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This is a site for some general equine news and for some resources for equine news and information for the clients, students and associates of L.Robinson, provided solely for educational purposes.*
 
The above links are in alphabetical order. 
Please e-mail with any additions or comments.
 

GENERAL EQUINE NEWS

FEI WORLD CUP JUMPING:
Canadian Olympic Show Jumper
HICKSTEAD
Collapses after competing
Verona, Italy
11/06/11
 
Eric Lamazes superb show jumper, Hickstead, completed the Verona, Italy FEI World Cup course
with 4 faults (exc for this course),
and upon walking out on a free rein, normally, suddenly had his hindquarters go out and then fall down.
Lamaze was able to get off okay; the horse tried to get up and could not, and then thrashed a bit while the saddle was being taken off, and then just laid still before the bridle  could be taken off and a blanket put on him.
Hickstead was 15 yrs old and looked in incredicbly fit condition on the video from FEItv live.
Very sudden, very unusual.
Presumption is that it was a heart attack.
It was over in about 15 seconds.
See FEI.org for further news.
 
The riders decided not to continue the competition and came into the arena as a group and had a minute of silence in tribute to Hickstead after a few comments.
 
 
Much sympathy and condolences  to the owners, breeders and riders of the very distinguished Hickstead from Canada.
Nov. 6, 2011
 
 
 
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NEW PAGE--2010 World Equestrian Games
 
Some news and updates of the 2010 Kentucky WEGs.  Page will remain at the top of the list for the duration of the games--until Oct. 12, 2011; then be put in alphabetical order.
Feel free to send any info or comments you have to add.
 
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World Equestrian Games
 FROM KENTUCKY, USA
VIDEO STREAMED AND VOD
 
See the site for complete info.
Basically, for $35usd, you can buy a month pass to see live performances and archived videos--unlimited!
Excellent so far as I have seen live and VOD!
$14 per day, $80 per year.
 
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PERUVIAN PASO FINO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
September 17-19, 2010
Held at Los Angeles Equestrian Center
Los Angeles, Cal, USA
Live Videostream:
 
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LARGEST AQHA YEARLING SALE IN INDUSTRY

SEPT. 16-18, 2010

Billed as the “Largest Quarterhorse Yearling Sale in the Industry”, Heritage Sale Center in Oklahoma City, OK will start with their 1000 offering on Sept. 16, 2010 and run through Sept. 18, 2010.

Racing pedigrees. Quarterhorses start racing as two-year olds and their Grade I Stakes All-American Futurity is held in New Mexico, US each fall.

Heritage Place holds several sales each year. Some of Thoroughbreds and AQHA, some all Quarterhorses. In their 2010 Winter Mixed Sale, an AQHA 11yo broodmare set a record price of $875,000.oo for broodmares at auction.

Results of the sale will be posted at

www.horseshowwebcasts.com, www.horseauctions.com, www.heritageplace.com

 

 

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First Million Dollar Grand Prix A Success

The first show jumping $1 million Show Jumping Grand Prix was held at the Hits-on-the-Hudson show at Saugentaus, New York, USA on Sept. 12, 2010. Slightly breezy, chilly weather, however no rain.

McLain Ward from the US won first ($350K) on the 15yo mare Sapphire. Second was C. Jayne from Elgin, Ill., US ($200k) on one of the youngest and smallest horses--8yo mare. Other placings are listed at:www.equestrianlife.comAs will be a copy of the show which can be viewed at any time on demand.

The show bought International riders from Canada, Mexico, Columbia and New Zealand, and US riders from California, Texas and Florida among other states.Sapphire has done well on the circiut this summer, and will be the US favorite heading into World Equestrian Games at the end of the month.Most of the horses were 10yo-18yo, and included 8 stallions. Most ridden in snaffles and running martingales.

Breeds competing that were announced included Dutch Wmbld, Belgium Wmbld, Hanoverian, Canadian Wmbld, Canadian Sporthorses, Polish Wmbld and others.

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EQUESTRIAN TEAM SELECTIONS FOR WEG
National Teams are being finalized for the 2010 World Equestrian Games starting in Lexington, Kentucky on September 25.
 
Sources for information include usef.org, fei.org,  equisearch.com, horsedaily.com, dressagedaily.com.
If the team you are interested is not listed there,  try the equestrian federation of the country you are looking for information regarding such.
Britain:    www.bef.org
(tho Germany disbanded their National Teams in 2009, their site says that after the National German Championships, they have named full teams in each disclipline.  They are listed on a link from the home page about the WEG in Kentucky.  Link on from Google search and Google will translate.)
Mexico:   www.fem.org.mx  (same method to get translation as listed for Germany).
Netherlands:  www.knhs.nl  English: knhs.nl/NewsUK
 
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INTERNATIONAL HUNTER DERBY REPLAYS
Held in Lexington, Kentucky USA Aug 20-21, 2010
 

See many of the top Hunters from North America in the International Hunter Derby held August 20-21, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky, US.

Watch the replay of the entire third and final round of the 2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. Originally broadcast Saturday, August 21st at 8:30pm/ET live from the indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Watch the top 75 horses and riders in the country vie for the championship title at the 2010 The Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. The second annual International Hunter Derby Finals, August 20 and 21, features the top hunter riders in the country from professionals to amateurs from age 12 on up. Equestrian Life is proud again this year to be the Official Media partner for this event. The 2010 Finals online LIVE and FREE!

Replays of the first round of 75 horses and round two of the top 25 horses are available too.

Excellent commentary includes former Olympic riders.

Hunt Tosh and Lonestar won the Derby for Dr. Betsee Parker of Middleburg, Virginia.

www.equestrianlife.com/derby

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SEPTEMBER--Upcoming shows and auctions on the internet and other media
 
WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES IN KY, USA
The WEG competition starting September 25, 2010 is the biggest news for the Olympic/Sporthorse/Reining communities.
Lexington Kentucky is in the heart of "bluegrass country" (named for the grass that grows there) which has had many of the most well-known Thoroughbred and Saddlebred breeders and trainers for decades.  Many other breeds have established significant presence there too.
This is the site of the "Kentucky Horse Park" which houses a museum dedicated to the history of the horse and current information, as well as show facilities and a permanent cross country course.
This show is going to be broadcast on NBC TV live.
No news on any video streaming, tho presume there will be lots of videos posted on YouTube, etc.
NBC schedule not yet posted--check
 
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MILLION DOLLAR JUMPING GRAND PRIX
Sponsored by Pfizer
September 12, 2010 in New York, USA
 
The first time this Grand Prix has been held in the United States.
To be videostreamed live on
 
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September 16-18, 2010
 
HERITAGE PLACE YEARLING AQHA SALE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
Over 1,000 head
Primarily racing breeding and potential
 
 
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ARABIAN SPORTHORSE NATIONALS
 
The 2010 Finals will be held in Idaho, US this year.
Live videostream starts  September 22 and goes through the 25th on
 
This show features Arabian and Half-Arabians in all levels of Dressage, Hunter and Jumper, and Sporthorse classes, including in hand.
 
AFTER THE SHOW--very well attended by competitors and spectators.  Most of the dressage classes well filled--some having over 30 riders.  All of the upper levels had some competitors.  Hunter classes well filled with good competition.  Jumpers were okay.  A "Hunter Classic" was added for exhibition purposes, as was a "Power and Speed Jumper", and well received.  The carriage horses are getting very popular and had some excellent exhibitors and fittings.
 
 
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Several individual breeders of quarterhorse and cutting horses have sales listed on
These will be videostreamed too.
 
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NEW PAGE ADDED TO THIS INFO SITE

 
The increase in videostreaming websites for horse shows and auctions has been tremendous.  As well as for videos of horses generally.
Thus, I added a seperate page for these sites.
Currently the "New Page" at the beginning of listings; will be moved to alphabetical order.
"Internet videostreams of Horse shows and auctions".
 
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RESOURCE FOR ARCHIVED VIDEOSTREAMS AND LIVE SHOWS

www.equestrianlife.com

Includes archives of live shows--all Olympic disciplines, saddleseat and Western. Significant shows such as Devon and Olympic Trials.

Includes a “Master Series” of clinics given by Olympic and International riders.

Provides links to live video streaming of shows.

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AUGUST-- Shows and Sales on the Internet

 

The Arabian National Poland Championship and Sale

Held on August 6-9,2010.

Live videostream at www.arabhorse.com

RESULTS: Sale and previews very well done; most horses were in the $25-$40K Euro--about $33K-$52Kusd.  Hi seller went for $240,000.oo Euro--approx $300K usd.

High seller was the broodmare Pilar by Probat of the Kuhailan strain, a 1996 grey mare bred by the Janow stud for $240eur to Qatar.

Europe, Qatar and Kuwait were the significant buyers at the show with a few US and Polish buyers.

Some good buys under $10k Euro at the selection sale.

A last daughter of Eucalyptus, a Bandos bred mare,  several Monogramm daughters, and a mare that went back to a sister of Bask were among prominent offerings.

Sale results are posted at:

http://www.prideofpoland.pl/en/page/3/23/346

The video streamer was from Poland via www.arabhorse.com

www.arabhorse.com has a photo gallery of the results of the show as well.  Beautiful show.

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August 6-15, 2010

Reichert Celebration Stock Horse Show--Paints, POA, Quarter Horse Show Several Futurities and Maturities offering over $50k each.Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.horseshowwebcasts.com

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August 10, 2010

PAS--The American Hunter Pony Classic Sale. Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

www.horseauctions.com

www.horseshowwebcasts.com

See results at PAS site www.horseauctions.com  RESULTS: Sort of "feast or famine" sale.  Lots under $5k; many under $10K; however quite a few in 15-40K range.  Hi seller that I saw was $39K for a Welsh gelding. The Polish Warmblood went well.  Many qualified for National Pony Finals. Many eligible green.

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August 13-14, 2010

Reichert Celebration Sale

Hunter Under Saddle yearling on Day 1; Western section on Day 2

Horses eligible for the Reichert Futurities.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.horseshowwebcasts.com

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August 14-21, 2010

West Texas Cutting Futurity Amarillo, TX

www.horseshowwebcasts.com

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August 16-21

Canadian Arabian Nationals

Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada

www.equinevideo.net

This same service will be video streaming the Arabian National Sporthorse finals in September from Idaho.

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OCALA BREEDERS AUGUST YEARLING SALE

 

This Thoroughbred yearling racehorse sale features some of the most prominent racing bloodlines in the world.

Over 700 yearlings to be offered--first 100 at a Select Sale, following will be the Open sale. See live video stream at:

www.horseshowwebcasts.com

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HORSE SHOWS AND SALES ON INTERNET IN JULY, 2010
 
 
JULY 24-31
The Arabian National Youth Finals in Albequerque, NM.
Internet video streaming at:
 
JULY 17
During the Sport Horse Sale at Lexington, VA, USA,
the Musical Kur competition is supposed to be broadcast.  Might be in afternoon, and sale is starting at 6pm est.
 
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JULY 13-16
Palomino Youth World Championships
in Tulsa, OK, USA
July 18-22
Palomino World Championships
in Tulsa, OK
 
 
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JULY 13-20
Region 3 Arabian Championships
Reno, Nevada, USA
 
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NCHA SUMMER SPECTACULAR
CUTTING COMPETITION
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
July 13-31, 2010
Very significant competition.
 

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International Arabian Sport Horse Site

The International Arabians in Sport Association site provides info and resources and videos on Arabian Sport Horses that are competing in Open and AHA National shows. Half and Purebred.

Includes a page for owners to list their stallions with a video.

Most recently, an Anglo-Arabian is placing in FEI, CHIO 3 day eventing. See issue of 070310.

https://www.iasa.arabiansinsport.org

 
 
 
 
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MORE NEWS AND INFO RESOURCES UPDATES
 

Website: WWW.CLUBEQUESTRIAN.COM

If you are looking for more news, pix and videos of the sport horse disciplines (Dressage, Hunter, Jumper, 3-day) and driving, and Arabians, Reining and Saddlebreds, as well as general interest info of the equestrian world--awards and demos, end of year reviews and awards (particularly USEF), and blogs..take a look at this “USEF” (US Equestrian Federation) powered site.

Including official versions and a YouTube like format so that individuals can share pictures and videos on the same or similar subjects. (only problem is that many of these are not identified). (go to “user SarahLane” for some excellent, very well done videos to start). Good interviews with top owners, riders and trainers too.

So, take a look during “lull times” to get informed or entertained.

Oh, and if you do not know by now, ANYTIME you are competing or just attending a horse show, your picture my be snapped, your workout taped, etc. and seen by the world! Smile!

Lots of up to date news on the global scene.

Posted 070210

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Website: www.dressage-news.com

This seems to be a relatively new site from Wellington, Fla that is completely dedicated to covering dressage news and competitions globally. Particularly FEI/CHIO competitions.

Lots of excellent news reports with good pictures in their photo gallery that includes some exc. Slide shows of competitions.

Their video gallery includes mostly “Interviews” with riders/trainers competing at this time--062910. Which are excellently done.

Take a look if you are interested in Dressage!

Esp for the News and Slide Shows.

posted: 070210

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WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES (WEG)

TO BE BROADCAST ON

NBC TV

NBC TV sports has announced that they will be providing an unprecedented amount of live/recorded coverage of all of the Equestrian discipline competition from WEG to be held in Lexingtion, KY, USA in Sept. 2010

Info at www.nbc.com nearer show and www.equisearch.com

 

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More Info and Video Resources

The long established Chronicle of the Horse’s digital, online publication includes videos and extensive photo galleries of all major hunter/jumper and dressag, etc. horse shows in the US and Internationally. Includes all disciplines. Excellent coverage in the free edition, and the online subscription is $35; add print for $60 total. 52 issues/yr.

www.chronofhorse.com

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Shocking Vote Legalizes Bute In FEI Competition

 

Bute, along with two other non-steroid anti-inflammatories, have been legalized for use in FEI competitions. Bute has been banned for the last 20 years.

See the link below for full story.

Published on The Chronicle of the Horse (http://www.chronofhorse.com)

Home > Shocking Vote Legalizes Bute In FEI Competition

See First Page of Report at "Significant Rule Changes" page on this site, link above.

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Upcoming Sales 2010:
 
June 26, 2010
VIRGINIA HUNTER AND SPORT HORSE SUMMER SALE
in Herndon, Virginia
Catalog available upon request
 
July 10, 2010
SUMMER SPORT HORSE SALE
IN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA
 
July 17, 2010
THE SPORT HORSE AUCTION
WITH
DRESSAGE AT LEXINGTON, VA.
The  Musical Kurs will be broadcast on-line on that Saturday.
Link via:
 
 
August 10, 2010
AMERICAN HUNTER PONY CLASSIC
SALE
in
Lexington, KENTUCKY at the Horse Park.
 
ALL OF THE ABOVE AUCTIONS  WILL BE LIVE VIDEOSTREAMED ON www.horseauctions.com
 
You can request print catalogs via snail mail by logging into above and going to the auction website.
 
There will be bidding on line for pre-registered bidders.
Horse owners that want to consign should contact
for a link to direct website.
 
Can link via:
 
Basic sales results can be found at
after the sale.
 
 
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061310 Kentucky Horse Park Arabian Museum Opens

The official opening of the Arabian Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY was held Saturday, June 12, 2010. The opening was broadcast live over the Internet by www.iequine.com.

Opening speakers included those most active in the establishment of the museum.

Mrs. Bazy Tankersley was honored over the Internet. The museum is named in her honor for her donations.

Other major donors included the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Foundation.

The Governor of Kentucky concluded the celebration, and then those attending were given a full tour.

see pix and info at www.arabhorse.com

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EGYPTIAN EVENT AT KENTUCKY HORSE PARK

2010

The annual Arabian horse Egyptian Event was held in Lexington, KY during the week of June 7-12, 2010.

All of the horses entered are of straight Egyptian or Egyptian sired breeding. This was the 30th anniversary of the Event, which is put on by the Pyramid Society.

This is mostly a halter show, with a few hunter, western and costume classes that were sparsely filled (generally under 7 entries). Free internet video streaming was provided by www.seehorsevideo.com, which additionally will have copies of the classes available to purchase.

In the halter finals, Qatar horses did very well, winning Supreme Mare and Stallion championships. All of their horses were shown by Michael Byatt of Texas. The mare was an exceptionally typey, balanced mare with tons of quality. The stallion was the Jr. Champ stallion, which is kind of unusual for winning Supreme, however exhibited the same type and quality.

The Arabian Egyptian Breeders Futurity for colts and fillies were Amateur to Handle classes with total purses of over $50K for each, with the winner receiving $23,000.oo usd.

Top sires included Boswana, Thee Desperado, Imperial Mistral, Serif, and The Singleton. Some back to Ansata and Gleannloch lines.

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USEF Rule Change regarding use of NSAIDS
At the USEF Annual Meeting
 

USEF Therapeutic Drug Rule Change Regarding NSAIDs

Important Changes to the USEF Therapeutic Drug Rule Regarding NSAIDs
From the USEF Equine Drugs and Medication Program

At this year's USEF Annual Meeting held January 13-17, 2010, an important rule change was approved affecting the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in competition horses. Over the years, ongoing veterinary research has revealed that not only is there little or no benefit to administering more than one NSAID to a horse for most medical concerns, it can actually cause potentially harmful, even severe side effects.

Motivated by its commitment to the welfare of the horse, the USEF Board of Directors voted to amend its Therapeutic Drug Rule and restrict use to a single NSAID beginning December 1, 2011. Both the American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) support the rule change, and USEF joins other organizations including the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and Equine Canada in making this important rule change.

While the presence of two of the seven approved and quantitatively restricted NSAIDs in a horse will still be allowed prior to December 2011 (with the exception of the forbidden combination of phenylbutazone "Bute," and flunixin meglumine [Banamine®]), it is important to note that new restrictions are in place concerning their use. Beginning April, 1, 2010, anyone using two NSAIDs in a horse within five days prior to participating at a USEF-licensed competition will be required to complete and file a NSAID Disclosure Form with the USEF Steward/Technical Delegate or their Designated Competition Office Representative. This form will allow the USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Program to collect valuable data regarding the use of NSAIDs in competition horses.

USEF has developed an education plan to guide management, owners, trainers, and exhibitors through the implementation of this rule change. The Federation has published an informational pamphlet and created the NSAID Disclosure Form. Both the pamphlet and the forms will be shipped to all Competition Managers for distribution from their competition offices. Additionally, both the form and the pamphlet are immediately available online at:

Disclosure Form:
http://www.usef.org/documents/drugsMeds/NSAIDDisclosureForm.pdf

 
Above reprint courtesy of www.arabhorse.com
 
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VIEWING ON-LINE SHOWS AND SALES

Some shows and sales are just listed as being video-streamed at the last minute.  So check the site to see if the show is going to be on the Internet live on the first day of the show/sale.

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2010 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP

Results and Pictures of the Dubai show are posted on www.arabhorse.com, held in mid-March, 2010.  All of the winners seemed to be from UAE or KSA.  Very typey, balanced Arabian halter horses.

 
SILVER DOLLAR CIRCUIT AQHA SHOW
in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
at South Point Equestrian Center
See horses, trainers and riders that will be competitive at the World Finals.
Last day is March 21, 2010, free, live videostream on www.horseshowwebcasts.com
 
 
 
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VIRGINA HUNTER AND SPORT HORSE AND PONY SALE
March 20, 2010
Live, free video stream via
***SEE RESULTS OF SALE AT MARKETING TRENDS AND SALES PAGE ABOVE***
Hi selling horse was an imported Hanoverian jumper with a proven record, 6 yo gelding, for $27,500.oo/usd
About 3/4 of the 100-125 horses and ponies were "No Sales".
Ponies were hit very hard.  About half not bringing final bids of over $1k.
Interesting additions were some Quarter Horses of exc breeding, perhaps a nod to the American Quarter Horse Assn. acknowledging Dressage as a recognized competition, tho still not at worlds.
And a couple of Arabian crosses.
And a bunch of draft horse crosses.
Some exc. buys, however sellers were not selling.
See "Market Trends and Sales" page, link above, for more information on results.
 
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OCALA FLA.  MARCH 2010 BREEDERS SALE
OF
TWO YEAR OLDS UNDER TACK
See Marketing Trends and Sales page (above) for results.
Hi selling colt and filly were around $500,000.ooUSD
 
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DRESSAGE NEWS
See pictures of the 2010 Exquis World Dressage Masters Weekend held in Wellington, Florida on the FEI circiut Jan-Feb 2010 on the Internet at
go to news and then Postcard
 
DressageToday.com Archived Videos FREE
good selection of taped competitions and instructional videos on line
 
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Get to attend clinics by FEI jumping masters on line
$29.99 per month
Says a new clinic each month
However does not list those archived that you can access.  Does have about 12 you can buy.
I do not know anyone using, however want to let people know it is available.  Let me know if you use and your experience.
 
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SEE VIDEOS OF WELLINGTON WINTER SHOWS

The high quality Wellington, Florida USA winter circuit shows are going on.  International Gran Prix Jumping and Dressage; Top International Hunters; Equitation, etc.

See further information at www.equestriansport.com

For videos see www.showdaylive.com (charge for videos--$8/clip; $95 for the show)

Minimal registration required.

WEF 5 starts Feb. 11, 2010

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LIVE VIDEO STREAMING of Scottsdale International Arabian Show

Starts Feb. 11, 2010 and goes for 10 days.

Provided Free by sponsors at www.iequine.com.

Classes will be archived and can be purchased after the class for a nominal fee of $5-$10 each.

Minimal registration required.

 
 
 
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HORSE AUCTIONS TRENDS
January 2010
 
After viewing about 10 auctions/sales on the Internet the last few months, certain trends are emerging across breeds:
Good news for breeders and mare owners: proven broodmares are retaining if not increasing their value.  This includes mature mares (over 15) specifically.  Those with exceptional breeding that soon there will be fewer and fewer of are particularly in demand.
Younger mares are finding value when they are of proven bloodlines, and when they are nominated for Futurities or Performance competitions.
Stallion prospects are in demand--the good ones have a lot of interest and go for high prices.
Buyers are being very, very selective tho.
Geldings that have performance records or potential--which includes "bred to perform" pedigrees are keeping comparable value.
 
Again, those that are nominated for performance and breeding futurities do have added value.
 
One interesting view that auctioneers are using is that there will be buyers in two years or so looking for breeding/show stock, and so now is a good time to invest, and breed, and train so that there will be some available when the market does go up again.
This is particularly compelling for upper level show horses too.
 
More info at "Market Trends" page.
 
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AL KHALEDIAN 3RD ANNUAL
ARABIAN INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW, SAUDI ARABIA
January 27-29, 2010
Just halter classes shown live from Saudi Arabia.
Competitions included Endurance and Racing, with a special division for Desert Bred racing.
See their website for further information.
Can be accessed through www.arabhorse.com
 
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"THE ECONOMY--2009"
Over and over at auction sales all over the nation, and for all breeds and disciplines, you will hear commentators and auctioneers saying "considering the economic situation" or "this horse/pony would have sold for twice or three times that two years ago--or even a year ago".
However, some sale sites, like DressageDaily, are saying that more people are advertising on their site and getting insurance to protect their investment (see newsletter info Aug. 8, 2009). (note that this is an expensive ad site and generally has horses over $50K; and they do sell insurance and provide show management, photography and lots of other services too, including a presence at most major shows--so clearly they may have an unusual perspective.)
Most sales have had a lot of no-sales; and while there are always the handful that are top selling horses that will seem to be good prices, most are going are rather bargain prices.
More info as it becomes available.
 
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CLONING UPDATE
 
The latest research and most current legal info on CLONING
is available at www.TheHorse.com
 
Very interesting article on the issues and future of cloning in terms of registration.
 
The article is copied and available at the above link--CLONING updates 060709
 
To subscribe to the Horse.com newsletter that includes articles like these, please just provide your Email at www.TheHorse.com
It is free
 
Direct access for the article is:

http://www.TheHorse.com/enews/06062009.html.

 
 
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GERMANY DISBANDS TEAMS THO INDIVIDUALS WILL SHOW
 
Germany has disbanded its FEI teams, yet allowing individuals to show on behalf of the country.
This is after the complications of the positive drug testing of horses, particularly in jumping, that has emerged recently.
Since the horses are eliminated after such positive testing, the teams lost their medals, etc.
It is unclear whom will be showing for the country of Germany, however, it is presumed that those not affected and on the team and long list will be first choice.
Isabell Werth is the most prominent and winning member of the dressage team; the Beerbaums are the most prominent among the jumpers.
 
Basic info at:
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ARABIAN BREEDERS EGYPTIAN EVENT TO BE BROADCAST FREE ON INTERNET

In celebration of The Pyramid Society's 40th Anniversary, we are inviting the world to watch! Join us June 1st-6th online and share in our passion for this incredible breed during the 2009 Egyptian Event.

ENJOY:
. The worlds largest showcase of the classically beautiful Egyptian Arabian.
. Classes & results shown live.
. Chat online with fellow spectators.
. Free viewing.

www.pyramidsociety.org
Info courtesy of www.arabhorse.com
 
(The show started with some technical problems, however the rest of the broadcast was excellent.  See archived videos of individual classes that can be purchased at $2 each and results that are free at www.iequine.com)
Well attended show with full classes.  Futurities paid well--around $20K each for colts and filly yearlings.
Botswanda was Supreme Champion Stallion.
Excellent mare classes.

ROLEX KENTUCKY USA CCI 3 DAY EVENT TO BE BROADCAST ON NBC ON MAY 3, 2009

(Unfortunately, this airing was preempted by another Overtime Finals of a Sports Event (the Stanley Cup finals that went into 3 overtimes); so will post when a replay will be aired as I find out.)
This was aired in late May, however no ads, so no notice.  Perhaps will re-air.
For results, see
www.equisearch.com

Highlights of the April 2009 CCI Rolex 3 day event to be broadcast on NBC TV on Sunday, May 3, 2009. Check local listings for time. Think EST is 4pm or 5pm.







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SWINE FLU HEALTH ALERT!

FOR HUMANS



A new strain of Swine Flu is making the news and has CDC reports out that it is a concern in the United States, Canada and Mexico (where it originated) as well as several other countries, with the list growing.

See whole list of states and countries at www.cdc.gov

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) is the primary United States governmental agency that handles health problems--including outbreaks of diseases, epidemics, and possible bio problems.



The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION is continuing to monitor this problem as well. www.WHO.org



Information on symptoms and care is available at either site.



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ROLEX CCI THREE-DAY EVENT
in
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
April 22-26, 2009
Read all the updates and current information on this International 3-day at:
 
 
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FEI DRESSAGE and SHOW JUMPING WORLD CUP
held in Las Vegas, USA  April 17-19,2009
Steffan Peters, formerly from Germany and currently representing the United States on the Olympic Team, won the Dressage.
Meredith Beerbaum, formerly from the United States and currently representing Germany, won the Show Jumping.
See more information at:
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ARABIAN WORLD BREEDERS CUP 2009
Read about it on www.arabhorse.com
 
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041509
Upcoming Internet Horse Shows
 
National Cutting Horse Assn Derby and Classic in Ft. Worth, Tx Finals
Free access when provide Email and zip code
 
AND
 
The Ocala, Florida two year old Thoroughbred sales
starts 041609
Free Access when you provide Email and zip code
 
AND
 
Starting April 16, 2009, free broadcast of the Arabian Breeders Championships from Las Vegas, NV
Some minimal registration required
 
 
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LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE OCALA HITS SHOWS!!!

March 3-March 15, 2009



See further information three sections below for how to and cost of seeing the shows on the Internet.

Link through www.hitsshow.com > Ocala Hits> see the show live banner at top.



THIS IS THE PREMIER INTERNATIONAL SHOW CIRCIUT series of shows for Hunter-Jumpers (and Dressage, however that unfortuantely is not being video streamed) FOR THE WINTER...sunny, warm Florida, naturally!!!

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SIGNIFICANT SHOWS ON THE INTERNET during Feb-March 2009


 

SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA ARABIAN SHOW FREE ON INTERNET

FEB. 12-FEB. 22, 2009


Live feed of the 2009 Scottsdale show, one of the premier Arabian shows internationally, is being provided free of charge by www.iequine.com. Just have to register.
Link through www. arabhorse.com too.

They additionally provide a video service of the classes--for $2-$4 you can see the class of your choice as many times as you like.  Very good if you cant be "glued to your Internet feed".
Scottsdale starts Feb. 12 and runs through Feb. 22, 2009.
Three rings of competition--unfortunately, the Dressage and Sporthorse rings don't rate Internet coverage yet.   Halter, English, Western, Park, Costume, Sidesaddle, Equitation, Junior classes and Reining are included.

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NATIONAL CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION WORLD FINALS
FREE ON THE INTERNET
FEB. 12-FEB. 21, 2009

The NCHA World Finals will be live streamed at no cost by www.horseshowwebcasts.com. Just register with an Email and zip code.


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2009 FLORIDA HITS SHOWS TO BE ON THE INTERNET

FEB. 3-MARCH 15, 2009

The series of Winter Florida Hunter-Jumper and Dressage shows known as HITS during Feb and March 2009 are being broadcast on the Internet. Access the service through www.hitsshow.com, click on the Ocala Hits general info link at the left, and at the top of the next page will be the link to HorseTV coverage. Just click on and register to purchase. Credit card only.
I have not tried the service yet, however read that they are charging $20 a day or a $100 per week fee or a $296 fee for all five weeks.

They state that six rings will be covered: Grand Prix, Jumper 1 and 2, Equitation, and Hunter 1 and 2. (that covers all the jumpers, there are 5-6 rings of Hunters, so not all will be seen). The schedule is provided on the Hitsshow.com homepage so you can choose the day you want to view.

These are all Class A shows with several Grand Prix jumping and Dressage competitions that include International competitors.


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HERITAGE PLACE WINTER MIXED SALE
JANUARY 15-18, 2009
TO BE INTERNET BROADCAST LIVE ON HORSEAUCTIONS.COM

This sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Heritage Place sale center will offer quite a few Throughbreds, Quarter Horses and some Paint/Pinto. Lots of Oklahoma/Texas racing bred horses.

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USEF DRESSAGE COMMITTEE WITHDRAWS PROPOSED RIDER QUALIFYING RULE
AFTER USDF CONVENTION INPUT DEC 3, 2008
As a result of input from the 2008 US Dressage Federation Convention forum, and other input from members, the USEF has voted to withdraw the proposal.
See full news release at page USDF/USEF PROPOSED RULE CHANGE on this site above or:
 

http://www.usdf.org/press/news/view-news.asp?news=286

http://www.usef.org/_IFrames/newsdisplay/viewPR.aspx?id=3917

 

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US EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION HORSE OF YEAR FINALISTS

 

This years nominees include  two DWB (one in Hunter--champion in numerous Class A  Hunter shows, one in Driving--actually a rescued horse that has won six U.S. National Championships, two FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) and a total of four world championships (from 2002 to 2008--in Dressage, Marathon and Four-in-Hand).
, a Half-Arabian (English Pleasure champion in 2008 Nationals in Youth, Amateur and Open),  a Friesan (formerly showing English Pleasure and Park, now winning in Dressage, Hunter and Hack) and an Irish Horse (Jumper--winning several Desert Classics and part of the winning team at Spruce Meadows).

See complete info at

www.USEF.org > news

December 11, 2008 news press release

 

 

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USEF "EVENTING WATCH" TO START 01/01/2009
 

USEF Eventing Watch List to Become Effective January 1
The U.S. Equestrian Federation Executive Committee approved the specifications for the Eventing Watch List which will go into effect on January 1, 2009.

November 19, 2008 -- The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Executive Committee approved the specifications for the Eventing Watch List on November 17. Born out of discussions at the USEF/U.S. Eventing Association Safety Summit in June, the goal of the Watch List is to notify riders at USEF and USEF endorsed eventing competitions that their riding is potentially dangerous.

The Watch List is a list of horse/rider combinations that could be regarded as displaying a pattern of potentially dangerous riding. These combinations will be observed more closely at future competitions.

Reporting agents may call the USEF Eventing department and submit the names of horse/rider combinations they feel are potentially at risk for an accident. Reporting Agents are defined as: Any "R" USEF Eventing Licensed Official, any FEI "I" or "C" Eventing Official, any Level 4 ICP certified instructor or any rider who, in the last 12 years, has represented the US in Eventing at a World Championship, Olympic Games or Pan American Games.

Once reported and reviewed, the horse/rider combination may be added to the Watch List. The USEF Eventing department will then assign an appropriate Notifying Agent to contact the rider.

Notifying Agents are as follows: Intermediate Level and below - Derek DiGrazia, Phillip Dutton, Mike Huber, Karen O'Connor, Amy Tryon and Mark Weissbecker; Advanced Level - Mark Phillips.

The Watch List will be maintained by the USEF Eventing Department, and the intention is not to punish riders but to inform them that they are potentially riding dangerously.

The Eventing Watch List will be effective January 1, 2009. For complete details on the Watch List, see www.usef.org. Questions may be directed to USEF Managing Director of Eventing Sara Ike at sara.ike@usef.org.

Find this article at:
http://www.equisearch.com/equiwire%5Fnews/usef%5Fwatch%5Flist%5F111908

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US DRESSAGE FEDERATION
Annual Convention
December 3-7, 2008
Denver, Colorado
 
One of the primary topics of discussion will be the proposed "qualifying performance standards" for showing.
See above page on this website:
USDF/USEF proposed qualifying rules
or
 
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The FEI Dressage Controversy--2008
As of November 21, 2008
 
This is a developing controversy, and so I have started a seperate Info page on this issue.
 
Please link to:
FEI Dressage Committee Controversy--2008
above on this website
 
Further resource info at
or
(free newsletter, and more info on paid site)
or
(free newsletter with links to all articles on site)
 
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AQHA WORLDS ON THE INTERNET
November, 2008
Free video stream of Amateur and Open
Oklahoma City, OK
Excellent broadcast of two arenas, with simultaneous broadcasts available of the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships.
 
For the AQHA sale:
www.horseauctions.com
 
See Internet Link above for further information.
 
For results and info on AQHA:
 
For further info on AQHA on this website see link above at QH
 
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ARABIAN NATIONALS ON THE INTERNET
October, 2008
Tulsa, OK
 
The free live broadcast was generally quite good.
One addition was a running commentary on the classes, sort of like a "play by play" and background info on some of the horses, trainers, breeding, etc.
See results at:
and the
Arabian Horse Association
 
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MORGAN HORSE GRAND NATIONAL AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
ON THE INTERNET
October, 2008
Oklahoma City, OK
The live broadcast this year was quite complete.
Nominal charge for viewing by day (under $10, generally the cost of a ticket or parking).
Seeing all arena option available.
 
The dressage was very good. Excellent Second through Fourth level competition.
English divisions very competitive.
Driving is always a very competitive division for Morgans, since the Morgan horse was originally developed for driving, and this year was no exception.  They offer competition in obstacles, timed, and general performance divisions.
 
For results and further info contact the
Morgan Horse Association
 
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More current updated information on
INTERNET WEBCASTS/VIDEO STREAMING
at the above link:
Links--Radio, TV, Internet
 
 
 
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LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAMING WEBCAST OF THE SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL JUMPING SHOW THAT INCLUDES WORLD CUP LEVEL COMPETITION
Nov. 6-9, 2008
 

About the Sacramento International Horse Show

With the desire to bring a truly a unique equestrian event to northern California, the Sacramento International Horse Show will host a variety of special jumper classes for young horses, young riders as well as horses & riders at the World Cup level. Scheduled similar to a show jumping event in Europe, the first annual event features the $75,000 Anderson Family /Am Grand Prix bringing total event prize money to over $150,000.


On Thursday evening, 2008 Beijing Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios will set a course for over 75 horses and riders in the $25,000 EquiStar Welcome Stake immediately following the Gambler’s Choice Speed Event which begins at 7 pm. The best horse and rider teams from Thursday’s Table II, Section 2(a) Grand Prix will go on to compete Saturday night in the $75,000 Anderson Family Grand Prix.Grand Prix,

the $25,000 EquiStar Welcome Stake immediately following the Gambler’s Choice Speed Event which begins at 7 pm. The best horse and rider teams from Thursday’s Table II, Section 2(a) Grand Prix will go on to compete Saturday night in the $75,000 Anderson Family Grand Prix.

LIVE WEBCAST AT:
 
Live video streaming only; must have Windows Media player.
Excellent transmission video and audio with DSL.
 
By accessing the webcast, you are given all information about the Sacramento International Jumping Show, including schedule, prize list and the above information and the video stream.
You do have to give an active Email address and your zip code in order to access.
They say this is for marketing info and will not be shared with anyone--standard disclaimer.
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DRESSAGE NEWS
NOVEMBER, 2008
 
FEI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ASKS FOR RESIGNATION OF THE FEI DRESSAGE COMMITTEE
 
The  FEI Executive Committee says that the current FEI Dressage committee :
"lacks flexibility and is not addressing the concerns of the whole Dressage community".
 
See further information at :
or above link for their information on this site
 
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US DRESSAGE FEDERATION ANNUAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN DENVER, COLORADO IN DECEMBER, 2008
 
One of the issues will be  the proposed method of "qualifying" to compete at certain levels.
 
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GENERAL EQUINE NEWS
 
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2008 Equestrian Olympic Results

Beijing, China

August, 2008

(The Equestrian venue was held in Hong Kong due to quarantine restrictions in China)

 

DRESSAGE

Team: Germany, Netherlands, Denmark

Individual: Anky van Grunsven (NED) on Salinero; I. Werth (GER) on Satchmo; Heike Kemmer (GER) on Bonaparte

 

EVENTING

Team: Germany, Australia, Great Britain

Individual: Hinrich Romeike (GER) on Marius, Gina Miles (USA) on McKinlaigh, Kristina Cook on Miner's Frolic (GBR)

 

SHOW JUMPING

Team: Canada, United States, Norway (pending official inquiry on drug use after individual testing (final decision should be first week of October, 2008--see www.fei.org for more info or my 2008 Olympics page link above); if eliminated, the fourth place team (Switzerland) will be moved to third.)

Individual: Eric Lamaze (CAN) on Hickstead, Rolf-Gonan Bengtsson (SWE) on Ninja, Beezie Madden (USA) on Authentic

 

Thanks to NBColympics.com and www.equisearch.com

See more information and commentary at equisearch.com>2008 Olympics

and

nbcolympics.com>search for competition/names of interest

Other info and news resources:

www.horsedaily.com www.dressagedaily.com

www.usef.org

 

 

 

 

 
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2008 OLYMPIC EQUESTRIAN COVERAGE
 
The 2008 Olympic equestrian coverage online from www.nbcolympics.com (and is FREE) and on commercial/cable TV has been excellent.
While only the Olympic Show Jumping has been on commercial TV,  dressage and eventing have been covered extensively on Online video streaming, and additional coverage on certain cable stations.
 
There has been live video streaming at
(at no cost, however have to download the MS Silverlight media program--see below)
AND
all of these competitions IN THEIR ENTIRETY have been archived (ie stored) for future viewing on demand!
Just click on the website, and then click on "video" at the top toolbar for choices on the site.
If this is your first time visit, you will have to download the new Microsoft Media program (no charge), Silverlight.  I downloaded it and it is very quick to download (under 2 minutes) and has not caused any problems with my computer. (since we all have to be worried about extraneous problems from downloads, and, after all, Silverlight is a "Beta" program (meaning in the test phase of a software program. Tho I presume that when going for broadcasting the Olympics, the Beta has been very well tested so far.)
And the broadcasting has been excellent on-line.
Live streaming video has been excellent.
And the archived videos are excellent.
At times there are some halts in the video for a second to a few seconds, however continues well.
One can get an excellent idea of the test/competition from these. The camera angles are optimal, and the slow motion reruns are very impressive.
The audio is excellent on what commentary is provided and the music for the Dressage Freestyle is provided too.
There is some "chat" format live information provided, however this seems to be spotty and inconsistent.  At times the video continues, however the chat stops. The chat does provide some more information on competitors and horses--esp. the breeding of the horses and background of training--so disappointing that there was not more of this that appeared.
However, esp. considering how often it had been difficult to obtain immediate info and video on equestrian events, this has been excellent.
 
Well worth the time to view!
 
And some excellent rides!
The Dressage was overall superb (still some wringing tails, however quite a few that were not doing so.).
The Jumping high quality.
The Eventing cross-country course was one of thes best I have ever seen--a real test of the horse within reasonable limits.
 
Link to:
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Site does not say how long these will be available, so try to log on asap.
 
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OLYMPICS ON THE INTERNET AND TV
August, 2008
 
The 2008 Beijing Olympic coverage is going to be on Internet and commercial/cable TV (all NBC owned).
for further information
 
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OLYMPIC HORSES ARRIVING IN HONG KONG
Horses competing in the 2008 Olympic  Beijing, China games have started arriving in Hong Kong, the venue for the equestrian competition, during the last week of July, 2008.
The Olympics start on August 8, 2008.
There will be 220 horses from 42 nations competing.
See complete story at:
 
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USET Team Selected at Aachen
The US show jumping team was selected at a show jumping final in Aachen, Germany.
Telecast on www.animalplanet.com on August 2, 2008, the finals resulted in a team of Beezie Madden, McClain Ward, Laura Kraut, Will Simpson and Anne Kursinski as First Alternate.
 
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37 year old Half Arabian going for Competitive Trail Riding World Record
 
A 37 year old Half Arabian is taking the summer off before trying to break the world record holders for distance in total competitive trail miles.  The current world record of 20,360 miles is held by a Saddlebred named Wing Tempo.
The Missouri gelding needs just 250 miles to break the record.
See complete story at:
www.thehorse.com >article 12362
July 25, 2008
 
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UNITED STATES  OLYMPIC TEAM 2008 SELECTION TRIALS CONTINUE

as do most other participating countries

 

Five USEF Dressage National Champions will be named after two weekends of dressage competitions in San Juan Capistrano, CA June 21-22 and June 27-29, 2008.  This year the Grand Prix Championship is additionally the USEF Selection Trials for the 2008 Olympics to be held in Beijing China in August—actually the equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong.

 

Unfortunately, several countries have decided not to compete in any of the 2008 Olympic competitions due to long travel stress for the horses, and concern over quarantine.

 

Final selections for the USET jumping team will be held August 2, 2008 (see below for the cable station Animal Planets coverage)

 

Short list for the Eventing Team is posted at usef.org/usea.org

 

More info at USEF.org

More info on Hong Kong at horsedaily.com

 

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2008 USEF National Pony Finals to be held in Lexington Kentucky, USA at the Horse Park August 13-17, 2003

 

More info at USEF.ORG/contentPage2.aspx?id=ponyfinals

 

 

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The Cable Station ANIMAL PLANET will continue broadcasting specials on Equestrian Competitions.

These include ROLEX show jumping, selection trials—including the last USEF selection competition on August 2, 2008, and culminating in the Animal Planet Sporthorse Cup in the Fall.

 

More info at usef.org

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TRAGIC ACCIDENT FOR O'CONNORS USEF EVENTING HORSE (pony) OF THE YEAR
 
In a freak accident in May 2008, the 14.1 eventing pony/horse that was named USEF horse of the year for last year, Theodore O'Conner, has had to be put down.
He evidently bolted with an exercise rider, ran back to the barn, and slipped in the aisleway, cutting his back tendon to the bone on some metal equipment in the aisle.
In a painful decision, the owners and vet decided to euthanize him, since the chance for recovery were so low.
A terrible end for what has been an extraordinary showing of heart and athletic ability.
"Teddy" had won two gold medals at the Pan Am games and was a "probable" for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in Hong Kong.
 
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GENERAL EQUINE NEWS

 

ANKY WINS HER NINTH DRESSAGE WORLD CUP

MARCH 30, 2008

 

 "To me this was top of the bill. This was a top final at a top venue with a top field of competitors doing top performances,” Ground Jury President Jan Peeters complimented. Probably the highest standard field ever to compete in the 23rd FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final. After the Grand Prix as a warming up test won by Isabell Werth, Anky van Grunsven scored her ninth FEI World Cup™ Dressage victory, her fourth riding her Olympic champion Salinero. Finnish Kyra Kyrklund took the third place aboard Max.
SEE FULL ARTICLE AT:

http://www.dressagedaily.com/2008/dd_200803/dd_20080330-wcf.html

Link to Eurodressage at that site

More info at the FEI website: http://www.fei.org/Media/News_Centre/News/Pages/summ.aspx?newsName=news-WCD-GP-27March08.aspx&inc=0

 

NOTE: THE SHOW JUMPING WORLD CUP COMPETITION IS TO BE HELD IN SWEDEN APRIL 24-27, 2008.

 

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BEEZIE MADDEN WINS FTI $100k GRAND PRIX AT WELLINGTON/WEF

MARCH 29, 2008

Wellington

March 29, 2008

 

Wellington, FL - The FTI Rider Challenge for 2008 was won by Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY who rode her Olympic gold medal mount, Authentic, in the Penta Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Saturday.

Madden won $100,000, the second time in the three years of the FTI Rider Challenge that she has won the top award.

Canada's Eric Lamaze, who won in 2007, collected second place prize of $50,000 while Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ was third and won $30,000 and Madden's 2004 Olympic gold medal team mate, Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ was fourth to win $20,000.

The FTI Rider Challenge accumulated points from designated WEF Challenge Cup and Grand Prix events at the CN Winter Equestrian Festival presented by Zimmerman Advertising

SEE FULL STORY AT:

www.horsedaily.com>showjumpingArchives>2008

 

NOTE: THE SHOW JUMPING WORLD CUP IS TO BE HELD IN SWEDEN APRIL 24-27, 2008

 

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Jimmy Fairclough and Graburn Win Marathon in USEF National Driving Championships at Live Oak

Chester Weber and Ying Lead Overall after Two Days

March 29, 2008

By Joanie Morris

Ocala, FL - The marathon got underway at 9 a.m. at the CAI-A Ocala and the first of two USEF National Driving Championships started after lunch on Saturday March 29, 2008. Known as the Live Oak Plantation Combined Driving Event presented by Budweiser, the showcase of the country's best drivers and horses is taking place at Chester Weber's Live Oak Plantation in Ocala, FL. The competition also serves as the second USEF Selection Trial for  two of the World Driving Championships.

Pony Teams are included as well.

Read the full article at: 

http://www.horsedaily.com/news/driving/2008/03-29-08-weber.html

 

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GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

Good news if you are raising grain for feed; bad news if you are just purchasing for your barn.

 

Record Grain Prices Boost Rural Economy


March 09 2008, Article #11462

Record-high grain prices are fueling
a rural economy boom…

 

See full article at : http://www.thehorse.com/SendArticle.aspx?ID=11462

 

 

 

 

 

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Eventing Accident Reminds Us All that Competitions can be Risky

March 2008

 

The Olympic level Eventing rider Darren Chiacchia suffered a fall in a Preliminary Event in Florida last month that left him in a coma, on a respirator and possibly paralyzed.

He has started recovering.           

See their website for daily updates from the family on his condition, progress, and prognosis—www.eventrider.com

Below is the April 1, 08 update.

There is additional information on the website about fund raisers and Equestrian Aid Foundation emergency funds for medical expenses and of top horse people that are contributing their time to keep his students and farm going during this time.

 

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Entry from family on D.Chiacchia's website:

 

April 1, 2008 - 8PM EDT

The remainder of the Chiacchia family arrived in Tallahassee today to attend the benefit for Darren tomorrow evening at the Dover Farm.

Darren walked with a more steady gait today, and more frequent moments of clarity were noted with his cognitive functioning. Darren is expected to be transfer to a neurological rehabilitation facility in Buffalo, NY on Thursday. The special medical flight had been arranged, and Darren’s mother will accompany him.

Darren’s grandmother was lead to rest today in a wonderful ceremony attended by numerous friend and family.

 

www.eventrider.com

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Accidents like this have to remind us all of the risks we take when working with and riding and competing with horses.

While we all generally realize this, and are willing to take that risk for the benefits that we obtain, we must keep vigilant about safety, especially when advising and guiding those just starting out. 

 Unfortunately, these can happen to the best of us too.

Stay Safe!

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MARCH 2008
DRESSAGE RULE CHANGE
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
 
 

45 SECOND RULE

DRESSAGE UNLTD NEWSLETTER

45 Second Rule

Effective immediately, competitors have 45 seconds (formerly 60 seconds) to
enter the arena after the bell. Complete rules and tests are available
online. http://www.dressageunltd.com/links/rules/rulestoc.html

US Dressage Rules available on USEF.org website
 
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Visit their website (and sign up for their free newsletter)

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They provide these little insights on their newsletters.

And everything I have purchased from them has been very reasonably priced (sales are excellent), prompt delivery, and reasonable shipping rates.

 
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SEE FREE EQUESTRIAN TAPES
 
Individuals are placing tapes of equestrian competitions and other equine related videos on  the website
 
Start With the following--there are links to others on these pages
 

ANDREAS HELGSTRAND - WEG2006 Freestyle Final

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQgTiqhPbw

 

ANKY VAN GRUNSVEN - WEG2006 Freestyle Final

WEG2006 Freestyle Dressage Final performance of ANKY VAN GRUNSVEN riding her horse KELTEC SALINERO.

To discuss all things Anky join the Anky Van Grunsven group at:

http://www.youtube.com/group/ankyvang...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPJGEzI3aIc&feature=related

The groups refer to forums to discuss the video.

Others of interest include other shows, breeds and wacky ones like "biggest falls" in jumping competitions.

 
 
 
 
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Feb. 2008

EQUILINK.COM is a recently established search engine totally dedicated to all matters equestrian. Take a look! 

 
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USEF (United States Equestrian Federation--the governing body for FEI/International competition in the United States)
 awards for 2007 were awarded in January 2008 at the yearly convention
Included in those was Karen O'Conners
PONY
that has excelled in Preliminary Level Eventing
14.1h, quite an accomplishment over courses of that height and scope, not to mention the discipline for dressage and the endurance aspect.
All of the USEF awards are listed at the USEF site
United States Equestrian Federation
or at
Karen O'Conner has been on US Olympic and Pan-Am eventing teams, as has her husband David, who is currently the President of USEF for a second term.
 
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The Scottsdale, Arizona Arabian Horse Show
Feb. 13-25, 2008
is being videostreamed on the Internet
Live views from each arena
Further info at:
 
 
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Toxic Plants: New Extension Service Book Provides Guide for Horse Owners

(This is provided by the Minnesota Extension Service and is basically for North Central US states that border on Canada.

However, much of the info can be of use to anyone interested in the topic of

"Plants Toxic to Horses"

by: Edited Press Release

December 27 2007 Article # 11053

www.thehorse.com

(Bloodhorse magazine)

 

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December 2007 Horse Health news on Ulcers

Thehorse.com

Study Suggests Alfalfa Might Buffer Gastric Acid Production, Prevent Ulcers

by: Agricultural Communications, Texas A&M University System

December 19 2007 Article # 11008

 

A change in diet can be good for what ails you--even if you are a horse.

Research from Texas A&M University showed that feeding alfalfa to horses either prevented or was therapeutic in treating stomach ulcers.

"Something in alfalfa hay tends to buffer acid production," said Pete Gibbs, PhD, Extension horse specialist.

According to Gibbs, 30% of the one million horses in Texas are used in racing, showing, and competitive performance. Of these, up to 90% of racehorses and more than 50% of arena performance horses have ulcers of varying severity.

Feeding grain, confinement, exercise, and overall environmental stress factors are thought to cause ulcers, he said. It's commonly thought that horses turned out on pastures are better off than those that are confined. However, if grass hay is the only hay they are fed, this research suggests that the horses might be more likely to get gastric ulcers, Gibbs said.

The recent research project correlating type of hay to likelihood of ulcers was part of a master's degree thesis by Travis Lybbert, PhD, in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Gibbs served on Lybbert's academic research committee.

In the study, 24 Quarter Horse yearlings were separated into two treatment groups. One group was fed Bermuda grass hay and the other fed alfalfa hay to meet the daily roughage needs. The yearlings received forced exercise during the study.

The horses were examined internally with an endoscope at the beginning and end of two 28-day trials.

In this study, the horses had more ulcers when alfalfa was removed from their diets and they were turned out on pasture.

To apply the results of this study to their own herd management, horse owners--especially those with performance horses--can give their horses a pharmaceutical product that will decrease acid production, or they can manage horses' diets.

The second option does not stop acid production but offers buffering capabilities, Gibbs said. Further work is needed to look at horses with varying degrees of ulceration in order to better determine the full extent to which alfalfa or alfalfa-based products might help from a feeding management standpoint.

"Based on what we know right now--for horses that are kept in confinement, eating feed, and getting forced exercise--it makes sense to consider some alfalfa as part of their diet," he said.

Gibbs' initial recommendation is that horses weighing between 1,000-1,300 pounds should be fed about one pound of alfalfa after a grain meal.

According to Gibbs, this study lays the groundwork for further research at Texas A&M. The next phase of the research effort will investigate what it is about alfalfa and alfalfa products that lessens the occurrence and severity of horses' ulcers.

 

Readers are cautioned to seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian

before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.

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AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL 2007 FALL FORUM ON MAJOR ISSUES IN THE GLOBAL HORSE INDUSTRY
Held at Keeneland, Kentucky USA
 

Issues listed at site

This is from www.thehorse.com

http://www.thehorse.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ID=10772

 

Horse Council National Forum Tackles Major Industry Concerns

November 06 2007 Article # 10772

More than 100 industry professionals and horse enthusiasts from every sector of the equine world gathered at Keeneland Racetrack on Nov. 2 for the American Horse Council's (AHC) National Issues Fall Forum. Included in the Forum were important updates on some of the horse world's hottest topics and primary concerns. Complete details, including several presentation downloads, are now available on the AHC's Web site.  

The fall forum topics covered included:

Issues listed at site

This is from www.thehorse.com

http://www.thehorse.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ID=10772

 

 

 
 
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November 2007 update:
The US National classes that were archived by www.arabhorse.com
continue to be available to view!
 
 
2007
 
ARABIAN SPORTHORSE AND US NATIONALS
VIDEO LINKS AND NEWS AT
 
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New TV series searches for Top Dressage Star
Fox Reality TV is going to start a 5 part series for Dressage horses and riders on October 19, 2007 that is "searching for the next Dressage Star".
200 riders sent in their tapes, and the top 6 were chosen by Olympian Robert Dover and others to compete over the five shows.  The winner will work with Dover and receive some sponsorhip for showing.
See complete article at Horseweb.com
 
 
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2007 PAN-AM GAMES
Canada, USA and Brazil dominated all divisions at the 2007 Pan-Am games.  
Complete results on most equine news sites.
Equisearch and Equestrianconnections.com in particular.
 
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