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  • 12 July 2017 at 16 : 34 PM

    Interagro’s 2nd Dressage Ranking Highlights Developing Talent

    Interagro’s 2nd Dressage Ranking Highlights Developing Talent

    Itapira, SP, Brazil - The second leg of the 2017 Interagro Dressage Ranking once again showcased the variety and depth of Team Interagro’s dressage talent, with young horses from their H, I, and J generations, as well as older horses, demonstrating their skills in Training through Fourth Level. Hosted at the 1,300 acre training and stud facility in Itapira, Brazil on June 13, 2017, the Ranking serves as a baseline reading for Interagro’s show team and sales horses’ competitive performance, identifying the strengths of each pair as well as areas to be improved. This progression benefits both Interagro’s team of riders as well as their herd of Lusitano sporthorses as they develop ...

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  • 11 July 2017 at 16 : 46 PM

    Ryann Wins Big at 2017 National Dressage Pony Cup Futurity & Sport Horse Breeding Division Championships

    Ryann Wins Big at 2017 National Dressage Pony Cup Futurity & Sport Horse Breeding Division Championships

    By the time Matthew Miller’s elegant black Weser-Ems filly Ryann got done with her weekend at the 10th Anniversary National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show, held July 7-9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky., it was hard to find the actual pony under the mountain of ribbons presented to her during awards ceremonies.   “She’s been special right from the start,” said rider/handler Betty Bryant of Virginia Beach, Va. “I was there when she was born and helped her stand up for the very first time. We thought she had promise, and I had heard a lot of great things about the Pony Cup so this year we wanted to come for the first time and see how she’d do. This is just her second show ...

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  • 9 July 2017 at 20 : 48 PM

    27 Championship Titles Presented at 10th Anniversary National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show

    27 Championship Titles Presented at 10th Anniversary National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show

    “Her dream was to do a victory lap, and you just made that dream come true.” This heartfelt statement was one of many joyous exclamations overheard on the final day of ridden competition at the 10th Anniversary National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show, being held July 7-9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky.   One of those celebrating during evening awards ceremonies was Emily Lasher of Poway, Calif. Three 12-hour days spent hauling her pony across the country in 100+ degree heat wasn’t going to stop Lasher from getting to the Kentucky Horse Park with her 13.2-hand Welsh cross gelding The Hot Topic of Spring Song, and her efforts ultimately proved worthwhile. She and “Dolce” ...

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  • 8 July 2017 at 15 : 09 PM

    All Smiles on First Day of Record-Setting National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show

    All Smiles on First Day of Record-Setting National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show

    In its first day, the 10th Anniversary of the National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show is already one for the record books. An astounding 114 ponies representing 26 states from literally coast to coast have converged upon the Kentucky Horse Park for this annual showcase of pony power, being held July 7-9, 2017 in conjunction with the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA) Summer Classic I & II. A somewhat soggy start thanks to the previous day’s deluge surrendered to glorious blue skies within the first hour, and exhibitors’ excitement shone just as brightly as the sun as they contested the first of two rounds of championship competition ranging from Intro to Grand Prix. And ...

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  • 7 July 2017 at 18 : 03 PM

    Fall in Love with Dressage at Devon this Fall

    Fall in Love with Dressage at Devon this Fall

    Devon, PA – Dressage at Devon brings horse breeders, riders, and enthusiasts together from all over the world to watch and compete in this ancient equestrian discipline. This year, Dressage at Devon will take place on September 26 through October 1, 2017 at the historic Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon PA. There is something for everyone here – from exciting equine performances, to gourmet food and charming outdoor cafes, to more than 90 vendors offering exclusive apparel, fine arts, jewelry and antiques – for equestrians and non-equestrians alike. Here are just a few of the highlights of 2017:   New in the Breed Show   New this year is a Dales Pony class, sponsored by the ...

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  • 29 June 2017 at 16 : 46 PM

    New Travel Grant Program and Increased Prize Money Announced for 2017 US Dressage Finals

    New Travel Grant Program and Increased Prize Money Announced for 2017 US Dressage Finals

    “I dream, quite literally, of going back to the Finals again, and to this day I compete with that mindset.”   For Jennifer “Joey” Evans of San Francisco, Calif., last fall’s journey across the country to compete in the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® with her Dutch Warmblood gelding Bombay Sapphire in the First Level Adult Amateur Championship division was the trip of a lifetime. Now the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announces a new travel grant program for qualified competitors representing certain states in the Western United States, which may help riders like Evans realize their dream of competing in Kentucky again in the future.   To ...

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  • 26 June 2017 at 15 : 39 PM

    Excel Dressage’s Zenanta and Amadeus Debut at Prix St. Georges and Intermediare II

    Excel Dressage’s Zenanta and Amadeus Debut at Prix St. Georges and Intermediare II

    Despite the summer storms and Florida’s sweltering heat, two of Excel Dressage’s FEI competitors advanced through the upper ranks of dressage during White Fences Summer Fun I, held June 3-4, 2017 in Loxahatchee. Amy Speck-Kern rode Zenanta (Krack C x Ferro) in the mare’s debut performance at Prix St. Georges, and Amadeus (Flemmingh x Welt Hit II) in his first official attempt at Intermediare II. Both horses delivered solid initial performances during the rated show, positioning themselves for more success in the FEI divisions. Zenanta, who is owned by WBS Group, scored 65.1% on Saturday and 65.7% on Sunday, displaying the consistency Speck-Kern was striving for in weekly training ...

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  • 25 June 2017 at 15 : 57 PM

    Product Spotlight: Montar Leah Yati Full Seat Silicone Breech

    Product Spotlight: Montar Leah Yati Full Seat Silicone Breech

    Full seat comfort, gorgeous blue and white accents, and a fit for everyone!  Montar's full seat silicone breeches are available in US sizes 22-42, and are described as the epitome of comfort! Try them for yourself and see the Montar difference!   Available at www.CUatXTack.com   https://cuatxtack.com/collections/rider/products/montar-leah-army-green-yati-full-seat-silicone-breech?variant=44082349775   Share

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  • 25 June 2017 at 14 : 20 PM

    Team USA Wins FEI Nations Cup Dressage, Bad Luck Forces Dutch Team Out of the Competition

    Team USA Wins FEI Nations Cup Dressage, Bad Luck Forces Dutch Team Out of the Competition

    The team of the United States are the winners of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage. Laura Graves won the individual InterChem Grand Prix Freestyle. Edward Gal and Glock's Voice took first place in the Grand Prix Special. Due to bad luck, the Dutch team was eliminated from the competition in the Nations Cup. Madeleine Witte-Vrees's horse Cennin lost a shoe only minutes before their test and could not compete. Under the current regulations, the entire Dutch team was  eliminated as a result. The FEI Nations Cup began on Thursday with the Grand Prix, in which all team riders participated and the best three results counted towards the total team score. After the Grand Prix, the Americans took the ...

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  • 17 June 2017 at 13 : 03 PM

    Canadian Dressage: Christilot Boylen Named Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for May

    Canadian Dressage: Christilot Boylen Named Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for May

    Recognizing her outstanding performance at the CDI 3* Ottawa Dressage Festival, Equestrian Canada (EC) has named Christilot Boylen of Loretto, ON the Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for May. The six-time Olympian made her mark in the small tour during the Ottawa Dressage Festival, earning impressive personal best scores aboard Rockylane (Rock Forever x Rica), her 10-year-old Westphalian mare. “I have been developing Rocky over the last year and the Ottawa CDI competition was a milestone in her career,” noted Boylen. “She was able to show a small bit of her enormous talent. I just enjoy her every day and am grateful for the opportunity to develop ...

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  • 14 June 2017 at 13 : 03 PM

    UK Dressage: Fitting Bolesworth Finale

    UK Dressage: Fitting Bolesworth Finale

    On June 14th at The Equerry Bolesworth International, the inaugural CDI came to a dramatic conclusion with two worthy winners. First up was the Berkeley Group GP Special with eight riders coming forward from yesterday’s Grand Prix. Danish rider Anders Dahl took full advantage of going last with his own and mother in law Penny Bigwood’s Sir Donato to take the class with 71.33%. They had a ride full of confidence with the horse looking in harmony with his rider, and but for a small issue in the one-time changes, it was a clear round. It was this horse that his wife Fiona Bigwood had her devastating accident which left the horse wary of other horses around him so it’s taken time for ...

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  • 14 June 2017 at 13 : 20 PM

    Entries Now Open for July’s National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky

    Entries Now Open for July’s National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky

    Calling all pony fans: the prize list has been posted and entries are now rolling in for the 10th anniversary of the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) Championship Show, which is set to return to Lexington, Ky. on July 7-9, 2017 and will once again be livestreamed on the USEF Network. The National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show is renowned for superb organization, a welcoming atmosphere and supportive camaraderie unlike any other event in the country, all while providing a national stage for the promotion of ponies in dressage with competitors of all ages and abilities. This incredible event will once again be held in conjunction with the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA) ...

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