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News and Info ARCHIVE

The News and Info on this page is archived from the General Equine News on page one of this "News and Info" website.
Chronological order from most recent to past.
See page one (home link) for the most recent.
Some of this was "time-sensitive" and thus is out of date; however much is still applicable and educational.
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GENERAL EQUINE NEWS ARCHIVES

Starting summer 2007

 

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6-21-07

The United Stated Federal  Law and regulations regarding THE NECESSITY FOR PASSPORTS in order to travel to and from Canada, Mexico and South America is not being enforced completely due to the backlog of Passport requests from US citizens.

 

So, if prospective buyers cannot get their US passport for travel, they can use a drivers license, birth certificate, and many other documents for travel as of summer of 2007.

 

See the Travel website for further information.

http://eqagent.tripod.com/travel

 

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June, 2007

 

There are several articles on www.thehorse.com that should be of general interest to horse people, some vet info, some breed specific.

A few are listed below with links.

 

This website is free and for signing up for the newsletter, you have complete access to all articles.

Many of these are basic research in equine medical and other issues.

Worth your time!

www.thehorse.com

 

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DROUGHT CONDITIONS AFFECT HAY AVAILABILITY ESP. IN THE SE USA

 

Drought conditions, exacerbated by the long-term effects of last year's dry season on hay production, are making life tough for horse owners in several areas of the country. According to a May 29 report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, large areas of California, Arizona, Colorado, and Florida are in D3 (severe) drought condition. Most of the land in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia is  categorized as D3, with the rest of the areas in these states in slightly less-severe stages of drought.

"Last year was a dry year, and it just seems to have escalated," said Cindy McCall, PhD, professor in the animal sciences department at Auburn University and equine specialist for the state extension service.

See Full Article at www.thehorse.com

http://www.thehorse.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ID=9721

 

This is the online Ezine of The Bloodhorse.com, which is a premier print magazine

 

 

 

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VETS WITHOUT BORDERS--SORT OF..for Vet students anyway

 

This seems to be a current vet student academic option for study--an "externalship" (as contrary to an "internship" that is used in most medical lingo)

 inspiring a third-year veterinary student at the University of Florida to travel halfway around the world for a veterinary externship unlike anything he's experienced before.

In Morocco.

 

The advisor/experienced Vet in Morocco has an international background:

"The hospital's resident veterinarian, Denys Frappier, DVM, will serve as Jeremy's advisor.

Frappier at one point in his career was the head veterinarian for the Canadian Olympic equestrian team and has participated in six Olympic Games. He originally volunteered for a one-year stint, but was so struck by the plight of the people and animals of Morocco that, 12 years later, he is still working at the Fondouk.


 

See Full Article at: www.TheHorse.com

http://www.thehorse.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ID=9681

this is the online site of The Bloodhorse print magazine.  Highly recommended.

 

 

 

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HERDA: DNA Tests Available for Disfiguring Skin Disease

May 28 2007 Article # 9687

 

This primarily applies to American Quarter Horses, the breed that has been most affected by this disease.

It is genetic, however requires dam and sire to be carriers.  The Poco Bueno line is most affected.

See article for full information at:

 

www.thehorse.com

http://www.thehorse.com/viewarticle.aspx?ID=9687

 

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Winner of second leg of US racing Triple Crown is in court dispute over ownership

 

6-3-07  nyt.com

Curlin, the winner of the Preakness thoroughbred race in the USA, seems to have lots of "claims" on him.

However, these are of the legal kind.

Very complicated story that involves a lot of owners, and legal claims against those owners.

Full story is at:

www.nyt.com

 

Or see the link above, courtesy of New York Times--this is very informative for investors, equine agents, bloodhorse brokers and trainers.

Link on this site above is:

2007 Preakness winner legal controversy

 

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USA Equine Laws in Progress

 

Equine Equity Act Introduced by McConnell

May 01 2007 Article # 9499

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation April 30 designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing unfair provisions of federal law that favor other investments. The Equine Equity Act of 2007 would reduce the capital gains holding period for horses and allow horse owners to depreciate all racehorses over the same period.

The proposed Equine Equity Act has been supported by the American Horse Council and National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

"While I know that Kentucky's horse industry is most closely associated with the Derby, it is important to remember that horses remain Kentucky's largest agricultural product," McConnell, a Republican, said in a statement. "The horse industry contributes $3.5 billion to the commonwealth’s economy and employs 50,000 Kentuckians year round."

The McConnell bill reduces the capital gains holding period for horses from 24 months to 12 months, which is the case with most capital assets. Currently, horses must be held for two years to receive capital gains treatment.

SEE FULL ARTICLE AT:

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9499&kw=U.S.%20Sen.%20Mitch%20McConnell%20of%20Kentucky

 

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050907stemCellsForEquineLegProblemsAvailableCommercially

 

Ad from www.thehorse.com  ie Bloodhorse.com for stem cell treatment of bone and muscle problems in horses

Link:

http://adserver.bloodhorse.com/cgi-bin/banman.asp?Task=Click&ZoneID=164&CampaignID=749&AdvertiserID=314&BannerID=1908&SiteID=5&RandomNumber=88473

 

This website just provides this info as educational info on alternative equine therapies; no endorsement is included necessarily.

 

Contact webmaster for further info.

 

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General Equine News starting May, 2007
 

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May 6, 2007

 

Judge Prohibits Planting of Genetically Modified Alfalfa

May 06 2007 Article # 9535

A federal judge (USA)on May 3 barred the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa nationwide, ruling that the government didn't adequately study the biotechnology crop's potential to mix with organic and conventional varieties.

See full story at:

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9535

 

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SIXTH SENSE wins the 2007 Kentucky Derby, first part of the Triple Crown of racing in the USA,

 on May 5, 2007.

 

USA broadcasts on Triple Crown Racing Days include HRTV, ESPN and other cable channels.

 

Broadcast of the actual live Kentucky Derby was on NBC tv.

 

Good info on Thoroughbred breeding and trainers.

 

 

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NOTE: update May 1, 2007 on the Rolex CHIO event in Kentucky: The Internet broadcast is actually a delayed download system.  For $7.99, you can download all of the competitors in all 3 disciplines.  You have to have Broadband in order to do this.  This offer will be available for 60-90 days.

 

ROLEX 4-STAR 3 DAY EVENT IN KENTUCKY TO BE ON INTERNET LIVE AND ON NBC-TV HIGHLIGHTS ON MAY 6, 2007

See info on Internet coverage April 26-29 at www.usef.org

 

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FIRST EQUINE ECONOMIC SUMMIT

To be held in North Carolina, USA

In April 2007

 

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http://equisearch.com/equiwire_news/economicsummit_021007/

 

North Carolina to Host Equine Economic Summit
The first National Equine Economic Development Summit will bring together equine industry leaders in April to discuss critical economic issues.

February 10, 2007 -- Polk County, N.C. will host the first National Equine Economic Development Summit at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center in Tryon, N.C., April 19-21. The summit is designed to bring together leaders and opinion-makers from some of the major equestrian communities from around the country to Western North Carolina to discuss economic development issues critical to the equine industry nationwide.

The summit is the first national gathering of representatives from leading American communities impacted by the equine industry. It is intended to begin a national dialog on the future of American equine communities and their role in 21st century agriculture, best practices and contemporary equine economic development.

Throughout the United States, equestrian communities are working hard to protect and preserve their strong traditions and cultural heritage by building economic and community development strategies around the horse economy. The National Horse Council estimates that one in every 35 Americans is involved in some way with horses. The 7.1 million horse owners nationally contribute over $100 billion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.

"We are seeing more and more communities with equine interests being challenged by creeping urbanization, and other common issues such as--managing growth emerging equine commercial interests along with juggling the interests of diversified residents now living in rural areas," said Libbie Johnson, an organizer for the event who is also a member of the United States Pony Club Board of Governors and the Polk County Economic Development Commission. "The time was right to bring these issues to the table and give area economic developers, planners and those relying on the horse economy some tools for moving forward."

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Kimberly Brown, of Lexington, Ky., an internationally recognized expert in equine management will be the keynote speaker. Her work in 2006 includes being a guest speaker at the Kentucky Economic Association's annual meeting, co-teaching AEC 300 "Equine Markets," University of Kentucky's first non-animal science equine course, co-authoring a paper on economic clusters in the horse industry, participating in a U.S. Homeland Security workshop to assist in the development of training programs in equine bio-security and being a guest speaker to an audience of Federal Congressional Staff Members.

The conference attendees will also be special guests at the 61st running of the Block House Steeplechase one of the more prominent steeplechase events in the southeast.


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FOLLOW THE FEI WORLD CUP WITH DAILY UPDATES AT:

www.equisearch.com

www.dressagedaily.com

www.horsedaily.com

 

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Update after the Arabian Breeders World Cup-Results and judges card are available for free at: www. arabhorse.com--link on home page.

 

ARABIAN BREEDERS CUP TO BE BROADCAST ON INTERNET LIVE

See information at www.arabhorse.com

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2007

 

The 2007 FEI World Cup is to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA April 18-22, 2007

This is the World Cup that every nation had to qualify for in FEI/CHIO competition, several International riders from Europe, South America and Asia will be flying over to compete.

In addition to the Dressage and Open Jumping competitions, a Hunter competition featuring International riders in a ride and change format will be held as well.

See Dressage.com and Equisearch.com for further info

 

In addition to the WORLD CUP for Open Dressage and Jumping horses, the Arabian Breed will be highlighted at the first Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup show a few miles away in Las Vegas  overlapping the same timeline--April 20-22, 2007. 

See arabhorse.com for further information

 

Good week to be in Las Vegas for horse enthusiasts!

 

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CABLE TV ANIMAL PLANET TO BROADCAST OPEN JUMPING COMPETITION

2-24-07

See if you can get AnimalPlanet.com on your cable.  They occasionally offer extremely good coverage and series of equestrian competition.

 

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See the  2007 WEF winter-spring circuit in Florida, USA on your computer!

Info from news article:

Watch All Eight Rings of the Winter Equestrian Festival Live from Wellington, FL, on Your Computer from Anywhere in the World

In the world of equestrian sports, the Winter Equestrian Festival is the equivalent of Wimbledon, the America’s Cup or the Masters. Amongst the competitors and Olympic equestrian athletes, one will find media, corporate CEOs, celebrities, international dignitaries and over 4,000 magnificent horses from around the globe.

It is 10 full weeks of intense competition with thousands of competitors and spectators in attendance. For the first seven weeks, the Winter Equestrian Festival takes place at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, home of the only Nations Cup in the United States. In mid-March the festival moves to the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The grand finale of the festival, The American Invitational, the premier show jumping event in the United States, takes place in Raymond James Stadium: home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Each week is a complete horse show, with various individual hunter, jumper and dressage classes held in eight different competition rings. It starts on Wednesday and concludes on Sunday with a grand prix show jumping event in the International Arena.

Video webcasting all eight rings live for the duration of the show is truly a landmark event, and we hope you will join us. To watch all competitions from the Winter Equestrian Festival live as they happen, just click on
www.LiveBroadcast.tv, www.stadiumjumping.com or www.usef.org to purchase viewing privileges by the day, week or for the full 10-week event. The cost is $25 per day, $100 per week, or $800 for the entire 10-week event. The full event package works out to about $2 per hour to watch the most incredible equestrian event of the year.

The requirements for viewing the coverage on your computer are that you have a cable modem, DSL, T-1 or Satellite Broadband.

 

SEE FULL ARTICLE AT LINK ABOVE ON THIS WEBSITE:

Links to Radio-TV-Internet broadcasts

 

 

CREDIT TO  www.equisearch.com for this information, as well as others

 

 





 

 

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CLONE YOUR HORSE!?!?

 

See information on cloning your favorite horse at the above link at this site--

Cloning Horses

Two companies in the USA are offering this service.

 

More info at:

www.equisearch.com

www.equestrianmag.com

 

Run a search and you will find lots of other resources!

 

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PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 23, 2007

FOR AIR TRAVEL BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND WESTERN HEMISPHERE COUNTRIES THAT PREVIOUSLY JUST REQUIRED A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

This includes Canada, Mexico, etc.

 

Complete Information at my Travel Website at:

http://eqagent.tripod.com/travel

 

or

 

United States State Department

www.state.gov

 

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General Equine News Starting January, 2007

 

"New" Equestrian Community Concept in North Central Florida

1-12-07--As the first "branded equestrian facility in the world", O'Connor Signature at The Oaks is modeled after successful golf course brands such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio. The O'Connor Signature designation marks the highest industry standards for design, construction, programming, staffing and management to insure optimum quality, safety and efficiency. For a complete list of amenities that O'Connor Signature at the Oaks Community has to offer please visit www.oconnorattheoaks.com.

Full Story At:

http://www.horsedaily.com/news/showjumping/2007/07hits_fl/01-13-oconnor.html

 

 

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UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION (USEF)ANNUAL MEETING JANUARY 2007

David O'Connor, Olympic Eventing competitor representing the USA, is president of the USEF.  He presented some ideas on marketing and expanding the interest in horses via the USEF, instead of the USEF being an organization that you had to join in order to show.  These are going to be developed.

George Morris wins the Lifetime Achievement Award and Beezie Madden is named Horseperson of the Year at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky.

Debbie McDonald, Olympic trainer/rider of Bretino, revealed that she has a new young Hanoverian mare that she is starting to train.

Lots of rules discussion.

Looks like Reining is not going to get to the Olympics "any time soon" as an official equestrian discipline.  Maybe the PanAm games?

See full story at Nancy Jaffers "Postcard" at:

http://equisearch.com/equiwire_news/nancy_jaffer/usefannualmtg_011407

 

Other Dressage News from the USEF Annual Meeting 2007

Both Debbie McDonald and Steffan Peters were honored for their role in the World Equestrian Games. Owners of Floriano, Laurelyn and Stephen Browning, of Browning Farms in California accepted the gorgeous new plaque which will be added to the array of trophies, blankets and awards they have accumulated since they took over ownership of the horse brought to America by Melanie Pai of Caanan Ranch

Full story at:

www.dressaedaily.com

 

 

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FLORIDA NEWS 1-12-07

Gold Coast Opener CDIW Rescheduled for Feb 16-18
New Closing Date February 1

As a result of the overwhelming response from both competitors and USEF officials, the Gold Coast Opener CDIW, canceled for January due to the EHV1 outbreak, is now on, and rescheduled for February 16-18, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.

This is a qualifier for the Pan Am games and the World Cup in April, 2007 to be held in Las Vegas, USA.

Complete story at:

http://dressagedaily.com/2007/dd_200701/dd_20070112.html

 

 

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More info on the EHV-1 (Rhino) outbreak in Florida, USA

Dressagedaily.com is providing all the current info on the recent outbreak of rhino in the Wellington, Florida area.  Included are press releases, show committe reactions for the January-May show season, and vet info and links.

Info from Dressage Daily on the Airbone Herpes Virus outbreak in Florida

http://horsesdaily.com/news/health/2006/eav/index.html

 

MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING SPECIFICS ON RHINO, ARE POSTED AT THE HORSE HEALTH WATCH LINK ABOVE.

Information there is provided by the Florida Dept of Agriculture that is responsible for handling such bio-security emergencies.

Direct Links are:

 

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/

Link to EHV-1

 

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/ehv1/index.shtml

 

DRESSAGEUNLTD.COM

Dressage Unlimited is providing information on the Florida circumstances via their free newsletter.  Sign up for it at www.dressageunltd.com

 

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NBC-TV TO AIR SHOW JUMPING ON JANUARY 7, 2007

Check local listings.

 

 

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More Horse Shows Providing Internet Webcasts

More shows are providing Live coverage of particularly National and World championships and National/International level competitions.

See list at :

Links to TV/Radio/Internet above.

Let me know if you know of any that are not listed!

 

These provide an excellent opportunity to view top competition in all disciplines for a very nominal fee--without leaving your home or office!

DSL or Broadband access is recommended for most webcasts.

 

 

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EHV Outbreak in Florida

THREATENS THE WEF SHOWS IN 2007

The American Grand Prix Association show on Dec. 16, 2006 has already been cancelled due to Equine Herpes Virus-1 outbreak in Florida.

Despite the concerns about this highly contagious disease that results in neurological deterioration and death, the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington is planning on being held this year as planned.

The WEF shows offer top show competition for Hunters, Jumpers and Dressage, attracting many International level and Olympian riders.

See further information on the virus and on the show at:

www.stadiumjumping.com

Stadium Jumping is a corporation that was established to promote show jumping at the Grand Prix level by Eugene Mische.

This year’s festival, the nation’s longest and consecutively running equestrian sporting event, celebrates its 35th year in Florida, and will offer more than $4 million dollars in prize money.

 

See complete information at:

 

http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/results.cfm

These press releases include information on the EHV-1 virus.

See Health information above for other information.

 

 

 

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NATIONAL HORSE SHOW RESULTS:

The 123rd National Horse Show was held Nov. 29-Dec4, 2006 in Wellington, Florida.

This is one of the leading shows for Hunters, Jumpers, Ponies and Equitation.  Dressage has been added too.

McLain Ward was named the National Champion Jumper Champion in a Rolex sponsored series.

See complete results at:

http://www.nhs.org/news/pressreleases.php

 

http://www.nhs.org/news/

Has the major H-J results

 

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HARRISBURG NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS

The Harrisburg Pennsylvania show in Fall of 2006 is one of the leading shows in the U.S.--especially for Hunter-Jumpers.

See complete results at:

http://www.panational.org/

Includes USEF medal finals

 

NOTE: THIS SHOW IS OFFERING INTERNET LIVE COVERAGE FOR A NOMINAL FEE--PLAN FOR 2007!

See further info at:

http://www.panational.org/results.php#watchlive

 

 

 

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Oklahoma is attracting breed final National Championships

With the recent addition of the AQHA Youth Finals to Oklahoma City and the U.S. Arabian National Finals moving to Tulsa, OK, the state of Oklahoma is adding to its list of National/World finals that it hosts.

The AQHA Open and Amateur finals have been held in Oklahoma for 31 years; the Palomino finals held in Tulsa for a while; Central division of Welsh Society in Tulsa; Appaloosa Worlds in OKC; not to mention the Reining competitions of the Futurity and Derby since the NRHA moved to OKC a few years ago.

 

Many states recognize the significance of the equine industry--this is just one example.

Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, New York and many others are active supporters of the horse business as an industry that contributes to its economic and cultural well-being.

Shows, breeding farms and educational programs for youth encourages the participation of many in the sport, art and business of horses.  From pleasure to International competitions--it is good to see the field grow and be supported!

Contact your local state/province to find out what your area is doing with horses!

 

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American Quarter Horse Youth Finals moving to Oklahoma City, OK from Ft. Worth, Texas in 2008.

Full story at www.aqha.com

 

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BARBERO UPDATE December 2006

The future looks bright for Barbero, the thoroughbred stallion that won the Kentucky Derby in 2006 and then broke his leg in the second jewel of the triple crown, the Preakness.

Vets say his leg is healing well with a minor cast; and the founder in the other hind foot is healing well.

See the Thoroughbred breed journals for more current info.

 

 

 

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KEENELAND FALL SALE RESULTS

are posted at www.keeneland.com

Ranging from millions to a mere $1000 for a bred mare.

See market trends link above for the final press release from Keeneland on the highlights of the sale.

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KEENELAND FALL BREEDING STOCK SALE RESULTS

are posted at www.keeneland.com

Full story at press release at:

http://www.keeneland.com/news/pressdetail.asp?PID=2155

 Prices ranged from near $12million to $1000.

See Market Trends for more info.

 

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KEENELAND FALL BREEDING STOCK SALE

is being telecast LIVE on the Horse Racing TV cable station.  See some of the top bred Thoroughbreds for several days.  As of 9-12-06, top selling horse is a colt for $11.7 million US dollars, by King Mambo and out of a Seattle Slew daughter. Going to a Sheikh's stable.  Second highest is $9.2million US dollars, one of the last sons of Danzig (dec.) heading to Ireland.

Started 9-11-06, should go most of the week.

Excellent opportunity to "educate your eye" as to the characteristics of the Thoroughbred, as well as to get some insight from the conditioners, consigners, breeders and other commentary from experts in the area.

Being broadcast from Keeneland TV in Kentucky, USA.

Complete results can be seen at www.keeneland.com and www.bloodhorse.com.

The complete sale is being broadcast over the Internet at www.keeneland.com

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Keeneland Fall sales on HRTV

The highly respected Keeneland Fall Sales in Louisville, Kentucky, USA will be broadcast live on Horse Racing TV November 6-7, 2006

10am-6pm.

See what makes the tops in the auction market of Thoroughbreds!  (Let me know if you buy one!)

 

 

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BREEDER'S CUP THOROUGHBRED RACES

Nov. 4, 2006

Thoroughbreds compete in eight races for $25 million dollars.  These races decide many of the Eclipse end-of-the-year Racing awards, and is the richest racing series in the U.S.

This series was started in 1980 with a one million dollar purse.

Live coverage on ESPN.com starting at 11am CST; pre-shows on Horse Racing TV.

 

 

 

 

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October 22, 2006--the Arabian Nationals on the Internet was an Excellent broadcast!  Hope that other shows will be aired over the Internet, and that other breed organizations and performance sites will make this available!

ARABIAN HORSE US 2006 NATIONALS ARE BEING BROADCAST LIVE OVER THE INTERNET THIS WEEK

The Arabian Horse Organization is sponsoring an Internet viewing of the 2006 United States Arabian Nationals held this week.

Nominal charge per day ($10-$20).

Seems to work with any Internet connection tho reception will vary.

See hook-up and further info at

www.arabhorse.com

Click on the box about the Live Coverage of Nationals.

Follow instructions and info provided.

The US Nationals end on Saturday, October 21, 2006.

 

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USEF YEAR-END LEADING HORSE-RIDER AWARDS INCLUDE LEADING SIRES IN PERFORMANCE DISCIPLINES AND BREEDING-FOR-PERFORMANCE

 

Follow the Leading Horse Awards for the USEF--United States Equestrian Federation (FEI affiliate in the USA)--- at www.usef.org

These end-of-the-year awards have started to include Leading Sires (categorized by breed/performance discipline), Leading Breeders and Leading Owners in addition to Horses and Riders.

See links to all categories at:  http://www.usef.org/content/pointsAwards/index.php. 

 

The 2005 Leading Sires: 

 

Of the 1164 "Leading Sires of Dressage" horses, the Top Four were Hanoverians (#1 was a Furioso II son).  While "European Warmbloods" dominated the list, there were quite a few other breeds included with a couple of horses--Quarterhorses (Rugged Lark made the list), Welsh, Andalusian, Connemara, Canadian Sport Horse and the  Purebred Arabians had 31 stallions making the list, in addition to one Anglo-Arabian.  Other breeds had one or two.  See list for complete info.

 

 

Interestingly, for 2005, the "Leading Sires of Hunter" list of 819 was dominated by breeds that are generally considered "European Warmbloods" (on a glance of the list, about 750);  followed by a few Thoroughbreds, Welsh, Quarterhorses, and one each of Anglo-Arabian (French), Clydesdale, Irish Sport Horse, Irish Draught, Appaloosa, Shire and Canadian Sport Horse.

 

JUMPING LEADING SIRES FOR 2005:

The list of 638 sires is dominated by European Warmbloods, with several Thoroughbreds included.  Other breeds included Irish Sport Horse, Irish Draught, Quarterhorse and Welsh.

Of the European Warmbloods, Dutch Warmbloods and Holsteiners held most of the top 25 placings.

 

EVENTING LEADING SIRES FOR 2005:

There were 190 sires on this list.  On a glance at the list, the Thoroughbreds and European Warmbloods dominated the list, with the breeds about equally divided.  There were a couple of Irish Sport Horses and one Anglo-Arabian (French) too.

 

   See complete lists at:  http://www.usef.org/content/pointsAwards/2005/leadingSires.php

 

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DRESSAGE AT DEVON

 starts Sept. 26, 2006

View schedule and further info at

www.equisearch.com

This dressage show includes the North American Breeding Championships, and top Grand Prix competitions.  The three day Breed Division is considered on of the most complete in the world, with over 400 horses competing in more than 50 classes, representing more than 30 individual breeds.  The USDF breeders championship, NA Breeders Futurity and the "Born in the USA" breeders awards highlight the competitions.

Robert Dover, esteemed International Dressage competitor and Olympian, has said this is a show that all shows should be judged by!

More info at the show website that is available through

www.equisearch.com

(www.dressageatdevon.org)

Benefit for a Therapeutic Riding Program.

Devon, Pennsylvania, USA

Located about 35 minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

In addition to the yearly DRESSAGE AT DEVON show, Devon hosts the oldest all-breed Class A outdoor show in the USA in late spring each year.

Link on to the Devon site for this historical info:

Ever Since 1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has promoted horsemanship and horse breeding for conformation, performance, and speed. Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year [2006], the show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States. Following is a brief history of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, including a summary of how the grounds evolved into the colorful complex we have today

 

www.thedevonhorseshow.org

 

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SPRUCE MEADOWS MASTER TOURNAMENT

Nations Cup won by Canada

Second:Great Britain Third:USA

 

At the Spruce Meadows (CAN) Fall Master's Tournament, Canada and Great Britain had a jump-off to determine the winner of the $350,000/cdn Nation's Cup.

This is the "richest show jumping event in the world".

Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands competed too.

Spruce Meadows is located in Alberta, Canada.

See full story at:

www.equestrianconnection.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSIO_Spruce_Meadows_%27Masters%27_Tournament

 

Spruce Meadows website:

www.sprucemeadows.com

 

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THE HORSEdotCom of "The BLOOD-HORSE" magazine 

OFFERS FREE VET INFORMATION

In August, 2006, www.thehorse.com, the non-profit agency of the very well-respected Thoroughbred/racing (primarily) journal based in Kentucky, USA, has started to allow free access to all of their Equine Vet articles.

Previously, some were free (I subscribed--they were all excellent), others were only viewable if paying an additional payment.

However, at this time, August, 2006, all are free to viewers for just registering at no cost.

 The Bloodhorse is perhaps the foremost Thoroughbred industry magazine, including info on racing, current vet issues, sales ,etc.  Established in the 1800's.

Look up their info too!

More info at:

www.thehorse.com

 

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General Equine Archived News Continues

General Equine News Continues

General Equine News Starting 2005
 

Update

 

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Survey and Demographic Information at the

Marketing--Demographic and Survey Info

page link above.

This includes a recent (Fall 2005) self-respond survey from the American Quarterhorse Association website regarding the effect of high prices of oil and gas prices during 2005 on the respondants plans for showing at horse shows.

[The top answer was that they would just show primarily at shows in the immediate area]

 

Click on Marketing at link above

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AMERICAN QUARTERHORSE STALLION SELLS FOR $2.35 MILLION USD AT SALE

see more info at Market Trends link above

 

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2005 AQHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Live Internet Coverage

November 5-19, 2005

The AQHA and corporate/business sponsors are providing a free, on-line live video streaming of the 2005 show, November 5-19th.

Log on at www.aqha.com/showing

On the right hand side column, click on "Fort Dodge Webcast" (or live feed); daily schedule is in that column too.

 

OTHER COVERAGE OF WINNERS,etc.

is included in listings on that page and in other departments on the right hand column.

Most of these include video clips of the owners, trainers, riders and critiques of courses. Sponsored by American Quarterhorse Journal.

Lots to see and to read! Real time and quick updates!

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Arabian Sporthorse National Finals

see below during September, 2005

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WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2005

Dressage

Washington, D.C.- October 28- The Washington International Horse Show started a new tradition last night when three of North America's top dressage riders competed at the MCI Center in the $10,000 Washington International Invitational Dressage Championship. Ashley Holzer, Cathy Morelli, and Heather Blitz competed for a purse of $10,000. Last night's Grand Prix Competition was the first half of the Invitational Championship. Tonight riders returned for the Musical Freestyle portion. Ashley Holzer performed a stunning routine for the win with her mount Gambol, an eleven year old Dutch Warmblood stallion.

In the Grand Prix Competition, Holzer, who represents the country of Canada, was the first to perform in the indoor arena. Her performance was met with thunderous applause from the crowd, and this reaction set the pace for the entire dressage competition.

Phelps Press Release; www.horseweb.com  

OpenJumping

Washington, DC: Twenty-one year old Canadian show jumping athlete, Kim Farlinger (Annan, ON), enjoyed a successful week with top placings at the Washington International Horse Show riding the eight year old Dutch mare, Laforza. She placed in the Top Ten of three major classes against experienced International competitors.

Phelps Press Release; full story at www.horseweb.com

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Quarter Horses Dominate North American League Jumper Finals

Harrisburg, PA - (October 18, 2005) - Spectators cheered for speed and clapped for the clean rounds as they watched the top fifteen horses race for the blue in the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children's Jumper Finals. But it was Samantha Wagner and her Quarter Horse gelding Cisco who put speed and accuracy together to win the class held during the 60th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA. ………

Another Quarter Horse to lead the victory gallop at the Pennsylvania National was Gold Bug who took the blue in the NAL Pony Jumper Finals with Rose Feldman of Huntington Valley, Pa., in the irons. Goldbug, an experienced 14-year-old mare, demonstrated her speed and agility as she stopped the clock in a blistering 28.524 seconds

The North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter-jumper divisions - Children's Hunter, Children's Jumper, Adult Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper and Open Jumper Speed. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA in October. Riders need not be members of the NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but only current members earn points toward year-end finals. For more information, a list of qualifying competitions and results, please see the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com .

Courtesy of Marty Bauman press release; full story at www.horseweb.com

 

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DRESSAGE AT DEVON continued to present international quality breeding and performance divisions in its 31st year.

October 10, 2005

The Breed Division of this six-day event is widely considered the most complete Breed Show outside of Europe. This year entries were up only slightly, but the addition of the Grande Georgian Georgian Grande, the Cleveland Bay and the Native Ponies of the British Isles bumped the number of classes during Thursday's individual breed classes to 33.

Thursday was a day that honored diversity, and 35 breeds and registries had the opportunity to show off their best. "Dressage is a sport for all horses," said Co-Chair Melanie Sloyer. "Our individual breed classes offer a chance for horses of all shapes and sizes to participate." The day was capped off with the colorful Parade of Breeds, featuring the winners from each of the classes.

In an effort to promote the development of young horses in dressage, four year-old classes were added:

Thursday afternoon also kicked off the Performance Division with the first of the FEI Dressage Tests specifically for young horses. This year, a test for four-year-olds was added in addition to the five and six-year-old classes. "We're excited to be the first show in the nation to offer this test," said Co-Chair Jim Hall. "It's a natural bridge between our breed and performance divisions, and a fitting first step for our North American Breeders Futurity (NABF)”. The NABF finals were held on Friday.

Open Dressage competitions through Grand Prix continued the rest of the week.

Read the full story at www.horseweb.com or link on “Devon news” above.

Contact:
Marty Bauman (518) 523-9625, classic.communications@verizon.net

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 FEI ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabians dominated the placing at the 2005 FEI North American Endurance Championships held in Fair Hill, Maryland.  Competitors from Wyoming took the top place, with a horse and rider from Great Britain coming in second, however not eligible for the Silver Medal.  The Silver went to a Maryland horse.  The Silver medal horse was co-owned by legendary US equestrian Lana Wright, who was the first woman to win a medal in the Olympics for the US  (eventing team Silver, 1964) and the first to win a combined driving World Championship medal (pairs team Gold, 1991).  Wright is also co-President of the Fair Hill International.  NOTE: the Fair Hill International hosts the USET Fall Eventing Championships CCI*** and Combined Driving Championships each October. Full story at Horseweb.com 

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USEF NATIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

An 11 yo Morgan gelding with Scott Monroe of CT. at the reins won the 2005 USEF National Combined Driving Singles Championship at The Sept. driving Gladstone Driving Event held at the USET facility in NewJersey.  Horses are shown in a dressage course,  a marathon (Obstacle) course and a cone course.  A Belgium Warmblood from Florida was reserve.  Full story at Horseweb.com

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SPRUCE MEADOWS, CANADA 2005

Calgary, Canada- September 9- The weather was damp and gloomy at Spruce Meadows for today's feature event, the $100,000 EnCana Cup. However, there was a ray of light of the competition in Brazil's Rodrigo Pessoa and his venerable mount, Baloubet du Rouet.

The 2004 Olympic Individual Gold Medal winner won his third straight EnCana Cup today, taking home a prize of $35,000. He excelled over a course set by world-renowned designer Leopoldo Palacios. Baloubet du Rouet, a 16 year old Selle Francais stallion owned by Diego Pereila Coutinlo, showed no worse for wear as he galloped around in the rain.

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NEW SIX BAR OPEN JUMPING RECORD (ALMOST) SET!

The night class at Spruce Meadows featured the exciting $40,000 Atco Electric "Circuit" Six Bar competition. The Six-Bar consists of six verticals, each set with two strides between them. The heights range from 1.30m to 1.70m in the first round. Today's class hosted 31 competitors.

Despite cold and rainy weather, fans turned out in droves and sat on the hillside to watch a contest of the most careful horse. There were two more rounds before the final jump-off.

After three rounds, it came down to two riders: Nick Skelton (GBR) and Russel and Kim Prince (USA) and Couletto K James. Both had cleared 6' 7 1/8" (2.01m). The fences were raised to 6'11 15/16" (2.135m), a height that would set a new record. Prince declined to go and settled for second place, but Skelton decided to give it a try.

The five time winner of Six Bar competitions circled slowly before the combination. He powered over the first two obstacles, but the height of the third fence proved to be too much. Russel caught the top rail and failed to break the record set at another show by Ireland's Jessica Kurten. For his efforts however, Skelton was awarded $10,000 by Atco Electric. "It's

Courtesy of Mason Phelps, Phelps Media Group; posted at www.horseweb.com

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Third Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Exceeds Expectations

September, 2005

The Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Sport Horse Nationals) topped out at 550 horses this year, exceeding by 100 the original number forecast by the Arabian Horse Association which produced the show.

Hilda Gurney gave a clinic on Dressage as well as winning the Grand Prix competition.

 David O’Connor gave a seminar on eventing.

Full story at http://secure.arabianhorses.org/apps/index.cgi?page=pressrel&prid=43

Results can be found online at ArabianHorses.org/SHN

The 2006 show will be held at the Idaho Center Horse Park, Nampa, Idaho, from September 20-24.  The 2005 show was in Lexington, VA.

 

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DID YOU KNOW....

 Oldest reliable age recorded for a horse is an incredible 62 years in the case of 'Old Billy' (foaled 1760), believed to be a cross between a Cleveland and Eastern blood...
Guiness Book of Records

  courtesy of the "clevelands rock" website

http://www.pris.bc.ca/horses/cb/cbwebpgs/rock.htm

 

Cleveland bays originated in England.

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RESEARCH AND INFO ON FOUNDER

Kathryn Watts of southern Colorado has a website that presents research and information on all aspects of Founder in horses.

Primary emphasis is on grass founder.

Website:  www.safergrass.org

grassinfo@safergrass.org

 Email with inquiries about consulting and research services.

 

 

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FEI World Reining Masters Finals: U.S. Reiners Craig Schmersal and Tim McQuay Thrill the Crowd with Gold and Silver; Switzerland's Jeannette Krahenbuhl Does it Again

For more information, visit www.worldreiningmaster.com or the official web site at www.euroreining.com.

 

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SAMSUNG LEAGUE 2005 RESULTS

For more complete results, with individual scores and prize money won, see www.csiobarcelona.com, and click on the results link on the left side of the homepage, or visit www.horsesport.com, the website of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and click on the Samsung Super League link on the left side of the homepage.

 

Overall Results from the 2005 Samsung Super League
September 18, 2005

1. United States, points: 55
2. Germany, points: 46
3. Great Britain, points: 41
4. Switzerland, points: 40
5. The Netherlands, points: 38.5
6. France, points: 29
7. Ireland, points: 22
8. Belgium, points: 20.5

 

 

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US HURRICANE RELIEF FUND

USEF Hurricane Equine Relief Fund Will Assist Rita Victims


(Lexington, KY) – All donations made to the USEF Equine Relief Fund from today, September 23, 2005, forward will be used to assist victims of any 2005 hurricane including Katrina, Rita or any others that could occur.

The Fund will assist those agencies working directly with the equine victims and refugees from hurricanes. Every dollar of the money donated to the fund will be used to support efforts to deliver food, veterinary services, and shelter for horses and ponies in the stricken areas. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made online at www.usef.org or by check made out to the USEF Hurricane Equine Relief Fund and sent to:

The United States Equestrian Federation
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511

To Donate by Fax: 859-231-6662


ENDS
For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications on (859) 225-6941 or via email at mpartlow@usef.org. USEF press releases are available on our web site –
www.usef.org.

(A personal note from LR--"I have volunteered in the aftermath of tornadoes at equine clinics, and the amount of pain and suffering of the horses, in addition to the dedication of the care-givers, is incredible.  It is a worthwhile cause.")



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US EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION MOVES ANNUAL MEETING FROM HURRICANE AREA

 

Lexington, KY – The 2006 United States Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting, previously scheduled to take place in New Orleans, has been relocated to Cincinnati, OH, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The dates for the convention will remain January 11–15.

 

 

 

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Update on the Misc. page--regarding the TV series on E! Cable station.

A light hearted look at celeb offspring trying to make it on a cattle drive--all for charity!

 

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Some interesting observations on the 2005 Young Horse Championships held in Verden, Germany in an article by Charlene Strickland this month (September 2005).

www.equestrianconnection.com

 

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Dressage Unlimited is running tapes of the Young Horse Championships on www.rfd.com this month.

 

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The phasing in of the Passport requirement changes are posted on the Travel website—basically the regulation goes into effect at the end of 2006 for all air and sea travellers, and then at the end of 2007 (Dec. 31) for land travellers.

 

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Very successful yet rainy Spruce Meadows competition in September 2005!

 

 

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U.S. LAW CHANGE FOR PERSONS ENTERING THE U.S. GOES INTO EFFECT IN 2008!

Note that new US security measures include that anyone entering the US from Canada after January 1, 2008 must show a passport.  This regulation includes Mexico and other Western Hemisphere countries.

 

For full information logon to the US State Department website at travel.state.gov.

See link above (U.S. Federal Law changes affecting the equine industry) for a copy of the notification that you will find there.

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NEED SOME INFO ON AREA CODES AND ZIP CODES?

See the Marketing Tools update for info and links.

August 2005

 

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AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL RELEASES STUDY ON IMPACT OF THE HORSE INDUSTRY ON US ECONOMY

 

The horse industry in the United States contributes $39 billion in direct economic impact to the U.S. economy and supports 1.4 million jobs on a full-time basis, according to a new study released today by the American Horse Council (AHC). When indirect and induced spending are included, the industry's economic impact reaches $102 billion. The study also estimates the horse population in this country has reached 9.2 million.

The study, conducted by Deloitte Consulting, LLC

The study, titled The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in the United States, is the most comprehensive research document ever compiled on the American horse industry. (The media can access a summary of the report at www.HorseCouncil.org/pressstudyinfo.)

The study reveals the numbers and statistics related to horses and horse industry in the United States.

Includes some interesting comments and info comparing recreational to show use.  (strangely enough, breeding use was left out as a category except as "other".)

See link above AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL STUDY 2005

Complete press release at Horseweb.com

July 26, 2005 

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HORSE HEALTH NEWS

"VS" UPDATES FOR TEXAS AND COLORADO

with other advisories for general concerns of shipping horses across state lines in the United States.

Texas has started requiring vets to provide additional certification.

See Horse Health Watch above or view press releases at Horseweb.com

July 2005--no dates on press release so contact links directly for most recent info

 

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SIGNIFICANT PROCEDURAL RULE CHANGE

USDF and USDF are agreeing to approve shows together to "cut down paperwork", etc.  Starts in 2006.

Full story at Horseweb.com

More info at Sig. Rule Change link above

July 2005

 

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An Inspiring Story of the love of horses and the beneficial aspects of riding--

There is an article at www. Equisearch.com by an award winning writer about the plights of a woman that contracted MS (multiple sclerosis) several years ago.  Turns out it is the wife of the Gov. of Mass; and she was inspired to get back into riding when this occurred during the summer Olympics that he chaired in the US.

Seems to have worked!

resource is www.equisearch.com

July 2005

 

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Equine health news!

Garlic can cause anemia in horses--and from academic research, horses love to eat garlic.

Full story at above Horse Health link, or at resource at NaturesBalance.com from Horse Journal.

Natures Balance is a commerical natural remedy site for horses.

July 2005

 

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On July 1-3, 2005, the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses will take place in Verden, Germany.

Americans chosen through a regional then national process of competition are Susan Dutta with Currency DC, Haokan Thorn on Donegal and Susanne Hassler on Royal Prince.

Full story at dressagedaily.com/Eurodressage.com

June 2005

 

 

 

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USEF DRESSAGE NATIONAL CH RESULTS 

6-2005

The US Equestrian Team Foundations National Championship at Gladstone, NJ

Several prominent West Coast riders including Olympians did not make the trip, saving their horses for Aachen.

G. Williams on his black Westphalen mare won the Championship.

Full story at equisearch.com

 

 

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Equine Industry Vision Award 2005

John Gaines, who helped to establish the Kentucky Horse Park, National Thoroughbred Assn., Breeder Cup and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, was this years recipient.

Full story at equisearch.com

 

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2004 DRESSAGE MEDALS FOR JUMPING REDISTRIBUTED

 

The FEI officially disqualified individual show jumping gold medalist Cian O'Connor of Ireland from the 2004 Olympic Games on June 10.  Traces of a banned substance that was allowable if the games were notified in a timely matter were found at tests following his win.  Several appeals were made by the Irish team.  Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil, Chris Kappler of the United States and Marco Kutscher of Germany moved up to gold, silver and bronze, respectively.

 FULL STORY AT EQUISEARCH.COM

 

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FEI PROPOSED CHANGE ON TEAM MEMEBERSHIP NUMBERS

 

At the FEI General Assembly in London, Great Britain, April 9, 2005, the FEI Dressage Committee proposed to the IOC that Olympic Dressage Teams will consist of only three riders instead of four. According to the committee,  “this rule change will allow more nations to participate in the Games and thus enhance the universality of the sport”.   Full info and story at

Eurodressage.com

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EURODRESSAGE

Continues its emphasis on breeding sporthorses with archived coverage—click on the NEWS link from the home page for news stories on breeding, sales, etc.

 

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The Oldenburg breeding stallion Donnerprinz has been euthanized due to major health issues on June 7th 2004. The 13-year old Donnerprinz (by Donnerhall x Aktuell) was purchased by Canadian Chris von Gartzen at Gestut Birkhof's in Germany in November of 2003.

"In March, Donnerprinz needed colic surgery. It went fine and he recovered nicely from it. However, we noticed some abnormalities in the front end and when he arrived in Ontario on June 1st," owner Chris von Gartzen explained. At the Ontario Vet College in Canada, Donnerprinz was diagnosed with severe Wobbler's Syndrome and the vets recommended immediate euthanasia since he was a danger to himself and anyone handling him.

He passed his vet check in November, and the vets said a neck x-ray would have had to have been done to see the 3 lesions that caused the illness.

eurodressage.com for full story

 

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May 2005: Canadian Christilot Boylen Hanson won the Grand Prix in Germany aboard her black Gachino. She scored 69.167% and beat Anja Hermelink on Donjour.

 

 

 

 

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HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York--the $150,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, June 8-12, 2005.

Equine.com newsletter

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2007 WORLD CUP JUMPING AND DRESSAGE

to be held in Las Vegas, NV, USA again (as was in 2004).

2006 Competition to be in Amsterdam, Netherlands

dressageunltd.com

General equine news.

 

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FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE FINAL TO BE BROADCAST ON TV

The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will present a one-hour special broadcast of the FEI World Cup Dressage Final, presented by Offield Farms, on Monday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

Full story at dailydressage.com

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The US Devon (PA) Horse show is continuing in the first week of June--

Kent Farrington and Madison won the $75,000 Budweiser Grand Prix at the Devon Horse Show on June 2.

 Spruce Meadows coming up mid-June.

Complete results at

Equisearch.com

 

 

 

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PREAKNESS

Afleet Alex won the second leg of the US Triple Crown.   This horse has a heart warming story to do with part of the winnings going to child cancer research.  Full story at most of the Thoroughbred and Racing news sites (see links)

 

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Equine herpesvirus, a neurological disease with no known cure, has emerged at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.  The track has been quarantined.  Full Story at www.thehorse.com--story May 2005 article number 5790

 

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Article 5786  www.thehorse.com

Legislative action has been introduced to increase the veterinary services workforce in the US light of new bioterrorism threats and threats to the food resources.  Currently only 2% of the over 65,000 veterinarians are involved in public health or areas of preventative care.

Purpose of the bill:  To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a competitive grant program to build capacity in veterinary medical education and expand the workforce of veterinarians engaged in public health practice and biomedical research.

 

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ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION

Articles at www.thehorse.com

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The horse industry in Colorado is instituting an Equine Smart Card identification program that will meet National Animal Identification System (NAIS) standards. NAIS is a national program being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state ...

 

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The advancement of animal ID is currently one of the NIAA's greatest missions," began Amelita Facchiano, consultant for GlobalVetLink and chair of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Equine ID Subcommittee at the NIAA annual conference

 

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www. Thehorse.com article 5736

A new invention by Buck Wheeler called the Udderly EZ mare milker is helping breeding farms manage colostrum collection and the sometimes difficult task of milking a mare.

The device is a hand-held, trigger-operated pump that fits on a flanged plastic, and is much safer in that you do not have to get as far under the mare.

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TECHNOLOGY NEWS

If your computer does not have text to speech capabilities (the computer will read anything on the Internet in a very good human-like voice out loud, and info can be downloaded to portable devices such as iPods), there is a software for $30usd that can enable your computer.

See Links on Technology above

Can save you time!

 

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Continued General Equine News

RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULE CHANGES
FOR SHOWING AND BREEDING ORGANIZATIONS
This is a page I have added--instead of adding complete info on the Home page, there will be a general info statement of additions and then link to the Link above.
 
Most recent is the riding whip rule change in the FEI that caused the disqualification of one of the German riders this spring,affecting qualifications for the World Cup.
Full story at www.eurodressage.com
 
 
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STUBB'S COLLECTION AT D.C. MUSEUM
"Stubbs and the Horse" features 35 drawings and 40 paintings by George Stubbs, long considered the world's finest equine painter"
Unfortunately, the Washington D.C., USA area museum does not have a virtual tour.
Link above to "Misc." for most of the review.  It seems to be a popular exhibit, especially with "horse crazy" kids!
 
 
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ROLEX ON NBC
 
I am not sure if the airing of the Rolex 3-day eventing and the World Cup jumping "shows the growing popularity of equestrian sports"  as some have said--however it was nice to see some of the show.  No dressage was included except brief footage of the 3-day.  The taping and editing was excellent and commentary very professional--including experts that are media savvy!
 
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KENTUCKY DERBY RESULTS
Longshot wins. Giacomo, a 50 to 1 bet.

Giacomo is owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, who bred him in Kentucky. Jerry Moss founded A&M Records with Herb Alpert and has produced recordings for many top starts, among them Sting. The dam is named for a Sting song.

The Derby winner is trained by John Shirreffs. Both Shirreffs and Smith were winning their first Derbys.

The complete order of finish was Giacomo, Closing Argument, Afleet Alex, Don't Get Mad, Buzzards Bay, Wilko, Bellamy Road, Andromeda's Hero, Flower Alley, High Fly, Greeley's Galaxy, Coin Silver, Greater Good, Noble Causeway, Sun King, Spanish Chestnut, Sort It Out, Going Wild, Bandini, and High Limit.

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See complete results at
 
An excellent article on the breeding of Giacomo is available at bloodhorse.com entitled

Giacomo Victory Scores Classic Win for Plaudit Sire Line
by Avalyn Hunter
Date Posted: 5/7/2005 8:17:58 PM
Last Updated: 5/10/

 

 

 
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OTHER POINTS FROM THE NBC BROADCAST of the Kentucky Derby:

 

TESTING FOR MILKSHAKES THIS YEAR:

Given to horses for energy.

People with their own agendas that wanted to make this a big point in regard to drugs and medications; "the industry is taking care of it".

 

Did you see the bridleless pony horse leading one of the Juvenile stakes horses to the gate?  Bay horse—very calm.  Very impressive.  Rider just had a neck strap on him.

 

 
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KENTUCKY DERBY MAY 7, 2005
One of the premier racing competitions of the year in the US, the Kentucky Derby is on May 7, 2005, the traditional date of the first Saturday in May each year.  Complete coverage at ESPN.COM.
The Derby Oaks will be held on Friday, May 6.
 
NBC has scheduled a replay of the 2005 World Cup Jumping that was just held in Las Vegas, NV and highlights of the Rolex 3-day event on May 8, Sunday from 4-6 ET.  More info below.
 
Get your VCRs ready!
 

credit to Equisearch.COM for the following:

 

May 5, 2005 -- A sure sign of the rising popularity of equestrian sport across the nation, NBC Sports will air its first ever double-header for eventing and show jumping on May 8, showcasing two of the United States' most prestigious events in 2005.

The two-for-one broadcast will feature highlights from the 2005 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and the 2005 FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final from Las Vegas and is scheduled to air from 4-6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

FURTHER INFO AT WWW.EQUISEARCH.COM

 
 
 
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More Health News at www.thehorse.com

Several exc article on www.thehorse.com newsletter of May 5, 2005.

The VS outbreak in New Mexico, (USA) the perfect hoof in a horse,  and mastisis in a 25yo mare that is no longer breeding, with vet recommendations on what tests and treatments to try.

 

May 2005 Article # 5740

 
 
 
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Samsung International Team Competition Begins
 
The first competition of the season's victory belongs to the USA team.
Full story at the FEI official site--horsesport.org
 
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HORSE HEALTH ALERT
VS RESURGES IN SW USA
 
The VSV--vesicular stomatitis, a viral infection causing severe blisters in the mouth and other areas in livestock, including horses, has been confirmed in New Mexico and Arizona by the National Vet Testing Lab of USDA.
As a result, Kentucky has placed an embargo on horses from the affected counties, and requiring additional testing of horses from surrounding areas.  This is a reinstatement after the last case in Dec. 2004 in Colorado that was lifted in January 2005. 
See link above to HORSE HEALTH WATCH for further synopsis.  Complete stories at www.thehorse.com--article 5731 and related articles at same site
 
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Reining--European Championships 2005
www.horsesport.org(the official FEI site)
Starting on 5 May, the second edition of the FEI European Reining championships will be held at the Palasturla Facility in Manerbio, Italy. Twelve participating nations (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary Italy, Poland, Switzerland and The Netherlands), of which three individual riders (Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland), will be leaving their tracks in the wonderful new facility where the inaugural show was held last year.
Complete info at above link
 
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DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA NATIONAL SHOW

Del Mar (California, usa) major National show

First week of western, second of Dressage, third of Show Jumping.  The show features a LIVE WEBCAM.  I tried it out, and the camera is positioned quite well tho at one end of the arena, however you can basically see the courses.  The transmission of the horses competing was not smooth when I tried it—may have something to do with bandwith tho.  Anyway, it is a nice idea for horse shows to provide, and I am glad to see this trend growing.

www.delmarnational.com

www.horsenpony.com

 
 
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KWPN BREEDER AUCTION
The renowned KWPN stud farm Stoeterij 't Vierspan is auctioning off its last horses on Tuesday May 10, 2005, before closing its doors for good. Twenty-three horses will be auctioned, including the world famous breeding stallion Junior STV (by Uniform)
 
COMPLETE STORY AT EURODRESSAGE.COM
 
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Reining Derby
starts May 16, 2005 in Oklahoma City, OK
Includes a sale and the Intercollegiate Reining National Championships
The NRHA is planning a golf tournament to commemorate the 20th year for the Derby to be held in OKC, and to benefit the Reining Olympic Teams Dreams fund.
4-5-6 year olds competing for over $300,000
Full information at nrha.com
 
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CDIO Saumur, France
Frances largest dressage show was the end of April.  Russian, German and Belgium riders dominated.
The FEI pony division was very competitive, and the Dutch young rider teams dominated.
Full stories at eurodressage.com and horsedaily.com
 
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The 2005 Rolex Three-Day Event completed on May 1. Kim Severson and Winsome Adante of USA won the individual honors.  She was ranked number one in world eventing riders last year, and won the individual silver at the Olympics.
Phillip Donne, the Australian that trains in New York, was second for the second year in a row.
This was Severson's third Rolex victory in four years, winning another $65,000 and a Rolex watch. 

Full story at equisearch.com
Pictures at horsedaily.com
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OLDENBURG ELITE SALE RESULTS
See Market Trends (above link)
eurodressage.com for full story
April 2005
 
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The top winners in the 2005 World Cup Dressage and Show Jumping were Hanoverians; KWPN coming in second.
(Las Vegas, Nev., USA--April 20-24)
 
 
World Cup--Final Day
Show Jumping Final

A total of 43 riders challenged the 2005 Budweiser World Cup Final. Following the first round on Sunday, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum of Germany and three-time World Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil were tied for the lead on four faults apiece.

In the second round, Pessoa and his veteran partner, Baloubet du Rouet dropped two rails to leave the door wide open for Michaels-Beerbaum. The number one ranked female rider in the world took full advantage, posting a clear round with Shutterfly to win her first World Cup Final title. Michael Whitaker of Great Britain rode Portofino to second place while two Germans, Marcus Ehning aboard Gitania 8 and Lars Nieberg riding Lucie 55, finished tied for third.

credit for above report to www.equestrianconnection.com

Other reports at equisearch and eurodressage (the former includes the side story of Anky vG's Las Vegas Elvis marriage, if you are interested in such)

 
 
World Cup--Day 3
Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands became a seven-time winner aboard Keltec Salinero. The Olympic gold medalist's score was a record 86.725 percent, and she was placed first by four of the five judges. Axel had her third; he was critical of her pirouettes, which are an important movement.
Show Jumping--

$50,000 Las Vegas grand prix, kind of a consolation competition for those who are not going forward to this afternoon's final two rounds of the FEI Budweiser Jumping World Cup Final.

The class went to Audi's Jikke ridden by Eric van der Vleuten, making it a completely great day for the Dutch. Right behind him was Anne Kursinski on Roxana. Anne felt the class was a perfect prep as she gets ready to embark on the U.S. Nations' Cup tour

credit to equisearch.com and Nancy Jaffers, equine journalist

 

Complete coverage at equisearch.com, dailydressage.com and eurodressage.com

 

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World Cup--Day 2
Jumping was the top story..with the second leg of the World Cup Final ending with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum winning it.  She is the former California based GP jumper rider that married one of the Beerbaum brothers (both on the World Cup team too, by the way, placing 5-6) and then changed her citizenship to German, so she is officially representing Germany at this World Cup.
DRESSAGE consolation honors went to Steffan Peters of California (formerly of Germany, and changed his citizenship to US to compete at top levels) in the Offield WC finals.  The official finals for the top 12 continues on 4-23-05.
Complete coverage and results at www.equisearch.com (Nancy Jaffers--quickest for the jumping); dressagedaily.com (quickest for the dressage) and eurodressage.com--links to all.
 
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World Cup--Day 1
Dutch rider Edward Gal (Anky's student) won the Grand Prix on his Dutch Warmblood; Anky second; US's Debbie McDonald was third and Robert Dover fourth.
 
Jumping-- the speed class was won by the Belgian rider Ludo Philippaerts("the most successful Belgian show jumping rider ever", according to his website). (Actually, he evidently is!)
 Complete results and commentaries at equisearch.com, dressagedaily.com, and eurodressage.com (has excellent pictures of top finishers in dressage too).
 
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WORLD CUP FINALS
begin April 21 in Las Vegas, NV
If you cannot make the show, the following sites will be providing daily reports and updates:
 
 
among others!  Check your favorite general news source.

The 2005 World Cup Dressage Finals in Las Vegas, U.S.A., will be a very special competition for former Olympic champion Isabell Werth. The 37-year old German rider is bringing her 19-year old Hanoverian gelding Antony FRH (by Argument/T) to Las Vegas for their final competition.  Full story at eurodressage.com

 
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Sales updates--see link to Market Trends
 
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INTERCOLLEGIATE HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION

 

http://www.ihsainc.com/

Official site of the IHSC

Nationals are held first week in May in Ohio

 

2005 Nationals Information Now Available

 

Click on "IHSA Nationals" and then browse for details

 

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FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY—APRIL 2005

Complete coverage at webnpony.com and eurodressage.com; these are some relevant highlights:

 

2008 OLYMPICS REPORT

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing (CHN) The Beijing Organising Committee (BOCOG) made a presentation to the FEI General Assembly. The delegation included representatives of BOCOG and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. BOCOG admitted that they underestimated the veterinary issue of temporary import of horses in China and presented an alternative plan for hosting the equestrian competitions in Hong Kong.

A decision will be taken by the Executive Board of the IOC on 19 April.

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EVENTING

The Chairman of the Eventing Committee reported on the ongoing review of the discipline’s Strategic Plan and ask the National Federations to come up with ideas to rename the discipline

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No less than 300 participants, representing the 133 National Federations (NFs) affiliated to the various organizations that are part of the FEI.

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WORLD GAMES TEAM--USA FINAL SELECTIONS

equisearch.com

Debbie McDonald, 2004 Olympic bronze medalists, won the 2005 U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle Championship and U.S. League Final April 3. She will join fellow Olympians Leslie Morse, Guenter Seidel and Robert Dover at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final

WEG competition will be in Las Vegas, Nevada this year, April 20-24.  Link to dressageunltd.com for ticket and accommodation information.

 

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REINED COW HORSE ASSN STAKES RESULTS

 

Bob Avila and Chics Magic Potion won the 2005 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes in Tucson, Ariz., April 3.  Actually a tie, however his higher cattle working score broke the tie.

 

 

 

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NEW WEBSITE FOR EQUESTRIAN COLLEGE INTERESTS

The USEF and AQHA have joined to  create a website to support NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Assn) equestrian sports that is

Designed to enhance the knowledge and awareness of equestrian competition at the university level and beyond, the site will also serve as information headquarters for Varsity Equestrian sports”

www.varsityequestrian.com

4-13-05

 

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SPEAKING OF SCHOOLS
There is a private school in California that is basically oriented to high achievers and gifted high school students that includes a riding program...actually they have a riding as a "required course" for Freshman.  It is interesting to read what they think this contributes to the education and character of the students.
Read more at www.thacher.org
 
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UPDATE ON EQUINE CHARTER SCHOOLS
Links four stories down on this page
 A second meeting with the State Board of Education will take place at the State Board meeting in Wednesday, April 20, 2005. 

The school hopes to be approved and open in Sept. 2005 with 25 students, expanding gradually to serve 60 students in the Keene area and 60 students in the Rochester area over 5 years, bringing the school's total population to 120.

 

 
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WEST NILE VIRUS
HUMAN SYMPTOMS
This is from 2002, and may be "old news" to most of us, however there is a polio-like paralysis that is associated with human symptoms of West Nile Virus.  It is very unusual, and was found from Michigan to Georgia and Miss., however good to know about.
WebMd.com
run a search for "paresis"
Mosquito season starting in some areas--so take precautions!
Info on natural products available on the toxic plants page.
 
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NEW INFO ON PLANTS

 

 Database of 580 weeds.  Primarily oriented to Western Europe, however the same plants exist in North America/Canada.  Easy to use and quick.  Has an English language version and a French version.

http://www.dijon.inra.fr/hyppa/hyppa-a/hyppa_a.htm

 

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SEE THE NEW COPYRIGHT PAGE

for info on US copyright law.  US law states that any picture or text that is published is automatically copyrighted.  This is a change from the previous law that was revised in 1989.  Be certain you have permission to use photos you have not taken yourself, and that this permission extends to those with whom you share the photo.

Content and info at www.copyright.gov

 

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EQUINE CHARTER SCHOOL

The "first ever" charter school with an emphasis on Equine Studies is being voted on in New Hampshire, USA.  These are publicly funded schools with particular emphasis in a certain area--generally science, math and the arts are the most common; other academic subjects or remedial programs exist too.

However, this would be the first one with Equine Studies as a primary emphasis, in addition to rigorous college prep academic courses.  Full story at

www.equinesite.com, or contact the founders of the Equestrian Academy at www.nhequestriancharterschool.org.

 

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GLOBAL DRESSAGE FORUM

A report on the Global Dressage Forum--4th annual--held in Holland last fall is available on www.equisearch.com.  Email me for copies.

The primary topic was making Dressage more accessible to the general public ("transparent" in the current jargon) by providing information and immediate access to scoring, as is currently being done at CHIO shows.  And the "happy athlete horse".

Ironically, there was little mention of the constant tail wringing that you see so often in competition horses, except for one comment by one of the "equine scientists" that said that the tail swishing of one horse was not necessarily because the horse was "not happy".

Since it is generally well known by most experienced horse people that resistance and emotional displeasure is most clearly shown by horses with their ears and tail, I found this most interesting.

There can be other basic causes--horses that are sore and hurting, especially in their back, will wring/swish their tail too.

At any rate, it is definitely an undesireable feature, and a sign of some sort of problem that the owner/trainer/rider should address--and the fact that it is so tolerated in upper levels esp. is contradictory to the overall goals of dressage--the harmony of the horse and rider.  It additionally tends to make a mockery of dressage to tout these ideals and then have horses competing at such movements showing such resistance.

 

 

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The Scottsdale Arabian Show

Feb. 18-28, 2004

Scottsdale Arizona hosts one of the permier Arabian/HA shows of the US.

Latest report was that the rain from the first few days had stopped, and that showing was resuming normally.

www.scottsdaleshow.com

www.arabianresults.com

www.ishoothorses.com

www.hschwatzenberg.com

 

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USEF 2005 Convention

Highlights at equisearch.com by Nancy Jaffer

--new hard hat rules—all riders, not just juniors, have to wear an approved hat while schooling over jump--eventing is starting to adopt the Olympic format, dropping roads and tracks, in addition to the “classic format”-- Kim Sverson named USEF Equestrian of the Year; Chris Kappler, Olympic jumping bronze medalist, received the Whitney Stone award for ambassador of the sport at the Olympics

--minors cannot drive golf carts or scooters any more--USEF national championship may be in the future--2006 reining competition to be held at Las Vegas—rule for schooling to prevent overcrowding in the works--British jump course designer Ridchard Jeffery was named Course Designer of the year, his seventh such award.  Among his credits are Washington International.
 
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2005 Winter Equestrian Festival Fast Facts EVENT: Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida WHAT: Seven-week hunter/jumper and 3-week dressage horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, 14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, Florida 33414WHEN: end Jan-begin Feb 2005 Show Dates: 3 million dollars in prize money.

 

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Wellington, Florida FEI dressage, dominated by Pierre St. Jacques and his Danish gelding; Indio (California) GP Jumping dominated by Canadian Olympic Team member.

Complete news releases at www.horseweb.com

 

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FEI World Endurance Championship--2005

 

Just ending in Dubai, the 100 mile World Championship hosted a record number of horses and teams (41 countries).

 

Italy,  Australia, Belgium and Canada were in the top four teams.  The United Arab Emigrate dominated the individual medals with first and third.  The highest US finisher was 20th—on an 18 year old that had coliced last month.  The US did not finish a team.

Complete news releases at www.horseweb.com

 

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February, 2005--update on the appeal by the 2004 Olympic Team Gold Medalist German Beerbaum on his disqualification after drug testing of his horse at www.thehorse.com--article no. 5498.

 

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The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assn. (TOBA)

has established a task force on formalizing an ethics code for industry auctions and practices.

Link on to "TOBA 2005 Task Force on Ethics"

Info provided by www.bloodhorse.com

 

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Barretts Bloodstock Agency, KY

Winter mixed sale results on "Market Trends" link above.

Complete info at www.Barretts.com

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WEB SITE HITS

Not trying to "blow our own horn", however thought I would let you all know we had another record setting web site hit/traffic to the horse-flier websites advertising your horses!

PAGE VIEWS
Total page views this month: 3567

This does not include direct e-mail inquiries from ads, phone calls inquiries, and those referred to web-fliers from other sources.

2-1-05

 

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CREATE YOUR OWN CD'S-DVD'S FROM VIDEOTAPES

For "techies"--the technology for transferring videos to CD's or DVD's keeps getting less expensive and simpler.  Link to the page above "Creating..."

2-1-05

 

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ECLIPSE AWARDS FOR 2004

1-25-05--Eclipse Awards are the most prestigous awards from the Thoroughbred industry recognizing achievement in performance, breeding, ownership, training and riding. These were broadcast live for the first time on www.tvg.com (a cable station that broadcasts racing 24/7), and ESPN replayed.

See websites of tvg or Espn for complete results.

Link to page above for some results.

 

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Communicating with a client whose native language is one other than yours????

 

Use the immediate translation services of Alta Vista—translate up to 150 words quickly, immediately—and for free!

All major European and Asian languages—and Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Greek.

 

You can add a direct link for free, however have to be able to insert html code (that is provided).

 

www.babelfish.altavista.com/tr

 

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The 2008 US Arabian National Finals are to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
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DVD'S and CD's
For those of you interested in putting your videos on DVD's or CD's, you might want to take a look at www.discmaker.com.
They sell blanks in bulk and provide printing and editing services, especially for quantities.
 
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West Nile Virus Update

The American Association of Equine Practitioners has come out with current guidelines for West Nile Virus.  This article contains complete info on the virus, as well as recommended vaccination schedules.  Article at www.thehorse.com, no. 5370.

Click on the "quick article find" textbox in left hand column, insert the article number, and you will be linked to article.

 

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What Makes a Horse Run Fast?
 
Researchers at UK’s Royal Vet College think they may have discovered what makes a horse run fast.  Averageness.  In conformation, that is. “The research, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, combined data about the length, shape, and structure of horses with analysis of horses in the field to develop mathematical and computer models of horse movement”. See article no. 5365 at www.thehorse.com
 
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Equine Intelligence:

Equine research foundation

In California

Doing research on Horses Intelligence

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Discovering how horses learn and finding out that horses are smarter than many thought.

On a related special on the Cable channel Animal Planet,  horses came in 7th in "intelligence tests"--

Behind snow monkeys;

Crow is 5.

4—octopus

3--Dolphins that “hunt by ultrasound

2—chimps—shares 98% of genetic material with humans.Sign Language, etc.

1—Parrot—Kias in particular. Problem solving skills of 6yo child, with a brain the size of a walnut.

 

 

 

 
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EQUINE SURVEY:
A UK animal welfare agency conducted a survey last year that found that many people were buying horses for the wrong reasons.  See Equine Survey 2004 link.
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Happy Holidays and best for the New Year!
Check your Emails for E-cards!
 

December, 2004--Athens Olympic update.  An Olympic Team gold medal horse from the German Olympic Team was found to have drug violation problems in a Dec. 4 hearing by the FEI.  The team may appeal, however if they do not or lose , they will lose the gold and get the Bronze.  US will move up to Gold, Sweden to Silver.  Full story at FEI site--equisport.org; or www.horsenpony.com; links provided at my Olympic notes site too.

The report said that the substance was actually legal, however one of those that had to be reported under FEI rules, and since it showed up in the blood test and had not been reported, sanctions were necessary.  It was a topical ointment for a skin irritation/abrasion on the foot.

 

 
Dec.10, 2004--The 2006 World Equestrian Games have been awarded to Aachen, Germany.  Further info at FEI site:
or
(starts in German, click on English translation; Interactive link has a Panaromic view of the stadium and jumps for competitions)
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Dec. 8, 2004--National Horse Show and Family Festival held in Wellington, FL for the 3rd year concluded this week. 

Imported Danish warmbloods ridden by Olympic hopefuls (one a German changing his citizenship) dominated the major dressage wins.  One is approved Oldenburg.  Two 2004 USET team members on their Olympic mounts won the major Open jumping.

     A 15 yo from Fla won the 3 phase Equitation Championship.

Complete wrap-up at www.horsenpony.com

 

 
Dec. 8, 2004--FEI REINING--At the first FEI World Masters, US's Todd Crawford won the Gold, Todd Sommers won the Silver for the US, and Switzerland's Jeanette Kraehenbuehl won the Bronze. A Brazilian rider riding a horse borrowed from US Todd Crawford after his first horse died, and back-up went lame, was fourth. Rounding out the Top Ten were riders from Italy, Belgium, Czech, Germany. 
Info at FEI site: www.equisport.org
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Dec.2004--CANADIAN WARMBLOOD NEWS
A private non-profit foundation has made a donation of $90,000.oo, the first of 25, towards the development and promotion of Canadian horse breeding and showing for the Olympic and related disciplines.  Included is a comparism of "pedigree vs. performance analysis".  This contributes to a breeders initiative fund. Full text news at www.canadianwarmbloods.com
 
Dec.2004--ARABIAN NEWS
Salon du Cheval--one of Europe's most prestigous Arabian shows.  Read Michael Byatts weblog at www.ahwmagazine.com.  Many results included in addition to commentary.
 
Brazilian Arabian Nationals-Nov 9-14--results at
Helps to know some Spanish!
 
Dec. 2004--AHA (the Arabian registry) is being sued by a group of South American registeries and breeders for not upholding an agreement to recognize them and certain horses that were imported from Hungary and were used as foundation stock for much of the breeding in several countries.  Additionally being sued under the Colorado Consumer protection act.  Read full copy of filed complaint at Arabian Horse World--www.ahwmagazine.com
As most breeders know, this is an issue that comes up occasionally having to do with the definition of a "purebred" Arabian.  Since registration in the American Registry allows for showing at the most competitive and prestigous shows, the effect on stud fees and value of horses is greatly affected.
 
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Very COMMERICAL ALERT!--Hunter and Sport Horse Mag.com is offering a new or renewed subscription for $7.  Bi-monthly; dressage-H-J-CT articles, lots of ads for warmbloods, ISP approved quarter horses and thoroughbreds, and crosses. 
Excellent articles by and/or interviewing national and international level trainers and breeders, and excellent pictures.
See website for further info. ($40 to mail to Canada; other foreign should email for rates).
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Nov. 28, 2004--METROPOLITAN NATIONAL HORSE SHOW summary at www.horsedaily.com.  A Florida junior in her last year of showing bested the field of 104 qualifiers from across the nation in the Maclay Hunt Seat Equitation Finals.
The Tavern on the Green Metro cup (and several others) was won by G. Bloomburg, NYC mayor's daughter.  Extensive results at www.horsedaily.com
 
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Nov. 9--SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE Open Jumper Championship Final--won by France at the final show; Germany second; followed by GB and USA.  Full story at www.equisearch.com
In a related story, the Swiss team travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina in order to gain Super League status.  Full story at Samsung site.
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Nov. 20 update--AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE Journal and www.aqha.com have made results available for free, including interviews with champions, video clips and lists of results for all classes.  Some familiar names in the hunt seat classes--Im a Sam, Flamingo Bay, Amercromby Bay.  Some familiar sires--Artful Move and Last Detail continue to be prominent.  Excellent coverage of results by the Journal.
November 8-20, 2004--American Quarter Horse Association World Championships
More info at www.aqha.com; result summaries at www.equisearch.com
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November 4-11,2004--

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto Ontario.  ROYAL HORSE SHOW 

Nov. 7, 2004  Ian Miller wins ninth Canadian Show Jumping Championship award at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, Ontario.  A 20 year-old in her first Canadian Championship was the surprise Reserve Champion.

www.Equestrian-connection.com

www.royalfair.com

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October 30, 2004--BREEDERS CUP
For those of you not into Thoroughbred racing, this is the "World Championship"--well, next to the prestige of the Triple Crown--of racing.  Top horses ship in from all around the world, horse of the year awards are being determined, and big money is on the line.
This years Breeders Cup had its own little dramas played out, with many of the standard stars.
However, one standout was the win in the Breeders Cup Mile by Whipper--a horse purchased at a Kentucky sale as a weanling for $3200--(another report said $4000).  Winnings before the win were $750,000--and he now is a millionaire.
Demonstrating once again that high price is not necessary for success.  And it is possible to get into the business fairly reasonably.
See full results at any of the major Thoroughbred on-line e-zines--see links page.
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QUARTERHORSE NEWS--October, 2004--the passing of Rugged Lark is a big loss to the quarterhorse industry.  Full story at www.huntseathorses.com.  Report says due to complications from colic.
 
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October, 2004--US Arabian Nationals
AHA reports very well attended--over 2700 entries.
Get complete results and info at www.arabianhorses.org
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October,2004--Open Jumping--Washington International's Puissance class went to 6’8”—not quite a new indoor record. Mark Leone and  Diamond  taking the honors

(equisearch.com for more results)

 

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October, 2004--Quarterhorse Congress Hunt seat news results--www.huntseathorses.com
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September, 2004--US Arabian Sporthorse National Finals.
Held in California this year, the second seperate National Finals for the Arabian Sporthorses appears to have been quite a success.
Further info at www.IAHA.com
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Sept. 2004 Devon Dressage—Candian Leslie Reid and Mark won the Grand Prix.  The show was dominated by the Canadian team which Nancy Jaffers reports: "Her effort was another in a series of polished performances from the Canadians who dominated Dressage at Devon this year. Watch them--they're on the rise in the sport."

 

Tom Dvorak, a German-born rider currently showing for Canada added:  "We're now starting to come on with some good young horses, and we've got some promising horses in the small tour. I think it's looking good. Give us another couple of years. It just takes time," Full article at www. Equisearch.com>Nancy Jaffers (postcards)

 

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SMARTY JONES, the thoroughbred horse that won the 2004 Kentucky Derby and many of the hearts of the public due to the story behind him, has been retired due to an injury.
The Kentucky stable at which he is currently standing says that interest in seeing him is so extensive that they have had to hire a staff to handle the volume of inquiries of people wanting to see him.  Groups of 40 are booked months in advance just to take a glimpse and some memorable photos of him on limited tours.
(info from NBC news report during the 2004 Breeders Classic, Fall 2004)
 
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June, 2004--Arabian Egyptian Event, Louisville, KY--Another successful Show and Futurity for Egyptian bred Arabians held in Louisville.  Further information at www.pyramidsociety.com.
 
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2004--the 2005 World Cup Finals for Dressage and Open Jumping have been awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for April.
This is the first time that the Dressage and Jumping will be held in the same city.  Continuous info from www.dressageunltd.com
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THE EVENTING CONTROVERSY
 
Equisearch presents columns by Jim Wofford, among others, on-line.  Jim Wofford is a noted US Olympic level 3-day rider, competitor and trainer, past president of the AHSA, and served as advisor to the USET.
He discusses several of the issues in Eventing that have come up over the years, and may affect the future of the sport.
Go to Columns>Jim Wofford
2002 article "A surrender before the battle is begun"
2003 article "Format changes to the 2004 Olympics--dumbing down"
These are reprinted from Practical Horseman.
 
 
 

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