British Dressage (BD) chief executive David Holmes has been appointed to the key position of Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Executive Director, Sports. He will lead the FEI sports departments and manage their planning, financial and operational activities.
Following the 2008 German Dressage Championships in Balve, Germany, German chef d'equipe Holger Schmezer has made some changes to his A-team, out of which he will pick an Olympic team after the CDIO Aachen.
American Grand Prix rider Karin Offield saw her European summer short circuited due to an injured Lingh. Offield travelled to The Netherlands to train with Anky van Grunsven this summer and compete at the European international shows
Flyinge dressage director Bo Jenå will be succeeding Elisabeth Lundholm as Swedish dressage chef d'equipe after the 2008 Olympic Games. Lundholm has announced her resignation after having been chef d'equipe for Sweden for 10 years.