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  • 19 December 2014 at 17 : 03 PM

    International Sports Community Pays Tribute to FEI Honorary President HRH Princess Haya

    International Sports Community Pays Tribute to FEI Honorary President HRH Princess Haya

    International sports personalities have paid homage to HRH Princess Haya, who on 14 December stepped down as the FEI President after eight years in the role. The newly elected FEI President Ingmar De Vos lead the tributes to Princess Haya, who was appointed FEI Honorary President with the unanimous approval of the FEI General Assembly last Sunday. “Princess Haya is a visionary who has transformed the FEI into a modern, transparent, agile and highly respected sports organisation over the past eight years,” De Vos said. “Thanks to her energy and commitment, the FEI is a valued member of the Olympic movement. “The FEI Solidarity programme, based on the hugely successful ...

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  • 19 December 2014 at 15 : 56 PM

    Schedule of Events for the 2015 Robert Dover/D4K HorseMastership Week

    Held at VanKampen Arena, The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington, FL Wellington, FL - December 19, 2014 - Silent auditors are welcome to attend the rapidly approaching fourth annual 2015 Robert Dover HorseMastership week sponsored in part by Dressage for Kids (D4K.) The clinic will be taking place in the VanKampen Arena at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, on January 3-7, 2015. Auditors are asked to make a daily donation of $25 to D4K in exchange for the excellent educational opportunity that this clinic will provide! Auditors can register at the door each day and receive a ...

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  • 19 December 2014 at 13 : 39 PM

    USEF Announces Plans for 2015 Dressage Youth Program

    USEF Announces Plans for 2015 Dressage Youth Program

    Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce plans for the 2015 USEF Dressage Youth Program. Under the direction of recently named USEF Dressage Youth Coaches George Williams and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, the revamped Youth Program will incorporate expanded support for the Platinum Performance/USDF Jr/YR Clinics, rider meetings, coaching support at major events, Outreach Clinics, and a Young Rider European Tour. The USEF Youth Dressage Program is part of the overall pipeline of the USEF Dressage Program which is supported by the USET Foundation. Taking place once again in each of the nine USDF Regions, the Platinum Performance/USDF Jr/YR ...

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  • 19 December 2014 at 13 : 04 PM

    Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani Start Season with High Score at White Fences

    Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani Start Season with   High Score at White Fences

    [caption id="attachment_17304" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani prepare for their FEI Para Team Test"][/caption] Wellington, FL - December 17, 2014 - Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani shined Saturday afternoon during the Polar Express show held at the White Fences Equestrian Center in Loxahatchee, Florida. The talented duo rode to the score of 78.382 percent for the FEI Para Team Grade II test during the national show, kick starting their season as they prepare for the Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in January 2015. Hart traveled to Florida in early December to work with Wellington-based international dressage trainer Todd Flettrich out ...

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  • 18 December 2014 at 14 : 14 PM

    Dujardin and Valegro set Olympia Alight with a Double of New World Records

    Dujardin and Valegro set Olympia Alight with a Double of New World Records

    REEM ACRA FEI WORLD CUP™ DRESSAGE 2014/2015 - Round 5 Olympia, London (GBR), 17 December 2014 Photo Caption: Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning tonight’s fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League at Olympia in London (GBR) with yet another world-record-breaking score. (FEI/Kit Houghton) by Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning tonight’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR) with yet another ...

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  • 17 December 2014 at 16 : 21 PM

    ShowChic’s December Shop Talk Scores High with the Dressage Community

    ShowChic’s December Shop Talk Scores High with the Dressage Community

    [caption id="attachment_17281" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Bill Warren left and Bill McMullin right"][/caption] Wellington, FL (December 17, 2014)— Fashionable dressage boutique ShowChic was once again filled as dressage enthusiasts flocked to the latest Shop Talk, eager to hear from Bill Warren and Bill McMullin on the perspective from inside the judge’s box. The Shop Talk, held December 9, 2014, was the second of ShowChic’s educational Shop Talk series this season. Shop Talk events, in which the Wellington, Florida boutique invites the dressage community to spend evenings learning from equestrian icons, are a popular activity for the local dressage community. ...

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  • 17 December 2014 at 15 : 43 PM

    Year End Wrap with 2014 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Sydney Collier

    Year End Wrap with 2014 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Sydney Collier

    Jupiter, FL -December 17, 2014- Horse Radio Network's once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show wrapped up the 2014 competition year with Sydney Collier and introduced Western Dressage with guest Ellen DiBella. Lindsay McCall from the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) hosted the show with co-host and athlete Ellie Brimmer. To listen to episode #289, click here. [caption id="attachment_17277" align="aligncenter" width="231" caption="Sydney Collier and Wentworth. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall"][/caption]Sydney Collier was recently awarded the prestiguous 2014 FEI Against All Odds Award. She was also named the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2014 Junior Equestrian ...

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  • 17 December 2014 at 15 : 33 PM

    Record Breaking Olympia Start for Charlotte Dujardin at Olympia!

    Record Breaking Olympia Start for Charlotte Dujardin at Olympia!

    by British Dressage December 17, 2014 Record breaking Olympia start for Dujardin Despite a hectic few weeks of awards, media and a stinking cold, Charlotte Dujardin made a winning start at Olympia tonight in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Grand Prix, supported by Horse and Hound. The stress didn’t show one bit, nor the fact that Carl Herster, Roly Luard and Ann Bar’s Valegro hasn’t been in an arena since WEG in August as the duo were in flying form for a seven percent victory and…setting a new world record in the process with 87.460%. It was the same top three 12 months ago with Dutch duo Edward Gal and Danielle Heijkoop in second and third respectively. Riding Glock’s ...

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  • 17 December 2014 at 15 : 02 PM

    Pan Am Equestrian Tickets Almost All Sold Out!

    December 17, 2014 BY: HORSE-CANADA.COM Equestrian sport is proving very popular with fans eager to take in the thrill of top-class international competition at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Tickets for the dressage, evening and show jumping events went on sale starting at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 8th, and they are almost all gone. The finals for show jumping sold out within hours. And only days later, tickets to the eventing final sold out also. As of this writing, tickets still remained for the dressage finals. Check ticket availability here for the following events. Prices range from $25-$75 CAD. • Dressage: July 11, 12 and 14 • Eventing: July ...

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  • 17 December 2014 at 15 : 19 PM

    THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO U.S. DRESSAGE INSTRUCTORS

    THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO U.S. DRESSAGE INSTRUCTORS

    December 2, 2014 - The Dressage Foundation has announced that a total of $10,000 has been awarded to U.S. dressage instructors through the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship program, funded through The Dressage Foundation’s Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund. The Lindgren Scholarships provide financial support that enables dressage instructors to train in a concentrated amount of time in order to improve teaching, riding, and training skills. This year, the Selection Committee chose the following recipients: Katie Poag (Johns Island, SC) was awarded the $6,000 Lindgren Scholarship. Katie is an “L” Graduate with distinction, and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold and ...

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  • 17 December 2014 at 14 : 00 PM

    Beginning the Show Season with a Blast at the Polar Express!

    Beginning the Show Season with a Blast at the Polar Express!

    By Sharon Packer For the past few years, it has become tradition in South Florida to end the physical year by participating in White Fences Equestrian Center’s Polar Express rated show. Not only is the event the first chance to obtain a qualifying score for 2015 in Palm Beach County, it is also a great way to showcase what one plans for the remaining 2015 dressage show season. Add to all of that, the show is just plain FUN! The turnout for the Polar Express 2014 was strong and the competition steep. Juan Matute, Jr. with Quantico (Photo Credit: Joanna Jodko) Scores from the Prix St. Georges indicate many excellent performances. High scorers for the weekend’s competition ...

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  • 16 December 2014 at 21 : 34 PM

    Helpful Tips to Care for Your Senior Horse This Winter

    Old Man Winter There’s something special about the relationship you have with your senior horse, a partnership that’s endured years, tears, ups, and downs. You probably know your horse better than you know your best friend. While he may seem like the same old horse, his needs may change as he ages. Even if your senior has weathered previous winters without trouble, these tips can help you ensure he’s getting the care he needs and deserves. How Old is a Senior? We’ve all heard the saying “you’re only as old as you feel.” Turns out it’s as true for our horses as it is for us. While some horses may be starting to slow down at 15, others are still fresh and frisky ...

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