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  • 26 August 2016 at 22 : 17 PM

    Young Para-Equestrians Excel at 2016 United States Pony Club Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally

    Young Para-Equestrians Excel at 2016 United States Pony Club Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally

    Equestrians Andie Sue and Kaysie Li Roth from theMiddle California Region In The Irons Pony Club in Livermore, Calif., excelled at the 2016 United States Pony Club Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally June 17 - 19, at the Graham Hill Showgrounds in Santa Cruz, Calif.  Andie Sue, born in Guangzhou, China, and adopted at 15 months old, had her leg amputated below the knee due to birth defects at two years of age, she is now 11. Kaysie Li was born in Suzhou, China, and adopted at nearly 6 years old, she is now 9. Kaysie Li had her left leg amputated below the knee. Both girls competed over the Rally weekend finishing with top results. The Tetrathlon Rally includes multiple phases of running, swimming, ...

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  • 26 August 2016 at 02 : 35 AM

    Hartung, Lyle, and Wilson are Early Leaders in 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

    Hartung, Lyle, and Wilson are Early Leaders in 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships

    Wayne, Ill. – Some of the finest evolving dressage horses received quite the praise during the first day of the 2016 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships today. Justine Wilson and Hero BHS hold a small lead in the four-year-old division. Christian Hartung and Desario have a slight edge in the five-year-old division, and Adrienne Lyle and Horizon are on top of the Developing Horse Prix St. Georges division. Today’s tests counted 40% towards their overall scores. USEF Four-Year-Old Test As someone who began competing in dressage three years ago, Justine Wilson (Beach Island, S.C.) made quite the impression with her own Hero BHS. Wilson and the ...

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  • 24 August 2016 at 14 : 55 PM

    Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships Kick Off at Lamplight

    Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships Kick Off at Lamplight

    Wayne, IL - August 24, 2016 - The Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships are set to begin Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Lamplight Equestrian Center following the horse inspection on Wednesday. All horses presented were accepted to compete, except one. Abraham Pugh's Developing Grand Prix horse Elfenperfekt was held and will be re-inspected Thursday morning. The picturesque showgrounds are busy with top dressage horses and riders from around the country. Running alongside the Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse National Championships, are the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals, as well as youth divisions from the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. The ...

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  • 22 August 2016 at 14 : 27 PM

    Germany Dominates at FEI European Championships for Ponies

    Germany Dominates at FEI European Championships for Ponies

    The Danish National Equestrian Centre, Vilhelmsborg was pleased to welcome the best ponies in Europe from around 22 different nationalities, to compete at FEI European Championship for Ponies sponsored by Equsana from the 17-21, August 2016. There is no doubt that Vilhelmsborg was exited to welcome one of this year's most spectacular events on Danish grounds when hosting the FEI European Championships for Ponies in the three disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. With huge support from the municipality of Aarhus, Vilhelmsborg is fully equipped to welcome the many international riders and their ponies. Three Spectacular Arenas Vilhelmsborg have made use of a total of 50 ...

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  • 20 August 2016 at 14 : 58 PM

    Dressage at Devon 2016 Announces Judges and Dressage with the Experts Line-Up

    Dressage at Devon 2016 Announces Judges and Dressage with the Experts Line-Up

    Devon, PA –Dressage at Devon has announced the Breed Show and Performance Division judges as well as the Dressage With the Experts line up. Judges include: Breed Division Christel Carlson Liselotte Fore Renee Johnson Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez Performance Division Liselotte (Lilo) Fore 5* (USA) Janet Foy 4* (USA) Clive Halsall (4* GBR) Sandra Hotz 4* (USA) Jeanne McDonald 4* (USA) Mary Seefried 5* (AUS) Alban Tissot 4* (FRA) Cesar Torrente 3* (COL) Lois Yukins (4* USA) Eduard De Wolff Van Westerrode 5* (NED) For bios for individual judges, please visit www.dressageatdevon.org. Dressage ...

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  • 16 August 2016 at 13 : 52 PM

    TIEC Welcomes Back Dressage Competition in Anticipation of Second FEI CDI 3* To Be Hosted From September 8-11

    TIEC Welcomes Back Dressage Competition in Anticipation of Second FEI CDI 3* To Be Hosted From September 8-11

    Mill Spring, NC - August 16, 2016 - Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted the third dressage competition of the year this past weekend, which began on Saturday, August 13, and continued through Sunday, August 14, in preparation for the second FEI CDI 3* presented by Adequan®, which will be hosted at the venue the second weekend of September, opening on Thursday, September 8, and concluding Sunday, September 11. Competition began on Saturday, August 13, and continued through the end of day Sunday, serving as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Great American/USDF Regional Championships, the USDF/Dover Adult Program, and Col Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships. The ...

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  • 16 August 2016 at 00 : 59 AM

    Dujardin and Her Horse with a Heart of Gold Win Individual Olympic Title Again

    Dujardin and Her Horse with a Heart of Gold Win Individual Olympic Title Again

    Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold medallist at London 2012 is the first British woman to retain an individual Olympic title, and she now matches the British record of three gold medals for a female athlete set by cyclist Laura Trott yesterday. On an afternoon of high emotion in Deodoro Olympic Park it was two members of Friday’s gold-medal-winning German team who took silver and bronze, the multi-medalled Isabell Werth (47) and Weihegold scoring ...

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  • 12 August 2016 at 16 : 01 PM

    Normal Order Restored as Germany Once Again Takes Olympic Dressage Team Gold

    Normal Order Restored as Germany Once Again Takes Olympic Dressage Team Gold

    Like re-booting to re-establish a connection, Germany clinched team Dressage gold in considerable style at the Olympic Equestrian Park in Deodoro today. Germany has now won eight of the last nine Olympic team Dressage contests - with only Great Britain spoiling the party on home soil in 2012 - and today’s result brings the Germans overall tally to 13 sets of Olympic team golds. Already looking like the ones to beat after topping yesterday’s Grand Prix, they stamped their authority all over today’s deciding Grand Prix Special with a team total of 81.936. Great Britain had to settle for silver with 78.595 while Team USA, posting 76.667, fended off the Netherlands for bronze. It was a ...

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  • 12 August 2016 at 14 : 11 PM

    Queen Charlotte Steals the Show, Germany Leads Team Rankings after Second Day of Rio’s Grand Prix

    Queen Charlotte Steals the Show, Germany Leads Team Rankings after Second Day of Rio’s Grand Prix

    The multiple record-breaking British partnership and defending Olympic champions, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, more than lived up to expectations when producing the top score as the Dressage Grand Prix drew to a close at the Olympic Equestrian Venue in Deodoro this afternoon. But not even the shining star of the sport could halt the steady march of the Germans who look set to claim their 13th Olympic team title. “If there is no drama, which we all know can happen, we will hopefully take home the gold!” said five-time Olympic gold medallist Isabell Werth (47), who helped anchor the German total at 81.295 with a great test from the mare Weihegold. But the British are breathing down ...

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  • 10 August 2016 at 20 : 07 PM

    Germany Leads Both Team and Individual Standings Following First Day of Grand Prix Competition in Rio

    Germany Leads Both Team and Individual Standings Following First Day of Grand Prix Competition in Rio

    Germany's Dorothee Schnieder and Showtime FRH set the standard for the first day of Grand Prix competition at the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympic Games, scoring an impressive 80.986% to top the leaderboard after the first 30 horses.  Germany also claimed second place in the individual standings, with Sonke Rothenberger and Cosmo finishing on a 77.329.  The United Kingdom's Fiona Bigwood and Orthilia rounded out the top three with a 77.157%. In the team standings Germany also leads with a 79.157%, followed [caption id="attachment_35100" align="alignleft" width="300"]

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  • 10 August 2016 at 15 : 36 PM

    Watch it NOW! Team Dressage Grand Prix Day One and Full Start Lists

    Watch it NOW!  Team Dressage Grand Prix Day One and Full Start Lists

    Watch all of the action LIVE from Rio!  Day One of Grand Prix Dressage begins today at 9am and 12:30am. Click here for today's morning stream Click here for today's afternoon stream Click here to view full start lists for today's Grand Prix Dressage   Best of luck to all of the teams, horses and riders!  #Rio2016  

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  • 10 August 2016 at 15 : 26 PM

    U.S. Dressage Team Prepared for Competition at Rio Olympic Games

    U.S. Dressage Team Prepared for Competition at Rio Olympic Games

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Dressage competition at the Rio Olympic Games got underway at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center Monday with the horse inspection. A total of 59 athlete-and-horse combinations representing 18 countries are set to compete in Wednesday’s Grand Prix, the first test in team competition. The U.S. has drawn eighth in the order of 11 teams and will be represented by Allison Brock, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass, and Steffen Peters. The U.S. team is led by U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, a six-time Olympian and winner of four Team Bronze medals. “I have been thrilled with all of the riders,” said Dover. “Individually, Allison Brock and Rosevelt ...

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