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  • 16 January 2018 at 13 : 29 PM

    Victory for Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén as the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Kicks Off

    Victory for Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén as the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Kicks Off

    Alice Collins for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Wellington, FL – January 11, 2018 – The 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) opened the winter season at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida, with Swedish competitor Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and the 15-year-old Paridon Magi posting a new personal best of 75.87% in the FEI Grand Prix CDIW, presented by Adequan®. AGDF, which hosts seven weeks of CDI competition, runs through March 31. [caption id="attachment_36236" align="alignleft" width="300"]

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  • 13 January 2018 at 16 : 41 PM

    BEHIND THE SCENES: Andreas Stano

    BEHIND THE SCENES: Andreas Stano

    [caption id="attachment_36212" align="alignleft" width="470"] Andreas StanoPhoto Credit: Susan J. Stickle[/caption] Andreas Stano, DressageClinic.com Job title: Executive director, DressageClinic.com, Vancouver, BC What I do: We have an information-technology (IT) team, a full-time staf taking care of the videos, and customer-care service e-mailing our members to answer questions. We check on show schedules and make sure our in-house videographers have a busy schedule. How I got started: Prior to the equestrian industry, I was in the ...

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  • 5 January 2018 at 12 : 44 PM

    2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Kicks Off Friday in Wellington

    2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Kicks Off Friday in Wellington

    Wellington, Florida - January 4, 2018 - Nineteen horse and rider combinations braved the unusual cold weather at the FEI Horse Inspection at Week 0 of the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) CPEDI3*. Kicking off the winter season at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, these pairs will make their way down centerline through Sunday, January 7. Riders from the USA and Canada can expect a second chilly day on Friday as they showcase their Team Tests for FEI Ground Jury Dr Jan-Holger Holtschmit (GER), Kristi Wysocki (USA), and Sarah Leitch (GBR). The 2018 AGDF CPEDI3* January 4-7, is the first of two (Week Two is January 18-21) international Para-Dressage shows held ...

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  • 30 December 2017 at 15 : 43 PM

    Delicato’s Debut Delights in Liverpool

    December 30, 2017 10:52 Nine of Britain’s best Small Tour combinations competed in last night’s inaugural Inter I Freestyle Invitational, supported by Equitop Myoplast, at the Liverpool International Horse Show. It proved to be a fitting finale to the Festive Season when the eagerly awaited debut of Carl Hester and his Tokyo prospect Hawtins Delicato proved to be a winning one. Drawn last to go under the late night lights of the Echo Arena, Carl and the British bred ‘Del’, by Diamond Hit, wowed the crowds with a performance bursting with promise. It’s the first time they’ve shown together as the nine year old has been lightly competed so far by Charlotte Dujardin. Judges ...

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  • 21 December 2017 at 13 : 53 PM

    Carl and Nip Tuck are BD’s International Champions

    Last night under Olympia’s bright lights Chairman Penny Pollard and CEO Jason Brautigam presented the BD International Champions trophy to Carl Hester and Jane de la Mare in honour of Carl and Nip Tuck’s magnificent performance at this year’s FEI Longines European Championships. In only its second appearance, the trophy is awarded to the highest placed British combination at each year’s FEI Championship. Our inaugural recipients were Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro fittingly in their retirement year. Carl and ‘Barney’ were at their majestic best in Sweden and were the best anchor-men a country could hope for in difficult circumstances. The first Championship without our ...

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  • 21 December 2017 at 13 : 58 PM

    SAVE THE DATE: Equestrian Canada Convention Coming to Ottawa April 2018

    SAVE THE DATE: Equestrian Canada Convention Coming to Ottawa April 2018

        For general questions, or to connect about sponsorship or speaking opportunities, please contact: Brent Harrison Business Development – Equestrian Canada bharrison@equestrian.ca 1-866-282-8395 x ...

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  • 21 December 2017 at 12 : 24 PM

    US Equestrian Announces Nominees for the 2017 Horses of the Year, Voting Now Open

    by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 20, 2017, 4:40 PM EST Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to introduce the 2017 Horses of Honor. Voting is now open online. The 2017 National and International Horse of the Year will be awarded Friday evening, January 19 at the Horse of the Year Awards dinner during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. Learn more about the five 2017 Horses of Honor:   National Horses of Honor Co Fan S (Tietse x Oeke Fan S/Fabe) 2002 Friesian gelding Owner: Little River Friesians, LLC Co Fan S is an exquisite example of the Friesian breed, excelling in a ...

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  • 21 December 2017 at 12 : 28 PM

    US Equestrian Announces 2017 Equestrian of the Year Nominees, Voting Now Open

    by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 21, 2017, 7:14 AM EST Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to introduce the 2017 Equestrians of Honor. Voting is now open online.The 2017 Equestrian of the Year will be awarded Thursday evening, January 18 at the Pegasus Awards dinner during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. Learn more about the eight 2017 Equestrians of Honor:   Nancy Leigh Fisher Oconomowoc, Wisc. American Saddlebred The C.J. "June" Cronan Trophy is presented to those exceling in under saddle show breeds. In her final year of competition, Nancy Leigh Fisher had a perfect record in ...

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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

        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 the league leader. Scoring 80.405, the British rider took even himself by surprise when slotting into runner-up spot just 0.155 ...

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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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