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

Diamo Gold (Photo: © Astrid Appels)
Diamo Gold (Photo: © Astrid Appels)

Charlotte Jorst and Skagen Holding's Vitalis have completed their competition at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Dressage Young Horses in Verden Germany- see how they did! Harmony Sporthorses has bought the premium Oldenburg stallion Diamo Gold as a breeding stallion and new ride for Susanne Hassler. The 2013 Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational in Concord, MA is a competition for young riders on borrowed horses from the U.S. and Canada to such countries (but not limited to) Cayman, Ecuador and Trinadad. Check out how the competition works and how the kids did! Professor Jan Ladewig of Copenhagen University gave a talk in the US about the neccesity of horses to lead a socail life and have time "to be horses" for both their physical and mental well being.

California is kicking it this weekend with lots of action! Lets start there with the Capistrano Dressage in San Juan Capistrano, the Summer Dressage in the Valley in Los Alamos, the CDS East Bay Chapter Summer Show #4 in Pleasanton, the Summer Dressage at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace, the Dressage in the Almonds in Lodi and the Fieldstone Farm Dressage August in Santa Rosa. Heading towards the east we have the Boise River Dressage I and II in Eagle, ID, the Mountain Air Dressage Show and Dressage in the Pines in Flagstaff, AZ and the Paragon Dressage CDI3* and I, II and III in Estes Park, CO. In the mid west we have the Silverwood Dressage August in Camp Lake, WI. The north has the Centerline Events @ HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY and the LVDA Recognized Competition in Ottsville, PA. The south has the CDCTA Dressage at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, VA, the Meadow Lake Summer Classic I and II in Bryantsville, KY, the Dressage at Greystone in Fayetteville, TN and the Gold Coast Dressage Made in the Shade I and II in Wellington, FL. Rounding out the list is the show to be at - the Aloha State Dressage Society (ASDS) V and VI in Waimanalo, HI!

Charlotte Jorst and Skagen Holding's Vitalis (Vivaldi x Tolivia/Donnerschwee) have completed their competition at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Dressage Young Horses in Verden Germany where they represented the U.S. in the FEI 6-Year-Old division. Vitalis was more unsettled in the championship round due to the exciting atmosphere but still put in a respectable ride to earn an overall 13th place. Check out more on their experience here.

The premium Oldenburg stallion Diamo Gold (Dimaggio x Ex Libris x Grundstein II) bred by Silvia Gering has been aquired by Harmony Sporthorses where he will stand at stud as well as being trained and competed by Susanne Hassler, head trainer of Riveredge Farm. We can't wait to see what the paris future will be out in the competition arena! Check out more about this modern and gorgeous stallion at Eurodressage.com!

The 2013 Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational (CADI) recently took place in Concord, MA where young riders from the U.S., Canada, Cayman, Ecuador, Jamaica, Bermuda, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago compete on borrowed horses. The young riders are fully in charge of the horses (picked from a draw at the beginning of the week) and are given a trainer to work with and then at the end of the week they compete in the CADI FEI Preliminary Dressage test and a Freestyle. Read more about the competition and check out how three young ladies from the Caymans made an outstanding showing.

Professor Jan Ladewig of Copenhagen University recently addressed delegates at the annual conference of the International Society for Equitation Science in the United States about the importance of the basic social, physiological and psychological needs of the horse to be with other horses and be turned out. He talked about how great emphasis is put on training and riding but the quality of “the other 23 hours a day” is of equal importance, Ladewig suggests. Read More on his talk 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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