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  • 14 December 2017 at 11 : 14 AM

    Sweden’s Kittel Wins Leg five at Olympia

    Sweden’s Kittel Wins Leg five at Olympia

    [caption id="attachment_36114" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patrik Kittel SWE riding Delaunay OldPhoto FEI/Kit Houghton[/caption]     by Louise Parkes They say it’s never over until the fat lady sings, and at tonight’s FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR), when it seemed Sweden’s Patrick Kittel (41) already had it in the bag, along came the home side’s Emile Faurie (54) with a last-to-go ride that almost overtook ...

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  • 10 December 2017 at 13 : 03 PM

    Carl & Charlotte are Liverpool Bound!

    December 08, 2017 16:45 Triple Olympic gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin will join her trainer and mentor, dressage legend Carl Hester to compete at the Liverpool International Horse Show. The two icons of British dressage, Carl and Charlotte will be bringing two of their 2020 Olympic potential horses, Hawtins Delicato and En Vogue to take part in the new Equitop Myoplast Inter 1 Freestyle (Dressage to Music) class held on the Friday evening performance, December 29. Said Charlotte: “It is just incredible that we have high calibre events such as the Liverpool International Horse Show to compete at in this country. I am really looking forward to riding in the magical atmosphere of ...

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  • 10 December 2017 at 13 : 27 PM

    Para-Dressage Classification Hub Coming to Saanichton, BC in January 2018

    Ottawa, ON, Dec. 7, 2017 - Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that a Para-Equestrian Classification Hub will be hosted at Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association (VTRA) in Saanichton, BC on Jan. 27, 2018. What: Para-Equestrian Classification Hub When: Jan. 27, 2017 Where: Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association, 6917 Veyaness Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M 1W1 Cost: $150 Registration Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018 Classification is available to athletes who are actively competing at the EC Bronze level and are ready to progress to Silver and Gold. Athletes must have a recognized medical condition resulting in an impairment that can be measured objectively. Please note, not all ...

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  • 10 December 2017 at 13 : 12 PM

    Meet the Canadian Officials for the 2018 World Equestrian Games: Cara Whitham

    Four Canadians have been selected as officials for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Mill Spring, NC: Donald Larry Hamilton of Saskatoon, SK – Vet Commission 3 (Endurance) Member; Elizabeth “Lib” McMullen of Tottenham, ON – Dressage Appeal Committee Member; John “JT” Taylor of Mono, ON – Jumping Ground Jury Member; and, Cara Whitham of Stoney Creek, ON – Dressage Technical Delegate (TD). These appointments recognize records of excellence that each official has curated over years of dedication to their sport. Equestrian Canada (EC) will profile the four in a series highlighting their responsibilities as WEG officials, beginning with FEI 5* ...

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  • 10 December 2017 at 13 : 00 PM

    Verdades Named Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year

    December 06, 2017 Lexington, KY (December 6, 2017) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF), would like to congratulate the fifteen-year-old, 17.1 hand, Dutch Warmblood gelding, Verdades, owned and ridden by Laura Graves of Geneva, Florida, for being named 2017 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Verdades' median score of 79.940 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level and the recipient of USDF's highest honor. Verdades was recognized at the 2017 Adequan®/USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet with a commemorative personalized plaque, an embroidered cooler, and a gift certificate provided by Dressage Extensions. Also, Verdades ...

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  • 4 December 2017 at 21 : 59 PM

    Dressage Olympic Hopefuls: Apply for the Brosda Olympic Bursary by January 1, 2018

    The Brosda Olympic Bursary is offered in memory of the late Élisabeth Brosda of Gatineau, QC, and designed to help NextGen dressage athletes reach their full potential and develop the skill and determination to represent Canada at the 2020 and/or 2024 Olympic Games. A passionate young equestrian and an accomplished dressage athlete, Élisabeth was tragically killed in a car collision in September 2016. Élisabeth’s goal was to reach the Grand Prix level and represent Canada at the 2024 Olympic Games. As a lasting legacy in memory of

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  • 4 December 2017 at 21 : 41 PM

    Challenge of the Americans 2018 Date Announced!

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  • 22 November 2017 at 19 : 29 PM

    Watson-Greaves Continues Campaign in Style

    This weekend the third leg of the World Cup Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League took place in Stuttgart, Germany (16 – 18 November). The sole representative travelling to South West Germany for Great Britain was LeMieux National Champion Hayley Watson-Greaves with her superstar partner Rubins Nite. Once again the successful combination enjoyed two great results in hot company. In the Grand Prix test, Hayley and ‘Squeaks’ scored 70.060% to place 10th overall. On Facebook Hayley commented that ‘Squeaks was a little tense but he produced the goods.’ Taking the win was reigning World Cup and European Champion Isabell Werth with Weihegold OLD, they scored 82.080% to ...

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  • 22 November 2017 at 19 : 06 PM

    Mathilde Blais Tétreault Awarded 2017 Orion Cup

    Ottawa, ON, Nov. 21, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) has awarded Mathilde Blais Tétreault of Montreal, QC with the 2017 Orion Cup in light of her success as an up-and-coming elite dressage athlete. Presented to a promising dressage athlete in the process of transitioning from the Young Rider level to Grand Prix, the Orion Cup was created in memory of one of Canada’s most well-known equine dressage stars. “I feel very honoured to win the Orion Cup and want to thank Pia and Dagmar Fortmuller for creating this award in memory of a very special horse,” said Blais Tétreault, who was presented with a cash prize of $1,000 to be used toward her competitive goals in dressage, as well as ...

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  • 22 November 2017 at 18 : 40 PM

    Isabell Werth – Best Athlete FEI Awards Gala 2017

    Isabell Werth – Best Athlete  FEI Awards Gala 2017

    Montevideo (URU), 21 November 2017 Because she’s Werth it! Unstoppable Isabell crowned 2017 best athlete at FEI Awards Isabell Werth (GER) one of equestrian sports most decorated champions, has once again stolen the show, receiving the Best Athlete Award at the ...

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  • 18 November 2017 at 21 : 32 PM

    Werth and Weihegold Head Home-side Whitewash at Stuttgart

    t Happy days! Isabell Werth and Weihegold FRH were convincing winners of today’s third leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League on home ground at Stuttgart, Germany. (FEI/Cara Grimshaw)   by Louise Parkes   With style, panache and the greatest of ease, defending series champions Isabell Werth (48) and her wonderful 12-year-old mare Weihegold cruised to victory at the third leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League on home ground in Stuttgart, Germany today. And in a feast of fabulous performances it was fellow-countrywomen Dorothee Schneider (Sammy Davis ...

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  • 16 November 2017 at 12 : 14 PM

    Scholarships for Under 25!

    Scholarships for Under 25!

    [caption id="attachment_36068" align="alignleft" width="300"] Robert Dover[/caption] Hey, Kids 25 and under! The 4 Future Stars Scholarships for 1 FREE month of training in Wellington this winter season is still open for applications until November 30th. Last year, there were 37 applications coming from kids from 10 years old to 25 and the 4 kids were awesome and had a super time and learned a huge amount. Two of the kids got great jobs, one has her own training stable, and the 4th is just turning 17 and had an amazingly ...

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