Three different horse and rider combinations from three different nations claimed victory in the big tour classes at the 2015 CDI Deauville on 24 - 26 July 2015. Australian Kristy Oatley and Ronan took out the Grand Prix with 70.080%, Ukraine's Inna Logutenkova and Don Gregorius won the Special on 72.020%, and French Claire Gosselin and Karamel de Lauture blitzed the Kur on 72.825%.
The 5-year old Grimani and the 6-year old Dolce Vita became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the big 2015 South German Regional Championships in Nordlingen, Germany, on 25 - 26 July 2015. Seventeen 5-year olds and nineteen 6-year olds contested the L and M-level dressage horse tests.
2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
With the master list of participants for the 2015 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany, next week taking shape, the final horses selected to compete there have been announced. Countries such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Great Britain, Hungary, Lithuania, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine have now revealed their representatives.
The 5-year old Dantano and the 6-year old Fasine were the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the regional dressage show at Hof Bettenrode on 10 - 11 July 2015. A huge group of contestants were entered to compete at Hof Bettenrode for a coveted ticket for the Bundeschampionate finals in Warendorf in September.
The winners have been crowned after four days of competition at the 2015 Trakehner Championships held annually in Hanover, Germany. The 2015 edition took place on 23 - 26 July 2015 and featured a plethora of classes and age divisions in all three Olympic disciplines: dressage, show jumping, and eventing.
Strong scores were achieved by the German 5 and 6-year olds in the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the regional shows in Brunnthal and Heroldsberg at the end of June and the beginning of July. Dorothee Schneider and Sezuan made a rare show appearance in preparation of the 2015 World Young Horse Championships and scored the season best score of 9.7.
Guest columnist of the week is Robert Dover, U.S. team trainer and multiple U.S. Olympic team rider. He recently penned down his views on Olympic qualification through the Pan American Games and appeals for a new Olympic qualification format excluding the Pan Ams as long as they still...