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The Equiworld Ezine
Online Magazine
July 2000

This section will keep you up to date with all the changes that are taking place. Please let us know what you think, your feedback is always appreciated,

The Hunter Horse Care competition Competition!
Enter a great new competition to win a huge variety of Hunter Horse Care products.
All entrants will also receive a complimentary voucher book entitling you to discounts on Hunter Horse Care and Pet & Garden products.
Please click here to enter!
Sorry, this competition is open to UK residents only
Dengie Main Ring Your Feeding Questions Answered
by the nutritional experts at Dengie Main Ring.
Click here to take advantage of this offer.

30th July 2000
The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Next month’s Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair has received a major boost in securing television coverage.
As one of Scotland’s premier equestrian events set in the most beautiful part of Perthshire, it has attracted Laurie Ward Productions Ltd to film a one hour highlights programme which will be shown on Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3 and on BBC Scotland later in the year. Please click here to learn more
29th July 2000
Taranet Welcome Taranet
Taranet are creating a complete on-line directory of alternative animal therapies.
You can find information on each therapy plus a list of suppliers of the various therapeutic treatments available - these include Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Magnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Herbal Remedies and Shiatsu.
If you know of any practioners, in particular chiropodists and physiotherapists who should be added to the directory, please get in touch
Please visit
29th July 2000
Light Therapy Light Therapy
Light therapy has been shown in over 40 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Both visible red and infrared light have been shown to effect at least 24 different positive changes at a cellular level.
Visible red light, penetrates tissue to a depth of about 8-10 mm and is very beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points and is particularly effective in treating infections. Infrared light (904nm) penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm which makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscle, etc.
Please click here to learn more about light therapy
28th July 2000
Bowmore Blair Castle Horse Trials 2000 The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th August 2000

Record crowds in 1999 enjoyed top class sport, entertainment for all the family and unparalleled shopping opportunities.
2000 is set to be even bigger - more shops, more displays and the last chance to see all the top riders in action before they depart for the Sydney Olympics.
Please click here for further details
28th July 2000
Feeding for Competition Days Tips for Feeding on the Day of a Competition
An important part of preparing for a competition is to ensure that the horse’s diet is appropriate for the level and type of work being done. Once this is established there should be no need to change the horses diet in the days leading up to a competition. Although disruptions to a horse’s routine should be avoided as much as possible it is often impossible not to have to make some alterations on competition day.
Please click here for some great advice
27th July 2000
Debbie McGillivray & Max Communicating with Animals
Animal Communication is the ability to converse with animals through telepathy (an exchange of pictures, thoughts, words, emotions and feelings). Animal Communicator, Debbie McGillivray uses her ability to help people and animals understand each other on a deeper level.
"My goal as an animal communicator is to bridge the gap of understanding between people and animals to cultivate healing, understanding and growth. It is through this subtle communication that questions are answered, compromise is achieved and harmony restored."
This article is truly fascinating. To learn more please click here
27th July 2000
The Display Team Can you help the Connemara Classics?
The Connemara pony is known worldwide for its sturdiness and versatility and in the west of Ireland a group of people are adding another string to their bow by organising this fantastic musical display team. The aim is to have all ten ponies ridden aside, to give a wonderful visual spectacle and promote not only our ponies but the Art of riding aside.
However, we have only four saddles and are looking for another six, so can anyone out there help us? All saddles would be fully insured and hired at the current hire price. Our ponies are no smaller the 148cm and the largest is 158cm. Please click here for further details
26th July 2000
The Peruvian Paso horse The Peruvian Paso
This horse, one of the world's last remaining naturally gaited breeds, is becoming a sensation among American horse enthusiasts for several very good reasons.
There is "something for everyone" in this smooth, elegant animal; riding comfort, strength and stamina for the avid trail rider; calm tractable disposition so important in the family mount; arrogant, flashy presence and action which set the exhibitor and parader apart from others, and investment potential solidly supported by its relative rarity and increasing popularity.
Please click here to learn more
25th July 2000 Success for Felicity Coulthard at the RDA National Championships
British Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd (BEIB) would like to congratulate talented young disabled rider Felicity Coulthard from Darwen on her success at the recent RDA National Dressage Championships at Warwickshire College. Felicity, whom BEIB have supported this year, won first place in Test 21a and second place in the Grade 1 Kur with Honey, a 14hh chestnut mare owned by Deborah Baldwin. Please click here for details
23rd July 2000
The Hunter Horse Care competition Competition!
Enter a great new competition to win a huge variety of Hunter Horse Care products.
Hunter products combine genuine bush grown Tea Tree Oil with other natural treatments to create the essential selection of gentle and effective products for both horses and pets, to help soothe and clean cuts, grazes, sores and insect bites, restoring and maintaining skin and coat condition.
All entrants will also receive a complimentary voucher book entitling you to discounts on Hunter Horse Care and Pet & Garden products.
Please click here to enter!
Sorry, this competition is open to UK residents only
21st July 2000 The Mounted Games World Team Championships
Teams from twelve countries, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and USA, are now in Bremen, Germany, preparing for the 2000 World Team Championships which starts on Friday 21st July. Please click here for details
20th July 2000
Criollo mare and foal photographed by Fabio Crespo
Photography by Fabio Crespo
The Importance of a Good Vet
One of the most important people in your breeding programme is the veterinary surgeon, whether it is for natural covering or artificial insemination.
From the time that you make the decision to put your mare in foal to the time that she actually gives birth a good vet will be a constant source of advice and information. A good relationship with your vet, based on mutual trust and respect is essential.
Please click here to learn more
19th July 2000
The Clydesdale The Clydesdale Horse
The primary purpose of this breed was literally as a farm workhorse - true horse power prior to mechanisation. From the early days the reputation of the horse grew considerably and the horse fairs held over several days in the Lanarkshire area attracted buyers from far and wide looking for draught horses to fulfil a variety of roles in the haulage field.
In these mechanised days the Clydesdale horse is taking on a variety of new roles - please click here for details.
18th July 2000
More than any other animal the horse is inextricably linked with human history. He has carried conquering armies from the Huns to the Mongols and increased the spread of trade, shaping the world as we know it today. His influence on our culture has been profound.
In the United Kingdom the ILPH runs farms dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses with over 300 equines in care at any one time. Working in the developing world, the ILPH runs educational and training courses in equine management, saddlery, harness making, farriery, veterinary care and nutrition to combat the major causes of equine suffering and help the owners to help themselves.
Please click here to learn how you can help.
18th July 2000 The Evolution of the Horse
The origin of equines can be traced to the Eocene period, between 60 and 50 million years ago. Eohippus, or Dawn Horse, was about the size of a Cocker Spaniel - 14 inches at the shoulder - and is thought to have weighed about twelve pounds. He had four toes on the front legs and three on the back, which were padded like those of a dog and allowed easy movement over wet ground. These toes and pads are now the ergots and splint bones found on the legs of the modern horse.
Please click here to continue this fascinating story
17th July 2000
The Akhal-Teke The Akhal-Teke
Born to challenge the wind of the desert! Prized by Alexander the Great, Darius the Great, Genghis Khan, Roman emperors, Marco Polo, and many others, the Akhal-Tekes serve people for 3,000 years. Absolutely everything about this horse is unique, outlandish, stunning. It is the most ancient breed on earth. It is one of the most beautiful, elegant and proud horses in the world. Its endurance and resistance to heat are second to none.
Please click here to learn more about this unique breed
15th July 2000
Twins "Seeing Double" - or "Double Trouble"??
Twin foals in the equine world that survive are very rare - and in the Clydesdale world this verges on the unique. So it is most unusual to have surviving twins born in successive years - but this has happened in both 1999 and 2000.
Please click here for further details and more photos!
15th July 2000 The Equiworld Message Board
Messages posted to the Equiworld message board are now available as an email digest. To subscribe to the email list visit:
14th July 2000
The Free 'n' Easy Team Free‘n’Easy celebrate at Lindum Endurance Ride
The Free ‘n’ Easy Saddle Company celebrated its biggest competition success to date when endurance riders using
their fully adjustable saddles took many of the higher placings in the race rides at the EHPS Lindum ride (Market Rasen Racecourse, 2/3 July 2000) Click here for details
14th July 2000
The Hungarian Warmblood The Hungarian Warmblood
The Hungarian Warmblood or Hungarian Sport Horse as it is also known was developed at the Mezöhegyes State Stud in Hungary. Through selective crossing of native Hungarian breeds, the Stud was able to produce a warmblood breed capable of all modern equestrian sports. Some of the more famous international competitors include Virtual Village Randi: ridden by John Whitaker
Please click here to learn more
13th July 2000
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13th July 2000
The National Side-Saddle Show
The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire Friday to Sunday, August 4 - 6, 2000
"Malvern"--the culmination of the British side-saddle riding world's year.
Side Saddle
By Sunday evening over 170 combinations of horse and rider from all over Britain will have competed in the 60 all-side-saddle classes in the world's biggest side-saddle show. Please click here for details
12th July 2000 Selectors Announce British Endurance Riding Squad for World Championships
Following the final selection stage at the Tattersalls Newmarket ride yesterday (Sunday 9 July 2000), the British Endurance Riding Association has announced a squad of seven for The World Endurance Riding Championships in Compiegne, France on 26 August 2000.
Please click here for details
12th July 2000 Maradon scores in the most competitive and international UK endurance ride yet.
Maradon, ridden by Sheikh Mohammed’s 17 year old second son, Sheikh Hamdan, took the 140km (approx 90 mile) Tattersalls endurance ride held on Sunday 9 July at the Newmarket Rowley Mile racecourse by kind permission of Jockey Club Estates Limited and organised by The British Endurance Riding Association. Please click here for details
11th July 2000
Endurance Riding Endurance Riding
Endurance Riding is one of the newest and perhaps the fastest growing branch of equestrianism. Endurance Riding is a sport for everyone, with rides to suit every ability and age, from 10 mile pleasure ride right up to endurance rides of 100 miles in a day, and longer over several days. Please click here to learn more
11th July 2000 Derby Winners of the year 2000
This article gives you a comparative, genealogical analysis of the Derby winners in 2000
Please click here
9th July 2000 Your Last Chance To Enter

This is your last chance to enter the EQUINAT AROMAITCH Competition.
The competition closes at 12 noon British Summer Time on 11th July

Click here for more details
8th July 2000
Reining Reining - What it's all about
Reining is not a sport for rough and tough cowboys. It's finesse, precision, discipline, and beauty.
The reining horse's skills is what's essential to a western horse - to work on a loose rein and off the hindquarters.
The sport is not only becoming ever more popular all over the continent, even the world, but today's reining has evolved to a highly refined western dressage class that is a far cry from what reining looked like 20 years ago. Please click here to learn more
7th July 2000
The Budenny The Budenny
The breed is a good example of the Russian approach to the horse. By centuries-old Russian standards a horse should be a real all-rounder: good under the saddle and when hitched into a carriage.
The Budenny is a Russian-style universal half-bred horse, bred as a perfect charger for Russian cavalry officers. Now it is bred for sports, racing, and as a light-draft horse. Please click here to learn more
7th July 2000 Harness Racing in the UK
Harness racing is now being televised in the UK.
Please click here for further details.
6th July 2000
Reiki Equine Reiki
Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is a Japanese word meaning “Universal life energy”. Reiki is an ancient form of healing believed to have spread through Tibet, China and India. Reiki is very effectively used to treat all manner of conditions, but really holds its own when dealing with psychological/behavioural problems because it does not simply train the horse not to exhibit unacceptable behaviour patterns, it resolves the energy block causing the behaviour pattern in the first place.
Please click here to learn more about how Reiki could help you and the horses you care for.
6th July 2000 Sponsored ride
to benefit Riding for the Disabled and EMW/Ha-penny horse and pony rescue centre.
The ride is on Sunday 27th August. Come and ride in the unspoiled countryside of Pembrokeshire. BBQ and small party at end of day. The ride can be done at your own speed over miles of bridleways with very little road work. Please click here for details
5th July 2000
Artificial Insemination (photography by Sandi Hall) A Mare Owner's View of Artificial Insemination
Whilst artificial insemination is not a cheap option there is a general agreement that it possesses a number of distinct advantages over natural breeding.
Please click here for details
5th July 2000
The Equine Cam The Equine Cam
Equine Cam systems broadcast a video image directly to your TV allowing you to visually monitor your horse without leaving the house, truck cab or event trailer. Equine Cam is a company dedicated to providing video monitoring products for all levels of horse enthusiasts.
Please click here to learn more
3 y.o., metres 2.000, Milano, San Siro
Full results and analysis of this race run on 2nd July 200.

Please click here
3rd July 2000
Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials The Largest Prize in UK One-Day Eventing
The Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Discovery Classic was won by Charlotte Bathe and the 10 year old grey gelding The Irish One.
Left: Charlotte Bathe with Charles Graves and Frank Hewitt-Smith, joint organisers of the Armathwaite Hall Horse Trials and John Burgess of Strongid-P
The prize included a specially commissioned bronze statue and a Discovery car.
The course was designed by Captain Mark Phillips and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the competitors. Please visit the Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials for the full results and some great photos and video clips - click here
Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials
3rd July 2000 Endurance News
* International team lists updated * Record International Entries for UK Endurance Event (Tattersalls Newmarket Ride) * Horse & Hound Hundred to be British National Championship Ride * Cornwall & Gloucestershire share top Honours at The Hilton Herbs & Raddery Equine Festival of Endurance Riding * Date clarification for the Stamin-A Ride at Goodwood
Please click here for details
2nd July 2000
Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials Live Today!
Live cross country footage from the Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials.
The results from yesterdays Pre-Novice and Novice sections are also online.
Please click here to visit Armathwaite Hall
The British Horse Society is warning owners of horse boxes and trailers of the danger of rotten floors. The BHS has had reports of trailer floors failing while in use with appalling consequences.Please click here for details and tips for avoiding trouble.
1st & 2nd July 2000
Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials Live Today!
Live internet coverage from the Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials from 10am British Summer Time.
Watch the cross country and see some of the top riders compete - click here
1st July 2000
29 July – 6 August 2000
Once again the British Horse Society is holding a “Root Out Ragwort Week” in order to raise awareness of the increasing problem of this killer weed.
All over the country roadside verges, railway embankments and fields are ablaze with the bright yellow flower. The recent warm weather has meant that it is flowering earlier than usual. Please click here for details
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