Germany's Special test WEG bronze medal winning Kristina Sprehe and Gestut Sprehe's Hanoverian licensed stallion Desperados cruised to victory in the Grand Prix for Special at the 2015 CDI Hagen at Hof Kasselmann on Friday 24 April 2015. A very willing panel of judges helped her to a whopping 80.780% score.
2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
Sixteen 5-year old and twelve 6-year old young KWPN bred dressage horses have been long listed for Dutch team selection for the 2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses after the first Dutch WCYH observation and selection trial held at the KWPN headquarters in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on Thursday 23 April 2015.
The 17-year old Jil-Mareille Becks and her 15-year old schoolmaster Damon Hill are continuing their string of success with a first major victory on international level at the 2015 CDI Hagen only one week after they scored a whopping 82% at their show debut at the Preis der Besten qualifier in Vechta. Becks and Damon Hill scored 79.211% to win the CDI Prix St Georges at Horses & Dreams on Wednesday 22 April 2015.
Dr. Ulf Möller is not only the “Australian appointee” at Horses & Dreams meets Australia and responsible for the native Australian inhabitants to come to the Hagen Borgberg, he also presented another highlight at the press conference, approx. 20 hours before the start of 2015 CDI Hagen equestrian event. “Damon Hill be participate at Horses & Dreams,” Möller happily announced the good news.
Would you like to participate in one of the most extravagant shows in the month of June? Then don't hesitate! And don't miss the next competition in Mallorca. The beautiful stud farm Es Fangar is preparing the launch of a CDI 4* from 11 - 15 June 2015. Riders are invited to join the competition, which promises to be another fun show, for the first time ever on the Mediterranean Balearic Island.
The Young Horse classes at the 2015 CDI Vilamoura on 10 - 12 April 2015 saw Hugo Pereira and Fiolijn dominate the 5-year olds, while Nuno Chaves de Almeida and Sandro Plus (by San Amour out of Denina) were undefeated in the 6-year olds division.
A couple of weeks ago Dutch equestrian journalist Dirk Willem Rosie wrote a weekly editorial titled "Melodrama". The headline sparked my interest because the subject matter was dressage related. Rosie described Patrik Kittel's reaction to his elimination at the CDI 5* Vidauban as melodrama as...