January 2012

  • Emerging Dressage Athlete and Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Adds Needed Support to Dressage Youth in America

    Written by Mary Phelps-Hathaway
    Robert Dover coaching young rider talent at the Robert Dover Horsemanship "Mega" clinic held Dec 26-31, 2011 in Wellington Florida. (Photo: Jennifer Keeler)
    Robert Dover coaching young rider talent at the Robert Dover Horsemanship "Mega" clinic held Dec 26-31, 2011 in Wellington Florida. (Photo: Jennifer Keeler)

    For six-time Olympic Dressage competitor and trainer Robert Dover described the last week of 2011 “one of the highlights of my professional career.” Combining forces with fellow USA Dressage Olympians Lendon Gray and Courtney Dye in the final clinic of the 2011 Emerging Dressage Athletes Program, Dover introduced the inaugural Robert Dover Horsemanship Week, modeled after the successful program for Young Jumper Riders Emerging Athlete Program and the annual George Morris Horsemanship Week. It was not just a highlight for Dover, but for all other participants: riders, auditors, parents, lecturers, trainers and sponsors and host families. From the superstars of American Young Riders ranks to the emerging talent hand picked by Gray from clinics and shows throughout the USA, America’s future stars and medalists were given the attention they deserve and need in the inaugural program developed to support the future of the US Dressage program. And what a week it was!
    American Young Rider Superstars Gain New Insights, Guidance and Support

  • Steffen Peters Named 2011 USEF Equestrian of the Year for an Unprecedented Third Time

    Written by USEF Communications
    Steffen Peters and Ravel at Aachen 2011
    Steffen Peters and Ravel at Aachen 2011

    Cincinnati, OH - To cap off a record-setting year, dressage superstar Steffen Peters added one more record to his résumé on Saturday night at the United States Equestrian Federation's Pegasus Awards dinner, and this after a one-two win on Friday in California on Ravel (80.426) and placing a close second in his first Grand Prix on Akiko Yamasaki's new mount for Peters, the 10 year old Westfalen gelding Legolas 92 with an 80.213%. Peters became the first person to score the USEF's Equestrian of the Year title three times. Peters (San Diego, CA) won the top honor in 2008 and 2009 based largely on his accomplishments with Akiko Yamazaki's phenom Ravel - but in 2011, Ravel had some help. Peters capitalized on his first trip to the Pan American Games and scored Team and Individual Gold in a tremendous effort with Jen and Bruce Hlavacek's Weltino's Magic. From California to Aachen, Germany Peters was undefeated in 2011 with the now 9-year-old Westphalian gelding.

  • Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire Gears Up For Important California In March with New Sponsor Support

    Jan Ebeling  Ralfalca put in a near perfect test to secure the top honors in the Grand Prix CDI at the Dressage Affaire in 2011
    Jan Ebeling Ralfalca put in a near perfect test to secure the top honors in the Grand Prix CDI at the Dressage Affaire in 2011

    Del Mar, CA - The Dressage Affaire is very happy to announce the addition of Rancho Valencia to its name for 2012, the Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CDI 3*** W/Y/J and CPEDI 3***, March 8-11, Del Mar California . Thanks to the assistance of the San Diego Horse Show Alliance, KP Events and the Rancho Valencia Resort has what hopes to be an ongoing relationship, in the San Diego community. The Resort will be closed for renovations through the Spring of 2012 but a highly anticipated Grand Re-opening is scheduled for July 2012! Rancho Valencia will host a Welcome Exhibitor Party on Thursday March 8th at 5pm and be presenting Sponsors of both the $7,500.00 Rancho Valencia Grand Prix Freestyle and the $2,500.00 Rancho Valencia Olympic Grand Prix Special.  Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire offers qualifying opportunities for the Olympic Games and all other major Championships including the Para Equestrian, where for the first time a Para Judges' clinic and symposium will be held. What better way for emerging judges in the US Program to enjoy Southern California and broaden their horizons!

  • Neville Bardos and Sjoerd Named 2011 Horses of the Year by the United States Equestrian Federation

    Written by USEF Communications
    Horse of the Year Neville Bardos (Photo: Courtesy of USEA)
    Horse of the Year Neville Bardos (Photo: Courtesy of USEA)

    Cincinnati, OH - For the first time ever, the USEF crowned two horses with its highest honor, one from an International Discipline and one from a National Discipline. Neville Bardos and Sjoerd were named 2011 Horses of the Year at tonight's USEF annual Horse of the Year celebration. Honored for their accomplishments in 2011 their roads through the last 12 months, while both exceptional, have been very different.
    Videos of all of the Horses of Honor are available here.
    Neville Bardos - Eventing
    Horse of the Year Neville Bardos (Photo Courtesy of USEA)
    He shouldn't have lived. But he did. He shouldn't have returned to his life as an event horse. But he returned better than ever. Trapped in a burning barn for 45 minutes, Neville Bardos made a miraculous recovery from injuries sustained in a fire that claimed the lives of six other horses at his rider Boyd Martin's barn in West Grove, PA. The now 13-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding won the USEF National CCI3* championship in 2009 and was 10th at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games - leading the U.S. effort. But his life changed dramatically in the early hours of Memorial Day in 2011.

  • Time Flies! Top 5 Time Management Tactics for Professional Equestrians

    Written by Elisabeth McMillan

    When it comes to investing in your horse business, your time investment is every bit as important as your financial investment. Like financial investments, high value activities can be identified by their ROI (return on investment). This year, consider taking an investment approach to how you manage your time. Here are five activities that typically deliver the highest return on investment for horse professionals.
    1. Invest Time in You
    Your expertise is a valuable business asset. It is the foundation that your horse business is built on. Your level of expertise and ability to produce results largely determine your pay scale, career trajectory and ultimately the longevity of your business. Your health and expertise are of paramount importance to your business. Investing time in activities that build your skills and expertise, as well as taking time to rest and refuel, is a smart bet.

  • Largo di Molto

    Gender: 
    Gelding
    Birth Year: 
    2000
    Breed: 
    Oldenburg
    Size: 
    16.2
    Color: 
    Dark Brown

    Owner dispersing: Imported Oldenburger gelding, 16.2H, dark brown, irresistibly handsome. Shown First level, schooling Grand Prix movements with good Grand Prix potential.

    "Lucky" is very charming and puts his heart into his work. Beautiful mover, a real prince to ride and work around.

     

     

     

     

    Contact Information

    Contact Name: 
    Hans Dressler
    Home Phone: 
    (609) 915-2636

    Location

    1015 Cherry Hill Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    United States
    40° 21' 26.7804" N, 74° 38' 57.192" W
  • Saturday Night Live : The 2012 Pegasus Awards on USEF Network

    Written by Mary Phelps-Hathaway

    While many of us are easing into the new year, people who work in all aspects of equestrian sport converge at the United States Equestrian Federation Annual Convention, where rules are voted on, decisions are made, progress is reported, and year end and lifetime honors presented. The USEFNetwork.com, will be broadcasting live the 2012 Pegasus Awards, live from the USEF Annual meeting Saturday Night, January 14, 2012 beginning at 7:30 pm ET. With that and photos of the Horse of the Year Champions Dinner held on Friday, USEF shares with the world the wonderfully produced, historical record of equestrian sport in America, and those being honored including disciplines, breeds, luminaries, sponsors, organizers and officials and staff who work hard to contribute so much to the growth of equestrian sport.

  • The 10 Most Watched DressageTrainingOnline.com Training Tutorials of 2011

    DressageTrainingOnline.com's Founder Reisa Bonetti-Sullivan and Piper
    DressageTrainingOnline.com's Founder Reisa Bonetti-Sullivan and Piper

    A well known Australian Dressage rider, trainer, judge recently did a feature on the virtues of DressageTrainingOnline.com, a web partner with DressageDaily for many years. We have known the value of this incredible website which for a reasonable monthly subscription delivers the best on line video training and educational content on the internet for the sport of Dressage. We have worked exclusively with the owner Reisa Bonetti-Sullivan because we have the utmost respect for not only her passion for dressage but her ethics and dedication to doing a great job. So when you are hunkered in for the next few winter months keep inspired and keep doing your Dressage homework with the best service of its kind out there DressageTrainingOnline.com. - Mary Phelps-Hathaway

  • Elizabeth F. Searle a Leading Force in American Dressage Passes Away

    Lazelle Knocke and Elizabeth F. Searle hard at work at a USDF Convention.
    Lazelle Knocke and Elizabeth F. Searle hard at work at a USDF Convention.

    American has lost another luminary and USDF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Elizabeth F. Searle, a leading force in dressage and equestrian sports in the United States, passed away January 8th after a long illness. With the loss of her good friend Lazelle Knocke on Christmas day, and USDF founder Lowell Boomer in November, it is the end of an era where those who did so much to lay down the foundation for the success American Dressage. Searle, a resident of San Juan Bautista, California, served as vice president of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for nine years, as program faculty for the USDF “L” dressage judge education program, and as chair of the USDF judges committee for eight years. Searle was known as a key player in Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) breeding in the U.S. A well-respected FEI judge, Searle participated in the Olympic, Pan American, World Championship, and World Cup events as a judge. In 2003, she received the USA Equestrian Pegasus Medal of Honor. She also earned the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award.

World Equestrian Games 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:23
FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA).
 
The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:36
Grand prix show jumper Danielle Goldstein has represented Israel in major international competitions in 2014, from Spruce Meadows and Thunderbird Horsepark in Canada to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.  Upon returning to the United States, the dual US and Israeli citizen has been invited to compete in the Central Park Horse Show,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:20
Alltech Media
[CAEN, France] – After a successful 15 days of competition and celebration, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy have come to a close this evening with a farewell ceremony in the Michel d’Ornano Stadium in Caen. A cast of close to 2,000 of the world’s best equine and human athletes, more than 570,000 on-site spectators and 3,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:18
Diana DeRosa
Where to begin. I’m on the journey home with memories of Beezie Madden claiming the Individual Bronze Medal and Cortes C claiming the Best Horse title in the Final Four phase of Show Jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Chester Weber did us proud as well claiming an Individual Silver in Driving and his team was...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:54
FEI Press Release
FEI President HRH Princess Haya officially closed the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the D’Ornano Stadium this evening, bringing to an end two weeks of incredible sport.  The final medals of the Games were presented by IOC Member, Tsunekazu Takeda, Vice-President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Member of the...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:47
Louise Parkes
 made it double-gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy today when adding the individual title to last Thursday’s team victory for The Netherlands. He made his way into this afternoon’s top-four Jumping final thanks to a horse that he admitted was inexperienced at this level of the sport and which clearly surprised him...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:30
In sport, time is often the difference between victory and defeat, and in a display of supreme individual horsemanship, the Netherlands Jeroen Dubbeldam today sealed a growing reputation within the sport of Show Jumping by claiming the Individual World Champion title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy by less than half a...

Eventing

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:44
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Eventing 18 Program outline and application are now available. The Eventing 18 Program is the beginning of the athlete pipeline and aims to build a foundation of future horsemen and women that will hopefully go on to represent the United States. Selection...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 13:22
FEI Communications
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board yesterday stamped its approval on a change of venue for the Tokyo 2020 equestrian events. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee presented the change to the IOC Executive Board at its meeting in Rio (BRA) as part of the Tokyo 2020 venue master plan following the FEI’s approval of the switch...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 16:33
Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event
100% Additional Donations to Benefit HORSES and HOPE Charity Lexington, Kentucky - February 26, 2015 - Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, has announced they will be hosting the inaugural RK-5K, a twilight 5K race  on Friday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park. The...
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:24
Blue Hill Farm South suffered a terribly shocking experience yesterday in Ocala, when Missy's living quarters coach went up in flames, taking her Subaru with it.  She is going to be ok, and thankfully Brigitte Aikelin and Tiffany Smith who were nearby acted quickly to get our beloved Jamie out of the coach.  Missy and all of her dogs are ok, and...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:29
Sarah Bookner
The Carolina International sponsored two winter clinics at the Carolina Horse Park to help riders improve their overall competition experience and results. Clinicians focused on improving dressage scores and preparing for and riding a show jumping course. Sarah Bookner rode in the Beginner Novice session with an off-the-track Thoroughbred named...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:18
Leslie Threlkeld
It is with great sadness we have learned 30-year-old Francisco Seabra of Portugal died on cross country at the Rancho Alegre Eventing Tour de Utrera in Sevilla, Spain, today while competing in the CIC2*. According to an announcement on Rancho Alegre’s website, the accident occurred at the third element of fence 10, a water jump, of the Pierre...
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:28
Jenni Autry for Eventing Nation
Stop the presses, EN! We’ve confirmed through our friends at buschreiter.de that Michael Jung plans to start at Rolex this year with either La Biosthetique Sam FBW or fischerRocana FST, his 2014 World Equestrian Games individual silver and team gold medalist. And if Andreas Dibowski can securing fund, he plans to bring FRH Butts Avedon. It’s been...

Reining and Western Riding

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 14:47
American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association, February 17, 2015 - The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Mark your calendars today with the tentative dates!
AQHA Convention
• March 6-9 – 2015 AQHA Convention at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas
• March 7 – Markel AQHA Cowtown...
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 14:31
ARHA – Austrian Reining Horse Association
$80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity...
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 12:01
World Para Reining
Tampa, Florida – February 15, 2015:  The Florida Reining Classic at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, Florida will be the second show to host World Para Reining (WPR) approved classes, on February 21 and 22. To add to the excitement, the WPR will offer $500 in prize money for this event and the champion from each WPR class will receive $...
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 18:39
NRHA News
Make plans now to come to the American Quarter Horse Association’s Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown presented by the City of Fort Worth, March 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Center! The Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown celebrates AQHA’s 75th Anniversary and will feature four top NRHA riders – and we need you to come cheer them on and...
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 18:20
Todd Branson Sr.,Director of Marketing,NRHA
Oklahoma City, Okla.– The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) concluded five days of productive meetings with NRHA’s top leaders this past week in Scottsdale, Ariz. Focusing on the association’s core business objectives for 2015, NRHA’s Board of Directors also met to guide the future of the sport of Reining.  Among several items discussed...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:49
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2015 Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and 2015 USEF Youth Reining National Championships. Held as a CRI3*, the 2015 Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship will run during the High Roller Reining Classic,...
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:26
Lexington, VA - In a major announcement from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) the Virginia Horse Center (VHC) has officially been awarded the bid for the 2015 AQHA Nutrena East Level 1 (Novice) Championships. The AQHA East Level 1 Championships will make the move from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Lexington, Virginia for the 2015...

Driving

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:08
Rebecca Walton USET Foundation
Weirsdale, FL - This weekend!  Help support the U.S. Pony Team! Saturday, February 28, and Sunday March 1, 2015, Katie Whaley and Jennifer Matheson, in conjunction with the United States Equestrian Team Foundation, will be hosting a special fundraiser at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida. This exciting event will help raise funds for...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:35
Here is a great opportunity to ask ADS "R" Rated Dressage judge Craig Kellong all those questions you have after you read your score sheets. Understand what they saw or what they are looking for. Audit and watch participants as they do their test of choice. Join in on the round table discussions, and enjoy breakfast and lunch at the beautiful...
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 14:40
Take part in the exciting sport of Combined Driving and watch world class competition by volunteering this weekend at the Kingdom of the Sun Combined Driving Event on February 19-22, 2015 from 8a.m. to 4p.m.. The Florida Horse Park needs timers, observers, gate stewards, and dressage for this event. Anyone who volunteers can enjoy watching the...
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:20
Elaine Lockhead Castelao
Beyond the walls of tourism, there are parts of Cuba the government doesn’t want you to see. As the wife of a refugee who landed in this country in a sheet metal boat with just a pair of shorts and a desire to regain a professional life, I have had the rare privilege of visiting the real Cuba. This is the Cuba the government will shield you from...
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 09:08
Cindy Timmer
Bordeaux (FRA) - Dutch driver IJsbrand Chardon has taken the lead of the FEI World Cup™ Driving Final 2015 in Bordeaux (FRA) after the first competition held last night. The reigning FEI World Cup™ Driving Champion Boyd Exell (AUS) is close second. Germany’s Christoph Sandmann is currently lying in third position. IJsbrand Chardon was the first...
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:01
Wellington, FL – The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that No. 1 Driver in the World, Chester Weber of Ocala, FL, is the recipient of the 2015 Whitney Stone Cup. The award is presented annually to an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in international competition and high standards of sportsmanlike...
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:56
Charlotte Carnot, RB Presse
The history of the Jumping International de Bordeaux is inseparable from that of the Show Jumping World Cup, constituting one of its legs ever since the event’s creation. The sport has never failed to provide striking memories: from Belgium's Christian Huysegoms in 1978 to Germany’s Marcus Ehning – who took first place in style last year with the...

Show Jumping

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:59
HITS E-News
Ocala, Florida: The bleachers were full and the grass berms surrounding the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium were lined with spectators for Sunday’s $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix, and fans were treated to an exciting class with a race to the finish. Kristen VanderVeen from St. Charles, Illinois, came out on the top with an all-out gallop to the...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:39
Starting Gate Communications
East Dorset, Vermont - Competitors asked for it, and the Vermont Summer Festival delivered.  350,000 pounds of new footing, that is!  In a major overhaul, Kruse Cushion Ride (KCR) will be installed prior to the 2015 Vermont Summer Festival, covering 334,000 square feet of ring surface including all competition arenas, warm-up rings, and lunging...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:34
HITS E-News
HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2015 Prize List for HITS Culpeper at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia, has been mailed and is available online. Click to download the full 2015 Culpeper Prize List. To request a mailed 2015 Culpeper Prize List, click here. Permanent stabling will sell out, so order your circuit stalls today! About...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:54
Global Champions Tour
World No.1 Scott Brash (GBR) will begin his Longines Global Champions Tour Championship title defense in Miami Beach next month. The 29-year-old will be fighting to secure his third Longines Global Champions Tour Championship title in a row as the leading showjumpers in the world come together in Florida for the thrilling first round of the 2015...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:48
The Ridge at Wellington PR
Wellington, FL - March 2, 2015 - Week nine of The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour will kick off this Wednesday at Tonkawa Farms, offering easy riding distance adjacent from the showgrounds. This week's events will take place on Wednesday, March 4 and Friday, March 6. In addition to the ever-popular 1.30-1.35m classes, Wednesday will offer Low and...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:39
Louise Parkes, FEI Communications
Horse-and-rider combinations from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe have enjoyed some great competition during the FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 qualifiers, with a particularly strong turnout in South America.
 
The Caucasian, South African and Central Asian leagues are also complete, and invitations to attend the Longines FEI...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:30
Shannon Bower for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Wellington, FL - March 3, 2015 - During the HITS Ocala Tournament VII, Jennifer Alfano and Billie Steffee's Maggie May topped the High Performance Hunters with fantastic results. Even though it is only the mare's first year in the High Performance division, she's already turned in some impressive scores and is making a name for herself as a horse...

Para Dressage

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 05:20
Written By: Lindsay Y. McCall
Kjell Myhre talks to riders at the 2015 USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium in Wellington, FL, January 12-13. (Photo: (C) Lindsay Y. McCall) Wellington, FL - Following the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* select U.S. Para-Dressage athletes and coaches had an opportunity to attend the USEF High Performance Southeast Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposium. This symposium took place January 12-13, 2014, at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds in Wellington, Florida. Over two days U.S. High Performance and developing Para-Dressage coaches and riders were immersed in the international equestrian discipline of Para-Dressage. Topics included Para-Dressage theory, scales of training, para-dressage test riding, quality of horse, freestyles, preparation...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 04:46
Written By: Lindsay Y. McCall
USA Team (Left to right): Sydney Collier, Annie Peavy, Rebecca Hart, U.S. Chef D' Equipe Kai Handt, and Roxanne Trunnell (Photo: (C) Lindsay Y. McCall) Wellington, FL - Thirteen Para-Dressage horse and rider combinations made their way to Wellington, Florida, this January for the first CPEDI3* of the 2015 show season. Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV, competed at the spectacular Global Dressage venue in the Van Kampen Arena. FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA) were on hand to offer their expertise for each Para-Dressage duo. This CPEDI3* is one of the qualifiers for the 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships, 2016 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National C...
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 09:29
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (Photo: SusanJStickle.com) Ottawa, ON. - On the final day of competition at CPEDI3* Global Dressage Festival I presented by Adequan, Robyn Andrews won her test for the second day in a row for Canada. The competition was held at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., Jan. 9-11, 2015. Andrews of St. Johns, N.L. secured the victory in the Grade Ia Freestyle test riding her 2014 World Equestrian Games mare 14-year-old Fancianna, a Friesian-Andalusian cross, to a score of 67.917%. "I was pleased with Fancy today," said Andrews. "I was a bit tired, but we pulled it off. Many thanks must go to the Global Dressage Festival for putting on a great show. Special thanks to my coach, Amanda Kalvoda; chef d'équipe, Elizabeth Quigg; Pa...
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 05:31
Written By: Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Chef D' Equipe Kai Handt jogs Rubicon 75, ridden by Mary Jordan, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall) Wellington, FL - Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes from around the North American continent have landed in Wellington, Florida, for the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. This is the first CPEDI3* event for the 2015 calendar year. Thirteen horse and rider combinations presented their mounts in front of FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States will compete January 9-11, in The Van Kampen covered arena at the Global Dressage Festival. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday's FE...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 07:52
Kai Handt and Wes Dunham showcase collaborative coaching at the Northeast Symposium in 2013. Rider Sydney Collier aboard her own Wentworth works on gaits. (Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall) Wellington, FL - The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), is excited to announce a two-day Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium to be held at Global Dressage, Wellington, Florida, January 12 & 13, 2015, 8 AM-4 PM. Select U.S. High Performance and developing Para- Equestrian Dressage riders and coaches will be attending the symposium. Auditors are welcome to attend for $75. Pre-registering as an auditor is not required. Please contact Laureen Johnson at USEF at lkjohnson@usef.org if you are interested in audit...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 05:00
Written By: Lindsay Y. McCall
Nora Grassmyer, Mibis, Barbara Grassmyer, and Bob Grassmyer. (Photo: (c) Lindsay Y. McCall) El Dorado Hills, CA - On December 19, 2014, the Dressage Community lost friend, volunteer, and parent Nora Grassmyer after a three year battle with bladder cancer. Nora was heavily involved with the Dressage and Para-Dressage disciplines both internationally and at the national level. She was also a longtime volunteer at the California Dressage shows managed by Connie Davenport. Nora was a driving force behind her daughter and Paralympian Barbara Grassmyer. She was there at every moment for Barbara including when Barbara served as an alternate for the U.S. Paralympic Team in 2000, competing in Sydney, Australia; in 2001 and 2002 when Barbara was the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion;...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:30
Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani rode to the high score of 78.382% during the Polar Express Show at White Fences. Wellington, FL - Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani shined Saturday afternoon during the Polar Express show held at the White Fences Equestrian Center in Loxahatchee, Florida. The talented duo rode to the score of 78.382 percent for the FEI Para Team Grade II test during the national show, kick starting their season as they prepare for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in CPEDI3* in January 2015.Hart traveled to Florida in early December to work with Wellington-based international dressage trainer Todd Flettrich out of Cherry Knoll Farm, which is also a partial owner of Romani. Hart and Flettrich have worked consistently on warm-up and preparation with Romani after takin...
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 17:41
Sydney Collier riding Willi Wesley (Photo: SusanjStickle.com) Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Sydney Collier as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Seventeen-year-old Collier is a talented Para-Equestrian who competed at the international level in 2014, including the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., she was diagnosed at the age of seven with a rare congenital birth defect called Wyburn-Mason Syndrome. In spite of this challenge, Collier pursued her love of riding and has become a top equestrian athlete. A prime example of courage, sportsmanship, and dedication, Collier will be awarded the Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Having her biggest year to da...
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 06:53
Trainer Wes Dunham and WEG athletes Sydney Collier's mount Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* horse inspection . (Photo: Lindsay McCall) Wellington, Florida - November 26, 2014 - Entries are now being accepted at www.equestrianentries.com through December 22, 2014, for the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes kick-off the show season with their their first international show of the year January 7-11, 2015, in Wellington, FL, in the Van Kampen covered arena. This show will include FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV. Thursday, January 8, is the Horse inspection at approximately 5:30 PM. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday's FEI P...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:18
  We salute our veterans this Veterans Day. Thank you for protecting our freedoms. On this day we ask you to take a moment to think about those that have served our country. We would like to salute our disabled veterans who are part of not only the equestrian sport but all Paralympic sports. Thank you, - USPEA. We too, at DressageDaily, would like to take a moment to thank all veterans who have served our country to protect our liberties and rights. We truly appreciate all past and current members of our military for all that you do! History of Veterans Day - From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: World War I - known at the time as "The Great War" - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versaille...
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