Dressage News Notes - Brought to You by Mary Phelps, a Markel Equine Insurance Specialist

Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe (Photo © Astrid Appels)
Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe (Photo © Astrid Appels)

Ulla Salzgeberhas has made a successful comeback to the show arena with her powerhouse Herzruf's Erbe after the gelding had time off to recover from some nagging injuries that sidelined the duo. The Dressage and Jumping with the Stars event will take place next March 2014 in beautiful Melbourne, Australia with the dressage masterclass headed by none other than reigning World Cup Champion Helen Langehanenberg! Courtney King-Dye and her husband Jason has some life changing news - check it out to see what is happening! The Hanoverian breed has lost a legend when Laurie's Crusador xx was humanley euthanized at the age of 28. He is a sire that will be sorely missed. Predators in more suburban areas are on the rise - find out what you can do if you see one and how to take preventative steps to keep both your livestock, and yourself, safe.

The crisp fall weather is filling the air and with the coolness creeping across the country certain regions will begin a hiatus until spring allowing the Florida and California circuits to become the highlight. That said, we do have a handful of shows this weekend beginning with the North Fork Dressage Fall Classic in Riverhead, NY. In the south we have the Poplar Place Farm October Dressage in Hampton, GA and the Wellington Classic Autumn Dressage in West Palm Beach, FL. Heading across the country we have the Great Plains Chapter of Oklahoma Dressage Fall Show in Stillwater, OK. On the west coast in California we have the Spooktacular Halloween Dressage Show I and II in Del Mar, CA and the Greenville Equestrian Center Dressage in Livermore.

Ulla Salzgeberhas made a successful comeback to the show arena with her powerhouse Herzruf's Erbe winning at a national competition in Thyrnau, Germany! Herzruf's Erbe suffered nagging issues througout his career and the decision was made in late 2012 to turn him out for a year to have the best chance to rest and recouperate. Read more about their return to the show ring at Eurodressage.com.

The Dressage and Jumping with the Stars event will take place next March 2014 in beautiful Melbourne, Australia and set to headline the event is the reigning World Cup Dressage Champion. Germany's Helen Langehanenberg is set to present the Saddleworld Dressage Masterclass at the event. The popular event welcomes thousands of spectators and some of the "most elite" young horses in the southern hemisphere. Read more about the event here...

Congratulations to Courtney King-Dye and her husband Jason on the announcment that they are expecting a baby! Courtney has had a tough road since her accident where she was not wearing a helmet left her in a coma. While her accident was truly tragic, it sparked a world wide revolution for wearing approved helmets which will save many people from a similar fate or worse. Courtney found out the baby's sex at a gender party and you can found out what they are having by visiting here!

The Hanoverian Breed has lost one of it's great foundation sires when Laurie's Crusador xx had to be euthanized at the age of 28 after suffering a bout of colic. Earlier last week Laurie's Crusador xx was taken to the clinic when he had displayed colic symptoms and he was found to have an infection in his spleen. It was decided to take him home and let him live out his last days. Read More about Laurie's Crusador xx here!

Predator attacks are not common with horses but they do happen from time to time. When people take up more space, wildlife in some areas are being displaced and are learning how to co-exsist in a more suburban enviroment. TheHorse.com has an informative article about what you can do when you suspect or see a predator in in your area. In addition, the article offers suggestions on how to prevent an encounter and protect your horses from a potential attack. Read more...




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