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  • 29 December 2016 at 13 : 19 PM

    Winners of the 2016 Equinety Vancouver Island Dressage Series Announced

    Winners of the 2016 Equinety Vancouver Island Dressage Series Announced

    The inaugural year for the Equinety Vancouver Island Dressage Series in British Columbia, Canada has wrapped up and the winners have been announced. This series was initiated by LH Equestrian Management to encourage riders to attend shows across Vancouver Island and support the local clubs who host the competitions. Horse and rider combinations had to qualify by attending three shows in at least two regions on Vancouver Island with bonus points awarded for those who attended a show in the third region. The series was very well attended for its first year with some serious competition for the championship in the amateur levels and the junior first level which was decided by a tie ...

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  • 25 December 2016 at 19 : 22 PM

    FEI Announces Candidate Cities for FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022

    FEI Announces Candidate Cities for FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022

    Two cities have been announced as Official Candidates to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022. Lexington, Kentucky (USA) and Samorin (SVK) have both been selected as potential hosts for the FEI flagship in six years’ time. “We are very happy to have two such strong official candidates for the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Both the Kentucky and Samorin venues have the infrastructure in place already to host the Games, which is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar. “The last edition in Normandy two years ago attracted more than half a million spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, ...

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  • 17 December 2016 at 22 : 15 PM

    Hester Wins and Valegro Bows Out on a Night to Remember at Olympia

    Hester Wins and Valegro Bows Out on a Night to Remember at Olympia

    On an electrifying night at the London International Horse Show, Carl Hester won the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League with Nip Tuck. This was a back-to-back double on home ground for the 49-year-old British star and his 12-year-old gelding, but the man who has been largely responsible for placing British dressage firmly on centre stage in recent years had to battle for the limelight, as his victory was quickly followed by an emotional farewell performance by his stable-star, Valegro.   The Grand Hall at Olympia was packed to capacity as reigning FEI World Cup™ champions, Hans Peter Minderhoud and Glock’s Flirt, filled runner-up spot ...

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  • 14 December 2016 at 22 : 41 PM

    FEI World Cup Dressage: Super Win for Schneider and Showtime in Salzburg

    FEI World Cup Dressage: Super Win for Schneider and Showtime in Salzburg

    Germany’s Dorothee Schneider and Showtime FRH were convincing winners of the fourth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League at Salzburg in Austria. From a starting field of 13, the world no. 3 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold-medal-winning partnership finished more than five full percentage points ahead of runners-up Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez and Lorenzo from Spain. And on another really strong day for the German contingent, it was Jessica von Bredow-Werndl who slotted into third place with Unee BB ahead of compatriot Fabienne Lutkemeier and D’Agostini FRH in fourth. Australia’s Kristy Oatley and Du Soleil held the advantage going into the judging break ...

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  • 8 December 2016 at 14 : 28 PM

    Zulu Interagro Brings Equine Chic to Allure’s December Issue

    Zulu Interagro Brings Equine Chic to Allure’s December Issue

    New York, NY – Chiseled features, lustrous locks, and elegant forms are typical of any photo shoot for Allure magazine, and in the 2016 December issue an equine supermodel sported his ravishing good looks alongside 2015 Model of the Year Gigi Hadid for Allure’s feature spread. The 21-year-old Hadid posed au naturel while reclining on Zulu (who was also au naturel) in a stunning black and white image that has become the cover photo for Allure magazine’s Facebook page as of mid November. Hadid, who is also the 2016 December issue cover girl, appears at ease on the 14-year-old Lusitano gelding, despite the lack of clothes. Zulu’s photogenic baroque appearance and laid back attitude ...

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  • 6 December 2016 at 12 : 51 PM

    Beckett and Pincus Rule at British Dressage Small Tour Championships

    Beckett and Pincus Rule at British Dressage Small Tour Championships

    Back for the second year running, the annual Small Tour Championships took place this weekend at Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre in Cambridgeshire, 3 – 4 December 2016. With different winners of almost every section the competition for the top spot was intense amongst the 46 riders attending the championships. All riders took part in either the Prix St Georges or the Intermediate I before going on to contest their respective freestyles. The Small Tour Champions were decided after calculating each combination's average results over the two rounds. Taking the first class of the show, the Prix St Georges, was Rob Waine with Brenda Reddy’s Bam Bam. The delightful combination scored ...

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  • 4 December 2016 at 12 : 11 PM

    CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Victory for Beatriz Ferrer-Salat at Madrid Horse Week 2016

    CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Victory for Beatriz Ferrer-Salat at Madrid Horse Week 2016

    After a Danish victory in the Grand Prix on Saturday Beatriz Ferrer-Salat and Sir Radjah won the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 76.325 on the final day of Madrid Horse Week 2016. Organizers as well as riders are looking back to two successful days of international Dressage with full stands, enthusiastic spectators and a competition that shows high potential for future development of Dressage competition in the capital of Spain. Olympic as well as World and European Championship medalist Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, who came to Madrid with her 11-year-old gelding “Sir Radjah”, described MHW as “a wonderful show where organizers take very good care of the athletes”. During the ...

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  • 3 December 2016 at 12 : 08 PM

    2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Welcomes the World

    2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Welcomes the World

    Wellington, FL - December 2, 2016 - The 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) returns to The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) this year on January 12 to March 25, featuring dressage stars competing on an international stage in the equestrian epicenter of Wellington, FL. In its sixth year, AGDF is pleased to welcome competitors, spectators, and vendors back to celebrate the highest level of dressage sport in North America. "The AGDF has become a very special event for PBIEC and Wellington," said Equestrian Sport Productions CEO Mark Bellissimo. "Every year, we have more people coming to watch, and the local community is becoming engaged with ...

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  • 26 November 2016 at 23 : 22 PM

    Madrid Horse Week 2016: Rikke Svane and Finckenstein TSF Top CDI4* Grand Prix

    Madrid Horse Week 2016: Rikke Svane and Finckenstein TSF Top CDI4* Grand Prix

    Madrid Horse Week 2016 saw three top European combinations battling it out for top placings in the CDI4* Grand Prix, with Denmark's Rikke Svane from Denmark and the 14-year-old stallion Finckenstein TSF taking top honors.  The pair finished on a score of of 72.920, with Isabelle Steidle of Germany and Long Drink in second with a 70.900 and Beatriz Ferrer-Salat of Spain and Sir Radjah in third with 70.400. Svane is based in Luxembourg and came to Madrid's 2016 Horse Week with her trainer Sascha Schulz, who finished fourth in today's Grand Prix with Luizao.  For both Schulz and Svane this was their first every competition in Spain, and both were very satisfied with Rikke's accurate ride ...

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  • 23 November 2016 at 16 : 51 PM

    FEI President Focuses on Unique Qualities of Equestrian Sport at FEI General Assembly

    FEI President Focuses on Unique Qualities of Equestrian Sport at FEI General Assembly

    FEI President Ingmar De Vos opened the FEI General Assembly in the Japanese capital Tokyo today, delivering the keynote address to almost 300 delegates and focusing on the unique qualities of equestrian sport. “We all agree that we have the greatest sport on earth and this is for many reasons”, the FEI President said. “We excel when it comes to gender equality, but what makes our sport so great is the unique bond between human and animal, between man and horse. But it is this same unique value which makes our sport vulnerable. “With the growth of our sport grows also our responsibility to continuously ensure the welfare of our athletes in order to safeguard the integrity of ...

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  • 23 November 2016 at 16 : 34 PM

    FEI General Assembly Votes in Favour of Olympic and Paralympic Rule Changes

    FEI General Assembly Votes in Favour of Olympic and Paralympic Rule Changes

    The FEI General Assembly has today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed format changes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017. Under the new proposals, the number of athletes in national teams will be reduced to three, and the drop score, which previously allowed for a team’s worst score to be discarded, will be removed. The use of a reserve combination for teams will remain in place, but will be even more important and will be a key element in ensuring horse welfare. A total of 11 of National Federations, out of 107 represented, voted against the proposal – Albania, Bulgaria, France, ...

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  • 22 November 2016 at 16 : 28 PM

    Equitana Australia: Dressage Takes Center Stage on Day 3

    Equitana Australia: Dressage Takes Center Stage on Day 3

    Warm weather welcomed day three of EQUITANA Melbourne as crowds flocked to the showgrounds for another jam-packed day of equestrian action. Saturday, or as it has been referred to in recent years as “Dressage Day”, continued the form of EQUITANA’s previous two days by showcasing a program that was bursting at the seams with talent, education and elite competition. Australian Olympian Mary Hanna dominated in her first outing since the 2016 Rio Olympics at the CDI-W Melbourne, waltzing to success in the World Cup Qualifier held November 19, 2016.  Her 2014 WEG Team Mount Sancette has not been to competition since their World Games performance, but took the win in both the Grand ...

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