Carl Hester's 15-year old Dutch warmblood stallion Uthopia has been sold at auction for £165,000 to an unknown buyer on Friday 28 April 2016. Uthopia was sold as part of an executorial sale following the bankruptcy of his owners Sasha Stewart and her father Derek Harrison.
The 5-year old Quel Filou and the 6-year olds Die Furstin and De Valier were the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the annual dressage show at Hofgut Petersau in Frankenthal, Germany, on 20 May 2016. Eleven 5-year olds and ten 6-year olds contested the L and M-level dressage horse class for a ticket to Warendorf.
Dressage stars from all over the world are entered to compete at the 2016 CDI Roosendaal at equestrian centre Den Gouberg on 1 - 5 June 2016. The CDI Roosendaal has been marked as a U.S. Olympic team selection trial so Americans will be there in full force.
The 5-year old Surabaya M and the 6-year old First Romance topped the leader board in the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the 15th International Youth Dressage Festival in Nussloch in south Germany on 16 May 2016. The dressage part at the Nussloch competition was only a national event, and only few horses showed up for the BuCha qualifier.
The trio of American USEF Dressage Young Rider European Tour participants gained valuable experience in their European debuts, competing in the CDI-Y and U25 competition at the 2016 CDIO Compiegne in France on 19 - 22 May 2016. The American equestrian federation has sent young riders Lauren Asher, Kerrigan Gluch and Barbara Davis to Europe to gain mileage and exposure in Europe amongst their peers.
The 5-year old Feriado and the 6-year old Sir Diego R became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the regional show in Aulendorf in the Baden-Wurttemberger province on 22 - 23 May 2016. Only 13 pairs showed up for this small qualification event.
When the rules for individual qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics were released, FEI score statician David Stickland immediately warned the hotshots in charge of the major flaws and room for corruption the system left. Last weekend, Stickland's foreboding became truth. At the 2016 CDI Moscow...