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The President of the European Community promotes Endurance.


Assisi Endurance Lifestyle and the 2009 European Endurance Open Championship have a new fan, Hans Pottering, the president of the European Parliament. During Pottering’s visit to Umbria the German spent some time exchanging ideas with the only administrator of Gianluca Laliscia.


To drink or not to drink that is the dilemma


It is not unheard of for a horse that is dehydrated to refuse to drink. The owner can lead the horse to a stream, the rider can put all the water he wants before the horse, but the horse will still not drink. As proof of how often this problem occurs we can just count the number of specialist websites dedicated to it.


Grand Theft Horse


An unorthodox theft occurred in Lavagna the other night. The owner of an agricultural depot reported the theft in the early hours of Wednesday morning of two hedge cutters, two chainsaws and three saddles, for a cumulative value of six thousand euro. Although farming equipment is a rare enough crime, detectives are trying to understand what the criminals intend to do with the saddles.


Show Jumping: Bucci second in Arezzo


Piergiorgio Bucci put in a sterling performance on Da Zara Contact BZ to finish second behind French rider Julien Epaillard on Commissario over the one metre 40 jumps against the clock at the Italian Grand Prix in Arezzo. Ben Mahe from Great Britain on Quainton Quirifino came third.


Showing jumping returns to Favorita di Palermo

Show jumping will once again return to the beautiful surroundings of Favortia di Palermo on Sunday, April 5. The event has been organised by the FISE Regional Committee and Palermo city council and will be precursor to the Assi Cup in October.


Reporter hits horse with car


A television news reporter has been arrested following a collision in New York between his car and a police horse.

Mike Sheehan, 60, was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with reckless endangerment and operating a car while intoxicated and impaired.


FEI approve Pratoni del Vivaro meet


The FEI official website has published the international meet at Pratoni del Vivaro scheduled for June 6 for the Italian championship senior endurance challenge.


Second phase of Tuscan Endurance Championship


Preparations are in place in the Equestrian Association of the Tre Laghi for the second phase of the Regional Championship Tuscan Endurance that will take place on June 13th during the 6th edition of the Mostra Mercato ‘Horse Fever’ organised by the Locale Pro Loco between the 12th and 14th June.


Govoni fourth by slenderest of margins in Arezzo

Gianni Govoni

The ‘high’ debut at the CS15* in Arezzo saw Joyau d’Opal under the orders of Gianni Govoni finish in fourth place in the two-phased 150cm challenge. Zero penalties in 30.22 seconds against 30.14 from the Swiss Steve Guerdat on Jalisca Solier.


Arezzo gets set for Italian Grand Prix


Ahead of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday at CS15* in Arezzo where 51 of the world’s best horse and rider pairings will compete, the CS12* and the 5* are already underway.


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