USET WEG Team alternate Catherine Haddad and Maximus JSS continues to land on the leader boards on the FEI World Cup tour, hoping to qualify for the FEW World Cup Final to be held this April in Las Vegas. Haddad recently competed on the indoor European circuit, placing 9th in Stuttgart, Germany, November 19 with a 71.7%, and recently in Stockholm, December 3rd with a 71.05 in the Kur. Haddad’s next stop is this weekend is the Olympia Royal Horse Show (or CDI-W London).
Stay tuned to DressageDaily as we bring you results and reports, right from the horse’s mouth as Haddad is keeping a journal of her Euro adventures for us. Haddad also recently wrote another article for the USEF website, a follow up on one she contributed three years ago.
Katrine Bettenworth Clinic at Heartwood South Tremendous Success
Dressage higher education continues in America where the clinics and learning opportunities kicked off in Florida. Nancy Later Dressage Horses and Mickey and David Pugh Presented A Clinic with Katrin Bettenworth. “Many of the Grand Prix horses she has trained have gone on to successful careers with other riders all over the world.” Said Later, who purchased her lovely Mare, Alexis D from Bettenworth’s Farm. The clinic obviously paid off, as later recently won the Grand Prix Special at the National Horse Show. “Katrin's training methods were clear and rewarding. The theme throughout the clinic ‘Ride forward and go inside!’ Katrin wanted all of the horses to become stronger in self carriage by using a shoulder in position. Katrin has a positive approach and a super sense of humor.”
Horse Health Alert
The folks at Unbridled TV alerted us to two recent alerts posted on the FDA website concerning the health and well being of our horses. This is a good website to keep checking, as the info managed here might one day save your horse’s life.
The first is a warning about deaths due to unapproved Clenbuterol use.
The website for this information can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/horsedeath.htm
The second warning concerns fumonisins in horse feed.
The information on this topic can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/horsefumonisin.htm