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The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Div. of Animal Industry, is informing the Florida equine community of the USDA's, National Animal Identification System (NAIS) . Field personnel are distributing this letter to horse owners and stables. Most commonly asked questions about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) , Instructions for filling out the NAIS Application , Application form for Premises Registration


Legal responsibilities all horseowners should know about-courtesy American Assoc. for Horsemanship Safety
How Good is Your Release Form ? -
What to Do When There Is an Accident -
Are Your Horse Expenses Tax Deductible?

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Articles written by John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law, regarding the horse owner/industry and the IRS
Complex New Tax Ruling Is a Victory for the Industry by John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law.-
Expectation that Assets Will Increase in Value Important Tax Factor ,
Records? What Kind of Records Should I Maintain? ,
Are More People Being Audited in the Startup Phase?
Complex New Tax Ruling Is Disappointing

2009:


December
Dec. 22 - 365 Days of Excellence in Equestrian Sport: USEF Athletes win around the World in 2009
Dec. 21 - Lucy Davis wins European Youngster Cup at CSI Frankfurt
Dec. 15 - FEI TV featured on over 350 Online Platforms
Dec. 15 - 2010 HITS Winter Circuits prove to be a popular choice for Exhibitors and International Show Jumpers join Exhibitors; Excitement building for the Qualifiers for the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix
Dec. 15 - Erica Sessa wins Training Jumper Division at the ESP Holiday Festival I Show
Dec. 15 - Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge kicks off with wins from Gunderson, Page, Wilcox and Roffman
Dec. 8 - Anne Gribbons to serve as USEF Dressage Technical Advisor
Dec. 7 - Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, announces 2009 Year-End Awards
Dec. 3 - USEF offers new Varsity Lettering Program for High School Equestrians
Dec. 3
- Scholarship established in honor of Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
Dec. 3 -
United States Eventing Association announces Calendars for the 2010 Young Event Horse, Future Event Horse, and Gold Cup Series

November
Nov. 30: USET Foundation awards 2009 Whitney Stone Cup to McLain Ward
N ov. 19 - Kerry Tracey and Chasing The Music finish in perfect tune at Rocking Horse
Nov. 16 - Caledon Equestrian Park in Ontario, Canada to Host 2015 Pan Am Games
Nov. 12 - SUCCEED® and Wellington Classic Dressage will be hosting the Holiday Gala Fundraiser, December 11-12, 2009, to benefit the USET Foundation. The venue for the fundraiser will be the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL
Nov. 9 - The Palm Beach Dressage Derby, PVDA Ride for Life, Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational and Freestyle 2010
Nov. 2 - 126th National Horse Show Wrap-Up; Zazou Hoffman takes the ASPCA Maclay National Championship
Nov. 2 - Equine Industry Survey launched by American Horse Publications. To participate click on this link

October
Oct. 29 - Property improvements and Schedule Enhancements make 2010 HITS Winter Circuits even better
Oct. 22 - Rodrigo Pessoa and Let's Fly win the $75,000 Grand Prix de Penn National World Cup Qualifier at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show; McLain Ward sweeps top classes
Oct. 22 - American Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse Registry National Convention to Be Hosted in Orlando, FL, November 5-7
Oct. 22 - Scott Stewart, Wellington, FL and Declaration garner Grand Champion Hunter Award at Washington International Horse Show
Oct. 15 - Triple-Medal win for U.S. Riders at the 2009 Kentucky Cup Endurance Race
Oct. 7 - US Equestrian Federation names Horse/Rider Combinations for 2009 CSIO Buenos Aires; including Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Capitano, owned by Sir Ruly, Inc
Oct. 7 - Capital Challenge Horse Show Wrap-up
Oct. 5 - Rocking Horse Horse Trials adds Training Level Three-Day Event Test formerly scheduled for The Florida Horse Park
Oct. 5 - Flooding forces cancellation of Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials and CCI**
Oct. 4 -
Chester Weber of Ocala, FL sets a record with Seventh straight USEF National Four-in-Hand Driving Championship
Oct. 1 - Teenager Daniel Bluman wins $100,000 U S Grand Prix League Invitational Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper; Event winds down with many big winners
Oct. 1 - Anne Gribbons to speak at USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program in West Palm Beach, FL
Oct. 1 -
Dressage at Devon Wrap Up

September
Sept. 24 - Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on sale Friday, September 25
Sept. 24 - Margie Engle of Wellington, FL wins Hagyard Challenge Series' $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus
Sept. 17 - High Roller Reining Classic Wrap-Up
Sept. 17
- 63rd Annual Buffalo International Horse Show Wrap-Up
Sept. 13 - Angel Karolyi and Galant win the Aiken Fall Festival $15,000 Mini Prix
Sept. 9 - Catherine Billings of Tallahassee, FL wins Region 3 ASPCA Maclay Qualifier.
The Region 3 qualifier is for the Southeast Region of Alabama, Washington D.C., Florida, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The 2009 ASPCA Maclay National Championship will be held at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament on October 28-November 1, 2009
Sept. 9 - HITS announces Special Savings Opportunities and Grand Prix Schedule for 2010 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit

August
Aug. 31 - Hampton Classic designated USEF Heritage Competition
Aug. 31 - Hampton Classic Wrap-Up
Aug. 30 - McLain Ward made history at the Hampton Classic Horse Show by winning the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup Qualifier for a record Fourth time
Aug. 28 - McLain Ward and Sapphire have Golden Touch in $50,000 Spy Coast Grand Prix Qualifier at Hampton Classic Horse Show
Aug. 27 - United States Dressage Foundation announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
Aug. 25 - Margie Engle tops Hagyard Challenge Series Standings after Six Grand Prix Events, Pablo Barrios ranks in Second
Aug. 21 - Team USA at Fourth in Kecskemet after Dressage Phase of the FEI World Pairs Driving Championships
Aug. 19 - Dates and location announced for USEF Show Jumping Selection Trials for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center from February 25-March 7, 2010
Aug. 17
- Bronze Medal for Team USA’s Suzy Stafford in the Single Pony Driving class at the FEI World Combined Pony Driving Championships in Greven-Bockholt, Germany; Fourth Place for Team USA
Aug. 13 - Anne Gribbons named as USEF Dressage Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor
Aug. 13 - Eastern Arabian and East Coast Championships
Aug. 10
- US Show Jumpers Second in 2009 Meydan FEI Nations Cup
Kentucky Summer Classic Wrap Up: July 29-August 2
August 3 - Beezie makes it look easy as she wins the $125,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson
Aug. 1 -
Pablo Barrios attains Third Grand Prix win in $40,000 Kentucky Classic Grand Prix

July
July 30 - Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Campella seize Top Honors in $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic; Engle finishes Third with Hidden Creek’s Tosca
July 29 -
Aaron Vale and Chellapo Z capture win in 1.45m Open Jumpers at Kentucky Summer Classic; Angel Karolyi wins 1.40m Open Jumpers with Galant.
HITS-on-the-Hudson V - Week in Review
July 27 - Todd Minikus did it again aboard Pavarotti winning the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix to conclude the HITS-on-the-Hudson V shows in Saugerties, NY.
Kentucky Summer Horse Show Wrap-Up: July 22-26
July 25 - Todd Minikus and Pavarotti win $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson V
July 25 -
Pablo Barrios and La Gran Are Two for Two with Second Grand Prix win at Kentucky Summer Horse Show
July 24 -
Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Pamina L are back in action for 1.40m Win at Kentucky Summer Horse Show; Aaron Vale and Wilkie Van’t Merelsnest capture Blue in 1.35m Open Jumpers
July 22 - Angel Karolyi secures One-Two Finish in $5,000 1.40m Open Jumper Welcome Class at Kentucky Summer Horse Show
HITS-on-the-Hudson IV - Week in Review
July 5 - Third victory for the American Steffen Peters in the Deutsche Bank Prize, Grand Prix Freestyle. Peters is the Dressage Champion of Aachen
July 13 - Aaron Vale wins the $40,000 Strongid C2 X Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper
July 5 - Jimmy Torano and Heechhiem’s Tampa won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix
July 2 - Steffen Peters and Ravel win Dressage Grand Prix at the World Equestrian Festival - CHIO Aachen
July 1
- Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 romp to win in Warsteiner Prize at CHIO Aachen
For complete results, please visit www.chioaachen.com

June
June 24 - Margie Engle reaches World Equestrian Brands and Amerigo Saddles/USHJA Rider Recognition Program’s Elite $1 Million Club
June 22 - France forges ahead of U.S. in Two-Way Jump-Off at the Meydan FEI Nations Cup in Rotterdam
June 10 - Circuit Wrap Up: HITS Saugerties finishes up successful spring shows.
June 10 - Former Equestrian Olympian and famous Restaurateur Norman Brinker dies at 78
June 8 - Money Train! Darragh Kerins rides Night Train to the top prize in the $125,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties
June 5 - Richard Spooner clinches Second Consecutive Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ Win for United States
June 1
- Former Olympian Margie Engle captured the blue ribbon aboard Hidden Creek Farm's Coroya Z in the $75,000 HITS-on-the-Hudson II Saugerties

May
May 21 - Kentucky Spring Classic Wrap Up, May 13-17
May 16 - Rachel Alexandra defeats boys in Preakness; Mine the Bird Second. courtesy The Bloodhorse.com
May 10 - Henri Kovacs and Sassicaia II flash through the finish line in the $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix at Kentucky Spring Horse Show
May 9 - Todd Minikus and Chellapo Z show the way in the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic at Kentucky Spring Horse Show
May 10 - Kentucky Spring Horse Show Wrap-Up, May 5-10
May 4 - "Mine The Bird" Derby-winning connections decided to give the nearly 400 “Freedom Roses” that make up the garland to Derby fans who were visiting the Barbaro Memorial and the Kentucky Derby Museum on the day after the race . courtesy The Bloodhorse.com
May 4 -
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will now air Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET as the lead-in to NBC's coverage of the Preakness. Go "Mine The Bird"!
May 2 - 50-1 Longshot Gelding, Mine the Bird, purchased for $9,500 wins 135th Kentucky Derby

Polo Pony Deaths in Wellington

April 25 - US Polo Assoc. establishes Committee to examine additional Safeguards for Polo Horses
April 24 - High Selenium in supplement mix could be to blame in deaths of 21 Wellington Polo Ponies - courtesy Palm Beach Post
April 23 -
Ocala pharmacy admits error making Polo Ponies' drug - courtesy Palm Beach Post
April 22 - State investigators: Dead Wellington Polo horses had hemorrhaging lungs - courtesy Palm Beach Post
April 20
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Florida Ag. and Consumer Services Comm. Charles H. Bronson has launched an investigation into the deaths of 21 Polo Ponies.
April 19 - 21 Polo Ponies die prior to US Open Championship match at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Cause not yet determined, pending necropsy results.

April
April 28 - Team USA wins Silver at 2009 Pan American Endurance Championships
April 26 - Lucinda Fredericks tops 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event ; Bruce "Buck" Davidson of Ocala, FL wins Rolex/USEF National CCI**** Championship
April 23 - USEF names Team for 2009 Pan American Endurance Championships
April 20 - Florida Ag. and Consumer Services Comm. Charles H. Bronson has launched an investigation into the deaths of 21 Polo Ponies.
April 20 - Official Statement from the US Polo Association regarding the deaths of the Polo Ponies in Wellington
April 19 - 21 Polo Ponies die prior to US Open Championship match at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Cause not yet determined, pending necropsy results.
April 16 - Stacy Parvey-Larsson earns FEI High Point Title at Jacksonville’s Dressage on the First Coast
April 12 - Rodrigo Pessoa and Let's Fly are steady through Three Rounds for $450,000 Grand Prix Of Charlotte victory
April 11 - Margie Engle and Tosca 290 win $25,000 Spring 5 Grand Prix at Palm Beach
April 11 - Michael Morrissey and Scaraberas clear Seven Feet to win $25,000 Puissance at 2009 Charlotte Jumper Classic, CSI 5*
April 9 - Rocher retires from International Competition
April 5 - Katie Prudent and Rebeka 13 win $25,000 Spring 4 Grand Prix at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
April 3
- Sally Swift, Author and Founder of Centered Riding, mourned.
April 2 - 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games Are Awarded to Normandie, France
April 2 - What Horse Owners Should Know About Strangles
April 2 - Study being conducted on Tying Up in Morgans

March
March 16 - Barbara Jo “BJ” Buck, an avid polo player and horsewoman died in Ocala, FL early morning March 16, 2009. Information on services.
March 21 - Atlanta Spring Classics open with big wins for Fargis and Weinberg
March 19 - Live Oak International to be broadcast internationally on HorseTV
Mar. 6 -
The FEI Nations Cup presented by CN is available for viewing online at http://equestriansport.com. Viewers can click on the Nations Cup Video button on the home page of http://equestriansport.com , register and watch the video of the only FEI Nations Cup in the United States. It was held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center last Friday, Feb. 27. The video is free for viewers who register on the Internet site.
March 4 - Tuny Page and Wild One victorious in Palm Beach Dressage Derby Freestyle

February
Feb. 27 - Canada wins FEI Nations Cup at Palm Beach, Great Britain, Ireland tie for Second
Feb. 25 - The 2009 Stimulus Act contains provisions that impact the horse industry, the American Horse Council said in a February 24 memorandum to the industry .
Feb. 19 - Wilhelm Genn and Chantal add triumph after triumph at the Gulf Coast Winter Series winning the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix of the Gulf Coast
Feb. 12 - Spring Tapeworm Control Important for Grazing Horses
Feb. 5 - Laura Noyes and Steffen Peters win Top Awards from the USET Foundation
Feb. 4
- Red Hills Horse Trials cancelled due to economic uncertainties

January 2009
Jan. 29 - Paso Fino Horse Association mourns loss of of the legendary Paso Fino stallion, Capuchino, in Ocala, FL
Jan. 19 - Taylor Land wins 2009 Sydney Youth Olympic Festival Individual Gold medal in Show Jumping
Jan. 16 - Chester Weber's Jamaica named 2008 Farnam®/Platform™ USEF Horse of the Year
Jan. 15 - George Morris named USEF Coach of the Year; McDonald honored as USEF Developmental Coach of the Year
Jan. 6 -
Limited time discount offered on Lifetime Memberships to the International Friesian Show Horse Association
Jan. 5 - USEF Announces 2009 Developing Rider List for Eventing
Jan. 4 - Margie Engle & Hidden Creek's Tosca win $25,000 Equestrian Properties Grand Prix at PBIEC

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STOLEN HORSES - FOUND IN TEXAS AFTER FOUR YEARS! 2 Polo Ponies (not found yet), Trailer, Truck and Tack, stolen in Wellington, FL on 12/15/04 See "Stolen Horses" Page.  

Health & Misc. News
Feb. 12, 2009 - Spring Tapeworm Control Important for Grazing Horses
June 4 - New Equine Rabies Vaccine provides long-lasting protection
May 8 - Every Horse needs an Annual Dental Exam, says the American Association of Equine Practitioners
April 17 - The Humane Society of the United States publishes comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses
April 23 -
Gulfstream Racetrack awards scholarships to UF Veterinary students
April 25 -
New equine lameness service available at UF
2008 - Beware: Acorns can cause Colic and Founder By Martha Inks, Fort White, FL

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April 15 - 19, 2009


Team USA wins International Reining Celebrity Challenge at the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum clinches
THIRD ROLEX FEI WORLD CUP JUMPING TITLE
Steffen Peters and Ravel dance to victory in the Rolex FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE FINAL
America's Rich Fellers wins Las Vegas Grand Prix at The Rolex FEI World Cup Finals
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum maintains lead at The Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Las Vegas
Steffen Peters and Ravel claim victory in the Dressage Grand Prix at The Rolex World Cup Finals
Defending Champion Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum scoops opening Rolex FEI World Cup jumping honors.


Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
and Shutterfly win Third World Cup Title
Photo: Tish Quirk

Steffen Peters and Ravel
win 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Final
Photo: Tish Quirk

Rich Fellers and Kilkenny
Rindo win Las Vegas Grand Prix
Photo: Kit Houghton

Show Jumping Riders named for 2009 Rolex FEI World CupTM Finals
Final list of qualified riders and horses for the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals for Dressage



Ocala Jumping Classic

April 5- Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill won the $50,000 Ocala International Grand Prix; Underhill also won Thursday’s $5,000 1.40m competition with Cantero Z and placed second with Top Gun. On Friday, she won the $10,000 Open Welcome with Magdaline, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare.

The Fourth Annual Ocala Jumping Classic will host two $50,000 Grand Prix events during its two-week horse show running April 2-5 and April 9-12 at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL




2009 TAMPA

April 4 - Chris Kappler captures Third $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Victory with VDL Oranta
April 3 - Invincible and Ellen Toon victorious in Amateur-Owner Hunter Over 35 Championship at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival ; The younger Amateur-Owner Hunters 18-35 also competed with Marianna Bishop Wade winning the Championship Tricolor with her horse Bishonen.
April 2 - McLain Ward and Gentlemen complete winning round in 1.40m Class at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
April 1
- Rebecca Johanson Hofmann and Corona claim $35,000 Grand Prix of Florida victory

Tampa Equestrian Festival Week 2 Wrap-up, March 25-29, 2009, Tampa Bay Classic
March 31 - Mario Deslauriers and Tigger victorious in 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 29 - Darragh Kerins and Night Train tie with Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui for the win in the $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa
March 27 - Shawn Casady rides Piece of Art to a win in the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Medal at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 27 - Beezie Madden and Exclusive win 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 26 - Hillary Dobbs and Marlo master $35,000 Welcome Stake at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 25 - Lauren Hough and Preziosos S win Tampa Bay Classic Opening Day 1.40m Class
March 23 - Budweiser American Invitational Qualifying Battle narrowed to Three Key Classes
March 23 - Tampa Equestrian Festival Week 1 Wrap-up, March 18-22, 2009, Suncoast Internationale
March 19 - Mary Shirley shines with RNW New Day in 1.40m at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 19 - Kid Rock and Jennifer Alfano win Working Hunter Championship at Stadium Jumping’s Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 18
- Mario Deslauriers has Double Clear Victories in 1.30m and 1.35m at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 13 - Tampa Equestrian Festival hosts $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 3*-W Grand Prix of Tampa


Showjumping - Hunters/Jumpers
March
March 28 - Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy win $50,000 USJA International Hunter Derby
March 27 - 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Champions Parade of Champions
March 21- McLain Ward and Sapphire win $400,000 FTI Finale Grand Prix CSI 5*, Todd Minikus takes $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge
March 19 - Marilyn Little-Meredith captured her first ever Grand Prix aboard Comtesse Du Lys in the final round of the $30,000 Braman Motor Cars WEF Challenge Cup Series
March 15 - Great Britain's Peter Charles and Murka's Pom d'Ami win FTI Winter Equestrian Festival $75,000 CSI 2* Grand Prix
March 12 - Beezie Madden posts First 2009 WEF win aboard Onlight to win WEF Challenge X
March 7 - USA's Double Olympic Gold Medalist Ward and Sapphire win $200,000 World Cup Grand Prix
March 5 - Georgina Bloomberg piloted Street of Diamonds to win the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup Series IX Thursday
March 1 - McLain Ward and Sapphire win the $150,000 CN CSIO Grand Prix at Palm Beach

Dressage
March
March 12 - Canada's Ashley Holzer and Pop Art win Grand Prix Musical Freestyle at WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W
March 11
- USA's Jane Hannigan and Maksymillian win Grand Prix Special at WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W

February
Feb. 27 - Canada wins FEI Nations Cup at Palm Beach, Great Britain, Ireland tie for Second
Feb. 26 - Todd Minikus wins again, with Presidente in WEF Challenge Cup VIII in Wellington
Feb. 24
- Mexico to start FEI Nations Cup Friday Night, Feb. 27, Sellout Crowd expected
Feb. 22 - Great Britain's James Billington and Midnightlady claim their biggest win of WEF in $25,000 Fidelity Investments 1.50m Classic
Feb. 21 - Wellington's Todd Minikus and Alaska win $75,000 ESP CSI 2* Grand Prix at home
Feb. 19 - Peter Wylde & Campino 103 outduel 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Team Mate for second victory in weekly $30,000 WEF Challenge
Feb. 15
- Madden and Creme Brule win Inaugural Palm Beach Jumping Derby
Feb. 15 - Kelley Farmer and Early Applause are AHJF Hunter Spectacular Champions
Feb. 14 - Todd Minikus and Alaska claim $25,000 Fidelity Investments 1.50m Classic
Feb. 12 - Great Britain's Peter Charles captures weekly $30,000 WEF Challenge again
Feb. 7 - Brazil's Three Time World Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa wins Wellington's Spy Coast Farm FEI World Cup, young American Michelle Spadone who has never seen World Cup places Second
Feb. 5 - Canada's Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Lamaze wins weekly $30,000 WEF Challenge again; this time with Take Off
Feb. 1 - Competing in US for First Time, Chile's Bernardo Naveillan and Aquino capture $75,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix at FTI WEF

January
Jan. 30 - Peter Wylde and Esplanade 7 post first Grand Prix win of 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in the $30,000 Braman Motorcars WEF Challenge Cup Series
Jan. 25 - Lauren Hough and Naomi 152 win $50,000 Braman Motorcars Grand Prix at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival; Beezie Madden and Danny Boy Second
Jan. 22 - Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Lamaze on Narcotique captures First Grand Prix win at 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
Jan. 21 - Teams set for PBIEC's First Battle of the Sexes Saturday Night Showdown
Jan. 18 - Great Britain's Peter Charles and Murka's Pall Mall win $50,000 Equisport Agency Grand Prix at FTI WEF
Jan. 17 - Canada's Mario Deslauriers and Tigger win FTI WEF 2 $25,0000 Fidelity Investments 1.50M Classic
Jan. 15 - Argentina's Jorge Zamudio has biggest win of career taking WEF Challenge II at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Jan. 11 - Mario Deslauriers wins Speed Derby, Jimmy Torano takes Six-Bar at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
Jan. 10 - McLain Ward and Rothchild claim First $25,000 Fidelity Investments 1.50M Classic at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
Jan. 8
- Margie Engle & Hidden Creek's Tosca win Inaugural 2009 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Challenge

Dressage -
January
Jan. 31- Barisone makes right choice with Neruda; Anky van Grunsven benefits and wins Freestyle at Exquis World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach
Jan. 30 - USA's Ravel and Steffen Peters return to winning ways at Exquis World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach
Jan. 19 - Exquis World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI 5* Schedule announced
Jan. 8 - Six US Dressage Riders take world to task at Inaugural Exquis World Dressage Masters in Wellington, FL



March
March 16 - Laura Linback wins the $100,000 DeLuca Toyota Tundra Grand Prix at HITS OCALA VI CELEBRATION to conclude the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit!
March 13 - Tracy Fenney rode MTM Farm's S & L Willie to her third Grand Prix victory of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, taking the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix
March 9 - David Beisel posted the fastest double-clear round aboard Patoile to win the $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix to complete HITS OCALA FINALS Week V of the Ocala Winter Circuit
March 6 - Tracy Magness rode Tarco Van Ter Moude to her fourth Grand Prix victory of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, taking the blue in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Thursday during Week V
March 2 - Tracy Fenney continued her hot streak winning her second consecutive Grand Prix, with MTM Farm's MTM Centano in the HITS OCALA TOURNAMENT WEEK IV $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix

February
Feb. 27 - Tracy Fenney rode MTM Farm's MTM Centano to her first Grand Prix victory of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit $25,000 Grand Prix
Feb. 22 - Aaron Vale and Tarco win the HITS OCALA MASTERS Week III $75,000 Strongid Grand Prix
Feb. 20 - Tracy Magness wins her third $25,000 HITS OCALA MASTERS Grand Prix
Feb. 16 - Aaron Vale gets engaged and wins the $50,000 Duggan Bros. Equipment Grand Prix at HITS OCALA WINTER FESTIVAL Week II

Feb. 13 - Tracy Magness wins HITS OCALA WINTER FESTIVAL Week II Thursday's $25,000 Grand Prix
Feb. 9 - Hugh Graham and Executive Privilege 3E win the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS OCALA WINTER CLASSIC Week I
Feb. 5 - Tracy Magness wins the $25,000 HITS OCALA I Winter Classic Grand Prix

January
Jan. 26 - Kyle King is victorious with Gigolo in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at the HITS Ocala Pre-Circuit 2
Jan. 26 - Georgia Peach! Leigh Anne Hartrampf wins the $20,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s/Adult Jumper Championship
Jan. 19 - Kyle King is victorious with Paola in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at the HITS Ocala Pre-Circuit I, Aaron Vale with Tarco Second, Roberto Teran and Distant Star are Third.
Jan. 19 - Half way home! Two Florida natives are neck and neck in the $20,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Championship
Jan. 15 - The 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit is officially underway as exhibitors and horses take to the rings
Jan. 9
- HITS Ocala gearing up for new season as exhibitors start to arrive for the unrated shows
Jan. 2 - Equine Medical Center of Ocala will present the Leading Mare Award for the 2009 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit

Dec. 8 - Major Winter Circuits come together to agree ‘No Braiding for Un-Rated Hunter Divisions’ in response to recent cconomic conditions


Laura Linback and As Di Villagana winning HITS OCALA IV $100,000 Grand Prix

Aaron Vale and Tarco
Aaron Vale and Tarco win HITS OCALA III $75,000 Grand Prix

High Graham and Ex.Privilege
Hugh Graham and Executive Privilege win HITS OCALA I $50,000 Grand Prix
All Photos: Lili Weik


2009 Jacksonville Winter
Feb. 1 - Jacksonville Winter Finale covers it all from A to Z; Aaron Vale wins the $35,000 A to Z Grand Prix and Leading Circuit Rider Award
Jan 29 - 2009 Jacksonville Winter Series Week Three opens.
Jan. 25 -
Aaron Vale takes Grand Prix at Jacksonville Winter Series Week III and Samantha Pyle Wins Elements Jumper Classic
Jan. 22 -
Sharn Wordley and Rockville triumph at Jacksonville Mid Winter in Lucky Sevens Welcome Classic
Jan. 18 -
Rodrigo Pessoa and Let’s Fly land the Week Two $100,000 Green Cove Springs CSI3*-W Qualifier
Jan. 17 -
Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui win Week Two $25,000 Green Cove Springs CSI Welcome Classic
Jan. 10
- Aaron Vale and Platinum win The Week One $25,000 Privett & Assoc. Grand Prix; Sharn Wordley on Zorro wins Thursday's Lucky Sevens Welcome Jumper Stake  

Aaron Vale and Tarco
winning A to Z Grand Prix

Photo: Flashpoint

UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION "WEEK IN REVIEW": 2009: Dec. 31 , Dec. 17 , Dec. 11 , Dec. 3 , Nov. 25 , Nov. 19 , Nov. 12 , Nov. 5 , Oct. 29 , Oct. 22 , Oct. 15 , Oct. 8 , Oct. 1 , Sept. 24 , Sept. 17 , Sept. 10 , Sept. 3 , August 27 , August 20 , August 13 , August 6 , July 30 , July 24 , July 17 , July 9 , July 2, June 25 , June 18 , June 11 , June 4 , May 28 , May 21 , May 14 , May 7 , April 30 , April 23 , April 16 , April 9 , April 2 , March 26 , March 19 , March 12 , March 5 , Feb. 26 , Feb. 19 , Feb. 12 , Feb. 5 , Jan. 29 , Jan. 22 , Jan. 15 , Jan. 8 , Jan. 2

USEF/PHR Breeders' Newsletter: 2009: December , November , October , September , August , July , June , May , April , March , February , News Archives 2008: December, November , October , September , August , July , June , May , April , March , February , January , 2007: December , November , October , September , News Archives

USET Showjumping Rankings USA Equitation Rankings National WCHR Rider Standings

TROXEL MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM
The USA Equestrian Safety Committee is introducing a rider Medical Information Form sponsored by Troxel Helmets, with the recommendation that each rider/driver/handler complete a copy of the form and place it in an outside coat, shirt or pants pocket whenever competing at all recognized competitions. The committee advises that the information exhibitors include in the form will assist medical personnel in the event of a serious accident or injury. Please inform your trainer and/or groom of the location of your completed form and be careful if borrowing another exhibitors jacket.
Forms are being mailed to competitions with the request that they be made available to exhibitors in the show office. Forms are also available as downloads on our website under Safety and under Competition downloads and will be mailed to all members with their 2004 membership cards

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act - Read the details, sign the Petition, write your representative and spread the word! Help save the lives of thousands of horses. Your help is needed NOW!
 

A Horse, Of Course! articles by Don Blazer
Testing positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA),
More about EIA,
Buying a New Horse,
Stifle Problems,
ESP and Horses, Vaulting,
more to follow!


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STOLEN HORSES BULLETIN BOARD - If you have lost a horse through theft, please contact us with a story and photo and we will post it on our new page. Get the word out and maybe someone will find your horse.
Dressage On Television - Cable Channel RFD-TV will be showing 2 shows every Friday. More!    
COGGINS NEWS FOR FLORIDA!
  The EA Coggins Test yellow owner's copy can now be photocopied and faxed! This new ruling was issued by Dr. Leroy Coffman, Florida State Veterinarian. This will greatly facilitate our movement inside the state, and applies for the State of Florida.
Deadly Diseases of the Horse-The Knowledge Bank- Courtesy The Horse Interactive-

We recommend an interesting series of horse articles - courtesy equusite.com
Safety First, Teach Your Horse Ground Manners, Basic Training Principles, Equine Behaviour & Specific Behaviour Problems, Riding/Training Under Saddle - more to come!
Take your Horse To the Beach for Fun In The Water! by permission of Horsenews-On Line, (Sharon Miner, author) While this article is written for the Rehoboth Beach area of North Carolina, it has good advice for riders who want to enjoy their horses at the beach! We suggest that you check with your local authorities about the restrictions on the beach of your choice!
ARE YOU AND YOUR HORSE HELPING THE ECONOMY? Interesting statistics colected by The American Horse Council.
Horse Health: Horse Sense With Magnetics - By Linda Greenlaw - Good information about using magentic therapy in horses.

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