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  • 22 July 2014 at 18 : 28 PM

    Interagro Lusitanos’s US Representative Offers Insight and Expertise in Selecting Exceptional Lusitanos

    Interagro Lusitanos’s US Representative Offers Insight and Expertise in Selecting Exceptional Lusitanos

    Itapira, Brazil (July 22, 2014) – Trying to select a horse in today’s market can be daunting. One look at the herds of Luistanos grazing in the fields of Interagro Lusitanos in Brazil and buyers can be overwhelmed just by the selection available. But Americans looking to find an exceptional Lusitano no longer have to go it alone, as Peter van Borst, the US Sales Representative to Interagro Lusitanos, is now offering his expertise in the breed to help buyers select the perfect horse for them. Van Borst will be traveling to Interagro in August to view horses in training and scout potential sales prospects; the diversity of animals offered for sale can make choosing the best mount an ...

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  • 22 July 2014 at 16 : 46 PM

    Katherine Bateson-Chandler Teams Up With Dressage Sport Boots

    Katherine Bateson-Chandler Teams Up With Dressage Sport Boots

    London, United Kingdom (July 22, 2014) – Katherine Bateson-Chandler’s road to international dressage success continues this summer in Europe, where she will compete at prestigious international CDIs with the goal of gaining international exposure for her and her horses. Just before beginning her European journey, Bateson-Chandler joined forces with Dressage Sport Boots (DSBs) to support and protect her horses as they train at the highest level. The Dressage Sport boots provide superior protection for equine legs through their fleece lined, vinyl exterior and Coverlight™ strike area. For wet conditions or turnout, they also have the All Sport Boot (ASBs), which feature lined ...

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  • 22 July 2014 at 16 : 55 PM

    Devon Kane and Destiny Invited to Compete at Verden CDI3*

    Devon Kane and Destiny Invited to Compete at Verden CDI3*

    Verden, Germany (July 22, 2014) – Devon Kane and her 11-year-old Danish gelding Destiny have been invited to compete at the prestigious International Dressage and Jumping Festival Verden, held August 6-10, in Verden Germany. The pair will compete in their debut show performance on European soil in the Large Tour at the CDI3*. One of the most popular horse shows in Germany, Verden boasts international dressage and jumping competition, as well as the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Although this will be their first CDI outside of the United States, Kane and Destiny have a long history of success in international compeition. She had ...

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  • 21 July 2014 at 14 : 35 PM

    Valegro back at the top

    Valegro back at the top

    Double Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin won the Finale of the CHIO Aachen in the Deutsche Bank Prize, taking the victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle of the CDIO Tour, the Dressage Grand Prix of Aachen. The 29-year-old from Great Britain headed the strong field with a score of 87.900 percent. Germany's top rider and last year's winner Helen Langehanenberg finished second with Damon Hill NRW (86.025), followed by Isabell Werth with Bella Rose (85.150). Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas – who won both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Spécial – had withdrawn from the competition the day before, because the stallion is in the preparation phase for the WEG. Kristina Sprehe took ...

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  • 21 July 2014 at 14 : 36 PM

    Prize of the City of Aachen

    Prize of the City of Aachen

    Shortly before the CHIO Aachen came to an end with the traditional goodbye ceremony, the "Farewell to the Nations" after ten fantastic show days, a special distinction was awarded on the "Holy Grass". In the scope of the World Equestrian Festival 2014, the "Prize of the City of Aachen" was awarded to the FEI President, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bind Al Hussein, prior to the world-famous farewell ceremony. Deeply moved, the equestrian sport enthusiast, who was elected President of the International Equestrian Federation in 2006 and who has been an IOC member since 2007, received the City CHIO distinction in the form of a plastic horse sculpture from the hands of the Lord Mayor Marcel ...

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  • 21 July 2014 at 14 : 44 PM

    David Marcus Makes Aachen Debut

    David Marcus Makes Aachen Debut

    David Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital represented Canada at CDIO5* Aachen. Photo by Arnd Bronkhorst, www.arnd.nl. Aachen, Germany – Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON made his debut at the prestigious CDIO5* Aachen, Germany, held July 11 to 20. Marcus was the sole Canadian representative invited to contest the CDIO5* division at Aachen. Riding Chrevi’s Capital for owner Deborah Miculinic Kinzinger, Marcus placed 28th in Thursday’s Grand Prix from an international starting field of 39 entries. The five-member panel of international judges awarded Marcus a score of 69.18%. The Grand Prix was won by Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath, who scored 82.30% riding the ...

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  • 21 July 2014 at 14 : 11 PM

    Lyle and Graves Finish Equal Tenth in Deutsche Bank Prize at CDIO5* Aachen

    Lyle and Graves Finish Equal Tenth in Deutsche Bank Prize at CDIO5* Aachen

    Adrienne Lyle & Wizard (Shannon Brinkman Photo) Aachen, Germany – Adrienne Lyle and Laura Graves closed out a strong American effort in dressage competition at CHIO Aachen by tying for 10th in Sunday’s CDIO5* Deutsche Bank Prize. The two members of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team both score 76.900%. Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas’ 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Wizard, earned high marks for their music and interpretation as well as scoring 8s across the board for their degree of difficulty. Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own 12-year-old KWPN gelding, Verdades, also earned high scores for their music and interpretation ...

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  • 20 July 2014 at 20 : 10 PM

    Meet Exceptional Talent in Wellington, Fl. Meet Leif Aho.

    Meet Exceptional Talent in Wellington, Fl.  Meet Leif Aho.

    I first became acquainted with Leif Aho and his lovely wife, Marissa in 2010. I was so impressed by Leif's gentle way with horses and the quality of his family life, that I invited him to participate in a photo shoot with Gabriele Boiselle. Leif and Missy were great sports! There are always rumors floating around about everyone who is part of the Wellington show scene, but I've never heard anything negative spoken about Leif. Leif in a quiet moment. (Photo Credit: Kristina Abbey) About his farm, Leif states: "What's attractive about boarding at our facility: private 80 acre property, with large grassy turnouts. 3/4 mile grass straight stretch perfect for long trotting. ...

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  • 20 July 2014 at 19 : 35 PM

    Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades led the U.S. effort!

    Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades led the U.S. effort!

    Laura Graves Leads U.S. Dressage Effort Saturday in Aachen RELEASE: July 19, 2014 AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department Laura Graves & Verdades (Shannon Brinkman Photo) Aachen, Germany - Four members of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team competed for the U.S. at the CHIO Aachen on Saturday. Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle, and Caroline Roffman rode in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special, while Shelly Francis rode in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle. Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades led the U.S. effort with an eighth-place finish aboard Verdades in the Meggle-Prize CDIO5* Grand Prix Special. Graves and her own 12-year-old ...

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  • 20 July 2014 at 13 : 27 PM

    Grand Prix Spécial CDIO CHIO Aachen

    Second Individual Qualifying Competition Samstag, 19. Juli 2014 / Saturday, 19th July 2014 1. 379 TOTILAS Matthias Alexander RATH S/Black/2000/Gribaldi x Glendale/KWPN/NED08021 Ann-Katrin Linsenhof & Paul Schockemöhle 440.0 86.275 (1) 432.5 84.804 (1) (2) (1) (1) 81.863 84.412 85.294 417.5 430.5 435.0 2155.5 84.529 € 11000 GER 2. 383 VALEGRO Charlotte DUJARDIN G/Bay/2002/Negro x Gerschwin/KWPN/102UB51 Mrs R Luard Mr C Hester 422.5 82.843 (2) 431.0 84.510 (2) (1) (3) (4) 85.098 82.745 80.588 434.0 422.0 411.0 2120.5 83.157 € 7000 3. 313 DAMON HILL NRW Helen LANGEHANENBERG S/DarkChestnut/2000/Donnerhall x Rubinstein ...

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  • 20 July 2014 at 13 : 38 PM

    CHIO Aachen 2014 U25 Freestyle Finals

    1 GERMANY GP Freestyle 315 Dance On Victoria Michalke (70.814) (61.475) 337 Florida 94 Nadine Husenbeth 70.535 75.775 308 Burlington FRH Charlott-Maria Schürmann 68.023 77.225 Total: 138.558 153.000 291.558 2 SPAIN GP Freestyle 376 Tarpan Ymas Paula Matute Guimon (66.047) (69.900) 326 Don Diego Ymas Juan Matute Guimon 68.442 70.950 366 Recuerdo Laura Reija 66.744 69.475 Total: 135.186 140.425 275.611 3 THE NETHERLANDS GP Freestyle 347 Hexagon's Roumanda Dinja van Liere (66.000) (67.775) 381 Ucento Daniëlle van Mierlo 66.884 71.900 377 Theodoor Kim Schmid 66.442 68.050 Total: 133.326 139.950 273.276 4 DENMARK GP Freestyle 372 Schambuka Soleyst Anne Sofie Aaen ...

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  • 20 July 2014 at 12 : 12 PM

    Raine and Wilcox Land in Top Seven in CDI4* Aachen’s Lindt-Prize

    Raine and Wilcox Land in Top Seven in CDI4* Aachen’s Lindt-Prize

    July 18, 2014 USEF Communications Department Kathleen Raine and Breanna (Shannon Brinkman) Aachen, Germany- The U.S. riders continued to show strong form in CDI4* competition on Friday at CHIO Aachen as both riders landed in the top seven. The United States was represented by Kathleen Raine and Lisa Wilcox in the Lindt-Prize where 10 entries from seven countries performed the FEI Grand Prix Special. Raine (Murrietta, Calif.) and Jennifer Mason, Kathleen Raine, and David Wightman's 14-year-old Hanoverian mare, Breanna, earned a score of 71.804% from the Ground Jury of Isabelle Judet, Magnus Ringmark, Stephen Clarke, Dietrich Plewa, and Francis Verbeek-van Rooy. The ninth-place ...

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