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  • 20 April 2015 at 12 : 18 PM

    Ask Charlotte!

    By British Dressage     Ever wanted to interview double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin and find out more about what makes this popular sporting idol tick? If you’ve got a burning question for our World record-breaking dressage superstar, this is your chance to get it answered. We’re offering readers of BD magazine the unique opportunity to send in your most interesting questions for Charlotte to answer in a special feature to be published in BD magazine this summer. All you need to do is to send us an intriguing, searching question, and if yours is one of the lucky ones selected, Charlotte will answer it in print! Don’t delay – send you question ...

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  • 20 April 2015 at 12 : 43 PM

    Graves and Verdades Place Fourth in Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final

    By Leah Oliveto Laura Graves and Verdades (SusanJStickle.com) Las Vegas, N.V. – In the highly anticipated Finale to the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final, Laura Graves and her own Verdades rose to the occasion scoring a 79.125 to place fourth. In their first World Cup Final appearance, Graves and Verdades showcased their continued brilliance in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. With 18 starters from nine countries participating, the competition was stiff. Graves (Plymouth, Fla.) and the KWPN gelding, who turned 13-years-of-age yesterday, entered the arena with confidence and performed a bold Freestyle test highlighted by pirouettes, two-time changes on a circle ...

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  • 20 April 2015 at 12 : 27 PM

    USEF Statement on Steffen Peters Elimination at 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final

    USEF Statement on Steffen Peters Elimination at 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final

    USEF Communications Department Las Vegas, Nevada - Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 were eliminated from the Grand Prix Freestyle in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final today following the discovery of a small amount of blood on the horse's side at the post-competition check. In accordance with the FEI Dressage Rules, the FEI Steward reported the finding of blood to the Judge at C, Liselotte Fore, who eliminated Peters and Legolas 92. Under Article 430.7.6 of the FEI Dressage Rules, ...

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  • 19 April 2015 at 15 : 22 PM

    Living the Dream – Dujardin and Valegro Make it a Delightful Double of Reem Acra Titles

    Living the Dream – Dujardin and Valegro Make it a Delightful Double of Reem Acra Titles

    Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2014/2015 - Freestyle Las Vegas (USA), 18 April 2015   Photo Caption: Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin holds the new Reem Acra trophy aloft after making it a back-to-back double of victories with the amazing Valegro at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2015 Final in the Thomas & Mack arena in Las Vegas, USA today. (FEI/Dirk Caremans)         by Louise Parkes   The sensational British ...

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  • 18 April 2015 at 18 : 47 PM

    Colorado Horse Park Proud to Welcome Dressage & Event Riders to Upcoming Events: Entries Now Open for 2015 High Prairie Dressage & 2015 CHP Horse Trials

    Cat Allen for Jennifer Wood Media Parker, CO - April 15, 2015 - The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) and Colorado Equestrian Partners are excited to announce exciting upcoming events for both disciplines of Dressage and Eventing, and would like to welcome back riders of both disciplines for the 2015 season. CHP, the largest horse park West of the Mississippi, hosts over 40 events of multiple disciplines throughout the calendar year and welcomes amateurs, juniors, and Olympians alike. Entries are now open for the CHP High Prairie Dressage I, II and III. The facility is also proud to announce that entries are now open and wishes to welcome Event riders to the 2015 ...

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  • 18 April 2015 at 18 : 13 PM

    Piaffe Performance Team Wraps Up the Season with Ribbons at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival

    Piaffe Performance Team Wraps Up the Season with Ribbons at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival

    Wellington, FL (April 17, 2015)— After twelve weeks of top-notch competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, the world’s richest dressage circuit ended with continued success from the Piaffe Performance Farm team. It’s no surprise to Dr. Cesar Parra, founder and owner of Piaffe Performance, that his team would continue to score in the ribbons until the very end. Parra dedicates himself to training both horses and riders at Piaffe ...

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  • 17 April 2015 at 12 : 29 PM

    Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2014/2015 – Grand Prix

    Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2014/2015 – Grand Prix

    Las Vegas (USA), 16 April 2015   Photo Caption: Defending champions, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, lived up to expectations when winning the Grand Prix on the opening day of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Final at the Thomas & Mack Centre in Las Vegas, USA. (FEI/Dirk Caremans)     Great Britain’s Dujardin shines, and Peters springs a nice American surprise   by Louise Parkes   Defending champions, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, lived up to expectations when winning the Grand Prix on the opening day of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Final at the Thomas ...

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  • 16 April 2015 at 14 : 12 PM

    All U.S. Horses Fit and Ready Compete at the 2015 FEI World Cup Finals

    USEF Communications Department Las Vegas, Nev. – Returning to the U.S. for the first time in six years, the FEI World Cup Finals will take over Las Vegas, Nev., this week, hosting many of the finest jumping and dressage athletes from around the world. The U.S. will be represented by an impressive line-up of athlete-and-horse combinations, including three former champions and four athletes currently ranked within the top ten in the world. Taking place April 16-19 at the Thomas and Mack Center, competition will include the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final.

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  • 16 April 2015 at 14 : 47 PM

    The Dressage Foundation Announces Krystal Wilt as Recipient of the Inaugural Karen Skvarla Fund Grant for Young Professionals

    By The Dressage Foundation Krystal Wilt (Pat Hendrick Photography) The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that the inaugural Karen Skvarla Fund Grant has been awarded to young professional, Krystal Wilt, of Sand Lake, NY. Krystal intends to use the $500 grant to ride two horses in Eastern New York Dressage and Combined Training Association’s Gary Rockwell clinic in May. Krystal is a high school biology teacher who devotes the rest of her hours to dressage training. She would like to build her dressage career to a point where she can teach, ride and train full time.  “I am honored to have been selected as the first Karen Skvarla Fund Grant recipient.  I love ...

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  • 16 April 2015 at 14 : 50 PM

    FEI World Cup™ Finals 2014/2015

    FEI World Cup™ Finals 2014/2015

    Las Vegas (USA),  15 April 2015 Photo Caption: Conducting the draw for tomorrow’s opening competition of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015 Final at the Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas: (L to R) defending champion Germany’s Daniel Deusser, 2012 champion America’s Beezie Madden and commentator Peter Doubleday. (FEI/Dirk Caremans) FEI Photo Catalogue: Free images for editorial purposes are available from the FEI Photo ...

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  • 15 April 2015 at 13 : 43 PM

    I World Cup™ Finals 2014/2015

    I World Cup™ Finals 2014/2015

    Las Vegas (USA),  14 April 2015 Photo Caption: The Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, USA where the FEI World Cup™ 2015 Finals will get underway on Thursday 16 April. (FEI/Dirk Caremans)     All-systems-go for FEI World Cup™ 2015 Finals in Las Vegas By Louise Parkes   The stage is set and it’s all-systems-go at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, USA where the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2015 Finals get underway on Thursday.   All horses passed their veterinary inspections today, and even that provided entertainment with some over-exuberant equines giving their handlers a hard ...

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  • 14 April 2015 at 23 : 42 PM

    RIDE A MORE ACCURATE DRESSAGE TEST

    By Horse Canada   Written by: Alison King Better accuracy means better marks, with Cara Whitham. Loan Oak Equine Photo With FEI 5* judging credentials in both dressage and eventing, few officials in the world are more qualified to evaluate a dressage test than Canada’s Cara Whitham of Stoney Creek, ON. And according to Whitham, focusing on accuracy in the test is good way to not only maximize your scores in the show ring, but to improve your skills as a rider. “Accuracy, when ridden in a fluid, harmonious manner, shows that a horse is completely on the rider’s aids and in good self-carriage,” Whitham says. “The rider has full control of ...

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