Hubertus Schmidt and the Westfalian licensed stallion Escolar will not be competing at the 2014 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, on 7 - 10 August 2014. The stallion was withdrawn due to an injury.
After a 7-year engagement British 2010 WEG team rider Fiona Bigwood finally got married to her partner of 18 years, Danish Grand Prix rider Anders Dahl. The couple held a lavish wedding party at Brocket Hall in Welwyn, UK, on Saturday 26 July 2014.
Competing at the 2014 CDIO Aachen felt like a homecoming for Belgian Grand Prix rider Julie de Deken who keeps this prestigious show close to her heart. The international Grand Prix career of the 27-year old Belgian was launched in Aachen in 2010, when she and her first GP horse Fazzino won the inaugural Aachen Under 25 competition. Julie has returned to the "capital of horse sport" two more times as member of the Belgian team for the CDIO Nations' Cup.
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is celebrating reaching a major milestone in its drive to improve the international movement of high-level sport horses, after a pivotal decision by global members of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).