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


Photo Report: Crystal Friendship Aces Prix St Georges at 2017 CDN Munster Indoor

Anabel Balkenhol and her 8-year old Hanoverian gelding Crystal Friendship topped the board in the Prix St Georges for developing PSG horses (aged 7 - 9) at the 2017 CDN Munster Indoor national dressage competition on Friday 13 January 2017. The pair scored 73.333% for the victory in a field of 16 competitors.


Turkish Lina Uzunhasan Declares for the U.S.A.

Turkish young rider Lina Uzunhasan has declared for the U.S.A. and will be competing under the American flag as of 2017. 


For Romance I OLD Accepted for Holsteiner Breeding

For Romance I OLD has been accepted for breeding by the Holsteiner Verband. He was the youngest, foreign bred dressage stallion taking part in the recent Holsteiner approval. The top foundation stallion is owned by the Dressage Performance Centre Lodbergen and earned this approval based on his remarkable sport and breeding achievements.


Get PRE Ready for the 2017 USPRE Week

Mark your calendars and get ready for the annual USPRE Week in Wellington, Florida. The 2017 edition is promising to be a fantastic week dedicated to the PRE Horse with "The Athleticism and Utility of the PRE Horse" as theme of the year. The 2017 USPRE Week takes place In Wellington, Florida, on 24 - 29 January 2017.


2017 KWPN Select Sale Boasting Strong Collection, Priding Itself in Health and Customer Care

The 2017 KWPN Stallion Licensing with its KWPN Select Sale (KSS) of licensed and non-licensed stallions on 4 February 2017 will be the first highlight event on the 2017 equestrian calendar for dressage, show jumping and breeding aficionados. The Royal Dutch warmblood society (KWPN) has been a trend setter for years with its strict stallion selection procedure based on pedigree, conformation, movement and health.


Peters and Rosamunde Win 2017 Las Vegas World Cup Qualifier, White and Legolas Make a Start

Steffen Peters and his new number one Grand Prix horse Rosamunde have kicked off the 2017 show season in style with a double victory in the World Cup qualifier held at a brand new event in Las Vegas, NV, US.A. on 6 - 8 January 2017. To surprise of the show, however, was Peters' assistant trainer Dawn White-O'Connor who made her unexpected show debut aboard Legolas.


Dong Seon Kim Arrested After Bar Brawl

Korean Olympian Dong Seon Kim was arrested for assaulting two bar employees while under the influence of alcohol on Thursday 5 January 2017.


Alexa Fairchild Acquires Romy as New Grand Prix Ride

Belgian Under 25 Grand Prix rider Alexa Fairchild has acquired a new Grand Prix horse, the 11-year old Hanoverian mare Romy.


Rumour Control: Fiona Bigwood Focused on Competition Career

British Olympic team silver medal winning Fiona Bigwood is a busy bee with her recent move from Bourne Hill after acquiring the new building project at Brantridge Park. Rumours spread that the British rider is saying goodbye to her competition career. Time for some rumour control.


So Dark, New Grand Prix Hopeful for Fie Skarsoe

Danish born Luxembourg dressage rider Fie Skarsoe has received the ride on a new Grand Prix prospect, So Dark. The black beauty has been acquired by the Schönhofen family, which also owns Skarsoe's current international small tour horse Simple Choice.


Check out these Opportunities

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.

Youngstock for Sale: Colt by Morricone x San Amour

Exceptional premium Oldenburg colt by Morricone x San Amour. An absolute show stopper and clear dressage and stallion prospect. Dam line of elite mares and licensed stallion producers.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Wonderboy D

Stunning 14-year old Dutch warmblood gelding by Samba Hit x Zirkoon. Successfully competed at smll tour level. Wonderful schoolmaster for  junior/young riders or adult amateurs.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Dornik's Dream

Lovely 11-year old internationally competed FEI Dresage Pony. Four times Bundeschampionate participant. Fantastic pony for the international pony circuit.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Ciske

Internationally competed 13-year old FEI Dressage Pony Ciske. Top team, who placed fifth at the 2014 European Pony Championship. Outstanding schoolmaster.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Nieuwmoed's Captain

Rising FEI Dressage Pony gelding. 7-year old Dutch Welsh pony with fantastic gaits and ready to go FEI pony level in 2017.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Classic Charmeur

PRICED TO SELL - Stunning 10-year old FEI Dressage Pony Classic Charmeur. Wonderful palomino, internationally competed and with top national show results in Great Britain.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Gee Gee

Internationally competed FEI Dressage Pony mare Gee Gee. Stunning 14-year old eye catcher with a proven show record. Outstanding schoolmaster

Groom/Stable Jockey Wanted for Jessica Michel-Botton at Haras de Hus

Jessica Michel-Botton, Olympic dressage rider and 18-time French Champion, is looking for a groom/stable jockey to complete her team at the dressage barn of Haras de Hus in Petit-Mars, near Nantes, France.

Sunbury Lodge: Magnificent Lifestyle or Business Property for Sale in Kyneton (VIC), Australia

Magnificent lifestyle or business property for sale in Kyneton, VIC, Australia. Sunbury Lodge Equestrian Centre is a premier 20-acre equestrian estate and one of very few centres with a commercial permit. This wonderful equestrian yard sits on 20 gently sloping acres 5 kilometres from Kyneton town ship and a similar distance from the Calder Freeway. It is just 1 hour from Melbourne CBD.