Newsletter - Week 1 - 2017

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a more thrilling New Year's Eve celebration than I did. I spent it sleeping on a plane. What a disillusion. I always wondered what airline companies did to celebrate the turn of the year, and now I know: absolutely nothing! No count down, no glass of champagne, nothing! Feed the mob and put them to sleep. That was the NYE recipe.

Anyway, this lack of excitement on the plane was definitely made up for the first week of January with a load of work to be done. Sometimes I'm a little bit proud of what Eurodressage accomplishes and the trust that many of the readers, riders, and breeders give me. We picked up a ton of scoops this week, real genuine news with quotes from the those involved. It takes the best to be best! I admit I was gloating a bit in my office this week.

I'm so excited about 2017. I just feel that news things will come my way. I have planned on doing a set of shows this year I've never attended myself before and I want to bring something new to the plate.

I want to thank all my readers for their loyalty and confidence and especially those who have given me business, either by advertising their company, horse, pony or stallion for sale or at stud, or by buying photos. I'm very grateful to these benefactors, who ensure that I can continue to set the highest standard for the best dressage website on the internet!

-- Astrid Appels

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Top Stories of the Week


Kaiser Milton, Champion of the 2017 Trakehner Stallion Licensing

The Dutch bred and owned Trakehner stallion Kaiser Milton became the champion of the 2017 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumunster, Germany, on Sunday 22 October 2017.


Dufour Wins First 2017-2018 Western European League World Cup Qualifier in Herning

FEI Press Release - Danish fans had everything to shout about when their home-grown superstar partnership of 25-year-old Cathrine Dufour and her wonderful 14-year-old gelding, Atterupgaards Cassidy, claimed victory at the opening leg of the World Cup Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League in Herning (DEN) on Sunday 22 October 2017.


Ein Traum, A Dream Comes True: From the Borgmann Farm Auction to the Grand Prix Arena

The Westfalian gelding Ein Traum has become the embodiment of a dream come true for breeders Norbert and Stephan Borgmann and his owners Petra and Dieter Hofmann. Under Spanish Olympian Borja Carrascosa the 8-year old made a winning debut at Grand Prix level at the 2017 CDN Ankum in Germany on 13 - 14 October 2017.


Harmony's Fiorano Sold to Sweden

The 12-year old Hanoverian gelding Harmony's Fiorano has been sold to the Swedish Under 25 rider Beata Soderberg.


2017 Oldenburg Winter Meeting: Be Part of our Exclusive Tour

Did you always want to learn everything about horse breeding and training young horses? Then the Oldenburg Winter Meeting is your chance to talk to well-known experts and gain a lot of knowledge about these topics. You will meet a lot of famous stallions and sport horses personally. From 6 to 9 December 2017 the Oldenburger Pferdezuchtverband will host the Oldenburg Winter Meeting in Vechta, Germany.


Milan Djordjevic: "Sustainable Development of Equestrian Sport and Horsemanship in the Balkan Region"

Guest columnist of the week is Milan Djordjevic, a Serbian born FEI steward, who has worked at numerous high profile dressage competitions in Europe for the past 10 years. Djordjevic has worked in national sport in the Balkan region as a rider, coach, dressage judge, steward, and event organizer for almost 20 years.


New Rule for Noseband Tightness for Competition Horses in Denmark

Based on results from a comprehensive study on riding equipment and tack, the Board of the Danish Equestrian Federation has decided to impose a limit to the tightness of the noseband for competition horses applicable to all disciplines as of 1 January 2018.


Revolution, Hesselhojs Donkey Boy, Heiline's Dancier, Fiontini Win 2017 Danish Young Horse Championships

The 4-year old Revolution, the 5-year old Hesselhoj Donkey Boy, the 6-year old Heiline's Dancier, and the 7-year old Fiontini became the winners and grand champions at the 2017 Danish Young Horse Championships which were held at Blue Hors Stud in Randboel, Denmark, on 12 - 15 October 2017.


2017 PSI Auction Horse in the Spotlight: Zucchero

The 2017 PSI Auction on 2 - 3 December 2017 will be the highlight of the winter equestrian season as the most exclusive venue to buy your next future super star. The team of Hof Kasselmann is proud to present a collection of 26 outstanding young dressage horses for sale. Ten of these will be presented as Auction Horse in the Spotlight on Eurodressage. Let's kick off with catalog number 1, Zucchero.


Springbank II, Skywalker, Astoria, Tiger G, Zidney Win 2017 Swedish Young Horse Championships

The 3-year old Springbank II, the 4-year old Skywalker, the 5-year old Astoria, the 6-year old Tiger G, and the 7-year old Zidney became the grand winners of the 2017 Swedish Young Horse Championships held at the national equestrian centre in Flyinge, Sweden, on 2 - 7 October 2017.


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Eurodressage has several commercial sections offering clients a huge, international platform to sell their foals and youngstock, dressage horses and ponies, real estate properties or find qualified staff such as grooms and riders.

Check out the overview of the marketing possibilites on Eurodressage here.

Experienced Rider Wanted at Riding Center in Switzerland

A family managed and well mantained riding center in the central part of Switzerland is looking for a full-time dressage rider and trainer. With approximately 20 horses at this yard, the stable offers a familiar yet professional atmosphere.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Banderos

Inter I Schoolmaster, suitable for Young Rider or Professional. Updated video shows training piaffe and passage, as well as versatility being ridden by Young Rider and then professional trainer winning competition at Inter I.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Rosewater I Claudius

NEW PRICE - Internationally successful, 11 year old FEI Dressage Pony with the potential to take a new rider to national and international honours.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Fleuramo's Justin

Amazing 9-year old Dutch Riding pony. Licensed stallion, stunning mover. Competed at the 2016 European Pony Championships and selected for the 2017 Euros. The stallion has more room for improvement and even higher scores to be achieved

Youngstock for Sale: Colt by Vivaldi x Desperados

Extraordinarily impressive colt by Vivaldi out of an Elite mare by Desperados FRH x Lauries Crusador xx x Tannenberg.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Salmantino

Talented 11-year old Grand Prix stallion, Oldenburg reserve licensing champion. Competed nationally at Grand Prix level with scores up to 72%. A star for the future!

Stallion at Stud: Four Legends KS

Four Legends KS is a smashing 7-year old Dutch warmblood stallion by Wynton x Ferro. Fourth placed at the 2016 World Young Horse Championships, winner of the 2016 KWPN Stallion Competition.

Inspiring Tuscan Villa with Stunning Views, Unique Countryside Retreat

NEW PHOTOS ADDED - Exclusive opportunity to buy an inspiring Tuscan countryside retreat with swimming pool and olive grove set on a hill overlooking the Appenines in between Arezzo and Cita di Castello. This gorgeous villa in authentic Casa Colonica style is completely renovated with high quality materials and equipped for all modern comfort.

Stallion at Stud: Tolegro

The gorgeous, black Dutch warmblood Tolegro is one of the first fully licensed and performance tested Totilas' sons available to mare owners on the breeding market! Sired by the legendary Totilas out of the same dam line as the sire of world record holder Valegro, Tolegro offers unique DNA to dressage breeders in Europe!