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The German National Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday, June 8, that it would not block the nomination of Ulla Salzgeber and Rusty to the German Olympic dressage team, if they qualify in the selection trials. The German selectors—and the country's thousands of dressage fans—had been anxiously awaiting the decision, delivered just three days before the German selection trials begin.

          Farbenfroh, the defending World Champion and member of Germany's 2000 gold-medal Olympic team, will not be on their team this year.
In an effort to address some horse care concerns for equitation horses that arose last year, the U.S. Equestrian Federation has instituted a new policy for stabling at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, where the USEF Medal Finals are held each October.
This year, all equitation horses will have to be at the Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg by noon on Saturday, Oct. 16.
          A young driver's camp is scheduled for Aug. 5-8 in Southern Pines, N.C., at Claire Reid's Big Sky Farm. The camp is open to whips ages 12 to 21, both experienced and new to the sport.  This is the first project undertaken by the American Driving Society's ADS Fund.
          "Everything will be provided," said organizers Reid and Kelly Valdes.

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The last USEA-recognized event at the Horse Park in Woodside, Calif., was held in August 2002.  In January 2003, complaints from the neighbors, including folk singer Joan Baez, about sanitation and land use caused San Mateo County officials to halt all public events at the 270-acre park until their concerns had been addressed.
The park did continue to function under temporary operating conditions, but it could no longer hold recognized horse trials or even allow schooling on the cross-country course.
In March, San Mateo County inspectors finally gave the park
Although there will be two National Horse Shows this year, neither one of them will be in Las Vegas.
The Metropolitan National Horse Show will be held for the second year on Pier 94 in New York City, Nov. 3-7. The National Horse Show Outdoor Championships will be held for the third year at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Fla., Dec. 1-5.
But show officials have dropped the National Indoor Championships in Las Vegas from the calendar due to the lack of staffing, they said.

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