Newsletter - Week 51 - 2016

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Happy Holidays everyone !! May this Christmas period be filled with a lot of warmth, love, and companionship. With the new year approaching, I always get in a pensive mood and take stock of my life and what happened the past year. One has to keep changing, adapting and facing the challenges that come our way and with the New Year around the corner it's time for making resolutions that are realistic and feasible.

I have always set high standards in my life: in my professional life with Eurodressage (the quality of the articles, photos and coverage as well in service to my clients) but also in my personal life I set the bar very high. This has not made my life easier and the past few years I've had more than a few hurdles to jump but I think I kept developing as a person.

I wish all Eurodressage readers and fans a very healthy, happy and fulfiling New Year !  

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-- Astrid Appels


Top Stories of the Week


Hippo Safety Fence, the Safest Fence in the World

Hippo Safety Fence ® is probably the most horse friendly fencing system that exists. The soft and flexible tape, available in brown or grey, can not cause injuries to your valuable horses. No injuries such as cuts, splinters nor heavy bruising.


Chocolate Fondue Stripped of 2017 Australian Young Horse Championship Silver Medal

Sheridyn Ashwood and Chocolate Fondue have been stripped from the silver medal they won at the 2017 Australian Young Horse Championships in Werribee, Australia, on 22- 26 March 2017. An administrative error has caused this change in the ranking.


Marina Aframeeva Gives Up Ride on Vosk

Russian Olympian Marina Aframeeva has given up the ride on her number one Grand Prix horse Vosk. The chestnut gelding has now been allocated to Stanislav Cherednichenko.


Packed, High Quality Field at 2017 Oldenburg Foal Inspection in Lodbergen

A packed, high quality field of stunning foals gathered at the Dressage Performance Centre (DLZ) in Lodbergen, Germany, for the Oldenburg Foal Inspection on Monday 14 April 2017. Oldenburg breeding director Dr. Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff selected six foals for the Oldenburg auction, of which two were sired by DLZ stallions.


Spectacular Entry Field at the 2017 CDI Hagen - Horses & Dreams Meets Austria

Year after year show organizers Ullrich and François Kasselmann boast the most spectacular field of competition at their annual CDI Hagen - Horses & Dreams competition, which is the official CDI outdoor season opener in Western European. For the 2017 edition - Horses & Dreams Meets Austria - Hof Kasselmann is boasting a breath taking entry list.


How to Find My Horse in Verden?

I have the opportunity to purchase a horse at a Verden auction almost every eight weeks. The collections are compiled so as to ensure that everybody finds his or her perfect match.


Lang and Erbe Sisters Rule the Roost at 2017 Preis der Besten Qualifier in Kronberg

Pony rider Jana Lang and the Erbe sisters, junior rider Linda Erbe and young rider Hannah Erbe, ruled the roost at the 2017 Preis der Besten qualifier hosted at Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff's magnificent Gestut Schafhof in Kronberg, Germany on 22 - 23 April 2017. The Preis der Besten qualifier in Kronberg is the second of two observation trials for the Preis der Besten.


Laura Reija Helps Riders World Wide with her LRD Dressage Training Program

Spanish Grand Prix rider Laura Reija is expanding her business as a professional dressage rider with her new project, the LRD Dressage Training Program, an online dressage educational program which aims to provide support, personal advice and training tips for dressage riders world wide and in particular for amateurs and youngsters.


Equitour Aalborg to Host Danish Leg of 2017 FEI Nations Cup Series

The 2017 CDIO Uggerhalne, the Danish station of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup dressage series, is part of a five-day dressage and show jumping extravaganza hosted by Andreas Helgstrand and Jens Trabjerg. Branded the "Equitour Aalborg", this huge competition is scheduled to take place 1 - 5 June 2017. The organizers' duo has set as goal to make Equitour Aalborg one of the most attractive stations of the FEI Nations Cup series for both riders and spectators.


Dressage Glamour at This Year's Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

Looking for a fantastic day and evening out, watching the leading names in the world of dressage in a stunning setting while eating sumptuous food and enjoying high-end hospitality? This year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, 14 - 18 June 2017, is set to provide a feast of sport and entertainment with dressage big guns heading to this stunning venue.


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.

Stallion at Stud: Revolution

Sensational premium Hanoverian stallion Revolution who was the top horse at the 2015 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing and which sold for a record price of 1,2 million euro.

FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Pippin's Playboy AT

Beautiful and successful 6-year old Welsh pony stallion Pippin’s Playboy A.T. Multiple Dutch Champion and now being competed at FEI Pony level. A real star for the future.

Groom Wanted at International Dressage Stable in Dusseldorf

An international dressage stable based near Düsseldorf, Germany, is looking for a motivated groom to join its team.

Young Horse Rider Wanted at Atterupgaard in Denmark

The very renowned Danish warmblood brood farm and dressage stable Stutteri Atterupgaard in Denmark is looking for a young horse dressage rider to strengthen their team.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Zadar

Beautiful 8-year old Polish warmblood by Larron x Atlas Bavaria. Professionally trained up the levels. Confirmed at M-level. Wonderful, uncomplicated junior/young riders' horse.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Divertimento

Professionally trained 14-year old Grand Prix schoolmaster Divertimento (by De Niro x Regazzoni). Solid performance record at small tour level and schooling all Grand Prix movements. Ideal Under 25 or adult amateur horse.

FEI Dressage Horse for Sale: Sir Velo

Catch a Rising Star! Sir Velo is a young Grand Prix horse for sale. 11-year old Westfalian gelding by Sandro Bedo x Florestan. Fourth place finish at the 2016 U.S. Developing Grand Prix Horse Championships.

Youngstock for Sale: Two-Year Old Colt by Don Olymbrio x Romanov

Delightful 2,5 year old young dressage gelding by Blue Hors Don Olymbrio x Romanov x Don Schufro. The soon-to-be 3-year old Megs Don Fuego is a true talent for the future and picked up the first, light training excellently.

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.