It was a grey day as the Fesitval festivities began in Wellington for the USEF Dressage National Championships for the grand Prix and Intermediare 1. Travelling from across the large United States were the elite group of horses and riders who will congregate over the rest of the week to vie for... Read More
After all these years covering equestrian sport for HorsesDaily, and working as an insurance agent for Markel, I am now a part of it; training, competing, traveling, and all that goes with it. We have just begun training with USEF Team Driving coach Thorston Zarembowicz after an amazing 3 weeks... Read More
"Thanks to the generosity of Carol Lavell, her family, and friends, we are pleased to provide this financial support to adult amateurs who not only make time to further their dressage education, but who are tremendous volunteers for their dressage clubs," said Jenny Johnson, Executive Director of... Read More
It’s true blondes have more fun. Just ask the owners of the flaxen-haired Haflinger Asti FCH, the distinctively highlighted Norwegian Fjord Sven, and the golden palomino Lusitano Barroco who competed at the 2015 U.S. Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 5-8. Read More
Laurie Simons from Tupelo, Mississippi, and her 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding Real Diamond (Rhodiamant x Helena) proved that you don’t have to come from one of the powerhouse dressage areas of the country to qualify for the U.S. Dressage Finals. She and Diamond placed in the ribbons in the... Read More
“In Saturday night’s Grand Prix freestyle, the atmosphere was a little too electric for him, so for this class I really focused on trying to have a relaxed ride and he was a different horse today. It was a very nice fluid test and I was very happy, he stayed with me,” said McCarthy. Read More
After finishing a close second in Saturday’s First Level Open Championship, Stacey Hastings of Mooresville, N.C. (Region 1) with hers and Ronald Woodcock’s five-year-old Oldenburg gelding Fürst Aurum (Fürst Romancier x Kapela by Rohdiamant), she returned to the ring determined to emerge the... Read More
Cypus was ready to move up to Young Riders, but because her horse is not a big Warmblood, she wanted to take a year to confirm him at Prix St. Georges. Her trainer, Nancy Hinz, suggested she compete in Open classes and Cyprus and Gareth moved up the ranks from local, to regional to the national... Read More
“John McGuire recently passed away, so it was a hard show for me but this was his dream for Saphira to succeed like this,” McCarthy explained. “I really went for it today and I think it was one of the most fun rides I’ve ever had. We look forward to coming to the Finals all year – when we’re at... Read More
“I was immensely happy with my ride today. For me, it was a shot at redemption because we went to the Developing Horse National Championships at Lamplight in August, and I just did not have the results I wanted. This was our chance at a second shot and it worked out,” said Koford after the ride. Read More

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