As the shocking news of the executorial sale of Uthopia by Wilsons Auctions spread all over the dressage world, British dressage riders have come to the fore showing their support for Hester and concern for the welfare of Uthopia who apparently is severely injured.
Eurodressage's German photography correspondent Barbara Schnell drove to the 2016 CDI Hagen on Friday 22 April 2016 for a day of photography in the sun. Schnell loves the warm-up ring and captured some wonderful photos of the riders working their horses in the back drop of this major international dressage competition hosted at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen am Teutoburger Wald.
Dutch pony team member Zoe Kuintjes and her grey gelding Elin's Nonsisdador were on form at the 2016 KNHS FEI Pony Cup qualifier held in Almelo, The Netherlands, on Saturday 23 April 2016. The Almelo event was the fourth leg of the Dutch Pony Cup circuit which counts as a squad selection event.
At the first German CDI outdoor show of the 2016 Olympic season - the 2016 CDI Hagen Horses & Dreams, Germany's number one Kristina Bröring-Sprehe on Desperados, proved that she will be in charge of the German train to Rio. Scoring 82.800% in the Grand Prix on Friday 22 April 2016, Bröring-Sprehe fulfiled all expectations.
At the invitation of „Dressur-Akademie Silvia Iklé“, an engaged expert panel discussed the future of dressage at the Die Alten Meister forum in Gossau, near Zurich, Switzerland, on 23 April 2016. Some provocative approaches were put to the fore: Should judges be tested psychologically beforehand? Do we need cameras in the warm-up arena and should the vet-check be cancelled?
Canadian Ashley Holzer and Dressed In Black swept the big tour classes at the inaugural CDI Tryon on 22 - 24 April 2016 held at the brand new Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, U.S.A. A small field of eleven riders contested the big tour and only seven lined up for the small tour division.
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...