Dressage Training Online Brings Exclusive Highlights of FEI World Cup Las Vegas to Web Including All-Day Friday Coverage

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Posted by Christy


Alamo, CA – Dressage enthusiasts who log onto Dressage Training Online following the FEI World Cup in Las Vegas are in for a thrill, as the website will feature the entire Friday schedule of World Cup events, highlights of FEI classes and a behind-the-scenes look at the warm-up preceding the Grand Prix. The Friday events, which will air on the website shortly after the World Cup, will include the World Championship Young Horse Exhibition, the Olympic/Grand Prix Pas De Deux Challenge and the Official Retirement Ceremony for Brentina, the only U.S. horse to ever win the Dressage World Cup Final.

Photo: Dressage Training Online will give dressage fans a chance to watch exclusive footage of the FEI World Cup in Las Vegas. The innovative website gives viewers a chance to watch top international riders in the World Cup Finals, like Sweden’s Jan Brink aboard Briar 889, without actually being there. (Photo courtesy of Dressage Training Online.)

“Unless you are at the World Cup on Friday, the only way you will be able to see the entire day’s worth of events will be on Dressage Training Online. We have the exclusive web rights to all of Friday,” said an excited Reisa Bonetti, founder of the innovative dressage website that has provided additional opportunities for the way dressage riders train and learn. “The World Championship Young Horse Exhibition will feature full commentary by Linda Zang ‘O’ and Vincenzo Truppa ‘O’ and the viewers will also get to hear the applause during the Olympic/Grand Prix Pas De Deux Challenge. The audience’s reaction will be judged with an applause gauge and that is how the winner of the Pas De Deux will be chosen.”

In addition to the Friday events, viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive highlights from the entire competition. “The highlights of the FEI classes will give you a glimpse inside the action. Watching footage of the World Cup’s elite horses and riders on Dressage Training Online will be the next best thing to being there,” Bonetti said.

FEI O Judge Axel Steiner will provide the judge’s view of the warm-up preceding the Grand Prix. “Axel will provide commentary as to what he sees during the warm-up that could predict factors for how the horse and rider actually perform when they go out to do their test,” Bonetti said, adding that listening to a judge’s viewpoint is an important learning process for competitive riders. Bonetti also commented, “Axel’s comments will be interesting and unique because the audience will already know the results from the competition.”

Bonetti is thrilled with the amount of exclusive coverage that Dressage Training Online will have the opportunity to cover during the World Cup, and is confident dressage enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy the “up close and personal” experience at the Las Vegas event. While much of the coverage will be educational, events like the Olympic/Grand Prix Pas De Deux Challenge will also be entertaining as the riders are given the freedom to be as creative and entertaining as they wish.

Dressage Training Online has revolutionized the dressage world by giving riders the chance to learn from some of the worlds' top trainers and judges, and Bonetti is pleased that more and more dressage riders are turning to her website. “It’s a great way for dressage riders to be present and learn, even if they aren’t able to personally train or attend a clinic or show,” Bonetti said, adding that her site is furthering the FEI's desire for more transparency in judging.

DressageTrainingOnline.com has several top name trainers and judges for viewing on the website, including Jean Bemelmans-GER, Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg-AUT, Hilda Gurney-USA, Courtney King-Dye-USA, Jan Brink-SWE, Henk Van Bergen-NED, Axel Steiner-USA and Uwe Mechlem-GER. Bonetti invites dressage riders, trainers, judges and dressage enthusiasts, both amateurs and professionals, to view their coverage of the FEI World Cup in Las Vegas at www.dressagetrainingonline.com.