Wellington Classic Dressage - 2009 + Gold Coast Dressage - 2009 + Palm Beach Dressage Derby - 2009 + White Fences Dressage - 2009 + 2009 Collecting Gaits/USEF Dressage Championships

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Get Your Entries in Today! The closing date for entries for the Dressage at Equestrian Estates competition held March 27-29 has been extended to Friday, March 6, 2009, and for this 2009 competition year, the late fees have been waived. The National Champion Series Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Don't miss out on Movie Night at Equestrian Estates Saturday, march 28, presented by Schleese Saddlery Service:  a complimentary USA premier of "If Horses Could Speak" produced by...
Loxahatchee, Florida – Collecting Gaits Farm, owned by Jeff and Shereen Fuqua, is a strong supporter of dressage in the U.S., including supporting the annual Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions. And this year, one of the farm's own horses, Bogner B, under the guidance of Courtney King-Dye, is on the road to qualifying for the National Intermediaire Championships, scheduled to be held at USET in Gladstone in June. "We're very hopeful he'll make it," said Jeff Fuqua. "It's...
Loxahatchee, Florida – Arlene "Tuny" Page and Lauren Sammis had much to celebrate as this year's Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI came to a close. Page nabbed the win in the closing day CDI Grand Prix Freestyle with Wild One. And the day before, Sammis and Sagacious HF beat out a large field of competitors to take the win in the CDI Grand Prix Special. It was the first CDI Grand Prix for the pair. "I'm a very lucky girl right now," said a happy Sammis. "I have two beautiful children, a fabulous...
Loxahatchee, Florida – With his owner/rider Caroline Roffman in the saddle, Bulgari 5 came back from a two-year hiatus to win the FEI Young Rider Freestyle at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. The pair took their win with a score of 69.80 riding to a mix of music in the Italian style of a Roman holiday in a freestyle designed by Terri Gallo.The 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding had been the 20-year-old rider's mount for many years of junior/young rider competition. But two years ago, he tore a...
Loxahatchee, Florida – When Katherine Bateson-Chandler was in England training with Carl Hester last summer, she spotted Dea II at his barn and just had to have her. It wasn't easy getting Hester to part with the nine-year-old Hanoverian mare sired by Diadalos, but he finally relented and Bateson-Chandler brought Dea home to America last fall. The Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI was the pair's first CDI together and in it they took first in CDI Prix St. Georges competition with a score of 70.088...
Loxahatchee, Florida – For the past five years, Joan Pecora has endured a weekly commute from Illinois to Florida in order to compete on the Florida winter circuit. At this weekend's Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI the effort she has put in to training and competing her horse paid off when she rode away with two blue ribbons in FEI competition. Pecora and Talent, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding sired by Jazz, won Saturday's Open Intermediaire I with a score of 65.789. The day before,...
Loxahatchee, Florida – Two months after returning to the U.S., Wellington 248, with his owner and rider Melissa Jackson aboard, grabbed a Grand Prix win in the prestigious Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. Wellington and Jackson won Saturday's FEI Open Grand Prix with a score of 66.383. Placing second were James Koford and Don Principe with a score of 65.957 and third was Betsy Rebar Sell riding Wonderful Walden to a score of 65.106 percent. "He did great," Jackson said of her 12-year-old...
Mikala Gundersen was clearly elated with Leonberg’s performance during the Grand Prix for Freestyle at the Derby. The pair was the decisive victors in a class with a 68.426% that featured USET members like Michael Barisone and Jane Hannigan, who finished second and third respectively. “It means a lot to win this class at the Derby,” explains Gundersen. “I was almost crying when I texted my mom—that was when I really realized that we had won.” Leonberg, an RPSI stallion owned by Horses...
February 26 - March 1, 2009CDI ResultsFriday February 27, 2009Saturday February 28, 2008 Sunday March 1, 2009Open ResultsFriday February 27, 2009Saturday February 28, 2009Sunday March 1, 2009Complete Palm Beach Dressage Derby Coverage
Loxahatchee, Florida – Michael Barisone and Olympus took their first win at Grand Prix when they won the CDI Grand Prix for the Special at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. It was only the second Grand Prix for the pair. They rode their first Grand Prix two weeks earlier at the Wellington Classic Dressage Spring Challenge CDI and placed second. "He's doing great and I think he'll be scoring on the 70s in no time," Barisone said of the 12-year-old Dutch gelding owned by Dr. Nancy Binter...
It was a long drive to the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI for Kassie Barteau – 27 hours to be exact – but it was worth it. The young Barteau zipped into town for the Derby and promptly collected a blue ribbon in Young Rider competition on Friday riding GP Raymeister. The Barteau family owns KYB Dressage in Maple Park, Illinois and they arrived in town with five horses on the Monday before the Derby. "We rode them Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and then started showing," Barteau said. She is...
Loxahatchee, Florida – In their first outing together, Lisa Wilcox and Queba HM earned a blue ribbon for their win in FEI Open Intermediaire II competition at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. The pair scored a 66.316 percent for their win. Placing second was James Koford with the Hanoverian stallion Don Principe and a score of 63.158. Third was Bill Warren with Romantic and a score of 62.368. Wilcox was thrilled, especially considering that neither Queba nor she has been in the show...
Loxahatchee, FL - The Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W/Y outdoes itself every year, and this year’s 26th annual event February 26 – March 1 is no exception.  From the world-class competition in the CDI, to the fun social activities like the Taste of the Derby and the Competitor’s Party hosted by Purina Mills, the Derby is the one event on every dressage aficionado’s calendar. In excess of $20,000 in purses and awards will be distributed during the show. Riders will also get their first scores...
Loxahatchee, FL--The Palm Beach Dressage Series introduces the new Derby Series Challenge. Bragging rights, prize money and a host of goodies will be on the line for the riders that rise to the top of their classes at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby and Dressage at Equestrian Estates. The Challenge Series awards will be presented to competitors with the highest averages in Training Level through Grand Prix, with an additional Challenge award, including a perpetual trophy, for the Adult Amateur...
Bill Warren arrived at Welcome Back to White Fences I, held February 21-22, with four horses to ride and promptly began collecting ribbons. "Our team definitely had a fantastic weekend," Warren said of his rides and those of team members Bill McMullin and Donna Cameron. Warren had wins in Second Level with  Xanur HM and at Intermediaire II with Romantic. With Well Done II he took two red ribbons in Third Level competition and rode the nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding Leiden to a third...
Loxahatchee, Florida –  finished the two days of competition at Welcome Back to White Fences I, held February 21-22, with a win that earned them an 81.071 percent – the highest score of the show. And Kohmann is now certain that his decision to remain in the U.S. was the right one. Kohmann, a native of Germany, has been a member of Cesar Parra's young team of riders for the past three years. He was recently offered an opportunity to return home to Germany, but decided to turn it down. One...
Loxahatchee, FL – The Palm Beach Dressage Derby was recognized this weekend by the USET Foundation. The show received the Gold Medal Club Anniversary Award and was recognized for its contributions and support of the USET for the last 10 years. Each year the Derby raises money for the USET, through VIP seating, special events or other festive fundraisers.  “We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Mary Anne McPhail, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby. “Our goal...
Over $15,000 in exciting products and services have been donated for the The Equestrian Aid Foundation, a 501C3  which will be showcased all weekend at the 2009 Palm Beach Dressage Derby. All of these items are what anyone in the Dressage world could use and needs. You can donate to a great cause AND get a deduction for ourchasing what many of you will be buying anyway. The kick off for the fundraising drive will begin at the Markel/DressageDaily Palm Beach Dressage Derby "Inspection Reception...
West Palm Beach, FL – Dressage riders Katherine Bateson Chandler and Lynda Alicki both rode away winners of the FEI Prix St. Georges Open GAIC/USDF Qualifying class at the recent Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. The class, sponsored by the Oaks of Lake City, was divided into two sections due to the large turnout.Bateson Chandler won section one of the class aboard Jane Clark’s Dea II, an eight-year-old Hanoverian mare, with a score of 69.825%....
continued their winning streak recently, winning the CDI Prix St. Georges class at the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI. Thanks to their win the duo also took home the handsome and much sought after Sho Clothes Whip, an award that has become a coveted favorite among top riders. Brons was pleased to capture the title, and the whip, aboard the nine-year-old, 16.3 hand KWPN gelding with a score of 71.368%. “He was consistent and reliable throughout the test. He is getting so he is...

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

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...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:25
Gulf Coast Classic Company
Twenty seven horse and rider teams tackled Sunday's $35,000 Budweiser Grand Prix course, designed by Manuel Esparza of Mexico City, Mexico in front of delighted crowds. Esparza is a top international course designer whose resume includes his position as an Assistant Designer for the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and...
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 14:26
Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group
Wellington, FL - March 2, 2015 - Each year, top riders from around the world gather at the Winter Equestrian Festival during thee CSIO competition held Week 8. On Sunday, March 1, Mexico's Nicolas Pizarro was presented with the Kate Nash Boone Style Award during the $150,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix. The award is presented to the international...
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 14:16
Helen Murray for USEF
Wellington, FL - A week of unprecedented success for the U.S. at CSIO Wellington came to a close on Sunday with Todd Minikus claiming victory in the CSIO4* Grand Prix presented by Lugano Diamonds and the U.S. Teams completing a clean sweep of FEI Nations Cups presented by Hollow Creek Farm. Minikus (Wellington, FL) and his partner from the United...

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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