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


The 2015 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final has begun tickets sales. See who can get them now and how you can get in line for great sales opprotunity! The British equestrian team has once again made history in dressage, show jumping and eventing...see what exactly they have accomplished this time! Horses International has reported the top studbook that tops the WBFSH World Ranking list in dressage - see which breed is at the top! Is your horse happy at his current barn? TheHorse.com was posed the question of whether a horse can be happy at one place but not the other - see what insight they have on the question. A case of a horse bite recently asked the courts to look at horses as "inherently dangerous" animals which could throw the horse industry for a loop - find out what a recent court ruled on this very thing.

There is no shortage of shows this weekend no matter what region you reside! Lets start in the north with the Dressage at Saratoga I and II in Saratoga Springs, NY, the ESDCTA Memorial Weekend Dressage in Allentown, NJ, the Dressage at Heavenly Waters in Bel Air, MD, and the Beland Stables Spring Dressage in Lakeville, MA. Heading south we have the KDA Spring Warm-Up and the KDA 28th Annual Dressage Show both in Lexington, KY, and the Chattahoochee Hills Dressage in Fairburn, GA. Middle America has the May Flower I and II Dressage Show in Wheeler, WI, the Silverwood Dressage May II in Camp Lake, WI, the Bara Trac I Dressage and Bara Trac I Too Dressage in Mason City, IA and the GSEC Diamond Classic I and II in Katy, TX. Out west we have the Horses Unlimited Dressage Challenge 1 and 2 in Albuquerque, NM, the Coconino Dressage Show in Flagstaff, AZ, the Paragon Dressage Iand II, Paragon Dressage CDI*** in Estes Park, CO. The west coast has the 19th Annual Spokane Sport Horse Spring Dressage Show in Spokane, WA, the Dressage at Flintridge in La Canada Flintridge, CA and the Dressage Derby III and IV in Vacaville, CA.

Previous VIP and all-session ticket holders to the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final can now reserve a spot for the finals to be held at the Thomas & Mack Center, April 15-19, 2015. The renewal period ends May 30, 2014 with World Cup Club memebers ticket sales starting on June 30, 2014. Joining the World Cup Club  and it will give you a first in line position to purchase tickets (behind previous ticket holders) as well as giving you the latest up to date information on the event! Get all the info at DressageDaily.com!

The British equestrians have once again made history by simultaneously occupying the FEI top ranking in all three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing! The FEI rankings list began in 2002 and this is ther first time that any country has held number 1 in all three list! Congratulations to Great Britain whose FEI teams have become very dominate and a force to be reckoned with! Read more at Eurodressage.com!

Horses International recently reported that the KWPN studbook remains at the top of the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List in dressage based on the hihgly ranked Glock's Undercover (Ferro) and World Cup Champion Valegro (Negro). The Hanoverian studbook is in a solid second place however Helen Langehangenburg's Damon's Design is at the top of the individual list. Check out the rest of the dressage rankings as well as the list for Showjumping!

TheHorse.com had a question posed to it asking if any studies had been done to see why a horse may be happy in one barn but then become more upset, nervous or show un characteristic behaviour when at a different barn. While no studies are immediately known, they offer great things to consider based on some ideas and observations. One interesting note they made on "unhappy" horses that have been donated to their teaching behaviour herd has been "cured" with a turnout in their "E-field". Check out what that is and see the suggestions here!

Good news for us horse owners when Connecticut passed a law that was introduced by Governor Dannel Molloy stating that horses are not inherently dangerous. The bill introduced following a court ruling where a horse named Scuppy bit a 5-year-old boy while being held by the boy's father. Horse owners had shown great concern after the ruling because it had great potential to cause issues such as higher insurance cost to owners. The law would allow for a case by case review if issues arise and woud factor in past history of the horse. Read more info here about this new Connecticut law.


Mary Phelps (mary@horsesdaily.com) is a Markel Equine Insurance Specialist and CSR Tracey Scharf (tracey@horsesdaily.com) provide the personal attention needed to help make the lives of their clients smooth and easy when it comes to the process of insuring your Farm, business and equine mortality needs. While Mary travels to the shows and barns, you can count on Tracey in the office to be available to answer questions and manage the details with ease. 1-800-572-3286.




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