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  • 27 June 2016 at 19 : 40 PM

    USEF Names U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    USEF Names U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team and one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was named need to be substituted. Dressage competition at the Olympic Games will take place August 8-15, 2016 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team, clockwise from top left: Laura Graves, Steffen Peters, Allison Brock, and Kasey ...

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  • 27 June 2016 at 12 : 56 PM

    Dutch Deliver on Home Turf in Rotterdam

    Dutch Deliver on Home Turf in Rotterdam

    The Netherlands came out on top in the hotly-contested fourth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage 2016 series in Rotterdam (NED) tonight. And the home hero was 28-year-old Diederik van Silfhout whose Freestyle performance with Arlando NOP helped pin Team USA into runner-up spot in the closing stages. Sweden finished third ahead of France in fourth and Great Britain in fifth place in the final analysis. The result was decided over three classes, and a total of seven nations started in Thursday’s Grand Prix after which Germany and Belgium were left on the sidelines when only the top five countries progressed to today’s Grand Prix Special and Freestyle. The format worked like a ...

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  • 24 June 2016 at 21 : 29 PM

    Peters Wins, Brock Places Third in CDI3* Grand Prix at CHIO Rotterdam

    Peters Wins, Brock Places Third in CDI3* Grand Prix at CHIO Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Continuing competition in the final of three designated observation events that will help determine the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team, U.S. athletes rose to the occasion on day one of CDI3* competition at CHIO Rotterdam. Steffen Peters led the way for the four Americans, winning the Grand Prix with Rosamunde. Allison Brock and Rosevelt also put in a solid effort, placing third. The U.S. was also represented by Shelly Francis, Arlene “Tuny” Page, and Guenter Seidel. Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm’s Rosamunde were an image of harmony throughout their test that was highlighted by beautiful extensions and piaffe-passage work, earning a ...

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  • 23 June 2016 at 23 : 17 PM

    Down to the Wire: Canadian Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Aim for Rio at Fritzens CDI 4*

    Down to the Wire: Canadian Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Aim for Rio at Fritzens CDI 4*

    Fritzens, Austria – After being edged out of the running by a tenth of a percent following last weekend’s Cedar Valley CDI 3*, Canada’s Karen Pavicic refuses to throw in the towel on her Olympic aspirations. She and the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding Don Daiquiri were confirmed today to be competing at Swarovski’s Fritzens CDI 4*, held July 1-3, 2016 in Austria, to boost her average Grand Prix score and hopefully land one of the two Canadian Olympic spots to Rio. Equine Canada’s qualification period runs from January 1, 2016 to July 3rd, 2016, meaning the results at Fritzens will ultimately decide the two combinations to go to Rio. [caption id="attachment_34800" ...

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  • 23 June 2016 at 18 : 58 PM

    U.S. Dressage Athletes Prepare for Final European Observation Event at CHIO Rotterdam

    U.S. Dressage Athletes Prepare for Final European Observation Event at CHIO Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands – All members of the Dressage Squad for European Observation Events will compete this week at CDIO5*/CDI3* Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The competition is the last of three designated observation events as part of the selection process for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the CDIO5* will include Shelly Francis, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass, and Steffen Peters. Allison Brock, Francis, Arlene “Tuny” Page, and Peters will compete in the CDI3*. “All nine American ...

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  • 23 June 2016 at 18 : 30 PM

    Final Nomination Event Looms for Australia’s Rio Dressage Hopefuls

    Final Nomination Event Looms for Australia’s Rio Dressage Hopefuls

    Rotterdam CDIO will host the second of two nomination events for Australia’s Rio Dressage hopefuls with competition beginning Thursday. Seven of Australia’s eight identified combinations will compete at Rotterdam after Kelly Layne advised Equestrian Australia (EA) overnight that she would not start at the event due to a minor injury to her horse Udon P. “Unfortunately Udon will not be available to compete in Rotterdam as he has re-aggravated an old splint,” said Layne. The Rio hopeful, who was ranked third after the first nomination show in Odense, has advised EA that she still wishes to be ...

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  • 20 June 2016 at 14 : 44 PM

    USEF Names U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    USEF Names U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Para-dressage competition at the Paralympic Games will take place September 12-16, 2016, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Team (in alphabetical order): Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Grade Ib, and Wesley Dunham’s Western Rose, a 2003 Oldenburg mare

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  • 20 June 2016 at 14 : 58 PM

    Interagro Lusitanos Capture Top Honors at Sao Paulo CDI-3*, Brazilian Dressage Championships, and International Lusitano Show

    Interagro Lusitanos Capture Top Honors at Sao Paulo CDI-3*, Brazilian Dressage Championships, and International Lusitano Show

    Itapira, Sao Paulo, Brazil (June 20, 2016) – April, May, and June have seen nothing but victory for Interagro Lusitanos of Brazil, with their team of horses and riders topping national and international classes in a variety of disciplines including working equitation, stallion licensing tests, and FEI dressage. Back to back, nearly weekly wins over the past few months are the most recent in a string of accolades won that have already made 2016 a banner year for the Brazilian-based stud farm. With the breeding season just beginning, Interagro’s living legacy for the modern Lusitano sporthorse continues to blossom in the competition arena and set the standard for the Portuguese breed on ...

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  • 20 June 2016 at 02 : 10 AM

    USA’s Chester Weber Drives to Victory in Dressage at Drebkau CAI 3*

    USA’s Chester Weber Drives to Victory in Dressage at Drebkau CAI 3*

    Drebkau, Germany (June 19, 2016) - American driver Chester Weber drove his and Jane Clark’s team to victory in the dressage phase of the Drebkau CAI 3* combined driving event in Drebkau, Germany on Friday June 17. Once again living up to his longtime designation of “Mr. Dressage,” Weber topped the board of international competitors to take the lead in the FEI World Cup Qualification Four-in-Hand division. The 13-time Four-in-Hand U.S. National Champion expertly drove a unique combination of his most trusted horses though unpleasantly slick conditions to deliver a decisive victory in the dressage phase. In preparation for the CHIO 4* in Aachen, Germany, this July, Weber relied on ...

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  • 20 June 2016 at 01 : 47 AM

    Hat-trick for Rothenberger as Germany Claims All Gold at FEI European U25 Dressage Championships

    Hat-trick for Rothenberger as Germany Claims All Gold at FEI European U25 Dressage Championships

    July 19, 2016 Germany’s Sanneke Rothenberger stole the show with a hat-trick of gold medals at the inaugural FEI U25 Dressage Championships which drew to a close in Hagen (GER) today. The 23-year-old rider led her country to victory in Friday’s Team competition and then returned to top both yesterday’s Grand Prix and today’s Freestyle classes with her 15-year-old Oldenburger, Deveraux. However the real winner of the weekend was the sport itself, as rising stars from 14 nations demonstrated their formidable talent and enormous promise. These Championships are designed as a stepping-stone on the steep climb to the elite level of the sport, and the future is looking very bright ...

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  • 18 June 2016 at 00 : 01 AM

    FEI Classics: Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot Lead Luhmuhlen Charge

    FEI Classics: Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot Lead Luhmuhlen Charge

    (June 17, 2016) - Julia Krajewski, a rising star on the German eventing scene, is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after taking the Dressage lead at Luhmühlen CCI4* (GER), presented by DHL, penultimate leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016. Krajewski and the 10-year-old Selle Francais, Samourai du Thot scored the only sub-40 mark and has taken a narrow 1.2 penalty lead over first-day leaders, Belgium’s Julien Despontin and Waldano 36. “I originally planned to ride in the sunshine, but in the end the rain was helpful as Sam lifted his feet really nicely in the puddles”, Krajewski said. “His trot was particularly expressive, and he stayed really relaxed throughout the ...

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  • 17 June 2016 at 22 : 27 PM

    Carlisle Academy Hosts 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp June 23-25, 2016

    Carlisle Academy Hosts 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp June 23-25, 2016

    Lyman, Maine - June 17, 2016 - Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, located in Lyman, Maine, is hosting a 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp June 23-25, 2016. Carlisle was named a USEF/USPEA Para-Dressage Center of Excellence (COE) in 2016, and with this distinction Carlisle is helping to attract new riders to the sport of para-equestrian dressage by creating grassroots pipeline programs while working in partnership with the USEF high performance goals. The 3-Day ...

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