There can be no better ambassador to help raise awareness for the importance of wearing a helmet then Italian Grand Prix dressage rider and equestrian fashionista Silvia Rizzo. Celebrating the 2015 International Helmet Awareness Day on 1 August 2015, Rizzo speaks about the importance of helmets.
The 5-year old Bob Dylan and the 6-year old Dieu d'Amour won the Bundeschampionate qualification classes at the 2015 Bavarian Regional Championships in Ingolstadt, Germany, on 3 - 5 July 2015.Sixteen horses in total contested the L and M-level dressage horse test in Ingolstadt-Hagau.
On the weekend of 3 - 5 July two Bundeschampionate qualifiers were held in Germany. One in the West at Mönchengladbach and one more centrally located in Erbes-Budesheim. Beckers Beste B and Dark Fellow WAF on the BuCha classes in Mönchengladbach, whereas First Romance and Dark Pearl took home the trophies in Erbes-Budesheim.
Three different horse and rider combinations from three different nations claimed victory in the big tour classes at the 2015 CDI Deauville on 24 - 26 July 2015. Australian Kristy Oatley and Ronan took out the Grand Prix with 70.080%, Ukraine's Inna Logutenkova and Don Gregorius won the Special on 72.020%, and French Claire Gosselin and Karamel de Lauture blitzed the Kur on 72.825%.
The 5-year old Grimani and the 6-year old Dolce Vita became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the big 2015 South German Regional Championships in Nordlingen, Germany, on 25 - 26 July 2015. Seventeen 5-year olds and nineteen 6-year olds contested the L and M-level dressage horse tests.
2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
With the master list of participants for the 2015 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany, next week taking shape, the final horses selected to compete there have been announced. Countries such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Great Britain, Hungary, Lithuania, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine have now revealed their representatives.
Guest columnist of the week is Robert Dover, U.S. team trainer and multiple U.S. Olympic team rider. He recently penned down his views on Olympic qualification through the Pan American Games and appeals for a new Olympic qualification format excluding the Pan Ams as long as they still...