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  • 17 June 2017 at 13 : 03 PM

    Canadian Dressage: Christilot Boylen Named Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for May

    Canadian Dressage: Christilot Boylen Named Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for May

    Recognizing her outstanding performance at the CDI 3* Ottawa Dressage Festival, Equestrian Canada (EC) has named Christilot Boylen of Loretto, ON the Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for May. The six-time Olympian made her mark in the small tour during the Ottawa Dressage Festival, earning impressive personal best scores aboard Rockylane (Rock Forever x Rica), her 10-year-old Westphalian mare. “I have been developing Rocky over the last year and the Ottawa CDI competition was a milestone in her career,” noted Boylen. “She was able to show a small bit of her enormous talent. I just enjoy her every day and am grateful for the opportunity to develop ...

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  • 14 June 2017 at 13 : 03 PM

    UK Dressage: Fitting Bolesworth Finale

    UK Dressage: Fitting Bolesworth Finale

    On June 14th at The Equerry Bolesworth International, the inaugural CDI came to a dramatic conclusion with two worthy winners. First up was the Berkeley Group GP Special with eight riders coming forward from yesterday’s Grand Prix. Danish rider Anders Dahl took full advantage of going last with his own and mother in law Penny Bigwood’s Sir Donato to take the class with 71.33%. They had a ride full of confidence with the horse looking in harmony with his rider, and but for a small issue in the one-time changes, it was a clear round. It was this horse that his wife Fiona Bigwood had her devastating accident which left the horse wary of other horses around him so it’s taken time for ...

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  • 14 June 2017 at 13 : 20 PM

    Entries Now Open for July’s National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky

    Entries Now Open for July’s National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky

    Calling all pony fans: the prize list has been posted and entries are now rolling in for the 10th anniversary of the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) Championship Show, which is set to return to Lexington, Ky. on July 7-9, 2017 and will once again be livestreamed on the USEF Network. The National Dressage Pony Cup Championship Show is renowned for superb organization, a welcoming atmosphere and supportive camaraderie unlike any other event in the country, all while providing a national stage for the promotion of ponies in dressage with competitors of all ages and abilities. This incredible event will once again be held in conjunction with the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA) ...

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  • 12 June 2017 at 09 : 38 AM

    USDF Certifies Tota Comfort System for All Levels

    USDF Certifies Tota Comfort System for All Levels

    Wellington, FL – As of June 1, 2017, the revolutionary Tota Comfort System combined noseband, new drop noseband, and the popular Andros Poll Relief headstall have been confirmed as legal by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) at all levels, and on varying bridle styles and fits. Approved for competition through the Grand Prix by the FEI in January of 2016, the USDF’s evaluation more precisely breaks down the legal uses of the Tota Comfort System combined noseband and new drop noseband in national level competitions in the United States. The patent-pending, standard-shattering bridle design has redefined the traditional tack paradigm by removing torque on the poll, reducing ...

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  • 10 June 2017 at 08 : 55 AM

    May Competition Brings Top Accolades in Multiple Disciplines for Team Interagro

    May Competition Brings Top Accolades in Multiple Disciplines for Team Interagro

    Itapira, SP, Brazil – May shows brought top finishes once again for Interagro Lusitanos of Brazil, where the horses and riders of the prestigious stud and training facility based in Itapira, Sao Paulo dominated in a variety of disciplines from FEI dressage to working equitation. In what has already been a banner year for Interagro, their team shows no signs of slowing down and only seems to be building more steam with bigger competitions and better results each time they venture off the 1,300 acre home farm. With the vision of developing a modern Lusitano sporthorse from the purest Portuguese lineages, Interagro strives through meticulous breeding, training, and exportation to preserve ...

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  • 7 June 2017 at 09 : 08 AM

    The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Readies for FEI Nations Cup™ CDIO4* Uggerhalne

    The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Readies for FEI Nations Cup™ CDIO4* Uggerhalne

    Uggerhalne, Denmark - The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team continues their European Nations Cup swing when they compete at FEI Nations CupCDIO4* Uggerhalne, June 4 and 5. The U.S. team of Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Shelly Francis, Kathleen Raine, and Mette Rosencrantz enter the Grand Prix ring against a field of four teams all focused on solidifying top honors. Chef d’Equipe Charlotte Bredahl-Baker will guide the U.S. when they compete in the following order: Mette Rosencrantz and Marron: Rosencrantz (Topanga, Calif.) will compete in her first Nations Cup at CDIO4* Uggerhalne. With nine top-five placings since March 2016, Rosencrantz and Marron, her own 2000 Danish Warmblood gelding, ...

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  • 4 June 2017 at 13 : 05 PM

    Inaugural Dressage Symposium In The Rockies Brings World Renowned Clinicians to The Colorado Horse Park

    Inaugural Dressage Symposium In The Rockies Brings World Renowned Clinicians to The Colorado Horse Park

    The inaugural Dressage Symposium In The Rockies (DSIR) concluded on Wednesday, May 24, at The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, CO, after five days of educational dressage clinics and exhibitions offered to dressage riders and enthusiasts in the Rocky Mountain Region. The week's sessions were presented by top clinicians and riders, including Lars Petersen, Steffen Peters, Michael Klimke, Scott Hassler, Axel Steiner, Jane Weatherwax, and Jane Savoie. Sponsors for the event included presenting sponsor, Adequan®; RMDS Scholarship Sponsors, Perfect Products, and Osphos; Gold Sponsors, Arenus, Dressage Training Online, Gaye Barrett of Engel & Völkers, Premier Equestrian, and Triple ...

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  • 17 May 2017 at 13 : 30 PM

    Barolo Reigns Supreme at Windsor

    Barolo Reigns Supreme at Windsor

    A picture perfect evening in the shadow of Windsor Castle gave a perfect British clean sweep of the top five places in the Grand Prix Freestyle, supported by Horse & Hound, at the Windsor CDI4*. Riding Anne Seifert-Cohn’s Barolo, Carl Hester continued his domination of the Berkshire fixture with a resounding victory on 79.85% to make it a brace of wins at this year’s show. “He was fairly mistake free tonight and, although he’s still relatively young, shows a lot of ability. He copes so well with all the difficult things and I’ve been working on getting him more forward – he needs more ‘grrrr’!” Carl explained. Second spot went to Hayley Watson-Greaves with Rubins ...

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  • 14 May 2017 at 13 : 08 PM

    USET Foundation and US Equestrian Thank Generous Sponsors of The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

    USET Foundation and US Equestrian Thank Generous Sponsors of The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

    Gladstone, NJ - The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation and US Equestrian would like to thank the generous sponsors of this year’s The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, which will be held May 18–21 at historic Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the USET Foundation. This national championship would not be possible without their support. The USET Foundation and US Equestrian wish to extend their sincere gratitude to Dick and Jane Brown for providing the prize money, a symbol of their unwavering dedication to the sport of dressage, as well as the following sponsors: The Dutta ...

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  • 24 April 2017 at 14 : 35 PM

    Dressage Ranking Benchmarks Team Interagro’s Competition Talent

    Dressage Ranking Benchmarks Team Interagro’s Competition Talent

    Itapira, SP, Brazil - The old cliché of ‘practice makes perfect’ is the inspiration behind the most recent dressage event in Itapira, Brazil. On April 13, 2017, Interagro Lusitanos hosted the first phase of its own dressage ranking series, a schooling show environment designed to perfect the poise and precision of their competitive riders in the sport of dressage. Interagro’s entire team of horses and riders, including those that specialize in working the farm, working equitation, and driving, stretched their legs in the dressage arena under the gaze of a Brazilian national judge. With an impressive 17 horse and rider combinations performing tests through Fourth Level, the Dressage ...

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  • 24 April 2017 at 02 : 51 AM

    Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero Take Clean Sweep of Small Tour to Conclude Tryon Spring FEI CDI 3*

    Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero Take Clean Sweep of Small Tour to Conclude Tryon Spring FEI CDI 3*

    Mill Spring, NC - Heather Blitz (USA) and Praestemarkens Quatero made an impressive FEI CDI debut in Small Tour competition at the Tryon Spring CDI 3* presented by Adequan® at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero received a 74.250% to secure the win in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle CDI 3* presented by Adequan®. Christilot Boylen (CAN) and Rockylane took second place with a 72.600% while Ashley Holzer (USA) and Radondo finished in third place with a 71.775% on the final day of competition. Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero, a 2009 Danish Warmblood gelding (Quarterback x Rohdiamant) owned by Blitz, made their first FEI CDI appearance this ...

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  • 23 April 2017 at 20 : 29 PM

    Ashley Holzer Captures FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3* Aboard Havanna 145 – Page and Dr. House 2 Victorious in FEI Grand Prix Special

    Ashley Holzer Captures FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3* Aboard Havanna 145 – Page and Dr. House 2 Victorious in FEI Grand Prix Special

    Mill Spring, NC - Ashley Holzer (USA) and Havanna 145 rode to their first major international win today in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Adequan® at the Tryon Spring Dressage I CDI 3* hosted at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Holzer and Havanna 145 scored a 73.735% for the win, while Megan Lane (CAN) and San D'Or rode to second place, receiving a 72.660%. P.J. Rizvi (USA) and Breaking Dawn rounded out the top three finishers earning a 71.650%. Competition concludes tomorrow with the final day of international and national dressage at the venue, featuring the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle presented by Adequan®. Holzer, who is representing the United States for ...

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