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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Posted by Liz Ruggiero



News Notes for August 11, 2011 This week’s News Notes is brought to you by Back on Track, the natural way to good health. Lots of international news this week as the 2011 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses wrapped up over the weekend with two clear Champions named! Sydney Australia will host its first ever Equitana November 10-13 with dressage Superstars Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud! Also out of Holland, the PAVO Cup is underway, this is a championship for 4 and 5-year-old Dutch horses. A group of youngsters from the Burghley Pony Club worked hard at fundraising for a charity and won a clinic with Laura Bechtolsheimer. Emma Hindle retired her Olympic Partner, Lancet, at the World Dressage Masters Hickstead. Closer to home in Wellington, the Equestrian Sports Productions has announced upcoming construction on a new covered arena that will be big enough for 3 full sized arenas!

The show season marches on with the 2011 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses completed the Dutch have now turned their attention to the PAVO Cup Championships for 4 and 5-year-olds. On this side of the pond there is a ton of action too! The north has the Fidler Run Farm Dressage III in Woodbine, NJ, the Dressage At Stanhope in Huntington, NY, the Dressage At Stockade in Glenville, NY and the Vermont Dressage Days and II in Essex Junction, VT. The south has the Summer Sizzler 2 in Newberry, FL and the Early Morning Blues in Raeford, NC. The mid-west host the Hotter Than Blue Blazes I and II in Batavia, OH, ODS Down Centerline 3 and 4 in Delaware, OH, WPDA Summer Sizzler in Jefferson, OH, the Boise River Dressage I and II in Eagle, ID, the Silverwood Dressage August I in Camp Lake, WI and Dressage At Waterloo August in Grass Lake, MI. Out west we have the Utah Dressage Society I and II in Fairfield, UT, and the Dressage at Sun Prairie in Peyton, CO. California has several too with the CDS San Diego Chapter Summer Show in Del Mar, CA, Dressage at Mission Pacific in Somis, CA, the Greenville Equestrian Center Dressage in Livermore, CA, Capistrano Dressage in San Juan Capistrano, CA and the Midsummers Night Dressage III in Watsonville, CA. Elsewhere there is the Whidbey Equestrian Center One Day Dressage in Coupeville, WA, the 16Th Annual Spokane Sporthorse Dressage Spectacular I and II in Spokane, WA, the ODS Breeders Showcase I and II in Boring, OR, the Franktown Meadows Dressage Classic in Carson City, NV and Hawaii will host the Aloha State Dressage Society (ASDS) V and VI in Waimanalo, HI.

The 2011 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses took place last week with the Dutch Warmblood stallion Astrix marched to his 2nd World Championship title winning the 6-year-old finals and the spectacular Westphalian mare Woodlanders Farouche tool the Championship title in the 5-year-old Division. Check out more stories and scores at Eurodressage.com

Equestrian Sports Productions (ESP) has announced that it will begin construction on its first covered arena in Wellington, FL. It is the hope of ESP's CEO Mark Bellissimo that permits will be in place and the work will begin within 30-60 days with completion set for the end of the year. When completed, the new dressage facility will have 4100 stalls and five outdoor arenas. Check out more at the Sun Sentinel!

Sydney will host its first ever Equitana event November 10-13, 2011 and will feature Dutch Dressage superstars Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud. The pair will teach a clinic together in Novemebr 12 which is sure to have a huge audienceas both highly accomplished international competitors! Check it out!

Britain's International rider Emma Hindle has retired her Olympic partner, the 18-year-old Hanoverian stallion Lancet, on July 31 at the World Dressage Masters Hickstead. Emma commented that "Every great horse deserves to be retired at the top of their game — he'll now teach people who are helping me out do all the advanced movements." He will continue his successful breeding career as well. Read more at Horse & Hound.

The young members of the Burghley Pony Club took the challenge of fundraising for the Animal Health Trust's Pony Power campaign quite seriously where the incentive was a clinic with triple World Equestrian Silver Medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer! The clinic enabled six groups of young riders to benefit from Laura’s wealth of knowledge and experience. There was also the opportunity to chat and ask questions to Laura over lunch. Check out more at Horse and Country!