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


The Adequan FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North kicks off in Lexington, KY this week with 222 Youth desending on the Blue Grass State! Good luck everyone!! The Gold Medal winning dream team for Great Britain will once again represent at the Europeans in August! The 2014 Global Dressage Festival will go on after receiving approval from the Wellington Village Council. The power of healing that horses have trulty amazes me - this time they are helping kids cope with grief after losing a loved one. Everyone please take note - equine encephalitis is on the rise and getting worse especially in South Carolina. Wet conditions have caused a rise in the mosquito population so please check with your vet on what you can do to protect your horse!

A long list of shows will take place this weekend as summer marches on! The big one this week is The Adequan FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships in beautiful Kentucky! Elsewhere we have in the North the LIDCTA Summer Classic in Brookhaven, NY, the WNYDA Summer Festival I and II in Houghton, NY, the GMHA Dressage Days in Woodstock, VT, the ERAHC New England Classic Open Dressage Show in South Hadley, MA and the Sussex County Dressage Show I and II in Augusta, NJ. The south has one lone show in Conyers, GA with The Good Horseman/Massey Ferguson Summer Dressage Show. The Mid-West has the Sorensen Park Dressage July I in East Troy, WI, the North Woods Dressage Summer Show I and II in Iron River, WI, the Dressage at Lamplight July I and II in Wayne, IL, the Dressage at Wisconsin Equestrian Center I and II in De Pere, WI and the N.O.D.A. Dressage 2013 and Encore in Jefferson, OH. Middle America has one with the KCDS Summer Dressage I and II in Kansas City, MO. Out West we have the Dressage in the Sierra in Reno Nevada, NV, the Capistrano Summer Series in San Juan Capistrano, CA, the Dressage at Spirit Equestrian in Somis, CA and the Dressage at Devonwood I and II in Sherwood, OR. Alaska rounds out this week with the ADA July Jubilee in Anchorage.

The Adequan FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North kicks off in Lexington, KY running from July 17-21, 2013! 222 Juniors and Young Riders will converge on the Bluegrass State from the U.S., Canada and Mexico! The youngsters will be competing for both Indiviual and Team Medals in Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Reining and Endurance. Check out coverage on DressageDaily.com!

The British Olympic Dream Team wil be back together for the European Championships held in Denmark in August. Joining Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Tomlinson (Bechtolsheimer) will be Michael Eilberg. While Charlotte has been competing Uthopia successfully Carl will be reclaiming the ride for the Europeans. Charlotte will once again be with Valegro, Laura with Mistral Hojris and Michael will be mounted on Half Moon Delphi. Read more here! Watch a video of Charlotte and Uthopia's winning ride!

The 2014 Global Dressage Festival has been granted permission by the Wellington Village Council to go forward with the 2013/2014 season. While the decision was unanimous there were certain conditions that will need to be met in order to stay in compliance such as hours that shows can run, parking, entertainments, etc. Check out the complete story for a more comprehensive coverage of the council meeting.

A wonderful camp in Ohio uses horses to help children deal with grief after losing someone close to them. The Article focuses on a pair of children that have lost their mother to a prescription drug addiction. The Grandmother found the bereavement camp after attending couseling to help the children. Check out the story and watch the video to find out how the weeklong Riding Through Grief camp helps children heal...

Sadly equine encephalitis is getting worse in South Carolina. So far 4 horses in Horry County have been put down and three others are awaiting test results. Dr. Karen Bolten of the Myrtle Beach Equine Clinic says that this year is far worse than ever seen in years past. The rain has been a very big contributer as the mosquito population has increased due to the humid wet conditions. Please consult your veterinarian as to the best course of action for protecting your horse from this preventable disease. Read More Here...


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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