News Index


American Dressage News

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce Willy Arts and Michael Bragdell as the instructors for the 2017 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum.

What's Happening

What's Happening in the Dressage World?

British Olympic medal winner Laura Tomlinson (née Bechtolsheimer) and her husband Mark Tomlinson became the proud parents of their second child on 18 March 2017. Laura gave birth to a baby boy.


Eurodressage F.O.C.U.S.

Former German team rider Matthias Rath swept the board in the small tour division at the 2017 CDI Valencia in Spain with Foundation and Sir Picardi. After the retirement of Totilas, the 32-year old rider has not been seen in the Grand Prix ring since August 2015. Rath disclosed to Eurodressage that his ambitions for top level sport have not waned.


Oldenburg Breeding News

The 2017 Oldenburg Summer Meeting, a unique breeders' course where you can learn from the best, will be held from 31 May - 3 June 2017. In this four days course you will get comprehensive support of the Oldenburg Team and gain a lot of interesting inside about the Oldenburg Breed and everything around breeding horses. There is an early bird
registration: get 20 % off if you register before 1 April.


Veterinary News

The tightness of nosebands in dressage horses has been a hot topic for the past few years. At the same time as animal welfarists have been complaining to show organisations and the FEI about excessively tight nosebands and wrong use of the bits, researchers have been investigating the matter scientifically and publishing papers on the topic. Paul McGreevy has become the front-runner in this field and now two members of the IDRC - Wayne Channon and Kyra Kyrklund - have joined the debate in light of launching an FEI Safety and Welfare Committee.

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