Former Dutch young rider Wendy van der Helm has moved to Belgium to establish a private training stable with her fiance Maurice van Vliet. For some months now, Dutch dressage rider Van der Helm has been living in Hoogstraten, Belgium
On a brisk but beautiful fall weekend, a meeting of the masters transpired at the scenic farm of Maplewood Warmbloods in Middletown, NY, owned by Jen Vanover. Klaus Balkenhol, Dr. Gerd Hueschmann, and Col. Christian Carde gathered
Dutch young rider Chantal van Lanen has sold her medal winning horse Beaujolais to the Spanish Barbançon family. Daughter Morgan Barbancon will be competed the Dutch warmblood in the FEI Junior Riders classes for Spain.
Sir Elton John and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have provided musical accompaniment for British dressage rider Richard Davison. Triple Olympian Davison obtained a new freestyle for his Grand Prix horse Artemis (aka Foto Tyme, by Florestan)
Several new faces have joined British international teams director Nick Burton on British Dressage's selection panels. Burton heads the senior and under-21 panels. The latter consists of two sections: juniors and young riders combined and ponies.
Via Aachen to China: For more than 300 horses, the traditional CHIO grounds in Aachen’s Soers will be the quarantine site in the run-up of the Olympic Games 2008. The Olympic Games in Beijing will start on August 8 and end on August 24, 2008.