March 2012

  • Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com - Day One

    Written by Yellow Horse Marketing for Cornerstone Event Management
    Steffen Peters & "Legolas 92" were presented with a HorseShow.com dress sheet by judge Mary Seefried for winning today's CDI Grand Prix Test at the Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com. (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)
    Steffen Peters & "Legolas 92" were presented with a HorseShow.com dress sheet by judge Mary Seefried for winning today's CDI Grand Prix Test at the Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com. (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)

    BURBANK, CA - West Coast riders continued their journeys toward qualification for the Olympic Games today in San Juan Capistrano, CA at the Festival of the Horse CDI 3*/Y/J Presented By HorseShow.com.  An international field of 41 CDI horses vied for critical qualifying scores in the Grand Prix, Intermediaire I, Young Rider, and Junior divisions before FEI judges Gary Rockwell (5*USA), Mary Seefried (5* AUS), Jane Weatherwax (4* USA), Lorraine MacDonald (4* CAN), and Gabriel Armando (3* ARG).  Steffen Peters (USA) and Four Winds Farm's ten-year-old Westfalen gelding "Legolas 92" (Laomedon x Fuerstin by Florestan II) continued their winning ways in the CDI Grand Prix Test with an impressive score of 75.255%. "This is a wonderful horse which has the potential to earn even higher scores as he continues to get stronger," noted FEI judge Gary Rockwell (5* USA), who will be officiating for this summer's Olympic Games in London. Fellow ground jury member Mary Seefried (5* AUS) agreed. "His horse's attitude is wonderful, and we saw a lot of harmony today.

  • Pierre St Jacques And Lucky Tiger Are Tops At $120,000 5* West Palm Beach - Presented by Diamante Farms

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    Pierre St Jacques and Lucky Tiger,  Terri Kane of Diamante Farms and Leif Tornblad (Photo: Susan J Stickle)
  • Diamantina Proves To Be A Gem at The Dressage and Jumping with the Stars CDI-W

    Written by Berni Saunders
    Diamantina and Maree brave the blustery conditions to win the Grand Prix. Pictures Berni Saunders www.cyberhorse.com.au
    Diamantina and Maree brave the blustery conditions to win the Grand Prix. Pictures Berni Saunders www.cyberhorse.com.au

    The Dressage and Jumping with the Stars CDI W Grand Prix Freestyle was the perfect finale for 3 fabulous days of equestrian entertainment and Victorian rider Maree Tomkinson aboard her flashy mare Diamantina by Diamond Hit won their first Grand Prix Kur and put the world on notice that WEG 2014 is in their travel plans. Diamantina also won the Grand Prix test so went into the freestyle as the one to beat. Overcoming the "first to go" nerves, Maree put together a high quality test which had it all and kept the others following for the rest of the evening. Diamantina is very reactionary in a big atmosphere but Maree was able to coax the flamboyance whilst soothing the tensions that can cost concentration and harmony.

  • Stalls Available at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Through Summer and Fall

    Written by Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

    Wellington, FL - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) would like to announce that a limited number of permanent stalls are available for rent at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) as of April 15 through the upcoming summer and fall season. Riders, trainers and owners in any discipline can stable their horses in the beautifully constructed, brand new permanent stalls with access to all of the PBIEC's great amenities. The stables at The Stadium were constructed to house the competition horses for the inaugural Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, which took off with leaps and bounds this winter, but the venue was built for multi-discipline use. The desire is to bring the many members of Wellington's equestrian community together with the hope that horses and riders from many other backgrounds and interests would be able to use the facility throughout the year.

  • Adrienne Lyle And Wizard Are Magical At $120,000 5* West Palm Beach

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    L to R: Lyle and Wizard, Terri Kane of Diamante Farms, Ghislain Fouarge  (Photo: Susan J Stickle)
    L to R: Lyle and Wizard, Terri Kane of Diamante Farms, Ghislain Fouarge (Photo: Susan J Stickle)

    Wellington, FL - Adrienne Lyle, 27, and Wizard took the top award at the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) in the FEI Grand Prix at the $120,000 5* West Palm Beach, presented by Diamante Farms.  Their score of 73.021% placed them well above Anja Plonzke of Germany on Le Mont d'Or, who received 71.851% to come in second, and Ashley Holzer of Canada on Breaking Dawn with 70.957% for third place.  Lyle works as an assistant trainer for Debbie McDonald at Peggy and Parry Thomas' River Grove Farm. She and McDonald brought six horses for the Florida winter, among them Wizard (Weltmeyer - Pica, Classiker). Lyle was given the ride on Wizard because her height was a better fit with the gelding. "Debbie is tiny and Wizard is huge so she said, 'Why don't you try him?' And we just clicked," Lyle said of the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding.  Lyle and Wizard proved that they belong among the twenty elite competitors in the Grand Prix. A month ago they were having some struggles in the piaffe - passage movements at the GDF show grounds, but have made a strong comeback in the 5*.

  • It Takes a Village - Custom Saddlery Steps Up To Send Shawna Harding and Come On III to Holland for the 2012 World Cup Finals

    Written by Jan Westmark
    Custom Saddlery is offering a free set of Dressage Sport Boots (DSB) to anyone who makes a donation of  or more towards Harding’s World Cup fund. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)
    Custom Saddlery is offering a free set of Dressage Sport Boots (DSB) to anyone who makes a donation of or more towards Harding’s World Cup fund. (Photo: SusanJStickle.com)

    Wellington, FL – To bring a horse and rider to competition on the international stage really does take a village of support, from grooms and trainers to owners, riders, and fans. Dressage rider Shawna Harding and her 13-year-old Danish gelding Come On III were recently boosted into a spot on the US Team for the World Cup Finals in s’ Hertogenbosch, Holland after James Koford and his mount Pharaoh were forced to drop out due to an injury.  Harding and Come On III now have the daunting task of garnering the necessary funds to cover the expenses of traveling and competing overseas, and Custom Saddlery, makers of custom fit jumping and dressage saddles, has stepped up to the plate.  Custom Saddlery is offering a free set of Dressage Sport Boots (DSBs) to anyone who makes a donation of $50 or more towards Harding’s fund.

  • Meet Global Dressage Festival's Founding Sponsor - Diamante Farms

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    Devon and Terri Kane of Diamante Farms (Photo: © 2012 Ken Braddick)<br />
    Devon and Terri Kane of Diamante Farms (Photo: © 2012 Ken Braddick)

    Wellington, FL - Word is out in the dressage community that Wellington is the place to be. With the Global Dressage Festival in the new Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center premiering to rave reviews, all eyes are on this new prize. Wellington based Diamante Farms welcomes the local and global community as a proud sponsor of the Global Dressage Festival. Diamante Farms is an elite dressage training, showing, sales and boarding facility welcoming all levels of dressage riders. Their head trainer is Olympic Team bronze medalist Michelle Gibson.  The farm's picturesque setting, covered arena with Martin Collins footing, outdoor arena, oversized stalls and proximity to show facilities make it an ideal equestrian location. They are accepting horses and students at all levels.

  • Canadian Dressage Rider David Marcus Wins ShowChic Turnout Award At $15,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI At Global Dressage Festival

    Written by Jan Westmark
    Canadian rider David Marcus won the ShowChic Turnout Award during the jog at the ,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI at the Global Dressage Festival. The ShowChic Dressage Boutique sponsored the Turnout Award.
    Canadian rider David Marcus won the ShowChic Turnout Award during the jog at the ,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI at the Global Dressage Festival. The ShowChic Dressage Boutique sponsored the Turnout Award.

    Wellington, FL - Canadian Dressage rider David Marcus showed off his fashionable side during the CDI jog at the $15,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI at the Global Dressage Festival, and thanks to his great style Marcus took home the ShowChic Turnout Award. The ShowChic Dressage Boutique sponsored the ShowChic Turnout Award and Marcus received a $100 gift certificate to ShowChic as the winner of the ShowChic Turnout Award. Marcus’s show-stopping attire included a navy jacket, purple button-down, red tie and matching pocket square. His equine partner Chrevi’s Capital was also groomed to perfection.“I always want to present a professional, stylish turnout to the judges because I believe it is a reflection of my training and riding,” Marcus said. “I am thrilled to win the Turnout Award and want to thank ShowChic for sponsoring the award.”

  • Festival of the Horse CDI3* - Results and Day Sheets

    Festival of the Horse CDI3*/Y/J March 29-April 1, 2012 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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  • The $120,000 5* West Palm Beach Featured This Week At the Global Dressage Festival - Presented by Diamante Farms

    Written by Jamie Saults and Betsy LaBelle for the Global Dressage Festival
    Jim Koford and Rhett will participate in the CDI5* (Photo: Sharon Packer)
    Jim Koford and Rhett will participate in the CDI5* (Photo: Sharon Packer)

    Wellington, FL - The $120,000 5* West Palm Beach, presented by Diamante Farms, has finally arrived! This prestigious dressage competition takes place March 29-30 at the Stadium show grounds of the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) in Wellington, FL and features the only CDI5* in North America this year. One of the highlights is the $84,000 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle "Under the Lights" with exciting pre-competition entertainment.  The 5* West Palm Beach begins Wednesday with the Horse Inspection at 4:00 PM in the International warm-up arena.  The first class for the 5* is the FEI Grand Prix and takes place on Thursday at 9:00 AM.  On Friday morning the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special also starts at 9:00 AM. 

World Equestrian Games 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:23
FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA).
 
The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:36
Grand prix show jumper Danielle Goldstein has represented Israel in major international competitions in 2014, from Spruce Meadows and Thunderbird Horsepark in Canada to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.  Upon returning to the United States, the dual US and Israeli citizen has been invited to compete in the Central Park Horse Show,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:20
Alltech Media
[CAEN, France] – After a successful 15 days of competition and celebration, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy have come to a close this evening with a farewell ceremony in the Michel d’Ornano Stadium in Caen. A cast of close to 2,000 of the world’s best equine and human athletes, more than 570,000 on-site spectators and 3,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:18
Diana DeRosa
Where to begin. I’m on the journey home with memories of Beezie Madden claiming the Individual Bronze Medal and Cortes C claiming the Best Horse title in the Final Four phase of Show Jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Chester Weber did us proud as well claiming an Individual Silver in Driving and his team was...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:54
FEI Press Release
FEI President HRH Princess Haya officially closed the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the D’Ornano Stadium this evening, bringing to an end two weeks of incredible sport.  The final medals of the Games were presented by IOC Member, Tsunekazu Takeda, Vice-President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Member of the...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:47
Louise Parkes
 made it double-gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy today when adding the individual title to last Thursday’s team victory for The Netherlands. He made his way into this afternoon’s top-four Jumping final thanks to a horse that he admitted was inexperienced at this level of the sport and which clearly surprised him...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:30
In sport, time is often the difference between victory and defeat, and in a display of supreme individual horsemanship, the Netherlands Jeroen Dubbeldam today sealed a growing reputation within the sport of Show Jumping by claiming the Individual World Champion title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy by less than half a...

Eventing

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 13:51
Anna Sharpley, FEI Communications
Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Manson withstood the pressure applied by Olympian and former Adelaide champion Megan Jones, posting a super clear round aboard her 13-year-old Australian Stock Horse, Legal Star, to win the second leg of the FEI Classics™ at the Australian International 3 Day Event.
 
Manson set up her victory yesterday by...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:42
USET Foundation
Gladstone, NJ - November 13, 2014 - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2015 Amanda Warrington Grant to Eventing rider Kurt Martin of Middleburg, VA. The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant is awarded through the USET Foundation Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund. Earlier this year, Martin and his...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 09:57
Anna Sharpley, FEI Communications
The Australian Stock horse is known as “the breed for every need” and Jessica Manson’s grey gelding, Legal Star, came to the fore when needed today on cross country at the FEI Classics™ in Adelaide.
 
The 13-year-old Stock Horse Thoroughbred by Ringwould Legality kept his feet in deep footing coming out of the Rymill Lake, producing the...
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 09:16
Anna Sharpley, FEI Communications
Adelaide's Olympian Megan Jones produced the winning test for the dressage phase of the FEI Classics™ series at the Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide with Kirby Park Allofasudden, slowly worked back into peak fitness after injury kept him from the London 2012 Olympic team. However, she was “disappointed” with the 51.5 handed out to...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:10
Anna Sharpley, FEI Communications
The charming South Australian city of Adelaide has put on its best "bib and tucker", with Jacaranda trees covering the city in a beautiful pre-Christmas mauve haze, ready for the FEI Classics™ at the most prestigious equestrian event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian International 3 Day Event.
 
This second leg of the FEI...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:14
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following High Performance Training Lists for the 2015 season. In determining these lists for 2015, the USEF Eventing Selection Committee is directly focused on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team producing successful results at the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2016...
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 16:15
Sally Spickard, Eventing Nation
It is with great sadness that we report that Nicola Wilson’s longtime partner, Opposition Buzz, was euthanized yesterday at the age of 17 after suffering a seizure. Nicola posted the following statement on her Facebook page: “Our beloved Dodi sadly passed away yesterday after several weeks of enjoying his well deserved retirement. He had a...

Reining and Western Riding

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:32
Larri Jo Starkey for The American Quarter Horse Journal
Oklahoma City, Ok - Para-reining returned November 15 to the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show as a demonstration sport. Six high-level para-dressage riders changed saddles and took a spin on American Quarter Horses in the Jim Norick Coliseum at Oklahoma State Fair Park. Along with a standing ovation from the crowd of reining enthusiasts in...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 06:55
Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Wellington, FL - November 17, 2014 - The Florida Gold Coast and the Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Circuit are now accepting applications for vendor space at the 2014-2015 horse shows. The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, will feature five full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Shows at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:51
Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Dubuque, IA - When Becky Shady's grandfather, Harry Shady, pulled up at Blain's Farm and Fleet in Dubuque, Iowa, he had on his stock trailer three horses that had never been touched. The Shadys had traveled to see Ray Ainsworth and to get a hand from the renowned horseman in starting their nervous and completely unhandled young horses. As the...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:35
Mary Adelaide Brakenridge for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Jupiter, FL - October 30, 2014 - Steed Training's goal for their Cow Horse Extravaganza series was to put on family friendly events that brought the community out to experience the excitement of reined cow horse competition, and their success was evident at the final event of the season. Spectators, sponsors and supporters gathered on Saturday,...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:18
Mary Adelaide Brakenridge Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Jupiter, FL - Don't miss the final event of the season in Steed Training and Horse Show By Appointment's popular series! Get your boots on and come out Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25, for the family friendly Western exhibition. Learn about the exciting discipline of ranch horse riding and ranch horse competitions, which demand versatility and quick...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:15
Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Tampa, Fl. - Quarter Horse riders, owners and trainers mark your calendars and clear your schedules now for December 27 - 31, 2014. The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Shows is returning to the Florida State Fairgrounds' Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, and the five full days of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows are not to be missed....
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:10
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center will be at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and will be providing therapies. MagnaWave and Laser Therapy will be available with special Congress pricing. They can treat your horses and your dogs. To make an appointment call or text Melissa at (352)804-6864

Driving

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 07:20
Yellow Horse Marketing
The popular and innovative USEF Developing Driver Program (DDP) held its final clinic of the year on picturesque Hillcroft Farm in Paris, Ky., October 24 - 26, 2014.  Whether drivers were wrapping up their show year or getting ready for the 2015 Florida season, this intensive clinic offered up-and-coming High Performance drivers a special...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 15:13
Sarah Evers Conrad
In October, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, sees a lot of action. Thousands of people and horses come for the United States Mounted Games Association’s Bluegrass Finale, the Octoberfest Horse Trials, the Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event, the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference, the Kentucky...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:14
Revolution Sports
30 October 2014 - This year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show takes place from 16-22 December and  boasts a star-studded equine line up, including a Medal Parade from the GBR Equestrian Teams, an appearance from record breaking racehorse, Kauto Star and Dressage Masterclasses from British riders, Michael Eilberg and Laura Tomlinson...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:25
Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
Lodi, California- Four Para-Equestrian Drivers competed at the Shady Oaks CDE September 18-21, 2014, in Lodi, California. Those athletes included Tracy Bowman competing in Preliminary Single Pony; Ginny Leal competing in Training Level Single Pony; Diane Kastama competing in Preliminary Pair; and Stefanie Putnam who competed in Preliminary Single...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:09
Kathleen Landwehr, USEF
Lexington, Ky. - The last USEF National Combined Driving Champions of 2014 were crowned during the final day at the Kentucky Classic CDE as drivers guided their horses and ponies through Richard Nicoll's 20-obstacle cones course at the Kentucky Horse Park.   USEF National Pairs Championship  Misdee Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) earned her...
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:23
Kathleen Landwehr, USEF
Lexington, Ky. - The exciting marathon phase took place Saturday at the Kentucky Classic CDE, the host of the final USEF National Combined Driving Championship competitions of 2014. Drivers demonstrated their skill through seven-obstacles on the marathon track at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. USEF National Pairs Championship        By...
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 08:37
Kathleen Landwehr, USEF
Lexington, Ky. - A warm and sunny afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., set the stage for the first phase of competition in the final USEF National Combined Driving Championships of 2014. Drivers entered the dressage arena at the Kentucky Classic CDE in order to take their first steps toward a National Title.  USEF National...

Show Jumping

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 14:10
Brian Hennessy
17/11/2014 - The three day Emerald International Irish Masters came to a close on Sunday evening, with a thrilling finale to the €15,000 Irish Masters 1.50m Grand Prix, where Co Meath’s Edward Butler grabbed the winners prize with the Angela Taggart owned mare Caugherty. Butler and the 12 year old by Limmerick who is out of a Flagmount Diamond...
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 14:04
Blenheim EquiSports
November 15, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV - In true Las Vegas style, the final highlight event of the Las Vegas National opened with glitz and glamour. As eager spectators began to fill the stands, forty-four of show jumping's best and brightest prepared to compete in the $75,000 Las Vegas CSI-W Grand Prix.  After ten went clean, it was Harrie Smolders (...
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 13:46
Blenheim EquiSports
November 15, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV - Saturday's highlight events kicked off in winning form with a tremendously exciting $10,000 1.40m Winning Round Classic, presented by Cardflex Financial. The ten riders with the least faults and fastest times from the first round are brought back for round two, and given a clean slate to compete for the top...
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 13:39
Brian Hennessy
An incredible performance from sixteen year-old Christopher Megahey from Templepatrick Co Antrim, saw him win Saturday nights Emerald International Puissance, clearing the big red wall at a height of 2 metres 5 centimetres (6 ft 7 inches) with the Britt Megahey owned Cruise On gelding Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier. Having started at a height of 1....
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:30
Brian Hennessy
A blistering fast round from Derry’s Daniel Coyle saw him land Friday’s feature “Equestrian Surfaces Ireland” Invitation Championship Grand Prix, on the opening day of the Emerald International Irish Masters in Co Kildare. Coyle was first to go in the jump-off riding the John Carr owned 10 year-old stallion Zuidam and they set what proved to be...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:14
Michelle Dunn, Royal Horse Show
November 14, 2014 - Toronto, ON – Clean rounds were hard to come by in tonight’s $50,000 Weston Canadian Open at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show in Toronto, Canada, but American legend Beezie Madden, (Cazenovia, NY), who can always be counted on in a footrace, came out on top yet again. She stopped the clock with Coral Reef Via Volo in a blistering...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:08
Blenheim EquiSports
November 14, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV - Amidst the cheers and applause of loyal stable mates, adorned with sparkles and streamers for Barn Spirit Night, a large group of show jumpers raced against the clock in the $30,000 Las Vegas Speed Classic, presented by Equ Lifestyle. With over fifty riders contending for the top prize, the enthusiastic crowd...

Para Dressage

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:18
  We salute our veterans this Veterans Day. Thank you for protecting our freedoms. On this day we ask you to take a moment to think about those that have served our country. We would like to salute our disabled veterans who are part of not only the equestrian sport but all Paralympic sports. Thank you, - USPEA. We too, at DressageDaily, would like to take a moment to thank all veterans who have served our country to protect our liberties and rights. We truly appreciate all past and current members of our military for all that you do! History of Veterans Day - From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: World War I - known at the time as "The Great War" - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versaille...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 05:59
  Gladstone, NJ - As the end of year draws near, The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge for High Performance Para Dressage has raised $615,000 towards its $800,000 goal, however in order to have the funding needed to implement the Para Dressage High Performance program, it needs more support from those in the equestrian community that want to see our Para Dressage riders have the opportunity to achieve competitive excellence in international competition.  The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge is an exciting fundraising initiative that was launched in April thanks to the incredible generosity of Margaret H. Duprey and The Barnfield Foundation. Duprey and The Barnfield Foundation have each pledged up to $200,000, matching dollar for dollar, gift commitments of $4,000 and above, payable over...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 07:38
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
U.S. WEG Team Athlete Sydney Collier and her dog Journey. Journey became a media sensation at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo copyright SusanJStickle.com Lexington, KY - November 4, 2014 - The United States Para-Equestrian Association  (USPEA) would like to thank the United States Equestrian Federation ( USEF) for their support of the Para-Dressage Young Rider Program. As a USEF International Discipline Association the USPEA fosters the Para-Equestrian sport from the grassroots to the high performance level. The USPEA was recently awarded a USEF Affiliate Grant. Through this awarded USEF Affiliate Grant, the USPEA is able to further support the discipline at the young rider level. Offering high-level opportunities to young rider para-dressage athletes benefits not only...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 04:27
Written By: Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 at the USDF Region 8 Championships presented by New England Dressage Association September 18-21, 2014 (Photo: ©Amy E. Riley/STUDIO EQUUS) Lexington, KY - 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) athlete Mary Jordan of Wells, Maine is headed to the 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® scheduled for November 6-9, in Lexington, KY. Jordan qualified with Rubicon 75 (Royal-Hit x Edelkarin/Absinthe) at the GAIG/United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Championships presented by New England Dressage Association (NEDA) September 18-21, 2014. Unprecedented, this horse and rider combination is the only Para-Equestrian Dressage duo to win an able-bodied Regional Championship to go to the Finals. Jordan earned her invitation when the pair won the 3rd Le...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:23
Written By: FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA). The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal with her mare Royal Delight ahead of British Paralympic and reigning world champion Sophie Christiansen and Singapore's most-decorated Paralympic athlete Laurentia Tan. Morganti, who also won Individual Grade 1a silver at the Games in Normandy, beat five champions to the top spot in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) poll from the worlds of canoeing, athletics, swimming and sailing following a bumper month of global para-sport.   Since her internationa...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 09:16
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 - 09:16
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 - 15:56
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 - 15:56
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 - 11:44
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...
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