It was a big British party at the CDI Stadl Paura in Austria. The Grand Prix Special tour was won by British Emma Hindle aboard her Hanoverian stallion Lancet (by Wenzel). In the Grand Prix, Hindle scored a very strong 73.500% and in the Special she achieved a score of 72.64%. British Fiona Bigwood reigned supreme in the Kur tour. She produced the winning scores of 70.125% in the Grand Prix and 74.600% in the freestyle. (View all scores).
CDI Dortmund: Ellen Schulten-Baumer and Donatha S Win
Ellen Schulten Baumer and her Hanoverian mare Donatha S (by Donnerhall) won the Grand Prix and Kur to Music at the CDI Dortmund in Germany. The pair scored 71.625% and 76.150% and beat the Austrian duo Victoria Max-Theurer and Falcao. Max-Theurer won the Prix St Georges with 69,83%. She rode her own bred Augustin (by August der Starke). Isabell Werth won the Intermediaire I with her new mount Fuchsberger (69,58%). (View all Scores)
CDI Azeitao: Miguel Ralao Duarte Wields the Axe of Power
Portuguese dressage rider Miguel Ralao Duarte wielded the axe of power at the CDI Azeitao in Portugal. He won four classes, booking two wins in the small tour with Sigonha (65.400 and 68.350%) and two in the big tour with Oxalis de Meia Lua §68.417% and 72.100%). (View all scores)
Brazil Getting Ready for the 2007 Pan Am Games with Eric Lette
Brazilian dressage riders are getting ready for the 2007 Pan American Games hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-29, 2007, with the help of Swedish O-judge Eric Lette. For the past two years, Lette has been travelling to Brazil as national team trainer and he is helping to form a squad and team for the Games.
Through private sponsorhip and some funding by the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Lette has been coaching Brazilian dressage riders in private training sessions as well as at shows. After a final selection trial, Lette has made a short list of seven riders from which the official Brazilian Pan Am team will be picked. (The short listed Brazilian riders are)