Category archives for: Dressage

FEI to Review Dressage Judging

London Olympic Games - Day 7

The FEI is holding a “test event” to review judging procedures for dressage freestyle competitions. Designed to increase consistency and accuracy in judging, this special event will take place on the premises of the German Equestrian Federation at Warendorf on Sept. 24. The event will be held at grand prix level and will feature 20 […]

U.S. Dressage Third in Aachen

Tina Konyot and Calecto V perform their dressage test.

The U.S. Dressage Team marked their resurgence with a third-place finish in the Lambertz FEI Nations Cup at the Aachen CDIO5* in Germany on June 26. The team of Steffen Peters, Tina Konyot, Jan Ebeling and Shelly Francis had a team total of 217.298. Grmany took home top honors with a score of 232.150, led […]

US to CDI-O5* in Aachen

Jan Ebeling and Rafalca perform a half pass

Jan Ebeling, Shelly Francis, Tina Konyot and Steffen Peters have been selected by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to represent the U.S. Dressage Team at the Aachen CDIO5* held during CHIO Aachen in Germany, June 26-30, 2013. Additionally, two Small Tour combinations have been named to represent the U.S. in CDI4* competition. In 2013, […]

Verdun Hopefuls at Flintridge

Liver chestnut KWPN stallion Vitalis shimmers like a deep copper coin.

This weekend Dressage at Flintridge CDI1*Y/J presents what it believes to be “the future of U.S. dressage,” at the 2013 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trial. Many of the top five and six-year-old horses in the nation will be attending the Flintridge show, May 23-26, vying for a spot to represent the U.S. at […]

FEI Considers 2015 World Cup Return to Vegas

Debbie McDonald rides an exhibition in Spanish costume.

The FEI Bureau has withdrawn hosting rights for the 2015 FEI World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals from Guadalajara, citing the Mexican organizers’  inability to meet in full the requirements imposed by the FEI Bureau when the Finals were allocated in June of last year. “The FEI truly appreciates the efforts that the Guadalajara organizers […]

Dujardin No. 1 in World Ranking

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro perform the extended trot.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and the 10-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding Valegro, double Olympic gold medalists at London 2012, have taken over as world number one in the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings and are the first British combination ever to top the world rankings. With 2,867 points, the combination have moved up from second place […]

Wentz Olympic High for US

Jonathan Wentz and Richter Scale perform their Freestyle.

Jonathan Wentz wound up the highest-placed U.S. contender at the Paralympics, placing fourth at the Sept. 1 Grade 1b Individual Para-Dressage Championship by riding NTEC Richter Scale to a 70.348. Wentz (Richardson, TX) drew the second slot in the order, and his score of 70.348 kept him in medal contention until the second-to-last rider, Pepo […]

US Riders Para-Ready

Bonifatius at the 2012 Paralympics vet check.

The four American horses presented before the Para-Equestrian Dressage Ground Jury today in the main arena at the 2012 Olympic Games were deemed sound and fit to compete at the horse inspection on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The U.S. will be represented in London by two veteran riders and two rising stars, when competition begins Thursday […]

Dujardin Doubles in Olympic Dressage

Charlotte Dujardin, individual dressage gold medalists, poses before her nation's British flag.

It was a great week in Olympic dressage for Great Britain, which days after winning team Gold took in two more individual medals at the Aug. 9 Grand Prix Freestyle. Twenty-seven-year-old Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro brought the crowd to its feet with her record-breaking ride to Gold, while Laura Bechtolsheimer, also 27, claimed Bronze on […]

Brits Power Team Dressage

Charlotte DUJARDIN riding VALEGRO in a pirouette.

Team Britain maintains its dressage lead, while Steffen Peters and Ravel powered the U.S. team into seventh place with 77.705 as the first phase of  dressage competition, the Grand Prix test, concluded on Aug. 3. Scores from the Grand Prix Special, to be held Aug. 7, will combine with the Grand Prix scores to determine […]

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