January 2012

  • Steffen Peters Named 2011 USEF Equestrian of the Year for an Unprecedented Third Time

    Written by USEF Communications
    Steffen Peters and Ravel at Aachen 2011
    Steffen Peters and Ravel at Aachen 2011

    Cincinnati, OH - To cap off a record-setting year, dressage superstar Steffen Peters added one more record to his résumé on Saturday night at the United States Equestrian Federation's Pegasus Awards dinner, and this after a one-two win on Friday in California on Ravel (80.426) and placing a close second in his first Grand Prix on Akiko Yamasaki's new mount for Peters, the 10 year old Westfalen gelding Legolas 92 with an 80.213%. Peters became the first person to score the USEF's Equestrian of the Year title three times. Peters (San Diego, CA) won the top honor in 2008 and 2009 based largely on his accomplishments with Akiko Yamazaki's phenom Ravel - but in 2011, Ravel had some help. Peters capitalized on his first trip to the Pan American Games and scored Team and Individual Gold in a tremendous effort with Jen and Bruce Hlavacek's Weltino's Magic. From California to Aachen, Germany Peters was undefeated in 2011 with the now 9-year-old Westphalian gelding.

  • Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire Gears Up For Important California In March with New Sponsor Support

    Jan Ebeling  Ralfalca put in a near perfect test to secure the top honors in the Grand Prix CDI at the Dressage Affaire in 2011
    Jan Ebeling Ralfalca put in a near perfect test to secure the top honors in the Grand Prix CDI at the Dressage Affaire in 2011

    Del Mar, CA - The Dressage Affaire is very happy to announce the addition of Rancho Valencia to its name for 2012, the Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire CDI 3*** W/Y/J and CPEDI 3***, March 8-11, Del Mar California . Thanks to the assistance of the San Diego Horse Show Alliance, KP Events and the Rancho Valencia Resort has what hopes to be an ongoing relationship, in the San Diego community. The Resort will be closed for renovations through the Spring of 2012 but a highly anticipated Grand Re-opening is scheduled for July 2012! Rancho Valencia will host a Welcome Exhibitor Party on Thursday March 8th at 5pm and be presenting Sponsors of both the $7,500.00 Rancho Valencia Grand Prix Freestyle and the $2,500.00 Rancho Valencia Olympic Grand Prix Special.  Rancho Valencia Dressage Affaire offers qualifying opportunities for the Olympic Games and all other major Championships including the Para Equestrian, where for the first time a Para Judges' clinic and symposium will be held. What better way for emerging judges in the US Program to enjoy Southern California and broaden their horizons!

  • Neville Bardos and Sjoerd Named 2011 Horses of the Year by the United States Equestrian Federation

    Written by USEF Communications
    Horse of the Year Neville Bardos (Photo: Courtesy of USEA)
    Horse of the Year Neville Bardos (Photo: Courtesy of USEA)

    Cincinnati, OH - For the first time ever, the USEF crowned two horses with its highest honor, one from an International Discipline and one from a National Discipline. Neville Bardos and Sjoerd were named 2011 Horses of the Year at tonight's USEF annual Horse of the Year celebration. Honored for their accomplishments in 2011 their roads through the last 12 months, while both exceptional, have been very different.
    Videos of all of the Horses of Honor are available here.
    Neville Bardos - Eventing
    Horse of the Year Neville Bardos (Photo Courtesy of USEA)
    He shouldn't have lived. But he did. He shouldn't have returned to his life as an event horse. But he returned better than ever. Trapped in a burning barn for 45 minutes, Neville Bardos made a miraculous recovery from injuries sustained in a fire that claimed the lives of six other horses at his rider Boyd Martin's barn in West Grove, PA. The now 13-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding won the USEF National CCI3* championship in 2009 and was 10th at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games - leading the U.S. effort. But his life changed dramatically in the early hours of Memorial Day in 2011.

  • Time Flies! Top 5 Time Management Tactics for Professional Equestrians

    Written by Elisabeth McMillan

    When it comes to investing in your horse business, your time investment is every bit as important as your financial investment. Like financial investments, high value activities can be identified by their ROI (return on investment). This year, consider taking an investment approach to how you manage your time. Here are five activities that typically deliver the highest return on investment for horse professionals.
    1. Invest Time in You
    Your expertise is a valuable business asset. It is the foundation that your horse business is built on. Your level of expertise and ability to produce results largely determine your pay scale, career trajectory and ultimately the longevity of your business. Your health and expertise are of paramount importance to your business. Investing time in activities that build your skills and expertise, as well as taking time to rest and refuel, is a smart bet.

  • Largo di Molto

    Gender: 
    Gelding
    Birth Year: 
    2000
    Breed: 
    Oldenburg
    Size: 
    16.2
    Color: 
    Dark Brown

    Owner dispersing: Imported Oldenburger gelding, 16.2H, dark brown, irresistibly handsome. Shown First level, schooling Grand Prix movements with good Grand Prix potential.

    "Lucky" is very charming and puts his heart into his work. Beautiful mover, a real prince to ride and work around.

     

     

     

     

    Contact Information

    Contact Name: 
    Hans Dressler
    Home Phone: 
    (609) 915-2636

    Location

    Dressler Stables
    1015 Cherry Hill Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    United States
    40° 21' 26.7804" N, 74° 38' 57.192" W
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    Hi Elizabeth, Could you please mark Largo di Maldo as SOLD on Dressage Daily? Definitely happened through advertising with DD!!!
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    Thanks - Barbara Dressler
  • Saturday Night Live : The 2012 Pegasus Awards on USEF Network

    Written by Mary Phelps-Hathaway

    While many of us are easing into the new year, people who work in all aspects of equestrian sport converge at the United States Equestrian Federation Annual Convention, where rules are voted on, decisions are made, progress is reported, and year end and lifetime honors presented. The USEFNetwork.com, will be broadcasting live the 2012 Pegasus Awards, live from the USEF Annual meeting Saturday Night, January 14, 2012 beginning at 7:30 pm ET. With that and photos of the Horse of the Year Champions Dinner held on Friday, USEF shares with the world the wonderfully produced, historical record of equestrian sport in America, and those being honored including disciplines, breeds, luminaries, sponsors, organizers and officials and staff who work hard to contribute so much to the growth of equestrian sport.

  • The 10 Most Watched DressageTrainingOnline.com Training Tutorials of 2011

    DressageTrainingOnline.com's Founder Reisa Bonetti-Sullivan and Piper
    DressageTrainingOnline.com's Founder Reisa Bonetti-Sullivan and Piper

    A well known Australian Dressage rider, trainer, judge recently did a feature on the virtues of DressageTrainingOnline.com, a web partner with DressageDaily for many years. We have known the value of this incredible website which for a reasonable monthly subscription delivers the best on line video training and educational content on the internet for the sport of Dressage. We have worked exclusively with the owner Reisa Bonetti-Sullivan because we have the utmost respect for not only her passion for dressage but her ethics and dedication to doing a great job. So when you are hunkered in for the next few winter months keep inspired and keep doing your Dressage homework with the best service of its kind out there DressageTrainingOnline.com. - Mary Phelps-Hathaway

  • Elizabeth F. Searle a Leading Force in American Dressage Passes Away

    Lazelle Knocke and Elizabeth F. Searle hard at work at a USDF Convention.
    Lazelle Knocke and Elizabeth F. Searle hard at work at a USDF Convention.

    American has lost another luminary and USDF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Elizabeth F. Searle, a leading force in dressage and equestrian sports in the United States, passed away January 8th after a long illness. With the loss of her good friend Lazelle Knocke on Christmas day, and USDF founder Lowell Boomer in November, it is the end of an era where those who did so much to lay down the foundation for the success American Dressage. Searle, a resident of San Juan Bautista, California, served as vice president of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for nine years, as program faculty for the USDF “L” dressage judge education program, and as chair of the USDF judges committee for eight years. Searle was known as a key player in Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) breeding in the U.S. A well-respected FEI judge, Searle participated in the Olympic, Pan American, World Championship, and World Cup events as a judge. In 2003, she received the USA Equestrian Pegasus Medal of Honor. She also earned the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Carl Hester to Compete Bigwood's Wie Atlantico at 2012 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach

    With the dropping out of Anky Van Grunsven and Salinero and Mathias Rath and Totilas, the 2012 World Dressage Masters' star-studded cast took a hit although VIP tables and tickets continue to sell with the promise of three days of top notch competition, entertainment, food and drink in the intimate setting created at the popular Palm Beach County Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. The WDM organizers have put in an extra effort to convince #2 World Ranked Dressage star Carl Hester (GBR) to compete Uthopia there as well, but Hester decided to bring Fiona Bigwood's Wie Atlantico instead.

World Equestrian Games 2014

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 - 14:12
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
We’re at the half-way mark, hump Wednesday, en route to the return of world-class eventing to Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia, the spectacular setting for this weekend’s Great Meadow World Equestrian Games Prep Trial, July 26-27. Great Meadow’s brilliant showcase of 15 stellar horses and riders features the members of the Land Rover US 3-Day...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:43
On July 26th and 27th Great Meadow will host the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team (USET) 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Prep Trials, along with an exclusive VIP Dinner the evening of July 26th to benefit Great Meadow and the USET Foundation. The prep trials will serve as the final groundwork for the upcoming Alltech FEI WEG in...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:21
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
This is so cool!!! We are tickled red, white and blue for the USA 3-Day WEG team and alternates and their magnificient horses who will be showcased July 26 & 27 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA, in the mandatory final outing before they go to Normandy, France to compete in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Best of all,...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:16
JustWorld International
Caen, France - JustWorld International is pleased to announce that Hannah Selleck will be their ambassador at the upcoming Games in Normandy, France. As one of only four charities chosen, this selection provides JustWorld an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from the outstanding visibility offered by this exceptional international equestrian...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 15:44
Kathleen Landwher, USEF
Aachen, Germany - Five members of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games qualified for the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen on Sunday and the U.S. horses and riders held their own with some of the best in the world. Kent Farrington led the way with a double clear aboard Voyeur. In the jump-off, he and...
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:47
When Steffen Peters was sent to the hospital in Germany near Aachen with pleurisy and pneumonia, it was a painful and scary. “I had no idea what Pneumonia is all about., said Peters. “It was a scary lesson in a foreign hospital.” But the USET Team Dr. Mark Hart, Robert Dover team Chef d’Equipe, and USEF Director of Dressage Jenny Van Wieren Page...

Eventing

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...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:12
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
We’re at the half-way mark, hump Wednesday, en route to the return of world-class eventing to Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia, the spectacular setting for this weekend’s Great Meadow World Equestrian Games Prep Trial, July 26-27. Great Meadow’s brilliant showcase of 15 stellar horses and riders features the members of the Land Rover US 3-Day...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:43
On July 26th and 27th Great Meadow will host the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team (USET) 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Prep Trials, along with an exclusive VIP Dinner the evening of July 26th to benefit Great Meadow and the USET Foundation. The prep trials will serve as the final groundwork for the upcoming Alltech FEI WEG in...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:34
Louise Parkes, FEI Communications
The FEI North American Championships for Juniors and Young Riders celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with a total of 216 young athletes from five countries lining out in four disciplines at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, USA from 15 to 20 July.
 
This is the only FEI Championship held annually in North America, and the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:21
Sidelines Blogs - Lauren
This is so cool!!! We are tickled red, white and blue for the USA 3-Day WEG team and alternates and their magnificient horses who will be showcased July 26 & 27 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA, in the mandatory final outing before they go to Normandy, France to compete in the 2014 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Best of all,...

Reining and Western Riding

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...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 13:47
Equine Canada
Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Reining Committee is thrilled to announce the appointment of the highly coveted and internationally experienced coach and judge, Lyne Laforme of Mont St Hilaire, QC as the Chef d'Equipe to lead the Reining Team heading to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, FR. "The CRC is proud to announce the...

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

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 15:37
Laura Cardon for Starting Gate Communications Inc.
East Dorset, Vermont — Marylisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD, and Zivago won the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby held Thursday evening, July 24, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.

Leffler and Zivago earned a first round high score of 86 before posting an 84 in the handy round for the win on Thursday evening. Leffler also...
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 13:19
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the riders for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team at the CSIO5* Hickstead and the CSIO5* Dublin. Robert Ridland will serve as Chef d'Equipe in Hickstead and Dublin.

The following riders will compose the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team at CSIO5*...
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...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:32
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Gateway, MT - The northwest will once again be welcoming George Morris. Next week, Morris will be traveling to Gateway, Montana for two weeks of clinics at Holloway's Pretty Good Horse Barn. Glena deRham will be hosting Morris for two clinics, with the first event running July 31 - August 2 and the second section to be held August 7-9, 2014. The...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:32
Laura Cardon for Starting Gate Communications Inc.
East Dorset, Vermont - The Vermont Summer Festival hosted World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week, showcasing several of the country’s top hunter riders and horses, from July 16 to 20 in East Dorset, VT.

Division championship titles were awarded to professional, amateur, and junior riders all hoping to qualify for the WCHR Finals...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 13:25
Horse Shows By The Bay
Traverse City, MI - Lisa Goldman returned to Horse Shows by the Bay for Series IV, July 23-27, and picked up right where she left off. She and Centurion B won the $2,500 1.40m Open Jumper Speed class, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone, just as they had last year during the culminating week. The difference this time, however, was...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:28
Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Lexington, KY - July 23, 2014 - The Kentucky Summer Series got underway today, with familiar names at the top of the leader board at the Rolex Stadium. The 1.40m Open Jumper classes were the feature events, with Aaron Vale and Pablo Barrios each taking home a win. Vale closed out the day with a victory aboard Quidam's Good Luck in the jump-off...

Para Dressage

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...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 05:26
Written By: Lindsay McCall
Gladstone, NJ - On June 6, 2014, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. The top four ranked horse-and-athlete combinations will serve as the Team and the fifth ranked combination will serve as the self-funded Individual. The costs to travel to Normandy, France for the U.S. Para-Dressage Team are considerable. The United States Para-Equestrian Association 501(C)(3) (USPEA) has created a tax-deductible fund to support the U.S. Para-Dressage Team headed to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. These funds will be used for travel for the riders, grooms and trainers. Those travel expenses include airfare, trains, rental cars, vans, etc. As a USEF International Discipline Association, the USPE...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 05:55
Written By: Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Gladstone, NJ -As Para Dressage riders are training and preparing for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge for High Performance Para Dressage continues to gain momentum and bring in new pledges, having raised $585,000 towards the $800,000 goal. The United States Equestrian Team Foundation announced the new fundraising initiative in April, which has been made possible through the generosity of Margaret H. Duprey and The Barnfield Foundation. The purpose of this Challenge is to establish a base of funding for each of the next four years, which will provide for a High Performance program that will include training sessions, coaching and international competition opportunities leading up to and including the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. D...
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 14:43
Written By: Lara Oles Para Equestrian
Cambry Kaylor and Donnewind Heber, Utah- Lara Oles and Cambry Kaylor, Utah’s only internationally classified Para Equestrians competed at the Sage Creek Equestrian II Dressage Show on Saturday. Both rode well and earned high scores towards their United States Equestrian Federation ranking. While Oles competed on her other horse last year, this was her first time showing the FEI Grade III Para Dressage tests on her new horse, a Canadian Warmblood mare named Bella. Her highest score of the day was a 68.2%, which was good enough to win the high point championship for the adult amateur division. Kaylor made her debut as a Grade 1B Para Dressage rider, but this was not her horse’s first competition. Kaylor’s horse, Markgards Donnewind, a Danish Warmblood, had competed in many Para Dressage...
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 17:58
Written By: From the USEF Communications Department
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter's Romani (SusanJStickle.com) Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 horse-and-athlete combinations to the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. The top four ranked horse-and-athlete combinations with serve as the Team and the fifth-ranked combination will serve as the self-funded Individual. The remaining combinations will serve as ranked alternates. The following 10 horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the Short List (in ranked order) Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and her own Schroeter's Romani. Schroeter's Romani is a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch. Nice Touch is a 1995 Dutch Warmblood mare. Sydney...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:09
Written By: Helen Murray
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter's Romani (SusanJStickle.com) Gladstone, N.J. - The USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship came to a close on Thursday at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J., with Rebecca Hart claiming her sixth National Title in a competition that was widely regarded as the most competitive the sport has ever seen in the United States. The day began under overcast and rainy skies, ultimately clearing at the lunchbreak to finish out the 2014 event with much more pleasant weather. All 24 entries performed their Freestyles, to earn the remaining 20% of their championship score, in front of the Ground Jury of Adrienne Pot, David Schmutz, and Kristi Wysocki. "The caliber of riding has gone through the roof," said Wysocki of the 2014 National Champion f...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 22:40
Written By: Lindsay McCall
Susan Treabess and Kamiakin (PRE), owned by Scott and Katie Hill, earned the top Grade IV position with a 69.444%. Photo: SusanJStickle.com Gladstone, NJ- The weather began beautifully for the athletes at the Dressage National Championship/ Selection Trial for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) but as the afternoon came and Ashleigh Flores-Simmons was halfway through her test on Verite SF a downpour began. Flores-Simmons maintained a steady pace and clean test as the rain continued to drench the arena. As the weather changed an alarm went off signaling lighting right as the last ride of day, Marsha Cullen, entered the arena. After two movements Cullen was given a weather delay but the storm did not look like it would stop. After completing Grade Ia, Ib, III, and IV, Grade II...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 05:31
Sydney Collier and Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall Gladstone, NJ- In less than a week the 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and World Equestrian Games Selection Trials will occur June 2-5, 2014. Para-Dressage athletes from around the United States will meet at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, for their opportunity to represent the United States in Normandy, France. Over the year equestrians have prepared by traveling around the world to multiple Para-Equestrian Dressage competitions. One of those athletes includes young rider Sydney Collier (Grade Ib) of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Collier participated in the 2012 USEF National Championships but was unable to compete for the London Paralympic...
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