Elena Petushkova, former Olympic dressage champion and vice-president of the Russian National Federation, passed away on January 8 after a hard and long illness. She was a legendary rider, monumental for Russian Dressage and Equestrianism.
The combination Ignacio Lopez Porras and the Andalusian stallion Nevado Santa Clara have been reunited. After disappointing results at the 2006 Spanish Dressage Championships, Nevado's owner Yeguada Santa Clara immediately took the horse away
The Annual General Assembly of the IDRC (International Dressage Riders Club) took place at the Schafhof in Kronberg on October 9, 2006. For the second time Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff, a board-member, was the host of the event.
At the first ever Swedish Riders' Gala, Bjorsells Briar was proclaimed Horse of the Year 2006. A sell-out crowd attended this black tie affair in Sweden to witness the proclamation of Briar as Horse of the Year, and of Ann and Torsten Pehrsson as Breeders of the Year.