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  • 24 April 2017 at 14 : 35 PM

    Dressage Ranking Benchmarks Team Interagro’s Competition Talent

    Dressage Ranking Benchmarks Team Interagro’s Competition Talent

    Itapira, SP, Brazil - The old cliché of ‘practice makes perfect’ is the inspiration behind the most recent dressage event in Itapira, Brazil. On April 13, 2017, Interagro Lusitanos hosted the first phase of its own dressage ranking series, a schooling show environment designed to perfect the poise and precision of their competitive riders in the sport of dressage. Interagro’s entire team of horses and riders, including those that specialize in working the farm, working equitation, and driving, stretched their legs in the dressage arena under the gaze of a Brazilian national judge. With an impressive 17 horse and rider combinations performing tests through Fourth Level, the Dressage ...

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  • 24 April 2017 at 02 : 51 AM

    Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero Take Clean Sweep of Small Tour to Conclude Tryon Spring FEI CDI 3*

    Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero Take Clean Sweep of Small Tour to Conclude Tryon Spring FEI CDI 3*

    Mill Spring, NC - Heather Blitz (USA) and Praestemarkens Quatero made an impressive FEI CDI debut in Small Tour competition at the Tryon Spring CDI 3* presented by Adequan® at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero received a 74.250% to secure the win in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle CDI 3* presented by Adequan®. Christilot Boylen (CAN) and Rockylane took second place with a 72.600% while Ashley Holzer (USA) and Radondo finished in third place with a 71.775% on the final day of competition. Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero, a 2009 Danish Warmblood gelding (Quarterback x Rohdiamant) owned by Blitz, made their first FEI CDI appearance this ...

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  • 23 April 2017 at 20 : 29 PM

    Ashley Holzer Captures FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3* Aboard Havanna 145 – Page and Dr. House 2 Victorious in FEI Grand Prix Special

    Ashley Holzer Captures FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3* Aboard Havanna 145 – Page and Dr. House 2 Victorious in FEI Grand Prix Special

    Mill Spring, NC - Ashley Holzer (USA) and Havanna 145 rode to their first major international win today in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Adequan® at the Tryon Spring Dressage I CDI 3* hosted at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Holzer and Havanna 145 scored a 73.735% for the win, while Megan Lane (CAN) and San D'Or rode to second place, receiving a 72.660%. P.J. Rizvi (USA) and Breaking Dawn rounded out the top three finishers earning a 71.650%. Competition concludes tomorrow with the final day of international and national dressage at the venue, featuring the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle presented by Adequan®. Holzer, who is representing the United States for ...

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  • 22 April 2017 at 16 : 25 PM

    Poag Guides Zonnekoning to FEI Grand Prix Win at Tryon FEI CDI 3*

    Poag Guides Zonnekoning to FEI Grand Prix Win at Tryon FEI CDI 3*

    Mill Spring, NC - The first international dressage competition of the 2017 season commenced today at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), featuring both Small Tour and Large Tour competition in the George H. Morris Arena. The highlight class, the FEI Grand Prix presented by Adequan®, was championed by Katie Poag (USA) aboard Zonnekoning, who earned a 68.840% to take the win. P.J. Rizvi (USA) and Breaking Dawn finished in second place with a score of 68.222%, ahead of Arlene "Tuny" Page (USA) and Dr. House 2, who collected third place on a score of 68.100%. Competition continues tomorrow featuring the FEI Grand Prix Special presented by Adequan® and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle ...

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  • 19 April 2017 at 20 : 35 PM

    FEI Haflinger Lutz Passes Away

    FEI Haflinger Lutz Passes Away

    With a heavy heart we report that the successful FEI competitor Lutz, a Haflinger gelding by Argument, recently passed away.  Ridden by Susanne Hamilton, the charismatic competitor made his mark in the dressage arena, recently wrapping up a winter season in Wellington, Florida with scores through 68.75 in the Intermediare I CDI.  As both an international dressage horse and ambassador for the sport, Lutz was known for his athleticism and cheeky nature.   Hamilton stated that her highlight with Lutz was ...

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  • 19 April 2017 at 12 : 50 PM

    Change of Stride for Australian Dressage

    Change of Stride for Australian Dressage

    The Equestrian Australia Dressage Committee is pleased to announce it is currently focused on establishing an exciting new program to enhance the development of the popular discipline. The program, led by recently elected Chair Prue Spurrett and under the guidance of Equestrian Australia’s newly structured National High-Performance Team, will mainly be targeted at future Olympic and FEI World Equestrian Games Dressage campaigns. Key aims include; Development of a Principal Program that suitably fits within the Dressage High-Performance Development Program Review of selection policies for WEG 2018 by newly appointed National Dressage Selectors that will involve ...

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  • 13 April 2017 at 12 : 23 PM

    Sky is the Limit for Equestrian Sport as IOC President Presents Special Trophy to FEI President

    Sky is the Limit for Equestrian Sport as IOC President Presents Special Trophy to FEI President

    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach paid a heartfelt tribute to equestrian sport when presenting FEI President Ingmar De Vos with the IOC President’s Trophy this week during the annual FEI Sports Forum 2017. “Equestrian sport has a lot to be proud of, and the sky really is the limit,” President Bach said, to huge applause from more than 300 members of the global equestrian community in the Olympic capital of Lausanne on Monday (10 April). “The sport not only has a long Olympic history, but has always been at the forefront of gender equality. “It is great to be here with my friend Ingmar De ...

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  • 13 April 2017 at 11 : 03 AM

    Equine and Human Athlete Welfare Key Focus on Day Two of FEI Sports Forum 2017

    Equine and Human Athlete Welfare Key Focus on Day Two of FEI Sports Forum 2017

    The welfare of equines and human athletes was top of the agenda on day two of the FEI Sports Forum 2017. Scientific data on Eventing risk management, Endurance risk factors and bone fatigue was presented to more than 330 delegates gathered at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne (SUI) today. The FEI has invested in substantial scientific research to evaluate risk factors and risk management and the sixth edition of the Sports Forum provided the platform for evidence-based data to be presented to the equestrian community. Sydney 2000 Olympic champion David O’Connor (USA), Chair of the FEI Eventing Risk Management Steering Group, shared moderation of the ...

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  • 31 March 2017 at 11 : 28 AM

    Isabell Werth Reigns Supreme in FEI World Cup Dressage Final

    Isabell Werth Reigns Supreme in FEI World Cup Dressage Final

    She’s 47 and formidable, an exquisite horsewoman and a long-time legend as the most medalled athlete in her sport. Despite a few glitches in her performance with the fabulous mare Weihegold today, Germany’s Isabell Werth won the opening Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Omaha, Nebraska by a comfortable 2.5 mark margin when scoring 82.300. “I’m completely happy, but I’ll have to calm my horse down before Saturday because she got so excited in the prizegiving!” Werth includes five Olympic and three World team golds amongst the massive medal haul she has accumulated during her amazing career. She also has two FEI World Cup™ titles under her belt, the ...

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  • 30 March 2017 at 15 : 57 PM

    Classical and Powerful: CDIO U25 Freestyle Performance Secures Silver Medal for Keasler and Lux Stensvang

    Classical and Powerful: CDIO U25 Freestyle Performance Secures Silver Medal for Keasler and Lux Stensvang

    Wellington, Florida – Sean Sierra Keasler of Wellington, Florida closed out her 2017 CDI season on Friday, March 24 with a silver medal, champagne soaked shadbelly, and the realization of a career goal: to ride for the US in a Nations Cup. Aboard her own Danish Warmblood gelding Lux Stensvang (Lobster x Verona Stensvang x Diamond), Keasler was awarded Individual Silver for her CDIO U25 Freestyle on Friday and Team Gold during the CDIO Intermediare II team competition on Wednesday, along with Team USA A members Anna Buffini with Sundayboy and Kerrigan Gluch with HGF Brio. Team USA’s historic success at the first U25 Nations Cup in North America and the international camaraderie of all ...

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  • 29 March 2017 at 12 : 49 PM

    Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Welcomes International Horses for FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017

    Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Welcomes International Horses for FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017

    Omaha, Nebraska - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was among the first to welcome 37 of the world's elite jumping and dressage horses arriving at Eppley Airfield on Saturday morning for the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017. The Finals, featuring the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, are set to host visitors from around the world at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, March 29-April 2. "We are honored to host the FEI World Cup Finals. It is truly exciting for us because this is the first professional world championship we have hosted here in Nebraska," said Governor Ricketts. "Nebraska is more than just lines on a map. We're bound together by ...

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  • 29 March 2017 at 12 : 16 PM

    National Dressage Pony Cup Expands To Offer New Year-End Awards Program for Small Horses

    National Dressage Pony Cup Expands To Offer New Year-End Awards Program for Small Horses

    Over the last decade, the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) has set out to prove that size doesn’t matter in the dressage arena by offering an innovative awards program and annual championship event to showcase the talents of ponies. Now National Dressage Pony Cup founder Jenny Carol is excited to announce the addition of a Small Horse Division to the NDPC Year-End Awards Program.   “We see many competitors who choose to ride ponies and oversize ponies and small horses because they feel those are more compatible mounts for them,” Carol explained. “While the size of the horse or pony should not be an issue in the performance of a dressage test, we’ve found that some ...

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