Laura Graves & Verdades

Laura Graves and Verdades Wow Spectators with Freestyle Victory in First “Friday Night Stars” of the AGDF Season

The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival concluded its second day of competition on Friday, January 11, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, with the “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services. Laura Graves (USA) and Verdades wowed the crowd with their freestyle and won the class. […]

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New Dressage Coach for the Netherlands

Last August, just before the World Equestrian Games, Rien van der Schaft had resigned as Dutch Bondscoach dressage. The team went to the USA without a coach. Now a new Bondscoach has been announced: In the future the Dutch riders will be trained by Alex van Silfhout. Over the last years he has already been coach […]

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Jorinde Verwimp & Tiamo

Jorinde Verwimp’s Tiamo: Farewell ceremony in Mechelen

This Saturday, Belgian dressage rider Jorinde Verwimp has retired her 18-year-old KWPN gelding Tiamo by Lester from the sport. In their last competition, the World Cup Freestyle, they finished in place eight with 74,120 percent. For the rider, then a young rider, Tiamo became her exceptional horse, who brought her to the top of the […]

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Hans Peter Minderhoud & Glock's Dream Boy

Dream win for The Netherlands’ Minderhoud in Mechelen

Glock’s Dream Boy NOP lived up to his name when carrying 2016 champion Hans Peter Minderhoud (45) from The Netherlands to victory at the seventh leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League in Mechelen, Belgium today. At just 10 years of age this young stallion is demonstrating colossal potential, and his […]

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Japanese Racing Association Supports 2020 Olympic Games

The Japanese Racing Association (JRA), has offered his official support for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In contrast to official sponsors, official contributors are non-profit organisations, who promise their help for the Olympic Games. The JRA will provide the Equestrian Park for the Games for free – and also renovate the buildings. Furthermore the […]

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Isabel Freese & Bordeaux

KWPN Stallion Bordeaux to Japan

In the future KWPN stallion Bordeaux by United/Gribaldi, owned by Paul Schockemöhle and Joop van Uytert, will be ridden by Japanese Akane Kuroki. The 12-year-old, who received his stallion license in 2009 in the Netherlands, first was brought to the sport by Eva Möller. In 2012 she and the stallion were placed fourth at the […]

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Frederic Wandres & Duke of Britain

Germany’s Wandres pips Britain’s Dujardin in incredibly tight contest in London

Germany’s Frederic Wandres (31) and the aptly-named gelding, Duke of Britain, created a major sensation when reigning supreme in the sixth leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League at the London International Horse Show in Olympia (GBR) tonight. Not just because the man who rides for the world-famous Hof Kasselmann produced […]

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Edward Gal & Glock's Zonik

Edward Gal Withdraws from London Olympia

Edward Gal (NED) has withdrawn from London Olympia. His 10-year-old stallion Glock’s Zonik at home and developed a fever – therefore the Dutch did not want to risk a longer journey. Last year the Blue Hors Zack son had won the Grand Prix in London. At the WEG in Tryon they were placed seventh in […]

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Isabell Werth & Don Johnson FRH

Don Johnson’s Summer Break Ends with a Victory

By a clear margin Isabell Werth was able to win the Grand Prix Freestyle in the Frankfurter Festhalle. She and Hanoverian gelding Don Johnson by Don Frederico received 80,300 percent and won ahead of Ingrid Klimke with Hanoverian stallion Franziskus by Fidertanz/Alabaster (76,025 percent), Third place went to Finnish Emma Kaverva with Dambacu NI by […]

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Daniel Bachmann Andersen & Blue Hors Veneziano

Oldenburger Stallion Blue Hors Veneziano on his Way to World Class Horse

Considering the quality of the horses, this year’s final of the Louisdor Prize in Frankfurt might have been the most promising ever. The quality was visible, but there was an unusual amount of mistakes to be seen.  And therefore in the end the one without mistakes triumphed: Blue Hors Veneziano by Vivaldi-Donnerhall. The chestnut Oldenburger […]

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