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  • 22 September 2014 at 12 : 19 PM

    Isabell Werth and El Santo NRW Win First Ever Central Park Dressage Challenge Presented by The Axel Johnson Group

    Isabell Werth and El Santo NRW Win First Ever Central Park Dressage Challenge Presented by The Axel Johnson Group

    Rafalca Retires; Ravel Returns for Final Performance Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. New York, NY - September 20, 2014 - The Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, hosted its third day of competition in New York City's iconic Central Park on Saturday featuring an evening of beautiful dressage competition and special performances from some of the world's best horses and riders. The CPHS concludes on Sunday, September 21. Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Isabell Werth of Germany won the inaugural $40,000 Central Park Dressage Challenge, presented by The Axel Johnson Group, riding El Santo NRW. The United States' ...

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  • 22 September 2014 at 12 : 37 PM

    Transitioning to Hay? Dr. Getty’s Advice to Help Avoid Colic

    The crisp, cool temperatures of fall are delightful for human and horse alike. But as nature slips toward a dormant state, hay becomes the forage of choice for most horses. Hay is dead grass. Once fresh grass is cut, dried, and stored as hay, its vitamin content, along with valuable omega 3 fatty acids, dramatically declines, making supplementation necessary to fill in nutritional gaps. Plus, hay has very little moisture compared to fresh pasture. Most hay contains approximately 90 to 95% dry matter (only 5 to 10% water), compared to fresh pasture with moisture levels often exceeding the dry matter content. Therefore, as hay becomes a larger percentage of your horse’s diet, colic risk ...

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  • 22 September 2014 at 12 : 28 PM

    2014 Getting Started In Hoof Care Is Now Available

    The 2014 edition of the American Farriers Journal career guide for new farriers delivers advice from veteran farriers and business professionals on how to establish and operate successful equine footcare practices. Hoof care already is a complex subject, but the business of running a footcare practice can often be overlooked, making this edition of Getting Started In Hoof Care a must for all those looking to start a career in equine footcare. Bob Smith of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, Calif., says, “The American Farriers Journal’s career guide prepares the graduate for the complex world of owning and running a small business. The biggest struggles that students ...

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  • 22 September 2014 at 12 : 13 PM

    What Do Axel Steiner, George Williams, Debbie McDonald, and George Morris Have in Common?

    They all LOVE When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics, the new book by Dressage Today writer and editor Beth Baumert, available now from Trafalgar Square Books (www.HorseandRiderBooks.com). “This book is truly timeless,” says FEI 5* Dressage Judge (Retired) Axel Steiner. “I can humbly admit that it clarified some subjects, even for me, after a lifetime of being involved with dressage.” “Sometimes when I’m teaching I find myself thinking my student really needs to read Beth Baumert’s book,” admits George Williams, President of the USDF. “I absolutely LOVE this book…it is where the magic begins!” enthuses two-time Olympian and USEF Developing Dressage Coach ...

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  • 19 September 2014 at 21 : 00 PM

    LeMieux National Dressage Championships: Day Two, British Dressage

    LeMieux National Dressage Championships: Day Two,  British Dressage

    By British Dressage Day two of the LeMieux National Dressage Championships provided nine fabulous champions for the crowds despite grey skies and rain in the air for much of the competition. Berkshire rider Spencer Wilton retained his Saracen Horse Feeds Intermediate title but with a new rising star. This time he partnered Jayne Lancashire’s expressive Tchaikovsky-sired Alfons. It was a mammoth class of 31 and Wilton took advantage of a late draw to steal the class from long-time leader, Charlie Hutton with Charlotte Dunkerton’s Douglas IV (72.82%). Spencer and Alfons made their championship debut yesterday and were hoping for a PSG-Inter I double as they enjoyed at Hickstead ...

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  • 19 September 2014 at 21 : 34 PM

    USEF Accepting Applications to Host 2015 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals

    September 18, 2014 USEF Communications Department Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting applications to host the 2015 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. The USEF Dressage Seat Medal program celebrates excellence in equitation and strives to develop a solid foundation for future success in the international dressage arena. The application to host the competition can be found here. The application process will close at 12:00am ET on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. For more information, please contact Hallye Griffin at (859) 225-6918 or by email ...

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  • 19 September 2014 at 10 : 16 AM

    Sara Morganti Voted Paralympic Athlete of the Month

    Sara Morganti Voted Paralympic Athlete of the Month

    Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) – she is pictured at these Games with her mare Royal Delight. (FEI/David Sinclair) Lausanne (SUI), 18 September 2014 – Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA). The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade ...

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  • 18 September 2014 at 19 : 36 PM

    Arthur Kottas Releases “Dressage Solutions” with Trafalgar Square Books

    Arthur Kottas Releases “Dressage Solutions” with Trafalgar Square Books

    International Dressage Educator Arthur Kottas authored a new and practical and comprehensive guide for dressage riders. This book covers those important early years where there should be both trust and respect between the horse and rider – without which no good riding can result. Lungeing, backing, and the rider’s seat are discussed in depth with particular emphasis given to early training and lateral work. A problems and answers section at the end of each chapter looks at solutions for both horse and rider. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams to show correct examples and faults, Dressage Solutions is an invaluable dressage guide for both intermediate and advanced ...

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  • 18 September 2014 at 13 : 06 PM

    Line up for the HOYS Championship

    Line up for the HOYS Championship

    From British Dressage September 18, 2014 10:44 Line up for the HOYS Championship A fierce battle is set to take place at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), following the announcement of confirmed horse and rider combinations for the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship. The adrenaline-charged final, taking place in the Andrews Bowen International Arena on Friday 10th October at Birmingham’s NEC, will include a head-to-head between World Young Horse Champion Woodlander Farouche and American Young Horse Champion Selten HW, with World, Olympic and European Dressage Champion Charlotte Dujardin, spearheading the attack from the rest of the exceptionally strong ...

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  • 18 September 2014 at 12 : 15 PM

    Belinda Trussell Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for August

    Belinda Trussell Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for August

    Ottawa, Ontario, September 16, 2014 — Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for August. Trussell, who was the anchor rider for the Canadian Dressage Team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA, earned the Team’s highest Grand Prix test score of 71.614% on August 26. Riding Anton (Antaeus x Melit), Robyn Eames' 14-year-old German-bred gelding, Trussell’s top score helped the Team to a ninth place finish on a total combined score of 211.714 at the Games. In addition to the team result, Trussell emerged from the d'Ornano Stadium as the top-placed Canadian, finishing in 26th place ...

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  • 18 September 2014 at 12 : 43 PM

    Dressageclinic.com is Pleased to Offer a Unique Training Video with Grand Prix Rider and Pan Am Gold Medalist, Heather Blitz!

    Dressageclinic.com is Pleased to Offer a Unique Training Video with Grand Prix Rider and Pan Am Gold Medalist, Heather Blitz!

    Dressageclinic.com is pleased to offer this unique training video, a true learning opportunity with illustrious International Grand Prix Rider and Pan Am gold medalist, Heather Blitz. In this video she is riding a very young Hanoverian gelding, Roanoke, who is by Rousseau and owned by Rob McKean. Heather tells us this good natured four year old is easy to ride but is "not enthusiastic about going forward”. This 16.3 hand high youngster looks developed and strong but she stresses the fact that he is still growing, that his body is changing which makes it hard for him to balance. Heather's expertise in developing the young horse really shines throughout her ride. She has a ...

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  • 17 September 2014 at 13 : 53 PM

    Great American Insurance Group / United States Dressage Federation REGION 8 DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP BREEDERS CHAMPIONSHIP NEW ENGLAND SERIES

    Great American Insurance Group / United States Dressage Federation  REGION 8 DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP  BREEDERS CHAMPIONSHIP NEW ENGLAND SERIES

    Thursday through Sunday ~ September 18 / 19 / 20 / 21, 2014 ~ HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY 12477 Recognized by US Equestrian Federation at New England Dressage Association FALL FESTIVAL OF DRESSAGE for benefit of United States Para-Equestrian Association (USEF national affiliate for para-equestrian) CDI-W Y/ J Saugerties Open Breed Show / Open Dressage Show $49,000 Purse USDF/USEF Show #1953 licensed by New England Dressage Association #436 ~ FEI Approved May 22, 2014 ~ AQHA Alliance Approved Opening Date: Monday July 28th Closing Date: Monday August 25th THURSDAY BREED SHOW Sport Horse Breed Show ................ Age classes: Weanlings to Stallions ...

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