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8th November 2003
Magnus Secures TopSpec Sponsorship
TOP show rider and producer Magnus Nicholson has secured sponsorship from leading nutrition experts TopSpec Equine.
Magnus, winner of the Heavyweight Hunter of the Year with Benn Mhor at this year's HOYS is well known for his showmanship in the ring and takes feeding his team of show horses seriously to keep them in top condition.
With a strong hand, Magnus has had a busy 2003 riding the lightweight hunter Zip It Up, middleweight Waterfront, heavyweight Benn Mhor as well as the cob Earnpark Padraig, and Riding Horses.
Said Magnus who is based at Fossoway, Kinross, in Scotland: "I am delighted with the results of feeding TopSpec.
Since we started using the Feed Balancer earlier this year we have noticed a big difference; the horses' topline and condition have developed and they all look extremely well.
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Lennon Wins At Stadthalle, Austria
IRELAND'S world champion show jumper Dermott Lennon showed a notable return to form tonight (Friday) at the Horse Festival show in the Vienna Stadthalle, Austria.
With his main horse, the Irish-bred <Liscalgot>, out of action for some time due to injury, Lennon has has a mixed run of luck on the international circuit for the last number of months. But in Vienna tonight, he won the show's second main competition, the 1m50 Jump-Off Romerquelle Prize, and picked up 2,500 euro in prize money.
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Show Jumping Results: CSI**** Wiener Stadthalle Austria 6 - 10 November 2003
Preis der CASINOS AUSTRIA, International Opening Competition 1m45
1) Candela NRW; Heinrich Engemann (GER)
2) Aster; Francois Mathy Jr (BEL)
3) Azrael de Joncs; Nadja Melliger (SUI)
4) I Caesar; Dermott Lennon (IRL)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI-W Verona Italy 7 - 9 November 2003
Competition No.1, Int. H. 1m40 Competition Against the clock (Art. 238.2.1)
Competition 3, Int. H. 1m50 Competition Against the clock (Art. 238.2.1)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI**/CDI*** Oldenburg Germany 6 - 9 November 2003
SHOW JUMPING Kl.S* -International
Fa. Stevens Truthahnspezialitaten Prize
1) Surprice13; Soren Pedersen (DEN)
2) Van Schijndel's Patrick; Piet Raymakers (NED)
3) Gronox H; Joachim Heyer (GER)
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7th November 2003

Federation Equestre Internationale News
6 November 2003

Markus Fuchs firmly leads the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings with 3465 points, more than 500 points ahead of Ludger Beerbaum (GER), second with 2958 points. Markus Ehning is third with 2489 points.
Ulla Salzgeber still Number One
With 80.624 points, the European Champion Ulla Salzgeber (GER) is the undisputed leader of the FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings, ahead of Lisa Wilcox (USA) and Beatriz Ferrer-Salat (ESP)

Eric Van der Vleuten, victorious at the opening leg in Helsinki, Finland and fourth in Oslo, heads the league table for the Netherlands with a tally of 33 points to date.

The Final of the International Golden Years Trophy took place on 26 October 2003 in Moorsele (BEL).
The FEI Eventing World Cup resumes this weekend, only two weeks after the very successful Final held at Pau, France, that concluded the series’ initial season.
First FEI World Reining Masters to feature $100,000 Final
The FEI Reining Committee has released details on a five-year plan to position the sport of Reining within FEI as a major discipline.
Group I and II met in Tallinn (Estonia) on 10 October 2003. It was the first time that such a meeting was organised in a Baltic country. Group I and II first met separately and held a joint meeting in the afternoon.
The 2003 Mitsubishi Adelaide International Horse Trials has attracted a record number of entries. More than 130 horses have been entered in the CIC 2* and CCI 4* which will take place from 7 to 9 November.
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American Paint Horse Association staffers earn two Awards of Excellence
FORT WORTH, Texas-Staff members of the American Paint Horse Association earned two different 2003 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence recently.
The first Award of Excellence went to Jerry Circelli and Tracy Madison in the APEX Awards "Online and Electronic Newsletter" category. They won for their design, creation and publication of the APHA e-newsletter-a monthly online member publication with links to Web-based stories and press releases about American Paint Horses.
Circelli serves as director of communications and public relations for the American Paint Horse Association, while Madison is a developer with the organization's information technology team.
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Federation Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup
FEI Eventing World Cup resumes at CIC-W Nichelino (ITA), 6 - 9 November 2003
The FEI Eventing World Cup resumes this weekend, only two weeks after the very successful Final held at Pau, France, that concluded the series' initial season. An impressive field of 56 riders and 68 horses will convene at Nichelino, near the Italian city of Turin, for the first leg of the second season.
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The Horse Magazine Welcomes 6,500 New Readers From The Trail Less Traveled
LEXINGTON, KY - The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost health care magazine, announces that its circulation house file has increased by 6,500 readers with the addition of former subscribers to The Trail Less Traveled magazine. The Trail Less Traveled, formerly published by Winsor Publishing of Louisville, Colorado, ceased publication in October after 10 years. The Horse, published by Blood-Horse Publications, is a comprehensive, all-breed, all-discipline in-depth monthly magazine addressing all aspects of equine health, care, management, and welfare.
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4th November 2003
Sportsmassage Designed For Horses - On Show At Equine Fair
Sports-based massage is often associated with top athletes. But visitors to the Scottish Christmas Equine Fair, Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh on 6 and 7 December, will be able to see how such alternative therapies can be used to the benefits of horses too.
Pauline Kidd from Physical Feng Shui will be on hand to discuss the merits of Sportsmassage™. Sportsmassage™ prior to physical activity means that a horse's muscles are relaxed and free, and more able to cope with the stress of exertion. As a result, horses are less prone to injury and are likely to recover more quickly if they are injured.
Regular sportsmassage™ can be an invaluable tool for competing horses. Any muscular balances are noticed quickly and can be addressed before developing into a serious injury.
Some of the common problems that sportsmassage™ can overcome include refusing or resisting leads; 'hanging a leg' over jumps; head and neck discomfort; shortened strides; hind leg scuffing; improper tracking; hip and shoulder lameness; girthing problems; muscular or 'cold' back; and loss of performing ability.
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One Stop Planning for Equestrian Sport
Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State at the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the British Equestrian Federation has been selected as one of the ten sports for the Government's new "One Stop Planning" policy. At a presentation, attended by the selected sports (see editors notes), the Minister for Sport, Richard Caborn, the sports ministers from Scotland and Wales and the chairs of their sports councils, Tessa Jowell expressed her view that the ten identified sports should regard themselves as "trail blazers for sport" with "proven ability to handle the challenges of planning as professional national governing bodies".

One stop planning is designed to drive success through better coordination of the planning process across the UK wide and home country levels, taking into account not only funding decisions but also the need for sports to have a have a concerted strategic vision for the longer term - to the Beijing Olympiad and beyond.
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The British Horse Society British Horse Society Equine Event seminar a success
The British Horse Society's (BHS) 'Your Horse - Your Livery' seminar which took place on both days of the British Equine Event (1 - 2 November) proved to be one of the most popular subjects and generated a great deal of interest.
Hosted by International show jumper Tim Stockdale, the audience was updated on the much acclaimed BHS Approved Livery Yard scheme, launched at the Royal International Horse Show in 2002 and still generating ten enquiries a day. 203 livery yards now proudly display the 'green plaque', showing that they have voluntarily joined a scheme setting an acceptable standard of care in an area where, to date, there is no other monitoring authority.
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The Open Eventing Forum due to be held at Addington Equestrian Centre has had to be postponed until January.
The Forum will now take place on 22nd January 2004, and a new condensed format will mean it is to be held over the course of the one day.
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Darren Chiacchia Named USET Athlete of the Month for October
Gladstone, NJ—November 3, 2003—Darren Chiacchia of Springville, NY, was named the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for October after he won the individual Gold Medal in the Pan American Eventing Championship at the 2003 Fair Hill International Festival in the Country.
Chiacchia clinched the Gold with a penalty-free show jumping round to finish with a three-phase score of 52.4 penalties on Windfall 2. Karen O’Connor of The Plains, VA won the individual Silver with a score of 59.0 on Joker’s Wild and Jan Thompson of Purcellville, VA won the Bronze with a score of 62.4 on Shared Dreams.
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3rd November 2003

Photo by Andrew Gillan
Only the Best for the Best from Kieffer!
In order to achieve outstanding results, you need outstanding equipment.
With her horse Rusty, Ulla Salzgeber reinforced her position at the top of the dressage tree at the recent Open European Dressage Championships by taking gold medals for Germany in the Team, Individual and Individual Open events.
Ulla Salzgeber has designed her own range of dressage saddles and bridles, which are manufactured exclusively to the highest specifications by Kieffer.
Ian Mitchell of Kieffer UK said: ‘Anyone who is serious about their riding, needs to be serious about the tack they use. All our saddles contain a revolutionary, technologically advanced tree, which means we can fit Kieffer saddles to any shape of horse, including a European Champion! The bridles we offer are also designed with style, comfort and performance in mind."
If you are serious about getting the best from your horse, Kieffer will have the tack to help you achieve your goals.
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Charles Wins At Liege
PETER Charles justified the recent acquisition of <It's Magic Max> at Liege, Belgium, with a decisive win in the 1m45 Journal Spectacle Trophy last night (Saturday).
Charles, who took home prize money of 3,225 euros into the bargain, was at the centre of a controversy earlier this year when the English-owned nine yr old bay gelding - regarded as a possible Olympic horse for the British team - passed into the hands of the Irish rider, and, therefore, the Irish show jumping team.
<It's Magic Max> has shown some good form in recent months under the experienced eye of his new rider, but this win at Liege, against a formidable startlist containing some of Europe's best riders and horses, will confirm to selectors that Peter Charles is still very much a force to be reckoned with. Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Results: SI*** Liege Belgium 31 October - 2 November 2003
1) Tlaloc M; Reynald Angot (FRA), 2) AK-Zandor-Z; Jos Lansink (BEL), 3) Lamicell Le General; James Peeters (BEL)
Class VI: Champagne TAITTINGER Trophy
1) Atom; Bruce Goodin (NZL), 2) Pin Chin De Bioagrico; Dominique Hendrickx (BEL), 3) Felix; Peter Wylde (USA), 4) Luigy; Peter Charles (IRL)
Class VII: WILKIN Trophy
=1) Bioagrico Lorrain Z; Dominique Hendrickx (BEL), =1) O'Jessie; Marion Hughes (IRL), =2) Aster; Francois Mathy Jr. (BEL), =2) Millar; James Peeters (BEL) Please click here for further details

Show Jumping Results: CSI** Klagenfurt Austria 30 October - 2 November 2003
Class No 4 Youngster Tour
1) Omar; Ciaran Howley (IRL), 2) Ultra; Guy Ooms (BEL), 3) Caliente II; Willi Melliger (SUI)-
Competition No. 11, International Competition “ GRAND PRIX TOUR ”
1) L.B. Scutt; Willi Melliger (SUI), 2) Dowson; Giordano Cattapan (ITA), 3) Joly St. Hubert; Nicole Scheller (SUI)
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Show Jumping Results: CSI*** Zuidlaren Netherlands 30 October - 2 November 2003
2) VDL ORANTA ; Angelique HOORN (NED)
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2nd November 2003

Charity Carrot Crunch 2003
2,500 bags of carrots, enough to satisfy hundreds of hungry horses, will be sold in aid of charity at the Devon and Cornwall Christmas Equine Fair, at West Point in Exeter, on 22 & 23 November.
Dodson & Horrell, the animal feed specialists, are donating all 2,500 bags of carrots, supplied by Nigel Bones of Hatherleigh, and these will be sold for £2.50 a bag over the two days, with all the proceeds going to the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses). In addition Dodson & Horrell will be giving a £3.00 voucher to every purchaser, which can be redeemed against purchase of their products.
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Del Mar Fairgrounds hosting 300 horses, more than 50 are unclaimed
DEL MAR, CA - As of 5:00 p.m. on Halloween, the Del Mar Fairgrounds was still housing 310 horses and other assorted livestock while the Del Mar Horsepark is hosting 70 horses that had been relocated as a result of the Firestorm that recently swept through San Diego County.
The Fairgrounds continues to operate as an evacuation site for animals displaced by the recent fires that have burned a large area of San Diego County.
More than 50 horses at the Fairgrounds have gone unclaimed by their owners. Images of 34 of the stray horses are now posted on the Del Mar Fairgrounds website at: People looking for their missing horses are encouraged to view the website before going to the Fairgrounds to look for their horses.
In addition to horses of all shapes and types, the Fairgrounds is also housing several sheep, ducks, and an emu, but all of those animals have identified owners.
Today, more than 100 horses were taken home.
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Show Jumping Results: SI*** Liege Belgium 31 October - 2 November 2003
1) Tlaloc M; Reynald Angot (FRA), 2) Domino De Fel; Niels Bruynseels (BEL), 3) Kingchem; Philippe Le Jeune (BEL)
Class 4 : R.T.B.F. Trophy
1) Ramon; Dominique Hendrickx (BEL), 2) Lamicell Allo; James Peeters (BEL), 3) Landjuweel St Hubert; Daniel Etter (SUI)
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Dances With Horses Inc. News
A Fall Welcome From Frank Bell & Dances With Horses Inc.
After record-breaking temperatures in the west, we’re reveling in my favorite time of the year. We’re all more comfortable with cool mornings and evenings and the absence of bugs. Our horses have more stamina and just feel better. It’s the ideal time of year to get some extra riding in before winter and leave our horses in a great place mentally and physically, especially if they won’t be ridden during the colder months. Be sure to feed up the hard keepers adding a little extra weight as we head into winter.
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Pony Show Jumping Results: CSIP - A Liege Belgium 31 October - 2 November 2003
Results Class 4: La Libre Belgique - Gazette de Liège Trophy
1) Silogue Darki; Alexander Butler (IRL), 2) J.S. Magic; Emilie Juul Thorup (DEN), 3) Machno Carwyn; Jordan Schoch (SUI)
Results Class 2 : F.I.L. Trophy
1) Mister Amontilano; Hannah Paul (GBR), 2) New York Skyline; Nicole Pavitt (GBR), 3) Dexter Leam Pondi; Alice Chambaud (FRA)
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