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18th October 2003
Horse Passport Agency Launched To Meet Huge Demand
The Horse Passport Agency has been launched to cope with the huge demand from owners who still need the compulsory equine passport.
The government announced on 14 February 2002 that all equines would need a passport from the 1 January 2004. Penalties for failing to obtain a passport can be up to £5000 or one month's imprisonment. Demand is still very high from owners and so The Horse Passport Agency launched its self last month to help owners obtain this necessary document.
The agency, recognised by DEFRA, issues identity passports for horses with no known breeding for just £14 each. There are no hidden costs as the form is completed by the owner without the need for a veterinary surgeon, and so is one of the most reasonably priced available.
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First Belfast Show Will "Awe And Excite" Audiences
Belfast’s own horse show, the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show, which opens a four-day run at the Odyssey Arena on November 27, will be a feast of equestrian competition and entertainment - and some performances are already nearing sell out!
The four-day show, brainchild of Equestrian Sports Promotions, has already attracted some of the top names in Irish, European and British showjumping with a prize fund of £210,000. Add to that the lure of the Irish Shetland Grand National and the magical displays by Jean Francois Pignon with his amazing horses and the result is a show not to be missed.
“Irish people love horses, and we are giving them a horse show they can be proud of,” says Mrs McKenna. “Over the four days, we intend to awe them with the horse as a competitor, excite them with horse entertainment and then top it all off with Belfast’s widest choice of exclusive shopping under one roof. The idea seems to have been well received because only a few tickets remain for some performances. ”
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Meet Pippa Funnell with Allen & Page
Come and see top championship rider and winner of the Rolex Grand Slam, Pippa Funnell, on Allen & Page's stand at the British Equine Event this November.
Not only that but visitors can also enjoy the chance to enter a fantastic free prize draw to win a copy of Pippa's new book "Training the Young Horse" as well as two of her videos, "The Road to the Top" and "Riding Your New Horse", an Allen & Page branded Horseware cooler rug and £50 of Allen & Page feed vouchers. Five lucky runners up will also receive an Allen & Page goody bag.
Pippa will be meeting fans and signing autographs on the Allen & Page stand (number 89) between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 1st November, at the one and only event for horse lovers.
Over 15,000 riders and horse owners attended the event in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, last year and the 2003 original non-sporting equestrian event promises to be even bigger and better.
Allen & Page horse feeds are just one of 300 exhibitors taking part in this year's massive event and visitors to their stand will also receive top-quality advice from their feed advisors.
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A New Friend From The Horseware Stable
If you want to keep your horse cozy and warm this winter without breaking the bank, you will love the new Amigo Turnout Rug from Horseware Ireland. This fabulous rug is available in three weights and has all the features you would expect from a rug in this price range but with that little extra that comes from being a member of the Horseware family.
The Amigo Turnout is all you'll need for your horse this winter. With the option of a NEW revolutionary easy fix hood to match this soft feel turnout rug, the Amigo will keep your horse toasty and warm from head to tail.
Amigo for your best friend at a great price from Horseware.
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Conditioning Advice For The Winter From TopSpec
YOU want to do the best for your horse but there are so many choices! Deciding what to feed your horse in the winter can be very confusing. There are an enormous number of feeds to choose from and everyone gives you different advice, so how do you choose?
A good start is to talk to an experienced equine nutritionist. Many feed companies offer a free telephone advisory service, to help you make the right choice for your horse.
The onset of autumn means horse owners can no longer rely on grass to provide most, or all, of our horses nutritional needs. As the night draw in the feeding value of grass falls away sharply and cold weather means that horses need more calories in their food than in summer just to keep warm.
A sensible winter feeding program starts with minimizing heat loss.
Keeping your horse warm and dry in a stable will not only make his life more pleasant but will also reduce his requirements for calories. This is essential for fully clipped horses and ponies.
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Success for Emile in the Derby House Prix St Georges Final
TOP dressage rider Emile Faurie captured the Derby House & Dressage Horse International Prix St Georges final at the National Championships.
Riding Lady Bamford's 10-year-old gelding, Fididas, the pair had an excellent score just short of 70% in the 46 strong competition. European Championship medallist Emile who took over the ride from Alice Bamford also earned fifth place on another of Lady Bamford's horses Livello.
Said Emile: "For the first time he felt truly confident and concentrated in the ring."
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Lt David O'Brien Just Pipped At Helsinki
Lt. David O'Brien failed by just half a second to take the Helsinki Horse Show Trophy at Finland's first intenational meeting of the indoor season this afternoon (Friday).
Riding Lismore Clover, a mare loaned to the Army Equitation School by Lady Moira Forbes, O'Brien went clear in the second round but was pipped for time
by Great Britain's Robert Smith on Marius Claudius.
Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins of the Army Equitation School said that O'Brien's effort was a very good performance, especially as it was just the beginning of the indoor season.
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American Paint Horse Association elects new executive committee
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently elected a new slate of executive committee members to head the organization for 2003-2004.
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Show Jumping Result - CSI**** Bremen, Germany 16 - 19 October 2003
International Jumping Competition
1) Larius W; Florian Meyer Zu Hartum (Ger)
2) Donnerlitchen; Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (Ger)
3) Cromwell; Joachim Heyer (Ger)
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Show Jumping Result - CSI(-W) Helsinki, 17 - 19 October 2003
Silja Line Qualifier for Sunday's FEI World Cup event
1) Meurer's Le Patron; Toni Hassmann (Ger)
2) Karina; Robert Whitaker (GB)
3) Kalusha; Robert Smith (GB)
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Show Jumping Result - CSI*** Saint Lo, France 17 - 19 October 2003
Prix Sorapel, Two-Phase
1) Cabri D'Elle; Scott Smith (GB), 2) O'Jessie; Marion Hughes (Irl), 3) Fresh Direct Landed Gentry; Tim Stockdale (GB)
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Show Jumping Result: Lennon 9th At Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
CSI*** Leeuwarden, Holland 16 - 18 October 2003

Friesa Rabobanken Prijs, (Young horses)
1) Oki Doki; Albert Zoer (Ned), 2) B.C.O. VDL Oranta; Angelique Hoorn (Ned), 3) Ozanne; Luciana Diniz Knippling (Bra)
Friesa Rabobanken Prijs
1) Labor's VDL Montreal; Jur Vrieling (Ned), 2) Minka's Diamond; Emile Tacken (Ned), 3) Skybreaker; Jurgen Stenfert (Ned), 4) Paramo K; Jessica Kurten (Irl)
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17th October 2003
New Look Rambo® Turnouts For Your Horse!
Rambo, absolutely the best your horse can get!
With a new range in turnout rugs launched in 2003, together with some exciting changes to our existing range, we are sure you will love the new designs and materials available. Continual improvement and innovation forms the basis of Horseware's approach to product development. This year we have improved the cut of the Rambo Wug Plus and Rhino Wug Plus Turnouts, to include the SUREFIT™ neck design of the Rambo Supreme and new strong Velcro neck fastenings. As these rugs have a brand new neck design, we have made their names simpler too - they are now simply the Rambo Plus and Rhino Plus Turnouts! Due to the resounding success of the Rambo® Supreme Turnout Rug, with its innovative leg arches, third surcingle and reflective strips, we will now be adding these features to the Rambo® Plus, Rambo® Wug and the new Rambo® Original with leg arches™. The Rambo Original classic will remain as it always has - with its simple, classical design.
The Rhino Rugs now have a new look for 2003, smart eyecatching check in practical rich colours, and a new 1100 denier ripstop material, the tough just got tougher!. Please click here for further details

New Belfast Show Attracts A Star Turnout
A prize fund of £210,000 for the first Belfast Indoor International Horse Show is attracting leading Irish, British and European showjumping riders.
World Champion Dermott Lennon heads the Irish contingent, a strong favourite for the closing class of the four day show, the Envirocare Grand Prix, which has prize money totalling £81,000 with £27,000 to the winner.
But he will face strong international opposition. Countrymen Peter Charles, Jessica Kurten and Billy Twomey are on a strong entry list, which includes also Germany’s Franke Sloothak, Belgium’s Jos Lansink and Ludo Philipaerts, while Switzerland will field world ranked number one Markus Fuchs and Beat Mandli.
Three Whitakers - John, Michael and Robert - head up a British squad, which also boasts on-form Nick Skelton and Robert Smith as well as Di Lampard.
“The interest among international riders has been amazing,” said Theresa McKenna, Event and Operations Director of the show. “In the next weeks I am sure we are going to add even more star names top the entry we already have.” McKenna has already booked dates at the Odyssey for 2004 and 2005 and put in a bid for a World Cup round in Belfast for next year.

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Hydrotherapy Unit Offers Special Care For Horses
Panama Sport Horses, based in East Lancashire, with over 30 years of experience training and producing competition horses has unveiled a brand new product proven to be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of a variety of equine leg conditions.
The Panama Equine Hydrotherapy Unit uses chilled saline water to drastically reduce a horse's recovery time following an injury, operation or ailment. The veterinary profession highly recommends the use of such treatment for tendon injuries, laminitis, strains, flesh wounds, hoof growth and many more conditions.
"The benefits of equine hydrotherapy have been conclusively revealed in recent years," says Carol Richardson, professional show jumper and partner in Panama Sport Horses. "We decided to develop our own unique unit offering the treatment at the most cost effective price on the market". Please click here for further details

Nutrition Tour Proves Enlightening
A NATIONWIDE tour which brought together a wealth of experience from the equine nutrition sector proved thought provoking for the hundreds of horse enthusiasts that attended.
'Keeping Feeding Simple' was the theme and included talks by equine nutrition lecturer Dr Derek Cuddeford from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University, Simon Parker from Masham Micronized Feeds and Nicola Tyler from TopSpec Equine.
The tour travelled to six venues from Scotland to the West Country.
Derek explained how understanding the horse's digestive system makes it easier to feed correctly.
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High standards provide a close finish at British Riding Clubs' Dressage to Music Championships & Quadrille Selection Trial
Sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers
Last weekend (11 - 12 October) saw the British Riding Clubs' (BRC) National Dressage to Music finals at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Buckinghamshire, along with the annual Quadrille selection trial. The high standard of riding produced close results in each competition.

In the Quadrille Trial, sixteen teams battled it out for a place at the Final, to be held in Olympia's Grand Hall during the pre-Christmas International Show Jumping Show. New for this year in the dressage finals was the Pairs Dressage to Music, for seniors only, which ran alongside the Junior Championship and the Quadrille Selection Trial on day one of the competition.
The build up to the Senior Dressage to Music final saw over 60 individuals qualify for the chance to win the South Essex Insurance Brokers' sponsored competition. The horses entered varied greatly in type and breed, from cobs to warmbloods, with a few native breeds including a purebred Highland mare that had lived wild on the hills of Scotland until she was four. This versatile horse, Burnside Holly, owned by Deirdre Robinson from West Sussex, was placed seventh in the individual competition, and was also part of the Ardingly Riding Club Quadrille team.
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McLain Ward Tries for Three-peat in $25,000 NAL Open Jumper Speed Final
Harrisburg, PA—October 16, 2003—McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, will attempt a hat trick at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in the $25,000 North American League Open Jumper Speed Finals on Friday evening. Ward won the class for the last two consecutive years and will attempt to become the first rider to win the title three consecutive times.
Ward will have to face a star-studded field first. Some of the riders expected to compete include Olympic veterans Leslie Howard and Ian Millar of Canada, three of the United States’ four riders on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Show Jumping Team—Margie Engle, Laura Kraut and Nona Garson—as well as 2003 Pan American Games Team Gold Medalists Chris Kappler and Beezie Madden. Veteran jumpers Jeffrey Welles, Aaron Vale and Debbie Stephens are also among the favorites.
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USA Equestrian

NRHA To Host North American Young Rider Reining Championship
The National Reining Horse Association will host the first ever FEI North American Young Rider Reining Championship following the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, OK, on May 23, 2004. Competing nations will include Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The Young Rider competition is an important element in the development of international equestrian sport. Many of the world’s top equestrians began their international careers at the North American Young Riders competition, established in 1974.
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USA Equestrian

Plan Now To Attend U.S. Equestrian’s Annual Meeting
Lexington, KY and Gladstone, NJ – October 16, 2003 – Make plans now to attend the First Meeting and Sports Summit of equestrian sports’ newly formed National Governing Body, U.S. Equestrian. The meeting will be held January 14 – 18, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
The registration form, along with hotel, sponsor, travel information, and a tentative schedule of events for the meeting, is currently available on the USA Equestrian web site
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Equine Protection Network Launches National Billboard Campaign "Save America's Horses"
Friedensburg, PA – On October 15, 2003 the Equine Protection Network (EPN) kicked off a national horse slaughter awareness campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana with billboards proclaiming, “Keep America’s Horses in the Stable and off the Table!” The EPN also has launched a new website, to educate Americans about horse slaughter and to tell Americans how they can Save America’s Horses from becoming an expensive steak dinner for the French, Belgians, and Japanese.
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USA Equestrian

Additional Pony Jumper Criteria Approved
Additional criteria for the USAE National Pony Jumper Championships was approved at a meeting of the USA Equestrian Executive Committee meeting held via conference call on Monday, October 13. To view the additions visit the USA Equestrian web site at
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16th October 2003
Irish Riders Clamour For Belfast Entries
Irish showjumpers are clamouring to take up the last two places available to compete at the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show which opens a four-day run at the Odyssey Arena on November 27.
Organisers Equestrian Sports Promotions had allocated 12 places to Irish riders together with two “wild cards” offered at the show’s discretion. Those have been given to Linda Courtney and Young Rider Ryan Crumley who join a squad which includes World Champion Dermott Lennon, Jessica Kurten, Billy Twomey, Cian O'Connor, Harry Marshall, Conor Swail and Peter Charles along with three confirmed entries from the Irish army showjumping team, leaving two entry places open.
“Both the Show Director and myself have been getting telephone calls day and night from riders wanting to fill those two places,” said Mrs McKenna. “The waiting list at the moment stands at twelve!”
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society Ragwort Bill in the House of Lords
The British Horse Society initiated Ragwort Control Bill makes its appearance in the House of Lords on Friday 17 October where it will receive a Second Reading. The Bill will be led by Baroness Masham of Ilton and it is expected to return to the Commons almost immediately, thus completing its parliamentary passage.
The Bill, initially sponsored by John Greenway MP (Cons), has enjoyed all party support and provides for a statutory code of practice that will be admissible in evidence. The draft code was launched at the Royal International Horse Show last July to much media acclaim.
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Inaugural Leinster Show Jumping Championship Series
Following the most successful ever summer league in fourteen years, the show-jumping calendar for the remainder of the season has moved indoors to the 'Kathleen Flannelly Memorial Arena at Kill International Equestrian Centre. Last Wednesday saw the first ever show-jumping competition in the fantastic new arena, which was purpose built for the Special Olympic World Summer Games in June. Indeed, following the games the newly developed complex received rave reviews, and was hailed as the best ever venue that the games had ever seen. The arena itself is worth a visit, it has a very warm feeling to it, it's a great size to compete in, and has excellent footing, Cushion Track Supreme (Equestrian Surfaces), which has been used at the World Cup Show jumping finals in Las Vegas and The Horse of the Year Show.
"Last June was a very special time at Kill and it has been very rewarding to have received so many compliments about the games and the centres' facilities. I even received a letter from Special Olympics H.Q.s in Washington hailing 'the venue and competition were the best ever', Fintan proudly says.
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CSI** Zuidlaren (Ned)
30 October - 2nd November 2003

Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Richard Davenport From Knutsford, CHESHIRE, Damien Charles From Westerham, KENT, James Davenport From Knutsford, CHESHIRE, Emma Rust From Bishops Stortford, HERTS, Nick Skelton From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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USA Equestrian

USA Equestrian Requesting Bids To Host Driving Championships
USA Equestrian is now accepting bids for the 2004 U.S. Equestrian National Combined Driving Singles Championship and the 2004 U.S. Equestrian National Combined Driving Pony Championships (Singles, pairs and teams). Deadline for submission is November 30. Please click here for further details

CSI-W Oslo (Nor) 24 - 26 October 2003
Robert Smith From Shrewley, WARWICKSHIRE, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, William Funnell From Dorking, SURREY, Richard Davenport From Knutsford, CHESHIRE
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CSI** Klagenfurt (Aut) 30 October - 2 November 2003
Jamie Wingrave From Daventry, NORTHANTS has been authorised to compete at the above mentioned show .
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USA Equestrian

USA Equestrian Now Accepting Applications For 2003 Media Awards
USA Equestrian’s 2003 Annual Media Awards are now open for nominations. The deadline for nominations to be received in the Lexington office is Friday, November 21.
A panel of media experts will judge the awards on Friday, December 5, and the winners will be notified by December 12. The 2003 USA Equestrian Awards for Media Excellence will be presented formally on the evening of Friday, January 16, 2004, at the Pegasus Awards Banquet, held as part of the U.S. Equestrian Meeting at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, January 14 – 18, 2004. Please click here for further details

15th October 2003

Insignia Wins The $10,000 NAL Children’s Hunter Final
Harrisburg, PA—October 13, 2003—Ashley Hotz 15, of Shamong, NJ, won the $10,000 North American League Children’s Hunter Final riding her Dutch Warmblood, Insignia, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The Reserve Champion was Gangbuster, owned and ridden by Ashley Scott of Reistertown, MD.
Consistency was the key for Hotz and “Micki”, the barn name for the 13-year-old gelding. The pair came into the second round in third place, but moved into the top spot when they put in an impressive second round and received the highest overall score.
“I was really excited to win,” said Hotz. “I was a little nervous at first, but Micki’s been here before and he was great.”
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Tim McQuay Wins First Qualifier for 2004 USET Open Reining Championship
GLADSTONE, NEW JERSEY—October 14, 2003—Tim McQuay of Tioga, TX, won the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Open Reining Championship in impressive style at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Friday, October 10. McQuay and Custom Red Berry, owned by Leanne Bovet Roberts, received a score 225.5 in the first qualifying competition of the 2003/2004 Season.
There was a tie for second place between Dell Hendricks of Tioga, TX, on Starlights Wrangler, owned by Sally Broten, and Brian Bell of Damascus, MD, aboard A Smart Enterprise, owned by Robert LaPorta. Both riders received a score of 220 and shared the reserve honors.
McQuay is the NRHA’s All-Time Leading Money Winner and will add over $5,000 to his standings with his winning run at the Congress.
“This was a tough class”, said McQuay. “Any time you run against the likes of Dell and Shawn (Flarida), you have to be at your best.”
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National Disability Sports Alliance to Host Forum on Judging Dressage Riders With Physical Disabilities
Kingston, RI—October 14, 2003—The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA), in association with USA Equestrian (USAE), will host a forum on judging dressage riders with physical disabilities at Brookside Equestrian Center in Walnut, CA, March 26-28, 2004.
The forum is designed to provide judges with an in-depth review of judging dressage for riders with disabilities. It will include lecture, discussion, and demonstration, as well as practical judging of riders with disabilities.
Open to all USAE or foreign dressage judges and “l” graduates, the forum will allow for a maximum of 30 participants accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Judges with a dressage “R” rating or above will be given priority and may attend the course free of charge. There is a fee of $50.00 per person for judges at the lower levels and for observers.
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CSI-W Helsinki (Fin) 16 - 19 October 2003
In addition to Robert Smith and Robert Whitaker, Richard Davenport From Knutsford, CHESHIRE has been invited and authorised to compete at the above-mentioned show
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CSI*** Caen (Fra)
24 - 26 October 2003

Damien Charles From Westerham, KENT, Alex Rident Based in Saint Valery en Caux, FRANCE, Tim Stockdale From Roade, NORTHANTS, Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS, John Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS, Robert Whitaker From Huddersfield, WEST YORKS have been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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Irish Participation In International Equestrian Events

USA Equestrian

Crowley Wins USAE National Two-Star Eventing Championship
Idalgo Wins National Young Horse Championship
Debi Crowley, of Elkmont, AL, riding the 10-year-old gelding, MIGHTY MITE (New Zealand Thoroughbred: For the Best – Cankerine) finished on their dressage score of 49.6 to win the USAE National Two-Star Eventing Championship held at the Radnor Hunt International Three-Day Event in Malvern, PA, October 9 – 12. Wendy Lewis and RAMPANT LION (Thoroughbred: Distinctive Pro - Paula Sue, by Restivo) finished in second place with a score of 50.00.
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CSI**** Bremen (Ger) 16 - 19 October 2003
Michael Whitaker From Whatton, NOTTS has been invited and authorised to compete at the above mentioned show
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14th October 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
13 October 2003

The FEI Jumping Committee held its annual statutory meeting on 25 August 2003, following the European Jumping Championship in Donaueschingen (GER).
An advanced edition of the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings will be published on 24 NOVEMBER 2003 to decide on the participating field of the Top Ten Final to be held in Geneva (SUI) on 6 December 2003 at 21.00.

The Judicial Committee rejected the Complaint filed by the Swedish Equestrian Federation in regard to the allocation of the venues for the Super League events during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

There were many highlights at the third Global Dressage Forum, which was held on 6 and 7 October at the Dressage Academy in Hooge Mierde (NED). European champion Ulla Salzgeber gave an exciting interview, followed by a perfect demonstration of top riding. Arthur Kottas, ex chief rider of the Spanish Riding School, showed the real art of working horses 'in hand'. TheAustralian 'sit trainer' Richard Weis talked about body dynamics and body awareness. Many interesting discussions took place between top trainers and judges, chaired by the President of the FEI Dressage Committee Mariette Withages.
The legendary horse Calvaro V of Willi Melliger (SUI) died on 1 October 2003, aged 17 ½. The huge grey holsteiner, son of Cantus, was born in 1986 and bought from Axel Wöckener in 1994.

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South Essex Is Recognised Again For Customer Care
The insurance industry has again recognised South Essex Insurance Brokers for its wide ranging efforts to maintain good relations with its customers. The company has repeated its 1999 success in being awarded the Insurance Age Broker of the Year title for customer care for the second time.
It is the sixth time in five years that the industry has held South Essex Insurance Brokers as an example, singling out its customer care with recognition by both Insurance Age and the British Insurance Awards together with praise for its effective marketing, premium protection and schemes expertise.
The company puts heavy emphasis on its personal approach to its customers, who are put directly in touch with staff. There is little queuing and no numbered prompts to reach the operator or staff members.
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USA Equestrian

Van Eldik Wins Hunter Seat Equitation Final
Lauren Van Eldik, 18, of Ocala, FL, defeated a field of 233 of the nation’s top junior riders to win the 2003 USAE/Pessoa National Hunter Seat Medal Final held Sunday, October 12, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA.
Joe Fargis of Middleburg, VA, and Carol Thompson of Colts Neck, NJ, adjudicated the three rounds of competition judged on equitation and the rider’s ability to ride their horses with control, competency and compatibility.
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USA Equestrian
Phillips Wins 2003 BET/USAE National Junior Jumper Championship Zone TwoTakes Team Title
Addison Phillips, 14, of New York, NY, and her mount FLIGHT (Swedish Warmblood), bested a field of 27 riders to win the 2003 BET/USAE Individual National Junior Jumper Championship held October 9 - 11, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA.
Phillips and Flight finished ahead of 18-year-old Paige Johnson of The Plains, VA, and her mount BEACH BUM (Dutch Warmblood). Katie Gardner, 18, of Westlake Village, CA, and CE CE CAPONE (Holsteiner: Campione – Calica, by Labrador) finished in third.
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13th October 2003
The Akhal-Teke
Born to challenge the wind of the desert!
Divine horses, equine aristocrats, fabled steeds, effulgent diamonds - such flowery epithets have been lavished upon that unique equine breed - the Akhal-Teke. Prized by Alexander the Great, Darius the Great, Genghis Khan, Roman emperors, Marco Polo, and many others, the Akhal-Tekes have served people for over 3,000 years.
Absolutely everything about this horse is unique, outlandish and stunning. It is the most ancient breed on earth. It is one of the most beautiful, elegant and proud horses in the world. Its endurance and resistance to heat are second to none.
The Akhal-Tekes come from the Kara-Kum Desert in Turkmenia. It is a place for the toughest people and equines.
The Turkmens would never have survived without the Akhal-Teke, and vice versa. Turkmens were the first desert people to produce a horse ideal for the environment.
Today’s Akhal-Teke is a race, sports and endurance horse, and a riveting circus performer. Smaller Akhal-Tekes make great Western horses because of their quickness.
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Win Tickets To The North of England Equine Fair
Courtesy of Contour Exhibitions & Events Limited you can now win tickets to attend the event!
For a chance to win one of 4 family tickets worth £25 each, please send an email to including your name and address.
Closing date 13th November 2003.

Winners will be the first entries drawn at random after the closing date.

Your details will not be disclosed to any third party.
Carriage Driving Star Step Out At Equine Fair
Carriage driving star Gary Docking will be showing the crowds the full extent of his skill at this year's North of England Equine Fair, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on 29 and 30 November.
Gary Docking is one of carriage driving's most colourful characters who has earned himself the title Mr Private Driving.
From a start far removed from carriage driving - as a red coat at Butlin's - Gary now runs a superb yard with 16 boxes, 40 acres of land, an outdoor school and a soon-to-be indoor one as well. As a Light Harness Horse Instructor (LHHI) Gary is qualified to teach carriage driving. He is also a respected judge and has judged as well as given lectures and clinics in the USA and Australia.
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I.R.D.Ltd Introduce Equitag TM as their R. F. ID Tagging Security Company.
I R D Ltd have had a tremendous start to our Security System since the first half of 2003, thanks to the Saddle-makers of Walsall, & those of the public who have registered their Saddles, Members & Non members of the Walsall Equestrian Society, have contributed to our security Initiative, to give you the end user the ammunition to help the Authorities to prosecute the thieves who steal your tack, At the moment there is very little proof of ownership to tack that you the Rider use, We have taken the last year to assess & carry out extensive research with the Saddlers on What, When, & Where to provide a type of Radio Frequency Transponder Tag to permit the maximum security concept to date within their Industry & your Sport, We all feel that we have achieved this between us.
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Eventing - CCI*** Boekelo, Netherlands, 9 - 12 October 2003
Irish Recover To Take Top Spot

Ireland recovered from a difficult start to clinch a splendid victory in the Team competition at Boekelo today (Sunday).
Having trailed in 8th place following the completion of the opening Dressage event on Friday, the Irish team of Jonty Evans, Jayne Harrison, Susan Shortt and Louisa Clarke held their nerve as they watched their opponents fall away during the Cross Country and Show Jumping events.
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Eventing - Weston Park Horse Trials (UK) 8 - 12 October 2003
CC1** Final standings (finished 12 October)
1) Simply Samuel; Julie Tew (GB), 2) Ginger Charlie; Claire Phillips (GB), 3) Hide And Seek 11; Sarah Cutteridge (GB)

UNDER 21 Final standings (finished 12 October)
1) Drop Dead Gorgeous; Chloe Newton (GB), 2) Oingy Boingy; Nicola Wilson (GB), 3) Parsley 11; Chloe Newton (GB)
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Show Jumping Result - CSI** Moorsele (Belgium) 10-12 October
CSI** Grand Prix 1.45m FEI 238.2.2
1) Energie de Bacon; Jan Vinckier (Bel), 2) Lady des Hayettes; Grégory Wathelet (Bel), 3) Cigale du Tallis; Eugénie Angot (Fra)
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Eventing - Weston Park Horse Trials (UK) 8 - 12 October
Dressage clinches Clibborn victory for Ireland

With the action underway on the final day (today, Sunday) of the Weston Park Horse Trials, Ireland has already clinched the Junior section, won yesterday by Jonathan Clibborn with Spring Oscar.
Clibborn's commanding lead after the Dressage stage of the competition proved unassailable, as the Irish rider coasted to victory, finishing almost five penalties better than his nearest challenger, Great Britain's Simon Lucey.
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12th October 2003
Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final Date Released.
The Veteran Horse Society are pleased to announce that their Supreme Final will be on Sunday morning 9.30 am at Olympia, London in December.
Last year the Minty Memorial Trophy went to the VHS Champion Preview II a 20 year old New Zealand Throughbred, gelding and stands at 15.2hh Owned by Lady Best and ridden by Christine Haley, he previously competed at Burley and Badmington.
The Final will featured 10 veteran horses and ponies from 10 regions of the UK all of who have gone through qualifying rounds to get there. The Regional finals will begin in August in Scotland and go through until the end of the September.
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FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings
The FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings of the world's top 1,110 international riders has just been published for the period 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2003.
Despite being eligible to compete for less then five of the twelve months in the ranking period because he was in quarantine for semen freezing, the 8-year-old
Condios' international Grand Prix and Nations Cup results have propelled Henrik Gundersen to a rank of 254.
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CCI*** Boekelo, Netherlands, 9 - 12 October 2003
Team standings after Cross Country 11 October
1) France, 2) Ireland, 3) Sweden, 4) Italy, 5) Germany, 6) USA, 7) New Zealand, 8) Netherlands, 9) Great Britain
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Baltic Horse Show (Kiel, Germany) 9 - 12 October
Nachwuchs Cup 2nd qualifier
1) For Fun 2; Marcus Ehning (Ger), 2) Castle Forbes Libertina; Jessica Kürten (Irl), 3) Forsyth FRH; Toni Hassman (Ger)
Late Friday Result BCN Trophy
1) Filias; Otto Becker (Ger), 2) Lincolm L; Toni Hassmann (Ger), 3) Sinclaire 5; Christian Ahlmann (Ger)
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