News Index


American Dressage News

Nineteen promising dressage athletes took part in USEF Dressage Observation and Strategy Sessions over two weeks in November. As big and small tour combinations worked with USEF Chef d’Equipe/ Technical Advisor Robert Dover at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J., November 3-4 and at Epona Farms in Thousand Oaks, Calif., November 12-13.

What's Happening

What's Happening in the Dressage World?

Dutch Grand Prix rider Tommie Visser has left Shirley Wilaras' Platinum Stable in Riel, The Netherlands. Visser was appointed head dressage trainer on 29 May 2014, but left the position already in August 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?


Hanoverian Breeding News

The Hanoverian breeding stallion and former international Grand Prix horse Garçon has passed away at age 29 at his home in Belgium. Owned by Amandine Prevost, Garçon died of old age on Tuesday evening 18 November 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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