Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:30am
The highly respected team of professional auction services headed up by Tim and Cathy Jennings of SportHorseAuctions.com's has had success over 35 years with events including the auction at the AQHA World Championship Show and the annual Pony auction held at the Kentucky Horse Park during the USEF Pony Finals. For the past seven years they have brought their expertise into the American Dressage Market, being the trusted managers of some premier dispersal auctions for American Breeders as Horses UnLimited and Sylvan Farm. After a one-year hiatus the 4th Annual 2013 Sport Horse Auction at Dressage at Lexington, Virginia (July 12-14) under a new company but with the same management team provides the opportunity for breeders, trainers and owners to market and sell their horses during an established Dressage Competition. “The auction brings interested buyers to a point of decision. They must act or lose an opportunity to purchase,” Tim Jennings explains. With expanded internet advertising, live webcasts of the auction and preview reaching the USA and 8 countries featuring live on-line bidding, the 2013 Sport Horse Auction at Dressage at Lexington, Virginia brings to America what Europeans have been doing for years. Here are some of the results, with average sale prices growing each year.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:49am
Platinum Luxury Auction’s 20-acre Ranch Colony equestrian estate scheduled to auction on May 24, 2013. (Photo: courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions)
Jupiter, FL - Don’t miss the newest episode of Sidelines TV featuring an amazing 20-acre modern ranch estate in Jupiter, Florida’s Ranch Colony community, which will be sold at auction on May 24, 2013 by Platinum Luxury Auctions. The video includes a tour of the incredible property given by Trayor Lesnock of Platinum Luxury Auctions, a firm specializing in the auction sale of elite and distinguished properties. This elegant yet modern ranch estate was inspired by the designs of Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneers of modern architecture. It’s large parcel size is perfect for the equestrian, as it allows as many as 12 horses per acre.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:32am
Lyman, Maine - Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, a premier organization offering comprehensive equestrian educational services, is proud to organize, host and partner with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the U.S Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and SmartPak, the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States, to offer the first national joint U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposium and Trainers' Forum. Entitled "A Team Approach", the symposium will take place May 29-June 1 at Spring Creek Farm in Lyman, Maine. Offered in two parts, May 29-30 is the "Train the Trainer" program with the "SmartPak Coaches' Forum" will be offered to trainers and instructors. A total of twelve high performance and developing riders,y will then participate in the riding symposium May 30-June 1. The event is open to the public and auditors are welcome.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:06am
The race is on for a spot at the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany with the Markel/USEF Western Selection Trial about to be held at this Weekend's Dressage at Flintridge CDI*. Heather Blitz has decided to turn down a grant from the USEF for European Training - check out why. Two clones of Ulla Salzgeber's Rusty were unveiled this past week - on in France and the other is here in the good old USA! Eurodressage.com has a feature article of the importance of allowing your horse's spirit to shine through the dressage training for the ultimate performance. The Florida Horse Park has received $2 million from the state to start moving forward with the renovations to become an "Internationally Recognized Destination". Like it or not, the barefot revolution continues to take hold and a highly recognized vet held a talk about the subject - check out what she had to say.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:59am
Craig Stanley rode the U.S.-bred "Caliente DG" to a Reserve Championship during last year's Markel/USEF Young Horse Selection Trial, and will seek to earn another top placing at this weekend's Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J competition. (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)
BURBANK, CA – The pastoral grounds of the popular and historic Flintridge Riding Club in La Cañada - Flintridge, CA will become a bustling showcase for some of the West Coast's best dressage horses and riders this weekend during the annual Dressage at Flintridge CDI*/Y/J competition, May 23 - 26, 2013. Officiating for the weekend's competition will be esteemed international judges Lorraine Macdonald (4* CAN), Jeanne McDonald (4* USA), Jane Weatherwax (4* USA), and Sandy Osborne (USEF "S"). All eyes will be looking towards future stars as Dressage at Flintridge will once again host the Markel/USEF Young Horse Western Selection Trial for this summer's FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany. As one of only two Selection Trials in the nation, horses and riders will have to perform to the best of their ability in order to earn a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to represent the U.S. on the world stage.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 3:35am
Anders Dahl and Serano Gold-son Cashmir were the impressive winners of last year’s five-year-old Pavo Cup pre-selection at Hartpury (Photo: courtesy of KWPN)
Possibility for selecting young dressage horses for Pavo Cup semi-finals at Hartpury College, July 3rd. KWPN dressage horses are very successful around the world. The Olympic champion Valegro, the Olympic silver medalist and 2012 World Cup winner Parzival, and the Olympic team gold medalist Uthopia are three of the many outstanding KWPN horses. Their achievements speak for themselves. The KWPN has achieved worldwide success through its policies of strict selection and identifying talent at an early age. The Pavo Cup is one of several tools for identifying talent. The annual competition for four- and five-year-olds has proven to be successful in producing champions.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:37am
Gary Vander Ploeg on his Oldenburg gelding Degas (Photos: Mary White)
The inaugural CDI3*/CDIY/CDIJ Angelstone Spring Tournament was blessed with wonderful weather. Competitors highly praised the wonderful international class footing in all competition and warm-up rings. The Main Stadium presented challenges to some horses and riders with its truly International ambiance, including a concert quality sound system. Surrounded on low raised berms were three sides of tents (VIP, SPONSOR & Rider spaces) the arena is exactly what riders in North America need to introduce their horses to what to this time only Europe and Florida have offered. The brand new spacious stables enclosed with state of the art tents, with rounded as opposed to pointed peaks, were received with praise & positive compliments regarding the “look” and stalls size. Angelstone Farms near Rockwood, Ontario has created quite a stir amongst the equestrian community. Saturday evening a live band will play with an all evening party at the Cloud Nine Lounge on Angelstone! This week Angelstone presents the first of their 2013 large Hunter/Jumper competitions including a CSI. The transition from Dressage to Jumper competition was managed swiftly and effortlessly by the outstanding Angelstone ground crew.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:54am
The 2013 International Dream Program will make a stop at Carl Hester's yard (Photo: Eurodressage.com)
Four young riders have been selected for the 2013 International Dream Program that annually sends young riders to Europe for an intensive 10-day dressage experience. The program is administered and funded annually by The Dressage Foundation (TDF). An independent selection committee, after reviewing dozens of applications, chose the following young riders to make the twelfth annual TDF trip to Europe: Katie Foster (MI), Molly Eastridge (WA), Hannah Pierucci (VA) and Molly Maloney (NY). The following two young riders were chosen as first and second alternates: Katrina Hiller (WI) and Genay Vaughn (CA). The selection committee based their decision on candidates’ essays, competition scores, recommendations, videos of their riding and signs of commitment to the sport of dressage.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:07am
Berryville, Virginia - Professional Auction Services, Inc. will produce its first ONLINE ONLY AUCTION for Sport Horses, Hunters and Ponies in April of 2012. Entries are being accepted now. This marks an expansion of the nation’s longest running catalog auctions for Sport Horses, Hunters and Ponies to an online only auction. Mike Jennings, President of Professional Auction Services, Inc said “We will do everything that we do for a live auction, handle the promotion, the paperwork and the transaction for the sellers. It will be everything you expect from a PAS Auction except the”.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 4:32am
GLOCK rider Edward Gal (NED) on his GLOCK's Undercover (Photo: © Nini Schäbel)
What a final as a fitting finish to four days of international dressage at four-star level. Despite the less than inviting weather, Carinthian spectators flocked to the GLOCK Horse Performance Center to see 'their' stars and above all GLOCK rider Edward Gal (NED) on his jet black GLOCK's Undercover and Spaniard Juan Manuel Muñoz Díaz on his gorgeous grey Fuego de Cardenas in the freestyle where prize money totalled €75,000. Gal's music Secretum Revelatum transported the almost completely silent audience during the marvellous dressage performance. GLOCK's Undercover seemed very frisky but showed impressive collection. He made the piaffes and passages look relaxed, the canter powerful, the pirouettes well placed and the half-passes elegant. The audience was captivated and gave the multiple World and European Champion and third in the 2013 World Cup final a big round of applause. An 83.450% score with just about eights to nines for the technical and artistic execution and therefore victory was the judges' reward in today's final day of the Dressage International. "Starting twice and winning twice was really special here," said GLOCK rider Edward Gal, wreathed in smiles at the winner's interview.