News Index

Dressage

27/11/2014
FEI News

Graeme Cooke is resigning from his position as FEI Veterinary Director, which he took up in 2009. Cooke cited personal reasons for his departure.

What's Happening

27/11/2014
What's Happening in the Dressage World?

Valegro's groom Alan Davies has been nominated for the 2014 FEI Best Groom award. This award is reserved for those all-important, behind-the-scenes team members who work around the clock to ensure that horses get the best possible care and attention. Davies (GBR) is nominated alongside Jackie Potts (GBR) and Jessica Benbow (GBR).

Focus

03/11/2014
Eurodressage F.O.C.U.S.

We live in times in which the necessity of the double bridle in high performance and FEI level dressage classes is being questioned much more than it in the past. May it be in magazines or well-known internet forums, dressage enthusiast up to Olympic trainers discuss whether the double bridle is still contemporary. Shouldn't riders be allowed to chose between double bridle and snaffle all the way up to Grand Prix?

Breeding

27/11/2014
Westfalian Breeding News

A bay Boston x Fidermark offspring was named champion of the 2014 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster-Handorf on Wednesday 26 November 2014. Twenty-three dressage bred stallion were licensed in a collection of 69. Nine dressage stallions were named premium.

Veterinary

07/11/2014
Veterinary News

Stem cells are making their mark on the treatment of tendon injuries in sport horses and while the use of stem cells and its benefits in such cases are still in early stages of analysis, results are showing. While it may not speed up or completely solve the recovery of damaged tendons, it may aid the tendon to repair itself in a way more similar to how it was before the damage occurred and the tendon is thus less likely to suffer re-injury.

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