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The HorseTV Channel Introduces New Competition Series

The U.S. Premiere Of The Northern Ireland International Horse Show Debuts In


Calabasas, California - November 20, 2006 The HorseTV Channel’s December

programming lineup features the first annual Northern Ireland International

Horse Show, world premieres of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 dressage,

driving and show jumping competitions, a holiday marathon and a special

January episode sneak peek.

Some of the best known and most respected names in international show

jumping are expected to compete in The Northern Ireland International Horse

Show which carries a prize fund of more than $100,000. The competition

originated in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast during October 19th-22nd, 2006.

Part one airs on Monday, December 11th at 10 p.m. and Part two airs Monday,

December 18th at 10 p.m. See episodes again on Sundays at 2 p.m.

“The Northern Ireland International Horse Show is an exceptional addition to

our competition lineup as a family event featuring international equestrian

stars pushing the boundaries with two international classes in every

performance, children pushing their ponies and the haunting sounds of Irish

traditional song and dance,” said Rachel Falleroni, Head of Programming for

The HorseTV Channel.

Free Rein: FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 continues in world premieres this

month featuring the world’s top horse and rider combinations competing in

the dressage, driving and show jumping competitions. WEG is held every four

years and rarely ever broadcast outside of the European host country, making

The HorseTV Channel’s coverage of the entire two weeks of the Games the most

comprehensive in United States history. The series airs Tuesday nights at 8

p.m. with encore performances on Saturdays at 9 p.m.

The HorseTV Channel’s new 20-episode series The Horsemen, takes viewers on a

fascinating voyage to discover how people around the world have preserved

their traditional way of life and their passion for horses. The Horsemen

premieres two new half- hour episodes each week. Don’t miss The Gauchos of

Patagonia (Argentina) and The Fulani of Makilingai (Cameroon) on December

3rd, The Sumbanese (Indonesia) and The Bedouins of Wadi Rum (Jordan) on

December 10th, The Charros (Mexico) and The Stockmen of Snowy River

(Australia) on December 17th, The Wakhis (Pakistan) and The Connemara

Breeders (Ireland) on December 24th, The Warriors of the Marquesas (French

Polynesia) and The Basotho (Lesotho) on December 25th and The Kadiweu

(Brazil) and The Akalis (India) on December 31st. Episodes air Sundays at 9

p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with encore performances on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 8:30


World premieres of the two-hour AQHA’s Best of the West series features the

2006 AQHA World Championship Show – Amateur Events on Wednesday, December

6th at 8 p.m., the 2006 AQHA World Championship Show – Open Events on

December 13th at 8 p.m., the 2006 NRHA Futurity – Open Competition on

December 20th at 8 p.m., the 2006 NRHA Futurity – Non-Pro Competition on

December 27th and the final competition of the season on January 3rd at 8

p.m. Network premieres of classic America’s Horse episodes discussing

everything from tips on equine health care, riding and management to news

from the American Quarter Horse Industry air in the second hour of the


Gather the family and tune in for the special Holiday Marathon featuring 12

back-to-back episodes of the hit animated series Kleo The Misfit Unicorn

from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on December 25th. Two new episodes of Kleo air

every Sunday at 10 a.m. with replays on Saturdays at 10 a.m. throughout


The 2006 season of the Samsung Super League 2006 concludes the series of

eight international show jumping competitions on Monday, December 4th at 10

p.m. with encore episodes on Sundays at 2 p.m.

December U.S. premieres of the weekly series Race Country, featuring daily

life in the English horseracing village of Lambourn, continue on Fridays at

8 p.m. See episodes again on Sundays at 10 p.m.

Coming in January: New episodes of the breed series HorseFlicks – don’t miss

the special sneak peek on December 31st presenting the Dude ranches of Echo

Canyon at 8 p.m. and the Peruvian Horses of the Fly’N Ranch at 8:30 p.m.

Also look for Reach Out To Natural Horsemanship With Anna Twinney.

Please note that The HorseTV Channel's December premieres will be available

on the broadband channel HorseTV Access on a 30-day delay in compliance with

MSO agreements.

The HorseTV Channel is the first and only 24/7 television destination taking

viewers inside the fascinating world of horses. From silk hats to Stetsons,

The HorseTV Channel features a diverse and fun-filled program lineup for the

entire family. Viewers experience the full range of the horse world from

world-class English and Western competitions, exotic horse travel

destinations and classic movies to informational series, breed documentaries

and real- life stories. For more information about HorseTV Media Group, Inc.

and The HorseTV Channel, visit http://www.horsetv.com.


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