Thursday, October 28, 2004

Hutchinson Wins the Fair Hill International CEI***

By Heather Bailey and a Contributor

The inclement weather could not dampen the excitement of the Fair Hill International CEI*** 100-Mile FEI Endurance Ride at the at the 16th annual Fair Hill International Festival in the Country, presented by Dansko, on Saturday. After 100 grueling miles, it was a thrilling race to the finish with the top four only seconds apart. In the end it was Tom Hutchinson of Bethel, ME, aboard Prymtym crossing the wire first to win in a ride time of 11:42:33.

Ryan Rawaki, the 18-year old rider from Ontario, CAN came in only three seconds behind to finish in a ride time of 11:42:36 riding JC Quick Quint. The pair was also awarded the prestigious Best Condition award. Third place went to Connie Walker riding Electric Smoke in a ride 11:42:54. Walker received the mount just two days prior to the ride from owner Joanie Bruker. Two-time World Endurance Champion Valerie Kanavy of Ft. Valley, VA and Shah Don led for most of the final nine miles, but wound up fourth in a ride time of 11:42:59.

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Easy rider - Endurance horse rider vies for spot on national team

Michele Roush describes it as being a "mystical" sort of thing.

And her father, Dale Roush, doesn't deter from that definition of his daughter's fascination with horses. In fact, metaphorically speaking, he says it goes much deeper than that.

"All I can tell you is that when she turned 2 years old, she didn't just get interested in horses, she became a horse," he said, recalling Michele's upbringing in Marin County. "Everything in her life was geared that way from then on. We held her off until she was nine, when we finally got her a pony.

"But before that, she had the stick horse and cowboy outfit. She wore out two stick horses, in fact, before we got her into the pony club."

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Monday, October 25, 2004

Intercontinental Newsletter - October



In this letter you?ll find

§ Extract from FEI Press News 30/04, 13 October 2004

§ ?Endurance and Doping?, by Suzanne Dollinger

§ FEI Press News 29/04, 8 October 2004 (doping ? procedure)

§ FEI Press News, 27 August 2004 (double doping dilemma)

§ Extract from FEI Press News 30/04, 13 October 2004

Muriel Faienza, FEI Communications /

- 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG)
Following the request from all three candidates for the 2010 WEG, Kentucky
(USA), Basse-Normandie (FRA) and Abu Dhabi/Dubai/Sharjah (UAE), the
Executive Board decided to postpone the deadline for submitting the complete
bids until 15 November 2004. The Board members then specified the basic
conditions for the bids.

The United Emirates Equestrian Federation informed the FEI that the website
for the Dubai Championship will officially be open on 1 November 2004.
For more information on the championship and press accreditation, please
contact:, fax 0097 1 43 30 00 70

§ Endurance & Doping

Suzanne Dollinger

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Monday, October 11, 2004

US: Endurance race tests horse, rider

By Sam Kusic
Monday, October 11, 2004

Leading a horse around a show arena? B-o-o-o-o-ring.

Trotting a horse across a sun-washed pasture on a pleasant summer day? Ho-hum.

Running a horse out on a steep, rocky, narrow trail way out in the back country where only the good Lord himself can hear you whoop and holler -- now that's a grand time.

Don Drenning thinks so, anyway.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Endurance Horse Rider with Multiple Sclerosis Set to Compete in Fair Hill 100-Mile Ride

Alexandra North seeks sponsorships to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project

CARMEL, CA (PRWEB) October 6, 2004 -- The Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project (MSQLP), a 501 (c) (3) Not-for-Profit Corporation that serves multiple sclerosis patients in California?s Central Coast region, today announced that local endurance horse rider, multiple sclerosis patient and MSQLP spokeswoman, Alexandra North, will compete in the Fair Hill 100-mile ride in Elkton, Maryland on October 16, 2004. Usually, North competes on her own horse, Butter Bea; however, this time she will be riding a borrowed horse named Benediqtine, owned by Lana Wright, of Maryland. The Fair Hill course is the site for the 2005 North American Endurance Championship that North hopes to attend with Butter Bea next year.

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Monday, October 04, 2004

USA: Munsing Indiana

Horse course: Woods trail fun for riders, mounts
By JOHN PEPIN, Journal Munising Bureau

PHOTO CAPTION: Marlie Birr, 15, of Manistique with her horse Mariah during a vet check rest along the Indian River Saturday in Schoolcraft County. (Journal photo by John Pepin)

MUNISING - Fifteen-year-old Marlie Birr of Manistique sat near the banks of the Indian River Saturday afternoon, watching quietly while her horse pulled hay from a small bale. Birr was taking a break at a vet check along the 50-mile course of the Pine Marten Run, an endurance and competitive horse event held for seven years now in the Hiawatha National Forest.

"A day like this is really nice," Birr said, smiling as she looked up into the sunlight.

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US Equestrian Announces Team for 2024 FEI Endurance World Championship for Seniors Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that will represent the U.S. at the 2024...