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  • 29 August 2014 at 19 : 37 PM

    Dujardin and Valegro Weave Their Magic to Win Freestyle Gold!!!

    Dujardin and Valegro Weave Their Magic to Win Freestyle Gold!!!

    FEI PRESS RELEASE Normandy (FRA), 29 August 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy – Dressage Freestyle On the podium for the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, L to R: Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg (silver), Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (gold) and The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen (bronze). (Dirk Caremans/FEI) By Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro were the stars of the show once again today when collecting their second gold medal of the week in the Dressage Freestyle at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy. The pair now hold the full ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 18 : 53 PM

    World Equestrian Games Dressage Team Gold to Great Britain!

    World Equestrian Games Dressage Team Gold to Great Britain!

    From British Dressage: Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester & Roly Luard's Valegro are now Olympic, European and World Championships after taking Freestyle Gold today with a performance which reduced many to tears (of joy) to score 92.161%. Germany's Helen Langenhanenberg was in Silver with Adelinde Cornelissen in Bronze for the ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 18 : 37 PM

    WEG 2014: Triple gold for Lee

    WEG 2014: Triple gold for Lee

    From British Dressage: WEG 2014: Triple gold for Lee The paras had a great dancing day at La Prairie racecourse with Lee Pearson claiming his third world championship gold medal in the Grade Ib. Sophie Christiansen and Janeiro 6 added a Grade Ia silver to their impressive tally while Sophie Wells and Valerius also finished in silver in the Grade ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 18 : 54 PM

    Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin Have Done it Again: Gold in Freestyle

    Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin Have Done it Again: Gold in Freestyle

    Friday 29 August 2014 British dressage wonders Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin have added the second world championship title to their collection, making the gelding a true one-and-only Number 1 dressage horse of the world, holding every possible title at the same time. On a score of 92.161 the pair won the Freestyle of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin have done it again: gold in Freestyle © PSV Photos German Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill secured silver on 88.286 over Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival (85.714). Petite Langehanenberg hugged her big dark chestnut “Dami” and blew kisses in every direction after her ride that she ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 18 : 22 PM

    Sydney Collier Carries the Para-Equestrian Torch

    Sydney Collier Carries the Para-Equestrian Torch

    The young WEG newcomer is determined to continue the legacy of her mentor, the late Paralympian Jonathan Wentz By Jennifer O. Bryant They say some living things are "old souls." If that's true, then Sydney Collier is one of them. With her huge, earnest, round blue eyes and round rosy cheeks, the pint-sized Collier bears a certain resemblance to an oversized Raggedy Ann doll. (She even has the reddish hair, although hers is cropped close.) But the sixteen-year-old para-equestrian dressage rider's articulate speech and positive, thoughtful nature belie her young age. Sydney Collier and her dog Journey at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo copyright ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 16 : 21 PM

    WEG Freestyle PM

    WEG  Freestyle PM

    Written by: Lita Dove The final 7 horses came in, one more magnificent than the last. In normal competition, any one of them could easily have won. But in the end, only Desperados and Parzival switched places. A better Parzival appeared today, the easy, beautiful changes in place and showcased. The rhythmic active piaffe on the spot, only the left pirouette a minor blip. At the final halt, when Dutch team rider Adelinde Cornelissen bent over to give him a hug, the whole stadium hugged with her. 85.71 Helen Langehanenberg and her partner, the stallion Damon Hill, entered in full power mode and did not let up. Some of his best piaffe work, beautiful extension and ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 15 : 58 PM

    USEF Announces Second USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic of 2014

    Lexington, KY - The USEF is pleased to announce the dates and location for the second USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic. This clinic, which is made possible through a gift from USET Foundation Trustee, Betsy Juliano and Havensafe Farm, will be held October 11-12, at Epona Farm in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The purpose of the USEF/USET Foundation Dressage Pipeline Clinic is to showcase the U.S. dressage pipeline of athletes and horses in one clinic with the USEF Dressage Coaches including; Robert Dover, USEF Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, Debbie McDonald, USEF Developing Coach, and Scott Hassler, USEF Young Horse Coach. With all of the coaches working together, the clinics will ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 15 : 00 PM

    Hart and Trunnell Close Out FEI World Para-Dressage Championship at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with Freestyle Performances

    Hart and Trunnell Close Out FEI World Para-Dressage Championship at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with Freestyle Performances

    By Helen Murray Caen, France - Roxanne Trunnell and Rebecca Hart brought FEI World Para-Dressage Championship competition at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to a close with their Freestyle Tests. The La Prairie Racecourse hosted the final tests of the championships as the top third of competitors from Grade 1a, 1b, II, III, and IV looked to ascend the medal podium. Roxanne Trunnell & Nice Touch. (SusanJStickle.com) Grade 1a rider Trunnell (Rowlett, TX) was making her final competitive appearance with Sidney Trunnell's 19-year-old KWPN mare Nice Touch and made it a successful one as she closed out her World Championship debut with a seventh place finish. The ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 15 : 55 PM

    U.S. Team Finishes Twelfth in FEI World Team Para-Dressage Championships at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Hart and Trunnell Advance to Freestyles

    U.S. Team Finishes Twelfth in FEI World Team Para-Dressage Championships at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Hart and Trunnell Advance to Freestyles

    By Helen Murray Caen, France - The FEI World Team Para-Dressage Championships at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games came to a conclusion on Thursday, with the United States securing a 12th place finish. Team scores were determined by combining the top scores from Monday and Tuesday's Team Test with the Individual Tests performed on Wednesday and Thursday, the U.S. team of Sydney Collier, Rebecca Hart, Susan Treabess and Roxanne Trunnell finished on an overall total of 407.042. Great Britain earned Team Gold on a score of 456.024, with The Netherlands earning Silver on a score of 436.941, while Germany secured Team Bronze on a score of 432.510. Thursday hosted ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 15 : 51 PM

    Even on the World Stage, the Learning Never Stops

    Even on the World Stage, the Learning Never Stops

    By: Jennifer O. Bryant for the USPEA Caen, France - August 28, 2014 - There is no higher level of equestrian competition than a World Equestrian Games, an Olympic Games, or a Paralympic Games. The experience, not surprisingly, is like no other and even at this level, an up-and-coming horse has to get his feet wet. It may seem odd to think of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ as a schooling show, but to an extent that's what it's been for Kamiakin, a nine-year-old PRE stallion owned by Kathryn Hill and ridden by Grade IV competitor Susan Treabess. Relaxed, poised, and confident at the U.S. WEG para-equestrian dressage selection trials in June, Kamiakin has been more ...

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  • 29 August 2014 at 15 : 50 PM

    Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses

    Amazon now has the Kindle version listed of Jochen Schleese’s comprehensive and well-received book on the Painful Truth about Saddle Fitting and Innovative Solutions for Horse and Rider at: http://www.amazon.com/Suffering-Silence-Exploring-Saddle-Fit-Psychological-ebook/dp/B00N01TWFK/ref=tmm_kin_title_popover?ie=UTF8&qid=1409249890&sr=1-1. It’s available for pre-order and will be available for download on September 15th. Introductory pricing is only $9.99! It’s also up at Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/suffering-in-silence-1 and Barnes & Noble ...

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  • 28 August 2014 at 22 : 37 PM

    Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy – Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Medals & Individual Grades II, IV and Ia

    Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy – Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Medals & Individual Grades II, IV and Ia

    Normandy (FRA), 28 August 2014 Photo caption: “Parabéns” - Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany score their Rio 2016 Paralympic Games team spots at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 (Jon Stroud/FEI) First Para-Equestrian team spots confirmed for Rio 2016 It was a dramatic day at the Para-Equestrian Dressage competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) today, as a début rider took Grade II gold, and Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany booked the first three team spots on offer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The Netherlands’ Rixt van der Horst, at her first major international competition, defeated ...

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