Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:12am
Fly by Bundeschampion Franziskus became top-priced youngster, sold at Euro 32,000

Verden - 147 foals were put up for auction at the 40th Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction in Verden on August, 16. The eagerly moving Fly by Bundeschampion Franziskus became top-priced youngster, sold at Euro 32,000. Other customers invested Euro 31,000 in his half brother Freak Blue. The 40th Elite Foal and Broodmare Auction started with the current Federal Champion Franziskus and his rider, team Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke. The riding master presented the six-year-old stallion in awesome style – only a couple of days ago, he had participated at the FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. Klosterhof Medingen purchased the highest-priced horse Fly by Franziskus/Contendro (breeder and exhibitor: Rita and Otto Sölzer, Fritzlar-Werkel).

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:22pm
Endel Ots Hopes to make a Lucky Strike on his 17.1 Hanovarian Gelding Lucky Strike in the 4 yr old division at the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championships (Photo Courtesy of Susan J Stickle)

Wellington, FL  – Preparation is key in the world of dressage, and for Endel Ots and the two young horses he is taking to the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championships, preparedness is not something they lack.  With exceptional scores in their respective divisions and being among the top ranked young horses in the country, Ots and the two geldings Donatus and Lucky Strike will go into the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championships, held in Lamplight, Illinois August 20-24, at the top of their game. 

Ots and Donatus, a 10-year-old German-bred gelding by Don Schufro and owned by Everglades Dressage, have set the standard in the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix.  During the final week of the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, the pair scored a 73.00%, the highest mark in that division in the country.  Donatus, or Donny, will also head into the Young Horse Championships with an average score of over 71%; this makes him the top ranked horse in the Developing Horse Grand Prix, a feat made even more exceptional by the fact that they only put in 2 qualifying tests, without the benefit of a dropped score.

Written by Mary Phelps
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:24am
With a high score of 72% in the Intermediare I last week at Majestic Farm, Batavia, Ohio Rebecca Knollman and Rocky Lane keeps getting stronger with each outing. Photo: Mary Phelps

Rebecca Knollman has an eye for talent and has proven it time and again in her region in the Central USA as well as nationally. Once again her eye and training skills have landed her at Lamplight, the location for the 2014 Markel/USEF National Developing Horse Championships with the talented mare Rocky Lane an 8-year-old Westfalen mare by Rock Forever x Rica (Rombach) she purchased three years ago at the Westfalen Elite Auction in Germany. As a mother of two young children with a fulltime training and boarding operation in Southwest, Ohio, Knollman may not be able to make it to Florida for the winter season, but that has not stopped her from making her mark on the Young Horse scene time and time again with horses she has purchased and trained to qualify in the top position of young talent in the United States. No stranger to the Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships, Knollman has competed Solaris Hit as a four and five year old, who she then sold, and Betsy Kang’s Whitny in the four and five year old division.  “It becomes bittersweet,” said Knollman about the horses she chooses, imports, then trains and competes when she is often approached at shows to purchase her mounts. “I do grow attached, but this is what I do.”

Written by Louise Parkes
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:08am
Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Valegro, Olympic and European champions, will be aiming for world honours to complete the hat-trick at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy next week. Photo: FEI/Kit Houghton.

The crackle of electricity is in the air ahead of the much-anticipated opening to the Dressage discipline at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Caen, Normandy (FRA) on 25 August. In the history of this exacting sport there has never been a more fascinating contest in prospect for both the team and individual medals, and some very big questions will be answered over the coming days. The Dutch managed to break the German grip on the team title for the first time at the last edition of the Games in Kentucky (USA) in 2010 but, four years on and the Germans once again look the ones to beat. German Chef d’Equipe, Klaus Roeser, has a formidable force at his disposal, and that includes the horse that took Kentucky by storm when providing his Dutch rider, Edward Gal, with the honour of becoming the first-ever competitor to take three gold medals at a Dressage World Championship.  

That horse, of course, is the already-legendary Totilas whose story since those heady days has been something of a roller-coaster. The black stallion’s sale, his disappearance from the competition arena for two years and his sudden return to the very top of the game with Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath in recent months ensures his presence is intriguing.  

Written by Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:43am
Rebecca Hart. Photo by Kendall Bierer/Phelps Media Group

Wellington, FL - The unstoppable force in the para world that is Rebecca Hart, is off again on her next adventure, this time, with more confidence than ever. Hart and her newest mount Romani, owned in conjunction with Cherry Knoll Farm of West Grove, PA, and Wellington, FL, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, as well as Will and Sandy Kimmel, are off to the 2014 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games (WEF) in Normandy, France, and are ready to begin a new and exciting chapter of their career, unveiling a unique and ever developing horse-rider connection.

As preparation, this spring she showed the 12-year-old mare at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 12 CPEDI3* and came home with the second placing in both the FEI Para-Dressage Individual test with a 70.476 percent and in the FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle with a 72.667 percent. Next, the pair traveled to Europe where they gained invaluable exposure and experience at the CPEDI3* events in Deauville, France, as well as Moorsele, Belgium.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:00am

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World Equestrian Games 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:02
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has updated the entry for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Due to an injury to her collarbone, Margie Engle has withdrawn herself and Elm Rock Partners, LLC's Royce as the Traveling Reserve to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:49
Kate Green, FEI Communications
No wonder the Eventing competition is a sell-out at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) on 28-31 August. A record entry of 97 combinations from 28 nations is heading for the spectacular backdrop of Haras du Pin, the French National Stud founded by Louis XIV known as "the Equestrian Versailles", where the Dressage and...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:32
Megan Arszman
Team USA has arrived in France for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and that includes the Reining Team. The team competed in the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup back in April in Lexington for the chance to be part of the United States Equestrian Team (USET). The team members are (in alphabetical order): Andrea Fappani (Scottsdale, Ariz.)...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 22:09
Diana DeRosa
Whenever you are involved in an international trip, such as covering the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, the preparation often takes a long time. For the media that first day you step on the ground is the end result of days, months and even years of planning. And so as I set sail now on Lufthansa headed to France while the weight...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:54
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™
On Thursday 28 August 2014 at 7am, over 170 riders under the flags of 48 nations will compete in the official Endurance event (35 teams and 13 riders competing individually, with the latest entry figures likely to evolve). For this veritable equestrian marathon, the Organising Committee has marked out a 160km-track composed of 5 looped...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:05
Father Larry David McCormick
Tossin’ and Turnin’. Some of us are old enough (when we are brave enough to admit it) to remember that phrase as the title of a Billboard Top 100 song from 1961 recorded by Bobby Lewis. Raise your hand if you are from that vintage. Okay we can put our hands down now. No. This is not a nostalgia column. Rather it is, first of all, an admission...
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:08
Louise Parkes
The crackle of electricity is in the air ahead of the much-anticipated opening to the Dressage discipline at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Caen, Normandy (FRA) on 25 August. In the history of this exacting sport there has never been a more fascinating contest in prospect for both the team and individual medals, and some very big...

Eventing

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:48
Lauren R Giannini for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Middleburg, VA - July 28, 2014 - On Friday, July 25, the United States Equestrian Team Foundation hosted a special reception to honor members of its Gold Medal Club and Karen E. Stives, at Sheila Johnson's Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA.

The occasion paid tribute to Stives, who donated one million dollars to create the...
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:06
Jenni Autry for Eventing Nation
Team USA had nothing but good things to say about the WEG Prep Trials in the press conference following cross country at Great Meadow, and Kim Severson went so far as to declare this the best final outing the team has ever had. “If I was still a selector, I’d be very pleased with today,” Kim said, which is high praise coming from a rider who has...
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:00
Jenni Autry for Eventing Nation
Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM turned in the fastest time of the day on cross country at Great Meadow, picking up just .4 time penalties with a cracking round. But it wasn’t quite enough to catch Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice, who ultimately clinched the win in the WEG Prep Trials with a clear trip and 1.2 time penalties to win by just .2...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 16:50
Helen Murray, USEF
The Plains, VA -  A successful weekend at the  Preparation Event for the Squad and Alternates for Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games wrapped up Sunday morning with 11 U.S. combinations completing David O'Connor's cross country. Crowds of 3,500 people came from throughout the...
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 15:29
Helen Murray for USEF
The Plains, VA - Great Meadow is set to host elite eventing combinations July 26th and 27th as the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and alternates take part in their official Preparation Event. The U.S. combinations will be joined Canadian horses and riders as they too will use the...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 16:00
Lynndee Kemmett
College was initially on David Ziegler’s mind when he graduated from high school. Only problem was he couldn’t figure out what to study. He changed his mind about his major on a weekly basis, which led his frustrated mother to give him this advice: “Just go ride and figure it out.” David took his mother’s advice and as he put it, “and here we...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:38
FEI Communications
Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74.
 
Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at Dunnamaggin, where his love of horses started at an early age. He hunted with the local Co Kilkenny...

Reining and Western Riding

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:15
Carrie Wirth for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Wellington, FL - The Wellington Summer Festival is coming up soon and it is more than just a horse show. Running August 1-3, the USEF A-rated hunter/jumper show will be presented by LaLa Land Productions and Castlewood Farm. In its first year, the Wellington Summer Festival is proud to announce their charity partnership with Kids Cancer...
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 13:11
Louise Parkes
The Italians proved unbeatable for gold at the FEI European Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2014 which drew to a close at Givrins in Switzerland yesterday. Last year they scored a hat-trick on home ground in Manerbio, but this year they went one better and swept all before them. The Championships took place at the state-of-the...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:14
USEF Communication
Lexington, Ky. - The top youth reiners in the U.S. went head-to-head on June 28 at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., to stake their claim on coveted National Titles in the Adequan/USEF Youth Reining National Championship. At the competition held in conjunction with the NRHA Derby, Amanda Hurd claimed top honors in the 14-18 division...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 06:19
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, -166 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians competed at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 26-28, 2014. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) student-riders competed in the Western discipline during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. The...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 16:06
Wellington, FL - Hundreds of spectators gathered at Polo West on Saturday for a night of fast-paced barrel racing as Horse Show By Appointment (HSBA) and PoloGear® teamed up for the second of five events in their summer exhibition series. While watching more than 60 barrel racers of all levels battle it out for the quickest time, visitors could...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 05:04
AQHA News
The American Quarter Horse Association, - Take Me Riding, the world’s most revolutionary effort to introduce children to a wonderful world of horses, is now available. Take Me Riding is an all-breeds “edutainment experience” for children ages 5 to 9 found online at www.TakeMeRiding.com. “It’s refreshing how leaders in the horse industry have...
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 09:18
HorseCity.com
Amy Bell, of Dennis, Texas, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday morning, May 16, in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital, a few hours before she expected to compete with two of her horses at the ongoing Breeder’s Invitational cutting. Bell, the 33-year-old daughter of Larry and Ellen, of Midland, Texas, managed the family-owned Kalpowar Quarter Horses...

Driving

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 16:12
By Andrew Minnick
Aachen, Germany - A fantastic four-in-hand driving season for American star Chester Weber got even better on Saturday with a hard-earned win at CHIO Aachen. The CAIO4* field full of international talent and former world champions, and the crowd of spectators at the historic show, made the weekend's win one of the biggest of Weber's career. With...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:35
Aachen, Germany – In keeping with his nickname “Mr. Dressage,” Chester Weber and his team of KWPN geldings owned by himself and Jane Forbes Clark took an early lead at the prestigious CAIO4* in Aachen. Weber topped the Individual Driven Dressage with a score of 35.67, the only score below 40. Due to inclement weather at Aachen over the past...
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:19
Exciting competitions, an excellent atmosphere and top world-class sport – that is the most apt description of the vaulting competitions at the CHIO Aachen. The Saturday (July 12th) and the Sunday (July 13th) are both completely sold-out and there are only a few tickets left for today (July 11th). For those, who can't make it to the Albert-Vahle...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 15:22
Cindy Timmer
Sandringham Estate (GBR), the much-loved country retreat of HM The Queen, provided the gorgeous backdrop for the ninth FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships which took place last weekend. Germany was the strongest nation taking home the team title as well as individual gold in Grade II thanks to the 27-year old Alexandra Röder. Jacques...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 13:52
Suzy Stafford
Coatesville, PA – Champion carriage driver Suzy Stafford is prepared for a busy summer of doing what she loves best—competing in driving competitions and passing her remarkable skills on to others. With a record of victories that includes winning a FEI Live Oak International CDE and the title of World Champion in both Morgan Carriage Driving and...
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:30
USEF Communication Department
Sandringham, England- The United States closed out a successful weekend at The Royal Estate in Sandringham, England on Sunday by capturing Team Bronze at the 2014 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving Championships for Singles and adding Individual Silver to their medal haul. The team of Bob Giles, Virginia "Boo" Fitch, and Diane Kastama kicked off...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:11
USEF Communication Department
Lexington, Ky. - A team of three U.S. drivers and two individuals are set to take on the challenge at the 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships for Singles. Taking place at The Royal Estate in Sandringham, England, the championships will run from June 27-29. Virginia "Boo" Fitch, Bob Giles, and Diane Kastama will represent the U.S...

Show Jumping

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:10
Emily Riden for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - June 29, 2014 - Cardozo just became a hunter three days ago, but today at the Kentucky Summer Classic he showed signs of a promising future ahead in his new found division. Evan Coluccio guided the 7-year-old Dutch Warmblood through his first hunter courses and to his first blue ribbon hunter win today in the High Performance...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:56
Kendall Bierer for Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Wayne, IL - July 30, 2014 - Jennifer Alfano exhibited her brilliant winning style once again with stellar performances aboard her many mounts during the Equifest I Horse Show held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center last week. SBS Farms, Inc. and Alfano dominated in the hunter rings, adding blue ribbons and championship titles to what has already...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:37
Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - July 29, 2014 - Many top riders consider the Kentucky Horse Park horse heaven, and today, they took the opportunity to prepare their mounts for upcoming events during the Kentucky Summer Classic. With the fourth event in the Hagyard Challenge Series and the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by GGT Footings, coming up...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:24
FEI Communications
The hunt for heroes continues, with nominations for the FEI Awards 2014 - the Oscars of the equestrian world - open for another six weeks until 9 September. Commitment, dedication and courage are just some of the qualities rewarded in the five categories in the FEI’s annual global search for excellence in equestrian sport.
 
The...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:43
Classic Company, Ltd.
The Classic Company will take a break from show jumping action over the next few weeks while it gears up for a busy fall and winter season. The next show to watch for is the Atlanta Fall Classic held at the Georgia International Horse Park in November.
 
Everyone is enjoying the summer but fall will be here before you know it!...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:32
Classic Company, Ltd.
Johns Island, South Carolina - The Classic Company just wrapped up its biggest Charleston Summer Classic since returning to Charleston eight years ago. Record entries and stalls, perfect weather and non-stop party action is how the show will go down in the record books. The overall sentiment was, 'I'm having so much fun, I don't want to leave.'...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:24
USEF National Affiliates Department
Fletcher, NC - On Friday, July 25 the 2014 Saddle Seat World Cup concluded with the United States repeating their 2012 performance, sweeping the top podium positions in the competition, and taking home Gold Medals in both the Three-Gaited and Five-Gaited sections.

Throughout the competition, held Tuesday, July 22 - Friday July, 25 as...

Para Dressage

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:16
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and support staff in Aachen having a team meeting during training camp. Photo courtesy of Sydney Collier Aachen, Germany  -  The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training camp this week. The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Angela Peavy (Avon, Con...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:16
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and support staff in Aachen having a team meeting during training camp. Photo courtesy of Sydney Collier Aachen, Germany  -  The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training camp this week. The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Angela Peavy (Avon, Con...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:56
Written By: USEF Communications
Sydney Collier and Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named five horse-and-athlete combinations to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. Four combinations will serve as the Team, while one combination will compete as an Individual. The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team (in alphabetical order): Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley, a 2000 Warmblood gelding. Rebecca Hart (Unionville, PA) and her own Schroeter's Romani, a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Re...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:56
Written By: USEF Communications
Sydney Collier and Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named five horse-and-athlete combinations to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. Four combinations will serve as the Team, while one combination will compete as an Individual. The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team (in alphabetical order): Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley, a 2000 Warmblood gelding. Rebecca Hart (Unionville, PA) and her own Schroeter's Romani, a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Re...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:44
Written By: Diana DeRosa
Susan Treabess. Photo by Diana DeRosa The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy are just around the corner and everyone headed to the Games is anxious for everything to start. Opening Ceremony takes place on August 23rd with the actual competition beginning on the 25th. While media and spectators are packing their bags, riders and horses competing in the first week and prepping for their journey to France. On Sunday, August 10th, the Endurance and Para-Dressage riders were sharing quarters at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. With camera in hand, it was the perfect opportunity to capture pictures and listen to the excited voices of the riders as they talked about the impending journey. The Para riders will be competing at the La Prairie Racecourse August 25...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:44
Written By: Diana DeRosa
Susan Treabess. Photo by Diana DeRosa The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy are just around the corner and everyone headed to the Games is anxious for everything to start. Opening Ceremony takes place on August 23rd with the actual competition beginning on the 25th. While media and spectators are packing their bags, riders and horses competing in the first week and prepping for their journey to France. On Sunday, August 10th, the Endurance and Para-Dressage riders were sharing quarters at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. With camera in hand, it was the perfect opportunity to capture pictures and listen to the excited voices of the riders as they talked about the impending journey. The Para riders will be competing at the La Prairie Racecourse August 25...
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:06
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
  Gladstone, NJ - In only 16 days the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team will be riding down centerline at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France. In preparation for the trip overseas the final jog for each of the four U.S. team horses and individual horse occurred at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. Led by Chef d'Equipe Kai Handt, the four team duos include: Grade II rider Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; Grade Ia rider Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch; Grade Ib athlete Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi W...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:44
Ottawa, ON, - The Canadian Para-Equestrian Team were in the top placings on the first day of competition at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage CPEDI3* held July 9-11, 2014 in Gloucester, ENG. Riding Double Agent, her seven-year-old Anglo-European Studbook mare, Roberta Sheffield of Lincolnshire, UK won her Grade III team test with 69.000%, and finished in second with Evelyn Little's eight-year-old gelding Dutch Warmblood, Bindro T, with a score of 68.211%. Three-time Paralympian Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC and Equine Canada's 13-year-old Oldenburg mare, Off to Paris, finished in second place in their Grade II team test, scoring 68.824%. Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC and Collegiate Sweet Leilani, M. Kendalyne Overway's 13-year-old Morgan mare, earned a score of 66.360% for seventh i...
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 05:37
Susan and Kamiakin (Photo by SusanJStickle) Kamiakin is the first Spanish Horse ever to have the honor to represent the United States in an international competition. He and his rider Susan Treabess have been selected for the US Para-Equestrian Team that is going to the WEG in Normandy, France. Kamiakin is a P.R.E. Horse bred right here in the United States by Ami McHugh of Crown J Ranch. He is owned by Susan in partnership with American, Katie Hill, who now lives in Holland, and registered with The IALHA, The P.R.E. MUNDIAL and with ANCCE. The Problem: Due to budget cuts at USEF, Susan and Kamiakin need to raise about $15,000 more to be able to attend the games. Some donations have already been sent but it is not enough to get their team to France. Now is the time for all of us, the m...
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 09:38
Written By: USPRE
Susan and Kamiakin (Photo by SusanJStickle) WELLINGTON, FL - USPRE member Susan Treabess has officially broken the glass ceiling for the PRE horse and PRE riders in the United States – she made the US Para Dressage Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France with the PRE stallion Kamiakin, owned by Susan in partnership with Katie and Scott Hill. This is an exciting achievement for the PRE horse and for US breeders and USPRE President Kim Boyer is excited about what this could mean for the future of the PRE horse in the United States, she comments, "The PRE Horse is much loved in the United States, especially in the Dressage Community. It is nice to see one rise to distinction and represent our country, and we expect this to be the start of an irreversi...
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