The P.S.I. Auction in Ankum in Lower Saxony is simply legendary. Interested horse people and customers from all over the world meet in Ankum on 6 - 7 December 2014 to see an extraordinary collection of dressage and show jumping horses – carefully chosen and prepared from the two organizers: Ullrich Kasselmann and Paul Schockemöhle.
Heath Ryan and Regardez Moi continued their winning form at the 2014 Australian Dressage Championships on Friday taking out the Grand Prix CDI-W on a warm Sydney day. Ryan edged out Australian WEG Team rider Mary Hanna and Umbro, who finished in second with a score of 66.92 and next was Heath Ryan on Utopian Cardinal on 66.86%.
Norwegian Grand Prix star Siril Helljesen has made her return to the international limelight since the the sale of her top GP horse Dorina. Aboard the 8-year old Hanoverian bred Rosenstolz, Siril became the triple winner of the small tour at the 2014 CDI Oslo on 16 - 19 October 2014.
The 4-year old Fiontina, the 5-year old Litvinenko Sjaelstofte and the 6-year old Rossetti, were the title snatchers at the 2014 Danish Young Horse Championships held right before the World Cup qualifier in Odense, Denmark on 14 - 16 October 2014. These three youngsters were the winners of the finals test capturing the titles and giving their rider's the hope of a dressage future.
Making her surprise comeback to the sport of dressage after losing her fight against the FEI to claim her spot at the 2012 London Olympics, Dominican Republic's Yvonne Losos de Muniz has returned to the arena with some talented small tour horses. Losos de Muniz made her jack in the box come back producing promising results first at the 2014 CDI Saugerties on 19 - 21 September 2014 and then at the 2014 CDI-W Devon on 25 - 28 September 2014.
The 2014 Global Dressage Forum took place at the beautiful premises of Blue Hors Stud in Randbol, Denmark, where everyone has been very well looked after. Today was the second day of a thought-provoking and an inspring two-day-programme of the 14th edition of the Forum.
Our guest columnist of the week is Colonel Christian Carde, retired French I-judge, former French national coach and former chief rider of the Cadre Noir in Saumur, France. The recent CDIO Aachen classes prompted Col. Carde to share a few thoughts and his doubts on the judging of the...