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STATES WINS BID TO HOST 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games!
For the first time, the World Equestrian Games (WEG) will be held
outside of Europe in 2010, when the games come to the United States. Under
the leadership of Governor Ernie Fletcher and his administration, Kentuckys
bid to host the games at the Kentucky Horse Park came through victorious
in an announcement made half-way around the world in Bahrain. more...
News Flash: *
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the U.S. team stood upon the medal's
stand and received the silver medal in the team jumping final. Wednesday
is the individual grand prix freestyle dressage.U.S. Olympic
Team eNewsletter - Gold Medal Pass - August 25, 2004 - usolympicteam.com
more international Olympic news, see:
EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION (USEF) ANNOUNCES SLIDING SCALE FOR LIFE RECORDING
Beginning March 1, 2004, owners and breeders will be able to Life record
horses with U.S. Equestrian at reduced rates as low as $35! The change
to Article 812.6 offers the following discounts:
"Article 812. Horse Recordings 6. Horse recording applications are
available from the Federation office. The recording fee for the life of
a horse is: $35 if applied for from birth to December 31st of year foaled;
$85 for horses one year of age (if applied for from January 1 to December
31 of the first year after foaling); $160 for horses two years of age
(if applied for from January 1 to December 31 of the second year after
foaling); $200 for horses three years of age or older. To qualify for
the age discount, registration papers and/or other proof of age must be
rule change offers breeders and owners a tremendous opportunity to Life
record young horses for purposes of Horse of the Year, Leading Sire and
Leading Breeder awards," stated Cheryll Frank, Director of Sport
Data for U.S. Equestrian. "At these rates, breeders and owners can
afford to Life record multiple horses, thereby entering them in the Awards
program for present or future owners, as well as giving breeders the opportunity
to track their products and earn recognition."
database is like no other! SHOC
completed an overhaul of its database, including not only members' and
registered horses' records, but also a separate database which includes
pedigree and competition records of colored equines from around the world,
translated into English. This service will be available to the public,
as well as SHOC members in the near future, for a low fee. SHOC continues
to build and maintain its database featuring colored equines from around
the world! SHOC appreciates its long standing, loyal members who have
remained patient and supportive through SHOC's trials and tribulations
of enormous growth and progression over the years. SHOC's International
Advisory Board and Committee members have been extremely key to SHOC's
cutting edge and unprecedented, registration and awards program in SHOC
for equines in a myriad of registries in multiple countries.
SHOC members interested in having their horses and/or ponies inspected
this year, please contact SHOC via e-mail or snail mail. *When
e-mailing SHOC, please use your first and last name and regular ISP/e-mail
account. SHOC is currently scheduling the inspections for the coming
months, utilizing highly qualified sport horse judges who are Equestrian
Federation "rated/sanctioned" by their respective country(ies).
If you are interested in SHOC inspections but you're not a member of SHOC,
you must become a member in order to participate in the inspections.
sponsors USDF All Breeds Awards for the fourth consecutive year:
members interested in participating are urged to contact SHOC to learn
more about how to participate.
unprecedented "International Advisory Board"
is comprised of some of the most noteworthy and accomplished equestrians
from around the world.
Now that's a 'Patriotic American Horse'
A Sign of the Times - A Real "Horse of a Different Color"
... makes news around the world! This Patriotic American Horse has
been painted the colors of the American flag at least four times,
by owner, in Florida. More to follow ...
Set On A Pinto!
Susan "Sam" Madden
"Sam" is one of the world's most optimistic
equestrians who lets nothing stop her... Blind since 1990
due to diabetes, using a coach directing her on a radio headset,
Sam Madden rode her Pinto mare Sugarplum Vision (Zoe) to her ROMs
in Hunter Under Saddle and English Pleasure in open competition
last year. More here.
Magazine for Distinctive Color Breeders
"The Color Connection,"
the new authoritative magazine featuring news and hard to find "official
information about rare colored sport horses and sport ponies, worldwide,
available only through SHOC! This is the only magazine of its kind
with international coverage of rare breeds and colors, such as:
Knabstruppers, Kinskys, Czechs, Polish Warmbloods, Belgians, Swedish
& German Wambloods, Sabinos, Buckskins, Brindles, Champagnes,
Irish Draughts, Roans, Palominos, Cremellos, Duns, True Blacks,
True Whites, Grullas, Paints, Pintos, Appaloosas, Ponies of the
Americas, and more... SHOC will continue to demystify color
breeding, unite breeders, worldwide, and bridge the gap over the
"big pond!" If you are interested in submitting
articles or, for more information, contact SHOC directly.
forms unprecedented International Advisory Board
is pleased to finally introduce its unprecedented International Advisory
Board, comprised of noteworthy equestrians, including judges, representatives
from the U.S., Canada and European countries. The
primary function of the International Advisory Board is to to
advise the Executive Board
as to equestrian Rules and Regulations in the various countries and
to assist and facilitate in the application of fair standards for
all SHOC members. SHOC is especially appreciative of the IAB members
who have assisted SHOC over the years and contributed greatly to SHOC's
success! The IAB also reviews nominations for the SHOC Hall of Fame
and assists in the decisions of those horses inducted into the SHOC
Hall of Fame. more ...
Horse of the Year Awards AND
USDF All Breeds Awards in America
offers Horse of the Year Awards for sport horses and sport ponies
in addition to awards for dressage under the USDF All Breeds Awards
Program in the U.S.A. See USDF
These awards are offered by SHOC worldwide, in each member's home
country AND offered via the USDF All Breeds Awards program in the
U.S. SHOC offers the most extensive Awards Program in the world,
recognizing its members' participating horses in dressage, eventing,
showjumping, driving & endurance. If
interested in more information, please contact SHOC directly.
Knabstrupper mare is imported to the USA...
The second confirmed Knabstrupper has arrived in the USA!
"Menetti," as she is called, is an extraordinary
"few spot" Knabstrupper, meaning she is homozygous
for producing colored Knabstruppers. Menetti, carried
a foal by the leopard spotted Approved Knabstrupper/SHOC
stallion, Figaro, foaling in June 2003. More
Slew - Triple Crown Winner Dead
can be found in the pedigree of sport horses, including
warmbloods. Champion race horse, Seattle Slew, horse racing's
Triple Crown winner in 1977, has died in his stall, leaving
thoroughbred horse racing with no living Triple Crown champion.
A statement from Hill-n-Dale farm in Kentucky said Seattle
Slew died in his sleep yesterday. His death came 25 years
to the day after he won the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 1977.
The 28-year-old horse won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness
and the Belmont Stakes with Jean Cruguet as his jockey.
He is the only horse to have won the Triple Crown - a three
race American series for three-year-old horses - while racing
undefeated. Seattle Slew went on to become one of thoroughbred
racing's top breeding stallions. His death leaves the thoroughbred
horseracing world without a living Triple Crown champion
for the first time since 1919.
First Knabstrupper Has Arrived in the USA...
more- click here
taken and provided for publishing by Kim Sparre
Monique, sired by Xanthos, with dam, Mølager Columbine
(from left to right)
Danish Silver Medal Award awarded to
Mølager Columbine (far
right), owned by Ena Sparre
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Appaloosa Dressage Horse
Pay-N-Go Chosen to Perform at Linda McCartney's
Horse Conformation And The Breeder by: Dr. Robert
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At Devon 2000 SHOC Class Results
2001 Winners of USDF's "All Breeds Awards"
first year of participation in the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF)
"All Breeds Awards Program is a booming success!
Click here to view all the winners! SHOC
members are very pleased to have this additional opportunity for awards
and exposure in dressage. SHOC is pleased to see an increase in colored
horses in the show rings and showing so well! Congratulations to all
our participating winners! Best wishes for a successful 2002 show
Consecutive Year SHOC Class is offered at prestigious Dressage at
offers its thanks to the anonymous "Friends of SHOC" for
making possible the SHOC Class at DAD this year! This is the
third consecutive year SHOC has sponsored an Individual Breed Class
(IBC) - in hand showing.
Gurney honors SHOC by appointing Lori Wagner to the USDF Sport Horse
the 1999 USDF Annual Convention held in Denver, Colorado, Hilda
Gurney, Chair of the USDF SH Breeding Committee, officially appointed
Lori Wagner, of SHOC, to the SH Breeding Committee! This is a tremendous
honor and the appointment is accepted with enthusiasm!
Congratulations to Trisha DeRosa and CFS
Dressage at Devon
Reserve Champion - Appaloosa - International Sport Horses of Color
- IBC (Individual Breed Class) (7th overall)
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