The mountain is calling so save your dates for 26 April - 1 May 2017. In around five weeks Hof Kasselmann in Hagen at the Teuteburger forest will open its doors to equestrian sport fans from around the world. Horses & Dreams meets Austria where fans, sponsors, and riders from more than 30 nations march into the outdoor season at Hof Kasselmann.
The Canadian team has on the first leg of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup series held at the 2017 Global Dressage Festival in CDIO 3* in Wellington, FL. This U.S. leg of the FEI Nations Cup series runs in a different format from the European instalments with big and small tour classes counting to determine the overall winner.
German Raphael Netz has made a successful jump from the pony division straight into young riders and booked his first hattrick on his young riders CDI debut at the international competition in Caselle di Sommacampagne, Italy, on 17 - 19 March 2017. Netz and Ritz Carlton won all three Young riders classes at this spring show.
The 2017 FEI Nations' Cup show circuit kicked off in Wellington, Florida, on Wednesday 22 March 2017. With a limited amount of countries competing, the CDIO format in Wellington is different from the European Nations' Cup events. The Senior teams consist of Canada, USA, and Spain. Individuals competing include riders from Australia and Guatemala. Riders can represent their countries in Grand Prix as well as in the Small Tour.
The American A-team won the Under 25 Nations' Cup held at the 2017 CDIO Wellington on Wednesday 22 March 2017 during the final week of competition in Wellington, FL. The Under 25 Nations Cup was contested over just one class, the Intermediaire II, and three teams competed: two U.S. teams and a Canadian delegation. Spain was represented by one individual rider, who won the class.
Austrian Belinda Weinbauer and Sohnlein Brilliant danced their way to victory in the Grand Prix Kur to Music at the 2017 CDI Caselle di Sommacampagna on 17 - 19 March 2017. Hosted at Sporting Club Paradiso close to Verona, Italy, the CDI drew out a mixed field of 15 Grand Prix riders from five different nationalities.
Guest columnist of the week is Hans-Christian Matthiesen, the brand new president of the International Dressage Officials Club (IDOC) and former FEI Dressage Committee Member. In his mission statement right after his appointment as IDOC president, Matthiesen stressed that he's aiming for more...