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Olympic Equestrian News: Team Medal Mix-Up Causes an International Stir – In the End, It's a Double Gold for Germany and Individual Bronze for American Kim Severson; Americans Left Off the Team Podium
It was certainly a day of surprises at the 2004 Athens final day of eventing competition as a series of confusions left the final standings and the Olympic Team medal up in the air for more than an hour. The concern centered around German rider Bettina Hoy and whether or not she should have been assigned penalty points for, what she is saying, was unknowingly causing a technical refusal when she crossed the start line once, and then crossed it a second time, believing that the second cross was the official start of her qualifying round of the show jumping phase. This left the Ground Jury and the Appeals Committee involved in sorting out exactly what had happened and making a call to, at first, add time penalties to her score. The FEI officials then retracted the penalties saying that the rider’s time clock had been restarted, “resulting in a clear injustice to the rider concerned. The committee, therefore, removed the time penalties,” according to Freddy Serpieri, vice president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and president of the Appeals Committee, in a jam-packed post-medal awards ceremony press conference.
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Bronze medalist Kim Severson and Winsome Adante making their final run of the show jumping course at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. They finished their work on a score of 45.20.
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Darren Chiacchia and Windfall 2 ended their Olympic bid witha 12th place finish and a score of 60.60.
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Amy Tryon and her off-the-track Thoroughbred Poggio II ended their Athens bid on a score of 51.80 and a seventh place finish.
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John Williams and Carrick put in a 21st place finish with a score of 60.80 in the show jumping qualifier.
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Georgia's Julie Richards and Jacob Two Two landed at 23rd place after their work in the show jumping qualifier. Their final score of their Olympic Games was 67.00.
Olympic Equestrian Videos To Be Available: Exclusive Contract with NBC
HorseTV Media Group, LLC, has announced that an exclusive agreement has been reached between its affiliated company, Equestrian Vision, and NBC for the U.S. video distribution rights to the equestrian events of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Equestrian Vision has distributed the equestrian videos exclusively in North America for the past three Olympiads, including 1992 in Barcelona, 1996 in Atlanta, and 2000 in Sydney. The company will be distributing the videos to retailers and catalogers, and HorseTV will sell via mail order directly to the consumer.
Four 100 minute long videos are planned for release in mid-October; one each covering Three Day Eventing and Show Jumping, and two Dressage titles covering both the team and the individual competition. The titles will be available on both VHS and DVD. Each video and DVD will be priced at $34.95, except for the Dressage double-DVD, which will be $59.95.
Equestrian Vision is one of the world's top producers and licensors of video and television programming about horses, and is one of HorseTV Media Group's affiliated companies.
HorseTV Media Group, LLC is the parent company of HorseTV, and numerous equestrian-oriented retail websites, including EquiVid.com, HorseCalendars.com, HorseBookStore.com, HorseInArt.com, and MyHorseStable.com, as well as the recently launched HorseTV i-Channel, which provides equestrian programming via subscription via the Internet.
The HorseTV upcoming plans include expansion into the 24/7 dedicated equestrian network, The HorseTV Channel.
For video sales or more information, contact Kristin Light at (713) 468.2014.
Listen to Your Favorite Olympians Top Music Choices
Did you know that John Williams gets pumped up listening to Bob Marley, Chick Berry and Janis Joplin?
These artists and their songs are a new feature on www.NBCOlympics.com/music that allows fans to listen to the music that inspires more than 250 U.S. Olympians in Athens. Athletes hand-picked lists of their favorite songs and thanks to RealNetworks, fans can listen for free on their award-winning Rhapsody Internet jukebox service until Aug.29, when the Games come to a close. Check out the website to see all of the Olympians' favorites. If you have any questions or need any additional information, just let me know.
Important Reminder for Dressage Exhibitors and Officials
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has updated several Dressage Tests for the following levels, effective as of August 15th:
• FEI Pony Preliminary Test
• FEI Pony Team Test
• FEI Pony Individual Test
(The FEI Pony Freestyle Test remains as the 2002 version.)
Please note the 2003 Young Rider Freestyle Test has also been slightly updated, effective immediately, to now allow for the option of using a “zig zag” at the trot and the canter. All test orders for the Young Rider Freestyle will now receive the revised score sheet, and this movement may now be incorporated into choreography of Young Rider freestyles.
Score sheets for these updated FEI tests are available for purchase from USEF by submitting the 2004 FEI Dressage Test Order Form, which is available on the Federation website www.usef.org, in addition to movements for all FEI tests.
For more information please Jennifer Keeler, Sport Manager – Dressage, at email@example.com or (859) 225-2024.
USEF Members Can Now Order Nextel Phones, Accessories and Nextel Service Online
USEF members are eligible to receive a 5% discount on Nextel monthly service plans and a 27% discount on National promotional price of phones. To learn more, please visit www.nextel.com/usef or contact USEF Purchasing toll-free at (877) 576-6872.
Nominations for the USEF Lifetime Achievement Award Close August 31
Nominations are now being accepted for the USEF Lifetime Achievement Award. The recipient of this award will be presented the Jimmy A. Williams trophy at the 2005 Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY. This award recognizes a horseman or woman whose “lifetime experience and accomplishments exemplify uncommon devotion to the sport of competition with horses and whose equestrian career and horsemanship have continually elevated the sport’s excellence.”
Your nomination should include: the nominee’s name; the city and state of residence; discipline(s) and/or breed(s); your reason for suggesting him/her; and any other information pertinent to any involvement in the horse industry. Please be aware that this honor is not awarded posthumously and the nominee should still be living and no longer actively competing in equestrian sport.
Please also include your name, mailing address and daytime telephone number so the Federation may contact you for additional details.
Submit you nomination by August 31, 2004 to:
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Fax: (859) 231-6662
Stephanie Danhakl wins the 2004 Show Circuit Magazine/USEF National
Junior Hunter Championships-West Coast
Callaway, owned and ridden by Stephanie Danhakl, 17, of Pacific Palisades, CA, was named champion at the forth annual Show Circuit Magazine/USEF National Junior Hunter Championships-West Coast. The championships were held August 16-17 in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The three-phase competition was judged by Russell Frey of Argyle, TX, Randy Mullins of Collierville, TN and Don Stewart of Ocala, FL. Dankakl was awarded the Show Circuit Magazine Perpetual Trophy, the Show Circuit Magazine Trophy, a crystal piece given to the winner to take home for one year, a Triple Crown Custom cooler, a 10-inch Revere bowl keeper trophy and a bridle.
Galatea owned by Stephanie Danhakl and ridden by Rebecca Bruce, 16, of Santa Barbara, CA, was named reserve champion.
USEF is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2004 USEF Media Awards
The USEF is now accepting nominations for the 2004 Annual Media Awards. The deadline for nominations to be received in the Lexington, KY, office is Monday, October 18, 2004.
A panel of media experts will judge the awards and the 2004 USEF Awards for Media Excellence will be presented formally during the 2005 USEF Annual Meeting held January 12-16, 2005, at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY.
Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:
- Equestrian Print Media – Publication
- Equestrian Print Media – Single Article
- Non-Equestrian Print Media
- Internet Media
- Broadcast Media
One of the six winners will be selected to receive the Daniel P. Lenehan Memorial Trophy for Overall Excellence.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.usef.org/content/marketing.
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Support Our American International Equestrian Athletes
You can help our athletes win GOLD at the 2004 Athens Olympics with a donation to the USET Foundation. Send checks to: PO Box 355 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934. Mastercard or Visa Donations accepted by phone (908) 234-1251.
To donate online, visit www.uset.org.
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Form and Function Symposium for Breeders
The Performance Horse Registry and USEF will host a “Form and Function” symposium for breeders with Dr. Marvin Beeman. Dr. Beeman has been an equine practitioner since 1957 and is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He was also named Colorado Veterinarian of the Year in 1975 and serves as the Joint Master and Huntsman of the Arapahoe Hunt Club.
The symposium will be offered on Saturday, August 21, 2004 , from 1-5 p.m. in the Federation offices in Lexington , KY. Registration is required, and a there is a fee of $25 for USEF Members or $35 for non-members.
For more information, contact Cheryll Frank at (859) 225-6980 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the symposium, Dr. Beeman will join Raymond Francis to conduct the 2004 Hunter Breeding Clinic, also being held August 22-23 in Lexington, KY. Clinic applications and information can be obtained by contacting Carrie Mortensen at (859) 225-6970 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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Real Savings for USEF members through USEF Purchasing. For more information, call USEF Purchasing toll-free (877) 576-6872.
Foreign FEI Competitions: (top)
NOTE: Placings after 10th, if any, are not included in these results.
CSIO***** Lummen, August 12-15
International Jumping Competition – Juniors, Speed and Handiness, 1.30 m
3rd—Cody Baird and Orlando (KWPN, Ircolando – Anita)
Grand Prix, Juniors, 1.40 m
5th—Cody Baird and Fit 3 (HAN, For Pleasure – Gilana F)
International Jumping Competition 1A, 1.40 m
8th—Schuyler Riley and Cincinatti Kid (KWPN, Carthago - )
International Jumping Competition, Juniors, 1.30 m
8th—Cody Baird and Orlando
Dressage Scene: (top)
Morven Park Summer Breed Show, August 14, Leesburg, VA
● Filly Championship (USDF BC Q): Rumors (OLD, Rosenthal – PLJ04), owned by Veronique Mallet, handled by Angela Barilar
● Colt/Gelding Championship (USDF BC Q): Rubinhall (HAN, Rotspon – Del Amika), owned by Debra Maddux, handled by Christine Quilling
● Young Horse Championship: Winter Eve, owned by Jim Bond & Heather Stanley, handled by Jim Bond
● Mare Championship (USDF BC Q): Whitney HM (HAN, Weltbekannt – Davona Native xx), bred and owned by Karen Holweck-Mulreany, handled by Karen Holweck-Mulreany
● Stallion Championship (USDF BC Q): Happy Hour (TRA, Induc – Heimkehr III), owned by Renee and John Howes, handled by Renee and John Howes
● Mature Horse Championship: Happy Hour , owned by Renee and John Howes, handled by Renee and John Howes
● Grand Championship: Winter Eve, owned by Jim Bond & Heather Stanley, handled Jim Bond
Hunter/Jumper Scene: (top)
Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show, Zionsville, IN
● Budweiser Grand Prix-ALLEGIANCE (KWPN, Animo – Gosseline) ridden by Laura Kraut, owned by Pin Oak Farm
● Russell Fortune Memorial Grand Prix-NOBILITY (KWPN, Hamlet – Jessica T) ridden by Margie Engle, owned by Robert Pergament
● SJHOF JR/AO Jumper Classic-CASANOVA owned and ridden by Jennifer Urioste
● JR/AO Jumper Classic (low)-MOHAWK DU CLAIR DE LUNE (BWP, Fidji du Fleury – Choupette de l’Eaugrenee) ridden by Laura Linback, owned by Woodrun
● JR/AO Hunter Classic-LA CARA owned and ridden by Leah Schwendeman
● Children’s Hunter Classic-ROMEO ridden by Kelly Myers, owned by Donna Myers
● Adult Amateur Hunter Classic-TOMMY BAHAMA owned and ridden by Laurie Stevens
● NAL Adult Jumper Classic-GUESSWORK (KWPN, Dangelo – Wunduna) ridden by Ashley Delzer, owned by Zander Duffield
● NAL Children’s Jumper Classic-SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE owned and ridden by Katie Schachmer
● 1st Year Green-PROTÉGÉ ridden by Elizabeth Towell, owned by All Seasons Farm
● 2nd Year Green-PASSPORT ridden by Maria Dritsas, owned by Casey Scudder
● Regular Working-DUCATI (HAN, Pablo – Ras al Khaiman) ridden by Barbara Bancroft, owned by Lesley Swimmer
● Amateur Owner 18-35-LA CARA owned and ridden by Leah Schwendeman
● Amateur-Owner 36+-NOTTINGHAM (KWPN, Landjonker – Fontessa) owned and ridden by Beth Bidgood
● Small Junior-ALIAS ridden by Amanda Wall, owned by Ashley Hill
● Large Junior-VICTORIA owned and ridden by Rachel Tulipan
● Small Pony-COOL BEANS owned and ridden by Emma Roberts
● Medium Pony-THAT’S THE SPIRIT ridden by Catherine Tyree, owned by Mindy Darst
● Large Pony-HEARTBREAKER (Columbo – Seeburg) owned and ridden by Lauren Sogard
● Green Pony-BELVEDERE ridden by Lucy Cross, owned by Katana O’Brien
● Adult Amateur 18-35-MANITOU ridden by Carrie Fleischhacker
● Adult Amateur 36-45-SERENGETI owned and ridden by Laurie Stevens
● Adult Amateur 46+ (Sec. A)-SEDONA (HAN, Gard – Karina) owned and ridden by Joni Werthan
● Adult Amateur 46+- (Sec. B)-ARCTURUS owned and ridden by Sue Novak
● Young Jumper Championships, 5YO Qualifier-WIEBE B (Rebel I Z – Montana) owned by Chris Sallee, ridden by Stefanie Collier, bred by Bannockburn Farm.
Lexington National Horse Show, Lexington, VA
● JR/AO Jumper Classic (high)-AQUARIUS (SF, Grand Veneur – Olga de la Lande) owned and ridden by Kenzie Snyder
● JR/AO Jumper Classic (low)-ROCK ON owned and ridden by Lauren Brown
● Adult Amateur Hunter Classic-DEXTER owned and ridden by Caitlin Lane
● Children’s Hunter Classic-FLYING COLORS (PNT, Royal Damask – Scoot’n Patty) owned and ridden by Sarah Marie Gibney
● 1st Year Green-POINT GUARD (HAN, Saskan – Daisy) ridden by Olin Armstrong, owned by Cismont Manor Farm
● 2nd Year Green-STELLAR (HAN, Grand Cru – Bonita) ridden by Olin Armstrong, owned by Cismont Manor Farm
● Green Conformation-HENRY (TB, Rambo Phil – Golden Lolly) ridden by Olin Armstrong, owned by Cismont Manor Farm
● Regular Working-FIRSTHAND (WES, Royal Angelo I - ) owned and ridden by Selma Garber
● Regular Conformation-THURSDAY NITE ridden by Olin Armstrong, owned by Cismont Manor Farm
● Amateur Owner 18-35-WALKABOUT (TB, Night Mover – Run Home Honey, bred by Columbia View Farm) ridden by Marianna Bishop, owned by The Barracks
● Amateur Owner 36+-RED DRAGON ridden by Betty Oare, owned by M/M Ernest Oare
● Small Junior 16-17-BUCKY DENT (TB, Shelter Half – Every Sunday, bred by Nelson Offutt Jr) ridden by Christina Mangano, owned by Classic Collention and Christina Mangano
● Large Junior 15 and Under-CHANTEUSE owned and ridden by Kacy Jenkins
● Large Junior 16-17-MORIAH ridden by Erin Hastings, owned by Terry Shade
● Small Pony-HALCYON HAWTHORNE (WEL, Dorian Gray – Halcyon) owned and ridden by Samantha Schaefer
● Medium Pony-BLU VENTURE RAINBEAU (WELx, Islander – Grace N Favor bred by Elizabeth Best) owned and ridden by Nellie Foosaner
● Large Pony-MOKOO JUMBEE ridden by Anne Wise, owned by Ritchie Solter
● Small/Medium Green Pony-SKIPPIN’ SCHOOL (WEL, Cloe Olympian – Madoc Mirror Image) ridden by Samantha Schaefer, owned by William Sullivan
● Large Green Pony-EASY STREET ridden by Erin Hastings, owned by Lindsay Myerberg
Vermont Summer Celebration, East Dorset, VT
● Vermont Grand Prix-KARTOUSCH (KWPN, Ekstein - ) ridden by Mary Lisa Leffler, owned by Rolling
Acres and McLain Ward
● JR/AO Jumper Classic (high)-SALSA owned and ridden by Gabby Slome
● JR/AO Jumper Classic (low)-TANGO owned and ridden by Theresa Bowling
● M/S Adult Jumper Classic-QUEST D’OR (BWP, Nimmerdor – Victoria) owned and ridden by Kris Hoffman Kennedy
● M/S Children’s Jumper Classic-KICK THE CLOUDS ridden by Nicole Lakin, owned by Rolling Acres
● Adult Amateur Hunter Classic-CATNAP (ISH, Porsch – Madison) ridden by Krietta Phillips, owned by North Run
● Children’s Hunter Classic-NEWPORT ridden by Johanna Hyyppa, owned by Thor and Patty Hyyppa
● Green Working Hunter-CC BLOOM (BWP, Jus de Pommes – Gwen P) ridden by Rob Bielefeld, owned by Samantha Hallman
● Green Conformation-TICKET TO RIDE (Cento – Carissima) ridden by James Lala, owned by Melanie Brown
● Regular Working-DONE DEAL ridden by Rob Bielefeld, owned by Carol Sollak
● Amateur Owner 18-35-COUTURE (KWPN, Gracio – Diana) owned and ridden by Ashley Cole
● Amateur Owner 36+-SENSATION (OLD, Sonnegold – Winzerbluete) owned and ridden by Dee Thomas
● Small Junior 15 and Under-ALLEGIANCE owned and ridden by Heather Dobbs
● Small Junior 16-17-KINDRED SPIRIT (KWPN, Zeoliet – Danna) owned and ridden by Alesandra Perna
● Large Junior-LUCKY JOE (Larome – Aolide) ridden by Jacqueline Lubrano, owned by Horizon Hill Farm
● Small/Large Pony-STYLE WISE (WEL/TB, Glencoe Jester – Lil Blue Belle) owned and ridden by Emma Lipman
● Medium Pony-BELLE HARBOUR ridden by Baylor Wickes, owned by Hannah Goodson Cutt
● Adult Amateur 18-35-GO IT AROAN owned and ridden by Tina Duvigneaud
● Adult Amateur 36-45-DISCOUNT (Viscount – Nipsy’s Grable, bred by Thorn Hill Farm) owned and ridden by Lisa Foster
● Adult Amateur 46+-LANCELOT owned and ridden by Susan Wheeler
● Children’s Hunter 13 and Under-STARBUCK owned and ridden by Molly Cikacz
● Children’s Hunter 14-17-NUNCAUT NUNQUAM (KWPN, Indoctro – Silvia) ridden by Erica Quinn, owned by Christine Hill
Leading Sires (as of 8/19/04 ) (top)
• Andalusian—DESPIERTO (Sagres – Loendreira I)
• Arabian— DESPERADO V (Huckleberry Bey – Daraska)
• Dressage—WELTMEYER (World Cup I – Anka)
• Dressage Breeding—DONAVAN (Derwisch – Akelei)
• Eventing—HIGHLAND KING (ISH, Highland Flight – Ashling)
• Hackney—MAGIC HIGHLAND (Equality – Whyworry Benny)
• Half-Arabian—FROHWIND (OLD, Furioso II – Windstille)
• Hunter—VOLTAIRE (HAN, Furioso II – Gogo Moeve)
• Hunter Breeding—ALLA’ CZAR (KWPN, Zeus – Renetta)
• Jumper— GUIDAM (SF, Quidam de Revel – Fougere)
• South Pacific Memorial Award present by Joan Irvine Smith and The Oaks to the highest ranking US-based jumper sire—CONSUL (KWPN, Nimmerdor – Waloniki)
• Morgan—IRISH REVELATION
• National Show Horse—LOOKEN GOOD (Gazort – Genina’s Gracious Command)
• Paso Fino—GRAN CHUCUANO DONDE ES (Plebeyo – Escoba que tal)
• Pony Hunter Breeding—LOAFERS LODGE SPRING AHEAD (Talomo Cricket – Severn Capella)
• Pony Hunter—GAYFIELDS VIDA BLUE (Findeln Blue Danube – Pickwick Shan)
• Pony Jumper—TOP GUN I (WES, Rosedale Tiberius – Chanel)
• Reining, Western, Trail—DOCS KING CHEX (AQHA, Doc Bar – Kingetta Chex)
• Roadster— DUN-HAVEN BANDOLIER (Dun-Haven Crescendo – Dun-Haven Desdemona)
• Saddlebred—SUPREME HEIR (Supreme Sultan – CH Supreme Airs)
• Welsh—GAYFIELDS BIG EASY (Sleight of Hand – Louisiana Lagniappe)
Leading Sire lists are updated daily. Visit the website at http://www.usef.org/content/pointsAwards/2004/leadingSires.php.
Leading Breeders (as of 8/19/04 ) (top)
• Andalusian—GARETH SELWOOD, Elkorn, WI
• Arabian—JANICE BOSWELL, Hephzibah, GA
• Dressage—IRON SPRING FARM, Coatesville, PA
• Dressage Breeding—MARGARET GOODELL, Sullivan, WI
• Eventing—DOUG DEAN, Princeville, CAN
• Hackney—CHARLOTTE CARTER, Winston Salem, NC
• Half-Arabian—RODGER KIEPE, Flat River, MO
• Hunter—AUGUSTIN WALCH, Stratford, CAN
• Hunter Breeding—LINDA KULLEY, Princeton, NJ
• Jumper—IRON SPRING FARM, Coatesville, PA
• Morgan—MARGARET PRESTON, Epping, NH
• National Show Horse—LIVE OAK ARABIANS, Baton Rouge, LA
• Paso Fino—LUCY GOODENDAY, Swanton, OH
• Pony Hunter Breeding—RICHARD TAYLOR, Montpelier Station, VA
• Pony Hunter—WOODLANDS PONIES, Brodnax, VA
• Pony Jumper— WOODLANDS PONIES, Brodnax, VA
• Reining, Western, Trail—SANDI PENCE, Oklahoma City, OK
• Roadster—DARREL KOLKMAN, New London, IA
• Saddlebred—CALLAWAY HILLS, Jefferson City, MO
• Welsh—DR RUTH WILBURN, Olive Branch, MS
Leading Breeder lists are updated daily. Visit the website at http://www.usef.org/content/pointsAwards/2004/leadingBreeders.php.
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August 18, 2004