Australian Olympian Hayley Beresford is saying goodbye to Isabell Werth's stable and will relocate to Switzerland, to become the head trainer at Otto Hofer's dressage academy in Grabs. Beresford will only be taking her Olympic mount, Eduardo Fischer's Relampago do Retiro, with her.
On the occasion of its Executive Board (EB) meeting held at the FEI Headquarters on 9 March, the FEI announced further steps in relation to the debate on in-competition use of a limited number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) under strictly prescribed limits and set the relevant timeline.
Donald MacTaggert's Holsteiner gelding Liebling II, who was a silver medal winning team horse at the 2009 European Championships, has been sold to Canada. The 13-year old gelding by Lorentin x Königspark xx will be a 2010 World Equestrian Games hopeful for Canadian Cheryl Meisner.
U.S. Olympic team rider Courtney King-Dye got severely injured in a riding accident at her farm in Florida yesterday March 3, 2010. Initial reports say that King-Dye sustained serious head trauma and is currently in a drug induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit.
Renowned Danish veterinarian and dressage expert Hans-Christian Matthiesen has been named chair of the Dressage Selection Committee of the Danish Equestrian Federation. Matthiesen will be responsible for conserving the focus on the welfare of the horse, selection of officials and sponsor marketing.