For the 37th time a selection of sport horses of the highest quality has been hand-picked to be presented for sale at the 2016 PSI Auction on 3 - 4 December 2016 at the P.S.I. Auction Centre in Ankum, Germany. The entire P.S.I dressage collection has now been posted online.
The 4-year old Hesselhoj Donkey Boy, the 5-year old Victoria's Secret, and the 6-year old Fiontini became the grand champions of the 2016 Danish Young Horse Championships held at the 2016 CDI-W Odense in Denmark on 19 - 21 October 2016. The Danish Young Horse Championships are open to all breeds and the Finals take place after a series of qualifiers in the spring and summer and a semi finals held three weeks ago.
Hana Vasaryova of the Czech Republic went the distance an rounded off her 2016 summer show campaign in Western Europe by competing her string of four horses from young horse level up to small tour at the 4 and 5* CDI Mallorca from 29 September till 10 October 2016. With 18 tests ridden during two weeks of competition, Vasaryova bagged no less than 6 trophies.
Danish Rikke Svane and Luxembourg's Sascha Schulze moved into the winner's circle for the big tour classes at the 2016 CDI Biarritz on 14 - 16 October 2016. One of the last outdoor competitions of the 2016 season, the CDI Biarritz annually draws a decent field of mainly French and Dutch riders with this year a group of 16 big tour competitors.
Since the FEI’s successful #TwoHearts campaign was launched in the countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the concept of horse and rider as a single athletic entity has captivated and inspired competitors and fans and, in the discipline of Dressage, that singularity of body and mind is particularly evident. So there is great anticipation ahead of the first leg of the FEI World Cup Dressage Western European League 2016/2017, which gets underway at Odense Horse Show in Denmark this weekend.
The first day of the 2016 Global Dressage Forum continued with several practical demonstrations. Former show jumping champion Franke Sloothaak worked a young dressage horse on the double lunge line with the afternoon session became a celebration of structured youth programs to guarantee the future of dressage sport.
Guest columnist of the week is Dr. Selene Scarsi. A dressage rider and owner, Selene Scarsi teaches English Medieval and Renaissance literature at Kingston University London, and also works as a journalist for Horse&Hound. She has collaborated with Eurodressage for a number of years....