Former German team rider Matthias Rath swept the board in the small tour division at the 2017 CDI Valencia in Spain with Foundation and Sir Picardi. After the retirement of Totilas, the 32-year old rider has not been seen in the Grand Prix ring since August 2015. Rath disclosed to Eurodressage that his ambitions for top level sport have not waned.
In 2013 the Oldenburg reserve licensing champion Floricello made a splash by winning the silver medal at the 2013 World Young Horse Championships in Verden under Andreas Helgstrand. At the same time the liver chestnut stallion was beginning to prove his worth as a breeding stallion and a sale to Sara Marburg from Munich soon followed. Since then Floricello has disappeared from the scene. Where is he now?
Canadian Grand Prix rider Cindy Ishoy retreated from the limelight on the international dressage scene after the unexpected passing of her husband Neil on 4 November 2015. The multiple Canadian team rider has not given up on dressage though and with her new rides San Remo and Scarlett she has found a silver lining.
Melanie Campbell (née Schmerglatt) will return as young horse guest rider at Australia's most prestigious international dressage competition, the 2017 CDI Sydney CDI. With the focus of this year's competition switching to the next generation of dressage riders in the post-Olympic year, Sydney CDI also showcases some of Australia's most exciting up-and-coming young dressage horses.
You can easily pick your horse out of a group. You know each of its characteristic, its breeding and his or her way of moving. But if the horse was stolen and/or resold to a third person without your permission, would you be able to identify yourself as its true legal owner?
After three years working hard, the Portuguese horse resort Monte Velho has completed its equestrian tourism project. It was a project that started with a great involvement of the whole family and with the objective of sharing with their guests the diamond that they believe to have in their hands.