Dressage News Notes - Brought to You by Mary Phelps, a Markel Equine Insurance Specialist
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The REEM Acra FEI World Cup™ Final is a wrap and it was without a doubt the Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro show! The reigning Olympic and European Champion brought their A Game and added the World Cup title to their long list of life acheivments even breaking her own Grand Prix world record! Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill, the 2013 World Cup Champion, put in solid performances but a few mistakes kept them in second. Read more extensive coverage of the REEM Acra FEI World Cup™ Final at DressageDaily.com!
Without a doubt, no matter what your chosen discipline, the Rolex Three Day Event presented by Land Rover in Lexington, KY is one of the most anticipated shows in the country. This year, 60 horse and rider combinations from 7 nations win go for the win in the CCI4* (the only one in the U.S.)! The competition is also the Rolex/USEF National CCI4* Championship and will also be a slection trial for the Land Rover U.S. Event Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games! Read More...
Monty Roberts is a pioneer in Natural Horsemanship, the inspiration for the Hollywood movie The Horse Whisperer and a long time advisor to the Queen of England for both horses and corgis. Now Monty is taking on a new challenge of helping British Soldiers tackle post-traumatic stress syndrom. He recently held a UK ‘clinic’ last week for 30 veterans at Tedworth House, the Wiltshire base of charity Help For Heroes. Feedback was touching from the Soldiers and it is so nice to see how horses can touch someones lives and help them. Read More...
Coming this fall in the UK the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will be kicking off it's UK tour and joining them for the Wembley leg will be Olympian Carl Hester, Paralympians Lee Pearson and Natasha Baker. The super talented Brits will be an opening act for the historic Lipizzaner stallions for three nights in front of 10,000+ horse enthusiast. The school has launched a new website and will offer behind the scenes insight into the 430 year old school. Check it out!
I think it is safe to say that most horse owners know that when changing your horse's grain to a new one it should be a very gradual change over. Ssome , however, may not know that it is equally important to also take your time when changing over to a new hay. Since the energy and nutrient content of hay can vary greatly according wo where it is grow, it is important to allow the gut track to adjust to avoid digestive upset. Read More Here!
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