations in southern England and it has decided to sell Cherry Tree Farm its founding centre, opened in 1948 as there is no room on site for development. The sale of the property, comprising a 17th Century farm house, cottages and 43 acres, will allow the ILPH to look for a larger more suitable site in Southern England as and when one comes on the market.
All Staff currently working at Cherry Tree Farm will be offered positions at other ILPH centres.
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The United States Wins the Show Jumping Team Gold Medal At 2003 Pan American Games
Santo Domingo, DR—August 14, 2003— The United States will be sending a Show Jumping team to the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a result of winning the Team Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with a score of 13.66 penalties. The team from Mexico won the Silver Medal and a trip to Athens finishing with a score of 21.87. The Bronze went to Brazil with a final score of 43.39 faults.
The four riders of the Gold Medal Team were: Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, on Hidden Creek’s Perin, owned by Hidden Creek Farm; Lauren Hough also of Wellington, aboard Windy City, owned by Peppercorn Ltd; Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, riding Royal Kaliber, owned by Kappler and Kathy Kamine and Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, on Conquest II, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patton.
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A Texas Chef On The Road To The Renowned James Beard House
Tim Love on the Lonesome Dove Trail Drive
FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 11, 2003) - In honor of James Beard's 100th birthday and a highly sought after invitation to cook at the James Beard House, Chef Tim Love is setting out with his staff and American Paint Horses on a Lonesome Dove Trail Drive from Fort Worth to New York on August 14. Covering more than 1,500 miles, the trail drive is both a tribute to historical cattle drives and an opportunity to emphasize the importance of cooking with fresh ingredients. The Lonesome Dove Trail Drive culminates on August 18, the day Love cooks at the James Beard House.
Love and his staff will pay homage to trail drive cooks of the past by mounting American Paint Horses to gather indigenous ingredients from modern day Farmer's Markets. After leaving Fort Worth, Texas, the trail drive's first stop will be Little Rock, Ark. to buy black beans. They will continue onto Cookeville, Tenn. for watercress and blackberries; Knoxville, Tenn. for olive and peanut oils; Roanoke, Va. for nuts, produce and chiles; Washington, D.C. for seafood; Philadelphia, Pa. for game meats; and finally New York, N.Y. for cheese and chocolate.
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USA Equestrian
Top 12 Qualifiers Announced For 2003 USAE Junior Dressage Team Championship
USA Equestrian announces the top twelve qualified horse/rider combinations for the 2003 USAE Junior Dressage Team Championship to be held September 23 – 28, 2003 and hosted by Dressage at Devon in Devon, Pennsylvania. This event, now in its seventh year, showcases some of the most talented young dressage riders in the country and is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Collecting Gaits Farm. After a record 52 Applications of Intent were received, the top five scores submitted for each horse/rider combination were averaged to determine the final placings.
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USA Equestrian
The United States Wins The Show Jumping Team Medal At 2003 Pan American Games
The United States will be sending a Show Jumping team to the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a result of winning the Team Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with a score of 13.66 penalties. The team from Mexico won the Silver Medal and a trip to Athens finishing with a score of 21.87. The Bronze went to Brazil with a final score of 43.39 faults.
The four riders of the Gold Medal Team were: Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, on Hidden Creek’s Perin (Westphalian: Pageno – Garbe, by Gotthard), owned by Hidden Creek Farm; Lauren Hough also of Wellington, aboard Windy City (Holsteiner: Gaspari I – Vorr, by Cor de la Bryere), owned by Peppercorn Ltd; Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, riding Royal Kaliber (Dutch Warmblood: Ramiro – Fiedonja, by Voltaire), owned by Kappler and Kathy Kamine and Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, on Conquest II (Dutch Warmblood: Concorde – Fernod, by Ulft), owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patton.
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15th August 2003
Alternative pet gift at Christmas for young animal lovers
Britain's leading veterinary charity, PDSA, and Art Attack presenter Neil Buchanan, are suggesting an alternative gift for young animal lovers this Christmas, membership of PDSA's young people's club - Pet Protectors.
"Christmas is a stressful and hectic time for the whole family and is definitely not the ideal time to introduce a new pet," says Neil Buchanan, Art Attack presenter and Pet Protectors Club President.
"Membership of PDSA's Pet Protectors club, however, is an ideal present, providing children with a year of opportunity to discover the real responsibilities of owning and caring for a pet," continues Neil Buchanan.
The Pet Protectors club is open to young people aged five to sixteen years old. Membership is £6.50 and those signing up to the club receive a free gift, personalized membership card, pin badge and regular copies of Animal Antics, the club magazine.
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teque-style Especially For Men
CUT a dash with the new teque-style Performer competition shirt designed for men.
Stylish and technical, the longer length shirt features a button down collar and tie tuck to prevent the rider's tie flapping around in the ring.
Using revolutionary fabric technology, the shirt is made from hydropore, which has been tried and tested in extreme sports and has been designed to keep riders cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
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FEI Eventing World Cup News
Linda Algotsson (SWE), riding the 13-year old gelding Stand by Me, won the 13th leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup held in the Polish town of Strzegom from 8 through 10 August. She was equal 2nd with Karin Donckers (BEL) after Dressage having scored 39.8 points. She secured her runner-up position after a clear cross country and finally conquered the 1st place after a faultless Jumping test. Linda's result is all the more remarkable as she also took the 4th place with Fair Dobbin.
22 riders and 31 horses took place in the Strzegom World Cup qualifier; 16 riders and 20 horses completed the competition
Andrey Senin of Ukraine won the 15th FEI Eventing World Cup qualifier held in Moscow (RUS) simultaneously with Strzegom. This result places him among the leaders of the standings and insures him qualification for Pau. Nine riders and 11 horses began in Moscow and only four completed the competition.
254 riders representing 25 nations have taken part in the World Cup series so far; 140 riders have obtained points.
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MGA World Individual Championship Challeng
This year's Mounted Games Association of Great Britain Intercounties Championships at the Royal Showground, Stoneleigh will also host the World Individual Championship Challenge.
Over 500 ponies and their riders are expected at the three-day competition with 100 teams in three age groups.
After the grand final where the top seven teams will fight out for the prestigious title of Intercounties Champions, the five World Individual Champions go head-to-head for the overall World Individual Challenge title.
The five riders will have already have ridden in the three-day team competition before competing in eight races. The riders will show their ability having ridden in team competition before taking part in individual races.
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United States Equestrian Team Maintains Lead After First Round of Nations Cup at 2003 Pan American Games
Margie Goldstein Engle leads individually; all four U.S. riders in top six

Santo Domingo, DR—August 14, 2003— The United States Equestrian Team (USET) maintained its lead at the conclusion of the first round of the Nation’s Cup in the show jumping competition at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The U.S. leads with a score of 1.66 faults. Mexico is second with 15.87 and Brazil is third with 35.39.

Individually, U.S. rider Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL, leads with a score of 0.22 on Hidden Creek’s Perin, owned by Hidden Creek Farm. Mark Watring and Sapphire of Puerto Rico stand second with 0.83 penalties and U.S. rider Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY is third riding Conquest II, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patton, with 1.16 faults.
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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Names Ellie Wood Keith Baxter and Elizabeth Searle For Pegasus Medal Of Honor
Ellie Wood Keith Baxter of Charlottesville, VA, and Elizabeth Searle of San Juan Bautista, CA, have been named as 2003 recipients of the USA Equestrian Pegasus Medal of Honor.
Exhibiting natural talent from the beginning, Mrs. Baxter won her first blue ribbon at the age of three. In 1936, she won the Maclay Trophy for the A.S.P.C.A. Horsemanship finals at the National Horse Show in New York City. Throughout her junior and amateur careers, Mrs. Baxter competed with great success. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.
Elizabeth Searle has played a major role in the worlds of Dressage and Vaulting in the United States. It was through her efforts that Vaulting was first introduced to the United States, and in 1968 she co-founded the American Vaulting Association (AVA). She has served as an officer for the AVA, the United States Dressage Federation, the United States Dressage Foundation, and the United States Pony Club. Ms. Searle competed in a variety of disciplines, hunters, jumpers, eventing, and breeding, as well as FEI-level dressage.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI**** Hickstead Great Britain 14-17 August 2003
1) RACAL B; Damian Charles (GBR), 2) BALLINAR; Jo Pay (GBR), 3) COLOUR OF LIFE; Ellen Whitaker (GBR)

1) LAVALETTO; Duncan Inglis (GBR), 2) ROMULUS 16; Damian Charles (GBR), 3) QUALITE; Robert Whitaker (GBR)
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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Executive Committee Meeting Available Via Webcast
A meeting of the USA Equestrian Executive Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, at 4:00 pm (ET). The meeting will be available via live audio webcast and can be reached by visiting the USA Equestrian web site at and clicking on the link. Please click here for further details
14th August 2003
Win a night to remember courtesy of PUFFA
Do you fancy watching the International Show Jumping Championships at Olympia while sitting in a private box, drinking Champagne and enjoying a delicious dinner?
The PUFFA Olympia competition gives you a chance to do just that and the fun doesn't end there.
The three winners, together with a guest of their choice, will spend the night at the Olympia Hilton Hotel. After a leisurely breakfast there will be an opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping before returning home.
All you have to do is visit your local PUFFA stockist, fill in an entry form and either hand it in at the shop or post it direct to PUFFA. There is no need to purchase any PUFFA products in order to enter the competition, although taking part will give you an opportunity to see the PUFFA Autumn Winter 2003/4 range for yourself.
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BBC & Burghley Agree New Three Year Deal
BBC Television Sport and Burghley Horse Trials, voted last year the ‘World’s Best Three Day Event’ for an unprecedented fourth time, have agreed to extend their present relationship for a further three years from 2004 up to and including the 2006 Burghley Horse Trials.
London based independent sports production company ‘Television in Europe’ will continue to provide the host broadcast coverage for BBC Television: featuring post produced highlights of the spectacular 32 fence Cross Country Course and live coverage of the decisive Show Jumping finale.
Michael Cole of BBC Grandstand said: “This new agreement is an indication of our strong commitment to Burghley and the sport of Eventing. The event fits well within our schedule and is very well received by the audience.”
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Bolton and Halasz Vie for High Point Honors at Dressage in the Rockies
Parker, CO, August 12, 2003—The ever popular Dressage in the Rockies I and II once again drew riders from several states to the Colorado Horse Park at High Prairie Farms. Amateurs, juniors and top professionals competed in the three-day, five-ring show that also featured the USDF Cosequin Sport Horse Breed Show.~
Mazarin, ridden by Joan Bolton, was the big winner in the open FEI classes. The elite Hanoverian stallion owned by Paradigm Sport Horse Farm in New Mexico claimed the FEI High Point Award for both shows with scores up to 68.250 in Prix St. Georges.
The Reserve Champion FEI High Points for each show went to Sue Halasz riding two different horses. Inca, a Dutch gelding, owned by Barbara McElnea was the reserve champion for show one. The pair won the I-1 Freestyle with a brand new routine designed by McElnea just two weeks prior to the show. Halasz’s other FEI Reserve High Point was won on Lector, a Dutch gelding owned by Janice Jaspers. “He is a very excitable horse with a very, very good work ethic,” Halasz said of the son of Pion. Plans for the ten-year-old gray include qualification for next year’s USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey.
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United States Equestrian Team Leads After First Round of Show Jumping at 2003 Pan American Games
Individually, U.S. Riders Stand Second, Third, Fifth and Ninth

Santo Domingo, DR—August 13, 2003— The United States Equestrian Team (USET) had an outstanding first day of Show Jumping competition, capturing the lead at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with all four riders placing in the top ten. The US squad finished the Individual Qualifier, whose scores carry into Thursday’s Nations’ Cup, without knocking down a single rail. The U.S. finished with a team score of 1.66 faults based on converted penalties in the speed class format. Mexico is in second with 6.87 faults and Argentina is third with a score of 13.57.
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High Performance Funding Announced
THE EQUESTRIAN Federation of Ireland (EFI) is pleased to announce that a High Performance grant of 252,000 Euro for equestrian sport has been made by the Irish Sports Council for 2003. This compares to the grant of 244,500 Euro made in 2002.
In order to further develop its programme in this area, the EFI has appointed former international show jumper John Ledingham as the Chairman of the High Performance Committee, while former Dressage Ireland Chair Joan Keogh is providing technical services.
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USA Equestrian
Jayne Wins National Junior Hunter Championship
Charlie Jayne, 17, of Elgin, IL, riding In Sync (Thoroughbred: Excavate – Horn’s Girl, by U Pos Ent), finished in the top spot to win the second annual Monarch International/USAE National Junior Hunter Championships – East Coast. The championships were held August 11 – 12, in Lexington, KY. Jayne and In Sync finished the three phase competition, judged by Frank Willard, Betty Oare and James Toon. Jayne was awarded the Monarch International Perpetual Trophy, and a Triple Crown custom cooler. In addition, Monarch International donated a Show Circuit Magazine letterman jacket and a crystal trophy awarded for one year. In Sync is owned and trained by Alex Jayne.
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events
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13th August 2003
Helpless in the Heat
Transporting your horse can be very stressful in cool weather, however in the heat the potential hazards that can arise when travelling dramatically increase.
In light of the recent heatwaves across the country, ESS (Equestrian Support Services) have produced a series of guidelines to ensure you keep your horse safe in the heat.
" Firstly, if you have any concerns about your horse's health get a vet to check your horse over before you travel.
" Always ensure that if your horse has been exercised that it has cooled off prior to travelling.
" Make frequent stops. Offer the horse small amounts of water every few hours when it is hot, as horses often refuse to drink when travelling. Ensure that the water is not cold. ESS do not recommend feeding horses in transit on short journeys.
" Give the horse plenty of room to move it's head. Do not tie them on too short a rope, and ensure that they have good airflow by opening any side or roof vents in the horsebox.
" Try to limit transport to cooler parts of the day (i.e. very early in the morning or late in the evening), not only is this more comfortable for the horse but your journey will be easier as there will be less traffic.
" ESS also stress the importance of ensuring that your trailer is in good repair and that you keep an emergency safety kit in your trailer.
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BETA To Sponsor Best Stand Awards At BEE
BETA is once again sponsoring the Best Large and Small Stand Awards at the Your Horse British Equine Event at Stoneleigh Park on 1-2 November.
Last year the difficult task of judging went to BETA Field Officer Tricia Nassau-Williams. Hilton Herbs and Thorowgood were rewarded for their efforts.
More than 300 stands offering for all things equestrian are expected in the 2004 retail village which offers unrivalled pre-Christmas shopping.
BETA Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams said: "The standard improves every year and we are always delighted to sponsor the best stand awards when so many people go to so much effort.
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Lose the fizz and enjoy your horse more with SPILLERS Cool Mix
SPILLERS COOL MIX is now better than ever. Its new 25% cooler recipe means your best friend can forget about being fizzy and stay cool, calm and controllable instead. So now you can enjoy him even more, not only for his improved coat condition but for his improved temperament too.
Knowing how vitally important it is for the horse owner to achieve a balance between energy, condition and a manageable temperament, leading nutritionists at SPILLERS have made Cool Mix an incredible 25% cooler. This, coupled with the secret ingredients of NOVAMIN-S®, a concentrated form of important nutrients, means horses fed on Cool Mix will look fantastic and be even more likely to maintain an even temperament.
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Federation Equestre Internationale News
12 August 2003
- Pan American Games Dressage event
- 2004 World Cup Final Jumping allocated to Milan
- Samsung Super League in Dublin
- Samsung Nations Cup in Bratislava
- Test event in Athens
- FEI World Combined Driving Championships for Ponies
- Course for FEI Driving Indoor Competitions
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Pan American Games Show Jumping Competition Opens Wednesday
Santo Domingo, DR—August 12, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping squad had their first look at the competition arena at the Palmarejo Equestrian Center while participating in the Training or “Friendly” round of jumping at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Tuesday, August 12.
The Training is a warm-up for the horses and riders that participate in the Show Jumping events that begin on Wednesday with the Individual Qualifier. The results from the Individual Qualifier are carried forward to Thursday’s Nations’ Cup and count in determining the team medals.
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How World Cup Points Are Earned
Gladstone, NJ—August 12, 2003—There are two Show Jumping World Cup leagues in the United States - East Coast League and West Coast League. The record of the points earned by riders (not horse-and-rider combinations) at CSI-W competitions in these leagues is maintained by the United States Equestrian Team (USET).
In general, riders qualify for the Final in the league in which they live. Points may only be earned during the time period of a rider’s home league.
Foreign riders competing in one of the U.S leagues may qualify for the Final from one of the U.S. Leagues, as long as they reside in the United States and gain at least as many points as the lowest-placed competitor qualified for the Final in the league in which they live. This rule applies to Canadian riders living, and competing in World Cup qualifying classes, in the U.S. as well as to riders from other countries.
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Hammond Equine Completes Two New Websites
Mohns Hill Farm, a full-service bloodstock agency located in Reinholds, Pennsylvania, that specializes in selling Stallions, Broodmare prospects and In-foal Broodmares, chose Hammond Equine as its vendor to produce a very attractive end functional site.
Also recently completed is the new website for Cullen Bloodstock, a Lexington, Kentucky based bloodstock operation owned and run by former award winning Thoroughbred journalist Jim Cullen.
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USA Equestrian
Hubbuch Wins Pony Jumper National Championship
Zone 4 Wins Team Championship
Jill Hubbuch, 15, of Pataskala, OH, won the 2003 Pony Jumper National Championship, individual competition, which has been named as a USA Junior Olympic – Equestrian event. Riding Little Freebie, Hubbuch, also a member of the United States Pony Club team, bested the field of riders from across the nation to take top honors in the individual competition. As the individual champion, she was awarded the Swan Creek Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney in honor of Alvin and Patsy Topping, a Triple Crown Custom cooler, a gift certificate for a pair of custom made Der Dau boots. The event was held August 5 – 6, as part of the 2003 State Line Tack Pony Finals held at The Andrews School in Willoughby, OH.
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12th August 2003
The Big Ben Project : For the Love of a Horse
Perth Ontario Canada, where Ian Millar makes his home, is making an effort to honour one of Canada’s most successful pairs in sport and arguably, the greatest team in Equestrian history.
Millar and his late mount Big Ben, the 17.3 hh Belgium Warmblood who died in December 1999 at the age of 23, won the hearts of fans the world over and made their mark in the Equestrian world. They appeared in the Olympics together three times and won two gold medals at the Pan Am Games The pair had 5 consecutive top eight world cup finishes, including back to back titles in 1988 and 1989, and they took home more than 40 Grand Prix victories. Millar and Ben won the Derby at Spruce meadows six times in eight years; they represented Canada in more than 30 Nations Cups and they won the world’s richest Grand Prix twice, the Du Maurier International. It is believed Big Ben was the first North American show jumper to win more than $1.5 million in prize money.
Perth’s Chamber of Commerce has launched a project to erect an arresting bronze statue of Millar and Big Ben in a picturesque park setting along the banks of the Tay River in beautiful downtown Perth. The life-size statue will depict Ian and Ben in full flight over a 5-and-a-half foot jump - a lasting tribute to the pair and the sport, not far from Millar’s home and Ben’s final resting place.
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Remember this weather?
It may be sunny and pleasant now, but it won’t be long away.
And then comes the ground frost followed by around and below zero temperatures.
Remember dismounting and when your feet touch the ground, it feels as if all your bones crack?
Sorry to bring you back to reality, but it will not be long before we return to the good old British weather.
Chill master and Chill Buster riding boots are ideal for such conditions. In fact they can be used all the year round.
Are you ready for the autumn? Please do not leave it to the last minute.
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USA Equestrian
Skiffington Wins National Hunter Pony Championship
Alexandra Skiffington, 15, of Wellington, FL, rode the large pony Madam Alexander (Welsh: Friars Brenin Dafydd x Clay County) to win the 2003 Wild Horsefeathers/USAE National Hunter Pony Championship, held August 7-8, at The Andrews School, as part of the State Line Tack/USAE Pony Finals. Madam Alexander is owned by Meredith Irving.
Exhibitors competed over two days in the small, medium and large sections in over-fences, under-saddle and model classes. Competitors qualified for the event by winning a Championship in an “A” rated Regular Hunter Pony section at a USA Equestrian competition.
As champion Skiffington was the recipient of the International Jumping Derby Perpetual Trophy, donated by Mason Phelps, Jr., a Triple Crown Custom cooler and a gift certificate for a custom pair of Der Dau boots.
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Janney Elected Chairman of Blood-Horse Publications
Lexington, KY, August 11, 2003-- Maryland horseman Stuart S. Janney III has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Blood-Horse Publications. Janney assumed the post of Chairman on August 4.
Janney is the Chairman of Bessemer Trust Company and Bessemer Securities Corporation, North America. He sits on several industry boards, including Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland Association, Maryland Million, New York Racing Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), where he also served as Chairman of the Board. Janney is a member of the Jockey Club and served as steward from 1996-2000. His family’s racing and breeding operation has a long and successful history. Among the numerous stakes winners in recent years was Grade I winner Coronado's Quest. Janney resides in Butler, Maryland.
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11th August 2003
The Equestrian Security Concept
Equestrian & Farming communities are seeing an ever increasing rise in theft & damage to property, the members are also aware of their Insurance cover rising in response, The problems arise in Prevention, Trace-ability, Identification, & Recovery, of Tack, Horseboxes, Isolated Farm Buildings / Stables, and Farm Vehicles.
I.R.D.Ltd of Chichester West Sussex, in the U.K. are working in Association with the Master Saddle Makers of the Walsall Equestrian Society, to place a Radio Frequency tag in their Saddles whilst at the manufacturing stage, this allows a security system that identifies each stage of ownership from manufacturer, retailer, customer, and if required Insurance Company. This tag would be very difficult to remove without the skills of a Master Saddler, should a thief try to dispose of this tag, he would destroy the saddle rendering it useless to re-sale.
We are looking to all personnel within equestrian circles, to help reduce the vast amount of Crime & Theft happening to the existing tack & equipment in use by them, by tagging their Saddles, Blankets, Rugs,
Horsewatch are trying, are trying, The Saddle Makers of Walsall are trying, and without the People who use the Tack trying, we will not combat Crime in our Industry.

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United States Riders Finish Fifth, Sixth and Seventh in the Individual Dressage Competition at 2003 Pan American Games
Santo Domingo, DR- August 10, 2003- The U.S. Dressage riders finished fifth, sixth and seventh in the Individual Dressage Competition at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic after the conclusion of the freestyle competition.
Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, CA riding Feleciano, owned by New Horizons Dressage LLC, remained in fifth place, to finish as the top scorer for the United States, with a combined score of 206.750 after the Prix St. Georges, Intermediaire I, and Intermediaire Freestyle. Pierre St. Jacques of Boscawen, NH on Lucky Tiger, owned by St. Jacques and Lisa Belcastro, took sixth scoring 203.700. The biggest jump in the freestyle was by Carol Lavell of Loxahatchee, FL, riding her Much Ado, who moved up from tenth to sixth with a combined score of 202.900.

Leslie Reid of Canada, riding Mark, owned by Marie Andrews, wowed the crowd and captured the gold medal with a combined score of 222.100. Reid never saw anything but the top spot throughout the three phases of the competition and continued her winning ways with a flawless performance in the Freestyle, scoring 76.250%. Bernadette Pujals of Mexico and Vincent moved up from the third spot with an outstanding test to win the Silver medal with a combined score of 213.400. The bronze went to the hometown favorite, Yvonne Losos de Muniz of the Dominican Republic, riding Inatana Las Marismas with 212.000.
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Dublin Horse Show - Schroder Wins Samsung Grand Prix At Dublin, O'Connor Again Takes Leading Rider Trophy
WITH both the defence of the European Championship and the seventh leg of the Samsung Super League coming up within weeks, Ireland's Billy Twomey and Cian O'Connor rode understandably cautious opening rounds in the Grand Prix at Dublin today (Sunday), but the two riders nevertheless made it to the seven-horse jump-off, with clears.

However, in the second round, O'Connor on <Waterford Crystal> took one fence down in an otherwise steady round, but Twomey managed a classic clear on <Luidam> without sacrificing speed. Unfortunately, Netherlands rider Wim Schroder on the 10 year-old bay gelding <Eurocommerce Montreal> also went clear, but was just over a second faster than Twomey on Linda Allen's very testing course, and could not be beaten by any of the remaining finalists.
O'Connor ended in Sixth position, but his consistently top class performance during the last five days earned him the show's Leading Rider Trophy for the second year in succession.
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Courtney Phibbs and Snepts Win $35,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix To Culminate 2003 Vermont Summer Festival
East Dorset, VT—August 10, 2003— Courtney Phibbs and Snepts won the $35,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, closing event of the Vermont Summer Celebration, which was the final horse show of the 5-week Vermont Summer Festival.
The $35,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix drew a field of 22 entries. U.S. Olympic veteran rider Buddy Brown designed the course and 9 horses had fault-free rounds to qualify for the timed jump-off.

The timed jump-off consisted of eight jumping efforts and a time allowed of 48 seconds. First back in the order was Equifit Pizarro with Meredith Taylor riding a clean round but incurring 2 time faults. The next fault-free round was the third in the order, Leann Flavin and Julius who finished in a time of 47.118 seconds.
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Eventing Results: CCI*/** Hartbury Great Britain 6 - 10 August 2003
CCI* Section 1 Final Results
1) TOKEN GESTURE; Caron Myles (GBR)
2) WAHINE ROSE; Daisy Dick (GBR)
4) CHARLEY FARLEY; Austin O'Connor (IRL)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI**** La Coruna Spain 7-10 August 2003
Class No. 2 - AZKAR, Table A against the clock, and one jump-off

Class No. 3 - NH HOTELES Table A, competition against the clock, no jump-off.
Class No. 9 - TELEFONICA Table C. FEI Art. 239 and 263 Final Round: Table A against the clock No jump-off.
Class No.10 - MOSTOLES INDUSTRIAL • Baremo: Fault and Out Optional Relays. Table C
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Dressage Results: CDI** Fry's Great Britain 7-10 August 2003
International Premier League GRAND PRIX SPECIAL
1) ESCAPADO; Carl Hester (GBR)
2) WELT ADEL; Heike Holstein (IRL)
3) GERHART; Rhett Bird (GBR)
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Eventing Results: Junior European Eventing Championships Pardubice Czech Republic 7 - 10 August 2003
1) ITALY Faults 157.40
2) FRANCE Faults 168.50
3) BELGIUM Faults 173.10
7) IRELAND Faults 217.80
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10th August 2003
Now, just what is a Pintabian?
The Pintabian is a breed of horse that must be verified as to having 99% or more of purebred Arabian blood, with a tobiano coat pattern. Tobiano, color pattern, is non-symmetrical , with large, irregular spots.
There are only about 500 Registered Pintabians in the world, making them a rare and valulable breed.
The well-defined spots cover the body and usually crosses the topline at some point between the ears and tail. The head is usually colored with white markings, common to those of non-spotted horses. The legs are most often white on all four. All Tobianos are unique and can range from a mostly white horse to that of very little white, with the ideal being that of 50% color and 50% white.
Pintabians are bred for their beauty, intelligence, disposition, stamina, and are very versatile. They have a short dished head, that is wide-set between large eyes, long arched neck, short back, level hip, and high tail carriage. The general height range is between 14.2 and 15.2, with a few individuals over or under that height and weigh between 900 and 1,100 pounds Pintabians are ideal for pleasure, showing, competitive and endurance sports, driving, racing, or just family fun
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Dublin Horse Show - Smyth Wins Masters, O'Connor Joint Second In Puissance
OBVIOUSLY a rider to be watched, Peter Smyth from Omagh in Co. Tyrone today (Saturday) won the ebookers Masters on his first year at international level at the Dublin Horse Show.
Meanwhile, Kildare's 23 yr old Cian O'Connor came within a whisker of repeating his magic 2002 Puissance win, but his new mount <Irish Independent Absolon>, failed in the final three-horse jump-off, giving the win to Britain's veteran Michael Whitaker on <Da Capo>.

Smyth (33) took his former trotter, the Irish-bred <Zara's Pride> from national Grand Prix level to international status this week with a sixth in Thursday's Speed Derby and a convincing win today in the Masters. Taking second in the Masters, Clem McMahon raised his score in the Leading Rider category for Dublin and is now a point ahead of Harry Marshall, also from Co. Tyrone.
Marshall had a rapturous reception from the huge Dublin crowd who turned out to watch the Puissance on a hot, overcast afternoon, but although he twice smacked the coping on the giant wall, managed to stay in the running up until the very last round, when the height maxed out at 2m16, and his Irish-bred bay gelding <XL> finally dislodged the bricks.
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Chris Pickett and Turbo Win the NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic by 9/10ths of a Second At Vermont Summer Festival
East Dorset, VT - August 09, 2003–– The Vermont Summer Celebration continues through Sunday as part of the 5-week series, the Vermont Summer Festival.
The Adult Amateur Hunters, 36-45 Years, concluded with Jouet winning both over fence classes with owner/rider Teresa Elron from New Canaan, CT. Teresa and Jouet ended this week as Reserve Champion while Walter, ridden by Regi Baker for owners Regi Baker/Avatar Farm, took the Championship Adult Hunter Award. Mistletoe owned and ridden by Anne Braswell was named Circuit Grand Hunter Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunters 36-45 Years.

In the Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic, Ann Disarro, from Schenectady, NY, was victorious with her horse Mardi Gras. Ann and Mardi Gras finished with a two-round total of 165 points. Teresa Elron was second riding Jouet. Pacemaker with owner/rider Mary Ellen Sardella was third.
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Bob Jeffreys Partnership Training for Horse & Rider August 2003 News
“We don’t break horses, we teach horses and riders to make breakthroughs!”
Topics covered in this newsletter:
*Bob’s World & Training tips of the month *Clinic Hosting Made Easy! Program
*Partnership Trail Ride/Camping Weekend *Welcome to our Sponsors
*American Trail Horse Assoc. *Bob’s Article of the Month – “Bees”
*Kids Clinic – NEW! *Nutrena Feed – High Fat Feed
*Contest - Win a horse Vacation! *Calendar of Events
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Show Jumping Results: CSIO Dublin Ireland August 6-10, 2003
1) DARK FLIGHT (Owner Kathleen McDermott); Clement MCMAHON (IRL), 2) CARRAIGH DUBH (Owner Minister for Defence); Lt David O'BRIEN (IRL), 3) SHANNONDALE (Owner Minister for Defence); Lt Shane CAREY (IRL)
THE EQUESTRIAN WORLD OF MAYNOOTH 138 cm National Championship
1) SLIGO CLASSIC (Owner John Higgins); Andrew LATTA (IRL), 2) LITTLE MAGEE (Owner Donal O'Meara); Gillian O'MEARA (IRL), 3) YOUR ONLY MAN (Owner Terry Power); Cailin POWER (IRL)
THE EQUESTRIAN WORLD OF MAYNOOTH, 148 cm National Championship
1) SOME MAN FOR ONE MAN (Owner Ann Byrne); Anthony CONDON (IRL), 2) SILLOGUE DARKIE (Owner Eamonn Briscoe); Alexander BUTLER (IRL), 3) MY MISS KAY (Owner Catherine Kenny); Darragh KENNY (IRL)
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