This week's News Notes are brought to you by YS Nutrition - Natural Whole Food for Human, Equine and Canine. DressageDaily's HorseMarket Manager will be sneaking away for a family vacation so get those ads in this week for fast service! Charlotte Dujardin has made history once again by taking over the top spot on the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings with her superstar partner Valegro! US rider Catherine Haddad is making the move back to the states from Germany and she is bringing a horse back that she calls one of "the best" of her career. West Nile virus has hit southern Florida and owners are being asked to be both proactive and vigilant to protect their horses and themselves. A British website explores evidence that 9 out of 10 horses with laminitis has a hormonal "endocrine" disorder which offers hope to getting a handle on how to treat horses who suffer from laminitis.
The weather is turning cooler but the year end Championships are heating up! This week we not only have the NEDA Fall Dressage Festival: USDF Region 8 Dressage Championships CDI Saugerties and USDF Breeders Championships in Saugerties, NY but there is also the USDF Breeders Championship Series Final and Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association Show in Cottondale, FL. Good luck to all the people that have qualified for the Championships! Elsewhere in the south we have several shows starting with the The Good Horseman/Massey Ferguson Fall Dressage Show in Conyers, GA, Wellington Classic Fall Challenge I and II in West Palm Beach, FL, the VADA/NOVA Autumn I in Leesburg, VA, the VADAF Dressage at Rose Mount I and II, the Yellow Rose Festival I and II in Irving, TX, the The Last Dance in Folsom, LA and the Oklahoma State Fair Dressage in Oklahoma City, OK. The mid west is a busy region with the Fall Dressage at Copper Creek I in Williamston, MI, the Silverwood Dressage September in Camp Lake, WI, the Harmony in the Park Fall Dressage Show in Edinburgh, IN, the Al Khamsa Fall Dressage I and II in Dawson, IL and the Fall Dressage at Copper Creek II in Williamston, MI. California rounds ou tthe weekend action with the Woodside Autumn Dressage in Woodside, CA and the Del Mar International Dressage in Del Mar, CA.
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Charlotte Dujardin has made history once again by taking over the top spot on the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings. This is the first time ever that a British rider has occupied the #1 spot! After conquering the 2012 London Olympic Games, Charlotte and her Dutch Warmblood partner Valegro, moved ahead of Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) and Jerich Parzival who had remained at the top of the list since July of 2011. Germany has five pairs in the top 10 showing that they are still clearly a country to be reckoned with. Steffen Peters moved up from 192nd to 16th. Read the full story here!
Eurodressage.com reports that American Catherine Haddad is making the move back to the US. After being based in Germany for 20 years, 10 horses, 2 dogs, a rider and a groom will make the trek to Florida with Catherine who will be based at Jorge Gabriels' Casa Lusitana near Wellington for the winter season. Along with this new chapter in her life, Catherine has a very promising new ride in Patronus, a 9-year-old Danish warmblood gelding of which she stated - "I think he is one of the best horses I have had in my career,"....can't wait to see this one! Good lck in the move! Read the full story at Eurodressage.com.
West Nile virus has taken the life of a Loxahatchee Grove horse in Palm Beach County, Florida. The US Centers for Disease Control has reported that the US is under the worst outbreak of the virus since 1999. Texas has almost 45% of reported cases and the only states that have not reported any cases are Alaska and Hawaii. With the Florida season looming around the corner, owners should take precautions to vaccinate and facilities should take great care to eliminate standing water. Read the full story at the Palm Beach Post...
Talk About Laminitis's website has an interesting article on hormonal disorders and their effect on laminitis in horses and ponies. Equine Cushing’s disease (PPID) and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) are the two most common hormone or “endocrine” disorders in horses and there is now evidence that suggest that 9 out of 10 horses/ponies that have laminitis have an endocrine disorder. The website http://www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk/# is a very nice resource with information on these metabolic disorders and their connections to laminitis. Check it out here!
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