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  • 19 July 2016 at 00 : 21 AM

    CHIO Dressage Wrap Up: Germany Delivers Mutiple 80+% Scores in in Record Breaking Final Performances

    CHIO Dressage Wrap Up: Germany Delivers Mutiple 80+% Scores in in Record Breaking Final Performances

    Presented by Keyes Company Realtors Jill and Katie Hoog of Wellington, Florida.  Specializing in Equestrian Lifestyle Properties History was made yet again at Aachen, this time in the Deutsche Bank Stadium where the German dressage riders pulled double, 80+% hat tricks to with both the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special, and the Nations Cup competition. In the Grand Prix Special CDIO5*, Kristina Broring-Sprehe and Desperados FRH won with a score of 83.725, while Dorothee Schneider and Showtime FRH finished second on 81.902 and Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD took third with 80.686. Their combined scores secured Germany’s top finish in the team competition, with USA and Denmark in ...

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  • 17 July 2016 at 08 : 59 AM

    The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Earns Silver Medal in CDIO5* Aachen

    The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Earns Silver Medal in CDIO5* Aachen

    Aachen, Germany – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team had solid performances throughout the Lambertz Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, the team of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Shelly Francis, Arlene “Tuny” Page, and Steffen Peters garnered the Silver medal with a total score of 437.139. Saturday’s final placing also clinched the inaugural FEI Nations ...

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  • 16 July 2016 at 07 : 47 AM

    CHIO Aachen Friday Recap: Results of International U25 Grand Prix, and Grand Prix Special CDI, Quadrille Championships, Dressage Phase of CHIO’s Eventing Competition

    CHIO Aachen Friday Recap: Results of International U25 Grand Prix, and Grand Prix Special CDI, Quadrille Championships, Dressage Phase of CHIO’s Eventing Competition

    Presented by Keyes Company Realtors Jill and Katie Hoog, Wellington, Florida - Specializing in Equestrian Lifestyle Properties Anabel Balkenhol and Juan Matute Jr. Triumphant in Friday’s Dressasge Competition at the CHIO Aachen 2016 Germany once again dominated in the second leg of the CDI4*, the Grand Prix Special, following an impressive performance in the Grand Prix CDI4* earlier in the week. Anabel Balkenhol and 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding Dablino FRH rode a precise and fluent test to score a 75.471 and top the class. Hubertus Schmidt and the Trakehner stallion Imperio 3, who were victorious in the Grand Prix with a 76+ percent, finished second on 74.157. [caption ...

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  • 15 July 2016 at 20 : 48 PM

    CHIO Aachen Thursday Recap: CDIO5* Grand Prix, Driven Dressage Prize of the Martello Immobilienmanagement

    CHIO Aachen Thursday Recap: CDIO5* Grand Prix, Driven Dressage Prize of the Martello Immobilienmanagement

    Presented by Keyes Company Realtors Jill and Katie Hoog, Wellington, Florida - Specializing in Equestrian Lifestyle Properties CDIO5* Grand Prix: Germany Gains an Early Lead over the USA in Second and Denmark in Third Team Germany, composed of Isabel Werth, Kristina Broring-Sprehe, Dorothee Schneider, and Sonke Rothenberger wrapped up Thursday’s CDIO Grand Prix with a nearly 30 point lead over the second and third place finishers, Team USA and Team Denmark. Werth and the Oldenberg gelding Weihegold set bar high with a score of 83.271%, trailed closely by Broring-Sprehe and Desperados with an 82.314. Schneider and Showtime rounded out the top three spots in the individual standings ...

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  • 14 July 2016 at 15 : 38 PM

    CHIO Aachen Wednesday Recap: Small Tour, CDI-4*, and Driving Warm Up

    CHIO Aachen Wednesday Recap: Small Tour, CDI-4*, and Driving Warm Up

    Presented by Keyes Company Realtors Jill and Katie Hoog, Wellington, Florida - Specializing in Equestrian Lifestyle Properties Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt Tops Havens Horsefeed Grand Prix CDI-4* with Imperio, Moves a Step Closer to Rio Germany's Hubertus Schmidt and the Trakehner stallion, Imperio proved their regality in the Deutsche Bank Stadium during the first day of dressage competition at the CHIO Aachen, demonstrating elegance and power in the first leg of the CDI-4* to score a 76.043% and top the class.  Fresh off a recent injury, the pair are on the long list for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, all of the top placers in the CDI-4* are ...

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  • 13 July 2016 at 12 : 56 PM

    Horse and Symphony, Opening Ceremonies, and Show Jumping Kick Off CHIO Aachen 2016

    Horse and Symphony, Opening Ceremonies, and Show Jumping Kick Off CHIO Aachen 2016

    Written by Equinium Sports Marketing, LLC and presented by Keyes Company Realtors, Jill and Katie Hoog of Wellington, Florida.  Specializing in Equestrian Lifestyle Properties. Aachen, Germany - The king and queen of Sweden paraded into the main stadium of the CHIO Aachen Tuesday evening in grand style, accompanied by the Royal Fire Brigade of Malmo and a phalanx of mounted guards from the Swedish Royal Stables. Following a welcome to the participating nations, presented by Icelandic ponies and their riders bearing flags, Her Majesty Queen Silvia delivered the inaugural speech, officially declaring the CHIO Aachen 2016 open. With a roar of approval from the crowd the Opening Ceremony ...

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  • 13 July 2016 at 06 : 24 AM

    USEF Announces Change of Date and Location for 2016 USEF Dressage Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships

    USEF Announces Change of Date and Location for 2016 USEF Dressage Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships

    Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the 2016 USEF Dressage Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships will now be held October 12-16, 2016 at the Paso Robles Horse Park in Paso Robles, Calif. The Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships are a part of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions which is divided between two competitions. The Pony Rider, Junior, Young Rider, and Young Adult Brentina Cup Championships will coincide with the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships taking place at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., ...

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  • 12 July 2016 at 13 : 09 PM

    A New Crop of Champions Crowned at National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky

    A New Crop of Champions Crowned at National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky

    A diverse group of competitors, including juniors, adult amateurs, dressage newcomers, hardworking amateurs and international High Performance professionals, all gathered at the National Dressage Pony Cup, held this year on July 8-10, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. On Saturday evening in front of hundreds of dinner guests, the 2016 class of NDPC champions celebrated their success across 23 divisions from Intro to FEI and representing 16 different breeds and registries. Many more fans from as far away as Australia tuned in to watch the action live on the USEF Network with popular commentary by FEI 5* Judge Axel Steiner. As shown in the FEI Test of Choice classes, riders like Debra Mgonigle of ...

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  • 12 July 2016 at 12 : 19 PM

    FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage: Swedes Take Lead with Win on Home Turf

    FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage: Swedes Take Lead with Win on Home Turf

    Team Sweden have made it something of a tradition to come out on top in the FEI Nations Cup Dressage™ leg on home ground in Falsterbo, and they did it for the third consecutive year when pinning their rivals and neighbours from Denmark into runner-up spot by a significant 18-point margin today. Falsterbo Horse Show, celebrating its 96th anniversary, presented the fifth round of this first official season of the series which previously ran as a pilot scheme. And it was the Russian team that slotted into third place ahead of Germany in fourth and The Netherlands in fifth and last spot. The result was decided over three competitions, and wins for Patrik Kittel and Delaunay in ...

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  • 8 July 2016 at 12 : 47 PM

    CHIO then Rio: Equestrian Spectacle of the 2016 CHIO Aachen Commences

    CHIO then Rio: Equestrian Spectacle of the 2016 CHIO Aachen Commences

    Written by Equinium Sports Marketing, LLC When it comes to horse shows, Aachen means business. The CHIO Aachen takes horse sport to another level, and has been raising the standard for competition, entertainment, sponsorship, equestrian business, and horse sport for over 100 years. With top international and Olympic competitors, mainstream sponsors, hundreds of thousands of avid spectators, and some of the most impressive stadiums and atmospheres to ever set the stage for international competition, Aachen’s equestrian spectacle shines this July as the 2016 Rio Olympics loom on the horizon. The yearly CHIO (pronounced chee-yo by those intimate with the proceedings) is held in the ...

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  • 8 July 2016 at 12 : 50 PM

    Mary Hanna Ready to Boogie as Australia’s Oldest Competing Olympian

    Mary Hanna Ready to Boogie as Australia’s Oldest Competing Olympian

    Aussie dressage rider Mary Hanna will become Australia's oldest competing Olympian and just the third Australian woman to compete at five Games when she rides to Rio.  Cousins Lyndal Oatley and Kristy Oatley along with Olympic debutant Kelly Layne have also earned selection to compete in the Team and Individual Dressage competition. Hanna will be 61 years and 253 days (8 months, 9 days) when she competes on August 10 to surpass Bill Roycroft at Montreal in 1976 (61y 128d). Hanna, and selected table tennis player Jian Fang Lay, will reach the five Games milestone in Rio. Retired beach volleyballer Natalie Cook is the only 5-time female Olympian thus far. Hanna first represented ...

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  • 5 July 2016 at 09 : 32 AM

    USPEA Acknowledges the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships’ Management Team

    USPEA Acknowledges the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships’ Management Team

    Parker, Colorado - July 5, 2016 - With only weeks before the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships provided by Gotham North (NAJYRC) taking place at the Colorado Horse Park July 27-31, in Parker, Colorado, the Para-Equestrian Dressage Young Rider Team and Individual Championships were cancelled. Although there was a considerable number of United States athletes looking to make the trip to Colorado, following the close of the Nominate Entry, the FEI requirement of at least two National Federations represented with teams was not met in order to run the para-equestrian division of a Continental Championship. The USPEA would like to thank the NAJYRC show ...

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