Canadian Olympic dressage rider Evi Strasser is back in Europe for the winter show season with her string of upcoming Grand Prix horses and world class youngsters. Based at Conrad Schumacher and Ellen Bontje's Gut Neuhof near Frankfurt, Germany, Strasser is carefully preparing her "Good Tyme" horses for the European spring shows.
American international Grand Prix rider George Williams has been elected new president of the United States Dressage Federation. Williams, who lives in Delaware, OH., was Vice President of the federation for nine years and a United States high performance rider.
The 2010 German Dressage Championships will not be hosted in Balve but in Munster. Due to the 2010 World Soccer Championships in South Africa, the Balve organisation could not secure enough tv-airing time and was forced to cancel the German Championships.
The Dutch Equestrian Federation has toughened the criteria for team selection based on recommendations by team trainers Sjef Janssen (seniors) and Tineke Bartels (youth riders). The new criteria will be effective as of 1 January 2010.