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  • 29 August 2016 at 02 : 35 AM

    Brazilian-Bred Zizifo Interagro to Make Paralympic Debut in 2016 Rio Games

    Brazilian-Bred Zizifo Interagro to Make Paralympic Debut in 2016 Rio Games

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – All eyes are on Brazil as the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games make their South American debut in Rio de Janeiro, and one equine will be making the most of his home field advantage. Zizifo Interagro (Profano Interagro x Meiga (MAC)), a bay stallion born and bred at Interagro Lusitanos of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been named, along with his rider Pautricio Gugliamelli, to compete for Argentina in the Paralympic dressage competition. As one of just a few Brazilian bred horses competing in the Games, Zizifo and Guglialmelli will enjoy a large cheering section as they vie for a medal against the best Paralympic competitors in the world. The pair aren’t strangers to ...

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  • 29 August 2016 at 01 : 27 AM

    Ots and Karol Named Champions on Final Day of the 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

    Ots and Karol Named Champions on Final Day of the 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

    Wayne, Ill. – The final two division titles of the 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships were determined today as competition came to an end at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. Endel Ots and Lucky Strike earned the Markel/USEF Six-Year-Old National Championship title, their first national championship, following the FEI Six-Year-Old Final Test. Jane Karol and Sunshine Tour won the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix National Championship following the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Test. Today’s tests counted 60% towards their overall score. The remaining 40% came from Friday’s preliminary tests. Markel/USEF Six-Year-Old National ...

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  • 29 August 2016 at 01 : 39 AM

    Allen and Hopkins Take 2016 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Final Titles

    Allen and Hopkins Take 2016 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Final Titles

    Wayne, Ill. – An elite group of young dressage athletes competed for championship honors in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals on Sunday at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. Judges examined the riders’ equitation skills by taking them through a series of flat and pattern work. Averi Allen claimed top honors in the 13 & Under division, while Allison Hopkins earned top honors in the 14-18 division. Allen (Pleasant Hill, Mo.), trained by Johnny Allen, bested a field of 11 competitors in the 13 & Under division to earn the Gold medal. Catch riding Bobbi Wojtowicz’s 2003 Friesian Sport Horse mare, Celtic Grace, for only two-and-a-half weeks, Allen exhibited impressionable ...

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  • 27 August 2016 at 01 : 00 AM

    Davis and Upchurch Earn Titles, Irons Leads Pony Rider Division at 2016 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

    Davis and Upchurch Earn Titles, Irons Leads Pony Rider Division at 2016 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

    Wayne, Ill. – Two divisions apart of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions determined their champions on Saturday. Bebe Davis and Feivel Mousekewitz claimed the AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship title, while Jenna Upchurch and Greystoke earned top honors in the AGCO/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship. In the USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship division, Hannah Irons and Bohdjan took the early lead with a steady ride in the FEI Pony Team Test. AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship Davis (Wellington, Fla.) clinched the AGCO/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship with Michael Davis’ Feivel Mousekewitz on the strength of ...

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  • 26 August 2016 at 22 : 17 PM

    Young Para-Equestrians Excel at 2016 United States Pony Club Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally

    Young Para-Equestrians Excel at 2016 United States Pony Club Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally

    Equestrians Andie Sue and Kaysie Li Roth from theMiddle California Region In The Irons Pony Club in Livermore, Calif., excelled at the 2016 United States Pony Club Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally June 17 - 19, at the Graham Hill Showgrounds in Santa Cruz, Calif.  Andie Sue, born in Guangzhou, China, and adopted at 15 months old, had her leg amputated below the knee due to birth defects at two years of age, she is now 11. Kaysie Li was born in Suzhou, China, and adopted at nearly 6 years old, she is now 9. Kaysie Li had her left leg amputated below the knee. Both girls competed over the Rally weekend finishing with top results. The Tetrathlon Rally includes multiple phases of running, swimming, ...

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  • 26 August 2016 at 02 : 35 AM

    Hartung, Lyle, and Wilson are Early Leaders in 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

    Hartung, Lyle, and Wilson are Early Leaders in 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

    Wayne, Ill. – Some of the finest evolving dressage horses received quite the praise during the first day of the 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships today. Justine Wilson and Hero BHS hold a small lead in the four-year-old division. Christian Hartung and Desario have a slight edge in the five-year-old division, and Adrienne Lyle and Horizon are on top of the Developing Horse Prix St. Georges division. Today’s tests counted 40% towards their overall scores. USEF Four-Year-Old Test As someone who began competing in dressage three years ago, Justine Wilson (Beach Island, S.C.) made quite the impression with her own Hero BHS. Wilson and the ...

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  • 24 August 2016 at 14 : 55 PM

    Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships Kick Off at Lamplight

    Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships Kick Off at Lamplight

    Wayne, IL - August 24, 2016 - The Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships are set to begin Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Lamplight Equestrian Center following the horse inspection on Wednesday. All horses presented were accepted to compete, except one. Abraham Pugh's Developing Grand Prix horse Elfenperfekt was held and will be re-inspected Thursday morning. The picturesque showgrounds are busy with top dressage horses and riders from around the country. Running alongside the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships, are the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals, as well as youth divisions from the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. The ...

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  • 22 August 2016 at 14 : 27 PM

    Germany Dominates at FEI European Championships for Ponies

    Germany Dominates at FEI European Championships for Ponies

    The Danish National Equestrian Centre, Vilhelmsborg was pleased to welcome the best ponies in Europe from around 22 different nationalities, to compete at FEI European Championship for Ponies sponsored by Equsana from the 17-21, August 2016. There is no doubt that Vilhelmsborg was exited to welcome one of this year's most spectacular events on Danish grounds when hosting the FEI European Championships for Ponies in the three disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. With huge support from the municipality of Aarhus, Vilhelmsborg is fully equipped to welcome the many international riders and their ponies. Three Spectacular Arenas Vilhelmsborg have made use of a total of 50 ...

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  • 20 August 2016 at 14 : 58 PM

    Dressage at Devon 2016 Announces Judges and Dressage with the Experts Line-Up

    Dressage at Devon 2016 Announces Judges and Dressage with the Experts Line-Up

    Devon, PA –Dressage at Devon has announced the Breed Show and Performance Division judges as well as the Dressage With the Experts line up. Judges include: Breed Division Christel Carlson Liselotte Fore Renee Johnson Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez Performance Division Liselotte (Lilo) Fore 5* (USA) Janet Foy 4* (USA) Clive Halsall (4* GBR) Sandra Hotz 4* (USA) Jeanne McDonald 4* (USA) Mary Seefried 5* (AUS) Alban Tissot 4* (FRA) Cesar Torrente 3* (COL) Lois Yukins (4* USA) Eduard De Wolff Van Westerrode 5* (NED) For bios for individual judges, please visit www.dressageatdevon.org. Dressage ...

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  • 16 August 2016 at 13 : 52 PM

    TIEC Welcomes Back Dressage Competition in Anticipation of Second FEI CDI 3* To Be Hosted From September 8-11

    TIEC Welcomes Back Dressage Competition in Anticipation of Second FEI CDI 3* To Be Hosted From September 8-11

    Mill Spring, NC - August 16, 2016 - Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted the third dressage competition of the year this past weekend, which began on Saturday, August 13, and continued through Sunday, August 14, in preparation for the second FEI CDI 3* presented by Adequan®, which will be hosted at the venue the second weekend of September, opening on Thursday, September 8, and concluding Sunday, September 11. Competition began on Saturday, August 13, and continued through the end of day Sunday, serving as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Great American/USDF Regional Championships, the USDF/Dover Adult Program, and Col Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships. The ...

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  • 16 August 2016 at 00 : 59 AM

    Dujardin and Her Horse with a Heart of Gold Win Individual Olympic Title Again

    Dujardin and Her Horse with a Heart of Gold Win Individual Olympic Title Again

    Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold medallist at London 2012 is the first British woman to retain an individual Olympic title, and she now matches the British record of three gold medals for a female athlete set by cyclist Laura Trott yesterday. On an afternoon of high emotion in Deodoro Olympic Park it was two members of Friday’s gold-medal-winning German team who took silver and bronze, the multi-medalled Isabell Werth (47) and Weihegold scoring ...

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  • 12 August 2016 at 16 : 01 PM

    Normal Order Restored as Germany Once Again Takes Olympic Dressage Team Gold

    Normal Order Restored as Germany Once Again Takes Olympic Dressage Team Gold

    Like re-booting to re-establish a connection, Germany clinched team Dressage gold in considerable style at the Olympic Equestrian Park in Deodoro today. Germany has now won eight of the last nine Olympic team Dressage contests - with only Great Britain spoiling the party on home soil in 2012 - and today’s result brings the Germans overall tally to 13 sets of Olympic team golds. Already looking like the ones to beat after topping yesterday’s Grand Prix, they stamped their authority all over today’s deciding Grand Prix Special with a team total of 81.936. Great Britain had to settle for silver with 78.595 while Team USA, posting 76.667, fended off the Netherlands for bronze. It was a ...

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