Dressage show and event results from around the world. Featuring national and local dressage associations, driving, eventing, combined training, western dressage, USEF, USEA, and USDF shows.
The horse world turns its attention to the 2013 Rolex Three Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky where dressage takes center stage at 9.30 am on Thursday April 25 and at 10.00 am on Friday, April 26. Cross-Country is set for 3.30 pm on Saturday, April 27 and the Jumping test at 1.15 pm on Sunday, April 28 followed by the awards ceremony at 3.30 pm.
May 21, 2013 Isabell Werth & Don Johnson Win Wiesbaden CDI4* Grand Prix, 1st Victory for Pair This Year WIESBADEN, Germany
Isabell Werth rode Don Johnson to the first victory of the year for the pair by winning the Pfingst Turnier CDI4* Grand Prix Saturday.
Isabell and the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Don Frederico x Werona x Warkant) scored 75.213 per cent for the win over fellow German Fabienne Lütkemeier on D’Agostino whose personal best score of 74.553 per cent put them in second place. Denmark’s Lone Bang Larson and Fitou L were third on 72.553 per cent.
For Isabell and Don Johnson it was their first victory since Vienna last September but have placed within the top five in their eight starts since then, including the World Cup Final a month ago.
German Young Rider star Sanneke Rothenberger competed Favourit in their first CDI, scoring 71.957 per cent for fourth place. Sanneke took over the ride last October from Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén who competed the Rhinelander gelding on the Swedish team at the 2009 European Championships and the 2010 World Equestrian Games. More info...
May 21, 2013 Four American Young Riders Selected to Annual International Dream Program
Four American young riders have been selected for a 10-day trip to Europe for the 2013 International Dream Program administered by the Dressage Foundation.
The riders selected for the 12th annual tour are Katie Foster of Michigan, Molly Eastridge of Washington, Hannah Pierucci of Virginia and Molly Maloney of New York.
The group will visit riders and trainers in Europe and attend the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany in August.
May 21, 2013 Lower Level Event Rider Profile: Brenda from NC North Carolina
Your Name: Brenda
Primary horse’s name:Waps Chocolate Moose
Age, breed, pertinent info: Appaloosa
Level currently competing:Beginner Novice/Novice
Short term goals this spring/summer: Getting out there! Competing at Carolina Horse Park 5 out of the 9 shows on their calender & exposing my horses to different venues and/or schooling shows and clinics.
Year-end goals: To look back and say I finally did it! Not just one event but my calender was very busy with preparing and accomplishing actually doing it!. I plan to name 3 things my horse progressed at and I am pleased with. Edifying the good my your horse and myself is key to a better mindset for our future goals. Make my goals for next year early and keep them on my fridge to see every day.
Overall goals? Making a commitment to expanding my horizons and riding with several different trainers in my area. Trying to access as much knowledge and tid bits from others experience and gleen what I can that applies to me and my horse. More info...
May 21, 2013 Congrats to Greenville Foothills Pony Clubbers Greenville, SC
Carolyn Culbertson, the District Commissioner of Greenville Foothills PC sent us a little note of congratulations to her club members for their performance at FENCE. The Carolina Region Pony Clubs held their annual Eventing Rally at F.E.N.C.E. in Tryon, NC this past weekend. Well done, Pony Clubbers!
Special accolades to four Greenville Foothills Pony Club members who earned the highest placings in their divisions at the rally: Shady Sayers, Rachael Wood, Julia Gates, and Alena Poltorak. More info...
May 21, 2013 Robert Dover’s Vision of American Dressage – Part 2 By KENNETH J. BRADDICK As the new coach of America’s high performance dressage program, six-time Olympian Robert Dover is preparing his vision to be presented within the next two weeks and aimed at building the sport from the bottom up while facing the short term goal of producing a credible performance at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France next year.
Going back to his own roots as kid in Pony Club before graduating at the top A level, Robert wants to expand the pipeline by implementing programs for ponies to go with the junior and young riders, young horse, under-25, developing horse and high performance divisions that he proposed when he first ran for the job four years ago and has seen most of it implemented since.
His “true partner” in heading up the effort is Debbie McDonald, who rode Brentina on the WEG silver medal team in 2002, in 2003 became the first American to win the World Cup and was on the bronze medal team at the 2004 Olympics. “If there are times where I can’t be some place I feel Debbie is my perfect partner to be there,” he said, “that’s how I hope things will be made possible.” More info...
May 21, 2013 Western Dressage: The Rubber Hits the Road Michelle Binder-Zolezzi of www.RelationalRidingAcademy.com It's official. NAWD has applied for recognized affiliate status with the USEF. Supporters have until June 11th to let the USEF know that North American Western Dressage is the right choice of organizations to build the future of Western Dressage.
NAWD President Jen Johnson states:
“Western Dressage is coming. Over the past 3 years we have watched it grow at warp speed from the hint of an idea to not just one but three major organizations with very different ideals. Throughout, NAWD has remained true to our mission: “to provide resources for our members to learn how Classical Dressage Principles can help the Western Horse become a better partner and improve performance for all disciplines.” More info...
May 21, 2013 Insight into WDAA Western Dressage Bitting Rules Western Dressage Association® of America The Western Dressage Association® of America (WDAA) has designed Western Dressage Rules to be utilized across various breeds that are either affiliated with or operate independently of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Bitting requirements differ across the breed shows and events that host more than just Western Dressage. In order to design a universally inclusive discipline across all breeds and encourage equestrians to explore Western Dressage; WDAA felt obliged to respect the differences in bitting requirements which were already being regulated at breed and USEF competitions. The WDAA Rules Task Force remains very focused on re-evaluating factors like bits on a regular basis. It is continuously making recommendations deeply rooted in the welfare of the horse. More info...
May 15, 2013 The Vision of American Dressage – Part 1 KENNETH J. BRADDICK An invasion of Europe by as many as 20 American dressage combinations this year may be the most ambitious ever in a campaign by new leadership determined to return the United States to the medals podiums of the Olympics and world championships.
The effort for so many Americans to train and compete against the best in Europe–the world–stems from new programs created by the U.S. Equestrian Federation High Performance Committee led by Janet Foy, an international 4* judge, the appointment of Robert Dover as Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe–bureaucratic terms meaning coach and leader of U.S. teams–and Debbie McDonald, one of the globe’s foremost combinations who will work with Robert.
And although it comes at the lowest ebb of American high performance dressage in more than two decades, missing out on medals at the past two Olympics after U.S. teams were on the medals podiums for four straight Games, there is excitement and optimism for the future. More info...
May 13, 2013 Monday video from Tredstep Ireland: Ingrid Klimke’s XC Helmet Cam from Marbach CIC3*While Jersey Fresh kept us busy here in the US, Marbach CIC3* was running over in Germany. Check out this cool helmet cam of Ingrid Klimke and Tabasco TSF, who won the division on a 36.7, after adding a few time penalties to their amazing dressage score of 29.1.
May 13, 2013 Penny Ross: Building Eventers From the Ground Up by Kate Samuels A young competitor discovers Eventing
When you look back at your riding career, there's always a few examples of certain people or situations that lead you to where you are today, and for me, the Penny Ross Schooling Shows are a prime suspect in my current obsession with 3-Day Eventing. This is a series of several events throughout the eventing year held in and around Charlottesville Virginia, and organized and created by the hard working Penny Ross.
Brian and Penny Ross moved to Virginia in 1982 to work for the Virginia Horse Center, and to introduce the Horse Trials to the facility. Penny was approached by a local farm to create schooling shows to encourage more people to try 3-Day Eventing, and to reach out to the younger crowd. And thus, the Penny Ross Schooling Event Series was born. Now, there are horse trials and combined tests hosted by several different farms in the area, making it unique in the world of schooling shows due to the individual facilities where we compete. More info...