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  • 30 October 2014 at 19 : 25 PM

    Mary Jordan Heads to U.S. Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® as First-Ever Para-Dressage Athlete

    Mary Jordan Heads to U.S. Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® as First-Ever Para-Dressage Athlete

    Written by: Lindsay Y. McCall Lexington, KY - October 30, 2014 - 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) athlete Mary Jordan of Wells, Maine is headed to the 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® scheduled for November 6-9, in Lexington, KY. Jordan qualified with Rubicon 75 (Royal-Hit x Edelkarin/Absinthe) at the Great American Insurance Group/ United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Championships presented by New England Dressage Association (NEDA) September 18-21, 2014. Unprecedented, this horse and rider combination is the only Para-Equestrian Dressage duo to win an able-bodied Regional Championship to go to the Finals. Jordan earned her invitation when the ...

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  • 30 October 2014 at 11 : 39 AM

    Hardwick Tops the Weekend of Debuts at Biarritz CDI3*

    Hardwick Tops the Weekend of Debuts at Biarritz CDI3*

    By British Dressage Under 25s rider, Alex Hardwick left her mark at the Biarritz CDI3* in France at the weekend (24 – 26 October 2014) with a trio of wins. Riding her mum, Sally Hardwick’s 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Donauwein, Alex stormed the U25s inter II and grand prix, topping the leader board with scores of 66.15% and 66.34%, respectively. In the freestyle, the pair upped the tempo and pumped the volume, dancing their way to first place once more with a mark of 68.65%. Not content with dominating the U25s, Alex also brought a second ride – her mum’s nine year old Royal Highness-sired gelding – Royal Chester (pictured), who was making his small tour debut. ...

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  • 29 October 2014 at 18 : 39 PM

    In Memory: Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer Dies at Age 88

    In Memory: Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer Dies at Age 88

    Written by Sharon Packer The world of dressage lost a master, possibly the last of the classical greats. Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer died in hospital the morning of October 28, 2014 in his hometown of Rheinberg, Germany. Schulten-Baumer was one of the most successful dressage trainers in modern history. Beginning in 1986, he worked with Nicole Uphoff, and a year later she first won a Grand Prix Spécial with Rembrandt. During the same time period, Schulten-Baumer started to work with Isabell Werth, whom he asked to ride his own horses. One of his horses was Gigolo FRH, whom he purchased in 1989. Gigolo FRH was shown by Werth to four gold and two silver Olympic medals. ...

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  • 29 October 2014 at 16 : 36 PM

    Scoops Measure Volume, Not Weight: A Reminder from Dr. Getty

    The directions on most feed bags offer guidelines in terms of the number of pounds (or kg) you should feed. If you use a scoop to measure your horse’s feed, how many pounds are you actually feeding? Are you assuming that a 2-quart scoop, for example, offers 2 pounds (0.9 kg) of feed? This can be a dangerous assumption. Scoops provide volume – they measure quarts or liters; they tell you nothing about weight. Even those scoops that offer weight measurements on the outside are estimates at best, because it depends on what you put in the scoop that determines the weight. One quart of marbles is going to weigh more than one quart of cotton balls. By the same analogy, one quart of oats ...

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  • 29 October 2014 at 15 : 32 PM

    Developing the Sport Horse Part 3 – LEGS! Common Injuries and How We Can Treat Them

    Developing the Sport Horse Part 3 – LEGS! Common Injuries and How We Can Treat Them

    By Dr. Brianne Henderson Every year riders are plagued with limb injuries to their equine partners. Sometimes this is a small blip in the training schedule, other times it spells the end of a competitive season. In this article we are going to highlight some common injuries and different modalities that can help your horse onto the road to recovery (and a few preventative tips!). At the end of the article, there is a table outlining different treatments to help manage the injuries discussed. The Suspensory Ligament The Suspensory Ligament (SL) is effectively a broad elastic cable that runs from the back of the knee down the back of the canon bone and then branches to cradle ...

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  • 28 October 2014 at 15 : 53 PM

    Be a Part of the Incredible US Dressage Finals Experience!

    Be a Part of the Incredible US Dressage Finals Experience!

    USDF News Source: Yellow Horse Marketing for the US Dressage Finals Final entries are now being accepted for the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, the unique head-to-head national championship competition for Adult Amateur and Open dressage riders at all levels of competition from Training to Grand Prix. But for many exhibitors traveling to the Kentucky Horse Park in early November, there will be much more to their visit than just riding a dressage test - they will also be enjoying the incredible atmosphere and ambiance which makes up what many call "The Finals Experience". "I am so looking forward to it," said Suzie Hallé of Englewood, Colo. who will be attending ...

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  • 28 October 2014 at 15 : 11 PM

    First American-Born Stallion Approved at the 2014 Trakehner Verband Inspection in Neumünster, Germany

    First American-Born Stallion Approved at the 2014 Trakehner Verband Inspection in Neumünster, Germany

    AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: MacMillan Photography & Media Services Davidas (Horalas *Pg*E* - Abdullah *Pg*E*) during the free-jumping phase of the 2014 Trakehner Verband stallion inspection in Neumünster, Germany, last week. He was named “Best Jumper” by the inspection team and approved as a premium stallion (Holders Hill Photography) The American bred and foaled Trakehner stallion Davidas jumped his way into the history books last weekend when he was approved as a premium stallion by the German Trakehner Verband at their annual stallion inspection and auction held in October in Northern Germany. He was also named “Best Jumper” of the inspection earning his breeder/owner Dr. ...

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  • 28 October 2014 at 15 : 26 PM

    Finding Your Next OTTB, Part 1: Is Shopping At the Track Right for You?

    We support all efforts to provide a job for OTTBs! Good article from Eventing ...

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  • 27 October 2014 at 19 : 35 PM

    SDF Congratulates 2014 GMO Award Winners

    Lexington, KY (October 22, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to congratulate all of the winners of the 2014 GMO Awards, which will be presented during the Board of Governor’s General Assembly at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, in Cambridge, MA. These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding achievement within USDF’s GMO community. Recognition is given in the following categories: GMO amateur photograph, website user experience, and newsletter first person experience and general interest articles. USDF also recognizes outstanding volunteers at the regional level along with the recipient of the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund ...

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  • 25 October 2014 at 11 : 50 AM

    Devon Kane Takes the 2014 GAIG USDF Region 3 Grand Prix Championship

    Devon Kane Takes the 2014 GAIG USDF Region 3 Grand Prix Championship

    Wellington, FL (October 24, 2014) — Devon Kane and her self-trained Grand Prix gelding Destiny have made their presence known upon returning to Wellington, Florida, after a summer of unexpected events and learning experiences in Europe. At the 2014 Great American Insurance Group USDF Region 3 Championships and Wellington Classic Dressage Autumn Challenge on October 16-19, 2014, Kane and Destiny proved to be unbeatable in the Grand Prix. Kane recently returned from a summer of training with Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt in Germany in preparation for the winter dressage season in Florida. Kane and Destiny entered the Global Dressage Stadium at Palm Beach International ...

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  • 24 October 2014 at 13 : 57 PM

    UK Ag Equine Programs to Host Equine Showcase, Breeders’ Short Course

    By Holly Wiemers LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct. 23, 2014) – University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the UK Equine Showcase and the 6thAnnual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Jan. 23-24, both at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 2601 Richmond Road, in Lexington. The UK Equine Showcase, now in its fourth year, will highlight the university’s current equine programs and relevant industry findings. It will run from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, with a light reception following. The 6th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course is an in-depth program on equine reproduction and horse management issues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24, with lunch provided. “We are pleased to again offer ...

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  • 24 October 2014 at 13 : 06 PM

    Round Worms

    Round Worms

    (Photo Credit:Princeton Vet) Roundworm eggs are the second most common worm eggs found at Horsemen’s Laboratory. The two main reasons for this are: 1. Roundworms are generally found in young horses under 2 years of age (as horses age they seem to develop immunity to the larva that stop their development to adults). 2. Over 95% of the samples Horsemen’s Laboratory receives come from horses over 2 years of age. The following information that I will present in this article will come from personal experience, extensive review of published material, and private communication with expert equine parasitologists with extensive research experience, and by attending ...

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