Summary Horse Aware Nr13


Horses and language
Journal N°13

Horse behaviour that we find “stupid” (such as pulling back when tied) isn’t necessarily so for the horses: it’s simply a question of them being at odds with a “civilised” life. Domestic horses must constantly make an effort, notably casting aside their herding and fleeing instincts whilst trying to understand our demands in an environment that is sometimes counterintuitive.

Claudia Duffé – brushstrokes of brilliance
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Claudia Duffé hails from Germany but has lived in France for many years. A talented photographer and painter she enjoys capturing the beauty of purebred Arabian horses.

Les Equestriades in the city of Orange: where equestrian arts meet
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In the Antique theater of Orange in France, home to the best preserved Roman theater in Europe, an extraordinary show is going to take place for the second year running: the “Equestriades”, featuring The “Cadre Noir” of Saumur together with Alexis Gruss & Family on 29th and 30th May 2015.

Elizabeth II – A life-long love of horses
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HRH Queen Elizabeth II, who on 21st April celebrated her 89th birthday, has recently been presented the first ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Fédération Equestre Internationale, recognising her outstanding contribution to equestrianism. So let us take a moment to recount the life of a remarkable woman, whose passion for horses has remained unchanged over the years.

Could horses disappear one day? A journey to the future
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The disappearance of horses seems like insanity in this day and age, where worldwide there are over a million horses and hundreds of different breeds. However, it’s a hypothesis that many aren’t reluctant to make… A genuine prospect or pure sensationalism? History has taught us that the preservation of a species, even a very widespread one, should never be taken for granted. So where do horses stand in all of this?

Rubens’s Horses
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Pierre-Paul Rubens, painter, diplomat, and trader, is a name associated with an offering of baroque works that is incredible both in its abundance and its attention to detail; it is seldom a name synonymous with equestrian art. However, Rubens’s animals emit an emotional power rarely seen before him, which is notably conveyed by their heads. Rubens’s horses also provide valuable evidence of the so-called equestrian “Iberian-mania”.

Famous stallion Cruising cloned!
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Cruising was a world famous Irish Sport Horse Stallion considered one of the worlds most significant sires of the 21st century. He died in september 2014, and Hartwell Stud in Ireland have announced they now have two - 2 and a half year old clones of Cruising coming of age in Co. Kildare Ireland.

Magic letters for the greatest equestrian events!
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It is three magic little letters that make all the difference in the prestigious horse world: Take a C and an H and an I and then you have CHI, standing for Concours Hippique International – “International Equestrian Competition”. In the horse world this is a title of nobility, something rare that doesn’t come easy…

Christian Carde: People no longer know what is correct or not.
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A former Ecuyer en Chef (Head Rider) of the Cadre Noir (1991-1999), selected for the 1980 French Olympic dressage team, a National French Dressage Champion and French Olympic coach (1985-1989), Colonel Christian Carde is a distinguished figure of the French School. A fierce advocate for Légèreté (Lightness), he is the co-founder and honorary chairman of the Allège-Idéal Association. In this exclusive in-depth interview for Horse Aware magazine, Christian Carde takes a frank look at the current state of dressage.

UAE law to combat doping in equestrian sport
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Abu Dhabi: A federal law to combat banned substances in equestrian sport was recently issued by the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The law aims to combat the trade and use of banned substances in equestrian sport in the UAE to ensure fair competition and eliminate cheating.

How to optimize horses straightness, balance and performance… A symposium with Manolo Mendez and Dr. Ridgway!
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A unique two-day Symposium featuring Dr. Kerry Ridgway & Manolo Mendez, Dressage Expert will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th, 2015 in Germany. It has been developed specifically for veterinarians, osteopaths, bodyworkers, and other equine wellness professionals, trainers and interested amateur riders and horse owners. It is designed to optimize horse straightness, balance & performance through fascia retraining and postural réhabilitation.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping : Pénélope Leprévos maket it two in a row!
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Having recently won the Grand Prix in Oslo, Pénélope Leprévost riding Flora de Mariposa also took first place on November 1 st in the third leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ presented by GL Events in Equita’Lyon (France). Christian Ahlmann (GER) and Taloubet Z came in second and Romain Duguet riding on Quorida de Treho finished third.

Exhibition Clan of Vagabonds, Confessions of Rebel Horses : Equine photography by Carina Mac Laughlan
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Awarded by several international contests, including Ar(t) horse Saumur/France in 2008 and 2009 and the international photography competition of Equestrian Art Moscow /Russia in 2009, Carina Mac Laughlan is celebrated for her uncommon approach to horse photography. An exhibition at the Kevis House Gallery – Petworth West Sussex, United Kingdom, is held from 9th July to 13th August 2016.