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  • 26 January 2015 at 21 : 23 PM

    USEF Seeking U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach

    USEF Communications Department Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is seeking a U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach. The application and job description can be found here. Individuals interested in serving as the U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach must submit applications no later than February 13, 2015. The new U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach will replace Scott Hassler, who is stepping down from the position effective May 1, 2015. Hassler has served in the position since 2006. Read more about Hassler here. For more information regarding the process of seeking the U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach contact Hallye Griffin at (859) 225-6918 or by email ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 21 : 20 PM

    Laminitis Research Trial. Candidates Wanted!

    Nouvelle Veterinary Research, Inc. North Carolina, USA www.curost.com Jonesville, NC - Do you have a horse that is contending with ongoing laminitis? Is your horse prone to recurrent bouts of founder associated with pasture turnout or even metabolic problems? Are you frustrated and searching for solutions for easier management? Nouvelle Veterinary Research, Inc. is conducting a laminitis research trial and is seeking equine candidates local to the North Carolina or surrounding area. Nouvelle Research's primary focus over the past decade has been on the impact of uncontrolled inflammation and influence on health. Laminitis is just one of many equine diseases that is ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 19 : 35 PM

    Lionshare Dressage Loans Delorean MF (Marydell Farm) To Para-Equestrian Margaret McIntosh

    Lionshare Dressage Loans Delorean MF (Marydell Farm)  To Para-Equestrian Margaret McIntosh

    [caption id="attachment_18023" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Photo: Sierra Keasler stands with Margaret McIntosh on Delorean MF at the USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium (Photo courtesy of Al Guden) "][/caption] Wellington, FL (January 26, 2015)— When Caroline Roffman received an email from Margaret McIntosh inquiring about borrowing a horse for the USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium, Roffman immediately wanted to help. Accomplished para-equestrian McIntosh asked for just two things: A horse with a good mind and a great walk. Roffman, an international Grand Prix rider and head trainer at Lionshare ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 17 : 26 PM

    Dressage Canada Announces Bursary Recipients

    Ottawa, ON, Jan. 21, 2015 — Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected as recipients of the Dressage Canada Bursary and Dressage Canada Youth Bursary Awards for 2015. Supported by the Dressage Canada Levy Fund, the Bursary Program recognizes the difficulty athletes face as they strive to continue their dressage education. The Program was developed to encourage athletes to accomplish their goals in the sport of dressage. The following athlete was awarded the Dressage Canada Bursary in the amount of $2,500. Jenifer Parks, of Spruce Grove, Alta., is a 43-year-old full time coach and athlete. Parks started riding 36 years ago and has been involved in the sport ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 17 : 46 PM

    Top Scores for Canada’s Boylen, Creech and Irving at Gold Coast Opener Festival

    From Dressage Canada Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 21, 2015 — For the second weekend in a row, Canadians received top scores at the FEI level at CDI 1* Gold Coast Opener Festival, held Jan. 15–18, 2015 at the Global Dressage Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Centre, in Wellington, Fla. In the Prix St. Georges class, Canadian Olympian Christilot Boylen, originally of Toronto, Ont., finished in fourth place, with 68.237%, riding Donatella 79 (De Niro x Canaster I), a 10-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Jill Irving and Windhaven Farm. Boylen was also fifth (68.184%) with Soccer City (Sir Donnerhall x Weltmeyer), an eight-year-old gelding also owned by Irving and Windhaven ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 17 : 57 PM

    Dressage Canada Introduces the M.H. Lessard Volunteer Awards

    From Dressage Canada Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 21, 2015 - The equestrian community lost one of its greatest advocates and passionate volunteer with the recent, untimely passing of Marie-Helen Lessard, lovingly known by her nickname MH. In recognition of the enormous volunteer contribution and to honour the values of volunteering that the late Marie-Helen Lessard brought to the Canadian equestrian community, in particular to Dressage Canada, the Dressage Canada Board unanimously agreed to re-dedicate our existing annual 'Volunteer of the Year Award' as the 'MH Lessard Volunteer of the Year Award'. MH was passionate about sharing her love of horses whether as a competitor, coach, ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 17 : 12 PM

    Kasey Perry Rises to the Top in the FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle After a Great Week at AGDF 3

    Kasey Perry Rises to the Top in the FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle  After a Great Week at AGDF 3

    Carly Weilminster for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Wellington, FL - January 25, 2015 - Kasey Perry (USA), coming off of a fantastic week of performances at Week 3 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), topped the FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle class, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute. Perry aboard Goerklintgaards Dublet scored a 72.150%, followed by Christoph Koschel (GER) on Leuchtfeuer DE finishing on a 71.225%, and Kimberly Herslow (USA) and Rosmarin placing third with a score of 69.250%. Today's competition concluded the third week of the AGDF, which continues with top international and national dressage competition through March 28. Perry, a native of ...

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  • 26 January 2015 at 16 : 11 PM

    International Experts Lilo Fore & Judy Harvey Headline California Dressage Society Annual Meeting & Symposium Presented by DressageClinic.com

    International Experts Lilo Fore & Judy Harvey Headline California Dressage Society Annual Meeting & Symposium Presented by DressageClinic.com

    By Yellow Horse Marketing for the California Dressage Society West Coast dressage enthusiasts will kick off the new competition year with three days of business, fun, camaraderie, and education during this week's California Dressage Society (CDS) Annual Meeting & Symposium presented by DressageClinic.com, being held January 30 - February 1, 2015 in Burbank, Cal. A highlight of the event will be CDS' popular educational symposium at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center featuring renowned FEI 5* judge and USEF Dressage Committee member Lilo Fore, who will be joined by international competitor, trainer, and coach Judy Harvey of Great Britain to discuss and demonstrate changes in USEF ...

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  • 25 January 2015 at 15 : 09 PM

    FEI European Championships Aachen 2015: No Winter Break at the Soers in Aachen

    FEI European Championships Aachen 2015: No Winter Break at the Soers in Aachen

    The diggers are rolling at the traditional Soers showgrounds, 200 days before the start of the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015. Extensive new constructions and renovation measures are underway to further improve the grounds. In the main stadium, not only the seats in both the Riders' Stand and the AachenMünchener Stand are being completely renewed, but also part of the cement. In addition, a further stable block comprising of 28 stables is being built, which will bring the total number of permanent stables at the showgrounds up to 430. The sanitary facilities are also being expanded: A further 50 toilets are being built at the back of the AachenMünchener Stand, as ...

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  • 25 January 2015 at 15 : 53 PM

    Thank You for the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

    Thank You for the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

    By: Lindsay Y. McCall Wellington, FL - January 23, 2015 - On behalf of all para-dressage athletes, their families, and supporters, the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) would like to thank everyone involved who made the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* a success. In particular, the USPEA acknowledges Lloyd Landkamer, Manager of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Thomas Baur, International Coordinator of the Wellington, FL, horse show, and Susan Guinan and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center for their donation of the mounting ramp. From January 7-11, 2015, Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States competed in The Van Kampen covered arena ...

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  • 25 January 2015 at 14 : 38 PM

    Martin Dockx and Schut-Kery Bring Home Big Wins in FEI Grand Prix Special and FEI Intermediaire I at AGDF 3

    Martin Dockx and Schut-Kery Bring Home Big Wins in FEI Grand Prix Special and FEI Intermediaire I at AGDF 3

    Carly Weilminster for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Wellington, FL - January 24, 2015 - Jose Daniel Martin Dockx (ESP) performed a lovely test with Grandioso, a 1999 P.R.E. stallion, in the Week 3 FEI Grand Prix Special presented by the US P.R.E. Association. The duo scored a 72.864% to take home the win in the class that was held beneath the lights at the International Ring at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (SWE) and Divertimento placed second on a score of 70.647% with Christoph Koschel (GER) and Tiesto coming in third scoring a 69.471%. Tomorrow will conclude Week 3 of AGDF, highlighting the FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle class, presented by ...

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  • 24 January 2015 at 13 : 36 PM

    Petersen and Mariett Win Again In Front of a Full House for “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

    Petersen and Mariett Win Again In Front of a Full House for “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

    Carly Weilminster for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Wellington, FL - January 23, 2015 - For the second time early in the 2015 season, Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett, a 1998 Danish Warmblood mare, rose to the top of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) "Friday Night Stars" FEI Grand Prix Freestyle class presented this week by US P.R.E. Association. The duo scored a 75.325% to take the class, with Shelly Francis (USA) placing second on a 74.500% aboard Doktor, and fellow Danish rider Mikala Gundersen (DEN) and My Lady coming in third with a 73.850%. More than 1,400 people filled the stands, a record high this early in the season. Petersen and Mariett are coming fresh off of a ...

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