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  • 31 July 2014 at 21 : 11 PM

    DRESS’IN DEAUVILLE – CDI3*/U25 (FRA) Dress’in Deauville – 3rd day Marc Boblet (FRA) & Noble Dream Back on Track!

    DRESS’IN DEAUVILLE – CDI3*/U25 (FRA)  Dress’in Deauville – 3rd day  Marc Boblet (FRA) & Noble Dream Back on Track!

    The team leader of France (according to the Ream Acra FEI world rankings) pulled all the stops to win the last major class of this Dress'in Deauville 2014, the Grand Prix Special sponsored by Antares. His mare Noble Dream gave him a final recognition to the eve of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, confirming the couple is back in great shape. Always under the sun - which has not left Deauville all the weekend! - the Belgian Françoise Hologne-Joux won her eighth international victory of the year on the Small Tour in Deauville. Finally, at the age of 25, Helen Legallais continues her entry among the European elite by winning the Grand Prix U25. Sporting success of ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 21 : 16 PM

    Dressage at Devon Announces Line-Up for Dressage with the Experts (Update)

    Devon, PA. Since 1978 more and more spectators, riders and trainers have enjoyed Dressage with the Experts. This year an over-ear style personal receiver allows you to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage. Listen as they comment and give personal opinion and insight into the horse and rider during their performances. For only $35 (pre-ordered) or $40 on the day of the show, you get a behind the scenes perspective exclusive only to those with a radio. More info on pre-purchase can be found at www.dressageatdevon.org This year, the expert line-up includes: Johanna Gwinn Originally from Princeton, West Virginia, Johanna was introduced ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 13 : 49 PM

    130 young dressage horses to the KWPN Horse Days in August

    130 young dressage horses to the KWPN Horse Days in August

    Dancer: winner of last years 5-year-old championship Last Saturday at the Central Inspection of Noord-Holland, the final Pavo Cup qualifier took place. This summer during various Central Inspections of the KWPN in the Netherlands Pavo Cup pre-selection competitions were organized again. Through these competitions horses can qualify for the semi-finals of the Pavo Cup that takes place during the KWPN Horse Days from 11-16 August. In the pre-selections that were organised, the four- and five-year olds ride a test in the arena in pairs. The judging panel awards the horse with notes for the natural movement mechanism; walk, trot, canter and the behavioral nature and its flexibility. On ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 13 : 31 PM

    Hickstead International CDIO 3* 31 July – 3 August 2014

    Hickstead International CDIO 3* 31 July – 3 August 2014

    Dressage at Hickstead has confirmed that it will be again hosting an FEI endorsed CDIO 3* on 31 July – 3 Aug 2014. The FEI has devised a new format for this competition and in 2014 the Nations Cup Team Event will take place during the Grand Prix. “This we believe will enhance the competition as well as opening up the Grand Prix class to other riders,” said show organizer Dane Rawlins. Laura-B Photo by Kevin Sparrow The 2014 CDIO will also host International FEI Junior and Young Rider classes, as well as Prix St George and Intermediare 1 classes. Dane Rawlins added. “We owe so much to Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer for their support in 2013, their support for dressage ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 13 : 03 PM

    Albers Award Presented to Region 1 Chef d’Equipe Debbie DelGiorno

    Albers Award Presented to Region 1 Chef d’Equipe Debbie DelGiorno

    Lexington, KY (July 25, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that the Albers Award perpetual trophy was awarded to Region 1 Chef d'Equipe Debbie DelGiorno, at this year's USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC). "I can think of no better person to win this award. Debbie works tirelessly on behalf of the Region 1 Team, both before and during the event. The fact that Debbie stepped into the Region 1 Chef d'Equipe position to fill Patsy's shoes after her untimely passing makes this even more ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 13 : 13 PM

    Catherine Chamberlain Awarded Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy

    Catherine Chamberlain Awarded Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy

    Lexington, KY (July 24, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Region 7 Young Rider Catherine Chamberlain, of Murietta, CA, and her twelve-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding, Verdicci, were awarded this year's Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy. This trophy, which is on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, is awarded to the young rider who earns the highest combined average score in the three dressage tests; FEI Young Rider Team, Individual, and Freestyle. Catherine was the highest scoring competitor in the team test, individual test, and the freestyle test at this year's USDF/Platinum Performance ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 13 : 19 PM

    Time to Nominate! Service Awards, GMO Awards

    Time to Nominate!  Service Awards, GMO Awards

    Newsletter Awards These awards are designed to recognize outstanding efforts by GMOs who produce newsletters. Web Site Awards Designed to recognize GMOs that create and maintain Web sites. Regional GMO Volunteer of the Year Award Designed to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts on the local level. One GMO volunteer is recognized in each of the nine USDF regions. Learn more about our GMO Awards Download all necessary forms and documents USDF Volunteer of the Year Award Presented by The Paddock Saddlery, this prestigious national award recognizes a USDF member who, through consistent and cumulative volunteer activities, has demonstrated exceptional commitment ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 12 : 55 PM

    PATH Intl. Announces 2014 Award Winners

    Denver – PATH Intl. takes great pride in the outstanding equines, certified professionals, volunteers and veterinarians who serve at PATH Intl. Centers and the quality of equestrians whose lives—and horsemanship—have been enriched through equine-assisted activities and therapies. PATH Intl. is pleased to announce that the region award winners have been posted on the PATH Intl. Conference webpage along with the 2014 PATH Intl. Adult, Independent Adult, Child, Youth, and PATH International Equine Services for Heroes equestrian award winners. All award winners will be recognized, and the 2014 PATH Intl. equine, certified professional, veterinarian and volunteer of the year and the ...

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  • 31 July 2014 at 12 : 37 PM

    Nominated Entries Confirm Record Number of Rations for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014

    Nominated Entries Confirm Record Number of Rations for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014

    Lausanne (SUI), 31 July 2014 Riders, drivers, and vaulters representing no less than 74 nations have been nominated to compete in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, the FEI’s flagship event, which kicks off in 23 days. The number is an all-time high and represents a 25% increase compared to the nominated entries for any of the previous editions of the FEI World Equestrian Games™. The nominated entries list, from which the final entries will be selected, is published today and is available on the event’s official website here. Jumping has attracted the largest number of nations, with 54 countries entered for the competitions at Stade d’Ornano ...

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  • 30 July 2014 at 20 : 18 PM

    Katherine Bateson-Chandler Named to US Team for Hickstead CDIO3* Nations Cup

    Katherine Bateson-Chandler Named to US Team for Hickstead CDIO3* Nations Cup

    London, United Kingdom(July 30, 2014 – The United States have been making big strides in dressage overseas this summer, and Katherine Bateson-Chandler has forging a path of success in the show area since her arrival in the United Kingdom in July. Her efforts have paid off, as she and her Grand Prix mount, Welnetta, have been named to the US Dressage Team for the Dressage at Hickstead CDIO3* Nations Cup, July 31-Aug 3. Bateson-Chandler is fresh off a successful show with the KWPN (Hexagon’s Louisville x Rubiquil) mare, where they were reserve in the Hartpury CDI3* Grand Prix Special, bested only by 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist and her coach, Carl Hester. The Hartpury CDI marked ...

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  • 30 July 2014 at 17 : 05 PM

    Recovering from Colic Surgery – Feeding and Nutrition Advice from Dr. Juliet M. Getty

    Surgery is one of those necessary evils. It helps your horse overcome whatever is ailing him, yet at the same time, it can give him a new list of concerns and ailments – pain, inflammation, risk of infection, and suppressed immune function due to the hormonal changes that arise from enduring physical and mental stress. Recovery from colic surgery is particularly challenging because the very route of nutrition – the digestive tract – is impaired. Things that your horse normally would eat, such as hay, may cause further harm. Surgery to the digestive tract leads to a decline in motility. Therefore, feed has to be gradually re-introduced, with small, frequent feedings of highly ...

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  • 30 July 2014 at 17 : 33 PM

    Developing the Sport Horse: Part 1

    The importance of cross training for mind and body “Whether it be a football player studying ballet or a dressage horse learning to work cows – cross-training is a central pillar to athletic success and longevity.” ~ Dr. Brianne Henderson BVMS MRCVS, Ferguson Equine Veterinary Services & Toronto Equine Hospital Extrapolating from human athlete research – can cross training have the same beneficial effects to our equine athletes? As our expectations for our equine partners increase, so should our knowledge of injury prevention and our understanding of the psychology of the equine athlete. Equine sports medicine and training concepts found their beginnings in the pillars of ...

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