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2004 Canadian Arabian Nationals Just Around the Corner

by Sarah Evers | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

The 47th annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Canadian Nationals), affectionately known as “The Royal Red,” kicks off Aug. 23 at the Regina Exhibition Park. The weeklong event features top-level horse show competition and a commercial trade fair. The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) of Aurora, CO, produces the event, which is held Monday, Aug. 23 through Saturday, Aug. 28, and is open to the public. Admission (Canadian dollars) is $7.50 for adults and $4 for...

AMHA Board to Consider Half-Morgan Registry

by severs | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

In 1996, the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Board of Directors (BOD) established a committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a Half-Morgan Registry. In 1997, the issue was placed on the 1998 proxy ballot as a non-binding referendum in an attempt to measure the member's interest in the issue. The results of the referendum indicated interest in the project and the BOD continued investigation in to the feasibility of the project. In 1999, the Board tabled the study until...

American Miniature Horse Association Celebrates 26th Annual Competition

by Sarah Evers | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

The story of the American Miniature Horse, nearly 400 years in the making, is steeped in both adventure and the love of little horses. The adventure continues September 24-October 2 as Fort Worth, Texas, hosts the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) 2004 World Championship Show at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The industry’s top event, the AMHA World Show features American Miniature Horses vying for titles in 146 classes and the chance to win a coveted World Grand Championship....

Call For Bids for 2006 FEI Reining Masters

by gaillardm | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2004 The FEI Reining Committee has announced that the 2006 FEI Reining Masters will be held in the United States. The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. requests all interested organizers to submit a bid to the Federation no later than August 15, 2004. Bid documents may be obtained by calling Sherry Frank at 859 225-6913 or email [email protected]. ENDS For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications...

Horses Needed For 2004 FEI Children's Jumping Final

by gaillardm | Aug 4, 2004, 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release Lexington, KY - Hummingbird Nest Farm in Simi Valley, California will be the site of the 2004 FEI Children's Jumping Final, November 22-28, which hosts competitors from around the world who have qualified in their native country. Due to the expense of shipping horses, the riders will not bring their own mounts. Since the U.S. is the host nation for this international competition, which is contested on borrowed horses, we must provide enough horses for the 32 riders. The...

Cindy Burge, October 8, 1963 - July 28, 2004

by gaillardm | Jul 30, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation deeply regrets the passing of Cindy Burge of Spokane, Washington. Ms. Burge was critically injured Saturday, July 24th at The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, where she was competing in the Open Preliminary division when her horse tripped and fell on her while galloping on the flat. She passed away July 28th at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana. “I first met Cindy when her family was preparing for the first Deep Creek Horse Trials,”...

British Bulldogs Win the Day at Hickstead, United States and Germany Tie for Sixth

by By Muriel Faienza | Jul 28, 2004, 12:00 PM

A great second-round recovery by the home team, with particularly brilliant performances from Athens-bound Nick Skelton and Robert Smith, saw the British win the sixth leg of the 2004 Samsung Super League Nations Cup series in Hickstead on Friday, July 23, 2004. Lying equal-third with 16 faults along with the strong favorites from France, the USA and Belgium at the halfway stage added just a single time fault to complete with 17, while the French slotted into the runner-up spot with 20 ahead of...

Show Jumping Team Announced for CSIO Spruce Meadows

by Sarah Evers | Jul 28, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the members of the show jumping team for CSIO Spruce Meadows, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 8th through the12th. Spruce Meadows is widely regarded as one of North America’s premier show jumping events and most beautiful venues. Riders were selected based on their ranking on the July 23rd, 2004 USET Computer List, providing their first ranked horse is available. If that horse is not available, riders could request that the Show...

Molly Ashe and Lutopia win Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead

by Sarah Evers | Jul 28, 2004, 12:00 AM

Despite a sixth place finish in the Super League competition in Hickstead, Great Britain, on July 23, US riders rallied to grab the first three places in the presitigious Refco Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday, July 25. Molly Ashe was the winner on Lutopia, followed by Sheila Burke on Caya and Judy Garofalo on Oliver III. Lauren Hough was eighth on Casadora. In the Grand Prix John French finished fourth, and the next highest placed US rider was Molly Ashe on Lutopia. The class was won by Nick...

American Hunter Pony Auction to Be Held at the USEF Pony Finals

by Sarah Evers | Jul 27, 2004, 12:00 PM

The American Hunter Pony Classic Auction will once again be held in conjunction with the 2004 USEF Pony Finals. The auction will be held August 3, 2004, in the Reel Arena at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. This elite auction is the leading auction market place for Pony Hunters in North America. "This is the best group of ponies we have ever offered," said Tim Jennings, Director of Marketing at Professional Auction Services, Inc. Ponies will be available for viewing beginning Monday,...