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  • 24 September 2016 at 15 : 24 PM

    Irish Olympian Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K Win US Open Dressage Grand Prix CDI 4*

    Irish Olympian Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K Win US Open Dressage Grand Prix CDI 4*

    An impressive piaffe and passage tour highlighted the beautiful ride put in by Ireland's Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K, with the pair scoring a 73.80% to cement themselves as the winners of the first ever international Grand Prix CDI4* presented by the Rolex Central Park Horse Show.  Reynolds and the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Jazz x Phantasia) are fresh off the excitement of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and she decided Central Park was a show and atmosphere she didn't want to miss.  Reynolds edged out Sweden's Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and Paridon Magi with a score of 73.14% and Canada's Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In with a 71.06% for the win. "We had a busy winter and spring ...

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  • 20 September 2016 at 13 : 07 PM

    Official Dressage Rider List and Complete Schedule for Rolex Central Park Horse Show

    Official Dressage Rider List and Complete Schedule for Rolex Central Park Horse Show

    Official start list for the U.S. Open CDI Dressage Grand Prix, presented by The Axel Johnson Group Friday Sept 23, 2016 at 1pm and Special Performance by Frederik the Great: The World's Most Handsome Horse Ceremony for the U.S. Dressage Team, Olympic Bronze Medalists Special Freestyle Demonstration by Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro U.S. Open $50,000 CDI Dressage Freestyle, presented by The Axel Johnson Group Saturday Sept 24, 2016 at 6pm   Seven-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén (SWE) Olympian Judy Reynolds (IRL) Olympian Evi Strasser (CAN) Olympian Inna Logutenkova (UKR) World Equestrian Games competitor Mikala Gundersen (DEN) ...

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  • 18 September 2016 at 20 : 34 PM

    Team USA Olympians To Be Honored at 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

    Team USA Olympians To Be Honored at 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

    New York, NY - The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will hold a special ceremony on Friday evening, September 23, to honor the equestrian Olympians from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is held September 21-25, 2016, at Wollman Rink in Manhattan. The U.S. Show Jumping team will be recognized for their Team Silver medal. Team members McLain Ward and Kent Farrington will represent the team, which also included Beezie Madden, Lucy Davis, reserve rider Laura Kraut, and Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland. The U.S. Dressage team, led by Chef d'Equipe Robert Dover, won the Team Bronze medal with riders Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kasey ...

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  • 18 September 2016 at 20 : 48 PM

    LeMieux National Dressage Championships: Dujardin, Hester, and Eilberg Top the Field

    LeMieux National Dressage Championships: Dujardin, Hester, and Eilberg Top the Field

    Charlotte Dujardin took her 2016 National title tally to three this afternoon when she triumphed in the TopSpec Medium GoldChampionship on Wendy and Paul Dockley and her own Florentina VI. The flamboyant dapple grey daughter of Vivaldi produced some breath-taking work, belying her six years to score 75.42%. Florentina, who qualified at the Mount Ballan Summer Regional Championships, claimed the Shearwater Five-Year-Old Championship here last year and has since won every Medium class contested, even breaking the 80% barrier. The exquisite mare has caught the eye of many and looks to be an exciting prospect for the future. Second was Ruth Edge, who recently announced her permanent ...

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  • 18 September 2016 at 00 : 34 AM

    High Bids and Exceptional Horses Headline 16th Interagro Yearling Auction

    High Bids and Exceptional Horses Headline 16th Interagro Yearling Auction

    Itapira, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Following more than four decades of meticulous breeding, Interagro Lusitanos of Brazil has given rise to the modern Interagro Lusitano. Evolved from the purest bloodlines of the Portuguese breed, the youngest generation of Interagro’s progeny were showcased during their annual yearling auction, XVI Leilão de Potros Interagro, held August 27, 2016. With exceptional young stock at auction and an exclusive soiree atmosphere, buyers eagerly bid on the 17 colts and fillies, smashing last year’s record price and rounding out a banner season for the Sao Paulo based stud and training facility. With a number of unique and rare lineages represented in the ...

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  • 17 September 2016 at 00 : 58 AM

    Rio 2016 Paralympics: Dancing Horses Lead Their Riders to Gold

    Rio 2016 Paralympics: Dancing Horses Lead Their Riders to Gold

    Three London 2012 freestyle titles were successfully defended in the Para dressage competition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday (16 September). Belgium’s Michèle George retained hers in the grade IV competition on what was her last championship ride on FBW Rainman, the horse that has taken her to two FEI World Equestrian Games™ titles and three Paralympic gold medals. George beat individual Championship test winner Sophie Wells (GBR) into second place with a score of 76.300% to Well’s 76.350%. The Netherlands’ Frank Hosmar took the bronze. “I'm overwhelmed at the moment because I really wanted to have that medal,” George said. “I owe this to my horse. He ...

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  • 15 September 2016 at 14 : 17 PM

    International Military Sport Council Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

    International Military Sport Council Signs Memorandum of Understanding with FEI

    The International Military Sports Council (CISM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body for equestrian sport. The MOU was signed by CISM President, Colonel AbdulHakeem AlShino (BRN) and FEI President Ingmar de Vos at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro, Rio de Janiero (BRA). Formed in 1948, CISM is one of the largest multi-disciplinary organisations in the world and oversees sporting events for the armed forces of its 134 member countries. CISM annually organises over 20 Military World Championships for approximately 30 different sports, continental and regional competitions, and the Military World ...

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  • 14 September 2016 at 14 : 13 PM

    Rio 2016 Olympics: Emotional Scenes as Wells and Puch Reign in Rio

    Rio 2016 Olympics: Emotional Scenes as Wells and Puch Reign in Rio

    There were emotional scenes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro on Wednesday as Austria’s Pepo Puch and Great Britain’s Sophie Wells were crowned the latest winners of the Rio 2016 Para dressage competition. Puch won the grade Ib individual medal, while Wells took the grade IV individual title. Wells, riding Valerius, scored 74.857% to finish just ahead of Belgium’s London 2012 winner Michèle George, with The Netherlands’ Frank Hosmar taking the bronze. The win comes after Wells has lost out to George at both the London 2012 Games and the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2014. "I'm crying a lot,” she said after collecting her medal. “It was pretty good. We ...

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  • 14 September 2016 at 13 : 21 PM

    Rio 2016 Paralympics: Gold for Norway as Lubbe is Back On Top

    Rio 2016 Paralympics: Gold for Norway as Lubbe is Back On Top

    The first gold of the Rio 216 Para dressage competition was won by Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lübbe at the Olympic equestrian Centre on Tuesday (13 September). In a thrilling and closely contended grade III individual test Lübbe, riding Donatello, scored 72.878%, just over point seven of a percentage point ahead of Denmark’s Susanne Sunesen on Que Faire. And keeping it a neighbourly affair, Sweden’s Louise Etzner Jakobsson took the bronze at this, her first Paralympic Games, riding Zernard. Lübbe is a former gold medalist having won both the individual and freestyle grade IV titles in Athens 2004, with silvers in those two events in Beijing 2008. She was clearly delighted to be ...

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  • 13 September 2016 at 18 : 45 PM

    Rio 2016 Paralympics: Great Britain Takes Command of Para-Equestrian Team Competition

    Rio 2016 Paralympics: Great Britain Takes Command of Para-Equestrian Team Competition

    Great Britain took control of the team competition at the Rio 2016 para-dressage on Monday, with London 2012 double gold medallist Sophie Christiansen winning the grade Ia team test with a massive 77.522%. Riding Athene Lindebjerg, Christiansen scored the highest marks of the entire competition so far to beat team mate Anne Dunham into second place, with Germany’s Elke Philip in third. “For her to go in that loud, atmospheric arena I was over the moon with her,” Christiansen said after her test. “And I’ve got a really bad cold today so I had to contend with that as well. “It felt a bit tentative and it’s nice getting that score knowing that there’s more to ...

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  • 13 September 2016 at 17 : 37 PM

    Gold medals for Samba Lott, Valenzio FST and Nesqu GB at the FEI World Driving Championships for Young Horses

    Gold medals for Samba Lott, Valenzio FST and Nesqu GB at the FEI World Driving Championships for Young Horses

    After four days of sport, Samba Lott, Valenzio FST and Nesqu GB claimed the three titles on offer at the second edition of the FEI World Driving Championships for young horses in Mezőhegyes, Hungary. Good judging The competition took place under very sunny skies at the Mezőhegyes State Stud, renowned for breeding the Nónius horse and the Mezőhegyes Sport Horse. Dr Klaus Christ (GER) chaired the international Ground Jury, with members Jan-Erik Pålsson (SWE), Joaquin Medina Garcia (ESP) and Anne Marie Turbé (FRA). The Organizing Committee counted 15 minutes for each dressage test, which allowed the Ground Jury to discuss each test. The President of the Ground Jury announced the ...

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  • 10 September 2016 at 20 : 03 PM

    Statement Regardng Cancellation of USEF Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships

    Statement Regardng Cancellation of USEF Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships

    Lexington, Ky.  – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) regrets to announce the cancelation of the 2016 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, USEF Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships. Slated to run October 12-16, 2016 in Paso Robles, Calif., the USEF High Performance Dressage Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the event following a series of challenges and logistical hurdles. In 2016, U.S. dressage marked numerous international successes including winning the Team Bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games and clinching the inaugural FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage series title. Athlete-and-horse combinations involved in these achievements will be ...

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