Eurodressage's German correspondent Barbara Schnell was on the scene at the 2014 CDIO Aachen to take photos of the action in the dressage arena, as well as behind the scenes at the warm up ring and during early morning training sessions. Check out Barbara's selection of photos to get a feeling of the wonderful atmosphere at Aachen.
The Belgian Equestrian Federation has announced the riders who have been long listed for team selection for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, on 25 - 29 August 2014. The Belgian riders have to compete in one more WEG selection trial, the Belgian Championships in Hulsterlo on 29 July - 3 August 2014.
While several nations are already announcing their teams, the majority is just naming long lists and are waiting to appoint the actual team until the definitive deadline on 14 August 2014. The Finnish Equestrian Federation has chosen the long list option and has nominated seven riders in total.
Charlott Maria Schurmann and Team Germany won the Under 25 Division at the 2014 CDIO Aachen. The prestigious Aachen show has been hosting Under 25 classes since 2010 and they have become an item on the bucket list of each U25 rider in the world. Schurmann won the Kur to Music but her victory was not a given after placing fifth in the first round.
The dressage selection committee of the Swiss Equestrian Federation has announced the team that will represent Switzerland at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, on 25 - 29 August 2014. Numerous Swiss dressage pairs have achieved the qualification standard and four were selected on the team.
After the disconcerting withdrawal of Totilas for the Aachen freestyle, the space was cleared for Charlotte Dujardin to move into the winner's circle in the Kur to Music and claim the Aachen Grand Champion's title on Sunday 20 July 2014. It was the first time in 56 years (last time in 1958, Joan Gold on Gay Gordon xx) that a Brit won this prestigious title. Helen Langehanenberg finished second and Isabell Werth was third.
With the 2014 World Cup Finals rapidly approaching, one of the 2014 show season highlights is about to take place. After the last wild cards were distributed the line-up for Lyon has been known for two weeks. Olympic and European champion Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro will be going head-to-head...