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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Posted by Elizabeth Ruggiero




Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival (Photo: © Astrid Appels)
Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival (Photo: © Astrid Appels)

There is double sad news for Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen. Not only has her top Grand Prix partner Jerich Parzival been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia but she also lost her up and coming "Rio" horse Galahad to a severe bout of colic. You might remeber Galahad as the "stand in" for Parzival at the prize giving ceremonies...Our hearts and prayers go out to Adelinde and we wish Parzival a speedy recovery! When shipping your horse do you wonder if you should bandage or not bandage? Here is some insight from a top shipper on the subject. The count down to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy is ramping up as Travel Packages are being sold now through a select group of agencies! In Europe there is increased debate on the practice of hot branding but Germany is holding its ground with the decision to proceed with the practice under local or general anesthesia.Oh my! So many shows this weekend!! Where to start? We will jump off this week with the north with the Ten Broeck Farm Breed Sport Horse Show in Pepperell, MA, the Houghton College Spring Dressage I and II in Houghton, NY, the DVCTA Dressage at Fair Hill in Elkton, MD and the Windy Hollow Hunt Dressage June I and II in Augusta, NJ. To the south we head for the VADA/NOVA Summer June in Leesburg, VA, the Tennessean Express Dressage in Franklin, TN, the GHF/Massey Ferguson Annual Dressage Show 1st and 2nd Edition in Conyers, GA, the Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association Northwest Florida Chapter Classic III in Cottondale, FL, the Suncoast Sunburn Classic I and II in Tampa, FL and the White Fences Summer Fun I in Loxahatchee, FL. Into the mid west next with the Majestic View II, III and USDFBC Series Qualifier in Batavia, OH, the Silverwood Dressage in Camp Lake, WI, the WPDA Summer Dressage Classic in Jefferson, OH, the Cooler by the Lake I and II in Iron River, WI, the Dressage at Grand Haven in Jefferson, OH, the 36th Annual Cornhusker Classic I and II in Lincoln, NE and the Dressage at Alpine I and II in Long Lake, MN. Heading west we have the Cheyenne Dressage & Eventing Club Open Dressage in Cheyenne, WY and the Franktown Meadows June Dressage Classic in Carson City, NV. Now for the west coast, we have the Dressage in the Almonds in Lodi, CA , the San Francisco Peninsula 46th Annual Show in Hollister, CA, the Spirit Equestrian Dressage in Somis, CA and the northwest has the Central Oregon Dressage Classic I and II in Powell Butte, OR and the Whidbey Equestrian Center "Benefit" Dressage in Coupeville, WA.


Sad news for one of the best combinations in the dressage world! Adelinde Cornelissen's Parzival has been diagnosed arrhythmia. Parzival was evaluated after he was not able to keep up in his work and becoming less active than normal. Sadly the problem has kept the duo from being selected for the Dutch CDIO Rotterdam team. Parzival is currently at the University Clinic in Belgium. Read the full story here.

As if Parzival's news was not enough for Adelinde, it comes on the heels of her announcement that he up and coming FEI horse Galahad was lost to a severe bout of colic this past weekend. While Galahad never made his anticipated Grand Prix debut with Adelinde, he was in the spotlight a great deal as a "stand in" for Parzival at the prize giving ceremonies. Galahad had begun to be referred to as Adelinde's "Rio horse" as it was hoped that she would qualify for the Dutch Olympic team with her next star. Read more here....

Shipping your horse? To Bandage or not to bandage - that is the question....There are defintely two camps with two totally different beliefs in this area. DressageDaily has published an article about this subject from an interview with Jimmy Welsh of Elite Horse Transport. Jimmy has many years of expierence running his shipping company and before that he had a great amount of experience as a groom for many top professionals in both the U.S> and Europe. See what his thoughts are on the subject here.

Package tickets are now available for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy! Pacakages include Passes, accomodation and transport through several agencies around the world. The general public will be able to access the ticketing in Novemeber. You can register to in order to buy mechandise and this will also let you receive the latest on ticket information as it becomes available.

The hot branding debate goes on in Europe now that Germany has decided not to ban the practice. Instead there will now be a requirement that local or general anesthesia be used. The ban was requested by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Consumer Protection (BMELV) of Germany in Berlin as it feels that branding is "obsolete" as a form of identification since the European Union has required the use of microchips in 2009. While the anesthesia is a solution, some debate whether the solution will actually do more harm than good. Read more on this at theHorse.com.