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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Posted by Elizabeth Ruggiero




Charlotte Jorst and Vitalis (Photo: McCool Photography)
Charlotte Jorst and Vitalis (Photo: McCool Photography)

It's here! The 2013 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany is once again ground zero for some of the the top young up and coming stars of the dressage world stage! Our own American duo of Charlotte Jorst and Vitalis will compete in the 6-Year-Old division. Good luck Charlotte!! The US team posted an impressive second place finish in the Nations Cup CDIO3* in Hickstead. All three riders placed in the top 5 to do the U.S.proud! Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen and her long time partner Parzival have reclaimed the title of World Number 1 in the FEI World Dressage Rankings but there are some movers and shakers moving up the list. Horse have a remarkable way of helping humans and this time there is a story of an Arizona prison program where they help prisoners help save them.{C}This week is a little more relaxed but not really by much! Let's start in the north with the North Fork Dressage Classic in Riverhead, NY and the Vermont Dressage Days I and II in Essex Junction, VT. We then move into the Mid West with the Dressage at Waterloo August in Grass Lake, MI, the Hotter Than Blue Blazes I and II & USDFBC Series Qualifier in Batavia, OH, the Silverwood Dressage August I in Campake, MI, the ODS Down Centerline 3 and 4 in Delaware, OH and the WPDA Summer Sizzler in Jefferson, OH. The south is relatively quiet with the Early Morning Blues in Pinehurst, NC and the VADA/NOVA Summer Breed Show I and II in Leesburg, VA. Heading West we have one with the Millbrook Farms Dressage Show I in Fairfield, UT. Out West we have the Whidbey Equestrian Center One Day Dressage and Summer Dress in Coupeville, WA, the 8th Annual Spokane Sporthorse Breeders Classic & 18th Annual Spokane Sporthorse Dressage Spectacular I and II in Spokane, WA. California rounds out this week with the Dressage at Spirit Equestrian in Somis, the Greenville Equestrian Center Dressage in Livermore, the CDS San Diego Chapter Summer Show in Del Mar and the Midsummers Night Dressage III in Watsonville.


This weekend the 2013 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany will take place with some of the most exciting young 5 and 6-year-old talent going head to head for the title of Champion! American Charlotte Jorst will compete her gorgeous Dutch bred stallion Vitalis (Vivaldi x Tolivia/Donnerschwee) in the 6-year-old division. Be sure to check out DressageDaily.com daily for updates and coverage of the event!

The U.S. Team has taken Second Place at the CDIO3* Hickstead Nations Cup in Great Britain! The American Team was comprimised of Kathleen Raine (Breanna), Gunter Seidel (Coral Reef Wylea) and Shelly Francis (Doktor) all finished in the top 5 in the Freestyle which under the new format is the sole determiner to the Nations Cup instead of the traditional Grand Prix. We are so proud of the Team and can't wait to see what they will do next! Read more about the Freestyle here!

Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen and her 16-year-old Parzival can hold her head high going into the 2013 European Dressage Championships in Herning Denmark as the new World number 1 in the FEI World Dressage Rankings! The pair are ahead of Germany's Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW and rounding out the top three is Great Britains dream team of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. While the top three are not too surprising there is an exciting highlite with one rider shooting up from 159th to 31st! See who it is!

Horses are helping inmates in the Arizona prison system to get on the right track. The prison has a program where inmates are learning to break and train wild horses and burros under the supervision of a supervisor. This gives the inmates a way to learn skills and a vocation and work ethic, some even work 7 days a week. There is a growing list of applicants for the jobs. The horses and burros are sold to help support the program and they hope to have up to 2,000 horses by 2015. Read More!



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