Pony rider Lara Kuropatwa, junior rider Anna Jesty, and young rider Gaby Lucas were the winners of their division at the 2015 British Youth Riders Championships held at Sheepgate equestrian centre on 24 - 25 August 2015. The British Under 21 Championships took place over two rounds with the combined results of the team and individual test counting for the overall ranking.
A sensational project to evaluate and train dressage judges will be presented at the 15th edition of the Global Dressage Forum on 26-27 October 2015. Maarten van der Heijden, Sports Director of the Dutch National Federation, and his colleagues will present a project, started in 2014 with scientist David Stickland to improve judging.
Junior rider Victoria Vallentin and young rider Alexandra Sorensen became the winners and brand new title holders at the 2015 Danish Championships for junior and young riders held in Ringsted, Denmark, on 21 - 23 August 2015. Denmark turned on the welcoming weather for the Nationals where some well known youngsters battled it out for the youth titles.
The 5-year old Chrysler and the 6-year old Herakles won the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the regional show at Arnold Winter's Wintermuhle equestrian centre in Neu-Anspach, Germany, on 30 July 2015. Neu-anspach has a very strong connection with Hungary as Hungarian Grand Prix rider Robert Acs is based there with a following.
The 4-year old Castenrayseweg's Dreamboy, the 5-year old Turfhorst Pippin’s Pride and the 6-year old Den Ostriks Marah became the winners of the 2015 Dutch Young Pony Championships held during the 2015 Dutch Welsh Pony Mare Show in Kootwijk, Th Netherlands, on Saturday 22 August 2015.
It was a case of German Youth domination at the 2015 CDI Darmstadt held at the Kranichsteiner Hof equestrian centre on 19 - 23 August 2015 with junior rider Rebecca Horstmann and young rider Joline Thüning both scoring hattricks. The 15-year old Horstmann and her 7-year old gelding Friend of Mine took out all three junior tests with 73.063%, 71.228%, and 73.375%, and the 19-year old Joline Thüning scored a clean sweep with 71.053%, 73.289%, and 74.625% on her 13-year old Don Dayly.
The 2015 European Championships at Aachen somehow reminded me of the professional life of a teacher: a teacher can have the nicest class with lovely kids, but as soon as a few rascals are in there they leave their stamp. For many people Aachen 2015 seemed to be something similar.