DressageDaily News Notes for the Week of January 11, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Intern [#24771 override="Bonnie Efird" title="Bonnie Efird"] is on a roll and just submitted coverage of this weekend Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I. Stay tuned for the full article being posted later today, as more photos and results are coming in. Coming up this week is the U.S. Equestrian Federation's annual meeting, which kicks off on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky. The annual meeting is where important policy decisions are made and DressageDaily.com will be there to keep you abreast of the latest news and information from the meeting. The meeting runs through Friday and brings together competitors, trainers and officials from America's multiple equestrian disciplines.

Occurring as part of the annual meeting is the 2010 EQUUS Foundation/USEF Youth Convention geared toward providing young riders with the information they need to advance their equestrian careers.

California's 2010 winter dressage circuit starts this coming weekend with the Dressage Getaway, scheduled for Jan. 15-17 in Thermal, California, which is located in the Palm Springs region. If you're in the area, it's a show worth catching as the FEI-level list of competitors is a 'who's who' of many of California's top riders – Steffen Peters, Guenter Seidel, Hilda Gurney, Susan Blinks, Mette Rosencrantz, Adrienne Lyle and Elizabeth Ball. For more information, visit www.dressagegetaway.com.

And in Florida, the Ocala Winter Dressage will be held Jan. 16-17. Hosted by Orlando Dressage, the show series also features an Amateur Championships. This weekend's upcoming show will be held at the beautiful Florida Horse Park, which is a favorite location for many northern and central Florida residents. For more information, visit www.orlandodressage.com.

It's not about dressage, but here's an upcoming film that might be worth watching. A movie studio has decided to make a film about Julie Krone, the Thoroughbred horse racing jockey who helped break the sexist walls in the racing world. Krone, now 46 and living in Southern California with her husband and four-year-old daughter, is the daughter of the late Judi Krone, a dressage rider and trainer. Krone still holds the record for career wins by a female jockey – 3,704. And, she is the only female jockey to have won a Triple Crown race. Her career earnings were $90.1 million. She still rides, but mostly Western with her Quarter Horse. Read more about Krone and the upcoming movie being produced by Gravity Films.

Here's a bit of tabloid news from Britain's Horse and Hound, which reported last week that former model, and now dressage rider, Katie Price, is selling her horse Jordan's Andre and supposedly already has a new one named Jordan's Striker. The horse is supposedly named after Peter Andre and has been in training with top rider and trainer Andrew Gould. The tabloids hint the sale may be related to Price's split from Andre, but Gould denies that and said Price is selling the horse to find something more experienced that she can compete herself.  Click here to read more.

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