The apprehension and excitement was palpable at the 2014 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumünster as a rather disappointing 2013 crop and auction had brought about significant changes to the program and selection process. The time to find if this new concept worked was here!
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.
For the first time ever the Global Dressage Forum is taking place outside The Netherlands - at the outstanding facilities at the Blue Hors Stud in Denmark where the Forum has kicked off on Monday 20 October 2014 for its two-day event. The 14th Global Dressage Forum started with a fabulous first day.
Femke de Laat and the bay KWPN stallion Gigolo K (by Chippendale x Rousseau) were the winners of the 2014 VWF Dressage Cup for 3-year olds held at Stable De Prinsenstad on Saturday 18 October 2014. The VWF Dressage Cup is a well attended regional 3-year old talent competition in The Netherlands.
(FEI press release) The Dutch were in dominant form at the World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League opening leg at Odense in Denmark on Sunday 19 October 2014, where Edward Gal pipped Adelinde Cornelissen for the main honours in the Grand Prix Freestyle.
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...